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July, 2009

  • 24 July

    City of Eagan charges man with website coercion

    The city of Eagan, Minnesota in the United States has accused a man of trying to coerce a man who had an affair with his wife, using websites. The kicker of all of this, however, is that the websites in question could both be legitimate cybersquatting cases. The article about …

  • 24 July

    PIR to test new security implementation

    In early June, we reported about the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and their plans to introduce new security to .org top-level domains (TLD). After a month of preparing, PIR is ready to move some 18 live domains to the security extensions for testing. The official launch of the new system, …

  • 23 July

    Naughty registrars keep ignoring ICANN rules

    ICANN has clear policies about domain name transfers. If, for example, a person’s domain has expired but it has not yet been deleted from his current registrar, he has the legitimate right to transfer that domain to another registrar at their discretion. But three major registrars, who shall remain nameless, …

  • 23 July

    .CM domain is a hot target for cybersquatters

    Experts are warning that the country domains for the Republic of Cameroon are easy targets for cybersquatters wishing to cash in on typos. This form of cybersquatting, which is developing its own name: typosquatting, takes place when someone registers a domain spelled similarly to another popular domain so that people …

  • 22 July

    Dolphins.com up for domain dispute

    A new case has been filed with the WIPO regarding dolphins.com. The complainant is the Miami Dolphins, a U.S.-based American bartball team. A quick look at the website reveals that it points to a series of links and ads mostly about the Miami Dolphins. This seems to be the reason …

  • 20 July

    Woman changes name to Princess-Rainbow.com

    A twenty-four-year-old woman in Manchester, formerly known as Claire Forshaw, has officially changed her name to Princess-Rainbow.com. She had apparently been contemplating such a move for quite some time, but her boyfriend dissuaded her, arguing that it would cost a lot of money. She finally investigated and found that she …

  • 17 July

    Clinic sues ex-employee for domain names

    Leo Enriquez is a former employee of Aurora Health Center in Cook County Illinois. While he was working for them, he registered domain names for them under his own company’s name. The domains were “aurorahealthcenter.com, centrodesaludaurora.com, immigrationexamines.com, medicodeinmigracion.com, and yourimmigrationdoctor.com”. When Enriquez left the clinic, he still owned the domains. …

  • 14 July

    Domain Convergence Conference in August

    Registration is now open for the second annual Domain Convergence conference to take place in Toronto, August 13-14. It is a conference for domainers to learn from each other, share ideas, network, and acquire useful tools. The first event was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In addition to general domainer …

  • 13 July

    Radioshack wins dispute for two domains

    In a recent cybersquatting case, a company in the UK Virgin Islands named Transure Enterprise Ltd registered two domains: radioshackl.com and radioshackultimate.com. I am sure you can already see where this is going. TRS Quality Inc, a subsidiary of Radioshack, filed a complaint in early May arguing that the domains …

  • 10 July

    Comcast's typosquatting is a "service"

    Comcast has announced a new “service” in which customers who type in a domain name incorrectly are redirected to a “help page” that happens to also contain ads. It will be on by default for Comcast customers, although they are offering an opt-out setting for customers who do not want …

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