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July, 2009

  • 9 July

    .CM domains soon to be available for registration

    For years Cameroon’s government leased out the .cm domain to Agoga.com. Because .cm is a common typo of .com, the company set up a system where if you entered any address ending with .cm, it took you to a webpage filled with ads. Agoga made millions from this deal, profiting …

June, 2009

  • 23 June

    State of Florida Claims Rights to Four Domains

    Domain name disputes rarely involve government entities, but in this case, the State of Florida recently filed a complaint with the WIPO to gain control over four domains: myfla.org, myfl.org, myfolrida.com and myforida.com. The state claims the names are confusingly similar to myflorida.com, the trademarked name of Florida’s official web …

  • 8 June

    'Typosquatters' cash in on user mistakes

    According to the web security company McAfee, a new business phenomenon is sweeping the Internet, and like so many before it, the intentions are less than pure. Most have heard of cybersquatting, when an individual or business registers a domain that is identical or strikingly similar to the trademark of …