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July, 2009

  • 31 July

    Sears loses dispute for my-gofer domains

    What do the domains my-gofer.biz,.info.,.net,.org,and .info have in common? Sears Brands, LLC does not have rights to any of them. They apparently thought they did, however, and took the case before an arbitrator. MyGofer is the chosen name and trademark of Sears’ shopping service. Their main website is mygofer.com Sears …

  • 30 July

    40% of small businesses have no website

    Part of what has pushed the domain industry to new levels is a drastic increase in the number of small businesses owning websites. With the majority of people in developed nations online, businesses have finally realized the value of the web. There are still quite a few firms stuck in …

  • 28 July

    WIPO rules in favor of free speech over trademark

    In a rather interesting domain dispute, the Sutherland Institute, a right-wing think tank, accused the registrants of sutherlandinstitute.com of cybersquatting. The actual website of the institute is sutherlandinstitute.org. The respondents used the .com top-level domain to run an protest site they claimed was a parody of the real Sutherland Institute. …

  • 27 July

    SCOPE rinses away cybersquatter

    The Proctor and Gamble Company (PG), responsible for products such as Tide detergent, Pampers diapers, and Scope mouthwash, recently filed a domain dispute with Richard Jones, a man who registered scopemouthwash.com and used it for his search portal of miscellaneous advertisements available in multiple languages. PG owns pg.com as well …

  • 27 July

    Federal court rejects Hotels.com appeal

    The website owners of Hotels.com have been trying to get trademark status for the domain name for over year, but Friday The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the court, the term “hotels” …

  • 27 July

    Alice.com does the shopping for you

    Out of toilet paper? Forget to buy dish soap? Don’t worry, Alice.com has you covered. After buying the domain for £152,434 ($250,000 USD) in 2008, entrepreneurs Brian Wiegand and Mark McGuire recently launched the site, which sells consumables such as toothpaste and shampoo most Internet retail outlets won’t sell. The …

  • 16 July

    What's in a password?

    Phishing is on the rise, and with more services moving online, web fraud is a serious concern. Most people are pretty confident that their passwords are safe from cybercrime, but are they really? For your Twitter account, maybe you are not that concerned if your password is your daughter’s name, …

  • 15 July

    Victoria's Secret undresses a cybersquatter

    Florida resident Chris Williams must have thought he was really on to something when he registered victoriassecretangelcreditcard.com. As with most cybersquatting, he used the domain name to setup a website with third-party links, some of which linked to competitors of the popular lingerie company. He did not respond to the …

  • 10 July

    Korean DDoS malware may self destruct

    Earlier this week, we reported a series of attacks on key South Korean and U.S. government servers that took some of them offline. The attacks are still under investigation, but a blog post on the Washington Post’s website suggests that the botnet being used to deliver the DDoS (distributed denial …

June, 2009

  • 2 June

    CBS News to stream live news on Ustream

    In an attempt to attract a younger, more internet-savvy audience, CBS News has partnered with a website called Ustream to simulcast its news online. The web site will show CBS News with Katie Couric live over the Internet. Their hope is that streaming their news with third-party websites will attract …

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