Archive for the "Domain Name Disputes" Category

Survey On Preparation For New gTLDs

Posted by Neil Melliship on August 25th, 2010

A survey is now being conducted by World Trademark Review (WTR), seeking input from marketing and trademark professionals as to their views on how industry is preparing for the impact of the new generic top level domains (gTLD) that ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) appears to be pushing forward with.    The [...]

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.CA Dispute Resolution Consultation Now Open

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 11th, 2010

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has initiated a consultation on the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP).  The CDRP has been in place since 2002 and is intended to be a quick, relatively low cost arbitration forum for disputes over .CA domain names.  The stated purpose of the consultation is to solicit feedback from [...]

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Municipality’s rights in name not retroactive under CDRP: westkelowna.ca

Posted by Tasha Coulter on April 22nd, 2010

In District of West Kelowna v. Baremetal.com Inc. the District of West Kelowna (the “Municipality”) lost a Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) proceeding involving the domain name westkelowna.ca, to an alleged cybersquatter. On April 2, 2007, Baremetal.com Inc. (the “Registrant”), apparently operated by a businessman living in the Municipality, registered the [...]

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