Archive for the "Domain Name Disputes" Category

Increase in Domain Disputes

Posted by Karen Monteith on January 16th, 2008

An article in ITWorldCanada reports on recently released statistics by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) which indicate a recent rise in disputes over .com domain names. Such increase may be indicative of more companies trying to gain a web presence and the decreasing availability of good, available domain names. In contrast, the number of [...]

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Caution Required When Checking Domain Availability

Posted by Karen Monteith on January 15th, 2008

An article in today’s Wall Street Journal reports the allegations that a popular Registrar of .com domain names is monitoring domain names that are searched for availability in that Registrar’s Whois database and then registering those domain names itself before anyone else does. In order to avoid the potential loss of a domain name registration [...]

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Premier’s Blogger Battle

Posted by Jeffrey Vicq on January 11th, 2008

Canadian domain name aficionados and Albertan politicos of all stripes have had a chuckle over the story the last few days. In case you missed it, popular Alberta blogger Dave Cournoyer (who blogs at was threatened by lawyers for Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, who were agitated that Cournoyer had registered the domain [...]

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