Archive for the "Domain Names" Category

.CA Domain Names Held To Be Personal Property

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 14th, 2014

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision (Court File No. CV-13-480391) has held that .CA domain names are personal property and as such are subject to the rules that govern any other type of personal property, including those against wrongful conversion.  Perhaps more importantly, the case appears to stand for the proposition that title in .CA domain names exists [...]

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Putting The Accent On .CA Domains

Posted by Neil Melliship on January 24th, 2012

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released the results of its first consultation on its proposed implementation of .CA domains with French accent characters (known as the Latin Supplement -1 Unicode characters), such as é à ü and ç.   Under its initial implementation plan, CIRA proposed a sunrise period during which owners of .CA domain owners could register as [...]

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Sunrise For .xxx Domains Is Now Open

Posted by Neil Melliship on September 7th, 2011

As reported in our recent Knowledge Bytes publication, today marks the beginning of the Sunrise period for the new .xxx domain.   Owners of registered trademarks who are not part of the adult entertainment industry may and should apply to block their registered marks from becoming part of a domain name with the new .xxx generic top [...]

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