Archive for the "Domain Names" Category

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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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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