Archive for the "Domain Names" Category

IDNs on the Fast Track

Posted by Karen Monteith on November 20th, 2009

As has been widely reported, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) recently  approved the Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process at its Open Meeting in Seoul on October 30, 2009. Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) are domain names featuring non-Latin characters before and after “the dot” – for example, imagine the domain name [...]

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Proactive registrations can save money

Posted by Karen Monteith on August 31st, 2009

According to a recent study by the domain management and brand protection company Corporation Service Company (CSC), more money is being spent on reclaiming domain names from third parties through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) than if brand owners had registered the domains proactively. Under the study, all UDRP cases filed between January 2000 and [...]

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Trademark Clearinghouse To Help Combat Cybersquatting?

Posted by Neil Melliship on July 17th, 2009

A story earlier this week reported that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – the organization charged with oversight of the Internet, including the creation of new generic top level domains (gTLD’s) – is considering setting up a centralized database of trademarks to help combat cybersquatting and other negative domain name registration [...]

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