Category Archives: Domaining

Verisign is testing lower .com prices on deleted domain names

Verisign is testing lower .com prices on deleted domain names
The domain names must be registered before midnight on the day they are deleted. They must be registered through the auto batch pool, which is a secondary registry-registrar connection. Most domain names registered are done through a “live” pool, which …
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Objection Panel goes Rogue and Kills .Hospital domain name

Objection Panel goes Rogue and Kills .Hospital domain name
Two members of an objection panel come up with their own rules for whether a top level domain name is acceptable. An International Chamber of Commerce panel has killed the .hospital top level domain name by siding with the Independent Objector in a …
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Domain name private registration services rejoice: Ninth Circuit rejects

Domain name private registration services rejoice: Ninth Circuit rejects
Privacy services like GoDaddy’s DomainsByProxy service earn money by enabling domain name registrants to obscure their identities. Any trademark owner whose mark has been used in an infringing domain name may confront substantial difficulty in …
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US Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit Rules There Is No Cause Of Action

US Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit Rules There Is No Cause Of Action
While expanding on the third point, the Ninth Circuit noted that it would be "nearly impossible" for GoDaddy to analyze bad faith, under the ACPA's nine-factor test, with respect to each of GoDaddy's 50 million domain names. Slip Op. 14. In contrast …
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Anti-Google group FairSearch.org loses objection against .map POSTED

Anti-Google group FairSearch.org loses objection against .map POSTED
Panelist unmoved by FairSearch.org's arguments against Google's bid to run a .map top level domain name. FairSearch.org, a consortium representing companies that compete against Google, is now 0-for-2 in community objections it filed against Google's …
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Can you afford not to have a new Generic Top Level Domain?

Can you afford not to have a new Generic Top Level Domain?
“.com”, the most common of the domain name suffixes (or “strings” as they are also known) was launched in January 1985, with other commonly used strings following closely behind such as “.co.uk” and “.org”. The introduction of gTLDs signifies an end to …
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