14 December 2012

Registry and registrar not liable for infringing domain names

Registry and registrar not liable for infringing domain names - International Law Office: "In an October 19 2012 decision the Paris Court of Appeal ruled that the Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération (AFNIC), the registry for the '.fr' country-code top-level domain, was not liable for failing to freeze or block an infringing domain name on notice by an interested party without a court order. The court also held that EuroDNS, a Luxembourg-based registrar, was not liable for failing to monitor the registration of potentially infringing domain names, even in the case of well-known trademarks. . . .

ICANN opens ticket purchases for their new gTLD Lottery
Domain Name News
ICANN has opened their ticket sales for the lottery for new TLD applicants earlier today. Ticket sales end on December 17th at 11am PST. Due to the lottery laws in California, the tickets have to purchased for $100 in person. Originally ICANN had ...

32 end user domain sales from $1000 to $80000
Domain Name Wire
Capella Education Company bought the name of its CEO, KevinGilligan.com, for $2,595. Investment firm The Capital ... $2,588 for FlatFeeLegal.com. Blaze Clearing Services dropped the hyphen from its domain by picking up BlazeServices.com for $1,395.. . .

Local Corporation Granted U.S. Web Domain Name Patent
Business Wire (press release)
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM), a leading online local media company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company patent number 8,312,125, which covers a method and ...

Domain Name System Solicitations Baffle Businesses
Delta News Web
11, 2012 – Business owners and their employees report puzzling statements in the mail that appear to look like bills or invoices for Internet domain “cloud” services. Since September 2012, Better Business Bureau has seen a sudden uptick in complaints ...

Investing.com Is 2012's Priciest URL, but the Real Money Is Still in Sin
In the Olympic marathon that is the world of online business, Investing.com wins the 2012 gold medal as the most expensive domain name sold this year -- and one of the most expensive website names sold in the history of the Internet. The news hit the ...

What Is A One Word .INFO Worth To You? | Morgan Linton
By Morgan
This morning I wrote an article about the sweet spot in the Domain Investing world, one and two word . ... .info, and ,us have really taken huge hits in the past year, yes they are one keyword generics, which are always desirable in any tld, but with all these new extensions coming online, one really shouldn't be spending $10k on these type of names. Yes, very ... So, if a dot com with such a namecan dispense information from oil change to SEO, why then would one need a dot info site?. . .

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