12 March 2013

ICANN criticized over new gTLDs scheme

ICANN has breached its duties to maintain an open, freely competitive Internet  
Views under the Palm - johnmpoole.com
" . . . Scott Turow stand up and object to ICANN's auctioning off the internet to large corporations. First we have the ITU and UN trying to take over the internet and turn it over to the worst totalitarian regimes on earth, and now we have ICANN turning over whole pieces of the internet to the control of multinational corporations--including use of generic domain names--gTLDs--like .book, .author, . . . . "

Fight breaks out over Amazon's .book domain name plan
TechRadar UK
Scott Turow, president of the US Authors Guild, put his objections to ICANN, saying, "We strongly object to ICANN's plans to sell the exclusive top-level domain rights for generic book-industry terms, such as .book, .author and .read. "Placing such ...

Amazon's bookish top-level domain hunt irks publishers, Barnes & Noble
If such protests are persuasive enough, companies could lose not only the domain name in question, but 20 percent of the $185,000 application fee -- admittedly pocket change for outfits like Amazon. Via: WSJ (subscription). Source: ICANN (1), ICANN (2) ...

Domain Name Wire
In finding P&G guilty of reverse domain name hijacking, the panel noted that both the company and its attorneys, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, have been involved in numerous UDRP proceedings. The panel found it “impossible to believe” that P&G ...

Plants vs Zombies Adventures Domain Name Registered By EA
Geeky gadgets
It's fair to say Plants vs Zombies has become every inch the institution Bejeweled and the other traditional PopCap games predating it ever were. It transcended casual and hardcore barriers by pairing depth with accessibility and as an example of ...

New Challenges For Trademark Owners In The World Of Domain Names
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After the trademarks have been submitted and validated, the rights can be used to register the corresponding domain name in any new gTLD in advance of the general public (“sunrise period”). During Sunrise period and Claims periods, which shall last 60 ...

Publishers Cry Foul as Amazon Seeks .Book Domain
(Newser) – A big expansion of Internet domain name suffixes is on the way and publishing industry groups are alarmed by Amazon.com's plans to get in on the action, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company is seeking to snap up names including ...

Big East to have new Conference name for 2013 Season
On Friday, ESPN reported that the leading name for the new league is “America 12 Conference.” Nothing is official yet and league presidents are said to be considering other names. However, the conference's law firm has registered the domain name ...

Publishing Industry Fights Amazon Over Domain Name Acquistions ...
A pair of publishing groups -- the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers -- are against Amazon's plans to take control of new top-level domain (TLD) names that recently became available. The publishing groups argue that ...
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Amazon angers authors over domain name buyups | KitGuru
By Jon Martindale
kitguru Amazon angers authors over domain name buyups ... Publishers are piling in too, with the Association of American Publishers suggesting that the most likely domain for abuse was the .bookTLD. Each of the TLD applications costs just ...

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