05 February 2014

Cybercriminals, ICANN, new gTLDs, business victims

And as ICANN was warned, repeatedly, the fallout from ICANN's irresponsible, unneeded, and misguided new gTLDs program has begun --

British businesses fall victim to 'cybersquatters' amid domain name rollout - Telegraph: " . . . Over the next year, more than 1,000 new top level domains (TLDs) will come online, taking the number well beyond the 22 that are used today, such as .com, .net and .org. This has been hailed as one of the biggest changes to the Internet since its inception. However, new research reveals that some of the UK’s biggest companies are failing to protect their intellectual property, with many domain names relating to British brands already being bought up by third parties. . . ." (read more at link above)

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