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UDRP Does Not Resolve Trademark Conflicts

A friendly reminder to any attorneys who are considering bringing a cybersquatting case: the UDRP is not the appropriate forum for mediating trademark disputes. A disagreement about the website SmartPrivacy.com centers mostly on these issues. Regarding the dispute over the ownership of the domain name, Gazey and Partners LLP, doing business as Privacy Partnership, submitted

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End User Domain Name Sales

This past week, the best public sale on Sedo was for the domain name fincas.com, which was purchased for €75,000. According to Google Translate, this would be translated as “estates” or “ranches” in Spanish, suggesting that this may be a purchase of real estate. There is currently no resolution for the domain, and the Whois

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Google Successully Acquired Goggle.com

Multinational technology company Google owns thousands of domain names in a portfolio consisting of ultra-premium names such as Zero.com and brand protection domains like Gooogle.com. Google recently added another domain name to its portfolio that could fall into both the premium domain and brand protection brackets. According to Whois data, Google is now the registrant

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Over 6,000 Brexit Domains Acquired Following Mass Delete

After a bulk deletion at the beginning of the month, EURid saw that about 6,000 .eu domain names that had previously been registered by British citizens were re-registered on the very first day. According to a representative for the registrar, “about 6000 domain names connected to the Brexit were re-registered over the first day,” and

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Greek .Eu Domains Are Going Away

EURid has begun notifying domain registrants that their Greek-script .eu addresses would be removed at some point during this year. The firm said yesterday that the domain names will cease to function after November 14th. It is a part of the registry’s intention to phase out mixed-script internationalized domain names over the course of the

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.Au Domain Names Made Available Today

After the ccTLD registrar auDA liberalized its hierarchy, anyone in Australia are now allowed to register domain names directly under the .au top-level domain for the first time today. Following the implementation of a priority allocation system, current registrants of matching third-level domains in zones such as .com.au and .net.au will be the only people

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Sale of .ua Domains Not Impeded By The War

Despite the Russian invasion, Ukraine’s country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) has maintained what seems to be a healthy level of new registrations. The business has now announced that between the 24th of February and the 25th of March, it received over 3,000 new registrations for.ua domains, of which more than 2,000 were for.com.ua. The country code

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African Union Cannot Sign Up. Africa Domain

Put this one in the category labeled “ironic.” You can also put this under “Maarten Botterman could go down in history as the worst pen-pal ever.” As it turns out, the African Union has been unable to register the domain of its choice in the.africa generic top-level domain (gTLD), despite the fact that the AU’s

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.Kids Goes Live, Plans To Launch This Year

The first site to go live under the highly-anticipated.kids top-level domain is now online, and the registrar has revealed that it intends to begin selling domains near the end of this year. DotKids Foundation’s registration website may now be reached through the contractually obligated use of the domain name nic.kids, which leads there. DotKids, which

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Suspension of UDRP in Ukraine

As a result of the conflict in Ukraine, the World Intellectual Property Organization is no longer considering allegations of cybersquatting against domains ending in.ua. On the website of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), there is a remark that reads as follows: “In consultation with the.UA Registry, the Center has concluded that it is not

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Change in Turkey’s Name Could Free Up GTLD String

Turkey is in the process of changing its name to Türkiye, which may make its previous name available to new gTLD applicants in the sector that kills birds. According to reports, the Turkish government has made an official request to the United Nations for the name to be altered so that it is more consistent

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Federal Government Warned About Threat Posed By Dark Whois

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has taken their dispute with ICANN to a new level, issuing a warning that unavailable Whois data is making it more difficult to combat phony “cures” for Covid-19 and the opioid problem in the country. Catherine Hermsen, who works for the Office of Criminal Investigations at

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Nickel.Com Goes For An Amount That Is Far Higher Than A Nickel

A mining corporation has purchased the rights to use the domain name nickel.com for a price that is around $250,000. According to a regulatory document that was submitted by its parent company, Silver Elephant Mining, Flying Nickel Mining, which is traded on the Toronto stock exchange, bought the name at some time in the first

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Google Announces The Availability Of Two New Top-Level Domains

This week, Google announced launch dates for two new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that had been sitting idle for some time. Google is gradually working through its backlog of new gTLDs that have not yet been released. Sunrise periods for trademark owners lasting one month will begin on October 4, and general availability will begin

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Loss Of Millions Of .CN Domains Has Been Reported

In the first half of this year, China reported yet another significant reduction in the number of domain registrations, which resulted in the loss of millions of.cn domains. The local registration, CNNIC, stated yesterday that there were 17.86 million.cn names registered at the end of June. This number is lower than the 20.4 million names

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