A fresh look at domain name management
Several factors should be addressed when companies are considering whether to change the way they manage their domain name portfolios, says Matt Serlin of corporate domain name registrar Brandsight.
The telltale signs of common ownership
Steven Levy, president of Accent Law Group, looks into the world of cybersquatting and hotel trademarks.
The UDRP road so far: successes
It has been almost 17 years since ICANN first adopted the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy and a lot has changed since then, say Flip Petillion, Jan Janssen, Diégo Noesen and Alexander Heirwegh of Crowell & Moring.
UDRP and URS: part of the anti-counterfeiting battle
The UDRP and URS procedures can be very helpful tools in fighting counterfeits, but they don’t solve all the problems, says Steven Levy of the Accent Law Group.
The transition of the IANA function: importance and implications
On October 1, 2016, a big change in the oversight of a core piece of internet infrastructure occurred, although it went mostly unnoticed, says Nick Wood, managing director at corporate domain name registrar Com Laude.
UDRP roundup: Wins for brand owners against bogus domain names
In the latest round-up of UDRP decisions, TBO brings news of victories for Philip Morris, Lego and Hugo Boss.
Sports Direct triumphs over cybersquatter
A recent case demonstrates that a speedy and economic resolution can be achieved through domain name complaints, and that jurisdictional issues can be overcome, says Jill Bainbridge of Blake Morgan.
Domain name abuse: ICANN’s masterplan for fighting bad actors
In July ICANN proposed several measures aimed at clamping down on abuse of the domain name system. TBO looks at some of the proposals and assesses how effective they will be.
UDRP roundup: wins for Virgin, Lacoste and VW
Virgin Group, Lacoste and Volkswagen all recorded cybersquatting victories recently at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. TBO provides a summary of the disputes and their implications.
Domain names in a post-Brexit world
As the political fallout of Brexit continues Nick Wood, managing director of domain name management company Com Laude, takes a look at the effect on the slightly less discussed, but nevertheless important, area of domain names.
Keeping an eye on domain name trends
Jean Guillon, chief executive at gTLD consultancy service Jovenet Consulting, provides a snapshot of the uptake—or not—of new gTLDs. This week, he focuses on new gTLDs related to the finance industry.