Victoria’s Secret win highlighted in Nominet dispute report
Victoria’s Secret and Jaguar Land Rover were among the companies that filed complaints under Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) in 2017, according to the .uk registry’s latest report
ICANN responds to US gov IANA enquiry
ICANN’s board of directors has claimed that “continued vibrancy of voluntary stakeholder participation” demonstrates the success of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority transition, in response to a US government enquiry.
ICANN’s Whois proposal fails to impress European data regulators
ICANN’s interim proposal for making the Whois system compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation in the EU has failed to impress European data regulators.
IACC and EURid unite to tackle cybercrime
The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition and the European Registry for Internet Domains have partnered to tackle cybercrime in the .eu and the .ею (Cyrillic script) domain name spaces.
French State triumphs in war over ‘France.com’ trademark
The French State has today emerged victorious in a dispute over ‘France.com’ after the EU General Court rejected a US company’s claim to the trademark.
INTA campaigns for more accessible Whois to fight counterfeiters
The International Trademark Association will campaign for an “accessible, contactable and accurate” Whois database of domain name registration information to help tackle online counterfeiters.
Dreamscape Networks to pay A$8.5bn for domain registrar
Australia-based Dreamscape Networks, a provider of domain name, hosting and technology solutions, will pay A$8.5 billion ($6.3 billion) to acquire a domain name registrar.
The North Face and Vans target 831 domain names
Shoe brand Vans and sportswear company The North Face are seeking to tackle an “explosion” of online counterfeiters in a lawsuit which lists 831 domain names.
ICANN appeals against GDPR injunction refusal
ICANN has appealed against a decision by the Regional Court in Bonn, Germany not to issue an injunction against a domain name registrar in a case centering on the General Data Protection Regulation.
US government asks whether IANA transition should be reversed
The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has asked for views on whether the handover of domain name system functions from the agency to a multi-stakeholder model should be “unwound”.