France.com illegally seized by French government, claims US company
A US company that previously owned the domain name France.com has accused the French government of illegally seizing the domain.
.eu TLD won’t apply to UK post-Brexit
The .eu top-level domain will no longer apply to the UK after the country exits the EU.
Emojis to be accepted within .fm domain names
Domain name registry dotFM, a subsidiary of US-based BRS Media, has announced that emojis will be accepted within .fm domain names.
Europe’s data protection authorities critical of ICANN Whois model
Europe’s data protection authorities have concluded that ICANN’s proposed interim solution for making the Whois system compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not go far enough.
WIPO sides with IBM in domain name dispute
IBM has successfully claimed the rights to two domain names featuring the mark ‘ibm’.
Three industries drive record WIPO cybersquatting cases
The World Intellectual Property Organization handled a record-high of 3,074 cybersquatting disputes in 2017 under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Asset manager denied domain name in ‘contractual’ dispute
Asset manager Aurelius Group has failed to secure the transfer of a domain name featuring a trademark for ‘Viking’, despite acquiring the respondent’s European business.
Domain name registrations hit 332m in Q4 2017
Domain name registrations across top-level domains hit 332.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to VeriSign, which operates domains such as .com and .net.
ICANN axes three gTLD applications
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has agreed to halt three applications for generic top-level domains.
Real Madrid score in WIPO domain case
Spanish football team Real Madrid have secured the transfer of a domain name featuring information about the team.