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Domain Name Wire
Verizon wins $450k cybersquatting judgment
Company gets $50,000 in statutory damages per domain. Telecommunications company Verizon, through its Verizon Trademark Services LLC affiliate, has been awarded $450,000 in statutory damages against a cybersquatter. The company filed the case in U.S....
Discussion
January 5, 2024, 4:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
New registrations plummet after Squarespace takes over Google Domains
Unsurprisingly, the strong brand name mattered. Squarespace acquired Google Domains on September 8, 2023, and we now have an idea of how important the Google brand name was to ginning up registrations there. ICANN has published data from .com registr...
Discussion
January 5, 2024, 1:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
December’s top domain name stories
A look back at the holiday month in the domain name business. These were the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month: 1. 14 things you can’t do with .AI domain names – .ai is a country code domain, and you should understand the ru...
Discussion
January 4, 2024, 9:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN might not renew TAG-Domains accreditation after antisemitic remarks
ICANN gives registrar mini-extension while it awaits Ombud’s determination. ICANN has delayed fully renewing the accreditation agreement for TAG-Domains after one of the registrar’s leaders made antisemitic remarks. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, a ...
Discussion
January 4, 2024, 3:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
WIPO panel lets bakery off the hook
Panel says Complainant, represented by a 100+-year-old IP law firm, has “simply not understood the Policy.”  Some UDRP filings have no chance of succeeding. Consider the case (pdf) that Roberto Industria Alimentare S.r.l. filed again...
Discussion
January 3, 2024, 8:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Swiss watchmaker alleges century.com is stolen, but loses cybersquatting claim
The current owner likely has clean hands. Swiss watchmaker Century Time Gems Ltd has lost a cybersquatting dispute it filed against the domain name century.com. In a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) filing, the company said it acquired...
Discussion
January 3, 2024, 5:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The biggest 20 domain name registrars across all ICANN-TLDs
Ranking the biggest registrars by domains under management. Each month, I publish a report of the top 10 domain name registrars in .com domain names. This report is based on data that registries submit to ICANN every month. ICANN publishes data for e...
Discussion
January 3, 2024, 2:43 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A few tickets remain for this month’s ICA meeting in Las Vegas
If you want to go to the ICA Meeting in Vegas (and you should!), a handful of tickets remain. Internet Commerce Association (ICA) will hold its annual meeting in Las Vegas from January 17-20. I checked in this morning with Kamila Sekiewicz, Executive...
Discussion
January 2, 2024, 6:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
4 New Year’s Resolutions for domain name investors
Here are four things every domain investor should strive to do in 2024. 1. Check your nameservers I’ve been trading domain names for about 25 years, but even I sometimes drop the ball on this. I have a system for onboarding new domain names I a...
Discussion
January 2, 2024, 5:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What does the NIS2 Directive mean for domain experts?
In DNW Podcast episode #464, Polina Malaja of CENTR talked about the implications of NIS2 for the domain name industry. I asked Simone Catania of InterNetX if he would share some thoughts on NIS2. In the constantly evolving world of digitization, sta...
Discussion
January 2, 2024, 4:10 pm
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