The British Museum has won a dispute involving the domain britishmuseum.comThe Museum, which has been established for over 250 years did not have any issue in proving their rights in the name. What is interesting, however, is that the respondent attempted to claim that the UDRP was a reverse hijack.The respondent tried to claim that they had been making legitimate use of the … [Read more...] about British Museum Wins Domain Dispute
Archives for November 2007
I've mentioned some of the concerns that have been raised in the ICANN community over the past year.One of the areas that was of particular concern in the aftermath of the RegisterFly meltdown was registrant data. In simple terms, if a registrar fails there could be a serious issue gaining access to the information linking registrants to their domain names. For some registries … [Read more...] about ICANN – Data Escrow Implementation
While it is possible to register a .com for up to 10 years the same is not true of many ccTLDs.In the case of .ie for example the only registration period currently supported by the registry is one year.With .eu, which might be better described as a regional TLD, the registration period is one year also.Nominet, for reasons that I've never fully understood, offer a two year … [Read more...] about Domain Registration Periods – What is Sane?
Businesses may rely on domain names to conduct their day to day work, but that does not mean that they really understand what they are using or how important they are.Of course those of us in industry may feel tempted to either scoff at people's naivety or feel terribly frustrated with their ignorance, however neither action is particularly productive.Loic Damilaville, however, … [Read more...] about Domain Management White Paper
According to DomainesInfo the venue for the ICANN meeting in Paris has been confirmed.They're saying that the meeting will take place in the Méridien Montparnasse. Hopefully there will be an ICANN rate announced soon, as the pricing I'm seeing for that period is rather expensive! … [Read more...] about ICANN Paris Venue Confirmed