Kevin tweeted a link to this decision earlier today and it scared me. It really did. What's so scary? This part of the UDRP decision: Complainant asserts that Respondent has failed to make an active use of the disputed domain name, constituting bad faith registration and use. Complainant submits a printout verifying its assertion that the website is essentially … [Read more...] about Use It Or Lose It? UDRP Hits New Low
Archives for January 2012
Nominet, the domain registry for the .uk ccTLD, has published a draft "member code". Nominet's structure means that its registrars are also "members" of the organisation, so this move is quite an interesting one. You can read the draft text on the Nominet site here. From an initial reading the "code" appears to be quite "light" and doesn't impose any onerous obligations … [Read more...] about Nominet Publish Draft Member Code
EU commissioner Neelie Kroes has been critical of SOPA and suggests that the EU would not introduce legislation of this kind. Of course Kroes can only speak for the EU commission and possibly only for that part of it that she's in charge of. Several member states have been discussing legislative measures that are very similar to SOPA. In Ireland, for example, the … [Read more...] about Kroes Says No To EU SOPA
If you're interested in heading up an international organisation, like plenty of travel and a nice fat salary, then maybe you might want to apply for the job as ICANN's CEO. Applications close on February 17th (nicely spotted Kevin!) … [Read more...] about Want To Run ICANN?
This site will be "dark" tomorrow from 8am to 8pm Irish time in protest against SOPA and similar legislation. It doesn't matter that SOPA might be "dead". There will be other legislation that is just as bad .. … [Read more...] about This Site Is Going Dark