In the last couple of days there's been some media coverage in Ireland of a case involving a small Irish business and Lady Gaga. Some people are crying foul and accusing Lady Gaga and her lawyers of being heavy-handed and that their actions were tantamount to bullying. While the Irish Independent's coverage of the story is comprehensive I wanted to dig a little deeper as … [Read more...] about Is Lady Gaga A Trademark Bully?
Archives for September 2013
Neustar published a report yesterday which debunks ICANN's study on DNS Collision. They've followed up with a visualisation: Related articles Neustar Analysis Shows ICANN Study Overstates Risk of Harmful Domain-Name Collision (circleid.com) .CLUB offers solution to name collision risks (domainincite.com) … [Read more...] about Neustar Releases Visualisation On New gTLDs and DNS Collision
ICANN has published details of the process that registrars signing the 2013 RAA will need to follow in order to be granted a waiver. Under the 2013 contract registrars will have to collect and retain a lot more data in relation to their customers, which could be in conflict with national laws governing data protection and data privacy. The process that ICANN has outlined … [Read more...] about ICANN Publish Data Retention Waiver Details
The IEDR is hiring to fill a couple of roles. One of the roles is "Registration Services Administrator" which sounds like an entry level position (€23k / year) processing new domain name registrations and transfers: Reviewing, authenticating and processing automated applications (tickets) for new registrations received from customers, and ensuring these applications are in … [Read more...] about IEDR Hiring
Under the 2009 RAA ICANN was given a number of new "powers" to wield against registrars that do not comply with the RAA and ICANN policy. One of the new "tools", to borrow Compliance's terminology, is the ability to suspend a registrar. Effectively what this means is that instead of sending warnings (breach notices) and more warnings and then terminating the registrar … [Read more...] about ICANN Suspends Registrar ALL New Registrations & Transfers Blocked