Image via WikipediaRemember the draft IRT report? Well they've published the final version after supposedly taking into consideration comments and feedback. However you'd be forgiven for thinking that their view on the feedback process was ever so slightly biased. Basically they seem to have taken on board any comments and feedback that supported their views and either ignored … [Read more...] about IRT Final Report Ignores End User Concerns
If you want your comments to be considered in the final IRT report then you need to get them in today.More details here and previously submitted comments here … [Read more...] about IRT Draft Report Comments Phase 1 Closes Today
Image via WikipediaI keep a close eye on the WIPO UDRP decisions, as sometimes they can be very interesting.In most cases decisions are either upheld or denied and when they are upheld the normal followup would be for the domain in question to be transferred to the IP holder.However WIPO's latest set of UDRP decisions shows a different line of thought entirely.In several cases … [Read more...] about WIPO Orders Cancellation of Multiple Domain Registrations
Eurid, the entity charged with managing the .eu namespace, is reported to have taken action against an alleged cybersquatter based in China, Zheng Qingying.John over on WhoisIreland picked up the story from DomainsInfo. He's also provided a list with some of the domains affected.The last suspension "en masse" was directed against Ovidio when over 74 thousand domains were … [Read more...] about Eurid Suspends More Domains
Domain Blog's most recent article covers an issue that is close to the heart of anyone with intellectual property to protect - typo squatting.While I can see that registering the most obvious typos makes sense, the question is where do you stop?At what point are the typos just plain silly?If you try out one of the online typo generators - and there are plenty to choose from - … [Read more...] about Where do you draw the line with domain typos?
What do Bebo and Adidas have in common?At first glance, probably very little, however they've both fallen prey to an Irish based domain squatting operation based in Dublin's Digital Hub.Gabor Varga seems to think that he is a legitimate businessman, whereas trademark holders and their legal teams would probably have a very different view of his activities. In fact, if the WIPO … [Read more...] about Trademark Infringement Is Due To Negligence
One of the sessions I attended at the ICANN meeting in Lisbon earlier this year centred on whois. It became abundantly clear to me that the various stakeholders had very different views and objectives on how to treat and publish registrant data.I wouldn't care to get into the finer points of the arguments, as the parties involved have done so time and again without reaching an … [Read more...] about The Battle Over Whois Policy Continues