Nominet has expanded the number of RSS feeds available on their site to include disputes (DRS)You can see a full list of available RSS feeds provided by the registry here … [Read more...] about Nominet Adds More RSS Feeds
A few short days ago I mentioned that Eurid had taken action against a Chinese individual who had registered over ten thousand domains.While I initially did not expect to hear anything more about this story until the court made a declaration it seems that I was mistaken.According to a story published by French domain news site DomainesInfo there could be a link between the … [Read more...] about Eurid Registrar Possibly Implicated in Squatting
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?
Fergal O'Byrne, who is CEO of the Irish Internet Association, was one of the panelists involved in the interview regarding cybersquatting the other day.Yesterday afternoon he posted at length explaining and clarifying his and the association's position on squatting. Head over there if you want to give them your thoughts. … [Read more...] about Irish Internet Association Boss Clarifies Position on Squatting
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