Internationalised versions of .com to go live

By Tim Brown • In New gTLDsComments Off on Internationalised versions of .com to go live

VeriSign, operator of the ubiquitous .com space, have announced the delegation of eleven new internationalised versions of their .com and .net generic top level domain names. The new spaces are part of the ongoing new gTLD process being rolled out by ICANN and will allow web users to type domain

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New gTLD digest – 27 July

By Demys • In New gTLDsComments Off on New gTLD digest – 27 July

Recently delegated new gTLDs The latest batch of new generic top level domain names to be delegated to the root include the following spaces: .pet .bet .srl For a complete list of new gTLDs and their current status, Demys’ clients are invited to use our new gTLD database; please contact your

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Nominet to update .uk WHOIS policies

By Demys • In Policy & governanceComments Off on Nominet to update .uk WHOIS policies

Following a recent consultation, the .uk naming authority has announced plans to introduce a new framework for privacy services within the .uk space. Nominet will also be clarifying the criteria for individuals who opt out of publishing some of their details in the WHOIS. The proposed framework will allow registrars

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New gTLD digest – 13 July

By Tim Brown • In New gTLDsComments Off on New gTLD digest – 13 July

Recently delegated new gTLDs The most recent new generic top level domain names to be delegated to the Internet’s root include the following: .istanbul .app .studio .live .game .barcelona For a complete list of new gTLDs and their current application status, Demys’ clients are invited to use our new gTLD database; please

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.fans new gTLD launch

By Demys • In New gTLDsComments Off on .fans new gTLD launch

The .Fans Registry has announced that the 60 day sunrise period for .fans began on 16 June. Sunrise is the time in which rights owners with marks registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse can register in a new domain. The .fans publicity suggests that this new TLD is an ‘intuitive extension

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Nominet reports 8% increase in domain disputes

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on Nominet reports 8% increase in domain disputes

Nominet, the company behind .UK, has today released the annual summary of domain name disputes bought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 726 complaints were made, up 8% on 2013. In 2014 there were 98 full decisions (where the respondent has defended the case). The most common

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Trademark Clearinghouse analysis shows deterrent effect

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on Trademark Clearinghouse analysis shows deterrent effect

Demys’ Brand Protection division’s latest research has shown that the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) set up to help protect brand holder’s rights in the new gTLD program has after 18 months of operation proven broadly successful. The paper reports that as at March 2015 there were approximately 35,100 registrations in the

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Australian registry opens .au consultation

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The Australian naming authority – .au Domain Administration (auDA) – has opened a consultation on whether it will allow direct registrations under .au for the first time. Following similar and generally successful moves in .uk and .nz, auDA is contemplating whether to allow people and businesses to register domain names

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WIPO reports increase in domain name disputes 

By Tim Brown • In Brand protectionComments Off on WIPO reports increase in domain name disputes 

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, one of the administrators of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), has reported a 2% increase in cybersquatting case filings over 2014. WIPO’s latest report, released yesterday, detailed 2,634 cases concerning 5,591 domain names that were lodged by trademark owners alleging abuse

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Nominet open WHOIS consultation

By Demys • In Policy & governanceComments Off on Nominet open WHOIS consultation

Nominet–  the .uk naming authority – have launched a consultation on the .uk WHOIS. The WHOIS is a database of all domain names in the .uk space which lists the legal registrant and other information including the address of the registrant, the domain name’s expiry date and nameservers. Currently some

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