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Businesses Can Buy Exemption from .xxx Domain Registry

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As we mentioned back in May, ICANN has approved the .xxx top-level domain. When the new .xxx domain comes into effect, businesses will have the opportunity to protect their own names from potential cybersquatters—for a fee payable to the company that will be running the .xxx domains. Why would businesses want or need to protect […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 21st, 2011 at 7:30 am

ICANN Approves Addition of Generic Top-Level Domains

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Despite opposition, ICANN has announced its approval of a plan that would drastically increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) available on the Internet. Right now, there are 22 gTLDs in existence, including .com, .org, and .edu, but within the next few years, possibly even late 2012, we may see up to hundreds more. […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 22nd, 2011 at 11:17 am

ICANN’s Efforts to Increase Available Domain Suffixes Meet Opposition

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Will we soon have domain suffixes beyond the usual suspects like .com, .org, and .biz to choose from? If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has its way, yes—but right now the House Judiciary’s Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet Subcommittee isn’t convinced this is a good direction to pursue. ICANN is […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 5th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Domain-Squatting Takes on New Meaning: ICANN Approves New Top-Level Domain Name

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Domain names have provided a good deal of fodder for the courts over the past few years. One need look only to the last year’s case law to find numerous examples of companies complaining about others’ use of domain names that divert or confuse customers. Usually the controversy arises when someone purchases a domain name […]

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Written by Dan Goldman

May 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm