.co.no is going to court

CoDNS (the .co.no-registry) has decided to sue Norid  (.no-registry). The reason for this is the continuing dispute between them concerning the .co.no extension.

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This post was written by lieve on October 27, 2011

CentralNic makes TLD’s into toy for the rich and the famous

As you probably already know, it will soon become possible to register your personalised TLD. CentralNic decided to go one step further and now offers such TLD’s to the rich and famous, as an exclusive toy in the form of their own .FamilyName.

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This post was written by lieve on October 19, 2011

Verisign asks ICANN to approve ‘Anti Abuse Policy’

Verisign, the registry which is responsible for the management of .com, .net and .name names has asked ICANN to approve an ‘Anti Abuse Domain Use Policy’. This way Verisign would like to get the possibility to interfere when they notice a .com, .net or .name domain name is used registered in bad faith.

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This post was written by lieve on October 12, 2011

Now or never for TM Clearinghouses

ICANNICANN is looking for a exclusive provider for a Trade Mark Clearinghouse service. This provider would basically retain a database of valid trade marks. Providers of new TLD’s which will launch in the coming years, will be required to offer a sunrise period of at least 30 days in which only holders of a valid Trade Mark can claim their domain name. Verification of the validity of the trade mark, will need to be done via the Trade Mark Clearinghouse that ICANN is now scouting.

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This post was written by admin on October 12, 2011

Over 900.000 .РФ domain names registered

.РФThe Russian registry announced that the amount of registered .РФ domain names has just passed the milestone of 900.000 registrations. This new extension was introduced 11 months ago and is a Cyrillic representation of .ru. The “original” Latin-written version “.ru” still has almost 4 times as many domain names registered under it, but that probably shouldn’t come as a surprise as this TLD was already introduced almost two decades ago. Read More…

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This post was written by Bart on October 3, 2011