You’ve Got .EMAIL: Trusting the .EMAIL Space

Cybersquatting* remains a prevalent issue in the legacy generic top-level domain (gTLD) space – .COM, .INFO, etc. – and the practice is already commonplace in the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) space as well. As we’ve noted before, there are reports of cybersquatting in new gTLDs such as .CLOTHING and .GURU. Coverage of the .EMAIL

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The .COFFEE Buzz

.COFFEE, like so many other intuitive generic top-level domains (gTLDs), has the potential for opportunities and growth for any brand, business, or organization affiliated with coffee. Registering in this gTLD can give registrants a fun and memorable domain name to advertise their websites and products. But with open, generic gTLDs, there is also opportunity for

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Cybersquatting Toolkit : The Trademark Clearinghouse

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is an important tool for brand owners who want to cut down on incidents of cybersquatting in new top-level domains.  And what brand owner doesn’t want to curb cybersquatting? For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, here’s how it works:  Brand owners register their trademarks with the TMCH, which

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icann update

As the ICANN Guard Changes, Taking Care of Business at Home

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced its intent to relinquish remaining oversight over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that oversees technical functions of the Internet. What does this mean for anti-cybersquatting efforts? The decision is not entirely surprising. It is the culmination of a process initiated in 1998

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