Apple gets control over porn domain names

Owner of domain names agrees to give domain names to Apple after company filed complaint. Apple is now the proud owner of iphonesex4s.com and six other (mostly) explicit domain names...

Canadian Court Rules Domain Names Are Property

Ruling on appeal gives victory to Tucows, expands scope of domain names as property. The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled in favor of Tucows on its appeal over a domain name dispute, setting a precedent for domain name registrants that their domain...

Arbitration for Twitter Typo Twiter.com Terminated, Then Refiled

Massive Twitter.com typo case terminated, then refiled. An arbitration case at World Intellectual Property forum over the domain name Twiter.com has been terminated, only for the company to file a second case. Cases are typically terminated when the domain owner agrees to hand the...

Two New Cases Show What’s Wrong with UDRP

Two cases show why we need UDRP reform. National Arbitration Forum has handed down two recent domain name decisions that show what’s wrong with UDRP. This isn’t an attack on National Arbitration Forum, as its panelists got both of these cases right...

Tour de France: ‘Easy’ part over, now Pyrenees

France - The real Tour de France started ahead of schedule this year, even before the Alps. The first week was mentally draining and physically dangerous, which is only rarely the case. But two weeks in, the status quo prevails. Save for the assumption, made.....

Tea Party Patriots Fighting and Failing Over Domain Names

Political group trying to retroactively create and protect brand. One of the many “Tea Party” political groups, Tea Party Patriots, is running into some problems doing retroactive brand management. Tea Party Patriots, Inc. has filed three UDRP domain dispute cases, and only won one...

VeriSign Loses Big in Court on .Com Domains

Court of Appeals denies VeriSign’s motion, setting up a potential trial over the company’s .com monopoly. One year after a big legal setback, VeriSign has been setback again by the same court. Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied ( pdf ) VeriSign’s...

Google wins Googlebooks.com domain name in arbitration

The National Arbitration Forum announced that a ruling has been issued in favor of Google regarding rights to the Internet domain name Googlebooks.com .Google,represented in this case by Meredith M. Pavia submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum,asserting legal rights to the disputed...