A Chinese web-hosting firm that was a favourite among cyber-conmen has pledged to clean up its act.
A US-based legal firm expects legal conflicts over Internet domains to spike this year, partly due to Chinese “cybersquatters,” a tech site reported this week.
Chinese 'cybersquatters' may spark domain wars
Legal conflicts over the ownership of Internet domains could hit a record this year with Chinese cybersquatters a major factor behind the spike, legal information firm Sweet & Maxwell has reported.
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Chinese cybersquatters fuel rise in domain disputes
Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: Oversee.net adds a key new member to their management team, Thought Convergence reaches a major milestone and the AfternicDLS expands further into Asia by adding leading Chinese registrar Dnbiz to their domain sales network.
Afternic, the world’s leading premium domain marketplace, announced today that Chinese registrar Dnbiz will join the Afternic network as a Premium Reseller. Dnbiz will now list Aft
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Afternic Expands Further into Asian Domain Market with Dnbiz Partnership
Microsoft has secured the rights to Xbox 8 domains.
Microsoft secures rights to Xbox 8 domains
Deals with Dnbiz and NameRich give company access to Chinese domain buyers and sellers.
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SnapNames strikes deals with two Chinese domain marketplaces
CNNIC , China ’s administrative agency for internet affairs, is expected to announce tomorrow that ‘.cn’ and other Chinese-language domain endings will be made available to individuals to purchase.
VeriSign releases numbers related to its new TLD plans. VeriSign released earnings today along with numbers related to its new top level domain aspirations. The company said it applied for 14 new top level domain names including 12 transliterations of .com and .net.
Decision includes a lot of good defenses if you’re hit by a UDRP. If you’re looking for ways to defend a domain name that is hit with a UDRP, there’s a good laundry list of rebuttals in a recent dispute handled by domain law firm ESQwire.com . The case was brought by Sweden’s Rusta AB over the domain name Rusta.com.
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ESQwire wins a UDRP that you should read
Company will apply for about a dozen TLDs, mostly transliterations of .com. VeriSign plans to apply for “about 12″ top level domain names this year, Pat Kane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign Naming Services, said on VeriSign’s investor conference call this evening. Most of these will be transliterations of .com.
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VeriSign plans to apply for about 12 new top level domain names
GoogleBaidu.com: no merger, just an interesting domain dispute.
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Google Gets Baidu Domain Name
Number of people part-timing with domain names seems to have fallen. Many sectors of the domainer industry have experienced a steep fall since about 2007. Has the number of people dabbling in domain names also dropped? I suspect so. Over the past year or two I’ve noticed a drop in the number of hangers on.
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Are Fewer People “Playing Around” With Domains?
Around 10,000 .Asia IDNs already asked for at Close of SunriseHong Kong (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Following the successful completion of Sunrise, DotAsia today announced the opening of Landrush (http://idn.asia) for Chinese, Japanese and Korean “.Asia” Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) starting August 2, closing October 11, 2011.During the Sunrise and Pioneer Domains …
Landrush for .Asia IDN Begins Today
With new TLDs approved, VeriSign gets ready to move forward. Domain name registries are getting down to business now that ICANN has finally approved the new top level domain name program. I recently caught up with Pat Kane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Verisign Naming Services, to discuss what this means for .com and the domain name industry in general.
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VeriSign’s Pat Kane Discusses New TLDs and IDNs
U.S. laws remain set to govern the coming multilingual internet through ICANN’s new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) yet the ramifications of this fact if you are Chinese, Arab, Indian, Russian or other are huge as ICANN published its 7th Applicant Guidebook in preparation for its board consideration on June 20th during the Singapore meeting.
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US Laws Remain Set to Govern Upcoming Multilingual Internet via New gTLDs
HONG KONG, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DotAsia today launches Sunrise for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) registrations ( http://www.idn.asia ) and announces the opening of the IDN Pioneer Domains Program ( http://www.think.asia ). The Pioneer Domains Program is open for any interested applicants to …