Domain Sales

NameCheap Sued Over WhoisGuard

Company sues NameCheap after it doesn’t disclose identity behind protected whois. I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again — offering whois privacy and proxy services is not free for domain name registrars. Here’s another example. Emergency Essentials, Inc, which caters to end-of-the-worlders by selling emergency and food kits, has sued NameCheap over a domain name registered using its WhoisGuard service ( pdf ). It’s common for someone to name a domain name registrar or whois privacy service in a lawsuit as a way to get the actual registrant disclosed

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The Frager Fracture: Freak Accident Confines Blogger to Bed But His Fingers Are Still Flying

Marketing maven Owen Frager has always known how to get attention. His provocative headlines draw a steady flow of readers to his Frager Factor blog so when I read that he was in the emergency room after getting run over by a pack of stampeding dogs, I didn’t know what to think! Here is what really happened.

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Court Wants Explanation for Conflict of Interest over TRAFFIC Auction

Court asks for explanation, but it’s probably a moot point anyway. United States District Judge Susan Illston has asked DS Holdings and The United States to file a response to accusations that auctioning off domains previously held by John Zuccarini at a TRAFFIC auction would be a conflict of interest. Zuccarini complained to the court that this would be a conflict of interest since TRAFFIC co-organizer Howard Neu once represented him in the cybersquatting lawsuit that led to the judgment for which the domains would be auctioned. The order states: DS Holdings and the United States have moved to authorize auction of the domain names and distribution of the auction proceeds. In opposing the motion, Zuccarini asserts that the proposed auction site, the T.R.A.F.F.I.C

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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 motion for a rehearing of its case with Coalition for ICANN Transparency, and the court amended the opinion it released last year on the matter. The background: Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) sued VeriSign for its no-bid contract with ICANN, among other things.

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Zuccarini Sues NameJet, eNom, VeriSign, and Network Solutions

Lawsuit filed after expired domains sold on NameJet. John Zuccarini has filed a complaint ( pdf ) against NameJet, eNom, VeriSign, and Network Solutions in U.S. District Court over the transfer and auctioning of a number of his domain names.

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