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Recent Domain News

Google and Yahoo among brands using protection with .sx domain names

Some — but not all — major sites protect their brands in .sx. The general availability phase for .sx , a country code domain name for Sint Maarten, begins today. Already a number of large web sites have protected themselves by defensively registering equivalent .sx domain names — a domain that looks awfully close to .sex

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ANA proposes “Do Not Sell” list to ICANN

ANA asks for top level block list or it may proceed with legal action. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has proposed that ICANN adopt a “Do Not Sell” list for the new top level domain name application period that opens up later this week.

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ICANN’s Peter Dengate Thrush Problem

Conflict of interest, whether real or imagined, looks bad for ICANN as it faces fresh criticism over its new TLD plans. ICANN has a problem. As criticism mounts against its approval of the new top level domain name program, some groups are pointing fingers at an inherent conflict of interest. The key example is former ICANN Chairman of the Board Peter Dengate Thrush

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Sedo’s Jeremiah Johnston Steps Down, Will Open Private Practice

Long time domain industry exec steps down. Sedo has just confirmed a rumor that started peculating recently: CEO Jeremiah Johnston is leaving the company. Johnston will remain General Counsel to the company as he opens his own private practice

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Alexander from Intrust Domains Sure Does Get Around

Expired domain emails sure are fishy. I hadn’t paid much attention to Intrust Domains until Epik announced last week that it had acquired the company. But it just so happens that I’ve been bombarded by email from Intrust over the past week, so I took a deeper look into its marketing. The emails come from “Alexander”, who’s informing me that a domain name similar to one I own (actually, the domain is one I just let expire myself) will be auctioned off soon.

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Marchex Wins UDRP for Walkaway.com

Panel points out the perils of descriptive marks. Marchex has successfully defended a UDRP case brought against its domain name Walkaway.com with the help of domain name attorney John Berryhill. Complainant Walkaway Canada Incorporated is the company behind the Hyundai Assurance program. The program allowed new car buyers the opportunity to return their car and walk away from the loan in the event of a certain life event such as a job loss. It was offered during the depths of the recession when people were scared to buy cars because they might lose their job

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Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline

Government action and lawsuits could slow down new TLD rollout. So ICANN has approved the new top level domain name program and set out the timeline. Full steam ahead? There are two possible forces that could slow this down.

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Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline

Government action and lawsuits could slow down new TLD rollout. So ICANN has approved the new top level domain name program and set out the timeline. Full steam ahead? There are two possible forces that could slow this down. One would be some sort of government action

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Raytheon Exhibit Pavilion at Farnborough Air Show to Feature Interactive Experiences Spanning ‘Innovation In All …

Raytheon Company will offer attendees of the 2010 Farnborough International Air Show the opportunity to test-drive some of the company’s latest technologies and learn about its innovative products and programs, spanning the domains of Air, Land, Sea, Space and Cyber.

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DNN Founder Adam Strong Joins Growing Partnership at MO.com

Entrepreneur and domain investor Brian Null has announced the addition of another partner to his growing entrepreneur focused site MO.com (short for Modus Operandi). DNN’s own Adam Strong will join the team of partners which includes entrepreneurs Johns Wu, Richard Banfield, JC Homes and Greg Bier. Adam will be a contributing writer and interviewer as well as helping expand the MO.com content to include video and chat features. “This opportunity gives me a chance to write about another topic that I’m very passionate about.

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