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Google applies for .google, .youtube, and .lol domain names

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Tweet (Karen Bleier – AFP/Getty Images)Google said Thursday it has applied for the Internet identifiers “.google,” “.docs” and “.youtube,” with the planned expansion of the Web’s domain name system. Aside from the suffixes that reflect their brands and services, the search giant said in a blog post that it has also applied for a bunch of other [...]

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UDRP Decisions

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet Johnson & Johnson Chad Wright tucks.com Complaint denied Hitcents.com Bob Blackard omniprise.com Complaint denie FACI Industries BuyDomains.com, Inventory Management faci.com Transfer Yash Raj Films Private Limited 江苏诚展网络科技有限公司/ JiangSu ChengZhan Network Technology Co., Ltd. yrf.com Complaint denied You can see that some complaints were denied but in the case of a 4ltr domain they lost. [...]

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Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweetfrom the that-makes-no-sense dept If you don’t recall, among the various domains that ICE and the DOJ seized last year were two domains — rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org — held by a Spanish company, Puerto 80. After extended negotiations to try to get the government to return the domain names, Puerto 80 finally sued the government to get them back. [...]

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Domain Fakes: Retail roundup: Burberry fakes, J.C. Penney, Fresh & Easy meals

| May 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet By Shan LiMay 19, 2012, 6:00 a.m. – Luxury retailer Burberry won $180 million in two separate counterfeiting suits against networks of websites selling fake goods. Both suits, filed in federal court in Manhattan, accused knockoff artists of hawking items bearing the Burberry name and signature plaid on sites such as “BurberryOutlet8.com” and “Burberrys-Vision.com.” The [...]

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Google Wins Big in Domains Dispute

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetGoogle Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has just won a big battle to recover a whooping 763 domain names, in a dispute that it had filed against domain infringement. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has recently won a victory over what it had dubbed as the largest infringement it has ever encountered. Someone had registered a number of domains over [...]

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US grabs more domain names, $1.4 million from online counterfeit operations

| May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetBy Layer 8 Created May 11 2012 – 12:31pm   The Department of Justice today said it snatched up more than $1.5 million from the distribution of counterfeit sports apparel and jerseys being sold online. According to court documents, investigation by federal law enforcement agents revealed that subjects whose domain names had been seized in a November [...]

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The war on generic domain names is real and their coming for you!

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tweet Generic domain names, the domain names we all strive to register and sell for a large profit. Generic domain names are the most sought after domain names in the world. Names like sex.com, diets.com and other words we all know do well in business and marketing. Unfortunately, there is a silent war going on [...]

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ICE, DOJ seize more domain names of sites accused of selling counterfeits

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetThe U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have seized more than US$896,000, plus the domain names of seven websites accused of selling counterfeit sports apparel, the two agencies announced Tuesday. The sellers, based in China, sold counterfeit professional and collegiate sports apparel, primarily counterfeit jerseys, the agencies said ins a news [...]

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US grabs more domain names, $896,000 in fake goods

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetPaypal accounts, Chinese banks part of scheme The US Department of Justice this week said it seized nearly $896,000 and seven domain names from online sites it said were selling counterfeit goods. According to court documents, the DoJ said individuals conducted sales and processed payments for the counterfeit goods using PayPal Private Ltd. accounts and [...]

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Net pioneer isn’t giving up on .nyc or on 481 others

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

TweetBY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  The Internet is getting crowded. It’s something that East Village tech entrepreneur Paul Garrin has been saying for years. “The Internet is like the phone system — they needed more area codes,” Garrin explained. Now, ICANN, the nebulous organization that oversees the ’Net, is poised to approve possibly hundreds of new [...]

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