Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Registrar Certificates and .com/.net Domain Names
The Court says in a footnote that "because Verisign, the registry of the domain names [and is the .com and .net registry], is located in this judicial district, it is irrelevant that Verisign declined to submit a registrar certificate or other documentation with the Court to establish the Court's authority over the domain names. See CNN, 177 F. Supp. 2d at 514 n.17. The registrar certificate merely serves to establish the domain name's situs, an unnecessary step where, as here, the domain name registry is within the Court's jurisdiction. (Emphasis added) See 15 USC §1125(d)(2)(C)(i)-(ii)."
This is a very useful decision for anyone with non-US registrar issues involving .com and .net domain names.
Single Letter Domain Names
If you traveled to Vancouver for the ICANN Annual Meeting, you might have also seen representatives from Overstock.com giving away "O" hats. Overstock had previously written to ICANN in support of the release of O.com. ICANN has also received a letter on the release of K.com.
If single letter domain names are to be released, I'd like to see more information on how these names are going to be made available (via auction, first come, first served release, select reservation or other methods). Companies are already claiming trademark rights in domain names that have yet to be made available.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Guess what was the most requested .EU domain on Day One
New NAF Supplemental Rules Begin January 1
Update - At first glance, changes include an increase in the supplemental filing fee from $250 to $400 (with a new proof of service requirement), a new $100 re-initiation fee, and increased filing fees. For 1-2 domain names, the new filing fee is $1300 (from $1150).
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
.EU Launch Begins Today
Dot-EU Domain Goes Live Today (Silicon.com) - Dec. 7
So Who Is Funding CFIT and Why? (The Register) - Dec. 7
EU Domain Name To Come Into Force (CBROnline.com) - Dec. 7
EU Plants ".eu" Internet Domain Name in Cyberspace (Pravda) - Dec. 7
Europe's Own Internet Space Starts Wednesday (Reuters) - Dec. 7
Monday, December 05, 2005
Back from Vancouver
Here's another website interested parties should pay much closer attention to:
gac.icann.org. The GAC Vancouver Communique is available here. The GAC also has a new Public Forum for comments on GAC activities.