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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported today (14 March 2018) that the number of cybersquatting cases brought before its Arbitration and Mediation Center reached an all time high in 2017. A total of 3,074 cases were brought under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) last year, with many of the disputes featuring complaints of fraud, phishing, scams and counterfeiting.

15 March 2018  

The first step in an intelligent domain strategy is to look at trademark registration strategy. What has been registered and where? Is there a pattern of registration in the trademark system that can be duplicated in the domain name system? For example, is there a list of ‘crown jewel’ trademarks and priority jurisdictions? In this article for Online Brand Enforcement: Protecting Your Trademarks in the Electronic Environment 2018 Nick Wood, MD of Com Laude considers the latest in best practice for corporate domain name mangement.

13 March 2018  


As we advised you, Google, the Registry operator for .APP, will be launching the following phases on the dates as shown

9 March 2018  

.PH Price increase for Foreign Registrars

The .PH Registry , dotPH, has announced that it will implement a price increase for all Foreign Registrars from April 2, 2018 (12:00am GMT+).

8 March 2018  

As you may be aware, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for the future of gTLD WHOIS has dominated discussion in the ICANN arena for the past 12 months. The main issues concern the conflict between the GDPR’s controls on the collection, publication and distribution of personally identifiable information (either of persons in the European Economic Area (EEA), or by EEA-based registries and registrars) and ICANN’s requirement for gTLD registries and registrars (“Contracted Parties”) to collect and publish WHOIS details, including the name and contact details of Registrants as well as Administrative, Technical and Billing contacts for each gTLD domain name registration.

8 March 2018