Back in 2011, ICM, the registry operator of the .XXX gTLD encouraged rights owners to block their trademarks during the launch period of this adult orientated registry. In two busy summer months, over 80,000 rights owners applied for blocks that exactly matched their marks under the .XXX Sunrise B scheme.
Since GDPR came into force the question of the future or Whois has been asked. In May the ICANN Board adopted 27 of the 29 recommendations from Phase 1 of the Expedited Policy Development Process for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP). What’s next?
Recently, the right of registration period for .uk domains closed and those domains that remained unclaimed were released by .uk domain registry, Nominet. Here we ask Nick Wood questions about the process and what brand owners can do if they missed a domain they wished to have registered.