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Four Million Domain Names Added to Internet in Q4 2014: VeriSign Report

Four million domain names were added to the Internet in Q4 2014, according to VeriSign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. Released on Thursday, the report said that the total number of registered domain names globally is now 288 million. Read more...

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Radix, Tucows and Namecheap Win .online Auction

Radix, Tucows and Namecheap Win .online Auction

A newly formed entity owned by Radix, Tucows and Namecheap won the auction to operate the .online registry for an undisclosed amount. In the past year, dozens of new generic top level domains (gTLDs) from .actor to .wtf have brought meaning to the letters after the dot for niche constituencies and content. Soon, domain registrants will have one broad, intuitive, uncluttered alternative to .com for almost any initiative online. They will...

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Bandzoogle Partnering with Rightside to Offer .ROCKS and .BAND Domains and Websites for Musicians and Bands

Bandzoogle Partnering with Rightside to Offer .ROCKS and .BAND Domains and Websites for Musicians and Bands

[news release] Bandzoogle , a company whose technology platform is used by over 20,000 bands and musicians to power their websites and online stores, today announced it is partnering with Rightside Group, Ltd. , a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online. Bandzoogle is offering Rightside’s Top Level Domains (TLDs) to its customers, beginning with .ROCKS, a...

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Domain Sales Up In 2014, But Down For The Week

Reported domain name sales volumes across all extensions for the first three quarters of 2014 has been up almost 20 percent compared to the same period in 2013 according to Domain Name Journal. But that didn’t stop the top reported sale for the week ending 19 October being the relatively low (for a top of the chart sale) $40,000 sale of totalwireless.com in a sale through DomainMarket. Coming in second and third were designs.net...

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Jurisdictional Limits of in rem Proceedings Against Domain Names by Michael Xun Liu, University of Michigan Law School

Jurisdictional Limits of in rem Proceedings Against Domain Names by Michael Xun Liu, University of Michigan Law School

Abstract: In 1999, Congress passed the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) to combat “cybersquatters” who profited by registering domain names that were confusingly similar to established trademarks. Under the ACPA, trademark owners have a specific cause of action against domain name registrants accused of cybersquatting. Moreover, the law gives U.S. courts in rem jurisdiction over trademark infringing domain names...

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