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The Rise and Fall of the UDRP Theory of 'Retroactive Bad Faith'

Since its establishment in 1999, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy has required complainants to prove inter alia, "bad faith registration". In practice, this has meant that where a domain name was registered before a trademark came into existence, that "bad faith registration" would be considered chronologically impossible. more

Why the Record Number of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking UDRP Filings in 2016?

By replacing the core criterion of the Policy with repurposed language found elsewhere, panelists inadvertently encourage Complainant companies to attempt to misuse the UDRP to steal domains that were registered long before those companies and associated product trademarks came into existence. more

2016 Year in Review: The Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Domain Registrations

2016 was a year characterized by historic elections, political initiatives, technological advancements and entertainment milestones. In the past, Verisign has identified how keyword trends from popular culture and newsworthy events are reflected in .com and .net domain registrations. 2016 was no exception. more

Verisign Releases Q4 2016 DDoS Trends Report: 167% Increase in Average Peak Attack from 2015 to 2016

Verisign has just released Q4 2016 DDoS Trends Report providing a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations, enacted on behalf of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and security research conducted by Verisign iDefense Intelligence Services. more

A Look at How the New .SPACE TLD Has Performed Over the Past 2 Years

.SPACE, one of the first new extensions to be released from by Radix last week reached its second year since launch. This post will provide you a short exclusive on how this new TLD has performed. more

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 329.3 Million, 2.3 Million Growth in Last Quarter of 2016

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the global domain name registrations grew by 2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, and closed with a base of 329.3 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) -- a 6.8 percent increase, year over year. more

Google Buys Business.Site Domain for 'Google My Business'

Radix has sold the domain name business.site to Google. As part of Google My Business, small business owners are able to make a website with a BUSINESSNAME.business.site domain name for free. The service is available globally to all merchants enrolled in Google My Business. more

5 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China

Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, is pleased to announce that the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a formal statement that awards the .INFO, .MOBI, .RED, .PRO and .KIM Top Level Domains (TLDs) a license for sale in China as required by the latest MIIT guidelines. more

UDRP: Better Late than Never - ICA Applauds WIPO for Removing Misguided 'Retroactive Bad Faith'

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a non-profit trade group representing the domain industry, applauds the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for removing misleading guidance from the newly released updated version 3.0 of its Overview of WIPO Panel Views on Selected UDRP Questions. more

Radix Announces Largest New gTLD Sale with Casino.Online

Radix, the portfolio registry behind 9+ popular new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), announced the sale of casino.online to an anonymous buyer for $201,250 in an all-cash deal. more

i2Coalition to Present Tucows CEO Elliot Noss With Internet Community Leadership Award

Our "Ron Yokubaitis Internet Community Leadership Award" 2017 recipeint will be Elliot Noss, the Chief Executive Officer and President of Tucows, Inc. The award will be delivered at a ceremony on May 3rd in Washington, D.C., during the closing ceremonies i2Coalition's yearly Washington, D.C. Fly-In. more

Attacks Decrease by 23 Percent in 1st Quarter While Peak Attack Sizes Increase: DDoS Trends Report

Verisign has released its latest DDoS Trends Report for the first quarter of this year representing a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online. more

.PRESS Supports Press Freedom Day for 3rd Consecutive Year

.PRESS, a domain extension for journalists and media, has partnered with Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), an international non-profit, to support the cause of free journalism on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on 3rd May each year. .PRESS has pledged a portion of its revenue for the month of May 2017 towards RSF's initiatives in defending the freedom of the press. more

Radix Announces Global Web Design Contest, F3.space

Radix has launch of a global web design contest, F3.space through which web designers, developers and existing customers are invited to submit their website on any of the 9 gTLDs operated by Radix, such as .ONLINE, .TECH, .SPACE, .STORE, .PRESS, .SITE, .WEBSITE, .HOST and .FUN. more

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 330.6 Million, 1.3 Million Growth in First Quarter of 2017

The Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief released today reports first quarter of 2017 closing with approximately 330.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations. more

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