DomainMondo: dotAFRICA, Public Interest, Judge Holds ICANN Accountable

It was a rough week for arrogant and unaccountable ICANN. A U.S. District Court Judge, The Honorable R. Gary Klausner, in Los Angeles, actually held the California corporation accountable, a rare event, to which most stakeholders can attest, sweeping aside every one of the arguments interposed by Jones Day, ICANN’s lawyers, and granted a preliminary injunction “barring …

Applicant for .Africa Domain DCA Trust, Challenges ICANN Litigation Waiver

. By Joseph Wright for BNA . The article was first published by The Bureau of National Affairs, but has been reproduced from DotConnectAfrica Blog.  Reproduced with permission from Electronic Commerce & Law Report, 21 ECLR 441 (March 30, 2016). Copyright 2016 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (800-372-1033)). . An applicant for the …

Cybersquatting cases are on the rise triggered by New gTLDs says WIPO

According to the latest report from The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), trademark owners filed 2,754 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the agency in 2015 — an increase of 4.6 % over the previous year. The cybersquatting disputes related to new gTLDs accounted for 10.5% of UDRP caseload in …

ICANN transmits Transition Plan to US Government

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker today submitted to the U.S. Government a plan developed by the international Internet community that, if approved, will lead to global stewardship of some key technical Internet functions. The news was confirmed at a press conference finalizing the ICANN 55 meetings …

Cyberattacks expected to rise as China-based state-linked hackers target organizations

Cyberattacks in Hong Kong are expected to rise, according to security experts who have identified at least seven state-linked hacker groups in mainland China that have been targeting organisations in the city since 2014.   Bryce Boland, the chief technology officer for Asia-Pacific at cybersecurity company FireEye, said on Thursday that cyberattacks by the hacker …

First National Bank to move from a .Com to a .Bank

First National Bank plans to change its online domain name from a dot-com to a dot-bank.   The Hutchinson-based bank made the announcement this week about the switch, which will be done in phases beginning early next year. “There are a couple of reasons behind this change,” said Kris Doswell, vice president of marketing for …