Cybersquatting complaints against .com names are reducing

.COM registrations are at an all-time high. Yet the fact remains: Overall, .COM domains feature in UDRPs less and less. That wasn’t the headline of WIPO’s March article. Instead, their press release bore the provocative title, “Cybersquatting Cases Up in 2015, Driven by New gTLDs”. WIPO – for those just joining the party – stands for the World Intellectual Property Organization. …

More Voices Against The IANA transition Plan That NTIA Endorsed

  Last week the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet domain name system (DNS) technical functions, known as …

ICANN names President and CEO Göran Marby to Replace Fadi Chehadé

08 Feb 2016   Los Angeles, California… Göran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).   “I’m delighted to announce Göran as the new head of ICANN,” said Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the …

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 …