IP Attorneys Expected Reported Growth in Brand Protection Spend

More than a third of companies have increased trademark policing budgets since last year, according to a recent report from IP management and analytics software company Lecorpio. Lecorpio’s second annual “Trademark Management Study,” released May 16, asked the company’s corporate counsel clients about changes in their trademark portfolios and in-house counsel teams. Responses to one …

Credit Unions can now have .CREDITUNION, to compete .BANK gTLD

BOSTON, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, Credit Unions can now have their own Internet brand: .CREDITUNION, to compete with the highly successful .BANK extension.  As the leading .BANK Registrar, EnCirca is pleased to announce pre-screening services for all U.S.-based Credit Unions.  Credit unions are invited to apply today for a pre-verification and to see …

Universal Acceptance of New gTLDS a USD 9.8 Billion Opportunity

A new study reveals a potential USD 9.8 billion growth opportunity in online revenue through a routine update to Internet systems, including those for speakers of languages that do not use the English script. The report from technology consulting and research firm Analysys Mason was commissioned by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and clearly …

Miami company launching .health to beat .com and .org

Miami-based dotHealth announced Tuesday it will launch the .health top-level domain, with the goal to be a premier web address for brands, organizations and individuals in the health and wellness industry. dotHealth launched the .co domain in 2010, then one of the few competing against the almighty .com, and sold it four years later. Since …

Disqualify Verisign Backed Nu Dot Co’s $135 million bid Afilias Asks ICANN

Afilias has written ICANN asking that it disqualify Nu Dot Co’s $135 million winning bid for .Web, the company also asked ICANN to conduct an investigation, and has also filed a complaint with the Ombudsman. Afilias is reacting following last weeks amended lawsuit by Donuts’ filed after unsuccessfully seeking stop the auction of .Web gTLD …

New Top Level Registrations Hit 21 Million Mark, .XYZ Leads

TheDomains has reported that there are  now 21,060,309 new gTLD’s registered, just under 5 million more and with that .XYZ passed .info but did not have the actual number of registrations. Today we know the actual number of registrations for .XYZ is 5,580,532 through the last zone update.   .info according to registrarstats.com currently has 5,509,571 …

ZACR CEO Declaration on .Africa biased, misleading, conclusory & without foundation, details DCA Trust

In support of its Motion to Reconsider and Vacate Preliminary Injunction Ruling, Defendant ZA Central Registry, NPC (“ZACR”) relied upon the Declaration of its current CEO Mokgabudi Lucky Masilela (“Masilela Decl.”). However,  DotConnectAfrica Trust fires back in opposition, via a response it filed on May 16th 2016 presenting detailed evidentiary objections to his declaration, some …

Improper Agreement between ZACR & ICANN on .Africa has caused it injury states DCA Trust

  In Opposition to ZACR’s motion to dismiss, which was filed on 10th May 2016, DCA Lawyers argue that  contrary to what ZACR states,  DCA has adequately stated claims against ZACR for declaratory relief, intentional interference with contract, aiding and abetting fraud, and unfair competition, and argued their reasons  that the Court should deny ZACR’s …