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50,000th Cybersquatting Case

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As of 30/11/2020 World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has registered it’s 50,000th ‘cybersquatting’ case. WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Centre that handles trans-country domain name disputes announced this on WIPO’s website. Cybersquatting refers to a situation that occurs when someone registers a domain name in bad faith or to gain profit from an established trademark. Cases...

PIR get its new CTO

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Public Interest Registry, the company that manages the .org has appointed its new Chief Technology Officer. The company has appointed the vastly experienced Rick Wilhelm at its senior most technology post.  Rick has a plethora of working knowledge related to domain name registry and registrar services. Rick had been earlier working as VP Platform Management for VeriSign, the registry for ...

Would You Pay $195 For A .CPA Domain

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Starting July 1, licensed CPA firms would be able to register their .CPA name for an amount of $195 per year that amounts to almost $2000 for a 10 year registration. .CPA promises to protect the industry from hackers and squatters as it can only be registered by entities verified and recognised by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Since the .com domains are...

US Lawmakers Demand Access To Domain Owner Records

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Coronavirus related domain names have become the new paradise for scammers and fraudsters. A report  by Palo Alto’s Unit 42 researchers published in May found that more than 86,600 domains out of the 1.2 Million newly registered domain names with keywords related to the coronavirus outbreak from March 9 to April 26, 2020 were classified as risky or malicious. On an average, 1,767 such...

How ICANN can easily prevent RDNH

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RDNH or Reverse Domain Name Hijacking when the owner of a trademark tries to secure a domain name by claiming a “cybersquatting” case against the owner of the domain. This usually happens when the owner of the domain is a smaller firm or an individual. Paragraph 15(e) of the UDRP Rules defines reverse domain name hijacking as the filing of a complaint in bad faith, resulting in the abuse of the...

CRA conducts workshops in collaboration with ICANN

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The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) in collaboration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) conducted a one-day workshop on Handling Internet Identifiers Abuse and Misuse, and another three-day workshop on Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The workshop was conducted in CRA’s headquarters from 11th of November to 14th of November. The workshop...

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