News by ‘Anthony D. Curtis’

ECommerce company Eyemagine found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Company claimed rights to domain registered in 1996, well before it started using the name as a brand. Irvine, California eCommerce technology company Eyemagine Technology LLC has been found by the World Intellectual Property Organization to be guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. source

US-Congress receives request from DotConnectAfrica for a new gTLD Ombudsman to investigate and report on the existing illegality and irregularities on .africa

The new ICANN gTLD process has received quite unlikely request from an applicant for .africa string DotConnectAfrica which is headquartered in Mauritius, but has a strong base of representation in Kenya, Addis Ababa, California and the United Kingdom. DotConnectAfrica has applied to set up the registry...

Despite Pushback, ICANN on Track with TLDs

ICANN has been moving full-steam ahead under new CEO Fadi Cherhade, announcing that April 23rd will be the approval date for the first TLDs for delegation. Once recommended for delegation, an applicant must pass a technical test and sign a Registry agreement with ICANN, which...

Group mentality and ICANN GAC Advice: Another case of African misdirected and treacherous destiny

Is Africa falling to another trap of group mentality and uninformed choices? Traditionally nations and especially when taken as continents have been known to take collective decisions. Just recently in the WCIT Dubai, there was mass failure of the delegates to agree on a treaty...

URS and National Arbitration Forum information

Pricing not set, but technology paved the way for inexpensive service. Last week ICANN announced that it appointed The National Arbitration Forum as an administrator of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). URS is a faster and cheaper way to take down an infringing domain...

ICANN approves Internet domain expansion in 2013

Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival “.com” should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday. The initial ones, expected in mid-2013, will likely be in Chinese and other...

Broadband Access Can Help Bridge Educational Divides, Empower Students – UN Report

Broadband connectivity has the potential to transform education by giving teachers and students access to learning resources and technologies that will allow them to improve their skills in the context of a globalized economy, according to a United Nations report released today. source

Breaking: ICANN Publishes Contention Sets & Only Puts Four Non-Match gTLD’s Strings Together

ICANN just published it long awaited New gTLD String Similarity Contention Sets fand quite surprisingly just put four non-matching applications into two contention sets. ICANN placed the new gTLD application for: .Hoteis by  Despegar Online SRL into the same contention set as  the application by...

Melbourne IT expects millions from domain name grab

Companies are expected to spend millions of dollars registering new web addresses to defend themselves against potentially controversial or crude uses of their trademarks online. Web hosting provider Melbourne IT said it could see millions in potential revenues from “defensive registrations” over the next two...

DotConnectAfrica writes 4th letter to ICANN, calling ICANN Ombudsman’s conclusion “Convenient’ and ‘No Brainer’

DotConnectAfrica has taken a swipe at the delay of ICANN to check into the detailed issues of the conflict of interest,  and has made apparent its impatience in the pace at which ICANN is dealing with its whistle blowing, in its 4th letter to ICANN...