Hello, world, and welcome back to DomainSkate for our latest installment of the weekly news roundup. This week's theme is ICANN's attempts to make the internet a little less miscreant-friendly, through (a) the still-relatively-new Trademark Clearinghouse, and (b) an ICANN examination and proposal for changes to the WHOIS database. The WHOIS problem is an interesting [...]
Welcome back to DomainSkate’s weekly news roundup! This week’s roundup has two themes. We hinted at them last week and both have gained traction: the experience of internet outside the US, and questions of monopoly, trust and creative freedom versus intellectual property.
This is a round-up of the some of the more helpful and relevant articles and news items we noticed making the rounds in the press last week. If you have something that you want us to add to the round-up in the future please feel free to send it to us and we will review it.
Here is our UDRP Roundup of the (last) week - sorry for being a bit late on this.There were some interesting decisions during the week, and a flurry of ICANN activity as the Durban meeting wrapped up and ICANN managed to tick off a few more companies, some countries, and a whole bunch of attorneys who thought they knew the rules of the New gTLD program only to find the sands quickly shifting under their feet.
Here is our UDRP Roundup of the week. There were some interesting decisions during the week, new activity in the New gTLD space and a report that ICANN is going to propose to modify the UDRP Rules to give Respondents more time to file a reply if they ask for it.