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Here is a roundup of some domain law news for the week of 5/31 from around the web that we found important. Click on the links to go directly to the source and respective websites.

 

  

Via CircleID.com

By Yvette Miller

May 30, 2013 

“A recent kerfuffle around Italian chocolate and confectionery producer Ferrero SpA and fan Sara Rosso is the latest example of how important it is for companies to consider carefully the domain and user names they decided to reclaim. Sometimes, enforcing trademark rights online can go really wrong, really quickly.”

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Fling.com discovers the challenges of branding with a generic domain name

Via DomainIncite.com

May 30, 2013 

Fling.com, an adult social network that facilitates hookups, has lost a domain name dispute over best-fling-sites.com.”

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The Role of Trust in Determining a New TLD’s Business Success

Via CircleID.com

By Thomas Barrett

May 30, 2013 

“Like it or not, every Top-Level Domain (TLD) is a brand in the eyes of the consumer. So, just how important is trust in the success of the new top-level-domains? And how does a new TLD build trust?”

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Luxembourg’s .lu domains can now be locked for a year in disputes

Via DomainNameWire.com

May 29, 2013

“Country code operators are not required to offer a cybersquatting resolution service, although many adopt some form of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Luxembourg takes a more hands of approach. But starting next month it will implement a locking option to stop a domain from being transferred while in dispute.”

 

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