UK police may be given domain name-suspension powers –

Posted September 5th, 2011 in computer crime, crime prevention, domain names, news, police by sally

“UK police could be able to order the suspension of website domain names without first having to obtain a court order under new plans being considered by a domain name registry.”

Full story, 5th September 2011


Domain names can be registered with almost any suffix from next year, ICANN says –

Posted June 21st, 2011 in domain names, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

“Businesses will be able to register website domain names with almost any ending and in any language from next year under plans approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).”

Full story, 20th June 2011


Transport directory infringed Yellow Pages trade marks, court finds –

Posted April 14th, 2011 in domain names, internet, news, trade marks by sally

“The use of ‘yellow pages’ in the domain breached trade mark regulations, a court has ruled. A person finding the website in the UK could think it belonged to Yell, the England and Wales Patent County Court said.”

Full story, 14th April 2011


.xxx adult entertainment domain approved by internet regulators – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in domain names, news, pornography by sally

“Plans to establish a new internet domain specifically for pornography are to proceed after internet regulators approved the .xxx suffix for adult entertainment sites, three years on from a decision to block the move.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2011


High Court relieves hosting firm of duty to hand domain name to Kentucky –

Posted November 4th, 2009 in domain names, enforcement, foreign jurisdictions, gambling, news by sally

“The High Court has said that a UK hosting company does not have to comply with a US state court’s order demanding that it hand over a gambling company’s domain name.”

Full story, 4th November 2009



Football teams club together to win groundbreaking WIPO domain name case –

Posted May 20th, 2009 in arbitration, domain names by sally

“Some of England’s biggest football clubs have become the first companies to band together to win case under the best-known arbitration system for domain name disputes.”

Full story, 19th May 2009


Retailer cites own keyword advertising as evidence of domain name owner’s abuse –

Posted April 9th, 2009 in advertising, domain names, news by sally

“Clothes shop Oasis has lost its bid to gain control of the domain name because any behaviour abusive of its trade marks on the site was the result of its own actions, a dispute resolution panel has ruled.”

Full story, 8th April 2009


Boarding school wins battle to stop its name being used for pornographic websites – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2009 in domain names, news by sally

“Framlingham College boarding school has won a battle to stop its name being used to promote a series of internet pornography and dating websites.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2009


Trade mark owner loses domain name claim against unauthorised reseller –

Posted November 24th, 2008 in domain names, news, trade marks by sally

“Dealers and resellers can use a manufacturer’s trade mark as a domain name even when their sales are not authorised by the manufacturer, an arbitration panel has ruled.”

Full story, 19th November 2008


Nominet changes fail to cut primary cost of domain name dispute, says expert –

Posted July 10th, 2008 in domain names, news by sally

“The body in charge of the .uk internet domain has announced changes to its dispute resolution policies that will make it cheaper to win unopposed disputes but will not address the high cost of preparing cases.”

Full story, 10th July 2008


Website domain names: any suffixes could be possible after landmark vote – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2008 in domain names, news by sally

“Icann, the organisation that regulates the internet domain name system, has passed a landmark vote to relax rules limiting web addresses to ‘top-level’ suffixes, such as .com and .uk, a move that could see people and companies register almost anything they want.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th June 2008


Lawyers attack Nominet plan for domain name disputes –

Posted September 20th, 2007 in domain names, internet, news by sally

“The registry for .uk domain names has proposed a change in the way that name disputes are handled, but the proposed fast-track system faces criticism for not being radical enough.”

Full story, 19th September 2007