Archive for September, 2011

Coming Soon: The .XXX Speedboat

ICM Registry to sponsor world champion powerboat racer Mike Seebold. ICM Registry, the company behind the new .xxx top level domain name, is entering world class powerboat racing with world champion driver Mike Seebold to compete at this year’s Off Shore World Championships in Key West, Florida. We’ve already seen domain name company’s names plastered […]

Company Sues Facebook Over New Timeline Feature, Says it Hijacked Its Username

Company claims trademark infringement and that Facebook hijacked its username. The Chicago company that owns Timelines.com and a federally registered trademark for “Timelines” has filed a trademark infringement suit (pdf) against Facebook over its new “Timeline” feature. According to the suit: Facebook has announced its intention to use and, indeed has already begun to re-direct […]

How to (Unnecessarily) Encumber The Internet And The Economy – Forbes

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit organization responsible for coordinating the technical management of the Internet’s domain name system and for ensuring its continued security, stability and …

DomainTools Team Building Mini Golf Event

To celebrate September birthdays at DomainTools (Susan, Emily, Andrew and Kirsten), we played some mini golf at the Interbay Golf Course in Seattle the other day. After grabbing some beverages, teams were chosen by the birthday crew. It was a perfect day to play some mini put-put out in the sun!

Prizes were given out to the topo 2 teams, including gift certificates to Top Pot Donuts and Barnes and Noble. Andrew and Susan’s teams won – check out the team pictures below!

CADNA Commends Senator Wyden’s Letter to the NTIA, Encourages the NTIA to Go Further to Ensure Transparency and Ethics Within ICANN – StreetInsider.com

“When you see examples of ICANN leaders and staff members creating policies that impact the domain name industry, only to turn around and leave ICANN to go work in the industry, there is clearly a conflict of interest,” said CADNA president Josh Bourne.

CADNA Commends Senator Wyden’s Letter to the NTIA, Encourages the NTIA to Go Further to Ensure Transparency and Ethics Within ICANN – TechWeb

“When you see examples of ICANN leaders and staff members creating policies that impact the domain name industry, only to turn around and leave ICANN to go work in the industry, there is clearly a conflict of interest,” said CADNA president Josh Bourne.

Pre-Paid Legal Has Rebranding Problem with Domain Name

Controversial legal services company is rebranding but doesn’t have the domain name. Pre-Paid Legal Services is changing its name to LegalShield, but it has a big problem: it doesn’t own LegalShield.com. Just a short time after filing an intent to use trademark application for “LegalShield” the company filed a UDRP complaint for LegalShield.com. The respondent, […]