Archive for November, 2011

Marijuana.com Sells For Reported $4.2m

The domain name marijuana.com has been bought by the company WeedMapsMedia, a southern Californian company that provides maps for where your neighbourhood pot shop is located, for a reported $4.2 million.

Arbitration panel gives Noah Cyrus domain name

Youngest Cyrus gets domain name. Noah Cyrus, the eleven year old sister of Miley Cyrus and son of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, has won rights to the domain name NoahCyrus.com. The domain name was registered in 2006 just as Cyrus became a household name thanks to the Disney channel’s Hannah Montana TV show. But […]

Lawsuit filed over .XXX domain name launch: could more lawsuits follow?

In opposition to the imminent launch of the new .XXX generic top level domain (gTLD), two adult entertainment companies have filed suit in federal district court in Los Angeles against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICAN…

Domain name disputes in the context of intellectual property rights protection on the internet

As practice over the last few years shows, fighting Internet offences remains one of the major trends of the legal services market.

ANA Moves Campaign Against New gTLDs to YouTube, Accuses ICANN of Lying

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has shifted its campaign against ICANN’s new gTLD program to YouTube with a video from its President accusing the organization of “lying” about having reached a consensus over its plans, reports Kieren McCa…

Mid Six-Figure Sale of Answer.com Sets the Pace on This Week’s DNJournal.com Sales Chart

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Moniker/SnapNames claimed the top spot on the all extension Top 20 Chart after closing a big mid six-figure sale of Answer.com. It is the sixth biggest sale reported so far in 2011. 14 .com a…

DNSSEC Update from ICANN 42 in Dakar

While the global rollout of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) continues at the domain name registry level — with more than 25% of top-level domains now signed — the industry continues to focus on the problem of registrar, ISP …