Archive for November, 2011

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 […]

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.

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…

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…

Penn State buys adult domain names to block use – Tribune-Democrat

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State has purchased some Internet domains to block their usage by the porn industry. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the Internet’s naming system, in March approved the .xxx domain for …

Ndamukong Suh may not be on the field but he’s still winning

Suspended football player wins rights to domain name. Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh may have to sit out a couple games because of his stomping incident last week, but he’s still winning off the field. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has awarded him his namesake — NdamukongSuh.com. The domain name was registered […]

Penn State Buys .XXX Domain Names – Phillymag.com

The public is about to be able to purchase .xxx domain names. In preparation for this event, companies and organizations have been hurriedly registering domains to prevent every Joe Schmo and his brother from turning their marketable names into …