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International Domain Name Law: Icann and the Udrp

The Domain Name System (DNS), which matches computer addresses to human-friendly domain names, has given rise to many legal issues. Two important issues are the institutional arrangements for governing the DNS and the use of trade marks as domain names. This book is the first complete statement of this rapidly-evolving area of the law. In particular, the book includes a comprehensive statement of decisions under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), the international system for resolving disputes between trade mark owners and domain name registrants. In this path-breaking work the author examines the extent to which principles of national trade mark law have been used in UDRP decisions. It will be essential reading for anyone, whether academic or practitioner, interested in internet law, intellectual property, and e-commerce law.

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Domain Name Law and Practice: An International Handbook

This work provides a comprehensive analysis of the law and practice relating to internet domain names at an international level, combined with a detailed survey of the 27 most important domain name jurisdictions worldwide, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, China, Singapore, Russia, Canada and Australia. A particular strength of the book is its in-depth, country-by-country focus upon how domain names relate to existing trade mark law, and upon the developing case-law in this field. It also assembles detailed information about the registration of domain names at national, regional and international levels, analysis of the dispute resolution processes at each of those levels, and strategic guidance on how to manage domain names as part of an overall brand strategy. It is edited and written by leading experts in the fields of domain name dispute resolution and trade mark law from around the world.

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Franchisors Brandish Pair of Powerful Weapons in the War on Cybersquatters.(domain name laws): An article from: Franchising World

This digital document is an article from Franchising World, published by International Franchise Association on September 1, 2000. The length of the article is 1395 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Franchisors Brandish Pair of Powerful Weapons in the War on Cybersquatters.(domain name laws)
Author: Lee J. Plave
Publication: Franchising World (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 1, 2000
Publisher: International Franchise Association
Page: 30

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The Current State of Domain Name Regulation: Domain Names as Second Class Citizens in a Mark-dominated World (Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law)

In this book Konstantinos Komaitis identifies a tripartite problem – intellectual, institutional and ethical – inherent in the domain name regulation culture. Using the theory of property, Komaitis discusses domain names as sui generis ‘e-property’ rights and analyses the experience of the past ten years, through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). The institutional deficit he identifies, generates a further discussion on the ethical dimensions in the regulation of domain names and prompts Komaitis to suggest the creation of an environment based on justice. The relationship between trademarks and domain names has always been contentious and the existing institutions of the UDRP and ACPA have not assisted in alleviating the tension between the two identifiers. Over the past ten years, the trademark community has been systematic in encouraging and promoting a culture that indiscriminately considers domain names as secondclass citizens, suggesting that trademark rights should have priority over the registration in the domain name space. Komaitis disputes this assertion and brings to light the injustices and the trademark-oriented nature of the UDRP and ACPA. He queries what the appropriate legal source to protect registrants when not seeking to promote trademark interests is. He also delineates a legal hypothesis on their nature as well as the steps of their institutionalisation process that we need to reverse, seeking to create a just framework for the regulation of domain names. Finally he explores how the current policies contribute to the philosophy of domain names as second-class citizens. With these questions in mind, Komaitis suggests some recommendations concerning the reconfiguration of the regulation of domain names.

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Domain Names for Dummies

These days, every business or organization needs a Web presence. But how to youfind and register a memorable Web address? In this easy-to-follow guide, apreeminent domain name services firm walks you through the ins and outs of thedomain name game, from registering and trademarking a new name to buying orselling an existing site.

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In general, I am a big fan of For Dummies books. However, this book does not live up the usually high For Dummies standard for two reasons. This book was written at the height of the dot-com bubble, and GreatDomains.com wrote this book. Having GreatDomains.com write this book would be like having Weight Watchers write Dieting for Dummies. You can’t expect unbiased advice from a leading company whose business model is selling expensive generic/descriptive domain names. There is a controversy on generic vs. proper names, but this is barely mentioned in the For Dummies Book. The opposite view, “The kiss of death for an Internet brand is a common (generic) name” is taken in the book “The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding.” I am not saying that one view or the other is correct, but a book on domain names should cover both sides. Chapter 3 is titled “The New Land Rush in Domain Names.” The first section is “Understanding the Reasons Behind Skyrocketing Domain Name Prices.” Since the book has been published, domain name prices have fallen faster than dot-com stocks. All of the domain name prices in the book should be reduced by a factor of ten or more.Still much of the book contains useful information, and the price is reasonable. You just have to keep in mind that the information is one-sided and written at the height of the dot-com bubble. A less biased but overly legal book is “Domain Names” by Elias & Gima. Also look at “How to Select & Buy an Elite Domain Name.”

Review by Joel J. Ohman:

I really like the “Dummies” books on almost any subject. It seems to me though that learning about domain names doesn’t necessarily require reading a full book like this as there are plenty of resources online to learn about domain name buying/investing/etc (not all good of course). Either way, I am really glad to see this book published because it brings some more mainstream attention to this great subject.

– Joel


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Collection of WIPO Domain Name Panel Decisions

The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Center) offers services for the resolution of commercial disputes between private parties involving intellectual property through procedures other than court litigation. Prominent among these disputes in recent years have been those arising out of bad-faith registration and use of Internet domain names corresponding to trademark rights. The administrative mechanism for resolving such disputes is embodied in WIPO¿s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This very useful book reprints forty-five UDRP decisions rendered by WIPO Center panels between 1999 and 2003. These decisions represent the general trends as well as particular issues in the growing jurisprudence in the important area of Internet domain name rights, and their presentation here will provide practical guidance on the substantive issues and procedural mechanics of the UDRP. The decisions have been selected on the following criteria: principal substantive issues resolved by WIPO panels; typical procedural issues arising in UDRP cases; and diversity of domain names, parties and panelists. This approach offers practitioners an invaluable understanding of the trademark issues arising out of the domain name registration system, as well as guidance and insight into how to file or defend a WIPO UDRP case. Practical features include key issues listed at the top of each decision, a chronological index, a topical index of issues covered by the decisions, and annexes providing legal source materials, the WIPO Model Complaint and Response, and an off-print of the online legal index of WIPO UDRP decisions made available by the WIPO Center. This collection will be of great value to trademark holders, in-house counsel, intellectual property and IT law practitioners, Internet entrepreneurs, domain name registrants, and students of dispute resolution.

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The Domain Name Handbook; High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace

Designed for system administrators, this handbook describes Internet domain policies and procedures; investigates the debates, confusion and conflicts people face while registering domain names for their WWW sites; and details attempts to reconcile Internet name use with Trademark law.

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The Domain Name Handbook; High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace Reviews

Review by Robert Kall:

The Domain Name Handbook; High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace by Ellen Rony, Peter R. Rony This was the first book I purchased in my search tomake sense of the domain name business. It provides great information on the details of the domain name naming system and the history of the organizations involved. It also provides excellent information on trademark considerations and issues. If you are an attorney, or anyone seriously getting into the domain name business, you should have this in your library. Rony is highly knowledgeable about the minutiae of the domain name registration rules, and offers a great history with some examples of cases of trademark cases and squatting that are highly useful for understanding the way things work. She’s now consulting as an expert in this area, a clear sign that her expertise is credible with corporations and courts. The book does not cover such considerations as the creative and business consideration process of coming up with a unique domain name. There’s another book that goes into this topic in more detail–How to choose and Protect a great Name for Your website. Neither book covers factors which contribute to the value of a dmain name, finding better prices for name registration, websites and strategies for doing research on names you are considering.Rob Kall, author, domainnamereport

Review by Jim Moran:

Remember the old saying, “What’s in a name?” A name should represent a well known company, person, quality workmanship, products, and services. Nothing could be more true when we consider what is involved in registering and using domain names today. Ellen Rony and Peter Rony have written The Domain Name Handbook to provide readers with a considerable amount of detailed information about this often overlooked but essential element of establishing an online presence. When a company or person takes action to establish themselves online it is necessary for them to come up with a unique domain name that clearly represents the nature of their products, services, or other stated purposes of the Website. Sounds easy enough but this is not necessarily the case. One of the most hotly contested aspects of setting up a Website today is the selection and ownership of a domain name. There are a number of factors to take into consideration in this crucial decision making process. Ellen Rony and Peter Rony do a masterful job of exposing the many pitfalls that could spell disaster for anyone wishing to set up shop online today. This 650-page book is packed with extensive information about many of the legal challenges that have been waged over the registration and use of domain names, including alleged copyright violations, trademark infringement, and actual court cases. This is the most comprehensive resource for domain name dispute case studies to date. It is heavily footnoted. Thumb through it to read up on what real people have experienced themselves. Many of the accounts will expose the darker side of the business world we compete in! According to the documentation provided in this book some big name companies have gone after smaller companies and persons (and vice versa), who have registered domain names already trademark protected by existing laws. Some of the laws currently pertaining to Internet domain name use have not been etched in stone as of yet but information provided in this book will help chart the course. The accompanying CD and a Website offer supplemental reading material. Although these resources offer plenty in terms of legal proceedings, the authors recommend that readers consult their attorneys for solid legal advice! Perhaps through no fault of your own you may one day find yourself the focus of an infringement case. Be prepared to face these challenges today. This book is must reading for Website designers, Web business consulting firms, attorneys, and companies doing business online!

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Domain Names: A Practical Guide

Domain names are significant corporate assets and with over 36 million domain names registered worldwide businesses need to protect these assets accordingly. This title provides a practical and user-friendly guide to the legal, best practice and procedural issues relating to domain names. It is clearly written, succinct and avoids using complicated legal jargon. Containing user-friendly sample documents, checklists and FAQs to ensure best practice, and guidance through ICANN and Nominet’s dispute resolution procedures, this title brings together difficult to source information on an increasingly complex area.

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