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UDRPlease can I have that domain name

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Process (UDRP) is incorporated via contract into all generic top-level domain names (gTLD) these include .com, .net and .org. This means that the owners of gTLDs will have signed up to resolve disputes (if requested by a third party) by way of the UDRP. The UDRP is a quick cost-effective way of resolving domain disputes which is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). There is a wealth…
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Verisign’s Latest Domain Name Industry Brief

Verisign, the company responsible for operating key Internet infrastructure (e.g. ‘.com’), has published its latest brief on the state of the domain name industry. The volume of domain names registered globally increased to approximately 329.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 with total country-specific registrations increasing to 142.7 million for the quarter.  Of the country-specific domains, ‘.cn’ is easily the largest with about 21 million domain name registrations with ‘.uk’ being the sixth most…
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Brexit brings domain name uncertainty

While the questions around the implications of Brexit for registered EU trade marks and designs have been well-publicised, the issue of domain names has been discussed less but the position is equally uncertain; many EU domain ‘extensions’ require that registrants must be based in the European Economic Area or the EU or have some other link to the EEA/EU – for example, ‘.eu’, ‘.fr’ ‘.hu’, ‘.it’, ‘.pm’, ‘.re’, ‘.tf’, ‘.wf’ & ‘.yt’.  Furthermore, most of…
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