Topic: domain protection

ICANN’s Domain Name Review: First gTLD Comments Due August 12, 2012

[Link: ICANN Unveils New gTLD Applicants for Brand Owner Review – Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP] The Internet’s naming system is about to get a lot more complicated, and that’s a big deal for brand owners. Law firm Allen Matkins explains why in this video. Key takeaways: Formal objections can be filed… Read more »

XXX Domains: It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Red Light Goes Out…

The general availability period for obtaining an .XXX domain is here. That means that anyone—a person, company or organization, whether or not they’re part of the adult entertainment industry—can apply for an .XXX domain name. If you haven’t blocked YourCompanyName.XXX, there’s still time to do it. That’s the good news. The bad? .XXX domains will… Read more »

Your Brand in the .XXX Age: How to Block Use of Trademarks by Adult Sites

ICM Registry, the company tapped by ICANN to manage the .XXX domain registry, will start its 30-day “Sunrise Period” for reserving trademarks in the .XXX domain on September 7. This means businesses that want to block adult entertainment providers from using their trademarks need to act quickly. Here’s what you need to know: Trademark Alert:… Read more »