Domain name disputes and the onus of truth

Avid readers of this blog might be aware of the au Dispute Resolution Policy (the “auDRP”). The purpose of the auDRP is to provide a cheaper, speedier, alternative to litigation for the resolution of dispute between the registrant of a domain name and a party claiming competing rights in that domain name. The auDRP is read more...

The internet just got bigger: Further developments in the gTLD space

New domain spaces are in the process of being introduced.  Over the past few weeks, the first “sunrise” periods have opened for new domain name spaces called generic top-level domains (gTLDs).  ICANN has also delegated the first four of its new gTLDs by introducing them into the Internet’s Root Zone. Businesses and brand owners should read more...

Welcome to <.yellowpages>!

You might have seen some articles recently about developments in the general top-level domain (gTLD) space (we previously posted about ICANN’s new gTLD program here and here).  Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Panel handed down its decision in response to a Legal Rights Objection, which will allow Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) to read more...