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Entries from März 16th, 2012

Articles on how new gTLD will compare with .com in Google search

März 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Markenführung / brand mgmt, Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs

YES, new gTLDs will rank higher than the old TLDs, e.g. com
New top-level domains to trump .com in Google search results

The author is Adrian Kinderis, an internet industry thought leader and CEO of ARI Registry Services, a company, who helps applicants to get their own TLD and run the technical infrastructure.

NO, new gTLDs will not rank better:
Matt  (Google): No, new TLDs will not automatically get a boost over .com in search results

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ICANN Security Team releases Thought Paper on Domain Seizures

März 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Domainrecht / law

In view of recent legal actions against criminal networks the ICANN Security Team have released a paper on Domain seizures (449kb, pdf)
The (technical rather than legal) paper provides some basic information on procedures to register domains and a checklist of information to submit with a legal or regulatory action. All based on US law.

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ICANN chooses WIPO for the Legal Rights Objections under New gTLD Program

März 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Domainrecht / law, Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has been appointed by ICANN as the exclusive provider of dispute resolution services for trademark based “pre-delegation” Legal Rights Objections under ICANN’s New gTLD Program. This service will resolve disputes between applicants and third party trade mark owners who feel their trademark is infringed upon by the TLD applicant.

As provided for in the ICANN Applicant Guidebook, the independent panel will determine whether the potential use of the applied-for gTLD by the applicant:

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