Category Archives: Domain Name Registry

.AE brand protection

In the ccTLD market the .AE domain name is the most sort after, there are restrictions in obtaining a .AE domain name, the registry will ask for relevant documentation such as a copy of your passport or drivers license with your application. Or you can send your trade mark to the registry if you are a formed business or company, but giving your business a presence in the United Arab Emirates especially with such a expanding consumer market it is a must for all Corporations.

Businesses who wish to go online in the UAE should have a .ae domain name. However, just because your company may be using a name, trade name or trade mark in the UAE does not mean that you can automatically use that name as your domain name online. You must protect your domain name through registration with the relevant authority. This article will outline how domain names work in the UAE and what to do if your domain name has already been taken in cyberspace.

Further Information can be found at : http://www.itp.net/news/521168-legal-download-20—ae-domains-and-disputes-in-uae-cyberspace

Search Engine Optimization

If you are interested in gaining the best search engine optimization for your site or portfolio, this article is for you.

Buying Sites For SEO – Forget the debate over buying links. How about buying entire web sites to gain success in search. This session looks at how to find the gems out there, criteria to consider, ways to negotiate and how to best leverage your new purchase. Tips, tricks, success stories, and painful lessons learned will be shared.

Capturing value.
– We buy sites for revenue, he says. “We’re a media company, damnit!”
– Potential or specifically unrealized potential
– Core metrics: existing traffic, uniques, revneue, feed subscribers, and Google PageRank
– Secondary metrics: age of site, stability, age of domain, amount of content, existing SEO metrics, staleness
– Tertiary questions: Is it or can it be a blog? Does it cover a unique area? Does it add non-core value we can put a number to?

The rest of the article can be found : http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/017307.html

Certain Risks with ccTLDs

A McAfee study shows that .HK domains are more likely to dangerous or be malware-prone on the Web.

The McAfee Mal Web report, which serves as a safety guidebook to risky online neighborhoods, reveals that 19.2 percent of all Web sites ending with the .hk domain pose a security threat to Web users, followed by China (.cn), the Philippines (.ph), Romania (.ro) and Russia (.ru).

By contrast, the safest domains on the Web are Finland (.fi), Japan (.jp), Norway (.no), Slovenia (.si), and Colombia (.co).

In general, the chance of downloading spyware, adware, viruses, or other undesirable software from surfing the Web increased 41.5 percent over 2007, the report found.

The rest of the article can be found at : http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9958609-7.html

.BZ Domains not associated

By Wayne Harrison

According to the ICANN framework for ccTLD’s each country has a ‘delegatee’ ( this is the rather odd word that they use), who is responsible for ensuring that the ccTLD is used to reflect the unique cultural identity of the country and in the best interests of the Internet community of the country, and an ‘administrator’, appointed by the delegatee, who is in charge of the technical aspects of registering domain names, running the name servers etc.

Our previous investigations appear to show, the .bz domain is not being used in a manner that reflects the cultural identity of Belize and in accordance with local law, it is the responsibility of the delegatee to correct the situation.

It is unclear how the University College of Belize became the delegatee of the .bz domain. In the normal course of ICANN ccTLD matters, the Government of the country bearing the country code is supposed to appoint a delegatee.

The article can be found : http://www.reporter.bz/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=2791&Itemid=2

Shutting Down Domain Crooks

A good registrar will ask a client for their details to place in the whois if the information is provided by the client is false the domain will not be registered. Domain applications being submitted to registrars are not getting flagged and causing issues with spam, Cyber squatting and obtaining information by deception. Large Corporations protect there interests by brand protecting there name and obtaining there name on a world wide scale covering the ccTLD market and the generic name spaces. ICANN are aware of this problem and are taking action.

Burnette told UPI that ICANN has no authority to directly target spammers and other criminals who register domain names and that the registrars it accredits are not required to proactively ensure the accuracy of their registrants’ WHOIS information. But they are obliged to follow up reports from ICANN or from the public about missing or incorrect WHOIS data.

“If we find that registrars are not investigating reports (of inaccurate or non-existent WHOIS data) as they are required to, our escalation procedure can ultimately result in their accreditation being terminated,” effectively shutting them down, she said.

Further Information : http://www.upi.com/International_Security/Emerging_Threats/Analysis/2008/05/29/analysis_crackdown_on_domain_name_crooks/8781/

THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNICTHNIC is happy to launch there new website all.in.th, which consist of all about domain’s things such as Web Directory, Statistic Domain, and also include latest news in the internet field. They hope it will be the e-place to exchange knowledge between all Thais.
Besides, at the beginning of the year, THNIC be a part of supporting the thought expression of all Thais on cyberspace. If you want to have your own weblog or diary. They have suggested you will be able to obtain a free .in.th domain name.
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THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNICTHNIC is happy to launch there new website all.in.th, which consist of all about domain’s things such as Web Directory, Statistic Domain, and also include latest news in the internet field. They hope it will be the e-place to exchange knowledge between all Thais.
Besides, at the beginning of the year, THNIC be a part of supporting the thought expression of all Thais on cyberspace. If you want to have your own weblog or diary. They have suggested you will be able to obtain a free .in.th domain name.
Continue reading THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNIC & APNG holds there 10th Camp

THNICTHNIC is happy to launch there new website all.in.th, which consist of all about domain’s things such as Web Directory, Statistic Domain, and also include latest news in the internet field. They hope it will be the e-place to exchange knowledge between all Thais.

Besides, at the beginning of the year, THNIC be a part of supporting the thought expression of all Thais on cyberspace. If you want to have your own weblog or diary. They have suggested you will be able to obtain a free .in.th domain name.

As THNIC’s has offered scholarship awards with covering coasts and expenses for Thai National to join the 10th APNG Camp. This year, the camp will be held under the topic “APNG-ICT vision from, by, and for Next Generation” at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) during August 11-15, 2008. You can find the scholarship winners at :

http://www.thnic.co.th/10thAPNG.php

Further information : http://www.thnic.co.th/enews/021/021en.html

The camp will be held on 11th – 15th of August.

Intellectual property rights in cyberspace

Protecting your company with a trade mark gives the owner a title to claim of a “company name”. This works in the domain name industry as well, a trade mark will in most cases cover the owner in obtaining a domain name. A few registry’s will not allow a client to obtain a domain without a trade mark. Reading through IBLS new article covers intellectual property and what rights a owner with a trade mark has.

The United States (“US”) Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) prohibits the registration of a domain name with the intent to deceive consumers. Political speech even if not agreed with is an important feature of the First Amendment of the Constitution. Speech however that impacts the use of a trademark and would cause consumer confusion and a dilution of the trademark rights of a company and their goodwill is not permitted. The following cases demonstrate that this type of behavior will not be tolerated even if the speech is important to the advancement of ideas.

Trademarks are defined in the US Lanham Act § 45 (15 U.S.C. Section 1127). They are defined as “any word, name, symbol, or device or any combination thereof (1) used by a person or (2) which a person has a bone fide intention to use in commerce and applies to register on the principal register.” Trademarks serve to identify and distinguish the goods including “a unique product, and from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of goods, even if that source is unknown.” Trademarks must either be used in commerce or the applicant must have a bona fide intent to use them in commerce.

Further Information : http://www.ibls.com/internet_law_news_portal_view.aspx?s=articles&id=84B96726-D419-4ECE-8A8B-80DD970D0F85

Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% think they're less important than a good web address…

Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% of companies think they’re less important than a good web address…

According to a survey by web specialists Sedo, four-fifths of respondents said that losing their domain name would be more damaging than losing their CEO – while 72% said getting the right online address in the first place was more important than getting the right office or even the right staff. Sounds like the kind of attitude that all those failed dotcoms had at the start of the decade…
On the other hand, it’s true that companies are now desperate to get their hands on memorable addresses – as shown by the huge sums paid for exclusive domain names like vodka.com and sex.com whenever they come onto the market. As we do more and more of our shopping, socialising and information-gathering online, companies with a prominent web presence have a big head-start on the competition. Continue reading Encouraging news for CEOs – 82% think they're less important than a good web address…