Friday, 30 July 2010

Domain Name Recovery

The vast number of registered domain names has made it increasingly difficult to find suitable domain names, making purchasing a domain name from a third party a viable option.

Negotiating the purchase of a domain name requires a strategy that will ensure the domain name is acquired at the lowest possible cost. Once the purchase price is agreed, the next step is payment and then transfer through an escrow agent.

It is crucial to ensure the domain name has been transferred and not merely updated as a transfer implies a transfer of control, while an update is merely a change of information without transfer of control.

We have developed a specialised online domain name recovery control panel that allows our clients to recover domain names with the support of domain name negotiation and resolution experts.

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Friday, 16 July 2010

.co General Availability Stage Begins 20 July 2010

The .co General Availability Stage begins on 20 July 2010, 20:00 (CEST).
During this phase registrations will be open to the general public irrespective of location on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lexsynergy will be accepting pre-registration applications until July 19, 2010, 16:00 (CEST).

Cost: £39 per year

Monday, 12 July 2010

.CO Landrush Period Extended

The .co registry has announced the extension of the .co Landrush Period until 16 July 2010 at 12:00 pm EDT.

On 20 July 2010 .co domain names will become available for registration on a first come, first served basis.

We wonder whether the extension of this Landrush Period is intended for the benefit of the Internet community or the coffers of the .co registry.

Saudi Arabia IDN Sunrise Phase Ends

The Sunrise Period for Arabic domain names in Saudi Arabia ended today (12 July 2010). The next phase (Landrush) will start on Monday 27 September 2010.

During the Landrush Phase applications will be accepted from members of the general public on a first come, first served basis.

General Rules
The registrant must fall under one of the following categories:
1. An entity physically located in Saudi Arabia;
2. A natural person, not underage, with a Saudi national identification card or equivalent document issued by the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia;
3. An entity with a registration or license issued by a pertinent authority in Saudi Arabia;
4. An owner of a trade mark or trade name that is registered in Saudi Arabia.

The administrative contact should be a natural person based in Saudi Arabia.

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Sunday, 11 July 2010

CTM v Domain Names

We advise owners of Community Trade Marks to register their marks as domain names in each ccTLD within the European Union. This will go some way in reducing the trade mark owner's exposure to cybersquatting, which in turn reduces the costs of domain name recovery. A domain name registration is an extension of a trade mark and two should co-exist to offer the maximum amount of protection.

Lexsynergy provides training to IP professionals and trade mark owners on how to best deal with domain names as part of a comprehensive brand protection strategy.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Estonian registry has temporarily stopped accepting domain applications

The Estonian registry posted the following notice on its website on 5 July 2010:

"Estonian Internet Foundation asks patience from registrants. Apparently not all registrars had equivalent access to our Registry. The registry-registrar model requires that all registrars are treated as equals thus registrations from all registrars were ceased until further test can be carried out with all parties involved. Registrars will continue to accept all applications from registrants. Registry will be restarted after exhaustive tests have been carried out. In order to guarantee stability of the access some changes will have to be carried out in RIPE database.

It is vitally important to ensure all registrars will have equal access to the registry. Estonian Internet Foundation would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvienience and will inform shortly of the time when registry operations will continue."