Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Global domain name management and online brand protection specialists Lexsynergy Limited announced today that it will be giving away free .lawyer and .attorney domain names to INTA San Diego attendees.  

The new .lawyer and .attorney domain extensions are a great way to connect with prospects, build an identity and reinforce a lawyer’s brand through a distinctive web address. This free .lawyer or .attorney domain name can be personalized for a sole practitioner, a law firm or even a law related blog.

Daniel Greenberg, Founder and Director of Lexsynergy, said “These two new gTLDs are the perfect opportunity for lawyers to represent themselves online.”

To receive a free .lawyer or .attorney domain name visit the Lexsynergy booth (#2330) inside the INTA Exhibit Hall from May 3-6.

To learn more about this promotion, or how Lexsynergy can assist your law firm with domain management and the new gTLD space, email support@lexsynergy.com.

Lexsynergy Limited is an ICANN accredited registrar (IANA ID 1466) with its head office in the UK (company No. 05992211) and global offices in Austria, Australia, South Africa and the United States.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Winning a .sucks UDRP complaint can still suck

A number of articles have recently been written about the exorbitant registration fees charged to trade mark owners who want to secure their trade mark in the .sucks new gTLD.

In these articles they do mention that it could be difficult to recover a domain name via the UDRP

based on freedom of speech and other similar rights that may afford the infringer a legitimate interest in the domain name or remove the bad faith element.

However, what has not been discussed is what happens should a trade mark owner be successful in a UDRP complaint?

After the appeal period has passed the .sucks domain name will be transferred to the trade mark owner who will then be responsible for the domain name and its renewal costs. If the domain name is on the Sunrise Premium list the trade mark owner would have to pay the $2000 or more (depending on the registrar) renewal fee to maintain the domain name.

The costs mentioned above will nullify the UDRP as a cost effective solution to trade mark owners to recover domain names that infringe its trade marks.

One of ICANN's intentions, behind the launch of the new gTLD programme, was to provide the online community with greater choice to expand their opportunities in a particular name space. The .sucks TLD aims are contrary to ICANN's vision by eliminating options for brand owners while creating an unnecessary avenue for "revenge registrations".

The only real winner is the .sucks registry who has generated free publicity (including this post) and a revenue stream that would make any mafia boss proud.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Lexsynergy is an official exhibitor at the International Trademark Association (INTA) 2015 Annual Meeting. The conference will be taking place from 2 May – 6 May at the San Diego Convention Center. More than 9,000 IP lawyers from around the world have registered to attend so far.

If you are attending INTA stop by the Lexsynergy booth in the exhibit hall where we will be hosting discussions about the new gTLD program and domains extensions such as .SUCKS, .ADULT, .PORN, .BANK and .PHARMACY. We will also be giving away great prizes and even some free domain names.