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Legal Challenge To ICM Registry’s and ICANN’s .XXX gTLD Continues – What Are The Implications For Other gTLD Applicants?

Posted in .XXX Domain Names, Domain Name, gTLD Issue, Trademark

Written by Geri Haight As we reported in December, two adult entertainment companies filed suit in federal district court in Los Angeles against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ICM Registry, the sole operator of the .XXX domain name registry. The complaint, filed by adult filmmaker Digital Playground Inc. and Manwin Licensing… Continue Reading

ICANN’s New gTLDs Program: Disputes, Comments and Objections

Posted in .XXX Domain Names, Domain Name, gTLD Issue, Trademark, Trademark Infringement

Written by Geri Haight What if someone applied for a new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) that is confusingly similar to the gTLD applied for by your company?  Who has standing to file an objection or to submit a public comment in response to an applied-for gTLD?  These are the questions that many participants and observers… Continue Reading

Pre-Register Your .XXX Domain Names Now

Posted in Domain Name, gTLD Issue

Although .xxx domain names will not become generally available to the public until December 6, 2011, many registrars are offering pre-registration of these domain names now.  If you submit an application to reserve a .xxx domain name during the pre-registration phase (i.e., before the December 6th launch date), you are not guaranteed registration of that domain name.  Nonetheless, it… Continue Reading

The Sunrise B Period: Act Now To Prevent Use Of Your Trademark In Connection With New .XXX Adult Entertainment Domain Names

Posted in Domain Name, gTLD Issue, Trademark, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Written by Geri L. Haight and Joseph M. DiCioccio Are you concerned that the name of your business or the trademark used in connection with your best-selling product will be used in connection with an adult entertainment website given the soon-to-be launched .XXX domain names? Domain names ending with the generic top level domain (gTLD)… Continue Reading