Here ye, here ye - all hail the arrival of .SO. And the question becomes, “So what?”  But really, I can’t remember the last time we saw the launch of a totally pristine ccTLD. Sure, we’ve had launches of second-level TLDs like .CO, where only third-level TLDs had previously existed. And we have also had launches of third-level TLDs, like the addition of 34 provinces in China. But it’s been some time since a completely barren ccTLD namespace has been made widely available. And again, you might be asking yourself, so what?  As an unrestricted TLD, .SO registrations may be particularly... Read More
Yesterday, the long awaited decision in Tiffany v Ebay was released by the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, exonerating Ebay from any liability to Tiffany for infringing auctions on its site. In a sweeping ruling for Ebay, the Court emphasized that, although both Ebay and Tiffany have an interest in eliminating counterfeit Tiffany merchandise from Ebay, the burden of policing Tiffany’s valuable trademarks on the Internet falls squarely on the brand holder. In holding that Ebay was not contributorily liable for trademark infringement, the standard is not whether eBay could reasonably anticipate possible infringement, but... Read More


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With more than 14 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More