ICANN Singapore Meeting Highlights Include IANA Stewardship Transition, RAA and Dispute Over .WINE

The ICANN meeting in Singapore last week started with intense discussions on the decision of the US government to transition the role of IANA to the global multistakeholder community and ended with the Governmental Advisory Committee in heated discussions over … Continue reading…

1st anniversary of the TMCH: over 28,000 trademarks added by brand owners

We are now into a regular beat of gTLD releases with up to seven opening for Sunrise each week. When the program was defined back in the glory years of 2011 many trademark holders raised red flags on the age-old … Continue reading…

Counterfeit wine and how to stop the fraudsters

Fine wines are a prestigious, expensive business; France has positioned itself as having centuries of know-how in the production of exceptional vintages which are more and more sought after as the years go on. The wine community is tight knit, … Continue reading…

Marketing and branding will determine new gTLDs success

Being unique, having a vision and good marketing and branding are probably all in varying degrees required for a new gTLD to be successful when it comes to public registrations. And these were some of the issues canvassed at the … Continue reading…

Brazil Football World Cup target of phishing scams

Major sporting events and phishing scams seem to go hand in hand, and this year’s football World Cup in Brazil is no exception. A recent report on Threat Post notes that even though the FIFA World Cup is four months … Continue reading…