Verisign Confident New gTLDs Won’t Hinder .COM’s Growth. But Will They?

The introduction of new gTLDs will not have a significant impact on the growth of .com domain name registrations, Danny McPherson, Chief Security Officer at Verisign told NetNames. Backing up his view, McPherson pointed out the average length of a … Continue reading…

Fake Football Shirts

In May 2013, the Football Association unveiled its new five year kit deal for the England national team with US sports giant Nike.  As part of the announcement they launched two new kits, much to the annoyance of England fans, … Continue reading…

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…