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ICANN Update: September 2014

This month, we look at the latest issues in the Internet governance world, including the launch of a dotbrand gTLD and the success of .London. Chinese Investment Company Switches To .Brand

September TLD Round-up

Here is our latest overview of news from the domain name universe Global Domain Count Grows Five million domain names were added across all top level domains across the globe in the first quarter of 2014, taking the total to 276 million. DNS Belgium Warns Of Fraudsters DNS Belgium is warning of fraudsters registering domain names strongly resembling the actual domain of an online shop. Fraudsters then build a replica of the site offering the same products but at rock-bottom prices.

Alibaba: The Front Line in the Battle Against Counterfeits?

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has already been hailed the stock market listing of the year. In spite of its international success, the online marketplace remains one of the web’s biggest platforms for buying and selling counterfeit goods. How can Brand Owners work with Alibaba to tackle this threat and protect their Intellectual Property?

DotLondon Rules The Digital World… For Now

Twenty four hours after the general launch of the dotLondon new generic Top Level Domain, dotLondon was revealed as the fastest growing city-based domain name. Within a day of the domain being available to any registrant, nearly 35,000 names had been registered, topping the performance of dotBerlin in their first 24 hours.

ICANN Update: August 2014

This month, we look at the latest issues in the Internet governance world, including how registries are raising awareness of their gTLDs and a new investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. Google to Start Recognizing IDNs Google has announced that it has taken steps in order to recognize IDN email addresses in its Gmail and Calendar applications.

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