Apple.news or News.apple?

In a development that few people will notice but is interesting to us domain geeks, Apple is in the process of retiring its news.apple.com domain in favor of apple.news.

Apple is not going to shed light on why it is making this migration. I suspect that anything to take traffic off the .com domain is never a bad idea.

Perhaps Apple has a long-term vision for making its News app web-accessible (instead of locked within an app).

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Trademark Overreaching and Faux Cybersquatting Claims

Trademarks can be strong in two ways: either inherently distinctive (arbitrary or fanciful marks), or composed of common elements that have acquired distinctiveness (descriptive or suggestive marks). Trademarks can also be weak in two ways: either composed of common elements, or lacking significant marketplace presence other than in their home territories.

Panelists have seen them all, even by respondents alleging trademark rights registered later in time to complainant's. The Madonna case, Ciccone, p/k/a Madonna v. Parisi and "Madonna.com", D2000-0847 … Continue reading...

The .Corp, .Home & .Mail Quandary

On 24 August, fifteen applicants for the .corp, .home, or .mail (CHM) new gTLDs sent a letter to the ICANN Board asking for action on the stalled process of the their applications. This points to the answer for the question I asked in march of this year: Whatever happened with namespace collision issues and the gTLD Round of 2012. As the letter from the applicants indicates, ICANN has done little to deal with issues concerned with namespace collisions in the … Continue reading...

LogicBoxes Launches the New Elite Reseller Program

LogicBoxes, the leading provider of web presence automation solutions for Web Hosts, Domain Resellers and ICANN Registrars, today announced the launch of its new Elite Reseller Program. This program lays a strategic focus on fast-growing Web Hosting Providers.

The new Elite Reseller Program focuses on high potential Web Hosts, Domain Resellers and ICANN Registrars. LogicBoxes, which is known for its premium services and robust platform, will now be made available to Web Hosts from all the segments of the … Continue reading...

Short Guide: How to Transition Your Business from Offline to Online

According to a Forrester report from last year, executives predict digital will positively impact their businesses by 2020, with a 47% increase in revenue. Not only is it a good time to implement changes into traditional companies and embrace the online potential, but also to find the right channels to drive sales. To aid business owners who are lost in the face of such a bold change, we have come up with a short guide. Transition your business from offline … Continue reading...

Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain name accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word "mandatory" in the event of third-party claims. The UDRP is mandatory only in the sense that respondents are "obliged by virtue of the [registration] agreement to recognize the validity of a proceeding initiated by a third-party claimant." Storey v. Cello Holdings, LLC., 347 F.3d 370, 381 (2nd Cir. 2003).

However, … Continue reading...