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ICANN under pressure over GDPR preparations, as future of WHOIS is mired in uncertainty
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • October 24 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has come under fire for excluding the full community in its exploration of the

Down, but not out - initial adverse decision not a bar to future recovery of .ca domain name
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • July 26 2017

A pair of recent decisions under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”) Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“CDRP”) demonstrate

gTLDs: Negative feedback for controversial “free speech” TLD
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • November 7 2016

The controversial generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .FEEDBACK was launched in late 2015 by the Registry Operator Top Level Spectrum, Inc. (TLS

Arguing Descriptiveness in Domain Disputes
  • Williams + Hughes
  • Global
  • July 6 2016

On 8 March 2016, a complaint was filed with WIPO on behalf of BHP Billiton Innovation Pty Ltd (BHP) seeking the transfer of the domain www.bhp.pw

Winning the Fight Against Email Spam Plaintiffs
  • Kronenberger Rosenfeld LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2016

There have been many changes in the realm of email spam law since 2003, which was the year when both the federal CAN-SPAM Act and the California

Whois Inaccuracy Complaints Can Lead to Domain Cancellations, Deletion of Defamatory Websites
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Global
  • January 22 2016

Many of the internet defamation attacks regularly discussed on our blog are published on well-established, high-ranking websites such as Ripoff

New Zealand Domain Name Commission’s review of the .NZ WHOIS database
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • November 11 2015

The WHOIS databse is a publically available search service that provides information on the holders of domain names listed in the .nz register. The

ICANN considers banning WHOIS proxy services for commercial websites
  • Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
  • Global
  • June 29 2015

Last month, a working group for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") issueda report that contemplates whether the owners

Body of message satisfied spam law, California appellate court rules
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2014

In dismissing a putative class action against a marketing company, a California appellate court ruled that as long as the sender's name can be

Appeals court dismisses spam suit against Guthy-Renker
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 6 2014

A California appeals court has dismissed a putative class action alleging that Guthy-Renker LL C violated state anti-spam laws by sending the