If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably… not always a duck

Hocus Pocus. That’s the title of a cover song on Iron Maiden’s European DVD single “Different world”. Unfortunately this legendary heavy-metal band with over 90 million albums sold can’t use magic when facing the difficulties of their music being pirated.  … Continue reading…

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…