Six months ago, .inc was launched as the domain ending for business. The unconventional pricing strategy of one flat premium price for all domains originally drew scepticism on its potential for success. Now with 1,300 registrations, .inc has proven positive and unexpected results.
The global reach of .inc has also been noteworthy. Domains have been registered in over 40 countries and territories, with the top three markets being the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Although popular in the US was expected, the latter two countries have come as a surprise, since incorporation is not a legally-recognized type of business formation in either one.
Nominet established the DRS in 2001 to offer an efficient, transparent method of resolving disputes relating to .UK domain names and seeks to settle disputes through mediation and, where this is not possible, through an independent expert decision.
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, commonly known as the UDRP, was first introduced on October 24, 1999, by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The UDRP is incorporated by reference into Registration Agreements for all generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) and some country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs).
You’ve spent years cultivating your brand. You have a name that your customers recognise. The time spent cultivating your image over the years has paid off. When people see your trademark, they think “integrity” and a quality product. This is a great thing. However, as it has been said, with great visibility comes great risk. The more well-known your brand, and the greater your reputation, the higher the likelihood that someone may attempt to take advantage of this image.
The .AR TLD is currently in a preference registration stage, meaning if you’ve registered domain names in the .com.ar, net.ar, int.ar or tur.ar TLDs, prior to 1st December 2015 you have until 9th of November 2019 to request the registration of the .AR equivalent domain names before the TLD goes into general public availability.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (the UDRP), a mechanism that sets out the legal framework for resolving domain name disputes in generic top-level domains (gTLDs) (e.g., .com, .net, .org, .biz), as well as a limited number of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) (e.g., .cc, .co, .me).