Posts Tagged ‘Domain name

20
Sep
08

the “brand new” brand problem

We are about to see the creation of who knows how many domain names next year. ICAN is about to open registration of TLDs to almost anyone. This means we may see the creation of .soda, .bank, .anything!

The problem: We may end up with .sharpie or .graco. Brand owners will have a lot more “policing” to do. What happens if Newell-Rubbermaid doesn’t register the TLD first?

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20
Sep
08

background on domain names

There are now 153 million domain name registrations worldwide. Only about 80 million are in the .com and .net space. In recent years, there have been about a dozen new TLDs (.biz, .coop, .museum, .tel, etc.). Since 2003, domain name disputes have been on the rise. In fact, the year 2007 showed the largest increase.

Who is having domain name dispute complaints? Those having the biggest problems with cybersquatters include:

  • Biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Banking and finance industry
  • Retailers
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