Architelos

  • Architelos files bankruptcy after Afilias lawsuit

    … Afilias has managed to bury domain security software provider Architelos, which filed for bankrupcty today. Architelos filed Chapter 7, which basically means the company will close and its assets will be liquidated to pay off creditors. Its only major creditor is Afilias, which won a patent lawsuit against it last August. The jury in the case…

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  • Afilias $10 million court win slashed by judge

    … A US judge has dramatically reduced a $10 million ruling Afilias won against Architelos in a trade secrets case. Architelos, which a jury decided had misappropriated trade secrets from Afilias in order to build its patented NameSentry domain security service, may even be thrown a lifeline enabling it to continue business. A little over a week…

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  • Afilias seeks to freeze Architelos patent after $10m lawsuit win

    … Afilias seems bent on burying domain security software maker Architelos, after winning a $10 million lawsuit against it. The registry on Friday filed a court motion to freeze the patent at the heart of the lawsuit, which Afilias says — and a jury agreed — was based on trade secrets misappropriated by former Afilias employees. Afilias said…

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  • Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady

    … uses a metric the company calls NQI, for Namespace Quality Index, to rank TLDs by their abuse levels. NQI is basically a normalized count of abusive domains per million registered names. According to Architelos CEO Alexa Raad, the new gTLD with the highest NQI at the end of June was .work. Today’s NameSentry data shows that .work has a tad under…

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  • Most new gTLDs use NameSentry after Famous Four signs with Architelos

    … Architelos yesterday announced that Famous Four Media has signed up to use its NameSentry security service across its portfolio of new gTLDs. The company said that it now has 60% of launched new gTLDs on the platform, which gives registries a way to view potentially abusive domain names and automate remediation. That’s over 250 TLDs. Famous…

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  • Cowley, one foot out of the industry, joins Architelos

    … Former Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley has become a consultant for Architelos, as part of a raft of domain and non-domain industry positions she’s taken on. Primarily, Cowley has become chair of the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency — a public-sector role with a vague conceptual relationship with domain names (ie, managing lots of unique…

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