• .feedback gTLD in breach of contract after big brand “fraud” claims

      ICANN has slapped .feedback operator Top Level Spectrum with a contract breach notice after a huge complaint about alleged fraud filed by a gang of big brands. The company becomes the third new gTLD to be hit by a breach notice, and the first to receive one as a result of losing a Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Process case.

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  • Big brands condemn “fraudulent” .feedback gTLD in ICANN complaint

    … Top Level Spectrum has been accused today of running the gTLD .feedback in a “fraudulent and deceptive” manner. Over a dozen famous brands, corralled by corporate registrar MarkMonitor, today formally complained to ICANN that .feedback is a “complete sham”. They reckon that the majority of .feedback domains belong to entities connected…

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  • “UDRP-proof” .feedback gTLD loses first UDRP

    … The first cybersquatting complaint against a .feedback domain name has resulted in a transfer, despite registry claims that the gTLD was “UDRP-proof”. De Beers, the diamond merchant, won a UDRP case against the registrant of debeers.feedback earlier this month. The registrant, who used a privacy service, registered the name back in January…

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  • .feedback regs Fox trademark to itself during sunrise

    … in its sunrise period. The intellectual property community is, I gather, not particularly happy about the move. The domain fox.feedback points to a web site that uses TLS’ standard feedback platform, enabling visitors to rate and comment on Fox. The site has a footnote: “Disclaimer: This site is provided to facilitate free speech regarding fox…

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  • Forget .sucks, .feedback will drive trademark owners nuts all over again

    …. The original Registry Service Evaluation Process for the .feedback service hit ICANN over a year ago (pdf). I missed it then. Sorry. I noticed it today after corporate registrar MarkMonitor blogged about it. Matt Serlin, VP of corporate registrar MarkMonitor, who blogged his opinion on .feedback’s strategy earlier today, said in an email…

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