Top Level Spectrum

    • .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

    … to the registry, violate trademarks, and have been stuffed with bogus and plagiarized reviews. TLS denies any involvement. MarkMonitor clients Adobe, American Apparel, Best Buy, Facebook, Levi, Pepsi and Verizon are among those that today filed a Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Policy complaint with ICANN. PICDRP is the mechanism third…

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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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  • First dot-brand gTLD to go generic after TLS deal

    …-brand, albeit one that that not yet gone live, being taken over by a portfolio gTLD player. Westerdal said he’s looking for more, similar acquisition opportunities. The gTLD is currently in pre-delegation testing, with no published go-live date. The Guardian had signed a Registry Agreement containing Specification 9. That allows registries…

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  • .feedback regs Fox trademark to itself during sunrise

    … Top Level Spectrum, the new .feedback registry, has painted a second gigantic target on itself by registering to itself a .feedback domain matching one of the world’s largest media brands. The company has registered fox.feedback and put up a web site soliciting comment on Fox Broadcasting Company. This has happened whilst .feedback is still…

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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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