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December 01, 2014
A domain name is registered for a given period of time from 1 to 10 years. It is possible, like for brand registrations, to renew ad vitam aeternam a domain name. However, if you forget to renew a domain name, it will then fall into the public domain and become available for a new registration. Discover here the process.
October 02, 2014
In its "Cybersquatting in 2013" white paper, Keep Alert studied 3,942 UDRP decisions including cases provided by Nominet through the DRS. Check out our graphic with the key Nominet complainants (Swarovski, Coast Fashions, Karen Millen...), defendants' nationalities (UK, USA, China...)... Our analysis of the 2013 Nominet decisions also detail the spelling of the disputed domain names.
May 14, 2014
For several years, Asian companies have been pressuring firms to register identical domain names in Asian Top-Level-Domains (TLDs). It is a kind of scam called “Slamming”, and is an illegal practice to mislead firms in order to sell them unsolicited services.
October 04, 2013
Requesting the cancellation of a domain name in a Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is a risky choice. The disputed domain name is often cybersquatted again when it becomes available. Analysis of complainants who had to re-engage a UDRP to recover a domain name already judged at WIPO.
Intellectual Property Magazine and World Intellectual Property Review published two articles by Keep Alert experts.
In its "Cybersquatting in 2013" white paper, Keep Alert studied 3,942 UDRP decisions including 1,487 provided by the NAF. Check out our graphic with the key Nominet claimants (Lorillard, Google, Microsoft...), defendants' nationalities (China, USA, UK ...), legal representatives (Christie, Parker & Hale, Richard Law Group, DLA Piper US...), registrars...
In its "Cybersquatting in 2013" white paper, Keep Alert studied 3,942 UDRP decisions including 1,843 provided by WIPO. Check out our graphic with the key WIPO claimants (Accor, Lego, Swarovski ...), defendants' nationalities (China, USA, UK ...), legal representatives (Studio Barbero, Hogan Lovells, Inlex ...), registrars...
Among the 1 930 applications received by ICANN for the NewgTLD program, 33% of the projects are related with trademarks. They are called .DotBrands. Discover the most represented sector of activities among the applicants.
In its "Cybersquatting in 2012" white paper, Keep Alert studied 4,400 UDRP decisions including 2,200 provided ​​by WIPO. Check out our graphic with the key WIPO claimants (Accor, Lego, Swarovski ...), defendants' nationalities (China, USA, UK ...), legal representatives (Studio Barbero, Hogan Lovells, Inlex ...), registrars... Our analysis of the 2012 WIPO decisions also detail the spelling of the disputed domain names and their usage (page parking, unreachable page, online stores...).
In the "Cybersquatting in 2012" white paper, Keep Alert studied 4,400 UDRP decisions including 1,640 provided by NAF. Check out our graphic with the key NAF complainant (State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Google, Victoria's Secret...), defendants' nationalities (USA, Canada, UK ...), legal representatives, registrars (GoDaddy.com, eNom, Internet.bs Corp)... Our analysis of the 2012 NAF decisions also detail the spelling of the disputed domain names and their usage (page parking, unreachable page, online stores...).

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