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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – Massive Fines on Companies and Individuals; Your Chance for Public Comment

Bill C-28, The Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA) was passed by Canadian Parliament and received Royal Assent December 15, 2010. As Canada’s first anti-spam legislation, it empowers authorities to aggressively fine spammers (individuals could be fined up to $1 million per violation and companies $10 million per violation). The legislation has major implications…

Renewal Invoice, Notice of Trademark Infringement or Domain Slamming & Marketing Ploy?

It can be very difficult to know at times if the domain notices you receive¬†are legitimate or aggressive marketing.¬† While many legitimate registrars do contact their clients about renewals or other services, many trademark holders and domain name registrants have been receiving confusing and sometimes fraudulent emails and letters from companies in Asia, Europe and/or…

The Debate About Cybersquatting and dot-TEL

The Register.co.uk published an article last week about how dot-tel will be unattractive to cybersquatters because it does not host websites, only contact information that will be sent to Internet-enabled devices. Cyberquatters make money by placing pay-per-click advertisements on web pages that are set up on domain names which visitors assume belong to a legitimate organization.…

Security Settings in .TEL

Privacy and security are often among the early concerns voiced by people excited about the new .TEL names. Fortunately .TEL provides a way for each .TEL owner to easily set their own levels of security, based on their needs and comfort levels. Once you’ve registered your .TEL name, you’ll be able to configure and manage…

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