Domain Name News - January 28, 2013 | Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – January 28, 2013

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Call For CIRA Nomination Committee Candidates Closes This Week – The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has issued a call for new members for its Nomination Committee. The committee’s role is to solicit and select qualified candidates for the Nomination Committee slate of CIRA’s annual Board of Directors election. Applications to become a member of the committee will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 31.

ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse Fee Structure Published – The fee structure (PDF) for proposed Trademark Clearinghouse services under ICANN’s New gTLD Program has been published. Registration of a trademark in the centralized repository will fulfull the basic condition for being able to register the corresponding domain name during the “sunrise” registration period of multiple forthcoming gTLD launches. Also, trademark holders may choose to be immediately notified when someone registers a matching domain name in any of the new gTLDs.

Picks To Click

  • CIRA has released the 2013 .CA Factbook, an extensive collection of facts and figures on the Internet and Canada’s place in it.
  • Comments are being solicited until February 5 on proposed changes to the Trademark Clearinghouse.
  • ICANN’s New GTLD Program has an Independent Objector who “will object to gTLD applications that would be contrary to the public and community interests.”
  • Nominet, registry for the .uk domain, is taking legal action against That Internet Limited and its owner, alleging untrue and defamatory content.

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