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Posts from — August 2005

Directnic Coping With Hurricane Katrina Damage

ICANN accredited registrar Directnic is located in downtown New Orleans, and has posted a blog and photos of the damage left by Hurricane Katrina. (Blog here). It is stunning what they’ve had to go through and it looks like things will get worse there before they get better. The whole city may have to be evacuated.

One way to help is by donating to the American Red Cross. Their site is running slowly, but be patient.

August 31, 2005   Comments Off on Directnic Coping With Hurricane Katrina Damage

Foxwood.com Case Continues

In 2002, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owners of the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut, filed suit in federal court against Raymond Redican Jr. over his registration of the domain names Foxwood.com and Foxwood.org. In March 2004, the US District Court for the District of Connecticut denied Redican’s motion to dismiss. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Raymond Redican Jr. dba CBNO Foxwood.com, 02-CV-1828 (D. Ct. Mar. 18, 2004). According to news reports, U.S. District Court Judge Janet Hall heard arguments yesterday that the domain names are confusingly similar to the tribe’s Foxwoods.com domain name.

August 30, 2005   Comments Off on Foxwood.com Case Continues

Internet Governance Project Statement

From the Internet Governance Project & ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency list, here is the link to an important “Statement Opposing Political Intervention Into the Internet’s Core Technical Administrative Functions“. After reading the Statement, if you want to sign up in support, click the link here. Read it carefully.

August 26, 2005   Comments Off on Internet Governance Project Statement

Five Complainants Join Together To Win UDRP Case

In a decision issued yesterday by the National Arbitration Forum, five subsidiaries of GlaxoSmithKline PLC joined together in one UDRP case against Indian registrant Pradeep Dadha over his registration and use of 12 domain names containing the names of GlaxoSmithKline drugs with the words “Buy Generic”.

No response was filed by Dadha, and Panelist John J. Upchurch ordered the domain names transferred to the five co-complainants. The decision may be the first UDRP action involving five co-complainants.

Glaxo Group Limited, SmithKline Beecham PLC, SmithKline Beecham Corp., BW USA, Inc. & SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc. v. Pradeep Dadha, NAF Case FA514979 (Aug. 24, 2005).

August 25, 2005   Comments Off on Five Complainants Join Together To Win UDRP Case