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Com Laude has today announced that it has acquired Demys for an undisclosed sum. Edinburgh based Demys provides high quality corporate domain name management and online brand protection services. It delivers a full domain management service for a number of high profile brand clients across the UK automotive, retail/leisure, media and FMCG sectors. Its brand protection services include an in-house domain watching service and strategic expertise in the monitoring of online brand infringement.  It also specialises in dispute resolution work, with two members of the team being highly respected expert panellists for Nominet and one of those also being a WIPO and Czech Arbitration Court expert panellist too, alongside the work they do representing clients in domain dispute cases.

2 weeks 8 hours ago   Read more...

Registry operator Minds + Machines Group Limited (‘MMX’) have announced the launch of their latest new gTLD .LUXE.  Initially intended to represent luxury goods and services, MMX have repurposed the TLD to support the blockchain platform Ethereum, using ‘LUXE’ to represent the phrase “Lets yoU eXchange Easily”.

 

 
10 August 2018   Read more...

The new gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group - the people who have been working on developing a proposal for how the next round of Top Level Domain applications may work - has issued its initial report on what changes or additions need to be made to existing new gTLD policy recommendations for the next round to open. The report has been published and now is the time for interested parties to provide comments and shape the next round

 
6 July 2018   Read more...

In a recent letter to the ICANN Board the geoTLD.group who represent the interests of 36 geographic Top Level Domains highlighted some of the ways they serve their communities and the public benefit. Much like dot Brands, they measure success of their domains by metrics that differ from other TLDs – “prioritizing actual usage and local presence on and offline, and zero-tolerance of abuse, over short-term financial imperatives”.

 
28 June 2018   Read more...

Under the leadership of domain name expert Yoshi Murakami, Com Laude Japan offers the full suite of Com Laude and Valideus services: Corporate Domain Name Management for brands and large enterprises through to dot brand registry management services.

 
14 June 2018   Read more...

As anticipated, on 17 May 2018 the ICANN Board approved a Temporary Policy to address changes to gTLD whois in response to the impending commencement of GDPR enforcement. The approval of the Temporary Policy creates the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (“Temp Spec”) – effectively an emergency measure which alters certain obligations in the contracts ICANN has with registries and registrars (the Registry Agreement and Registrar Accreditation Agreement, respectively).

 
Written by The Valideus Team   25 May 2018   Read more...

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