Effective gTLD and domain name management can be challenging. That’s why FairWinds hosts events like last week’s Beyond the Dot Fall Workshop in Chicago. The workshop was the latest in an ongoing series of exclusive, information-packed events designed to help companies get more out of their investment in online real estate.
Beginning on November 3, the ICANN community will convene for ICANN 57 in Hyderabad, India. This meeting is noteworthy because of additional non-policy agenda items and because it is ICANN’s first public meeting after the IANA transition.
In some instances, including a brand name in a domain name can be a matter of “fair use”. In other instances, including a brand name in a domain name can cause public confusion or be considered bad faith use. In this post, UDRP expert Steve Levy discusses how the outcome of a UDRP case can depend on whether a brand and its products are specifically being targeted.