Key points of the ICANN 66 meeting in Montreal

At the 66th ICANN Forum, held in Montreal from November 1-7, 2019, several topics were discussed, including issues related to new gTLDs, domain name registrations and privacy. New gTLDs The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), ICANN’s advisory committee, recommends that the ICANN Board of Directors not create new TLDs until the various recommendations of the Competition, […]
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The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted Resolution No. 10/2019 and thus provided welcome clarifications on domain names

On April 23rd 2019, the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 10/2019, which clarified the provisions of Part 4 of the Russian Civil Code relating to intellectual property rights, and therefore to domain names, which are the subject of this article.   Among the clarifications provided, the Russian Supreme Court decided in particular that the […]
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RDAP replaces WHOIS

The WHOIS protocol now appears to be outdated due to the evolution of technical requirements in the digital era. Indeed, this tool, provided by registrars, is inter alia not capable of working with either encoding or with non-latin characters. Consequently, since 2015, ICANN in collaboration with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT) has been working […]
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The dispute resolution policy which governs the <.cn> domain has extended the term within which action may be taken from 2 to 3 years.

On March 2017, the new General Civil Chinese Law Rules extended the general limitation period for civil actions from 2 to 3 years. Since then, many recommendations have been made about the need to change the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) dispute resolution policy which barred action against a <.cn> domain name which had […]
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