14 Jan '13, 9pm

Thanks To The TM Lobby Even The Tiny Island Of Vanuatu (.Vu) Is Worried About Cybersquatters

I just read a story about the tiny pacific island nation of Vanuatu which is discussing what shall become of its Top Level Domain name (ccTLD) .vu It was pretty shocking to me how the trademark lobby message of “cybersqautting” has reached to the point where the issue of a .Vu domain name being used to abused trademarks of brands and famous people. Anyone who reads thedomains.com with any regularity knows that we stand against true wholesale cybersquatting, and have advised domainers not to go down that path. Yet we also call out what we consider to be abusive practices by the trademark lobby and here it seems to be paralyzing this small nations internet presence to the point where it appears they won’t make a move for years. I’m sure the island has plenty to worry about, being overrun with cyber-squatters is not one of them. Here is one sentence from the story: “”Issues a...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/01/14/thanks-to-the-tm-lob...

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