11 May '11, 12am

If you own .NET domains, you should read this: Act by midnight May 10 to protect your rights! #ICA #Sedo #ICANN #URS

Currently, your .NET domains can be challenged by trademark holders in a Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceeding. The UDRP is far from perfect but it has a fair degree of predictability, provides adequate notice to registrants, allows you to opt for a 3-member panel, and lets you appeal an adverse decision under applicable national law. There may be a new threat to your .NET domains, though. On April 3, 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the text of a revised agreement for VeriSign to run the .NET top level domain (TLD) as of July 1, 2011 (view the ICANN announcement ). There’s nothing in that revised registry agreement of serious concern to registrants. However, ICANN’s Business Constituency is considering sending a comment letter that urges ICANN to impose the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) and Trademark Cla...

Full article: http://www.sedo.com/links/showlinks.php3?tracked=&partner...

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