29 Aug '13, 12am

Verisign wins objection against .ecom top level domain name

Panelist says .ecom may rise to the level of being “deceptive” compared to .com. Verisign has killed off eCommerce Inc.’s application for the .ecom top level domain name by winning a string similarity objection . Verisign, which acts as the registry for .com domain names, said it was probable that internet users would be confused by web addresses ending in .com and .ecom. It also said it is worried that registrants of .ecom domains might be confused, thinking they are actually registering a .com domain name. Panelist Urs Laeuchli said that eCommerce Inc. did not effectively refute Verisign’s expert testimony. Laeuchlie writes: The likelihood that the one letter could be overlooked (missed) is great, and the potential of mix-ups appears remarkable. This is even more so the cased because the differing letter “e” stands for “electronic” in the user’s mind and with this, it’s ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/08/28/verisign-wins-object...

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