[NA-Discuss] Fwd: "Domain Protection Racket" Promotion on Network Solutions Home Page

Garth Bruen at Knujon.com gbruen at knujon.com
Thu Sep 1 15:19:35 UTC 2011


The URS sounds interesting and I'll admit I have not studied it in dept yet.

I have attached a screenshot from eNom's site which not only lists bulk 
options by dynamically suggests domains with related keywords and trademarks 
of competitors.

I have also attached a screenshot from Moniker's site which adds the keyword 
"100mg" to proposed domains indicating they know what the customer is 
looking for.

Not saying this is all Registrars, I did not find the same issue at 


From: "Volker Greimann" <vgreimann at key-systems.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:08 AM
To: "Garth Bruen at Knujon.com" <gbruen at knujon.com>
Cc: <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: "Domain Protection Racket" Promotion on 
Network Solutions Home Page

> Garth,
> I think you overlooked the URS, which is specifically tailored to the 
> issue you mention. The trademark holder is not forced to take over the 
> domain name, but his main issue (the infringing use) is resolved. Costs 
> should be substantially under those of the UDRP as well, but we will have 
> to see what prices the URS providers will arrive at.
>> And for all the prostrations, Registrars are not blameless in this as 
>> they have developed special search engines which make cybersquatting in 
>> bulk easy.
> Can you give an example? I have not seen registrars providing search 
> engines specifically tailored to enable cybersquatting.
> Best,
> Volker

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