Domain News for 17th July 2014

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Russia’s Yandex to get own top level internet domain: MOSCOW, July 15. /ITAR-TASS/. The International non-commercial organization Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved creating a .yandex top-level domain for Russian Internet giant Yandex, business daily Izvestiya reported on Tuesday citing a Yandex spokesperson… Continue reading

Vietnam Landmark win in Lafarge domain-name dispute:: On April 22, the People’s Court of the city of Da Nang issued a decision ordering the revocation of the lafarge.com.vn domain name registered by a Vitenamese individual, giving Lafarge SA of France a 10-day sunrise period to register the domain name itself. This brought to a conclusion a five-year battle over cybersquatting and set a precedent for domain names cases in Vietnam. Continue reading

Nylon Changes URL to Nylon.com:NYLON Media Inc: on July 14 debuted its new domain name, NYLON.com, changing its site domain from Nylonmag.com and further cementing its commitment to digital growth. “NYLON is a brand synonymous with ‘It Girl’ culture. Owning NYLON.com is the first step in a series of digital innovations we plan to introduce to evolve our growing online, social and mobile presence,” said NYLON Media EVP of Digital, Daniel Saynt. Continue reading

Oops! Sony gaming websites go down because they didn’t pay the bill:Sony on Wednesday was struggling to ensure access to game-related websites that went offline apparently because of unpaid domain name bills. Continue reading