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  • New TLD company Architelos sued after threatening IP Law Firm

    1. BY - Jan 23, 2015
    2. Domain Services
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    Architelos sent cease and desist letter to intellectual property law firm, with a predictable result.

    ArchitelosWhat happens when you send a cease & desist letter alleging trademark infringement to an intellectual property law firm? You get sued.

    That’s what happened after new top level domain name services company Architelos sent a C&D to California-based Cotman IP this month.

    DeSantis Law Firm, which represents Architelos, sent the C&D (pdf) to Cotman IP earlier this month, claiming Cotman was infringing on its NameSentry mark.

    Architelos filed for a trademark on NameSentry, a top level domain name abuse monitoring system, in October 2012. The trademark application claimed first use in April 2012 and the mark was registered in May 2013. (It originally filed an application in April 2012, but abandoned it.) Cotman alleges that Architelos’ first use of the mark on its website was actually in November 2013. Click here to continue reading…

  • Architelos gets patent for NameSentry

    1. BY - Jan 20, 2015
    2. Domain Services
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    Certain aspects of abuse monitoring and management solution for top level domain names is now patented in the United States.

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark office granted U.S. patent number 8,938,801 (pdf) to Architelos today for “Managing domain name abuse”.

    The patent is related to the new TLD services company’s NameSentry product for monitoring domain name abuse within a top level domain name.

    As described in the patent and marketing materials, NameSentry is a sort of dashboard for managing abuse. It pulls in abuse feeds from various providers. Users can create workflows for handling different types of abuse and set up rules to quickly home in on abuse that must be addressed.

    The majority of new top level domain names that have been launched use NameSentry.


  • A Review of last week’s NamesCon conference

    1. BY - Jan 19, 2015
    2. Domain Services
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    Fantastic content and networking at second annual NamesCon conference.

    You really missed out if you didn’t make it to Las Vegas last week for NamesCon. About 900 tickets were sold, making it the largest domain name investing conference ever.

    Here are my thoughts on the show.


    The Tropicana has fantastic meeting space for an event of this size. The three main session rooms were accessible directly from the exhibit floor. Everyone gathered on the exhibit hall to socialize and learn about new products, and then ducked into session rooms to catch the content they wanted.

    The conference area is also separated from the rest of the hotel, so you don’t have to wade through a lot of gamblers to get to the area. Since the Tropicana is not a big gambling and eating destination, everywhere you went in the hotel you saw other NamesCon attendees without pushing through crowds.

    As great as the conference area is, the rooms are pretty much the opposite. The Tropicana’s service is rather poor and the rooms have lots of flaws. One lesson I learned this year: ask for a room that doesn’t face the airport. Click here to continue reading…

  • How to get the most out of NamesCon

    1. BY - Jan 09, 2015
    2. Domain Services
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    A few quick tips to get the most out of your conference-going experience.

    Heading to NamesCon next week? You’re not alone. More than 800 people are expected to attend the conference, unless mother nature gets in their way. (We’re even expecting a little ice in Austin tomorrow!)

    Here are some tips for getting the most out of the event.


    There are more than 150 speakers and panelists at the event, and there will be multiple content sessions going on at the same time. This means you need to plan ahead.

    I skip the content sessions at many domain name conferences, but NamesCon has some intriguing sessions with speakers you don’t get to hear everyday. If you usually skip the content, I recommend taking another look.

    The simplest way to find sessions you want to attend and to add them to your calendar is to use I explain how to do this here.

    Be sure to attend my chat with ICANN President of Global Domains Division Akram Atallah Monday morning. Click here to continue reading…

  • How Correctica made me look smarter

    1. BY - Jan 07, 2015
    2. Domain Services
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    Service finds errors that spell and grammar checkers don’t.

    CorrecticaWhen I write a post for Domain Name Wire, I act as researcher, writer and editor. That’s why you occasionally see a typo or two in articles. I review articles before posting, and always pay attention to that red squiggly underline indicating a misspelled word, but some types of errors are harder to catch.

    That’s why I was intrigued to learn about Knowingly, a new company launched by futurist and former Demand Media Chief Innovation Officer Byron Reese.

    Knowingly offers Correctica, a tool to scan your website for the types of errors that spell checkers don’t pick up and humans often mess up: compound words, misused phrases, homophones and the like.

    How many errors will you find across Domain Name Wire’s 8,000+ posts? Click here to continue reading…