This update includes news about .APP, .DEV, .BOATS, .TH, .書籍, and .BOT.
US finance company Goldman Sachs has sent a notice to an Indian company that operates Bitman Sachs, a cryptocurrency exchange, claiming that it is infringing intellectual property rights and violating trademark norms, according to The Economic Times.
Bitman Sachs LLP operated a website called Bitsachs.com. The company's founder said: “We are not using Goldman anywhere in our brand name and Sachs is a very common surname in Germany. … So I don't know how this could be an infringement of intellectual property or trademark.”
The notification sent by Goldman Sachs to Bitman Sachs raised concern about a likelihood of confusion, stating: “The infringing mark is intended for use in connection with related services as those provided by Goldman Sachs. The infringing mark is thus clearly intended to draw an association with your cryptocurrency (business), on the one hand and… Goldman Sachs on the other hand.”
Corsearch, a global trademark solutions leader, is pleased to announce the closing of its sale to Audax Private Equity, effective today. As previously reported, in October 2017, Audax Private Equity agreed to purchase Corsearch from Wolters Kluwer. Today’s closing represents the finalization of that transaction, resulting in a newly independent Corsearch company.
The move to an independent company provides Corsearch with many opportunities in an evolving industry. Corsearch will be using its new status to enrich the industry-leading offerings in trademark and domain solutions that it offers today, as well as to expand into new areas.
Domain Name Wire reports that Amazon has recently broadened its domain registrations to include "AmazonTube" and "Open Tube," stirring speculation that the company may be planning to compete with YouTube. The company also registered several variations of these domains, including OpenTube.biz, AmazonTube.ca, and even OpenTube.xyz. You can read more details on Domain Name Wire.
These new Amazon domain registrations come not long after Amazon Technologies registered several cryptocurrency URLs including amazonethereum.com, amazoncryptocurrency.com, and amazoncryptocurrencies.com last month. Amazon also owns the domain amazonbitcoin.com, which currently redirects to the Amazon home page.
You too may be wondering exactly what Fortune asks: "What, if anything, is Amazon planning to do in the cryptocurrency space?" According to CNBC, Patrick Gauthier of Amazon Pay said last month that Amazon has no plans to accept cryptocurrency.
This week's update includes news about .VIP, the Donuts acquisition of Rightside, and Uniregistry 2-letter and premium domains.
.VIP – Chinese Script IDNs Available in November
Registry operator MMX announced that on November 21, 2017, it will be possible to register Chinese Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) under the TLD .VIP.
Donuts and Rightside DPML Update
Donuts registry successfully completed its acquisition of Rightside registry in July and has now provided an update on the DPML systems merger, scheduled for Quarter 2, 2018, outlining the four scenarios that apply to existing DPML customers, based on whether they have a Donuts DPML, a Rightside DPML, or both.
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