Domain Name - Nominet Change
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Released 4 July 2008
Nominet released details of amendments to its dispute resolution service
policy, known as the drs, which will take effect from 29 July 2008. Its aim is
to save complainant's time and money in undefended DRS cases. Other rights
include descriptive rights where descriptive domains have secondary meaning; and
an additional likelihood of confusion factor concerend with abusive
The new policy will also recognise that a businesses that sell domain names
for profit, will not necessarily constitute abuse in the first instance but on
A new fee has been instroduced in the sum of 200+VAT which reflects cases
where summarily the Complainant can have the domain name transferred as the
Respondent has failed to respond.
Nominet has introduced a "likelihood of confusion" factor and makes it clear
that threatened use of a domain name may be evidence of an Abusive Registration.
Nominet has done this as it reflects the interpretation which has consistently
been made in Expert decisions, and reflects English law.
See policy here http://elite.lawcol.com/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_11_1
See procedure here http://elite.lawcol.com/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_11_1
Coyle is a solicitor advocate who specialises in information
technology law and intellectual property law.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-07-13 15:04:18 in Legal Articles