Category Archives: Internet

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gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open: April 2016

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods.  Please contact us or see our December 2013 newsletter for information as to what the Sunrise Period is, and how to become eligible to register …

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February 2016 – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. As of December 31, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs: .YACHTS .BOATS .xn--tckwe (.コム – Japanese for “.com”) .HOTELES .BET …

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Top Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2016

Cybersecurity Manufacturers continued to face challenges and find opportunities related to cybersecurity in 2015, and those trends can only be expected to intensify in 2016. New laws and new threats (discussed in more detail here and here) have either incentivized or required manufacturers to evaluate their cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses, then capitalize on the former and …

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Year End 2015 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

New generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. As of the date of this newsletter, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs: .OFFICE .feedback .family .auto .cars .car .lasalle .cloud .wine .vin .theatre .SECURITY .PROTECTION .xn--tckwe (.コム – Japanese for …

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FAST Act Calls for Examination of Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), as defined by Wikipedia, is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical …

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Three Trending Topics in IoT: Privacy, Security, and Fog Computing

Cisco has estimated that there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to the Internet by the year 2020. IoT has been a buzzword over the past couple of years. However, the buzz surrounding IoT in the year 2015 has IoT enthusiasts particularly exerted. This year, IoT has taken center stage at …

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October 2015 – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

The first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the “dot” in a domain name) have launched their “Sunrise” registration periods. As of the date of this post, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs: .pohl .allfinanz .trading .spreadbetting .cfd .swiss .xn--45q11c (八卦 for “gossip” in Chinese) .forex .broker .earth .gdn …

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Amazon Wins Ruling on Results for Searches on Brands It Doesn’t Sell

On October 21, 2015, the Ninth Circuit ruled that online retailer Amazon does not violate the Lanham Act when, in response to a search for a brand it doesn’t sell, it returns a results page that fails to disclose that fact and simply offers competing products sold under different brands. The decision in MultiTime Machine, …

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Deciding what Platform to Use for Your Law Firm Website

I often have clients ask me how frequently they should refresh or update their websites. That is a tricky question. When it comes to content, a website should be updated on an on-going basis – every week is good, and every day is not too much. Frequent content additions will increase the likelihood that your site is viewed …

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On Sale Today – .law Domain Names

Today, all law firms will be able to apply for .law names. This top-level domain name is intended to create an online space in which only regulated, licensed legal practitioners can be found. In order to purchase your .law domain name, there are specific steps involved, as well as some key dates of which to …

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