Category: Registrars

There is no such thing as an "ICANN Accredited" Reseller

By , June 2, 2010

While looking into a web hosting company the other day I noticed they also had a “domain reseller” business and was surprised to see a pretty official looking ICANN logo that had the words “ICANN Accredited Reseller”. Read more »

Emails about: Intellectual property rights Regarding "yourname"

By , April 22, 2010

It is not uncommon to get unsolicited email from some party representing themselves as an overseas trademark or domain registry that has received a request from some local party that they feel may infringe upon your trademark.

You can consider these just a form of marketing email (spam) or a elaborate way to entice you into spending needless funds on “defending your trademark” by registering variations of domain names you already own under various foreign Top-Level-Domains. Read more »

Who is the Domain Registry of Canada or the Domain Registry of America?

By , April 22, 2010

If you’ve registered a domain under .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, or .INFO you will probably eventually receive a postal mailing from the Domain Registry of Canada or the Domain Registry of America which looks like this

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