Managed Hosting News

 Friday, 25th February 2011, 16:00:04

Companies advised to choose .com domain names over .net

Companies advised to choose .com domain names over .net

Businesses have been urged to choose .com domain names instead of .net ones, in order to avoid potential conflicts later on.

Citing a recent case brought in front of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution (UDRP) board, highlighted the merits of .com addresses over alternatives including .net, .biz, .org and .info.

It explained that First Showing, which owns, has developed a strong following, but was unlikely to be able to do anything about a competing site set up at the much more browser-friendly

This is because the site, which provides movie listings, has used a generic term for its domain name, meaning that other firms of the same name can rightfully offer similar services.

"Had the domain been something not specifically about movies - such as - then it might have a claim if the owner of starts showing movie listings," it stated.

"The panel denied the complainant’s request, saying the domain wasn’t registered and used in bad faith."

This week, was recognised as the world's most expensive domain name following its sale last year for £8.2 million.

Posted by Henry Thomas

Leave your mark on the Web with your own low cost domain name from HostwayADNFCR-1984-ID-800429021-ADNFCR

Categories:  |  Domain Names  |  

Related Headlines:

 24-02-2011: Different paths open to firms switching blog domain names

 23-02-2011: entered into Guinness Book of Records as world's most expensive domain name

 21-02-2011: Domain names have value like commercial real estate, expert says

 15-02-2011: dot-co domain names to be big export for Columbia

 15-02-2011: Groupon switches domain names for Australia

Previous Headlines:

 24-02-2011: Cloud computing set to be widely used in the property companies sector, Rics says

 24-02-2011: Anti-spam could be needed after survey finds a third of incoming emails are not work-related

 24-02-2011: 72% of firms to increase online marketing budgets in next 12 months, survey finds

 24-02-2011: Efficient managed hosting can lead to cost savings

 24-02-2011: Desktop virtualisation growing in popularity

Meet the News Team...

CALL: 0808 180 1880

or just email our Sales Team if you have any questions about any of Hostway’s services.

News Categories:

Read the latest headlines from these selected categories...

News Archives:

Previous headlines...

* All prices exclude VAT where applicable. All plans, packages and offers are subject to terms and conditions of sale available on the site.

© Hostway Corporation. All rights reserved.

A global web hosting leader, Hostway has strategic locations in the United States and Europe, including the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Romania and Germany, as well as Korea, India, and Australia.