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A group of countries has submitted a new proposal to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Committee on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, which is due to meet next month, to protect country names and geographical names. Supporters suggest that this proposal, if adopted by the WIPO General Assembly, could influence the second registration cycle of the …

[co-author: Sean Kelly] DNS Belgium, the registry operating the national top level domain (ccTLD) .BE, recently published an article warning domain name owners of the risks inherent in the practice of “snap”. While anyone can legitimately recover an expired domain name, problems can arise when cybercriminals grab expired domain names and then use them in …