Domain Names #4 – Selected resources

If the reader of the earlier posts on domains would like to dig deeper, I offer the following (curated) selection of resources.

Selected resources on domains/domaining:
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – ICANN oversees the Internet.

The ICANN portal for new TLDs is the go-to place for information on the new TLDs and related ICANN policy.

The ICANN portal for UDRP – the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy describes itself and is in use everyday.

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine – a portal to what a domain’s website showed in times past.

The Trademark Clearinghouse is a global repository for trademark data, the first of its kind in the domain name space; it will play an important role in the New gTLD Program and in the ongoing protection of trademark rights.

Commentary on domaining;
CircleID – is focused on the Internet infrastructure serving related news, blogs, opinions, and more.

DNForum – is the largest forum on the web where people go to buy, sell and talk about domain names.

DNJournal – offers editorials and interviews focusing on the domain name industry.

DNSale price – is a searchable database of domain names sales.

Domain Name Wire – is a leading news site covering the domain name industry: domain registration, domain parking, legal issues, new gTLDs.

ICANNWiki – is an independent, collaborative resource for the ICANN community.

TheDomains, one of many blogs on domains & domaining.  A couple of others: &

Vendors (sample): – specializes in International Domain Registrations.

Domain Tools – offers a database for Whois, domain name & DNS data for brand monitoring, cyber investigation and domain research.

Donuts – is a two year old company formed and financed to apply for and manage new gTLDs.

GoDaddy – is a major domain name registrar.

MarkMonitor – offers services including brand protection, domain name management, domain registration, and anti-fraud. – Statistics/data on domain name registrations.

VeriSign – registry for top-level domains (TLDs) including .com and .net.

Berkman Center – is a research center at Harvard University focused on the impact of technology on society.

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology – is to foster the advancement of technology by promoting the understanding and guiding the development of intellectual property and related fields of law. At UC Berkeley.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – is a donor-supported  organization working to protect fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate, etc.

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) –  is a public interest research center that tracks news and legislation on First Amendment, and constitutional issues of privacy.

Stanford Center for Internet and Society – studies the interaction of new technologies and the law and offers related public programs.

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