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.XXX Antitrust Claims Similar to Verisign Case, Manwin Says

Manwin attorneys responded Friday to ICM Registry and ICANN's dual motions to dismiss the adult entertainment conglomerate's .XXX antitrust claims.

ICM Registry Hosting Intellectual Property Webinar on Tuesday

.XXX operator ICM Registry is hosting a webinar tomorrow to explain the impact new generic top-level domains will have on trademarks.

ICM Registry Rolls Out XXX.XXX Directory

ICM Registry has launched a directory for developed .XXX sites — XXX.XXX.

U.K. Insurer Loses .XXX UDRP Arbitration Case

There have been more than 20 UDRP cases filed against .XXX website operators since the top-level domain's launch, and for the first time a complainant has lost its cybersquatting case in mediation.

ICANN Says It Can't Be Subject to Antitrust in .XXX Suit

ICANN doesn't run porn sites and doesn't sell or register domain names, and that's why it says it should be dismissed from Manwin's antitrust suit against ICM Registry and the Internet governing body.

ICM Again Asks Court to Dismiss Manwin's Antitrust Claims

For a second time, ICM Registry has asked a federal court to dismiss Manwin's antitrust claims against the .XXX operator and ICANN, saying the adult entertainment conglomerate has failed to state anticompetitive conduct.

ICM Reports 218,000 .XXX Domains Under Its Management

ICM Registry says it currently has 218,000 .XXX domains under its management.

19 .XXX UDRP Cases Filed; 13 Domains Ordered Transferred

There have been 19 .XXX domain name disputes filed since the top-level domain's launch, with 13 of the 19 so far resolved — all in favor of complainants.

ICANN Extends gTLD Application Deadline, Blames Software Glitch

A software glitch is forcing ICANN to extend its generic top-level domain application process by another week.

ICM Registry Applies for .sex, .porn, .adult TLDs

ICM Registry announced today that it has applied for three more adult-related TLDs (top-level domain) — .sex, .porn and .adult.

ICANN, ICM Registry Release .XXX Registration Numbers

ICM Registry says it currently has more than 200,000 .XXX customers. ICANN, meanwhile, releases registration numbers for December, the first month on record for the top-level domain.

Baylor, University of Texas Win .XXX Arbitration Cases

Two universities ended up victorious in two .XXX dispute resolution cases last week. So far, out of 17 .XXX UDRP cases filed so far, eight cases have been resolved by arbitrators — all in favor of complainants.

Valero.xxx Transferred to Fortune 500 Oil Giant

Valero Energy Corp., which complained to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center over Valero.xxx, recently became the registered owner of the domain.

Enhanced Registrar Compliance Could Accompany Higher Domain Pricing

Dialogue at yesterday's ICANN’s GAC meeting included discussion on increased efforts to obtain and confirm valid WHOIS data. The Internet Commerce Association says new processes will lead to higher prices for domains, as in the case of .XXX's efforts.

ICM Registry Joins Australia's EROS Association

.XXX operator ICM Registry announced that it has joined the EROS Association, Australia’s national adult retail and entertainment association.

17 .XXX UDRP Cases Filed Since TLD's Debut

So far, there have been 17 .XXX domain name disputes filed since the top-level domain's launch, according to Domain News.

Manwin Files 1st Amended Complaint Over .XXX

Manwin attorneys dropped two of four alleged violations in its antitrust suit against .XXX operator ICM Registry and ICANN, according to the adult entertainment giant's first amended complaint filed today.

ICM Announces Launch of Pre-Paid Performer Program

ICM Registry, the company behind the new .XXX top-level domain, on Tuesday announced the details of the Adult Performer Program, which releases more than 3,500 .XXX domain names that were initially held in reserve to protect the individual name interests of performers and personalities within the adult entertainment industry.

Arbitrator Rules in 1st .XXX UDRP Decision

An arbitrator last week ruled in the first .XXX ruling in a uniform domain name dispute resolution case, siding with San Antonio, Texas-based HEB Grocery Co. over an Atlanta resident who registered HEB.xxx.

ICANN Says It's Not Liable Under Antitrust Laws in Manwin Suit

When U.S. Judge Philip Gutierrez hears arguments in ICM Registry and ICANN's motion to dismiss in Manwin's suit against the two groups, he will hear from defense attorneys that ICANN cannot be held liable under antitrust laws.