If you are thinking about registering a co.za domain name, you may want to consider your possible liability to ZA Central Registry NPC (formerly called Uniforum), the organisation which administers the co.za namespace. It could be substantial.
A lot of new generic Top Level Domains (“gTLDs”) are becoming available and their emergence is making life pretty interesting for brands which have to carefully take stock of which gTLDs could have an impact on their trademarks and which domains they should register to protect themselves. To complicate the situation even further, the roll-out is a phased roll-out and some of these new gTLDs include local South African gTLDs like .joburg, .capetown and .durban. Brands that don’t understand the registration process are going to lose out of potentially valuable domains, each of which could threaten their brands and trademarks,
Update (2014-02-26): The Next Web has reported that Hiroshima is once again in control of his envious Twitter handle, @N. This is a happy ending not only for me but also for sane employees and loyal users of Twitter's. Congrats to those, too. — Naoki Hiroshima (@N) February 26, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js A good Twitter handleContinue reading “Extorted out of a $50 000 Twitter handle”
Blog platforms like Tumblr, Blogger, Posterous and WordPress.com are very popular, as are other platforms like Twitter and Facebook. While the majority of these services’ users are individuals, there are a substantial number of business users who are drawn to the opportunities these services present. What these users often don’t realise is that their blogsContinue reading “How your blog can be taken from you”
Cell C recently revealed its new logo at a press conference in Johannesburg. According to its press release: At a press conference in Johannesburg yesterday, Cell C which for the past nine years has been associated with a red logo and spotted “C”, revealed a refreshing new black and white logo with the “C” inContinue reading “Cell C and its new logo: trade marks and copyright”