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Cyrillic domain zone .org and .com want to be banned in Russia

The Arbitration Court of the Samara region took action on the part of the Russian company “Legato” in relation to the American firm PIR (Public Interest Registry). The plaintiff demands the court to protect his right to a .org domain zone. The news was reported by representatives of the Russian company Ragtime specializing in domain name registration.

If approved by the court the claim of “Legato”, which is quite likely, the use of a domain name and .org. com on the territory of the Russian Federation will be banned.

We remind you about 7 years ago, the Russian company “Legato” are registered trademarks of “.org” and “.com.” The right to register domain names in these zones has been granted the company Webnames.ru (Ragtime), despite the fact that the international organization ICANN at that time did not approve the title above trade names as new Cyrillic domain names. This indicated that the use .org domain zones and .com outside Russia was simply impossible, especially because at the time in the world there was no international domain zones in other languages than English.

In Russia, to work with the Russian domains required the use of special software applications together with innternet browser – plugin.

By 2012 by ICANN was launched a project to expand the domain zone – New gTLDs. As part of this project, any natural or legal person may apply for registration of its own top level domain names, including the Russian language.

As a result, ICANN has received an application for registration zone .org. Its author was American company PIR. In parallel, other US companies – VeriSign, Inc has applied for registration of the domain zone .com. Both petitions were granted.

Naturally, such an act angered the Russian company “Legato”, which resulted in a dispute over intellectual property. All requests to ICANN by “Legato” were rejected. In the spring of this year the company PIR start recording names in .org. This was the reason for going to court.

According to the company Ragtime, to date, the number of registered areas and .org domain names .com more than a few hundred.

According to the company Webnames.ru, during the litigation is quite possible the emergence of new disputes. First of all, with regard to issues of international regulation of domain names. In the near future, “Legato” plans to file another lawsuit against the VeriSign because of illegal use of the latest domain zone .сom. According to many experts, the court likely will win the American corporation ICANN, as well as the current Russian legislation guarantees the protection of the rules of the company.

There are those who do believe the commencement of trials senseless waste of company time “Legato”, calling .org domains and .com invaluable asset because of the low popularity in Russia.

ICANN is in the next two years can make about $300 million to the newly created domains

In the period from 2014 to 2016. International ICANN’s plan to launch about 2 000 new top-level domains.

According to the information provided, on June 1, 2014 the company has delegated almost 300 domains, more than 1,400 submitted. Of these, more than 500 applications for the registration of domains are yet controversial. In this regard, the recent launch may be delayed.

Of the 300 delegated domains already started in the 40% open registration. Among them is its own domain of the World Cup in 2014, launched recently in Brazil. Domain zone event was a few days before its opening. Domain name is unique. For these purposes, was taken sound envelope the words that will make it clear to the perception of users all over the world. This will undoubtedly lead to economic success zone.

In addition to the sports domain, analysts predict the economic success of the domain .TRADE. This promises a high demand users of the stock exchange, as well as currency traders or other types of goods. This domain zone is aimed at traders, as its name recalls.

Next domain that ICANN will no small gain – a zone .CARDS. Area is focused on playing cards, credit market, advertising, business environment.

Domains .EVENTS receives an application for registration of the organizers of the celebrations and weddings. Sign up here can both legal and physical persons engaged in the cultural sphere – florists, artists, musicians, actors, and so on.. Some have suggested that the appearance of this domain will contribute to the rapid development of industry-Invent.

Domains .DATING focused on romantic audience. Here, above all, they want to register dating agency, dating agencies, sites “fast dates”, restaurants, cafes, hotels and other establishments, whose services are often used by lovers.

Big profits delight to ICANN domain zone .WEBCAM, which, according to experts, is the perfect place to host sites that specialize in online broadcast of the event from the place of their immediate implementation. Also, this domain will be able to take advantage of sellers of video surveillance systems, video blogs, and so the authors.

In the near future, the corporation also plans to launch geodomain areas such .moscow and .london, as well as specialized domains, for example, .holdings, or .health. Analysts modern Internet market claim that despite the very early stages of the analysis of the effectiveness of the launch of new domains, talk about the success of many of them still stands. On average, for each top-level domain company can get about 150-200 thousand dollars. Total income from 1.7-2 thousands of domains exceeds 300 million US dollars.