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Sacrebleu! French ‘Blue Dragon’ domain owner fought back the UDRP

The French owner of the aged domain DragonBleu.com felt the flame of another French company, who filed a UDRP against them. Dragon Bleu, SAS of Rungis, France alleged that the domain owener infringed on its trademark, DRAGON BLEU, related to martial arts sportswear and martial arts promotions. The Respondent is a games software producer, focusing […]

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ICANN headaches: French farmers oppose new gTLD dot .Cherry

The French producers of cherries are at war, and it’s not against GMO companies. Faced with a recent drop in cherry production, French farmers are now positioned against ICANN plans to launch a new pair of gTLDs, dot .Cherry and dot .Cherries. “It’s funny, I mean, no funny, but strange to see French produce of […]

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War over .Wine: Forbes tells France to zip it about gTLD domain names

Eli Sugarman wrote a steamy article at Forbes, advising the French ICANN delegates to put a lid on it, cork it, or just plainly drop the argument altogether. The approval by ICANN of an allocation process for the dot .Wine and dot .Vin gTLDs, enraged the French officials, who called out ICANN as unfit to […]

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Internet Governance: France slaps the US, and it’s not about soccer

Unlike some unfounded stereotypes, the French do not surrender. Not only the white flag wasn’t raised during ICANN50 in London, but the French lobby pushing for the cancellation of the dot .Wine and dot .Vin gTLDs openly referred to ICANN as “an unfit venue for Internet governance“, adding that alternatives should be sought. After failing […]

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French Police: Domaining.com must be in French from now on

Those of you who took French classes at school, consider yourself lucky. For the “uneducated” among domainers, time to get hold of  a French tutor and a good dictionary, as times are changing. Domaining.com – the brainchild of French domainer entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo – was contacted by the French Police yesterday. Paris Police Commissioner Jean […]

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Staggering domain collection turns up in France

A retired chocolatier and his wife have announced the availability of a rare, never before seen domain collection in France. Totaling 271 premium quality domains that date from 1986 until 1992, the most prolific era of domain availability, the domains are valued at a staggering $15+ million dollars. The chocolate maker who is in his […]

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Nespresso or Champagne? Frank Schilling’s mysterious naked lady

Frank Schilling’s return as a writing behemoth of all things related to domaining has been more than welcome. While Frank lacks the evangelical impact that Rick Schwartz’s words seem to have, he definitely is one of the three pillars of domaining; the third one being Dr. Kevin Ham – the man who owns the Internet. […]

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Francois starts Domain Blogging – Where is Rick Schwartz?

The unthinkable has happened: Francois Carrillo, French domainer and owner of Domaining.com has started blogging about domains. Have you dropped your apricot jam filled croissant yet? We did, and the five second rule was broken. Well-known for his interest in catchy domains that he uses to valuate the portfolio of domainers and sell them premium […]

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Sex Appeal is very …Catchy!

Can’t blame the French for appreciating the female figure, its curves and sex appeal. For decades, French women like Brigitte Bardot, Beatrice Dalle and Isabelle Adjani filled the male minds with excitement and hopeful anticipation. Mon dieu. At Domaining.com, Francois is presenting us with a catchy teaser: a callipygous female as promoter of Catchy.com It […]

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