December 16, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT
DomainFest is one of the longest running events in the Domain Name industry. Its early origins in the early 2000s was a one day gathering with a mix of sharing new industry information and a social networking event. DomainFest will continue that tradition after being acquired by NamesCon. Originally... [Read more]
Dear Frank, I tried very hard to abstain from engaging in the abominable sin of gluttony. My initial plan was to wait until Christmas day, when it’s time to gather around the HDTV depiction of a cozy, wood-cackling fireplace. As we don’t get snow in Florida, it’s the next best thing to winter we can get. It... [More]
Domainer Bros: Mike Mann & Aron Meystedt. They say that December is the worst month of the year to have a birthday in; one’s very personal date is lost in the glitz of the Holiday season, and its shopping madness. Two very popular domain investors, however, seem to differ, and they share the same birthday –... [More]
gTLDs are here. As we’re watching the final days of 2014 roll by, the year will be remembered by the domain industry for the barrage of new gTLDs. It all starts with a $185,000 dollar application fee, and ICANN raked in almost two thousand times this amount; hundreds of new gTLD extensions went live, and the concept... [More]
The late Hollywood actress, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Taylor. The legacy of late Hollywood super star, Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor, carries on; three years after her death in 2011, the Elizabeth Taylor Trust takes its role seriously. The Elizabeth Taylor Trust, Interplanet Productions Limited and The Elizabeth Taylor... [More]
The Grinch attempted to ruin Christmas.com Cloudflare provides traffic filtration, DDoS attack mitigation and Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. During the holidays, some web sites experience both a high volume of traffic and malicious attempts at bringing them down. Christmas.com is one of these busy web sites, and... [More]
Two girls – one banana. A ‘raunchy‘ video put together by the fine folks of DNPost.com, seems to have used all the required elements for viral success: Buxom blonde: check Suggestive use of a banana: check .XXX reference: check While we haven’t seen much activity from the dot .XXX stables and... [More]
Domain investor, Michael Gilmour. Domain entrepreneur, Michael Gilmour, is an avid science fiction writer. While we have not read any previous novels that he has written, Michael appears to be very excited in a video, about the upcoming released of ‘Battleframe‘, the first book in the ‘Mindwars‘ series. Last... [More]
A UDRP should be responded to, or risk losing the domain. With three letter dot com domains remaining as the de facto coinage, it’s no wonder companies still attempt to wrestle them away in a UDRP, as opposed to paying fair market prices for them. In a UDRP filed at the WIPO, the domain WUP.com was challenged by a... [More]
ICANN – A redesign of domain ownership is needed. As we’re wrapping up 2014 in domaining, it’s important to outline the effect a certain ICANN requirement has had this year. Beginning in January 2014, ICANN mandates that domain Registrars implement a verification mechanism – via email or phone –... [More]
North Korean hacker at the ICANN web site. North Korean hackers that recently infiltrated Sony, were allegedly responsible for a recent breach of the ICANN’s CZDS and Wiki portals, according to corporate emails released today. The brazen act involved social-engineering of the ICANN CEO’s uncle’s first cousin,... [More]
Many thanks to Frank Schilling and Uniregistry for shipping a nice big box of Caribbean rum cakes to our door, all the way from the Cayman Islands. As you can see in the photo below, the creative folks of Uniregistry became a permanent part of the rum cake folklore, a tradition that has been going on for several years in... [More]
Domain thieves are preying on valuable domain names. Another day, another stolen domain; CCT.com has been reported as stolen by an active member of DNForum. The domain’s lawful owner, Mr. Dean Vlahos, confirmed that the current status of CCT.com is not legitimate. Registered at Network Solutions, CCT.com appears to... [More]
Russian economy is hurting currently, and it’s not because of a resurgence of Communism. In Russia, the economy is rather consumer-oriented, and traditional commerce maintains a European flair as far as Capitalism is concerned. With the price of oil plummeting, Russia’s financial sector is getting hit; the dropping... [More]
An undated photo of the Demoulas super market. In Boston, it’s Demoulas vs. Demoulas, in a rivalry between two cousins controlling two super-regional supermarket chains, Market Basket and Demoulas Super Markets. Arthur T. Demoulas recently scooped up his cousin’s half for $1.5 billion, triggering the interest... [More]
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