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Feds nab KickassTorrents.com owner, seize domains

Feds nab KickassTorrents.com owner, seize domains

July 20, 2016 · SPECIAL REPORT

U.S. authorities have charged the alleged owner of today‚Äôs most visited illegal file-sharing website, KickassTorrents.com, with criminal copyright infringement and have seized domain names associated with the website. According to the US Department of Justice, Artem Vaulin, 30, a Ukrainian citizen,... [Read more]

360.Marketing UDRP : Domain not the same as “Marketing 360”

Domain News: July 25, 2016 - 3:06 pmdomain-law

A registered trademark does not give automatic rights to a domain. The wonderful world of new gTLDs has created some complicated arguments against domain names. A UDRP that Madwire LLC brought against the owners of 360.Marketing, a branding company based in Dubai, was recently...

Niantic & Pokemon Go : Telepathy, Inc. holds a huge .com asset in its domain portfolio

Domain News: July 25, 2016 - 12:54 pmdomain-news

The huge, international success of the Augmented Reality game, Pokemon Go, has turned Niantic, Inc. into a household name. The San Francisco company produced the game and licensed it to Nintendo. Today’s news is huge: Niantic – not Nintendo – owns the rights...

Peruvian hackers defaced the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution web site

Domain News: July 25, 2016 - 11:37 amdomain-crime

The Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution web site operates in four offices in Asia, settling domain name disputes. Naturally, they handle UDRP and URS cases and they publish the results of domain decisions; they are ICANN-accredited for the task. Apparently, that part of their...

Chinese domain market report : Massive LLLL .com list on a quiet Monday

Domain News: July 25, 2016 - 11:12 amdomain-news

Chinese domain market report. The World Domain Conference that took place in China a few weeks ago, appears to have affected Chinese domain sales, quite positively. After weeks of stagnant daily lists echoing the lack of sales activity, today’s list combines a massive...

Yahoo! Sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion dollars

Domain News: July 24, 2016 - 5:57 pmdomain-news

The good old days of Yahoo! and its old logo. Ending months of byzantine scenarios, Yahoo! has been sold to Verizon. The price tag is a not-so-whopping $4.8 billion dollars, a far cry from its heyday value of more than $125 billion. According to Bloomberg, the sale of the Yahoo!...

Who will be the 45th (dot) US President?

Domain News: July 24, 2016 - 5:23 pmdomain-news

The debate over who will be the 45th President of the United States, will be settled in November. Whether it’ll be Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, the decision will not be based on the popular vote, as Al Gore found out in 2000. Domain investors eager to capitalize on...

Domain pennies : Time is running out on 3 million plus .XYZ domains

Domain News: July 24, 2016 - 2:19 pmdomain-news

Thanks to a penny promotion for its second anniversary, the .XYZ gTLD more than doubled its numbers from less than 3 million, to more than 6 million domains. Priced at $0.01 dollars, the mass registration of .XYZ domains came at no sweat to domain opportunists, who went after...

Chinese domain market report : Chips are selling still

Domain News: July 23, 2016 - 5:49 pmdomain-news

Domain sales Made in China. The Chinese domain market is delivering a performance spike, just a few days after the World Domain Conference ended in China. The event was organized by Yumi.com. This is great news for domain investors willing to part with their “Chinese premium”...

Stanley Pace : Turkish company loses 2nd UDRP for Sarten.com with RDNH finding!

Domain News: July 23, 2016 - 6:59 amdomain-law

RDNH finding for Sarten.com at NAF. The UDRP over the domain Sarten.com is a prime example why Rick Schwartz created Hall of Shame. Last December we covered the UDRP decision for the domain, filed at the WIPO. Stanley Pace, the domain’s owner, successfully deflected a Turkish...

ICANN : Almost 100 new delegated gTLDs during the past 60 days!

Domain News: July 22, 2016 - 5:26 pmdomain-news

New gTLDs are here. These days, almost any word, string or phrase even, has gTLD potential, at a starting price of $185,000 dollars paid to ICANN. Applications go through the approval process, that includes a lot of lobbying before a gTLD is accepted. Sometimes, different parties...

Get ready for the new .DUCK gTLD from SC Johnson!

Domain News: July 22, 2016 - 3:07 pmdomain-news

Did you know there is going to be a dot .DUCK new gTLD? This isn’t a spoof story, unlike this one. SC Johnson, manufacturer of household cleaning products and products for home storage, has applied for several new gTLDs – and dot .Duck is one of them. The product...

Ideal sleep : Mike Mann will enjoy it tonight!

Domain News: July 22, 2016 - 11:14 amdomain-news

Mike Mann Whether you need a full 8 hours of sleep, or just a few zzz’s here and there, one thing is certain: ideal sleep reboots the human brain. Domain investor and serial entrepreneur, Mike Mann, often sleeps less, and works more. Mike does not drink coffee, and enjoys...

Chinese domain market report : Numeric domains save the week

Domain News: July 22, 2016 - 8:49 amdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. It’s been a slow week for the Chinese domain market. Other than a notable sale of a two letter domain, YK.com, and the apparent re-sale of another, PT.com, the typical “Chips” market appears rather flat. Chinese domain investors,...

Build your own burger domain, with the new Uniregistry .Burger TLD

Domain News: July 21, 2016 - 7:41 pmdomain-news

Long before .Sexy, .Guitar and .Tattoo became active new gTLDs on the Internet, there was dot .Burger – existing on a restaurant paper towel. Fast forward a couple of years, and Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry is about to make that sketch, a reality. “I had this...

MoonJuice.com : UDRP deflected by Satoshi Shimoshita with RDNH finding!

Domain News: July 21, 2016 - 12:32 pmdomain-law

RDNH finding for MoonJuice.com Satoshi Shimoshita is a hard-working domain investor from Japan; many domainers who have been around for the past 15 years have probably done business with him at some point. Satoshi invests in generic, dictionary domains and compound word domains,...

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