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Domain history : The man who registered 99% of the Zip Code .com domains

Domain history : The man who registered 99% of the Zip Code .com domains

April 23, 2016 · SPECIAL REPORT

An incident of domain theft involving six valuable Zip Code domains, turned into an opportunity to hear a great story from 1999. Mr. Steven A. Chan is in the process of reclaiming these stolen domain assets, and shared with us some facts about the early days of mass domain registrations. Many people... [Read more]

Chinese domain sales : China officials sold your data

Domain News: April 28, 2016 - 5:18 pmdomain-news

Domain sales Made in China. Big data is the new big money, and Chinese officials working for China’s statistics bureau apparently profited from selling chunks of it. According to a report by Bloomberg, the National Bureau of Statistics in China said 313 employees violated...

Live on Facebook : Hilarious attempt to defraud domainer via Western Union!

Domain News: April 28, 2016 - 5:02 pmdomain-crime

It doesn’t get better than this: a live attempt on Facebook to defraud a domain owner, captured step by step. The scammer, using a bogus name, tried to get the domain Perniciousness.com from its owner. After contacting him on Facebook, he claimed that he sent $10,000 dollars...

Domain crime warning : GLC.com has been reported as stolen

Domain News: April 28, 2016 - 11:34 amdomain-crime

Warning: Stolen domains. The three letter .com domain, GLC.com, has been reported as stolen. According to information acquired by domain broker, James Booth, GLC.com was confirmed as stolen by its legitimate owner, Mr. Christopher C. Hyun. The theft occurred in early March, when...

Neustar : Encouraging women to succeed in ICT

Domain News: April 28, 2016 - 11:18 amdomain-news

Girls in ICT Day. Information and computer technologies (ICT) is a field where women from around the world are encouraged to have a career in. Today, April 28, is International Girls in ICT day; a global initiative designed to encourage more girls and young women to pursue education...

DnHouston meetup: Professional domain event in the face of weather conditions!

Domain News: April 28, 2016 - 11:05 amdomain-news

Gotta love Texans and their spirit and determination. DnHouston, the one day gathering of domain industry professionals takes place today, April 28, in Houston, Texas. Several domain investors and entrepreneurs are attending; Angela St. Julien is organizing the event, from 7:00pm...

Franky Zapata : Flyboard inventor gets .com domain via UDRP

Domain News: April 27, 2016 - 6:18 pmdomain-law

Flyboard is a fun activity, utilizing a water-propelled “jetpack” and its French inventor is Franky Zapata. The Flyboard was created in 2012, according to Wikipedia; Franky Zapata failed to register his full name, FrankyZapata.com, at the time, so someone else did. Franky...

Chinese domain sales : Stock market trading evaporates

Domain News: April 27, 2016 - 3:19 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. China’s stock market trading is going up in smoke. According to Bloomberg reports, the daily turnover on the Shanghai Stock Exchange was regularly topping 1 trillion yuan ($154 billion dollars) a year ago, but now the value of shares traded...

Domain crime : Homeland Security Investigations freezes 67 .com domains

Domain News: April 27, 2016 - 1:26 pmdomain-crime

Seized domains display this image. In a joint order by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Homeland Security Investigations, the seizure of 67 commercial website domain names has been executed. These seized domain names are all .com. The respective websites allegedly...

WIPO and China : Another batch of 188* numeric domains is lost in UDRP

Domain News: April 27, 2016 - 12:38 pmdomain-law

“188” domains lost in UDRP. In February of this year, a group of numeric domains beginning with the number “188” was lost via UDRP. The Complainant claimed rights to the number “188” – the sequence is considered lucky by the Chinese. At...

Brewski Bros : Domain brokerage that breaks all the rules

Domain News: April 26, 2016 - 4:18 pmdomain-news

Dynamic domain brokers, Bruce Brewski and Bobby Brewski are launching yet another service from their domain brokerage outfit. Their newly launched Aggressive Domain Brokerage Unit (ADBU) aims at targeting domain buyers that have potential, but are not motivated to buy your domain...

Chinese domain sales : Volume shrinkage

Domain News: April 26, 2016 - 3:12 pmdomain-news

China: A vast land of many opportunities. The Chinese domain market is suffering from shrinkage, and it’s not just prices that are falling. Volume of sales, often perceived as an indicator of either a healthy market or one in panic mode, is shrinking as well. We used to...

SnoreFix.com : Trio of WIPO panelists sees the light!

Domain News: April 26, 2016 - 12:11 pmdomain-law

A registered trademark does not give automatic rights to a domain. We recently covered the outcome of the UDRP against the aged domain, KidsAndUs.com. In that case, the WIPO panelist mentioned that the domain’s registration predates that of a claimed mark by several years. It...

ICANN warning : Moore’s Law affects gTLD domains!

Domain News: April 25, 2016 - 5:00 pmdomain-news

Verisign domain report. Verisign, overlords of dot .com and dot .net, recently announced that there are now 314,000,000 domains, and almost 125 million are dot .com. Upon reviewing the latest statistics and extrapolating the data along an XYZ matrix, ICANN issued a warning to...

Chinese domain sales : Hong Kong watch market plummets

Domain News: April 25, 2016 - 3:02 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. Rich Chinese used to go shopping in Hong Kong for a Rolex or Tudor watch, but nowadays monthly retail sales are down more than half since the peak in 2013. Expensive chains such as Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd. and Emperor Watch & Jewellery...

DomainTools : Membership structure changes and upgrades

Domain News: April 25, 2016 - 12:57 pmdomain-news

DomainTools is by far the most used WHOIS research tool among domain investors, and through the years it has expanded to provide services beyond plain vanilla WHOIS. Historic WHOIS data provide a valuable insight to how domain ownership information changes, and it’s a great...

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