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Greek hero : Alek Skarlatos beats a terrorist, loses .com to cybersquatter

Greek hero : Alek Skarlatos beats a terrorist, loses .com to cybersquatter

August 22, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT

Greeks! Proud father, Emanuel Skarlatos with sons Solon, Peter and Alek. US National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, along with Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler were on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, where they successfully disarmed a heavily armed Moroccan terrorist. That heroic response was triggered by... [Read more]

Omar and Will domainer videos : Celebrating a domain sale Taco Bell style!

Domain News: September 3, 2015 - 12:46 amdomain-news

Omar and Will – Shooting video in their car. Omar and Will are domainers, and they have both a camera and a car. They seem to enjoy sitting in their car, shooting video while they talk about domain names. The result is simple yet effective and quite entertaining. The videos...

Dr. Chris Hartnett : The Google logo is a family business!

Domain News: September 2, 2015 - 8:22 pmdomain-news

Whether you like the new Google logo, or you don’t, that’s irrelevant. Google, the 800 pound search engine gorilla, decided to redesign its brand, just as they did with the acquisition and use of ABC.XYZ – and that’s all that matters. In a surprising twist...

Aged web sites arrive at the Flippa market in droves!

Domain News: September 2, 2015 - 6:22 pmdomain-news

Flippa.com is aged, 6 years old. If you love ultra-aged domain names as we do, Flippa is the domain aftermarket of choice, currently. Generally speaking, aged domains are those registered at least 10 years ago, and when they come with an active web site – preferably, generating...

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #5 – Sedo

Domain News: September 2, 2015 - 12:58 pmdomain-news

It’s the final battle of the domain venue giants to determine who’s doing the job right; User experience (UX) design is the quintessential element that can make or break a web site for its users. So far we covered Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy Auctions and NameJet; today’s...

XYZ Registry unveils new corporate logo!

Domain News: September 1, 2015 - 11:16 pmdomain-news

The XYZ Registry unveiled its new corporate logo earlier today, in a quiet ceremony among employees and associates of the company. Daniel Negari, founder and CEO of the Generation X Registry movement presented the new creative, inspired by none other than Google. “We are...

Elertify : 17 year old coder creates top-notch business domain generator!

Domain News: September 1, 2015 - 4:59 pmfamous-domainers

Elertify – a great business domain generator. For businesses looking to create a brand, the task of coming up with a meaningful name that is available as a dot .com, can be daunting. The process of generating domain names from keywords in order to produce a brandable composite,...

Kylie and Kendall Jenner get their .com domains via UDRP proceedings

Domain News: September 1, 2015 - 12:45 pmdomain-law

Two separate UDRP cases filed on behalf of Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner’s daughters, Kylie and Kendall, resulted as expected. The domain names KylieJenner.com and KendallJenner.com were ordered to be transferred, in UDRPs filed at the WIPO in July. Earlier this year, both...

Luxus.com : 19 year old domain saved from the claws of a UDRP

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 5:47 pmdomain-law

Existence of a trademark does not always lead to a UDRP decision for the Complainant. Luxus.com, a domain registered in 1996 – the golden era of the commercial Internet for domain registrations – was challenged in a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. A Canadian...

Internet Reboot report : XYZ domains hard on people with arthritis!

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 2:48 pmdomain-news

An XYZ heatmap: Effect on 5 fingers. A new report by the Internet Reboot institute reveals some shocking findings about XYZ domains and their effect on people with irreversible, degenerative arthritis. After studying a sample of twenty five million Internet users, the Internet...

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #4 – NameJet

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 12:12 pmdomain-news

User experience (UX) design aims at making the browsing and interaction processes with web sites a smooth experience. We’ve put to test five big domain marketplaces – Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy, NameJet and Sedo – in order to assess their ability to present domain data...

More symbolics: Aron Meystedt acquires VE.com

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 10:55 amdomain-news

Aron Meystedt acquired VE.com. Aron Meystedt already owns the oldest .com domain, Symbolics.com. This does not mean he sits on his domain laurels, and over the years he acquired several generic domains and short acronyms. His XF.com is used as a Dallas based investment company,...

Uniregistry and InternetTraffic are merging in December

Domain News: August 30, 2015 - 2:12 pmdomain-news

Uniregistry. Uniregistry is ending months of speculation about the date of merging services with InternetTraffic, the PPC branch of the company. For the past several months, the two companies are working hard towards integrating the two consumer platforms into one; the Uniregistry...

Chinese domain spammer: “I do it for the good money”

Domain News: August 29, 2015 - 12:34 pmdomain-news

If you own a random four letter .com domain, chances are that you have been contacted at least a dozen times by domain spammers. Those unscrupulous individuals email every permutation domain’s owner – from AAAA to ZZZZ – placing lowball offers, regardless of...

“Domain Pirates” video showcases Swedish sense of humor!

Domain News: August 28, 2015 - 12:17 pmdomain-news

Domain Pirates. Ah, it’s Friday – the day of the week that preludes a fun weekend full of relaxation and debauchery. 😉 With that in mind, domainers in Sweden seem to have a lot of fun referring to themselves as “pirates.” If not all of them, at least...

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in ProgressiveSpecialty.com UDRP

Domain News: August 28, 2015 - 3:53 amdomain-law

Trademarks do not offer a sure path to getting a domain. Apparently, Progressive Specialty Glass Company, Inc. did not research its target well before filing a UDRP for the domain name ProgressiveSpecialty.com. For starters, the domain was registered in 1999, predating the Complainant’s...

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