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Domainer-friendly Law Firm: Interview with Jason B. Schaeffer of ESQwire.com

Domainer-friendly Law Firm: Interview with Jason B. Schaeffer of ESQwire.com

February 23, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT

ESQwire.com is a domainer-friendly law firm, totaling decades of experience between its principals, Ari Goldberger and Jason B. Schaeffer; the end result is an impressive portfolio of domains that have been successfully defended against litigation or UDRPs. Both IP attorneys are actively involved... [Read more]

Did Hasbro sell the domain Game.com for $3.4 million dollars ?

Did Hasbro sell the domain Game.com for $3.4 million dollars ?

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Hasbro, Inc. Games maker Hasbro sold one of its digital assets last year, the premium domain name Game.com. While this isn’t exactly a secret, Game.com was acquired by Hangzhou Duomai E-Commerce Co., mother company of the Chinese domain auction market, 4.CN. The selling price for Game.com was uncovered today, once... [More]

Mohammed Emwazi : ‘Jihadi John’ domain name got snagged in minutes

Mohammed Emwazi : ‘Jihadi John’ domain name got snagged in minutes

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 4:51 pm

MohammedEmwazi.com Minutes after the unveiling of the infamous “Jihadi John’s” identity, the dot com domain of Mohammed Emwazi got registered. Its registrant is now offering MohammedEmwazi.com for sale, as witnessed by the landing page for the domain. The registration of such domain names is questionable,... [More]

XYZ : To the top of Kilimanjaro with the help of a Domainer ‘sherpa’

XYZ : To the top of Kilimanjaro with the help of a Domainer ‘sherpa’

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 2:20 pm

Despite a stingy situation that involves a lawsuit filed against it by Verisign, the XYZ Registry is gearing up to ascend new peaks. Last month, we covered the upcoming climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro by iron-kneed domainer, Ian Clark. Ian’s attempting to climb the tallest mountain in Africa, hoping to raise money for... [More]

Cars.com domain name sale valued at $872 million dollars!

Cars.com domain name sale valued at $872 million dollars!

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Money. Crazy money. Domain investor George Kirikos has uncovered what appears to be the highest ever valuation for a domain name. The entire business behind Cars.com, which was valued at $2.5 billion dollars last year, includes a monetary reference of “intangible assets” – or, the very domain name, Cars.com. Its... [More]

SwipeMy.Pics : Instagram web app a huge endorsement for Uniregistry gTLD

SwipeMy.Pics : Instagram web app a huge endorsement for Uniregistry gTLD

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 11:35 am

A new web app uses the gTLD domain name, SwipeMy.Pics to deliver an easy to use method of viewing Instagram photos. By accessing SwipeMy.Pics on the web, whether on your PC or mobile device, you can move through an Instangram account’s photos by swiping left and right; zoom is available by double-tapping. Created by... [More]

Germany vs Italy: Alessandro.com was saved in self-represented UDRP!

Germany vs Italy: Alessandro.com was saved in self-represented UDRP!

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 10:31 am

Italian victory at the WIPO over Alessandro.com. Alessandro.com, a domain registered in 1998 by an American of Italian descent, was challenged in a UDRP by Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany. The domain’s registrant, Alessandro Gualandi of New York, represented himself against the Complainant’s... [More]

Axero: John Berryhill wins another UDRP over an aged dot .com domain

Axero: John Berryhill wins another UDRP over an aged dot .com domain

Domain News: February 26, 2015 - 10:12 am

Prominent IP attorney, John Berryhill. Domain attorney John Berryhill is known for his sense of humor, and for the relentlessness when responding to UDRP cases. In a case involving the aged domain name Axero.com, the Complainant, Axero Solutions LLC, asserted that the domain Axero.com was rightfully theirs. The domain was... [More]

Kazam! World’s slimmest phone uses a .Mobi domain

Kazam! World’s slimmest phone uses a .Mobi domain

Domain News: February 25, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Remember the sale of Flowers.mobi for $6,500? That was a while ago, and while the dot .mobi TLD has lost a lot of domain registrations since, it doesn’t mean it serves no purpose. Take, for example, the launch of the Kazam Tornado 348, the world’s slimmest phone, at 5.15mm thick. Googling “Kazam”... [More]

Uniregistry: BestCoin, WebCoin or GoldCoin? Take your trademark pick!

Uniregistry: BestCoin, WebCoin or GoldCoin? Take your trademark pick!

Domain News: February 25, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Uniregistry has invested in its own cryptocurrency. Since 2014, Uniregistry has been offering the use of Topcoin as alternate payment method; there is a 2/1 exchange rate to the dollar, for domain registrations, renewals and transfers. Topcoin is yet another cryptocurrency, launched after the success of Bitcoin, and it’s... [More]

It’s not rocket science : Domain registrar AlpNames crashed earlier today

It’s not rocket science : Domain registrar AlpNames crashed earlier today

Domain News: February 25, 2015 - 12:39 pm

After giving away several thousand dot .Science domain names for free, domain registrar AlpNames was unresponsive earlier today. Working with the dot .Science registry, Famous Four Media, AlpNames seems to possess a sense of humor, despite their downtime. Their homepage currently displays the following message: “Science... [More]

Blacknight Solutions : Release your inner Science geek campaign

Blacknight Solutions : Release your inner Science geek campaign

Domain News: February 25, 2015 - 11:10 am

Michele Neylon, founder of Eire-based Blacknight Solutions, is known for his sense of humor – and appreciation of good food. With the release of several new gTLDs recently, the Irish domain registrar is having a unique promotion of these new domain ‘extensions’. The use of visuals in the form of cult movie... [More]

Retro Domaining – Part 2 :  Take me out to the ball game!

Retro Domaining – Part 2 : Take me out to the ball game!

Domain News: February 25, 2015 - 12:15 am

After yesterday’s successful launch of our “retro domaining” open series, we continue with more whimsical imagery, that combines last century’s computers with events from the domain industry. Seeing those monstrous mainframes from the 1950s, 60’s and 70’s one can only imagine what a time... [More]

Australian domain registrar Melbourne IT buys Uber Global Group for over $12 million USD

Australian domain registrar Melbourne IT buys Uber Global Group for over $12 million USD

Domain News: February 24, 2015 - 8:02 pm

Australian domain registrar and domain services company, Melbourne IT, has entered into an agreement to acquire Uber Global Group. Despite a name similarity, Uber Global is unrelated to the US-based car maker; the acquisition will complete in April, for the sum of $12 million USD ($15.5 million AUS). Uber Global, operating... [More]

Vote: Is this .XYZ video really ‘disparaging’ towards dot .com domain names?

Vote: Is this .XYZ video really ‘disparaging’ towards dot .com domain names?

Domain News: February 24, 2015 - 5:59 pm

No love for .XYZ from Verisign. The news of Verisign filing a lawsuit against the .XYZ registry is quite shocking. Not because of the variety of allegations included, but because Verisign – a behemoth of massive proportions – actually feels threatened by a gTLD registry. The fact is, that there are no good .com... [More]

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