January 20, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT
You were busy goofing around: talking about that glitter junk domain on Flippa, or arguing whether Francois sold Domaining.com or not. You know who you are. But while you were wasting time on petty stuff, Bruce Marler hand-registered and launched Credit.Club. That is correct: hand-registered a meaningful,... [Read more]
Dave Evanson – Senior Sales & Brokerage Consultant at Sedo.com A solid three letter .com sale was announced earlier today, by Dave Evanson, senior sales & brokerage consultant at Sedo. Along with one of the China-based Sedo brokers, Lijuan Wang, the dynamic duo achieved the sale of KHC.com for $120,000 dollars. That... [More]
Just like statements of impending suicide, death threats should always be taken very seriously. A person inquiring about a domain name on Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales, did not like the domain owner’s pricing, and threatened him with physical harm: “Likewise regarding attitude. The default message... [More]
Amazon launched WorkMail. Amazon announced WorkMail today, a hosted email service for corporations that aims at competing against Microsoft Office 365. Presented as Amazon WorkMail, the service is a secure, managed email and calendaring solution that would also compete against similar Google offerings. Naturally, Amazon... [More]
Oreos.com was sold for $1650 dollars. Several risk-takers participated in a last minute battle over the domain name Oreos.com, which was being auctioned publicly at DropCatch. During the final 10 minutes of the auction, a bidding war erupted, sending the price of Oreos.com from $210 to the final bid of $1,650. That bid,... [More]
Domain thieves often sell domains on Ename. No sooner did we announce the declaration of February 1st as National Punch a Domain Thief Day, and a group of domains was reported as stolen. The domains 8KP.com, 3T6.com and A6Z.com were removed unlawfully from their owner’s GoDaddy account, and were transferred to the... [More]
GoDaddy generated a lot of controversy yesterday, by revealing its Super Bowl ™ XLIX video that featured a lost puppy that gets sold online via a GoDaddy customer’s puppy mill business. Soon after, allegedly succumbing to negative backlash from animal lovers, PETA and even Michelle Obama, the GoDaddy CEO Blake... [More]
During the entire 2014, domain theft increased to numbers unseen before, thanks to an ICANN imposed requirement for ownership verification. The Registrars rushed to comply, falling victims to a flood of email phishing originating mostly from China. Rogue domain registrars such as Ename make life difficult to domain owners... [More]
A bunch of Oreo cookies, collectively “oreos.” As Mike Berkens noted, the domain Oreos.com has been in auction at DropCatch.com – an outfit of NameBright / Huge Domains. After other drop catching services failed to catch the former domain property of Kraft Foods, the current status of the auction which... [More]
Proxy buyers of domains won’t announce their role. Large corporations do not want their branding plans exposed to the public outright. When billions of dollars are at stake, Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft utilize third party “proxy” buyers to acquire domain assets from their registrants. The case... [More]
Court ordered the return of 3 stolen domains from Ename. It’s good news for the owner of three formerly stolen numeric domains: 224.com, 452.com and 605.com. ESQwire, the domainer-friendly law firm of attorneys Ari Goldberger and Jason Schaeffer, along with Greenberg & Lieberman, filed a lawsuit in November, to... [More]
Hologram is a Greek word composite. Microsoft used Marksmen, a third party acquisition service - aka, proxy buyer – to buy the domain name HoloLens.com for a mere $6,750 and some pondered on the timeframe of their brand development. The domain was retained for less than a week by Marksmen, before Microsoft announced... [More]
Colin Campbell, .CLUB CEO Dot .CLUB CEO, Colin Campbell, announced the results of the Registry’s official analysis, regarding the unexpected hand registration of the premium domain, Credit.Club by developer Bruce Marler. Clearing Marler of any wrong-doing, Mr. Campbell stated that the erroneous release of Credit.Club... [More]
Tessa Holcomb, Igloo Chief Eskimo Officer. Igloo, the domain brokering company closed its Boston offices early today, as a hefty Nor’easter threatened the area. Despite being formed in New Zealand, the US offices don’t get to enjoy much of the beautiful landscapes of Kiwi-land; the latter, is reserved for co-founder,... [More]
There is even a new gTLD: dot .Photo. The domain name Photo.com was challenged in a UDRP, brought forth by Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Short version: The complaint was denied, although there was no finding of reverse domain name hijacking, as one would expect. Registered in 1998, Photo.com... [More]
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