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#BigApple.ORG : Aged #domain caught in the crossfire of an #FBI raid

#BigApple.ORG : Aged #domain caught in the crossfire of an #FBI raid

February 17, 2020 · SPECIAL REPORT

BigApple.org, an aged domain describing New York City, has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.) Registered in 1998, the domain about “Big Apple” is now showing a landing page informing its visitors about its seized status. Why would such a generic geodomain be taken... [Read more]

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Three new #domain sales: Palace.com, Knife.com, Doors.com all go to end-users

Domain News: February 21, 2020 - 3:51 pmdomain-news

Domain investor, broker, and Phenom.com founder, James Booth. Three new generic domain sales have been reported in the past 24 hours, all to end-user buyers. Such sales indicate that the amounts involved are quite substantial, which is...

#Samson : Oldest live #trademark at the #USPTO comes without the matching .com #domain name

Domain News: February 21, 2020 - 2:34 pmdomain-news

SAMSON, the oldest continuously registered trademark at the USPTO, has been live since 1884. It depicts Samson slaying a lion. The SAMSON mark was issued for use with cords, lines, and ropes. Source: Erik Pelton. The trademark application,...

#UDRP against Nubank.com ends with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Domain News: February 21, 2020 - 10:22 amdomain-law

The domain Nubank.com was registered in 1997; in 2020, it was hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Nu Pagamentos S.A, Brazil, that asserted rights to the NUBANK and NU BANK marks. The panelist pointed out the timeline of these registrations: “The...

#Dumbledore .com buyer magically avoids #UDRP pitfall, saves #domain investment

Domain News: February 21, 2020 - 9:50 amdomain-law

The registrant of Dumbledore.com pulled a magic trick with the domain, convincing the NAF panelist that it’s archaic English for “bumblebee.” Warner Bros had filed a UDRP to protect one of their characters from the “Harry...

Cancun no more : #ICANN67 will offer virtual buffet to all online attendees!

Domain News: February 20, 2020 - 3:46 pmdomain-news

ICANN67 is ground-breaking; leaving Cancun behind, the conference is switching to remote participation mode, saving ICANN tens of thousands of dollars. “Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), ICANN67 will no longer...

BC30.com #UDRP : What not to do when negotiating a #domain sale

Domain News: February 20, 2020 - 10:39 amdomain-law

The domain BC30.com was just lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant’s trademark claims appear to be far-fetched: their trademark incorporates “BC30” but is GANEDENBC30. Unfortunately for the Respondent,...

Seven with #Sedo : GreatDomains auction offers several two-letter #domain names!

Domain News: February 20, 2020 - 9:50 amdomain-news

GreatDomains is a 7-day long auction by Sedo, our premium sponsor, from February 20-27, featuring an eclectic selection of domain names. These domains on auction are carefully curated, and this time around we have more than 100 domains...

Dos Equis: #SussexExRoyal .com #domain is already taken!

Domain News: February 19, 2020 - 5:45 pmdomain-news

If you want to talk about your two ex’s, stay thirsty my friends. Former British Royal, Prince Harry, and his lovely wife Meghan, have been known collectively as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Ergo, they formed their private charity...

#Hadise .com : Two #Turkish sisters end up at the #WIPO after one of them filed a #UDRP

Domain News: February 19, 2020 - 12:14 pmdomain-law

Life beats fiction, as two Turkish sisters got into a UDRP at the WIPO over the domain Hadise.com. The domain was acquired from Nokta Domains in 2012, for $30,000 dollars. The initial asking price was $39,000 and at the time, the Respondent...

Ragazzo Greciano : #Roman numerals – the next big thing in #domain investing

Domain News: February 19, 2020 - 10:53 amdomain-news

The last report by Ragazzo Greciano, the prolific domain investment expert from Napoli, Italy, is not about Q4/2019 but about the future of aftermarket sales for numeric domains. Greciano’s familiarity with his mother land, Italy,...

#Sedo #domain sales for the week of Feb 17, 2020 topped by Profitable.com at $200000

Domain News: February 18, 2020 - 3:51 pmdomain-news

Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of Profitable.com at $200,000 USD. The domain was brokered by Dave Evanson. Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending on February 17, 2020. This...

Acubit.com registrant wins #UDRP with Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Domain News: February 18, 2020 - 12:59 pmdomain-law

The registrant of acubit.com “coined” the term in 2009 and registered the domain. More than nine years later, a company in Denmark obtained trademark rights to ACUBIT, and in 2020 they filed a UDRP to get the domain. Too bad,...

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    It was early in the morning of January 1st, 2018, when the Uniregistry app dinged. Still...


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    An ominous, frozen wind was blowing down hard on the small town of Boca, making...


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