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SpamHaus : Is .XYZ the most abused new gTLD ?

SpamHaus : Is .XYZ the most abused new gTLD ?

August 17, 2016 · SPECIAL REPORT

Dot .XYZ has accumulated a long history of controversy; from its launch two years ago, to its adoption for Google’s Alphabet project, to the penny promotion for its 2nd anniversary. With more than 6.4 million registered .XYZ domains, the brainchild of CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, began with... [Read more]

DollarCity.com : Central American company files UDRP to get Mike Mann’s domain

Domain News: August 24, 2016 - 12:17 amdomain-law

A UDRP has been filed against the aged (2001) domain DollarCity.com, owned by domain investor, Mike Mann, for about a decade. The UDRP has just been filed by Centroamerica Comercial, Sociedad Anonima de Capital Variable (CAMCO). It appears to be a discount retail store company,...

Chinese domain market report : DD.com and a bunch of chips

Domain News: August 23, 2016 - 11:24 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. China’s domain market has grown remarkably in recent months, as thousands of domain “Chips” were made available, sold primarily by Westerners. If it weren’t for the game of QXZJ domains that a Hong Kong based fund started,...

Kimmel Scrap UDRP : Never let your developer own your domain!

Domain News: August 23, 2016 - 3:03 pmdomain-law

UDRP was denied. When you hire a developer for your business web site, make sure that you register the domain yourself first. In numerous cases, the task of domain registration was incorporated into the web development services, which might seem convenient at first. Then, the...

Rob Monster : Epik.com announces international expansion, record earnings

Domain News: August 23, 2016 - 10:06 amdomain-news

Epik, the multi-disciplinary domain registrar, announced its international expansion today. Founder and CEO, Rob Monster, stated: “It took Epik several years to build a world class domain name management platform. We believe the market conditions are right for a new leader...

Divyank Turakhia on Media.net sale : Why we sold to a Chinese group

Domain News: August 23, 2016 - 9:33 amdomain-news

The recent sale of Media.net and its business by the Turakhia brothers, for $900 million dollars, arrived as a shock on a busy Monday. Co-founder, Divyank Turakhia might have a hard to pronounce name, but that did not stop the enterprising 35 year old from building a media empire...

All the Gawker Media domains on a list

Domain News: August 23, 2016 - 8:40 amdomain-news

Gawker Media domains. Gawker bid farewell to its fans yesterday, closing down officially after 13 or so years of active gossip stories. The only part of the Gawker Media empire to shut its doors despite being profitable is Gawker.com, the result of a lawsuit by Hulk Hogan. The...

Gawker closes down; will the .com be sold?

Domain News: August 22, 2016 - 9:03 pmdomain-news

Gawker, the scandal-seeking, celebrity-unmasking web site made its swan song post today. Titled “How Things Work,” the farewell post by founder Nick Denton ends 13 years of stories and coverage that sought to unveil the private lives of public figures. As the result...

Chinese domain market report : eName news “cock up” with copied parody story

Domain News: August 22, 2016 - 6:12 pmdomain-news

Domain sales Made in China. The Chinese domain market is busy, despite the drop in volume and average prices, for the “domain Chip” category. China’s brightest domain investors gathered last month to discuss the present and future of domain investing, at the...

Brannan’s domain newsletter : Trisha, gene research and her new baby

Domain News: August 22, 2016 - 4:56 pmdomain-news

Domain broker, David Clements. David Clements, domain broker for the Brannan’s brokerage outfit, sent out the latest domain newsletter. There are many worthy domains on this current list, and some clearly stand out for their generic nature, or potential. Take, for example,...

I was having lunch, when Sedo sent me this press release!

Domain News: August 22, 2016 - 2:30 pmdomain-news

Gotta love Mondays. I was having some lunch, wild rice with Greek yogurt and a glass of Florida orange juice, when my phone dinged. I was having lunch when Sedo dinged me. Another email from Sedo, I muttered, what do these guys want. As I clicked on the subject that said “Going...

Rule40.com and the Olympics : Gloves are off

Domain News: August 22, 2016 - 12:46 pmdomain-news

The Olympics in Rio are over, and for many around the world, that’s a relief. Sponsors and brand advertisers of athletes that aren’t certified by the International Olympic Committee, view the Olympics with mixed feelings. After all, the IOC is in full control of who...

Chinese domain market report : China’s medal numbers plummet

Domain News: August 21, 2016 - 8:34 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. The Olympic Games are over, and China has scored its smallest cache of Olympic gold in two decades. The Rio 2016 Olympics delivered  plenty of defeat in sports China once ruled, such as gymnastics and badminton, disappointing millions of Chinese...

CNN Air : Drone services to launch with no matching .COM domain

Domain News: August 21, 2016 - 3:18 pmdomain-news

CNN announced the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), a new drone operated news-reporting service. According to the CNN Air announcement, “For the first time in the company’s history, CNN will have a designated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) unit with...

Chinese domain market report : Video streaming becomes restricted in China

Domain News: August 20, 2016 - 4:03 pmdomain-news

China’s tech companies with streaming video platforms, such as Baidu, Sina, Youku and Sohu, have agreed to the Chinese government’s demands to follow new restrictive guidelines. Video streaming would require any users to register their real identities with the company...

Domain bachelor no more : Ammar Kubba is tying the knot!

Domain News: August 20, 2016 - 3:04 pmdomain-news

Ammar Kubba, one of the domain industry’s most elusive bachelors, ends his long tenure today. The founder of Thought Convergence has a brand new focus in his life: wife-to-be Josephine, to whom he’s been engaged for a while. Josephine and Ammar are tying the proverbial...

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