November 20, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT
NamesCon 2015 is set for January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV and the room block for the conference rate is running low. Really low! So low, that they have blown through more than two-thirds of the block already! Of course, you can find other hotels to book during NamesCon,... [Read more]
Ah, the 80’s! Music, clothes, hairstyles – everything was so different. Does anyone remember Jane Fonda and aerobics? Or break-dancing? These were the days of unisex skin tights, leg warmers and guys with hairy chests – think of the Bee Gees. Apparently, the Name.com employees want to relive the 80’s,... [More]
Would you like to buy a different vowel? Amegy, amogy: They are the same, right? Apparently, Amegy Bank National Association thought so, when they filed a UDRP with the WIPO against the owners of the domain Amogy.com. The Bank operates from Amegy.com and owns the trademark for AMEGY BANK. The Respondent, Wolfgang Moecklin... [More]
Domain thieves take advantage of registrars that are not helping out the victims. Yet another domain theft was unveiled: A group of domains that were pushed away from an eNom customer’s account, were then transferred out to GoDaddy. Despite the Chinese owner’s proof of ownership and other provided details about... [More]
Various types of security cameras. There is an ongoing effort by several government agencies to bring down Insecam.com, a web site that displays a database of insecure web cameras organized by location. Insecam.com is a domain registered with GoDaddy, using their WHOIS proxy service; the domain forwards to Insecam.cc and... [More]
Domain names are getting stolen by Chinese cyberthieves. Domain theft has been a hot topic this year; an increased appetite by Chinese domain investors has led to numerous incidents of stolen domains. Many of these domains end up at Chinese domain registrar and selling venue, Ename. Ename.com has generally been uncooperative... [More]
Adam Dicker, proud Canadian eh! Adam Dicker, owner of DNForum, has announced the launch of iBobble – a customized bobblehead figure producer. Coming in two flavors, iBobble.com and iBobble.ca, the new web site aims to tap the Joe Domainer market, with affordable, one in a 7 billion bobble figures. “Every bobblehead... [More]
Buffalo, NY. A domainer from snow-covered Buffalo, NY, defeated all odds on Thursday afternoon, winning a premium domain auction on NameJet. Thomas Shovel, a native of Buffalo, invests in domain names and was expecting the final countdown of a NameJet auction, right as the first of several feet of snow came down through... [More]
DNForum.com DNForum owner, Adam Dicker, announced the launch of a live chatroom for its registered members today. The live chatroom, found at DNForum.com/chat is the first of several new additions and improvements scheduled for the coming weeks. After upgrading to the XenForo forum software, DNForum temporarily lost some... [More]
Cynthia Hermione Veil is upset with domain owners. Recent data from .com and .net managers, Verisign, unveil a shocking reality of the Internet: only 5% of all domain names are actual web sites. With parked or otherwise “for sale” domains representing 95% of all domain registrations, there’s an important... [More]
Comedian Bill Cosby. It all started with comedian Bill Cosby asking his fans on twitter to create meme pictures in a display of affection to four decades of comedy shows. It escalated into the digging up of dirt from the comedian’s past, making references to “rape” and drugging of women, from decade old... [More]
Whiskey.com is up for sale. Good, aged whiskey is reserved for those special occasions that you want to celebrate a large domain sale. But don’t take our word for it; the Castello brothers hit a home run with the $3.1 million dollar sale of Whisky.com a few months ago. Following on the footsteps of that sale, the alternately... [More]
The Lammily doll is not a barbie. The Holiday Season is upon us, and the usual shopping marathons are anticipated by adults and kids alike. This year, if you have young girls that play with “barbie” dolls, consider dropping that range of toys with unrealistic proportions made in China, for something more realistic. Enter,... [More]
Domain broker, David Clements. David Clements, manager of the Brannan’s Domain Newsletter, has rolled out a huge list of geographical and generic domains. Ranging in price from just under $1,000 to low six figures, the latest group of exclusive domains for sale include some major geo’s: Vancouver.com Melbourne.com NY.org HongKong.tv Other... [More]
The Yoyo UDRP cases are multiplying. The Bank of Scotland Plc uses the HALIFAX trademark in commerce for several decades; it comes as no surprise that they filed a UDRP against WIPO regulars, Yoyo Email Ltd. In this case, the domain Halifax.Email was contested as a match to the Bank’s trademark; the Complainant made... [More]
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