January 15, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT
NamesCon 2015 is over, having achieved record numbers in attendance for a domain conference. The 2nd annual NamesCon brought to Las Vegas domain industry professionals eager to engage in business, and to share knowledge and exchange ideas, to materialize dreams and help shape the future of domain... [Read more]
Fadi Chehadé – ICANN CEO. ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, gave an interview to the Russian news agency, Sputnik News. The interview was conducted over the phone, by Russian investigative reporter, Nikolai Domienenko. Here are the highlights from the English edition, to be published tomorrow at Sputnik News: Nikolai Domienenko:... [More]
Holography is becoming big again, thanks to Microsoft. After the successful acquisition of HoloLens.com by Microsoft via the use of a proxy buyer, the holography market is once again in the limelight. A domain pioneer in the field, is HoloVisions LLC, a Minnesota company formed by domain investor, inventor and entrepreneur,... [More]
MileHigh.Club can be yours. The recent story of how Bruce Marler got Credit.Club for $10.99 is a story that kept domainers buzzing in disbelief. While there are plenty of quality .CLUB domains in the wild, there are plenty more that have been reserved by the dot .CLUB Registry. Most of these domains can be acquired for a... [More]
Ultra Fast Two Factor Authentication (UFTFA) at GoDaddy. GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, takes domain security very seriously. After quickly scrambling to patch a security flaw last week, GoDaddy has now enabled Ultra Fast Two Factor Authentication (UFTFA) for all US-based customers. The introduction... [More]
Dubya and the new king of Saudi Arabia during better times. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the new king of Saudi Arabia and changes to the country that holds 16% of the world’s oil reserves are already coming. It’s not just oil that is affected, it’s the global domain economy as well. In a message delivered... [More]
Beyond the Dot – Photo courtesy of BisNow. In a new article about gTLDs, BisNow, an electronic publication covering the people and projects in the commercial real estate business community, describes the gTLD market with a positive, accurate outlook. Unlike a Forbes article that attempted to bury gTLDs presenting an... [More]
What spammers such as DOPA need. DOPA continues the lowlife practice of sending unsolicited email to domain owners, a euphemism for spam. The Chinese company ignores the protocol of voluntary inclusion to mailing lists, and instead emails their sales pitch to email addresses harvested from the WHOIS of domains. We have covered... [More]
Fashion Metric Drone Delivery: It’s coming. Fashion Metric is off the charts; a few days after securing a seed investment of $1,000,000 the Austin company is using part of the investment to launch a new service: drone delivery. “What good is to measure your perfectly fitted clothes on an app or on the Internet,... [More]
Yoyo’ing with another’s trademarks can become complicated. Yoyo Email Ltd., the British company alleging to have created a viable business model based on the registration of .Email domain names that match corporate names, brands and trademarks, broke UDRP records in 2014. The pattern continues in 2015, and the... [More]
Francois of Domaining.com keeps the connection alive. C’est officiel: Francois Carrillo, the French entrepreneur that operates Domaining.com, remains as the captain of the ship. In a statement sent earlier today, Francois is apologetic for declaring the domain as sold too early; an alleged buyer vanished in thin air. Instead,... [More]
Mike Robertson during Water Night 2015. Blimey! Mike Robertson of Domain Guardians and DNC Holdings fame, had a spiffy time in Las Vegas during NamesCon. Sporting a freshly shaved “egg” that helped raise several thousand dollars during Water Night, Mike Robertson was spotted riding a mechanical bull at Gilley’s. Whoah! Not... [More]
Brand.Bar “Happy Hour”. An online video chat discussion, organized by Angela St. Julien of Brand.Bar, gathered several tens of domain professionals in the same “room“, to talk about the results of NamesCon 2015 via GoToMeeting. Chat attendees included George Verdugo, Mike Mann, Monte Cahn, Adam Dicker,... [More]
Yet another great guy makes the ranks of ‘Domainer Faces‘, an open series that features ‘domainer bios’ that are as descriptive as they can be in a few words. No, one does not need to be a superstar in order to be included, and maybe next time we’ll include you, if you’re nice. Vincent... [More]
Jeff Dunham, on the right, with one of his puppets, Peanut. Comedian Jeff Dunham is popular for his use of puppets and ventriloquism to deliver side-splitting comedy. And that’s where the fun ends, because his former and current wife are embattled in a ‘cybersquatting‘ lawsuit over their last names. It’s... [More]
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