August 18, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT
Susan Lawrence. Corporate mergers aren’t fun, they lead to the acquisition of assets and subsequent layoffs of even experienced talent. Susan Lawrence falls in that category of “rockstar” professionals, and she’s currently available for hire in the tech industry. With more... [Read more]
Words in Chinese can have multiple meanings. The Chinese registrant of dot .CLUB domains that match famous trademarks or corporate names, attempted to define alternate meanings, using the Chinese language. That very “clever” approach of an apparent cybersquatter was presented in a UDRP for the domain names Stregis.Club,... [More]
RIP Google Authorship Program. The much hyped Google Authorship Program that promoted the use of personal Google+ credentials, is now officially over. The shocking news was delivered by John Mueller who spear-headed the project at Google Webmaster Tools, in an emotionally charged blog post: “We’ve gotten lots... [More]
Alert: Stolen domains! A large cache of primarily numeric domain names were reported as stolen, earlier today. The stolen domains were taken out of an eNom account and transferred to GoDaddy; their owner is alerting anyone to avoid buying these stolen domains: “These domains were stolen before dawn today. I found the... [More]
Trademark domains can cause a lot of headaches. Yoyo Email Ltd. has been bouncing its UDRP record to new highs, with a 7th UDRP in 2 months’ time. Having registered 4,000 dot .email domains that are mostly linked to trademarks and brands, the rain of UDRPs against the British company has turned into a storm. The situation... [More]
Honest Co., actress Jessica Alba‘s environmentally-friendly baby care startup has an estimated worth of $1 billion dollars, according to the World Street Journal. After securing a $70 million investment, Jessica Alba and Honest Co., are busy promoting the sales of toxic-free, environmentally friendly products. The... [More]
If you look like a young Elia Kazan, this is your chance to star in an ICANN movie. An upcoming movie about the history of ICANN and its impact to the global domain community, is currently in casting mode. San Francisco based film director, Alice Stamatopoulos, placed an ad on Craigslist, seeking “good looking”... [More]
A domain investor and his wife are divorcing over gTLD registrations. Only in California: a divorce was filed in Orange county, California, by a woman whose domainer husband engaged aggressively in gTLD domain registrations and other activity that damaged their joint finances. This incredible case sets a new standard to... [More]
An early version of a domain name association. Don’t worry, this post about a “Domain Name Association” does not come in multiple chapters. In fact, a domain name association is of little interest to domainers, because the activity of domaining has no official set of rules, regulations or ethics. Domaining... [More]
Some domainers have nearly unpronounceable names, and when you first meet them at a domain conference you might take a second look at their business cards. Memorizing these difficult names can be made easier though, if one utilizes a series of tricks that involve visualization. Let’s take, for example, domain investor... [More]
Yoyo Email Ltd – king of UDRPs It’s turning into an epic disaster of sorts: Yoyo Email Ltd is setting new negative records, by losing no fewer than 6 UDRP cases that we’ve covered, in two months’ time no less. After making the mistake of registering major brands in the dot .email gTLD, Yoyo Email... [More]
Dot .OOO or “triple dot” from India. Start packing your gTLD bags, .XYZ - there’s a new king in town, or should we say, Raja. With dot .XYZ making all sorts of silly claims about becoming the “new standard” alongside dot .com – maybe standard of freebies – so can anyone else. Indian... [More]
24/7 Hosting in New Zealand is about to lose their domain. 24/7 Hosting, a New Zealand company offering web hosting services had its domain name repossessed after months of completely unsatisfactory service. According to the Domain Name Commission in New Zealand, almost 6000 customers of the befallen web host are now up... [More]
Hyperlapse, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion, was launched earlier today by Instagram. The new video app, currently available only for iOS users, establishes a cinematic motion effect that once required expensive camera equipment to achieve. There’s only one snag: the domain... [More]
Cybersquatter is the “C” word for every respectful domainer. Yoyo Email Ltd., registrant of dozens of dot .email domains had his path paved, after focusing on trademarks such as NVIDIA, Statoil, Lurpak and even Sheraton. The quartet of UDRPs became a quintet today, after GEICO – Government Employees Insurance... [More]
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