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Greek hero : Alek Skarlatos beats a terrorist, loses .com to cybersquatter

Greek hero : Alek Skarlatos beats a terrorist, loses .com to cybersquatter

August 22, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT

Greeks! Proud father, Emanuel Skarlatos with sons Solon, Peter and Alek. US National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, along with Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler were on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, where they successfully disarmed a heavily armed Moroccan terrorist. That heroic response was triggered by... [Read more]

Luxus.com : 19 year old domain saved from the claws of a UDRP

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 5:47 pmdomain-law

Existence of a trademark does not always lead to a UDRP decision for the Complainant. Luxus.com, a domain registered in 1996 – the golden era of the commercial Internet for domain registrations – was challenged in a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. A Canadian...

Internet Reboot report : XYZ domains hard on people with arthritis!

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 2:48 pmdomain-news

An XYZ heatmap: Effect on 5 fingers. A new report by the Internet Reboot institute reveals some shocking findings about XYZ domains and their effect on people with irreversible, degenerative arthritis. After studying a sample of twenty five million Internet users, the Internet...

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #4 – NameJet

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 12:12 pmdomain-news

User experience (UX) design aims at making the browsing and interaction processes with web sites a smooth experience. We’ve put to test five big domain marketplaces – Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy, NameJet and Sedo – in order to assess their ability to present domain data...

More symbolics: Aron Meystedt acquires VE.com

Domain News: August 31, 2015 - 10:55 amdomain-news

Aron Meystedt acquired VE.com. Aron Meystedt already owns the oldest .com domain, Symbolics.com. This does not mean he sits on his domain laurels, and over the years he acquired several generic domains and short acronyms. His XF.com is used as a Dallas based investment company,...

Uniregistry and InternetTraffic are merging in December

Domain News: August 30, 2015 - 2:12 pmdomain-news

Uniregistry. Uniregistry is ending months of speculation about the date of merging services with InternetTraffic, the PPC branch of the company. For the past several months, the two companies are working hard towards integrating the two consumer platforms into one; the Uniregistry...

Chinese domain spammer: “I do it for the good money”

Domain News: August 29, 2015 - 12:34 pmdomain-news

If you own a random four letter .com domain, chances are that you have been contacted at least a dozen times by domain spammers. Those unscrupulous individuals email every permutation domain’s owner – from AAAA to ZZZZ – placing lowball offers, regardless of...

“Domain Pirates” video showcases Swedish sense of humor!

Domain News: August 28, 2015 - 12:17 pmdomain-news

Domain Pirates. Ah, it’s Friday – the day of the week that preludes a fun weekend full of relaxation and debauchery. πŸ˜‰ With that in mind, domainers in Sweden seem to have a lot of fun referring to themselves as “pirates.” If not all of them, at least...

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in ProgressiveSpecialty.com UDRP

Domain News: August 28, 2015 - 3:53 amdomain-law

Trademarks do not offer a sure path to getting a domain. Apparently, Progressive Specialty Glass Company, Inc. did not research its target well before filing a UDRP for the domain name ProgressiveSpecialty.com. For starters, the domain was registered in 1999, predating the Complainant’s...

Domain affluence : Minds+Machines reveals new corporate logo

Domain News: August 27, 2015 - 5:15 pmdomain-news

Minds+Machines, the new gTLD powerhorse, has added several million dollars to its cash reserves, thanks to an ICANN policy on gTLD auctions. Adding $3.5 million dollars for the mere act of abandoning their bids for the .ART andΒ  .DATA gTLDs, the publicly traded company is now...

Hot potato : Spud domain service reaches five figures at Flippa

Domain News: August 27, 2015 - 4:20 pmdomain-news

The Internet, apparently, is not meant for just watching cat videos. These days, people will actually pay for a potato delivery, inscribed with a personalized message. PotatoParcel, a potato-by-mail prank service and its assorted domain, PotatoParcel.com, made several thousand...

Brannan’s domain newsletter goodies : Stickshift, stipulation, supernovas and more!

Domain News: August 27, 2015 - 1:55 pmdomain-news

Domain broker, David Clements. David Clements and his Brannan’s outfit have been brokering some great domains in recent months. Somehow, Clements gets hold of premium domain inventory at prices that are definitely affordable, even if one isn’t an end user. We’ve...

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #3 – GoDaddy Auctions

Domain News: August 26, 2015 - 3:14 pmdomain-news

We’ve been comparing five big domain marketplaces – Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy, NameJet and Sedo – to gauge their ability to deliver a web site that provides ease of navigation and efficient content presentation. User experience (UX) design is a fundamental element...

Happy 10th anniversary, Million Dollar Homepage!

Domain News: August 26, 2015 - 11:15 amdomain-news

The Million Dollar Homepage project has just turned 10 years old! It was August 24, 2005, when Alex Tew, a student from the UK, decided to register the domain MillionDollarHomepage.com; two days later, the pixel project was launched. Tew, who nowadays manages Calm.com, a project...

XYZ Generation : Did the domain Negari.com sell?

Domain News: August 25, 2015 - 9:12 pmdomain-news

Daniel Negari listed his .com for sale. XYZ Registry founder, Daniel Negari, is not just trying to convince everyone that dot .XYZ domains are the future; he lives and breathes his own brand. It might have been inconceivable to many, but Negari put his own matching .com on a...

Adolfo Grego on ‘Simulating.Life’ : Domain names as digital linguistic Art

Domain News: August 25, 2015 - 12:22 pmfamous-domainers

Adolfo Grego – Simulating.Life Adolfo Grego is a founding partner of Punto 2012, the Mexican company behind the launch of .Rest and .Bar. He is utilizing the extensive gamut of new top level domains to create something expressive, a unique form of linguistic fusion of words...

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