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While you were goofing around, this man hand-registered Credit.Club

While you were goofing around, this man hand-registered Credit.Club

January 20, 2015 · SPECIAL REPORT

You were busy goofing around: talking about that glitter junk domain on Flippa, or arguing whether Francois sold Domaining.com or not. You know who you are. But while you were wasting time on petty stuff, Bruce Marler hand-registered and launched Credit.Club. That is correct: hand-registered a meaningful,... [Read more]

Evanson and Wang team brokered KHC dot com for $120 Grand

Evanson and Wang team brokered KHC dot com for $120 Grand

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 7:03 pm

Dave Evanson – Senior Sales & Brokerage Consultant at Sedo.com A solid three letter .com sale was announced earlier today, by Dave Evanson, senior sales & brokerage consultant at Sedo. Along with one of the China-based Sedo brokers, Lijuan Wang, the dynamic duo achieved the sale of KHC.com for $120,000 dollars. That... [More]

Death threat via Domain Name Sales results in FBI report over domain pricing

Death threat via Domain Name Sales results in FBI report over domain pricing

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 6:37 pm

Just like statements of impending suicide, death threats should always be taken very seriously. A person inquiring about a domain name on Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales, did not like the domain owner’s pricing, and threatened him with physical harm: “Likewise regarding attitude. The default message... [More]

WorkMail: Amazon new service arrives without first securing the dot .com

WorkMail: Amazon new service arrives without first securing the dot .com

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Amazon launched WorkMail. Amazon announced WorkMail today, a hosted email service for corporations that aims at competing against Microsoft Office 365. Presented as Amazon WorkMail, the service is a secure, managed email and calendaring solution that would also compete against similar Google offerings. Naturally, Amazon... [More]

Oreos.com auction ended; who will win the UDRP?

Oreos.com auction ended; who will win the UDRP?

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Oreos.com was sold for $1650 dollars. Several risk-takers participated in a last minute battle over the domain name Oreos.com, which was being auctioned publicly at DropCatch. During the final 10 minutes of the auction, a bidding war erupted, sending the price of Oreos.com from $210 to the final bid of $1,650. That bid,... [More]

Alert: Stolen domains 8KP.com, 3T6.com, A6Z.com were moved to Ename

Alert: Stolen domains 8KP.com, 3T6.com, A6Z.com were moved to Ename

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Domain thieves often sell domains on Ename. No sooner did we announce the declaration of February 1st as National Punch a Domain Thief Day, and a group of domains was reported as stolen. The domains 8KP.com, 3T6.com and A6Z.com were removed unlawfully from their owner’s GoDaddy account, and were transferred to the... [More]

BREAKING: GoDaddy reveals the REAL Superbowl XLIX commercial!

BREAKING: GoDaddy reveals the REAL Superbowl XLIX commercial!

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 1:21 pm

GoDaddy generated a lot of controversy yesterday, by revealing its Super Bowl ™ XLIX video that featured a lost puppy that gets sold online via a GoDaddy customer’s puppy mill business. Soon after, allegedly succumbing to negative backlash from animal lovers, PETA and even Michelle Obama, the GoDaddy CEO Blake... [More]

February 1st is National Punch a Domain Thief Day

February 1st is National Punch a Domain Thief Day

Domain News: January 28, 2015 - 11:34 am

During the entire 2014, domain theft increased to numbers unseen before, thanks to an ICANN imposed requirement for ownership verification. The Registrars rushed to comply, falling victims to a flood of email phishing originating mostly from China. Rogue domain registrars such as Ename make life difficult to domain owners... [More]

Oreos: Who will catch the .com and potentially the UDRP?

Oreos: Who will catch the .com and potentially the UDRP?

Domain News: January 27, 2015 - 5:11 pm

A bunch of Oreo cookies, collectively “oreos.” As Mike Berkens noted, the domain Oreos.com has been in auction at DropCatch.com – an outfit of NameBright / Huge Domains. After other drop catching services failed to catch the former domain property of Kraft Foods, the current status of the auction which... [More]

The Negotiator Agency: Corporate proxy buyers for high value domains

The Negotiator Agency: Corporate proxy buyers for high value domains

Domain News: January 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Proxy buyers of domains won’t announce their role. Large corporations do not want their branding plans exposed to the public outright. When billions of dollars are at stake, Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft utilize third party “proxy” buyers to acquire domain assets from their registrants. The case... [More]

ESQwire: Law firm assists with the return of 3 valuable numeric .com domains

ESQwire: Law firm assists with the return of 3 valuable numeric .com domains

Domain News: January 27, 2015 - 12:10 am

Court ordered the return of 3 stolen domains from Ename. It’s good news for the owner of three formerly stolen numeric domains: 224.com, 452.com and 605.com. ESQwire, the domainer-friendly law firm of attorneys Ari Goldberger and Jason Schaeffer, along with Greenberg & Lieberman, filed a lawsuit in November, to... [More]

Trademark application for ‘Holo’ : Microsoft planned ahead with HoloLens domain

Trademark application for ‘Holo’ : Microsoft planned ahead with HoloLens domain

Domain News: January 26, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Hologram is a Greek word composite. Microsoft used Marksmen, a third party acquisition service - aka, proxy buyer – to buy the domain name HoloLens.com for a mere $6,750 and some pondered on the timeframe of their brand development. The domain was retained for less than a week by Marksmen, before Microsoft announced... [More]

Dot .CLUB Registry : It’s go ahead with Credit.Club

Dot .CLUB Registry : It’s go ahead with Credit.Club

Domain News: January 26, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Colin Campbell, .CLUB CEO Dot .CLUB CEO, Colin Campbell, announced the results of the Registry’s official analysis, regarding the unexpected hand registration of the premium domain, Credit.Club by developer Bruce Marler. Clearing Marler of any wrong-doing, Mr. Campbell stated that the erroneous release of Credit.Club... [More]

Nor’easter in Boston: Igloo offices to close early today

Nor’easter in Boston: Igloo offices to close early today

Domain News: January 26, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Tessa Holcomb, Igloo Chief Eskimo Officer. Igloo, the domain brokering company closed its Boston offices early today, as a hefty Nor’easter threatened the area. Despite being formed in New Zealand, the US offices don’t get to enjoy much of the beautiful landscapes of Kiwi-land; the latter, is reserved for co-founder,... [More]

Photo.com UDRP denied transfer to Complainant

Photo.com UDRP denied transfer to Complainant

Domain News: January 26, 2015 - 12:19 pm

There is even a new gTLD: dot .Photo. The domain name Photo.com was challenged in a UDRP, brought forth by Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Short version: The complaint was denied, although there was no finding of reverse domain name hijacking, as one would expect. Registered in 1998, Photo.com... [More]

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