September 26, 2014 · SPECIAL REPORT
It’s been 5 great years already, and how the world of domains has changed since 2009! We now have gTLDs that only existed in “ClownPenis.fart” jokes. Halvarez is nowhere to be seen. Parked.com is gone. Morgan Linton is a millionaire (almost!) Frank Schilling owns a Registry, but... [Read more]
It all started as a Billborg joke in 1997. With interest in Google’s tightly-controlled Glass turning lukewarm, Microsoft corporation announced the existence of Project C.Y.B.O.R.G. Allegedly standing for Control Your Bing Operating Rendering Glass, the project takes over where it last left more than a decade ago,... [More]
Trademarks need to be valid for a UDRP to succeed. A panelist at the WIPO has made a great observation, after deciding to deny a UDRP for the Complainant, despite a lack of response by the Respondent. In a case involving the domain name, YourNeighborhood.com, the Complainant brought forth his registered trademark as part... [More]
Mike Robertson. The domain industry’s financial growth brings wonderful new opportunities to talented individuals; Mike Robertson, co-founder of Domain Guardians is one such talent. Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Mike’s successful career includes more than 8 years with Deep Blue Sea / Fabulous, overseeing... [More]
Week last, show counter panic domain market, and Ebola.com fact break multiple PPC revenue. Stating parking, Ebola virus preference, XYZ reach top nTLDstats – really? Many investors domains, counter-offer on NameJet 120% better, but Sedo return revenue Q4 at euro 5.4 million German economy not failed. ICANN51: Success,... [More]
A UDRP at N Recently, the registrant of WWE.org lost the domain in a UDRP filed by the World Wrestling Entartainment (formerly WWF). The UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum. The transfer was ordered on October 13th, which prompted the wrath of the domain’s registrant, who went ballistic against WWE. On... [More]
Colin Campbell, dot .CLUB CEO An article in the South Florida Business Journal praises the entrepreneurial spirit of Colin Campbell, CEO of dot .CLUB. After beating Donuts, Inc. to the race for the .CLUB gTLD, Campbell oversaw the launch of what appears to be the most successful new gTLD – after removing freebie givers... [More]
Father Domainicus delivers the word of our Domain Lord. Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, currently on a conference call with other Domainers Without Frontiers. Recently, our humble Domain Church has been flooded by questions, most of them related to the infectious... [More]
Dorian Nakamoto denies he’s Satoshi. In March 2014, Newsweek published a story alleging that a man named Dorian Nakamoto was the creator of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, the infamous Satoshi Nakamoto. For several days following the article, Nakamoto’s house and family were stalked by reporters, paparazzi and other... [More]
The Ebola virus will hopefully be contained soon. For the best part of last week, Ebola.com and its owner received plenty of unwarranted negative coverage by mainstream media, that blasted its “for sale” status. Jon Schultz, owner of the domain he lawfully acquired for $13,500 in 2008, was verbally assaulted... [More]
The Volkswagen Beetle, a very popular car back in the day. Volkswagen was formed in 1937, in Nazi Germany, and the group owns and manages a very famous mark in the automotive industry. Despite all this history, a not-so-smart individual from Canada registered the domain Volkswagen.company in July. It took a couple of months... [More]
Ebola domains are spreading around the world. Ah, it’s Friday, and President Obama just announced the appointing of an “Ebola czar.” While the matching dot com – EbolaCzar.com – has already been registered as of four days ago, you can still get “Ebola domains” for a registration... [More]
Dot .NYC is only for New Yorkers. If you live within the Five Boroughs, you can generally register a dot .NYC domain name. The latest geo-gTLD to hit the open market, dot .NYC has in fact several restrictions, all governed by the .NYC Nexus Policy. Here’s what the policy states: The City of New York desires to have... [More]
Keep your domains safe, choose a safe registrar. The recent security breach at Moniker resulted in the theft, direct or indirect, of several premium domains from their owners; several were stolen from the portfolio of Future Media Architects. Moniker has been working on reclaiming these domains, first handling transfers... [More]
If you’ve been considering attending TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami, better get off your butt and book your reservations now. According to an update email, the prestigious Fontainebleau Hotel rooms available can only host 15 more attendees, or 45 room nights in total. Delaying your reservation past this weekend would mean... [More]
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