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Niantic & Pokemon Go : Telepathy, Inc. holds a huge .com asset in its domain portfolio

Niantic & Pokemon Go : Telepathy, Inc. holds a huge .com asset in its domain portfolio

July 25, 2016 · SPECIAL REPORT

The huge, international success of the Augmented Reality game, Pokemon Go, has turned Niantic, Inc. into a household name. The San Francisco company produced the game and licensed it to Nintendo. Today’s news is huge: Niantic – not Nintendo – owns the rights to the game, and Nintendo’s... [Read more]

Domain Name Jargon : The Web, and where can you find it

Domain News: July 29, 2016 - 1:01 pmdomain-name-jargon

Holly molly! When we started the Domain Name Jargon series, our goal was to update it often with new entries. After all, it’s an endless, valuable encyclopedia of terms, trivia, and other information about domaining that you won’t find anywhere else, because we’re...

SOLINK : Chinese domainer defends domain against UDRP

Domain News: July 29, 2016 - 12:59 pmdomain-law

A registered trademark does not give automatic rights to a domain. Gone are the days that Chinese domain investors failed to produce a response, when faced with a UDRP against their assets. In a case involving the domain Solink.com, the Respondent succeeded to fend off the Complainant’s...

What are “Generic Country Code Top Level Domains” to Google?

Domain News: July 29, 2016 - 11:54 amdomain-news

Google considers many ccTLDs as generic. There are more country code top level domains (ccTLD‘s) than actual countries in the world. In fact, there are several active ones for obsolete countries, such as dot .SU for the former Soviet Union. When it comes down to search...

Chinese domain market sales : Mobile web rules China

Domain News: July 28, 2016 - 6:27 pmdomain-news

Chinese domain sales report. The Chinese Internet consists mostly of the mobile web, a vast network of government-authorized web sites catering to the information-hungry Chinese. Despite the Great Firewall of China blocking thousands of foreign web sites, and the recent expanded...

EDP.com : Aged three letter .com faces UDRP challenge at the WIPO

Domain News: July 28, 2016 - 5:44 pmdomain-law

Another day, another UDRP has been filed against an aged, valuable three letter .com domain. According to a freshly-filed case at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) the domain EDP.com is facing a UDRP. As the case is on-going and no decision has been delivered,...

Shocking non-news announcement reveals master plan of domain industry giant

Domain News: July 28, 2016 - 3:14 pmdomain-news

News as it happens. A domain industry giant has opted not to make an announcement today, after revelations of upcoming changes, updates, downgrades and other details were leaked. The corporate behemoth specializing in the domain investment field, did not share any information...

Brannan’s : Latest domain mega-sale is all about .me

Domain News: July 28, 2016 - 12:02 pmdomain-news

Domain broker, David Clements. Domain brokerage outfit, Brannan’s, is having a grand domain sale, and it’s all about .me domains. Used by many companies and individuals alike, the Montenegro ccTLD domains are recognized both as brands and as “Generic Country...

Kim Kardashian behind the massive .Web auction, according to Domain Live Wire

Domain News: July 28, 2016 - 11:22 amdomain-news

Dot .Web – New fashion line. Hollywood celebrity fans, rejoice! Serial entrepreneur, fashionista and domain aficionado, Kim Kardashian, has reportedly ponied up the $135 million dollars for the dot .Web auction. Citing sources close to the family, Domain Live Wire editor,...

Facebook posts record earnings and user numbers, stock hits all-time high

Domain News: July 27, 2016 - 5:13 pmdomain-news

Social networks were never before as successful as Facebook is. The small project founded by Mark Zuckerberg has become a behemoth, commanding more than 1.7 billion users worldwide. Even with China’s Great Firewall blocking it, the global reach of Facebook is astounding. Facebook...

PokemonGo.net : Domain ended up unpaid – New auction at DropCatch

Domain News: July 27, 2016 - 3:32 pmdomain-news

The recent auction for the domain name PokemonGo.net, ended at DropCatch on 7/16/2016. PokemonGo.net was apparently not paid for, as the top bid of $20,950 dollars seemed to be way out of touch. Pokemon Go is a trademark and the popular game is gaining fans around the world that...

Uniregistry and gTLDs : Domain registrations surpass the 2 million mark

Domain News: July 27, 2016 - 2:43 pmdomain-news

Uniregistry. Uniregistry, and its domain registrar, Uniregistrar, have more reasons to celebrate. Frank Schilling’s company has officially surpassed 2 million domain names under management, as far as new gTLDs go. The milestone was crossed last week, according to ntldstats...

Chinese domain market report : Crazy guy kicks down part of China’s Great Wall!

Domain News: July 27, 2016 - 12:43 pmdomain-news

The Great Wall of China is a national monument spanning thousands of miles across the Chinese mainland. Construction started as early as the 7th century BC, and although not every part of it is in good shape, tourists are definitely given a tour of the best renovated parts. It’s...

Domainer attitude : “You can’t afford it!”

Domain News: July 27, 2016 - 11:56 amdomain-news

You can’t afford this domain. Many direct inquiries about domains ignore the fact that the domain is already listed in a domain marketplace, such as Sedo, Afternic or GoDaddy. Instead of making an offer, these emails ask how much it’s for sale. As savvy domain investors...

Domain lawsuit holding other parties’ domains “hostage”

Domain News: July 26, 2016 - 7:30 pmdomain-law

A lawsuit that was filed to reverse a court-mandated domain portfolio auction, has somehow taken over the domains of 3rd parties, who are unrelated to the original dispute. In an article at Domain Name Wire, the unfolding story mentions some well-known domainers, “including...

The sad history of Yahoo! from beginning to the end

Domain News: July 26, 2016 - 12:23 pmdomain-news

Internet search engine and news portal Yahoo! has been acquired by Verizon, to the tune of $4.83 billion dollars. The former number one Internet portal keeps its Alibaba shares, Yahoo! Japan, and as many as 4,000 patents and other intellectual property. The rest, goes to Verizon...

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