King Souq .com UDRP now relevant, as Complainant gets $800 million dollar windfall

The recent UDRP against KingSouq.com now makes sense, as the Complainant, Souq.com, has received a sizable acquisition offer. Dubai’s Emaar Malls, operators of luxurious Middle East shopping centers, made an $800 million dollar offer to acquire Souq.com and its online retail business. The offer appears to be a strategic move against Amazon.com. The massive bid […]

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GoDaddy acquires security firm Sucuri

GoDaddy has acquired the security firm and WordPress plugin creators, Sucuri. There are no financial disclosures about this acquisition. Sucuri will continue operations as usual; what can be expected are improvements to the company’s processes and additional resources, both technical and financial. The full press release by GoDaddy follows: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ […]

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Numbers : What percentage of Uniregistry gTLDs are GoDaddy customers?

Domain Name Wire broke the shocking news that GoDaddy isn’t supporting Uniregistry gTLDs any longer. Whether this is a temporary or a permanent suspension, there is no way currently to register any of the Uniregistry gTLDs at GoDaddy.com. The embargo involves gTLDs that were not included in the price increase as well, so this is […]

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DN eBook : Sell and buy domain names for profit

Rod Seeber‘s DN eBook, is now available for download; it’s a complete guide on how to successfully buy and sell domain names for profit. Priced at only $7.99 dollars – or less than the cost of a .com domain registration – it will teach its readers all the domaining terms used within the industry plus […]

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CNN grabbed a Donald Trump list of domains via DomainTools

CNN apparently ordered a list of domains owned by the Donald Trump organization, via DomainTools. Ordering a “reverse WHOIS” list of domains can be rather costly, and CNN printed out a list of more than 3,600 domains, highlighting the “weirdest” that they could find. Such Donald Trump domains owned by the Donald Trump organization include […]

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Domain Sunday : The Domain King® acquires FakeMedia.com

“Fake news” and “fake media” are controversial subjects in today’s global politics, and the Domain King®, Rick Schwartz, has acquired one such major related domain. In what appears to be a rather quick flip by HugeDomains, FakeMedia.com was just recently sold to Rick’s domain-managing company. FakeMedia.com was registered in 2003 originally, but its British owner […]

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Google complaint : UDRP removes ɢoogle.com domain from Russian registrant

Vitaly Popov isn’t happy; the Russian registrant of ɢoogle.com just lost his domain in a UDRP. Google Inc., the 800 pound search engine gorilla was the Complainant in this case, at the National Arbitration Forum. According to the UDRP, Google raised the following issue: Complainant offers a wide range of Internet-related products and services, including […]

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Jitendra Vaswani : The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

Jitendra Vaswani is an Indian pro blogger, speaker and influential digital marketer. He is the founder of the Internet Marketing blog BloggersIdeas.com, and product founder at SchemaNinja.com. In this extensive post about the “Dark Side of Entrepreneurship,” Jitendra helps bring to light and addresses issues and problems faced by men and women who aspire to […]

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Non-COM sightings : A dot .Gift from Uniregistry

Another day, another report on a non-com sighting, the candid capturing of domain names in the wild, that aren’t .COM. With more than 24 million new gTLDs registered, many new extensions are being used by end users, individuals or businesses, to brand their products effectively. This past weekend, at a local bazaar in Florida, we […]

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Rick Schwartz : 20 years of domaining wisdom

Wow. Rick Schwartz broke his 18 month long “oath of silence”, sharing news of his 20th anniversary as a domain investor, via his blog. In a post titled, “The Rick Schwartz 20th Anniversary Post! Domain Names Then Now and Beyond,” the Domain King reminisces about 1995. “It’s been a while. Just a couple fun things […]

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Shane and Ali : Flippa domain broker sightings ‘in the wild’

After Ali Zandi – who left Flippa to start his own project, Perception – another popular bushy bearded broker at Flippa is Shane Bellone. Sporting a bushy beard assists with culturing a thick-skinned attitude as a domain broker, apparently. Imagine all the silly responses they get daily, from end-user buyers that offer $100 for .com […]

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Flippa : Domains with no reserve, or with reserve?

Austin L. Church, of Bright Newt Apps, wrote a guest post on the Flippa blog, encouraging domain sellers to use the marketplace offering their assets with “no reserve.” Church shares his personal experience selling an app business, and how he used the Flippa premium listings to leverage and promote the sales. Overall, he is happy […]

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