Domain Memes : Rick Schwartz and the RDNH disease

Our Domain Memes open series are about fun snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Some of these events are funny, others are definitely serious. Today’s meme is about the closing chapter of the Queen.com saga, a UDRP that ended with Rick Schwartz’s victory, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) against […]

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Outdoorsy.com : 18 year old domain lost via the UDRP process

Outdoorsy.com, a domain registered in 1999, has been taken away from its registrant via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Outdoorsy, Inc. that possess a registered US trademark for OUTDOORSY since 2016: “Vehicle rental and leasing services; and reservation services for the rental and leasing of vehicles, namely, rental reservations for automobiles, trucks, cars, land […]

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Uniregistry Market : Android app updated to version 2.3 – What’s new

Uniregistry has updated its Market app, bringing the Android version to 2.3. The application allows domain investors and registrants to both manage and sell their domains on the Uniregistry Market. What is new in version 2.3 of the Uniregistry Market app? Here’s the memo: Diggin the droid? Updates are here: We’ve updated the market, it’s […]

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Tequila.com : Domain valuation elevated to seven figures

Tequila is a popular drink, whether as a shot or in mixed drinks. Speaking of liquor, in 2006 the domain Vodka.com sold for $3,000,000. Whisky.com raised the ante, with a $3.1 million sale in 2014 and now there are more liquor brands than you could ever imagine. Back to tequila news; after all, it’s Friday, […]

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DomainsBot : Eight domain name predictions from 2001

In its previous incarnation, DomainsBot was a domain investment resource, providing tutorials and daily droplists. While the current version seems to focus on the same issues, it’s not related to DomainsBot as it was prior to 2004. We’ve already presented a newsletter from 2000 about how to profit from domain name investments; today’s resource is […]

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Normann.com : Reverse Domain Hijacking decision for unjust UDRP

The UDRP against the aged domain Normnann.com ended up with a RDNH finding. Its Danish registrant, Peter Normann, has held the domain since its registration 21 years ago; the Complainant was Normann Copenhagen ApS of Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the UDRP: The Complainant was established in 1999 and has grown to be one of the […]

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Greek domain conference : Smokers are welcome

The first ever domain conference in Greece will allow and even encourage smoking, a pastime many Greeks share. Domain Greekfest 2017 will take place in Athens, Greece, sometime in early fall, and preparations are under way. Smoking while having coffee, or on its own, is a vice many Greeks attribute to the “idle hands” syndrome. […]

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Divyank Turakhia : Are your domain names safe in the USA ?

Divyank Turakhia, Co-Founder and President of the Directi Group, participated as speaker during TRAFFIC East in Orlando, Florida, almost ten years ago. In a video spanning about 10 minutes, Divyank Turakhia discusses whether or not you should move your domains offshore, or is it safe to keep them in the United States. TRAFFIC 2008 East […]

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DomainTools : Industry giant expanding into real life power tools

Domain industry data analysis behemoth, DomainTools, is expanding into the real world of power tools. “Data analysis from Father’s Day sales, shows that domain investors’ families spend an average of $1200 dollars annually on power tools,” said VP of Client Services, Susan Prosser. “We will be combining the best of both worlds, offering quality white […]

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Oingo sale : Play games or make millions? The choice is yours

Playing games can be a form of distraction from day to day duties and obligations. And it’s all cool. A game of “Defender,” however, cost its player millions of dollars, after he turned down a business offer, in 2000. Entrepreneur and author, James Altucher, explains how that happened: I was running a $125 million dollar […]

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Domain registration paradox and 100 free domains

When it comes down to promotional expenses, domain registrars often manage hefty budgets, spending thousands of dollars on Facebook and Google. Domain registration costs involve a $0.18 fee that goes to ICANN, and hence lies a certain paradox. By definition: “A statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads […]

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PETA files complaint against Uniregistry chicken game

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has lodged a complaint against Uniregistry. The thorny issue seems to be the Uniregistry chicken game, that appears during a 404 error. What is the Uniregustry chicken game? Visitors of non-existent pages can play a game of jumping chicken, or by visiting the URL https://uniregistry.com/eric directly. […]

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