Cars.com confirmed to be the largest domain sale in history

Cars.com has been confirmed to have been the largest domain sale in history, with a staggering $872,320,000 dollar valuation. Domain investor, George Kirikos, provided this number two years ago, and is once again quoting the numbers from the latest Cars.com financial statement: In connection with our acquisition by Parent, we have an intangible asset with […]

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UDRP loss : Virgin Enterprises continues to assert it has sole rights to the VIRGIN mark

Virgin Enterprises Limited of London, United Kingdom, continues to go after domains that incorporate the keyword “virgin.” Despite VIRGIN being a famous mark, the company has been targeting domains that are unrelated to the services that the mark represents. In some cases, there is marginal connection but the domain gets lost regardless. A UDRP against […]

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Obaji.com owner wanted $231,500 dollars but got hit with UDRP

The domain Obaji.com was listed on eBay with a massive $231,000 dollar price tag. Instead of achieving a sale, however, the domain was slapped with a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The Complainant is Obagi Medical Products, Inc., that produces a series of cosmetics; they own the OBAGI mark since 1998. They operate from […]

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Domainers.org : Veritable domain about domainers sold at CAX

Domainers.org, the veritable domain for all domainers, was sold at CAX.com today. French domain investor, Francois Carrillo, put it up for sale; the domain was promoted via basic advertising through his domain news aggregator, Domaining.com. The domain Domainers.org received a total of 36 bids from 12 bidders, and the closing price was $1,292 dollars. It […]

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GoDaddy restores gTLD domain partnership with Uniregistry

GoDaddy has restored domain registrations of Uniregistry gTLDs, a few weeks after they were suspended citing company policy. Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, stated: “We’re delighted to see Godaddy offering Uniregistry domain extensions to its customers. New name endings present a huge opportunity for future website owners. As a registry we are sometimes forced make difficult […]

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Is Trump At Mar-a-Lago, Florida? This domain name will tell you

Donald Trump has been going back and forth between Washington and Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where his exclusive club is. The presidential trip costs approximately $3.6 million dollars every time, according to a Governmental Accountability Office report. Is Donald Trump At Mar-a-Lago currently? A new web site, IsTrumpAtMaraLago.org will tell you, and it seems that so […]

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Domain loss : Your domain account does not update your WHOIS info

There is very little education of end-users about how important up-to-date WHOIS information is. In a case involving an end-user’s domain that was lost via the UDRP process, updating the Account Settings at GoDaddy was not enough. The GoDaddy customer, who is not an investor, assumed that by keeping that part of the contact information […]

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Domain history : Thirty years ago, there were less than 200 .COM domains

Symbolics.com, the first .com domain, was registered on March 15, 1985. By December 15, 1987, there were a total of 167 .com domain names registered. In other words, the lack of interest, and the manual approval and registration process, added just 166 .com domains in 33 months. Which were these domains? Here’s an alphabetical list, […]

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THE Domain Conference : Moving to Orlando for 2017 ?

Update: Visit DNJournal for the news. — THE Domain Conference is most likely moving to Orlando, Florida for 2017, and the event will be held in mid-October. An announcement made today on social media by Barbara Dillman Neu, event organizer, leaves very little to the imagination: Big announcement ~ COMING SOON More details next week […]

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OneChampionship.com UDRP lands RDNH finding for Respondent

The domain OneChampionship.com was challenged at the WIPO, and the Complainant got slapped with a Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding. Registered in 2006, the domain was among 161 domains that the Respondent “came up with,” hand-registering them after he found no active marks. The Complainant is a Singapore company that owns and manages the “ONE […]

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The Colombian government plans to block online gambling sites and domains

The government of Colombia is about to introduce a black list of international gambling sites, making them unavailable to its citizens. That means, no access to betting, poker and other such gambling activities that take money out of the country, and more money – allegedly – will be used to gamble in state-owned establishments. Colombia’s […]

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Rolf Larsen of dot .Global : Drop the “Domain Name Drama”

Rolf Larsen, founder and CEO of dot .Global, took to LinkedIn to share his thoughts on the fallout from a recent decision by Uniregistry to raise prices for 16 of its gTLDs. Despite titling his op-piece as “Domain Name Drama,” Larsen takes a balanced approach to analyzing the events: “I think the frustration and criticism […]

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