Basecoin : Get ready to Finnish that domain!

Better Finnish last, than not at all, as the saying goes. The domain owner of registered it in 2012, during the dawn of Bitcoin and before any other cryptocurrencies became the topic of daily discussion. Five years later, it’s going to be big. As many other early adopters of crypto, the owner of […]

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MERGE! 2017 : Information and photos from day 1 in Orlando, Florida

MERGE! 2017 opened its gates today, in Orlando, Florida; the multi-discipline conference invites a variety of industry professionals, including domain investors, cryptocurrency enthusiasts and marketing/branding experts. Saturday was networking day, although the majority of attendees arrives tomorrow, and the keynote will be delivered at 10:00am by branding expert, Jennifer Wolfe. Cryptocurrency subjects are a hot […]

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Uniregistry : Tech support is now active 7 days a week

Uniregistry has expanded its tech support hours, providing coverage across all seven days, for domain registration and other related customer issues. While many domain registrars limit such responses to Monday – Friday, Uniregistry provides weekend support as well. There are two different support hotlines, one in the US and one in the UK. According to […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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Duane Forrester : All you need to know about crypto is here!

Duane Forrester, is a search marketing guru and author, that worked at several high profile companies, including Microsoft Bing. At the original NamesCon in 2014, Duane Forrester delivered the closing keynote speech, a session that was extremely fun and rewarding. A modern era “Renaissance man,” Duane spends considerable time researching new trends and new technologies, […]

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Mike Robertson begins long, difficult journey to MERGE! 2017 in Florida

Popular domain industry professional, Mike Robertson, has officially embarked on his long journey to MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The path is difficult and the terrain quite inhospitable, but Mike’s a seasoned domainer with years of experience in the industry. “Driving on I-4 from Tampa all the way to Orlando, is daunting, mate!” exclaims Mike […]

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Playboy.CLUB : UDRP Respondent claimed term is unknown, generic

A Chinese entrepreneur registered the domain Playboy.CLUB, perhaps out of admiration towards the iconic creation of the late Hugh Hefner. Or maybe not. In a UDRP that was filed by Playboy Enterprises International, Inc of Beverly Hills, California, the Respondent was Wu Hongyan of Beijing, China, self-represented. That’s right: there was actually a response in […]

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When Banks compete for a dot .BANK domain name

Dot .Bank domains are strictly issued to bank institutions only, and they are gaining traction among the tech-savvy financial companies. As a regulated new gTLD, dot .Bank has a slow rate of increase, with 2846 domains currently in use. There is an issue, however, when banks with similar names compete for the same domain. Take, […]

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Domain zone file processors under-reporting .Boston numbers

There seems to be a large gap between the reported numbers for dot .Boston, and the actual number of domain registrations. As we reported yesterday, dot .Boston had a nice first day with more than 2,000 registered .Boston domains. These numbers came directly from the .Boston Registry, MMX. However, domain-tallying web sites, ntldstats and namestat, […]

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ICANN 61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico : Will they have power?

The devastation that hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico is immense, and currently only 10% of the island has power. Millions of Puerto Ricans in San Juan and elsewhere depend on food rations to survive. Domain investors living in Puerto Rico, such as Rick Latona, are grateful to have escaped the hurricane’s wrath. Progress is […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : Ticked off web master took over Emperor Cabs domain names

A web master who developed projects for a company called “Emperor Cabs” has taken over their domains, including That act was justified, according to the developer, due to unpaid invoices for his work as a developer. He has now set up a WordPress web site and people are commenting on his actions. Hi Friends! […]

Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved. : UDRP fails, as domain predates Complainant’s trademark

The UDRP against the aged domain,, was denied at the WIPO; the Complainant was Aldez Containers LLC of Almont, Michigan. According to the UDRP, the Complainant alleged first use of is trademark, ALDEZ, in 1998, the same year that the .com domain was registered. However, the trademark was only applied for in 2016 and […]

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