Aron Meystedt’s Napkin.com rolls out example case of angel investing

Domain investor and Symbolics.com owner, Aron Meystedt, has launched an advisory company from the domain Napkin.com. The unlikely name, used primarily to wipe remnants of food away from one’s mouth and hands, indicates the process of sketching ideas on a napkin. “We’re doing this as a reminder that nothing beats writing your ideas on a […]

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“LOL” is Respondent’s action to UDRP against .US domain name

Some Respondents in UDRP cases filed against their domains are quite spontaneous or even combustive. In the case of EDCOrlando.US filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the Respondent had already lost the case against the .com. His response, while unofficial, was quite interesting: “Lol would have sold it for 500 I’ll keep buying domains you […]

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MERGE! 2017 in Orlando : The many faces of the multi-discipline conference

MERGE! 2017 takes place in Orlando, FL, between October 14-18. The multi-discipline conference is aimed at a variety of professionals, from developers and domainers, to IP attorneys, marketing and brand specialists, and more. There will be plenty of opportunities to network and participate in the discussions and exchanges offered by MERGE! 2017. Here are some […]

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Bitcoin blues : Cryptos better than domains? LOL

Who would have thought that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would rise to current levels. From being “funny” or “monopoly money,” to sought-after, unregulated currency, Bitcoin spawned a market that embraces both lawful and unlawful activities. Volatility in cryptocurrencies arrives with the territory, and BTC trades below $1,900 dollars currently, according to RealTimeBitcoin. BTC is also […]

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Joint ventures : Elon Musk launches X.com, acquires Y.com and Z.com as well

A few days after acquiring X.com, uber-entrepreneur, Elon Musk, has finally launched it. The minimalist web site, contains the letter “X” at the upper left corner, marking the spot most often reserved for a graphic or logo. “I’m a no-frills guy, and decided to just place the letter ‘X’ there. Who needs a complex, boring […]

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Autorenew OFF : Are the GoDaddy renewal emails “predatory” ?

GoDaddy has been quite aggressive with its renewal reminders, and email notices continue when one turns autorenew off. But are such notices predatory? One user seems to think so. In a Reddit post titled “GoDaddy’s transactional emails are downright predatory,” the GoDaddy customer explains: “I manage a set of about a dozen domain names for […]

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China’s 14 billion yuan domain market is old news!

China‘s local domain market is worth 14 billion yuan, and that’s the latest released data from 2015. In other words, that’s old news. During the Global Domain Summit held last week in Xiamen, China, some of the data presented involved the numbers of Chinese domain extensions, including IDN domains. Mao Wei, head of the Chinese-language […]

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BankWest.com lost after 20+ years in a UDRP decision

The registrant of the domain BankWest.com lost it in a UDRP, after holding onto it for more than 20 years. Commonwealth Bank of Australia of Perth, Australia challenged the domain, asserting rights to a BANKWEST trademark going back to 1994; the bank was founded in 1895. Ravindra Patel, gbe of Morganville, New Jersey, challenged the […]

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Mid-summer doldrums as LLL .com prices plummet

It’s the heart of the summer, and the proverbial doldrums are hitting the LLL .com niche market rather hard. Recent sales of three letter .com domains that we reported, indicate that prices are retreating to pre-Chinese boom numbers. The bread and butter of that boom was formed by letters that for many years were considered […]

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Complete guide to the EPP domain codes used by Registrars and Registries

What are EPP codes? Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) domain status codes, also called domain name status codes, indicate the status of a domain name’s registration. There is at least one active status code at any time for a particular domain, but there can also be more than one. EPP status codes come in two flavors, […]

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Dipping Chips : Sub $800 dollar sale a prelude for lower rates?

We’ve been tracking the rise, progress and demise of domain “Chips” for the past couple of years, and another negative milestone was reached recently. Once valued at more than $2,500 dollars, LLLL .com domains without vowels or the letter “V” dropped to $1,000 levels in recent months. And now, a NameJet auction for the domain […]

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Domain King : Around the world in 80 days!

Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, is on a worldwide tour, to celebrate his victory in the Queen.com UDRP against the Danish aggressor company, Knud Jepsen A/S. “Roaming the world of domains is never enough, one has to get on a plane and see places far, far away,” said Rick Schwartz, while in Venice, Italy. “I […]

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