Domecq.Wine UDRP : It’s my family name for 250 years, says Respondent

The respondent in the Domecq.Wine UDRP is proud of his family’s name, a centuries old wine producer from Spain. Pernod Ricard España, SA, filed the UDRP, on the notion that the Domecq name is trademarked. According to the UDRP: “The Claimant is a Spanish mercantile belonging to the Pernod Ricard group, a world leader in […]

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Have some dot .Wine with your Friday cheese

Some gTLDs are meant to be: they match consumer products that are globally appreciated, and we’re not talking about milk here. 😉 Donuts, Inc. launched two successful gTLDs, dot .Wine and dot .Vin, after months of byzantine scenarios leveraged by the ICANN committee. But let’s forget about the bureaucrats and the conservative forces here; it’s […]

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Dot .Wine and dot .Vin : High spirits among the gTLD elite

Donuts, Inc. has a couple of reasons to be celebrating with wine this weekend: the successful launch of its dot .Wine and dot .Vin gTLDs. Even before general availability exited EAP phase, active domain investors such as Michael Berkens rushed to secure meaningful, premium domains. The opening of the floodgates saw the real potential of […]

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Like fine German wine : Mike Berkens’s strong position with gTLDs continues

It’s an abnormally cold Sunday in Florida, but that won’t slow down domain investor and popular blogger, Mike Berkens. After selling the bulk of his domain portfolio to GoDaddy for a reputed eight figures, Mike Berkens and WorldWide Media, Inc., continue to invest in the lucrative gTLD domain space. Two new gTLDs currently in EAP […]

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Internet barbarians at the gates of the wine world!

As if the word “cybersquatters” wasn’t enough, a new article about the proposed launch of dot .wine and dot .vin gTLDs by ICANN, reeks of anti-domainer sophisms. Titled “New Internet enders could plague wine world,” the article by a Gus Clemens attempts to describe the alleged dangers that wine producers will be facing from the […]

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Bruce Marler gets drunk: The successful pitch of premium domain Grape.com

Welcome back to DomainGang, Bruce! It’s been a while – since the Missouri.me days. So you’ve been rolling out Grape.com, a property of the Castello brothers. What’s the business plan? Bruce Marler: The sales plan for the site is based on traveling to all of the thousands of wineries throughout the US, I have determined […]

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