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Sogou.com : #Chinese “Google” got $2.1 billion offer from #Tencent

Sogou.com : #Chinese “Google” got $2.1 billion offer from #Tencent

July 31, 2020 · SPECIAL REPORT

Chinese search engine Sogou, operating from the domain Sogou.com, has received a $2.1 billion dollar offer from China’s giant, Tencent. The proposed transaction, if completed, would result in Sogou becoming a privately-held subsidiary of Tencent, and Sogou would be delisted from the NYSE. Sogou... [Read more]

Brands.International : An interview with the founder of a modern #domain branding company

Domain News: August 7, 2020 - 12:59 pmfamous-domainers

Marek Eckhaus is the CEO and founder of Brands.International, operating from the beautiful Prague in the Czech Republic. Marek’s domain investment company works closely with business owners, domain investors, and marketing experts...

Hawkers.com : Successful #UDRP defense by #domain registrant

Domain News: August 7, 2020 - 11:36 amdomain-law

The registrant of the domain name Hawkers.com defended it successfully at the WIPO, after it was hit with a UDRP. Play Hawkers, S.L., Spain, filed the UDRP citing several marks for HAWKERS, the earliest of which is from 2016. The domain...

FoxNewsMedia.com: Probably the most epic #UDRP response ever

Domain News: August 6, 2020 - 6:33 pmdomain-law

The domain FoxNewsMedia.com was sent to the National Arbitration Forum, after the publishing giant Fox News filed a UDRP. The Respondent’s response is epic: His love of foxes led to the registration of this domain. Here is the relevant...

ABC.io : Looks like the $50,000 dollar #Sedo auction went through, but not really

Domain News: August 6, 2020 - 4:37 pmdomain-news

The registrant of the domain ABC.io took a risk last month, sending a $50,000 dollar offer for the domain to a week-long auction at Sedo. The auction ended with no further bids, and the expected outcome is for the sole bidder – who...

#Domain memes : #NRA and the future of three letter .com #domains

Domain News: August 6, 2020 - 4:00 pmdomain-memes

The Domain Memes series depict quick, fun moments that are snapshots of events related to the domain industry and the world. We address subjects that are funny or more serious, and hopefully our domain memes help domain investors see the...

OLA.com : Three letter #domain has millions of DNS queries!

Domain News: August 6, 2020 - 11:34 amdomain-news

OLA.com The registrants of the domain OLA.com seem to have a true gem in their possession. The aged three letter .com domain was registered in 1995 and for the best part of the past decade it was referenced as an acronym for OnlineAuction.com. While...

Ballarena.com is Mike Mann’s latest $7 dollar flip!

Domain News: August 6, 2020 - 12:21 amdomain-news

Mike Mann is busy selling domains, and his latest domain sale, Ballarena.com, is a flip up from $7 bucks. Mike shared news of the sale, quoting the $18,000 dollar price for a domain he spent less than reg fee in 2009: “A real baller...

#GoDaddy reports Q2/2020 earnings – Mentions #Uniregistry

Domain News: August 5, 2020 - 4:17 pmdomain-news

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today reported financial results for the second quarter that ended June 30, 2020. “Q2 was a very strong quarter for GoDaddy,” said GoDaddy CEO Aman...

Volume.com : #Trademark applications hint of unreported #domain sales

Domain News: August 5, 2020 - 1:10 pmdomain-law

The operators of the domain Volume.com have applied for the matching trademark at the USPTO, and for the following services: Streaming of audio, visual and audiovisual material via a global computer network; Telecommunication services,...

Famous trademarks and #UDRP: IBM.nu lived for 4 months

Domain News: August 5, 2020 - 12:40 pmdomain-law

World famous marks, such as IBM, are untouchable when trademark violations occur. The registrant of IBM.nu managed to have his domain exist for less than 4 months, before the International Business Machines Corporation filed a UDRP at...

#Sedo #domain sales for the week of August 3, 2020 topped by HiPhi.com at $99,999 dollars

Domain News: August 4, 2020 - 4:08 pmdomain-news

Sedo weekly: Top sale is that of HiPhi.com at $99,999 dollars! Welcome to the latest edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending on August 3, 2020. The week’s top sale, HiPhi.com, appears to...

Generic #domains : Trademark applications for Gambling.com, Rugs.com, Shop.com

Domain News: August 4, 2020 - 12:33 pmdomain-law

SCOTUS Trademark applications at the USPTO for terms matching generic domains are surging, all thanks to the decision by SCOTUS on the Booking.com case. Owners of generic domains are applying for the registration of marks that include...

    Famous Domainers

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