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Should domain companies worry about this #trademark?

Domain companies form the domain industry where domain name investors, also known as “domainers” operate. There are hundreds of domain companies worldwide, and many are registrars, registries, brokerage companies, and domain selling or domain auctioning platforms. The secondary domain market part is worthy roughly $2 billion dollars per year, according to this research. But should […]

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Forbes cites MIT paper’s $8 billion #DNS and #domain ecosystem article

A synopsis by Forbes of a MIT paper about the “Changing markets for Domain Names” throws together DNS support systems, domain names, and domainers; the mashed up version of these 50+ pages turns facts and figures into an amalgam of some not-so-great outtakes about the domain industry’s aftermarket. While the MIT paper focuses on the […]

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Crypto.org : #Domain changes hands in EPIC sale

Crypto.org was just sold by domain power brokers, Media Options, and this “crypto” domain is not about cryptocurrency—it’s about cryptography. The domain Crypto.org was registered in 1996 and it was acquired by EPIC, that itself operates from Epic.org. What is EPIC? It’s a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 […]

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UNR to auction off rights to its group of gTLDs

Frank Schilling’s UNR company and Registry is auctioning off its entire group of gTLDs. The auction is slated for April 28, 2021, referenced by the company as “a historic TLD auction event.” To qualify for the event registration is available at Auction.link. UNR is managing all of the former Uniregistry gTLDs. The no-reserve auction involves […]

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Krebs Stamos Group: #Cybersecurity firm acquired KS.group #domain for five figures

Cybersecurity firm, Krebs Stamos Group, was formed two weeks ago by online security professionals Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos. The cybersecurity founders possess a long list of achievements under their respective belts; Stamos is a former chief security executive for Yahoo! and Facebook, while Krebs is the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]

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Saurus.com : #Domain was sold twice before becoming a brand after 25 years!

Almost a year ago, the domain Saurus.com was sold at GoDaddy for $5,100 dollars. Considering this is a 25 year old domain name registered in 1995, that was a cheap sale. But there’s more. Here’s some interesting information about the domain’s past that we uncovered. Saurus.com was registered on December 29, 1995 by Dino Konstantopoulos […]

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Start 2021 afresh: Domainer finally got rid of all his #domain boxes!

If you acquire or register domain names, there’s one thing that has to be recycled or thrown away: packaging. Millions of domains get registered every year, arriving in a box whose dimensions vary depending on the domain Registrar of your choice. Some domains are packed tightly in tiny boxes, others come in several nested boxes […]

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Prodigy.com : Ancient #domain name (1992) sold by AT&T

Prodigy.com, a domain registered in 1992 to serve as the web presence point of pioneering provider of online services, Prodigy, has been sold. A former asset of AT&T, Prodigy registered the domain a full 8 years after its business formation in 1984. In 1994, Prodigy became the first of the early-generation dial-up services to offer […]

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Segment.com : From a $16,000 dollar sale to a $3.2 billion #Twilio deal

Segment is being acquired by Twilio, for the sum of $3.2 billion dollars in stock. The customer data platform company sent Twilio shares jumping, reaching record numbers in the past 24 hours. Segment operates from the domain name Segment.com, a former asset of iReit. In 2012, the domain Segment.com was sold on Flippa for a […]

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DAN rolls out DAN Jr. marketplace for budget-minded #domainers

Popular domain marketplace, DAN, is expanding with the immediate launch of DAN Jr. Aimed at domains that are priced way lower than $1,000 dollars, DAN Jr. intends to become the junior marketplace within DAN. “A lot of domain investors prefer to quickly flip domains for a couple of hundred bucks, or less, and this is […]

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Sweet Captain Morgan! ThePirateBay.com drops and is now in auction

ThePirateBay.com, a notorious domain alongside its active .ORG counterpart, is now bidding booty, after dropping. Used since 2004 to enable peer to peer sharing of movies and software, the Swedish pirate galley was targeted by several national and international authorities over the years. Last week we saw the dropping of PirateBay.org, a domain that ended […]

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#NamesConOnline video : Booking .com decision’s impact on #domains and #UDRP concerns

NamesConOnline continues on day #2 with great, informative, and educational sessions. One of them, “What the Booking.com Decision Means for Domain Names and the UDRP,” brought together two top attorneys, experts in the fields of domains, trademarks, and the law. The guest was Mr. David Bernstein, lead IP Counsel to Booking.com and UDRP Panelist. ICA […]

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