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4U.com : Trademark application unrelated to the domain’s owner!

A Chinese entity has applied for the registration of the mark 4U.COM. The dot is a stylized “circle” that overlaps the letter “U.” The applicant, HuaMingSiYou ShenZhen KeJiYouXianGongSi, is a limited liability company in ShenZhen, China. What will the mark be used for? Animal bristles for brush-making; Brushes for pets; Cages for pets; Grooming tools […]

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Without a matching #application dot .APP #domains are a waste of money

Speculators rejoiced wildly today, as dot .APP hit general availability. After a week of decreasing prices, down from a shockingly high $10k first day, dot .APP domains can now be registered for a base price, around $20 dollars. Dot .APP is a Google-owned gTLD, and quite promising, what with being promoted to a tech user […]

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Domainer profile : Jose Augusto – From ccTLD and IDN domains to apps

Portuguese domain investor, Jose Augusto, has been involved with the IDN and ccTLD domain markets for several years. When the dot .ES ccTLD became deregulated, he became infatuated with the opportunity to invest in “domain hacks“, domains where the keyword and TLD combined form a single word. His recent sale of the domain Freebi.es for […]

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TRAFFIC Test Track: The applications that never made it to the list

Test Track at TRAFFIC Las Vegas – previously known as the “Shark Tank” of domaining – was an interesting experiment that gave the opportunity to several domainer entrepreneurs to showcase their projects, seeking financial backing. This experiment in angel investing was a clear indication that not everyone is ready for “prime time”. While some participants […]

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