Playboy.CLUB : UDRP Respondent claimed term is unknown, generic

A Chinese entrepreneur registered the domain Playboy.CLUB, perhaps out of admiration towards the iconic creation of the late Hugh Hefner. Or maybe not. In a UDRP that was filed by Playboy Enterprises International, Inc of Beverly Hills, California, the Respondent was Wu Hongyan of Beijing, China, self-represented. That’s right: there was actually a response in […]

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Move over XYZ : Dot .CLUB dominates Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon

Google might have gotten the big ABC.xyz, but rival Dot .CLUB is expanding its customer base among techs, programmers and “hackers”. At the annual Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon, the 2015 event is big on dot .CLUB domains. The Dot .CLUB Registry is clearly reaching out to the tech and geek communities, as a viable, alternate […]

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Le Figaro: French giant’s UDPR for Figaro.Club was denied

Le Figaro is a French giant in the media industry; their newspaper has been publishing a daily edition under the historic name LE FIGARO in France since the 1800’s. Not only do they own a bunch of trademarks, but these marks are strong, established and famous outside of France. It was therefore logical that they […]

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The truth is out there: How Credit.Club didn’t sell for $200,000 dollars

Bruce Marler was visibly excited about the biggest gathering of domainers, that was about to put TRAFFIC to shame. “Tiffany, get your luggage ready, we’re going to NamesCon.” Tiffany put her beer down, another empty bottle in a row of four, next to an empty box of Kobayashi sushi. It was getting chilly in Missouri, […]

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Area 51 Report: ‘Tinfoil hat’ theorists question Credit.Club success

Can’t share some positive news with the domainer world these days; the usual conspiracy theorists march in, attempting to scatter glitter around. 😉 No sooner had we announced the great hand-registration and rapid development of the domain Credit.Club by Bruce Marler, that a discussion thread on a forum for gTLD domains, attempted to tear Marler’s […]

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From Russia with love: Nikolai Domienenko interviews Jeff Sass of dot .CLUB

Our Russian correspondent in Yekaterinburg, Nikolai Domienenko, has a strong portfolio of domainer interviews under his belt. After becoming a confidante of Russian multi-billionaire domain investor, Sergei Putanov, Nikolai Domienenko interviewed Oksana Dermoskaya, an elusive female domain investor from Russia. Nikolai Domienenko’s investigating reporting has attracted the attention of US media, PR companies and domain […]

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Dot .CLUB : A ‘big chunk’ of the Internet controlled by Canadian entrepreneur, Colin Campbell

An article in the South Florida Business Journal praises the entrepreneurial spirit of Colin Campbell, CEO of dot .CLUB. After beating Donuts, Inc. to the race for the .CLUB gTLD, Campbell oversaw the launch of what appears to be the most successful new gTLD – after removing freebie givers .Berlin and robo-registrations Olympian, .XYZ from […]

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50 Cent dot .CLUB gala: Why Donald Sterling was not invited

The 50 Cent party raged into the small hours on Friday, after a successful launch of the dot .CLUB gTLD during the week. Overtones of NBA accusations over Donald Sterling‘s racist statements on tape, were still fresh. “Donald Sterling was not invited to the 50 Cent party, we wanted to ensure that domainers were safe […]

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