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Facebook trademark and #Libra domains : Don’t be this guy!

Facebook announced Libra, along with Calibra, as a brand pair leveraging a new cryptocurrency protocol and wallet. The announcement sent a lot of domain speculators into high gear, seeking to profit from these popular keywords. Registering a generic term is one thing, but “Facebook” is a famous brand and trademark. By incorporating trademarks alongside generic […]

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Facebook launched #Libra and #Calibra – Which #domains are being used?

Facebook is rolling out Libra, a new, global cryptocurrency protocol. The Libra Blockchain is a decentralized, programmable database designed to support a low-volatility cryptocurrency that will have the ability to serve as an efficient medium of exchange for billions of people around the world. Libra operates from Libra.org, a domain that was registered in 1997. […]

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OTC : Dot .APP #domain was sold for six figures in China

Hashnest Cloud Mining, a cryptocurrency services company based in China, has spent some serious cash on a dot .APP domain name. OTC.app was reportedly acquired by Hashnest on Many 15th. The company’s founder, Rob Zhang, spent “over 6 figures CNY” equivalent of Bitcoin for the domain. The seller is Jeremy HM Chou, CEO of DomainEX.App, […]

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New gTLD #domain Wallet.Fail : Poof goes your #crypto!

Dot .Fail is an interesting new gTLD building its popularity on the expression “fail!” and about 3,700 registered .fail domains. Indicating an obvious or overwhelming failure to achieve something, the “fail” expression can be used in a variety of formats, but typically it’s preceded by another word. Enter dot .Fail, and a particular domain name […]

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#TATA coin : Chinese #cryptocurrency or opportunistic #domain registration?

The Chinese registrant of TataCoin.com used an interesting defense at the WIPO. TATA Motors, the Indian company that is rolling out the Harrier car, lost a UDRP it filed against TataCoin.com. The Respondent claimed the mark isn’t known in China, where cryptocurrencies are banned. According to their defense, that’s why they offered the domain for […]

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“Reserve met” notice removed from #Ethereum dot .com lander

A few months ago we noted that Ethereum.com, a domain registered in 2011, posted a notice worth $10 million dollars: “Reserve Reached.” That notice has now been removed, as the most recent screenshot from Ethereum.com shows. Was that $10 million dollar offer retracted, or were the sellers – whoever they are – looking to get […]

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Seven with #Sedo : #Crypto auction brings #blockchain domains to the masses

Sedo, a DomainGang sponsor, is having a crypto domains auction, between September 13 and 20. The auction spans through the days of MERGE! 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Sedo members submitted their best domains for the auction, based on a number of qualifying characteristics. There are 170 such domains per our last count, and we picked […]

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Sedo : #Crypto domains mega auction in coordination with #MERGE

Sedo, a premium sponsor of DomainGang, announced its call for crypto domain name submissions. There will be an exclusive Crypto Domain Names auction between September 13th to 20th. Sedo will be attending MERGE! 2018 in Orlando, Florida as well. In order for submissions to make the cut, there are additional requirements. Short, one word, strong […]

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Token .XYZ : Drew Rosener’s #crypto domain sale is the biggest of the year for this gTLD

The sale of the domain name Token.XYZ for $14,999 dollars via Sedo, is yet another accomplishment by Drew Rosener. The Media Options founder shared the news via Twitter: Sold Token.xyz for $15,000 via @Sedo #domainnames #crypto #digitalassets Drew Rosener is a well-known cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast; the sale of Token.XYZ is the biggest of the […]

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#Crypto domains : End of an era

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and an army of alt coins, are now trading at considerably lower prices than a year ago. Cryptocurrency domains reached their valuation peak at the end of last year; since 2018 kicked in, all cryptos have failed to sustain their record highs. While blockchain, the underlying technology, is here to stay, the […]

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Crypto #domains : Blanket ban by #Google ends #ICO and #crypto era in advertising

Google unveiled in March that it’s terminating its relationship with the cryptocurrency industry, due to an increase in crypto scams. The blanket ban affects anything that relates to crypto, from ICO to currency news, to blockchain. The advertising ban means that even full legitimate companies will feel the sweep, not just the scammers. Sometime this […]

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#Natixis : Brand squatters registering #crypto #domain names

The proliferation of cryptocurrencies, ICO filings and blockchain technology has given a boost to domain squatting. Opportunists register domain names that consist of names of corporations in the financial field, plus a generic suffix such as “crypto” or “coins.” They do so in hopes of selling these domains to the company, or even to create […]

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