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Mark McCaffrey : Incoming #GoDaddy CFO is a PricewaterhouseCoopers veteran

GoDaddy released its financial statement for Q1/2021 today. The company delivered solid growth results all around, missing however the EPS target for the quarter. An important indication of commitment to future growth is the recruitment of Mark McCaffrey, a 20 year veteran partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who will be on board as the new GoDaddy […]

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Surprise.com : Trademark application reveals #domain sale

The operators of Surprise.com have filed for the registration of the matching mark, SURPRISE.COM. What is Surprise.com all about? According to their web site: Surprise gets people and teams to perform at their best every single day by converting quarterly or annual bonuses to a timescale that aligns with today’s highly-stimulated, high-expectation workforce. The mark […]

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International #domain blogs and forums

Sedo, our premium sponsor, released a list of international blogs and forums focused on the domain industry and domain name investing. The US is not the center of the universe, so it’s great to see what other publications and forums are out there! 😀 Here’s the list from Sedo: Domain-recht.de  – German-language blog around the […]

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DropCatch closings: HappinessCoach.com sold for four figures

DropCatch auctions off some nice two word .com domains, one of which is HappinessCoach.com. The domain was registered in 2000 originally, but it seems that its last registrant, D’Arcy Vanderpool and Associates, allowed it to expire and DropCatch picked it. The previous registrant operates from DrHappiness.com. The ensuing auction involved several domain investors and the […]

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RapidRepel.com #UDRP: Five figure asking price not a sign of bad faith

Entrepreneurs seeking a sizeable return on their investment aren’t automatically found in “bad faith.” The registrant of RapidRepel.com registered the domain in 2017 with a project in mind.  United Industries Corporation produces a series of pesticides and one of them is called RapidRepel and filed a UDRP to get the domain. In 2017, the Respondent […]

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Go away! Bidder makes it clear it’s his #domain

Increased competition among domain investors has heated up further, during the full year since the pandemic began. Hundreds, if not thousands of enterprising domainers spend extended time from home, while in the past they had to be at least 8 hours at work and another 90 minutes commuting, at a minimum. Bids were confined to […]

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Rykiel.com : Famous French fashionista fails #UDRP

Sonia Rykiel was a famous French fashion designer, and her brand was acquired in 2020. The manager of the assets of the French companies Sonia Rykiel Création et Diffusion de Modèles SA and Sonia Rykiel Parfums Beaute SA, both established by the late Sonia Rykiel, filed a UDRP against the domain Rykiel.com, claiming rights to […]

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Domain Sightings: Little #Greek plus two more keywords .com

What are domain sightings? Very simply put, they’re domain names that appear in the real, three-dimensional world we live in: Domains that are printed on car decals, road and business signs, billboards and flags, and even product packaging. We group these “domains in the wild” into .com domain sightings, and every other TLD, gTLD, and […]

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DomainTools scheduled maintenance next week

Using DomainTools, the quintessential domain WHOIS and research tool, is a must for domain investors. Sometimes they are required to make improvements and adjustments to the code, and that part requires some minimal downtime. DomainTools will be working on a scheduled system maintenance next Friday, April 30th. The time frame is from 1:00am to 4:30am […]

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Escrow.com hits $5 Billion dollar milestone!

Escrow.com, our premium sponsor, announced that they reached a tremendous milestone: $5 billion US dollars in transactions. The sheer number of transactions to reach $5 billion is mind boggling, and as an industry standard, Escrow.com delivers security and protection to all parties involved in domain sales, domain acquisitions, and more. To celebrate this milestone, Escrow.com […]

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Event.com : Trademark application reveals potential sale of the #domain

The operators of the domain Events.com have applied for the registration of the trademark, EVENT.COM with the USPTO. Registered in 1993, the domain Event.com is pointing to a lander by SafeNames. The trademark application was filed with an “intent to use” clause, on April 14, 2021. The application involves numerous goods and services, including the […]

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My domain name is Lukka.com

The UDPR against the aged domain Lukka.com was shot down at the National Arbitration Forum, after its Korean registrant and Respondent pointed out two facts: They registered and used the domain for the past decade with a registered business in Korea The Complainant provided no proof they own the trademark the UDRP was based on […]

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