HedgeBets.com: Rick Schwartz’s latest domain acquisitions

Happy Black Friday. The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, did his online shopping early, grabbing the aged domain HedgeBets.com via the aftermarket. This 2003 registration was available to pick for the estimated price of $2,395 dollars, per a captured listing from 2021. We would not be surprised if the price was even lower than that. What would […]

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RockSolar.com: Domainer rocks UDRP filed on aged solar domain

The domain RockSolar.com was registered in 2006; in 2017, RockSolar Technology LLC allegedly acquired a trademark registration for ROCKSOLAR. The company filed a UDRP to usurp the domain from the domain investor who hand-registered it 16 years ago, well before Complainant received any rights to its mark. Additionally, the filing revealed that the Complainant has […]

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Forum Panelist denied transfer of ultra-short domain 50.com

Incredible: Someone filed a UDRP against the ultra-short, mega-premium domain name 50.com. That’s number 5 followed by the number 0 in .com. Complainant Johannes Schumann owns a US trademark registration for a design mark composed of a red speech bubble with the number “50” within it. The mark is registered in class 45, for leasing […]

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Koo App: Twitter alternative’s growth might lead to LLL .com sale

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion dollars has led to a tumultuous November: layoffs, flip-flopping of new services, and “extremely hardcore” ultimatums served to the employees. The illustrious founder of Tesla and SpaceX is having a “fun” time trolling his 116 million followers as seen fit. Meanwhile, the blue bird is dying a […]

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#MAGAGA: Chinese domain registrant wants $313k for new Trump motto

From MAGA, to MAGAGA. Speaking at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Trump said he was launching his presidential campaign, telling his supporters: “In order to make America great and glorious again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.” Trump’s soft adoption of “Make America Great And Glorious […]

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Bill Roy: Go.LA domain for sale due to stage four cancer

Domain investor, Bill Roy, is an archaeologist by trade and a domain investor who is battling stage four cancer. The British domainer that goes by TheBaldOne on NamePros, shared the somber news in typical stiff upper lip fashion, via a live-stream organized by Helmuts Meskonis, founder of HostMaria. During the hour-long interview, Bill Roy noted […]

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GoDaddy: We are retiring the Pro Rewards program

GoDaddy has announced the upcoming termination of its GoDaddy Pro Rewards program. The stifling of the GoDaddy Pro Rewards program began in 2020, with the waiving of cashback rewards. The end of the GoDaddy Pro Rewards program will occur on November 20, 2022. All rewards points that have been earned will be redeemable for in-store […]

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Domain sightings: Trane.com and air conditioning systems

Trane has been a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems pillar for more than 100 years. The Trane Company was formed in 1913 by James Trane and his son, Ruben Trane. Currently, the Trane company is a brand spun off from the original company that carries its legacy. Here’s a Trane van we came across […]

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Ready to buy: Poor student domain buyers unionize

Together in the best of times, together in the worst of times: Poor students eager to acquire gigantic domain name portfolios are unionizing, finally. Tired of becoming the butt of jokes and the recipients of nasty responses by passive-aggressive domain owners, poor students are joining forces around the globe. Poor students from Estonia are driving […]

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Why #Ford lost the UDRP it filed against the domain ForDirect.com

Ford filed a UDRP to get the domain ForDirect.com because according to them, it incorporates the famous FORD mark. Except, it doesn’t. “For direct” is a different, common phrase unrelated to Ford and its famous brand. Ford attempted to treat the domain as a typo of FordDirect.com that it operates. That attempt failed because of […]

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“Liz Truss” domain squatters losing premium investment after 44 days!

In what appears to be the fastest drop in domain investment valuation, “Liz Truss” domains have dropped from millions of pounds down to zero. Resigning after just 44 days as Great Britain’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss has thoroughly eliminated all hopes and expectations for dozens of domain brand squatters in the UK. “This is worse […]

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Redacted domain vs. redacted trademark in redacted UDRP due to porn

There are times when the domain name involved in a UDRP can be redacted per either party’s request. In the case of a redacted UDRP at the Forum (NAF) the Complainant’s name, the domain, and the trademark have all been redacted. The reason: The Respondent who is apparently Chinese, built a load of pornographic content […]

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