Dan.com: End of Bodis for PPC; transition to GoDaddy Cashparking

Dan.com is a GoDaddy company, since its acquisition for $71.4 million dollars. Co-founder Reza Sardeha is no longer the CEO and has moved on to new ventures. The popular domain selling platform operates a PPC monetization option using Bodis.com and that is now going away. An announcement from Dan states that Dan users who want […]

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Rick Schwartz’s 19xx .com #domains for sale during NamesCon 2022

Part of Rick Schwartz’s portfolio of domain names signifying years in the 20th century, will be available for acquisition during NamesCon 2022. The domains include five 20th century years as seen below in chronological order: 1961.com 1962.com 1964.com 1969.com 1978.com If you are a domain investor born in 1961, 1962, 1964, 1969, or 1978, now […]

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Dan.com founder, Reza Sardeha, assumes new position at #GoDaddy

Reza Sardeha, co-founder of Dan.com, has assumed a new role at GoDaddy, new owners of the company. The new title is that of Strategic Advisor at GoDaddy. Mr. Sardeha is no longer the CEO of Dan.com. In June, Dan.com was acquired by GoDaddy for the sum of $71.4 million dollars in cash. The company was […]

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UDRP Complainant failed to rock Amadeus.co

Amadeus IT Group, S.A. is a major Spanish IT provider for the global travel and tourism industry. Operating since 1987, the company owns the domain Amadeus.com and filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain Amadeus.co. Citing a number of existing marks, including one in Colombia where the .CO ccTLD operates from, the Amadeus […]

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Entrepreneur upset with concept of resold domains

Domain names can be resold multiple times, making room for new owners. Once registered, a domain name can be transferred to another person or entity, in a transaction that might involve financial compensation; some domain sales can fetch millions of dollars. The beauty of it all is that the process can be repeated several times […]

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London Domain Summit: Adam Dicker will be attending the summer event

Things are about to heat up in the domain industry, after the London Domain Summit founder announced that Canadian domainer, Adam Dicker, will be attending the August event. Helmuts Meskonis is hosting the domain-centric event in London on August 22-23 where “entry is free, food and drinks” as well. Hopefully, temperatures in the UK won’t […]

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FlingPals.com beat Fling mark holders in UDRP

FlingPals.com, a domain registered by a business that promotes “fling” affair opportunities, was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Global Personals LLC that operates a similar web site and app, along with the mark FLING. In the filing, Complainant argues that its website is a long-running fixture in the adult dating marketspace and […]

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UK heatwave threatens aged .co.uk #domain names

It’s the hottest day in the UK ever, or at least since King Arthur roamed Britain’s leafy woods in full chain mail gear. With temperatures rising above 108 Fahrenheit (42.2 C) the British royal subjects are facing a scorching summer heat. Several million domain names are also in danger, as they were registered with domain […]

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OpenBots.com: Twenty year old #domain owner beat AI company

The owner of the domain name OpenBots.com registered it in 2003; since then, he has been using it, along with the matching .org domain. The domain is serving as a project related to a code repository and for its owner’s personal presence online. Meanwhile, OpenBots, Inc. filed a UDRP to usurp this domain. According to […]

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Wild West Domains: Why is it still alive?

There are veteran domain registrars and then there is Wild West Domains. The company was formed in 2002 as a cheap(er) sidekick to GoDaddy, a company that was about to take over the domain world twenty years ago. Wild West Domains provided the opportunity of “domain reselling” and low domain registration prices without the GoDaddy […]

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The Domain King’s latest #domain acquisitions

The Domain King, Rick Schwartz, has been busy cherry-picking domain names in the aftermarket, making some cool acquisitions. Rick’s favorite aftermarket platform appears to be DropCatch, a popular marketplace for domain investors and end-user bidders. In recent weeks, Rick’s added several new domains he won at DropCatch auctions and here’s a portion of these acquisitions: […]

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Nuts.com owners file for the mark’s registration at the USPTO

Nuts.com, Inc., operators of the aged, premium, and totally crunchy domain name, Nuts.com, have filed for the mark’s registration with the USPTO. The application to register NUTS.COM incorporates graphic elements: The mark consists of the wording NUTS.COM in a font resembling handwritten printing with a horizontal line below the wording. Beneath the horizontal line are four […]

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