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#DropCatch user begs domainer community to let him win “one damn domain”

It must be hard being a sore loser, and Stan Gambino knows that all too well. The domain investor from New Mexico has yet to win a single domain auction at DropCatch, the quintessential drop-catching service. “I bid on domains no-one should be bidding on, just to get a win but nothing works! I’ve bid […]

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#GoDaddy : Domain sales report for February 2021 topped by AVA.com at $792,000

GoDaddy has released its latest domain sales report, with data curated from February 2021 sales. The list is inclusive of all channels and the price listed is the final price paid by the buyer. Topping the list is AVA.com, selling for an amazing $792,000 dollars. It’s one of 7 sales that cross into six figures! […]

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Strong middle-of-the-year performance for Escrow.com

Escrow.com has just released its half-year results where GPV was an all-time record with $475.3m, up 48.0% on pcp or US$366.7m, up 73.3%. The second quarter was particularly strong, with an all-time record GPV of $270.5 million (up 75.0% on pcp, unaudited) or US$208.5 million (up 105.5% on pcp, unaudited). Ex-China, GPV was also at […]

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Gail.com: A 2006 #UDRP led the registrant to create an insane disclaimer page!

The registrant of the domain Gail.com, matching the female first name “Gail,” was hit with a UDRP in 2006. The domain was registered in 1996 as a present to the registrant’s wife. The ensuing anguish caused by a Brazilian company asserting rights to the GAIL mark, led the registrant to create a landing page full […]

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Domain sightings: The Sorbet King owns the matching .com

When you create delicious sorbet, topping the competition, you are the de facto Sorbet King. What is sorbet? Sorbet, also called “Italian ice” or “water ice”, is a frozen dessert made from sugar-sweetened water with flavoring–typically fruit juice, fruit purée, wine, liqueur or honey. In the case of the Sorbet King, they operate from the […]

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Belgian company won’t go Dutch; files #UDRP against DAN listed #domain

Belgian company MindWave cv chose to file a UDRP against Mindwave.eu, a domain registered in 2012, instead of buying it for 999 Euro. The domain was listed for sale by its registrant on the Dutch domain platform, DAN.com. The decision favored the Respondent, and cost the Complainant at least $1,500 to file, not including administrative […]

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Dot .GOV 2.0: US security agency seeking #domain registry services provider

In March, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) took over control of the .GOV top level domain. As part of the transition agreement set forth in the DOTGOV Act, CISA has to to provide domain registry services to federal, state and local governments. These services must be delivered at little to no cost, alongside […]

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Airbnb #domain “typo” predates the brand’s own!

A funky UDRP filed against the domain name airnb.com ended up with the giant corporation, Airbnb, winning the case. According to the complaint, the disputed domain name was originally registered in May 2008; since that time it has cycled through several different owners. Complainant states that Respondent has been listed as the registrant of the […]

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Metro Air: Pinellas AC & heating company rocks the .biz

Who says you can only run a business on a .com domain? Certainly not Metro-Air, an air conditioning and heating comfort specialist in Pinellas county, Florida. Family owned and operated since 1973, the company uses a rare .biz domain name, MetroAir.biz, to distinguish itself from the Kansas company using the .com. As their web site […]

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Chinese squatters get “Brisbane 2032” Olympics #domains

Brisbane 2032 – it’s the home of the XXXV Olympiad. With the Tokyo Olympics ante portas, the announcement about Brisbane, Australia, was made today. Brisbane was first announced as the preferred bid on 24 February 2021, gaining the formal approval of the IOC Executive Board. Australia has hosted the Summer Olympic games twice before: in […]

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MallOfOman.com: #UDRP Complainant loses case for the 2nd time

Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC lost the UDRP filed against the domain MallOfOman.com in 2018. The domain had been registered long before the Complainant acquired its mark. Complainants that lost a UDRP can refile, if new developments warrant such filing; the 2nd time their UDRP filing was also denied, despite no official response by the […]

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Warning: Tilt.com is currently a stolen #domain name

The domain name Tilt.com has been stolen from its legitimate owners, and is currently in the possession of the Greenberg & Lieberman law firm. The thief appears to be from Montenegro; the sale to domain investor, James Booth, was halted once information emerged about the status of Tilt.com. James delivered the domain to Greenberg & […]

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