#DigitalTown shares details of its global consumer network of #domains

DigitalTown shared new details of its expanding global consumer network, utilizing a number of new gTLDs. The Seattle solutions provider, shared new information and updates on the status of the SmartWeb initiative, and the beginning of the Blockchain tokenization of its domain name portfolio – press release follows: In May 2017, DigitalTown launched an initiative […]

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#ADE dot .com : Potentially hijacked, three letter #domain survived #UDRP

ADE.com, an aged three letter domain registered in 1996, was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant was KLA-Tencor Corporation, that claimed rights to the domain via its 1994 trademark for ADE. The Respondent stated that they bought ADE.com for $20,000 by paying a former employee of the Complainant in 2016. This is a rather […]

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Barbie88 : Faux female attempted to scam #domain investors via the sale of XX.com

A fake female scammer using the NamePros moniker Barbie88, attempted to scam investors out of $85,000 dollars, by claiming they are selling XX.com. The two letter domain is under WHOIS privacy, and definitely not in the scammer’s control. According to Richard Dynas, the person behind the account “Barbie88” is the same scammer that claimed to […]

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#Brandzy : Consultant extorted company to return #domain name, according to #UDRP details

Brandzy AB, a Swedish company, hired a consultant to assist with the acquisition of its domain, Brandzy.com. Things turned sour, apparently, and according to a UDRP at the WIPO, the consultant extorted the company. The domain Brandzy.com was registered in 2009 and was offered for sale at Uniregistry Market at some point. There are no […]

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No worries, mate : Top #Snap result in #Australia isn’t the camera company

Domain rebranding to a short generic keyword can either make or break your brand. The generic nature of dictionary domains can actually dilute a brand’s visibility in search engines, such as Google. Ultra-generics, such as Apple, acquire a secondary meaning over a long period of time; this is how such brands become distinct and are […]

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Chinese #domain market report : The year of the top dog

China’s domain market has evolved into a complex market place that often follows guidelines issued by the Chinese government; we call this the “Communist Capitalism” model. No longer focused on the so-called “Chinese letters” only, domain investors from China have become apt in targeting a variety of domain genres. The quintessential, core investment vehicles remain: […]

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Richard Dynas : Best example of why #Escrow .com is a must for #domain transactions

Domain investor, Richard Dynas, shared his recent experience of how he was scammed out of $2,000 dollars in an attempt to acquire the domain Technology.com, without using Escrow.com or a comparable service. A person calling herself “Barbara Untergasser” approached Dynas, offering to sell him the domain. Negotiations lasted about two weeks, during which, the scammer […]

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#Domain video : How #Tuvalu makes 10% of its national earnings by “pure chance”

Tuvalu is a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and among the the poorest nations in the world. Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation about midway between Hawaii and Australia, lying east-northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands; it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978. […]

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Make #domainers slim again : #Directnic launches new Mardi Gras campaign

Directnic, the domain registrar that operates Fabulous.com, is launching a brand new domain campaign for Mardi Gras. With deep roots in Louisiana and a tradition for shipping out extravagant, sugar loaded cakes, the DomainGang sponsor wants to motivate domainers to actually lose some weight, while registering domain names. “We’re aware of how delicious and calorie-laden […]

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Got #domain talent? #Tucows is hiring

If you’re on the lookout for a job position in the domain industry, Tucows is hiring. The acquisition of eNom by the Canadian domain registrar has restructured the company, creating several new positions. Tucows is hiring personnel at several locations, both in Toronto, Canada and in the US. Primary categories include Customer Experience, Engineering, Field […]

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Hard bidding for Soft dot .org #domain at #DropCatch auction

The auction for the dropped domain Soft.org led to a particularly hard bidding battle at DropCatch.com, involving several bidders. As many as 34 bidders acknowledged the dropped domain’s quality, that was originally registered in 2000 but was let expire by its Korean registrant. In the end, the winning bid of $6,051 dollars was made by […]

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F5.Works : New gTLD #domain successfully defended in #WIPO #UDRP

F5 Works Ltd., a Hong Kong company, is using the new gTLD domain F5.Works as its primary business pointer. Dot .Works is a new gTLD operated by Donuts, Inc. The company’s brand was established in 2016, and it has now successfully fended off a UDRP filed at the WIPO. According to the case’s particulars, the […]

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