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Why did #Mercury Luggage lose the #UDRP for #SewardLuggage .com?

With domain names, time lines matter. Mercury Luggage Manufacturing Company formed in 1946, and it claimed the year 1968 as the date of first use for the term SEWARD TRUNK. However, they did not apply for the mark’s registration until 2017, almost 20 years after they acquired Seward Trunk of Petersburg Virginia, and the trademark […]

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Decade of #domain industry posts : What crazy news did we blog about on May 14?

As we are getting closer to clocking a full decade of blogging about the domain industry, tech and social media, it’d be great to look back and see what news we shared on this day through the years. Whether it was parody posts, or real news about domain names, we were definitely busy churning out […]

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Michele Neylon’s photo wins #domainer selfie of the year award!

Michele Neylon, founder of the popular Irish Internet services company, Blacknight, won yet another award on Sunday. After winning best Irish foodie porn blog in 2016, the dot .ie supporter claimed yet another prestigious win, this time in portrait photography. His self-portrait, “Image of a happy domainer,” won the 1st prize at the International Selfie […]

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Lumis brokerage : #Domain newsletter includes some million dollar names

The latest domain newsletter from Lumis, the domain brokerage powerhouse co-founded by the Michalec brothers, contains some big domain names. There are domains for every budget, from a few thousand all the way up to $2.2 million dollars! Here’s a selection of domains included in the latest Lumis newsletter, in no particular order: Castle.com – […]

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#GDPR bullshit : Cause of #WHOIS nightmare is not a Euro money maker

GDPR, the bullshit Euro-law crafted to generate penalty money for the Eurocrats, is failing its privacy claims. According to a report from Digi.me, GDPR driven data breaches result in penalties only for 0.25% of the cases! This astonishing fact makes everyone in the domain world wonder why in fuck’s sake did ICANN push for WHOIS […]

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#LoveAndGreen .com : Generic #domain lost via the #UDRP process

If you register generic-sounding domain names, such as LoveAndGreen.com, there’s still a chance that they infringe on existing marks. Love & Green of Lyon, France, filed a UDRP against the domain’s registrant, citing an existing range of marks for LOVE & GREEN. It’s obvious that the ampersand symbol cannot be used in domain name registrations, […]

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Mike Mann’s unstoppable #domain sales end in lucky “888”

Mike Mann’s been unstoppable recently, and his domain sales have been causing a lot of discussion. The serial entrepreneur who once sold Sex.com, came up with a sales system that quotes prices ending in “888.” This non-round pricing creates a system reminiscent of the “999” figures, only cheaper, and luckier. The Chinese love the number […]

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#Responsibilty : Aussie banknote typo in the hands of Frank Schilling since 2004

If you can’t spell “responsibility” on a bank note, there’s an obvious irony right there. Australia‘s national bank failed to check its $50 AUD banknote for typographical errors, printing its text with “responsibilty” instead. The small print on the banknote is truly small, and can only be seen with a magnifying lens, but still, the […]

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Pay Mike Mann : #Avoro .com sale is 229X the acquisition price!

Domain investor, Mike Mann, doesn’t care what your intended use is for the domains you buy from him. As long as you “pay the Mann,” you’re all good. The Domain Market founder and serial entrepreneur often shares his domain sales, achieving spectacular returns on investment. In a recent announcement, Mike Mann shared the news of […]

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#Davanti goes after #Davandi .com via the #UDRP process

A tire company using the registered trademark DAVANTI in the US, filed a UDRP against the Davandi.com owners. The case could have resulted in a typical typo-squatting decision, leading to the loss of the domain by the Respondent. In this case, however, the Davandi.com registrant operates their own cycling products business in Germany, where they […]

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#Billion dollar loser : Donald #Trump economics lead to registration of dot .com

President Donald Trump’s financial records from the 1980s and 1990s demonstrate reckless money management, according to The New York Times. The IRS-sourced documents about Trump’s economics show that in a decade, the US President scored a loss of more than one billion dollars. This incredible disclosure eliminates Donald Trump’s self-portrayal as a successful businessman and […]

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Not just Panama : Media Options grabs #CaymanHomes.com domain name

If you’re in the market for homes in the Cayman islands, Drew Rosener is your man. The Media Options founder snapped the domain CaymanHomes.com in a DropCatch auction recently. The domain was bid on by several bidders, after it dropped and DropCatch caught it. Prior to its drop, CaymanHomes.com was originally registered in 2000. Paying […]

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