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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Sonoma Valley Hospital: SVH.com is still a stolen #domain name

On August 6, 2019, the Sonoma Valley Hospital went into red alert. Celia Kruse de la Rosa, the hospital’s communications director, noted at the time that SVH.com, their prestigious three letter .com domain and hospital acronym, had been “maliciously acquired.” It was yet another case of domain hijacking, with a highly valuable LLL .com getting […]

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Instapaint.com lost to holders of newer domain Instapainting.com

The domain name Instapaint.com was registered in 2012, providing services that recreate photographs as an oil painting. The registrant, Albert Cheng, indicated that the domain was registered in 2009: “if you check my domain history, my domain was registered on 2/1/2009.  the litigants was registered 4 years after mine.  I had already been using the name […]

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Homeland Security seized Simp3.com among other pirate domains

The Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has seized Simp3.com, a domain used to pirate music at a grand scale. Registered in 2015, Simp3.com provided downloads of mp3 music as seen in this capture from 2019: The domain was seized along with the associate domains, CoroUrbano.com, CoroUrbanos.com and Pautamp3.com. The latter was used to provide download links […]

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Pay as you like: Sedo has added six new payment methods

Sedo, our premium sponsor, announced the addition of six new payment methods for the Sedo.com marketplace. It’s now “Pay as you like” at Sedo, the world’s leading domain marketplace. Purchasing domains and paying for services is more flexible and comfortable than ever before. These six new payment methods have been added: American Express (CC) Cartes […]

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Dynadot is enforcing password changes

Domain registrar, Dynadot, has been enforcing account password changes. Users of the service are unable to log in using their current password and are being asked to reset the account’s credentials instead. Additionally, some—but not all—account holders at Dynadot have received an email notifying them of “suspicious activity:” During one of our routine security checks, […]

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It.com: $3.8 million dollar sale now fully complete

The biggest domain sale of 2021 has officially closed, as Intis Telecom, buyers of it.com (IT.com) paid off the remaining balance early. The $3.8 million dollar sale took place in installments; the operators of IT.com paid off the total balance for the domain ahead of schedule. In associated news, the domain name IT.cm was acquired […]

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IT.com to attend Web Marketing Festival 2022 in Italy

The Web Marketing Festival (WMF) is an accelerator of culture, training and innovation in Italy. This year, the WMF event will be at Rimini Fiera from June 16 to 18 to explore, with the participants, startups and companies from all over the world, the universe of innovation with more than 100 events of Training, business, […]

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