DropCatch glitch: Everything but the KitchenBowl.com

The domain KitchenBowl.com was a surprise drop from Amazon’s registrar; as an exact match of “kitchen bowl” the domain was used as a social community for foodies to share & discover recipes. Between 2015 and 2020 the domain and assorted app most likely generated millions of page-views and when the domain dropped inexplicably, bidders went […]

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TrustedContacts.com: HugeDomains sale in the hands of Google

Trusted Contacts has an interesting story shared by both Facebook,—now Meta—and Google. In 2013, Facebook (Meta) opened “Trusted Contacts” publicly, renaming it from a closed-beta “Trusted Friends.” The Facebook version of “Trusted Contacts” is as follows: Choose people you trust, like friends you’d give a spare key to your house. Choose people you can reach […]

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Payoneer.app: UDRP Respondent wants his money back after losing case

Payoneer, Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain Payoneer.app, to protect its brand and trademark. The domain was registered late last year and it’s a direct infringement of the Payoneer brand. It was a lost case from the beginning and particularly after the Pakistani Respondent claimed that he had spent $2,500 dollars on the (hand-registered) […]

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GreatDomains: Results of super-successful auction topped by XUVE.com

Sedo, our premium sponsor, held a week-long GreatDomains auction featuring four letter (LLLL) .com domains. The auction is over and the results are in; from the numbers we can tell that this was a super-successful auction, perhaps the biggest one in terms of sales volume. A total of 381 domains were sold. The top sale […]

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Afternic’s social media is back from the dead!

Afternic has been working on its next incarnation for over a year now. The GoDaddy-owned marketplace for second hand domains is busy as ever, but its social media accounts, including Twitter, have been quite dead. For example, on Twitter, @Afternic made 8 posts total in the five years spanning 2014-2019 and then disappeared. No-one was […]

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Rillion.com: Domain rebranding joins Palette Software and Centsoft

Two technology companies, Palette Software and Centsoft, have fused together under a new brand, Rillion. The matching domain name, Rillion.com, becomes the new joint destination for the companies, following this domain rebranding. Rillion.com is a domain brokered by eNaming, the domain brokerage founded by industry professional, Tracy Fogarty. Said Rillion in a press release: Following […]

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WarIsBoring.com: An unreported six figure sale hiding in plain sight

The publication “War is boring,” operating from the domain WarIsBoring.com was created in 2007 by David Axe, an American military correspondent, blogger, and graphic novelist. The founder published a webcomic on it initially, later on transitioning WarIsBoring.com into a news blog with a military focus. Source: Wikipedia. The publication changed hands in 2015, after Medium […]

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Hsil.com: Loser of UDRP “forced” to change their corporate name

A year ago, the double UDRP against the domains Shil.com and Hsil.com ended with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Respondent in that case seized the opportunity to educate others on the lack of merits on the case, by providing updates on Shil.com and Hsil.com. Apparently, after losing the case, the Complainant HSIL […]

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Dental.com applied for the registration of the matching trademark

Virtual Dental Care, Inc., operators of the domain name Dental.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, DENTAL.COM, with the USPTO. The application involves a stylized design of a tooth segmented into three closed, curved shapes, appearing next to the wording “dental.com”. The mark was applied for with an “intent to use” clause, […]

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Myrmex: Greek robotics corp acquired by the Ocado Group

Myrmex, a Greek start-up specializing in robotics and automation for the grocery and e-commerce industries, is being acquired by the Ocado Group. The British supermarket operator expanded its investment portfolio by fully acquiring Myrmex for the sum of 10.2 million euro. Myrmex was founded in 2015 and operates from the domain name Myrmex-Inc.com. Myrmex (Μύρμηξ) […]

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Camco.com: Domain in #UDRP filing existed in 1994

A domain investor holding Camco.com since its registration in 2003, successfully defended it via the UDRP process. Camco Manufacturing LLC filed the UDRP with the Forum (NAF) to usurp the domain, claiming rights in the name since 2007. The domain’s registrant describes himself as a professional who “buys, sells, markets, develops, promotes and advertises generic, […]

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More expensive domains: PayPal to increase its fees – again

Inflation, stiflation. Payments handler, PayPal, is once again raising its transaction fees, and the pain will be felt across the board. If you’re using PayPal to make payments for domain transactions, take notice. PayPal sent out its latest schedule of fee increases, effective June 17, 2022. Effective June 17, 2022, we are: Increasing the percentage […]

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