Secured Offers fires Telepathy guy for being a slacker

Secured Offers, the boutique domain storefront of Telepathy, has announced the immediate termination of the “Telepathy Guy.” After years of slacking by processing $19 dollar inquiries manually, the Telepathy Guy is no more. Telepathy has removed his laid back, relaxed photo from the web site at SecuredOffers.com. Nat Cohen, Founder and CEO of Telepathy, Inc., […]

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MicroEdge.net UDRP: Brands need their own web site, claims WIPO panelist

The UDRP filed against the domain MicroEdge.net failed, despite an existing mark for MICROEDGE that Blackbaud, Inc., operators of the .com are in possession of. Blackbaud, Inc., acquired MicroEdge in 2014 for $160 million dollars, presumably along with all IP assets, including the domain MicroEdge.com. However, their web site at MicroEdge.com forwards to the corporate […]

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Smoothly.com: Domain sold by Telepathy in massive upgrade

Upgrading one’s range of regional domains that use ccTLDs to a .com, is the ultimate goal of any brand that seeks to establish an international footprint. Smoothly, a brand with online presence in Europe’s local markets such as the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and Germany, has acquired Smoothly.com. The seller of the domain appears to be […]

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FactoryHandbag.com: ICE seized long tail domain due to infringement

Generic, exact match domains are often called “long tail” domains due to their length. In the case of FactoryHandbag.com, the domain is an exact match .com of “factory handbag” and that’s intentional. Google is generous towards such exact match domains, especially when the search volume is high. With proper promotions and social media exposure, such […]

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Lambo.com: WIPO panel decides to transfer #domain with split decision

The UDRP brought against the domain Lambo.com didn’t end well for the Respondent; in this case, they were self-represented at the WIPO. Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A filed the UDRP on the basis of a British registered trademark for LAMBO. The mark matches the domain, along with a common reference to the Lamborghini brand by car fans […]

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Odon.com: Here’s why this #domain name sold for five figures on DropCatch

When you think of catchy, brandable domain names such as Odon.com there’s a rule of thumb to gauge their (re)selling potential. They are: Dot .com Short – between one to two syllables Good letters – no QJXZ Clean past history In the case of Odon.com, the domain sold for $10,077 dollars on DropCatch today, the […]

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Seven years later: You can buy the #domain Negari.com on GoDaddy

Domain entrepreneur, Daniel Negari, made waves seven years ago when he listed his namesake .com domain, Negari.com, for sale on NameJet. The XYZ founder and CEO most likely bet on his name’s unique qualities: anyone bidding would have to be a …relative. 😀 The auction’s results were questioned but at the time, NameJet’s GM, Jonathan […]

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NameBio: Sneaky trick when copying domain sales data!

NameBio is an indispensable tool for assessing domain sales data. With billions of dollars in recorded sales, NameBio.com is a great repository of domain sales, the majority of which have been verified and double-checked. Sharing such domain sales with attribution is the typical angle, however, NameBio is very protective of its data, apparently. We found […]

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Macys.com: Retailer applied for the registration of the matching mark

Macy’s is an American chain of high-end department stores founded in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy. It operates online from the domain name Macys.com, registered in 1994. The company’s IP management department applied for the registration of the matching mark, MACYS.COM, at the USPTO. The application is for “On-line retail department store services” and states […]

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Dan.com: End of Bodis for PPC; transition to GoDaddy Cashparking

Dan.com is a GoDaddy company, since its acquisition for $71.4 million dollars. Co-founder Reza Sardeha is no longer the CEO and has moved on to new ventures. The popular domain selling platform operates a PPC monetization option using Bodis.com and that is now going away. An announcement from Dan states that Dan users who want […]

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Ryan Allis: Founder of Connect.com is a reformed entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Ryan Allis founded Connect.com in May 2012, as a solution to the problem of keeping track of people you meet. Along with co-founder Anima Sarah LaVoy, Ryan Allis pushed forward to create technology inspired by social media such as Facebook. By 2014, the company had achieved Series A funding in excess of $10 million […]

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FlyGo.com: UDRP failed with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The UDRP against the aged domain FlyGo.com failed, after its registrant successfully pointed out that they registered the domain in 1999 and used it as an Expedia affiliate web site since. Meanwhile, the Complainant, Fly Go Voyager SRL, Romania, began using the FLYGO mark many years later. The sole panelist at the WIPO denied the […]

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