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#Epidemic .com : Yet another mass disease #domain up for sale

Domain investors should be familiar by now with two Greek words related to disease: Epidemic and pandemic. There’s a third one, endemic, that describes the initial stages of the Covid-19 virus, that started as a local disease in Wuhan, China. The matching .com domains are extremely synced with current news, as the Coronavirus moved outside […]

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#Domain law : Which countries file the most #UDRPs at the #WIPO?

The ongoing push for brand protection has grown into a battle for more litigation, and domain names form a big part of corporate brand strategy. For example, Philip Morris and its IQUOS brand, filed hundreds of UDRPs in 2019. What is the geographical spread of UDRP filers at the WIPO last year? According to a […]

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Should the #ICANN president, Göran Marby, resign?

ICANN president and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered his seal of approval for the deal presented to Verisign, managers under contract of .com and .net domain names. In exchange, ICANN will be bestowed $20 million dollars over 5 years, to perform DNS infrastructure improvements. In effect, ICANN gave no real consideration to thousands of comments by […]

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#NNNNN : More than 2,000 five number .com #domains auctioned on a #Chinese platform

If you are after numeric domain names that are affordable, forget the four digit range: Five digit .com domains (NNNNN .com’s) are the next best thing. Chinese auction platform, 4CN, announced that they are auctioning off more than 2,000 NNNNN .com domains. Here’s what the announcement looks like: 2,169 great 5 number .COM domains are […]

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Downtime at #eNom reveals a handy TLD, gTLD and ccTLD chart

Domain registrar eNom is having a scheduled downtime for some of its functions currently. In particular, the following activities are offline at the time of this post: Availability Checks Whois Services Domain Purchases Domain Renewals Domain Updates That’s pretty much anything you need to do with managing your domains at eNom! 🙂 But wait, there’s […]

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Your #domain names are safe and secure at #Uniregistry

A lot of ignorant commentary in blog posts today suggests that your domains at Uniregistry are in some type of “danger,” or lockdown. Others raise a “warning” that if the supposed transition fails to move your domains to GoDaddy, they are liable for only up to $10,000 dollars. The truth of the matter is that […]

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#Domain sightings : Jan Can LLC using the plural version thanks to New Ventures

What are domain name sightings? Simply put, they are random encounters with domain names in real life. When we come across a domain name imprinted on a physical item, that’s a “domain in the wild.” For convenience, we split these sightings in two main categories: dot .com sightings, and then everything else. In this case, […]

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UTA .ro : Cradle or acronym domain? #UDRP decision favored Respondent

The beauty of acronym domains, such as the LLL type, is that there is a very large number of matching word combinations. In the case of UTA.ro, the domain was challenged at the WIPO by UTA ​​Romania Services SRL, on behalf of the Germany mother company, Union-Tank Eckstein GmbH. The Romanian respondent claimed two things: […]

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Father Domanicus : A holy message to all #domainers on Palm Sunday

Greetings and salutations, my beloved brothers and sisters in domaining – this is Father Domainicus on a rainy day here in Florida. A lot of New Yorkers have been arriving to the friendly Sunshine State in recent days. The Coronavirus pandemic is ousting those poor souls and where else to go to, when Florida has […]

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It looks like Media Options owns the premium #domain name Pandemic.com

A month ago, we noted how the domain Pandemic.com would soon be making headlines. As a matter of fact, we raised our concerns about NamesCon 2020 taking place in late January, again using the word “pandemic” as a cautionary reference. At the time, some domain investors laughed and downplayed our concerns. Others, such as Drew […]

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#CoinMarketCap .com : A three word #domain is a seed to a $400 million dollar sale

Brandon Chez founded one of the cryptocurrency industry’s most popular websites, CoinMarketCap. Since registering the domain CoinMarketCap.com in 2013, the site has become one of the most visited sites in the cryptocurrency space, and a premier source of market data. And now, seven years after registering a $7.99 domain name, its business is being acquired […]

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#Verisign : Dot .COM #domain contractor to release its quarterly report in 3 weeks

Verisign, managers of the .com and .net domain names, received a “sweet deal” when the ICANN president, Göran Marby, announced the approval of its .com contract. The deal gives Verisign extended rights to increase .COM base prices by 7% during the last four years of its six year contract period. In return, ICANN will receive […]

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