#ICANN budgetary cuts lead to Fellowship Program petition

ICANN has increased its 2019 budget for personnel costs by more than $7 million, all while decimating its Fellowship Program. A petition on Change.org points out that the ICANN Fellows program has been hit with a budgetary cut of 50% – something that it’s deemed “extreme.” According to the petition: We are deeply concerned about […]

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#Domain nostalgia : #eNom girl graces someone’s living room

The last time we covered “eNom girl” was almost two years ago, when a UDRP made references to the iconic girl with the backpack. Also known as “backpack girl,” the image of the blonde beauty from her college years, will forever haunt domain investors worldwide. We came across a new snapshot of the eNom girl […]

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Tough road ahead, as #DNForum owners are announced at the #domain forum

DNForum, the oldest domain name forum, has new owners; today, a formal announcement revealed the core team that acquired it. According to a post on DNForum.com, active members Castion, Seek99 and Johnn are the new co-owners. Lars Lima (Castion), Oliver Hoger (Seek99) and John Nguyen (Johnn) are their respective names. The enthusiastic announcement seeks to […]

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#AXA dot .org : Advocates Across America get to keep aged #domain

The domain AXA.org was registered in 1997 to Advocates Across America. AXA SA of Paris, France, attempted to get the domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO, by claiming rights to the AXA mark. Despite not having an active web site at AXA.org, the acronym reflects its purpose, according to the UDRP panelist who […]

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#Domain Edit.com received six figure bid on #Sedo

Edit.com, an aged, generic domain listed on the currently active GreatDomains auction by Sedo, has received a six figure bid. Registered in 1994, Edit.com is now at $120,000 dolllars. The reserve has yet to be met, however, and the auction ends in 3 days. No historical data exists on a past sale of Edit.com. Other […]

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Single and a #Trump supporter? There’s a #dating site just for you

The ongoing controversy behind Donald Trump’s presidency has led many singles in the dating scene to add certain relationship disclaimers. It’s not uncommon to read profiles that contain anti-Trump statements such as, “if you voted for Trump move along,” or “if you’re a Trump supporter don’t bother.” Such statements have polarized the dating “game” and […]

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#Domain scammer in MCV .com theft case used grocery store address!

A domain investor was defrauded by a serial scammer, who used a false identity and payment location. Mr. Stanley Chen acquired MCV.com from a person called “Patrick Sitrok” but the domain was stolen, and Network Solutions eventually repossessed it. How did Mr. Chen fall for this scam? Months earlier, he had acquired the domain 3620.com […]

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As #DNForum moves to #eNom, its registered trademarks have expired

Recently sold for the 4th time, DNforum.com is under ownership. Formed in 2001, the oldest domain forum’s domain has just been moved to a different domain registrar, eNom, under WHOIS privacy. The new owners are expected to step in sometime next week, hopefully making an announcement and tackling issues with the current layout and user […]

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No more “view image” option in #Google search

Domainers eager to snatch images from the Google search, will find it more difficult to do so. Google has announced that they are stopping providing a direct link to “view image” when searching for images. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the […]

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An #infosec consultant dealt with New Ventures to get his family #domain back

An information security consultant dealt with New Ventures Services Corp., the domain warehousing branch of Network Solutions, in order to regain control of his expired domain. Mark Burnett‘s family domain, Burnetts.net, was registered in 1998 and over the course of several years he managed it along with several hundred other domains at Network Solutions. Eventually, he […]

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#Domain investing : Poor #student entrepreneurs drop out of college

Dariusz and Gustaw Promenius, brothers that were enterprising students seeking to acquire premium domain names for “reg fee” have dropped out of college. The Latvian brothers turned in their student ids at the Riga Royal College of Business last week, after quitting all classes. Their decision to quit school was due to “lack of funds.” […]

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#Supercell : Seller of the .com #domain can use the .CO, says #UDRP

The former owner of Supercell.com, who sold the domain to a Finnish gaming company generating almost a billion dollars in revenue, was cornered about the matching .CO via the UDRP process. Brian Gambrel of Fishers, Indiana, sold the domain Supercell.com to Supercell Oy of Helsinki, Finland, in 2013. The Complainant is a mobile game development […]

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