USPTO and #domains : How long does it take to register a #trademark?

Domain investors with registered trademarks are familiar with the lengthy registration process at the USPTO. How much time does it take to register a trademark in the US? The answer is, “it depends.” Let’s take a look at two registered trademarks, for example, DNW and Domain Name Wire. DNW is a three letter acronym. From […]

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#Legally .com : Aged #domain saved from the clutches of the #UDRP process

Legally.com, a generic domain registered in 1997, was challenged via the UDRP process. The aged domain was offered for sale via Afternic, for $24,999 dollars. That’s hardly a bank breaker for a buyer in the legal services business, but in this case Legally Co of Newark, Delaware, filed a UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant […]

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Sale of FB .com to #Facebook was an example of #domain scalping, says #Tumblr specialist

Domain scalping is an outdated reference to domain name investing, as perceived by the industry’s outsiders. Simply put, those who do not understand the concept of domain investing, or who are envious of the many success stories of domain investors, want to paint it in a negative light. A recent blog post by Verisign stirred […]

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#VeteransDay .com : Another great #domain going to waste!

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served. Great generic domains, such as VeteransDay.com, attract a lot of direct type-in traffic. At least, that’s the concept, which is proven wrong by Google whenever they change their ranking algorithm. Registered in 1997, the domain VeteransDay.com is currently offline, unable to reap any natural organic traffic. […]

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#Domain ganja : Is #ICANN a new #cannabis dispensary?

ICANN is known for its function as a – mostly – bureaucratic organization overseeing all things related to domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers helps ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. For example, in order for a new gTLD to get approved, it goes through the application process that […]

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#Krooz .com : When a 20 year old #domain predates the trademark, the #UDRP should fail

The domain Krooz.com was registered twenty years ago, in 1998. Currently, it’s being used as a cruises finder, but for the majority of its past, it was either parked or served some basic content. A company operating from MyKrooz.com registered a trademark for KROOZ this year, asserting first use of it in 2015. They filed […]

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Seven Mile : Where the heck is Frank Schilling’s #domain blog?

A decade ago, Frank Schilling started blogging about domain names and life in general. His blog was based on the domain name SevenMile.com, a reference to the Seven Mile Beach on the Grand Cayman. Over the next seven years, Frank Schilling continued to blog occasionally at various intervals, sharing his thoughts on events that were […]

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The Domain King drops terrible #domain name!

It’s not a secret that Rick Schwartz, the de facto Domain King, evaluates his domain assets every so often. In recent memory, Rick dropped a dashed domain, and got rid of a Macy’s registration – which was then caught by the troubled retailer. Also, some time ago, Rick dropped a “worst” domain as well. This […]

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Mike Mann : Schilling trumps Schwartz, as do other #domainers!

Domain investor and entrepreneur, Mike Mann, made a strange statement today, regarding who is a better domainer – Frank Schilling, or Rick Schwartz. Following a series of tweets staking claim to the “Domain King” title, Mike Mann now shared a number of domain investors, all “dramatically better” domainers than Rick Schwartz: Frank Schilling is also […]

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#Blackhawks .com down : UDRP by #NHL team takes 1995 #domain away from its registrant!

Blackhawks.com is a generic domain registered in 1995, and 23 years later it’s lost via the UDRP process at the WIPO. The Complainant in this case is none other than the Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, aka “Blackhawks.” Here’s what the Complainant says: Founded in 1926, Complainant is a professional ice hockey […]

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#Uniregistry : Domain Name “Bill of Rights” is the next logical step

Uniregistry sent out the following press release, regarding a call for the creation of a “Domain Name Bill of Rights” that would essentially become the “Magna Carta” for the web and the Internet: GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Uniregistry, the world-renowned domain name registration company called today for the creation of […]

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#Euronext N.V. loses #UDRP against three letter domain #AEX .com

Registered in 1998, the three letter domain AEX.com was challenged via the UDRP process. The Complainant in this case, Euronext N.V. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, asserted rights to the AEX mark due to a Benelux mark: “The Complainant is a company incorporated in the Netherlands and the operator of stock markets in Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon […]

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