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#Tokyo2021 Olympic #domains : Let the #Cybersquatting games begin!

Cybersquatters are snapping up “Tokyo 2021” domain names bearing the Olympic trademarks, hoping to capitalize on the change in the Olympiad. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) moved the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to 2021, shifting the year and triggering a digital gold rush. That’s one side effect of the Coronavirus pandemic! Meanwhile, in Japan, a research […]

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Here we go again: BestApp.com #domain auction ended at $5,222 dollars

The DropCatch auction for the domain name BestApp.com has ended – for the fourth time in a row. Deadbeat bidders have sent this great domain drop to auction. Instead of sending the domain to the 2nd highest bidder, DropCatch starts the process all over again. The latest round ended at $5,222 dollars with DropCatch bidder […]

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#Verisign helps the elderly with early morning #domain transactions

If you’re a senior citizen over 65, you’re in good hands with Verisign. The managers of .com and .net domains announced that elderly domainers will get special treatment with their domain registrations and renewals. “Here at Verisign we want to provide additional support to those senior citizens that shop with our Registry, and give them […]

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#SelfQuarantine .com : A current event #domain registered in 2014

Self quarantine is not a new buzzword. For decades, the practice of self isolation to stop the spreading of diseases, has been acknowledged as an effective, self-imposed quarantine method. Note: this post is an advertisement. The domain SelfQuarantine.com is now available to acquire. Unlike hundreds or thousands of fresh registrations, this is not a domain […]

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Three times a charm: #Pornhub brand squatter loses another #UDRP

A Pornhub domain cybersquatter has lost his 3rd UDRP in a row, this time for the typo-domain Porhub.com. Having lost the UDRP for Pornhub.CO and Ponrhub.com, the inevitable happened, and the Complainant filed another UDRP. In his response, the Respondent asserted that they should not be targeted, if others are doing the same: “The major […]

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Kevac.com #UDRP results in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding

Kevac.com, a domain name registered in 2009, was hit with a UDRP. The Complainant is Kevac S.r.l, Italy, represented by LS LexJus Sinacta. The Respondent was represented by Muscovitch Law P.C., Canada. In this UDRP, the Complainant claimed that their trademarks from 2012 are sufficient to pursue the transfer of the domain, as the company […]

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#Greek drama : Couple gets mixed in #UDRP proceedings over Mykonos #domain and brand

A Greek couple that ended up divorcing has taken their battle over a domain and brand, to the UDRP process. The Complainant and the Respondent were formerly married to each other since the 1980s, and were jointly involved in the operation of the Sea Satin Market Restaurant and Caprice Bar on the Greek island of […]

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Dick Pound : Looks like #Tokyo2021 is the next squatter’s #domain name!

The Olympics at Tokyo, Japan aren’t taking place in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic is changing the world, and it’s impossible for such a huge athletic event to take place, when athletes can’t even train, let alone travel in the middle of this global crisis! While the Tokyo 2020 Olympiad isn’t yet canceled, it’s very likely […]

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#SpamAssassin and #domains : Which #TLDs are viewed as bad?

If you’re using SpamAssassin to manage your web site’s email traffic, you’re doing it right. Billions of spam emails are being sent out every year, and the proliferation of new gTLDs has given cheap alternatives to legacy TLDs. What are the ones SpamAssassin sees as the most potentially bad? The Spam Assassin rule, KAM_SOMETLD_ARE_BAD_TLD is […]

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Escrow.com report on unscrupulous web sites selling #Covid19 contraband

Escrow.com has compiled an extensive report on unscrupulous web sites defrauding consumers due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The report, titled “Fake Websites Selling Coronavirus Masks Are Scamming Organizations out of Millions” describes the issue: An investigation by Escrow.com, the world’s most secure payment method from a counterparty risk perspective, has found a surge of unscrupulous […]

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#Domain crime : CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com got shut down

The Department of Justice has ordered the domain CoronaVirusMedicalKit.com to be shut down. This direct order was highly justified, as the fraudulent content alleged the following: “Due to the recent outbreak for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the World Health Organization is giving away vaccine kits. Just pay $4.95 for shipping.” The domain’s Registrar, NameCheap, was ordered […]

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Editorial : The #domain name market 12 months from now

With one third of the United States population and similar numbers in Europe ordered to shelter in place, or to self quarantine, internet traffic is exploding. Companies such as YouTube and Netflix have agreed to lower streaming speeds significantly. On the other end of the spectrum, some items that are normally brick and mortar exclusives […]

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