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How much toilet paper do you need? This #domain will calculate the #TP for you!

If you’re panicking about toilet paper, the quintessential method of wiping after going for number two, we feel for you. Anal hygiene, the act of cleaning up after defecating, has been a human practice for thousands of years. In ancient Greece, leaves, clothing, and fragments of ceramic pottery were used. The Romans used a communal […]

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#Pornhub typosquatter paid a small fortune for #domain but lost the #UDRP

The typosquatter of a Pornhub domain paid a small fortune to acquire it. The registrant of Ponrhub.com alleges he spent 7,241 EUR in late 2018 to get the domain in the aftermarket – about $7,946 USD. In the ensuing UDRP filed by Licensing IP International S.à.r.l., the Respondent claims that he forwarded the domain to […]

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#Domainer comics : #Coronavirus domain registrations can be dangerous

Welcome to the first edition of Domainer Comics for 2020. It’s been two full years since our last comic, how time flies. This time around, an emergency situation with coronavirus affecting our everyday lives. When will this all end, you might ask. It’s simple, really: wash your fucking hands, especially after handling “coronavirus domains.” Stop […]

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Physical.com : Super premium #domain has been acquired by Lumis

Keeping one’s health in top shape is paramount, and Lumis co-founder, Hobi Michalec, announced the acquisition of the premium domain name Physical.com. Registered in 1996, Physical.com appears to have been in the possession of NYC attorney Mr. Ted Oshman; that information is derived from the DomainTools historic WHOIS. Said Hobi Michalec: “Slade and I have […]

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#Turkish bank gets aged TurkBank.com #domain via the #UDRP process

A Turkish bank has acquired the domain TurkBank.com via the UDRP process, as the 2004 registration is not generic. Türk Ticaret Bankası A.Ş., Turkey, filed a UDRP at the WIPO. According to the Complaint: “The Complainant is the registered owner of TÜRK TİCARET BANKASI A.Ş. “TÜRKBANK İKİNCİ ADRESİNİZ” figurative trademark in Turkey. The trademark covers […]

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#Coronavirus trademarks at the #USPTO brand cesspool

It’s not just domainers that are jumping into the coronavirus registration cesspool – brand wannabes are swimming in it too. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been receiving applications for trademarks that contain the “coronavirus” word as the mark, or as part of the mark. At the USPTO database, we found the […]

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The Booth philosophy : A new mantra for #domainers in the era of #coronavirus

Domain investor and broker, James Booth, is barely into his 30s. The BQDN.com founder is a world traveler who has settled in Dubai with his girlfriend. Being a British expat is not so bad these days, particularly after James Booth scored several successful domain sales. Despite his young age, James Booth is also wise, apparently. […]

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#Symbolics .com : Aron Meysted’s #domain baby is now 35 years old

Happy 35th birthday, Symbolics.com. The first domain name ever to be registered, on March 15, 1985, celebrates is third-and-a-half decade today. 😀 Aron Meystedt‘s baby of a domain is a milestone of Internet history. Back in the day, nobody had ever heard about domain names. Aron wasn’t much of a toddler either, but in 2009 […]

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All #GoDaddy registered #domain names are safe from the #Coronavirus

Fresh from a data inspection of its entire domain inventory under management, GoDaddy announced its safety report against the Covid19 coronavirus. The largest domain registrar in the world scanned about 75 million domains and delivered the report today. “We are 100% in compliance with the CDC regulations regarding the handling of domain assets by our […]

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Freedom Mortgage #domains : How Slade Michalec of #Lumis delivers for his big client

The big domain brokerage news of the week was the acquisition of the domain HELOC.com by Freedom Mortgage, an established mortgage loan company with 30 years of lending experience. Kate Buckley brokered the domain on behalf of the seller, while Slade Michalec of Lumis represented Freedom Mortgage, and it’s not the first time he did […]

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Phishing scam uses #Palestinian domain name http.PS

The latest in a series of phishing scams uses a domain from the Palestinian ccTLD, dot .PS. The domain http.PS is embedded in a link to hide the actual domain and make it look like a typical web prefix, such as “https.” The threat actors are taking advantage of the fact that since Google Chrome […]

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LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com lawsuit : Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

A lawsuit stemming from a 2017 UDRP decision against the domains LottoStore.com and LottoWorks.com has reached a verdict. Among the declarations: it’s a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking – a reversal of the original UDRP. Here are the statements: THE COURT FINDS that Plaintiff’s registration and use to date of the domain names <lottostore.com> […]

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