Cappuccine.com : NameFind won UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

The domain name Cappuccine.com faced a UDRP filed by Cappuccine Specialties, Inc. The dispute led to a decision by the three member WIPO panel ordering the domain to remain with the Respondent, NameFind – managers of the GoDaddy portfolio of domains. They also found the Complainant guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: The […]

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GoDaddy allegedly promotes self-owned, trademark domains on its search tool

A domain investor demonstrated results produced by the GoDaddy domain search tool and two things stand out: GoDaddy-owned domains and trademark violations. In a Twitter thread, the search performed is that of “Crystal” with the GoDaddy results containing a prompt to perform a brokered “acquisition” of Crystal.co.uk priced at $69.99 dollars. It also displays a […]

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Alina Kabaeva: Putin’s secret girlfriend domain in the hands of #NameFind

Who the hell is Alina Kabaeva? According to reports from various news networks, it’s Vladimir Putin‘s secret girlfriend. The Russian president was married until 2014 and apparently kept things “on the side.” Alina Kabaeva is a Russian politician, media manager and retired individual rhythmic gymnast. As she’s directly connected to the most despised man in […]

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Did GoDaddy sell Recession.com for less than $20,000 dollars?

The GoDaddy appraisal tool produces its domain valuation reports by using a “secret sauce” algorithm. Every time you end up on the GoDaddy appraisal tool, perhaps after googling “Domain appraisal,” the following message is hiding behind an alert icon: GoDaddy estimates the value of each domain by looking at millions of historical domain name sales. […]

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Wordle domains: #Fetus is a taboo word, apparently, but Fetus.com is for sale

The popular word game Wordle has a pre-determined array of words built in; one of them is “fetus.” Recently leaked news about the potential attempt to overturn Roe vs. Wade at the Supreme Court have raised the temperature of existing debates. Women’s rights to an abortion involve the definition of a “fetus” and in the […]

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#Moonbirds: NFT craze creates swarm of scam #domain registrations

Moonbirds is the the latest and biggest NFT launch on OpenSea, featuring 10,000 birds drawn with 8-bit nostalgia style graphics. Combining the Punks and the Apes in terms of attitude, Moonbirds have attracted fresh blood to the NFT arena. Hey, if you have money to spend, who are we to tell you where to put […]

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NameCheap & GoDaddy trade punches over domain inventory rules

NameCheap and GoDaddy are throwing virtual punches today, April 1st, over ongoing friction about domain inventory sales. No, it’s not a joke. Richard Kirkendall, CEO of NameCheap, began the exchange : Godaddy likes to do “tests” that censor out certain registrars because they have more sales. Their optimization involves trying to get the most sales […]

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Happy New Chinese Year: YearOfTheTiger.com

Happy New Chinese Year everyone! It’s the Year of the Tiger, and billions of people in China and around the world are about to engage in week-long festivities. Even China’s stock market is closed today. The matching domain, YearOfTheTiger.com, is available for acquisition. Registered in 2001 by Vertical Axis, the domain was moved to NameFind, […]

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Lasani.com: Former NameFind #domain asset applied for trademark registration

Lasani Brands Inc., operators of the domain Lasani.com, have applied for the registration of the matching mark, LASANI.COM, with the USPTO. The “intent to use” application involves “on-line wholesale and retail store services featuring clothes, shoes and accessories.” The domain Lasani.com was acquired from NameFind, the GoDaddy-owned repository of domains. The transaction most likely took […]

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Prop gun tragedy: Domain cost hovers at the $3,000 dollar mark

The ongoing tragedy with “Rust,” Alec Baldwin‘s in-production movie, focuses on the use of a prop gun that cost the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Loaded with at least one round of live ammo, the prop gun was one of several other prop guns that most likely failed to pass a safety check. The sad […]

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FreeGuy.com : Former Marchex #domain asset a possible #NameFind sale

“Free Guy” is a fun new movie starring the very talented Ryan Reynolds, with the motto “Life’s too short to be a background character.” In a nutshell, a bank teller called Guy realizes he is a background character in an open world video game called Free City that will soon go offline. Thanks to a […]

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YouPon.com: Vertical Axis #domain surrendered by NameFind

NameFind, managers of the GoDaddy-owned portfolio of domains, lost the UDRP for the domain YouPon.com. A typo of the popular adult destination YouPorn, the domain was acquired by GoDaddy as part of the Vertical Axis portfolio. GoDaddy acquired that domain portfolio for up to $50 million dollars along with another portfolio. Source: DNW. YouPon.com is […]

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