Did Rugpull.com sell for $50,000 dollars?

A rug pull is a malicious maneuver in the cryptocurrency industry where crypto developers abandon a project and run away with investors’ funds. The same definition applies to NFT project operators that abandon the project soon after its launch; the floor price or minimum selling price of the NFT then plummets. The matching domain name Rugpull.com […]

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N-FT.com: Domain auction scores highest L-LL .com sale ever

The domain auction for N-FT.com closed earlier today on DropCatch, achieving what appears to be the highest sale of a L-LL .com ever. Consisting of a letter, a dash, and two letters, N-FT.com sold for $32,460 dollars. That’s thirty grand and some change. Visually, if one were to remove the dash, N-FT.com spells out NFT, […]

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Bored Apes worth $1 million stolen using a dot .land #domain name

Some unfortunate owners of the highly valuable Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs lost their assets yesterday. The cybercriminals took advantage of a security lapse at the BAYC Instagram page, substituting the official link with one they controlled. Using the domain YugaLabs.land, the criminals set up a page mimicking Yuga Labs, operators of the BAYC franchise. […]

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#LimeWire is back as #NFT market after Limewire.com #domain sale

LimeWire was a popular destination for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing that shut down over a decade ago. It operated from the domain Limewire.com that was registered in 2000, when the service was launched. Apparently, LimeWire is back as an NFT marketplace. In other words, the new company has nothing to do with the old one, […]

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Web3 #domain squatting a real problem

Riding on the NFT craze arrives the so-called Web3 domain name squatting. Numerous non-official TLDs that exist on the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) blockchain are being registered and that’s a good thing. What’s not so good is the high number of trademark and brand infringements that take place in that namespace. Popular companies, their products […]

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Winamp relaunch with an #NFT focus

When you obtain a legendary brand such as Winamp, the stakes are high. Operating from the domain Winamp.com, the iconic music player made MP3 music files popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s but its popularity fell later on and AOL shut it down. The company was sold twice, first in 1999 to AOL […]

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Domain Apes.io sold for five figures a year after $155 dollar sale!

The domain Apes.io was just announced as sold for five figures USD. The sale was shared by domain brokerage Mr. Premium – the brainchild of domain broker Mark Ghoriafi. Apes.io sold for $20,000 dollars, scoring a remarkable return on investment against its acquisition cost a year ago: a mere $155 dollars via Sav, according to […]

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Metamask.com: Crypto wallet company is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

Metamask, a company formed to assist with crypto wallet transactions via the browser, was found guilty of engaging in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. What happened: The company operates from Metamask.io and they filed a UDRP to usurp the domain Metamask.com. Why did the UDRP fail: The domain Metamask.com was registered in 2005, long before Metamask […]

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Domain pioneer to auction off massive #Theranos stock certificate as an #NFT

In 1999, domain industry pioneer, Marc Ostrofsky, sold Business.com in a deal valued at $7.5 million dollars—a new world record at the time. According to Wikipedia, Marc Ostrofsky owns the domains Photographer.com, TechToys.com, Bachelor.com, HeartDisease.com, and many more. But domain investments isn’t Marc Ostrofsky’s primary business; as an early investor in the Theranos technology, he […]

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Minting NFTs? Don’t use subdomains

If you’re rolling out a fun new NFT, such as the Paradise Trippies, there’s one thing you should not do. No, it’s not about how many pre-minting (aka whitelisted) passes you give away, something that the Metasaurs NFT went all in. Once you choose the main domain that represents your NFT, don’t use subdomains. For […]

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TrademarkMyNFT.com applies to register as a trademark

The operators of TrademarkMyNFT.com have filed an application with the USPTO to trademark TRADEMARKMYNFT.COM – quite ironic! According to their web site: Trademarkmynft.com is a trademark filing service for NFT brand creators from Carriman Law Group in NY. Registering a trademark for your NFT Brand Name gives government-backed ownership rights & protections that you don’t […]

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Metasaurs.com: NFT project launches, copycat #domains registered en masse

Metasaurs.com, the NFT project by domain investor, Merlin Kauffman, launched on Friday among high levels of anticipation. After gathering more than 200,000 followers in its Discord, the Metasaurs project faced some pre-release glitches. Eventually, it sent fewer than 2,000 of the 10k NFT Metasaurs into the public mint process, whereupon they “evaporated” in under one […]

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