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David Duchovny wins DavidDuchovny.com domain name dispute
X-Files actor gets DavidDuchovny.com domain name 21 years after it was registered. Actor David Duchovny has convinced a National Arbitration Forum panelist that the owner of DavidDuchovny.com is cybersquatting. The panel ordered the domain name trans...
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July 7, 2017, 2:20 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Is Verisign about to change the expired domain drop catching game?
Patent application shows that Verisign might be shaking up the current system. Lots of well-timed firepower. That’s how the expired domain name drop catching system works in .com today. Drop catchers target domain names the second they drop, an...
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July 6, 2017, 3:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
17 companies that bought a domain name last week
A job site, bus service and light switch maker bought domain names. At least 17 companies bought domain names through Sedo over the past week. As usual, many of the purchases are for domains that match the buyer’s second level domain in another...
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July 6, 2017, 3:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy promotes domain investing on its homepage
Registrar builds awareness about domain investing through prominent feature. Large companies can make a big impact. When McDonald’s started offering apple slices in kids meals, it became the largest restaurant buyer of apples in the U.S. overni...
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July 6, 2017, 1:46 pm
The Domains
The Domains
GoDaddy gets called out by the Daily Beast
Brian Patrick Byrne wrote an article on The Daily Beast that takes a shot at GoDaddy and their providing registration and privacy services to white nationalist sites. In an article that has to be uncomfortable for the Arizona based company. Byrne poi...
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July 6, 2017, 7:01 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
McDonald’s takes domain names off the menu
Restaurant giant terminates plans for .McDonalds and .MCD domain names. McDonald’s had decided it doesn’t want to run new top level domain names after all. The restaurant chain applied to run the .McDonalds and .MCD top level domain names...
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July 5, 2017, 8:51 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Here is a chance to win $500
We are always looking for ways that we can give our readers a chance to make money. From the sales posts, to guess where an auction will close, to the .XYZ $500 giveaway on the meaning of AYDACFU. Here is another opportunity to win $500, this one is ...
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July 5, 2017, 8:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
10 Notable NameJet Sales from June
Here are ten sales worth reviewing. NameJet reported 129 sales of $2,000 or more in June 2017 for a total of $810,000. Here are 10 sales that jumped out at me: imoveis.com $32,200 – Do that many people really type in IMovies.com, and do this ma...
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July 5, 2017, 7:33 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.Africa Added Over 1,000 Domain Registrations in Landrush At A Premium Prices Since the Close Of Sunrise
  The new domain name extension .Africa has added over 1,000 domain registrations since the close of Sunrise in a period known as Landrush. According to the zone file I pulled today there are over 1,000 new domain names since the Sunrise period ...
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July 5, 2017, 6:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Rightside sold itself
There were lots of twists and turns over the past year as Rightside sold itself. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) announced last month that it would be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. This ended a long and winding road for the company...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 6:03 pm
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