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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Google pays $25 million for .App domain
Google pays dearly for rights to control .App domain name. Google has won the rights to operate the .App top level domain name after paying what may be a record-breaking price for a top level domain name. 13 companies applied to run the .app domain n...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 5:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Interesting: Minds + Machines patent app for using domain names as currency
Patent application describes a novel way to use domain names as a currency. So far, we’ve seen some innovation in how new top level domain names are distributed and sold, but not much innovation in how they’re actually used. Minds + Machi...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 5:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Wow, how was this case not reverse domain name hijacking?
WIPO panelist drops the ball in RDNH decision. A single member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP complaint against the domain name alessandro.com, but failed to find the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacki...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 4:03 pm
The Domains
The Domains
16 Year Old Domain Alessandro.com Saved In UDRP Owned By A Guy Named Alessandro
Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany, just lost its bid to grab the domain name Alessandro.com from a guy named Alessandro In this case Alessandro Gualandi. The one member panel of Pablo A. Palazzi however refused to find reverse...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 3:47 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Melbourne IT Acquires Uber Global For Over $12 Million: Australian Cloud Services Co & Domain Registrar
Melbourne IT agreed to acquire the third largest Australian based cloud services provider Uber Global for $15.5 million AU (approximately $12.2 million USD) which also owns a ICANN Accredited domain name registrar. The deal, is expected to be complet...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 2:47 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Here Is Our Run Down As New gTLD’s Top 4.5 Million Registrations
.Science added another 14K+ domain names registrations yesterday in its second day of general availability, putting the number of new gTLD registrations over the 4.5 million mark. New gTLD registrations still have a large percentage of free, almost f...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 2:31 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.APP Rolls Into A Second Day In The ICANN Last Resort Auction; Here’s Why & What It Means
.APP which went into a ICANN Last Resort contention auction yesterday, appears to be going into a second day. ICANN Last Resort auctions, like private auctions for new gTLD contention sets, are not held in a normal auction format that most people are...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 1:38 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
 I finally sold a domain this month.  I bid everything high and since I have a decent amount of cash I have no need to give anything away and that’s resulted in lots of negotiations but no sales. But this one, unlike most offers I get...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 11:55 am
DomainSherpa
DomainSherpa
Verisign’s Afraid of XYZ; $20MM for .Blog; 55% New gTLD Renewals; NamesCon for $199…
In this DomainSherpa Discussion:• Verisign sues .XYZ and Negari for false advertising• Verisign also ramps up their marketing of .COM• The .Blog auction was settled for an estimated $20 million• .Shabaka preliminary renewals comin...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 8:01 am
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Great Domains Auction Ends Tomorrow, Including Domains From Yahoo. JUR.com, Videos.de Hit Reserve.
Short domains rule again at Sedo’s monthly Great Domains auction. As of this writing, three domains have met reserve: Videos.de at 24,999 EUR in bidding (approx $28,400 USD) JUR.com at $10,100 MJE.org at $169 On top of that, there is a strong ...
Discussion
February 26, 2015, 2:12 am
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