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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
First Rakuten dropped Buy.com, now it plans to nix Play.com
Company to nix the Play.com brand in favor of Rakuten.co.uk. Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten is doing something rather unusual: it is dropping the use of great, generic domain names in favor of its own brand Rakuten. Last year the company dropped ...
Discussion
October 22, 2014, 2:27 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Houston We Have A Problem: 2 URS Examiners Can’t Agree If The Same Company Owns A Trademark
My man Raymond Hackney who writes posts for thedomains.com, as well as his own blog at tldinvestors.com, pointed out two diametrically opposed URS decisions filed by the same complainant Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc. of New York, one of which...
Discussion
October 22, 2014, 1:15 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 10/22
I noticed something a little unusual over at Namejet yesterday.  There was A LOT more bidding than normal on names.  Usually there are 5 or so pages worth of bids but yesterday there were twice that many. And it was just on yesterdays names...
Discussion
October 22, 2014, 11:45 am
The Domains
The Domains
86% Of Lawyers Not “Eager” to Get a .Lawyer/.Attorney Name? That Only Leave 200K That Want One
My fellow domain Blogger Konstantinos Zournas of OnlineDomain.com cited a poll on his site today in a post entitled: “83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains” Konstantinos which is doing a great job this year on his b...
Discussion
October 22, 2014, 12:40 am
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo Transactions Total $1.4 Million
Sedo.com Released its sale report and  over the past week, 484 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · ...
Discussion
October 21, 2014, 9:26 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Sedo’s Weekly Sales Hit $1.4 million: Weedy.com $9200, Bitt.com $6995
Half the names were Buy it Now.  The big sale of the week turned out to be a dot net.  Designs.net   Congrats to the seller, good luck to the buyers and here are the names Domain name Price Currency       .COMs   &n...
Discussion
October 21, 2014, 8:31 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN slashes new TLD forecast, but is it enough?
ICANN is forecasting 15 million new TLD registrations during the current fiscal year. ICANN has slashed the number of new top level domain name registrations it expects during this fiscal year for budgeting purposes, but is its picture still too rosy...
Discussion
October 21, 2014, 6:52 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.Vet, .Army, .Navy & .Airforce Launching Tomorrow Have a Total Of Less Than 250 Domains
In addition to .Healthcare, four other new gTLD’s are launching tomorrow into General Availability; three are focused on the military,  .Army, .Navy & .Airforce & then there is .Vet which could mean Veterans as in those who served ...
Discussion
October 21, 2014, 3:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN struggles to beat echo chamber after .Gay decision
Many responses to .gay community application decision are oversimplifying what happened…and getting it wrong. In headlines and tweets, it’s pretty easy to knock ICANN for a recent decision not granting .gay applicant dotgay llc community...
Discussion
October 21, 2014, 3:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Paradise.com, Holiday.com and Iraq.com hit auction block next month
Valuable domain names go up for sale next month. For a company I hadn’t heard of before it announced it was auctioning Holiday.com a couple months ago, Breathe Luxury has assembled an impressive list of domain names for its auction next month. ...
Discussion
October 21, 2014, 3:09 pm
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