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The Domains
The Domains
Condé Nast sells Style.com
It’s hard to run a successful ecommerce site, if you are a one person shop or even for a company with significant resources. NYPost.com reported that Style.com is being sold by it’s current owner Condé Nast International. The buyer...
Discussion
June 14, 2017, 3:52 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
16 end user domain name sales
A coffee company, a domain name registrar and an adventure tour operator recently bought domain names in the aftermarket. This week I found 16 end user sales among Sedo’s reported domain name sales of $2,000 or more. Keep in mind, as always, th...
Discussion
June 14, 2017, 3:33 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Rightside to be acquired for $10.60 a share
Rightside (Nasdaq: NAME) to be acquired by Donuts for $10.60 a share.  52 week range on the stock $7.17 – $12.85. From StreetInsider.com Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ: NAME) and Donuts Inc., a leading domain name registry for new domain ex...
Discussion
June 14, 2017, 1:47 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 million
Deal saves Rightside from the public markets and challenged growth trajectory. Top level domain name company Donuts has agreed to acquire competitor Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) for $213 million, Rightside announced today. The deal will give Donuts an ad...
Discussion
June 14, 2017, 1:23 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by CannabisMedicinal.com
Sedo reported weekly sales and Cannabismedicinal.com topped the list at 26,000 Euros. ($29,139). VALENCIA WEB TECHNOLOGY, S.L. out of Spain sold the domain that was registered back in 2004. Currently the domain is under privacy. Alexandre Rehbinder s...
Discussion
June 13, 2017, 8:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Forget traffic leakage. It’s email that’s most dangerous
A lost website visitor is one thing; a misdirected email can be worse. Domain name investors often talk about the traffic leakage that occurs when you use a domain name other than .com (or the dominant domain in your country). Use something other tha...
Discussion
June 13, 2017, 3:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MagicPlan app maker is a reverse domain name hijacker
Company filed UDRP against domain registered well before it released its app. The maker of MagicPlan, an app for creating floor plans, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for its attempt to get the MagicPlan.com domain name. App ma...
Discussion
June 13, 2017, 3:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
I can’t believe it’s not RDNH: Gloo.com
Another case that probably should have been RDNH. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name Gloo.com but neglected to consider whether it was a case of reverse domain name hijacking...
Discussion
June 12, 2017, 6:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Big brands and domains – DNW Podcast #140
A discussion with Mark Calandra of CSC about how brands look at domain names. Today we talk with Mark Calandra, General Manager of CSC Digital Brand Services. The 100+ year-old-company is a big player in corporate domain name management. We discuss h...
Discussion
June 12, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A UDRP in .bank? That’s a lost battle.
It seems like it would be impossible to cybersquat a .bank domain name. National Arbitration Forum handed down a decision for MySummit.bank today. This is the first UDRP filed against a .bank domain and may well be the last. Why? Well, to register a ...
Discussion
June 12, 2017, 2:40 pm
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