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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign gets patent for Domain Name Exchange
Company proposes service in 2010 but abandoned idea. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted patent number 9,172,673 (pdf) to Verisign for “Systems and methods for domain name exchange”. The system would allow someone to trade in...
Discussion
October 29, 2015, 4:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What domains Birchbox and 22 other companies bought last week
Makeup sample subscription service buys a domain name. Birchbox, one of the most successful subscription services, bought a domain name through Sedo this past week. It was just one of many companies buying existing domain names last week, including a...
Discussion
October 29, 2015, 2:01 pm
The Domains
The Domains
1St Day New gTLD Totals: .Live 3,470; .Studio 2,032; .SRL 223
Two new gTLD’s launched into general availability (GA) yesterday .Live and .Studio both owned by Rightside (NAME) and one launched Tuesday offered by InterNetX; .SRL Including domain names registered in the Sunrise period by trademark holders a...
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October 29, 2015, 12:56 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Auction Picks: Thursday, October 29th, 2015
The hottest domains to me aren’t LLLL.coms.  It’s 5N.coms.  Why are they better?  Because you can’t find any.  Every night I do this list and go through all the names up for auction.  It’s becoming tou...
Discussion
October 29, 2015, 10:12 am
The Domains
The Domains
Another UDRP FAIL! As Panel Refuses to Transfer a Domain Used for Phishing
Another interesting UDRP where a domain name was found to be used for Phishing and fraud but the panel refuses to transfer it because the trademark wasn’t identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which Complainant had ...
Discussion
October 28, 2015, 8:05 pm
The Domains
The Domains
IBM is Buying Weather.com
According to USAToday.com, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)  has agreed to acquire the Weather Company’s data and digital properties which would include Weather.com Financial terms weren’t disclosed. But the...
Discussion
October 28, 2015, 6:41 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign: new TLDs are affecting .Com growth
Company makes admission for first time in latest SEC filing. Verisign made a subtle, but important, change in its risk language in its third quarter 10-Q report filed with the SEC. I picked up on this change using the Intelligize SEC document compari...
Discussion
October 28, 2015, 5:59 pm
The Domains
The Domains
CENTR 3Q Report; There Are 298.4 Million Domains up 1.6%
CENTR’spublished its DomainWire Stat Report for the third quarter of 2015, covering status and trends in global top-level domains. CENTR is the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries According to the report the...
Discussion
October 28, 2015, 1:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Twitter and rival Tencent might have to fight over “Moments”
Tencent files trademark applications, presumably in response to Twitter launching new “Moments” feature. On October 6, Twitter launched “Moments” in an effort to attract more users to trending topics. It’s a pretty cool ...
Discussion
October 28, 2015, 1:29 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Auction Picks: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
If you’re not in Chinese domains right now you’re out of the wholesale market.  90% of the auction market right now is in Chinese names. If your portfolio doesn’t have any then you don’t get to participate in th...
Discussion
October 28, 2015, 10:20 am
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