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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter .com domain names
Suit alleges domain names were stolen after AOL email account was compromised. Daniel Kametani of California has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover six three letter .com domain names that he says were stolen after someone hijacked his AOL email account...
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April 6, 2017, 2:26 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Startup Using New gTLD Pocket.Watch Launches With Backers Including Robert Downey Jr & Les Moonves of CBS
A new startup with huge backing is launching under the new gTLD domain name Pocket.Watch The startup with describes itself as a new kind of entertainment company: “In today’s ever-expanding, shape-shifting entertainment universe, we&rsquo...
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April 6, 2017, 12:30 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Still time to submit a name to the Domaining Europe domain auction
Undeveloped put out a press release today with regards to their auction at Domaining Europe. There is still time to submit a premium name for the auction. Whiskey.com stars in the “Domaining Europe” auction managed by Undeveloped.com Amst...
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April 5, 2017, 8:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Official data show effects of Chinese domain investment bonanza
What happened in December, the one year anniversary of the Chinese investment bananza. ICANN just published data from Verisign about .com activity in December. This was the one year anniversary of lots of Chinese speculative registrations, and the de...
Discussion
April 5, 2017, 5:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Payoneer gives free escrow to Efty users, half off promo for others
Company makes big April push to win over domain investors. Domain name sales platform Efty has integrated Payoneer as an escrow service and is offering a good promo to its users in April: all Efty users will get free Payoneer escrow in April when the...
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April 5, 2017, 4:10 pm
The Domains
The Domains
German cabinet OKs fines up to $53M for social networks that don’t delete hate speech fast
A couple weeks ago we wrote about Germany taking hate speech and fake news seriously. In an article out from Reuters it looks like the fines are going to be huge and I would expect companies either pulling out of Germany or moderating a lot of conten...
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April 5, 2017, 3:46 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Radix owned .FUN enters general availability today.
.Fun enters general availability today, the pricing should be in the $12 to $20 range depending upon registrar. Radix who is an advertiser here on TheDomains is the registry owner for .Fun. Full release Mumbai, April 5th, 2017: Radix, Asia’s la...
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April 5, 2017, 3:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Local are They? GEO TLDs like .LONDON in the UK, .BERLIN in Germany
1000+ new domain endings (nTLDs) have been released since 2014. Some of them – the GEOs – are explicitly about location: for instance, .LONDON, .NYC, and .IRISH. Most, though, are generic keywords like .CLUB, .FISH, .N...
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April 5, 2017, 3:19 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Rick Schwartz takes the Queen.com UDRP up another notch
As reported first by Elliot Silver, a UDRP has been filed on Queen.com. The domain is owned by Rick Schwartz who is probably the last person someone wants to file a questionable UDRP against. Well seems like Rick upped the ante: Wanna play Frands?? Y...
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April 5, 2017, 2:47 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
15 end user domain sales including a four letter for $30,000
Lots of .com upgrades in this week’s end user domain sales list. If there’s any theme in this week’s end user list, it’s the recurring theme of companies buying a .com domain name that matches a second level domain in a countr...
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April 5, 2017, 2:13 pm
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