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Battery Ventures invests in DomainTools
DomainTools takes first significant investment after nearly 20 years in business. Cybersecurity company DomainTools has landed an undisclosed investment from venture capital firm Battery Ventures. Many domain name industry professionals use DomainToo...
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December 3, 2020, 6:40 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Dan.com inks deal with MediaOptions for domain brokerage
Partnership will allow Dan.com sellers to use MediaOptions’ brokerage service. Domain name sales platform Dan.com has partnered with domain brokerage MediaOptions for brokerage services. The deal will enable Dan.com users to hire MediaOptions t...
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December 3, 2020, 6:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Tecme S.A. displays “remarkable lack of realism” in cybersquatting dispute
World Intellectual Property Panelist finds that the company committed reverse domain name hijacking. Tecme S.A., a company in Argentina that manufactures ventilators used in hospital intensive care units, has been found to have engaged in reverse dom...
Discussion
December 3, 2020, 5:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What happened to DigitalTown
DigitalTown files reorganization plan to explains what went wrong. DigitalTown (OTC: DGTW) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September after failing to come to terms with former CEO and founder Richard Pomije. The company is relevant to the domain n...
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December 3, 2020, 5:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
No reverse domain name hijacking for ignorant filers
Some panelists give UDRP Complainants a pass if they don’t hire a lawyer. UDRP panelists will sometimes find that a cybersquatting case was filed in bad faith, aka reverse domain name hijacking. They particularly call out Complainants who are r...
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December 2, 2020, 6:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NameSilo finds buyer as debt payments loom
Company enters into non-binding letter of intent to be sold to Dutch company. Domain name registrar NameSilo  (CSE:URL) has entered into an agreement to be sold to a Dutch company. WGH Holdings B.V. has entered into a non-binding letter of inten...
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December 2, 2020, 4:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
15 end user domain name sales including ccTLDs
A Canadian elevator company, a travel business platform, and a filter business bought domain names. Sedo has always been the strongest marketplace for country code top level domain names. This week’s end user sales list brings this home; it inc...
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December 2, 2020, 1:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Org in 2019: $67.5 million to ISOC, $18.3 million to Afilias
Non-profit that runs .org publishes tax return. Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization that runs the .org top level domain, has published its 2019 tax return (pdf). There are two big numbers on the return. First, the Form 990 sho...
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December 1, 2020, 9:48 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Bitcoin’s massive salesforce
Bitcoin has an incentivized salesforce that keeps drawing in new money. The value of bitcoin is surging once again. Depending on who you ask, bitcoin is either a currency (it’s uncommonly used as one) or a store of value (a very lousy one). One...
Discussion
December 1, 2020, 5:20 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Yes, Diem is the new name for Facebook’s cryptocurrency initiative
Domain names tipped off the change three months ago. On September 4, I posited that Facebook might be changing the name of its cryptocurrency initiative from Libra to Diem. It turns out I was right. The name changed was announced today. Once again, d...
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December 1, 2020, 4:08 pm
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