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Is Verisign about to change the expired domain drop catching game?
Patent application shows that Verisign might be shaking up the current system. Lots of well-timed firepower. That’s how the expired domain name drop catching system works in .com today. Drop catchers target domain names the second they drop, an...
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July 6, 2017, 3:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
17 companies that bought a domain name last week
A job site, bus service and light switch maker bought domain names. At least 17 companies bought domain names through Sedo over the past week. As usual, many of the purchases are for domains that match the buyer’s second level domain in another...
Discussion
July 6, 2017, 3:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy promotes domain investing on its homepage
Registrar builds awareness about domain investing through prominent feature. Large companies can make a big impact. When McDonald’s started offering apple slices in kids meals, it became the largest restaurant buyer of apples in the U.S. overni...
Discussion
July 6, 2017, 1:46 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
McDonald’s takes domain names off the menu
Restaurant giant terminates plans for .McDonalds and .MCD domain names. McDonald’s had decided it doesn’t want to run new top level domain names after all. The restaurant chain applied to run the .McDonalds and .MCD top level domain names...
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July 5, 2017, 8:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
10 Notable NameJet Sales from June
Here are ten sales worth reviewing. NameJet reported 129 sales of $2,000 or more in June 2017 for a total of $810,000. Here are 10 sales that jumped out at me: imoveis.com $32,200 – Do that many people really type in IMovies.com, and do this ma...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 7:33 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
How Rightside sold itself
There were lots of twists and turns over the past year as Rightside sold itself. Domain name company Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) announced last month that it would be acquired by Donuts for $213 million. This ended a long and winding road for the company...
Discussion
July 5, 2017, 6:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
It’s time for your half-year checkup
This is a great week to assess your business. I like to base my year around date milestones, and the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. is a good one. It is basically the mid-point of the year. It’s also a slow week, affording me more time to s...
Discussion
July 4, 2017, 6:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Rightside gets its first shareholder lawsuit after acquisition announcement
Unsurprisingly, Rightside has been sued after announcing its planned sale to Donuts. The lawyers are circling. Seattle law firm Breskin Johnson & Townsend PLLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) on behalf of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) shareholder Susan Pasko...
Discussion
July 3, 2017, 7:12 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Reverse domain name hijacking in Dermarose.com case
Self-represented domain owner didn’t request RDNH finding but panelist granted it. Brand Development Corp of Miami, Florida has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner...
Discussion
July 3, 2017, 5:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A strong month for .com; here are the winners & losers
A strong month for .com domain name registrations. ICANN has published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign, which includes data by registrar for March 2017. March was a strong one with 3.22 million new .com domain registrations...
Discussion
July 3, 2017, 3:12 pm
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