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The Latest .Com Winners & Losers
Latest data shows little change. ICANN published the latest official .com transactions report from Verisign, which includes data by registrar for May 2017. Little has changed in the top spots, with GoDaddy leading the way and Tucows, which now includ...
Discussion
September 1, 2017, 7:40 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Expired domain “held for ransom”?
Foster agency failed to renew domain and says it is being held for ransom. The practice of domain investing can get a bad rap sometimes, and this story is an example of why. A UK foster agency used the domain name littleacornsfostering.com for many y...
Discussion
September 1, 2017, 1:25 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Beijing starts issuing ICPs on new top level domains
Beijing residents of approved TLDs can now get a license to use them. Getting approval for registrants to use and host content on new top level domain names in China can be a complicated process for registries. First, they need to get approval from M...
Discussion
August 31, 2017, 3:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Afilias gets patent related to community top level domains
Patent describes way to verify registrant information to create trust and community. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted patent 9,747,378 (pdf) to Afilias this week for “Linked web presence pages associated with a top level domain&rdqu...
Discussion
August 31, 2017, 2:08 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Cam will be confused for .Com
The similarity at quick glance will fool a lot of people. Verisign objected when companies applied for the .cam top level domain. It argued that the string was too similar to .com and would cause confusion. One panelist agreed with Verisign and anoth...
Discussion
August 31, 2017, 1:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
14 End User Domain Name Sales
Here are 14 examples of end users that bought domain names on the Sedo aftermarket over the past week. The top public sale at Sedo this past week was Quoin.com for $15,000. The buyer is a lawyer in Germany, so it might be for a client. Other end user...
Discussion
August 30, 2017, 6:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Uber (the ride hailing company) is causing a headache for Uber (the IT company)
Healthcare IT company sues Uber for trademark infringement after being inundated with misdirected communication. A healthcare IT company in Florida called Uber Operations, LLC is suing ride hailing company Uber Technologies for trademark infringement...
Discussion
August 30, 2017, 1:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Elisa Cooper and Matt Serlin join new corporate domain registrar
Ex-MarkMonitor employees join new corporate domain manager. Two former employees of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor have joined Brandsight, a new domain name registrar targeting the corporate market. Elisa Cooper and Matt Serlin joined th...
Discussion
August 30, 2017, 1:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Snappa makes creating social media graphics easy
I learned about Snappa because of its domain purchase and recently became a paying customer. Back in May I interviewed Christopher Gimmer, co-founder of a graphics site called Snappa. His company paid $40,000 to upgrade its domain name from Snappa.io...
Discussion
August 29, 2017, 5:47 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Can .Web revive .Wed ?
Jean Guillon argues that the similarity between .web and .wed might help the latter as companies register them defensively. We’re talking about two Registries: one which is live and the other which should be live sometime soon. Two Stories The ...
Discussion
August 29, 2017, 4:24 pm
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