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Wow: Spectrum (Charter) is a reverse domain name hijacker
Your cable company might be a reverse domain name hijacker. Charter Communications, which does business as Spectrum, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner of MySpectrumNews.com...
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April 24, 2017, 4:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Talking domains with Kevin Murphy – DNW Podcast #133
Blogger Kevin Murphy discusses new top level domain names and more. Kevin Murphy blogs about the domain name business, but not as a domain investor. The DomainIncite author comes on today’s show to give his thoughts on the state of new top leve...
Discussion
April 24, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
UDRPSearch owner sues after UDRP filed against one of his domains
VirtualPoint claims reverse domain name hijacking and asks for at least $100,000. VirtualPoint, Inc., the company that runs the UDRP information site UDRPSearch.com, has filed a lawsuit after one of its own domain names was subject to a UDRP. Florida...
Discussion
April 24, 2017, 1:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Popular website stolen and held for ransom
Theif demanded $30,000 worth of bitcoin to return 411Mania.com domain name. 411Mania.com, a mixed martial arts, wrestling and entertainment website that gets seven million pageviews per month, was hijacked and held for ransom earlier this week. Accor...
Discussion
April 21, 2017, 2:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Gleissner continues fight with Apple, still applying for .com marks
After being ordered to pay Apple money, he files two Apple-related trademark applications in the U.S. I’ll say this about Michael Gleissner: he’s not afraid to pick fights with deep-pocketed companies. Just days after being ordered to pay...
Discussion
April 20, 2017, 5:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Brand owners: please, hire a domain attorney
Inexperienced counsel can flub your case. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) can be a good thing. Every week, brand owners use the service to recover domain names that are clear cases of cybersquatting. I review UDRP decisions a...
Discussion
April 20, 2017, 2:52 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
More recent end user domain name sales
Here are some domain names purchased on Sedo by end users over the past week. This week’s end user sales list is a bit shorter than usual. Sedo had some nice sales, but many more than usual are still in escrow so I don’t know who owns the...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 5:08 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Pirate Bay founder starts Whois Proxy service
For those times you really, really need to be private. Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde has launched a new Whois Proxy service at Njal.la. The Njalla site explains that the founders believe other whois privacy services are lacking, so they created this...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 4:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MMX scores $500,000 domain name deal
Details are limited but deal will give MMX’s portfolio a nice bump. New top level domain name company MMX (Minds + Machines) has scored a $500,000 deal to register 90,000 second level domain names under its top level domain names within the nex...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 3:04 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Court determines Oversee.net co-founder’s case can move forward
Opinion retains most of Frederick Hsu’s claims against Oversee.net investors, officers and board members. Last year, I wrote about a lawsuit that Oversee.net co-founder Frederick Hsu (through the Frederick Hsu Living Trust) filed against Overse...
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April 18, 2017, 7:00 pm
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