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Another day, two more RDNH domain cases
Two more cybersquatting cases were filed in abuse of the UDRP. It probably seems like I’ve been writing a lot of posts about reverse domain name hijacking lately. Hey, I don’t control the flow of unscrupulous companies filing bogus RDNH c...
Discussion
June 20, 2017, 1:04 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain names in Costa Rica
.Com is the favorite in Costa Rica. I just returned from a weeklong vacation in Costa Rica. I hadn’t been to Costa Rica in 15 years, and my visit reminded me why people like to vacation there, but also the niceties of living in the United State...
Discussion
June 19, 2017, 5:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Dynadot CEO Todd Han – DNW Podcast #141
How a bootstrapped domain name registrar attracted a loyal following. What’s it like bootstrapping a domain name registrar for 15 years? Find out today as we talk with Todd Han, CEO of Dynadot. The mid-sized registrar has had to grow organicall...
Discussion
June 19, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Oil company Tupras is a reverse domain name hijacker
Company went after domain name Hexmon.com, which is owned by a fan of hex-based wargames. Do you watch TV or listen to the radio? If so, have you heard commercials for Tupras or Hexmon? My guess is you haven’t, especially if you live outside of...
Discussion
June 19, 2017, 1:15 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain names at a community pool Part 2
An evaluation of domain names used by small businesses. If you missed it, here’s part one in this series where I evaluate the domain names used by small businesses that are sponsoring a community center. In this second post, we’ll evaluat...
Discussion
June 16, 2017, 3:04 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign files name spinning patent application
Application for name spinning patent published today. .Com domain name registry Verisign has filed a patent application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that covers various aspects of generating domain name alternatives, aka name spinn...
Discussion
June 15, 2017, 5:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SnapChat loses dispute over “GeoFilters” term
Company claimed registrant of GeoFilters.com domain name was cybersquatting. Snap, Inc., maker of the SnapChat app, has failed to convince a World Intellectual Property Organization panel that the registrant of the GeoFilters.com domain is cybersquat...
Discussion
June 15, 2017, 4:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Judging 13 domain names at a community pool
Some good, some bad. The community pool and gym I go to in Austin has a number of supporters, and it displays banners for some of these supporters on the pool fence. I often reflect on the quality of domain names on the banners and thought I’d ...
Discussion
June 15, 2017, 3:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Cryptocurrency domains were hot in May
People registered lots of domains related to cryptocurrencies in May. As the price of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum continue to surge in price, interest in relevant domain names also continues to spike. The top trending word in new .c...
Discussion
June 14, 2017, 5:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
16 end user domain name sales
A coffee company, a domain name registrar and an adventure tour operator recently bought domain names in the aftermarket. This week I found 16 end user sales among Sedo’s reported domain name sales of $2,000 or more. Keep in mind, as always, th...
Discussion
June 14, 2017, 3:33 pm
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