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4 letter .com saved in UDRP but no reverse domain name hijacking
Complaint was dead-on-arrival because domain was registered before business started. Domain name attorney John Berryhill has successfully defended the domain name QWIC.com in a UDRP brought by an electronic bike maker. The case was filed by the maker...
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March 21, 2017, 8:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Two domain name auctions to watch this week
Both GoDaddy and Sedo have auctions ending this week. There are two online domain name auctions ending this week that are worth watching. Both end Thursday. GoDaddy is auctioning some of the company’s owned & operated domains. I think this ...
Discussion
March 21, 2017, 2:28 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MMX targets one million .VIP registrations
Company anticipates rapid growth in .VIP namespace; targets fall for .Boston launch. MMX (a.k.a. Minds + Machines) released a business update today and said it is targeting one million .vip registrations by the end of 2017. The .vip namespace current...
Discussion
March 21, 2017, 1:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
New TLD registries ask for 75% cost reduction
Citing struggling registries, group requests temporary fee rollback and marketing effort. The gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) has asked (pdf) ICANN to cut its fees for a year and to undertake a $3 million marketing effort to promote new top ...
Discussion
March 21, 2017, 12:31 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Cool story about how a company bought matching .com for $40,000
This company realized a .io domain wouldn’t cut it. Here’s another cool story about a company realizing the importance of owning the ideal domain name and paying for it. Snappa upgraded from Snappa.io to Snappa.com for $40,000. You can re...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 6:53 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
What you need to know from ICA – DNW Podcast #128
Here are some of the issues domainers need to be aware of. What do domainers need to look out for? This week we chat with Internet Commerce Association board member Zak Muscovitch about the issues facing domainers that the association is working on, ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Tracking the growth of .Brand top level domain names
It’s slow, but marching upward. A lot of things are playing out slowly with new top level domain names, including the adoption of so-called “.brand” domain names. These are domains such as .google and .mlb that are owned by brands. ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 2:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
The languages of new top level domains (Part 8)
Joseph Peterson continues his deep dive into the languages of new top level domains. Almost all new domain endings (nTLDs) are meaningful terms – from English suffixes like .WORLD and .ROCKS to the Spanish .UNO or German .JETZT. ...
Discussion
March 20, 2017, 1:41 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
35,000 domains at MarkMonitor need to be updated soon
Registrant name will need to be updated after Serlin departs. About 35,000 domain names at MarkMonitor use the company’s version of Whois Proxy. They are all registered in the name of Matt Serlin, DNStination Inc. Names registered in this name ...
Discussion
March 17, 2017, 7:01 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Should Zions Bank have been hit with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking?
Panelist questions Zions Bank’s decision to file a UDRP. I want to give World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Tony Willoughby some credit. He recently decided a case involving Zions Bank. He found in favor of a person in Pakistan wh...
Discussion
March 17, 2017, 5:13 pm
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