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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Judge temporarily locks down OnlineNIC’s assets
Judge issues temporary restraining order in OnlineNIC dispute. A U.S. judge this afternoon granted (pdf) most of Facebook’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against domain name registrar OnlineNIC. The TRO prohibits the transfer ...
Discussion
July 23, 2021, 7:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
China Trademark 50 provides clues for domain investing
Kassey Lee examines more data about what domains Chinese companies choose. When running a business, we need to know our customers in order to provide the right products to them. This is also true when selling domains to end users in China. For that p...
Discussion
July 23, 2021, 6:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
OnlineNIC update: extends shutdown date, still hopes to be sold
Domain name registrar opposes Temporary Restraining Order and hopes to find a way for an orderly transition. Domain name registrar OnlineNIC has extended its timeframe for shutting down, and hopes to avoid it completely by selling the business as a g...
Discussion
July 23, 2021, 5:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This UDRP troubles me
I struggle to see how this qualifies as cybersquatting under UDRP. A beauty products company in France called Robertet SA has won a UDRP against a man in Texas who registered the domain name Robertets.com. The case troubles me. The man who registered...
Discussion
July 23, 2021, 4:38 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Verisign down 6% in After hours trading on Q2 earnings miss
VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) reported on Thursday second quarter earnings that missed analysts’ forecasts and revenue that topped expectations. VeriSign announced earnings per share of $1.31 on revenue of $329.4M. Investing.com reported that analysts...
Discussion
July 22, 2021, 10:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Verisign has another strong quarter, raises guidance
.Com domain registrations continue to outpace prior years. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported second quarter 2021 earnings after the market closed today. The company reported another robust quarter, with 11.7 million new .com and .net domains registere...
Discussion
July 22, 2021, 9:35 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
4 number domains aren’t just for trading between domain investors
Companies use them, too. I read recently that the 4N domain 6475 .com sold for $9,600. In case you didn’t know, 4N domains are actually used by end users in China, particularly in the gaming industry. For example, among the top 100 internet com...
Discussion
July 22, 2021, 6:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Former Bitcoin.com CEO launches new venture at Hi.com
This new financial company uses a killer domain to garner credibility. Hi. Aside from being the abbreviation for Hawaii, it’s one of the most common informal greetings in the English language. As it turns out, Hi is also a handy brand name. Acc...
Discussion
July 22, 2021, 4:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
A warning to companies that license their trademarks
UDRP is not the place to settle disputes with former trademark licensees and domains. Here’s a case I often see: a company licenses a trademark to another company. Perhaps it’s a distributor or regional manufacturing and sales company. Th...
Discussion
July 22, 2021, 3:57 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down because of Facebook lawsuit
Registrar tells court it is ceasing business next week. ICANN-accredited domain name registrar OnlineNIC says it’s shutting down on July 26 after throwing in the towel in a lawsuit. Facebook sued the registrar and its privacy service in October...
Discussion
July 22, 2021, 11:21 am
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