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ICANN Board asks .web parties to rehash arguments
Board wants .web participants to make their argument…again. ICANN’s Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) is set to decide the fate of .web. But first, it wants everyone involved to rehash what has happened. The quick backstor...
Discussion
May 20, 2022, 4:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Why didn’t the trademark holder just say what happened?
The Complainants in this UDRP should have explained the circumstances to the panelist. I’m perplexed after reading a UDRP decision (pdf) for bewellbydrfranklipman .com. The Complainant, Dr. Frank Lipman of Be Well Health & Wellness, filed t...
Discussion
May 20, 2022, 2:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Saw.com automated appraisals might aid with domain sales
There’s a new domain appraisal tool in town. There are a lot of complaints about automated domain appraisal systems. It’s difficult to value domain names even when multiple humans weigh-in, and it’s even harder when you only rely on...
Discussion
May 19, 2022, 10:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
20 end user domain name sales – NFT companies and more
NFT companies, a housing authority, and a brand of running tights bought domain names. I found a lot of end user sales on Sedo’s sales list this week. The week’s top sale was HomeSA.com, which was acquired through the SedoMLS network. Her...
Discussion
May 19, 2022, 1:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domains around the world: AbdulBasit Makrani in Pakistan
In the first in this new series, I interview AbdulBasit Makrani of Pakistan. Today, I’m launching a new series profiling domain investing around the world. It’s easy for many of us, especially those in places like the United States, to th...
Discussion
May 18, 2022, 7:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
PIR (.org) calls for nominations for this year’s .ORG Impact Awards
.Org registry to donate $105,000 to organizations using .org domains. Public Interest Registry, the registry that operates .org and other charitable domain names, has announced the return of the .ORG Impact Awards for a fourth year. The organization ...
Discussion
May 18, 2022, 7:12 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Deel announces $50 million in funding after acquiring Deel.com
Domaining.com’s founder sold the domain to company earlier this year. Remote working is ubiquitous today. Accelerated by the global Covid-19 pandemic, remote working is typical for both startups and established companies in 2022. Along with the...
Discussion
May 18, 2022, 5:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain investor acquires .link top level domain
Yoni Belousov acquires .link top level domain from Frank Schilling’s UNR. .Link is the latest of the UNR top level domains auctions last year to finally transfer to its new owner. ICANN records show that Nova Registry Ltd is the new owner of th...
Discussion
May 18, 2022, 4:04 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This is what people think about UDRP
A diverse group of people commented on UDRP as a review of rights protections moves forward. A few weeks ago, I posted about the end of the public comment period for ICANN’s “UDRP Status Report,” including a summary of the Internet ...
Discussion
May 17, 2022, 6:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Wex Inc. tries reverse domain hijacking wex.com
Big tech company tried to get a valuable three letter domain through UDRP. Wex Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a $7 billion market cap technology company, tried to reverse domain name hijack the valuable domain name wex.com. That’s the conclusion of a three-...
Discussion
May 17, 2022, 2:19 pm
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