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Squadhelp reduces commission on domains sold at Afternic
Company changes commission structure for semi-exclusive domains. Naming platform Squadhelp is lowering the commission it charges sellers of some domains if the domains sell on Afternic instead of Squadhelp. Squadhelp offers two listing types: Premium...
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February 1, 2023, 8:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
LoLo.gifts owner tries to reverse domain name hijack LoLo.com
WIPO panel denies cybersquatting claim over valuable four letter domain name. Lolo, LLC, a North Carolina company that operates a business at LoLo.gifts, has been found (pdf) to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain LoLo.com. T...
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February 1, 2023, 5:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Identity Digital gets patent for multi-TLD domain management system
System makes it easier for registrars to interact with registries that have multiple top level domains. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,570,141 (pdf) to Afilias (now part of Identity Digital) for Coordinating transac...
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February 1, 2023, 2:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Pocketbook ebook company gets pocketbook.com in settlement
Ebook reader company got what it wanted, but at what cost? Pocketbook International, a maker of ebook readers, has acquired the domain name pocketbook.com through a legal settlement. The company’s quest for the domain name began in 2019 when it...
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January 31, 2023, 9:51 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Track your cannabis: 12 more end user domain sales
A cannabis-tracking firm, a curfew-beating service, and a business that sells communication radios bought domain names. Sedo’s top public sale of the week, ThisAV/com for $99,000, was used as an adult NSFW site and still resolves to that site. ...
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January 31, 2023, 6:01 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Epik updates: layoffs and technical issues
CEO addresses layoffs and technical issues. I’ve heard more chatter about Epik over the past couple of weeks, and I reached out to Epik CEO Brian Royce for an update. First, I noticed a couple of Epik employees/contractors posting that they&rsq...
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January 30, 2023, 6:50 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CentralNic revenue grew 77% last year
Company reports strong growth thanks to advertising business. Today, domain name and online advertising rollup CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) provided its first estimate of revenue and earnings for last year. The company expects to report gross revenue of $7...
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January 30, 2023, 4:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Million dollar domain sales – DNW Podcast #422
Where are last year’s big domain sales now? On today’s show, DNJournal publisher Ron Jackson discuss last year’s big sales. Who bought them? How are they being use? Ron also shares some surprising statistics from last year and thoug...
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January 30, 2023, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Maserati.gone: car company cancels five top level domains
Car company says goodbye to .fiat, .maserati and other dot-brand domain names. Car company Stellantis has informed ICANN that it’s terminating contracts to run five top level domains. The automaker notified ICANN last month that it wishes to ca...
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January 27, 2023, 10:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Autralian homebuilder tries reverse domain name hijacking
Second level .au domain battle probably led to this dispute over a third level domain. Homebuilder.com.au IP Pty Ltd tried to reverse domain name hijack homebuilder.net.au, a World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined (pdf). This a...
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January 27, 2023, 4:43 pm
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