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My oh my! Look at these hot keywords in aftermarket domain sales
Afternic has published its monthly keywords list, showing the most popular keywords in domain names sold on its marketplace in February. My and AI remain the top two sellers this month. Here’s the full list, with the previous month’s rank...
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April 18, 2024, 5:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lifeware SA tries reverse domain name hijacking
Domain name was registered before the Complainant existed. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found (pdf) Lifeware SA to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. Lifeware SA filed a case against lifeware.com, which was regi...
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April 18, 2024, 3:54 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Judge orders Nissan.com transferred back to estate of Uzi Nissan
His heirs alleged the domain names were stolen. Nissan.com is famous as an early test case in cybersquatting. The car company Nissan battled for years to take the domain name from its registrant, whose name was Uzi Nissan. It failed, but Uzi Nissan s...
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April 17, 2024, 3:49 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
SquadHelp: when you outgrow your brand
Why SquadHelp’s rebrand to Atom makes sense. SquadHelp announced this morning that is has rebranded as Atom, using the domain name atom.com. Earlier this week I was a guest on a business podcast, where I talked about the importance of domain na...
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April 17, 2024, 3:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
13 end user domain name sales up to $25,000
An insurance company, a domain registration business, and a lingerie seller bought domain names. Sedo publicly reported 45 domain sales of $2,000 or more for the past week. There are some nice domains in this batch, but it’s difficult to figure...
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April 16, 2024, 7:21 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Because.com cybersquatting claim denied
Complainant previously owned the valuable domain name. OEE Ltd and Because Music SAS have lost a cybersquatting dispute (pdf) over the domain name because.com. The Complainant previously owned the domain name, which it bought at Sedo for $27,500 in 2...
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April 16, 2024, 5:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy to nix customer listings on GoDaddy Auctions
Customers can no longer list domains on the platform as of April 29, but Afternic listings will still be syndicated. GoDaddy will no longer let customers list domains directly on GoDaddy Auctions, effective April 29. The company announced today that ...
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April 15, 2024, 3:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.Ape in to new TLDs – DNW Podcast #480
Fred Hsu discusses some of his company’s plans for new top level domains tied to web3 communities. It’s been just six months since I had Fred Hsu, co-founder of D3, on the podcast. The company has made many announcements since then, and i...
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April 15, 2024, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.AI adds another 70k domains in less than four months
There’s no end in sight for the .ai domain name boom. The domain name registry for .ai domain names has released its latest domains under management figure. The registry disclosed that there are 425,060 registered .ai domains as of today. Here&...
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April 12, 2024, 8:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domains aren’t important? That’s the wrong conclusion.
The reason domain names are important has changed over time. A few readers have sent me an article published in The Atlantic this week titled “The Web Became a Strip Mall” with the subhead “Domain names once gave the internet a sens...
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April 11, 2024, 6:54 pm
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