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Dental brand Byte acquired Byte.com
The company forwards Byte.com it to its website at ByteMe.com. A Californian dental brand made the monumental decision to acquire one of the most desirable domain names on the Internet, Byte.com. Founded in 2017, Byte is one of many providers of invi...
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January 13, 2022, 5:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICANN explains its side of UNR registry transfer holdup
New “contractual-right-counter-parties” still waiting for transfers. ICANN published an explanation last week for why it still hasn’t approved any UNR registry transfer requests from last year. Frank Schilling auctioned off his 23 t...
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January 13, 2022, 5:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Lawsuit alleges 699.com is a stolen domain
A lawsuit (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia yesterday alleges that 699.com is a stolen domain name. Plaintiffs Xinming Zeng and Zaiyan Wang say they are the rightful owners of the domain name and that it was stolen from their GoDaddy acc...
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January 12, 2022, 9:44 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Bybit.com tries to reverse domain name hijack bybt.com
Cryptocurrency exchange filed cybersquatting case in bad faith. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Bybit Fintech Limited tried to reverse domain name hijack bybt.com. Bybit uses Bybit.com for its cryptocurrency exchang...
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January 12, 2022, 4:52 pm
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Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy gets customer support patent
Patent describes and easier way of authenticating and helping customers. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,223,617 (pdf) to GoDaddy for a customer support system. The patent is titled Domain name registrar database ass...
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January 11, 2022, 6:29 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
14 end user domain name sales up to €37,500
A vacation rentals site, a game developer and an IP law firm bought domain names. Creating these end user lists is going to continue to get more challenging. First, there was GDPR, which eliminated public info in most Whois records. Now, GoDaddy is s...
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January 11, 2022, 5:47 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh files cyberquatting case against YouTuber
Kavanaugh wants to take down Klein’s derogatory website. Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh has filed a cybersquatting challenge under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to try to get the site doesryankavanaughlooklikeharveywei...
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January 11, 2022, 5:12 pm
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Domain Name Wire
Are these Amazon domain registrations really necessary?
Sending Alexa to space and flushing money down the drain. Lockheed Martin announced last week that it worked with Amazon and Cisco on technology for space flight. Essentially, they’re going to test how Amazon’s Alexa and Cisco’s Web...
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January 10, 2022, 5:19 pm
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Domain Name Wire
AbdulBasit Makrani – DNW Podcast #370
Domain investors shares his story and tips. I’m really excited about today’s guest, domain investor AbdulBasit Makrani. I’ve been following him for years and learning a lot from his blog at AbdulBasit.com. There, he shares his exper...
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January 10, 2022, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Luma.com, registered in 1995, is spared in cybersquatting dispute
Complainant doubled down after learning the domain holder’s long history with the domain name. The man who registered Luma.com in 1995 has successfully defended (pdf) the domain in a UDRP brought by a company that didn’t exist until at le...
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January 10, 2022, 1:55 pm
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