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Law firm Debevoise & Plimpton files lawsuit against domains used in phishing
Large law firm tries to capture infringing domains. Debevoise & Plimpton, an international law firm with over $1 billion in annual revenue, has filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against two domains it says were used for nefarious purposes. The firm f...
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December 15, 2021, 3:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Win domain in UDRP. Forget to renew domain. File UDRP again. Lose.
This company should learn about autorenew. A cybersquatting case over HudsonFurniture.com shows the dangers of poor domain name management, and perhaps some inconsistencies in how UDRP is applied. Hudson’s Furniture Showroom, Inc. of Florida fi...
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December 14, 2021, 5:16 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy wins contract to run .TV, Verisign didn’t bid for renewal
GoDaddy Registry will now operate and market the .tv domain. GoDaddy Registry (NYSE: GDDY) has won the contract to operate Tuvalu’s .tv country code domain name. Tuvalu is a small island nation of about 10,000 people. It struck internet gold be...
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December 14, 2021, 4:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Panther Labs acquires Panther.com after $120 million funding round
Big funding, big domain acquisition. Security analytics company Panther Labs has just performed a major domain name upgrade. Founded in 2018, Panther Labs has a mission to “make security monitoring fast,” according to its website. The tea...
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December 14, 2021, 2:27 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Supreme Court declines to hear France.com case
Another blow to the former owner of France.com. The Supreme Court of the United States has declined a writ of certiorari for a dispute involving France.com. Jean-Noël Frydman asked the court to consider his case after exhausting all over court a...
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December 13, 2021, 6:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Thought Convergence auction recap – DNW Podcast #367
Auction grosses over $2 million. Here are the takeaways. Last week Thought Convergence liquidated much of its domain portfolio through a three-day auction. On today’s show, I talk with Thought Convergence CEO Ammar Kubba and domain investor Ada...
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December 13, 2021, 4:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Here’s every NameJet and SnapNames sale over $2,000 last month
Newfold’s marketplaces had a strong month last month, and December will be even bigger. NameJet and SnapNames auctioned off over $2 million in domains last week that should be in the company’s tally for December. Looking back to last mont...
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December 13, 2021, 1:55 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Government contractor tries reverse domain name hijacking
Tech company that contracts with the federal government filed a “Plan B” UDRP, according to panelist. An IT firm that works for the U.S. government tried reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH), a National Arbitration Forum panelist has rule...
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December 10, 2021, 4:45 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This week’s end user domain name sales
A healthcare company, an outsourced finance provider, and a real estate firm bought domain names. I had trouble finding end user sales in this week’s Sedo list. They’re there… it’s just that many have private Whois records an...
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December 10, 2021, 2:17 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
NameJet/SnapNames to restart auctions due to technical issues
Bidders complained they couldn’t participate. If you think you won one of the domains in the Thought Convergence auction yesterday at NameJet or SnapNames, you might be in for a rude surprise. Due to technical issues yesterday afternoon, NameJe...
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December 9, 2021, 3:25 pm
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