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Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

October 21st, 2014 Comments off
Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”) to raise $100 Million dollars. “The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition […]

Verisign To Be The Premier Sponsor At TRAFFIC

October 18th, 2014 Comments off
According to an announcement out today, Verisign (Nasdaq-VSRN) the registry for .Com, .Net and .Tv will be the Premier Sponsor of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2014 conference which will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, October 30- November 2. Verisign will host the biggest Welcome Party since 2004 on Thursday, October 30th at the LaCote Restaurant overlooking beautiful […]

Directi Founders Buying Back 100 % Ownership in Media.net

October 15th, 2014 Comments off
The Turakhia brothers (Bhavin and Divyank) are in the news today after starting the process to buy back 100 % interest in Media.net. This was the only business the serial entrepreneurs started that had an outside investor. The brothers started Directi while still in their teens and have since started many companies over the last […]
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WARNING: Stolen Domain Names Slash.com & County.com Are Being Shopped Around

October 14th, 2014 Comments off
We have received a report from Andrew Rosener of MediaOptions.com that at least two domain names, Slash.com & County.com have been stolen from NetworkSolutions.com and are being shopped around for sale. In a email Andrew wrote: “I wanted to notify everyone that we have just discovered a domain theft at Network Solutions which I do […]

Name.Space is looking for your help to take on ICANN

October 11th, 2014 Comments off
Name.Space starts fund raising campaign to take on ICANN There is a campaign running on Rally.org to help Name.space take on ICANN. On the home page of their campaign it explains what the battle is all about, it seems like Name.space has been running an alternate route and feels like it has claim to .nyc, […]

Bob Olea: “Any Domain Seized, Not Owned By Defendant Will Be Returned”

October 11th, 2014 Comments off
Good news for anyone who had domain names seized by Verisign as part of an ongoing case who are not related to the defendant in that case. The court appointed receiver Bob Olea sent me an email yesterday to the effect that domain that were not owned by the defendant of the case will be […]

ICA Changes Membership Structure, Add New Board Position & Voting Procedures For Board

October 8th, 2014 Comments off
The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announced today that it passed a resolution (Here is the full Resolution) which changes its membership structure, adds a new Board Positions & changes the voting procedures for members of its Board. Under the resolution the new levels of membership are as follows: Platinum members are for those individuals and/or […]
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Vern Jurovich Is Back As Chief Operating Officer of Uniregistry

October 7th, 2014 Comments off
                    Uniregistry.com announced today that it has re-hired of Vern Jurovich as its Chief Operating Officer (pictured here with my wife Judi) Vern will help oversee all aspects of Uniregistry and help Frank Schilling shoulder business relationships and tactical day-to-day business operations across all markets. “I’m […]

How Optimistic Are You About Your Current Domain Portfolio Compared To The Start of The Year ?

October 4th, 2014 Comments off
Our poll question for October is,How Optimistic Are You About Your Current Domain Portfolio Compared To The Start of The Year ? 2014 has brought about some new developments such as the new gtlds and a continuing drop in ppc payouts. I have spoken to a bunch of people on how they feel the new […]
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As Many As 5K .Com’s Taken Away By Sealed Court Order By Verisign Including Some Of Mine

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Overnight I received a notice that several domain names I owned were transferred by a sealed court from Verisign without notice and of course without the court order. The domain names just were transferred by Verisign to another domain and are now listed for sale at another marketplace. Another domainer sent me an identical notice […]