Archive for the ‘Domain Industry’ Category

After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding

October 24th, 2014 Comments off
According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 […]

VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names”

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off
VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled “Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names.” Multiple applications are in development that […]
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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

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 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 & Are Being Shopped Around

October 14th, 2014 Comments off
We have received a report from Andrew Rosener of that at least two domain names, & have been stolen from 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 to help take on ICANN. On the home page of their campaign it explains what the battle is all about, it seems like 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
           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 […]