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2016 Could be a record year for domain disputes at the WIPO

September 29th, 2016 Comments off

Doug Isenberg, Attorney & Founder of The GigaLaw Firm published an article today on Circle ID with regard to UDRP disputes at the WIPO. Doug noted,”WIPO statistics do not represent all of the complaints filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) (since there are four other service providers), but WIPO traditionally has […]

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Donuts Launches DPML Plus To Protect Trademarks & 3 Typos for $9,999 For 10 Yrs

September 28th, 2016 Comments off

The largest new gTLD operator in terms of number of new domain extensions, Donuts Inc. today announced DPML Plus, an enhancement to its existing Domains Protected Marks List product that it developed in partnership with the IP community. Donuts already has the DPML which allows brand owners to protect their marks across all of Donuts’ […]

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Must Read Story: Nominet Overcharges .UK Customers To Pay For Cheaper New gTLD’s

September 27th, 2016 Comments off

Kieren McCarthy published a post yesterday entitled “The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka; Time for competition authorities to take a hard look at Nominet” Here are some of the highlights of the story “.UK domain name holders are being overcharged while the company behind it wins contracts […]

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Rightside Launches .Games & Shares Rise Over 5%

September 21st, 2016 Comments off

Rightside Group LTD (NASDAQ: NAME) launched the .GAMES domain extension today. The Sunrise Phase where trademark holders could preregister names, .GAMES became Rightside’s number-one performing new top level-domain (TLD), seeing applications from virtually every major studio, including Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, and Ubisoft Entertainment. Rightside announced that 239 domain names were registered […]

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Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Starts Deleting Its 230,000 Uniregistry Domains

September 17th, 2016 Comments off

On Thursday Frank Schilling North Sound Names started to delete the registrations for the approximately 230,000 domain names it registered in Uniregistry new gTLD extensions. Yesterday over 100,000 domain names owned by North Sound Names in Uniregistry strings were deleted. About a month ago Uniregistry announced it would be releasing over 1,000,000 domain names it […]

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Verisign: As Of June 30 There Are 334.6 Million Domains In The World; Up 12.9% From Last Year

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 334.6 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of June 30, 2016. The increase of approximately 7.9 million domain name registrations […]

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UPDATED: Minds + Machines Lost Registrations Result of Registry Deletions Not Non-Renewals

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

Yesterday we reported that Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) lost on average around 30% of its registrations due to non-renewal. Today we were informed by Minds + Machines that the deleted domain names were not the result of non-renewals; but was the result of Minds + Machines “unwinding its Emerald Names initiative and moving premium inventory […]

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Minds + Machines Extension Having A Really Bad Day Losing 30% Of Registrations Over 13 Strings

September 14th, 2016 Comments off

Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) is having a bad day as many of its new gTLD’s have come up for renewal and many lost a substantial percentage of its registrations yesterday. According to RegistrarStats.com, 13 new gTLD strings owned and operated by Mind + Machines lost on average somewhere around 30% of its domain registrations over […]

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CentralNic Shares Hit 52 Week Low on More Than 10x Avg Daily Volume

September 7th, 2016 Comments off

Shares of CentralNic Group Plc (LON:CNIC), sank after releasing its financial results for the six months ending June 30, 2016. After hitting a 52 week low of 38p, shares of CentralNic closed at 39.5p down over 14% from its previous closing price of 46p. Over 1,000,000 shares were traded in the company which has an […]

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CentralNic Revenue up 100% & Gross Profit Up 19% in 1st Six Months of 2016

September 7th, 2016 Comments off

Centralnic Group Plc (LON:CNIC), today announced its half year results for the six months ended June 30th 2016. For the six months to June 30, the company reported £45.08mln of billings – the gross amount charged for domains before revenue sharing – which represents an 468% increase compared to the same period of 2015. CentralNic’s […]

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