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ICA Sounds The Alarm: Tell ICANN No to URS at .Travel – Or It Will Travel to .Com

May 21st, 2015 Comments off
Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (the “ICA)  just published a post,  sounding a very loud alarm, to head off what would be the first step that would make all .Com domain name subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) which allows “trademark holders” to go after domain names. To remind everyone the […]

This Guy Want You To Pay A Tax On “Parked” ‘Unused” Or “Idle” Domains

May 20th, 2015 Comments off
In a story published by Circleid.com written by  Alex Tajirian, CEO at DomainMart,  Mr. Tajirian suggests that all parked, “unused” or “idle” pages need to have a Tax imposed on them to reduce cybersquatting, even if the domain name is generic. Mr. Tajirian proposes that all “parked” domains or “unused” or “idle” domains be subject […]

Rick Schwartz Maybe “Retired” But He Is Still The Domain King & Still Schooling Them Up

May 19th, 2015 Comments off
A lot of people in the domain world miss Rick Schwartz since he retired. His “Biggest Fan” who writes onlinedomain.com openly stated last week he was eagerly waiting for a new post from Rick on RicksBlog.com. The Domain King remains retired but of course he still owns a lot of domain names and gets offers  […]

GM Becomes 1st Fortune 50 Company To Launch a Site On a New gTLD: GeneralMotors.Green

May 12th, 2015 Comments off
  General Motors has become the 1st Fortune 50 Company to launch a site on a new gTLD domain, in this case GeneralMotors.green Although other bloggers have pointed out Fortune 50 companies have acquired and activated new gTLD domain names, they are mostly re-directing the new gTLD domains to existing .com sites. GM maybe the […]

MSNBC Covers Domains & The Presidential Election Calling it #Domaingate

May 11th, 2015 Comments off
MSBNC.com weighed in on the domain name side of the Presidential race today in a post highlighting all of domain purchases, miscues and game playing, which now apparently includes HillaryClinton.net “On Sunday, reporters began to notice that HillaryClinton.net now redirects to CarlyForPresident.com as well. It might be easy to assume that this was another work […]
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CentralNic Adds NCC Group’s Domain Assured Service

May 5th, 2015 Comments off
According to a press release, CentralNic, has partnered with global information assurance specialist NCC Group, in order to protect its growing list of clients from domain abuse. NCC Group’s Domain Assured service uses expert threat intelligence to deliver a complete picture of a domain’s threat landscape, which allows registry operators to monitor the overall health […]

Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle

May 1st, 2015 Comments off
Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains “offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America. MCL Domains opens for business this week at the 2015 International Trademark Association’s annual meeting in San Diego. MCL Domains combines Marksmen’s strategic and investigative acumen with Com Laude’s advanced technical platform, global registrar […]

Domain Registrar MAFF.com Rebrands To XZ.com That They Bought For $138K in 2013

April 30th, 2015 Comments off
                        The Chinese domain name registrar MAFF.com has re-branded to XZ.com We received an email from MAFF.com announcing the re-branding today. The domain name XZ.com was purchased at the Inaugural Heritage Domain Auction which was held in New York City in November 2013 for […]

Godaddy Ends Sponsorship Deal With Danica Patrick No. 10 Team After 2015 Season

April 29th, 2015 Comments off
According to sbnation.com, GoDaddy will no longer sponsor Danica Patrick, No. 10 team following the 2015 season, however she will remain a Godaddy spokeswoman. But after the 2015 season we won’t be seeing Danica in the Godaddy Green car SBNation reports: “The move comes as Patrick is in the final season of her contract with […]

DOMAINfest Is Back; Returns To Europe in June

April 28th, 2015 Comments off
                          Introducing DOMAINfest 2015 Sofia! The teams at NamesCon and DomainForum are happy to announce DomainForum and DOMAINfest Sofia, which will be held June 1-3, 2015, marking the exciting return of DOMAINfest to Europe. Having already operated a number of widely attended European […]