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Jeff Dunham’s New Wife is Suing His Old Wife Over Domain Names

January 24th, 2015 Comments off
Here is one you don’t see everyday Jeff Dunham the famous ventriloquist who shows up every other weekend on Comedy Central in three hour blocks of programming, has an interesting situation going on in real life. It seems that the ex-wife of Mr. Dunham, Paige Dunham decided to play the domain game and register the […]

Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or […]

Forbes Asks “Why, Even After A Year, There’s Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains”

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Forbes just published an article on the new gTLD”s and its less than glowing. Here are some of the highlights of the piece written by Roger Kay: “It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic […]

My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com

January 22nd, 2015 Comments off
Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD’s before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of […]
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Trademark Holders Make Cybersquatting Profitable By Failing To Act: BentleyMotorCars.com 9 Years Old

January 21st, 2015 Comments off
We have mentioned before that when it comes to the levels of  cybersquatting trademark holders have to share the blame by creating the ecosystem for high profits for those registering bang on trademark infringing domains and allowing them to be very profitabily parked for many year before taking action Today we see another one such […]

“The Donald” Goes After The Domain TrumpCard.com In A UDRP

January 20th, 2015 Comments off
Domain Trump has filed a UDRP on the domain name Trumpcard.com The domain name TrumpCard.com was first registered in 1998. While the Donald owns some casinos or at least has his name on them, the term Trump Card has a meaning well before the time there was a Donald Trump and well before he ever […]
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MaxHardcore.com With a High Bid Of $10K Sells Tomorrow on Namejet.com

January 19th, 2015 Comments off
The domain name MaxHardcore.com which we wrote about a few weeks ago is at auction at Namejet.com and will sell to the highest bidder which is at the moment $10,000. The closed domain name auction has 85 bidders (including myself who has no intention of bidding) has a high bid of $10,000 by bidder ID […]

EZTV packs up its Virtual Bags and Moves to .Ch from .IT

January 18th, 2015 Comments off
Just like The Pirate Bay has done several time, EZTV has had to pick up and move, leaving EZTV.it and moving to EZTV.ch. BetaNews wrote: EZTV made a quick comeback, but problems have continued for the service, as Italian authorities closed in on its .IT domain. This has forced the organization to pack up shop […]

Owner of Sols.co Raises $8.5 Million & Buys Sols.com

January 18th, 2015 Comments off
Forbes Magazine published a story about the women who started Sols, which has one storefront in New York and makes shoes using a 3d printer and a iPad which measures the foot and provider the information to 3d print the shoe. It’s an amazing rags to riches story, about getting a startup off the ground, […]
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View The Space Gets $3.3 M Investment From Blackstone & Buys/Rebrands As VTS.com

January 14th, 2015 Comments off
VTS (formerly View The Space) announced today that they received a $3.3M strategic investment from real estate private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX). The company also announced they have re-branded View The Space as VTS.  The company acquired the domain name VTS.com around January 8th. The previous owner of the domain was the Del […]