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Will The NFL try to stamp out love ?

April 17th, 2014 Comments off

Looking for Love In Green Bay?

The domain name GreenBayPackersLovers.com was registered last month, the domain is under privacy. The website is already up and running and actually got a bit of press on Yahoo Sports today.

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Anwar S. Richardson wrote,

It is hard being single and searching for the perfect companion. Your so-called friends try to set you up on dates with people who are only attractive to those with their eyes closed. Speed dating is the easiest way to condense a year of letdowns into an hour-long session. Online dating allows romantics to sort through incompatible prospects from the comfort of their home.

Imagine if someone invented a dating website based on the most important criteria – being a Packers fan. Then singles could find someone to wear a cheesehead with on Sunday.

Packers fans, it is time to take a selfie in the bathroom mirror.

Now the NFL and their individual teams have vigorously defended their trademarks. In 2009  the Miami Dolphins went after Marchex for the domain Dolphins.com. The udrp was terminated but the Miami football team is now in possession of the domain.

It was not the first time Dolphins.com was sought after, back in 2000 the NFL went after Jets.com and Dolphins.com in the same udrp. That udrp was terminated.

Back in 2011 DomainNameStrategy.com which is a blog run by Fairwinds Partners, wrote a piece on the Green Bay Packers going after the domain TitleTown.com.

The Packers spend a good deal of time policing their trademark rights to “Titletown,” even convincing a local distillery to open a new bar and restaurant under the name “Green Bay Distillery” instead of “Titletown Distillery,” as it had originally planned to do. So needless to say, I was very surprised to find out that the Packers don’t own the domain name Titletown.com.

The domain was first registered in 1996, and currently does not host any content. According to theWayback Machine, in the past the domain has pointed to a site with links to Packers news as well as to merchandise. We’ve seen other examples of UDRPs where past content has been factored into the Panel’s decision, meaning the Packers could have a fighting chance at recovering the name via UDRP.

 

Heartbleed.com Regged a Week Ago Already a US Top 5000 Alexa Ranking

April 12th, 2014 Comments off
Finnish security firm Codenomicon is the company that registered Heartbleed.com on April 5, 2014. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland and Silicon Valley, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, the company markets its testing software and services directly and through international partners. Codenomicon’s customers include Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Verizon, NSN, Huawei, and […]
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BedLinens.com Sells On Namejet For 10% Of What It Sold For 3 /12 Years Ago

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

One of the domain names in the DomainFest/Namejet.com auction that sold yesterday was BedLinens.com

The domain sold yesterday on Namejet.com for $2,411

The same domain BedLinens.com sold back in September 2010 on Namejet.com  for $22,322

So we are looking at a loss of $20,000 on a purchase of $22K.

A loss of 90%

Brutal.

Congrats to the winner of yesterday’s auction.

 

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After Losing Over 25,000 Registrations in Two Days .Com Back Below 113 Million; .Berlin Tops 40K

March 24th, 2014 Comments off

Verisign reports that they have lost .com domain name registrations over the past couple of days after it briefly reported that the number of .com registration passed 113 Million domains.

According to RegistrarStats the number of registered .com domain names is sitting at 112,952,656 after it had a net lost over 17,000 registrations.

However Verisign own stats which were just updated a few minutes ago show even a greater loss of registrations for .com which is sitting at 112,973,470, as of today at 8:47:57 AM UTC

Actually every one of the established TLD’s lost registrations, .net, .org .info, .biz, .travel, .aero and .coop all had net losses to the extent that even with new gTLD registrations the domain name zone lost a net of over 22K domain names.

Other notable movements over the weekend, .Berlin broke through the 40,000 registration mark, sitting at 40,905 according to ntldstats.com

.Guru has passed the 46K registration mark.

.Ventures became the 19th new gTLD to pass 5,000 registrations.

.Tattoo continues to be the worst performing fully launched new gTLD, with just over 1,300 registrations.…

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Days After The AFL-CIO Calls Coins The Term Kellogg Greed & The Company Registers Domain Names

March 24th, 2014 Comments off

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Last week the AFL-CIO a published a story on hundreds of workers of Kellogg who its says have been locked out of one the company’s plants in Memphis in a post call  Kellogg Greed: Destroying Worker Dedication Around the Globe.

News outlets picked up the story and the issue seems to be spreading to other plant’s of Kellogg.

The union in question the BCTGM launched a social media campaign against Kellogg calling it Kellogg Greed and the company responded by registering defensive domain names.

A few days ago we noticed that MarkMonitor.com registered a bunch of “Kellogg Greed” domains including the direct match domain,  KelloggGreed.com

Here are the registrations:

kelloggcompanygreed.info
kelloggcompanygreed.org
kellogggreed.info
kellogggreed.org
kelloggreed.info
kelloggreed.org
kelloggsgreed.info
kelloggsgreed.orgkelloggcompanygreed.com
kelloggcompanygreed.net
kellogggreed.net
kellogggreedbattlecreek.com
kellogggreedbc.com
kellogggreedlancaster.com
kellogggreedmemphis.com
kellogggreedomaha.com
kelloggreed.com
kelloggreed.net
kelloggsgreed.com
kelloggsgreed.net
kelloggsgreedbattlecreek.com
kelloggsgreedbc.com
kelloggsgreedlancaster.com
kelloggsgreedmemphis.com
kelloggsgreedomaha.com
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The 26th Highest Domain Sale of 2010, Reportedly Stolen

March 22nd, 2014 Comments off

There was a press release put out that reported the domain name imoveis.com.br stolen. The release says that the domain was purchased in 2010 for $300,000 and checking out the archives on DN Journal that sale is reported.

iMoveis means real estate or homes in Portuguese.

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The press release details how they believe the name was stolen.

Press Release:

In 2010 it was worth 300,000 USD and is one of the most important Brazilian domain names

In the last hours someone robbed www.imoveis.com.br, one of the most important Brazilian web domains, and the actual owners have just reported the rubbery to the authorities.

The domain was bought in 2010 for 300,000 USD by the Real Web company, who own many other important web-stars companies including the Italian Immobiliare.it.

Through fake documents presented to the NIC, the domain is now registered under the name of Lucas da Silva Cavalcante di Recife. Last night the real owners noticed from Italy a suspicious change of the access credentials. A control done in the Database owned by NIC, the association who deals with internet domains in Brazil, allowed to discover that someone, producing fake documents (including Real Web owner’s ID), proceeded with a new registration.

Andrea Piccioni, Real Web spokesman, said: “It’s a very serious event and we have asked our lawyers to deal with it. Authorities are already investigating about the possible involvement of other people that could have created a fake certification in a local notary office used for the swindle. It is important to proceed as speed as possible: above all, because it is possible that Lucas da Silva Cavalcante di Recife intends to sell the domain www.imoveis.com.br  to other people or companies that are completely unaware of the fact that the domain actually belongs to Real Web. We have already presented a motion to the NIC/Brazilian Register to throw light on this serious event”.

For any further info:

Marcus Crofton +44 (0) 20 7 247 8334…

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Another Banner Day For Domains As Total Adds is Almost 65,000; 35K From .Com

March 20th, 2014 Comments off

Domain name registrations continue to grow with a bunch of new gTLD going live and as people continue to register more of the orginal TLD’s .com, .net and .org

Yesterday new domain registrations over all TLD’s (not counting ccTLD’s) grew by a net of 64,430 domain name

.Berlin added 4,408 new registrations on the day after it went live.

A few new gTLD came out with their initial numbers:

.Company had 6,228 registrations

.Center had  5,279 registrations

.Systems had 2,934

.Academy had 2,591

.Management had 2,186

.Computer had 1,263

The original extensions all added

up net registrations as well.

.Com saw an net increase of over 35,000 registrations and both .net and .org saw net increase of about 1,700 each.

In all the domain space is grew by almost 65,000 domains yesterday.…

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PR Trying To Sell A Domain: “I Think I Can Convince The Owners to Sell for $500K”

March 18th, 2014 Comments off

I saw this press release that was published today for the word Gamely.com which appears to be for sale and the subject of the press release.

Not a horrible domain, but certain a very bad pitch in my opinion when it comes to price:

“We are talking about the domain name Gamely.com. We asked the domain name expert Paul Wilson what figure he sees on this domain name and this is what he said: “I think that I can convince the owners to sell for US $500,000.”

Paul Wilson appears to be the agent for the domain name.
Why put out a press release stating that you think you can get the owners to sell for $500,000?
Doesn’t make much sense to me.
Here is the rest of the press release:
The financial rewards and the prestige are important.
These days, there are not too many occasions to be the leader and own a domain name that no one else can have.
Many will be jealous when they see that it is a short one word that is in the dictionary and is easy to spell and remember.
Of course it has the best extension a dot-com and it is nice and friendly, and also sounds good.
When considering a domain name a great return on investment is needed, and it should pay for itself in no time.
Naturally, it will make others want to have it, and they will envy the owner because of his/her own passionate vision.
One can follow his/her dreams and acquire this unique and rare domain name that is a most efficient marketing tool.
We are talking about the domain name Gamely.com.
We asked the domain name expert Paul Wilson what figure he sees on this domain name and this is what he said: “I think that I can convince the owners to sell for US $500,000.”
For more information please contact: Paul Wilson http://Luckily.com
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People Are Gobbling Up Hillary Clinton Domains

March 15th, 2014 Comments off

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Time Magazine did a piece on the squatting of Hillary Clinton

Internet squatters have been grabbing pieces of Clinton-related real estate in the hopes of a 2016 payoff

Typing Hillary Clinton’s name into your favorite Web browser is becoming a more and more adventurous proposition.

As the former Secretary of State mulls a repeat bid for the White House in 2016, an amalgamation of spammers, grifters, and passionate supporters have occupied almost every square inch of relevant Internet real estate. Type in HillaryClinton.org and you’ll be exposed to malware. Clinton2016.com is for sale for as much as $14,500—and it’s among the cheaper variants available.

Of course registering political domains is nothing new, Michael Deutsch has become pretty well known in the area of candidate domains. Last year he was covered by NationalJournal.com

Shane Goldmacher wrote:

Political Cybersquatter Strikes Again

He leverages Web domains for political access. His latest targets: Alison Lundergan Grimes and Obama’s Organizing for Action.

The little-known Florida resident has made it something of a hobby to snatch away desirable digital destinations from unwitting politicians. In that regard, Grimes is in heady company. In the past 15 years, Deutsch has snapped up Web properties of value to the likes of President George W. Bush; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; then-Sen. Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn.; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and even President Obama’s new political advocacy group—just to name a few.

 Deutsch isn’t in it for the money. He’s just a self-described “C-SPAN junkie” who says he wants “a chance to look behind the curtain.” And he learned more than a decade ago that, as a man without the wealth to buy his way into intimate fundraisers, his best shot at getting close to the political stars that so fascinate him was to buy up political domain names early and leverage them later for some face time.

List of Clinton related domains regged in 2014

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Donuts Letter To Those That Lost Eco New gTLD’s

March 14th, 2014 Comments off

Donuts just sent out a letter to all their customers that registered a new gTLD with the word Eco on the left of the dot, who had their domains taken back from the registry.

The memo line on the email reads “Your Recently Deleted Name”

As we stated earlier this week, we lost one such domain, eco.domains, so we got an email letter of our own and thought you would be interesting in seeing what Donuts is sending out

Here it is:

“”You recently registered the domain name <eco.domains> through your registrar.  Regretfully, that domain name was made available for registration due to a technical error.  The domain name industry’s regulator, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), unfortunately prohibits us from making that domain name available to the public at this time.  You can find the domain name you registered and a long list of similar names we are prohibited from registering here: http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/packages/reserved-names/ReservedNames.xml.

Though we would very much like you to keep the domain name, due to these ICANN regulations we were forced to delete the name and place it on “Registry Reserved” status, along with other domain names that ICANN requires us to make unavailable for registration.

We are extremely sorry for the frustration and inconvenience this has caused you.  Though this was an isolated error, we are doing everything we can to make sure it stays that way.  We also apologize that it took us several days to communicate this to you.  We were exploring every avenue available to us within ICANN’s complex regulations to correct the error.

Now, the good news:
We have refunded the full domain name registration fee to your registrar and expect the registrar will provide this refund to you.
We are actively lobbying ICANN to make the domain name you registered available to you.  We hope to be successful and, though you are under no obligation to do so, we think it would be helpful if you voiced your opinion to ICANN about it directly.
To get this domain name to you as soon as possible, we are maintaining a record of your details in the event ICANN releases it for registration.  If and when ICANN does, we will contact you and have this name registered to you for free.
We hold ourselves at Donuts to very high standards and regret to have fallen short.  You have our sincere gratitude for your patience and understanding as we try to get this domain name back to you.…

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