Archive for the ‘Domains’ Category Hits 1 Year Anniversary & 10K Registrations: It Would Be 83rd Most Registered New gTLD

February 25th, 2015 Comments off announced today that it has hit its one year anniversary since launching and has registered over 10,000 domain names. You can read the official post here. The company wrote in part that its 10,000 registrations are “more than most ICANN new gTLDs – and demand is accelerating” So while is not a new […]

Marijuana Now Legal In Alaska – A Few Related Domains Registered – Good Ones Long Gone

February 24th, 2015 Comments off
Huffington Post along with several other news outlets covered the legalization of Marijuana in Alaska. From the article: Marijuana is now legal for adults in Alaska. Alaska on Tuesday becomes the third U.S. state to end prohibition of marijuana, officially putting into effect Ballot Measure 2, approved by 53 percent of state voters in November. […]
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Operators of & Launch Domain Auction Service

February 23rd, 2015 Comments off
According to a press release out today, TurnCommerce Inc., operators of (an ICANN accredited domain name registrar), (a domain name aftermarket), and (a domain back-order service) announced the launch of, a Dutch-style auction service that will sell between 15 and 30 premium domain names per day on a first-come first-served basis. […]

A different spin on the appraisal scam – The Domain Tools Certification

February 23rd, 2015 Comments off
A bit of a new spin on the old appraisal scam, a reader sent us an email he received, for a law related domain, three that makes sense, has value. Hello! I represent a big investor from UK. He needs personal*******.com for his new business project to be launched in September, 2015. Your domain […]

More Big Brand Fails; As Bang On Trademarked Domains Continue To Drop To Third Parties

February 22nd, 2015 Comments off
This is another post in a continuing series on how big brands are missing and allowing third parties the opportunity to register domain names that are bang on domain names dealing with well known and trademarked products. These are not typo’s. They are domain names of trademark products. These are just some of the domains […]
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Coca-Cola Puts Smiley Face Emojis Into Web Address Using .WS Domains

February 20th, 2015 Comments off
  Ad week is reporting that Coca-Cola Puerto Rico that puts smiley-face emojis right in the brand’s web addresses. The brand registered URLs for every emoji that conveys happiness. Entering any of these happy icons into a mobile web browser, along with the .ws suffix, leads users to Coca-­Cola Puerto Rico’s website. Ad Week goes […]

Tech.Co “What’s In A Domain Name ?”

February 18th, 2015 Comments off
Ann Diab wrote a piece on that featured Howard Lefkowitz who keynoted NamesCon 2015. The article delves into the deeper meaning of a brand, that it is not just the advertising or how catchy it sounds. The article also includes a video of the NamesCon keynote speech. In a very interesting analysis, Lefkowitz points […]
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Minnesota Appellate Court Rules Domain Names Are Property

February 14th, 2015 Comments off published an article on a Minnesota court case that declared domain names are property and subject to garnishment. (TIP of the Cap to George Kirikos who tweeted out the story) Back in December of 2013 John Berryhill left a comment that I felt was good enough to be its own post, John spoke of […]
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To The CEO Of ICANN Fadi Chehade: Do You Think Vodafone Is The Biggest Domain Hogger?

February 11th, 2015 Comments off
Two weeks ago we called out the CEO of ICANN Fadi Chehade, for some remarks he made in a story published by the to wit: “The reality is, the more there are names (new gTLD’s),  less people will actually be hogging names in order to charge a lot for them. then followed up […] Sues, Sold By FMA For TM Infringement & Seeks Transfer of Domain

February 10th, 2015 Comments off
In a pretty unusual case, Directors Advantage, Inc., of Clinton NC, owner of the domain name filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against, for cybersquatting under the Federal Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), “stemming from wide-ranging aggressive, unethical, and unlawful sales practices and bad faith actions of the registrant of CREMATIONS.COM […]
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