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Rightside Establishes Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China & Plans To Be Licensed in 2016

February 12th, 2016 Comments off

Rightside (NAME) announced today its expanded operations in China by establishing a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE). Rightside says that there are almost 90,000 domains registered in the their portfolio of 39 new gTLD’s in the Chinese market, with .LIVE, .NEWS, and .PUB being the most popular. There are currently 5.4 million new TLDs registered in […]

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We Are Sorry To Report That Domain Investor Anthony J. McDermott Passed Away

January 2nd, 2016 Comments off

Unfortunately the new year has started out with some very bad news as we learned that Anthony McDermott, who was a domain investor and one of  the early leaders in the legal internet vertical passed away on December 23rd, 2015 Anthony was the founder and president of SWI Digital, Inc., “a Full Service Multimedia and […]

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SK Lubricants Guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking on ZiC.com

December 4th, 2015 Comments off

SK Lubricants Americas of Houston, Texas was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the three letter .com domain name ZIC.com The domain owner was represented by ESQwire.com The Domain Name was originally created on September 6, 2003 but the current owner obtained the Domain Name on February 28, 2015 and is […]

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Judge In 1st Verisign vs. XYZ Case Publishes 15 Page Opinion

November 20th, 2015 Comments off

The federal judge CLAUDE M. HILTON who granted a summary judgement in favor of .XYZ and Daniel Negari last month throwing Verisign’s case for false advertising out, today handed down a 15 page Memorandum Opinion supporting the summary judgement decision and of course its very interesting. Here are the highlights: THIS MATTER comes before the […]

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XYZ & Negari Beats Verisign In Federal Court, Again: CentralNic Too

November 20th, 2015 Comments off

.XYZ has just won another court battle against Verisign (VRSN). Back three weeks ago a Federal Court dismissed a case brought by Verisign against XYZ.com,  the registry for .XYZ and Daniel Negari personally alleging  false advertising by granting XYZ and Negari a short summary judgement opinion. Now in a second case in Verisign sued XYZ.COM, […]

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.XYZ Did Not Block 12K Domains on Request of China; Liberty.xyz is Owned & We Have His email

November 4th, 2015 Comments off

Its been an interesting couple of weeks for the .XYZ registry. It all started when Domainincite.com published a post on October 12th, talking about that .XYZ might block almost 40,000 domain names at the registry level on the request of China. That number of 40,000 words and phrases seemed to be reduced down to 12K […]

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3 Applicants For New gTLD .Radio File For Independent Review Process

November 4th, 2015 Comments off

According to a press release out today, BRS Media, has filed, in conjunction with two other applicants, an Independent Review Process in accordance with Article IV, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws re: The .RADIO gTLD and .RADIO Community Priority Evaluation Results. Although not mentioned in the press release the other two applicants are Afilias […]

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UDRP Filed on Gorgonzola.xyz By Owner of Gorgonzola.com

October 27th, 2015 Comments off

The “Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola” just filed a UDRP on the domain name Gorgonzola.xyz Gorgonzola of course is a cheese, and Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola translates to “Consortium for the Protection of the Gorgonzola Cheese” yes seriously and they own the domain name Gorgonzola.com. Its pretty amazing how much […]

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Domain Holder Loses UDRP On RentMyPartyBus.com Files Federal Lawsuit

October 23rd, 2015 Comments off

The domain holder who lost a UDRP on the domain name RentMyPartyBus.com has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Arizona. Plaintiff Aleksey Silenko is the Director of Business for Safeway Transit LLC, a Minnesota company who is the named registrant for the domain name rentmypartybus.com. It’s a pretty interesting case, since the “trademark holder” […]

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After Offering $400, Brian Fera Loses UDRP To Grab Two Letter Domain Wi.com

October 21st, 2015 Comments off
Brian Fera of Heppenheim, Germany, just lost its attempt to grab the two letter .com domain name of Wi.com in a UDRP The domain is owned by Media Options S.A.who was represented by Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC, The three member panel of Tony Willoughby, The Hon Neil Brown Q.C. and Thomas Hoeren rejected the Complainant […]