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AU Publication Says Trump Is the World’s Largest Domain Holder with 3,600 Domains

November 4th, 2016 Comments off

The Australian publication Channelnews.com.au, just declared Donald Trump as the “World’s Biggest Owner Of Domain Names”. Yes according to the story,  The Donald only has over 3,600 domain names. My God how did no one in the domain industry recognize Mr. Trump as owning the most domain names in the world with 3,600? In the […]

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Donuts Launches DPML Plus To Protect Trademarks & 3 Typos for $9,999 For 10 Yrs

September 28th, 2016 Comments off

The largest new gTLD operator in terms of number of new domain extensions, Donuts Inc. today announced DPML Plus, an enhancement to its existing Domains Protected Marks List product that it developed in partnership with the IP community. Donuts already has the DPML which allows brand owners to protect their marks across all of Donuts’ […]

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UDRP Battle Between Dating Sites CheekyLovers.com & CheekyDevil.com Results in Punt

September 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Together Networks Holdings Limited which owns the domain name CheekyLovers.com and a trademark on the term CheekyLovers lost a UDRP to grab the domain CheekyDevil.com Complainant is an online dating business and operates a number of websites, including one linked to the domain name, <cheekylovers.com>, which was registered on June 13, 2011. Complainant filed an […]

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Bitcoin.com Owner Sues For $10K a Month In Lost Revenue

September 22nd, 2016 Comments off

According to cryptocoinsnews.com, Bitcoin investor and early evangelist Roger Ver is suing a Hong Kong website operator for $567,000 USD, over an alleged breach of agreement over alleged lost revenues from Bitcoin.com. Roger Ver is the website’s owner, registrant and administrator. “In documents filed to Hong Kong’s High Court on Wednesday Ver claimed that OKEX […]

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Drop Catchers Beware: Domain RaiseMe.com Lost in UDRP Despite Lack of Registered Trademark

September 9th, 2016 Comments off

Raise Labs, Inc (“Complainant”), just won control of the domain name RaisemMe.com in a UDRP/ The US-based company did not have an US federally registered trademark. The one member panel of The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown QC found the company had common law rights to the name in part based on the fact that the […]

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Senators To NTIA: Agency Violated Fed Law Using Fed Funds To Relinquish U.S. Oversight

June 21st, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s apparent violation of federal law in using federal funds to relinquish U.S. oversight of the Internet. Here is the letter The Honorable Lawrence Strickling Assistant Secretary […]

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Google Finally Acquires the Domain AndroidTV.com

May 9th, 2016 Comments off

  Google  has finally acquired the domain name AndroidTV.com Google  lost a UDRP on the domain name back in March 2014 after the panel said the dispute was outside the types of disputes the UDRP was set up for.  You can read our summary of the UDRP here. In April 2014 Google announced that they […]

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UPDATE: Domainking.ng Moved To A New Registrar After Rick Schwartz Announced UDRP

March 31st, 2016 Comments off

The domain name domainking.ng changed registrars yesterday, apparently as a result of our post announcing that Rick Schwartz filed an administrative proceeding similar to a UDRP with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) which manages the Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD) based on his “domain King” trademark. The domain name domainking.ng is being used as […]

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Rick Schwartz Files UDRP To Protect His “Domain King” Mark & There’s More To Come

March 30th, 2016 Comments off

Rick Schwartz who has been known in the domain community as the “Domain King” has filed an administrative action to gain control of the domain name DomainKing.ng. .Ng is the country code (ccTLD) for Nigeria. Rick not only is commonly known as the Domain King inside the domain community, but has a federally registered trademark […]

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Watch Out for DomainVerification.Net emails; Charging For ICANN Whois Verification

March 15th, 2016 Comments off

I got an email today which looks like one of those ICANN required verification emails that registrars have to send out to domain holders. ICANN requires registrars to send a notice to verify whois information and “when a registrant does not respond for over 15 calendar days to a registrar’s inquiries regarding the accuracy of […]

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