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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Oversee Out of Conference Business - Sells Domainfest to NamesCon - New Shows in the Offing?
After sold off the last of their high profile domain divisions,, earlier this year most have expected them to ditch the Domainfest conference as well. That has now happened with NamesCon acquiring the event. Are new shows ahead?
DNJournal - 14 hr 55 min ago
A million ways to .xyz
And the countdown to 2015 begins! What were your favorite moments of 2014, #GenXYZ? Ours is hands-down launching .xyz in June and building the Generation XYZ community with all of your support. For #WebsiteWednesday, we’re flipping things around with an exciting announcement (hint: YouTube) to celebrate another huge milestone: .xyz i...
Gen.XYZ - 15 hr 7 min ago
Fa La La La La… Uniregistry Rumcakes!
Twas the week Before Christmas When all through the ‘net I was regging domains Gasping at how much was spent When out on the lawn There arose such a clatter I sprang from my desk To see what was the matter Away to the door I flew like a flash There was Fedex! Bringing some - 15 hr 15 min ago
Godaddy Sued For $50 Million By Russian Millionaire Konstantin Malofeev
According to, has been sued for $50 million by A Russian millionaire claiming Godaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud. Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on Dec. 14 Malofeev claims he...
The Domains - 15 hr 16 min ago
Russian millionaire sued GoDaddy in $50 million dollar defamation lawsuit
Konstantin Malofeev, a Russian millionaire who claims GoDaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud, has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit. According to Courthouse News Service, Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on Dec... - 15 hr 27 min ago
.Website Collision Domains Give A Boost In Registrations: Here Are Available LLL/NNN/One Word Dom...
.Website which had its ICANN collision lists freed up recently has seen a nice bounce in daily registrations. Like a bunch of other TLDs, the spike in registrations appears to have come on the back of Black Friday and Cyber Monday registrations. The TLD saw volumes of 5 times that of the previous day’s registrations […]
The Domains - 15 hr 40 min ago
Could new TLDs have an SEO benefit in the future?
Only if it improves search results. Using a new top level domain name instead of a .com or other gTLD does not give you a benefit in Google search results. Ditto for using a .com instead of a new TLD. They’re basically the same. That’s what Google says. And it makes sense when you think […]
Domain Name Wire - 15 hr 41 min ago
Dynadot Starts Offering Real Domain Name Whois Privacy
Dynadot is one of my favorite registrars and the only problem I was having is that it didn’t offer real domain name whois privacy. They would hide the email address, phone number and address but they would leave the name … Continue reading → - 15 hr 46 min ago
New .NYC Auction Results In
Last week I sat down with my colleague and fellow Long Island Domainer Kevin Anthony for a brainstorming session on several new .NYC domain names that he acquired at the .NYC auction. Domain Name Wire first reported two of Kevin’s .NYC acquisitions – and  (Note to Andrew Allemann…K... - 16 hr 9 min ago
ICANN systems compromised through phishing attack
A number of ICANN’s staff email accounts have been compromised by a phishing attack, which lead to administrative passwords to other systems being exposed as well, as Necraft reports. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has fallen victim to a phishing attack which resulted in the attackers gaining ad...
Domain Name News - 16 hr 16 min ago
Just Added: Minds + Machines Special Sunrise Program TLD List
Minds + Machines has announced that a Collision List Sunrise or ‘Exclusive Application Period’ for select Top Level Domains will run as an End Date Sunrise starting tomorrow, December 18th. TLDs Included: .COOKING, .COUNTRY, .FISHING, .HORSE, .RODEO, .VODKA. All Sunrise Periods - 16 hr 32 min ago
Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank
By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […] Copyright Domai... - 16 hr 40 min ago
GoDaddy Job Opening: Vice President of Asia
GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks posted an interesting job opportunity on LinkedIn that may be of interest to someone who reads this blog. GoDaddy is seeking to hire a company Vice President of Asia. GoDaddy is looking to build a strong market position in Asia, and this hire will be helping to lead the company. According to the job opening... - 17 hr 0 min ago
The Real Facts About New gTLDs; Bill Sweetman Explains What's in a (Domain) Name
The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014; Google Is In Danger Of Letting Facebook Steal The Mobile Ad Market (GOOG, FB); Throwing Money at Start-Ups in Frenzy to Find the Next Uber; Big Idea 2015: End Our Dangerous Addiction to OPEC Oil, Once and For All and The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Toda...
The Frager factor - 18 hr 34 min ago
ICANN Targeted in Spear Phishing Attack
ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into their systems. We believe a “spear phishing” attack was initiated in late November 2014. It involved email messages that were crafted to appear to come from our own domain being sent to members … Continue reading → - 18 hr 50 min ago
ICANN hacked, zone file system among victims
Hackers phished ICANN employees to gain access to systems. ICANN revealed today that its systems were compromised by a phishing attack. The attack involved emails designed to look like they came from ICANN’s own domain name being sent to members of its staff. Email credentials of several ICANN staff members were obtained. It ap...
Domain Name Wire - 18 hr 55 min ago
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday , December 17th
It’s official, Namescon has become THE domain conference. Congrats to everyone at Namescon for merging with DomainFest.  Not sure you could call it a merger or an absorbing, but either way DomainFest will live on.  It was inevitable that either DomainFest was going to call it quits or join forces with someone.  Even more surpri... - 20 hr 49 min ago
Taking Traffic Analysis to the Next Level
I have a really simple question to ask you, “Do you really understand your numbers?” For years now many of us have been staring at traffic statistics produced by different parking companies but do we actually understand what they’re telling us? In this article I’m going to take you through a high level view of an account on ParkL...
Michael Gilmour - 23 hr 45 min ago
ICANN Spear Phishing Hack Compromises Account Data
Just over an hour ago I received an email from ICANN notifying us that: “ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a spear phishing attack was initiated in late November 2014. It involved email messages that were crafted to appear to come from our own domain being sent to members of ... The post ICA...
Domainer Income - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:3
Available Domains 12-17-14 Bannen’s new list including
Available Domains 12-17-14 Bannen who has come back from retirement on Namepros out with a new available domains list SlimFilter/ – .net taken. This is a pretty good name. – personal name. – car blog. – sing taken. Dentist? BigSmileAdvent... - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 2:17

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