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Friday, September 19, 2014

ICANN Publishes Beginner’s Guide To ICANN Meetings
The ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California will be taking place October 12-16, 2014. The conference event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. I’ve spoken with quite a few people in the domain space, and it seems like the event will see quite a considerable attendance from people and companies in the doma... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:11
Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry
Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed,... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:50
Just Added: Seven New Agreements Signed
Seven new Agreements Signed have been published on Calzone. Calzone allows you to subscribe to any TLD phase, category, or script.   If you subscribe to Calzone, you will receive tailored alerts in your mailbox.  Free subscriptions also include calendar updates automatically sent to your personal calendar on your computer, smart phon... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:47
Sedo’s Report From The Dmexco Conference: 90% Visitors Never Heard Of New gTLDs
Sedo published a report on the dmexco 2014 Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference that was held in Cologne Germany. The conference had 32,000 visitors and Sedo along with representatives from Famous Four Media, Donuts, DotClub, NicAT, and Denic attended it. … Continue reading → - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:4
How To Create Brand Names That Don’t Suck; How I Finally Snagged My Dream Domain Name
PLUS: Elevate your corporate gifting with gifts they’ll really use; How She Did It: Nicole Shariat Farb on Launching Darby Smart; Great Leadership Isn’t About You; FBI has introduced a new facial recognition system; Behind the Scenes: How We Run the World's Biggest Innovation Event; What is The Future of Sales Technology? and The 5 F...
The Frager factor - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:55
Cisco Spots, Snags Spoofing Spammer
Spammers are wily, but guess what? So are the good folks fighting this digital scourge. In a recent blog post, the Talos team from Sourcefire (now part of Cisco) documents a recent successful investigation of a spammer. The article focuses on the rather arcane crime of IP hijacking, but the hijacking in this case is really […] - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 13:45
WIPO panelist scolds Yoyo Email Ltd: Cannot build a business on the back of another’s rights!
The executive summary: A British company, Yoyo Email Ltd., has attempted to launch a business venture by registering almost 4,000 dot .Email domain names, matching brands, products and corporate names of famous companies. By doing so, Yoyo Email Ltd. exclaims that it has legitimate rights, to provide certification of delivery and rec... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 13:10
Fifth anniversary domain retro news: Party like it’s 2009
DomainGang will be celebrating its 5th anniversary next Friday; with that in mind, we’ll be taking a stroll down memory lane, to revisit some of the domain news and incredible stories of that time. We begin with 2009 and select articles that stood out for their initial, raw content. Keep in mind, that although from […] Co... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:47
My .website results: Hexonet wins the day
Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders. On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars. I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:36
Hammered Safari – 100+ .COM Drops — Keyword Sampling: Gold Nuggets - Global Runway - Wellnes...
Hammered Safari – 100+ .COM Drops — Keyword Sampling: Gold Nuggets - Global Runway - Wellness Center - Butler Service - Hot Potato - Homestaging - Instant Search - Website Plus - Singles Club - Healthy Living - Luxury Purses - Etc… Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:57
Registry and Registrar Pricing Problems With .Website, .Host and .Press
I had made a landrush pre-order for the domain After landrush had ended I checked to see if I got the domain only to see that my pre-order had disappeared from my account and that the domain was available … Continue reading → - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:30
Country ccTLD furor: Seychelles won’t be losing .SC to Scotland
Officials from the tiny nation and island cluster of the Seychelles breathed with relief today, after the Scottish independence poll yielded a resounding “NO”. Facing a forceful change from the dot .SC ccTLD, the Seychelles will now be able to keep it – at least, until the next referendum for Scotland takes place. &... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:29
Susan Lawrence joins Minds + Machines
Former and Above employee to work for registry. Ron Jackson’s job placement service has just placed a new candidate. Susan Lawrence, who has worked at several domain name companies, has joined Minds + Machines as Senior Director of Affiliate Marketing. Most people in the domain industry know Lawrence from when she w...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:19 Lost In UDRP After Winning Last Year: Brokers Email To TM Holder Changes Everything
A  UDRP panel order the transfer of the domain name to Puravankara Projects Limited after another UDRP panel almost one year to the date denied a UDRP. The ownership of the domain did not change from last year. Its a very long decision but an important one that I think all domainers should read, […]
The Domains - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:9
TV Guide Channel Announces Rebrand as Pop Without Securing POP (.com)
A NO vote for Scotland was also a NO vote for gTLDs. See old habits are hard to break. Now my friend Frank says the Gs are for folks not born yet. That may be so. But if so, it means they are not an investors play unless the investor is the Registry. PLUS: Ancient Monastery with 'Industrial-Scale' Winepress Discovered; The Greatest S...
The Frager factor - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:2
Verisign would like to remind you that plenty of .com’s are still available
…but it paints availability in the best possible light. Ever since new top level domains started rolling out, Verisign has been pushing the idea that plenty of high quality .com domain names are still available. It’s sort of right. Take a look at this infographic the company just put out. The company has some interesting ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:36
Business Insider: Cost $325,000
Thanks to an article on Business Insider’s Australian website, we now know that the company now known as acquired its exact match domain name for $325,000. Prior to the acquisition of this domain name, the company went by the name Because a great exact match domain name can easily become a bra... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:9
Expired Domain Report: 4 letter domain sells for $31.5k
Chinese container shipping — which is to say global freight –  must account for last week’s $22.6k sale of The Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal Co., Ltd. manages one of the world’s busiest ports. Namejet’s top expired auction, on the other hand, isn’t so easy to I.D.: for $3...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:5
.Com Is Rocking
As someone who watches the numbers of domain name registrations across all TLD’s everyday I have to say .Com is rocking and seems to be getting stronger by the day. Back on March 31, there were 113.2 Million .Com registered accordi...
The Domains - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:59
Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains
Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names. According to a report in the local Vedomosti newspaper, the nation’s Security Council is to meet Monday to discuss contingency plans for the possibility of being hit by internet-based sanc... - Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:57

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