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Thursday, November 20, 2014

ICANN Terminates Accreditation Of Panama Registrar With Zero (0) Domains!
ICANN sent a notice of termination of registrar accreditation agreement for the registrar Vigson, Inc. from Panama on the 18th of November 2014. As of 18 November 2014, Vigson, Inc.’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet  Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”)  dated … Continue reading ͛... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:46
Rightside shares hit new low
Domain name company isn’t getting much love from Wall Street. Shares of domain name company Rightside have dropped 15% this week, and hit an all time low of $8.33 in trading yesterday. Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) is trading for $8.55 per share this afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the sharp drop this week. Rightside repor...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:39
Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year
According to the New York Post, is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping t...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:29
DNForum launches member Chatroom; more upgrades expected
DNForum owner, Adam Dicker, announced the launch of a live chatroom for its registered members today. The live chatroom, found at is the first of several new additions and improvements scheduled for the coming weeks. After upgrading to the XenForo forum software, DNForum temporarily lost some of the features its user... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:15 at $20k and other expired domain name sales
Once again, China tops our list of last week’s expired domain auctions. This time it’s GoDaddy with ($20.3k), meaning … you tell me! Various working professionals share that name. (There’s a certified public accountant using, for instance.) Yet I suspect that coupling “Hua”...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 14:56
My First New gtld Domain Buys and Nov 19 .CA TBR Results I just received two emails from Godaddy that say they are offering .JUEGOS and .SEXY domains at 30% Off the regular price right now.  I'm not sure if this promotion is just for today or longer, but if you were thinking of registering one of these extensions you can compare their discount to other prices and see if yo...
Dot CA Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:55
Working With Domain Brokers
Elliot’s blog posting yesterday about conflicts of interest with domain brokers reminded me of what happened when I sold my network of sites in 2008 for $4.5 million. I was not really looking to sell, but a broker approached me and asked if he could shop it around (like to Google, Yahoo, etc.). I had never h... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:17
Shocking report: 95% of all domains are parked
Recent data from .com and .net managers, Verisign, unveil a shocking reality of the Internet: only 5% of all domain names are actual web sites. With parked or otherwise “for sale” domains representing 95% of all domain registrations, there’s an important issue right there. “Every damn web site I vis... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:23
New Opportunity to Showcase Inventions on National TV; Marketing Marijuana: How Will Producers Cr...
Excellent piece of web video usability; What a $62 Divorce Taught Me About Overcoming Conflict; Ex-Google employees raise $24 million for Shift, the Uber for used cars; Uber investor Ashton Kutcher is cool with investigating 'shady' journalists; JetBlue adding bag fees, cutting legroom, breaking hearts;Apple Mobile Wallet Seen Spurri...
The Frager factor - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:49
Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,181 Marks Have Already Expired & 848 Marks Are Not Verified
We have not even reached the first year anniversary of the first New gTLD and marks are already expiring at the TMCH. So far 33,902 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 18th of November 2014. … Continue reading → - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:47
Where to find new gTLD dropping domain lists
With hundreds of thousands of currently blocked new gTLD domain names about to hit the market, many without premium pricing, some domain investors have been wondering where they can get hold of the lists of soon-to-be available names. Fortunately, ICANN freely publishes several lists that could prove useful. As we’ve been repor... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:13
Ewok Alert – Some Sexy Planking Going On — 55+ .COM Drops And a Batch of People’s Names
Ewok Alert Some Sexy Planking Going On 55+ .COM Drops And a Batch of People’s Names Add Me on Twitter @DropGrabs Welcome to Whoof o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:54
.Music LLC CPE Reconsideration Request Denied
.Music LLC sought reconsideration for Community Priority Evaluation in an effort to be given priority over others who are interested in running .music. .Music LLC believed that when their application was looked at that the panel failed to comply with already established ICANN policies.  The board governance committee denied the recon...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:48
Reflections on moving our startup from Los Angeles to Austin
In May we got some very exciting news, we had been accepted into Techstars Austin. Given that Techstars has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard we were incredibly honored, packed our bags, and headed to Austin for the three month program. Our plan, like most companies going through the program was to return to Los Angeles […] - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:47
Nirvana gets domain names from Australian man who demanded $1.5 million
Panels say it Smells Like B.S. Nirvana LLC — the company that owns the intellectual property from the late grunge band Nirvana — has won control of five domain names registered by an Australian man. The company filed UDRP and aUDRP disputes against Darren Wilcox (Willcox) for the domain names, nirvanad...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:43
Bill Cosby ‘scandal’ leads to registration of ‘rape’ domain names
It all started with comedian Bill Cosby asking his fans on twitter to create meme pictures in a display of affection to four decades of comedy shows. It escalated into the digging up of dirt from the comedian’s past, making references to “rape” and drugging of women, from decade old allegations. Eventually, several ... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:42
Domain Industry Connections Are Valuable
Yesterday, I wrote an article giving advising people that they should ensure there aren’t any conflicts of interest when choosing to work with a domain broker or consultant. Adam made a very good point in a comment, and I want to discuss it further. In the comment, Adam wrote, “someone seeking advice should likely look fo... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:35
New gTLD 1st Day Domains: .top 9261, .quebec 3911, .engineer 529
Here are the 1st day domain name registration results from this week’s 3 New gTLD launches: On the 18th of November the Canadian geo New gTLD .quebec launched and got 3,911 domain name registrations. Quebec has a population of 8.18 … Continue reading → - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:56
1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Top 10,298; .Quebec 4,902: .ENGINEER 523
We have numbers for the three new gTLD’s that launched this week. .Top which launched on the November 18th has according to 10,298 domains registered. The registry for .Top is “Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co.,Ltd.” which is also the backend for the extension and is also a  domain name reg...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:49
Just Added: Two New TLD Delegations
Two new TLD Delegations 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 phone, o... - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:3

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