Facebook registers domain names for WorkPlace service
Is it getting ready to expand its corporate offerings? Facebook has registered a handful of domain names suggesting it’s working on a service called WorkPlace…or a rebrand. The social media company registered the domain names facebookworkplace.com, fbworkplace.com, workplacebyfacebook.com and workplacebyfb.com, along with...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:36
ICANN denies request to delay .web auction (again)
.Web auction should still take place this month, ICANN determines. ICANN has quickly responded (pdf) to a reconsideration request filed by Radix and Donuts that requested this month’s .web top level domain auction be postponed. The two companies are concerned that control of applicant Nu Dot Co might have changed, perhaps to a ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:27
Interesting data on domain growth and cybersquatting
Charts in ICANN report reveal interesting trends. ICANN published the beta (pdf) of its gTLD Marketplace Health Index today. Here are some graphs I found interesting. These graphs only refer to gTLDs, not ccTLDs. Growth in second level domain additions was slipping until new top level domains were released: Geographic top level domai...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:57
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Moon Juice is a reverse domain name hijacker
Company that sells “sex dust” tries to hijack domain name. Los-Angeles, California-based Moon Juice Ventures, which uses the domain name MoonJuiceShop.com, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. The finding comes as a result of the company’s cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Moo...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 12:20
Mike Mann overturns UDRP decision in court
Domain investor will keep SoundStop.com domain name. Domain name investor Mike Mann has successfully defended his domain name SoundStop.com in court after a UDRP panel ordered that he transfer it. Blue Ridge Fiberboard, Inc filed a UDRP against the domain name with the National Arbitration Forum. A three-person panel consisting of Ja...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:51
17 end user domain name sales up to $200,000
ADA.com highlights end user sales list. Sedo had a good sales week with $1.7 million in domain name transactions over 503 domain names. Leading the list was ADA.com for $200,000, which was purchased by a company launching a healthcare app. Mike Mann sold AnimalsUnited.com for $39,000, but it’s not clear who the buyer is yet. [&...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:25
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Submit your thoughts on what’s going on with the Chinese market for domain names. What’s going on in the Chinese domain name market? Does the bull market still have legs, or was it just a blip on the radar? What’s next? If you have an opinion on China, I’d love to feature you in an […] The post Participa...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:12
Interesting: NikeGoogle.com UDRP denied because…
What happens when two trademarks are at issue in a UDRP? National Arbitration Forum panelist Sandra J. Franklin has declined to transfer the domain name NikeGoogle.com to sporting goods company Nike in an interesting UDRP. I’ve often wondered what ends up happening when a company wins a UDRP for a domain that includes their bra...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:31
52 new TLD sales over $5,000 you probably haven’t seen yet
Here are 50+ notable new top level domain name sales. Uniregistry recently released sales data covering nearly 6,000 domain names totaling $42.6 million. You can download the full list at NameBio.com. The vast majority of names on the list are .com, and most of the rest are ccTLDs and legacy extensions. But I found 52 […] The p...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 14:6
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New domains and ccTLDs also benefiting from Pokemon Go craze
Lots of Pokemon domains are being registered in domains other than .com. Last week Elliot Silver at DomainInvesting wrote about the surge in .com and .net registrations including the word “Pokemon”. At the time, nearly 4,000 .com and .net domains had been registered. As of this morning, that number has grown to over 7,000...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:59
Donuts and Radix still miffed over .Web applicant
Companies file reconsideration request. Meanwhile, who just bought web.biz? Last week Radix and Schlund Technologies GmbH sent letters to ICANN asking them to postpone an upcoming auction for .Web, scheduled to take place July 27. They are concerned that applicant Nu Dot Co is now controlled by (or bidding on behalf of) another entit...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:47
WTF: Heidi Powell files cybersquatting lawsuit against Heidi Powell over HeidiPowell.com
Pity the poor woman who had the gall to register who own name as a .com domain name. I’ve seen a lot of ridiculous cybersquatting complaints filed through UDRP or the courts, but this one might top them all. You might have heard for Heidi Powell if you’re into weight loss reality TV. She’s co-host […] The post...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:34
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Flippa seller claims Pokemon Go typo receiving thousands of visitors
Seller wants to quickly flip Pokemon Go typo. A seller has listed PokeymonGo.com — a typo of the popular game Pokemon Go — on Flippa, claiming it “was receiving thousands of visitors to his website” just minutes after it went live. He’s trying to quickly flip the domain and site on Flippa. With close to ...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 8:56
Tesla.com is now Tesla’s main domain name
Company’s TeslaMotors.com web address now forwards to Tesla.com. In February, Domain Name Wire broke the news that car maker Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) had finally acquired the domain name Tesla.com. Its main website has long been TeslaMotors.com, a domain name it had to settle on because Tesla.com was registered way back in 1992. Aft...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 15:23
My conversation with Matt Mullenweg about domain names
A transcript of my in-depth conversation about domain names with the creator of WordPress. Two weeks ago I had Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, on the Domain Name Wire Podcast to talk about domain names. It was one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve published (and already the most downloaded), in [...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:59
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Jothan Frakes on Hong Kong, NamesCon – DNW Podcast #93
Jothan Frakes discusses the upcoming DomainFest in Hong Kong as well as January’s NamesCon show. NamesCon co-founder Jothan Frakes explains changes being made to January’s upcoming NamesCon conference. He also discusses NamesCon Hong Kong, which takes place in Hong Kong in August. Listen to what you need to know before bo...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:30
Pheenix raises backorder prices, adds .xyz
Prices are still much cheaper than competing services. Expired domain drop catching service Pheenix announced it is increasing prices “Due to price increases by both ICANN and registries.” The move comes days after SnapNames and NameJet both announced price increases. Pheenix will now charge $24.99 (up from $21.99) for re...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, July 18, 2016 - 8:52
Verisign files patent apps for using DNS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Verisign wants to patent a couple ways to use the DNS for the internet of things. Verisign, the domain name registry that operates the .com top level domain name, has filed two patent applications for applying DNS to internet-connected devices, i.e. internet of things (IoT). The two applications were filed in January 2015 and publish...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, July 15, 2016 - 9:15
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Rightside reveals premium and .live stats, date for 2-character release
New TLD company offers stats about .live and premium domain names. Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME) published some interesting stats about its second quarter today. Here are some of the notable numbers: $1 million premium sales (wholesale) from premiums in Q2. This was probably helped by the company’s special renewal pricing on premium ...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 14:14
SnapNames and NameJet are increasing backorder prices
Fees go up by $10 next week. SnapNames and NameJet are increasing their fees to catch pending delete expired domain names. The sites will increase their minimum fees by $10 to $79.00 on Tuesday, July 19. The fee increase will not apply to domains already ordered at the $69.00 price. SnapNames and NameJet pooled their […] The po...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 14:4

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