Parking dooms owner of F5.net in UDRP
Why would you park a domain like this one? There are several reasons that the Chinese owner of F5.net just lost the domain name in a UDRP to F5 Networks, Inc. But one of them should be a warning for owners of short domains: the ads on the parked page were related to the complainant’s […] The post Parking dooms owner of F5...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:28
Donuts makes $70 million unsolicited offer for Rightside’s new TLD business
Public offer comes after Rightside declined earlier offers. Donuts announced today that it’s making a $70 million offer to acquire Rightside’s (NASDAQ:NAME) new top level domain name business. The company is making the offer public after “Rightside has repeatedly disregarded” Donuts’ previous overtures, ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 10:37
Brexit spells…opportunity?
Lots of people are registering Brexit domain names. UK voters have said they want to leave the European Union. Stocks are in freefall. The pound is sinking. UK’s prime minister is quitting. All of which means…opportunity? That’s certainly what some people think. Already this morning U.S. time, 60+ .com domains have ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 24, 2016 - 8:57
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Lawsuit ensnares innocent domain name investors
Valuable domain names are at stake. A lawsuit related to one of the longest running and most expensive legal battles in the history of domain names has now ensnared some well-known domain name investors. Their alleged fault: buying domain names from a court-appointed receiver. The case is complicated, but I’ll do my best to sum...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:19
This week’s end user domain name sales
App maker gets matching .com, company rebrands and buys ccTLDs, and more end user domain name sales. Sedo handled about a million dollars worth of domain name sales last week. Some of the end users that bought domains include a company that’s rebranding, a very large job board, and an email marketing company. Here are […]...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:30
Why Rick Schwartz’s UDRP loss is good for domainers
DomainKing.biz UDRP loss can help domainers on the receiving end of a UDRP. Earlier this month domain investor Rick Schwartz lost a UDRP–as the complainant. Schwartz filed a UDRP against a domain name registrar over the domain DomainKing.biz. Schwartz has a trademark for Domain King in the U.S. and Europe. The domain registrar ...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:58
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Updated eNom goes live today
eNom is getting a refresh and the building blocks for a better domain control panel are being put in place. Domain name registrar eNom will look different when you visit it later today. The site is undergoing a refresh to make it easier for resellers to integrate, and in preparation for bigger changes coming soon. […] The post ...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:44
Clinton’s .biz and Trump’s .com. Who gets it right?
Both presidential campaigns are releasing attack websites. Today, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a website blasting Donald Trump’s business history at ArtOfTheSteal.biz. Yes, that’s a .biz. The .com ArtOfTheSteal.com is taken, and you can bet the owner is getting a ton of traffic today. (Unfortunately for misgu...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 22:23
Behold, eNom’s refreshed logo
Second largest registrar offers up a cleaner, crisper brand image. It appears that eNom is about to reveal a new logo as part of a previously-announced refresh of its platform. The company filed an intent-to-use trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week. The new logo includes a stylized red/orange R...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:4
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Neustar to split into two companies. Here’s why
Company will separate NPAC contract from the rest of its business. Neustar, which operates domain name registry services for .co, .biz and many others, is splitting into two publicly traded companies. The move comes as the company’s stock (NYSE:NSR) has fluctuated wildly in recent years as the company tried to retain its Number...
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 8:52
Mrs Jello sues over stolen domain names
Three letter domain names are among those stolen. Mrs. Jello, LLC, the company founded by the late domain investor Igal Lichtman, has filed suit to recover domain names that were allegedly stolen from its eNom account. The lawsuit (pdf) claims that the following domains were stolen: ifz.com, jogs.com, jojo.com, lute.com, mica.com, sa...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:43
Domain Leases and Options with Zac Muscovitch – DNW Podcast #89
How to sell a domain name through a lease/option. Leasing a domain or selling an option to buy a domain is a good way to close a domain name transaction when the buyer can’t pay for it up front. This week, domain attorney Zac Muscovitch explains how to structure these deals, the due diligence you […] The post Domain Lease...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:30
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Moniker customer sues over expired domain names
Customer, which has previously sued Moniker, says domains should have been renewed. A client of domain name registrar Moniker has sued the registrar, arguing that the registrar mistakenly let domain names expire. Given the troubles Moniker has experienced over the past couple years, it might be easy to accept the allegations as fact....
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 10:45
CentralNic to relaunch Christmas Island .CX Domain
.CX to stand for Customer eXperience, but is most likely targeted to Chinese domain investors. CentralNic is going to relaunch Christmas Island’s country code top level domain, .CX, as an acronym for Costumer eXperience. While CX is an acronym for Customer Experience, and CX is really a thing in this respect, I don’t see ...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:44
End user domain name sales including a .MX and .Bet
Here are end user domain name sales that recently took place. Sedo completed 481 domain name transactions for a total of $1 million last week. The top reported sale–Kredit.com for €46,000–is still in escrow, so we don’t know the buyer yet. But the company had plenty of end user customers, including a helicopter comp...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 17, 2016 - 10:57
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CentralNic grabs another client from Verisign
.Art switches backend providers. CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC) announced today that it will be the backend registry services provider for the .art top level domain name. .Art operator UK Creative Ideas Limited originally selected Verisign as its backend provider. This isn’t the first time Verisign has lost a top level domain ...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:36
Video: Take a look inside a Chinese domain name conference
Over 1,000 people attended Global Domain Summit this month. By all accounts, it sounds like this month’s Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou was a big success. More than 1,000 people attended. Pinky Brand of ChopChop and TLD Registry released a video with scenes from the conference and the auction. The video also includes an inter...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 13:9
TLD Registry moves registry services to China
Move should help company get license in China. TLD Registry Ltd is switching its two top level domain names’ back-end services from Afilias to Teleinfo Network Technology Co., Ltd. The company operates two domain names: .在线 (.xn--3ds443g) Dot Chinese Online .中文网 (.xn--fiq228c5hs) Dot Chinese Website TLD Registry is making the m...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 11:46
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Efty now lets you create your own BrandBucket
New marketplace templates make it easier to showcase your domain portfolio. Domain name sales platform Efty has released a couple of new themes that let domainers create their own domain store, including a BrandBucket-style theme where you can showcase domain logos. Here’s an example of a searchable domain store created on the ...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:25
UDRP filed against Circus.com
Gambling company wants domain name registered in 1993. Huh? A cybersquatting complaint has been filed at World Intellectual Property Organization against the domain name Circus.com. Circus Belgium, which operates a gambling website at Circus.be, filed the claim. The domain name is owned by Online Guru, Inc., the company that operates...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 8:20

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