NamePros video from NamesCon 2015 does not include Richard Lau!
A Very Important Person that was instrumental for putting NamesCon 2015 together, is missing from a NamePros video making the rounds. Shocked by the non inclusion of founder Richard Lau in the 4 and 1/2 minute, condensed version of the NamesCon experience, we decided to protest this. So we created an All Richard Lau NamesCon […... - 15 hr 46 min ago
Oreos! Greek registrant wins domain at auction
A few days ago we indicated the roots of the word “Oreos” to be a phonetic representation of the Greek word for “handsome” or “beautiful“, ΩΡΑΙΟΣ. The domain was auctioned off yesterday, and the winner paid $1,650 to acquire the domain, which – depending on use – might have so... - 19 hr 16 min ago : Francois pulls the plug at midnight on Friday
It’s often a good idea to refresh one’s business, and, the active project of French domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo, is not an exception. Despite recent rumors on a sale, the buyer disappeared into thin air, sending Francois off in a quest for a business partner. As of today, there has been no official... - 19 hr 58 min ago
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Lego Buddies: KickStarter project owner loses LEGO UDRP
A KickStarter project owner has just lost a UDRP over the domain, after the toy maker took them to the WIPO over the use of the domain. Blessed Factory of Deland, Florida, used the domain to forward to the company’s KickStarter project, titled “Blessed Buddies“. According to the project, “Bless... - 21 hr 25 min ago
Revision Legal: Law Firm recovered $3.5 million in stolen domain assets in 12 months
Revision Legal, a law firm based in Michigan, has announced its track record for the past 12 months, regarding the recovery of stolen domains. Acknowledging that domain theft has become rampant, the statement opens thus: “Domain name theft is an ever-increasing reality for any individual or business that owns a domain name. And... - 22 hr 3 min ago
Five figures: One of Sedo’s largest sales is a .CO domain
Sedo reports of domain sales have been averaging $2,000 to $3,000 over the course of more than a year; the domain venue generates its sizable revenue by selling vast quantities of domains. Then again, exceptions do happen; yesterday, domain broker Dave Evanson revealed the brokerage of for $120,000 dollars. Surprisingly, one ... - 22 hr 22 min ago
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Evanson and Wang team brokered KHC dot com for $120 Grand
A solid three letter .com sale was announced earlier today, by Dave Evanson, senior sales & brokerage consultant at Sedo. Along with one of the China-based Sedo brokers, Lijuan Wang, the dynamic duo achieved the sale of for $120,000 dollars. That is one heck of a price for the domain, and we’re eager to […] Co... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 19:3
Death threat via Domain Name Sales results in FBI report over domain pricing
Just like statements of impending suicide, death threats should always be taken very seriously. A person inquiring about a domain name on Frank Schilling’s Domain Name Sales, did not like the domain owner’s pricing, and threatened him with physical harm: “Likewise regarding attitude. The default message from the ser... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 18:37
WorkMail: Amazon new service arrives without first securing the dot .com
Amazon announced WorkMail today, a hosted email service for corporations that aims at competing against Microsoft Office 365. Presented as Amazon WorkMail, the service is a secure, managed email and calendaring solution that would also compete against similar Google offerings. Naturally, Amazon secured – a do... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 15:46
*** Click to list your domain for sale at CAX *** auction ended; who will win the UDRP?
Several risk-takers participated in a last minute battle over the domain name, which was being auctioned publicly at DropCatch. During the final 10 minutes of the auction, a bidding war erupted, sending the price of from $210 to the final bid of $1,650. That bid, placed by someone using the username “afxxy5&... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 15:5
Alert: Stolen domains,, were moved to Ename
No sooner did we announce the declaration of February 1st as National Punch a Domain Thief Day, and a group of domains was reported as stolen. The domains, and were removed unlawfully from their owner’s GoDaddy account, and were transferred to the usual destination: the Chinese domain registrar and aucti... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:11
BREAKING: GoDaddy reveals the REAL Superbowl XLIX commercial!
GoDaddy generated a lot of controversy yesterday, by revealing its Super Bowl ™ XLIX video that featured a lost puppy that gets sold online via a GoDaddy customer’s puppy mill business. Soon after, allegedly succumbing to negative backlash from animal lovers, PETA and Michele Obama, the GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, called th... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 13:21
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February 1st is National Punch a Domain Thief Day
During the entire 2014, domain theft increased to numbers unseen before, thanks to an ICANN imposed requirement for ownership verification. The Registrars rushed to comply, falling victims to a flood of email phishing originating mostly from China. Rogue domain registrars such as Ename make life difficult to domain owners whose domai... - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:34
Oreos: Who will catch the .com and potentially the UDRP?
As Mike Berkens noted, the domain has been in auction at – an outfit of NameBright / Huge Domains. After other drop catching services failed to catch the former domain property of Kraft Foods, the current status of the auction which expires in less than a day, shows a top bid of only […] Copyright ... - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 17:11
The Negotiator Agency: Corporate proxy buyers for high value domains
Large corporations do not want their branding plans exposed to the public outright. When billions of dollars are at stake, Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft utilize third party “proxy” buyers to acquire domain assets from their registrants. The case of is a great example of how Wall Street operates; jus... - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:38
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ESQwire: Law firm assists with the return of 3 valuable numeric .com domains
It’s good news for the owner of three formerly stolen numeric domains:, and ESQwire, the domainer-friendly law firm of attorneys Ari Goldberger and Jason Schaeffer, along with Greenberg & Lieberman, filed a lawsuit in November, to recover the domains on behalf of their owner. In late December, the V... - Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 0:10
Trademark application for ‘Holo’ : Microsoft planned ahead with HoloLens domain
Microsoft used Marksmen, a third party acquisition service - aka, proxy buyer – to buy the domain name for a mere $6,750 and some pondered on the timeframe of their brand development. The domain was retained for less than a week by Marksmen, before Microsoft announced the launch of HoloLens and took over control [&... - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 18:51
Dot .CLUB Registry : It’s go ahead with Credit.Club
Dot .CLUB CEO, Colin Campbell, announced the results of the Registry’s official analysis, regarding the unexpected hand registration of the premium domain, Credit.Club by developer Bruce Marler. Clearing Marler of any wrong-doing, Mr. Campbell stated that the erroneous release of Credit.Club by the Registry will not be reversed... - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 17:13
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Nor’easter in Boston: Igloo offices to close early today
Igloo, the domain brokering company closed its Boston offices early today, as a hefty Nor’easter threatened the area. Despite being formed in New Zealand, the US offices don’t get to enjoy much of the beautiful landscapes of Kiwi-land; the latter, is reserved for co-founder, Gregg G. McNair. “It’s safety first... - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 17:4 UDRP denied transfer to Complainant
The domain name was challenged in a UDRP, brought forth by Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Short version: The complaint was denied, although there was no finding of reverse domain name hijacking, as one would expect. Registered in 1998, is an extremely generic domain name, and it... - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:19
Domaining Europe: Spaniards prefer their local ccTLD over .com and others
Spanish consumers registered more dot .ES domains – the local ccTLD for Spain – than any other TLD in 2014. According to a report by Internet development agency,, there was an increase of 3.46% in dot .ES registrations, accounting for over half of all domain names registered in Spain. The total number of .ES [̷... - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:4
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Brannan’s brokerage offers category killer domains in latest newsletter
Brannan’s, the domain brokering outfit operated by domain broker David Clements, has some absolute gems in its latest edition. As stated by David, there are several investment quality domains on that list, that are priced competitively. In other words, it’s a first come first served availability and some of these domains ... - Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:31
Sputnik News: Interview with ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé
ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, gave an interview to the Russian news agency, Sputnik News. The interview was conducted over the phone, by Russian investigative reporter, Nikolai Domienenko. Here are the highlights from the English edition, to be published tomorrow at Sputnik News: Nikolai Domienenko: Hello Fadi, and thank for interview gra... - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 21:27
Holovisions: Large domain portfolio holder entered the field 10 years ago
After the successful acquisition of by Microsoft via the use of a proxy buyer, the holography market is once again in the limelight. A domain pioneer in the field, is HoloVisions LLC, a Minnesota company formed by domain investor, inventor and entrepreneur, Robert Connor. Connor’s company manages an impessive domai... - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 10:33
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Hung or frisky? Join some important .CLUB domains at a reasonable cost!
The recent story of how Bruce Marler got Credit.Club for $10.99 is a story that kept domainers buzzing in disbelief. While there are plenty of quality .CLUB domains in the wild, there are plenty more that have been reserved by the dot .CLUB Registry. Most of these domains can be acquired for a fee in […] - Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 19:11

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