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Russian millionaire sued GoDaddy in $50 million dollar defamation lawsuit
Konstantin Malofeev, a Russian millionaire who claims GoDaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud, has filed a $50 million dollar lawsuit. According to Courthouse News Service, Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on Dec... - 2 hr 48 min ago
Yoyo Email: Last UDRP of 2014 lost to Lloyds Bank
By now, one should be familiar with Yoyo Email Ltd; the British company asserts that its business model does not infringe on the brands and trademarks of others, all while using domains that conflict with that claim. More than two dozen cases were brought against Yoyo Email Ltd in less than six months in the […] Copyright Domai... - 4 hr 1 min ago
ICANN alerts users of CZDS & ICANN Wiki about security breach
ICANN has sent out a password reset email, acknowledging a CZDS system intrusion that occurred in November. Through this notification, the system now alerts to the setting of a new password for all account holders: ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a “spear phishing” attack was initiat... - 14 hr 15 min ago
DomainFest Announced as Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!
DomainFest is one of the longest running events in the Domain Name industry. Its early origins in the early 2000s was a one day gathering with a mix of sharing new industry information and a social networking event. DomainFest will continue that tradition after being acquired by NamesCon. Originally established as a casual meeting of... - 21 hr 7 min ago
Rare sighting of ‘Mobi’ name in the wild!
When dot .Mobi launched in 2005, everyone raved about the endless possibilities of this alternate gTLD for the cellular & mobile market. A lot of things changed since that launch, and even had to be sacrificed in the name of sanity. We often see domain names on car tags, but they are usually dot […] Copyright D... - 22 hr 47 min ago
Uniregistry: End of year savings and more domain updates
Uniregistry announced its end of year savings, discounting several gTLDs. To take advantage of these promotions, register domains until December 31st, in the following gTLDs: .Christmas, for $18.88 per domain – regularly at $28.88 .Gift, for $12.88 per domain – regularly at $19.88 .Country, for $9.88 per domain – re... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 13:21
T-Mobile creates ‘Data Stash’ product without the dot com
T-Mobile, the fastest growing cellular phone company in the US, announced the availability of ‘Data Stash‘ – a data rollover product – starting in January 2015. With most phone companies, if you max out your plan’s data you either get throttled in speed or penalized with extra fees. Along with the introd... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:52
Moniker wins the prestigious ‘Registrar of the Year’ award
The Web Hosting and Domains Weekly announced its industry awards a little earlier this year; for the past decade, the awards are meant to congratulate distinguished industry leaders. Despite recent problems related to security and lack of customer service, the Registrar of the Year award went to an unlikely finalist, Moniker. “... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:22
Trademark applications for ‘Domain’ brands hint of upcoming services
Several new trademark applications for domain related services were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office during the past three weeks. First, the application for ‘Raj Domains’ was filed on November 26th, for the following classes: “IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Brand development in the field of Domain n... - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 0:4
Dear Chinese domain investors!
This is an open letter to all the legitimate, hard-working domain investors from China. After numerous cases of domain hijacking and domain theft from individuals originating in the Chinese mainland, it is time to address the issue among your peers. China’s economy is expanding in leaps and bounds, and it’s slated to surp... - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:15
ESQwire: WIPO to provide emotional support to recipients of RDNH decisions
WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland; the Red Cross also has its offices a few blocks away. The close operation of the two organizations has inspired the formation of a humanitarian support group for those UDRP Complainants that faced the soul-scarring delivery of a Reverse Domai... - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:16
Adam Dicker’s iBobble video song became a huge hit
Adam Dicker‘s latest venture is about bobblehead figures. The Canadian domain investor launched in November, just in time for the Holiday season. And now, it’s time for the iBobble video song – already a huge hit among Adam’s family and friends. It could easily make it to the #1 of domainer charts ... - Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 14:0
Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ domains already snatched by squatters
Poor Disney Enterprises. As soon as they announced the names of several characters from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie, they got registered. To be fair, Disney managed to register before announcing the title of the movie, and that’s the smart way to go these days; get the dot .... - Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:51
More stolen domains: and were snatched from GoDaddy
Ename is the de facto registrar of choice for Chinese domain hackers; once they steal domains, they move them to Ename, which is infamous for ignoring requests to return domains. Two more domain names, and were stolen at GoDaddy and moved to Ename; their legitimate owner alerted us that both domains are still […... - Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 13:55
DomainIQ crashed on WHOIS lookup; Finnish moose to the rescue!
DomainIQ is an online domain tool that provides extensive domain intelligence, not just good old plain WHOIS information. Accessible from, the tool is a service by Estibot, the brainchild of Finnish programmer, Esa-Pekka Palvimaki. The API provided by DomainIQ is being used by DoFo, Francois Carrillo’s WHOIS lookup... - Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:59
ALERT: The domain is currently stolen – Do not buy!
The domain name has been stolen, following the usual route from GoDaddy to the Chinese domain registrar, Ename. The presumably Chinese domain thief showed extreme interest in the domain, as it was first stolen three weeks ago and was pushed to another GoDaddy account. At the time, its owner notified GoDaddy about the domain [... - Friday, December 12, 2014 - 16:19
UDRP settled: PPC advertising *is* a bona fide use for domains
In a UDRP for the domain, the Complainant attempted to wrestle the domain away from its registrant, predating the “KUBEX” trademark by 11 years. Represented by the Zak Muscovitch law firm, the Respondent noted: “Respondent could not have registered the domain name in bad faith because Respondent’s registra... - Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:48
Reddit wars: Domainers are angry and won’t take it anymore!
Just a day after the exposure of strong anti-domainer sentiment on the popular time-waster destination Reddit, domainers themselves are going on the offensive. “Those pimply kids at Reddit have no clue about domains, don’t waist [sic] any time trying to educate them,” wrote user Joe755x on the popular forum, NamePro... - Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 20:17
Domain Security: GoDaddy increases length of validation codes
No domain registrar in the world cares more about domain security than GoDaddy. If your domains were stolen and moved to some Chinese or Russian domain registrar, that’s because you were stupid enough not to turn two-factor authentication on. The requirement to punch in a “validation code” sent to your phone via SMS... - Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 13:30
Out of Curiosity: Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA finally puts his domain to good use!
Remember Bobak Ferdowsi? He made history with NASA in 2012, as the JPL engineer sporting a memorable “mohawk” hairstyle, celebrating the successful mission of Curiosity on Mars; he was quickly dubbed “the Mohawk guy.” When his name got squatted as a .com, Bobak did not succumb to the $500 dollar selling price.... - Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:15

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