Oktogo.Ru Acquires & Rebrands As Travel.Ru TechCrunch.com just covered Oktogo, “one of the larger hotel-booking sites in Russia which acquired , acquired Travel.ru, for around $2 million”.
Travel.Ru was a site not just a domain name.
“Today, Oktogo announced that it will rebrand the entire company as Travel.ru, as it pivots into a new role as an integrated, ...
The Domains - 27 min ago
The Pirate Bay is Sailing Toward A World Where The Domain Name is irrelevant
The Pirate Bay has had to sail the high seas of the DNS many times throughout its existence. Recently the site has moved from .SX (Sint Maarten) to the .pe extension (Peru).
The Pirate Bay has told TorrentFreak.com that they will soon no longer have the need for a domain name and thus make the confiscating or blocking of a domain c...
Bob Parsons Pledges Half of His Fortune to Charity
Huffington Post reports that Bob Parsons the founder of Go Daddy will give half of his fortune to charity.
From the article:
Parsons and wife, Renee, recently joined the Giving Pledge –- a movement started by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett four years ago –- which asks the world’s richest people to donate half of their wea...
The Domains - 19 hr 35 min ago
5.co.uk Sells For $67,611 on NameJet.com The domain name 5.co.uk sold for a very nice $67,611 on NameJet.com today, leading all .co.uk sales for the month on that platform.
There have been quite a few .co.uk domain names up for sale this month on Namejet.com which coupled with the announcement by Nominet that company that runs the .Uk ccTLD that they will be assigning .UK d...
The Domains - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 16:10
dotShabaka Chooses Pool.com For Sunrise & Landrush Aucitons The newest of the new gTLDs, ‘شبكة.’ (translates to .web in English) announced today that they have selected Pool.com for its Sunrise and Land Rush auction
More recently Pool.com’s auction platform has helped support .sx (the country code of St. Maarten) and CoInternet’s re-launch of .co, which, according to Mr. Schreier, allows bus...
The Domains - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:23
Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million Sedo.com Over the past week, 580 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million.
This amounts to $63.1 Million in year-to-date sales revenue.
Over 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.
Highlights of public sales include:
Top .coms: sandwich.com at 137,500 USD
Top ccTLD: pizza.e...
The Domains - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 15:44
Godaddy/Afternic Sells $1.76 In Domains Led By HealthAdvisor.com For $40K Here is GoDaddy and Afternic’s reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 12/2/13 – 12/8/13
Total domain sales for the week summed to $1,760,202
All sales were led by HealthAdvisor.com at $40K
The bargain of the week may have been slot.org for $7K
The Domains - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 13:25
Demands Media’s Rightside Releases Introductory Video Demand Media, Inc., proposed spinoff of its new gTLD registry, and registrar business Rightside.co just released an introductory video on its business and the new gTLD’s program.
The video highlights many of Demand Media, Inc. own gTLD’s it applied for including .Ninja
The Domains - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:23
SnapNames.com Add .Co.Uk and .Cn Dropping Domains To Their System SnapNames®, a KeyDrive S. announced today that the ccTLD domain names for the United Kingdom, .CO.UK and for China, .CN are now available for backorder services.
“As the world’s third and fourth most popular country code top-level domain (ccTLD) extensions, demand for .CO.UK and .CN is aptly reflected in top worldwide in...
.Uno Starts Sunrise Period, Runs Until February 6, 2014 Dot Latin LLC, the .UNO Domain Registry, announces today that their 60-Day Sunrise Period starts and runs until February 6, 2014.
The Sunrise Period is when trademark owners are eligible to register a domain name containing their owned mark. In order for Trademark Holders to apply for a domain during Sunrise, they must submit an appl...
UDRP Panel Fails To Order Transfer Of Domain Back From Ex-Employee The Law Firm Dr. Khalid Alnowaiser of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, just lost its bid to get the domain name lfkan.com in a UDRP
The Complainant is a law firm established in 1996, with offices in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Complainant offers a range of legal services to local and international clients, in both Arabic and English.
The Domains - Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:53
Technology Companies Propose Plan on Reforming Government Surveillance Today a coalition of Technology companies released their plan for reforming how the government conducts surveillance. See below for the full press release.
In addition to the press release there were a couple of other related stories.
CNN featured a story today, “Microsoft Fights Back Against NSA Snooping”
(CNN) — ...
The Domains - Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:20
Looks Like Godaddy Charges Some Customers $50 If They Get Hit With A UDRP It appears that Godaddy.com charges its customers $50 one of their domains get hit with a UDRP.
One customer is complaining on his own blog.
Daniel Paden tells his tale on the blog Atheiststoday.com, in a post entitled, Stop Using Godaddy, including all the emails he exchanged with Godaddy.com complaining about a $50 fee charged to M...