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Donuts Win Another New gTLD .Express Beating Out Express.com: No ICANN Last Resort Auctions For J...
Donuts has won yet another new gTLD string ahead winning .Express. The only other applicant was submitted by Express.com who has now withdrawn their application. This domain was scheduled for an ICANN Last Resort Auction. There are now 11 new gTLD scheduled to go to an ICANN in February and 19 more for March. As […]
The Domains - 56 min ago
Russian Dating Site Hacked: 20 Million Members Info Released: email of Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo
Russian Dating Site Hacked Jennifer LeClaire over at CIO-Today published an article on the Russian dating site Topface being hacked by someone known as Mastermind. The website reports to have over 90 million members. From the article: “A hacker calling himself ‘Mastermind’ is claiming to be in possession of over 20 million credential...
The Domains - 3 hr 34 min ago
Washington Post Takes A look at Flipping Websites on Flippa
The Washington Post ran a story a couple hours ago on flipping websites. Caitlin Dewey took a look at some people who have taken to Flippa to try to make something off a website they no longer have the time or passion for. From the article: It helps, of course, that Flippa has a precedent […]
The Domains - 16 hr 23 min ago
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Poster Boy For Frivolous UDRP Cases: Booked.xyz Guilty Of RDNH: TM Filed 16 Yrs After Domain
Booked Ltd of London which owns the domain Booked.xyz and Bookedxyz.com was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain name Booked.com in one of the most baseless UDRP cases we have ever read. Its too bad there is not any penalties for those who bring frivolous UDRP cases other than a […]
The Domains - 16 hr 47 min ago
Photo.com Saved In UDRP But No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, just lost its bid to grab the generic domain Photo.com. Although the three member panel threw out the case out finding the Complainant failed on the first element of not proving trademark rights the panel refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Here are the...
The Domains - 20 hr 51 min ago
To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of .Com Verisign Is Giving Away Over $100K In Cash Prizes
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of .Com and I’m proud have been asked to  judge Verisign’s  #InternetOfficial .Com Domain Name Contest which will be awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes. Here are some details: Make your idea #InternetOfficial. Come up with the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) ...
The Domains - 21 hr 43 min ago
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Vertical Axis Loses UDRP On ElectricFootball.com; Acquired When Complainant Let it Drop
A three member UDRP panel has awarded the domain name ElectricFootball.com to Tudor Games, Inc. of Sammamish, Washington which owned the domain name until 1997 when they “unintentionally” let it expire and that is when Vertical Axis Inc. who was represented by ESQwire.com Law Firm, acquired the domain on the drop. The Com...
The Domains - 23 hr 45 min ago
Coinbase Receives Approval to Launch Regulated U.S. Bitcoin Exchange
Coinbase to launch regulated Bitcoin exchange Monday Coin Desk reported that Coinbase will be rolling out a regulated Bitcoin exchange that has been approved by half of the nation’s state regulators. The Winklevoss  Twins announced on Friday that they plan to start a regulated Bitcoin exchange called Gemini, which they are fina...
The Domains - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 23:5
.Co names seems to be back up and running just fine
Dot Co was having some problems yesterday it was affecting some Twitter links. The Next Web reported on the issue with the .co extension which now seems to have gotten fixed. If you are still having a problem, they posted Update: Some are reporting that .co domains are beginning to work again. Flushing your DNS cache […]
The Domains - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 15:58
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ICANN CEO Fadi Bites The Hand That Feeds It Calling out Those “Hogging” Domains
Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, in a story published by the HuffingtonPost.com, which also contains a video interview with Fadi at World Economic Forum in Davos, explaining how we “went from twenty-something” top domain names to hundreds” throws large domain investors under the bus and then backs up the bus and rolls ov...
The Domains - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 9:8
Donuts Wins The Rights To Operate The New gTLD .Cafe Beating Out Co. That Runs .Bar/.Rest
Donuts has picked up another new gTLD extension winning the rights to .Cafe, beating out Punto 2012 the registry that runs .Bar and .Rest. The new gTLD string .Cafe was scheduled to go to the ICANN Last Resort auction later this Month. Other new gTLD’s that touch .cafe include .Restaurant, which is operated by Donuts […]
The Domains - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 7:44
NameJet Sells 941 domains for $5,984,520 – Liu.com led the way at $155,688
NameJet sold close to 1000 domains at $2,000 or more (941) in 2014, these sales totaled $5,984,520 USD. 41 LLL.coms sold on the list, with the top sale being the overall top sale Liu.com at $155,688. 6 Numeric domains made the list led by 472.com at $43,700. liu.com 1/22/14 09:22 $155.688,00 liao.com 5/15/14 10:38 $100.000,00 […...
The Domains - Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 3:21
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Jeff Dunham’s New Wife is Suing His Old Wife Over Domain Names
Here is one you don’t see everyday Jeff Dunham the famous ventriloquist who shows up every other weekend on Comedy Central in three hour blocks of programming, has an interesting situation going on in real life. It seems that the ex-wife of Mr. Dunham, Paige Dunham decided to play the domain game and register the […]
The Domains - Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 17:4
Afilias Wins The .Bet new gTLD Beating Donuts, Famous Four & UK Gambling Co. Ladbrokes
The new gTLD .Bet has been settled in what we can only guess was a private auction won by Afilias. Afilias won the rights to operate the new Top Level Domain beating out two big portfolio applicants Donuts and Famous Four Media as well as Ladbrokes a publicly traded  British based gaming company. According to […]
The Domains - Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 14:53
Flippa Weekly Sales led by Coolant.com at $8,500
Flippa released its sales from the past week, Coolant.com led the list at $8,500. The name was listed as exclusive to Flippa and sold at the buy it now. In new gtld sales, there was a package of 3 one letter .domains sold. A.domains,M.domains and U.domains sold for $701. The seller listed the premium at […]
The Domains - Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 5:11
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.Global Registry Offering A $25 Cash Back Rebate, But just for 8 Days
The .Global new gTLD registry just launched a cash back program to give people who register 10 or more .Global Domain names a cash back bonus of $25 per domain. “This is a limited time offer only available between Friday 23th of January and Saturday 31st of January.” For details on how to apply for […]
The Domains - Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:45
Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%
Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or [̷...
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 16:37
Trademark Clearinghouse Releases New Numbers: 34,400 Trademarks Registered
The Trademark Clearinghouse release some new numbers today. There are now 34,400 trademark submitted to the trademark clearinghouse. Just over 50% were submitted for more than one year for a total of almost 86,000 trademark years. Over 128,000 claim notice have been sent out to trademark holders notifying them of a registered new gTL...
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 15:28
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Braintree now lets all U.S. merchants accept Bitcoin
Braintree will now make it possible for all merchants in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin. Venture Beat is out with an article that Braintree after making partnerships earlies in the year with Coinbase and Pay Pal will make it possible for all merchants in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin. I guess for those not that […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:51
Forbes Asks “Why, Even After A Year, There’s Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains”
Forbes just published an article on the new gTLD”s and its less than glowing. Here are some of the highlights of the piece written by Roger Kay: “It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:10
My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com
Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD’s before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:24
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Donuts ” after such a long run, it’s about time to hand .COM a gold watch”
Donuts posted a blog post yesterday about looking to the future and that .com is that old stodgy utility that is staid but it is unremarkable. Yet Microsoft had plenty of options for example to register Hololens.newgtld but they still paid to buy the .com and handregister the .us. The article is worth a read, […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:21
22 Year Old Makes $85,000 in 9 Days Selling ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com
The auction for ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com ended last night on Flippafor USD $85,000 – a mere 9 days after the site was launched on January 12th. Today there is a press release out on it already “ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, a mere 9 days after the site was launched on January 12th. The site managed to secure over $20,000 ...
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:12
1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Vlaanderen 3,880; .Brussels 3,742; .Forsale 2,197
Three new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Here are the totals after the first day of GA. The totals include all domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise Period and those who paid an extra fee to get early […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:45
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SearchMetrics.com “The Rising and Falling Stars in Google US
Search Metrics takes a look each year at who fell in the rankings and who saw their website rise on Google. In addition to just looking at winners and losers they look into why some sites succeeded while other sites took a dip. If you are interested in SEO the article is very much worth […]
The Domains - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 14:56

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