Afternic & Directi Partner Up Afternic, announced their partnership with Directi, the largest domain registrar in Asia and seventh-largest registrar in the world. Directi will join the Afternic reseller network as a Premium Partner, incorporating Afternic’s vast inventory of premium domains for sale through their BigRock brand.
This exclusive relationship brings ...
The Domains - 16 hr 20 min ago
H2.Co Launched By Linkedin Co-Founder & Ex-Google, Verisign, Apple Executives Another .Co is in the news today as H2.co announced its holding its inaugural meeting at LinkedIn’s global headquarters in Silicon Valley in October 2013.
Talk about name dropping.
Lets start with Reid Hoffman who is a Partner at Greylock and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn
Then we move over to Nayan Patel and Jef...
The Domains - 17 hr 18 min ago
Ron Paul Loses Both UDRP’s On Ronpaul.com and Ronpaul.org In two UDRP decisions that are expected to be published later today, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) denied Congressman’s Ron Paul, bid to obtain the domain names RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org
The Congressman filed two UDRP’s one for both of the domain name RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org against Whois Priva...
The Domains - 21 hr 23 min ago
Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Now Owns Over 5% Of Verisign Back In February we told you that Warren Buffets’s Berkshire Hathaway purchased 3,685,700 shares of Verisign (VRSN) which at the time of acquisition represented an investment of around $165 Million dollars.
Today according to Cnbc.com, Berkshire Hathaway added another 4.49 million shares last quarter and now owns 5.35% of Ver...
The Domains - 21 hr 30 min ago
Bill Sweetman Consulting Firm Name Ninja Launches After resigning from his vice president’s role at Tucows to pursue his passion for domain name strategy, respected domain name expert Bill Sweetman has unveiled Name Ninja (www.nameninja.com), a boutique domain name consulting firm that officially launches today.
“With the massive expansion of the Internet namespace due to the upcomi...
The Domains - 22 hr 7 min ago
Veko.com Lost In UDRP: Domain Was Parked, For Sale & Owner Was Domainer Veko Lightsystems International B.V. was awarded the domain name Veko.com by a one member UDRP panel
The Complainant won the case based off of a Benelux trademark issued February 20, 2002.
A Benelux trademark is about the easiest trademarks to get an usually a jurisdiction someone runs to if they have a weak claim for the trademark e...
The Domains - 22 hr 14 min ago
Over 30 Domains Related To Oklahoma Tornado The Good, Bad & Ugly Just about 48 hours after one of the worst Tornado’s in US history hit the ground in Moore Oklahoma killing children, adults and causing over $1 Billion in damage, we found over 30 .com and .net and .org domain names registered which gives the indication they are for charitable or relief purposes.
However scanning though all t...
The Domains - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 13:37
Sedo.com Weekly Domain Name Transactions Total $1.26 Million Sedo just reported that over the past week, 799 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling over $1.26m.
Over 40% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.
Highlights of public sales include:
• Top .com: 3dcity.com at 29,500 USD
• Top ccTLD: creditos.com.mx at 19,000 USD
The Domains - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:20
Google Chrome Now Allows For Voice Search On Laptops & Desktops Google updated its Chrome Web browser today to include voice search, a feature that lets you speak naturally to your computer to get search results. The feature not only does your searches by voice but responds to questions and allows you to engage in follow up questions thereby allowing you to have a conversations with Google.
The Domains - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:42
Reserve Price Ranges For TRAFFIC Auction Released The organizers of the TRAFFIC conference which will be held in Las Vegas next week just published the reserve price ranges for the domain names at the TRAFFIC auction.
70% of domain names in the auction have NO RESERVE and will be sold to the highest bidder
One of the domain names that was contributed by Nat Cohen a member of the ICA...
The Domains - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:47
Google Loses UDRP On Play-Gogles.com; Not Confusing To TM On Google Play Google Inc. just lost a UDRP on the domain name play-gogles.com which was registered in February 2013.
Google claimed it had rights to the domain name play-gogles.com based off its trademarks for Google and Google Play.
However the one member panel denied Google’s claim even though the domain holder didn’t even bot...
The Domains - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:28
ICANN Approves The Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR) As A UDRP Provider The ICANN Board approved the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR) as an UDRP provider.
The approval of ACDR as the first UDRP provider located in the Middle East “enhances ICANN‘s accountability to the Internet community as a whole, enhancing choice for UDRP complainants”.
ICANN acknowledged that comments were...
The Domains - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 1:14
ICANN Fall 2014 Meeting Heading Back To The US To Los Angeles The ICANN Board announced tonight that is has selected Los Angeles California as its location for its third Meeting for 2014
The ICANN 2014 North America Public meeting, will be held on October 12th-17th, 2014.
ICANN announced last December that the meeting location for the March 2014 ICANN will be Singapore and ICANN meeting...
UDRP Roundup: DomainTools; Bed Bath & Beyond; Home Depot A few cases either filed or decided today in UDRP world, DomainTools.com filed a UDRP on 10 typo domain names
The UDRP from Domaintools.com is on the following domain names:
The Domains - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 17:44
Pam Anderson Official Site Drops & Is At Auction At NameJet.com; PamAnderson.com The domain name of actress Pam Anderson official site dropped today PamAnderson.com, and was picked up by one of the registrars that works with NameJet.com where it is currently at auction.
According to Screenshots.com, PamAnderson.com was updated in just this past January.
The domain name was acquired by and owned by CMG Worldwide...
The Domains - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 17:9
TextAlerts.com On Sale At BuyDomains For $250 Sells Instead On Snap For $3,500 The domain name TextAlerts.com was on sale at BuyDomains.com just a week ago with a buy it now price of $250.
There were no takers.
Instead the domain name which was owned by Domainbox Limited of the UK, when it was listed at Afternic.com/BuyDomains.com, expired, dropped and went into a SnapNames.com auction where it sold on Friday ...
The Domains - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:51
Sedo’s Great Domain Auction Ends Thursday; 345.com; mph.com, Telephones.com Sedo.com Great Domain Auction for May ends this Thursday at Noon EST.
As of time of publication, over 70 domain names in the auction have bids led by 345.com with a high bid of $25,000 (that is owned by the same company that publishes TheDomains)
mph.com is the domain with the second highest bid at $24,999.
Telephones.com is sitting ...
The Domains - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:32
Did Google Just Kill Off Selling SubDomains? On Friday Matt Cutts announced that Google would soon be imposing a change in the search algorithm that would limit the number of search results coming from one domain.
The news was broke by SearchEngineLand.com, which said it will make it less “likely to see results from the same domain name, if you already have been shown tha...
The Domains - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:18
NFL’s ReggieBush.com Official Site’s Domain Name Drops The domain name ReggieBush.com dropped today and was picked up by NameJet.com where it currently at auction.
The domain name had 61 backorders placed on it, and as usual in the cases where famous entertainer or athletes domains drop, we do not report on it until the backorder time closes.
The domain name was the official site of Regg...