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.Club takes 6 out of the top 10 New gTLD Sales on Sedo in 2014
Sedo reported their top 10 new gTLD sales of 2014 and .club dominated the list with 6 out of 10. Things seem to be on the upswing as the company raised another $3million according to DomainNameWire. These were the highest public new gTLD domain name sales at Sedo in 2014: 1) baltic.cruises                 25,000 US-Dollar […]
The Domains - 5 hr 27 min ago
Flipboard Wins TM Dispute Leading to Flowboard Changing Their Name
Simon Sage reported for iMore that Flowboard an app that allows you to create presentations lost a trademark dispute with Flipboard. The company has decided to change their name and rebrand to FlowVella. FlowVella CEO, Brent Brookler told Geek Wire the changed had already been in the works, the company will keep the same F […]
The Domains - 7 hr 20 min ago
“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”
SeekingAlpha, just published s story right out of Rick Schwartz Playbook and something he has expressed for years on his blog, that Sears and Staples might be more valuable as domain names than as brick and mortar stores. “”What happens when a brick and mortar retailer’s brand becomes more valuable as a domain name ...
The Domains - 11 hr 27 min ago
Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $12.4 Billion Highest Quarter on Record
According to a press release out today, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US, Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. climbed to an historic high of $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever, besting the record-setting revenues of Q4 2013, which came in at $12.1 billion. “This [&#...
The Domains - 12 hr 1 min ago
Owner of Baby.com Wins .Baby For $3.1 Million Dollars.
Johnson & Johnson which has owned and advertised  Baby.com for many years, just won the ICANN Last Resort Auction for the new gTLD .Baby for 3,088,888 Google, Minds + Machines, Donuts, Radix and Famous Four lost in the auction and unlike private auctions will not get any share of the winning bid. In the other […]
The Domains - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 19:17
UDRP Round Up: iWantValium.com; Viagra.Ninja; Minnesota.Life; Landshark.Beer; Playstation.co
A few UDRP/URS case caught my eye over the last day or so. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG the makers of Valium filed a UDRP on iwantvalium.com Doesn’t everyone? The domain name was just registered back in June Pfizer Inc just won two separate UDRP on the domain names ViagraNinja.com and Viagra.Ninja Now that those are […]
The Domains - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 19:6
Godaddy Sued For $50 Million By Russian Millionaire Konstantin Malofeev
According to Courthousenews.com, GoDaddy.com has been sued for $50 million by A Russian millionaire claiming Godaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud. Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe – the anonymous operator of the websites – on Dec. 14 Malofeev claims he...
The Domains - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:18
.Website Collision Domains Give A Boost In Registrations: Here Are Available LLL/NNN/One Word Dom...
.Website which had its ICANN collision lists freed up recently has seen a nice bounce in daily registrations. Like a bunch of other TLDs, the spike in registrations appears to have come on the back of Black Friday and Cyber Monday registrations. The TLD saw volumes of 5 times that of the previous day’s registrations […]
The Domains - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:54
ICANN Believes They Had A Spear Phishing Attack in November
ICANN is looking into an attack on their systems that took place back in November, they have posted an announcement on their website and have said to stay tuned for further updates by checking back. ICANN is investigating a recent intrusion into our systems. We believe a “spear phishing” attack was initiated in late Novem...
The Domains - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 0:57
NamesCon Acquires DomainFest & Will Be Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!
Well our hunch was right yesterday, as today NamesCon announced they have acquired DomainFest from Oversee.net in a press release we just received. “Starting with small conferences in LA and Barcelona, Oversee grew Domainfest into a large, global conference series, attracting domainers, marketing professionals and celebrity spe...
The Domains - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 17:58
Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million
Over the past week just 573 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million Dollars 57% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: competitiveintelligence.com at 35,477 USD · Top ccTLD: ferienhausschweden.de at 4,500 EUR · Top “other” TLD: ovn.or...
The Domains - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 17:2
Shoes.com Sold
According to Bloomberg.com, Shoes.com has sold “Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its Shoes.com online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market Shoeme, parent of OnlineShoes.com and Shoeme.ca, is purchasing Shoes.com for an undisclosed price, the companies said in sepa...
The Domains - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 16:10
.XYZ Is The 1st New gTLD To Break 750,000 Registered Domains
.XYZ has become the first new gTLD to break through the 750,000 mark for domain name registrations. According to the .XYZ registry the number of registered domain names is 750,073 The 750,000th domain name to be registered was Chez.XYZ that was registered today at the domain name registrar Gandi.net. We at TheDomains.com were the fir...
The Domains - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 14:56
RiskIQ.com Files Suit Again Risk.io For Federal Trademark Infringement
RiskIQ.com. sued Risk.IO, for trademark infringement and unfair competition based upon Risk IO’s having improperly and willfully used the names, yesterday in the United States District Court in the Northern District Of California San Francisco Division for trademark infringement asking for disgorgement of profits, for civil penalties...
The Domains - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 10:24
Did NamesCon Buy DomainFest.com?
I was going through the schedule for the Namescon conference taking place in January 2015 at Las Vegas and found this session: Sunday, January 11 • 10:00am – 10:15am (which is the 1st day of NameCon) “Welcome to DomainFest @NamesCon! “ Namescon unlike any previous domain conference that I’m aware of is allowin...
The Domains - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 16:53
ICANN Denies Allegation That New gTLD Have Widespread Phishing & Malware Sites
According to a company blog post out today, by brand protection company CSC, citing Amy Mushahwar, counsel and Chief Information Security Officer at Washington, D.C. law firm ZwillGen PLLC, says: “New domains (new gTLD’s) are being registered as phishing sites and for drive-by downloads of malware.” “Nefarious...
The Domains - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 14:8
Guess I Was Wrong There Is A Lot Of Cybersquatting Going On In The New gTLD’s: 15X As Much?
Well it seems as the trademark lobby predicted there isa lot of cybersquatting going on in the new gTLD space, a lot more than I thought we would ever see. I was one who thought there would be a negligible amount of trademark infringing domain names registered in the new gTLD space due to the […]
The Domains - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:14
UDRP Panel Gives EasyGroup Rights To The Word “Easy”? Awards Domain It Let Expire In 2009
A one member UDRP panel, of William R. Towns seemingly granted EasyGroup Limited of London, the right to all domain names that start with the word “easy” that the company has or will trademark in the future. EasyGroup is the owner of a Community trademark (“CTM”) for EASYTRAIN in connection with transportation...
The Domains - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 9:54
Monster.com (Jobs) Beats out Monster, Inc. (High End Audio Co.) For The gTLD .Monster
Monster.com,  (NYSE:MWW), the job site has beaten out Monster, Inc. the company that makes high end audio cables and other equipment for the new gTLD .Monster. The contension set was scheuled to do to the ICANN last resort auction next week but Monster, Inc who is best know for high end audio cables just withdrew […]
The Domains - Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:4
After 7 Years, This Is Where Thedomains.com Has Been & Where it’s Going
Our first post was made on December 4th, 2007 so amazingly enough we have been hard at work over here at thedomains.com for 7 years. I have no idea where the time has gone, but it went, and a lot of it. We have published over 7,700 posts and just under 85,000 comments. We have […]
The Domains - Friday, December 12, 2014 - 12:19

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