Domain Name News: June 1 Week in Review

Domain Name Week in ReviewEvery Friday, DomainSherpa.com provides you with a hand-selected, editorially-based review of the weekly news. In this summary, you will find the latest articles and videos produced by DomainSherpa staff and contributors. You will also find links to the best news articles in the domain name industry – so you don’t have to spend your time searching for news or reading something that was not worth your time.


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This Week’s News in Review


Google Applies for .google, .youtube, and .lol Domain Names – 31-May-12
Google said it has applied for the Internet identifiers “.google,” “.docs” and “.youtube,” with the planned expansion of the Web’s domain name system.

College Hunks and Strong Students Fight in Court After UDRP – 31-May-12
A muscular lawsuit. This lawsuit creates and amusing visual. Strong Students Moving, Inc. has sued (pdf) College Hunks Hauling Junk after the former lost a domain to the latter through a UDRP case. Shaun Robinson of Strong Students Moving, Inc. alleges that he registered the domain name collegehunksmoving.com while he was negotiating with College Hunks…

Something Tells Me The Intellectual Property Constituency Won’t Like .sucks – 30-May-12
.Sucks will be the new TLD opponents’ case-in-point. When I saw Michael Berkens’ post this morning about the four top level domains Momentous Corp is applying for, I did a double take. .Sucks? Yep. It’s no joke. The applicant describes .sucks like this: Since its inception, the internet has been a forum for debate and…

Go Daddy Applies for .home and .casa Top Level Domains – 30-May-12
Go Daddy applies for .home, .casa, and .godaddy top level domains. Domain name registrar Go Daddy has applied for the .home and .casa top level domains, CEO Warren Adelman disclosed to Domain Name Wire. These two domains are in addition to .GoDaddy. Adelman said the domains were chosen in part because they have multiple meanings…

Web.com Formally Announces Bid for .web – 30-May-12
Web.com formally announced .web application. Web.com, parent company of Network Solutions and Register.com, formally announced its bid for the .web top level domain today. Of course, we’ve known about the company’s plans since at least October of last year. The company has been taking pre-reservations on its web site. The company also applied for a…

Web.com Applies to Be Exclusive Registry for New “.web” Designation – 30-May-12
Web.com Group, Inc., a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, has applied to be the exclusive registry for the new “.WEB” generic top level domain (gTLD), which is part of the first wave of the newly-expanded universe of domain names being considered by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

Oversee.net’s Fifth Employee Returns to Domainsponsor Role – 30-May-12
Mike Song, an early Oversee.net employee, has returned to the company as an account manager. Song was hired by the company in 2003 after it launched the DomainSponsor domain parking service. He was the fifth employee of the company. He later held positions in operations and portfolio acquisitions with DomainSponsor. Song left Oversee.net in 2008…

Domain Stocks Doing Very Well This Year – 29-May-12
Tucows more than doubles and other domain stocks also on a tear. It has been a decent year for the NASDAQ so far. But returns on domain stocks have been exceptional. Consider Tucows (TCX), which opened the year at 75 cents. It has more than doubled to $1.52 at today’s open. The company continues to…

DomainMarket.com Launches Facebook Page to Spread Its Hottest Website Names – 29-May-12
Officials at the online marketplace will use new Facebook Timeline to tell fans about domain names and the latest developments in technology and Internet marketing To coincide with the launch of Facebook’s new Timeline pages for businesses, DomainMarket.com started a Timeline to promote the online domain marketplace and provide information about domain names, Internet technology and online marketing. According to Jason Exline, a social media consultant for DomainMarket.com, “Facebook really is the spot where people go to get updated information on a particular business or topic.” Mann added that he hopes the new Facebook Timeline helps boost DomainMarket.com’s image, positioning the online marketplace as a leader in the thriving domain industry.

Monte Cahn Invests in and Joins DomainHoldings – 29-May-12
Another familiar face turns up at Domain Holdings. Monte Cahn, best known in the domain industry for founding domain registrar Moniker, has invested in Domain Holdings and taken a role with the company. Cahn has joined Domain Holdings as an Executive in Residence and Advisor to the Board. As Executive in residence, Cahn will work…

Proposed New Internet Domain Names to Be Revealed 13 June – 29-May-12
The agency in charge of website addresses has picked 13 June as the day it will reveal proposed new names for online neighbourhoods breaking the ‘.com’ mold.

ICANN Announces New TLD Reveal Date, Digital Archery Schedule, 500 Unfinished Applications – 29-May-12
Dates are finalized and a lot of applicants have work to do before tomorrow. ICANN just provided a timeline for the new top level domain application process going forward. The “big reveal” date, when ICANN releases the full list of applicants and the strings they applied for, will be June 13. Digital Archery, which will…

China Reopens .cn to Individuals, But Registrars May Be Slow to Follow – 29-May-12
Individuals can now register .cn domains, but domain registrars may still be cautious about offering the domains. After clamping down on .cn domain registrations a few years ago, China is beginning to open up its country code top level domain again. Yesterday China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the registry for .cn domain names, announced…

China Reopens .cn to Individuals, But Registrars May Be Slow to Follow – 29-May-12
Individuals can now register .cn domains, but domain registrars may still be cautious about offering the domains. After clamping down on .cn domain registrations a few years ago, China is beginning to open up its country code top level domain again. Yesterday China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the registry for .cn domain names, announced…

Arbitration Company Loses Domain Arbitration Case – 29-May-12
JAMS can’t have domain name, WIPO rules. Oh, the irony. An arbitration company has lost a UDRP arbitration case. JAMS, a.k.a. Jams/Endispute, LLC filed an arbitration case with World Intellectual Property Organization over the domain name jamsarbitration.com. The registrant of the domain was upset over a decision JAMS came to in a case and created…

Broward County Loses UDRP to Gain Generic Domains – 29-May-12
We alerted you to a UDRP filed on three generic Geographic domain names and today, a three member UDRP panel decided in favor to the domain holder on the domain names fortlauderdaleconvention.com, ftlauderdaleconvention.com, and browardconventioncenter …

Tumblr Picks Up Tumblr.co.uk in Dispute – 28-May-12
Company turns to dispute resolution service to get control of key UK domain name. Blogging service Tumblr has obtained the United Kingdom country code domain name Tumblr.co.uk through a dispute. Tumblr filed the dispute with registry Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service against Paul Guerin of France. Guerin did not respond to the complaint, and the arbitration…

New Domain Name for Turkey – 28-May-12
Turkish companies, companies in Turkey, or companies doing business with Turkey should immediately register their trademarks, family names, and company names with the new domain. Registration is now open for orders.

China Reopens Domain Name Applications – 28-May-12
China on Tuesday started to allow individuals to apply for .cn and .中国 (China) domain names, said the China Internet Network Information Center.

June .nxt Conference Canceled, Likely to be Rescheduled Late 2012 – 24-May-12
The .nxt conference on new generic top-level domains, planned for London next month, has been postponed until later this year, the organizers have announced.

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