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This Week’s Articles in Review
This Week’s News in Review
Lego Loses First UDRP – 21-Oct-11
Lego finally loses a UDRP case. LEGO Juris A/S, makers of the popular legos toy, has filed nearly 300 UDRP cases to date. It hadn’t lost a single one — until now. In a decision dated October 1 (but for some reason just published this week), a single member panel found against Lego in its case for the domain name legoworkshop.com.
Association of National Advertisers Urges Opposition to ICANN Domain Name Expansion – 21-Oct-11
Association of National Advertisers President-CEO Bob Liodice urged marketers Friday to oppose the planned expansion of Internet top-level domain names. In his opening remarks at the ANA’s Masters of Marketing annual conference here, Liodice said the planned expansion by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), slated for January 2012 would cost marketers overall billions of dollars in costs and time.
WordPress.com Announces Addition of .ME for Domains – 20-Oct-11
WordPress.com, the world’s most popular blog-building site, has announced that it has added .ME as its newest domain extension option when customizing a domain name on a WordPress site. The announcement was made by WordPress.com founder, Matt Mullenweg, at the international WebFest.Me conference in Montenegro in late September.
HostExploit Names Oversee.net #1 Bad Host – 20-Oct-11
Group releases its latest list of bad hosts. HostExploit, which previously put the heat on eNom, now says Oversee.net is the #1 Bad Host. The group compared data from 11 sources on a number of "bad" things that can be hosted, ranging from phishing servers to infected web sites. The group’s report for Q3 …
Warner Bros Registers Reddit Movie Domains – 19-Oct-11
Movie studio registers Reddit related domain names as it works on movie suggested by Reddit commentor. Reddit is certainly a powerful force on the internet. But is Warner Bros working on a movie about it? The company just registered a number of domain names with the term Reddit in them, including RedditFilm.com, …
Harry Thomas Jr. Gets Domain-jacked By GOP – 19-Oct-11
The D.C. Council member didnít register his Web name before promoting it on Twitter.
ICANN and The Coming Flood of Domain Names – 19-Oct-11
Companies will be able to turn any word into the ending of domain names, replacing .com, etc. Will it lead to a new Internet land grab?
Domain Name Mastery Looms Large for for Political Campaigns in 2012 – 18-Oct-11
On Sept. 2, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry surging in the polls, someone purchased the Web addresses stickittorick.com, rickperrynot.com and buryperry.com.That day, Mitt Romneyís campaign spent $2,851 buying the rights to various domain names at GoDaddy.com, the vendor that sold the Perry domains.You might assume it was the Romney campaign that scooped up the anti-Perry Web addresses with hopes,
Domain name mastery looms large for 2012.
.CO Premium Domain Re-auction Coming Up Without Reserves – 17-Oct-11
The .CO Registry has scheduled a re-auction of some of its previous domain names that are holdovers from the 2010 landrush. The auctions will be held on Pool…
Battle for .ECO is Not Over – 17-Oct-11
The battle to run a new web domain ñ .eco ñ is not over yet. Recently I wrote about how Al Gore had dropped his bid to win control of the proposed new top level domain (TLD), leaving the door open for a rival Mikhail Gorbachev-backed consortium. But it’s since emerged that the company that Gore’s Climate Reality group was working with is still in the running. Despite losing the vice-president’s backing and switching off its campaigning website, Dot Eco LLC tells me it’s hopeful of winning a tussle with its main public rival, the Canadian company Big Room, which is supported by Gorbachev’s Green Cross.
In Campaign 2012, Web Sites are The New Real Estate – 17-Oct-11
Web addresses with pointed messages open a window onto the world of presidential politics. Along with knocking on doors and airing TV spots, campaigns try to blanket their messages in new ways ó though itís not always clear whoís buying the sites.
Web.com to Cut More Network Solutions Employees – 17-Oct-11
Company plans more pink slips at iconic domain registrar. Web.com plans to fire more Network Solutions employees after it acquires the company than it previously thought. The company, which also owns domain name registrar Register.com, originally thought it would save $30 million through efficiencies. Now it expects to save much more by …
Sedo and Moniker Partnership Makes it Easier to Find the Right Domain Name for Your Business – 16-Oct-11
Finding the right domain name is extremely important for any marketer, entrepreneur, small business or individual, and is an exercise that has traditionally required searching for domains that are not “taken,” or finding a way to purchase the perfect name from its current owner. To address these challenges, Sedo, the online domain marketplace, and Moniker(R), a leading domain name registrar, auction house and brokerage, today announced an expansion of their partnership that will enable users to search for both new and previously registered domains in one convenient location.
Afternic Domains to Be Listed On Go Daddy Registration Path – 16-Oct-11
Fixed price Afternic listings to be featured on Go Daddy registration path. Customers who sell domain names through Afternic are about to get a lot more exposure. Afternic has struck a deal with Go Daddy to start showing its fixed price listings in the Go Daddy registration path. The listings will show up whenever someone searches for the…
Domain Holdings Hires Ryan Colby As Svp of Product Management – 15-Oct-11
In the past year or so, Ryan Colby sold a number of high value domain names as a domain broker at Sedo, including Jerusalem.com ($510k), GamesForGirls.com…
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