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  • Verisign Gets Patent for Predicting Domain Name Renewal Rates

    July 28, 2015 @ 8:11 AM

    A crystal ball for estimating domain name renewal rates. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted patent number 9,094,467 to Verisign for “Method and system for predicting domain name registration renewal probability”. Simply: take a number of factors about the domain name and its history to calculate the chances of it being renewed. Verisign…

  • Donald Trump Wins Control of

    July 28, 2015 @ 5:23 AM

    Donald Trump has won another UDRP this time on the domain name which was purchased by the domain holder for $800 tto sell units in Trump’s condo in Sunny Isle Beach in South Florida Here are the facts: “”Complainant Donald Trump is a household name in the United States and in many other parts…

  • Did Sell for $3.3 Million ?

    July 27, 2015 @ 10:36 PM

    I want to point out the tip for this article came courtesy of JS Lascary, he noticed some info related to QuinStreet a publicly traded company (QNST (NASDAQ) $6.03 -0.15 (-2.43%) that is an online performance marketing company providing technologies for businesses to identify their targeted audiences. They have purchased a number of high profile…

  • Saved in UDRP But No RDNH

    July 27, 2015 @ 8:09 AM

    UDRP panel is unbiased, finds in favor of domain name owner. The owner of has failed to win rights to the domain name in a UDRP. helps people find financial advisers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and accountants. The company filed its cybersquatting claim on the basis of a trademark for While panelists…

  • BMW Files UDRP On The Domain Hack

    July 24, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

    BMW has filed a UDRP seeking control of the domain name hack B.MW with the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO. .MW is the country code (ccTLD) for Malawi. According to the whois record for the .MW registry the domain name B.MW has a creation date of 07-06-2004 but was updated in On March 10, 2015,…

  • 3 "New" Risks to Verisign's Business

    July 24, 2015 @ 8:45 AM

    Company includes additional risks in its most recent quarterly filing. .Com registry Verisign released its earnings and filed its quarterly report with the SEC yesterday. Using Intelligize, I compared Q2’s SEC report to Q1 to look for changes. I found three interesting risk factors added to the most recent report. Some of these aren’t new…

  • Publicly Traded Co. That Owns Buys

    July 24, 2015 @ 6:54 AM

    The publicly traded company CoStar Group has purchased the ultra premium domain name

  • Are Idn .com Owners About to Get Screwed?

    July 24, 2015 @ 6:27 AM

    Verisign finds way to sign ICANN contract, but it might come at the expense of IDN investors. It’s been a long, long wait for owners of internationalized domain names under .com. The idea was that they’d get rights to IDN.IDN-as-transliteration domain names to match their names when they came out. So they registered…

  • Lost in UDRP

    July 24, 2015 @ 5:49 AM

    Colegio Oficial de Agentes de La Propiedad Inmobiliaria de Barcelona of Barcelona, Spain, just won control of the domain name Most of us in the tech space know API to stand for Application Program Interface, which “is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.” and is typically used to integrate…

  • Verisign: Brands are Keeping Their .com: Don't See Anybody Abandoning .com for .brand or Another TLD.

    July 24, 2015 @ 5:25 AM

    In the Verisign earnings call yesterday the following question was asked by Fred Ziegel, Topeka Capital Markets. Fred Ziegel (Analyst – Topeka Capital Markets): “In your .brand customer base that you are working with, what’s your sense of how they are thinking about it from the perspective of — are they going to move from…
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