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  • Why Did Philip Morris Spend $1,500 to File a UDRP On

    August 26, 2014 @ 2:09 PM

    Philip Morris just won the rights to the domain name in a UDRP. The fact that the corporate giant won the domain is no surprise, but I have no idea of why the company would spend $1,500 in just filing fees to get control of a horrible domain name with 4 hyphens. According to…

  • Rightside Signs New Google Domain Parking Agreement

    August 26, 2014 @ 1:07 PM

    Company says material terms are “substantially similar” to the prior agreement. Rightside, parent company of eNom and domain parking platform HotKeys, has signed a new domain name parking agreement with Google. In an SEC filing, the company stated that the agreement is similar to the one it replaces: In general, the material terms of the…

  • .black is Live Today But Like The Other New gTLD Colors, Its On The Wrong Side of The Dot

    August 26, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

    Today is the first day general availability for Afilias’ latest gTLD: .BLACK Its the fourth in a string of colored new gTLD domain names all operated by Afilias (.Red, .Blue, Pink) For us the issue for .Black, like the other colors, is Black is a term that used in normal language and commerce on the…

  • As .furniture Launches On Wednesday, Here are Some of Interesting Registered Domains

    August 26, 2014 @ 7:58 AM

    .Furniture goes into general availability on Wednesday August 27th where domain names can be registered on a first come, first served basis. Some very good domains were already taken in Sunrise by trademark holders and during the Early Access Program (EAP) where registrants paid a one time fee for early access to the domain names…

  • .website Gets Over 630 Sunrise Domain Registration; 2nd Highest of Any New gTLD

    August 26, 2014 @ 6:06 AM

    .Website may well be the next big new gTLD success story. According to Radix the registry the operates the .Website extension there were 634 domain names registered during the Sunrise period which is opened to trademark holders. With the 634 Sunrise domain registrations.Website has the second highest number of Sunrise applications of all new gTLD’s…

  • Quickly Find The Top Websites Built On New TLDs

    August 26, 2014 @ 5:41 AM

    Two tools show you which sites built on new TLDs are gaining traction. A key for the long run success of each new top level domain name is usage. Which TLDs are getting traction with actual end users? Two tools based on Alexa data can help you find out. Softnik, creator of Watch My Domains…

  • .hiv's Innovative, Dangerous Business Model

    August 25, 2014 @ 8:57 AM

    .hiv, the first charity gTLD, is set to go to general availability at 2pm UTC tomorrow with one of the strangest and riskiest business models of any new gTLD to date. While registrants will be able to use .hiv domains more or less as they please, as with any other gTLD, Berlin-based registry dotHIV is…

  • DotHIV Launching With a Social Purpose & a $200 Price Tag On Thursday

    August 25, 2014 @ 8:31 AM

    The .Hiv registry sent us this information on the launch of the new gTLD .Hiv The domain is not being offered by some of the bigger registrars and is priced around between $196 and $230 a year at some of the registrars I checked, although a portion of the price is being given to HIV…

  • Domain Name Investor Sentenced to Jail for Tax Fraud

    August 25, 2014 @ 8:04 AM

    Australian man was active on domain name forums. A domain name investor who was active on various domain name forums has been sentenced to jail for defrauding Australian tax authorities. Michael Purse spent tens of thousands of dollars buying expired domain names, District Court Judge Steven Millsteed said. The judge said Purse got $130,134 in…

  • Apple Goes in Heavy On .discount Which Gets Over 300 Sunrise/ Early Access Domain Registrations

    August 25, 2014 @ 7:35 AM

    .Discount which launches into General Availability this week on Wednesday, is doing pretty well compared to the most recent launches with over 340 Sunrise and Early Access Program Registrations and we thought we take a look at the more interesting one’s. For me Discount is one of those terms that is usually used more on…
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