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  • Broadcasting War As FashionTV.com Hit With UDRP By FashionTelevision.com

    March 27, 2015 @ 1:35 PM

    Fashion Television International Limited which owns the domain name FashionTelevision.com has filed a UDRP against FashionTV.com The domain name has been registered to Fashiontv.com GmbH since at least January 2007. It appears the parties have been in litigation or at least threatened litigation for many years according to a page on FashionTV.com According to Wikipedia.org,…

  • "Halt Perverted .sucks Shakedown Now!" Demands IPC

    March 27, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

    Intellectual property interests have asked ICANN to put an immediate stop to the roll-out of the .sucks new gTLD. A letter to Global Domains Division president Akram Atallah, sent by the Intellectual Property Constituency this evening and seen by DI, calls the registry’s plans, which include an “exorbitant” $2,500 sunrise fee, a “shakedown scheme”. It’s…

  • Optilead Ltd. Engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    March 27, 2015 @ 5:58 AM

    WIPO panel determined UK company filed domain name dispute in bad faith. UK company Optilead Ltd has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Optilead.com. Optilead Ltd uses the domain name Optilead.co.uk for its shopping cart abandonment services. According the the World Intellectual Property Organization decision, Optilead.com was…

  • .Guru Slips Out of The Top 10 New gTLDs After Losing 8,383 Domains

    March 27, 2015 @ 5:42 AM

    Donuts has been making a lot of posts in the past few days about the New gTLD renewal rate that is currently resting at about 70%. .Guru is doing worse than 70%. .Guru domain names registered the day after general…

  • Telegraph.co.uk Interviews .XYZ Daniel Negari "Who Has Already Made $6.4 Million" On .XYZ

    March 26, 2015 @ 6:29 AM

    The telegraph.co.uk has published a featured story on an interview of .XYZ CEO Daniel Negari in a story entitled “Fierce struggle for internet’s future is like Wild West” with the subtitle: “The floodgates have opened for billions of new domain names to rival the iconic dot-coms, prompting a ‘Wild West’ land grab. One successful speculator,…

  • ICANN 50% Renewal Predictions Not Based On Registry Data

    March 25, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

    ICANN’s projection that new gTLDs will see renewals of between 25% and 50% is not based on empirical data from new gTLD registries. The predictions, which come in under industry standard expectations, are “conservative and somewhat subjective”, ICANN said. The organization last week revealed that its 2016 budget is partly based on a high estimate…

  • Are You Surprised By Donuts' 61% Renewal Rate?

    March 25, 2015 @ 6:44 AM

    Latest day was 61%, but it might be too early to draw conclusions. New top level domain name mega-registry Donuts has been blogging daily renewal rate data for its first domain names released nearly 14 months ago. The most recent data show a 71% renewal rate for the 37,857 Donuts domain names that have exited…

  • Efzed Pty Ltd. & Simulate Pty Ltd. of Australia Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    March 25, 2015 @ 5:41 AM

    Efzed Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Efzed”), Simulate Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Simulate”), and Mr. Frank Zimmermann of Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia (“Zimmerman”), were just all found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain airlineonline.com. The domain is owned by AviaDesign Ky, Sami Puro of Vantaa, of…

  • Survey Says .com Performs Better Than New TLDs

    March 24, 2015 @ 2:21 PM

    Survey says that people more likely to click and recall .com domain names. Interbrand, ostensibly on behalf of Verisign, has released an infographic showing results from a 1,000 person survey about the power of .com. The survey shows that people click on domain names ending in .com more than those in new TLDs. Consumers were…

  • New .xxx Domain Names Priced at $12.99 in April

    March 24, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

    ICM Registry, the registry of .xxx, .porn and .adult, announced a price cut for .xxx domain names created in April. .Porn and .adult domains names will also be substantially reduced during the Domain Matching Program. Domain purchasers, from April 1-30,…

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