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  • Company Wants to Trademark The Term "Domain Auction"

    July 29, 2014 @ 9:34 AM

    New domain listings site wants a trademark on descriptive term. From the merely descriptive file… A Florida company has filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for “Domain Auction” and “Domains Auction”. The applications, filed by Coracao LLC, claim a first use date of earlier this month. Coracao’s trademark applications seem…

  • Founder of Diapers.com Buys Jet.com From Chernoff, Backed By $55 Million to Take On Amazon

    July 29, 2014 @ 9:14 AM

    Recode.net, just published a post entitled “The CEO Who Sold Diapers.com to Amazon Raises $55 Million to Challenge Amazon Again” Marc Lore, the former CEO and founder of Diapers.com, which the parent company Quidsi, was sold to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million, has raised $55 million to build…

  • .xyz Now Has Over 400,000 Domain Name Registrations

    July 29, 2014 @ 6:58 AM

    Freebies and deep discounts add up to a big figure. The .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports. Of course, the majority of these registrations were given away free to Network Solutions customers on an opt-out basis. nTLDStats.com shows that about 353,000 .xyz domain names were registered at Network…

  • Domain Holdings Nearly Triples Sales in Second Quarter

    July 29, 2014 @ 6:43 AM

    Company sells close to $10 million worth of domain names. Domain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter. The company reported today that it sold $9.9M worth of domain names in the second quarter of this year. That compares to just $3.4 million…

  • .toys Launches Wed: O.toys; Educational.toys; Pool.toys, Christmas.toys Already Registered

    July 29, 2014 @ 6:39 AM

    .Toys which goes into general availability tomorrow Wednesday July 30th A .Toys non-premium domain registration is priced at $39.95 at Godaddy. We went through the zone file for .Toys and found the more interesting domain names taken in Sunrise (for trademark holders) and during the Early Access Program (EAP) where people can get early access…

  • The Village Voice Covers .nyc: Landrush Auctions Will Be in 5 & 6 Figures

    July 29, 2014 @ 5:41 AM

    The Village Voice just covered the new .NYC domain names and quotes Gerardo Aristizabal who runs the domain registrar Hello NYC who predicts that Landrush auctions will produce bids at least to the tens of thousands of dollars,” “Two or three might reach six figures.” The blog post is entitled:”Lost Out on Sex.com? Sex.NYC Will…

  • Celebrate Broadway Celebrates .broadway Win

    July 29, 2014 @ 5:09 AM

    Contention set for .broadway top level domain name won by trade association. Celebrate Broadway, Inc., a subsidiary of The Broadway League Inc., has won the contention set for the .Broadway top level domain name. Other applicants included Donuts and Key GTLD Holding Inc. One of the larger shareholders in Celebrate Broadway is a subsidiary of…

  • Key-Systems to Donate 30 Euro for 1st 1,000 .hiv Domain Registrations

    July 29, 2014 @ 4:50 AM

    Key-Systems GmbH announced today that it will support the dotHIV initiative with a fundraising for the start of .hiv. The domain registrar will donate 30 Euro to the dotHIV association for each of the first 1,000 .hiv domains that is registered in the first six months after the Sunrise starts via the in-house retail portal…

  • Spain Passes The "Google" Tax - How It Will Work No One is Really Sure

    July 29, 2014 @ 1:26 AM

    Spain Passes The Google Tax Spain passed a law that will give Spanish newspaper publishers the right to get paid from any site that links to them with what they deem a ” meaningful ” description of the content. It is important to note that this law does not apply to all publishers in Spain,…

  • The Other Side of Click Fraud

    July 28, 2014 @ 1:05 PM

    Krebs On Security took a look at the practice of click fraud that depletes a competitors ad budget. The practice is to run up the costs and maybe get them to blow their wad early in the day. I have spoken to people over the years who certainly felt their AdWords campaign was a waste…

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