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  • UDRP Filed to Gain Control of The 15 Year Old Domain Name SharkTank.com

    June 29, 2015 @ 1:39 PM

    A UDRP has been filed to gain control of the domain name SharkTank.com The domain, SharkTank.com is registered to a Jeff Thomas of North Carolina. According to DomainTools.com the domain was registered in 2000 by Legal Solutions, Inc In 2003 the domain name ownership changed to LeaveLaw.com, Inc. with Jeff Thomas showing as the contact…

  • TLDoperator.help to Host Two Webinars On June 30

    June 29, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

    There will be two webinars tomorrow that will look to help new gtld applicants and registries to find ways to spread the word on the new gtlds. Registering for the webinars takes place at TldOperator.help Speakers have just been added Ingrid Baele (Head of Operations, Philips) and Ken Nishida (Manager, Internet & Domain Strategies, Hitachi)…

  • Domain Name Association Issues June 2015 "State of The Domains Report"

    June 29, 2015 @ 10:55 AM

    The Domain Name Association issued the latest “State of the Domains Report” that has many interesting articles and information. I personally think that the most interesting articles are the ones from Andrew Brier, owner of NameStat.org and Simon Cousins, CEO…

  • Flippa Surpasses $150 Million in Domain Name & Website Sales

    June 29, 2015 @ 7:24 AM

    Flippa announced that it reached a new milestone during the weekend. Over $150 million in transactions have been processed on Flippa. This figure includes both domain name and website sales. Just a few weeks back Flippa also reached 1 million…

  • Cybersquatting Lawsuit Filed Over Domain Name Registered 16 Years Before Plaintiff's Use

    June 29, 2015 @ 6:37 AM

    Office Space Solutions wants a domain name registered 16 years before it started using the corresponding term in commerce. It’s taking the legal route to get it. New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit (pdf) against Jason Kneen of Great Britain over the domain name WorkBetter.com. Office Space Solutions filed…

  • Auction for qiche.com domain name closes at $2 million +

    June 25, 2015 @ 11:55 PM

    An auction for qiche.com, which means “car” in Mandarin Pinyin, has closed for more than $2 million on Chinese domain trading platform eName.

  • Actor John Stamos Gets His .com in UDRP; Panel Finds WHOIS Privacy Corp. a Co-serial Cybersquatter

    June 25, 2015 @ 1:03 PM

    Actor John Stamos just won rights to his matching .com domain name JohnStamos.com in a UDRP. David E. Sorkin as the sole Panelist wasted little time awarding the domain name to the actor from Ryan Foo who has lost over 100 UDRP’s and has been recoginzed by many UDRP panels as a serial cybersquatter However…

  • Two Founding Members of Minds + Machines Re-join The Board

    June 25, 2015 @ 6:06 AM

    Minds + Machines (LON:MMX), announced today that two founding members David Weill and Guy Elliott will re-join the Boardas non-exec directors. Antony Van Couvering, the chief executive, said: “We are delighted that both Guy and David have accepted the board’s invitation to re-join the board. “They bring a close understanding of the investment community, both…

  • ICANN's War On Whois Privacy

    June 24, 2015 @ 12:43 PM

    If you follow internet governance issues at all, you know that ICANN is a total freaking mess. It’s a dysfunctional organization that has always been dysfunctional, but remains in charge because of the lack of any reasonable alternatives. ICANN frequently seems to be driven by powerful interests that are just focused on squeezing as much money as possible out of the domain system, and appears to have little appetite for being what it should be: an independent body protecting the core of the internet. As if to put an exclamation point on that, it appears to now be going to war against basic privacy. Here are two separate, but somewhat related, examples.

  • Radix Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary Today: Sold $275k in Premium Registration/Renewal Domains

    June 24, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

    Radix is celebrating its first Anniversary today. Currently Radix has two live generic extensions – .website and .space & two live vertical extensions -.press and .host As an Anniversary special, .website and .space are being offered at $1 or lower across many registrars like Go Daddy, Namecheap, Domain.com, Alpnames etc. until June 25th. Both .website…

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