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  • Live gTLD .Reise Sold at Auction

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:38 AM

    The first auction of a live new gTLD resulted in a sale, I can reveal. Dotreise’s .reise, which is German for “.travel”, changed hands in an auction managed by Applicant Auction last Friday. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to identify the winning bidder or the winning bid, but the winner’s identity will inevitably be revealed…

  • Tucows and Namecheap Exit $14m .Online Deal

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:29 AM

    Tucows and Namecheap have both pulled out of their joint venture with Radix to run the .online registry. Tucows revealed the move, which will see Radix run .online solo, in a press release yesterday. Both Tucows and Namecheap are registrars, whereas Radix is pretty much focused on being a registry nowadays. While financial terms have…

  • More Security Issues Hit ICANN Site

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:14 AM

    ICANN has revealed details of a security problem on its web site that could have allowed new gTLD registries to view data belonging to their competitors. The bug affected its Global Domains Division customer relationship management portal, which registries use to communicate with ICANN on issues related to delegation and launch. ICANN took GDD down…

  • 2 Panelists Say RDNH, Other Says Domain Name Should Be Transferred

    March 2, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

    How did one panelist think a domain should be transferred when the other two say the case was brought in bad faith? It’s fairly rare that a panelist files a dissenting opinion in a UDRP. Usually a three person panel comes to the same conclusion, although occasionally you’ll see a dissent. But a recent decision…

  • EasyGroup Owner of Easy Jet Found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    March 2, 2015 @ 10:21 AM

    EasyGroup Limited of London which owns Easy Jet, was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RNDH) on the domain name easygroup.com from Easy Group Holdings Limited of Kowloon, Hong Kong, The three member UDRP panel split in its decision, as panelist Jane Lambert did not agree in the finding of RDNH. We have…

  • Donuts Beats Richemont to The New gTLD .Jewelry to Go With .Diamonds

    March 2, 2015 @ 9:14 AM

    Donuts has won the new gTLD .Jewelry to go with its .Diamonds new gTLD beating Richemont Richemont DNS Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A, the prominent Swiss luxury goods holding company, submitted 14 applications for new gTLD’s of which they now have now withdrawn 4 including .Love For those not…

  • Publicly Traded Bimobject Acquires The Matching .com of Its Stock Symbol Bim.com

    March 2, 2015 @ 7:11 AM

    Publicly traded company BIMobject announced today that the company have acquired the top level domain name BIM.COM. The company is traded on the NASDAQ OMX exchange as BIM. CEO and founder, Stefan Larsson said: “Acquiring BIM.COM is an exciting step toward increasing our market penetration. BIM.COM is an under utilised asset that we can unlock…

  • Centr Reaches 70m Domain Registrations: .de (15.8 Million), .UK (10.5 Million), .nl (5.5 Million)

    March 2, 2015 @ 5:40 AM

    In early February 2015, CENTR’s ccTLD full members aggregate registrations crossed the 70 million mark. This number includes 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. CENTR’s full members have benefited from a 45% growth in registrations over the past…

  • .Porn & .Adult New gTLD Sunrise Period Opened Today: Live Registrations Set for June 4th

    March 2, 2015 @ 5:28 AM

    ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announces today .PORN and .ADULT are now available for the next thirty days to trademark holders who are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Domain Names are available on a first come, first serve basis to those with validated marks in the TMCH. During…

  • GoDaddy's Latest Patent Applications

    February 27, 2015 @ 8:27 AM

    Company adds to its stack of pending patents. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just published a handful of patent applications filed by GoDaddy. Methods and Systems for Recommending Packages of Domain Names for Registration (application 14/500711) is a continuation of patents I wrote about earlier this month. It essentially describes a way to…

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