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  • Parking Dooms Owner of F5.net in UDRP

    June 24, 2016 @ 7:28 AM

    Why would you park a domain like this one? There are several reasons that the Chinese owner of F5.net just lost the domain name in a UDRP to F5 Networks, Inc. But one of them should be a warning for owners of short domains: the ads on the parked page were related to the complainant’s…

  • Donuts Makes $70 Million Unsolicited Offer for Rightside's New TLD Business

    June 24, 2016 @ 6:37 AM

    Public offer comes after Rightside declined earlier offers. Donuts announced today that it’s making a $70 million offer to acquire Rightside’s (NASDAQ:NAME) new top level domain name business. The company is making the offer public after “Rightside has repeatedly disregarded” Donuts’ previous overtures, Donuts said in a press release. The goal of making the offer…

  • Report: 92% of NGOs Have a Website (70% .org, 9% .com, 18% ccTLDs & Others)

    June 23, 2016 @ 10:32 AM

    The Public Interest Registry and the Nonprofit Tech for Good published the report of a research project: “2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report”. This is an inaugural effort to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use online technology to communicate with their supporters and donors. The 2016 Global NGO Online Technology…

  • Lawsuit Ensnares Innocent Domain Name Investors

    June 23, 2016 @ 7:19 AM

    Valuable domain names are at stake. A lawsuit related to one of the longest running and most expensive legal battles in the history of domain names has now ensnared some well-known domain name investors. Their alleged fault: buying domain names from a court-appointed receiver. The case is complicated, but I’ll do my best to summarize…

  • Tucows Files Ontario Lawsuit to Halt Transfer of The Domain Name Hayter.com

    June 23, 2016 @ 6:44 AM

    Tucows filed an Ontario lawsuit to halt the transfer of the domain name Hayter.com and to stop the UDRP proceedings. Tucows, an ICANN accredited registrar, is also the owner of a big portfolio of domain names mainly consisting of surnames. A Uniform Domain-name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) complaint was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF)…

  • Norway Bans The Dutch From Using Dormant .bv

    June 23, 2016 @ 3:04 AM

    The Norwegian government has intervened to prevent a deal that would have allowed the sale of .bv domain names in the Netherlands. Norwegian ccTLD registry Norid and Dutch counterpart SIDN said a deal to start using the dormant ccTLD fell apart after the government exercised its right of veto under Norway’s domain regulations. .bv represents…

  • Enom Releases New Website, Logo & Blog

    June 22, 2016 @ 12:39 PM

    eNom, an ICANN accredited registrar that is part of Rightside, released its new website and logo today as well as a new blog. Taryn Naidu, CEO of Rightside, announced the new site: Fresh new @enom site is up and running! Congrats to the team on a job well done. New site is going to be…

  • Judge Hands DotConnectAfrica Another Bizarre Win

    June 22, 2016 @ 8:16 AM

    A California judge just handed ICANN another upset in the interminable legal battle waged against it by unsuccessful .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica. Gary Klausner yesterday admitted he made a mistake when he earlier slapped ICANN with a preliminary injunction preventing .africa being delegated to DCA rival ZA Central Registry, but said his error did not have…

  • Google Offers Reseller Widget, Signs First Partners

    June 22, 2016 @ 8:03 AM

    Google’s registrar, Google Domains, has started offering a widget to make it easier to become a reseller. The Google Domains widget has already been deployed by five web site builders — Big Cartel, Duda, Selz, Square and Webflow — the company said. These companies have evidently embedded the software — a chunk of Javascript –…

  • Updated Enom Goes Live Today

    June 22, 2016 @ 4:44 AM

    Enom is getting a refresh and the building blocks for a better domain control panel are being put in place. Domain name registrar Enom will look different when you visit it later today. The site is undergoing a refresh to make it easier for resellers to integrate, and in preparation for bigger changes coming soon…

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