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  • Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter domain names

    October 24, 2014 @ 7:45 PM

    Acme Billing Company filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court this week to recover 14 stolen domain names, including 9 three letter domain names.

  • goes after a big typosquatter

    October 23, 2014 @ 1:53 PM

    Central Source, a company created by the three major U.S. consumer credit bureaus, has filed an in rem lawsuit against 227 typos of its domain name.

    This is the sixth cybersquatting lawsuit the company has filed this year to crack down on people typosquatting its domain name.

  • UK Charity "Homeless International" With an Annual Budget £20 Million Rebrands to an .xyz

    October 22, 2014 @ 9:59 AM

    Homeless International a .UK based charity with an annual budget £20 million announced they havere-branded from to The NGO has been around since 1989 “focusing on urban poverty issues (including slums and social housing) in the developing world” The charity has its own page Here is some…

  • A Million Domain Names Have Been Suspended, and Law Enforcement is AWOL

    October 22, 2014 @ 9:56 AM

    Domain registrars plead for data as websites go dark thanks to whois verification requirements. It has been almost a year since most large domain name registrars have been required to verify certain elements of domain name whois information. For now, it’s pretty simple. Your registrar sends an email to the whois contact on your domain…

  • VirnetX Gets Patent for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names

    October 22, 2014 @ 8:43 AM

    VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled “Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names.” Multiple applications are in development that…

  • .NYC: 22% of Registrants Bought Only 1 Domain Each, 3% of Registrants Bought 30% of All Domains

    October 22, 2014 @ 8:13 AM

    .NYC launched on Wednesday the 8th of October. I wanted to find who bought what domains and how many domain names were bought by each registrant. .NYC didn’t get the results some people were expecting and people that registered .nyc…

  • GoDaddy Paid Up to $45 Million for Mad Mimi, Amends S-1

    October 22, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

    GoDaddy’s amended s-1 filing shows that it paid $42 million plus up to $3 million in bonuses for email marketing firm. GoDaddy filed an amended S-1 with the SEC yesterday. Most of the changes from the previous S-1, filed in August, are subtle. The latest filing does not include third quarter results. The most notable…

  • First Rakuten Dropped, Now It Plans to Nix

    October 22, 2014 @ 6:27 AM

    Company to nix the brand in favor of Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten is doing something rather unusual: it is dropping the use of great, generic domain names in favor of its own brand Rakuten. Last year the company dropped the brand from the company of the same name it bought in 2010,…

  • .AU Report: 2.9 Million Domains, 6% Growth, 43% of Domains are Under 2 Years Old

    October 21, 2014 @ 1:30 PM

    A new report on .au, the Australian ccTLD, reveals that almost 50 percent of all .au domain names are between nine and 15 characters in length, while New South Wales claims the honour of the state with the largest number…

  • ICANN Slashes New TLD Forecast, But is It Enough?

    October 21, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

    ICANN is forecasting 15 million new TLD registrations during the current fiscal year. ICANN has slashed the number of new top level domain name registrations it expects during this fiscal year for budgeting purposes, but is its picture still too rosy? That’s a question that members of the Registrar Stakeholders group asked ICANN’s board last…
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