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  • .ooo Owner Infinibeam Isn't Just Crazy, It's a Misinformation Machine

    October 30, 2014 @ 6:49 AM

    Company is spreading a lot of incorrect information about domain names. I was rather amused when Infibeam, the Indian ecommerce company behind .ooo, announced its bold ambitions for the domain name last month. I figured it was just a publicity stunt. Kevin Murphy called the company’s sales targets including millions of first year registrations “batshit…

  • New gTLDs Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78k Free Registrations

    October 30, 2014 @ 4:21 AM

    New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today. According to, the total number of new gTLD domain name registrations sits at 3,026,376. The good news is that in less than 8 months new gTLD registrations went from zero to over 3 Milli and are growing daily. The bad news is there are…

  • Agari and Neustar Partner to Provide Domain Protection Solution

    October 29, 2014 @ 4:37 PM

    According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection solution for customers, combining the power…

  • Ashton Kutcher Bought Daughter's Domains But Missed One and Doesn't Own

    October 29, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

    Ashton Kutcher was on the show Conan, with Conan O’Brien, last night. The interview was all about her daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher. Ashton Kutcher and his fiancée Mila Kunis had their first child in September 30th. The couple named her daughter Wyatt…

  • Domain Holdings Sold Nearly $10 Million in Domain Names Last Quarter

    October 29, 2014 @ 9:13 AM

    …and 98% of sales were .com. Domain Holdings’ outbound domain name sales machine continued to churn last quarter, with the company selling $9.55 million worth of domains in Q3. That’s down slightly from the $9.9 million it sold in Q2, but that quarter included a $5.0 million sale. The biggest transaction in Q3 was $2.7…

  • Critics Say Google is "Hispandering" With New .soy Domain Name

    October 29, 2014 @ 5:55 AM

    If the company is Hispandering, it’s also mompandering and corporationpandering. New top level domain name registries offering regional, niche, or cultural domains, take note: the people you’re targeting might take it the wrong way. That’s apparently the case with .soy. Google’s new domain name isn’t targeted to yuppies who don’t like cow’s milk. It’s targeted…

  • UDRP Panelist Screws Up Name of Trademark 3 Times, Transfering 7 Domain Names

    October 29, 2014 @ 4:41 AM

    A UDRP was decided by a one member panel of the the National Arbitration Forum on the domain names: Awarding all of them to Caesars License Company, LLC Eduardo Magalhães Machado, the sole Panelist seemed to be confused on the trademark at issue which is “High Roller”. The…

  • Nominet Hires Venture Capitalist As New CEO

    October 29, 2014 @ 3:18 AM

    Nominet has named Lesley Cowley’s replacement as CEO as Russell Haworth, a Thomson Reuters alum who’s spent much of 2014 working as a venture capitalist. Russell was previously managing director of Thomson Reuters’ Middle East & Africa division. Since January, he’s been a co-founder and partner at Saya Ventures, an investment company focused on early-stage…

  • TLD Registry Opens Chinese Headquarters and Names GM

    October 28, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

    Chinese IDN registry opens office in “China’s Silicon Valley”. TLD Registry, the company behind the Chinese IDNs Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中�-���’), has opened a Chinese headquarters and named a new General Manager for China. The company’s China headquarters is in Beijing’s Zhongguancun, commonly known as “China’s Silicon Valley”. Last Friday’s…

  • Trademark Might Tip Off Plans for New Top Level Domain Names

    October 28, 2014 @ 8:56 AM

    Trademark application covers registry services related to selling domain names to the public. What does plan to do with top level domain names it is the registry for? Does it still plan to earmark them for just’s use? Is it just for defensive purposes? Or will it promote them to consumers? We don’t…
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