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  • Verisign Gets Patent for Evaluating Typeability of Domain Names

    November 24, 2015 @ 9:03 AM

    Patent describes ways to score domain names based on how easy it is to type them on different keyboards. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,195,316 to Verisign for “Evaluating typeability of domain names.” The patent describes a way of taking different inputs, namely the layout/type of keyboard, and then figuring…

  • New Forests Asset Management is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

    November 24, 2015 @ 8:08 AM

    Company filed dead-on-arrival UDRP after failing to purchase domain name it wanted. New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited of North Sydney, Australia has been found to have engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking over the domain name The asset management firm uses the Australian country code domain name The company filed a UDRP…

  • Owner of Found Guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking On 16 Yr Old .com

    November 24, 2015 @ 7:56 AM

    New Forests Asset Management Pty Limited of North Sydney, Australia, represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia was just found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name after offering just $4,000 to by the domain The company owns the domain name which was registered in June 2006 The domain name…
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  • Remember Those Free .realtor Domains? They Do Not Appear Free to Renew

    November 24, 2015 @ 5:32 AM

    Remember when the new gTLD .Realtor rolled out giving members of the National Association of REALTORS as well as the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) the chance to register a free .Realtor domain name? .Realtor went to far to warn its members just over a year ago not to “pre-register or pay money to an…
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  • Bladel Romps Home in ICANN Election Re-run

    November 24, 2015 @ 4:08 AM

    Go Daddy VP of policy James Bladel has been elected chair of ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization Council. The result came a month after the GNSO Council embarrassingly failed to elect a chair to replace outgoing Jonathan Robinson. This time Bladel ran unopposed, securing the unanimous support of both his own Contracted Parties House and…

  • Verisign Warns About Chinese .com Boom

    November 24, 2015 @ 3:54 AM

    Verisign has warned investors that the current boom in .com sales is largely coming from Chinese domainers and may not be sustainable. The company has added an unprecedented 4.1 million domain in .com and .net so far during the fourth quarter. “While there continues to be demand for domain names globally, the recent increased volume…

  • Verisign Issues Statement On "Outsized" Chinese Market for Domain Names

    November 23, 2015 @ 2:52 PM

    Company says it can’t predict if surge will continue, nor what renewal rates will be. .Com registry Verisign issued a statement today regarding an upcoming presentation at a financial conference and provided commentary on the Chinese domain name market. Domain name registrations in China are leading to an outsized performance in domain name registrations this…

  • .xyz Tops 1.5 Million Domains As Domain Registrations Return to Normal

    November 23, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

    .XYZ just broke through the 1.5 million mark in registered domain names which is net includes pending deletes. The CEO of XYZ Daniel Negari told that he was ecstatic! and thinks they should break 2 Million within the next 6 – 9 months. In general domain world returned to normal numbers over the last…
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  • Keydrive to Rebirth Trafficclub Name for NX Traffic Monetization

    November 23, 2015 @ 7:31 AM

    Traffic.Club Sàrl will be the new name of KeyDrive’s NX traffic monetization service. I took a trip down memory lane last week when I noticed that the domain name sold on Sedo for $899. was a domain traffic splitting system created over a decade ago by Moniker. Clients pointed their domain names to…

  • Verisign Versus Xyz Judge: Confirms Both Companies Suck

    November 20, 2015 @ 4:37 PM

    Verisign and have both come out of a US lawsuit looking like scumbags. Explaining his dismissal of Verisign’s false advertising lawsuit against .xyz registry, Virginia judge Claude Hilton today said that’s statements about its registration numbers were “verifiably true”. At the same time, he confirmed that they came about as a result…
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