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My support of SOPA.com

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago I reported on how the domain name SOPA.com is in good hands. To show my support of Vincent's efforts against this hideous SOPA bill, I've donated my time and created the SOPA.com logo. The SOPA bill must fail because it's not only unconstitutional but it also threatens to destroy the Internet

Acro.net 933 days ago

Domain Pioneer, Author & Evangelist Marc Ostrofsky Goes Global With New Book Deal

 Mark As Read    

Marc Ostrofsky, the domain industry pioneer known for the sale of Business.com in a deal valued at $7.5 million and for writing the book, Get Rich Click!, is in the news again. Publishing giant Simon & Schuster has purchased the rights to his New York Times bestseller and will distribute it globally.

DNJournal 933 days ago

Salesforce.com can’t force owner of Forces.com to hand over domain

 Mark As Read    

Salesforce.com loses dispute over Forces.com domain name at National Arbitration Forum. Salesforce.com has lost an attempt to get the domain name Forces.com, which it said was similar to its Force.com domain name. The registrant's predecessor had registered the domain name before Salesforce.com started using the Force.com domain name. As Elliot Sil...

Domain Name Wire 933 days ago

Amazon’s Quidsi appears to be working on Casa.com

 Mark As Read    

Quidsi's latest store is likely Casa.com. Amazon.com's Quidsi, which runs Diapers.com, Soap.com, Wag.com, and YoYo.com, appears to be working on something new: Casa.com. The domain name was just transferred to Amazon.com after being protected by whois privacy for years. If you visit the domain you get a message: You have reached an invalid location...

Domain Name Wire 933 days ago

Judge allows fraud claim in Monte Cahn vs. Oversee.net to move forward, nixes two others

 Mark As Read    

Judge tosses two claims, allows fraud claim to move forward. The judge overseeing Monte Cahn vs. Oversee.net has handed down a mixed bag to both parties in his latest ruling. The Honorable Stephen V. Wilson dismissed two of Monte Cahn's claims against his former employer while denying a motion to dismiss a fraud claim and

Domain Name Wire 933 days ago

Court grants preliminary injuction under ACPA for personal name

 Mark As Read    

ACPA can protect your name even if you aren't a celebrity. I come across a number of lawsuits and UDRPs about celebrities and cybersquatting. But a decision handed down in district court in New York today is notable because it involves a non-celebrity who believed he was being extorted to pay big money for his

Domain Name Wire 933 days ago

Righthaven.com sells for $3,300

 Mark As Read    

Domain name used by "copyright troll" auctioned off for $3,300. Righthaven.com, the domain name that once belonged to the scourge of the internet, has sold in a public auction at SnapNames for $3,300. The domain name was sold to help cover a court ordered settlement against Righthaven by one of its many victims. Righthaven purchased...

Domain Name Wire 933 days ago

Opposition to new gtlds gets Canada coverage

 Mark As Read    

DomainReport.ca ICANN and new gtlds get coverage in national Canadian newspaper. The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper that is distributed throughout the country, has an article featured in their business section on opposition to new gtlds and ICANN's plans to roll them out. The article mainly deals with the opposition to the new extensions, ...

DomainReport.ca 933 days ago

uVideos.com Buyer For $22K Was Univision

 Mark As Read    

Michael Berkins of TheDomains.com had posted that Mike Mann sold the domain name uVideos.com very recently for $22,000 and I happened to just noticed who purchased the domain name. It was Univision Communications, Inc. Mike Mann stated he purchased the domain name uVideos.com for $79. Here is a little more information based on whois data:

Dot Weekly 933 days ago

Time Warner Buys CableWifi.com Plus More Domains

 Mark As Read    

Time Warner Cable is starting off 2012 by securing some domain names related to its "cable wifi" product they offer. What makes more sense for your "cable wifi" product than CableWifi.com? Nothing, so it makes perfect sense for them to purchase/own the domain name! Not only did Time Warner purchase CableWifi.com (the domain is actua...

Dot Weekly 933 days ago

John Berryhill Wins Forces.com UDRP

 Mark As Read    

I don't have any legal expertise, so I generally stick to writing about UDRP filings that appear be fairly obvious. When Salesforce filed a UDRP for Forces.com, it bothered me quite a bit because of the descriptive nature of the domain name. It was also the first UDRP filed against the domain owner, and it

Domain Investing 933 days ago

ICANN gTLD Timeline

 Mark As Read    

A couple of people emailed me in private to ask the timeline for ICANN's gTLD program rollout. I did a search, and I was able to find a pdf with the scheduled timeline (ICANN pdf). Keep in mind that the schedule was published at ICANN 41 in Singapore, which was held in June of 2011.

Domain Investing 933 days ago

The FUTURE Will be in Sub-Domains and I have PROOF! R.I.P. iReport.com

 Mark As Read    

Morning Folks!! No, I am not blogging again. But as I said, I would chime in from time to time when I discovered something or had something to say etc. A few weeks ago I discovered something very powerful and done by a company that was here before most knew what the Internet even was. I heard CNN.com long before I actually made it online. One of my...

Rick Schwartz 933 days ago

Samsung Launches App Named After A Domain It Bought On Afternic For $17K in July; ChatOn.com

 Mark As Read    

Several publications are picking up the launch of Samsung's App name "Chat on" which is available both on Android and as of today on the iPhone as well. According to BusinessInsider.com, "It means that Android and iPhone users can now text each other for free, since these "texts" go over your phone's data connection." "ChatON...

The Domains 933 days ago

The National Press Club To Hold A New gTLD Session On Jan 11, Wih Beckstrom & Crocker

 Mark As Read    

The National Press Club just announced it is going to hold a session entitled: "Beyond .com, .gov, .net and .edu… Expansion of Internet Addressing" On Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2pm EST at the Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom and Board Chair

The Domains 933 days ago

2 Weeks Of SOPA: The Actual Godaddy Numbers: 100K Domains Transferred Out, 117K Domains Transferred In

 Mark As Read    

When the story first broke about the Godaddy boycott or "move your domain away" movement to protest Godaddy's support of SOPA, it was two weeks ago on December 22nd. A few days later, we released numbers based off of DailyChanges.com which we acknowledged were only a best guess based on changes made to Godaddy's default...

The Domains 933 days ago

Affiliate Summit West 2012 Here I Come!

 Mark As Read    

Well 2012 is now in full swing which means it's time to start making deals and putting-together partnerships for the year. One of my absolute favorite conferences to kick-off a new year is Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas. This will be my third year attending the conference and if you're interested in Domain Development

Domainvestors.tv 933 days ago

2 Years And Over 80 Interviews Later – DomainInvesting.tv Is Coming And Soon!

 Mark As Read    

I am very excited to say that after two years, over ten conferences, charting the globe from Ireland to Vancouver, we finally have a finished product! It has been an incredible process and a lot of work to make this happen and less than two weeks the first full 30-minute television program about Domain Investing

Domainvestors.tv 933 days ago

Friday’s Big List of Domains At Auction and Dropping Around Cyberspace

 Mark As Read    

As you saw tough day yesterday.  I got the hint about liking the cleaner look.  I'm sure I'm not alone in saying I have a lot to do to get everything in order before spring.  Not a ton of great names today but we'll keep trying.   Gethen.com  20 year old domain and also what

Domain Shane 933 days ago

Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Learns Tough Lesson About SEO

 Mark As Read    

Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum has a problem… a big "pain in the ass", if you will. After coming from nowhere to lose out by just a few votes in the recent Iowa caucus, you can imagine that searches for his name on the major search engines has spiked in the past few days. Santorum's problem,

Domain Shane 933 days ago

Incredible. Reddit Traffic for December…35 million Uniques…2 Billion Pageviews

 Mark As Read    

 The numbers are pretty impressive.  Ever since Digg dug their own grave, Reddit has taken over the Internet and has become THE source of unusual, informative, or just plain crazy links.  It's made Conde Nast look like geniuses when they bought the site. Look at these stats from the month of December 2,065,237,338 pageviews 34,879,881 unique visito...

Domain Shane 933 days ago

Adam Dicker Announces He’s Starting a New Domaining Blog: Now Hiring Writers

 Mark As Read    

Looks like we are all going to have some new competition in the domain blog industry. And I may be losing a writer.  Adam Dicker announced tonight that he is paying writers up to $20 per story.  Here is his description of the project Next week we will be launching a domain industry blog. I

Domain Shane 933 days ago

Flippa.com takes their ‘Flippa’ trademark seriously – Threatens to sue domainer

 Mark As Read    

Nothing wrong with protecting one's mark, service mark or trade mark. That's the reason the certification exists in the first place. Australian domain marketplace, Flippa.com, contacted the owner of the domain name Flippex.com threatening to sue if he uses the domain for monetary gains. The story gets really interesting, considering that the owner ...

DomainGang 933 days ago

It’s a Miracle! Rick Schwartz blogs again!

 Mark As Read    

What a wonderful way to finish off Friday lunch, than to find out Rick Schwartz is blogging again! A new blog post about iReport.com and how CNN.com shelved the domain can be found at Rick' blog. I am so excited about reading Rick's "Morning Folks!" salutation once again! Thank you Rick! Tweet This Post

DomainGang 933 days ago

Nuclear-capable Iran creates Iranet to counter the Internet

 Mark As Read    

Iran is about to launch its own version of the Internet, an intranet that will be called ‘Iranet‘. Confused yet? This is not exactly news, as Iran is known for its acts of isolating its citizens from the outside world, restricting Internet access etc. "God-willing, Iranet will prevail against the infidels of America," said Ali...

DomainGang 933 days ago

ICANN CEO job ad in The Economist [image]

 Mark As Read    

Having spent the last six months mulling over the qualities its ideal CEO would possess, ICANN has started advertising the position to a wider audience. This ad (click to enlarge) appears in the January 7-13 issue of The Economist. ICANN says it is looking for "public interest-minded individual with a combination of financial management, diplomatic...

DomainIncite.com 933 days ago

Domain Name News: January 6 Week in Review

 Mark As Read    

The Week of Domaining In Review: January 6, 2012.The latest domain name news, hand-picked for you.This Tea Party Rocks!..., Ray Ozzie is $33,000 Cocomo.com..., Non-latin Top Level Domain Names..., Social Network Buys Dudu.com Domain..., .CO Internet Recognized as World..., Linkdin.com Cyber-squatter Throws Away $22K,..., .aeDA Continues Its Efforts...

DomainSherpa 933 days ago
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