WWE accepts the challenge, fights for WWE.org Domain name owner makes preemptive defense against UDRP. A UDRP for WWE.org was just filed with National Arbitration Forum. You’ll see a curious message when you visit the domain name: Disclaimer: wwe.org (Western Women Entrepreneurs) is not associated with wwe.com (World Wrestling Entertainment) nor we have any intention to re...
Domain Name Wire - 50 min ago
CoolMath.com files cybersquatting suit against leased domain name Company wants control of CoolMathGames.com, which Vertical Axis might have leased to another party. If you’ve ever stumbled upon a site in the CoolMath.com network of websites, you probably thought you had taken a trip back to the 1990s. With black backgrounds and neon graphics, all that’s missing are spinning logos. But ...
Domain Name Wire - 1 hr 38 min ago
Radix delays new TLD launches until tomorrow Pricing configuration issue delays launch of three top level domain names. New top level domain name applicant Radix has delayed the launch of its first three domain names until tomorrow. .Website, .Press and .Host will all launch tomorrow at noon EDT. They were scheduled to release at the same time today. Sandeep Ramchandani, busine...
Domain Name Wire - 3 hr 14 min ago
.Vegas launches with strong support from local businesses .Vegas off to solid start with lots of locals registering domain name. The .Vegas domain name launched on Monday and generated about 3,000 domain name registrations in the first hours of availability, plus another 1,400 registrations on Tuesday. .Vegas is somewhat unique because it represents both a U.S. city and a global brand synon...
Domain Name Wire - 3 hr 26 min ago
Hey domain registrars, get your sh*t together! Pre-ordering new TLDs is (still) a complete mess. This morning I tried to give my money to a handful of domain name registrars. I tried really hard. Some of them refused to take it unless I jumped through a bunch of hoops. Mind-numbing, hair-pulling hoops. Someone pass the Propecia, because I’m going to need some […]
Domain Name Wire - 5 hr 36 min ago
Should this UDRP complainant have withdrawn its case? The response made it clear it would not win its case. The group that owns the the French wine estate Chateau Ausone filed a UDRP against the owner of Ausone.com. On the face of it, I can understand why they filed the complaint. At the time they filed, visitors to Ausone.com saw a parked page […]
Domain Name Wire - 6 hr 14 min ago
DotGreen Community is back! Group that promoted .green domain name for years is back at the table. Remember DotGreen Community, the company that wanted to run the .green top level domain name but gave up in the face of competition? The company never really went away, but it famously gave up its bid to run .green after determining it […]
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 14:27
$25,000 new TLD sale among this week’s end user domain name sales Travel company is among at least four end users who bought new TLDs at Sedo this past week. There is an aftermarket for new top level domain names. It’s not huge, and few people are getting rich from it. But there is a market. Take this week’s $25,000 sale of Baltic.cruises by Viking River Cruises. […]
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 13:18
Minds + Machines’ new domain names off to slow start Demand appears to have been low at launch. Minds + Machines launched its first six owned and operated top level domain names yesterday. The results can only be described as weak, at least based on overnight zone file numbers. Here’s the activity in the zone files: .Vodka 421 to 469 .Cooking 378 to 439 .Fishing […]
Domain Name Wire - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:19
Owner of CountryGirlStore.com guilty of reverse domain name hijacking Company abused policy to try to deprive rightful owner of CountryGirl.com domain name. LML Investments, owner of Country Girl branded clothing sold at CountryGirlStore.com, has been admonished by a panel for abusing the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against PA Gordo...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 17:55
This is the biggest week yet for new TLDs (16 domains!) 16 domains hit the market this week. At the end of last month, I wrote about how the next 50 days would be important for new TLDs. Within that 50 days, this week is perhaps the biggest: 16 domain names will enter general availability. Call it Launch Week, and it’s really big for two of […]
Domain Name Wire - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:27
A Step-By-Step Guide to Moving your GoDaddy Premium Listings to Afternic Here’s how to move your domain names to Afternic Premium to take advantage of GoDaddy’s new integration with the service. Last week I shared the good news that GoDaddy is now fully integrated with the Afternic Premium network with fast transfer. This means that you can list domain names registered with GoDaddy on Afternic...
Domain Name Wire - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 9:58
Frank Schilling gets reverse domain name hijacking win on Pucket.com “Ah, Pucket, let’s file this case and hope they don’t show up.” Clothing company IMB Textil S.A., which uses the domain name puket.com.br, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) for trying to steal Puket.com through UDRP. Frank Schilling parked the domain name Puket.com, an alternative s...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 13:40
Watch .Luxury Founder Monica Kirchner on Bloomberg .CEO co-founder talks .luxury and new domain names on Bloomberg TV. Monica Kirchner, co-founder and CEO of Dot Luxury, was on Bloomberg TV this week talking about .Luxury and new top level domain names in general. It’s really hard talking about top level domain names to an audience that’s never even heard of ICANN, and [&...
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:28
NameJet’s past month: Ingles.com, LEA.com and more Joseph Peterson reviews some of the notable expired domain name sales on NameJet last month. Too many domains to choose from this past month! This time I’m considering 18 instead of my usual 10. August saw 95 domain sales at NameJet close at or above $2,000. That’s up from 82 during July and 69 during June. […]
Domain Name Wire - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:59
List of end user domain name sales up to $50,000 .Co owner pays dearly for .com, Shopzilla buys a .co.uk domain and CitizenHawk picks up a typo on behalf of Home Depot. Sedo had 525 transactions last week for a solid $1.4 million worth of domain name sales. A lot of the bigger sales are still in escrow. Still, we know about end user sales […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 15:21
Expired domains: LiYou.com for $22k, Drastic.com for $12k and more Would a radio program devoted to “Ethiopian entertainment, sports, and news” and broadcasting out of Washington D.C. pay $22,323 to drop the word “radio” from its domain name? No. But China may have enough individuals named Li You for one of them to be NameJet’s $22.3k high bidder for LiYou.com. To me th...
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:48
Here are the numbers for this week’s TLD launches .London steals the show. 6 new top level domain names launched this week. A simple way to describe the results: .London. everything else is just details. .London added 12,421 to the zone on the first partial day and another 695 on the second day to bring its total to 35,663. After that, .digital had the […]
Domain Name Wire - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:12
An example of new TLD channel marketing courtesy of Minds + Machines Getting registrars excited about promoting new TLDs is key to each registry’s success. I’ve written numerous times about what new TLD companies are doing to promote their domain names to end users. Just as important is marketing them to domain name registrars, which typically act as the channel to get domain names into th...
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:47
.Radio contention set settled through CPE, .Art claims denied .Radio contention set resolved and .art still up in the air. European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has won the contention set for .Radio after prevailing in a Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) for the string. That means Donuts, Afilias and BRS Media (with Minds + Machines as the back end) are out of the running for the […]
Domain Name Wire - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 15:8