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Rick Schwartz owns the definitive Domain Name Association domain
Don’t worry, this post about a “Domain Name Association” does not come in multiple chapters. In fact, a domain name association is of little interest to domainers, because the activity of domaining has no official set of rules, regulations or ethics. Domaining is the Wild West in digital form, where anything goes. A... - 9 hr 16 min ago
Divyank Turakhia: How to remember the hardest names in Domaining
Some domainers have nearly unpronounceable names, and when you first meet them at a domain conference you might take a second look at their business cards. Memorizing these difficult names can be made easier though, if one utilizes a series of tricks that involve visualization. Let’s take, for example, domain investor and entre... - 15 hr 41 min ago
Yoyo Email Ltd: Six UDRP cases in 2 months for the same Respondent!
It’s turning into an epic disaster of sorts: Yoyo Email Ltd is setting new negative records, by losing no fewer than 6 UDRP cases that we’ve covered, in two months’ time no less. After making the mistake of registering major brands in the dot .email gTLD, Yoyo Email Ltd was hit by one UDRP after […] Copyright ... - 18 hr 33 min ago
India: The new Domain Standard is here with “triple dot” and .OOO
Start packing your gTLD bags, .XYZ - there’s a new king in town, or should we say, Raja. With dot .XYZ making all sorts of silly claims about becoming the “new standard” alongside dot .com – maybe standard of freebies – so can anyone else. Indian entrepreneur, Rajiv Sabnis, announced the creative pitch f... - 19 hr 59 min ago
Kiwi justice: Hosting domain of 24/7 Hosting repossessed after services declined
24/7 Hosting, a New Zealand company offering web hosting services had its domain name repossessed after months of completely unsatisfactory service. According to the Domain Name Commission in New Zealand, almost 6000 customers of the befallen web host are now up in the air, as their contact information was related to the repossessed ... - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 17:37
Hyperlapse: Instagram joins the “We don’t care about the .com” department
Hyperlapse, a new app to capture high-quality time lapse videos even while in motion, was launched earlier today by Instagram. The new video app, currently available only for iOS users, establishes a cinematic motion effect that once required expensive camera equipment to achieve. There’s only one snag: the domain name Hyperlap... - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:31
Oh no, you didn’t! Fifth UDRP for Yoyo Email LTD breaks all records!
Yoyo Email Ltd., registrant of dozens of dot .email domains had his path paved, after focusing on trademarks such as NVIDIA, Statoil, Lurpak and even Sheraton. The quartet of UDRPs became a quintet today, after GEICO – Government Employees Insurance Company of Chevy Chase, Maryland – filed a UDRP for the domain GEICO.emai... - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:21
Pyrex wins UDRP for Pyrex .Glass domain
Among the famous marks in this consumer-driven world, is Pyrex – a brand of tampered glass that can sustain high temperatures and force. The UDRP against the domain Pyrex.Glass was filed by the trademark holders, Corning Incorporated, at the National Arbitration Forum. It is noted that “Pyrex” was registered with th... - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:31
Twitch .com owner hits jackpot as Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million dollars
The owner of the domain name hit the proverbial jackpot yesterday, as Amazon announced the acquisition of Twitch Interactive for $970 million dollars in an all-cash deal. There is one minute detail: Twitch operates from Evolving from, a personal broadcast medium from 2007 to in February of 20... - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:51
Upslope: Frank Schilling’s beer connection in Colorado
If you want to taste some great micro brew beer, you might want to steer away from bottles and onto the cans by Upslope Brewing Co. That’s right, canned beer that tastes rich and empowering, with a kick-ass packaging, reminiscent of energy drinks. The brewery boldly states, “We package our beer in aluminum cans because [&... - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 0:12
Moniker resolved all customer complaints with the BBB
Two months ago, we were concerned about the effect that complaints against Moniker might have to its BBB ranking. The Better Business Bureau accepts complaints from consumers, that must be presented eponymously and with supporting evidence. Subsequently, the BBB acts as a mediator, contacting the company in question and seeking their... - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 18:29
It’s Donuts against Famous Four for runners’ dream gTLD
If you’re one of these early morning risers that put more miles on your shoes than your car, then the dot .RUN gTLD might be for you. Currently in contention between Donuts, Inc. and Famous Four Media, dot .RUN appears to be aimed at runners, marathoners and the like. There’s not doubt that running is […] Copyright ... - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 16:48
Warren Royal to launch dot .Heads abandoning
These days, we cannot keep up with new gTLD launches by ICANN’s money making machine. Despite having domain tools such as Calzone to fall back to, plenty of times things fall through the proverbial cracks. Warren Royal‘s new venture, dot .Heads, is about to materialize, after successfully applying for the .Heads gTLD in J... - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 13:26
Focus on making music: Mike Mann forms rock band
Domain investor and serial entrepreneur, Mike Mann, is well known for his love for quality rock music. The reference to “quality” would thus have to restrict the music to the late 70′s, 80′s and mid 90′s, as things deteriorated from there. Mike’s about to make a huge turn in his career, abandoning ... - Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:42
Porn.XYZ : Was it sold in a private transaction by the XYZ Registry?
There are very few keywords that carry over their worth across every TLD, gTLD or ccTLD – one of which is “porn.” While was sold by the ICM Registry for an undisclosed amount in the hundreds of thousands, the new gTLDs are so far non adult, and their Registries have retained “porn” as part [R... - Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 22:10
Victor Pitts ties the knot!
As Father Domainicus might say, “it’s time for jubilation” in the domain community, as Victor Pitts of Domain Masters fame got married. A beaming Victor rocked his tuxedo and teal vest, while wife Carla wore a beautiful pearly white wedding dress. Several domainers were granted access to the private ceremony in Ft. ... - Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:54
Jihadi John – Suspected ISIS terrorist’s moniker gets registered in dot com
“Jihadi John” is the nickname given by the media to the ISIS terrorist that gruesomely killed American Journalist James Foley. It is not known who coined the name, perhaps as a form of alliteration and to emphasize that the terrorist had a British accent in the released execution video. Regardless, the term “Jihadi ... - Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 11:37 : Chinese registrar Ename uncooperative in stolen domain case
We have received an update on the stolen domain name, The Chinese domain registrar, Ename, is not cooperating with requests to return the stolen domain name,, to its lawful owner. The former registrar, GoDaddy provided ample evidence that the domain was transferred out unlawfully but Ename won’t return ... - Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 19:23
Flappy Bird author returns with ‘Swing Copters’ and no need for a domain!
The huge success of Flappy Bird, a frustratingly difficult to beat video game for smart phones, prompted its author to return from a self-imposed hiatus. Despite claims that Flappy Bird was a rip-off of Piou Piou, the Flappy Bird author returned with the release of “Swing Copters.” The new game, involves equally impossibl... - Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 13:48
Blast from the Domainer past: Skenzo, DNZoom and Moniker at TRAFFIC
It’s strange what one finds while opening some old boxes in the garage Accidentally, we opened a box of memorabilia from previous domain conferences; this particular one was from TRAFFIC 2008 in Orlando, Florida. It was a great experience! Some great people attended the conference, among which Monte Cahn, founder and then still... - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 16:17

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