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Warrior Forum joins Freelancer
Warrior Forum, one of the oldest web forums for Internet marketers – often referred to as affiliate marketing specialists – has been absorbed by Freelancer, a freelance job industry giant. This might not please some of its oldest members, as the Warrior Forum community was always seen as independent from any external infl... - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:50
Happy Passover domainers!
Passover began in the evening tonight; for many domainers of the Jewish faith, this is a chance to get together with friends and family to celebrate a very old tradition. Passover celebrates the liberation from slavery under the Pharaohs in ancient Egypt, more than 3300 years ago. The Hebrew Bible describes the event in the […]... - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 20:31
ICANN threatening acronyms and other desirable domain names
Canadian Domain investor, George Kirikos, has been following ICANN closely for more than a decade. Often commenting on upcoming changes and proposals requesting public feedback, George Kirikos is able to ‘read between the lines‘ and identify more or less visible issues, and often raises awareness to them. In an exchange t... - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 17:46
ICANN: ‘Training wheels off’ in a new global Internet governance advertisement
ICANN has been upping its game with regards to raising awareness about the proposed multistakeholder assumption of Internet governance. President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, stated recently that the Internet is mature enough to let go of its “training wheels” – a clear reference to the anticipated end of stewardship by t... - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 16:24
Domainer doldrums end as Tax deadline nears
Thousands of domain professionals are about to return to their usual domain investing activities, as Tax season ends tomorrow in the US. Having processed hundreds of documents, payment stubs and expenses, domainers are wrapping up crunching numbers in order to pay Uncle Sam’s taxes. “I cannot believe it took me so long to... - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:38
Domain collisions demonstrated in new video has created an expert video, demonstrating the problem with domain collisions that many system administrators are currently facing. Vic Dixon analyzed Newton’s first law, that states: Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. “Coll... - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 16:22
Shocking news: New Domain Registries are in for the money
A shocking revelation is sending waves of mixed emotions across the domain industry: domain registries launching new gTLDs are actually looking to profit from their business endeavor. The leaked news was not perceived well by domainers, who expected registries such as Donuts, Inc., Uniregistry and Minds+Machines to be goodwill corpor... - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:11
101Domain: Reset your passwords due to the ‘Heartbleed bug’
The Heartbleed incident is becoming a pain in the butt for many service providers, that have updated their SSL certificates, patched their servers and are now scrambling to have their users change their passwords. In the domain universe, Dynadot asked its users to change their passwords; now it’s the time of 101Domain. In an em... - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 23:11 – Carrying on family tradition since 1814
Michael Walshe, founder of The Historical Research Center, can easily claim he owns the oldest family business, now on the Internet. “My family has been involved in the study of heritage, families and family lore, the fascinating stories we are all linked to, for close to 200 years. To us, family lore is as important […] ... - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:20
Uniregistry & Minds + Machines announce Silicon Beach TLD Fest
An one-day conference, titled “Silicon Beach TLD Fest” will take place on April 21st, in Santa Monica, California. Minds + Machines and Uniregistry are co-hosting the event; Antony Van Couvering and Frank Schilling will be at the event from their respective companies. “Over 500,000 new domains have already been regi... - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 21:33
Domainer Trade Show cancels its May domain conference
Domainer Trade Show canceled its May 2014 event citing the apparent congestion in the domain conference space, along with personal health issues – which we hope will be resolved soon – event organizer, Doug Haan, announced the news today. - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 20:9
Heartbleed bug: Dynadot alerts its users to change their account passwords
As a side-effect of the so-called “Hearthbleed bug“, thousands of companies offering services over SSL connections are now scrambling to patch their software. Among them are several domain registrars;  yesterday, we published a list of those that might have been affected, including those that are now patched. Dynadot was ... - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 15:53
Uniregistry: Domainers live longer in the Caymans
Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry has another reason to celebrate its recent launch of a domain registrar: longevity of domain registrations through better health of their registrants. “In the Caymans we have between 349 to 360 days of full sunshine every year,” said Frank Schilling. “It’s a known fact that ... - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 14:28
Divorcing the wife? Get the domain in a UDRP!
If you’re divorcing your spouse of several years in a bitter legal battle, what a better way to get even by taking her domain in a UDRP - right? That’s what the Complainant thought he’d do, in a case involving the domain name Registered in 1999 in the name of North American Reishi ltd., […] The pos... - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:17
Heartbleed bug: Which Domain Registrars are safe?
With the Heartbleed bug affecting millions of web sites utilizing the OpenSSL certificate, one has to worry about the domain registrars using this type of software. The safe ones – at least as far as Heartbleed is concerned – are those that don’t use OpenSSL, primarily running Windows Server software. - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 16:53
National Arbitration Forum redacts name of Respondent in lost UDRP case
In a strange UDRP case involving the domain name, the National Arbitration Forum sided with the Complainant, Hormel Foods Corporation, Hormel Foods Sales, LLC, and Hormel Foods, LLC. It wasn’t the obvious violation of the Complainant’s long established trademarks that gave the case away, or the fact that Ho... - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:49
Sky Diegel: Customer support from you can depend on
Sky Diegel isn’t your typical employee; for starters, he learned how to skateboard back in the day that Lionel Richie still had #1 hits. In fact, as a pre-teen, Sky and friends actually met Lionel Richie – better than meeting Michael Jackson, we think. If that reveals his age, it’s not an indication of [... - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:20 contest: Win an iPad mini for your best bounced email turns your bounced emails to money; the revolutionary email product has received rave reviews and a $4.8 million dollar Series A investment. And now, you can easily be the winner of an iPad mini – if your bounced email is chosen as the best among all submissions! “Here at, we care about bounce […... - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:55
Verisign: 271 million registered Domain Names worldwide at the end of 2013
Verisign – keepers of the vault for the .com and .net TLDs – announced today that during the last quarter of 2013, five million domain names were added, for a current total of 271 million domain names. They also published an infographic on these numbers, that you can download in PDF format. - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:35
Are you that stupid? Avvo user seeks legal advice to engage in RDNH!
An Avvo user – the online place to seek professional “free advice” on legal matters – is clearly in need of education on domain and trademark matters. The question asked was: “ If I Trademark a Website Domain that is currently owned can I legally have the owner forfeit the rights of ownership to me?̶... - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 16:8

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