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Sex, drugs and rock’n roll: Woodstock as a .com 45 years later
On August 15, 1969, what started as a gathering of sorts at the Woodstock Music Festival, became a huge congregation of free-spirited, music-loving, drug-experimenting individuals. Far out, man. Woodstock, 45 years ago, became the symbol of revolt against authoritarianism, and sent a clear message of peace and anti-war to the governm... - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 19:18
NomCom: ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections
The ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) has completed its selections for six leadership positions within ICANN. The new roles will be assumed after the end of the ICANN Annual General Meeting, which will commence at the ICANN51 conference, October 12-16 in Los Angeles. Steve Crocker was appointed to the ICANN board of directors ... - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 15:54
Three strikes for Yoyo Ltd with UDRP loss for
Once is an accident, twice looks suspicious and three times is definitely a strike out due to cybersquatting. Ltd of the UK had its 3rd dot .email UDRP handed over, the Complainant being NVIDIA Corporation, makers of numerous computer hardware products. The domain in dispute is As in the two prior UDRP cases,... - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 13:20
Flippa sale ends in chargeback for transferred domain name
A domain owner who sold the domain name on Flippa, claims that the domain was essentially stolen, as the payment by the buyer was reversed. The sale of was completed in early April, and in late July, the payment was reversed at PayPal by the buyer. After contacting PayPal with proof of transferring […... - Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:18
East Nashville Farmers Market domain hijacked by Russian hackers
The domain name has been hijacked away from its owners, organizers of the East Nashville Farmers Market. In yet another domain theft originating at GoDaddy, the domain has been moved to the India based registrar, The current WHOIS displays the registrant based in Russia, with the doma... - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 23:29
DNFCollege Season 3 starts on Monday
DNFCollege, the special training set of classes provided by DNForum founder, Adam Dicker, is entering its 3rd season on Monday, August 18th. That’s right, it’s back to school for domainers young and old, and according to Adam, everything is served with a dish of Canadian humor, eh. Here’s a quick reference to what&#... - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 17:33 challenges GoDaddy, Namecheap and eNom with ice cold video
The Ice Bucket Challenge is the ultimate provocation among peers, that gained viral status on Facebook. Once the idiots setting themselves on fire realized the game wasn’t as cool, the new focus is the challenge of receiving a bucket of ice or ice and water, top to bottom. You get wet and get the chills […] Copyright Doma... - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 15:22
Verisign’s gTLD report is unreliable, thanks to .XYZ ‘wizardry’
Verisign’s data release on gTLD distribution, titled “Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs” provides some insight about what the heck is going on in the world of gTLD domain names. The data analysis uses the methodology described below, to identify the status of gTLD domains (developed/parked) after registration:... - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 15:11
No love: Dutch company wins dot .international UDRP over KPN domain
If you don’t get the Pitbull reference, no worries – here’s a link. A Dutch company, Koninklijke KPN N.V. filed a UDRP at the WIPO, and they went after the domain name – a first, as far as we’re aware of, in this new gTLD. Typically, LLL domains receive some broader “love” f... - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:29
Dofo WHOIS service switched to DomainIQ API, the domain WHOIS service by French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo, has recently changed its main provider of information. A shortcut for “DOmain inFO“, provides a quick toolkit to expand the simple WHOIS information of domain names, particularly: Metrics (Appraisal, Alexa, Compete) History (Past... - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 19:16
Google ready to cut down on spam by identifying Unicode combinations
If you were to write the word Google using two Greek omicron letters, it would look like this: Gοοgle. Visually, it is the same result, but this technique has been used by spammers to evade spam filters and to deliver “viagra” spam and other such unwanted goodies. The use of letters in non-Latin alphabets has […] Co... - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 16:10
Dot .CO goes well with Skully Systems and its revolutionary bike helmet
Skully Systems is paving the way for the future, as far as a new generation of motorcycle (bike) helmets go. Featuring a rear view camera, heads up display (HUD), GPS and other revolutionary features, makes the manufacturers of Skully AR-1 a hot commodity in the startup business. The Skully AR-1 helmet is highly weather resistant. [&... - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 13:38
How to efficiently report a Domain theft for media coverage
On a daily basis, we receive numerous tips through the “Share a domain tip” widget at the bottom right of your screen. Some tips are about domain thefts, hijackings or other issues related to domain ownership. While it’s convenient to use the “tips” button to report a domain theft, we actually need more ... - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:59
How many domain squatters does it take to change an Osram(tm) bulb?
It just takes one, but they need to be served with a UDRP first. OSRAM GmbH of München, Germany owns more than 500 trademarks, some dating as back as 1906. That’s more than 100 years ago, for the mathematically challenged. Apparently, when “Nick Nick” of UK heard that dot .lighting was launching, he thought: “... - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 11:8
ICANN tweet invites 51st conference participants to Marrakech!
An apparent gaffe by ICANN’s official twitter account, invited participants of ICANN51 to Marrakech, in Morocco. The mistake was most likely caused by the current use of #ICANN51 as the primary hashtag for the upcoming ICANN51 conference, in Los Angeles, California. In fact, the link provided takes one to the Fellowship Applica... - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:7
Exact match domains: Say no to vertical videos!
Matt Cutts, SEO czar of Google, spoke lowly of “exact match domains” not too long ago. The ever-changing Google algorithm does not affect developed web sites; however, you might want to reconsider your parking of long tail domains as they receive zero ranking. A great example of an exact match domain with a humorous twist... - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 22:34
Exclusive domain user interview!
If you need anything done that involves overcoming the “awkwardness” factor, you can’t go wrong with Attila Steven’s skills in social interaction. Last week we posted a meme of an aged gentleman perusing the adult web site, [NSFW], all while having some coffee at a local Safeway. That gentlema... - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 12:49
Dr. Martens kicks the shoes off squatter in UDRP
Remember when you rocked the Doc Martens in late 80′s and early 90′s? The fashionable shoes were less comfy than stylish, but millions sported them as part of their fashion statement. A UDRP at the WIPO, filed by Dr. Martens” International Trading GmbH of Gräfelfing, Germany and “Dr. Maertens” Marketing GmbH of Seeshaupt,... - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:33
EuroDNS adds two-step verification to its domain registrant accounts
Domain registrar, EuroDNS, has announced the immediate availability of a two-step verification layer to its customer accounts. Such security methods help minimize the odds of having domain names hijacked from your account; even if the thief gained access to your username and password. “Two-step verification (TSV), also known as... - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:44
Uniregistry: Newest Options for Highly Marketable Internet Domain Extensions
A new press release from Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry has just been posted: GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS–(Marketwired – Aug 11, 2014) - Uniregistry Corp., a leading International registrar of domain names, has launched an entirely new portfolio of domain endings designed to help people and businesses e... - Monday, August 11, 2014 - 19:29

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