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Yahoo Beats Estimates and Stock Pops After Hours
  Yahoo was up after hours as the company showed growth for the first time in a year. Yahoo posted earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion in the first quarter, just beating Wall Street estimates for earnings of $0.37 a share on revenue of $1.08 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported: […]
The Domains - 3 hr 30 min ago
Mr.Berkens Regs The First Uniregistry Domain of the Day on What Was A Busy Day
It was a busy day today for Frank Schilling and his company Uniregistry, as five uncontested strings went live at around 12 noon Eastern time. The strings that went live today were the following: .Pics, .Photo, .Gift, .Link and .Guitars. Out the gate at 12:03 Frank tweeted: .photo past 1000 — Frank Schilling (@Frank_Schilling) April ...
The Domains - 6 hr 22 min ago
Hershey’s Files UDRP On 16 Year Old; 17 Year old Also Hit
A couple of interesting UDRP filings today Hershey’s just filed a UDRP on the domain name The domain name was registered in back in 1997 however it is going to a blank page and according to Screenshots the domain may never have resolved to any type of site or page, not even a parked […]
The Domains - 12 hr 6 min ago
Afternic/GoDaddy Sells $2.06 Million In Domain Names
Afternic/GoDaddy released its sales report for the week of 4/7/14 – 4/13/14. All sales for the week totalled $2,065,279. The top .com sale was lead by for $20,000 followed by for $17,000. The top non-com sale lead by for $17,650. Below is the complete report: .COM Sales Price $20,000 anyview.c...
The Domains - 15 hr 20 min ago
Sedo Transactions Total $1.3 Million Led By For $200K
Sedo just reported that 620 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars for the week. 46% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: - Top .coms: at 200,002 USD - Top ccTLD: at 15,000 USD - Top “other” TLD: […]
The Domains - 15 hr 29 min ago
Can New gTLDs Save Demand Media ?
Scott Hopkins wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha today stating that the new gtlds were the last chance for Demand Media. Demand Media has been languishing in the stock market for awhile now. The stock is down 25 % this year and is down 46 % over a one year time period. Demand Media owns […]
The Domains - 16 hr 21 min ago
.Buzz May Have The Strangest List Of 100 Reserved Domains Of All New gTLD’s
.Buzz goes live today and like all new gTLD registries they are entitled to keep 100 domains for their own use for marketing and other purposes, but going through the list of .Buzz reserved domains it maybe the strangest list of 100 (actually 85 by my count) that I have seen for any registry. Bill […]
The Domains - 17 hr 32 min ago
Go Daddy Going To Court in India over Copyright/Trademark Infringement
Go Daddy is going to have to go to court in India regarding a claim by the National Stock Exchange and their online trading platform. It is hard to see how Go Daddy has liability in this case as they are not profiting from the sales of software, but I am not a lawyer and […]
The Domains - 17 hr 56 min ago Lost in UDRP
Web Entertainment, LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada, just won a UDRP on the domain name The Respondent did not reply to the UDRP The complainant has a trademark on the term Y8 that was filed in 2012 and has a gambling website at The domain name was first registered in 1998 but […]
The Domains - 19 hr 30 min ago
Google Explains How It Reads Your Email
Google has changed its terms of service when it comes to Gmail.   (Reuters) – Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software ...
The Domains - 19 hr 38 min ago
25 Plaintiffs Filed Federal Suit Over 231 Domains; 26 of Which Are No Longer Registered
A federal lawsuit was filed last week in the New Jersey District Court for trademark infringement against the owners of  231 domain names some of which are pretty generic and 26 of which are no longer registered. Besides the 26 that are no longer registered,  16 domain names named as defendants in the lawsuit are […]
The Domains - 22 hr 40 min ago
The Sale of .Co To Neustar Closed Today; Offices To Stay In Miami
Although it was announced a few weeks ago, the sale of the  .CO Internet S.A.S to Neustar for $1o9 million dollars actually just closed today. According to the, the “Champagne popped and bonuses flowed after .CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar ...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 0:32
The ICA Comments on ICANN Preliminary Issue Report on IGOs and INGOs
Phil Corwin of the ICA has sent a comment to ICANN regarding the Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs and INGOs to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS. In that report, the staff recommended the GNSO Council initiate a PDP (Policy Development Process) to see if they should modify the UDRP […]
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 22:27
Google Acquires Drone Maker That Facebook Was Eyeing
Todd Wasserman  is reporting for Mashable that Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a 20 person drone maker that Facebook was also interested in purchasing. There were no financial terms on the deal released on the acquisition. Apparently Facebook was interested to the tune of $60 million. Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a mak...
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 15:35
From $355 Purchase in 2005 to $200,000 Sale in 2014
Mike Berkens and his sold the domain for $200,000. The domain was purchased in 2005 for $355. The new owner is Inter-Mark Corporation out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Congrats to Michael and good luck with the name to the new owners.  
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:43
Neustar – 80 % of Local Searches on Mobile Phones Convert
Neustar put out a study and an infographic on the high conversion rates experienced  in local search by those using mobile phones. Jessica Lee covered this on Search Engine Watch From the article: How Local Searches Convert Four out of five searches via mobile devices lead to a purchase, often within a few hours, the […]
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:17
Big Week For New gTLD’s Including .Buzz, .Link, .Pics & 1st Singular/Plural Battle
Its a big week in new gTLD world as 8 new domain name extensions go live, as they become available to be registered on a first come, first served basis. Here are some of the extensions going live starting tomorrow: .buzz .pics .guitars .gift .link .holiday .marketing .onl Also of note this will be the […]
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:30
.Guru Becomes 1st New gTLD To Pass 50,000 Registrations
.Guru has just become the first new gTLD to pass 50,000 registrations according to .Berlin is firmly in the number 2 spot and might pass .Guru shortly. .Photography has passed 30,000 registrations and email quickly jumped into 4th place with over 22,000 domains .Tips rounds out the top 5 There are now 14 new […]
The Domains - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22:10
U.S. Internet Advertising Surpasses Broadcast TV For the First Time Ever
For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television due to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. CNET reported,  A 17 percent increase over 2012′s results, last year’s number helped the online ad industry beat the $40.1 billion in sales seen by traditional TV advertisin...
The Domains - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:32
Luxury Brands Get Their .Luxury Domains: Bugatti; Cartier; Prada; Chopard; Dior & More
I just reviewed the zone file for .Luxury, which appears to have gotten over 400 sunrise registrations by trademark holders and many of the top luxury brands in the world got their  .luxury domain name. Many luxury jewelry  brands including watch manufacturers, participated along with fashion designers, auto makers, and Champagne pro...
The Domains - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:27

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