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.GOP To Launch On July 7th
The new gTLD .GOP will go live for registrations on July 7th 2014 according to a email we received from the registry .GOP new gTLD was applied for by The Republican State Leadership Committee, (RSLC)  a group that seeks to elect Republicans to state-level offices not the National Party. “.GOP will be major factor in […]
The Domains - 11 hr 57 min ago
Facebook Reports Better Than Expected Earnings, $2.5 Billion in Revenue & Has Over 1 Billion Mobile
Facebook reported first quarter earnings after the close today.  Earnings beat expectations coming in at $0.34 cents a share.  The company now has 802 million daily users with 609 million of those being mobile. The company was trading down on Wednesday but is up in after hours. 61.36 -1.67 (-2.65%) After Hours: 63.69 +2.33 (3.80%) Ap...
The Domains - 12 hr 34 min ago
Apple Reports Second Quarter Earnings – Stock up in After Hours Trading
Apple just reported second quarter earnings and the stock is up in after hours trading. The stock closed down 1.31 % to $524.75 on the trading day but is up $43 in after hours trading. Apple Inc. NASDAQ: AAPL – Apr 23 5:25 PM ET 524.75-6.95 (-1.31%) After Hours: 568.20+43.45 (8.28%)   Apple just announced […]
The Domains - 14 hr 16 min ago
UPDATED: The Rise and Fall Of Oversee.net
With the news that Oversee.net sold DomainSponsor.com as well as their owned and operated domain portfolio which reportedly numbered between 700K and 1M domains, to Rook Media, it marks the end of to a 14 year run of one of the biggest companies to ever exist in the domain space. Its important to point out […]
The Domains - 20 hr 4 min ago
Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website’s Landrush Period Closes at 3:55AM UTC
The land rush period for Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) TLDs  Closes at 3:55AM UTC According to an email we just received  Dot Chinese Online (.在线) & Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) TLDs have “been amonsgt the most successful in the history of ICANN’s New gTLD Program.” Landrush for Dot Chi...
The Domains - 20 hr 6 min ago
It looks like the Apple Smartwatch will be called the iWatch
It looks like Apple is going to name their smart watch the “iWatch” In an article written by Chris Smith for BGR.com, it seems that a trademark registration filed by Brightflash USA LLC  has the same address that Apple has used in the past when trademarking iSlate. The same address was used to register the […]
The Domains - 20 hr 7 min ago
Godaddy Partners With SiteLock
According to a press release out today, GoDaddy, has partnered with SiteLock to bring complete protection to websites. SiteLock proactively protects websites using the latest scanning techniques, giving customer peace-of-mind their website is safe. SiteLock scans websites for the latest malware, viruses, suspicious code, back doors a...
The Domains - 21 hr 5 min ago
Meet The 1st New gTLD Serial Cybersquatter, As Farris Nawas of Austin Loses His 3rd URS
The National Arbitration  Forum has suspended the domain name registration for Spandex.clothing after an examiner in a Uniform Rapid Suspension proceeding  (URS) found the registrant,  Farris Nawas of Austin Texas infringed on the trademark of Spandex. Since the only business line Spandex is involved in is clothing, it is the no-brai...
The Domains - 23 hr 0 min ago
ICANN Seeks Provider To Conduct A Review of The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is seeking a provider to conduct an independent review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), as mandated by ICANN’s Bylaws. The GNSO is the policy-making body responsible for generic top-level domains, such as .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Its ...
The Domains - 23 hr 46 min ago
Go Daddy/Afternic Sells $1.9 million in domains for the week
Go Daddy/Afternic reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 4/14/14 – 4/20/14 The top sale for the week was Trade360.com at $42,500, registered in 2004. Rad360.com also sold for $3,500. Cod.co was the top country code sale at $8,250 Resell.net sold for $7,000. I thought scripter.com for $2,000 was a great buy and a […...
The Domains - Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 3:18
Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million As 10% Were .Club Domain Sales
Over the past week, 513 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million of which  .Club domains sales totaled  $98,750 Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: fun8.com at 25,000 USD · Top ccTLD: gewerbeflächen.de at 16,500 EUR (= „industrial real estate“ in German) · Top “other” TLD: chinese.cl...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 17:23
Neustar is Holding A Live Event In NYC To Disucss Rights Protections in .NYC
Neustar the company operating the .NYC domain name extension on behalf of the city of New York is holding a Breakfast seminar in New York Tomorrow April 23rd at 8:30 Am to discuss ICANN’s rights protection mechanisms, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), general brand protection strategies and the .NYC launch program The event is free...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 13:51
Mi.com Bought By Xiaomi of China For $3.6 Million
According to TechCrunch Chinese Android devices startup, Xiaomi has acquired the two letter domain name Mi.com to rebrand its company from Xiaomi.com to Mi.com. Xiaomi translates literally as ‘little rice’. “The ‘Mi’ in Xiaomi also functions as an acronym for ‘mobile Internet” The domain name was owned by “Aunis LLC...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:38
MyArt.com Lost in UDRP On 2nd Try
The On-line ADR Center of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) has just handed over the domain name MyArt.com to the My-Art Company which was just formed on September 10th, 2010 The domain was subject to a previous UDRP which the complainant lost. In the first case the panel ruled in favor of the then domain […]
The Domains - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:30
HowStuffWorks.com To Be Sold for 18 % of its 2007 Purchase Price
The Wall Street Journal reported that Discover Communications is selling the popular website, HowStuffWorks.com.  They will be taking a loss on the sale as they are only realizing 18% of their 2007 purchase price. From the article: For Discovery Communications Inc., DISCA -0.49% the website HowStuffWorks.com proved to be one investme...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:21
Matt Cutts Answers How To Research A Domain Before Buying
Matt Cutts got a question today from someone who purchased a domain name and then found out the domain had been in trouble with Google. The domain is not currently indexed and the new owner has to do a reconsideration request. Matt points out steps to check to see if the domain had problems in […]
The Domains - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 16:8
Rook Media Acquires DomainSponsor.com
Oversee.net, announced today that Rook Media, has acquired its DomainSponsor monetization business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Oversee.net which once owned the domain name registrar, Moniker.com, the auction platform snapnames.com and DomainSponsor.com is now left with hundreds of thousands of domain names as well a...
The Domains - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 14:50
Launched – Grown – Sold The Miami Herald Discusses What’s Next for .CO Founders
The Miami Herald did a piece today on the .CO Registry acquisition by Neustar. They spoke with Juan Diego Calle to find out what’s next for everyone now that the comapny is sold. Calle mentioned a better job and better benefits for employees. The article also mentions that Neustar did not get Pop.co in the […]
The Domains - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 13:15
Facebook to Launch Mobile Ad Network
Mike Isaac wrote on Recode that Facebook will be launching their own mobile ad network. Lots of people have wanted Facebook to build an ad network for a long time. Here it comes. Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8″ developer conference in San Francisco at […]
The Domains - Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:16
Should Business Fear Google ?
Media company admits to being afraid of Google Olivia Solon wrote on Ars Technica that a major European media company has concerns about the growing power of Google. From the article: The chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe’s largest media publishers, has said that his company is afraid of the power that Google [...
The Domains - Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 22:35

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