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Nearly 60% of Dot Com Domains in China Hijacked in 2014 published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP’s. From the article: Nearly 60% of dot-com domain names in China were […]
The Domains - 4 hr 26 min ago
SEO-For-Lawyers on the importance of .attorney names for marketing
Luke Ciciliano did a post for on why he thinks .attorney and .lawyer will hold significance for lawyers in their marketing efforts. In the article he references a Dallas related name being used and showing in the search results, he also mentioned some lawyers he spoke with did not see the point of the […]
The Domains - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 17:39
Last Call For Domain Submission For Namescon Live Domain Name Auction which is running the Live and Online domain name auction at the Namescon conference on January 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM PST in Las Vegas, is putting out its final call for domains to be submitted to the auction. The live auction will have 100+ domain names. Online bidding will also be available  on […]
The Domains - Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:43
This Weeks “Black Friday” Domain Count: .Com 559; .Net 60; .Blackfriday 16
A week from today actually marks the day know as “Black Friday” which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States which traditionally is one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Like much else in life when retailers got a good thing, they try to extend it and maximize it. Now a […]
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 19:0
From Brussels With Love – Europe Wants Google Split Up
Europe Wants Google Split Up We have seen countries in Europe propose a “Google Tax” we have seen several initiatives with regard to privacy and the right to be forgotten. Now Europe looks to be mulling a proposal to split the company up. Bill Gates can only be thinking to himself, “Larry, Sergey, Welcome to […...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:59
UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case
A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name in large part because; “fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding.” Happy as Clams, Inc. of Long Beach, California brought the...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 14:20
Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee
According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called “Contributor” that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. “Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscription...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 13:20
Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 Introduced To Stop US From Giving Up Control Over ICANN
A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives, yesterday the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 which would prevent the Obama administration, or that of any future president, from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until explicit, freedom...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:15 Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars
GMO Internet, Inc. is a  publicly traded company and one of Japan’s largest ISP and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, today announced they acquired the domain name for JPY800 million which is at today exchange rates equals  $6,776,448 USD. GMO Internet a also an applicant for several new gTLD’s/ &#...
The Domains - Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:26
UDRP filed ON three letter domain
              A UDRP was filed today on the three letter domain name The domain is owned by Gregory Ricks The domain name was registered under privacy for many years R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc is the Complainant who filed for a trademark on the term back on August […]
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 18:27
Uniregistry: No Reserved Or Collision Domains Held Back Except For Single Characters
We just received this from Uniregistry which is launching .Click on November 25th. Pricing for a .Click domain will be $6.88 or less at retail. “We will no longer have a registry reserved list at the time of launch for any domain name beyond single-characters. If your registrar has been accepting pre-registrations, please note ...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 16:19
Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year
According to the New York Post, is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping t...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 15:29
Why The Right Domain Name May Help In Landing You A Job did an interview with Predrag Lesic the CEO of .ME. The interview talks about his own career path and why he believes in today’s current job market there is a need for a student to create a personal brand. From the article: Why do you feel a student’s personal brand is such an important […]
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 13:47
.Music LLC CPE Reconsideration Request Denied
.Music LLC sought reconsideration for Community Priority Evaluation in an effort to be given priority over others who are interested in running .music. .Music LLC believed that when their application was looked at that the panel failed to comply with already established ICANN policies.  The board governance committee denied the recon...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:48
1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Top 10,298; .Quebec 4,902: .ENGINEER 523
We have numbers for the three new gTLD’s that launched this week. .Top which launched on the November 18th has according to 10,298 domains registered. The registry for .Top is “Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co.,Ltd.” which is also the backend for the extension and is also a  domain name reg...
The Domains - Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:49 Sells for $35,000 on Sedo – Sold on Sedo for $14,000 in 2011
Crossing the Sedo feed this afternoon is at $35,000. Looks like it was the second time it sold on Sedo, DN Journal reported it sold for $14,000 in 2011. Affordable Webhosting Inc out of Oregon looks to be the seller and had the domain parked. Eli Shoval looks to be the buyer of the […]
The Domains - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 17:19
Braden Pollock’s Legal Brand Marketing Acquires 14 Premium Law-related Domains
    According to a press release we received, LLC, announced today that Legal Brand Marketing, LLC which was founded by Braden Pollock, acquired a premium portfolio of law-related domain names, including and Legal Brand Marketing, plans to develop and launch websites for each domai...
The Domains - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:23
.NYC Releases Numbers On Landrush: 145 Domains Sell For $1K-$9,999: 10 Sell For $10K+
New York City released some numbers on the recently concluded Landrush period for the new gTLD .NYC, in which residents and businesses located in New York City were given the opportunity to apply for a domain for any extra fee before general availability started. published a couple of posts on some unofficial sales her...
The Domains - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:3
Sedo Transactions Transactions Total $1 Million Led By
Over the past week, 554 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million dollars. 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: at 29,022 USD which was bought by a Chinese buyer. · Top ccTLD: at 15,000 EUR […]
The Domains - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 16:26
Aruba.It Formally Announces It Acquired .Cloud Beating Out Google & Amazon
                                    10 days ago we told you at that Aruba S.p.A. ( beat out Amazon, Google and Donuts to win the new gTLD .Cloud Today the company finally put out a press release: “Aruba wins pre...
The Domains - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 14:11

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