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ICANN CEO Fadi Bites The Hand That Feeds It Calling out Those “Hogging” Domains”
Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, in a story published by the HuffingtonPost.com, which also contains a video interview with Fadi at World Economic Forum in Davos, explaining how we “went from twenty-something” top domain names to hundreds” throws large domain investors under the bus and then backs up the bus and rolls ov...
The Domains - 4 hr 7 min ago
Donuts Wins The Rights To Operate The New gTLD .Cafe Beating Out Co. That Runs .Bar/.Rest
Donuts has picked up another new gTLD extension winning the rights to .Cafe, beating out Punto 2012 the registry that runs .Bar and .Rest. The new gTLD string .Cafe was scheduled to go to the ICANN Last Resort auction later this Month. Other new gTLD’s that touch .cafe include .Restaurant, which is operated by Donuts […]
The Domains - 5 hr 31 min ago
NameJet Sells 941 domains for $5,984,520 – Liu.com led the way at $155,688
NameJet sold close to 1000 domains at $2,000 or more (941) in 2014, these sales totaled $5,984,520 USD. 41 LLL.coms sold on the list, with the top sale being the overall top sale Liu.com at $155,688. 6 Numeric domains made the list led by 472.com at $43,700. liu.com 1/22/14 09:22 $155.688,00 liao.com 5/15/14 10:38 $100.000,00 […...
The Domains - 9 hr 54 min ago
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Jeff Dunham’s New Wife is Suing His Old Wife Over Domain Names
Here is one you don’t see everyday Jeff Dunham the famous ventriloquist who shows up every other weekend on Comedy Central in three hour blocks of programming, has an interesting situation going on in real life. It seems that the ex-wife of Mr. Dunham, Paige Dunham decided to play the domain game and register the […]
The Domains - 20 hr 11 min ago
Afilias Wins The .Bet new gTLD Beating Donuts, Famous Four & UK Gambling Co. Ladbrokes
The new gTLD .Bet has been settled in what we can only guess was a private auction won by Afilias. Afilias won the rights to operate the new Top Level Domain beating out two big portfolio applicants Donuts and Famous Four Media as well as Ladbrokes a publicly traded  British based gaming company. According to […]
The Domains - 22 hr 22 min ago
Flippa Weekly Sales led by Coolant.com at $8,500
Flippa released its sales from the past week, Coolant.com led the list at $8,500. The name was listed as exclusive to Flippa and sold at the buy it now. In new gtld sales, there was a package of 3 one letter .domains sold. A.domains,M.domains and U.domains sold for $701. The seller listed the premium at […]
The Domains - Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 5:11
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.Global Registry Offering A $25 Cash Back Rebate, But just for 8 Days
The .Global new gTLD registry just launched a cash back program to give people who register 10 or more .Global Domain names a cash back bonus of $25 per domain. “This is a limited time offer only available between Friday 23th of January and Saturday 31st of January.” For details on how to apply for […]
The Domains - Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:45
Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%
Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or [̷...
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 16:37
Trademark Clearinghouse Releases New Numbers: 34,400 Trademarks Registered
The Trademark Clearinghouse release some new numbers today. There are now 34,400 trademark submitted to the trademark clearinghouse. Just over 50% were submitted for more than one year for a total of almost 86,000 trademark years. Over 128,000 claim notice have been sent out to trademark holders notifying them of a registered new gTL...
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 15:28
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Braintree now lets all U.S. merchants accept Bitcoin
Braintree will now make it possible for all merchants in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin. Venture Beat is out with an article that Braintree after making partnerships earlies in the year with Coinbase and Pay Pal will make it possible for all merchants in the U.S. to accept Bitcoin. I guess for those not that […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:51
Forbes Asks “Why, Even After A Year, There’s Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains”
Forbes just published an article on the new gTLD”s and its less than glowing. Here are some of the highlights of the piece written by Roger Kay: “It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:10
My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com
Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD’s before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:24
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Donuts ” after such a long run, it’s about time to hand .COM a gold watch”
Donuts posted a blog post yesterday about looking to the future and that .com is that old stodgy utility that is staid but it is unremarkable. Yet Microsoft had plenty of options for example to register Hololens.newgtld but they still paid to buy the .com and handregister the .us. The article is worth a read, […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:21
22 Year Old Makes $85,000 in 9 Days Selling ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com
The auction for ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com ended last night on Flippafor USD $85,000 – a mere 9 days after the site was launched on January 12th. Today there is a press release out on it already “ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, a mere 9 days after the site was launched on January 12th. The site managed to secure over $20,000 ...
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:12
1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Vlaanderen 3,880; .Brussels 3,742; .Forsale 2,197
Three new gTLD’s went into general availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis. Here are the totals after the first day of GA. The totals include all domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise Period and those who paid an extra fee to get early […]
The Domains - Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:45
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SearchMetrics.com “The Rising and Falling Stars in Google US
Search Metrics takes a look each year at who fell in the rankings and who saw their website rise on Google. In addition to just looking at winners and losers they look into why some sites succeeded while other sites took a dip. If you are interested in SEO the article is very much worth […]
The Domains - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 14:56
Trademark Holders Make Cybersquatting Profitable By Failing To Act: BentleyMotorCars.com 9 Years Old
We have mentioned before that when it comes to the levels of  cybersquatting trademark holders have to share the blame by creating the ecosystem for high profits for those registering bang on trademark infringing domains and allowing them to be very profitabily parked for many year before taking action Today we see another one such [...
The Domains - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 13:11
MaxHardcore.com sells for $10,100 – Max Hardcore not the Winner
Just one bidder stepped up and outbid the $10,000 high bid placed in December, for MaxHardcore.com. The auction closed at $10,100 . Back at the end of December, Max Hardcore said he would be bidding on the domain. Today that changed, in an article for Xbiz he said: — Max Hardcore won’t be bidding on […]
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 19:55
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Panel Decides To “Terminate” UDRP On Telepathy’s SDT.com W/Fed Case Pending + 1 Vote RDNH
2 members of a 3 member UDRP decided to terminate a UDRP filed by SDT International limited company of Belgium (SDT) on the three letter .com, SDT.com from Nat Cohen’s Telepathy, Inc. who was represented by Wiley Rein LLP. The three member panel spit in its decision with 2 members voting to terminate the the […]
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 18:55
Sedo Transactions Total $1million led by BabyCity.com at $35,000
Over the past week, 603 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 54% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.  Highlights of public sales are: Top .coms: babycity.com at 35,000 USD Top ccTLD: heg.es at 13,000 EUR Top “other” TLD: sugar.net at 15,000 USD Domain name Price Currency […...
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 18:13
Land.com Gets A $850K Bid In RightoftheDot Extended Domain Auction: Now Over $1.1M In Bids
The domain name Land.com has gotten a verified bid of $850,000 in the RightoftheDot.com extended auction from the Namescon conference running on SnapNames.com The domain has a stated reserve of $1M-5MM but the fact that Snapnames.com took the bid means by its own rules than the bid represents at least 50% of the actual reserve [̷...
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 13:56
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Backend Provider Open Registry Acquired For Up To $22.6 Million
According to rttnews.com, NCC Group plc (NCC.L), a provider of Escrow, Assurance and Domain Services, Tuesday said it has acquired the Belgium and Luxembourg based Open Registry group of companies for a maximum consideration of 14.9 million pounds or 19.5 million euros in cash. The company will make an initial payment of 7.9 million ...
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:56
“The Donald” Goes After The Domain TrumpCard.com In A UDRP
Domain Trump has filed a UDRP on the domain name Trumpcard.com The domain name TrumpCard.com was first registered in 1998. While the Donald owns some casinos or at least has his name on them, the term Trump Card has a meaning well before the time there was a Donald Trump and well before he ever […]
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:30
Fiesta.com Hit With A UDRP
          The extremely generic domain name Fiesta.com has been hit with a UDRP filing. The complainant is Dean & Simmons, Sàrl Heintz Van Landewyck S.à.r.l. which as the best as I can tell has a pending but not yet registered trademark on the term and is actually facing abandonment by April […]
The Domains - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:36
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MaxHardcore.com With a High Bid Of $10K Sells Tomorrow on Namejet.com
The domain name MaxHardcore.com which we wrote about a few weeks ago is at auction at Namejet.com and will sell to the highest bidder which is at the moment $10,000. The closed domain name auction has 85 bidders (including myself who has no intention of bidding) has a high bid of $10,000 by bidder ID […]
The Domains - Monday, January 19, 2015 - 17:47

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