Move Over Cybersquatting Here Comes Soundsquatting Tim Lince published an article on WorldTrademarkReview.com that has found a new kind of domain infringement. It is being called soundsquatting and the victims are the visually impaired. From the article: Recent research has revealed the extent of a newly discovered type of domain name abuse. Dubbed ‘soundsquatting’, it is based on ho...
Google Testing No Divider Between Paid and Organic Listings Barry Schwartz is out this morning with a post on Search Engine Land that Google will be testing removing the divider between paid and organic listings. From the article: Google is testing not displaying the line break or line separator between the search ads at the top of the search results and the organic/free listings […]
Well Cosmo Kramer This is Why Radio Shack asked for your Phone Number For years on Christmas Eve I would buy a last minute gift at Radio Shack, it was across the street from the mall and it was open later than other stores. I always couldn’t stand them asking for my phone number or email address when I was just trying to get out of there. For […]
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Another Case of Cybersquatting Paying off This transaction takes us all around the globe and shows just how magical the Internet can be. So a Chinese registrant gets a domain that represents a major U.S. brand, in the South African extension. NBAstore.co.za sold yesterday on Sedo for $5,500. The NBA Store is a series of officially licensed retailers which sell merchandise [&...
Is This Really the Golden Age of Domain Trolling ? Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post wrote an article that centered around the recent Taylor Swift and Ted Cruz domain registrations. Caitlin decided to use the words domain trolling instead of the often used cyber squatting. The lone commenter in the article told Caitlin that it is called cybersquatting. From the article: What is do...
The Domains - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 16:2
Miami Heat Guard Tyler Real T Johnson Launches His Site on a .Club Miami Heat Shooting guard Tyler Real T Johnson just launched his official website on a .club domain The site is at Realtjohnson.club Tyler is averaging 6 points a game and 1.3 assists so far this season and wear number 8 for the Heat Here is some information about Tyler from his site: Hometown: Mountain View, […]
.Green Windups with 771 Registrations After 1st Day Of General Availability .Green went though a long and winding road leading up to the launch of .Green and yesterday was the first day a .Green could be registered on a first come, first served basis otherwise known general availability. After the first day of GA including those domain names registered by trademark holders in Sunrise and those […]
The Domains - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:26
Sedo Transactions Total $1.2 Million: Record 56% of Sales Were Buy It Now Sedo just reported that over the past week, 674 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.2 Million 56% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings which I think is the all time high Highlights of public sales are: · Top .com: buymyhouse.com at 45,000 USD · Top ccTLD: […]
The Domains - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 16:18
Roger Kay Would Like To See ICANN Slow Things Down When it comes to new gtlds Roger Kay would like to see ICANN slow down, Kay has written about the new gtld program on Forbes a few times. Today he is out with an article that basically says ICANN should hit the brakes. The greatest expansion so far is confusion. He discusses compatability problems and names not working universally on every […]
.Green Is Now Live For Registrations The new gTLD .Green just went live into general availability at 9am EST today. .Green is now open to everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. Godaddy.com is selling at .Green registration for only $8.19. Here is a list of registrars selling .Green The landrush period for .Green closed on March 14th According...
The Domains - Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:17
MOZ.com: “Moving 5 Domains To 1 an SEO Case Study” Dr. Peter J. Meyers wrote an excellent piece on Moz.com that deals with changing multiple domains, basically 5 into 1 for this case study. The article is very detailed and is definitely something you want to bookmark in case there ever comes a time when you need to do this. From the article: People often […]
Radix Gives Us A Sneak Peek At Their New Videos Radix is giving us a sneak peek at videos they will be releasing at World Hosting Days in Germany. Radix is excited to release videos for .website, .press, .host and .space. The Radix videos will be screened for the first time at WorldHostingDays in Germany on 24th Mar, 2015. For those missing WHD, here is […]
The Domains - Monday, March 23, 2015 - 20:16
Mike Mann Is On Fire Selling $76K in Domains That Cost Him Less than $750 Total Mike Mann has been reporting some very impressive domain name sales the last few days on his Facebook page Mike just announced today he sold the domain name MissCandy.com for $30,000 a domain he purchase on July 30th 2012 for $75 Last week Mike reported selling Jazz.co for $22,000 a domain he purchased on July […]
Donuts Suffers its 1st Overall Negative Domain Day The new gTLD Registry, Donuts suffered its first net negative domain day since becoming a registry; where the number of new domain names registered were exceeded by the number of new gTLD deleted or removed from the zone file for non-renewal. According to ntldstats.com Donuts had a net loss of 63 domain names yesterday […...
The Domains - Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:55
NAE.com Saved in UDRP But No RDNH Despite Domain Reg 6 Years Before TM National Automotive Experts, L.L.C. just lost its bid to grab the three letter domain name NAE.com in a UDRP, from Vertical Axis Inc. who was represented as usually by Ari Goldberger of Esqwire.com The three member panel of Ho-Hyun Nahm, Diane Thilly Cabell and Sandra J. Franklin easily found in favor of the Domain Holder […]
The Domains - Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:36
Go Daddy Wins Important Section 230 Case Eric Goldman published an article on what he deemed an important legal victory for Go Daddy. Go Daddy won a Section 230 case which involved some Teamsters Union members. Section 230 is a part of the Communications Deceny Act and it provides immunity for providers like Go Daddy hosting. From the article: GoDaddy won a […]
Taylor Swift Registers TaylorSwift.porn But May Have Missed TaylorSwiftPorn.com There are at least 50 stories in non-domain publications about Taylor Swift registering two new gTLD domain names TaylorSwift.Porn and TaylorSwift.adult yesterday in the Sunrise period. However another domain name was registered yesterday which didn’t make any headlines, TaylorSwiftPorn.com. The domain name was registered yeste...
The Domains - Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 15:43
So What Happened to that whole Do No Evil ? The Verge published an article that painted Google in a very bad light. When your motto is “Do No Evil” being accused of blackmail can be very upsetting. The article discusses certain findings by the FTC back in 2012. Apparently one of the findings was that Google lifted product rankings and placed them in their […...