Mashable Looks at “The History of the Domain Name” Max Knoblauch did a post entitled “A Brief History of the Domain Name” Starting off with Symbolics.com owned by Aron Meystedt, to 1995 and the end of free domain names. 1998 and the privatization of the DNS and ICANN.
1998: Privatization of the DNS and ICANN
In 1998, the Department of Commerce, under President Clinton...
The Domains - 1 hr 26 min ago
It’s Official: Google Is Giving Away Free Domain Names Since the ICANN Big Reveal where we learned that Google applied for over 100 new gTLD extension we have been chatting about whether Google would giving away free domains.
Well we didn’t have to wait long to find out.
Google is offering 5,000 new gTLD’s in its first live new gTLD which is an IDN, .みんな
The Domains - 2 hr 28 min ago
Purchased For $65K Kiko.com Saved in UDRP Kiko s.r.l. of Bergamo, Italy just lost its bid to grab the domain name kiko.com in a UDRP
The domain holders bought the domain for in 2010 for $65,578.50 to use for a social networking site.
Here are the relevant facts and finding by the three member panel
The Complainant’s business is the manufacture of cosmetic products.
The Domains - 3 hr 23 min ago
Tencent Pays $215 Million For 15% Stake In JD.com According to Wall Street Journal, the Chinese Giant, Tencent, has agreed to pay $215 million for a 15% stake in JD.com.
JD.Com’s planning on a $1.5 billion IPO.
JD.com, formerly known as 360buy.com, is a distant second in the Chinese e-commerce market to Alibaba’s shopping sites, Taobao.com and Tmall.com.
It was recently revealed...
M.Dot Rebranded as Go Daddy Go Mobile
App Advice reported that M.dot has been rebranded to Go Daddy Go Mobile.
M.dot has just been updated to version 2.0. At the same time, it has been rebranded as GoDaddy GoMobile.
Released in October 2012, M.dot was acquired by GoDaddy in February 2013. And now, over a year later, the app has been renamed to officially carry the GoDad...
The Domains - 11 hr 31 min ago
Classified Ventures Seeking $3 Billion for Cars.com
Now that the sale of Apartments.com is completed at $585 million, Classified Ventures is looking for $3 billion for Cars.com. William Launder,Dana Mattioli and Mike Spector wrote an article tonight for the Wall Street Journal.
A group of newspaper publishers has put the cars.com online marketplace up for sale for as much as $3 billi...
The Domains - 16 hr 44 min ago
Hackers Claim to Publish Evidence of Fraud at BitCoin Exchange Mt.Gox
Andy Greenberg just did a piece on Forbes with regards to hackers claiming to have hacked the Mt.Gox servers. The recent bankruptcy of the Bitcoin exchange has many up in arms and some are deciding to get answers on their own. Some of the data released and posted on Reddit has already been taken down. Greenberg reached out to disgra...
The Domains - 21 hr 49 min ago
25 Years of the World Wide Web
We are approaching the 25 year anniversary of the World Wide Web, March 12, 1989. The New Zealand Herald did a pretty thorough piece today on how Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea out of the blue and unrequested. The article is a good read, check it out here.
From the article:
March 12, 1989: British computer scientist...
The Domains - Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 14:37
Are Crypto-Currencies Here To Stay ? Google’s Director of Ideas Says Yes
Gregory Ferenstein wrote a post on Tech Crunch about the director of ideas from Google and his belief that crypto currencies are going to be a mainstay as we move forward.
Google Director of Ideas and former technology advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jared Cohen, says that digital “crypto-currencies” like Bitc...
The Domains - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 19:57
20 Year Old Graceland.com Lost In UDRP Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) was awarded the 20 year old domain name graceland.com by three member UDRP panel.
Its an interesting set of facts.
The domain was not parked but contained bible verses with Google Adsense which put up ads related to the former home of Elvis Presley which is now a huge tourist attraction.
The Domains - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:45
ICANN Publishes Its Financials For The Six Months Ending December 2013
ICANN published its financials lat night for six months ending in December 2013.
Here are some of the highlights. You can see the entire results here
Here they are:
For the Six Months Ending December 2013
The ICANN change in net assets is $3.3M, or 13.6%, higher than budget during the first six mo...
The Domains - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:31
‘Domains by Proxy’ Hands Over Personal Details of “Pirate” Site Owner Torrent Freak reported that Domains By Proxy, the privacy service from Go Daddy, turned over the personal details of one of their customers. The majority of the 83 comments are taking a lot of shots at Go Daddy, as some think its bogus that Go Daddy uses the word potentially and does not have definitive proof by copyright holder.
The Domains - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:49
Yesterday Vine bans Porn, Today VinePorn.com sells for $9,900 on Sedo Last January someone registered the domain VinePorn.com, yesterday Vine banned porn on their service, today VinePorn.com sold for $9,900 on Sedo.
A change to Vine content rules
We introduced Vine to make it easier for people to find, watch, create and share videos right from their mobile phones. As we’ve watched the com...
The Domains - Friday, March 7, 2014 - 17:5
FT.com Covers Frank Schilling One of the most prestigious publications in the world, the Financial Times our of London just published a huge cover story on Frank Schilling
“Tucked inside a nondescript building on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, a stone’s throw from the island’s largest and glitziest hotels, Frank Schilling’s home feels a bit like the Batc...
The Domains - Friday, March 7, 2014 - 16:25
14K of Enom’s 23K new gTLD Registrations Are From NameCheap Yesterday we reported on the top 20 domain name registrars in terms of new gTLD domain name registrations.
The domain name registrar in second place on the list was Enom with 23,167 new gTLD domain name registrations.
Today the CEO fo NameCheap.com Richard Kirkendall told TheDomains.com that of the 23K domain name registrations of En...
iMeeting.com Purchased For Less Than 2 Years Ago For $15K Sells For $47,750 The domain name imeeting.com just sold for $47,750 on Sedo.
The domain was owned by Rodger Lew in China and is currently under Sedo Escrow.
The domain name was owned by a company Meeting Maker, of Waltham, MA let the domain go into pending delete status around April 2012 at Network Solutions and sold on NameJet.com for 15,166 in Ju...