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Breaking: Report Says ICANN Is “Postponing” Meeting in Marrakech in Feburary
According to a report in, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to postpone its 52nd meeting scheduled to take place in Marrakech from February 8-12. ICANN is an international entity that coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key tech...
The Domains - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 19:30
ICANN’s Haul From Just 7 Last Resort New gTLD Auctions Tops $26 Million
ICANN just released a report showing that it has received over $26 Million dollars from last resort new gTLD auctions. The total amount received by ICANN from the last resort auctions is $26,172,919. That amount is net of auction set up guarantees, set up and cancellation auction fees paid to Power Auctions the provider of […]
The Domains - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:49
FoxNews Reports On Media Org’s Calling Google’s .Soy new gTLD “Segregation” For Latinos
According to a story out in, Google’s recent announcement of its new .SOY domain, meant to appeal to Latinos, has drawn criticism and jest from a number of places. .Soy (Spanish for “I am”) according to Google “offers Hispanic consumers, brands and publishers “a place to build, create and share cul...
The Domains - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:32
Partners Trust “LA Real Estate Broker Specializing in Luxury Properties” Partners with .LUXURY
According to a press release out today Partners Trust, Los Angeles’ most selective real estate brokerage specializing in luxury properties, has partnered with .LUXURY, to create custom-tailored marketing experiences for luxury properties. PartnersTrust.Luxury is the first destination website built to highlight luxury properties...
The Domains - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:24
After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding
According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 [̷...
The Domains - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:57
UDRP Filed To Recover Another Stolen 3 Letter .Com From Godaddy:
A UDRP has been filed on a 3 letter .com and seems to be an attempt by the previous owner, CIN-CORPORACAO INDUSTRIAL DO NORTE, S.A. to recover the domain name which appears to have recently stolen from CIN’s Godaddy account The domain name was owned by CIN-CORPORACAO until October 17th when it was transferred […]
The Domains - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:47
The 100 People Who Will Shape The Future of The Internet
Kieren McCarthy wrote a piece on about the 100 people who will shape the future of the Internet. The article takes a look at the Cross Community Working Group who will set out to propose the right transition plan for IANA. From the article: Unfortunately, despite having had nearly 14 years to think about […]
The Domains - Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:30
Wiley Rein Files Suit Over 14 Stolen Domain Names: 9 Are 3 Letter .com’s
The law firm of Wiley Rein this week filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an e-commerce company that had 14 domain names stolen by computer hackers based in China from a Godaddy Account. The case, Acme Billing Company v. John Doe, was filed on October 21, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the […]
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 18:29
Verisign Reports: .Com/Net Over 130 Million Domains; Revenue Up 4.7%; $1.5 Billion In The Bank
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported its results for the third quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $255 millionup 4.7% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted […]
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 18:13
Did Just Acquire Looks Like They Did
We have about 1,000 domain names we track on and we just noticed that the Whois on the domain name has just changed. The new owner of the domain is the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP of Paris which may not mean too much to you but as we at follow and […]
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 17:4
.NYC Landrush Auctions Are Underway
The landrush auctions for .NYC domain names are underway at according to someone who is involved in the auctions. We previously announced that the auctions would start today on a staggered 3 stage basis going through November 6th. We understand that not everyone who submitted a landrush application went ahead and establ...
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 14:18
A Rumble in the Bronx over a Couple .Nyc Domains
Two .nyc domains are at the heart of an online turf war in The Bronx. and are being used as digital bargaining chips as one Bronx blogger wants another to retract statements and stop harassing An online dispute rooted in the Bronx has turned into a battle of domains. Blogger Ed Garcia Conde...
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:52
$5.6 Million A Good Buy For .Realty To Compete with .Realestate, Realtor, .Property., .MLS & .IMMO?
Last night the highest priced paid for a new gTLD of the three that were at the ICANN last resort auction yesterday was .Realty at $5.6 million purchased by domain industry veteran Jay Westerdal’s company. (The exact price paid was $5,588,888) .Realty joins .Realestate; .Realtor; .Property, .MLS,  .Immo, (which is short for imm...
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:31
1st Day New gTLD Totals Are .Brutal: .Healthcare 1,406; .Vet 649; .Army 196; .Navy 116 .Airforce 110
5 new gTLD went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis and the 5 combined for just over 2,500 registrations. Including registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those who paid extra during the Early Access Program (EAP) to register domains...
The Domains - Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:35
UK Charity “Homeless International” With an annual budget £20 million Rebrands To An .XYZ
        Homeless International a .UK based charity with an annual budget £20 million announced today they were re-branding from to The NGO has been around since 1989 “focusing on urban poverty issues (including slums and social housing) in the developing world” The ...
The Domains - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 13:59
VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names”
VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled “Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domai...
The Domains - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:43
Verisign Launches “Eureka” Campaign To Promote .Com/.Net Domains; Here the 1st Video
Verisign, the registry operator for .com, .net  announced today it was launching a new campaign to promote .Com and .Net domain names including a series of “”short, humorous videos this month” “As any aspiring entrepreneur knows, great business ideas can come from anywhere, at any time. The Verisign video spot...
The Domains - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:15
Houston We Have A Problem: 2 URS Examiners Can’t Agree If The Same Company Owns A Trademark
My man Raymond Hackney who writes posts for, as well as his own blog at, pointed out two diametrically opposed URS decisions filed by the same complainant Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc. of New York, one of which concludes they own the trademark to the clothing line of Aeropostale and the other e...
The Domains - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 9:15
86% Of Lawyers Not “Eager” to Get a .Lawyer/.Attorney Name? That Only Leave 200K That Want One
My fellow domain Blogger Konstantinos Zournas of cited a poll on his site today in a post entitled: “83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains” Konstantinos which is doing a great job this year on his blog, seemed to have fallen for a poll whose results are statically fatally faulted. [...
The Domains - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 20:40
Sedo Transactions Total $1.4 Million Released its sale report and  over the past week, 484 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: at 14,000 USD · Top ccTLD: at 5,000 EUR · Top “other” […]
The Domains - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 17:26

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