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Twitter Wants To Mess With Your Timeline
Selena Larson wrote a piece on Read Write that Twitter is now going to selectively put tweets in your timeline from accounts you don’t follow. Selena points out that this may be being done to make Twitter easier for newcomers as they can see things they might have missed. On the flipside it is sure […]
The Domains - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:9
Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million
Sedo just listed its transactions report for the past week and in all 502 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.1 Million. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: at 35,000 USD · Top ccTLD: at 10,000 […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 16:19
ICANN Collision 420K New gTLD Domains Start The Process of Being Freed As They Are “Registered”
There are a ton of new gTLD’s being “registered” today. Many reader have written and commented that about the volume of domain “registered” today and that these registrations may screw up the  new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow. However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Coll...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 13:37
.Club Registry Gets Some Love From The South Florida Business Journal
The .Club registry got some love from the South Florida Business Journal today. “The Fort Lauderdale-based domain .club is leading a pack of newly established alternatives to the familiar .com, .net and .org. Users have registered more than 96,000 .club websites, outranking all but two of 361 new “top-level” domains launched th...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 13:15
.Investments Launches Today Here Are The Domains Taken In Sunrise & EAP
The new gTLD .investments goes into general availability today meaning it can be registered on a first come first serve basis. Here are the more interesting domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders and in the Early Access Program for a higher one time fee. Either way these domain names are no longer available: […...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:59
Nominations Are Open For 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS
According to an email we received the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARD Nominations for 2014 are now open Nominations will remain open until Friday, August 22nd at 6 P.M. EDT. “Only those persons or companies that receive 3 nominations from 3 different individuals will be included on the ballot.” “The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS have ...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:17
.London Gets Over 600 Trademark New gTLD Registrations Here Are The Most Interesting
.London just updated its Zone file today and is reporting 677 new gTLD registrations which all seem to be domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders. Some interesting no shows include a lot of US tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Twitter just to name a few Here are the most interesting: 123reg.lo...
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:1
BBC Experiment Demonstrates The Risks of The Internet of Things
The BBC set up a smart home and showed how as more things become connected, hackers can gain access and cause problems. The video that accompanies the article is very good, you will need to view the site as the video was not embeddable. I firmly believe the more I read over the last year […]
The Domains - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 6:27
17 Year Old Saved in UDRP Against $4 Billion Company That’s Going Into Domain Hall Of Shame
TV Sundram Iyengar and Sons Limited of Madurai of India represented by DePenning & DePenning, just lost its attempt to grab the 17 year old domain name The domain owner P.A. Gordon was represented by which won its second UDRP of the day, Congrats to Ari and Jason. The panel had a very […]
The Domains - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 17:35
The Winklevoss Twins Look to Spider Woman to bring their Bitcoin ETF to Market
The Winklevoss Twins of Facebook fame are still working on bringing out the first ever Bitcoin ETF. They have hired the lady known as Spider Woman, Kathleen Moriarty. Moriarty worked on the very first ETF back in 1993 and has a treasure trove of experience. The Economic Times wrote: Kathleen Moriarty is the lawyer attempting […...
The Domains - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:14
To Highlight Typo’s Registers Price £80,000 (9.4 million calories)
We just received a pretty amusing email from and its all about typo’s. In this case “to highlight Brits mistakenly misspelling and searching for ‘bathroom sweets’ instead of ‘bathroom suites’, have partnered with Choccywoccydoodah to sell the world’s most indulgent bathroom, a life-size, 100% B...
The Domains - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:6
Vertical Axis Beats Back UDRP On
Vertical Axis Inc. represented by Ari and Jason at, just beat back a UDRP on the domain name The complaint was brought by Ritchey Design, Inc. of Nevada which is a “company specializing in bicycle components established in 1974 which has registrations for RITCHEY in the US, Canada and the European Commun...
The Domains - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:22
Leading This Weeks New gTLD’s .Fund, Here Are The Taken Domains
According to,  .Fund is leading the other new gTLD’s that go launch into general availability on Wednesday which includes .investments, .Cash and.Tax in terms of domain registrations through Sunrise and EAP Here are some of the more interesting .Fund registrations taken in the Sunrise period by trademark holders a...
The Domains - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:2
ntldstats: 80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked & Has Stats For Each Extension; .Buzz Has The Least, has added parking stats to its system, both overall and by each new gTLD extension. Overall ntldstats says that just over 80% of all new gTLD domain names are parked. Last week Verisign announced as of June 29th only 3% of all new gTLD resolved to “business websites”  which I assume by definition excludes [...
The Domains - Monday, August 18, 2014 - 8:56
The .ID is here and it is not cheap
Today is independence day in Indonesia, and on this day the shorter .id extension is now available. The extension is not cheap and comes with some restrictions. From Copy of Indonesian business certificate (NPWP and TDP/SIUP) and a copy of the contact person’s KTP (Indonesian Identity Card). If you are a foreign c...
The Domains - Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 19:31
New Go Daddy Phishing Email Going Around – Be Careful
New Go Daddy phishing email going around so be careful. I have not received it but others have. Tip of the cap to Namepros member Tom Carl for posting the email he received. Most veterans would not fall for this but there are many newer domainers and business owners who may not know what to […]
The Domains - Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 18:59
Popular Bitcoin Websites Being Imitated by Phishers
Carolyn Moritz wrote an article on VPN Creative about impersonators using Bitcoin domains that are similar to existing websites for phishing attempts. It seems some of these websites were actually trying to generate advertising revenue and using the strong newsletter numbers of the real Bitcoin websites. From the article: Bitcoin new...
The Domains - Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 14:6
Internet Subscriber Growth Surpasses Cable for First Time in The U.S.
I don’t think its a surprise to a lot of our readers but Wired magazine did a story on the Internet being more popular than cable tv by subscriber count. This does not seem to be distressing to the major cable companies as they are all deeply ingrained with the Internet. The margins for broadband […]
The Domains - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 18:36
Client of Mark Monitor’s Buys From Vertical Axis
A client of Brand protection company Mark Monitor has purchased the highly brandable domain name from Vertical Axis. The domain name was transferred over to brand protection company today. The domain name was owned by Vertical Axis who seems to have owned the domain name since at least 2005 Of course we do ...
The Domains - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:34
IRP Panel’s Declaration of the IRP Procedure in the case of DotConnect Africa Trust vs ICANN
IRP Panel’s Declaration of the IRP Procedure was released on August 14, dealing with the matter between DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) and ICANN. In June of 2013 ICANN decided not to accept the application from DCA with regards to the .Africa extension. Over the last year the two sides have been battling it out back and […]
The Domains - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:8

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