Breaking: Report Says ICANN Is “Postponing” Meeting in Marrakech in Feburary According to a report in Moroccoworldnews.com, 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 […]
UDRP Filed To Recover Another Stolen 3 Letter .Com From Godaddy: CIN.com 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 CIN.com 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 TheRegister.co.uk 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 […]
Did Facebook.com Just Acquire Messenger.com? Looks Like They Did We have about 1,000 domain names we track on DomainTools.com and we just noticed that the Whois on the domain name Messenger.com 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 Thedomains.com 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 SnapNames.com 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. Welcome2thebronx.nyc and welcometothebronx.nyc. 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...
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...
Sedo Transactions Total $1.4 Million Sedo.com 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: localgenius.com at 14,000 USD · Top ccTLD: slv.fr at 5,000 EUR · Top “other” […]