Vertical Axis Hit With UDRP on 8 Year Old Domain GlobeWay.com Vertical Axis has just been Hit With a UDRP on the domain name GlobeWay.com The domain according to DomainTools.com has been owned since at least 2007 and possibly 2006 by Vertical Axis. The domain name is parked to a very generic parking page. The Complainant is not yet listed. I don’t see any federal trademark […]
3D Search Engine Launching to Protect 3D Content The longest comment thread in the history of domaining is the post that Michael wrote four years ago about 3D, it has 5,371 comments. So for those interested in the topic of 3D there is a new search engine launching on a .es domain is all about 3D content, the engine will be using the […]
The Domains - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:18
Tech Radar: “The new domain name system is causing problems for brands” Tech Radar published an article todayon new gtlds and the problems brands are already having with protecting their brand. The article references a study from Brad Newberg at Reed Smith, the sample study took a look at 20 brands in the bicycle industry and how fast some of their names were taken by those not […]
The Domains - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 19:13
Actress Blake Lively Launches New Lifestyle Brand on a .US Actress Blake Lively launched her new lifestyle website on a .US rather than say going the Blake.Luxury route or Lively.social. The Gossip Girls star is going with the name Preserve.Us. The Huffington Post covered the launch and the feedback from all over the Twitterverse, Blake Lively’s new lifestyle brand Preserve launched th...
The Domains - Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:26
e-Commerce may be the sizzle, but brick and mortar remains the steak e-Commerce is certainly one of the largest trends to affect business and culture over the past 25 years. In 2013 Amazon did $74.45 billion in revenue, but when compared to Walmart that number looks small. The Arkansas based retailer is close to half a trillion in sales. Find more statistics at Statista Barbara Thau wrote […]
The Domains - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 18:43
Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of Digital.com, Richard Kershaw Digital.com sold in the Heritage Auction for $325,000 and with the buyers premium the total price to the buyer came to $373,750. After the auction we communicated with the gentleman who purchased the domain name, Richard Kershaw. We decided to ask Richard a few questions about what he does, why he purchased the name and […]
The Domains - Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:46
It’s All About Branding Nathan Safran wrote a piece on Search Engine Land that had to do with the branding benefits of search. In his piece entitled, It’s Time For Marketers To Attend To The Branding Benefits Of Search, Safran cited a Google study that concluded, “Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness.” The study tested brand recall for searchers who […]
The Domains - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 16:58
Minds + Machines Issues 350K Shares To Employee at 9P Stock trading At 11.50P According to a regulatory filing, Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, announces that it has issued 350,000 new Ordinary Shares following exercise by an employee of 350,000 share options at an exercise price of 9p per share. The new Ordinary Shares will rank p...
The Domains - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 13:56
.Broadway Resolved as 2 of 3 Apps are Withdrawn Another new gTLD string has apparently been resolved, .Broadway The surviving applicant is Celebrate Broadway, Inc which is a Minds + Machines backed applicant. Those withdrawing their applications are broadwayacrossamerica.com and Donuts. We do not have any information regarding how the contention set was settle or what the terms we...
The Domains - Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:1
Is The U.S. Lagging Behind China in Domain Savvy ? Kathy Nielsen did an article for Wired that took a look at the U.S. lagging behind China when it comes to gTLD awareness. From the article: The IDN movement is significant in China, which has 21.97% of the world’s Internet users, compared to just 9.58% of the world’s Internet users coming from the U.S. In […]
Heritage Auctions Led by Digital.com sells $773,876 in domain names Heritage Auction Results The Heritage auction wrapped up today and the big sellers were Digital.com and Cute.com, coinvendor.com $150 $172.50 autographbroker.com $12 $26.50 with bp bestsportscards.com Pass stockcompany.com pass assetguard.com pass sfd.com $24,000 $27,600 bp Gemmint.com pass Cain.com pass showcasecomics.com pass LongB...
Sedo Transactions Total $1M; 52% Are BIN & Open.TV Sells For $25K Over the past week, 506 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: gca.com at 90,000 USD · Top ccTLD: open.tv at 25,000 EUR · Top “other” TLD: matrix.org at 7,999 USD The […]
Flippa giving away a special link to redeem 1 FREE Domain listing! Flippa has certainly ramped up its domain only auctions since Kevin Fink came on board and jump started things there. There is a special promo running good for one week, that he just released, From now through month’s end, when you list a domain on Flippa, you’ll be given a special link to redeem 1 […]
The Domains - Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 4:28
An Example of Why People Still CyberSquat Why do people still cybersquat ? That was a question posed a couple of weeks back on Namepros, and while I am not advocating it any way, I am going to give an example of how it still pays off in 2014. PluralSight.in sold on Wednesday for $16,000. The domain was registered in July of […]