US Gives NeuStar New Contract To Run .US Domain Extention For Up To 5 Years The Department of Commerce has re-awarded the contract to operate the .US domain extensions for three years with two additional one-year extension options to Neustar Inc. (NYSE:NSR).
The .US Top Level Domain (TLD), is the official country code domain of the United States (ccTLD)
“Neustar has successfully administered this criti...
The Domains - Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:25
KennendyUniversity.com is Saved in UDRP The registrant of KennedyUniversity.com successfully won a UDRP in which they did not respond, the true name was never given of the registrant and the complainant seemed completely inept.
The complainant basically did not even have a trademark, they did not state what their relationship was to another party that had a trademark, and ...
Sedo Transactions Total $1.3 Million 582 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million for the week of March 2, 2014.
50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.
Highlights of public sales are:
· Top .coms: footmarseille.com at 25,000 EUR
· Top ccTLD: dental.ca at 22,600 USD
· Top “other” TLD: bestcasino.info at 7,050...
The Domains - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 15:51
UDRP Madeness: ABB.com Files UDRP On 123.com & 222.com The owners of the domain names 123.com and 222.com have been hit with a UDRP.
The UDRP was filed by Abb Asea Brown Boverti LTD which seems to be part of the ABB Group which own the domain name ABB.com and ABB.us
According to Wikipedia.org, ABB is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating in robotics...
The Domains - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 14:35
Scott Day & Berryhill Beat Back UDRP on 15 Year Old Domain iCan.com The Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (the ADNDRC) just rejected Galaxy Rainbow Limited and Whole Person Development Institute Limited. of Hong Kong bid to grab the 15 year old domain name iCAN.com from Scott Day’s Digimedia.com who was represented by John Berryhill.
However the panel did not find Reverse Domain Name ...
The Domains - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 14:18
Flexcoin The Bitcoin Bank Shuts Down After Losing 896 Bitcoins Another Bitcoin site has gone bust, Flexcoin which called itself the Bitcoin bank is out of business.
They posted this on their website:
Flexcoin is shutting down.
On March 2nd 2014 Flexcoin was attacked and robbed of all coins in the hot wallet. The attacker made off with 896 BTC, dividing them into these two addresses:
The Domains - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 14:4
.Build Hires Tim Switzer, Formerly of Neustar and DotGreen As Head of Operations
George Minardos, Founder and CEO of .BUILD, announced today that Tim Switzer, formerly of Neustar and DotGreen, is joining .BUILD as head of operations and registrar relations.
Switzer will team up with Minardos, Tom Brackey, ARI Services and the rest of the .BUILD team to bring the global building industry on-line via the .BUILD do...
DiscoverIndia.com updated and now closing price is $5,047
Earlier today we wrote about the DiscoverIndia.com auction closing at $106,000.
Go Daddy has updated the closing price, when I checked my watchlist it now shows $5,047 as the closing price. They must have noticed something not right and cancelled the bids that were above $5,047. It looks like it was bidder 11 that they had a proble...
The Domains - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 2:32
Apartments.com sells for $585 Million in Cash Apartments.com the business was sold for $585 million. The current owner put out a press release announcing the sale today. The registrant info has not yet changed according to whois records.
Apartments.com was registered in 1996, interestingly the domain had dropped two times before. The seller Classified Ventures also owns Cars.com...
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 22:21
DiscoverIndia.com closes at $106,000 on Go Daddy Auctions
DiscoverIndia.com closed at $106,000 today on Go Daddy Auctions. The 15 year old domain had 139 bids. There were 14 bidders with the auction ending in a duel between bidder 11 and the eventual winner bidder 13.
Now the question is will it get paid for ?
2014/03/03 10:46 AM (PST)
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 16:32
Wired: The Inside Story of Mt. Gox, Bitcoin’s $460 Million Disaster
Wired is out today with an excellent piece by Robert McMillan on the Rise and Fall of Mt.Gox. For anyone interested in what happened with Mt.Gox or just Bitcoin in general, this is worth your time.
The article touches upon how Karpeles was not equipped to be a CEO, insiders who knew things would go bad, and how there were a lot of c...
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 15:14
Apple Announces Car Play Without Securing the .Com
Apple announced a new iPhone in car integration system and named it Car Play.
Vlad Sanov reported for The Verge
As was rumored on Friday, Apple is today finally ready to launch a new iPhone integration setup for car infotainment systems. Calling it CarPlay, the Cupertino company claims it’s “designed from the ground u...
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 14:21
Afilias Wins .Green To Add To Its Collection Of New gTLD Colors United TLD Holdco Ltd has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .Green leaving Afilias as the sole applicant for the .Green Extension.
Last week it was revealed that some private auctions had been settled and Minds + Machines announced they had withdrawn their application for .Green, but we didn’t know who won the .Green s...
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9:44
20 .Guru Sites Make Alexa’s Top 1M List Its been only a few week since .Guru fully launched and already sites built on .Guru domains have cracked the Alexa Top 1 Million domain mark.
Alexa.org ranks websites based on estimated traffic each site receives.
I went through the Alexa top 1,000,000 list today which ranks websites on the basis of traffic and found 20 .Guru domain...
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9:28
Web.com Officially Announces The Acquisition of SnapNames.com Web.com Group, Inc. (WWWW) officially announced today that it has acquired SnapNames from KeyDrive S.A.
SnapNames is a drop service and online auction houseincluding expiring, deleting and privately-owned domain names.
“We are very pleased to bring SnapNames under the Web.com umbrella,” said David L. Brown, chairman, chi...
The Domains - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9:8
iSchool Will Make Their Proposal to End U.S. Control of ICANN in Brazil It is no secret that the U.S. having full control over ICANN has rubbed a lot of foreign governments the wrong way. There have been a whole host of proposals on the table as to who and how the Internet should be managed.
The latest proposal which will be submitted first in Singapore and then Brazil, comes from the School of Informati...
15 Year Old AGL.com Saved In UDRP; But 1 Panelist Wanted To Give It To The TM Holder AGL Energy Limited of Melbourne, Australia just lost its attempt to grab the 15 year old domain name AGL.com.
ESQwire.com represented the domain owner John M. Van John.
Its a pretty interesting case because one member of the three member panel, Andrew F. Christie seemed to apply a new standard to a generic domains subject to a tradem...