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Have Your Opinions Changed or Stayed The Same on the New gTLDs ?
Back on February 6, we posted a poll that asked readers to choose their interest level in the new gtlds.  Readers had a choice of strong interest, moderate interest or zero interest. The poll ran til April 1 and in total 240 readers voted. The results were : 132 Zero interest 70 Moderate interest 38 […]
The Domains - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:58
Tokyo Court Rejects Bankruptcy Protection for Mt.Gox
Yuri Kagema a writer for the AP,  reported that Mt. Gox will not received bankruptcy protection in Japan and will be liquidated.   The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo District Court decided the company, whic...
The Domains - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 14:13
The White House Unveils A New Privacy Policy
WhiteHouse Updates its Privacy Policy Martha Mendoza wrote a piece for the AP on the White House updating their out dated privacy policy. The administration has been criticized from all sides after Edward Snowden exposed sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs. This policy aims to address at least some of those concerns. From ...
The Domains - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:11
Will The NFL try to stamp out love ?
Will the NFL try to stamp out love ? The domain name was registered last month, the domain is under privacy.  The website is already up and running and actually got a bit of press on Yahoo Sports today. Anwar S. Richardson wrote, It is hard being single and searching for the perfect companion. […]
The Domains - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 22:39
Blockchain Acquires 5 Year Lease for
Paul Vigna reported on The Wall StreetJournal  that Blockchain has acquired a five year lease for the domain name  as of today, essentially that’s Blockchain. The online wallet company acquired a five-year lease to this rather fancy piece of digital real estate for an undisclosed amount. The first thing you can’t help bu...
The Domains - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 13:27
Google Glass Is Only The First Step – Next Step Six Million Dollar Man
Google Glass may only be the first step as Google smart contact lenses could turn average human beings into the Six Million Dollar Man.  Adriana Lee on just published a story on some patents that Google filed with regard to their smart contact lense technology. From the article: Imagine the Google Glass headgear, which ...
The Domains - Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:32
Google Reports: Paid Clicks Up 26%, Cost-Per-Click Drops 9% Stock Down After Hours
Google reported it earnings after the market closed today for the quarter ending ending March 31 Google had $15.4 billion in revenue. Net income was $3.45 billion, which amounted to earnings of $5.04 a share, or $6.27 a share excluding one-time charges. While revenue rose 19% and profit was up 3%, that fell short of […]
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 19:40
Neustar Reports Lower than expected earnings – Stock off 4% in After Hours Trading
Neustar is down in after hours trading as the company reported lower than expected earnings. The stock is off close to 4 % in after hours trading at $27.15. Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and analytics, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, and affirmed...
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:57
Facebook Getting into the e-Money Business in Europe
Victoria Wagner Ross wrote a piece on the Examiner about Facebook getting into the money transfer business. One analyst stated that they see this as a potential boost to Bitcoin and crpyto currency in general down the line. Facebook is advancing its reach to provide a money transfer service in Europe from a base in […]
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 18:15
Calvin Klein Loses UDRP To a Take F* Away From “Fat, bald” Domain Owner
Calvin Klein just lost a UDRP In Attempt To a gain control of the domain name with the domain owner using a pretty unique argument to keep control of the domain name that was parked. The Domain holder responded to the UDRP arguing that he” does not believe any consumer could reasonably believe that […]
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:50 Alerts Customers to Fraudulent Email
123 Reg – alerts customers to fraudulent emails. Please be aware these are NOT genuine emails from 123-reg so no action is required if you receive such an email. We advise you to not click on the links and to delete the email immediately. Emails such as this attempt to fraudulently get your account […]
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 16:32
After 50 ICANN Meetings, Its Amazing ICANN Never Held A Meeting In These 10 Places
ICANN is about to hold its 50th meeting in London from June 21st. June 25, 2014. Looking back at the previous 49 ICANN general meetings and where they have been held.  I figured I would point out 10 spots around the globe that its pretty hard to believe ICANN has not held a meeting in. […]
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 8:35
Yahoo Beats Estimates and Stock Pops After Hours
  Yahoo was up after hours as the company showed growth for the first time in a year. Yahoo posted earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion in the first quarter, just beating Wall Street estimates for earnings of $0.37 a share on revenue of $1.08 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported: […]
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:38
Mr.Berkens Regs The First Uniregistry Domain of the Day on What Was A Busy Day
It was a busy day today for Frank Schilling and his company Uniregistry, as five uncontested strings went live at around 12 noon Eastern time. The strings that went live today were the following: .Pics, .Photo, .Gift, .Link and .Guitars. Out the gate at 12:03 Frank tweeted: .photo past 1000 — Frank Schilling (@Frank_Schilling) April ...
The Domains - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 0:46
Hershey’s Files UDRP On 16 Year Old; 17 Year old Also Hit
A couple of interesting UDRP filings today Hershey’s just filed a UDRP on the domain name The domain name was registered in back in 1997 however it is going to a blank page and according to Screenshots the domain may never have resolved to any type of site or page, not even a parked […]
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:2
Afternic/GoDaddy Sells $2.06 Million In Domain Names
Afternic/GoDaddy released its sales report for the week of 4/7/14 – 4/13/14. All sales for the week totalled $2,065,279. The top .com sale was lead by for $20,000 followed by for $17,000. The top non-com sale lead by for $17,650. Below is the complete report: .COM Sales Price $20,000 anyview.c...
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 15:48
Sedo Transactions Total $1.3 Million Led By For $200K
Sedo just reported that 620 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars for the week. 46% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: - Top .coms: at 200,002 USD - Top ccTLD: at 15,000 USD - Top “other” TLD: […]
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 15:39
Can New gTLDs Save Demand Media ?
Scott Hopkins wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha today stating that the new gtlds were the last chance for Demand Media. Demand Media has been languishing in the stock market for awhile now. The stock is down 25 % this year and is down 46 % over a one year time period. Demand Media owns […]
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:47
.Buzz May Have The Strangest List Of 100 Reserved Domains Of All New gTLD’s
.Buzz goes live today and like all new gTLD registries they are entitled to keep 100 domains for their own use for marketing and other purposes, but going through the list of .Buzz reserved domains it maybe the strangest list of 100 (actually 85 by my count) that I have seen for any registry. Bill […]
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 13:36
Go Daddy Going To Court in India over Copyright/Trademark Infringement
Go Daddy is going to have to go to court in India regarding a claim by the National Stock Exchange and their online trading platform. It is hard to see how Go Daddy has liability in this case as they are not profiting from the sales of software, but I am not a lawyer and […]
The Domains - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 13:12

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