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From $355 Purchase in 2005 to $200,000 Sale in 2014
Mike Berkens and his MostWantedDomains.com sold the domain youpay.com for $200,000. The domain was purchased in 2005 for $355. The new owner is Inter-Mark Corporation out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Congrats to Michael and good luck with the name to the new owners.  
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:43
Neustar – 80 % of Local Searches on Mobile Phones Convert
Neustar put out a study and an infographic on the high conversion rates experienced  in local search by those using mobile phones. Jessica Lee covered this on Search Engine Watch From the article: How Local Searches Convert Four out of five searches via mobile devices lead to a purchase, often within a few hours, the […]
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 13:17
Big Week For New gTLD’s Including .Buzz, .Link, .Pics & 1st Singular/Plural Battle
Its a big week in new gTLD world as 8 new domain name extensions go live, as they become available to be registered on a first come, first served basis. Here are some of the extensions going live starting tomorrow: .buzz .pics .guitars .gift .link .holiday .marketing .onl Also of note this will be the […]
The Domains - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:30
.Guru Becomes 1st New gTLD To Pass 50,000 Registrations
.Guru has just become the first new gTLD to pass 50,000 registrations according to ntldstats.com .Berlin is firmly in the number 2 spot and might pass .Guru shortly. .Photography has passed 30,000 registrations and email quickly jumped into 4th place with over 22,000 domains .Tips rounds out the top 5 There are now 14 new […]
The Domains - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 22:10
U.S. Internet Advertising Surpasses Broadcast TV For the First Time Ever
For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television due to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. CNET reported,  A 17 percent increase over 2012′s results, last year’s number helped the online ad industry beat the $40.1 billion in sales seen by traditional TV advertisin...
The Domains - Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:32
Luxury Brands Get Their .Luxury Domains: Bugatti; Cartier; Prada; Chopard; Dior & More
I just reviewed the zone file for .Luxury, which appears to have gotten over 400 sunrise registrations by trademark holders and many of the top luxury brands in the world got their  .luxury domain name. Many luxury jewelry  brands including watch manufacturers, participated along with fashion designers, auto makers, and Champagne pro...
The Domains - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:27
Google: Anyone In The US Can Purchase Google Glass On Tax Day April 15th
Google.com has just announced that anyone in the United States can buy Google Glass on Tuesday April 15th. Up to now to purchase Google Glass you needed an invite.  However on Tuesday a limited number of Google Glass will be sold to anyone in the United States for the normal price of $1,500. Here is […]
The Domains - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:40
EURid Gets 5 More Years To Run The .EU Registry
EURid which has been operating the .EU domain name extension since it was launched,  has been confirmed as the registry manager of the .EU top-level domain for the next five years. “We feel honored to have been chosen again to serve all the .eu registrars and registrants,” stated Marc Van Wesemael, CEO of EURid. “Th...
The Domains - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:20
Heartbleed.com regged a week ago already a US Top 5000 Alexa Ranking
Finnish security firm Codenomicon is the company that registered Heartbleed.com on April 5, 2014. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland and Silicon Valley, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, the company markets its testing software and services directly and through international partners. Codenomicon’s customers include Alcatel-Lucent...
The Domains - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:22
Go Daddy Off The Hook in Revenge Porn Case
So back in January of 2013 a class action suit was filed against the revenge porn website  Texxxan.com, GoDaddy who hosted the website, its uploaders and its subscribers. Eric Goldman who regularly contributes to Forbes on intellectual property law and Internet law, said at the time he felt the case was weak. Now to give […]
The Domains - Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 4:56
KSregistry Becomes Registry For .VG But ccTLD Is Frozen Until April 15th; Registrations Resume Ma...
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Virgin Islands (TRC) has sourced out the operation of .VG, the ccTLD of Virgin Islands to KSregistry GmbH. Due to the difficulties with the former .VG zone manager, IANA performed a re-delegation which brought back the .VG zone under the control and the responsibility of the TRC on Apri...
The Domains - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:44
Dune.com Hit With UDRP
The domain name Dune.com has been hit with a UDRP. The complainant was filed by Dune Holdings Limited which was formed in 2001 and uses the domain name dunelondon.com According to BusinessWeek.com, “Dune Holdings Ltd. designs and retails fashion footwear and accessories for men and women. It offers boots, shoes, sandals, bags, ...
The Domains - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:20
Minds + Machines Heading Off To Private Auction To Settle At Least 3 More New gTLD’s
The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX) announced today that they will be participating in a minimum of three top-level domain (“TLD”) private auctions will be held on April 22md, 2014 and be conducted by Applicant Auction, Inc. The new gTLDs the Company will definitely be bidding for in this round are […]
The Domains - Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:36
CBS Picked Colbert 18 Months Ago But Didn’t Register Any Domains But Someone Else Did Today
As you probably heard today CBS named Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” when he retires next year. According to Mashable.com CBS has been planning on Colbert to replace Letterman since 2012, which makes it pretty surprising that CBS didn’t lock up the bang on domain names LATESHOW...
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 18:41
URS Denied On Aeropostale.uno
A Uniform Rapid Suspension examiner, Alan L. Limbury, has denied the complainant of the clothing company, Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc The domain name aeropostale.uno “Complainant here submitted with its complaint copies of the certificates of registration of seven United States AEROPOSTALE trademarks, four of which are...
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 14:40
Thamesrivers.com Lost in UDRP
F&C Management Limited of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain just got the domain name thamesrivers.com awarded to them by a UDRP panel based off of a Community Trade Mark registration. The domain holder did not respond to the complaint Here is the relevant facts and findings: The Complainant states that it is an internation...
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:2
BCE.com Acquired By Bell Canada
The domain name BCE.com has been acquired by BCE Inc, of Quebec Canada. The administrative contacts email is trademarks@bell.ca which belongs to Bell Canada. The company already owned and uses the domain name bce.ca The domain name was parked and for sale at Sedo although was not made public The seller of the domain appears […]
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:19
Famous Four Wins .Party
Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners announce today that is has resolved contention set for the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .PARTY. Domain Venture Partners along with Blue Sky Registry came to an “agreement” with the other applicant for .Party, Oriental Trading Company, Inc whereby ...
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:5
CentralNic acquires assets of DomiNIC GmbH
CentralNic publicly traded on the AIM Exchange under the symbol CNIC, announced an acquisition of the assets of  DomiNIC GmbH. Since 1994 DomiNIC has been continually developed into an all-round domain and DNS management system with integrated customer and user administration. In January 2014 CentralNic acquired all rights to the Dom...
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:54
Google Extends “Not Provided” to Paid Search
Google is making a change that will bring paid search in line with organic search when it comes to relaying referrer information. Now when people using secure search click on AdWords ads, they will not have their search query show up in the referrer string, this info will no longer be available in analytics packages […]
The Domains - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:7

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