Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tue 31st August 2010
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CareerBuilder and Monster Want to Stop .Jobs Domain Expansion - Group forms to object to .jobs expansion. A group calling itself The .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition is asking ICANN’s board to reconsider its decision to open up the .jobs top level domain name to non-company name registrations. The coalition’s members include major employment web sites such as Monster and CareerBuilder, along with a number of associations. In a letter (pdf) to the Committee of the Board on Reconsideration, the group argues that: -The .jobs ... read more ...
 
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DomainName.com Domain and Registrar Sells - DomainConsultant.com reports that domain sold during auction today. DomainConsultant.com, which organized an auction today for DomainName.com, is reporting that the name has sold. Due to non-disclosure requests on both sides, we unfortunately cannot publish buyer or final selling price. We can tell you that, as predicted, DomainName.com name, site and registrar were sold today in a private auction. We can also tell you new owner will prosper and thrive, we have ... read more ...
 
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NBC Tries to Wriggle Out Of $1 Million Women.com Sale - NBC wants lawsuit over domain name dismissed. NBC Universal has filed a motion to dismiss (pdf) a lawsuit filed by DONE! Ventures over DONE!’s failed purchase of Women.com. DONE! claims it had an agreement to buy women.com and women.net from NBC, and that NBC later backed out of the deal that was brokered by Sedo. NBC’s first line of defense is that it hadn’t reached an agreement with DONE! because communications only referred to Women.com, not .net — so ... read more ...
 
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Sedo Retools Domain Searching - Domain marketplace release new search system. Sedo has released new searching tools that make it much easier to sift through the site’s 7 17 million domain names for sale. The new search allows you to add and change search criteria and get updated results on the fly. Limit the number of words in domains, price range, and even parking traffic (if the domain is parked at Sedo). You can also preview a listing by clicking on the domain rather than loading an entirely ... read more ...
 
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Angels.com Sells for $200,000 - Broker sells Angels.com domain name. Sedo has sold the domain name Angels.com for $200,000 according to the company’s updated sales feed. The domain name is currently pending transfer. Earlier this month I pointed out that the domain being listed for auction presented another chance for Major League Baseball to pick up the domain name. Major League Baseball tried to get the domain name through a UDRP filing earlier but failed. At the time the seller wanted ... read more ...
 
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MyHealth.com Saved during National Arbitration Forum - Case over generic domain name denied. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has rejected a company’s claim to the domain name MyHealth.com. My Health, Inc registered its mark for “My Health” in 2009. But the registrant of the domain name acquired it prior to that (in 2007) for $150,000. Making matters worse, when My Health, Inc filed its complaint it thought that the respondent had owned the domain name since way back in 1995. Regardless of which date you ... read more ...
 
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A Look during Go Daddy’s Growth (in Numbers) - An official look at Go Daddy’s revenue numbers. I still remember a conversation just before the Super Bowl in 2005. I was eating lunch with a bunch of techies and the topic of Super Bowl commercials came up. Someone asked “who is this Go Daddy company, anyway?” Flash forward to 2010. If you ask someone on the street where they would go to register a domain name, they’ll likely say “Go Daddy”. About half of all newly-registered domains are registered ... read more ...
Mon 30th August 2010
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Ohio State Wins Order Shutting Down Site Buckeyeillustrated.com - The SF Examiner is reporting that a federal judge granted Ohio States motion to Shut down the website buckeyeillustrated.com. Ohio States nickname is the Buckeyes Ohio State accused GDS Marketing Inc. the company that owned and operated the domain and site, of trying to produce electronic versions of gameday programs, along with printed versions for distribution in Columbus. The U.S. District court  granted a temporary restraining order requiring the company to stop publication AND from registering, ... read more ...
 
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Can You Guess Who Will Receive Epik.com’s 1st Pioneer Award? - Rob Monster, Chairman and CEO of Epik, a domain development firm in Seattle, confirmed today that the 2010 Pioneer Award will be given away at the 1st Annual Epik.com Domain Developer Conference. The official Press relase appears below, but I can tell you that I was excite to be part of the selection process and therefore know who the winner of the award is. Not only is the winner of this honor, the most deserving of the award, but he really the only person who could have been awarded with this ... read more ...
 
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Facebook Sues Teachbook: Why Is The Media & The Blogosphere So Upset? Will This Help To Change Trademark Laws? - The media seems to be ripping Facebook.com apart for defending its trademark rights against a new site TeachBook.com. Mainstream media, welcome to our world. Facebook.com filed suit again a new site called TeachBook.com this week and I have seen over 200 articles mostly all of which are highly critical of Facebook for the suit. Moreover Facebook.com has apperately taken over a previous trademark application and is trying to get the word “Face” trademarked. Some of the blogs are saying that ... read more ...
 
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Michael Phelps Foundation Sues Over Domain Name - Swimmer’s foundation goes after domain name owner. The non-profit Michael Phelps Foundation, established by the Olympic swimmer, has sued to get the domain name MichaelPhelpsFoundation.com. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Maine, names Domains by Proxy, Inc., a domain whois proxy service, and Does 1-10 as defendants. It is typical for a proxy service to be named in a lawsuit and it is typically dropped once the proxy service transfers the domain back to ... read more ...
 
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Lawsuit Against Original CamRoulette.com Owner Settled - Case dropped pending settlement. A lawsuit filed against the original registrant of CamRoulette.com has been settled. Craig Snyder (not related to the Oversee.net employee) originally registered CamRoulette.com and sold it for $1,200. But another person, Fraser Brown, said he had already agreed to purchase the domain name from Snyder for $700 before Snyder sold it to the other party for $1,200. It likely wouldn’t have bothered anyone if it weren’t for the domain ... read more ...
 
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Court Wants Explanation for Conflict of Interest over TRAFFIC Auction - Court asks for explanation, but it’s probably a moot point anyway. United States District Judge Susan Illston has asked DS Holdings and The United States to file a response to accusations that auctioning off domains previously held by John Zuccarini at a TRAFFIC auction would be a conflict of interest. Zuccarini complained to the court that this would be a conflict of interest since TRAFFIC co-organizer Howard Neu once represented him in the cybersquatting lawsuit ... read more ...
 
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German Domain Conference Kicks Off Thursday - German domain conference and auction takes place this week. Germany’s only dedicated domain name conference, DomainvermarkterForum, will take place this Thursday and Friday in Munich. The event is at the five-star Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost. Gold sponsors for the event include PartnerGate and, as you might guess given its German headquarters, Sedo. Sessions include: advantages of your own DENIC membership, speed networking, info on VeriSign Internet Profile Service, ... read more ...
 
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Muscovitch: Canadian ccTLD Registry Rules in Need of an Overhaul - by Zak Muscovitch [In this guest article, Zak Muscovitch argues that the .ca domain name needs to be liberalized. Muscovitch is a domain attorney who is running for a seat on CIRA’s 2010 Board of Directors. -Andrew] While many countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and India, have opened up their ccTLD registries to foreigners, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (“CIRA”) has been stuck with the same closed-door policy since it enacted ... read more ...
 
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DNCruise Giving Away Free Pass and Airfare - Cruise for domain industry sets sail in 6 weeks. The inaugural DNCruise sets sail October 11, and show organizer Chef Patrick is offering a free pass plus airfare to one lucky guest. In a post on his blog today, Patrick explains what you have to do to win the free pass. You’ll have to state your case on why you should get the free trip. Other than that the requirements are fairly minimal: you have to own 10 or more domains and have an interest in domaining. ... read more ...
Sun 29th August 2010
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DomainName.com To Be Auctioned Tuesday - Generic domain name for domain industry goes on the block Tuesday. DomainConsultant.com’s auction of DomainName.com is taking place on Tuesday, August 31. This isn’t just an auction for the domain name — it includes an ICANN accredited registrar with an active customer base and about 8,000 domain registrations. That’s not a huge number, but if you take a look at what has been done with DomainName.com to date, it appears there’s a lot of upside. The package ... read more ...
Sat 28th August 2010
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Record Breaker: .CO Land Rush Auctions Ring Up Another $208,000 In Sales - The .CO registry just announced more results of recently concluded Land Rush auctions today and the results are very impressive. (You can see lists of previous results here here) 52 domain are included in this report accounting for $208,000 in sales. This list has it all, geo domains, category killers, 3 letter domains, hacks, even hyphenated domain names going for a several thousand dollars. For those that believe in the extension, you can look at the sales of tshirt.co, tshirts.co and t-shirts.co ... read more ...
Fri 27th August 2010
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The Little Guy Wins One As WIPO Allows Him To Keep His Family Name Despite Trademark - In a WIPO decision handed down today, the sole panelist found that Bob Pflueger could keep this family domain, Pflueger.com despite the fact that the complaint held a trademark on this term since 1908. Here are the edited facts and highlights of  the decision: “The PFLUEGER marks and trade name have achieved widespread recognition and secondary meaning as a result of Complainant’s extensive advertising and promotion. In the years 2006, 2007 and 2008, Complainant spent USD 1.3 million, USD ... read more ...
 
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Moniker.com Releases Live Auction List For German DomainvermarkterForum Sep 3 - Moniker.com will be holding a live domain name auction as part of the 6th DomainvermarkterForum, taking place next week at the five-star Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost Munich on September 2nd and 3rd, 2010. This show is “Germany’s only dedicated domain name conference” “Representatives of the largest German registrars, online advertising and parking companies are expected to attend as well as high profile investors from Europe and the USA. The two day conference features presentations ... read more ...
 
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White House Wants to Meet with Registrars and ICANN Over Counterfeit Drugs - Obama administration wants to address illegal online pharmacies. The White House has called for a meeting with domain name registrars, registries, and ICANN to discuss rouge online pharmacies. According to an email obtained by Krebs on Security, White House Senior Adviser for Intellectual Property Enforcement Andrew J. Klein sent a letter earlier this month urging companies to send a representative to a meeting on September 29. A number of advocacy groups have called ... read more ...
 
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Domain Name Industry Week in Review - A week of news while I was away on vacation. I’m back from an enjoyable family vacation at Disneyland. If you ever make the trip, I highly recommend staying at this house — the kids will love it! Also, a quick shout out to my daughter, who just turned 4 last week yet braved Space Mountain. Gutsy girl. As much as I’d like to just click the pause button on the industry while I’m out of town, it doesn’t work that way. Here’s some of the week’s news, ... read more ...