Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sun 31st May 2015
Written by The Domains in EN
BigRock.com: India Accounts For 4% of All Domain Registrations; China 20-22% - According to firstpost.com, average monthly domain name registrations in India has more than doubled to 4% of all global registrations, citing figures from web-hosting company BigRock. China, accounts for 20-22%t of monthly new domain name registrations globally. BigRock hosts websites for Warner Brothers, Fiat India, Adidas, Yatra.com, HP Gas, Star Network, and Kotak Securities, among others and competes with larger players like GoDaddy, HostGator and Net4India. There are now 232 million Internet ... read more ...
 
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Quick Poll: How Many Sunrise Domain Registrations Will .Sucks Get? - The new gTLD .Sucks has been in the news for a few months since announcing its pricing plan which place a suggested retail price of up to $2,499 for trademark holders. ICANN claimed .sucks domains were being sold to trademark owners in a “predatory” manner, and took the unprecedented step of asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if it was legal. This week the FTC answered and told the ICANN, if you break it you buy it, basically telling ICANN you created the mess and we warned you ahead of ... read more ...
 
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A Second German Court Rules AdBlock Software is not illegal - In April we wrote about a German court upholding the rights to block ads, now a second German court has come out and ruled the same way. German publishers seem to be up in arms and have promised to appeal these rulings. Venture Beat wrote: One month after a German court ruled online ad-blocking technology is perfectly fine, a second legal challenge has now arrived at the exact same conclusion. Back in April, a court in Hamburg ruled that blocking advertisements was legal following a four-month trial ... read more ...
Sat 30th May 2015
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Prudential Denied URS On Rocksolid.financial Despite Trademark & Parked Page - The Prudential Insurance Company of America just lost the attempt to get the new gTLD domain name rocksolid.financial suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding. The domain owner is Terrance McQuilkin who was represented by Mark Jeftovic of Toronto. The Examiner Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson, denied relief to Prudential despite having a trademark going back to 1986 for financial services and the domain being parked, finding the term Rock Solid was generic Here are the highlights: “”The ... read more ...
 
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Blacknight announce .irish domain landrush available to global Irish community - .IRISH is the new top-level domain for people who want a distinctive web address that clearly says ‘Irish’. ... read more ...
 
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State of Washington Says Domain Registrations Are Subject To Sales Tax - According to a ruling from the State of Washington this week “Internet domain name registration services are generally subject to retail sales or use tax. This article only addresses the initial sale of a domain name by a registrar. The Domain Name System helps users find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address, called an Internet Protocol (IP) address. Website owners then buy an easy-to-remember domain name. For example, instead of typing in an IP address ... read more ...
 
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Prudential Denied URS On Rocksolid.financial Despite Trademark & Parked Page - The Prudential Insurance Company of America just lost the attempt to get the new gTLD domain name rocksolid.financial suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding. The domain owner is Terrance McQuilkin who was represented by Mark Jeftovic of Toronto. The Examiner Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson, denied relief to Prudential despite having a trademark going back to 1986 for financial services and the domain being parked, finding the term Rock Solid was generic Here are the highlights: “”The ... read more ...
 
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PicMonkey Inc DENIED PickMonkey.com in WIPO Filing - PicMonkey Inc. filed a complaint with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center on February 26, 2015 for the domain name PickMonkey.com and has been denied the claim by a sole panelist. Some Facts: PicMonkey Inc. filed 3 trademarks for PICMONKEY (2) and PICKMONKEY ROYALE (1), all on June 4, 2013. The PickMonkey.com domain name was registered on May 20, 2004. The Site: PicMonkey.com offers photo editing software and is founded by several original members of Picnik, who Google acquired in 2010 and ... read more ...
Fri 29th May 2015
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The .Sucks Domain Name Launch Delayed While Lawyers Scramble - Every business these days needs to have a solid domain name, and the scramble for a unique .com domains has long been a problem for companies looking for their home online. But there are new problems coming for companies as a result of the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) like .sucks. The .sucks domain sales were initially supposed to finish their ‘sunrise’ period today. Sunrise is when domains are available to brands who own a trademark and wish to protect it from someone ... read more ...
 
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Facebook is Opposed to Designbook removing trademark - Facebook opposes trademark of start up Designbook WPTZ is reporting that Facebook wants to block the trademark of Vermont based Designbook, Facebook seems to think they are the only one’s entitled to use the word book. From the article: Designbook is a nearly year-old online community that connects startup businesses with investors and collaborators. In its quest to protect the name, to thwart any potential imitators or “Designbook 2’s” as Pollak says, the company hit a major roadblock. Facebook ... read more ...
 
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Co-Founder Fred Krueger Sells Over 10% Of His Shares of Minds + Machines -       Minds + Machines announced today that Fred Krueger informed the company that he sold 14,000,000 shares on May 28, 2015. Based on his last disclosed interest, Fred Krueger now owns 114,481,604 ordinary shares representing approximately 13.7% of the issued shares capital of the Company. On May 26th Mr. Krueger announced he was leaving the company as executive chairman and would be succeeded by Keith Teare at which time he owned 128,481,604 shares representing over 15% of the company. Shares ... read more ...
 
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Lawsuit filed to redeem stolen X3.com domain name - Domain name was transferred to eName, a popular home for stolen domain names. The person who registered X3.com in 1995 has filed a lawsuit to recover the domain name, which he says was stolen from his DreamHost account. Anthony Alfieri-Crispin alleges (pdf) that the defendant managed to steal the domain name from his account and quickly transfer it to…where else…eName. According to a comment on Domain Name Wire, this transfer happened in the matter of less than 25 minutes. This isn’t the first ... read more ...
 
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Arnaque en ligne : prolongement de la Sunrise TMCH du .SUCKS -   Partager cet article :Le lancement du new gTLD .SUCKS a énormément fait parler sur les réseaux sociaux et les blogs spécialisés ainsi dans le milieu des noms de domaine, tant il se rapproche plus de l’arnaque organisée que de la réponse à un réel besoin. La caricature de l’industrie des noms de domaine (lire notre article à ce sujet) se poursuit cette semaine avec l’annonce du rallongement de 3 semaines de la période sunrise, qui devait se terminer ce soir (vendredi 29 mai).Version ... read more ...
 
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.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells … - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has responded to questions over the legality of .sucks domain pricing with a three-page "I told you so" letter to domain name overseer ICANN. ICANN is upset that Vox Populi – the company in charge of .sucks – is charging people $2,500 (£1,700) to defensively register dot-sucks domains before the trolls do. This is the same ICANN that opened the floodgates to waves of new dot-word domains on the internet. ... read more ...
 
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Should you register a dotSucks domain for your company? - Consumer-oriented businesses will soon face yet another challenge from consumers complaining online about their experiences with companies.From Facebook comments to customer reviews on Yelp to websites such as Walmartsucks.com, consumers have a wide variety of outlets for spreading the bad word about your business.A new, soon-to-be-available top level domain (TLD) name will give internet users yet another way to gripe about companies: dotSucks (.sucks). ... read more ...
 
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Should you register a dotSucks domain for your company? - Consumer-oriented businesses will soon face yet another challenge from consumers complaining online about their experiences with companies.From Facebook comments to customer reviews on Yelp to websites such as Walmartsucks.com, consumers have a wide variety of outlets for spreading the bad word about your business.A new, soon-to-be-available top level domain (TLD) name will give internet users yet another way to gripe about companies: dotSucks (.sucks). ... read more ...
 
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This week's Expired Domain Report - A weekly wrap of expired domain name sales. Roughly half a dozen auctions at NameJet outperformed LoveDay.com ($3.6k) during the past week – by as much as a factor of 10 in the case of DogCare.com ($37k). These included the usual crop of LLL.com’s; an LL.tv; and another 5-figure NNNN.com, which was the category that topped our chart last time. In these weekly articles, however, I do my best to exclude seller-managed auctions for domains that don’t go through the automatic expiration ... read more ...
 
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IamWire Creates Infographic of Future Of Domain Names - IamWire.com has created a very informative and detailed infographic on the future of domain names, highlighting the article from the first domain created in 1985 with Symbolics.com to several new gTLD’s. This was the first time I read an article from IamWire but writer Sujata Sangwan really did a well balanced article that is very informative for people in and out of the domain name space. Several high profile names appear in the article with Rick Schwartz, Paul Stahura and Monte Cahn,  even ... read more ...
 
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A sucking sound on domain names: .SUCKS is open for registration - The .SUCKS registry is perhaps the most controversial of the new generic top level domains (gTLDs), which the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has continued to roll out. Trademark owners should be aware of the .SUCKS registry and factor it into their trademark protection strategy. Yet the first “sucking” noise brand owners will hear will be the debit to their bank accounts for the steep price of registration during the Sunrise Period (which is for trademarks registered ... read more ...
Thu 28th May 2015
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Brands don’t like .sucks? Not our problem, FTC says - A lot of big brands are furious about the introduction of a new .sucks Internet domain but regulators at the Federal Trade Commission declined to come to their rescue.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, which oversees the domain name system, last month asked the FTC to look into complaints about the rules for .sucks. In particular, brands had to pre-register for $2,000 or more a year to prevent others from acquiring a .sucks web address ... read more ...
 
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All 32 NFL Teams Register a .Football Domain, But Only 10 Colleges Do - All 32 NFL teams applied for its domain name in the new gTLD .Football that launches into general availability next week. Interestingly some applied with their city and team like the BaltimoreRavens.football and the AtlantaFalcons.football while other teams just went with their name like 49ers.football and Bengals.football. If your keeping track 15 NFL teams went with their city and nicknames while 17 just registered the name of their team sans the city. A team that registered just its city and nickname ... read more ...
 
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Key-Systems Wins Control Of RRPproxy.me owned by Founder The of .TK Registry - Key-Systems GmbH won control of the domain name RRPproxy.me in a UDRP The domain appears to be owned by Joost Zuurbier who is the Founder of Freedom Registry which operates the .TK registry the second largest domain name registry in the world with around 30 million registrations. We did an interview with Zoost in March of 2012 which you can read here The domain name was registered in August 2014 and is in pending delete status. Key-Systems owns the domain names rrpproxy.com, rrpproxy.net and rrpproxy.org, ... read more ...