Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tue 30th June 2015
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June 2015 Update – gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - You are responsible for reading, understanding and agreeing to the National Law Review's (NLR’s) and the National Law Forum LLC's  Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before using the National Law Review website. The National Law Review is a free to use, no-log in database of legal and business articles. The content and links on www.NatLawReview.com are intended for general information purposes only. Any legal analysis, legislative updates or other content and links should not be construed ... read more ...
 
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Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of March 31 … - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015. The increase of six million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.9% over the fourth quarter of 2014. Worldwide registrations have grown by 17.8 million, or 6.5%, year over ... read more ...
 
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VeriSign Inc.: Internet Grows to 294 Million Domain Names in the First Quarter … - Tickers: VRSN MANT YNDX IACI NICE HPQ DELL AKAM  RESTON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/15 -- VeriSign, Inc.(NASDAQ: VRSN) , a global leader in domain names and Internet security, today announced six million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2015, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief. The increase of six ... read more ...
 
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How Companies and SEOs are Winning With New TLDs - 2014 was a big year in the TLD landscape, as batches of new TLDs were released into the wild by ICANN. In a nutshell, rather than the ability to register just the typical .com, .net, .org, .info etc, along with country specific TLDs such as .ca (Canada), .au (Australia), .fr (France) and so on, at this point through 2015, individuals looking to register a new domain name have hundreds of options available to them. New TLDs are being released for registration pretty much on a monthly basis, ... read more ...
 
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Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of Mar 31, 2015 - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015. The increase of six million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 1.9% over the fourth quarter of 2014. Worldwide registrations have grown by 17.8 million, or 6.5%, year over ... read more ...
 
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Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1 Million led by Filament.com - Sedo total transactions totaled $1 Million this week. In all 508 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.    Top .com: filament.com at 89,000 USD Top ccTLD: s1.tv at 8,400 USD Top “other” TLD: ccc.net at 17,888 USD Number 3 on the .Com charts was HotMiami.com for $15,000, which  was sold by Michael’s company Most Wanted Domains. Interviewed.com at $9,900 was one Mike thought looked cheap. I thought S1.tv at ... read more ...
 
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Paypal Tells Sellers to Provide Compelling Evidence to Fight Buyer Dispute - Paypal is getting ready to be set free from Ebay and be a public entity again. This will be the second IPO for the company. Back in 2002 the company went public under the symbol PYPL. Here is a look at the terms back in 2002 courtesy of Nasdaq.com Company Description PayPal enables any business or consumer with email to send and receive online payments securely, conveniently and cost-effectively. Our network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create ... read more ...
 
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The .BANK domain is the future of online security - With the arrival last week of the brand new .bank (or .BANK) top-level domain (TLD), everything to do with global online banking is about to get more expensive, more complex but, the experts claim, a lot more secure for both banks and consumers. Never heard of .bank or have any idea how it or any other secured .TLD will improve the world? Join a long queue made up mostly of consumers who have grown used to a chaotic world in which telling real bank domains from fraudulent ones is pretty much impossible. ... read more ...
 
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.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be … - The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 donation from Afilias to the It Gets Better Project. .LGBT is the new and the only top ... read more ...
 
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In Celebration of Marriage Equality: Each New .LGBT Name Donates $20 to the … - WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--.LGBT (dotLGBT) domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015 – National Coming Out Day – every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 ... read more ...
 
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.Bank opens for business - Domains in the .bank TLD, targeted at financial institutions worldwide, are now available. The .bank TLD has strong industry support with more than 4,000 names already requested, according to registrar CentralNic FinTech. It also has the backing of the British Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, the Financial Services Roundtable, the Institute of International Bankers and the International Banking Federation. CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford, commented: "As the internet becomes increasingly ... read more ...
 
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8,000 Premium .Club domains accessible by registrars tomorrow - .Club to begin selling premium domain names through domain name registrars. Starting July 1, you’ll be able to buy premium .Club domain names through the registrar channel. Much like premium domain names offered by other registries, customers will see that the .Club domain name is available but will have to pay a higher price. There’s a key difference between .Club’s premium domains and those from other registries: the premium price is a one time fee. The domain names renew at regular prices. About ... read more ...
 
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.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The "It Gets Better Project" - The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, every new .LGBT web address registered will trigger a US$20 donation from Afilias to the It Gets Better Project. .LGBT is the new and the only top ... read more ...
 
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Slotting fees and retailer rebates in a domain name industry - The domain name registration business has some similarities to rebate policies in the grocery business. You have to pay for eye-level exposure.I read an article in The Economist over the weekend about grocery chains and supplier rebates, and it had a number of parallels to the domain name industry. Grocery stores make profits in two ways other than from the margin on selling food. First, they get slotting fees from food manufacturers that want shelf space, with higher prices for better space. As ... read more ...
 
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By A 2-1 Vote Plumbing Site RooterRooter.com Is Saved From Roto-Rooter in UDRP - Roto-Rooter Corporation just lost its bid to grain control of the domain name RooterRooter.com by a 2-1 vote of a three member UDRP panel. Panelists Richard Hill and David P. Miranda, Esq voted in favor of the domain holder while G. Gervaise Davis, Esq. would have transferred the domain name to the trademark holder. A majority of the Panel found that the term of the the rooterrooter.com domain name is common and generic/descriptive, and therefore the Complainant does not have an exclusive monopoly ... read more ...
 
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UPDATED: Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS For $635 Million - According to a post on its company blog, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is buying OpenDNS. According to VentureBeat.com, the deal is valued at $635 Million.  OpenDNS has raised north of $50 million in funding to date, including a $35 million round last May.” This is from the Cisco blog post: I am pleased to announce our intent to acquire OpenDNS, a leading provider of advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime, delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The acquisition will extend ... read more ...
 
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Barclays has a home during Home.Barclays - Barclays has found a home now at Home.Barclays, back in May they said they would be transitioning away from the .com and the .co.uk. They said they would be adding a layer of security for customers and clients by allowing only Barclays and Barclaycard to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard. So now Barclays has the .com redirecting to Home.Barclays but not the .co.uk, that domain still stands alone and does not redirect. The one thing I think all these brands need to do is have continuity. ... read more ...
Mon 29th June 2015
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The DNA Promotes New gTLDs By Documenting Sightings at InTheWild … - domain name, they need a point of reference. When they see a .com or a familiar ccTLD sprinkled in among the new extensions they are more likely to understand that all of the strings they are ... read more ...
 
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UDRP Filed To Gain Control of The 15 Year Old Domain Name SharkTank.com - A UDRP has been filed to gain control of the domain name SharkTank.com The domain, SharkTank.com is registered to a Jeff Thomas of North Carolina. According to DomainTools.com the domain was registered in 2000 by Legal Solutions, Inc In 2003 the domain name ownership changed to LeaveLaw.com, Inc. with Jeff Thomas showing as the contact meaning that Mr. Thomas appears to have controlled the domain since at least 2003. The Television Show Shark Tank first premiered on ABC in 2009. The domain name currently ... read more ...
 
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Projects.com Drops To SnapNames & Is Over $20K Only 1 Hour Into The Auction - The domain name Projects.com just dropped and went to Snapnames.com closed auction about an hour ago and already has already topped $20,000. The domain name expired on April 11, 2015. The domain was registered under privacy at Fabulous.com. The last registered owner of the domain was Merlin Kauffman of True Magic in 2014. I cannot find a reported sale of the domain name, which if it sold in the aftermarket, I would assume sold in the six figures. Estibot.com has the domain name Projects.com valued ... read more ...
 
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TldOperator.Help to Host Two Webinars on Jun 30 - There will be two webinars tomorrow that will look to help new gtld applicants and registries to find ways to spread the word on the new gtlds. Registering for the webinars takes place at TldOperator.help Speakers have just been added Ingrid Baele (Head of Operations, Philips) and Ken Nishida (Manager, Internet Domain Strategies, Hitachi). They are added to a lineup that includes industry participants from Donuts, .berlin, .sucks, .sydney, .club and .monash. The front page of Tldoperator.help reads: Dedicated ... read more ...
 
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UK brands tread carefully with .sucks - UK brands are cautious about registering domains in the .sucks TLD, according to domain name registrar 34SP.com. As of 21 June, thousands of .sucks domains became available to the general public, but only 20 percent of UK brands registered domains under the controversial prefix. Top UK brands such as the BBC, Cadbury and Dove .sucks domains are currently available. On the other side of the pond, US brands have been more proactive in their approach to .sucks. with Microsoft and Taylor Swift ... read more ...
 
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Spamming owners of newly purebred domain names - Just one example of spam based on whois records. We all know that people mine whois databases to sell stuff. It’s incredibly cheap and easy to do these days: compare the zone files, get the new registrations, and then run whois lookups.