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 2022-01-25 16:57 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Brasil.com...

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Brasil.com at $92,250. Next there were three domain names selling for $50,000 each, Q.to...

 2022-01-25 16:35 

Domain Investing

Beware of the "l"...

In 2018, I received an outbound sales email purportedly from the owner of a great one word .com domain name beginning with the letter I. The email was signed by this person, and throughout the email, the first letter was written as I and i. Even the retur...

 2022-01-24 18:00 

Domain Name Wire

Canvas is still using Canvas.com after court deadline passes...

Company is hoping an appeals court will grant a stay. Diversity recruiting platform Canvas is still using the Canvas brand and Canvas.com domain name after a court deadline forcing a change passed. U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball granted a preliminary...

 2022-01-24 16:44 

Domain Name Wire

Approve.com UDRP not approved...

Company fails to upgrade domain name to Approve.com through UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has denied Approve Me, LLC's attempt to get Approve.com through a cybersquatting claim. Approve Me, LLC offers eSignature services vi...

 2022-01-24 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

Your 2022 domain investing plan...

Here's how to make 2022 a great year for domain investing. Want to make 2022 your best domain investing year yet? On today's show, I'll show you some tips and suggestions that I've learned from some of the best domain investors. We'll ...

 2022-01-24 14:57 

Domain Investing

ROTD to Host Auction for Domain Names and NFTs...

Right of the Dot (ROTD), the company founded by Monte Cahn, will be hosting an auction featuring domain names and NFTs in a month from now. According to a press release that was distributed today, ROTD is now seeking submissions for the online auction. Th...

 2022-01-21 16:25 

Domain Name Wire

Company tries to reverse hijack IndoorBillboard.com...

Panel says the company made assertions "that appear to be inaccurate." A National Arbitration Forum panel has ruled that Indoor Billboard/Northwest, Inc. tried to reverse domain name hijack IndoorBillboard.com in a UDRP. While the Complainant has ...

 2022-01-21 15:42 

Domain Name Wire

Valuable two letter domain names hit the auction block...

Sedo auction will help us understand the market for two letter domains. Sedo is running a two letter domain name auction that continues through Thursday, January 27. It will be interesting to see where the market for these short domains is, and the auctio...

 2022-01-21 15:01 

Domain Investing

RDNH Finding in IndoorBillboard.com UDRP...

A UDRP was filed against the domain investor-owned IndoorBillboard.com domain name at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). The decision was published today, and the domain registrant prevailed and will retain this generic domain name. The three member pa...

 2022-01-21 13:34 

Domain Investing

Dan.com Announces New Payoneer Partnership...

This morning, I received an email from Dan.com announcing a required update to my payment settings: "Action required! Update your payout settings | Dan.com" The email was sent to customers to notify them that Payoneer will be handling the company&...

 2022-01-20 16:58 

Domain Investing

Verizon on Domain Investing: "It's Not Too Late"...

When I think about companies that might advocate for domain name investing, Verizon is not one of the first few dozen that would pop into my head. In fact, Verizon has been fairly aggressive towards cybersquatters over the years. Obviously domain investin...

 2022-01-20 15:54 

Domain Name Wire

By-fy.com tries to reverse domain name hijack byfy.com...

Not the right way to upgrade your domain name. Etrack LLC, which operates a website at by-fy.com, has been found to have tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name byfy.com. The company has a trademark for byfy with a first use date in 2020. In i...

 2022-01-20 15:39 

Domain Name Wire

Enom says bug took down 350,000 domains...

DNS provisioning bug impacted hundreds of thousands of domains. Enom, a domain name registrar owned by Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX), has apologized for a botched data center migration and a DNS provisioning bug that took down websites over the weekend. The issue ...

 2022-01-20 15:38 

Domain Investing

BYFY.com UDRP Results in RDNH...

In my opinion, it should almost automatically be considered Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) if a complainant files a UDRP when the domain name has been owned by the registrant prior to the existence of the complainant's brand. Because a complaina...

 2022-01-20 14:14 

Domain Name Wire

Newfold had a strong domain sales month...

Company reported a strong December for domain sales. Newfold Digital reported its domain sales for December this week. The report does not include sales from the Thought Convergence auction. The company sold a total of $724,000 worth of domains at $2,000 ...

 2022-01-20 04:29 

TheDomains.com

The hunt for billions of tax dollars owed on NFTs...

The hunt for billions of tax dollars owed on NFTs, there could be a lot of surprised NFT investors....

 2022-01-20 00:24 

Domain Name Wire

Judge reiterates demand that Canvas.com stop using its domain...tomorrow!...

Canvas will have to switch domain names by tomorrow. Perhaps you can forgive United States District Judge Dale A. Kimball for not understanding what goes into changing a web platform's domain name. But the engineers at Canvas' headquarters probabl...

 2022-01-19 20:28 

Domain Investing

These Domain Names Are Not for Sale!...

I have come across quite a few domain names that are not for sale. Sometimes this means the right offer hasn't been made, but it can also mean that the domain name is actually not for sale regardless of how much money is offered. Perhaps the domain na...

 2022-01-19 17:17 

Domain Name Wire

Edibles.com owner files new lawsuit against Edible Arrangements...

Owner of valuable Edibles.com domain name turns the tables on Edible Arrangements. In 2020, fruit basket seller Edible Arrangements filed a trademark lawsuit against World Media Group, LLC over the domain name Edibles.com. Now, World Media Group is fighti...

 2022-01-19 16:50 

Domain Name Wire

Indian entrepreneur promotes domain marketplace with front page ads...

Domain investor buys front-page ads in major publication. An Indian entrepreneur has purchased some expensive advertising space to promote his names for sale at namers.com. Sandeep Maheshwari, a motivational speaker who also owns stock image site ImagesBa...

 2022-01-19 14:22 

Domain Name Wire

Bolt's wisest move was buying Bolt.com when it did...

Payments company acquired bolt.com early in its life. According to statistics gathered by Statista, almost 80% of all online shopping orders in selected industries were abandoned in March 2021, a staggeringly high figure. While some shopping cart abandonm...

 2022-01-19 14:19 

Domain Investing

Dynadot Website Down Due to DDOS Attack...

If you had trouble accessing the Dynadot website this morning, it is because the company is currently under a DDOS attack. The company posted a notice about the DDOS attack several hours ago on Twitter. Dynadot's engineering team is working on a solut...

 2022-01-19 09:28 

TheDomains.com

NameJet/Snapnames December 2021 sales report led by Vips.com...

NameJet/Snapnames December 2021 sales report led by Vips.com at $83,500...

 2022-01-18 17:57 

Domain Name Wire

Web3 companies snap up domain names end user sales...

Several Web3 companies were among end user buyers at Sedo this past week. If you use the term Web3 to encapsulate cryptocurrency, blockchain, NFTs and decentralization, then it's clear that Web3 companies are very active in the domain aftermarket late...

 2022-01-18 17:01 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by EZHealth.com...

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by EZHealth.com at $33,330...

 2022-01-18 16:21 

Domain Name Wire

Mayo Clinic wins porn domain name dispute...

Justice served? Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, part of the famed Mayo Clinic, has won a complaint it filed against the domain name MayoPorno .com. In the complaint filed with National Arbitration Forum, the organization claimed the do...

 2022-01-18 15:36 

Domain Investing

Pending Sales (Imported) on Dan.com Not Listed on Sale Page...

Last Summer, a prospective buyer made an offer on one of my domain names that was too low for me to accept. I had sold a similar name for substantially more, and I told her my expected price range. Out of the blue in late December, she upped her offer sub...

 2022-01-18 14:11 

Domain Name Wire

Dot Hip Hop withdraws request after it served its purpose...

Group says that it spurred ICANN to take action. As Jeff Neumann commented last week, Dot Hip Hop has withdrawn its reconsideration request regarding the assignment of the .hiphop TLD from Uniregistry to Dot Hip Hop (DHH). It's only the thirteenth wit...

 2022-01-17 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

Real domain investing numbers from 2021 with Mark Levine DNW Podcast #371...

Investor Mark Levine shares his domain investing results for 2021. Mark Levine returns to the show today to give a breakdown of his domain sales last year. You'll hear how many domains he sold, their median price, a breakdown of TLDs (hint: only 55% w...

 2022-01-17 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

CentralNic boasts 37% organic growth last year, revenue of $410 million...

CentralNic reports robust 2021 growth, even accounting for acquisitions. The news keeps getting better for CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC). In Q1 last year, its year-over-year organic revenue growth was 16%. In Q2, 25%. In Q3, the company reported that its ...

 2022-01-15 10:28 

TheDomains.com

Brazilian company spends $90,000 for Gran.com...

Brazilian company spends $90,000 for Gran.com a shorter name than their current .com.br....

 2022-01-14 16:33 

Domain Name Wire

MMX offers 26% premium in latest tender offer, plans to delist...

Company that sold its assets to GoDaddy is returning cash to shareholders and winding down its operations. MMX (AIM: MMX), aka Minds + Machines, is offering its remaining shareholders 10.4 pence per share to surrender their equity in the company. The top ...

 2022-01-14 15:11 

Domain Investing

Andrew Rosener on Rally's Addition of Domain Names...

In May of last year, I wrote about the possibility of fractional domain name ownership coming to Rally, a venture backed platform that allows users to purchase shares in various types of collectible assets. Yesterday on Domain Name Wire, Andrew Allemann r...

 2022-01-13 22:05 

Domain Name Wire

Fractionalized domain name ownership comes to Rally...

Shares in Directions.com will be offered on Friday. Investing in a fraction of a domain name is about to become closer to reality. Tomorrow, fractional ownership platform Rally will sell shares in the domain name Directions.com. Investors can chip in as l...

 2022-01-13 20:01 

Domain Name Wire

Blockchain domains and the big challenges they face...

It will take a lot to overcome the challenges of previous alt-root naming attempts. Right now, there's a lot of talk about blockchain-based, decentralized naming systems. The pitch for blockchain-based domains usually covers two things. First, these d...

 2022-01-13 17:58 

Domain Name Wire

Dental brand Byte acquired Byte.com...

The company forwards Byte.com it to its website at ByteMe.com. A Californian dental brand made the monumental decision to acquire one of the most desirable domain names on the Internet, Byte.com. Founded in 2017, Byte is one of many providers of invisible...

 2022-01-13 17:00 

Domain Name Wire

ICANN explains its side of UNR registry transfer holdup...

New "contractual-right-counter-parties" still waiting for transfers. ICANN published an explanation last week for why it still hasn't approved any UNR registry transfer requests from last year. Frank Schilling auctioned off his 23 top-level do...

 2022-01-12 21:44 

Domain Name Wire

Lawsuit alleges 699.com is a stolen domain...

A lawsuit (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia yesterday alleges that 699.com is a stolen domain name. Plaintiffs Xinming Zeng and Zaiyan Wang say they are the rightful owners of the domain name and that it was stolen from their GoDaddy account ...

 2022-01-12 18:54 

Domain Investing

Citing "Growth and Maturity" Republic Upgrades to Republic.com...

I was looking through some old purchase inquiries today to touch base and express continued interest in acquiring specific domain names. One such name I came across in my email is Republic.com. I tried to buy the asset a few years ago and did not have suc...

 2022-01-12 16:52 

Domain Name Wire

Bybit.com tries to reverse domain name hijack bybt.com...

Cryptocurrency exchange filed cybersquatting case in bad faith. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Bybit Fintech Limited tried to reverse domain name hijack bybt.com. Bybit uses Bybit.com for its cryptocurrency exchange. By...

 2022-01-12 15:12 

Domain Investing

Top Closed Sales in Thought Convergence Auction...

Last month, Thought Convergence held a group of auctions on NameJet / SnapNames to sell its domain names. There were quite a few exceptional domain names that sold in the auction, and I had been monitoring the Whois records via DomainTools to be able to t...

 2022-01-11 18:29 

Domain Name Wire

GoDaddy gets customer support patent...

Patent describes and easier way of authenticating and helping customers. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,223,617 (pdf) to GoDaddy for a customer support system. The patent is titled Domain name registrar database associat...

 2022-01-11 17:47 

Domain Name Wire

14 end user domain name sales up to 37,500...

A vacation rentals site, a game developer and an IP law firm bought domain names. Creating these end user lists is going to continue to get more challenging. First, there was GDPR, which eliminated public info in most Whois records. Now, GoDaddy is settin...

 2022-01-11 17:12 

Domain Name Wire

Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh files cyberquatting case against YouTuber...

Kavanaugh wants to take down Klein's derogatory website. Film financier Ryan Kavanaugh has filed a cybersquatting challenge under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) to try to get the site doesryankavanaughlooklikeharveyweinstein....

 2022-01-11 16:32 

TheDomains.com

LMX.com Q4 2021 Liquid Domains Report Escrow.com sales strong...

LMX.com Q4 2021 Liquid Domains Report - Escrow.com sales strong...

 2022-01-11 16:20 

TheDomains.com

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Giveaways.com...

Sedo weekly domain name sales led by Giveaways.com, .xyz registered a couple non Swetha 5 figure .xyz domain name sales....

 2022-01-11 14:41 

Domain Investing

GoDaddy Automatically Adding Whois Privacy...

In late December, I transferred a few dozen domain names to GoDaddy that had been won at auction. The transfers went off without a hitch, and I didn't think twice about them. Last week, a DomainTools Registrant Monitor alert email for my company name ...

 2022-01-10 20:24 

TheDomains.com

2021 was a Record-Setting Year for Domain Name Disputes...

2021 was a Record-Setting Year for Domain Name Disputes. Doug Isenberg posted a video about a record number in 2021....

 2022-01-10 17:19 

Domain Name Wire

Are these Amazon domain registrations really necessary?...

Sending Alexa to space and flushing money down the drain. Lockheed Martin announced last week that it worked with Amazon and Cisco on technology for space flight. Essentially, they're going to test how Amazon's Alexa and Cisco's WebEx could he...

 2022-01-10 16:30 

Domain Name Wire

AbdulBasit Makrani DNW Podcast #370...

Domain investors shares his story and tips. I'm really excited about today's guest, domain investor AbdulBasit Makrani. I've been following him for years and learning a lot from his blog at AbdulBasit.com. There, he shares his experience selli...

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