30 January 2013

ICANN’s domains under attack

ICANN’s domains under attack | Loeb & Loeb LLP - JDSupra: "(Originally published in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine.)  In the wake of ICANN’s failure earlier this year to dismiss anti-trust allegations arising from the new generic top level domain (gTLD) rollout, ICANN now faces challenges to the delegation of 190 of the newly applied for gTLDs. Two federal court filings in California, bookends to ICANN’s recent meeting in Toronto, portend just a few of the many minefields ICANN will be forced to navigate before the current gTLD rollout is accomplished." 
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UDRPsearch - NAF 1470990 - Laminex, Inc. | Yan Smith: "1470990 theidshop.com
Laminex, Inc. Yan Smith CLAIM DENIED
07-Jan-2013"FINDINGS - The Complaint is barred by the doctrine of laches.  DISCUSSION-
Paragraph 15(a) of the Rules instructs this Panel to "decide a complaint on the basis of the statements and documents submitted in accordance with the Policy, these Rules and any rules and principles of law that it deems applicable."  Paragraph 4(a) of the Policy requires that Complainant must prove each of the following three elements to obtain an order that a domain name should be cancelled or transferred: (1)  the domain name registered by Respondent is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which Complainant has rights; and (2)  Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and (3)  the domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith. . . . "

Two cases show the inconsistency of RDNH
Domain Name Wire
A majority of the Panel notes that Complainant provided little enough support in its Amended Complaint regarding Respondent's bad faith that had Respondent pressed the issue, a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (“RDNH”) —i.e. a finding that ...

Blackberry Using Domain Name Won via UDRP
Elliot's Blog (blog)
In 2006, Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the Blackberry smart phones, filed a UDRP for BlackberryWorld.com, and it was awarded the domain name by the three member UDRP panel in January of 2007. This domain name had been initially registered in ...

Protrada Offering Free Introduction to Domain Investing eCourse
Elliot's Blog (blog)
These people come from diverse backgrounds, and they are either looking to supplement their income or possibly change careers with a focus on domain name investing. I learned that the company is now offering a free comprehensive online course for all ...

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28 January 2013

Dot Com Still King of TLDs

Dot Com Remains the King of TLDs | Siteopia Blog: "the TLD that still reigns supreme is the old favourite, .com. Reports from the third quarter of 2012 have shown that there are around 105 million domains registered in the .com TLD. The runners up are all of the ccTLDs (of which there are 280), which comes in at 104.9 million, followed by the .net extension at 14.9 million. Clearly, .com is the top dog of TLDs but the question remains as to how the new domain names will affect its popularity. As of December 2012, there have been 1917 gTLD applications according to ICANN, so the threat to the .com name has not been significant. However, this might change as popularity grows for the new domain names and businesses look to enhance their digital profile. Nevertheless, it seems that some big-name digital companies (including Facebook, Twitter and eBay) remain wary of the new domain names and have chosen not to apply. It has been predicted that .com will keep its spot at the top but the domain names beneath it will be split in more ways."

Is it illegal to speculate domain names? - News VietNamNet: "Is it illegal to speculate domain names? The story that Nguyen Trong Khoa, known as the domain name baron in Vietnam has offered to sell some domain names relating to Eurowindow company, has become a hot topic on local newspapers. . . . Hanh went on to say that Vietnamese enterprises have not paid appropriate attention to the domain name registration, and that they “lock the stable door after the horse has bolted.” Domain names are not the brands, but domain names play a very important identification role in the global Internet environment. Regarding the principle “first comes first served” which analysts believe is unreasonable, Hanh said that this is the international practice and Vietnam should not refuse to follow the rule. This explains why the domain names aodai.vn (ao dai is the Vietnamese traditional dress) and aodai.com.vn have belonged to a South Korean domain name investor."

No recession in UK domain industry: The top 12 UK domain name sales of 2012 | Latest press releases | PressGo | Journalism.co.uk: ""Savvy UK web address investors have been making some serious money in the last 12 months…" according to Jason Smith, Director of UK domain registration company Siteopia.com. "…The industry has seen a number of very high sales transactions which is very encouraging, despite external economic conditions remaining turbulent." "We took some time at the end of the year to interview domain name investor Frank Paul from 34.co.uk (who sold CheapCruises.co.uk), and it is clear that the market has remained buoyant over the last few years."

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25 January 2013

Guide to Selling Your Unused Domain Names

Beginner’s Guide to Selling Your Unused Domain Names | iPixel Creative | Singapore Web Design & CMS Development Company Blog: " . . . . If you know someone who deals with domain names, it is recommended to contact him without going through the middleman. . . .  Selling on auction sites is another great way to find buyers. Ebay.com . . . Afternic.com . . . become a member at GreatDomains.com and list your domain name there. . . . You can also sell domain names through Sedo.com, a site which has its own selling program. Sedo.com has the largest marketplace in the world, and boasts of having a list of the most expensive domain names in the market. It also has a safe and secure escrow service for domain name buyers and sellers. . . . . "

What's In a Domain Name? | Guide to Domain Names: "Changing Your Domain Name" - " . . . Domain names change for all kinds of reasons including company takeovers, lapsed domain expiration or a re-positioning of a brand. Here are some things to keep in mind for SEO if you have the luxury to make the decision yourself: 1. If you have built up organic SEO and switch to a new domain, your rankings will be suppressed for a while as you build this up. Setting up 301 re-directs is mandatory to maintain traction. 2. Update your most important back links where possible to help search engines and reduce confusion for visitors 3. Submit an xml sitemap to the major search engines to help facilitate crawling quickly. There is a limited amount of time search engines have to crawl the site, so help them out. 4. Be aggressive with content. If your site is going to take a hit, make it better. Get more content onto the site and make it a better site and more content rich than it was before. 5. Get set up with Google’s Webmaster tools and check for errors (404 code). This will help you map 301 re-directs, check your xml sitemap submission and generally be a great tool in understanding how search engines crawl, index and rank your site. . . "

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23 January 2013

Domain Name Hijacking

InfoSec Institute Resources – Domain Name Hijacking – Domain Slamming: " . . . There are numerous ways to protect your domain from slamming attempts, but nothing can substitute for being reasonable and cautious. These traits alone will suffice in some situations; however, they will not make you immune towards slamming attempts. This is why one should further educate himself on the topic and take the necessary measures to make his online presence secure. To put it all in a nutshell, effective preemptive measures include:
Privatizing your domain information.
Using domain locking.
Carefully selecting a registrar.
Hiring a person in charge of the domain registration.
Always renewing your domain name(s) early so you do not get renewal notices from third-parties.
Not giving any account or personal information to anybody after registering your domain.
Managing and storing wisely your auth-info code and making sure that such code is required for a transferal of your domain. . . ."

How does the Internet work?: "The computer you're trying to contact is running a piece of software called a Web server, which manages incoming connections and finds and returns those HTML files that other computers are requesting. The Web server knows where to send the page you requested because your computer (or smartphone) — like every other device connected to the Internet — has what's called an Internet Protocol number, or IP address. An IP address looks like this — — and it's assigned by your ISP. Depending upon your connection, your device might get a different IP each time you log online. The computer hosting the website you're trying to get has an IP address, too. In fact, the domain name of every website is simply an English-language alias for the domain's IP address. After all, it's much easier to remember www.violinist.com than it is to remember . . . "

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21 January 2013

Domains, Domain Forums, and French .CA Names

Get A Domain Name Without Bankrupting Your Startup - Forbes: " . . . Whether by crafting a great new name or wresting one from a previous owner, every new business needs to master the domain game early, and it need not break the bank. Spending big money up front, or changing domains down the line are both painful and costly. . ."

Forbes: Spend a Few Thousand Dollars On A Domain, Not A Fortune | TheDomains.com – Domain Blog: " . . . apparently no one told Mr. Zwilling that Mr. Schilling applied for 54 of the new gTLD’s so when one of his readers register one of the new gTLD domain he suggests he still might be giving Mr. Schilling some money. . . ."

The Top 10 Reasons Why I Rarely (if ever) Visit Domain Name Forums Anymore | TLD.org: " . . . 1. The domainers who have good domain names know what they are worth and at a minimum the prices they are asking (or if they ask for bids the prices that they have in their head that they would accept) are at least what they could get for them in a Great Domains auction. . . . "

Canadian Internet Registration Authority enables French domain names: ". . . . Previously, the only characters that could be used in a .CA domain name were the letters a-z, the numbers 0-9 and hyphens. When a domain name works with any characters beyond these, it’s called an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN). However, it is now possible for French domain names to be spelled with the language’s full range of characters and ligatures: é, ë, ê, è, â, à, æ, ô, œ, ù, û, ü, ç, î, ï, ÿ in the .CA world. . . . "

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18 January 2013

Learn from Chuck Hagel's Mistake: Buy Your Domain Name

Learn from Chuck Hagel's Mistake: Buy Your Domain Name Before Running for Office | InTheCapital: "More often than not commentary associated with Hagel’s name has circulated around his past statements on foreign policy, all of which have been painstakingly readdressed for all to see on the former Senator’s very own website. . . .Yes, that’s right, access ChuckHagel.com and you will find yourself knee deep in scathing remarks about the recently nominated head of the Department of Defense. The headline says it all: “Chuck Hagel is not a responsible option.” Why would Hagel host a website completely contradicting his move to be secretary of defense? Truth is, he didn’t. In fact, it was The Emergency Committee for Israel that paid for Chuck Hagel’s domain name. . . . "

Go Daddy begins showing minimum offer price alongside unpriced Afternic listings - Domain Name Wire: "Here’s the full message:
We wanted to let you know of a recent change with one of our largest reseller partners, GoDaddy. Recently, GoDaddy began accepting offers on unpriced domains listed on Afternic. As you may know, this resulted in a large volume of unqualified buyers, with unrealistic expectations on sale price.
We are excited to announce that GoDaddy will now be displaying on their site the minimum offer amount on your domains as you have them set on Afternic. This represents a tremendous benefit to you, as you now have the opportunity to receive more qualified offers than in the past.
In order to benefit from this, we are requesting that you update your minimum offers on your domains listed on Afternic to reflect your true expectations on sales price for your unpriced domains. Setting an appropriate minimum offer (versus the default $250) will lead to more qualified inquiries, and potentially increase your sales velocity!"

Demand Media Bags 1.5M Domains After Acquiring Domain Registrar Name.com | TechCrunch: "The ‘social content’ company was also on an upward swing on its stock. Perhaps it’s that momentum which is behind today’s news that the company has acquired the Denver-based Name.com, a domain name registrar with a strong retail brand, in order to add to its platform plans for Top Level Domains (TLDs) this year. Demand already owns the eNom registrar. Over one thousand new domain extensions are expected to become available for registration in the years ahead. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2003, Name.com customers have registered nearly 1.5 million domains. The deal makes sense for security given that Demand Media’s subsidiary, eNom, has over 13.5 million domain names on its platform registered by over 8,800 resellers and partners. As Richard Rosenblatt, chairman and CEO points out, “Name.com will provide a direct channel for us to reach consumers and small businesses as they develop and manage their online identities.”

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17 January 2013

Russian man loses pseudo Google domain name

Russian man loses pseudo Google domain name
The lawsuit filed with the NAF on November 19 was heard according to the Uniform Domain NameDispute Resolution Policy (UDRP Rules), when cases of squatting in international domain zones (.com, .net, .org) are settled out of court. Russian national ...

Rachael Ray buys her husband's name and 28 more interesting domain ...
Domain Name Wire
Memo to Rachael Ray's husband: she owns you. This week's end user domain sales report includes Rachael Ray buying her husband's (domain) name, Hubspot, Taser, and more. Afternic. Better Bathrooms UK Limited paid $3,388 for BetterLights.com.

Rick Santorum lets his political future (of domain names) expire
Domain Name Wire
The domains just recently expired and he still has time to renew the domains at Network Solutions. Otherwise they'll be auctioned off. Of course, Santorum has his official web site at RickSantorum.com. But given how his name has been played with in ...

3 questions and 3 things I'm looking forward to at Webfest
Domain Name Wire
Webfest After so many years of calling it DOMAINfest, it's kind of strange to type Webfest. But that's the new name of DomainSponsor's annual conference. I don't mind, especially since there's no more funky capitalization. (I always had double check if ...

Facebook registers some Graph Search domains, but the exact domain doesn't ...
Domain Name Wire
And people are definitely paying attention. As of right now, the domain shows 32 offers, 132 visitors to the listing page, and nearly 1,700 visitors in the past 30 days. I bet all of that activity happened in the past 24 hours. But here's the thing ...

Live Event Media, Inc., dba Eventure, Announces Domain Name Acquisition ...
San Francisco Chronicle
From planning, inviting, attending, capturing and scrapboarding, Eventure truly redefines how one organizes life's most memorable moments. For the first time ever, consumers and professionals now have a Social Calendar to use, so go ahead and Plan It ..

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'.cz' TLD records millionth registered domain name
World Trademark Review (subscription)
NIC, the organisation responsible for servicing and maintaining '.cz', the Czech top-level domain, announced on November 19 2012 that it had registered the one millionth '.cz' domain name, thus becoming the 12th 'millionaire' among the EU member states.

Frito-Lay forwards Doritos.com to its Facebook page - Domain Name Wire
Bayoubuzz (subscription)
I'm not a fan of companies turning over their web presences to Facebook. Or even advertising their Facebook page in a commercial instead of their own domain name. Doing so puts you at the whim of Facebook and its frequent changes to terms of service.

Domainshive.com Makes Buying, Selling, Parking and Auctioning Domain ...
SBWire (press release)
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/16/2013 -- Choosing the right domain names for your business or investment portfolio can be a daunting task with hundreds of millions of names available in the aftermarket. Domainhive.com offers free domain name listing and ...

MATR News: Get A Domain Name Without Bankrupting Your Startup
I'm sure you have all been frustrated at least once by not being able to get the Internet domain nameyou want for your company. Who owns all of these names, and should you ever buy one for a premium? The simple answer is that if you want ...

Domain name changed | drupal.org
Hi Everyone: I have a newbie question, can you guys please help me to fix this? I am developing a site for my company, but they just decided to change the ...

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16 January 2013

Companies which changed domain name successfully

5 Companies which changed domain name successfully: "With more and more domains been snapped up by data-hungry users than ever before, the choice of domain is becoming more difficult and is a vital consideration for start-ups and established companies alike, who are looking for an effective online presence.
Despite these difficulties, some companies on occasion find cause the change domain name. Mashable describes possible reasons for doing so as being “rebranding, re-launching, brand confusion and vagueness”. Due to the problems associated with choosing a domain name mentioned above, it often becomes a costly exercise making the decision even more critical. 1. Ask.com . . . 2. Facebook . . . "

Despite TM Going Back To 1998 & Parked Page UDRP Rejected on In-Case.com | TheDomains.com – Domain Blog: "The Complainant Incase Designs Corp. of Chino, California, lost a UDRP to get the domain name In-Case.com, despite the fact that complainant had a trademark in the US dating back to 1998 and that the domain holder was parking the domain. The case seemed to turn on the fact that the term although trademarked was generic, the domain holder owned many other domin names starting with the word “in” and  that the landing page showed local results when it was viewed from different countries, China for example"

No recession in UK domain industry: The top 12 UK domain name sales of 2012 | Latest press releases | PressGo | Journalism.co.uk: "2012 has been a particularly great year for UK domain name sales and became the year of the 2nd highest .co.uk domain sale of all time when WebHosting,co.uk changed hands for a cool $500,000 back in October"

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14 January 2013

ICANN and gTLDs in 2013

Bloomberg Asks Online Experts What To Expect From New gTLD’s, ICANN IN 2013 | TheDomains.com – Domain Blog: ". . . .Defensive registrations in the second level will be “all the rage” in late 2013 and 2014 as new gTLD registries go online. Savvy brand owners will resist the urge to stock up on second level domain names that they don’t need and that fail to drive meaningful customer traffic. Paul D. McGrady, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago. New gTLDs will force TM owners to adapt strategies for online TM protection. Volumes of C&D’s and defensive reg’s is not a viable strategy. David E. Weslow, @davidweslow, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, D.C."

Google Plots Web Domain-Buying Spree | Digital - Advertising Age: ""Consumers are always going to think about first going to MountainDew.com or Pepsi.com before they think about Drink.Pepsi," Mr. Singh said. "And that's not going to change anytime soon . . ."

FTC Warns That Rapid Expansion of Internet Domain Name System Could Leave Consumers More Vulnerable to Online Fraud: "The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC's online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The FTC's Web site provides free information on a variety of consumer topics. Like the FTC on Facebook and follow us on Twitter."

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11 January 2013

Now More than 246 million domain names

.com -- 105 million names--

Verisign Report -- ". . . More than five million domain names were added to the Internet in the third quarter
of 2012, bringing the total number of registered domain names as of Sept. 30, 2012, to more than 246 million worldwide across all Top-Level Domains, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by VeriSign, Inc. . . .The increase of 5.7 million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 2.4 percent over the second quarter of 2012, and marks the seventh straight quarter with greater than 2 percent growth. Worldwide registrations have grown by 26.4 million, or 12 percent, since the third quarter of 2011. The .com and .net Top-Level Domains (TLDs) experienced aggregate growth in the third quarter of 2012, reaching a combined total of approximately 119.9 million domain names in the adjusted zone for .com and .net. This represents a 1 percent increase in the base over the second quarter of 2012 and a 7.1 percent increase over the third quarter of 2011. As of Sept. 30, 2012, the base of registered names in .com equaled 105 million names, while .net equaled 14.9 million names. New .com and .net registrations totaled 7.8 million during the third quarter of 2012. This is a 1.1 percent year-over-year decrease in new registrations. The .com/.net renewal rate for the third quarter of 2012 was 72.5 percent, slightly down from 72.9 percent for the second quarter of 2012. . . "

HSC.com domain name stolen - Domain Name Wire: "Hughes filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against the domain name on December 27. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, which is the jurisdiction for the .com registry Verisign. According to the suit, the company has not been able to communicate with the person who stole the domain name. It also says that Chinese domain registrar eName, where the domain name was transferred to, has refused to return the domain name to its Go Daddy account."

League of Legends developer working on secret '... | GameZone: " . . . According to Fusible, domain name Project425.com was privately registered through the registrar Melbourne IT sometime in the mid-2000s; however, it wasn't until November 2008 that it was uncovered via the Whois record that Riot Games President Mark Merrill was the domain name's owner. Every year Merrill continued to renew the domain name, but this past week it was transferred to the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor and, instead of being renewed on an annual basis, was renewed through March 2015. A copy of the Whois record clearly shows Riot Games as the owner. . . ."

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09 January 2013

Megaupload says US Government Misled Court on Core Evidence in Domain Seizures

Why domain seizures without full due process should be illegal--

Rothken Law Firm - Techfirm.com - Megaupload Case Updates - Megaupload argues in Supplemental Brief that Government Misled Court on Core Evidence in Domain Seizures: "Megaupload submitted to the United States Federal Court in Virginia today a legal brief arguing to the Court that the DOJ's core evidence submitted under seal in the secret domain name seizure process was misleading and asked the Court for a remedy. In the brief Megaupload argued that: This Court recently ordered the unsealing of the documents previously submitted by the United States to support taking down the Megaupload cloud storage site by seizing the domain name(s) --- such unsealing lays bare a crucial omission the Government made to the Court in the secret process. Specifically, the Government’s affidavits underpinning the warrants omitted critical, exculpatory information regarding whether, why and how Megaupload knew it was hosting criminally infringing files. . . This snippet—which appears in each relevant affidavit and is the only direct, corroborated evidence the Government purports to offer as proof that Megaupload had requisite knowledge—suggests that Megaupload was warned of its potentially criminal complicity yet persisted in hosting the files without concern for their illegal content. The affidavits, in short, paint Megaupload as a brazen scofflaw. The truth, as the Government well knows, is quite different. . . The Government selectively parsed its account so as to exclude critical facts that negate any notion that Megaupload had criminal mens rea to retain the infringing files. . . . "

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07 January 2013

Domains and Wines

A Good Domain Name Is Like A Fine Wine | Morgan Linton: ". . . Now we are back in our cozy cabin and like the domain-addict that I am I can’t help but relate good domain names to fine wines. Maybe it’s that we’ve just spent the last two hours talking to the owners about wines, or maybe it’s just that I always have domains on my mind no matter what we are doing. Either way I thought I would share three different ways that I think good domain names are like fine wines . . ."

Adam Dicker’s 2013 Predictions | Elliot's Blog: "2) Many domainers will be looking for full time jobs because parking will continue to deteriorate to the point where you may not even be able to feed your dog let alone your family. 3) 2013 will be the year domainers drop 80% of their crap domains and upgrade their portfolios, quality over quantity will be the right target to aim for. It’s far better to own 10 fantastic domains than 10,000 pieces of crap. 4) Hopefully people learnt from .mobi, .tel .co and .xxx not to waste their money filling the pockets of the registrars while they are left with no traffic and no revenue from these pipe dreams.
5) The public will be completely confused with the launch of all the new TLD’s. They barely understand why they need a website now let’s explain to them that my new email address is adam@dogs.pets, most will still add the .com to that and go to adam@dogs.pets.com"

Paul Nicks and Rich Merdinger 2013 Predictions | Elliot's Blog: ".COM, .NET, .ORG and .INFO see a bump in aftermarket pricing as the original gTLDs are seen as a safe harbor in the impending sea of new gTLD confusion . . ."

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04 January 2013

How to Setup a Professional Branded Email Address with Outlook.com

This may be useful for those needing a branded email address to go with their domain name--

How to Setup a Professional Branded Email Address with Outlook.com: "Step by Step Guide to Setting up Outlook.com on a Custom Domain Name--In order to use Outlook on your own custom domain, you need to configure your domain’s MX and TXT Records. MX records tell domain name servers that you are using Microsoft mail servers, and TXT records will be used to verify your ownership of the domain.
Step 1: Signing up for a Custom Domain Mail Service
Go to Windows Live Admin Center and click on Get Started to start setting up your domain on Outlook.com. . . . read full article here"

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03 January 2013

FTC investigating ICANN's new gTLDs program

FTC Chairman Leibowitz said near the end of a press conference on January 3, 2013 (announcing the Google settlement), in answering a question, that the FTC is investigating ICANN and its new gTLD program – requiring companies to spend six figure sums for “mostly defensive purposes.”

2012 Domain Dunce: new TLD applicants
Domain Name Wire
Consider VeriSign, which messed up its transliteration of .com in Hebrew. According to IDN experts, the string VeriSign submitted would take 7 keystrokes instead of the intended 3. For one of the characters, you'd have to type a character, then switch ...

WIPO received record number of cybersquatting cases in 2012
Domain Name Wire
The cases covered a total of 5,081 domain names. That shouldn't ... 5. The base of registered second level domain names continues to climb. Compared to the total number of domain names registered, the number of cases filed is at or near all time lows.

Sedo holiday end user sales report
Domain Name Wire
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. A slow couple weeks but some good end user domain purchases.Domain sales typically slow during the holidays, and that's evident in Sedo's year end sales report. The company turned in $1.38 million in sales over two weeks.

PSA: Art.sy Is Down! Is its Syrian Domain Name to Blame?
In the Air, Art+Auction's Gossip Column (blog)
Art.sy isn't having the best start to 2013. On Tuesday afternoon, the online image repository went, well, offline. Art.sy staff still aren't sure what caused the outage. By Wednesday, engineers had successfully transferred the website over the Artsy ...

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SmartRecovery.com Lost In UDRP
Respondent has registered and is using the disputed domain name in bad faith and primarily for the purposes of intentionally attempting to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to Respondent's website, by creating a likelihood of confusion with ...

Zlatan fan lays down hilarious challenges in web war
Goal.com India
"An avid Zlatan Ibrahimovic who owns the Zlatan.fr domain name has laid down a hilarious option of challenges that the Paris Saint-Germain star must complete if he wants to own the URL...."

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InfoSec Institute Resources – Domain name parking of gTLDs
By Daniel Dimov
A cybersquatter is a person who registers a domain name with the intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. The cybersquatter may also offer to sell the domain to another person or company who owns a ...
InfoSec Institute Resources

Domain Name Flipping & Investing: Revenue Opportunities for 2013
By Jamie Simmerman
Is there money in online business? Some say no. But a recent Business Insider article listed the top-selling domain name sales for 2012, with Investing.com.

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02 January 2013

Be Careful When Choosing Your Domain Name

Be Careful When Choosing Your Domain Name: "In some rare cases, you could influence the meaning of the word. Take for example Google, Twitter and Pinterest. Before these sites were created, these words did not even exist, but they have since become a common everyday word. Domain name is important for a website and it will give you an advantage when it comes to acquiring new readers and fans. However, it is just one of many factors that will make your website successful."

The Basics of Choosing a Domain Name for Your Website: "Your domain name is central to your identity on the Internet. Choosing a domain name is one of the most important steps you’ll take when building your online presence because your domain name impacts your brand image and people’s perceptions of your website and business. Don’t rush your domain name decision – take the time to choose a user-friendly domain that reflects positively on your brand. . . . for more go here"

What is the most valuable information in a domain name? » WhoAPI blog: "WhoAPI delivers extensive information about domain names. We want to deliver the most important, the most valuable information about domain name you can possibly imagine. Can you tell us what is, for your business, the most valuable information about domain name? Here are some suggestions. Uptime or as we like to call it – ping - Is the website currently up and running or not? More and more websites and companies rely on the cloud. . . . "

What Are You Doing With Your Best Domain? | Morgan Linton: " . . . I always make sure that my company focuses on our best domains, that’s where I’ve found the most opportunity is. Now it’s your turn, what are you doing with your best domain?"

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