26 April 2013

Verisign blasts ICANN

Verisign blasts ICANN for slow generic top-level domain name rollout
Ars Technica
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Verisign placed the blame for the delay squarely at the feet of ICANN, the global organization entrusted with domain namemanagement. “Without a well constructed and well-reasoned ...

Company buys two domains from Frank Schilling for $80,000 - Domain Name Wire: "Company buys two domains from Frank Schilling for $80,000 - SearchCore discloses purchases in SEC filing.
Companies buy domains from Frank Schilling’s Name Administration all the time, but here’s an example that’s in an SEC filing. It also shows that Schilling is willing to sell domains on a payment plan.
The buyer is SearchCore, which I wrote about earlier this year."

Online video company paid over $100,000 for uLive domains - Domain Name Wire: "Last week Afternic reported that it sold uLive.tv for $27,000. I was correct that the uLive.tv buyer is the same company that paid $75,000 for uLive.com last month. . . . the buyer was revealed as Los Angeles online video company Real Gravity."

AccuWeather vs Weather Channel for .weather domain name: ""The application was a part of a widely publicized open process, and The Weather Channel was the only entity that chose to apply for dot-weather," according to an e-mailed statement from Weather Channel spokesman David Blumenthal. . . . For the Weather Channel "to get dot-weather is a real restriction in the freedom of public access on the Internet," says AccuWeather's Myers. He adds that other companies, along with academics and government organizations, are also against this attempt to control information that is meant to be for the public good."

MLM company denied Zija.com domain in dispute - Domain Name Wire: "Zija International, a multi-level marketing company that sells nutritional and dietary supplements, has failed to get the domain name Zija.com through a UDRP. . . Sounds like reverse domain name hijacking to me. The panel found against Zija International, but declined to find it guilty of reverse domain name hijacking despite its “misguided and ultimately incorrect” belief that it could win the UDRP." (read more at links above)

Why everyone should register a domain name | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "Getting a domain is easy, and cheap. For the price of a few cups of coffee, you can register a domain. I use Hover.com, which is run by a friend, but there are lots of reputable registrars from which to pick. (The always valuable Lifehacker lists some others here.) Unless you have an extremely uncommon last name, you'll be unlikely to find it available. But you may well be able to get your FirsnameLastname.com address – I own dangillmor.com, for example – and even if you can't you can use other domain suffixes or find a name that is still useful. Remember, most people find websites via searches, so don't worry if you can't get your exact name."

Domain Agents Raising Funds For Growth: "I understand Domain Agents is using Angel List along with other means of fundraising. The “company is committed to developing DomainAgents into a leadership role within the domain name industry,” wrote McKegney. “We’re ramping up fast and closing deals as fast as they come in. Our current domain registar partners are very satisfied with our sales conversions and excited about the increases in revenue stream.  We also have a new domainer-focused service that we’ll be rolling out in a few weeks that should add some extra revenue for domainers and help convert more sales,” he added."

NEW YORK: ICANN clears 27 non-English domain name suffixes ...
The agency in charge of Internet addresses says it's given preliminary approval for 27 new suffixes - all in Chinese, Arabic and other languages besides English.

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Domain Name Registration Agreement (COM, NET, and ORG) | netINS
SELECTION OF A DOMAIN NAME. You represent that, to the best of the your knowledge and belief, neither this registration of a domain name nor the manner in ...

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