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The Domains
The Domains
Why Is Anyone Surprised Over Yesterday’s Gambling Domain Seizures & Why No Publicly Traded Company Got Charged
Just days after Washington DC announced it was legalizing online gaming including online poker, the US Government charged the operators of the largest online poker sites PokerStars, FullTiltPoker, AbsolutePoker (using UB.com)  all offshore compa...
Discussion
April 16, 2011, 10:12 am
The Domains
The Domains
New GuideBook For gTLD’s Is Published By ICANN & Open For Public Comment
ICANN has just published another draft of its Guidebook for new  new gTLD’s and it has opened the public comment period today which will close in exactly 30 days on May 15. As always the Guidebook is broken down into sections. The sections...
Discussion
April 16, 2011, 9:10 am
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Strike Another One off the “Bucket List” About to Run Boston
In 1992 I wrote a list of things I wanted to accomplish. The list was a combination of lifelong achievement all the way down to petty little things. One of the things on my list was to run the Boston Marathon. Running the Boston marathon is an easy t...
Discussion
April 16, 2011, 8:21 am
The Domains
The Domains
TechCrunch: SocialMedia.com Acquired For $3M: “SocialMedia’s Biggest Asset Today Is Probably Its Domain Name”
According to TechCrunch.com the site SocialMedia, was purchased today by LivingSocial.com for $3 million, all in LivingSocial stock. “SocialMedia’s biggest asset today is probably its domain name.” said TechCrunch.com Interesting to...
Discussion
April 15, 2011, 8:47 pm
Domain Name News
Domain Name News
.XXX Goes Live in the Root Servers
Earlier today IANA added the .XXX Top Level Domain to the root nameservers. While the registry operator Afilias is still in their setup process for ICM registry, the zone is currently propagating. While a number of registrars have already been taking...
Discussion
April 15, 2011, 7:34 pm
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
US Government Seizes Major Poker Company Domain Names Including UB.com
The US Attorney’s Office in New York City issued a press release this afternoon announcing charges for the founders of three major online poker companies: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker. There are some serious charges in the in...
Discussion
April 15, 2011, 2:43 pm
Domain Name News
Domain Name News
US Government Seizes Poker Domains, Charges Principals
The US government seized the domains for Poker Stars, Absolute Poker, and Full Tilt Poker and charged the site principals with bank fraud, illegal gambling offenses and laundering billions in illegal gambling proceeds. [Developing Story] Press Releas...
Discussion
April 15, 2011, 2:41 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Total Damage From Parsons Elephant Shooting? About 100,000 Domains
I’ve been tracking the weekly registrar report on Godaddy since the Parsons Elephant Shooting story broke on March 31. According to Webhosting.info it seems that the damage to Godaddy.com has been minimal and also seem to have been short lived....
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April 15, 2011, 12:19 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Facebook Files Trademark Lawsuit Against FriendFinder
Facebook files trademark lawsuit against owner of FriendFinder. Facebook, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Various, Inc., parent company of FriendFinder, along with a couple related companies and John Does. The case was filed in U.S. District Court, ...
Discussion
April 15, 2011, 11:53 am
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Go Daddy Checkout Option: “Round Up and Give to Hope for Haiti”
I was going through the checkout screen for a domain name (QueensDogWalker.com) this morning at Go Daddy, when I noticed an interesting option on the Order Summary tab asking me to “Round up and give to Hope for Haiti.” If you select this...
Discussion
April 15, 2011, 11:25 am
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