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Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Popular website stolen and held for ransom
Theif demanded $30,000 worth of bitcoin to return 411Mania.com domain name. 411Mania.com, a mixed martial arts, wrestling and entertainment website that gets seven million pageviews per month, was hijacked and held for ransom earlier this week. Accor...
Discussion
April 21, 2017, 2:06 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Gleissner continues fight with Apple, still applying for .com marks
After being ordered to pay Apple money, he files two Apple-related trademark applications in the U.S. I’ll say this about Michael Gleissner: he’s not afraid to pick fights with deep-pocketed companies. Just days after being ordered to pay...
Discussion
April 20, 2017, 5:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Brand owners: please, hire a domain attorney
Inexperienced counsel can flub your case. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) can be a good thing. Every week, brand owners use the service to recover domain names that are clear cases of cybersquatting. I review UDRP decisions a...
Discussion
April 20, 2017, 2:52 pm
Sully's Blog
Sully's Blog
Are we competitors?
While you can think of all domainers as competitors, I choose to think of us all as colleagues, working together.  No two domains are exactly alike and therefore, there are no two domainers selling the exact same thing.  It’s not a ma...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 8:37 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
More recent end user domain name sales
Here are some domain names purchased on Sedo by end users over the past week. This week’s end user sales list is a bit shorter than usual. Sedo had some nice sales, but many more than usual are still in escrow so I don’t know who owns the...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 5:08 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Pirate Bay founder starts Whois Proxy service
For those times you really, really need to be private. Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde has launched a new Whois Proxy service at Njal.la. The Njalla site explains that the founders believe other whois privacy services are lacking, so they created this...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 4:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
MMX scores $500,000 domain name deal
Details are limited but deal will give MMX’s portfolio a nice bump. New top level domain name company MMX (Minds + Machines) has scored a $500,000 deal to register 90,000 second level domain names under its top level domain names within the nex...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 3:04 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Ali Zandi regged 4600 domains in a .com promotion
Ali Zandi took some time to explain his recent strategy for hand registrations. In the very popular available domains thread, Ali lists which names he picked up from Bill Eisenmann’s lists. Ali went of topic a tad to detail how he picked up 460...
Discussion
April 19, 2017, 2:06 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by ColorStreet.com
Sedo reported their weekly sales and ColorStreet.com topped the list. The name sold for $16,000 and Porn4K.com sold for $15,000. Only 4 non .com gtld sales. Vector.org was the top sale at $8,999. Domain name Price Currency .COMs colorstreet.com 16,00...
Discussion
April 18, 2017, 10:38 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Court determines Oversee.net co-founder’s case can move forward
Opinion retains most of Frederick Hsu’s claims against Oversee.net investors, officers and board members. Last year, I wrote about a lawsuit that Oversee.net co-founder Frederick Hsu (through the Frederick Hsu Living Trust) filed against Overse...
Discussion
April 18, 2017, 7:00 pm
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