UDRP Panel Throws Case Out But Doesn’t Find RDNH On Domain Registered 9 Years Before TM

Jobetty LLC, dba Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub lost its attempt to grab the domain name mudpuppies.com The three member panel of Nathalie Dreyfus, Sandra J. Franklin and Diane Thilly Cabell basically threw the case out finding the Complainant's trademark was filed some 9 years after the domain name was registered. However on the issue of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking the panel … [Read more...]

Godaddy Is Back In The Super Bowl …..With A Puppy

GoDaddy announced today that it will be back advertising for its eleventh consecutive Super Bowl, in the 2015 Super Bowl with a thirty-second spot encouraging business owners to put their businesses online with a domain name and website. "For the first-time ever, GoDaddy will cast an adorable puppy to make its point about empowering business owners to succeed online, but don't expect this to be … [Read more...]

Looks Like Craigslist Got Hacked

In trying to get to Craigslist it looks like the site was hacked by Digital Gangster. A You Tuber put up a video showing what happened. I am now getting just a timeout when I check on my laptop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8vEGGnwzow … [Read more...]

A Survivor of The Dot Com Bubble – Cufflinks.com

Maria Halkias of DallasNews.com wrote a piece on a survivor of the .com bubble of the late nineties. Cufflinks.com. Halkias did a good job conveying where the company is now and how it got there from those crazy bubble days of 1999 - 2000. From the article: Cufflinks.com was founded in 1999 during the dot-com bubble, when lots of startups were created based on the business model of a category … [Read more...]

Nearly 60% of Dot Com Domains in China Hijacked in 2014

WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP's. From the article: Nearly 60% of dot-com domain names in China were hijacked by backdoor programs in the first half of 2014 and 48.8% of them were … [Read more...]

SEO-For-Lawyers on the importance of .attorney names for marketing

Luke Ciciliano did a post for Seo-for-lawyers.com on why he thinks .attorney and .lawyer will hold significance for lawyers in their marketing efforts. In the article he references a Dallas related name being used and showing in the search results, he also mentioned some lawyers he spoke with did not see the point of the new law related domains and did not want to bother with them, until they … [Read more...]

Last Call For Domain Submission For Namescon Live Domain Name Auction

RightoftheDot.com which is running the Live and Online domain name auction at the Namescon conference on January 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM PST in Las Vegas, is putting out its final call for domains to be submitted to the auction. The live auction will have 100+ domain names. Online bidding will also be available  on Snapnames.com. The final catalog will be locked down and pre-bidding will … [Read more...]