ConnectingNYC.org releases some statistics on Dot Nyc – 72,103 Domains Sold

ConnectingNyc.org posted an article on the status of how things are doing so far with the Dot Nyc extension. The article went on to say there were two ways to measure the success of an extension. The standard way of success using metric and statistical data, and the other was to look at how it affected the community. Some of the metrics from the article: Traditional Metrics Let’s start with … [Read more...]

How Many New gTLD Registrations Will There be by the End of 2015 ?

The number of new gtld registrations stood at approximately 3.7 million to close out 2014. Our poll question for March is where do you see that number for 2015 ? The poll just went up and we did provide for choices that would show a contraction, so far half of the very small sample size has voted that way. Today according to nTLDStats the number is sitting around 4.4 million. It certainly makes … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Sass Talks Dot Club and the results of our Dot App Poll

In an article by Laurie Sullivan on Media Post which discussed Google paying $25 million for .app, there was also some commentary from Jeffrey Sass about .club. Sass explained how the pricing works at the wholesale and retail level. He gave a little shout out to Credit.club, the $10.99 hand registration that Bruce Marler was able to jump on. Sass mentioned Credit.club as an example that new gtlds … [Read more...]

After 6 Years Owner Of The Adult Site Brazzers Files UDRP Against Affiliate Brazers.com

A UDRP has been filed against the domain name Brazers.com which is a typo of one of the most popular adult sites Brazzers.com which uses also uses the domain name Brazzersnetwork.com to which Brazers.com is actually forwarding to. The complaint was filed by Licensing IP International S.à r.l which also owns pornhub.com, youporn.com and redtube.com to name a few.  The company used to be known as … [Read more...]

The MPAA Would Like to Help ICANN set policy in targeting Pirate Domains

In an article on Torrent Freak it seems that the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is in bed with ICANN and is trying to use that relationship to shape certain policies. These policies center on the handling of domain names used by sites that infringe intellectual property. From the article: The MPAA is one of the ICANN partners shaping future policy for the domain name system. … [Read more...]

Google Decides To Reverse Ban of Sexually Explicit Material on Blogger

Well that was quick. We wrote earlier this week about Google banning pornography and sexually explicit material on Blogger. Well today the company posted on its product forums website that the decision has been reversed. Instead the company will step up enforcement against those that do not mark their blogs as adult content and those who may try to use the platform to sell porn. I think they … [Read more...]

LeatherCrown.it, Holder of Italian Trademark Awarded LeatherCrown.com In UDRP Based On Links On Parked Page

Oscar Studio di Cavallin Oscar of Veneto, Italy, which owns an  Italian Trademark  on the term "leather crown" just won a UDRP on matching .com LeatherCrown.com which was owned by Rob Monster of Epik who registered the domain name on July 18, 2012. The Complainant operates its site at LeatherCrown.it and has a Italian trademark registered on November 29, 2010 (filed July 28, 2009) in class 25 … [Read more...]