C-and-A.com Wins UDRP On C-A.Com Purchased For $3K & Offered To .Com Holder For $340K

Cofra Holding AG of Zug, Switzerland which owns the domain name C-and-A.com, just won the rights to the domain name C-A.Com. The three member panel did not like the fact that the domain owner who purchased the domain name C-A.com in January 2014 for $3k was asking for six figures to the .com holder of the domain name CandA.com Here are the relevant facts and findings by the panel: T the … [Read more...]

DNA’s First Official “State of the Domains” Newsletter Now Published Completely in Chinese!

TLD Registry the company behind Dot Chinese Online and Dot Chinese Website, have released a Mandarin version of the State of the Domains quarterly publication that is published by the Domain Name Association. They published on their website: TLD Registry is extremely proud to be responsible for the full layout and design of the Domain Name Association’s (DNA) first official newsletter, … [Read more...]

.Club takes 6 out of the top 10 New gTLD Sales on Sedo in 2014

Sedo reported their top 10 new gTLD sales of 2014 and .club dominated the list with 6 out of 10. Things seem to be on the upswing as the company raised another $3million according to DomainNameWire. Upswing in new gTLDs such as .club and .berlin More than 300 new TLDs have been launched in the market in 2014 and currently there are more than 3.5 million new domains registered.  The trading … [Read more...]

Flipboard Wins TM Dispute Leading to Flowboard Changing Their Name

Simon Sage reported for iMore that Flowboard an app that allows you to create presentations lost a trademark dispute with Flipboard. The company has decided to change their name and rebrand to FlowVella. FlowVella CEO, Brent Brookler told Geek Wire the changed had already been in the works, the company will keep the same F in their logo. From the article: Flowboard's slick app for creating … [Read more...]

“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”

SeekingAlpha, just published s story right out of Rick Schwartz Playbook and something he has expressed for years on his blog, that Sears and Staples might be more valuable as domain names than as brick and mortar stores. ""What happens when a brick and mortar retailer's brand becomes more valuable as a domain name than as a chain of stores?"" " We might be seeing the answer to that question … [Read more...]

Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $12.4 Billion Highest Quarter on Record

According to a press release out today, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC US, Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. climbed to an historic high of $12.4 billion for the third quarter of 2014, which is the highest quarter ever, besting the record-setting revenues of Q4 2013, which came in at $12.1 billion. “This milestone demonstrates marketers’ commitment to digital” Q3 … [Read more...]

Owner of Baby.com Wins .Baby For $3.1 Million Dollars.

Johnson & Johnson which has owned and advertised  Baby.com for many years, just won the ICANN Last Resort Auction for the new gTLD .Baby for 3,088,888 Google, Minds + Machines, Donuts, Radix and Famous Four lost in the auction and unlike private auctions will not get any share of the winning bid. In the other ICANN  last resort auction the Canadian Real Estate Association beat Afilias … [Read more...]