FoxNews Reports On Media Org’s Calling Google’s .Soy new gTLD “Segregation” For Latinos

According to a story out in FoxNews.com, Google’s recent announcement of its new .SOY domain, meant to appeal to Latinos, has drawn criticism and jest from a number of places. .Soy (Spanish for "I am") according to Google "offers Hispanic consumers, brands and publishers "a place to build, create and share culturally relevant Web content." "A number of Latino organizations, including the … [Read more...]

Partners Trust “LA Real Estate Broker Specializing in Luxury Properties” Partners with .LUXURY

According to a press release out today Partners Trust, Los Angeles' most selective real estate brokerage specializing in luxury properties, has partnered with .LUXURY, to create custom-tailored marketing experiences for luxury properties. PartnersTrust.Luxury is the first destination website built to highlight luxury properties exclusively represented by Partners Trust to clients around the … [Read more...]

After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding

According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 domain names. IPCU was also involved in the review of Nominet’s … [Read more...]

UDRP Filed To Recover Another Stolen 3 Letter .Com From Godaddy: CIN.com

A UDRP has been filed on a 3 letter .com and seems to be an attempt by the previous owner, CIN-CORPORACAO INDUSTRIAL DO NORTE, S.A. to recover the domain name CIN.com which appears to have recently stolen from CIN's Godaddy account The domain name was owned by CIN-CORPORACAO until October 17th when it was transferred to Ename.com of China Here is the current whois record: Registrar: eName … [Read more...]

Wiley Rein Files Suit Over 14 Stolen Domain Names: 9 Are 3 Letter .com’s

The law firm of Wiley Rein this week filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an e-commerce company that had 14 domain names stolen by computer hackers based in China from a Godaddy Account. The case, Acme Billing Company v. John Doe, was filed on October 21, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by David Weslow of Wiley Rein LLP. The domain names mentioned in … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports: .Com/Net Over 130 Million Domains; Revenue Up 4.7%; $1.5 Billion In The Bank

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported its results for the third quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $255 millionup 4.7% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted EPS of $0.53 in the same quarter in 2013. The operating margin was … [Read more...]

Did Facebook.com Just Acquire Messenger.com? Looks Like They Did

We have about 1,000 domain names we track on DomainTools.com and we just noticed that the Whois on the domain name Messenger.com has just changed. The new owner of the domain is the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP of Paris which may not mean too much to you but as we at Thedomains.com follow and write about a lot of UDRP's we know the law firm represents Facebook in their intellectual property … [Read more...]