Frank T. Schilling Registers 12K+ New gTLD In Addition to The 75K Owned By North Sound Names

We noted last week that North Sound Names a company owned and/or controlled by Frank Schilling, registered some 31,000 domain names in new gTLD's extensions owned by another Frank Schilling Company, Uniregistry. About 10,000 domain names were registered by North Sound Domains in .blackfriday; another 5,000 domain names under the new gTLD .Hiphop; and 16,000 domain names were registered by North … [Read more...]

SimpleBank.com Lost in UDRP To Common Law Trademark Holder of The Word “Simple”

Simple Finance Technology Corp (“Complainant”), just won control of the domain name SimpleBank.com which is owned by CDN Properties Incorporated. Simple alleged that it had a common law trademark to the term "Simple" however the case seemed to turn on that the domain name in question SimpleBank.com which was first registered in 2003 is the reverse of the company's website at BankSimple.com, … [Read more...]

UDRP On Tasers.com Is Dropped, As Domain Name Is Now Owed By Tasers International

                    A UDRP was filed on the domain name Tasers.com with WIPO, last month is showing as having been terminated. That means the Complainant of the UDRP, TASER International, Inc dropped the UDRP, however according to the whois record the domain name is now owned by JUSTIN CLARK,Esq, whose email address … [Read more...]

TheHill.com: Post On 2016 Presidental Domain Names Doesn’t Even Mention New gTLD’s

TheHill.com just published a post entitled "ElectHillary.com? RandPaul.com? Betting on 2016's hottest Web address" the artcile goes on to chat about "Election-year website squatters have dollar signs in their eyes, scooping up 2016-related domain names with the aim of cashing in on six-figure payouts — before any candidate has even thrown his or her hat into the ring". "The starting bid to buy … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million

Sedo reported 571 transactions that  took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: 5198.com at 20,000 USD · Top ccTLD: answers.tv at 22,500 EUR · Top “other” TLD: shou.net at 6,000 EUR     Domain … [Read more...]

TeleSign Corporation Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking As Esqwire.com Wins 11 In Row

TeleSign Corporation, of California was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name PhoneId.com which is owned by Vertical Axis Inc, which was represented as usual by Esqwire.com According to my records its the 11th win in row for Esqwire.com and the 5th finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The three member panel of Paul M. DeCicco, Esq., Diane Thilly … [Read more...]

The Rick Schwartz Roast: Here is Your Chance To Get Your Material Into My Presentation

As the TRAFFIC organizers announced today, there will be a once in a lifetime roast of  Rick Schwartz at the TRAFFIC conference that will be held in Miami Beach next month. The idea for the roast came from Adam Dicker during last weeks DomainSherpa.com discussion, but it didn't take long for that idea to jump onto the agenda at the TRAFFIC Conference. I'm going to be on the select panel to … [Read more...]