Jumps On #GodaddyPuppy Outrage With PUPPYLOVE $3.98 Transfer w/$1.50 To Human Society has jumped on the outrage from Godaddy's Super Bowl commercial and is offering a $3.98 special using the transfer code of  PUPPYLOVE to anyone to transfer in any .com, .net .org or .info and Namecheap will contribute $1.50 to the Humane Society for each domain name transferred. As we noted earlier today people are really upset with the Godaddy ad that is scheduled to air on … [Read more...]

Godaddy Looks Like They Have A Disaster On Its Hands; People REALLY Hate It’s Super Bowl Ad

Its been less than an hour since we posted Godaddy's new Super Bowl Ad and social media is already weighting in on what might go down as one of the worst marketing blunders of all time. Just go to Twitter and search for the hashtag #GoDaddyPuppy and you will see that the vast majority of people who are commenting, hate the commercial. I know hate is a strong word. But that is the … [Read more...]

Here Is the Godaddy Super Bowl Commercial; Not Risque But Downright Risky

The Super Bowl commercial has been released and as promised for the first time features a dog, name buddy, with a VERY brief appearance by Danica Patrick Although there are no sexy, barely clothed women, I would say this commercial is as risky a commercial as the company has ever run on the Super Bowl. Other Super Bowl ads have been Risque, but I think this is just … [Read more...]

Donuts Win Another New gTLD .Express Beating Out No ICANN Last Resort Auctions For January

Donuts has won yet another new gTLD string ahead winning .Express. The only other applicant was submitted by who has now withdrawn their application. This domain was scheduled for an ICANN Last Resort Auction. There are now 11 new gTLD scheduled to go to an ICANN in February and 19 more for March. As things have been going the vast majority of these will be settle ahead of … [Read more...]

Poster Boy For Frivolous UDRP Cases: Guilty Of RDNH: TM Filed 16 Yrs After Domain Was Registered

Booked Ltd of London which owns the domain and was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain name in one of the most baseless UDRP cases we have ever read. Its too bad there is not any penalties for those who bring frivolous UDRP cases other than a finding of Reverse Domain Name hijacking which the three member panel rightfully … [Read more...] Saved In UDRP But No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, just lost its bid to grab the generic domain Although the three member panel threw out the case out finding the Complainant failed on the first element of not proving trademark rights the panel refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Here are the highlights: Based in Belgium, Complainant describes … [Read more...]

To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of .Com Verisign Is Giving Away Over $100K In Cash Prizes

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of .Com and I'm proud have been asked to  judge Verisign's  #InternetOfficial .Com Domain Name Contest which will be awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes. Here are some details: Make your idea #InternetOfficial. Come up with the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) you can imagine—and register it! Submit your registered .COM … [Read more...]