.Porn & .Adult new gTLD Sunrise Period Opened Today: Live Registrations Set For June 4th

ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announces today .PORN and .ADULT are now available for the next thirty days to trademark holders who are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Domain Names are available on a first come, first serve basis to those with validated marks in the TMCH. During this period the cost of registrations will be standard … [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...]

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...]

Google Paid Developers More than $7 BILLION in 2014 For Apps & Games On Google Play

According to a blog post on it company blog today "Google Play now reaches more than 1 billion people on Android devices in more than 190 countries" "In the past year, we paid more than $7 billion to developers distributing apps and games on Google Play." "App discovery plays a critical role in driving your continued success, and over the past year Google has provided best practices to … [Read more...]

Jennifer Wolfe Joins the DomainDiction.com Board

According to a press release we just received DomainDiction, a PR and marketing agency dedicated to the domain industry, announced that Jennifer Wolfe, "the world’s leading expert on TLDs for brands", will be joining the DomainDiction board of directors. " As a valuable new addition Jennifer will provide vital strategic guidance and experience with the C-suite among top global brands who are … [Read more...]

Google Wins The new gTLD .APP For $25 Million

The new gTLD .APP sold for $25 Million to Google today in a ICANN Last Resort Auction which I think is very good news for the new gTLD program in general. This is the highest price paid in an ICANN Last Resort Auction. It looks like Google was willing to pay over $30 Million based on the info published by ICANN today The previously high price paid for a new gTLD in an ICANN Last Resort … [Read more...]

16 Year Old Domain Alessandro.com Saved In UDRP Owned By A Guy Named Alessandro

Alessandro International GmbH of Düsseldorf, Germany, just lost its bid to grab the domain name Alessandro.com from a guy named Alessandro In this case Alessandro Gualandi. The one member panel of Pablo A. Palazzi however refused to find reverse domain name hijacking which I thought was appropriate under the circumstances Here are the highlights: "Complainant is a company dedicated … [Read more...]