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...]

UDRP Round Up: iWantValium.com; Viagra.Ninja; Minnesota.Life; Landshark.Beer; Playstation.co

A few UDRP/URS case caught my eye over the last day or so. F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG the makers of Valium filed a UDRP on iwantvalium.com Doesn't everyone? The domain name was just registered back in June Pfizer Inc just won two separate UDRP on the domain names ViagraNinja.com and Viagra.Ninja Now that those are great domains. The .com was registered a year ago, however I have no … [Read more...]

Godaddy Sued For $50 Million By Russian Millionaire Konstantin Malofeev

According to Courthousenews.com, GoDaddy.com has been sued for $50 million by A Russian millionaire claiming Godaddy defamed him by hosting a number of websites that accuse him of fraud. Konstantin Malofeev sued GoDaddy, Domains by Proxy and John Doe - the anonymous operator of the websites - on Dec. 14 Malofeev claims he is a businessman, politician, and chairman of the board of directors … [Read more...]

.Website Collision Domains Give A Boost In Registrations: Here Are Available LLL/NNN/One Word Domains

.Website which had its ICANN collision lists freed up recently has seen a nice bounce in daily registrations. Like a bunch of other TLDs, the spike in registrations appears to have come on the back of Black Friday and Cyber Monday registrations. The TLD saw volumes of 5 times that of the previous day’s registrations on Black Friday – close to 1,200 names in day. Cyber Monday brought more … [Read more...]

NamesCon Acquires DomainFest & Will Be Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!

Well our hunch was right yesterday, as today NamesCon announced they have acquired DomainFest from Oversee.net in a press release we just received. "Starting with small conferences in LA and Barcelona, Oversee grew Domainfest into a large, global conference series, attracting domainers, marketing professionals and celebrity speakers from all over the world." “We are very proud of the … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million

Over the past week just 573 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million Dollars 57% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: competitiveintelligence.com at 35,477 USD · Top ccTLD: ferienhausschweden.de at 4,500 EUR · Top “other” TLD: ovn.org at 9,888 USD KingFashion.com at $10,000 was one … [Read more...]

Shoes.com Sold

According to Bloomberg.com, Shoes.com has sold "Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its Shoes.com online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market Shoeme, parent of OnlineShoes.com and Shoeme.ca, is purchasing Shoes.com for an undisclosed price, the companies said in separate statements today. " "Shoeme Chief Executive Officer Roger … [Read more...]