Last Call For Domain Submission For Namescon Live Domain Name Auction

RightoftheDot.com which is running the Live and Online domain name auction at the Namescon conference on January 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM PST in Las Vegas, is putting out its final call for domains to be submitted to the auction. The live auction will have 100+ domain names. Online bidding will also be available  on Snapnames.com. The final catalog will be locked down and pre-bidding will … [Read more...]

This Weeks “Black Friday” Domain Count: .Com 559; .Net 60; .Blackfriday 16

A week from today actually marks the day know as "Black Friday" which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States which traditionally is one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Like much else in life when retailers got a good thing, they try to extend it and maximize it. Now a full week before Black Friday, sites like Amazon.com is rolling out their Black Friday sales. Amazon … [Read more...]

UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case

A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name DateLikeaGrownUp.com in large part because; "fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding." Happy as Clams, Inc. of Long Beach, California brought the UDRP. Here are the relevant facts and findings: 4. Factual … [Read more...]

Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee

According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called "Contributor" that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. "Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscriptions for $1, $2 or $3 per month that will block AdSense advertising on those sites, … [Read more...]

Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 Introduced To Stop US From Giving Up Control Over ICANN

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives, yesterday the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 which would prevent the Obama administration, or that of any future president, from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until explicit, freedom-protecting requirements are met. The bill is co-sponsored by … [Read more...]

Z.com Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars

          GMO Internet, Inc. is a  publicly traded company and one of Japan's largest ISP and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, today announced they acquired the domain name Z.com for JPY800 million which is at today exchange rates equals  $6,776,448 USD. GMO Internet a also an applicant for several new gTLD's including .Shop  and .Inc … [Read more...]

UDRP filed ON three letter domain RVK.com

            A UDRP was filed today on the three letter domain name RVK.com The domain is owned by Gregory Ricks The domain name was registered under privacy for many years R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc is the Complainant who filed for a trademark on the term back on August 20, 2003 for "Investment consulting services, namely, investment … [Read more...]