ICA Sounds The Alarm: Tell ICANN No to URS at .Travel – Or It Will Travel to .Com

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (the "ICA)  just published a post,  sounding a very loud alarm, to head off what would be the first step that would make all .Com domain name subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) which allows "trademark holders" to go after domain names. To remind everyone the URS which is only in effect for new gTLD's is now being proposed in the … [Read more...]

This Guy Want You To Pay A Tax On “Parked” ‘Unused” Or “Idle” Domains

In a story published by Circleid.com written by  Alex Tajirian, CEO at DomainMart,  Mr. Tajirian suggests that all parked, "unused" or "idle" pages need to have a Tax imposed on them to reduce cybersquatting, even if the domain name is generic. Mr. Tajirian proposes that all "parked" domains or "unused" or "idle" domains be subject a tax similar to a property tax for real estate: "We need a … [Read more...]

Rick Schwartz Maybe “Retired” But He Is Still The Domain King & Still Schooling Them Up

A lot of people in the domain world miss Rick Schwartz since he retired. His "Biggest Fan" who writes onlinedomain.com openly stated last week he was eagerly waiting for a new post from Rick on RicksBlog.com. The Domain King remains retired but of course he still owns a lot of domain names and gets offers  to which he responds to. Rick shared with me an exchange he had with a someone … [Read more...]

GM Becomes 1st Fortune 50 Company To Launch a Site On a New gTLD: GeneralMotors.Green

  General Motors has become the 1st Fortune 50 Company to launch a site on a new gTLD domain, in this case GeneralMotors.green Although other bloggers have pointed out Fortune 50 companies have acquired and activated new gTLD domain names, they are mostly re-directing the new gTLD domains to existing .com sites. GM maybe the 1st to actually launch a targeted site on a new gTLD … [Read more...]

MSNBC Covers Domains & The Presidential Election Calling it #Domaingate

MSBNC.com weighed in on the domain name side of the Presidential race today in a post highlighting all of domain purchases, miscues and game playing, which now apparently includes HillaryClinton.net "On Sunday, reporters began to notice that HillaryClinton.net now redirects to CarlyForPresident.com as well. It might be easy to assume that this was another work of mischief by the Fiorina … [Read more...]

CentralNic Adds NCC Group’s Domain Assured Service

According to a press release, CentralNic, has partnered with global information assurance specialist NCC Group, in order to protect its growing list of clients from domain abuse. NCC Group’s Domain Assured service uses expert threat intelligence to deliver a complete picture of a domain’s threat landscape, which allows registry operators to monitor the overall health of their domain portfolios … [Read more...]

Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle

Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains "offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America. MCL Domains opens for business this week at the 2015 International Trademark Association's annual meeting in San Diego. MCL Domains combines Marksmen's strategic and investigative acumen with Com Laude's advanced technical platform, global … [Read more...]