After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding

According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 domain names. IPCU was also involved in the review of Nominet’s … [Read more...]

VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names”

VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled "Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names." Multiple applications are in development that run on … [Read more...]

Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") to raise $100 Million dollars. "The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition opportunities including existing TLD assets … [Read more...]

Verisign To Be The Premier Sponsor At TRAFFIC

According to an announcement out today, Verisign (Nasdaq-VSRN) the registry for .Com, .Net and .Tv will be the Premier Sponsor of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2014 conference which will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, October 30- November 2. Verisign will host the biggest Welcome Party since 2004 on Thursday, October 30th at the LaCote Restaurant overlooking beautiful Miami Beach. La Cote was named … [Read more...]

Directi Founders Buying Back 100 % Ownership in Media.net

The Turakhia brothers (Bhavin and Divyank) are in the news today after starting the process to buy back 100 % interest in Media.net. This was the only business the serial entrepreneurs started that had an outside investor. The brothers started Directi while still in their teens and have since started many companies over the last 15 years. Businesses include: LogicBoxes, ResellerClub, and … [Read more...]

WARNING: Stolen Domain Names Slash.com & County.com Are Being Shopped Around

We have received a report from Andrew Rosener of MediaOptions.com that at least two domain names, Slash.com & County.com have been stolen from NetworkSolutions.com and are being shopped around for sale. In a email Andrew wrote: "I wanted to notify everyone that we have just discovered a domain theft at Network Solutions which I do not believe is an isolated incident." "So far it … [Read more...]

Name.Space is looking for your help to take on ICANN

Name.Space starts fund raising campaign to take on ICANN There is a campaign running on Rally.org to help Name.space take on ICANN. On the home page of their campaign it explains what the battle is all about, it seems like Name.space has been running an alternate route and feels like it has claim to .nyc, .sex and a whole host of other extensions. The company is looking to raise $75,000 and … [Read more...]