Brand Blunders: Domino’s Files UDRP To Get The Domain Dominos.Pizza: Wynn On Wynn.Vegas

Domino's pizza has filed a UDRP to gain control of the new gTLD domain name Dominos .Pizza. For me its another huge brand failure to protect a brand, on a bang on new gTLD domain. Last week we saw what happened when Bloomberg allowed a third party to register Bloomberg.Market by failing to register the domain name in Sunrise which led to a huge swing in the price of Twitter when a story on … [Read more...]

.CO Turns Five: With 1.8M Domains: 120 .CO Startups Raised $460M In Funding in 2015

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), sent out a press release today in celebration of the fifth birthday of the .CO web extension and there are released some pretty interesting stats: • Over 1.8 Million .CO domains under currently under management • 120 companies using the .Co domain name extension raised $460 million in funding in 2015 (1st half of year) • Over 55% of .CO registrants are from the … [Read more...]

Rick Schwartz Sells The Domain 9595.com for $180K: Highest Reported 4 Number Domain Sale

Rick Schwartz a/k/a the Domain King has done it again, setting yet another record selling the domain name 9595.com for $180,000. This is the highest reported four number (NNNN.com) domain sale of all time and only the 5th reported NNNN.com domain to sell in the six figures. Rick hand-registered the domain name in 1998 for $70. The only four number domain names  that sold in the six … [Read more...]

CSC Publishes July’s NewgTLD.Report: 3,945 New gTLD’s in Alexa Top 1 Million

The brand protection company Corporate Service Company (CSC) published its bi-monthly New gTLD Utilization Report (newgtld.report) yesterday "with expanded metrics and analysis around dot brands" In the July Report CSC saw a significant increase in .Brand new gTLD's registrations. There are now over 2,050 registrations under .Brand (and closed) top-level domains, up 55% since the May … [Read more...]

Monte Cahn Named As One Of Top 400 CEO’s to Follow On Twitter

StrategicObjectives.com, published The Ultimate List of Social CEO's on Twitter @SO_pr and my partner in RightoftheDot.com made the very impressive list of 400. If you check out the top 20 you can see its a very impressive list to make: 1. Oprah Winfrey @Oprah (24,518,272 followers) –CEO of OWN 2. Bill Gates @billgates (16,282,164 followers) – CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates … [Read more...]

Reliance Industries Of India To Move From Its .Com (RIL.com) To Its Own new gTLD .Jio

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries (RIL) has decided to move away from ".com" to the new gTLD .JIO to be used across the Reliance empire. Reliance now uses the three-letter domain name RIL.com Affinity Names Inc, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL), has applied for multiple gTLDs,  including the .Jio brand domain. According to the Indiatimes.com, the company plans to use up to … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday .Org Turns 30 Today: Happy30th.org Launches to Celebrate

Today marks 30 years since the first .org domain name, mitre.org, was registered. .Org now has over 10.5 million domain names registered making .org  the world’s third-most reg generic top-level domain. Public Interest Registry, The nonprofit operator of .Org,  launched happy30th.org, where users can explore notable .org websites through an interactive timeline and discover how these … [Read more...]