Bob Olea: “Any Domain Seized, Not Owned By Defendant Will Be Returned”

Good news for anyone who had domain names seized by Verisign as part of an ongoing case who are not related to the defendant in that case. The court appointed receiver Bob Olea sent me an email yesterday to the effect that domain that were not owned by the defendant of the case will be returned to their owners. We wrote about around 5,000 domain names that we seized by Verisign related to a … [Read more...]

ICA Changes Membership Structure, Add New Board Position & Voting Procedures For Board

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announced today that it passed a resolution (Here is the full Resolution) which changes its membership structure, adds a new Board Positions & changes the voting procedures for members of its Board. Under the resolution the new levels of membership are as follows: Platinum members are for those individuals and/or corporations that contribute $25K … [Read more...]

Vern Jurovich Is Back As Chief Operating Officer of Uniregistry

                    Uniregistry.com announced today that it has re-hired of Vern Jurovich as its Chief Operating Officer (pictured here with my wife Judi) Vern will help oversee all aspects of Uniregistry and help Frank Schilling shoulder business relationships and tactical day-to-day business operations across all … [Read more...]

How Optimistic Are You About Your Current Domain Portfolio Compared To The Start of The Year ?

Our poll question for October is,How Optimistic Are You About Your Current Domain Portfolio Compared To The Start of The Year ? 2014 has brought about some new developments such as the new gtlds and a continuing drop in ppc payouts. I have spoken to a bunch of people on how they feel the new gtlds are affecting domaining and their portfolio specifically. I would say those who had great .com … [Read more...]

CENTR Domain Report: There Are Over 282.5 Million Domain Registered As Of August 1

CENTR’s just published its quarterly publication covering worldwide  domain name statistics. As of August 1, 2014 there are 282,525,140 domain name registered in the world. CENTR is the European ccTLD not for profit association dedicated to supporting the interest of country code TLD managers. The objectives of CENTR are to promote and participate in the development of high standards and best … [Read more...]

Escrow.com Buys Agreed.com

                Escrow.com, today announced the acquisition of Agreed.com, from Thought Convergence, Inc. "This acquisition brings together the only two licensed escrow companies in the United States that have products, services, and systems specifically designed for the domain community and online personal property … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines Reports: Sales Increase 4,114%; Revenue 255%; Shares Are Up 9.5%

      Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX) issued its financial report for the six months ending  June 30, 2014 today. Total sales increased 4,114% to £295,000 against £7,000 for the same period in 2013;  Operating profit was up 255% at £2.92 million against a 2013 loss of £1.88million,  and wound up with £20 Million  in the bank as of June 30th up from £9 Million  … [Read more...]