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 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 for $180,000. This is the highest reported four number ( domain sale of all time and only the 5th reported 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 ( 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, published The Ultimate List of Social CEO's on Twitter @SO_pr and my partner in 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 ( 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 Affinity Names Inc, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries (RIL), has applied for multiple gTLDs,  including the .Jio brand domain. According to the, the company plans to use up to … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday .Org Turns 30 Today: Launches to Celebrate

Today marks 30 years since the first .org domain name,, 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, where users can explore notable .org websites through an interactive timeline and discover how these … [Read more...]