China Denies Any Involvement in Cyber Attack on Register.com

An article on TheHill.com says that China has denied they had any involvement in a cyberattack on Register.com. The crazy thing is that the hackers were in Register.com's system for over a year. From the article: China has denied involvement in a cyberattack on Register.com, which manages more than 2 million domain names worldwide, Reuters reported. The Financial Times reported earlier this … [Read more...]

Author Asks Security Expert To Steal His Godaddy Domain/Account & He Does

csoonline.com, just published a Troubling post on  how easy it was to gain control of a domain name and access to a Godaddy account they did not own.  The author of the story, Steve Ragan, tells the tale of how he asked the CEO of Night Lion Security Vinny Troia, to try to take control of the author's domain name and account at Godaddy. The story entitled "GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social … [Read more...]

Report: BufferApp Buys Buffer.com For $600,000 & It Took Almost 2 Years

inc42.com published a story about how BufferApp.com purchased the domain name Buffer.com for $600,000. Interestingly the company itself, Bufferapp.com, published a lot of details about the acquisition of the domain name which took almost 2 years to complete from first contact with the owner of the domain. The company BufferApp.com did not mention the price it paid for Buffer.com in their … [Read more...]

Salesforce Paid $2.6 Million Dollars For Social.com & Now It Just To Redirects To Another URL

      Back in 2011, SalesForce.com made headlines buying the domain name Social.com for $2.6 Million dollars At the time one Tech publication opined that "Social.com could be used as a new name for Radian6, the social media monitoring company that it announced earlier this year, or perhaps it could be used as a hub for all the company’s services currently being promoted … [Read more...]

Is The Trademark Clearinghouse Causing New gTLD’s To Lose 6X The Number Of Registrations?

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), just published a very interesting story on how the trademark clearinghouse (TMCH) program maybe negatively effecting the numbers of new gTLD's registrations to a factor of 6X. Its a great read and I think Phil maybe on to something. As an unintended consequence of trying to protection legitimate trademark holders, there is a lot of … [Read more...]

Archeo Sells $1.7 Million in 4Q: “2 Word Domains Continue to Be Our Most Popular Selling Class”

In a blog post, Archeodomains.com a division of Marchex (MCHX) gave some incite into their $1.7 Million dollars of domain names they sold in the 4th Quarter of 2014 The average domain sold had a character length of  11, and two word domains was their most popular selling Category of domain name Here are the details including some of the domain names they sold: … [Read more...]

InternetTraffic.com & Parked Pages Down?

I got a couple of emails overnight from people that have domain names parked at  InternetTraffic.com that says both their parked pages and IT are down since early last night I just checked some of my domain names and they appear to be down as well. I've been in contact with InternetTraffic.com who tells me they are now looking into the issues, based off my my report but from there side they … [Read more...]