Jeff Dunham’s New Wife is Suing His Old Wife Over Domain Names

Here is one you don't see everyday Jeff Dunham the famous ventriloquist who shows up every other weekend on Comedy Central in three hour blocks of programming, has an interesting situation going on in real life. It seems that the ex-wife of Mr. Dunham, Paige Dunham decided to play the domain game and register the names of his future wife under privacy. Then the ex-wife looked to sell those … [Read more...]

Verisign Reports 3Q 2014 Closed With 284 Million Domains Up 6.8%

Verisign issued its Domain Name Industry Brief for the Third Quarter of 2014. The third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of four million domain names, or 1.6% over the second quarter of 2014. Registrations have grown by 18.1 million, or 6.8 percent, year over year. The base of country-code … [Read more...]

Forbes Asks “Why, Even After A Year, There’s Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains”

Forbes just published an article on the new gTLD"s and its less than glowing. Here are some of the highlights of the piece written by Roger Kay: "It’s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names —which in technical circles are called “generic top-level domains” or gTLDs — were just becoming available in January 2014...fresh … [Read more...]

My Opinion: Donuts Is Not Helping Itself By Attacking .Com

Raymond Hackney just published a story on the Thedomains.com based on a blog post published on Donuts.co corporate site, which you can read here. I have written about Donuts attacking .Com to sell their own new gTLD's before and even discussed it in our 2014 year recap. I think its a bad move. First of all its false. In 2014 .Com grew by some 3.3 million domains  which is slightly less … [Read more...]

Trademark Holders Make Cybersquatting Profitable By Failing To Act: BentleyMotorCars.com 9 Years Old

We have mentioned before that when it comes to the levels of  cybersquatting trademark holders have to share the blame by creating the ecosystem for high profits for those registering bang on trademark infringing domains and allowing them to be very profitabily parked for many year before taking action Today we see another one such case. Bentley Motors Limited just won a UDRP on … [Read more...]

“The Donald” Goes After The Domain TrumpCard.com In A UDRP

Domain Trump has filed a UDRP on the domain name Trumpcard.com The domain name TrumpCard.com was first registered in 1998. While the Donald owns some casinos or at least has his name on them, the term Trump Card has a meaning well before the time there was a Donald Trump and well before he ever owned a casino. The domain is owned under privacy since 2011. The last time it was owned by … [Read more...]

MaxHardcore.com With a High Bid Of $10K Sells Tomorrow on Namejet.com

The domain name MaxHardcore.com which we wrote about a few weeks ago is at auction at Namejet.com and will sell to the highest bidder which is at the moment $10,000. The closed domain name auction has 85 bidders (including myself who has no intention of bidding) has a high bid of $10,000 by bidder ID "chelsearam" There are only 2 other bidders at over $1,000 at this point,  which anyone in … [Read more...]