Group On’s ideeli, Acquires & Rebrands As ideel.com

ideeli, the online retailer, announced today it has acquired the domain name and rebranded itself to ideel.com The company recently acquired the domain ideel.com back in June from a domain holder in France in a sale that has not been previously reported. "The company which is a discount fashion site was acquired by Groupon earlier this year. The website has been expanding its offerings … [Read more...]

Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over “Ransom” to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out

A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to "recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by Simon Property Group (SPG), and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature … [Read more...]

Warning: WOI.com Reported Stolen

The three letter domain name WOI.com has been reported stolen. The domain name was at Godaddy until just a few days ago registered to a Bernard Naiborhu of Jakarta, when it moved over to the domain name registrar, eName Technology Co.,Ltd. of China WOI.com is now registered to: Admin Name: linyu Admin Organization: xia men yi ming wang luo you xian gong si Admin Street: zhen zhu wan ruan … [Read more...]

Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief: There are 276 Million Domain Names As Of End Of 1st Q

Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), today published its Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2014, and five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2014. The increase of five million domain names globally equates to a growth … [Read more...]

VP.Net Being Offered For Sale For The 1st Time

The super premium Domain Name VP.net is being sold exclusively through our brokerage service. The Domain Name VP.net has a current original registration date of 1998, making the domain name over 15 years old. The domain name has never been offered for sale before. VP.net is one of the shortest, brandable, instantly recognizable and unforgettable domain name market. According to Google … [Read more...]

xBiz.com Reports Porn.com Has Been Recovered

Yesterday we wrote about a UDRP that was filed against the domain name Porn.com which we said appeared to be stolen out of a Moniker.com account. Today xBiz.com is reporting that the domain Porn.com has been recovered. It maybe interesting to note that when the domain appeared at the new registrar yesterday the domain was under privacy but today privacy was lifted and the owner was listed as … [Read more...]

Chinese Police Bust “Domain Brokerage Scam” Which Made Over $4.5 Million, Arrest 100

According to ifeng.com, a Chinese publication, on July 30, Changping police announced the busting of the an online domain name brokerage scam and detained over 100 suspects. "The scam company, with over 130 employees, markets itself as a subsidiary of China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), operating under the cover of domain name brokerage. Its “business development” team … [Read more...]