Trademark Game Playing Results In Great Generic Domains Being Registered In .Casino Sunrise

Wynn,the Bellagio,the Borgata, the MGM, the Mirage and the Aira are just a few of the famous Casino's which registered their name in the new gTLD .Casino extension during the Sunrise period. Each domain extension has to give first shot to trademark holders who have registered their global marks in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) but with each never gTLD launch I'm seeing more and more … [Read more...]

ICANN Reports On Security Breach Of New gTLD Applicant Portal: 60 Searches: 200+ Records

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today provided an update on its investigation into a data exposure issue in the New gTLD Applicant and GDD (Global Domains Division) portals, first reported on 1 March 2015 In its 30 April announcement, ICANN noted its intention to disclose to affected users the identity of any user(s) that viewed their information without … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines Reports Earnings For 2014: Profit $22 Million: $46 Million in the Bank

Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) reported its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2014. Minds + Machines reported a profit before in 2014 of $22.06 million against a profit of $1.14 million in 2013, largely as a result of receiving $33.72 Million for withdrawing applications for new gTLD's that were in private auctions. The company made $6.44 million in 2013 for withdrawing … [Read more...]

The Co-Founder Of Minds + Machines Fred Krueger Is Leaving The Company

Fred Krueger, executive chairman and co-founder of Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) is stepping down according to a press release by the company today. Fred Krueger will be succeeded as chairman by Keith Teare, with the role now being a non-executive one. ""The changing of the guard marks the evolution of Minds + Machines from a company set up to take advantage of the liberalisation of generic top … [Read more...]

One Company Just Spent Over $150K In .Apartments Domains & Donuts Makes Over $220K Just In Day 1

Donuts just I believe set a new gTLD record for selling 21 new gTLD's on the 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP) in which wholesale prices are $10K and retail prices range from around $11K to $12,500. Meaning that Donuts took $210,000 in just EAP fees for day 1 of EAP plus many of those domain name also had a premium price. One company, registered 16 domain names on the 1st day EAP … [Read more...]

Report: Only 14 TLDs Are “Legal” in China

Allegravita published a paper that looks to be a bit troubling for registries looking to do business in China moving forward. The Chinese government is looking to regulate the Chinese domain industry while The MIIT will not interfere with existing domain registrations for unapproved registries; however, new registrations will not be permitted to be sold by Chinese registrars to Chinese … [Read more...]

AlpNames.com Becomes 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World

AlpNames.com has become the 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World  according to ntldstats.com. The domain name registrar which was little known and used before the new gTLD program has skyrocket into having the 2nd most new gTLD registrations with over 430K registration passing Network Solutions that has over 427,000 registrations. Alpnames.com now accounts for over 7.5% of all new … [Read more...]