.Green Windups with 771 Registrations After 1st Day Of General Availability

.Green went though a long and winding road leading up to the  launch of .Green and yesterday was the first day a .Green could be registered on a first come, first served basis otherwise known general availability. After the first day of GA including those domain names registered by trademark holders in Sunrise and those who paid an extra fee to register in Landrush, there are 771 domain … [Read more...]

After 10 UDRP Wins On “Tractor Supply” Domains, This Co. Now Wants To Own The Word “Traveller” Too

Tractor Supply Co. of Texas, has filed and won 10 UDRP's on domain names that include the term "Tractor Supply" which is  a pretty generic term by nature, but clearly in the domain world they control that term. Now the company has their eye's set on the word Traveller which is the alternative to the word Traveler. I say alternative because if you search for traveller in Google it returns … [Read more...]

FIBA Wins .Basketball Beating Donuts & Famous Four

The Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) has won the new gTLD .Basketball. The two other applicants Donuts and Famous Four Media have withdrawn their applications with ICANN. .Basketball was scheduled to go to the ICANN last resort auction in December. Minds + Machines is the backend provider. This is from FIBA site: "FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, is the … [Read more...]

Z.com Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars

          GMO Internet, Inc. is a  publicly traded company and one of Japan's largest ISP and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, today announced they acquired the domain name Z.com for JPY800 million which is at today exchange rates equals  $6,776,448 USD. GMO Internet a also an applicant for several new gTLD's including .Shop  and .Inc … [Read more...]

Endurance International (EIGI) Acquires The Assets of BuyDomains.com

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (EIGI), which bought Directi for $110 million ealier this year, has purchased the assets of BuyDomains.com in the according to its financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Endurance also owns a number of domain name registrars and hosting companies. Under "Third Quarter Operating Highlights" the company announced they … [Read more...]

Arif Develier of Istanbul Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

A one member WIPO panel has found Arif Develier of Istanbul, Turkey, represented by Net Koruma Danışmanlık Hizmetleri, Turkey guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on domain name Develi.com The Complainant is a private individual and states that it is the owner of the restaurant chain named “Develi”, which it notes is the first and only such chain in Turkey that has been operating for … [Read more...]

ICANN’s Haul From Just 7 Last Resort New gTLD Auctions Tops $26 Million

ICANN just released a report showing that it has received over $26 Million dollars from last resort new gTLD auctions. The total amount received by ICANN from the last resort auctions is $26,172,919. That amount is net of auction set up guarantees, set up and cancellation auction fees paid to Power Auctions the provider of the ICANN auctions. There have only been 7 new gTLD's last resort … [Read more...]