Stolen? UDRP Filed By Company That Paid $9.5 Million For It

      A UDRP has been filed on the grandfather of adult generic domain names, with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) The company filing the complaint, MXN Limited bought the domain name back in 2007 for more than $9.5 Million dollars. The domain name was registered at for a many years until just a week ago or so when it … [Read more...]

Marchex Sued In Federal Court Over; TM in 2014; Domain Registered in 2002

This certainly goes into the anyone can sue anyone, for anything at anytime, file. Marchex (MCHX) has been sued over the domain name by SMART PLANNER SUITE, LLC of Newton Massachusetts for trademark infringement under 15 U.S.C. § 1114(a) and cybersquatting under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), and violation of the Anti- Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA"). The suit … [Read more...]

Sedo Publishes 2014 First Half Domain Market Study: 35.9 Million In Sales

Sedo today announced the results of its First Half 2014 Domain Market Study, revealing domain industry trends and changes based on transactions in its marketplace. An infographic depicting findings from the study is available at During the first six months of 2014, Sedo powered 16,216 transactions worth a total of $35.9 million in sales. Domain values increased … [Read more...]

Neustar Reports: Revenue up 8%; Income Decreases 6%

Neustar, Inc. (NSR), today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, and reaffirmed its guidance for 2014. Results for Second Quarter 2014 Compared to Second Quarter 2013 Revenue increased 8% to $237.5 million Revenue from Marketing Services increased 19% to $35.0 million Revenue from Security Services increased 28% to $34.4 million Net income decreased … [Read more...]

Fox; NHL; SXSW: Here are The .Media Domains Taken In Sunrise & EAP

The just reviewed the zone file for the new gTLD .Media which launches in general availability on Wednesday July 23rd to see what domain names were taken in Sunrise and the Early Access Program (EAP) . Sunrise domains have to match marks in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH), while there is an extra charge to register a domain though the EAP. Generally speaking the largest registrants … [Read more...]

New gTLD’s Pass 1.6 Million Domain Regsitrations

The new gTLD program has passed 1.6 Million domain registrations, with.XYZ leading the way with 343K registrations now well past 100,000 registrations without Network solutions. .Berlin is adding less that 5 registrations a day but is solidly in 2nd place with over $137K . .Club Continues to add around 500 new registrations a day and is now closing in on 90,000 registrations at 87K … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines Issues 740K Shares + $138K To Antony Van Couvering

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), announced today that it has issued 738,299 new ordinary shares to Antony Van Couvering and made a payment of US$138,062 in respect of the cancellation of options held by him over in aggregate 9,626,347 ordinary shares. "Antony Van Couvering held options to subscribe for 2,626,347 new ordinary shares at an exercise price of 4p and 7,000,000 new ordinary … [Read more...]