Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords & 500 Million Email Addresses

According to a blog post on Hold Security company blog, which conducted an 18-month investigation finding that a Russian hacking gang stoled 1.2 billion username and password combos, as well as more than 500 million email addresses. According to Hold Security the hackers pulled off the heist, using unsuspecting systems of botnet network victims (in this case, computers with viruses that allowed … [Read more...]

Porn.com 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, Porn.com 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 Porn.com was registered at Moniker.com for a many years until just a week ago or so when it … [Read more...]

Marchex Sued In Federal Court Over SmartPlanner.com; 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 SmartPlanner.com 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 http://bit.ly/1rMCO82. 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...]