ntldstats: 80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked & Has Stats For Each Extension; .Buzz Has The Least

ntldstats.com, has added parking stats to its system, both overall and by each new gTLD extension. Overall ntldstats says that just over 80% of all new gTLD domain names are parked. Last week Verisign announced as of June 29th only 3% of all new gTLD resolved to "business websites"  which I assume by definition excludes personal websites and which may account for the difference. Parked … [Read more...]

Sued Yesterday As Part of BestRegistrar, Jeff Smith Is Also Applicant For New gTLD .Shop

Yesterday we reported that Simon Property Group (SPG) sued domain name registrar BestRegistrar along with a few alleged resellers and its principals individually including a Jeff Smith to “recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by SPG, and to recover damages both compensatory and statutory in nature arising out of: (i) Defendants’ wrongful exercise of control … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1.6 Million Led By Chat.Fr for 99,999 Euro; ecal.com $25K; Havana.club at 8K

Sedo reported that over the past week, 527 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.6 Million, 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. All sales were led by Chat.fr which sold for 99,999 Euro's (about $134,000) and Chat.de which sold for 65,000 Euro's (about $87,000). The buyer of both domain names is Xedoc Holding, SA which is a large … [Read more...]

Tucows Hits 52 Week High & Reports Earnings

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 in a day that saw intraday 52 week high for the shares. Tucows.com closed at $16.20 a share after hitting an intraday 52 week high of $16.33 per shares. Yummy domain sold less than $1 Million in domains for the quarter Summary Financial Results (In Thousands of US Dollars, Except Per … [Read more...]

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...]