Why Shouldn’t ICANN Terminate Registrars That Have A History of Domain Thefts?

ICANN has terminated domain name registrars accreditation in the past for several issues, many related to non-payment of  minimal fees due to ICANN,  and record keeping requirements ICANN has sent out a lot more Notices  Of  Breach  Of  the Registrar  Accreditation  Agreement to registrars for such conduct which got cured by the registrar which basically means the registrars fixed some … [Read more...]

TheHill.com: Post On 2016 Presidental Domain Names Doesn’t Even Mention New gTLD’s

TheHill.com just published a post entitled "ElectHillary.com? RandPaul.com? Betting on 2016's hottest Web address" the artcile goes on to chat about "Election-year website squatters have dollar signs in their eyes, scooping up 2016-related domain names with the aim of cashing in on six-figure payouts — before any candidate has even thrown his or her hat into the ring". "The starting bid to buy … [Read more...]

Apple May Be Getting Into Mobile Payments & We Just May Have The Perfect Domain For Them

There were a couple of stories out today on Apple getting into the mobile payments business. Apple has a big day coming up on September 9 a  news event day where many expect to see the new iPhone 6, there has also been talk of a wearable device. Now there is the possibility according to some in the business that a foray into mobile payments could be on the horizon. Tech Crunch wrote: As Apple … [Read more...]

How Many Domain Investors Are There? JustDropped Newsletter Hits 100K Subscribers

 We have often wondered just how many people are domainers or domain investors, well today  the deleted domain names data provider Justdropped.com announced today that it has reached 100,000 subscribers to it popular domain name newsletter. "The newsletter which offers high quality domain names at low reseller prices is published daily." The newsletter has been in publication since 2004 and … [Read more...]

To Highlight Typo’s Bathrooms.com Registers BathroomSweets.com: Price £80,000 (9.4 million calories)

We just received a pretty amusing email from Bathrooms.com and its all about typo's. In this case "to highlight Brits mistakenly misspelling and searching for ‘bathroom sweets’ instead of ‘bathroom suites’, Bathrooms.com have partnered with Choccywoccydoodah to sell the world’s most indulgent bathroom, a life-size, 100% Belgian chocolate bathroom suite on BathroomSweets.com." "Online … [Read more...]

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...]