Is This Really the Golden Age of Domain Trolling ?

Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post wrote an article that centered around the recent Taylor Swift and Ted Cruz domain registrations. Caitlin decided to use the words domain trolling instead of the often used cyber squatting. The lone commenter in the article told Caitlin that it is called cybersquatting. From the article: What is domain trolling, exactly? And how is it even legal? Given the … [Read more...]

Miami Heat Guard Tyler Real T Johnson Launches His Site on a .Club

Miami Heat Shooting guard Tyler Real T Johnson just launched his official website on a .club domain The site is at Tyler is averaging 6 points a game and 1.3 assists so far this season and wear number 8 for the Heat Here is some information about Tyler from his site: Hometown: Mountain View, CA High school: St. Francis HS College:  Fresno State Height/Weight: … [Read more...]

Efzed Pty Ltd. & Simulate Pty Ltd. Of Australia Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Efzed Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Efzed”), Simulate Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Simulate”), and Mr. Frank Zimmermann of Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia (“Zimmerman”), were just all found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain The domain is owned by AviaDesign Ky, Sami Puro of Vantaa, of Finland, and was … [Read more...]

.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...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1.2 Million: Record 56% of Sales Were Buy It Now

Sedo just reported that over the past week, 674 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.2 Million 56% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings which I think is the all time high Highlights of public sales are: · Top .com: at 45,000 USD · Top ccTLD: at 20,000 GBP · Top “other” TLD: at 9,888 USD Although … [Read more...]

Roger Kay Would Like To See ICANN Slow Things Down When it comes to new gtlds

Roger Kay would like to see ICANN slow down, Kay has written about the new gtld program on Forbes a few times. Today he is out with an article that basically says ICANN should hit the brakes. The greatest expansion so far is confusion. He discusses compatability problems and names not working universally on every platform and every device. From the article: One of the biggest problems is … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines Grants 36,950,000 Shares in New Options; Closing in on a Billion Shares

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), has today agreed to award in aggregate 36,950,000 new options over ordinary shares to directors and officers of the Company. The option grants are issued under the Company's Amended 2012 Stock Plan. The options have an exercise price of 8.49 pence per Ordinary Share, being the higher of the 30 day volume weighted average on the date immediately prior … [Read more...]