Go Daddy Founder Bob Parson’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence

In what is a very disturbing story the son of Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons was arrested on domestic violence charges. Fox10Phoenix reported: The son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is being accused of strangling and hitting his girlfriend in his Scottsdale home. Robert Sean Parsons turned himself into police and has been charged with felony assault charges. Robert lives on the same … [Read more...]

A Look at China’s Internet – 668 million users

CFR.org published an article on the size and characteristics of the Internet in China. Citing data from CNNIC, the article gives some great insight into the Chinese Internet. From the article: The number of Internet users in China has grown to 668 million, according to a report released last week by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), a state agency that administers … [Read more...]

KraftHeinz.com Registered The Same Day the Merger Was Announced Lost in UDRP

A one member UDRP panel awarded the domain name kraftheinz.com was registered on March 25, 2015, the same day the merger between Kraft Foods Group, and H.J. Heinz Company was announced. The decision was published in Korean and we used Google translate. The panel said: "Registering a domain name that combines the names of the target company by merger or a merger between companies that act … [Read more...]

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310; .Jewelry 961

Three new gTLD's went into General Availability (GA) on Wednesday. Including domain names registered in the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and domain names registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) for an extra fee, here are the totals after the first day of GA: .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310 .Jewelry 961 Another new gTLD extension entered an EAP period on Wednesday, .Tech which … [Read more...]

.Trust Announces Advisory Board

NCC Group has announced the line-up of its new .trust Advisory Board, "an elite panel of renowned security experts responsible for supporting NCC Group’s .trust Technical Policy, in a bid to create the world's first secure community on the Internet". Six renowned security experts currently sit on the board alongside Gunter Ollmann, CTO of the group’s Domain Services division. The board will … [Read more...]

Willing.com, Evolve.com, Zeros.com And More Domain Movers

Here are the latest Domain Movers that I have recently detected. The following domain names have been purchased, registered or are simply moving, mainly all by large companies. These are often early detections and likely the first time that most have been reported on. I heavily rely on the domain name whois system to provide ownership information to provide accurate data, but that doesn't … [Read more...]

Minds + Machines To Register Up To 30K New gTLD Premium Domains Under Emerald Names

Minds + Machines announced they are going through the process of registering up to 30,000 Premium Names from across its wholly-owned portfolio of TLDs through its wholly-owned entity, Emerald Names, "so as to raise the visibility of its inventory amongst the broker and registrar channel, as well as with consumers". "As a result, these Premium Names will resolve to a “for sale” web site, … [Read more...]