Houston We Have A Problem: 2 URS Examiners Can’t Agree If The Same Company Owns A Trademark

My man Raymond Hackney who writes posts for thedomains.com, as well as his own blog at tldinvestors.com, pointed out two diametrically opposed URS decisions filed by the same complainant Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc. of New York, one of which concludes they own the trademark to the clothing line of Aeropostale and the other examiner finding they do not. In the Uniform Rapid Suspension … [Read more...]

86% Of Lawyers Not “Eager” to Get a .Lawyer/.Attorney Name? That Only Leave 200K That Want One

My fellow domain Blogger Konstantinos Zournas of OnlineDomain.com cited a poll on his site today in a post entitled: "83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains" Konstantinos which is doing a great job this year on his blog, seemed to have fallen for a poll whose results are statically fatally faulted. Konstantinos did not conduct the poll, the poll was conducted by Law … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1.4 Million

Sedo.com Released its sale report and  over the past week, 484 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: localgenius.com at 14,000 USD · Top ccTLD: slv.fr at 5,000 EUR · Top “other” TLD: designs.net at 16,800 USD   Domain … [Read more...]

.Vet, .Army, .Navy & .Airforce Launching Tomorrow Have a Total Of Less Than 250 Domains

In addition to .Healthcare, four other new gTLD's are launching tomorrow into General Availability; three are focused on the military,  .Army, .Navy & .Airforce & then there is .Vet which could mean Veterans as in those who served in the military or Veterinarians those doctors who treat animals Thought the Sunrise period for trademark holders and the five day Early Access Program for … [Read more...]

Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") to raise $100 Million dollars. "The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition opportunities including existing TLD assets … [Read more...]

Chinese Government Launches Attack Against iCloud Users

According to Ars Technica it seems that China is running a man-in-the-middle attack on iCloud users. They have a screenshot of this on their website, this was discovered by a group called GreatFire.org. From the article: GreatFire.org, a group that monitors censorship by the Chinese government’s national firewall system (often referred to as the “Great Firewall”), reports that China is using … [Read more...]

Google Trying New Ways to Stifle Piracy

Google is looking to fight piracy with links to legitimate websites when someone searches for an illegal site, now that is if they want to pay to play. They are also playing around with the auto-complete, they will demote  the predictions that link to illegal sites. Stephanie Mlot covered the story for PC Mag In an effort to fight piracy, Google is testing new ad and search-result formats to … [Read more...]