ICANN Believes They Had A Spear Phishing Attack in November

ICANN is looking into an attack on their systems that took place back in November, they have posted an announcement on their website and have said to stay tuned for further updates by checking back. An email also went out to those using the CZDS: In order to continue using CZDS, please visit http://czds.icann.org and follow the instructions there to request a new password. We suggest that … [Read more...]

NamesCon Acquires DomainFest & Will Be Part of NamesCon 2015 Las Vegas!

Well our hunch was right yesterday, as today NamesCon announced they have acquired DomainFest from Oversee.net in a press release we just received. "Starting with small conferences in LA and Barcelona, Oversee grew Domainfest into a large, global conference series, attracting domainers, marketing professionals and celebrity speakers from all over the world." “We are very proud of the … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million

Over the past week just 573 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million Dollars 57% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: competitiveintelligence.com at 35,477 USD · Top ccTLD: ferienhausschweden.de at 4,500 EUR · Top “other” TLD: ovn.org at 9,888 USD KingFashion.com at $10,000 was one … [Read more...]

Shoes.com Sold

According to Bloomberg.com, Shoes.com has sold "Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its Shoes.com online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market Shoeme, parent of OnlineShoes.com and Shoeme.ca, is purchasing Shoes.com for an undisclosed price, the companies said in separate statements today. " "Shoeme Chief Executive Officer Roger … [Read more...]

.XYZ Is The 1st New gTLD To Break 750,000 Registered Domains

.XYZ has become the first new gTLD to break through the 750,000 mark for domain name registrations. According to the .XYZ registry the number of registered domain names is 750,073 The 750,000th domain name to be registered was Chez.XYZ that was registered today at the domain name registrar Gandi.net. We at TheDomains.com were the first to figure out that NetworkSolutions,  which is  part … [Read more...]

RiskIQ.com Files Suit Again Risk.io For Federal Trademark Infringement

RiskIQ.com. sued Risk.IO, for trademark infringement and unfair competition based upon Risk IO’s having improperly and willfully used the names, yesterday in the United States District Court in the Northern District Of California San Francisco Division for trademark infringement asking for disgorgement of profits, for civil penalties, and for preliminary and permanent injunctions enjoining Risk … [Read more...]

Did NamesCon Buy DomainFest.com?

I was going through the schedule for the Namescon conference taking place in January 2015 at Las Vegas and found this session: Sunday, January 11 • 10:00am - 10:15am (which is the 1st day of NameCon) "Welcome to DomainFest @NamesCon! " Namescon unlike any previous domain conference that I'm aware of is allowing people to sign up for sessions they want to attend now, in advance since … [Read more...]