Google Testing No Divider Between Paid and Organic Listings

Barry Schwartz is out this morning with a post on Search Engine Land that Google will be testing removing the divider between paid and organic listings. From the article: Google is testing not displaying the line break or line separator between the search ads at the top of the search results and the organic/free listings below the ads. Frederik Hyldig, a reader, emailed us screen shots, … [Read more...]

Well Cosmo Kramer This is Why Radio Shack asked for your Phone Number

For years on Christmas Eve I would buy a last minute gift at Radio Shack, it was across the street from the mall and it was open later than other stores. I always couldn't stand them asking for my phone number or email address when I was just trying to get out of there. For fans of Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer wondered about Radio Shack from this classic … [Read more...]

Another Case of Cybersquatting Paying off

This transaction takes us all around the globe and shows just how magical the Internet can be. So a Chinese registrant gets a domain that represents a major U.S. brand, in the South African extension. NBAstore.co.za sold yesterday on Sedo for $5,500. The NBA Store is a series of officially licensed retailers which sell merchandise for the National Basketball Association. The most prominent … [Read more...]

Ping.com Beats Radix To .Ping For $1.5M; InterNetX Wins .SRL For Just $400K Beating Google

ICANN held two Last Resort Auctions today. Ping.com the golf club manufacturer won the rights to operate .Ping by outbidding Radix at $1,501,000. The .Ping auction went into the 4th round until Radix dropped out. mySRL GmbH beat Google to the new gTLD .SLR which is a corporate designation used in Spain like .LLC is used in the USA and .GMBH is used in certain countries principally … [Read more...]

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 Realtjohnson.club 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 airlineonline.com. The domain is owned by AviaDesign Ky, Sami Puro of Vantaa, of Finland, and was … [Read more...]