According to, has sold "Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market Shoeme, parent of and, is purchasing 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 We at were the first to figure out that NetworkSolutions,  which is  part … [Read more...] Files Suit Again For Federal Trademark Infringement 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

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...]

ICANN Denies Allegation That New gTLD Have Widespread Phishing & Malware Sites

According to a company blog post out today, by brand protection company CSC, citing Amy Mushahwar, counsel and Chief Information Security Officer at Washington, D.C. law firm ZwillGen PLLC, says: "New domains (new gTLD's) are being registered as phishing sites and for drive-by downloads of malware." "Nefarious uses have been very widespread. It's incumbent upon ICANN to clean up the house … [Read more...]

Guess I Was Wrong There Is A Lot Of Cybersquatting Going On In The New gTLD’s: 15X As Much?

Well it seems as the trademark lobby predicted there isa lot of cybersquatting going on in the new gTLD space, a lot more than I thought we would ever see. I was one who thought there would be a negligible amount of trademark infringing domain names registered in the new gTLD space due to the high cost of registration and the small probability of any type in traffic. However just looking at … [Read more...]

UDRP Panel Gives EasyGroup Rights To The Word “Easy”? Awards Domain It Let Expire In 2009

A one member UDRP panel, of William R. Towns seemingly granted EasyGroup Limited of London, the right to all domain names that start with the word "easy" that the company has or will trademark in the future. EasyGroup is the owner of a Community trademark ("CTM") for EASYTRAIN in connection with transportation services, which is was registered on October 21, 2011. I get why the domain holder … [Read more...]