It looks like the Apple Smartwatch will be called the iWatch

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It looks like Apple is going to name their smart watch the “iWatch”

In an article written by Chris Smith for BGR.com, it seems that a trademark registration filed by Brightflash USA LLC  has the same address that Apple has used in the past when trademarking iSlate. The same address was used to register the Car Play trademark by a company called, Carplay Enterprises.

From the article

Now that Apple has been seen further extending its company trademark to cover Class 14 devices including watches, a new piece of evidence seems to indicate that there’s apparently little doubt as to what Apple’s smartwatch will be called. French publication Consomac has discovered that Apple has quietly applied for “iWatch” trademarks in many markets around the world, including the U.S., by using a discrete dummy company called Brightflash.

While this is not official confirmation that Apple will indeed refer to its smartwatch line as the iWatch, it certainly fits with the previously revealed Class 14 Apple trademark filings. It is believed that the company is trying to maintain as much secrecy as possible around its products by using dummy companies to register trademarks for unannounced devices.

Read the full article and TM filing here.

The domain iwatch.com is owned by Anything.com and has been registered since 1998.

Godaddy Partners With SiteLock

According to a press release out today, GoDaddy, has partnered with SiteLock to bring complete protection to websites.

SiteLock proactively protects websites using the latest scanning techniques, giving customer peace-of-mind their website is safe.

SiteLock scans websites for the latest malware, viruses, suspicious code, back doors and many other vulnerabilities commonly exploited by attackers.

A report is emailed summarizing what was detected.

In addition to finding issues, SiteLock automatically corrects problems, saving customers headaches, time and money. This enables customers and visitors to their website to confidently know the website is safe and free of any malicious software.

“GoDaddy is focused on ‘making the business of business easy’ and services like SiteLock save customers time so they can focus on their passion,” said GoDaddy Vice President and General Manager, Security Products Wayne Thayer. “Security is more important than ever and we partnered with SiteLock because we found SiteLock to provide the most advanced and complete security solution available.”

After a website set up, a 360 degree scanning takes place. The scan uses an inside-and-out scanning technology to find malware, spam, SQL injections, cross-site scripting (XSS) and application vulnerabilities.

Once a website passes the tests, a SiteLock Trust Seal, showing the website is secure, is available to display.

“Offering SiteLock through GoDaddy made a lot of sense — they were looking to provide complete website security solution to their customers,” said SiteLock Executive Vice President of Business Development Tom Serani. “Given the GoDaddy footprint in the SMB market, this strategic relationship is directly in line with SiteLock’s goal of quickly spreading awareness among small and mid-size businesses about the risk of online threats and steps they can take to protect their companies and customers.”

SiteLock is the latest addition to GoDaddy’s security product suite which includes, SSL certificates, code signing certificates and Premium DNS featuring DNSSEC.

To protect a website using SiteLock Website Protection visit .

Meet The 1st New gTLD Serial Cybersquatter, As Farris Nawas of Austin Loses His 3rd URS

The National Arbitration  Forum has suspended the domain name registration for SPANX.clothing after an examiner in a Uniform Rapid Suspension proceeding  (URS) found the registrant,  Farris Nawas of Austin Texas infringed on the trademark of Spandex.

Since the only business line Spandex is involved in is clothing, it is the no-brainer type of registration that the URS was designed for.

This marks the 3rd time that Farris Nawas has lost a URS on a new gTLD domain name in just 5 weeks.

Mr. Nawas previously lost URS proceedings on the domain names bbva.careers and dana.holdings and Forbes.com already called him out in an article entitled “Cybersquatters Rush To Claim Brands In The New GTLD Territories

Looking at some of Mr. Nawas other new gTLD registrations I’m going to boldly predict this is not going to be the last URS filed against him:

andor.technology

avalon.holdings

babiesrus.clothing

babycenter.clothing

biscotti.clothing

carters.clothing

centerpoint.ventures

chinacommunications.construction

chinamobile.careers

cigna.careers

colehaan.clothing

cornell.directory

disney.clothing

emerson.careers

esteelauder.clothing

eton.clothing

herschel.clothing

hertz.holdings

herveleger.clothing

houseofdereon.clothing

iwatch.technology

jackspade.clothing

jafco.ventures

jasolar.holdings

johnstonmurphy.clothing

jonesnewyork.clothing

josephabboud.clothing

kidsrus.clothing

kiyo.holdings

kohlberg.ventures

kors.clothing

livingsocial.clothing

marshall‐melhorn.careers

mcgraw‐hill.careers

michaelkors.shoes

micron.technology

nexteraenergy.careers

nickiminaj.clothing

ninaricci.clothing

oscar.clothing

oscars.clothing

oshkosh.clothing

pinterest.clothing

princeton.directory

ritz.photography

ruelala.clothing

rutgers.directory

sap.ventures

societegenerale.careers

sofinnova.ventures

stanford.directory

suny.directory

telefonica.careers

thirdrock.ventures

tommyhilfiger.clothing

toysrus.clothing

xn‐‐faonnable‐r3a.clothing

yelp.clothing

What makes Mr. Nawas registrations of trademarked terms of well known brands even more disheartening is that he has some good new gTLD registrations and a few very good one’s so he apparently knows what a good domain is and could have used the same money that he spent on domain names he is going to lose on  non-infringing domain registrations.

Here are some of Mr. Nawas other new gTLD domain registrations:

borrow.clothing

breathable.clothing

classy.clothing

cleanmy.clothing

colorful.clothing

coupon.clothing

dressup.clothing

edible.clothing

fingerprint.technology

georgetown.directory

halloweencostumes.clothing

ironfree.clothing

ironmy.clothing

like.clothing

onsale.clothing

press.clothing

pressmy.clothing

redcarpet.clothing

seductive.clothing

slimfit.clothing

snowboarder.clothing

stainfree.clothing

thriftstore.clothing

wash.clothing

washmy.clothing

wrinklefree.clothing

ICANN Seeks Provider To Conduct A Review of The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is seeking a provider to conduct an independent review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), as mandated by ICANN’s Bylaws.

The GNSO is the policy-making body responsible for generic top-level domains, such as .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Its members include representatives from generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) registries, gTLD registrars, intellectual property interest, Internet service providers, businesses and non-commercial interests. The GNSO strives to keep gTLDs operating in a fair, orderly fashion across one global Internet, while promoting innovation and competition.

Article IV – Section 4 of ICANN’s Bylaws contains provisions for “periodic review of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization, each Supporting Organization Council, each Advisory Committee (other than the Governmental Advisory Committee), and the Nominating Committee.”

These periodic reviews present ICANN structures with opportunities for continuous improvement through consistent application of compliance review principles to objectively measure performance relative to specific and quantifiable criteria developed by ICANN based on the unique nature of its structures.

The resulting implementation of improvements and the systematic means of measuring performance and validating effectiveness of implementation are of utmost importance to the ongoing legitimacy of ICANN.

Given the significant increases in the number and nature of the generic Top Level Domains resulting from the recent launch of the New gTLD Program, the upcoming review of the GNSO is of critical importance to the ICANN community.

ICANN is planning to start the review on 1 July 2014, with an anticipated duration of 6 months, and is seeking qualified providers to conduct the review in a timely and efficient manner.

For additional information and instructions for submitting responses please see http://www.icann.org/en/news/rfps/rfp-gnso-review-22apr14-en.zip [ZIP, 672 KB].

Go Daddy/Afternic Sells $1.9 million in domains for the week

Go Daddy/Afternic reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 4/14/14 – 4/20/14

The top sale for the week was Trade360.com at $42,500, registered in 2004. Rad360.com also sold for $3,500.

Cod.co was the top country code sale at $8,250

Resell.net sold for $7,000.

I thought scripter.com for $2,000 was a great buy and a shout out to my good friend Bob Brookes who does this part time but had another mooc sale,with Cmooc.com for $2,250.

Total sales for the week $1,982,736

.COM Sales Price
Trade360.com $42,500
jsa.com $25,000
mysuit.com $24,999
sdpi.com $24,000
californiaalmond.com $17,900
landleader.com $15,899
geologists.com $12,000
evdc.com $11,750
sheerstyle.com $10,000
buildselfesteem.com $10,000
ringid.com $9,000
verticaldevelopment.com $8,000
yvee.com $7,950
NOWCORP.com $7,500
newstag.com $7,000
birdeye.com $6,900
condolux.com $6,675
true4u.com $6,500
cerebrovascular.com $6,200
RUSHREWARDS.com $6,000
ethiotube.com $5,800
barsforsale.com $5,690
giuseppezanotti.com $5,600
contractorsoftware.com $5,500
cuck.com $5,124
gocase.com $5,000
touchlamps.com $4,999
retentionmarketing.com $4,999
welshenergy.com $4,999
ymcb.com $4,900
regalpoker.com $4,750
1845.com $4,652
conquercollege.com $4,550
arthena.com $4,500
expressvet.com $4,388
sandwicherie.com $4,288
unfolded.com $4,200
melinas.com $4,000
speechcenter.com $4,000
realtimeaction.com $4,000
hardwallet.com $3,800
framedata.com $3,700
acuityfinancial.com $3,688
securepin.com $3,660
losrios.com $3,650
iporno.com $3,650
Zeoo.com $3,500
heritageimages.com $3,500
jamsolutions.com $3,500
spony.com $3,500
Rad360.com $3,500
algolytics.com $3,500
absolutepassion.com $3,388
totum.com $3,383
cscusa.com $3,288
cardoptions.com $3,288
Rightvenue.com $3,200
2745.com $3,052
furnex.com $3,000
wastelogistics.com $3,000
GetRefill.com $3,000
arcandarrow.com $3,000
transformativemarketing.com $3,000
atmaps.com $3,000
makemybook.com $3,000
crystalgalleria.com $3,000
mossdesign.com $3,000
scarfrings.com $3,000
savn.com $2,995
thaiholiday.com $2,995
generationhomes.com $2,950
muscleshake.com $2,900
revolutionsperminute.com $2,878
toketwo.com $2,800
stsimonsrealestate.com $2,800
berrytime.com $2,688
missbhaven.com $2,650
owllife.com $2,600
flashbuy.com $2,600
needacab.com $2,588
1000miles.com $2,503
goldconstruction.com $2,500
InstantClassic.com $2,500
huntlist.com $2,500
stepuptoday.com $2,500
fruitforthought.com $2,500
hillcrestmedicalcenter.com $2,500
highereducationforall.com $2,500
quietcare.com $2,500
pureheart.com $2,500
beswift.com $2,488
presquile.com $2,471
mqdc.com $2,450
gshobbies.com $2,450
mr-seo.com $2,425
magicthumb.com $2,388
hydrosurf.com $2,388
cmooc.com $2,250
immigrantdefenders.com $2,250
flyawaywithme.com $2,200
upcommerce.com $2,200
lawyerbee.com $2,188
cloudcorner.com $2,100
sameaddress.com $2,100
insuranceconsumer.com $2,088
floridabeachhomes.com $2,077
timechart.com $2,077
rapidinc.com $2,000
birminghambowl.com $2,000
aaatrade.com $2,000
scripter.com $2,000
02x.com $2,000
crittercards.com $2,000
bettercreditnow.com $2,000
55585.com $2,000
demolina.com $2,000
savedog.com $1,999
drugtreatmenthelp.com $1,988
alegacyoflove.com $1,988
bestinvestors.com $1,900
crashdrive.com $1,900
customtotes.com $1,900
onlinesafetytraining.com $1,888
virtualbed.com $1,888
quickhotels.com $1,888
blakefarm.com $1,888
onlinehealthportal.com $1,888
shirleydesign.com $1,888
rxguru.com $1,888
compassmanagement.com $1,888
forestlighting.com $1,830
seednutrition.com $1,815
prescriptionpharmacy.com $1,814
adtent.com $1,800
cupertinopropertyvalues.com $1,800
theblackvote.com $1,800
cbto.com $1,800
meaningfulhealth.com $1,788
warmbodiesmovie.com $1,775
penu.com $1,775
theu.com $1,758
strandvagen.com $1,750
ostermalm.com $1,750
govgranthelp.com $1,750
realtybeacon.com $1,749
alliancehomecare.com $1,700
budbuddies.com $1,700
voiceofisrael.com $1,688
coldhardpolitics.com $1,688
luckypartners.com $1,688
unplugit.com $1,688
unplugit.com $1,688
salonexperts.com $1,688
huddledmasses.com $1,688
hh9.com $1,666
goodsir.com $1,625
vivalocal.com $1,600
free-themes.com $1,600
apartmentsindianapolis.com $1,599
sacramentofishing.com $1,599
libertyhealthplan.com $1,588
realestatenantucket.com $1,588
pricebag.com $1,588
fruxi.com $1,588
fueledup.com $1,561
hellobeach.com $1,550
perks-of-being-a-wallflower.com $1,526
cosmedicare.com $1,500
FIELDSALESJOBS.COM $1,500
budbank.com $1,500
callaudit.com $1,500
rentaltree.com $1,500
foxpass.com $1,500
beltwaybuilders.com $1,500
mriaccess.com $1,500
lvisd.com $1,500
denverrewards.com $1,500
haonv.com $1,500
readforlife.com $1,500
playerguitar.com $1,499
getdrugtreatment.com $1,488
sitesafetyservices.com $1,488
djman.com $1,450
thedrywallguy.com $1,450
grdgroup.com $1,400
manhattanresidences.com $1,388
fitnesskarma.com $1,350
humanfootprint.com $1,350
handmadestudio.com $1,300
recreationx.com $1,295
clickeurope.com $1,288
malecompanion.com $1,250
IPDV.com $1,250
trainclubs.com $1,250
contentcollective.com $1,250
softchecker.com $1,225
doublingstocks.com $1,225
instantconcierge.com $1,200
txmedical.com $1,200
gamekick.com $1,200
providercheck.com $1,200
bearpit.com $1,200
ParentMentor.com $1,188
spiritualmovement.com $1,188
colorplace.com $1,175
drainfast.com $1,088
innovativebuildingproducts.com $1,088
nosmokingshop.com $1,088
planthuggers.com $1,050
votocracy.com $1,036
sparktech.com $1,026
hufan.com $1,025
TrainChina.com $1,000
ChipSafe.com $1,000
placesforkids.com $1,000
mobilelivechat.com $1,000
nuplan.com $1,000
ucase.com $1,000
theviridian.com $1,000
newcarspecials.com $1,000
usava.com $1,000
fifthandunion.com $1,000
affordableeyecare.com $1,000
jazam.com $1,000
healthegames.com $1,000
6dd.com $1,000
allrenewables.com $1,000
sixfriends.com $1,000
eatmexicanfood.com $1,000
localpawnshops.com $1,000
vestibularschwannoma.com $1,000
johncorbett.com $1,000
Non .COM Sales Price
cod.co $8,250
resell.net $7,000
technologist.org $6,000
redline.net $5,500
DMACSOLUTIONS.NET $4,750
firehousesubs.ca $3,600
maxton.net $3,288
slotmachine.org $3,150
LAQUINTA.org $2,577
omnic.net $2,488
healthyaging.org $2,000
xite.org $1,800
nantucketvacationrentals.net $1,788
microemu.org $1,525
icol.org $1,500
kmv.info $1,500
SENDCLOUD.net $1,500
itfa.org $1,500
combine.me $1,400
waterblast.net $1,300
rece.net $1,300
whoissick.org $1,280
radicalteacher.org $1,225
ChangerDollar.net $1,200
sonybmg.de $1,200
thechain.org $1,200
vestibularschwannoma.net $1,000
sexygames.net $1,000