Enom.com Informs Customers of “Very Sophisticated Attack” But No Domains Were Stolen

In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they "recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies. Within hours of this attack, we were in contact with federal law enforcement and the affected parties. This attack hijacked the DNS traffic of 4 domains for a very short … [Read more...]

This Guy Want You To Pay A Tax On “Parked” ‘Unused” Or “Idle” Domains

In a story published by Circleid.com written by  Alex Tajirian, CEO at DomainMart,  Mr. Tajirian suggests that all parked, "unused" or "idle" pages need to have a Tax imposed on them to reduce cybersquatting, even if the domain name is generic. Mr. Tajirian proposes that all "parked" domains or "unused" or "idle" domains be subject a tax similar to a property tax for real estate: "We need a … [Read more...]

Sedo Weekly Sales Total $1.3 Million .TV and .Net Top The Charts

Over the past week, 607 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3m. 57% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.  Top Sales: Top .com: dopo.com at 10,000 USD Top ccTLD: astrology.tv at 25,000 EUR Top “other” TLD: bd.net at 29,500 USD Dot Com took a breather from the top spot and nice to see a big .tv sale, the domain was registered … [Read more...]

Rick Schwartz Maybe “Retired” But He Is Still The Domain King & Still Schooling Them Up

A lot of people in the domain world miss Rick Schwartz since he retired. His "Biggest Fan" who writes onlinedomain.com openly stated last week he was eagerly waiting for a new post from Rick on RicksBlog.com. The Domain King remains retired but of course he still owns a lot of domain names and gets offers  to which he responds to. Rick shared with me an exchange he had with a someone … [Read more...]

UDRP Filed on SoapBoxDerby.com Domain

A currently unknown entity has filed a UDRP on the domain name SoapBoxDerby.com that has been registered since 2001 and is owned by Vertical Axis. As it currently stands, it appears that Vertical Axis only defense is Laches (14 years since the domain was registered), as a live trademark filed in 1976 may be the ones who filed the UDRP: Owner (REGISTRANT) International Soap Box Derby, Inc. … [Read more...]

Apple Inc. Secures AppleID.com Domain Name

Apple Inc. has secured the domain name AppleID.com according to whois records from a Hiroshi Kaneko of Toyko. The domain name was registered May 26, 2004 and held the same registrant email ever since being created, which indicates that Hiroshi has owned the domain name ever since creation. The Apple Id is a "user name" used for iTunes, iCloud and many of Apple's products and … [Read more...]

Donuts To Release Over 1 Million New gTLD Domains Starting June 10th

According to an email we received tonight Donuts is going to release more than one million previously unavailable new gTLD domain names, including permissible two character addresses Donuts will offer registrations via our Early Access Program (EAP) for the first seven days of their availability The release of these names will begin on June 10, 2015 and will be staggered in batches (see … [Read more...]