Here Is the Godaddy Super Bowl Commercial; Not Risque But Downright Risky

The Godaddy.com Super Bowl commercial has been released and as promised for the first time features a dog, name buddy, with a VERY brief appearance by Danica Patrick Although there are no sexy, barely clothed women, I would say this commercial is as risky a commercial as the company has ever run on the Super Bowl. Other Godaddy.com Super Bowl ads have been Risque, but I think this is just … [Read more...]

Donuts Win Another New gTLD .Express Beating Out Express.com: No ICANN Last Resort Auctions For January

Donuts has won yet another new gTLD string ahead winning .Express. The only other applicant was submitted by Express.com who has now withdrawn their application. This domain was scheduled for an ICANN Last Resort Auction. There are now 11 new gTLD scheduled to go to an ICANN in February and 19 more for March. As things have been going the vast majority of these will be settle ahead of … [Read more...]

Russian Dating Site Hacked: 20 Million Members Info Released Including email address of Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail

Jennifer LeClaire over at CIO-Today published an article on the Russian dating site Topface being hacked by someone known as Mastermind. The website reports to have over 90 million members. From the article: “A hacker calling himself ‘Mastermind’ is claiming to be in possession of over 20 million credentials for an unnamed dating site,” Daniel Ingevaldson, CTO, Easy Solutions, a fraud … [Read more...]

Washington Post Takes A look at Flipping Websites on Flippa

The Washington Post ran a story a couple hours ago on flipping websites. Caitlin Dewey took a look at some people who have taken to Flippa to try to make something off a website they no longer have the time or passion for. From the article: It helps, of course, that Flippa has a precedent in real life. People who buy struggling or neglected Web sites in the marketplace generally want to … [Read more...]

Poster Boy For Frivolous UDRP Cases: Booked.xyz Guilty Of RDNH: TM Filed 16 Yrs After Domain Was Registered

Booked Ltd of London which owns the domain Booked.xyz and Bookedxyz.com was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain name Booked.com in one of the most baseless UDRP cases we have ever read. Its too bad there is not any penalties for those who bring frivolous UDRP cases other than a finding of Reverse Domain Name hijacking which the three member panel rightfully … [Read more...]

Photo.com Saved In UDRP But No Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Fotocom Société Anonyme of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, just lost its bid to grab the generic domain Photo.com. Although the three member panel threw out the case out finding the Complainant failed on the first element of not proving trademark rights the panel refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Here are the highlights: Based in Belgium, Complainant describes … [Read more...]

To Celebrate The 30th Anniversary Of .Com Verisign Is Giving Away Over $100K In Cash Prizes

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of .Com and I'm proud have been asked to  judge Verisign's  #InternetOfficial .Com Domain Name Contest which will be awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes. Here are some details: Make your idea #InternetOfficial. Come up with the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) you can imagine—and register it! Submit your registered .COM … [Read more...]