Tuesday Was .Vegas Day & A Big Celebration Was Held At Las Vegas City Hall

    The City of Las Vegas held a very cool launch ceremony for Dot Vegas at Las Vegas city hall today. Namescon.Vegas was the very first domain activated by .Vegas after Nic.Vegas (Nic.is the first domain activated by every new gTLD registry) Richard Lau and and Jothan Franks of Namescon were on hand to celebrate the launch, who appears in the picture on top of the … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total Just $1M As Baltic.Cruises Tops The List at $25,000

Over the past week, 543 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: kiel.com at 19,500 EUR · Top ccTLD: bs.tv at 15,000 USD · Top “other” TLD: baltic.cruises at 25,000 USD   Domain … [Read more...]

Handy.com Sells: New Owner Says “it wasn’t Cheap” & Has A Lesson For Domain Owners

TechCrunch.com just covered a company that acquired the domain name Handy.com which quotes the buyer saying “it wasn’t cheap.” The domain name was owned by Neue Medien GmbH of Germany. which may have been formerly  known as Media Empire and Benjamin Pitzer as that was what the domain was registered under a couple of years ago and according to Screeshots.com the website hadn't changed in … [Read more...]

.Guide Going Live Wed Has More Registrations Than 4 M + M gTLD’s Have After 1st Day Of GA

.Guide which goes into general availability tomorrow, Wednesday September 17th already has more registrations than four strings of Minds + Machines after their first day of GA yesterday. .Guide is sitting at 403 domain name all registered in Sunrise by trademark holders and in the Early Access Program (EAP), while .fishing after its first day of GA is sitting at 387, .Horse is sitting at 327, … [Read more...]

FCC Receives Over 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

Yesterday was the last day to get comments into the FCC with regards to Net Neutrality. Tech Crunch noted that there were over 3 million comments with a few hours left, this was double the number reported last week. There were several websites that asked for the public to speak up. Name Cheap has been out there urging everyone to get involved, and Blake Irving of Go Daddy sent a letter to FCC … [Read more...]

LINDT Loses UDRP Bid To Grab ExcellenceChocolate.com Based On Its EXCELLENCE TM

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG (“Complainant”), just lost its attempt to grab the domain name excellencechocolate.com based on a trademark on the term EXCELLENCE. Although the panelist James A. Carmody, Esq. found that "Complainant rights in EXCELLENCE are suspect", "that the underlying the mark is a clearly generic phrase neither coined by nor inherently associated with Complainant that … [Read more...]

Esqwire.com Gets Another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Ruling: CountryGirl.com

LML Investments LLC (LML) represented by Jeremiah A. Pastrick of Continental Enterprises, Indiana was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name CountryGirl.com The domain holder P.A. Gordon represented by Ari Goldberger of Esqwire.com, New Jersey, USA. The three member panel of Paul M. DeCicco, Esq., The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown, QC, James A. Carmody, … [Read more...]