Be Warned: WIPO Taking Screenshots When A UDRP Is Filed & Giving It To Panel & Why Its A Problem

WIPO has been taking Screenshots of whatever is on a domain name as soon as a UDRP Is filed and they have been furnishing the screenshot to the UDRP panel who has been taking the screenshot into account as evidence in making their determination. This revelation came to light by  John Berryhill who read the following sentence in the recent 4Chan.com UDRP decision: "The Center generated, as it … [Read more...]

Tech Publications In China Giving Postive Coverage to .XYZ

Techweb.com.cn, gave a pretty good endorsement to the .XYZ registry. We had to use Google Translate to turn this into broken English but you get the general idea, that they are recommending to their readers they try .XYZ as an investment: 2014 has been in the past half more, this time in the domain name industry after another we see a lot of new top-level domains, such as Online, Chinese … [Read more...]

.Cash & .Tax Launch Today Here Are The Registered Domain Names

We have chatted earlier this week about the new domain names registered in two of the 5 new gTLD's going live today, .Fund and .Investments and thought we would let you know what domain names were not going to be available when General Registration opens today for .Cash and .Tax. We think .Tax is going to be the weakest of the 4 new Donuts extensions launching today. Although its the … [Read more...]

Ask.com Buys Ask.Fm

According to a story in the NewYorkTimes.com, Ask.com has acquired Ask.Fm. The deal was announced last week  by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the owners of Ask.com Ask.Fm is not just a domain name, but a popular site 180 million regular monthly users . Forty percent of Ask.fm’s users are younger than 18, according to Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under … [Read more...]

INTA Issues 6 Month Bulletin on Results of URS Cases

The International Trademark Association (INTA) issued what it called a 6 month  Bulletin on the results of cases filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) procedure. INTA says that a total of 92 URS cases have been filed to date 88 with the National Arbitration Forum in the United States (NAF) and four with the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) in Hong … [Read more...]

Twitter Wants To Mess With Your Timeline

Selena Larson wrote a piece on Read Write that Twitter is now going to selectively put tweets in your timeline from accounts you don't follow. Selena points out that this may be being done to make Twitter easier for newcomers as they can see things they might have missed. On the flipside it is sure to piss off a lot of hardcore Twitter users who constantly pay attention to who they follow and … [Read more...]

Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million

Sedo just listed its transactions report for the past week and in all 502 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.1 Million. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: dtp.com at 35,000 USD · Top ccTLD: eldebate.com.mx at 10,000 USD · Top “other” TLD: ewx.net at 2,300 USD   Domain … [Read more...]