.Pro Special Godaddy Auction Ends Tuesday & Over 100 Domains Have Bids

Tomorrow the .Pro auction of registry owned domain names closes on Godaddy.com. The auction closes at 9PM PST on Tuesday January 17th I would bet this is the 1st time most of you are even hearing about the auction which hasn't received a whole lot of promotion However out of the 160 or so domains in the auction over 100 have a least one bid. App.Pro is leading the way so far with 75 … [Read more...]

Shot.com Hits The Market Looking For $500K Or More

According to a press release this morning the domain name Shot.com is now up for sale. Counter to the most companies, the company that owned this domain, decided to lengthen its domain from Shot.com to TechShot.com The company hired not a domain name broker to sell the domain but a lead Gen company LeadJen ( www.leadjen.com ) ""More than 60,000 online searches a month contain the keyword … [Read more...]

Less Than A Year After Its IPO, FriendFinder Recevies Notice That It Faces Delisting Off NASDAQ

FriendFinder Networks Inc., (FFN) which went public in 2011 at $10 a share, has received a notice of non-compliance from NASDAQ that could lead to its delisting from the stock exchange The company in a SEC filing said: “On January 10, 2012, the Company received a notice of non-compliance from Nasdaq stating that the minimum bid price of its common stock had fallen below $1.00 per share for … [Read more...]

WhiteHouse Issues 1st Statement On SOPA & PIPA: “We Will Not Support Legislation That Reduces Freedom of Expression”

                        Photo Courtesy of BigStockPhoto.com   Today The Whitehouse for the 1st time has issued a statement regarding SOPA and PIPA saying that; ""We will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, … [Read more...]

Issa: Flawed SOPA Bill Not Headed to House Floor: SOPA Hearing For Wednesday Cancelled

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa today announced that a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, which was to examine the impact of Domain Name Service (DNS) and search engine blocking on the Internet, has been postponed following assurances that anti-piracy legislation will not move to the House floor this Congress without a consensus. "While I remain concerned … [Read more...]

1st Six Figure Domain From .XXX Landrush/Sunrise Auctions

According to Stuart Lawley the CEO of the ICM registry the company that operates the .XXX TLD, there has been a sale in a Sunrise or Landrush auction for a .XXX domain name into the six figures According to Mr. Lawley comment made on thedomains.com to a post, the landrush or Sunrise auction wound up at $121K. Although Mr. Lawley did not identify the domain name, he gave a clue: ""First … [Read more...]

6 Republican Senators Tell Reid Not To Bring PIPA To The Floor For A Vote On January 24th.

In a letter sent today by 6 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which unanimously reported PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) last spring, sent a letter to Senator Reid stating that they do not believe it is ready to be brought to the Senate floor on January 24th. The 6 Senators sending the letter today include bill cosponsors Chuck Grassley, the current Ranking Member of the Committee, … [Read more...]