The .Sunrise period for the new gTLD .Sucks generated over 3,400 domain name registrations at pricing ranging up to $2,500 per domain name.
Premium .Sucks Sunrise registrations were sold for up to $2,499, with at a wholesale cost of $2,000 as set by the .sucks registry, Vox Populi Registry Ltd.
If all 3,400 registrations in Sunrise were sold at the $2K premium wholesale price, then Vox Populi just pulled in $6.8 Million
Mark Zuckerberg registered no less than 10 .sucks domain names:
Guess it one thing to just suck and another to really or totally suck.
Miley Cyrus registered MileyCyrus.sucks, Paris Hilton registered parishilton.sucks and Oprah registered Oprah.sucks
Hillary Clinton registered HillaryClinton.sucks, although Bill did not register his .sucks domain.
Miller Beer were just one of many brand who registered multiple Miller sucks domains which probably are and will be costing them 7,500 a year: Miller.sucks; MillerLite.sucks and MillerTime.sucks
Even the United States Postal Service, which last I heard were losing billions spent a small fortune on .sucks domain names including:
Even Super Hero’s filed .sucks domain names, including Marvel.sucks
Company and brands in the Internet Space registered a lot of domain names like info.sucks, ninja.sucks, Godaddy.sucks although there is no domain registration for Verisign.sucks as of publication.
Many of big name Tech company’s registered their .sucks domain including Uber.sucks, Facebook.sucks, Google.sucks, Microsoft.sucks,
Instagram.sucks and salesforce.sucks to name a few.
I have no idea how but someone in Russia registered Russia.sucks in the Sunrise period.
A trademark on a country, I had no idea you could get one of those.
Many sports team, including many who do actually suck, registered their matching .sucks domain names.
However unlike other Sunrise periods of other new gTLD’s, this time many sports teams did not choose between registering just it’s nickname or of it’ss city + nickname, but covered all possibilities for example the San Francisco 49ers registered:
Here is the entire list: sucks sunrise (word)
Joseph Peterson says
at brand protection’s unwinnable war?
This guys has issues…
Especially since the .com´s are almost all still available:
rm -fr * says
Did Zuckdude registered these names himself ? really ? sounds more like a Registry driven speculation.
but if so, couldnt Mr Z sue Vox Populi for “falsely portraying his ‘careness’ towards .sucks’importance” ??
Kevin Murphy says
I don’t think everything on this list is a sunrise domain. Some were created after GA started.
These registrations are totally unnecessary.
If anyone registers yourname.sucks then you can sue them for defamation of character.
Only if what they say is not true.
If you refer to the simple use of .sucks, then personal opinion is a defense.
It really depends on use.
If nothing is there, then the simple claim that you suck through a straw is bound to cover truth as a defense.
Of course you could go ahead and sue and provide an absolute bounty of free advertising to the website which could be counter productive to your goals.
But other than that, I agree that these defensive registrations are a waste of time, after all Mark Zuckerberg didn’t register MarkZuckerbergSeriously.sucks or any other variation…hell, no MrZuckerberg.sucks?
rm -fr * says
sue me 🙂 … just my opinion, not defamation.
steve brady says
only a vacuum cleaner mfg could pull off a “bigmac.rocks” with this extension.
Dyson, Bissel … more suction please.
I think Mike forgot MikeZuckerbergActually.Sucks.
Konstantinos Zournas says
1,089 domains are from sunrise.
They have made about $3M from sunrise and first few hours of GA.
Jean Guillon says
Paris Hitlon could have gone for “paris.hilton” if the .HILTON new gTLD application had not been withdrawn instead of all this crap around .sucks domains.
It should be Suckerberg.
This dot sucks is totally “BullS” BS
Fuck off .sucks says
But yet domain industry kissing Frank schillings ass.
What a money grabbing whore and zero respect for him. Will make us all look like dumb asses. What’s his next agenda ?
Xavier Lemay says
How to cyber-squat ILEGALLY in 2015 and get sued
Rule #1: Register every trademarks like TMSux.com TMFuk.com TMIdiot.com TMJunk.com TMRetard.com
Rule #2: Star selling those at $2.5K each
How to cyber-squat LEGALLY in 2015 and be a .RICH
Rule #1: Start a registry .Sux .Fuk .Idiot .Junk .Retard
Rule #2: Star selling those subdomains to trademarks at $2.5K each