Welcome to the Daily Roundup for July 25, 2016
Domain movements spotted by Mike
23andme wins UDRP on the domain 23and.me as the panel takes into account the right & left side of the dot http://www.adrforum.com/domaindecisions/1681113.htm
Looks like @MGM_Studios bought the domain name Funderdome. TV which is just two years old. They do not seem to own Funderdome.com.
Godaddy sells more of our previously owned domains: Utahestates.com and KeyDate.com.
This might be the longest domain name registered by a markmonitor client, 42 letters, wiremoneytoirelandwithxoomeasierandcheaper.com
Sweepstakes.info has been sold in escrow @sedo was owned under privacy.
Looks like the new gTLD domain name Store.Fashion has been sold; had a BIN price of $3,500 & is in escrow @Sedo.
The domain NewJerseyAutoShow.com dropped by PrestigeMotorworks & is immediately re-registered by @markmonitor client Gannett.
Red Bull Drops the domain name, BattleofKings.com & it’s immediately re-registered and parked.
Chinese Domain News
Kassey Lee posted: 3886.com sold recently $40k (335k yuan) recently. 3 rhymes with 生(alive), 8 with 发 (make a fortune), and 6 with 六六大顺 (idiom=everything is going smoothly).
1212.vip and 1919.vip sold on West.cn recently for $1.8 k (12k yuan) and $1.5k (10k yuan) respectively. 1212 may represent the December 12 sales festival on Taobao. 1919 is brand name of wine chainstore 1919 on 1919.cn.
Domain Industry Stocks
Bitcoin not money, Miami judge rules in dismissing laundering charges
This one is going to get a lot of people working to define just what Bitcoin actually is.
The Miami Herald covered the story:
A Miami-Dade judge ruled Monday that Bitcoin is not actually money, a decision hailed by proponents of the virtual currency that has become popular across the world.
In a case closely watched in financial and tech circles, the judge threw out the felony charges against website designer Michell Espinoza, who had been charged with illegally transmitting and laundering $1,500 worth of Bitcoins. He sold them to undercover detectives who told him they wanted to use the money to buy stolen credit-card numbers.
Verizon acquires Yahoo for $4.8 billion
Digiday broke down the winners and losers on today’s big acquisition.
Funny/Unfortunate recently expired name of the day