Entrepreneur

3 Keys to the Right Domain Name for Building a Brand
Entrepreneur
Some people and businesses are purchasing names in these new domain name extensions in hopes of future paydays, but others are interested because new gTLDs are hyper-relevant to certain verticals. For example, it would make sense to the customers ...



TorrentFreak

Scammers Pick Up NYAA Torrents Domain Name
TorrentFreak
After the domain name was deactivated it was put back into rotation by the .EU registry, allowing outsiders to pick it up. These people are now trying to monetize it with their download offer. According to the Whois information, NYAA.eu is registered ...



Quartz

ZA Central Registry begins the distribution of the contested .africa ...
Quartz
It was a winding trek to the .africa domain name, but users are finally able to start claiming their piece of this internet real estate. Ultimately it's the domain ...

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Quartz

The world is running out of domain names—what will we do when they're all gone?
Quartz
In 2014, Microsoft spent $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, the Swedish company behind the popular Minecraft video game, but it didn't get the domain name minecraft.com with it—that belongs to an Australia mining-engineering company, MineCraft Consulting ...



Oil company Tupras is a reverse domain name hijacker
Domain Name Wire
Company went after domain name Hexmon.com, which is owned by a fan of hex-based wargames. Do you watch TV or listen to the radio? If so, have you heard commercials for Tupras or Hexmon? My guess is you haven't, especially if you live outside of ...



GeekWire

Domain name registry Donuts agrees to buy Rightside for $213M in cash
GeekWire
Domain name registry Donuts Inc. did not have to look far to find its latest acquisition. The Bellevue, Wash.-based company today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Kirkland, Wash.-based Rightside Group for $10.60 per ...
Eastside domain-name managers combine in $213 million dealThe Seattle Times
First take: Donuts to buy Rightside for $213 millionDomain Name Wire

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How to Dispute a Third-Level 'Country-Code' .com Domain Name (Such as nike.eu.com)
CircleID
The decision involved the domain name nike.eu.com. What makes this case interesting is that it represents one of the few .com domain name disputes that includes a country-code in the second-level portion of the domain name. To be clear, the .com top ...



Advertising firm thinks BabyBoom.com is cybersquatting - Domain ...
Domain Name Wire
A marketing firm that helps people target new parents under the name Babyboom has filed a UDRP against the domain name BabyBoom.com. European firm ...

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New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
CircleID
Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Rule 1 defines Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) as "using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name" (further defined in Rule 15(c)).



17 end user domain name sales up to $50000
Domain Name Wire
Sedo's top reported sale of the week was Nom.com. However, the domain is still in escrow so the buyer isn't known. This isn't an investor price these days, so it was probably an end user. But another three letter domain name has cleared escrow and tops ...


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