New Zealand's Domain Name Commission Wins Appeal in Lawsuit Against US DomainTools  CircleID

New Zealand's Domain Name Commission (DNC) wins in court against the US company DomainTools for "illegally scrapping personal information" of .nz ...


Represent Your Identity and New Ideas with .id Domain Name  TweakTown

JAKARTA, July 18, 2019 - Internet Domain Names are unique since no two parties can have the same domain name simultaneously. For an online business, ...


.cloud domains: a name that's made for fame  TechRadar

Global fame might not be the end goal for all of us, but when it comes to naming your company or product, and choosing your domain name, there's pressure to ...


Thoughts on domain price increases, two weeks later  Domain Name Wire

Here are my thoughts after processing ICANN's pricing decision for the past two weeks. Image of dollar sign and upwards arrow. It's been two weeks since ...


Indonesia’s '.id' domain to expand into international market - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Internet Domain Name Registry (Pandi) has decided to expand Indonesias representative internet domain, '.id, internationally, as it has been ...


EnCirca starts pre-registrations for blockchain domain names -  Enterprise Times

EnCirca is now accepting applications for Ethereum's .ETH domain names. The deadline for applications is August 10, 2019. Encirca believes it is the first ...


Cayenne Sex: Porsche tries to take down escort's website  Domain Name Wire

Car company was upset about escort's website that referred to Porsche's SUV. Picture of three chili pappers in red, green and yellow with the words "Cayenne.


Amazon Wins ‘.amazon’ Domain Name, Aggravating South American Region and Undermining Digital Commons  The Motley Fool

Who has the right to use an Amazon domain name? The people who live there or a company with the same name? ICANN has sold out the Brazilians.


June's top DNW stories  Domain Name Wire

Here's a look back at June in the domain name industry. Top 5 etched into a rubber stamp These were the top five stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ...


Know more about Domain Name Registrar Market Influencing Factors by Top Companies like Namecheap, Bluehost, HostGator, Hostinger, etc.  Rise Media

“The Domain Name Registrar Market report offers a detailed assessment of the comprehending key trends, market drivers, enabling technologies, ...


18 end user domain sales up to $55000  Domain Name Wire

Co has a strong week and an end-user buys a three-letter .com domain. Picture of a robot at a tradeshow with a virtual remote operator. Attend a real tradeshow ...


MMX settles .London deal, plans share buyback  Domain Name Wire

Company can finally put .London fiasco behind it. Picture of stock ticker board with words "earnings announcement" below it. MMX, aka Minds + Machines Group ...


Domain marketplaces should include these search functions  Domain Name Wire

These search parameters and features would improve domain discoverability. Graphic with the words Domain Search above a search box. A couple of ...


Eternal September with John Berryhill - DNW Podcast #244  Domain Name Wire

Domain investors keep doing stupid things. dnw-podcast Attorney John Berryhill has seen a lot in his years practicing domain name and trademark law. He sees ...


Appeals court affirms injunction against DomainTools  Domain Name Wire

DomainTools must take down .NZ Whois records while lawsuit proceeds. DomainTools logo. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in ...


US Gov gives Neustar 10-year extension on .Us domain  Domain Name Wire

Neustar wins contract to continue operating .Us through 2029. Image of flag of United States of America in background with words. The U.S. government has ...


C'mon domain marketplaces, let's make search better  Domain Name Wire

Another good search tool is gone, and I hope the domain marketplaces fill the void. Graphic with the words Domain Search above a search box. I've commented ...


Amazon wins '.amazon' domain name, aggravating South American region and undermining digital commons  Phys.Org

Amazon has a new means of dominating the market—one that threatens the economic interests of the people who call the original Amazon home. In May 2019 ...


End user domain sale bonanza!  Domain Name Wire

20 end user domain sales including three for $100k+. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user domain name sales. Sedo had a very strong week for ...


Top 10 Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Own Their Own Domain Name - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News  RealtyBizNews

Planning to build a real estate website? Find all the help you need with your domain search here. Learn why it is important to have your own domain name.


23 end user domain name sales  Domain Name Wire

United Technologies, a floriculture company and a business that buys cars for scrap bought domain names. graphic of briefcase full of money related to end user ...


You Can Now Uniquely Represent Your Online Identity and New Ideas with .id Internet Domain Name  TechStartups.com

Internet Domain Names are unique since no two parties can have the same domain name simultaneously. For an online business, Domain Names are more ...


Republicans nuke .GOP domain to take down fundraising rival  Domain Name Wire

The top level domain operator of your domain name can play God. Error page at Give.GOP, which has been taken down. You can no longer access Give.


Domain overseer lifts all price caps on .Org domain names  Domain Name Wire

ICANN ignores community input and agrees to lift price restrictions on .org domains. Circular shapes with .org in them and mouse pointers. Green, blue and pink.


Afilias to offer Registry Lock service  Domain Name Wire

28 more top level domains can be locked at the registry level. Picture of lock on bars with the words "Registry Lock" above it in black. Afilias is the latest domain ...


Don't Pitch Me a Domain Name via Snail Mail  DomainInvesting.com

I don't check my corporate mailbox regularly because I don't receive a lot of important physical mail. Just about everything I need comes to me via email.


What Modern Businesses Need to Know Regarding Geo Names and Jurisdiction in Domain Name Disputes  CircleID

As it stands, legal practitioners, registrants and brand owners are forced to navigate the online landscape in fairly low visibility. However, once you acknowledge ...


NameSilo tops 3 million domain names  Domain Name Wire

Registrar adds 50% more domains in just ten months. Graphic showing that NameSilo has topped 3 million domains under management. Domain name ...


PIR (.org) releases annual report, shows impact from new Afilias deal  Domain Name Wire

Margins are up thanks to renegotiated contract with Afilias. Chart showing Public Interest Registry bookings and operating income by year. Public Interest ...


Australian Broadcasting Corporation loses attempt to get ABC.net  Domain Name Wire

Australian public broadcaster loses attempt to get 24-year-old ABC.net domain name. Screenshot of ABC.net.au for Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Should Big Tech be the sole operator of the internet's domain name infrastructure? - AEI  American Enterprise Institute

View related *content*: Technology and Innovation, Telecommunications. Domain names exist so humans can remember the location of websites without needing ...


41000 .UK domains registered in first week  Domain Name Wire

41,000 .uk domains registered during massive drop of second level domains. Over 41,000 second level .uk domain names were registered last week, the first ...


Adobe is really annoyed by this Dominican man's "photo shop"  Domain Name Wire

Photoshop maker takes another stab at getting his domain names. It fails. Screenshot of PhotoshopCaribe.com, a domain name that Adobe says is ...


A Post-GDPR model for domain name investors  Domain Name Wire

A model that might make domain investing easier under GDPR. Graphic with the acronym GDPR for General Data Protection Regulation. A lot of processes ...


Grubhub has bought thousands of domain names to compete against its own customers  TechRadar

Online food delivery company Grubhub has purchased thousands of domain names that resemble those of businesses that are either already on its platform or ...


Cerebrum.com domain auction [Updated]  Domain Name Wire

High profile Uniregistry expired domain sale at Dynadot is nixed. Picture of clock with words "expired domains". Update: it appears that some snafus with ...


LNP Fails to Renew Domain Name, Could Be Used by Political Rival  Lexology

Just a few months out from Australia's Federal Elections the Liberal National Party's (LNP) Queensland arm has committed a spectacular political blunder by ...


BettingOdds.com and HorseRacing.net lead end user domain sales  Domain Name Wire

A honey distributor, a nutritional supplement brand and a Cannabis product company bought domain names this past week. graphic of briefcase full of money ...


.NZ domain manager sues Whois API  Domain Name Wire

Company goes after another Whois record seller. Logo for Whois XML API Domain Name Commission (DNC), which manages New Zealand's .nz country code ...


How to avoid an SEO nightmare when changing domain names  TechRadar

Changing domain name can be stressful and create a host of problems. Here's what we did to minimize both.


Michael Jackson estate gets KingOfPop.com domain name  Domain Name Wire

Estate owns domain name two years after entering into a settlement agreement with popcorn seller. Screenshot of KingOfPop.com from 2016. It now forwards to ...


Farrer & Co law firm loses cybersquatting dispute  Domain Name Wire

Company tries to get matching .com that receives misdirected email. Screen grab of Farrer & Co website and web address Farrer.co.uk. Not .com, and that's ...


US court keeps .NZ domain owners' data private  Computerworld New Zealand

A US Appeals Court has upheld an earlier US court decision preventing US company DomainTools from publishing the details of .NZ domain name owners.


Tucows signs deal with Verizon, lowers 2019 guidance  Domain Name Wire

Company takes big step to clean up wireless carrier problems. Verizon Wireless logo Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has signed a new mobile *service* deal with ...


NamesCon sales top Web.com's June domain name sales  Domain Name Wire

Web.com releases sales data from the past month. Image that says Top Domain Sales with NameJet and SnapNames logos. Web.com released its monthly ...


What's a domain name and how to choose one for your website  Dignited

here's how to choose the right domain name for hosting a website.


A strong month for .Com  Domain Name Wire

A strong month for .com. Image of man running up column chart with words "Top 10 Registrars". ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign ...


Stolen domain lawsuit now officially a clusterf*ck  Domain Name Wire

Another party shows up to continue lawsuit over allegedly stolen domains. Picture of a kid making a mess with spaghetti. An apt representation of this lawsuit.


240 .UK Domain Names Sold via Sedo Auction  DomainInvesting.com

Sedo hosted a .UK domain name auction that concluded earlier today. 240 .UK domain names were sold via auction. The total sales value of the auctions was ...


Addicting.com domain lawsuit settled  Domain Name Wire

Addicting.com owner keeps domain and pays token amount to Addicting Games. Picture of judge's gavel. A lawsuit over the use of Addicting.com has been ...


Afilias acquires .Global top level domain name  Domain Name Wire

Afilias adds another top level domain to its portfolio. .Global logo top level domain. Domain name registry Afilias is acquiring the .Global top level domain, the ...


BrandBucket acquires competitor Brandroot  Domain Name Wire

Large brandable domain marketplace swallows another. Picture of domains at BrandBucket. BrandBucket, which specializes in brandable domain names, has ...


"Libra" top trending keyword in .com  Domain Name Wire

Verisign confirms that people are registering Libra domains like crazy. Picture of mobile phone with Facebook Libra cryptocurrency logo and representations of ...


BettingOdds.com domain sells for £390000  Domain Name Wire

Company pays nearly $500k for betting domain name that was once an active site. Picture of soccer game on TV in background with person holding betting slip ...


Favoring expired domains over other domain auctions  Domain Name Wire

Many domain investors will pay more for expired domains than ones owned by other investors. Picture of expired parking meter. Over the past few days, there's ...


Google: Both Old Or New Domains Do Not Benefit You In Google  Search Engine Roundtable

Google's John Mueller had to come on Twitter and once again dispel the myth that the age of a domain name does not matter in terms of Google's ranking ...


CentralNic raises €50 million in bond issue  Domain Name Wire

Company raises debt to pay for acquisition. CentralNic logo. Domain name company CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) has successfully raised €50 in a bond issue.


DAN.com - DNW Podcast #243  Domain Name Wire

How DAN.com is using blockchain for the future of domain name transactions. dnw-podcast This week I talk with Reza Sardeha, co-founder of DAN.com ...


The web is English, but ccTLDs aren't  Domain Name Wire

New report quantifies the use of local languages on country code domain names. Chart showing us of local languages vs. English in country code domain ...


Mailchimp has challenges with non-ASCII characters  Domain Name Wire

Mailchimp supports IDNs in domain names, but not the username portion of email addresses. Graphic indicating universal acceptance of non-ASCII characters ...


Patent trademark – Internet domain name – Trademark protection  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Where a plaintiff filed a complaint alleging infringement of its trademark, the complaint was correctly dismissed, as the plaintiff's Internet domain name ...


The Guggenheim, the Louvre, the Pompidou Center and now ArtMarket all Possess a ".art" Generic Top-level Domain (gTLD)  Yahoo Finance

PARIS, July 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- thierry Ehrmann: "We are also very pleased to inform shareholders and investors that we now possess artmarket.art, ...


Adam Strong, Voice.com - DNW Podcast #241  Domain Name Wire

Analyzing the $30 million deal + thoughts on one-word .com domains. dnw-podcast It's a record-breaker: Voice.com sold for $30 million cash! On today's show ...


Domain Name System Tools Market Overview with Detailed Analysis, Competitive lan  News By ReportsGO

The ' Domain Name System Tools market' research report added by Market Study Report, LLC, is an in-depth analysis of the latest trends persuading the ...


France appeals immunity decision in France.com case  Domain Name Wire

Judge argued that sovereign immunity required discovery first. Screenshot of France.com before it was taken over by the French Republic. Someday, Jean-Noël ...


The beginning? Google to kill apps in favor of mobile web  Domain Name Wire

Company is killing its Adsense iOS and Android apps. Picture of iPhone screen with app icons with words "Who needs Apps?" Is it really necessary to have ...


CentralNic to acquire Hexonet for €10.0 million  Domain Name Wire

Domain company continues to consolidate the domain industry. logo for domain name registrar Hexonet *Fresh* off a bond issue of €50 million, domain name ...


Do You Work for an ISP, a Blog Hosting Company, a Domain Name Registrar, or the Like?  Reason

If so, I have a quick question I was hoping I might run by you. (Your answer might well be,


short seller Archives  Domain Name Wire

A short seller publishes critical analysis of Tucows. Yesterday, a short seller posted a critical analysis of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX). Shares in the company ...


Regulatory Capture at ICANN  Domain Name Wire

This looks really bad. Image of hand holding money and words "regulatory capture". Kevin Ohashi of Review Signal has penned a significant analysis of ...


Snapnames to Run .UK Domain Name Auctions  DomainInvesting.com

SnapNames will be running auctions for people to purchase .UK domain names that were not secured by matching .CO.UK owners.


This ad sends people to Google instead of the advertiser's website  Domain Name Wire

Baillie Gifford makes a risky bet. Magazine ad for Baillie Gifford Investment Managers from The Economist, with call-to-. An ad in The Economist asks people to ...


Brussels changes its mind AGAIN on .EU domains: Euro citizens in post-Brexit Britain can keep them after all  The Register

The European Commission has, yet again, changed its position on who can have a .eu domain after Brexit. In what we believe is the fourth such dictat ...


US court upholds NZ Domain Name Commission case over privacy  iTWire

A court in the US has blocked the digital intelligence-gathering outfit DomainTools from scraping information about New Zealand domain name owners fro...


Top agents 'fail to exercise the right to acquire valuable domain names'  Property Industry Eye

A number of estate agency businesses have failed to buy their .uk domain names – which have gone on to be bought by others in the last week or so, it has ...


Jury overturns horrible cybersquatting decision for IMI.com  Domain Name Wire

A jury ruled that the owner of IMI.com was not cybersquatting on IMI.com. Picture of a jury illustration with word "jury verdict". A jury has determined (pdf) that ...


Brian Norgard: Premium Domain Names are "Internet beachfront property"  DomainInvesting.com

Brian Norgard is a tech leader who is perhaps most well-known for his role as Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Tinder. In fact, TechCrunch published an article ...


AllMyLinks buys Links.com for €700000  Domain Name Wire

Company upgrades domain with big purchase. The word "Sold" in big letters in quote on red background. AllMyLinks, a *service* that helps followers find all of ...


Time Limit to File Domain Name Disputes over .cn Domain Names Extended to 3 Years as of June 18, 2019  Lexology

CNNIC ccTLD Dispute Resolution Policy (CNDRP) was revised on June 18, 2019. According to the newly revised Article 2 “the Dispute Resolution *Service*…


Overspray company Overreaches in cybersquatting dispute  Domain Name Wire

Company tries to get control of competitor's domain but is nailed for reverse domain name hijacking instead. Photo of car with overspray paint. An overspray ...


Minds + Machines set to launch adult domain name trademark protection service  Proactive Investors UK

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LON:MMX) - The new *service* will allow trademark holders to affordably block both exact match terms across all four of MMX's ...


NamesCon wraps European event, sets locations for next 3  Domain Name Wire

European event attracts a worldwide crowd to Portugal. Group photo of attendees at NamesCon Europe 2019. Attendees at NamesCon Europe in Portugal this ...


MMX Launches Adult Domain Name Trademark Protection Service  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - PRLog) LONDON - July 15, 2019 -PRLog-- MMX, the innovation-led Domain Registry Company, is pleased to announce its new *service* for ...


Ukraine Adopts UA-DRP, Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy Similar to UDRP  Lexology

Following negotiations with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the application of the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy ...


Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them  Network World

The Domain Name System remains under constant attack, and there seems to be no end in sight as threats grow increasingly sophisticated. DNS, known as the ...


Zimbabwe to review Domain Name System framework  ITWeb Africa

Zimbabwe is to review its Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure uniformity of policies and procedures for subdomains, simplify registration and prop up uptake ...


Infographic: Nominet Shares .UK Release Data  DomainInvesting.com

Yesterday, I wrote about the results from Sedo's .Uk domain name auction in which 240 domain names were sold at a value of approximately $95,000 USD.


You're going to pay more for .org and .info domains following ICANN's lifting of price caps  TechRepublic

Despite near-universal condemnation of the proposed lifting of price caps during a public comment period, ICANN will allow the operators of .org and .info to ...


European Commission rules that UK dwelling EU citizens can still hold .eu domains after Brexit  BetaNews

What Brexit really means for the UK -- whenever it may end up happening -- still remains to be seen. But a new ruling by the European Commission means that ...


Amazon wins '.amazon' domain name  Delano.lu

Amazon has a new means of dominating the market – one that threatens the economic interests of the people who call the original Amazon home, says Tara ...


The Question of Fairness in UDRP Decision-Making  CircleID

In disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), parties should be able to rely on Panels delivering predictable, consistent, and ...


China's national domain name ".cn" reaches 21.24 mln - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The number of China's top-level domain name ".cn." stood at 21.24 million by the end of 2018, according to an official with the China ...


Libra Domain Names? John Berryhill Offers Some Insight  DomainInvesting.com

Buying or selling Libra domain names because of the Facebook cryptocurrency? IP attorney John Berryhill shares some insight.


Words and Descriptive Phrases as Trademarks Registered as Domain Names  CircleID

In a trademark context, who owns or controls, or would prevent others, from using words and phrases commonly available to speakers in a language community, ...


Political Parties Need Wake up to Reality That the Election Hustings Are All Online  Lexology

With Australia going to the polls on May 18, Brisbane intellectual property and cyber security lawyer Nicole Murdoch is challenging the political parties to fully ...


The difference between a website and a domain name  Dignited

It might seem obvious to more experienced geeky readers, but for the rest of us, it's actually not. Randomly ask around what “www” on website urls means and a ...


Remember the Nominet £100m dot-uk windfall it claims doesn't exist? Well, it's already begun  The Register

Analysis For a £100m windfall that apparently doesn't exist, the release of millions of valuable .uk domain names is stirring a lot of activity in the UK's internet ...


Here's what's important for a website launch  Techaeris

If you are ready to develop your e-business and want to launch a website, then you might need to understand the main factors of site creation.


Debunked: Why Do People Still Believe “Domain Name Age” Matters for SEO?  StrategicRevenue.com

PALM BEACH – I stumbled on a post today about "domain age" and SEO and how it is a long debunked "myth" that domain name age matters when it comes to ...


Round Two of New gTLDs: No Crap  CircleID

So you're still lost, wondering where to start and what to do to submit your application in the next round of new top-level domain application? Well, you can ...