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1st Week of the 2013 Domain Sales Season Finds 3 DNS Transactions at Top of the Chart

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1st Week of the 2013 Domain Sales Season Finds 3 DNS Transactions at Top of the Chart

By |January 9th, 2013|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off on 1st Week of the 2013 Domain Sales Season Finds 3 DNS Transactions at Top of the Chart

Chinese web crime site cleans up

A Chinese web-hosting firm that was a favourite among cyber-conmen has pledged to clean up its act.

By |October 5th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Chinese web crime site cleans up

Chinese 'cybersquatters' may spark domain wars

A US-based legal firm expects legal conflicts over Internet domains to spike this year, partly due to Chinese "cybersquatters," a tech site reported this week.

By |September 8th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Chinese 'cybersquatters' may spark domain wars

Chinese cybersquatters fuel rise in domain disputes

Legal conflicts over the ownership of Internet domains could hit a record this year with Chinese cybersquatters a major factor behind the spike, legal information firm Sweet & Maxwell has reported.

By |August 28th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Chinese cybersquatters fuel rise in domain disputes

Companies in the News: Oversee.net, Thought Convergence, Afternic & Dnbiz

Today in the Lowdown at DNJournal.com: Oversee.net adds a key new member to their management team, Thought Convergence reaches a major milestone and the AfternicDLS expands further into Asia by adding leading Chinese registrar Dnbiz to their domain sales network.

By |July 17th, 2012|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Companies in the News: Oversee.net, Thought Convergence, Afternic & Dnbiz

Afternic Expands Further into Asian Domain Market with Dnbiz Partnership

Afternic, the world’s leading premium domain marketplace, announced today that Chinese registrar Dnbiz will join the Afternic network as a Premium Reseller. Dnbiz will now list Aft

By |July 17th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Afternic Expands Further into Asian Domain Market with Dnbiz Partnership

Microsoft secures rights to Xbox 8 domains

Microsoft has secured the rights to Xbox 8 domains.

By |July 3rd, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Microsoft secures rights to Xbox 8 domains

SnapNames strikes deals with two Chinese domain marketplaces

Deals with Dnbiz and NameRich give company access to Chinese domain buyers and sellers.

By |June 28th, 2012|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off on SnapNames strikes deals with two Chinese domain marketplaces

Ban on Individuals Buying China's '.CN' Domains to be Lifted Tomorrow?

CNNIC , China ’s administrative agency for internet affairs, is expected to announce tomorrow that ‘.cn’ and other Chinese-language domain endings will be made available to individuals to purchase.

By |May 28th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Ban on Individuals Buying China's '.CN' Domains to be Lifted Tomorrow?

VeriSign is backend for 220 new TLD applicants and applies for 14 itself

VeriSign releases numbers related to its new TLD plans. VeriSign released earnings today along with numbers related to its new top level domain aspirations. The company said it applied for 14 new top level domain names including 12 transliterations of .com and .net.

By |April 26th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on VeriSign is backend for 220 new TLD applicants and applies for 14 itself

ESQwire wins a UDRP that you should read

Decision includes a lot of good defenses if you’re hit by a UDRP. If you’re looking for ways to defend a domain name that is hit with a UDRP, there’s a good laundry list of rebuttals in a recent dispute handled by domain law firm ESQwire.com . The case was brought by Sweden’s Rusta AB over the domain name Rusta.com.

By |February 16th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on ESQwire wins a UDRP that you should read

VeriSign plans to apply for about 12 new top level domain names

Company will apply for about a dozen TLDs, mostly transliterations of .com. VeriSign plans to apply for “about 12″ top level domain names this year, Pat Kane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign Naming Services, said on VeriSign’s investor conference call this evening. Most of these will be transliterations of .com.

By |January 27th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on VeriSign plans to apply for about 12 new top level domain names

Google Gets Baidu Domain Name

GoogleBaidu.com: no merger, just an interesting domain dispute.

By |October 28th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Google Gets Baidu Domain Name

Are Fewer People “Playing Around” With Domains?

Number of people part-timing with domain names seems to have fallen. Many sectors of the domainer industry have experienced a steep fall since about 2007. Has the number of people dabbling in domain names also dropped? I suspect so. Over the past year or two I’ve noticed a drop in the number of hangers on.

By |September 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Are Fewer People “Playing Around” With Domains?

Landrush for .Asia IDN Begins Today

Around 10,000 .Asia IDNs already asked for at Close of SunriseHong Kong (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Following the successful completion of Sunrise, DotAsia today announced the opening of Landrush (http://idn.asia) for Chinese, Japanese and Korean ".Asia" Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) starting August 2, closing October 11, 2011.During the Sunrise and Pioneer Domains ...

By |August 4th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Landrush for .Asia IDN Begins Today

VeriSign’s Pat Kane Discusses New TLDs and IDNs

With new TLDs approved, VeriSign gets ready to move forward. Domain name registries are getting down to business now that ICANN has finally approved the new top level domain name program. I recently caught up with Pat Kane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Verisign Naming Services, to discuss what this means for .com and the domain name industry in general.

By |July 7th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on VeriSign’s Pat Kane Discusses New TLDs and IDNs

US Laws Remain Set to Govern Upcoming Multilingual Internet via New gTLDs

U.S. laws remain set to govern the coming multilingual internet through ICANN's new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) yet the ramifications of this fact if you are Chinese, Arab, Indian, Russian or other are huge as ICANN published its 7th Applicant Guidebook in preparation for its board consideration on June 20th during the Singapore meeting.

By |June 12th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on US Laws Remain Set to Govern Upcoming Multilingual Internet via New gTLDs

Priority Sunrise Registration of Chinese, Japanese and Korean ‘.Asia’ Domain Names Begins Worldwide

HONG KONG, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- DotAsia today launches Sunrise for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) registrations ( http://www.idn.asia ) and announces the opening of the IDN Pioneer Domains Program ( http://www.think.asia ). The Pioneer Domains Program is open for any interested applicants to ...

By |May 11th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments