.Green gets edge on .eco in new TLD priority draw

.Green draws are better overall, but that doesn’t mean it will come to market first. When ICANN planned “digital archery” to determine the order in which it would review top level domain applications, there was a benefit to applying for a domain other people were applying for: all applications would be moved up in the queue to the top spot in the contention set. You could say the opposite for the prioritization draw that happened yesterday

By |December 18th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Oakley finds that UDRP is not a surefire way to take down a counterfeit web site

If a domain name says the goods are fake, that’s not confusingly similar. On the face of it, it might seem appealing for a trademark owner to use UDRP to take down a web site selling counterfeit goods

By |August 23rd, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

20 end user domain sales from the past week

Fox Broadcasting Company among end user buyers this past week. Here’s Domain Name Wire’s weekly wrap of end user domain name purchases from Afternic and Sedo.

By |July 26th, 2012|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Early .Green backer fights three other applicants for domain name

The green domain space gets crowded. Competition to run the top level domain .green is heating up (and heating up is not a word revered by the green community). Four companies have submitted applications to ICANN to run the domain name: DotGreen Community, Inc., Demand Media, Top Level Domain Holdings, and Afilias

By |June 20th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

New TLD Battle: .Eco vs. .Green

TLDH hedges its bets with .green bid. On May 7 I tweeted: The answer is “yes”.

By |June 1st, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Group Wants to Commercialize .NA But Is Getting Ahead of Itself

Premature press release discusses re-launch of .na. Could the African country of Namibia be the next to capitalize on a commercialized TLD, a la .tv or .co? A consortium within the country would like to, but it may be getting ahead of itself.

By |September 26th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off

Tucows Handicaps the Chances of New TLDs Kicking Off In Singapore

Will the new TLD application process finally get approved next month? For a while it looked assured that the new top level domain name applicant guidebook would get the green light at ICANN’s meeting in Singapore this June. But then Lawrence Strickling, head of the NTIA, said he didn’t think this was possible unless ICANN got on board with government demands. So what does Tucows CEO Elliot Noss think the chances are

By |May 12th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Job Boards Launch Another Attack on .Jobs Registry

Monster, CareerBuilder, and others write open letter to ICANN. The .Jobs Charter Compliance Coalition, whose membership consists of online job boards, has sent an “open letter” to ICANN regarding Employ Media’s request for arbitration over .jobs.

By |May 12th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

22 Pre-Release Domains to Backorder Now

Some domain names to add to your backorder list. It’s been a while since I’ve published a list of dropping domain names I think are worth backordering.

By |April 20th, 2011|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Are Niche Domain Stores The Wave of the Future?

New topical online domain stores try a different tact to sell domain names. Most online domain name marketplaces are generic in nature, letting customers search or navigate to the category of their choosing. Does it make sense to have online marketplaces specific to a particular category, too?

By |August 10th, 2010|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|0 Comments Auction Finally Goes Ahead

The on-again/off-again sale of the domain name has been given the green light with creditors reaching an agreement to put one of the most valuable domain names up for sale.

By |May 23rd, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments Auction Finally Goes Ahead

The on-again/off-again sale of the domain name has been given the green light with creditors reaching an agreement to put one of the most valuable domain names up for sale.

By |May 23rd, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

20 Great Expiring Domain Names To Backorder Now

Take a look at these 20 pre-release domain names. I don’t usually share expired domain name tips on Domain Name Wire

By |May 13th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

ICANN Delays .XXX (Again)

.XXX decision pushed until next ICANN meeting. Should we really be so surprised? ICANN’s board has decided not to act on the independent review of its decision to deny ICM Registry the .xxx top level domain name. Until further comment. Insert joke about delayed sexual gratification here.

By |March 12th, 2010|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Google Makes it Easier to Tell Where Results Originate From (WebProNews)

Google has begun including geographical region information on some search results. The information is used when supplied by webmasters, and appears in the green address line on the results that include it. "Country-code top-level domains (or ccTLDs) can provide people with a quick and valuable clue about the location of a website—for example, ".fr" for France or "" for Japan," explains ...

By |December 2nd, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments

Green Day Wants Domain Name

Green Day show heads to Broadway; rock group wants domain name. Alternative rock band Green Day has filed for arbitration to get the domain name

By |November 24th, 2009|Recent Domain News|0 Comments