Yep, .Jobs Dispute is Now Going to Cost YOU Money

Employ Media files for arbitration. On Tuesday I surmised that the .jobs dispute between Employ Media and ICANN was about to cost you — the domain name owners that pay hefty fees to ICANN — a lot of money. Indeed, it appears the lawyers’...

Want to Bid on Sex.com? Deposit $1 Million.

If an auction occurs, expect to put your money where your mouth is. We might never see an auction for Sex.com. But if we do, expect to put up a significant deposit if you wish to bid. Court documents show that the bankruptcy sales...

After 3,000 Emails, No Consensus on Registry-Registrar Separation

Still no general consensus on registry-registrar separation for new TLDs. With names such as RACK+, “Free Trade”, and CAM3, you can be excused for confusing proposals for registry-registrar separation on new TLDs with exotic subprime mortgage bonds or off-balance sheet Enron subsidiaries...

Fannie Mae Spends $50,000 to Buy Domain Name

Fannie Mae dips into pockets to buy KnowYourOptions.com. Mortgage backer Fannie Mae has spent $50,000 (of basically your money) to buy the domain name KnowYourOptions.com. The site will no doubt explain your options if you find yourself behind on your mortgage. The deal tied...

Beach.org for $95,000? Maybe Next Year.

Company acquires Beach.org, but it’s more like a lease with option to buy. Publicly traded Generation Zero Group, Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement for the Beach.org domain name for $95,000 . ...

Rosenblatt: We Love eNom for the Data

eNom brings in revenue — but also important data — for Demand Media. Yesterday Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt discussed his business at the All Things D conference. When describing the business, he noted that their are essentially two sides: domains and content...

Rosenblatt: We Love eNom for the Data

eNom brings in revenue — but also important data — for Demand Media. Yesterday Demand Media CEO Richard Rosenblatt discussed his business at the All Things D conference. When describing the business, he noted that their are essentially two sides: domains and content. ...

Warning: This NPR Story About Domain Names Might Enrage You

Story labels domainers cybersquatters, and then some. Don’t click through to this NPR Marketplace story if you’re agitated today. It will only flip you off the edge. In a story today titled “Biz model for domain names to change”, things don’t start off well:...

My 12 Picks for Thursday’s DOMAINfest Auction

Here are a dozen domains worth watching at Thursday’s domain auction. DomainSponsor ’s first DOMAINfest Power Networking day is this Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. The day concludes with a live domain name auction featuring 120 domain names. Several of the domains in the auction...

Inside Oversee.net v. Howard Nelson Brady, Jr.

Lawsuit sheds more light on bidding scandal. Earlier today Snapnames and parent company Oversee.net filed a lawsuit against former employee Howard Nelson Brady, Jr. for his alleged scheme of shill bidding and embezzlement. ...

Weekly Sedo Sales Chart Lead by MathsGames.com for $55,000 USD

This week’s Sedo sales chart is lead by the sale of MathsGames.com, which sold for 36238 British Pound, which is approximately $55,000 USD. Other sales of note are: sayso.com for $15,000 USD pornroulette.com for $11,251 USD evangelist.com for $11,000 USD hcd.com for $10,100 inshallah.com...

GeoDomain Expo: Live Domain Name Auction Features Raleigh.com

The 2010 GeoDomain Expo will be hosted in New Orleans beginning April 28th on through April 30th . The conference will feature talks on local web business, development, branding, marketing and more . Hotels.com co-founder David Litman will be delivering the keynote speech. ...