ANA proposes “Do Not Sell” list to ICANN

ANA asks for top level block list or it may proceed with legal action. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has proposed that ICANN adopt a “Do Not Sell” list for the new top level domain name application period that opens up later this...

Schools Buy .xxx Domains In Trademark Panic

bs0d3 writes "Schools nationwide, including The University of Missouri and Washington University, are snapping up .xxx domain names to avoid people making porn sites with their names in the url. ...

.XXX Domain Nets $13 Million from Sunrise

A big haul for .xxx domain names. ICM Registry, backer of the new .xxx top level domain name, has pulled in about $13 million from its trademark/existing domain sunrise period. ...

ICANN’s Peter Dengate Thrush Problem

Conflict of interest, whether real or imagined, looks bad for ICANN as it faces fresh criticism over its new TLD plans. ICANN has a problem. As criticism mounts against its approval of the new top level domain name program, some groups are pointing fingers...

Alexander from Intrust Domains Sure Does Get Around

Expired domain emails sure are fishy. I hadn’t paid much attention to Intrust Domains until Epik announced last week that it had acquired the company. But it just so happens that I’ve been bombarded by email from Intrust over the past week, so I...

Marchex Wins UDRP for Walkaway.com

Panel points out the perils of descriptive marks. Marchex has successfully defended a UDRP case brought against its domain name Walkaway.com with the help of domain name attorney John Berryhill. Complainant Walkaway Canada Incorporated is the company behind the Hyundai Assurance program. The program...

Marchex Wins UDRP for Walkaway.com

Panel points out the perils of descriptive marks. Marchex has successfully defended a UDRP case brought against its domain name Walkaway.com with the help of domain name attorney John Berryhill...

Cloud.com Floats Higher with Good Domain Name

Cloud computing company gets more marketing punch with good domain name. Cloud.com VP of Business Development Shannon Williams admits that he wasn’t a huge believer in the power of a generic domain name for marketing...

Local.com Gives Octane360 More Octane

[ Editor's note: Last Friday I interviewed Local.com CEO Heath Clarke and Senior VP of Corporate Development Peter Hutto about their company's acquisition of Octane360. ...

DNN Founder Adam Strong Joins Growing Partnership at MO.com

Entrepreneur and domain investor Brian Null has announced the addition of another partner to his growing entrepreneur focused site MO.com (short for Modus Operandi). DNN’s own Adam Strong will join the team of partners which includes entrepreneurs Johns Wu, Richard Banfield, JC Homes and...