Some — but not all — major sites protect their brands in .sx. The general availability phase for .sx , a country code domain name for Sint Maarten, begins today. Already a number of large web sites have protected themselves by defensively registering equivalent .sx domain names — a domain that looks awfully close to .sex
London top level domain conference moved due to program delays.
As the opportunity to acquire new generic top-level domains nears its end, it has been suggested Google could be preparing to introduce .Google, .YouTube and potentially even personalized Google+ domains early next year.
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 week.
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.
Latona launches a new site to find web designers to build out premium domain names.
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.
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 at an inherent conflict of interest. The key example is former ICANN Chairman of the Board Peter Dengate Thrush
Long time domain industry exec steps down. Sedo has just confirmed a rumor that started peculating recently: CEO Jeremiah Johnston is leaving the company. Johnston will remain General Counsel to the company as he opens his own private practice
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 took a deeper look into its marketing. The emails come from “Alexander”, who’s informing me that a domain name similar to one I own (actually, the domain is one I just let expire myself) will be auctioned off soon.
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 allowed new car buyers the opportunity to return their car and walk away from the loan in the event of a certain life event such as a job loss. It was offered during the depths of the recession when people were scared to buy cars because they might lose their job
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
Government action and lawsuits could slow down new TLD rollout. So ICANN has approved the new top level domain name program and set out the timeline. Full steam ahead? There are two possible forces that could slow this down.
Government action and lawsuits could slow down new TLD rollout. So ICANN has approved the new top level domain name program and set out the timeline. Full steam ahead? There are two possible forces that could slow this down. One would be some sort of government action
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
Raytheon Company will offer attendees of the 2010 Farnborough International Air Show the opportunity to test-drive some of the company’s latest technologies and learn about its innovative products and programs, spanning the domains of Air, Land, Sea, Space and Cyber.
[ 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.
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 Greg Bier. Adam will be a contributing writer and interviewer as well as helping expand the MO.com content to include video and chat features. “This opportunity gives me a chance to write about another topic that I’m very passionate about.