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Google and Yahoo among brands using protection with .sx domain names

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

By |November 15th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Google and Yahoo among brands using protection with .sx domain names

.Nxt conference rescheduled for August

London top level domain conference moved due to program delays.

By |June 27th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on .Nxt conference rescheduled for August

We could be visiting search.google or watch.youtube domains next year if Google’s plans go ahead

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.

By |April 11th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on We could be visiting search.google or watch.youtube domains next year if Google’s plans go ahead

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 week.

By |January 9th, 2012|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on ANA proposes “Do Not Sell” list to ICANN

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.

By |November 14th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Schools Buy .xxx Domains In Trademark Panic

Rick Latona Launches “Last Piece of the Domain Development Puzzle”

Latona launches a new site to find web designers to build out premium domain names.

By |November 1st, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Rick Latona Launches “Last Piece of the Domain Development Puzzle”

.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.

By |November 1st, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on .XXX Domain Nets $13 Million from Sunrise

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 at an inherent conflict of interest. The key example is former ICANN Chairman of the Board Peter Dengate Thrush

By |August 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on ICANN’s Peter Dengate Thrush Problem

Sedo’s Jeremiah Johnston Steps Down, Will Open Private Practice

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

By |August 9th, 2011|Domain Sales, Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Sedo’s Jeremiah Johnston Steps Down, Will Open Private Practice

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 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.

By |July 20th, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Alexander from Intrust Domains Sure Does Get Around

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 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

By |June 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Marchex Wins UDRP for Walkaway.com

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

By |June 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Marchex Wins UDRP for Walkaway.com

Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline

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.

By |June 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline

Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline

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

By |June 22nd, 2011|Recent Domain News|Comments Off on Two Things that Could Derail the New Top Level Domain Timeline

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

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

Raytheon Exhibit Pavilion at Farnborough Air Show to Feature Interactive Experiences Spanning ‘Innovation In All …

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.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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