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When the search bar goes away – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 21, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
The anticipatory web will change how people access and use the World Wide Web. I’ve been warning for a while that the greatest threat to domain names is new technology that requires less searching and browsing. Owners of premium domains […]
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Brazil company guilty of reverse domain name hijacking – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 21, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Company went after the .com version of its country code domain name. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found a company in Brazil guilty of reverse domain name hijacking despite the owner of the domain name not responding to […]
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Lawsuit claims Verisign shouldn’t have transferred domain name – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 21, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Suit alleges that domain name wasn’t owned by defendants named in class action. Bitseller, a company in Cyprus, says that Verisign shouldn’t have transferred the domain name Radaris.com as requested by a court and is asking (pdf) for at least […]
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Scratch.org owner defends domain name in court – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 21, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Ravi Lahoti says he has owned the domain since 1998. An updated website at Scratch.org notes that it was registered in 1998 and includes the dictionary definition of the word. Earlier this year Scratch Foundation, a non-profit that started at […]
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Honeywell calls it quits on new top level domain name – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 21, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Company tells domain name overseer that it doesn’t want .Honeywell anymore. American conglomerate Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has decided it doesn’t want to run its own top level domain name after all. The company informed (pdf) ICANN last month that it […]
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16 end user domain name sales up to $25k – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 20, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
A Black Friday site, a gaming company and an apartment community bought domain names last week. Sedo had a variety of end user domain name sales this past week, including a rare appearance by .travel. As usual, it was an […]
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AppDetex raises $10 million in Series B – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 20, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Company that fights domain registrars over access to Whois data pockets $10 million. Brand protection company AppDetex has raised $10 million in a round led by First Analysis. It has raised $17.5 million to date; a prior round was led […]
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More cybersquatting cases but fewer domains at WIPO in 2018 – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 19, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Filings up but number of domains down at largest UDRP organization. WIPO heard 3,447 cybersquatting cases covering 5,655 domains in 2018. Chart courtesy WIPO. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has issued its annual release about how many cybersquatting cases it […]
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The problem with price hikes on legacy TLDs – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 19, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
It should not be a goal to align legacy TLD policies with new TLD policies. ICANN dropped a bombshell yesterday: it’s planning to remove all price controls on .org and .info domain names. The organization justified this move by saying: […]
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Tucows acquires Ascio as consolidation continues – Domain Name Wire

Author: admin March 19, 2019 In Domain Name News Comments (0)
Tucows acquires another reseller registrar. Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) has acquired reseller registrar Ascio Technologies from CSC for $29.44 million. Ascio has 1.8 million domains under management and 500 active resellers. Compared to Enom, which Tucows acquired two years ago, Ascio […]
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