Icann news

  • 17Naela Sarras Appointed ICANN Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement in North America
    LOS ANGELES – 17 September 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that Naela Sarras has been appointed Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, North America. She is based in Los Angeles and reports t …
  • 15ICANN69 Prep Week Schedule Now Available
    LOS ANGELES – 15 September 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN69 Prep Week schedule. These 12 webinars are intended to help prepare the community for the ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Mee …
  • 17Naela Sarras Appointed ICANN Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement in North America
    LOS ANGELES – 17 September 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that Naela Sarras has been appointed Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, North America. She is based in Los Angeles and reports t …
  • 15ICANN69 Prep Week Schedule Now Available
    LOS ANGELES – 15 September 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN69 Prep Week schedule. These 12 webinars are intended to help prepare the community for the ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Mee …

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Domain Wire

  • 18Saudi Aramco tries to take dead man’s domain name
    Company tries to use UDRP to take domain registered in 1997 by now-deceased man. One of the world’s most valuable companies just plumbed new depths in cybersquatting disputes. Saudi Aramco, the $133 billion Saudi Arabian oil company, filed trademarks …
  • 18Is an app really necessary?
    Another company shuts down its app to focus on the mobile web. “We’ve got have an app!” – businesses everywhere But do they, really? Or is an app just a lazy way of making a mobile-friendly website? I was reminded of this earlier this week when Trans …

The Domains

  • 18AMA at Namepros reveals $500,000 sale
    Over at Namepros today Lambo.com posted an AMA and revealed that he sold the domain name Coinex.com for $500,000. Great sale on Lambo.com’s part, it looks like Media Options was involved too. The post AMA at Namepros reveals $500,000 sale appeared fi …
  • 17Buyer was begging for a UDRP and got one
    On May 18 I wrote about BarclaysBank.com being sold for $3,003 on NameJet. The domain was registered in 1999 and owned by Roy Edward Messer the man who sold Vodka.com for $3 million in 2006. In the comments Roy said: roy e messer says May 18, 2020 at …

Online Domain

  • 18ICA released a domain name purchase agreement
    The ICA worked with many domain name attorneys to develop an annotated domain name purchase agreement. “Our goal is to educate domain investors and to benefit the industry as a whole by providing this sample agreement.  It is robust and incorporates …
  • 17Bodis suspends zeroclick ad partner
    Matt Wegrzyn, Founder & CEO of Bodis, announced that Bodis has suspended the partnership with one of their zeroclick ad partners. Here is the complete announcement: “Demonstrating our commitment to improving the quality of advertising in the doma …

Domain Shane

  • 18AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
    A look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the domain auction list posted on September 17, 2020. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) …
  • 18Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 18th, 2020
    I listed to the Dax Shepard podcast (Armchair Expert) with Tom Brady and it was one of the better podcast listened to this month. I am certainly no Tom Brady. Not in looks, skills, finances. Nothing. But we approach life and sport exactly the same wa …

Domaining

  • 18Check Out This Micco Ad in Miami
     DomainInvesting.com: Two of my favorite things are domain names and the Boston Red Sox (with the exception of this terrible, horrible season). My wife and I have a Red Sox season ticket package, and we get to Fenway Park as often as possible. I was …
  • 18The #Torrent Man : Winner of PirateBay.org auction using it to fund movie!
     DomainGang.com: The winner of the domain auction for PirateBay.org essentially spent $50,000 dollars to fund “The Torrent Man” movie. Using a notorious domain of a peer to peer repository as the seed for a crowdsourced project breaks new grounds, an …

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Domain Name Industry News

  • 8Radix Reports Premium Sales Increase
    Radix registry have reported close to $2 million in revenue from premium domain names in the first half of 2020. That’s an increase of 19% on the second half of 2019. While renewals contribute to the overall revenue reported new registrations made up …
  • 24Verisign Registrar Events Go Virtual
    2020 is the year where all the events have gone from physical to virtual. So it’s no surprise that this year’s Verisign Registrar Days will now be held online only. Traditionally Verisign, like many other registry operators, organises events for regi …

Domain Investing

  • 18Check Out This Micco Ad in Miami
    Two of my favorite things are domain names and the Boston Red Sox (with the exception of this terrible, horrible season). My wife and I have a Red Sox season ticket package, and we get to Fenway Park as often as possible. I was scrolling through Face …
  • 17GoDaddy Still Not Frontrunning Domain Searches
    There’s a trending post on Hacker News that accuses GoDaddy of front running domain names that are searched for on its website: “searched a few days ago for felons.io, looked for unique names for simple game didn’t know if I wanted it or not guess go …