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New trademark application targets GEODOMAIN domain brand

A new trademark application at the USPTO for GEODOMAIN seems to introduce an alternate function for this generic keyword. Long after domain investors started using the geo-domain reference for city, t..

AUCTION RECAP OF MARCH 23, 2017

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on March 23, 2017.  If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at aucti..

My Domains Get a Ton of Junk Mail

It seems like companies harvest the contact information of newly registered domain names and bombard them with emails, text messages, and phone calls. These are a nuisance. I don’t know about yo..

CottonWorld.com : UDRP by Indian company fended off at the WIPO

The UDRP against CottonWorld.com by an Indian company has been denied at the WIPO. Lekhraj Corp Pvt. Ltd. of Mumbai, India, asserted that the domain, registered in 2003, infringed on their mark for CO..

From the fake news department with a domain name angle

Story claimed Trump sent a cease & desist letter about a domain name, but the domain wasn’t even registered. Earlier this week, Observer.com published an article about the poor fate of a te..

The return of the Domainking.ng domain registrar operations

After almost 8 weeks of downtime, Domainking.NG is back in business, or so they appear to be. The Nigerian domain registrar’s Indian founders have returned to “active duty” and are r..

Domain Movers: Bands.com, AutoDraw.com + More

Welcome! This is Domain Movers, we track corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you. The following domain names often relate to new brands, new products, new advertising c..

Two Tucows execs are leaving

CFO and CIO announced their resignations this month. Two Tucows executives have recently notified the company that they are leaving. Last week, Chief Financial Officer Michael Cooperman announced that..

$339k in Sales on March 23rd – 1515.com sold for $121,000 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was 1515.com which sold for $121,000. NameBio recorded 237 sales for a total of $339,449 with an average sale price of $1,432. Compared to the previous day there was an increas..

New gTLD registries want a $17 million ICANN rebate

Many gTLDs are performing more poorly than expected and their registries want some money back from ICANN to compensate. The Registries Stakeholder Group this week asked ICANN for a 75% credit on their..