Sunday , May 22 2022

Andrew Allemann

ICANN Board asks .web parties to rehash arguments

Board wants .web participants to make their argument…again. ICANN’s Board Accountability Mechanisms Committee (BAMC) is set to decide the fate of .web. But first, it wants everyone involved to rehash what has happened. The quick backstory: a company called Nu Dot Co won the auction to run the .web top …

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Why didn’t the trademark holder just say what happened?

The Complainants in this UDRP should have explained the circumstances to the panelist. There’s more to this story, but the Complainant confusingly didn’t spell it out for the panelist. I’m perplexed after reading a UDRP decision (pdf) for bewellbydrfranklipman .com. The Complainant, Dr. Frank Lipman of Be Well Health & …

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Saw.com automated appraisals might aid with domain sales

There’s a new domain appraisal tool in town. Saw.com’s new automated appraisal tool. There are a lot of complaints about automated domain appraisal systems. It’s difficult to value domain names even when multiple humans weigh-in, and it’s even harder when you only rely on a machine. But domain brokerage Saw.com …

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This is what people think about UDRP

A diverse group of people commented on UDRP as a review of rights protections moves forward. A few weeks ago, I posted about the end of the public comment period for ICANN’s “UDRP Status Report,” including a summary of the Internet Commerce Association’s comments. ICANN has now published a final …

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Wex Inc. tries reverse domain hijacking wex.com

Big tech company tried to get a valuable three letter domain through UDRP. Wex Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a $7 billion market cap technology company, tried to reverse domain name hijack the valuable domain name wex.com. That’s the conclusion of a three-person National Arbitration Forum panel after reviewing the evidence. The …

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Wix shares dip after earnings report

Company faces headwinds and major loss on Monday.com equity. Shares in website building platform Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) were off over 3% this morning after the company reported earnings. The company reported total revenue in Q1 2022 of $341.6 million, up 14% year over year. That was within the company’s guidance …

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Hey crypto companies: you NEED to use Registry Lock

Registry Lock would have likely prevented two recent crypto attacks. Companies that deal with cryptocurrencies are effectively financial institutions, and they need to take extra precautions to prevent domain hijacking. Last week, SpiritSwap said that a hacker had “managed to exploit GoDaddy, essentially they have hijacked our domain and copied …

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All publicly traded domain companies are down this year. Asset markets have been hammered this year, and most domain name companies aren’t bucking the trend. From the close of markets on December 31 until the close yesterday, the tech-heavy NASDAQ is off 27%. The S&P 500 is down 18% and …

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.Eth domains pummeled in market correction

ENS domains came back down to earth. Short numeric .eth domains have shot up in value. Web3 assets that soar in value can come back down to earth just as fast. 10 days ago, I wrote about how short numeric .eth domain names were a hot commodity. .Eth domains are …

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