Sunday , May 22 2022

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Wow, check out this argument in a UDRP

Just when you think you’ve seen them all… This is a terrible argument in a UDRP. I’ve seen a lot of spurious arguments in UDRP cases, and one from a case published this week lands in my top 5. McCoy & Partners B.V., an SAP consulting firm, filed a UDRP …

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Sanctions impact domain trading with Russia, Belarus

Sedo suspends payments and transactions involving people in Russia and Belarus due to sanctions. Domain aftermarket sales to people in Russia and Belarus will be curtailed due to sanctions. Sedo, which is based in Germany and has employees around the world, notified customers today that it can no longer serve …

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End user domain name acquisitions up to $60,000

A non-profit upgraded its domain name for $60,000. Sedo’s top public sale this past week was BeeCapital.com for $68,000. BeeCapital.com led the list at $68,000. The domain doesn’t resolve and Whois has Domains by Proxy, so I can’t tell who bought it. But I did find 16 domains that could …

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Meta Platforms and Namecheap settle trademark lawsuit

Lawsuit might be coming to a close after two years. Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB) and domain name registrar Namecheap are settling their trademark lawsuit. Meta (Facebook at the time) sued (pdf) Namecheap and its Whois privacy service in March 2020 for alleged cybersquatting and trademark infringement. It complained that Namecheap’s …

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Gravity Forms acquires Gravity.com

After many years of trying, Gravity Forms finally scores its ideal domain name. The maker of the popular Gravity Forms plugin for WordPress has acquired the domain name gravity.com. Gravity Forms announced the acquisition on Twitter today: Excited to announce that we are now the proud owners of the https://t.co/7fnNrsF8w0 …

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Kin raises $82 million using Kin.com

Company rebranded to a .us and then upgraded to the matching .com. InsurTech startups seem to be prime candidates for securing domain name upgrades. In 2019, homeowners insurance provider Hippo paid $3.3 million to acquire Hippo.com, while more recently, car insurance firm Root took ownership of the Root.com domain. Consumer-facing …

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Now this is a crowded brand

Even if the plaintiff wins this case, there’s a third company with a similar name. Yesterday, healthcare financing company CarePayment Technologies, Inc., filed a lawsuit (pdf) against CarePay, Inc., claiming trademark infringement. The plaintiff uses the domain name CarePayment.com to offer its services. The defendant uses the domain name CarePayInc.com …

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Latest .com rankings: Dynadot surges

These are the fastest growing and biggest domain name registrars for .com domains. ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers November 2021. On the monthly new registrations chart, Dynadot had an outsized month and came in at #3. …

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Domains in court – DNW Podcast #378

A look at recent domain-related court cases and legal aspects of NFTs and fractional domain investing. Attorney John Berryhill joins us today to talk about recent court cases involving domains, such as pocketbook.com and circus.com. We also discuss some of the legal shenanigans going on with NFTs and things to …

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ICANN and the Global Public Interest

ICANN tries to further define its role at ICANN 73. What is the “Global Public Interest,” and how should ICANN protect it? ICANN 73 has arrived (virtually), and several of its sessions focus on the “Global Public Interest” as it applies to ICANN’s mission and core values. ICANN’s effort to …

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Domains in court – DNW Podcast #378

A look at recent domain-related court cases and legal aspects of NFTs and fractional domain investing. Attorney John Berryhill joins us today to talk about recent court cases involving domains, such as pocketbook.com and circus.com. We also discuss some of the legal shenanigans going on with NFTs and things to …

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PorkBun moves expiry stream to GoDaddy Auctions

It’s one of at least a dozen registrars that use GoDaddy to auction off expired domains. While reviewing expired domains at GoDaddy this week, I noticed that PorkBun has moved its expiry domains to GoDaddy Auctions. PorkBun is a relatively small registrar but is growing quickly. It previously sent its …

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ICANN publishes UDRP data and asks for feedback

Cases are up, but so are domain registrations. ICANN has published data about the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and asked for community feedback. The report examines the history of UDRP, trends, and opinions from both IP interests and domain owners. ICANN’s calculated that the number of UDRP …

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