Sunday , May 22 2022

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How Namecheap tackles abuse – DNW Podcast #361

How the second largest retail registrar handles abuse. Last month, I spoke with Tucows CEO Elliot Noss about DNS abuse in episode 359. Today, Namecheap COO Hillan Klein comes on the show to talk about his company’s approach to the challenge. Klein shocked me by saying that Namecheap employs over …

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The hidden typo: l vs I in domain names

A lower case l looks a lot like an upper case I. I was a bit confused when I reviewed today’s list of World Intellectual Property Organization UDRP decisions. It appeared that Informatica, a company that recently went public again with a market cap of about $8.5 billion, had won …

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This company acquired a killer domain before launching

Company acquired Embed.com ahead of launch. Embed acquired embed.com ahead of its launch. Companies have a habit of starting on subpar domains and then upgrading to premium .com domains when their businesses takes off. They have tight budgets and want to spend money on product and other marketing line items …

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Revenue and DUMs up over 5% at Verisign

Verisign turns in another predictable quarter. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported earnings after the bell today. Q3 2021 revenue was up 5.1% year over year to $334 million. Net income came in at $157 million. That’s down from $171 million in the same quarter last year but up $10 million after …

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Candy.com: the power of great domain

Like many great one word domains, Candy.com could have been used by just about any company. Candy.com is no longer a candy store. For years, Candy.com was used as an exact-match, category-defining domain name. Domain investor Rick Schwartz sold the domain name for $3 million plus royalties in 2009. The …

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WIPO published 4 UDRP rejections today

WIPO published an unusually high number of denied cases today. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes a handful of UDRP decisions every business day. On many days, all of the cases are found in favor of the Complainant. This makes sense because most cases are clear-cut cases of cybersquatting that …

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Company upgrades from .co to .com with UDRP

Redactable.co owner wins dispute for Redactable.com. Redactable uses Redactable.co for its website and just won the matching .com through a UDRP. Photo from Redactable Inc’s website. A SaaS company that helps people redact documents won a UDRP that will allow it to upgrade its domain name from .co to .com. …

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Observe.com UDRP claims denied

WIPO panelist rejects cybersquatting claim against Observe.com. Saas company Observe, Inc. has failed to obtain the domain name Observe.com through a cybersquatting claim. The company filed a UDRP with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), but panelist Warwick Rothnie rejected the claim that it is a case of cybersquatting. Warwick struggled …

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A look at .live

.Live is faring well as live online content becomes more popular. Let’s dig in. Today, Donuts issued a press release remarking on the growth of its .live top level domain name. .Live is Donuts’ largest new top level domain based on domains under management (DUMs), which are up about 30% …

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Stolen domain lawsuit dismissed

Lawsuit involved Chinese domain name investor and an investor who bought the domain on Sedo earlier this year. A Chinese domain name investor who says a valuable three-number domain was stolen from him has voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit. In July, Yin Sheng filed an in rem lawsuit against 509.com in U.S. court, …

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