Saturday , October 1 2022

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Epik CEO says Masterbucks will return soon with upgrades

Customers currently can’t withdraw funds from Epik’s payments system. Epik has taken its payments platform Masterbucks, which acts like a form of store credit, offline for maintenance. The company says it should be back online on October 10, and withdrawals won’t be available until then. Brian Royce, the new CEO …

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Latest end user domain sales at Sedo

A sports drink company, an energy trading business, and a concrete and stone company bought domain names. One of the frustrating things about GDPR and the move to Whois privacy is that it makes it difficult to figure out who bought domain names. For example, Editing.com sold for $46,000 at …

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USAA tries reverse domain name hijacking

Panelist find reverse domain name hijacking in case involving third-party claims adjuster. It’s not every day that a large company is found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. But a National Arbitration Forum panelist has ruled that insurance company United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has tried to reverse …

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Here’s what likely happened with eth.link

No one played dirty, but the expiration process can appear that way. Ethereum Name Service and Virgil Griffith, the registrant of eth.link, recently filed a lawsuit against GoDaddy, Dynadot, and a company that “bought” eth.link in a domain auction at Dynadot. A judge issued a temporary restraining order that handed …

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Lawsuit alleges zow.com is a stolen domain name

Person who registered the domain in 1996 says it’s stolen. A California resident has filed a lawsuit (pdf) alleging that the valuable domain name zow.com is stolen. Yesterday, Marci Seely filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, where .com registry Verisign is located. It’s …

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Lawmakers push for Whois privacy on .us domains

10 Democrats ask NTIA to add Whois privacy to .us domain names. While Whois records in most top level domains are now private, .us remains an outlier: the U.S. government specifically forbids Whois privacy on .us domain registrations. It has enforced a no-privacy policy since 2005, much to the chagrin …

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What’s wrong with this UDRP?

If you think something is fishy about the dates cited in the decision, you’re right. I was reading through a UDRP decision (pdf) for snugg.com today when something caught my eye. The first two paragraphs of the “factual background” summary that the panelist puts together state: According to the Complaint, …

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16 new end user domain name sales

A mastermind facilitator, an NFT business, and Cisco bought domain names. Sedo reported some nice four and five-figure domain name sales for the past week. Here’s a list of end user domain name sales that just completed at Sedo for which I could determine a buyer. You can view previous …

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