Tuesday , August 16 2022

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A cybersquatter in the non-alcoholic beverage industry

How to annoy your rivals and land in legal hot water. ArKay’s founder created this website using the name of one of its rivals. Wired published an article this week about an interesting character in the non-alcoholic beverage industry who is registering domains matching his competitors’ brands. Reynald Grattagliano is …

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Are we pricing our domain names wrong?

$3,000, $2,999, $2,888. You might see these prices on inventory-quality domain names in the domain aftermarket. Some people round their pricing to the nearest thousand. Others drop a dollar to make it look less expensive. And BuyDomains popularized pricing ending in 88. But it’s possible that increasing prices a bit …

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These are some of the domains end users just bought

An NFT business, a predictive maintenance company and a tourism group bought domain names at Sedo. This past week, Sedo had a handful of nice end user sales in the $10k range. It also sold some domains for which the buyers aren’t yet known, including cont.com ($55,000) and PrivateHouse.com ($30,000). …

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Epik helps patterns.com owner recover domain in UDRP

Domain was allegedly stolen in 2020. The general counsel of domain name registrar Epik has helped the previous owner of patterns.com win the domain back through a UDRP. According to the dispute, Cosmic Patterns Software, Inc. used the domain for its astrological software services for over twenty years. It claims …

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Pallet switches from Pallet.xyz to Pallet.com

It’s the second domain name change for the company. Pallet changed its domain name from Pallet.xyz to Pallet.com. According to Statista, LinkedIn and Indeed were among the most effective lead sources for recruiters in the US in 2020. While recruiters may be happy, are these services the best use of …

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Ukraine, Russia and internet policy

When creating internet policy, we must consider the experience of users around the world. You’d think differently about internet policy if you lived under Vladimir Putin. Many bureaucrats, lawyers, and journalists view policy through the lens of the West. I’m certainly guilty of putting on a West-centric lens when I …

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Why domainers love NFTs – DNW Podcast #377

Trading NFTs is a bit like trading domains. There’s no debating that many domain investors have shifted some of their attention to trading NFTs. On today’s show, domain buyer broker Bill Sweetman (who has also caught the bug) explains why he thinks domain investors have unique skillsets that translate well …

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BNPL vs. payment plans for buying domain names

Over the weekend, Elliot Silver wrote about plans for domain payment plans at GoDaddy. GoDaddy recently began offering Klarna, a so-called Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service, as a payment option for some services. Paul Nicks, President of Domains at the company, said payment plans are coming to its aftermarket …

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UDRP is not the way to resolve business partnership disputes

Cybersquatting panel denies claim over domains after business partnership ends in dispute. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has denied a UDRP for two four-number domain names. A National Arbitration Forum panel has denied a cybersquatting complaint for the domain names 0456.com and 9527.com. According to both the Complainant and Respondent, …

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ICANN: complaints and compliance

How much of ICANN’s time is spent dealing with compliance? Transfer complaints are the most common. Slide from ICANN presentation, Feb 22, 2022. ICANN 73 Prep Week is underway, and on Tuesday, ICANN’s Contractual Compliance and Consumer Safeguards department gave an update on its activity. The department enforces ICANN’s contracts …

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