Tuesday , August 16 2022

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Helium reaches $1.2 billion valuation using Helium.com

The company acquired the domain after an earlier round of funding. What do you get when you cross blockchain, cryptocurrency, and a team of highly skilled developers? In Helium’s case, you get a $1.2 billion valuation. Founded in 2013 by co-founders including Shawn Fanning of Napster fame, Helium began as …

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Here are the latest end user domain sales

A jewelry seller, a machine parts company, and an irrigation business bought domain names. Sedo didn’t have many big sales this past week (at least ones it could publish.) Its top sale was €15,000 for rete. However, it had some nice end user sales that I’ve detailed below. Here’s a …

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Cybersquatting cases are going…down?

Nominet reports a record low number of cases filed. Cybersquatting disputes in the .uk namespace are on their way down. Graphic from Nominet report. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes annual data about its cybersquatting case counts under UDRP, usually reporting record case counts. But this can be misleading. There …

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Why wasn’t this reverse domain name hijacking?

This case follows the classic “Plan B” reverse domain name hijacking pattern. A National Arbitration Forum panelist has denied a cybersquatting claim against the domain name gropod.com, but for some reason, didn’t consider if it was a case of reverse domain name hijacking. According to the decision, the domain owner …

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Company fails to upgrade from .com.mx to .com in UDRP

It waited a long time to come after the domain name. Mexican company Industrias Tamer S.A. DE C.V., aka MIKELS, has failed to convince a World Intellectual Property Organization panelist to award it the domain name mikels.com. Domain investor Stanley Pace acquired the domain no later than 2009. While the …

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Lawsuit alleges valuable domain names were stolen

At least two of the three domains have since been sold. A lawsuit (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia yesterday alleges that three valuable domain names were stolen last year. Vincent Yap, a Chinese citizen, alleges that he is the rightful owner of 284.com, 717.com and 1588.com. He …

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NamesCon returns in person this August

NamesCon announces it will return in person later this year. In-person events are back! NamesCon announced today that it will hold an in-person conference in Austin from August 31-September 3. It will be at the downtown Omni hotel where it held its last event right before the Pandemic shut things …

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How Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation won Polkadot.com domain name

This cybersquatting dispute is full of strange (and conflicting) circumstances. Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation, the organization behind the Polkadot parachain platform, has won a cybersquatting claim against the owner of polkadot.com. Polkadot is a platform that allows for cross-chain transactions. It currently uses the domain polkadot.network. On the face of …

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