Tuesday , August 16 2022

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Mike Mann defends harima.com in UDRP

Chemicals company fails to get .com version of its domain through UDRP…and the price just went up. Domain investor Mike Mann’s company DomainMarket.com has successfully defended the domain name harima.com in a UDRP. Harima Chemicals Group, Inc. of Japan filed the UDRP. The company stated that it was founded in …

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GoDaddy gets two more patents

Patents cover a social network and domain suggestions. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted two more patents to GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) yesterday. Patent number 11,244,331 (pdf) is for System and method for domain name community network. The abstract reads: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one …

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Divvy upgrades with Divvy.com

Property tech company beats out other companies with the same name. Proptech had a healthy 2021, with vast amounts of funding flooding into the industry. According to Crunchbase, venture-backed companies in the real estate and proptech space raised nearly $21 billion. Short for property technology, proptech can be defined as …

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Verisign gets sweeping patent for dynamic and variable pricing

Patent covers dynamic domain pricing, registration requirements and more. Verisign’s patent describes a way to change domain pricing on the fly. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 11,244,368 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Adaptive control of domain name registrations via dynamically variable registration requirements. It’s …

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What a circus! Circus.com court challenge denied

Gambling company fails (again) to get circus.com. The owner of Circus.com has successfully defended its domain for a second time. Online gambling company Circus Belgium SA first tried to obtain the valuable domain name through a UDRP in 2016. It failed and was found to have engaged in reverse domain …

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Appeals court deals a blow to Canvas.com

Company will need to rebrand quickly. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Canvas’ request to stay an injunction. It looks like Canvas.com is going to have to change its brand and domain name. Instructure filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that its Canvas brand infringed on its trademark …

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The latest .com leaderboard

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 October 2021. Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations in October: 1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 830,105 …

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.Me reports increased premium domain revenue in 2021

At least one very expensive .me premium domain sale occurred in April. The registry for .me domain names has published premium domain name sales data for 2021. It sold 72 premium .me domain names for total registry revenue of €694,500. (This does not include the registrar markup.) The previous report …

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Pocketbook.com owner gets win against Pocketbook e-reader company

Judge rules Pocketbook.com owner isn’t committing trademark infringement or cybersquatting. Pocketbook International, a maker of e-readers, has lost a cybersquatting and trademark infringement battle. A judge has handed a big victory to SiteTools, Inc., the company that owns the valuable Pocketbook.com domain name. Pocketbook International SA filed a lawsuit to …

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New stats site analyzes daily domain sales

Crunch.id will help you understand what is selling (and for how much). Crunch.id analyzes aftermarket domain sales. Domain investor Leanne McMahon has launched a new website that analyzes the previous day’s domain name sales. Crunch.id analyzes all of the sales reported in NameBio to create a daily summary. It also …

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