Tuesday , August 16 2022

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One Word Domains site goes up for sale

Creator is selling the business after taking a full-time job. OneWord.Domains shows available one word domains and how popular they are. Steven Tey is putting his site that helps people find one word domains up for sale. OneWord.Domains shows available one word domains across dozens of top level domains. In …

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MessageBird acquires Bird.com

Messaging platform acquired bird.com after an auction sale last year fell through. MessageBird, an omnichannel communications platform, has acquired the domain name Bird.com. Last year, the domain appeared to have sold in an auction for $2.5 million but the sale fell through. In November last year, I noticed the Whois …

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This week’s end user domain name sales

An online voting platform, a search engine for products, and a rugby event bought domain names. Sedo had some nice sales this past week for which I can’t determine the buyers yet. Tegro.com, Veyron.com, and NFTStore.com sold for $55,000 each. Miso.com wasn’t far behind at $50,000. That one might be …

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Should web browsers show domain name age?

Alerting users about newly registered domains could help with web security. The U.S. Patent and Trademark granted patent number 11,240,257 (pdf) to security firm Lookout, Inc. today for Domain name and URL visual verification for increased security. One of the methods the patent describes is identifying domain names that are …

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Next up on Rally: 5 three letter .com domains

Investors will be able to buy shares in a basket of three letter .com domains. After a successful initial offering for the domain directions.com, Rally’s next fractional domain ownership opportunity will be for a collection of five three-letter .com domains. Rally will sell shares in NAQ.com, QOB.com, UOS.com, VDT.com, and …

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Registrars battle spammers as Whois data goes away

Spammers and scammers have to get creative to contact domain name owners. This month, a GoDaddy customer received an email shortly after registering a domain name. We’ll call the domain example.com for this story. Subject: example.com isn’t registered yet The message suggested it was in some way coming from GoDaddy. …

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Sedo two letter domain auction results

A two letter .org domain takes the top spot. Sedo’s two letter domain name auction ended this morning (PST). None of the valuable two letter .com domains got much traction, with top bids of just above $100,000. The two letter .com domains had $1.0-$1.5 million reserves. There was some action …

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The future of Whois access is on the table today

ICANN and GNSO Council will meet to discuss the future of SSAD. Today, the ICANN board and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council will meet to discuss ICANN’s first-ever Operational Design Assessment for the proposed System of Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD). The SSAD could end up being the post-GDPR successor …

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Wheel raises $150 million using Wheel.com

We rebranded and upgraded to the killer domain name wheel.com. Telemedicine is changing the healthcare landscape. From a global market value of $50 billion in 2019, Statista reports a projected value of $460 billion by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth, matched by venture capital funding to the …

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Is a Whois privacy service an alter ego of the registrar?

Domain registrars might be too tight with their privacy services, which could create legal headaches. For years, domain name registrars have set up separate legal entities for their Whois privacy services. They did this to comply with ICANN rules and to shield liability. Whois privacy services carry some liability, especially …

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Google launched a new top level domain yesterday

Early Access is underway. What, you didn’t get in on the big landrush yesterday? To little fanfare, Google launched the .day top level domain name yesterday in Early Access. That means, for an early bird premium, you can secure your .day domain to celebrate a day in the year. Yes, …

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Judge issues Order to Show Cause in Canvas.com case

If the appeals court denies request, Canvas might abandon the Canvas name entirely. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball has granted an Order to Show Cause after recruiting site Canvas failed to stop using the brand Canvas after the judge’s deadline. Kimball granted a preliminary junction on January 5 in favor of …

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14 more end user domain name sales

A swimwear company, a crypto site, and a reviews site bought domain names at Sedo. It was tricky finding end user domain sales at Sedo this week because nearly all of the records have Whois privacy or redacted records. But a handful of the domains already point to the buyers’ …

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Company’s UDRP to recover expired domain fails

Pet products company filed a UDRP after somehow allowing its “principal domain” to expire over a year ago. Healthy Pets, Inc. d/b/a Pet Health Solutions has lost a UDRP it filed to recover a domain name it let expire. The company sells the Joint Max brand pet joint supplement. According …

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