Tuesday , August 16 2022

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Google rolling out link spam update

Search giant is rolling out an update to discredit paid and affiliate links. Google is rolling out an update to its search results to combat what it calls “link spam”. The complete rollout will take about two weeks. The search company still places a lot of weight on links that …

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CentralNic organic revenue growth hits record 25% in Q2

Revenue accelerates with addition of advertising businesses. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) announced today that its organic year-over-year revenue growth in Q2 was 25%, a record for the company. This compares to organic growth of 16% in Q1 and 9% in all of 2000. While the announcement doesn’t …

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Dim Sum, Yum Cha, and Pinyin domains

Understanding what constitutes Pinyin and what doesn’t is important for domain investors. I came across the term “Dim Sum” when studying in the USA, and then “Yum Cha” after moving to New Zealand. Whichever name you call it, I enjoy the small dishes served to your table via carts at …

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Fight over Twitter handle leads to death

A harrassment campaign targeted at the owner of a good Twitter handle results in death. We’ve seen someone held at gunpoint for a domain name. Now there’s a case of a fight over a Twitter handle leading to someone’s death. A Tennessee man has been sentenced to five years in …

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Finding meaning in three number domains

Three number domains can have a meaning. A reader wanted to know what 3N domains are meaningful in Chinese, so I decided to go one step further and add a touch of romance. I did some research and compiled the following list of numbers related to this very important aspect …

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Judge temporarily locks down OnlineNIC’s assets

Judge issues temporary restraining order in OnlineNIC dispute. A U.S. judge this afternoon granted (pdf) most of Facebook’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against domain name registrar OnlineNIC. The TRO prohibits the transfer of funds or assets “except to pay costs directly necessary to maintain the day-to-day operations …

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This UDRP troubles me

I struggle to see how this qualifies as cybersquatting under UDRP. A beauty products company in France called Robertet SA has won a UDRP against a man in Texas who registered the domain name Robertets.com. The case troubles me. The man who registered the domain is Robert Emshoff. Right away, …

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Verisign has another strong quarter, raises guidance

.Com domain registrations continue to outpace prior years. Verisign continued to grow its domain base in Q2. Chart from Verisign investor presentation. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported second quarter 2021 earnings after the market closed today. The company reported another robust quarter, with 11.7 million new .com and .net domains registered …

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Former Bitcoin.com CEO launches new venture at Hi.com

This new financial company uses a killer domain to garner credibility. Hi. Aside from being the abbreviation for Hawaii, it’s one of the most common informal greetings in the English language. As it turns out, Hi is also a handy brand name. According to LinkedIn, several thousand companies use “Hi” …

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A warning to companies that license their trademarks

UDRP is not the place to settle disputes with former trademark licensees and domains. Here’s a case I often see: a company licenses a trademark to another company. Perhaps it’s a distributor or regional manufacturing and sales company. The licensee registers a domain name related to the brand. The relationship …

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