Monday , June 27 2022

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Instructure and Canvas/Untapped settle lawsuit

Untapped agrees to a permanent injunction against using the Canvas brand. The future is Untapped, and that’s a bummer for the company formerly known as Canvas. Image from Untapped blog announcing the name change. Instructure and Untapped (formerly called Canvas) have settled their lawsuit. Instructure (NYSE: INST) sued Canvas in …

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Domain investing education – DNW Podcast #386

Michael Cyger talks about selling DNAcademy and what it could mean for domain investors. In his first interview since selling DNAcademy to GoDaddy, Michael Cyger talks about how the deal came together and, more importantly, what it could mean for domain name investors. We also discuss how GoDaddy is working …

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Google changed the .channel, and it launches this week

Google Registry launches .channel with a different business plan. Google broadens the audience for .channel, which launches in sunrise this week. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) launches the .channel top level domain into sunrise tomorrow, May 3, with a different business plan than what it initially envisaged. .Channel was originally intended as …

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Verisign lowers guidance for domain growth

Company cites waning pandemic surge and general macroeconomic situation for lower-than-expected growth. The domain base keeps growing, but Verisign lowered its estimates for 2022. Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has lowered its guidance for domain name growth this year. The company originally expected the base of registered .com and .net domains to …

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Kudos to this UDRP panelist for using common sense

The domain owner didn’t file a formal response, but the panelist used common sense to find in his favor. Thumbs up to this panelist, who definitely deserves some cheesy stock art. This morning I wrote about a panelist who failed to consider reverse domain name hijacking. Now, I’d like to …

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MicroAcquire partners with Escrow.com for safer acquisitions

Buyers and sellers of businesses can use Escrow.com, similar to how domain investors do. Escrow.com will hold business acquisition funds safely for MicroAcquire transactions. Online business marketplace MicroAcquire has partnered with Escrow.com to make acquisitions safer for acquirers. Under the partnership, Escrow.com will handle payments and disbursement for business acquisitions, …

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HDT.com: why no reverse domain name hijacking?

This seems like a Plan B reverse domain name hijacking case. A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist has found in favor of the owner of hdt.com in a UDRP, but failed to consider if it was reverse domain name hijacking. It appears to be a classic “Plan B” reverse …

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Sedo end user domain sales led by a .app

A premium travel site, a motorcycle seller, and a Mexican restaurant in Switzerland bought domain names. It was a relatively slow week for domain sales at Sedo, at least when it comes to domains the company was allowed to disclose. The top honors go to a new TLD, Print.app, which …

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Pinch and zoom on Afternic for one last time

Afternic finally rolls out a mobile website. Afternic launched a mobile version of its website in beta today. You’ll need to pinch and zoom one last time to activate it. Believe it or not, this is what you see when you visit Afternic today on a mobile browser: But once …

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When UDRP gets it wrong

This is the type of decision that gives UDRP a bad name.  UDRP works most of the time. A company files a clearcut cybersquatting case and wins the domain, or a company files a bad or marginal case and loses. It’s the handful of bad decisions that cause problems, and …

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Swedish Internet Foundation acquires up to 20% of iQ.global

Group that manages .se invests makes a cybersecurity investment. Swedish Internet Foundation, the group that runs Sweden’s .se top level domain, has invested in domain name company iQ.global. According to a press release on its site, the foundation’s investment is for “up to 20 percent” of the company. Other transaction …

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Column launches after acquiring Column.com from Digimedia

Financial services companies, especially new ones, need to convey trust. One way to show that they’re serious is to own a great domain. Embed, a financial services infrastructure provider, secured Embed.com before coming out of stealth mode. Recurring revenue service Pipe and finance automation platform Ramp secured their exact-match .coms …

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