CategoryDomain Investing

Domains Come Into Focus As Chrome Clips URLs

D

Google is back at it again – experimenting with what shows up in users’ omnibox and address bar when they use Chrome. Google has tried on and off since years, to hide those parts of URLs it deems “irrelevant”, or just not show them at all, displaying the keywords the user typed, instead. This time it has hidden the http:, https: and www. prefixes whilst showing just the domain name. For example...

Almost Half of .UK Domain Disputes in 2019 Decided In Favour Of The Complainant

A

Nominet, the registry for .uk domains released, the yearly report on domain disputes it handled in 2019. It introduced its Dispute Resolution System back in 2001 for this purpose. eBay and Gumtree, Pierre Balmain SA, the Taunton Angling Association, and Groupon make up some of the most noteworthy cases of the year. Now, let’s look at some stats: 0.007% of the total .uk domains i.e. 801 disputed...

GoDaddy Expired Auction Picks Ending 2020-05-24

G

FeelFit.com With digital fitness apps/websites gaining prominence now-a-days, feel absolutely assured that this name is going to keep your wallet fat. Although its current bid is high at $2,091, it will be worth your money. HelloSolar.com Build a company offering solarization services, a website housing a directory for all such companies in different regions or a blog solely dedicated to it...

Panel decides RDNH while the registrant didn’t even respond

P

How often have you heard a UDRP panel deciding against the complainant even when the respondent didn’t even appear. Now on top of that add that not only the respondent won, but the panel also decided that the complainant was Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). This is what happened with the domain AdviceGroup.com. Advice Group S.P.A. an Italian company filed a UDRP over the domain name...

Can Protocol.com be the ESPN of technology?

C

Allbritton rolled out its second major journalism venture with Protocol.com. After Politico’s success expectations are high with Protocol. Protocol is “A new media company focused on the people, power and politics of tech.” People are raising concerns that whether there is any need of a new entrant to tech journalism considering there are already Recode, Wired , the Verge, the Information...

Trademark battle with Gerber Baby Foods forces LittleBean.com to rebrand

T

Little Bean; a chickpea-based, dairy-free ice-cream shop; is re-branding to Little Chickpea after a trademark tussle with the behemoth baby food brand Gerber. The website LittleBean.com now redirects to the new LittleChickpea.com. The case is pretty similar to what changed Olympic Provisions to Olympia Provisions. The restaurateur Micah Camden said that he thought of the name Little Bean a year...

Nominet suspends 29,000 .uk domains

N

Nominet, the .uk domain registry has suspended 28,937 domains this year. The takedowns happened because of the company’s vision to clear the UK’s cyberspace. The registry took the action after 5 out of the 10 companies it collaborates with, sent requests on takedowns. Out of the 28,937 takedowns, 28,606 came from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) which deals with...

Headlights.com acquired by HeadlightsDepot.com

H

HeadlightsDepot.com has acquired the domain name Headlights.com. The premium was earlier owned by Vertical Axis, parked at Uniregistry. HeadlightsDepot.com had been trying to get the domain name since a long time. They started pursuing the domain name in 2010 but the deal was finalized only in 2019. The owners as well as customers, are very excited about the acquisition. Almost everyone used to...

Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

E

Elon Musk, the one entrepreneur who stands out. Musk keeps surprising us all the time with his innovative and universe-denting ideas. Well, he came up with an interesting….Umm…I don’t know what to call it. Figure it out for yourself! Musk recently tweeted a link to his website x.com, “x.com/x”. This garnered immediate attention because of his history with x.com. x.com was owned by him and...

How ICANN can easily prevent RDNH

H

RDNH or Reverse Domain Name Hijacking when the owner of a trademark tries to secure a domain name by claiming a “cybersquatting” case against the owner of the domain. This usually happens when the owner of the domain is a smaller firm or an individual. Paragraph 15(e) of the UDRP Rules defines reverse domain name hijacking as the filing of a complaint in bad faith, resulting in the abuse of the...

Send to my inbox!

Follow Us

DomainMagazine is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling domain name industry and breaking domain news.

Professor

The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind.

My posts on Domain Magazine are intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.