In The Game of Names, These People Rule The Seven Kingdoms


With the Game of Thrones (or GOT as it is often called) becoming a rage all over, we too haven’t been left untouched by the mania. Being the curious cat that I am, I did a little digging around on who are the people that “virtually” rule the seven kingdoms in the real world (aka own the domains of the ruling houses.) Here you go: 1. House Stark: Interestingly, the most talked...

Dispute Over .amazon – Two Nation States vs The Ecommerce Giant


“At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.” – Chico Mendes, Brazilian Environmentalist Much has been said about the dispute over the top-level domain .amazon between the two nations Brazil and Peru and the e-commerce titan Amazon. When ICANN offered new TLDs, Amazon was...

Marx Bros v. Warner Bros — An Amusing Lesson in the Dangers of Trademark Bullying


A few months ago, the Journal of the Missouri Bar published a superb article by my colleague Drey Cooley, the title of which captures its essence: “Avoid Becoming a Trademark Bully: The Art of Writing Cease and Desist Letters.” As Drey explains, an over-the-top demand letter, especially when aimed at a small business, creates the risk of damaging blow-back in the form of what he labels “social...

Rise of .Me – A Case Study in Domain Names


Back in 2008 (dot) me domains where launched initially as a ccTLD for Montenegro by of Montenegrin Government. Due to its deep inherent meaning in multiple languages and limitless wording possibilities, just three days after its official launch, .ME recorded its 100 000th registration. Not only that, but during .ME land rush auction period, .ME Registry generated more than US$ 2,000,000. The...

Emoji Domains – A new era of Domains


Since 2015 emojis have been widely used in almost all smart devices around the world. Combination of them has created their own language. So why will the domain industry stay far from it? Any device which enables u to type an emoji with text will allow you to search for such domain names as websites address. For example if you type a ‘heart’ emoji and a ‘beer mug’ with ‘.ws’ tld on the address...

Fortune 500 Business Predictions from Domain Names


Facebook After the amazing success in personal chat apps, Facebook is planning to enter into the market of professional and team chat app for medium and large corporate offices. They have recently registered domain like, and in July-2017. Microsoft With some big plan ahead in travel and tourism category Microsoft has recently registered outing...

Did You Know – 10 Mind Blowing Facts About Domain Names


Can you guess the number of .com domains already registered? There are over 113,746,728 .COM domains registered to date. Well the number is increasing every day, and it might be very hard for you to get the .COM you desire. Luckily, there are tons of new TLD options for you to choose from to make the domain shopping process a little easier. All three-lettered .COM domains have been long since...

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