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Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

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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...

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Dot-Com Trademark Issue

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The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case that whether a generic name along with a generic TLD is applicable for a trademark protection. The Supreme Court took the matter under its purview after there were differences between Trademark institutions and lower courts regarding whether Booking.com is a trademark or not. It all began in 2012, when Booking.com applied to get stylized versions...

After Ok Boomer, Ok Domainer getting popular with CEOs

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Internet has yet to get over its obsession over “Ok Boomer” memes, when suddenly the domain name industry has toppled over “Ok Domainer. So, after 1946-1964 born, what is the new category that this news buzzword is aiming at? Apparently, this term is getting quite popular with CEOs. This term is used by them when some domainer is asking a price way more than what the CEO expects. The CEOs take...

Web Summit Rise Conference 2020 postponed

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The 6th edition of Rise Conference which was going to be held in Hong Kong from March 2020 to March 2021 has been postponed. The reason being the ongoing clashes between the Government and pro-Democracy protesters. The series of protests that began after the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government, is seeping into the tech industry as well. Rise is among...

Henry Turcan buys 1,750,000 shares of Minds Machines Group

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Henry Turcan an insider of the Minds Machines Group has purchased 1.750,000 shares of it. The sale was made at a price of GBX 6 ($0.08) per share, with a total value of £105,000 ($137,201.10). Minds Machines Group is an operator and owner of gTLDs. It is known for providing “Espresso” registry services technology platform. Major ICANN registrars use this platform. It is a subsidiary of Minds +...

Communism.com, Stolen and Sold

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Communism.com was stolen claims the online public campaign posted at Communism.org. According to it, “The communism.com domain has been hijacked, it appears, by means of identity theft”. The claimant also wrote that, “I was also the custodian (of Communism.com)”. In a long post the claimant also alleges that other domains: Struggle.net and pix.org were also stolen from her/him. She/He said...

What type of a Domainer are you?

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Domain names sell at various different pricing categories. The range starts from $XX, all the way upto 8 figures. Thus for a person entering into this business, it is important for him/her to know at which level to operate. You should also understand the mindset of a typical domainer operating in that category. This will help you get a better judgment of pricing on domain names as well.  Here in...

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

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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

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“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...

AR-VR, Crypto & IOT – The Latest Trends in Domain Name Industry

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Trends are keyword or Industry ideas that are new in the market. They also must be having a promising future ahead. For example, Virtual Reality or VR is a trend. Only after invention of Virtual Reality, the combination of letters “VR” had a meaning One of the key factor to be successful in domain names industry is to follow patterns. You need to stay ahead of everyone to pounce on...

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