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Rick Schwartz Lost A UDRP Case This Month

Domain investor Rick Schwartz has put in order this month a UDRP case against a domain registrar for the domain DomainKing.biz, which eventually lost it.   The domain registrar area of operations is mostly in Philippines and South Africa, selling domain names as .za, .co and .ph.   After establishing…






DigitalTown Acquires 11,000 .City Domains

DigitalTown Inc. has recently announced that it has acquired more than 11,000 .city domain names . The company announced that the acquisition is part of the new ” generation of intuitive “Smart Web” navigation extensions approved by ICANN, the global domain name industry regulator. ” ” The .CITY domain extension…




Mallorca.net Wins Weekly Sales List at $33,900

Mallorca.net, sold for $33,900 , topped Domain Name Journal’s sales list of reported domain names for the week ending June 19,2016. Sedo had a great week in the sales chart,taking 17 of the top 20 positions .Correspondingly,SnapNames took only one of the top 20 positions . .COM dominated once again…


TLDR Moves 30,000 Names From Afilias To Teleinfo

The relationship between TLD Registry and previous back-end provider Afilias appears not to be a good one. This may be caused by the “Notice of Material Breach” of the contract, that Afilias received earlier this year from TDLR. The notice was menacing to move its 2 gTLDs to a competitor…

Sedo Reports $1 Million in Domain Name Sales, Led By Mallorca.net at 30,000 EUR

Mallorca.net topped Sedo’s weekly sales list at 30,000 EUR. Highlights also include ArbeitsKleidung.com, leading the .COM category at $25,000 and Ksiegiwieczyste.pl, leading the ccTLD category at 13,000 EUR . Other notable domain name sales include : .COM brightenergy.com    24,350    USD xbglobal.com    18,000    USD gatelink.com    12,500    USD shopcore.com    11,000    USD extremevideos.com   …


UK Creative Ideas: Not The First Client Lost To CentralNic

CentralNic took possession of Verisign’s role in the back-end contract for the prospective .art gTLD.   According to CentralNic, UK Creative Ideas nominated the company as its ““exclusive registry service provider”. UK Creative Ideas is the one who purchased .art at a private auction a year ago.   Apparently UK…


AFNIC Publishes Figures on Diversity Within ICANN

Afnic, the company behind .FR domain name extension, has recently published figures about the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). You can read the announcement after the jump : “In line with the work on ICANN accountability and responsibility, Afnic is pursuing its efforts to strengthen the organization’s…


Highest Reportd non .COM gTLD Sales in May,2016

Web.hosting was the highest reported non .COM gTLD sale in May,2016. The domain name changed hands for $75,000 via DomainPros. Here are the highest reported non .COM gTLD sales in May,2016: 1.     Web.hosting     $75,000     DomainPros 2.     S.club     $37,984     Ali Auctio 3.     YH.top   …