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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/kohashi/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 311.
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Donuts is acquiring Afilias

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 19:00

A blockbuster transaction in the domain name industry as two registries combine.

Donuts, the largest top level domain name operator in terms of number of extensions, is acquiring domain name registry Afilias.

The deal includes Afilias’ “owned and operated” top level domains such as .blue and .global, as well as its registry services business. It does not include Afilias’ mobile software business Device Atlas, the 101Domains domain name registrar, and any interest Afilias has in the contested .Web top level domain name.

Afilias operates the backend registry for over 200 top level domain names. It also operates the large .info and .mobi namespaces.

The biggest prize of all is Afilias’ contract to run the backend for Public Interest Registry’s .org. That may be worth close to $20 million a year.

The combined entity will manage about 25 million domains; Donuts currently has 4.5 million domains under management across 242 top level domains and Afilias has 20 million. About half of Afilias’ domains under management are .org.

Afilias COO Ram Mohan told Domain Name Wire that the transaction was part of a competitive process. As to why now?

“We’ve had a really strong run, Mohan said. “We’ve been in business for 20 years now.”

Mohan, the second employee at Afilias, pointed out that this will be a good exit for Afilias’ shareholders after two decades. He also hopes that it will be a good opportunity for Afilias’ employees to grow their responsibilities.

Donuts CMO Mina Neuberg said it was premature to determine what Donuts will do now that it has two registry platforms. Presumably, it will combine them at some point in the future.

It’s also too early to know what will happen to the nearly 200 Afilias employees that are tied to the assets Afilias is selling. When Donuts acquired Rightside in 2017, it kept some employees from both entities. That acquisition was made under a prior management and ownership team.

Private equity company Abry Partners now owns Donuts.

When Ethos Capital, a private equity company connected to former Abry partner and former CEO Fadi Chehadé, announced its (now failed) plans to acquire .Org registry Public Interest Registry, my working assumption was that this new for-profit entity would eventually be combined with Donuts. Now, Donuts will get the lucrative .org contract as a registry services provider.

The transaction is just the latest case of consolidation in the domain name industry. One of Afilias’ rivals, Neustar Registry, was acquired by GoDaddy earlier this year for $218 million.

Afilias sold its stake in new top level domain company MMX earlier this week, perhaps as a step toward completing this deal.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.

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Domain blocklists can ensnare the wrong targets

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 17:37

Blocklists don’t keep up with domain names as their use changes.

Michael Sumner, a partner at domain name sales data site NameBio, had a rough start to November. He woke up on November 2 to find a message from PayPal in his inbox with the subject “You can no longer use PayPal.”

In a follow-up communication, PayPal explained to him that some transactions were flagged because they mentioned domain names that have previously been used for malicious purposes. He wrote:

Imagine this… Example.tld is used for a file sharing site for years. That domain expires, one of you knuckleheads buys it, and then months later you try to auction it off. “I’ll buy a featured listing to promote the auction!” you say. Getting smarter, but not smart enough.

Now there is a PayPal transaction with the title “Example.tld featured listing for 7 days.” PayPal then implements a new system that flags transactions to/from file sharing sites. Only the list is out of date and Example.tld is still on it even though it expired months ago and hasn’t been used in that capacity since. Now PayPal thinks we’re involved with that file sharing site and taking payments on its behalf.

PayPal maintains blocklists of domains that set off alarm bells. To what extent it investigates the transactions before suspending an account is unclear. (PayPal did not respond to a request for comment for this story.) But it’s clear that PayPal uses domain blocklists to flag transactions and decides to suspend accounts before contacting the account owner for clarification. It also freezes funds in suspended accounts for 180 days.

It turns out this isn’t the first time that NameBio has faced a problem due to domains on blocklists. Its Mailchimp account was suspended earlier this year for a similar reason. Domain names it included in its daily emails were on blocklists at Mailchimp.

Like PayPal, Mailchimp operates with a “suspend first, ask questions later” policy. A Mailchimp spokesperson told Domain Name Wire:

Mailchimp uses a combination of third party and internally-maintained domain block lists. We use automated systems to check domains against the various lists, and we may automatically suspend an account or flag it for review when we find a match. If an account is flagged by our automated systems, and it’s from a legitimate research organization, news outlet, or another type of account with a valid reason to use or reference that domain name, our Compliance team will work with them to address the issue.

While I’ve never personally run into this issue writing about domains on Domain Name Wire, I take some precautions if I’m worried about how a domain might have been used in the past — or how it will be used in the future. I often add a space between the second level domain and .TLD.

Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security writes about lots of malicious websites. He uses the format secondleveldomain[.]topleveldomain.

The problem with domain blocklists is that a domain’s use and ownership changes. These blocklists can quickly become stale and outdated. If service providers use blocklists to flag “bad” domains, they owe it to their customers to research how it’s being used before suspending an account.

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Afternic may give more insight into leads

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 15:41

Uniregistry platform is showing when a lead comes in from Afternic.

One of the nice things about Afternic is that its brokers take care of all inquiries for you. You don’t have to bother with confused inquirers and people who won’t pay anywhere close to your price. You only hear from its brokers when a domain sells or an offer is close.

The downside is that Afternic doesn’t give you any visibility into inquiries that don’t result in a sale. There’s no indication in your account that a domain received offers/inquiries, although you can manually ask your account manager for this data.

This might change for the better.

In a Uniregistry market update this week, the GoDaddy-owned company said that it is now labeling Afternic leads on domains that are in the Uniregistry market:

Apart from increased sales, the integration also gives you a greater amount of insight into your domain portfolio. You will now be able to see new leads received through the Afternic Network directly in your Uni Market account! You can identify these leads in your account by the “Network Lead” label. This feature is currently unique to UniMarket clients as a beta test and will hopefully be available within Afternic in the coming months as well.

A lead is a valuable indicator even when it doesn’t result in a sale. Even if the top offer on a domain was $250, knowing that an offer came in, or that a domain received a lot of inquiries, is enough to make it worth renewing the domain name.

It would be very helpful if GoDaddy could pull this information into the GoDaddy domain manager, too.

While I’m on my wishlist, I’d like Afternic to make it easier to see how much parking revenue domains have made. A simple .csv download like Uniregistry offers would suffice.

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Tool generates trending domain registration ideas

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:44

UIDomains takes a different approach to domain discovery.

The trending keywords report on UIDomains.

There are lots of domain name spinning tools out there that help you find domains to register. I recently became aware of one that takes a very different approach to the others.

UIDomains.com looks at trending keywords in registered .com domain names and combines these with the user’s keyword.

In the background, UIDomains looks at all of the domains registered today and the word frequencies in the domains. It then keeps track of words that are trending over time.

The Daily Trending Domain Keywords report shows which words are trending and how this has changed over time. The number in the blue box shows how many domains with the term were registered over the past day.

Compare this to a traditional name spinner like LeanDomainSearch, which uses the most popular keywords in domains overall as a static list for name spinning.

Of course, trending words might not be a good fit for your search term. Trump and Biden are trending today, but the terms don’t make sense for many domain registrations.

The service also offers more traditional spinning by running your keyword against lists of common keywords, 4-5 letter words, and other lists. This can be tweaked in the advanced settings.

UIDomains does domain lookups in two modes. The fast mode is extremely fast, but only 95% accurate. This is frustrating: the names that pop out at you as registration candidates are the most likely to be false positives. Whenever I spotted a compelling name that it showed was available, it turned out the domain was already taken. There’s a slower mode that’s more accurate.

It’s worth noting that your searches and the resulting lists are public on the site. This shouldn’t be a big issue because you are likely to register good domains immediately. There’s a premium option with added features, including keeping your searches private.

 

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Afilias sells its stake in MMX

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 19:11

Afilias USA exits its position in new top level domain company.

Domain name registry Afilias has sold its stake in top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX), also known as Minds + Machines.

The company exited its 3.16% position in the company yesterday, according to a regulatory filing. This coincides with a large share buyback by MMX.

I believe that Afilias obtained this ownership when MMX acquired ICM Registry, of which Afilias owned a stake.

The selling entity is listed as Afilias USA, Inc. It’s possible that Afilias owns shares through other entities.

A representative from Afilias declined to comment.

With a market cap of about £41 million, Afilias’ stake would have been worth £1.3 million.

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241 four letter domain names will sell tomorrow

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 18:35

No-reserve domain name auction ends Thursday.

 

Sedo’s four-letter .com domain name auction ends tomorrow. There are no reserves and all of the domains have bids — which means that all 241 domains will sell.

As of the time of posting, the top bid is €2,350 for Zehe.com. I’d categorize this as a pronounceable domain, which adds to its value.

The second-highest bid is €1,050 for Qwax.com.

Many of the domains have letters that are unfavorable to both English speakers and Chinese, but the price is right. All but 21 of the names have bids under €200, so this might be a good opportunity to pick up short domains at low prices.

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Cooper’s Hawk restaurant chain tries reverse domain name hijacking

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 18:14

Restaurant chain files UDRP after years of trying to acquire the domain name.

A National Arbitration Forum panelist has determined that Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain name CoopersHawk.com.

The restaurant chain was founded in 2005 with a single location near Chicago. It has grown to about 40 locations in the United States, primarily in the upper midwest, Florida, and the mid-Atlantic.

Virtual Point, a company owned by the same entity that runs UDRPSearch.com, acquired the domain name in 2005 upon its expiration. Cooper’s Hawk is a type of bird native to North America.

Based on the UDRP decision and documents obtained by Domain Name Wire, it appears that Cooper’s Hawk first expressed an interest in the domain shortly after it was founded.

According to Virtual Point, it agreed with the restaurant’s founder and CEO, Tim McEnery, to sell the domain name for $5,000. However, it stated that McEnery did not complete the transaction.

Another representative of the restaurant inquired about the domain name in 2010 but called $5,000 “ridiculous and unacceptable,” according to documents reviewed by Domain Name Wire.

Then, in June of this year, Cooper’s Hawk’s SVP of Technology sent an email stating that the company was interested in purchasing the domain. In a follow-up email, she stated, “As the valid legal registered owners of the mark, we feel we are entitled to the mark,” and requested that Virtual Point turn over the domain name.

Virtual Point’s attorneys at Lewis & Lin then sent a notice to the restaurant chain, asking it to withdraw any claims of rights to the domain name under the threat that Virtual Point would sue for reverse domain name hijacking and declaratory judgment otherwise.

An attorney for Cooper’s Hawk sent a response stating that the SVP of Technology was misguided in her statement and that:

…I can say with the utmost confidence that any belief that my client intended to wrongfully interfere with your client’s property interest in bad faith and/or to reverse hijack the same is misguided, as is any implication that my client was threatening legal action to wrestle control of the domain name away from your client.

The attorney marked the correspondence as covered under Rule 408. This is a legal rule in the United States that says that settlement negotiations aren’t admissible in court.

But the UDRP is not a U.S. court. Panelist Jeffrey Neuman noted that settlement negotiations are often used against domain name owners in UDRP, and there’s no good reason they shouldn’t be admissible to determine if a Complainant acted in bad faith for purposes of reverse domain name hijacking.

Neuman found that the domain wasn’t registered and used in bad faith and that Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants filed the case in abuse of the policy.

He wrote that he was troubled by five facts:

(a) This action was taken 15 years after domain name was initially acquired.

(b) The Complainant provides no evidence to demonstrate that it was plausible that the Respondent knew or should have known about the Complainant’s rights at the time it registered the domain name. It offers nothing other than the fact that it opened a restaurant in Illinois prior to the Respondent’s registration of the domain name and that it had a first use date on its US Trademark Registration which is one month prior to Respondent acquiring the domain name. See X6D Limited v. Telepathy, Inc., D2010-1519 (WIPO November 16, 2010).

(c) The Respondent never initiated contact with the Complainant to sell the domain name to the Complainant. It is not sufficient to argue that a mere listing of a site for sale should have the same impact as the Respondent actually reaching out to the Respondent.

(d) The Complainant initiated contact several times with the Respondent to negotiate the sale of the domain name and according to the evidence (which is not disputed), actually entered into an agreement to purchase the domain name a number of years ago. However, according to the Respondent, the Complainant purportedly reneged on its payment of $5,000 to acquire the domain name. If true, and Complainant had followed through, we would not be here today.

(e) According to the letter sent by Complainant’s counsel to Respondent’s counsel on July 2, 2020 (“Letter”), Complainant does seem to admit that one of its employee’s (sic) may have blurred “the lines between trademark rights and domain name ownership,” and that Complainant agreed “that this was an improper interpretation of the extent of its trademark rights by my client”. Yet several months later, after apparently unsuccessfully negotiating a price for the domain name, Complainant filed this very action.

The restaurant chain uses the domain name CHWinery.com. Sponsler Koren Hammer & Lahey, P.A. represented it in the UDRP.

 

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19 end user domain sales at Sedo

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:03

A resume service, an Irish health tech company, and a manufacturer of outdoor shelters bought domain names last week.

Lots of end users bought domain names at Sedo this past week. The top sale was an exact match Dutch domain name, and the top .com sale was for a plural brandable name.

One of the sales this week was mine: 300dpi.com. I don’t know if it was an end user that bought the domain. It was an interesting negotiation that I’ll write about later.

Here’s a list of end user domain name sales that were just completed at Sedo. You can view previous lists like this here.

Gereedschap.nl €35,750 – Gereedschap is Dutch for “tools”. This is a Dutch ecommerce site for DIY tools for home repairs, etc. This domain was the top public ccTLD sale at Sedo for the week.

Flinks.com $25,000 – Flinks is a data company that helps businesses connect their users with financial services. Flinks enables businesses to connect users’ bank accounts, enrich their data, and utilize it to deliver better products. This was the top public .com sale at Sedo for the week.

SkillHub.com $20,000 – SkillHub is a resume writing/improvement system.

AIStudios.com $11,700 – This is neat. AI Studios lets you upload text, and then it converts it into a video with a model who speaks it. It doesn’t seem to be operational yet.

TraxGroup.com $10,000 – Trax Consulting is a logistics and supply chain management company. It conducts freight and parcel audits to help customers better manage and control their global transportation costs. The company forwards TraxGroup.com to its website at TraxConsulting.com

CleverStore.com €8,500 – Forwards to CleverTouch.com, a software company that develops programs and apps for screen sharing, visual presentations and more.

AVToday.com $5,499 – UC Today is back with another domain purchase.

Gartendusche.de €5,200 – Forwards to Gartendusche.shop, a German e-commerce site for different brands of high-quality garden and outdoor showers. Gartendusch is German for Garden Shower.

Uniphi.com $4,888 – A company called Uniphar bought Innerstrength Ltd, an Irish health tech company. Innerstrength is listed as the owner.

WireMedia.com $4,560 – WireMedia is a web developer that uses this domain’s .net version for its website. This was a no-brainer purchase at this price.

KapitalInvest.com $4,325 – Bergen Information Technologies Ltd., an IT Services Provider in the Virgin Islands, bought this domain. It might be for a client.

TeachersChoice.com $3,900 – Teacher’s Choice sells a line of educational products and teaching aids.

AbriPlus.com €3,050 – Abriplus, a French manufacturer of outdoor shelters and bike parking facilities, bought this domain. It uses Abri-Plus.com for its website.

Coches.org €2,999 – IPGlobal SL is a Spanish development firm. Coches is Spanish for cars.

PrimaveraOnline.com $2,520 – Talk about an improvement! Primavera Oni School bought this domain and forwards it to its existing website at…wait for it… Primavera-Online-High-School.com. I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

Ihrekontaktlinsen.de €2,500 – Forwards to Ihre-kontaktlinsen.de. This is a German site for contact lenses, eyeglasses, lenses, sunglasses and care-related products. The name is German for Your Contact Lenses”.

Zöllner.de €2,500- Forwards to Pohl-Zoellner.de, a German dental practice.

Harem.de €2,500 – Harem is a Turkish restaurant in Munich.

Coordify.com $2,395 – NaphCare, which provides services to people in jails and prisons, bought this domain. Coordify is the name of its software that manages diversion programs with communication between law enforcement and judicial systems.

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GoDaddy (all of it) went down this evening

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 03:45

All of GoDaddy — including its main website — went down this evening.

GoDaddy had technical difficulties Tuesday evening that took down its entire network, including websites hosted on GoDaddy.

In a statement made Wednesday, GoDaddy explained the outage:

GoDaddy experienced a service outage between approximately 7:00pm-11:00pm PST last night. The outage was related to an error encountered during planned network maintenance and impacted multiple products and services. It was not a security incident. The issue was resolved by our team and affected customers immediately began seeing improved services. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.

The main GoDaddy.com website was not resolving for a significant portion of the 7 PM PST hour, but the home page came back around 7:50 PM PST. Login functionality started working again around 8:20 PM PST.

As of 8:20 PM PST, some websites hosted on GoDaddy began resolving again. However, users reported continued difficulty later in the evening, and GoDaddy tweeted at 8:44 PM that there were still issues. It tweeted at 6:08 am Wednesday morning that the issue had been resolved.

Based on twitter chatter about the outage, the issue appears to have begun around 7:20 PM PST Tuesday. I received a site outage alert via WordPress JetPack at 7:27 PM PST.

DownDetector.com reported an increase in reports starting at about 7 pm this evening.

At 7:38 PM PST, GoDaddy tweeted that it was aware of the issue and was working on it:

Our team is aware of an issue affecting customer’s access to accounts as well as access to our site. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working as quickly as we can to address these issues. We appreciate you patience and understanding in this matter.

— GoDaddy Help (@GoDaddyHelp) November 18, 2020

The network status page for GoDaddy is hosted on the GoDaddy.com domain and did not seem to resolve during the outage.

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GoDaddy launches GoDaddy Corporate Domains for large brands

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 17:12

GoDaddy rebrands Brandsight and launches it as GoDaddy Corporate Domains.

GoDaddy announced GoDaddy Corporate Domains today.

The brand-targeted registrar is a rechristening of Brandsight, a corporate domain name registrar that GoDaddy acquired as part of the Frank Schilling business acquisition.

GoDaddy Corporate Domains will compete with corporate domain name registrars such as MarkMonitor, CSC, and SafeNames.

There are two interesting things to note about the announcement.

First is that GoDaddy plans to leverage its large retail registrar as a reason for brands to get on board. It launched the GoDaddy Verified Intellectual Property (VIP) program, which it describes as providing

“pre-vetted, well-known and famous brands an escalation path to address IP abuse. It covers fraudulent domains registrations, infringing websites hosted with GoDaddy, among other forms of abuse.”

The program is currently invitation-only.

Second, GoDaddy Corporate Domains picked a nice domain for the business: GCD.com. It appears that the domain was used by a Chicago-area law firm that rebranded after merging with another firm.

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NASDAQ 100 company Vertex Pharmaceuticals tries reverse domain name hijacking

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 16:08

Company tried to get domain name from a Pakistani medical company.

A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found that Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTX), a $58 billion (market cap) company, tried to reverse domain name hijack the domain VertexMedical.com.

The domain name is owned by a Pakistan healthcare company called Vertex Medical (pvt) Ltd. A quick look at its website shows that it’s an operating business. And a simple Google search pulls up a Dun & Bradstreet record showing that the company has about 100 employees and over $6 million in revenue.

Just knowing this information would make it foolish to file a UDRP against the domain name. While there could be a trademark issue between the companies, this is certainly not a case of cybersquatting that the UDRP was created for.

But Vertex Pharmaceuticals filed a cybersquatting complaint anyway.

Panelist Andrew Lothian unsurprisingly determined that Vertex Pharmaceuticals did not show that the domain was registered and used in bad faith, nor that Vertex Medical lacked rights or legitimate interests in the domain.

In finding reverse domain name hijacking, Lothian was particularly disturbed that Vertex Pharmaceuticals argued that there’s no reason another medical company would select the term Vertex for its business. Vertex is the medical term for the top of the head. Lothian wrote:

The nature of the incorrect and misleading submission regarding the use of “vertex” in a medical context coupled with an apparent failure to investigate the Respondent and a failure to put forward documentary evidence which was relied upon in submissions is all the more concerning given that the Complainant is represented by counsel.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has won 7 previous UDRP cases, so it’s no stranger to the policy. This makes it all the more surprising that it filed this case. Perhaps it thought this would be an easier way to try to get the domain than filing a lawsuit against a company in Pakistan.

The Complainant was represented by Sunstein LLP, a Boston intellectual property law firm. The Respondent was represented by Cylaw Solutions in India.

 

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Does your domain name registrar make it easy to transfer domains out?

Domain Name Wire - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 14:15

Don’t do business with registrars that make it difficult to leave.

Yesterday, I received a notice from the Wall Street Journal that I needed to update my credit card. I logged into my WSJ.com account and was surprised to see that I’m paying about $40 per month for my digital subscription.

It’s more than I’m willing to pay, so I decided to cancel my account. I found the automatic renewal “button” in my account and tried to click on it:

It turns out that’s not a button. You can’t click on it to change your renewal settings. The only way to cancel your account is to pick up the phone and call them.

My hold time was 20 minutes. And we had phone problems once I connected with the rep, so I have to call again to cancel.

Here’s my position: if a business makes it hard for me to cancel services then they don’t deserve my business in the first place.

The same can be applied to domain name registrars. Some registrars make it easy to get bulk access to transfer authorization codes. Other registrars require you to request them one…by…one.

No matter what those registrars offer, they don’t deserve your business. Don’t use a registrar that’s going to make it painful to leave regardless of what special pricing they offer to win your business in the first place.

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UNR acquires .Trust and .LLP top level domains

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:32

Company now runs 25 top level domains.

Frank Schilling’s top level domain registry UNR has added two domain names to its stable: .Trust and .LLP.

This is the third home for .Trust, as Kevin Murphy reported last week. UNR says that MarkMonitor, CSC and Safenames are currently accepting pre-orders for .Trust domains.

The .LLP transaction was finalized in April, according to ICANN records. DotRegistry, LLC was the seller.

.LLP is a “corporate identifier” domain similar to .LLC and .Inc.

These domains have seen mixed results. .Ltd leads the pack with over 100,000 registrations. Over half of these are at Alibaba, and price seems to be a significant factor with first-year registrations at about $7. .Llc has 17,000 names in the zone. .Inc, which costs over $2,000 per year to register, has about 3,200 names in the zone.

Some corporate identifiers have restrictions, and my understanding is .LLP is currently set up to be restricted.

After divesting its share of .car, .cars and .auto, the two acquisitions bring UNR’s portfolio up to 25 names. There are 250,000 domains registered across its namespaces.

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Domain Investing with Adam Strong – DNW Podcast #312

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 16:30

Adam Strong talks about the state of the domain name aftermarket.

Domain investor Adam Strong returns to the show today to talk about what he’s seeing in the domain aftermarket during this strange year. Adam sees the high level of the market through Evergreen.com, and also has a portfolio of 14,000 domains. We talk about pricing domains, negotiations, and more. Oh, and Adam has an important tip for PayPal users.

Also: Jonathan T on the move, aftermarket rebound, Wix disappoints, Google news and more.

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Flipkart among end user domain buyers at GoDaddy

Domain Name Wire - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 14:27

These companies recently bought domain names at GoDaddy.

Flipkart bought SuperCoins.com for $75,000. Super Coin is the name of its rewards system.

Who said exact match domains were dead?

GoDaddy released its top 20 public sales from July on Friday, and a handful of exact match domains stand out. One is Wallpapers .com; apparently, computer wallpapers are still a big business. Also, check out GPSTracking.com at $43,987. ShopGiftCards.com is another exact match domain and check out how BadBreath.com is being used.

It’s a bummer that GoDaddy has to wait three months to release its sales, but the upside is that there’s more time for the buyers’ identities to surface. I was able to figure out the buyer for almost all of the domains on July’s list:

fanbase.com $151,000 – Fanbase GmbH is a German startup that is releasing a system for content creators to make money. It’s currently collecting email addresses for its beta.

zcg.com $140,000 – Z Capital Group is a private investment firm with $3 billion of assets.

wallpapers .com $129,500 – OK, wallpapers used to be a thing. Like ringtones. Apparently, someone in Hong Kong thinks it’s still a big business.

iagent.com $102,000 – Magnifico Inc. in New York bought this domain. The owner is also the CEO of TLA Talent & Literacy Agency, which is likely what this domain is for.

greengarden.com $80,000 – Green Garden Products sells home gardening products under eight different brands.

supercoins.com $75,000 – Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart bought this domain for its Flipkart Super Coin program.

gofx.com $57,500 – GOFX is a forex brokerage.

anika.com $55,000 – Anika Therapeutics bought this domain and forwards it to AnikaTherapeutics.com

badbreath.com $50,000 – This is interesting. TheraBreath, a California seller of products for improved breath, apparently bought this product to forward to an Amazon page selling its products.

kaowang.com $50,000 – Kǎo wǎng translates as “Test Net” and the domain forwards to test preparation site 51Test.Net.

classrooms.com $45,000 – Grid Media Services, LLC bought the domain, which now resolves to a site with educational resources.

gpstracking.com $43,987 – The domain has a private Whois record and resolves to a generic page.

rentahome.com $40,000 – Triangle Properties & Asset Management, LLC leases property in North Carolina’s triangle of cities.

devise.com $39,000 – Domain investor Braden Pollock bought this domain.

skyriver.com $38,000 – The domain has a private Whois record and points to a Dan.com lander.

mortgage.org $36,500 – Mortgage.org has a holding page saying it’s coming soon.

shopgiftcards.com $35,000 – Payment technology company Interactive Communications International, Inc. bought this domain.

shakes.com $33,000 – The domain has a private Whois record and still forwards to an Afternic lander.

1sf.com $32,777 – Someone in China bought the domain name. It does not yet resolve.

mout.com $32,000 – Elements Industrial Storage Ltd forwards this domain to ban-air.com, which promotes its Ban-Air branded storage systems. I’m not sure what the domain stands for.

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Jonathan Tenenbaum named COO of MediaOptions

Domain Name Wire - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 16:07

Tenenbaum jumps from Web.com to MediaOptions.

Jonathan Tenenbaum

Domain name brokerage MediaOptions has hired Jonathan Tenenbaum as its Chief Operating Officer.

Tenenbaum comes to MediaOptions from Web.com, where he spent the last 14 years in various roles. He was the General Manager and public face of NameJet for many years and most recently served as Web.com’s Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer.

This hire signals to me that MediaOptions is “growing up.” Its public hires to date have mostly been on the sales and marketing side. Hiring an attorney in the COO role suggests the company is becoming more corporate (in a good way). I suspect we’ll see some more sophisticated services coming from MediaOptions in the future.

It doesn’t hurt that Tenenbaum has deep connections in the domain investor community, thanks to his time running NameJet.

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Virtual events company Hopin moves to .Com

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 18:53

Events platform bought domain name from Greek tour company.

Hopin just changed its domain name to Hopin.com.

It’s been quite a year for virtual events company Hopin. The company’s platform was suddenly thrust into the spotlight when the pandemic hit and the events industry moved online. It rushed to open up its platform that was in a phased beta.

It also raised a $40 million Series A in June. In addition to spending money to hire employees, the company apparently used some of the cash to acquire the domain Hopin.com.

I discovered this today when I tried to log in to my account at Hopin.to. My password filler didn’t recognize the site I was on, and I discovered it was because Hopin.to now forwards to Hopin.com.

The company was using Hopin.to until a least two weeks ago when my wife held her latest event on the platform.

Hopin acquired Hopin.com from a Greek tour company called Hop in Sightseeing S.A. I believe the acquisition took place in June or later based on a review of historical Whois records at DomainTools.

The timing was probably good for both companies. Hopin has a lot of cash in the bank, and I imagine Covid-19 has decimated the tour company’s business.

I reached out to Hopin to see if it would comment and will update this story if it does.

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Whoa…UDRP panelist got this case WRONG

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:48

A UDRP panelist just ordered a non-profit’s domain name to be transferred in a poorly reasoned decision.

I’m shocked by a UDRP decision handed down by National Arbitration Forum panelist Darryl Wilson this week. It seems that Wilson got the case wrong, and this will deprive a non-profit of its active website.

Investigative Network, Inc. of Arizona filed the UDRP against Investigative News Network of Texas. The Complainant uses the domain name InvestigativeNetwork.com, and the Respondent uses the domain at issue, InvestigativeNetwork.org.

There may well be a legitimate trademark dispute between these entities. Maybe. The Complainant offers investigative services for law firms. The respondent is a non-profit journalism organization made up of investigative journalists. It describes itself as:

Investigative Network News & Documentaries, Inc. (“Investigative Network”) is the first of its kind nonprofit journalism organization to exclusively produce video & film based investigative content by experienced award-winning broadcast investigative journalists dedicated to uncovering and exposing abuses of power, corruption, betrayal of public trust by powerful elected officials and public and private institutions.

The two groups use a similar name and they investigate, although for very different purposes.

But one thing is clear: this is not a case of clear cut cybersquatting for which the UDRP was created.

I’m baffled by Wilson’s decision.

It’s clear that the Respondent has Rights or Legitimate Interests in the domain. Yet Wilson wrote:

The Panel here notes the WHOIS of record identifies the Respondent as “Brian Collister / Investigative News Network” and no information in the record indicates that Respondent was authorized to use Complainant’s mark or was commonly known by the disputed domain name. Nor does Respondent’s submission in this matter indicate any authorization was ever granted. The Panel here finds that Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in the investigativenetwork.org domain name as Respondent is not commonly known by the disputed domain name under Policy ¶ 4(c)(ii).

Wait. What? The non-profit’s name in Whois is literally “Investigative News Network” and it’s using the domain InvestigativeNetwork.org.

Wilson also determined the domain was Registered and Used in Bad Faith:

Although one may conclude that providing nonprofit information and educational services indicate good faith to some degree, those actions alone will not normally suffice to justify the identical registration of an established trademark and domain name of an entity that provides the same or similar services.

The net-net of this decision is that a non-profit is about to lose its domain name unless it files a lawsuit. This seems egregious.

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Why Wix’s stock dropped after today’s earnings report

Domain Name Wire - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 16:46

Stock drops after company posts another loss due to increased ad spend.

Earlier this week, I wrote about how web presence companies like Wix and GoDaddy are ramping up advertising to capture increased demand for web building platforms during the pandemic. The upside is future earnings growth; the downside is short term depressed earnings.

Website building platform Wix (NASDAQ: WIX) reported Q3 earnings today and Wall Street was not impressed. Shares are trading down 6% at the time of posting while the NASDAQ is up.

It was definitely a mixed bag for the company, but a lot of the down numbers are due to that increased ad investment.

Wix’s topline numbers continue to be strong and exceeded the company’s guidance for the quarter.

Q3 revenue was up 29% year over year (Q2 was up 27% YoY). Collections (a Wix measure of cash sales) was up 36% year over year (Q2 was 33% YoY).

But free cash flow fell off a cliff due, in part, to the increased advertising investment. The company spent $37 million more on advertising in Q3 2020 than it did in the same quarter last year. While Wix anticipated the drop and it wasn’t as bad as its guidance, it’s still a stark change. Wix maintained strong free cash flow in Q2 (up 52% year over year) with increased marketing spend as well. The company expects suppressed free cash flow again in Q4, with total free cash flow this year of $122-$127 million, compared to $127 in 2019. It’s slightly higher ($3M) if you remove capital expenditures for the buildout of the future Wix HQ.

While the company is investing heavily to take advantage of the surge in interest in building websites due to the pandemic, it takes time for these investments to start paying back on free cash flow.

But growth in new users slowed during the quarter. The company added 7.8 million new users in Q3, compared to 9.3 million in Q2.

The number of paid subscribers increased by a net 302,000 during the quarter, compared to 346,000 in Q2.

Perhaps more frustrating for investors is that the company posted another net loss on Wix’s non-GAAP measure: ($8.0) million compared to positive $20.8 million in Q3 2019. (It also posted a non-GAAP loss in Q2). Its GAAP loss was ($56.8) million, compared to ($17.4) million in Q3 2019.

For investors that look only at current metrics, this sets off alarm bells.

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Peoples Bank of Mississippi tries reverse domain name hijacking

Domain Name Wire - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 21:39

Small bank did not prove that the domain name owner registered PeoplesBank.com to target it.

A National Arbitration Forum panel has determined (pdf) that Peoples Bank of Mississippi tried reverse domain name hijacking PeoplesBank.com in a cybersquatting case it filed.

There’s no doubt that Peoples Bank uses the trademark Peoples Bank. And it has been around since well before PeoplesBank.com was registered. But the bank did not show that the domain owner, Xedoc Holding SA, targeted it with its registration.

Xedoc’s attorney, Paul Keating, noted that the mark is very weak. He discovered that almost 1,000 other banks use the term Peoples Bank globally, and four of them are located within a short drive from Complainant.

The Complainant retorted that its “rights are superior” to those of Respondent. But the panel noted this doesn’t matter for the case at hand:

However, the Panel notes that the Respondent need only show that it has “a” legitimate right or interest. The Respondent does not need to show that its rights or legitimate interests are better (however measured) than those of the Complainant.

In other words, there was no evidence that Xedoc, a company organized in Luxembourg, was targeting this small bank in Mississippi with its registration.

The panel also noted:

Further, the peoplesbank.com domain name was first created by a third-party in 1995, a time when Complainant’s bank was already in business for over eighty years and could have secured the domain name for itself. Respondent also points out that Complainant could have but did not participate in the public auction for the domain name at the time Respondent acquired it in 2010.

Xedoc paid $44,100 to acquire the domain in an expired domain auction at NameJet.

In finding reverse domain name hijacking, the three-member panel wrote (in part):

Although existing, Complainant’s common law rights in its mark are diluted nearly to the vanishing point based upon the number of third-party users thereof. This fact must have been known to Complainant given its longstanding participation in the field of banking. In fact, Complainant does not dispute the existence of these other banks and virtually ignores Respondent’s argument but merely states that this “does not diminish the trademark rights Complainant owns in its field and geographic area.” The Complainant is professionally represented in this matter and, in the opinion of the Panel, knew or ought to have known that the Policy does not examine the relative rights to a mark as between two parties. For Complainant to claim, ten years after Respondent’s acquisition of the peoplesbank.com domain name, that it was registered and used by a Luxembourg-based entity with knowledge of and specifically to target one of the multitude of Peoples Bank users, a small bank operating primarily within a limited geographic area of Mississippi, exhibits a disregard for the Policy and many prior decisions of UDRP Panels that have been made over more than twenty years. Complainant, or its counsel, should have known that there was no reasonable chance of prevailing in this proceeding – if not at the time the Complaint was filed, certainly after having received the Response and its accompanying evidence.

The Complainant uses PeoplesBank-MS.com for its domain name. K&L Gates LLP represented Peoples Bank of Mississippi.

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