Buyers Can Now Start Transactions on Payoneer Escrow

September 22, 2017 admin 0

Since Payoneer launched its domain name escrow service, only domain name sellers have been permitted to set up transactions via Payoneer Escrow. As a buyer, this could be frustrating because I would have to rely on the domain owner to initiate a transaction, and I have found that the less […]

NTI.com UDRP: Complaint Rejected

September 22, 2017 admin 0

There was another three letter .com domain name that recently became the subject of a UDRP proceeding: NTI.com. Because the NTI.com UDRP was filed at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), I didn’t even realize the UDRP had been filed until I read the decision on UDRPSearch.com. The owner of NTI.com […]

Snapchat Acquires S.CO from GoDaddy

September 22, 2017 admin 0

Several days ago, I reported that the S.CO domain name was acquired by MarkMonitor on behalf of a client. Because the Whois registrant information listed MarkMonitor’s privacy proxy service (DNStination Inc.) as the registrant, it was unknown who was behind the brand protection company’s acquisition. This morning, a reader named […]

Uniregistry Market Broker Darryl Lopes Offers Domain Appraisals

September 20, 2017 admin 0

I am not a huge believer in domain name appraisals for a number of reasons. Not only is the domain name market dynamic, but every domain name is different and one small difference can make a domain name worth millions of dollars and another domain name worth significantly less (Sex.com […]

Top Public Uniregistry Market Domain Sales YTD

September 19, 2017 admin 0

Earlier this morning, I published a press release from Uniregistry with details about its year to date sales results. The company reported that it sold 3,617 domain names totaling more than $29,000,000. I asked Uniregistry VP of Sales Jeff Gabriel if he could share any more details about YTD sales […]

Thoughts About Uniregistry Market Sales Report

September 19, 2017 admin 0

Earlier this morning, Uniregistry published a press release (published below) with its aftermarket domain name sales report from Uniregistry Market for the first 8 months of 2017. While the report doesn’t offer specific details about domain name sales, it offers a general overview of sales on its platform year to date. From […]

MarkMonitor to Host Domain Security Webinar

September 18, 2017 admin 0

Domain name security is critical aspect of domain name ownership. Domain owners rely on the security infrastructure at their registrar, and they are also obligated to ensure their registrar accounts are secure to prevent domain theft. With stolen domain names being a major issue over the past few years, domain […]

MarkMonitor Client Acquires S.CO

September 18, 2017 admin 0

It looks like the S.CO domain name changed hands at the end of last week or over the weekend. According to Whois records at DomainTools, S.CO is now registered to DNStination Inc., the proxy provider for MarkMonitor, a brand protection and domain registration company. As of right now, S.CO resolves […]

Happy Birthday Google.com Domain Name

September 15, 2017 admin 0

On September 15, 1997 – twenty years ago to the day – the Google.com domain name was first registered. It looks like Google.com was registered at Network Solutions, but as you might expect, the domain name is now registered at Google Domains, the domain name registrar owned and operated by […]

PCO.com Subject of UDRP Filing

September 15, 2017 admin 0

A UDRP has been filed against the high value PCO.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-1778. PCO.com has a creation date of January of 2000. Because it is a three letter .com domain name, this domain name was almost certainly […]