NTI.com domain name saved in UDRP

September 22, 2017 admin 0

Company tried to upgrade from .dk to .com. Domain name attorney John Berryhill has successfully defended domain investor Sahar Sarid’s domain name NTI.com in a UDRP. The complaint was brought by NTI Cad Center A/S, which uses the Danish country code domain name NTI.dk. A three-member Czech Arbitration Court panel […]

Domain inquiries could drop next month. Blame SSL.

September 22, 2017 admin 0

Start filling out a form on for sale landers and you’ll see a “not secure” message. Yesterday I wrote about how landing page companies are adding SSL support for domains on their platforms in order to meet Google’s deadline next month. Starting next month, domain names with any sort of […]

Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

September 21, 2017 admin 0

A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the full pending delete cycle. Domains from Tucows (which owns […]

SSL comes to landing page tools, but at a price

September 21, 2017 admin 0

Services that make it easy to create landing pages across multiple domains need to implement SSL. Next month is the deadline for most sites to move to https with an SSL certificate. At that point, Google’s Chrome browser will give a “not secure” warning when someone visits a page with […]

Make sure your contact info is updated when you sell a domain

September 21, 2017 admin 0

If you don’t, you could be on the receiving end of a UDRP. Mike Mann just lost a UDRP. That’s what the record will show, anyway. But he actually sold the domain in the UDRP, WashingtonJournal.com, for $75,000 earlier this year. The new owner didn’t update the Whois record. C-SPAN […]

What domains BMW and other end users bought last week

September 20, 2017 admin 0

BMW, a gaming company, and a deals site bought domain names over the past week. It was a frustrating week to uncover end user domain name sales at Sedo because many of the buyers are using Whois privacy. Still, I was able to figure out the (likely) buyer of WomenInc.com […]

Spanish police raid .Cat domain name registry offices

September 20, 2017 admin 0

Raid is part of crackdown on Catalonia independence referendum. As reported on DomainIncite and InternetNews.me overnight U.S. time, Spanish police have raided the offices of Fundació puntCAT, the registry operator for the .cat domain name. .Cat is a domain name for the Catalonia region and people that speak Catalan. Spanish […]

Median sales price at Uniregistry stays steady as sales grow

September 19, 2017 admin 0

Median price has dropped slightly so far this year. Uniregistry issued a release this morning with sales data from the first eight months of 2017. The total number of sales increased 24% to 3,617. The total value was $29 million (up from $25 million), or an average of $8,017 per […]

Lack of disclosure leads to Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

September 19, 2017 admin 0

Mexican resort operator failed to disclose business relationship with domain owner. Trouble in Paradise. The operators of two Mexican resorts–Golden Parnassus Paradise of the Gods and Great Parnassus Paradise of the Gods–have been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking (RDNH) in a recent cybersquatting complaint. The resorts […]