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Legally.co owner fails to get Legally.com in cybersquatting dispute

Company faces the challenge of operating with a descriptive name. An incorporation and trademark filings company has lost a cybersquatting dispute to upgrade its domain name from .co to .com. Legally uses Legally.co to pitch its services. GoDaddy owns Legally.com, a name it picked up in a bulk acquisition from Tucows about a year ago. […]

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Looking for CVCV.COM (without x, q, u) – Budget: Up to $5,000.00

Today:  looking for 4L .com’s – Budget: Up to $800.00 / GYYM.com sold for $4,805 / Buying pronounceable LLLLL.com – Budget: Up to $200.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: LLLL.com and LLLLL.com needed – Budget: Up to $250.00 – Check your portfolio for a […]

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PR: Incopro engages SILKA to offer enhanced domain name recovery capability

Incopro, the online brand protection provider, today announced that it has engaged leading domain name dispute specialist firm SILKA. Incopro represents a growing international customer base, providin…

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UPDATE: the Automotive new gTLD business is exciting

I recently updated the Automotive new gTLD report for the month of October/November 2018 and I am excited to note that: There are 60 new gTLDs dedicated to the automotive industry. Lots of Trademarks have applied for their own string and major luxury car manufacturers have created their .BRAND new gTLD: Lamborghini Bentley Jaguar Bugatti […]

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Three of my most-read posts over the last few months

I’m always interested to see which of my posts seem to spark the best conversations or interesting debates. As a blogger, learning what you, my audience likes to read is critical, otherwise I could end up writing a bunch of posts that are interesting to me, and nobody else. So, since I’m looking anyway, I […]

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Why people let valuable domains expire every month

Today: How domain names interact with the backend of mobile apps / Finding buyers for domain names on Reddit / WePower.com sold for $19,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for a brandable fitness name – Be sure to check your portfolio for one […]

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125 Domain Discoveries for November 11th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Seven Mile : Where the heck is Frank Schilling’s #domain blog?

A decade ago, Frank Schilling started blogging about domain names and life in general. His blog was based on the domain name SevenMile.com, a reference to the Seven Mile Beach on the Grand Cayman. Over the next seven years, Frank Schilling continued to blog occasionally at various intervals, sharing his thoughts on events that were […]

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Daily Domain Picks 11-11-18

Daily Domain Picks 11-11-18 GlobalCare.com was the top close on Saturday. Great brand in my opinion with a lot of possible uses. Top sales/closes from yesterday: globalcare.com 9,300 USD 2018-11-10 NameJet gyym.com 4,805 USD 2018-11-10 GoDaddy elected.org 4,650 USD 2018-11-10 GoDaddy ltap.org 3,400 USD 2018-11-10 DropCatch cessystems.com 2,300 USD 2018-11-10 BuyDomains jdsb.com 1,334 USD 2018-11-10 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 10, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 10, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Flippa has a new pricing in place and looking to add ID verification

I have to be honest since Kevin Fink left Flippa, I have not spent a ton of time there, looking at a domain auction that stood out once in awhile. I had a friend who wanted to list a business for sale and told me he wanted to use Flippa. While on the site checking […]

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Daily Poll: Is a Domain Name ‘Bill of Rights’ Needed?

Uniregistry published a press release this morning calling for a “Domain Name ‘Bill of Rights.’” Here’s an excerpt from the press release: “Uniregistry, the world-renowned domain name registration company called today for the creation of a domain name “Bill of Rights” to guarantee every domain name owner a formal “due process” when being faced with […]

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Chicago Blackhawks win Blackhawks.com domain in cybersquatting dispute

Hockey team filed complaint 23 years after the domain was registered. The Chicago Blackhawks won a dispute to get Blackhawks.com. The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team has won a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner of the Blackhawks.com domain name. The hockey team filed the dispute with World Intellectual Property Organization after inquiring about buying […]

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3 customer service and communication principles for web designers and developers

Success in the web design business depends on delivering great-looking sites that delight your clients. But beyond the actual work, great customer service depends equally on your ability to effectively communicate with those folks who hired you in the first place. Related: 10 customer service rules every web professional should follow Customer service = exceptional […]

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Happy National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day!

Today is National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day. How are you celebrating? At Verisign, we did a quick search on NameStudioTM, our easy-to-use, domain name suggestion tool to see what interesting .com and .net domain names were available to register today … and here are some of our favorites! AVAILABLE .COM AND .NET DOMAIN NAMES* .COM newsciencemovement.com manymathminds.com […]

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Successful Candidates Selected for NextGen@ICANN64

LOS ANGELES – 9 November 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the successful candidates who will participate in the NextGen program at ICANN64 to be held in Kobe, Japan, from 9 to 14 March 2019. The 12 individuals currently study law, economics, cybersecurity or computer science in universities […]

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Domain provider for social network Gab subpoenaed in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Epik, a domain name provider that helped the controversial social network Gab return online this month, was subpoenaed afterwards by Pennsylvania’s attorney general as part of an investigation launche…

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Why Do I Do It? Because It’s The Right Thing To Do!

I started DotWeekly in 2008 because I love domain names! I also like helping people and doing the right thing. I don’t just help others “online”, it’s something I do daily in my life. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. Over the years, I have helped countless companies, individuals and every day people […]

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(New Trends) Are you stuck in the past, or ready for the modern domain world?

Today: The floor value of six-number .com’s in today’s markets / The odds of hand-registering a domain name with traffic / TIW.com sold for $20,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: LOOKING FOR LLLL.COM – If you have any four-letter .com domain assets in your […]

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132 Domain Discoveries for November 10th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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#Krooz .com : When a 20 year old #domain predates the trademark, the #UDRP should fail

The domain Krooz.com was registered twenty years ago, in 1998. Currently, it’s being used as a cruises finder, but for the majority of its past, it was either parked or served some basic content. A company operating from MyKrooz.com registered a trademark for KROOZ this year, asserting first use of it in 2015. They filed […]

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SoundAi demonstrates good domain strategy at low cost

The other day I read the news about a Chinese startup called SoundAi. As usual, I did a little bit of study and found the company interesting. It shows that you can go global on day one with a good domain strategy – and at low cost. Beijing-based SoundAi supplies acoustic components powered by artificial […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 09, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 9, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Tucows report: the loss of the Namecheap domains decreased revenue

Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. “Our third quarter results again demonstrate how the consistent performance and cash flow generation of our Domains and Ting Mobile businesses are enabling us to invest in the build out of the Ting Internet footprint for our next phase […]

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Uniregistry Introduces Pay to Inquire Domain Buy Service

I noticed something interesting on a Uniregistry landing page today that I had not noticed before. I was checking out Cool.com, a domain name owned by Future Media Architects that is listed for sale via Uniregistry Market. Instead of a standard inquiry form I am accustomed to seeing on Uniregistry Market-listed domain names, there is […]

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Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July

Last week’s blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest customers by saying that domain investors are a problem. It turns out that this was not the first time Verisign raised arguments about the domain aftermarket. It drew attention to […]

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Uniregistry calls for domain Bill of Rights as Schilling says Gab.com was not booted

Uniregistry has called for a “Domain Bill of Rights” to protect free speech in a world were domain takedowns can be used to de-platform controversial speakers. Meanwhile, CEO Frank Schilling has told DI that the company did not expel the right-wing social network Gab.com from Uniregistry’s platform, and would have allowed it to stay. In […]

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The importance of domain monetization

Today:  The benefits of private domain registration / Wanted – NN or LL .io – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 / 225999.com sold for $3,002 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: iCivilize.com – Now, this is an interesting and playful domain name asset. It actually sounds […]

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The Automotive new gTLD business is exciting

I recently updated the Automotive new gTLD report for the month of October/November 2018 and I am excited to note that: There are 60 new gTLDs dedicated to the automotive industry. Lots of Trademarks have applied for their own string and major luxury car manufacturers have created their .BRAND new gTLD: Lamborghini Bentley Jaguar Bugatti […]

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Domain-Driven Design Demystified

Domain-driven design … you’ve got to respect that the same entity has different names in different contexts. Being a service industry, we IT folks should take the time to learn the language …

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