Posts In: domaining news

VeriSign Statement Regarding .Web Auction Results

August 1, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN), a global leader in domains and internet security, today announced the following information regarding the .WEB TLD: The Company entered...

Continue Reading

Nu Dot Co (VeriSign?) Won the Rights to Operate .Web for a Whopping $135M

July 29, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 1

The results of the ICANN auction are in: $135M has been bid to be able to operate .web domains. The payment for this auction will...

Continue Reading

ICANN Releases the gTLD Marketplace Health Index for Community Feedback

July 19, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 1

Earlier today ICANN published the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (BETA) for community feedback. The gTLD Marketplace Health Index displays trends and statistics related to generic...

Continue Reading

Sky Wins WIPO against Pirate Site but Forgets to Take Site Down

July 13, 2016 Domaining News, Trademarks 0

Earlier this year Sky, the well-known British telecommunications company, filed a WIPO (World International Property Organization) domain dispute against a pirate website,, that was streaming...

Continue Reading

Marlboro Wins WIPO Domain Dispute

June 29, 2016 Domaining News, Trademarks 0

The world famous cigarette brand, Marlboro, managed to easily win a WIPO concerning 2 domain names, and, that tried to profit from the “Marlboro”...

Continue Reading

Facebook Wins WIPO Domain Dispute

June 22, 2016 Domaining News, Trademarks 0

Social networking giant Facebook filed a domain dispute on April 19th at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) concerning the domain name was registered...

Continue Reading

.STORE General Availability Starts Tomorrow

The .STORE landrush is almost coming to an end. At the time of writing 775 .STORE domains have already been registered. General availability will start...

Continue Reading

UK Creative Ideas Limited Will Launch .ART in the Fall of 2016

May 31, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

UKCI (UK Creative Ideas Limited) has signed an agreement with ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to exclusively operate the new .ART...

Continue Reading Relaunched Today After Being Parked on Sedo

Short recap of the facts: In February this year stopped resolving. Adam Dicker at the time was handling (or not handling) numerous complaints from...

Continue Reading

The Very First .Blog Domain,, is Now Online and Looking for Registrars

May 19, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

According to a blog post on (the offical blog of WordPress) the very first .blog domain,, has now been launched and wants registrars...

Continue Reading

Now Possible to List Numerical, Short or One Word Domains For Sale on Pheenix

I just received the following email from Pheenix: It’s been a whiles since you’ve heard from us. As you have noticed, we have been making...

Continue Reading

ICANN Terminates 9 New gTLDs from Africa

May 10, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 2

ICANN has terminated 9 out of 17 new gTLDs from Africa notwithstanding the fact that those applicants paid $185K for each and every one of...

Continue Reading

WhatsApp Wins UDRP Domain Dispute

On March 24, 2016 WhatsApp, the globally known mobile instant messaging service, filed an UDRP domain dispute for 2 domain names, and, at...

Continue Reading

ICANN Relocates Meeting Because of Zika Threat

May 5, 2016 Domaining News 0

The ICANN 56 meeting that was scheduled to be held in Panama has been relocated to Helsinki. The ICANN 57 meeting that is currently scheduled...

Continue Reading

ICANN Annoyed That Many Brands Aren’t Using Their Dot-Brand Domains

April 30, 2016 Domaining News, New gTLDs 0

More than 200 of the biggest brands, such as Nike, Intel, Netflix, Lego and the NFL, have been asked by domain name overseer ICANN in...

Continue Reading

67 Domains of Websites Selling Counterfeit Drugs Have Been Seized by Feds

April 27, 2016 Domaining News 0

According to the US Attorney Office special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations have seized 67 domain names. Visitors to...

Continue Reading

Pin It on Pinterest