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Domain Memes : Rick Schwartz and the RDNH disease

Our Domain Memes open series are about fun snapshots of events related to the domain industry. Some of these events are funny, others are definitely serious. Today’s meme is about the closing chapter of the Queen.com saga, a UDRP that ended with Rick Schwartz’s victory, with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) against […]

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PETA files complaint against Uniregistry chicken game

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has lodged a complaint against Uniregistry. The thorny issue seems to be the Uniregistry chicken game, that appears during a 404 error. What is the Uniregustry chicken game? Visitors of non-existent pages can play a game of jumping chicken, or by visiting the URL https://uniregistry.com/eric directly. […]

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Donuts, Inc. to buy Amazon.com in a “Buy Now” transaction

Donuts, Inc., a multi-discipline domain Registry, is allegedly acquiring uber-retailer, Amazon.com. The astronomical deal, pending approval by the Donuts, Inc. shareholders, involves $1.5 trillion dollars in new gTLD valuation, company stock and all the cash in the corporate cafeteria’s register. Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos, stated about the deal: “We are thrilled to be acquired by […]

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Manspreading banned at MERGE! 2017 conference in Orlando, FL

If you’re in the habit of manspreading, the act of sitting with your legs spread far apart while in public places, take notice. Domainers attending MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida, will be issued a citation and a possible ban for life from the conference, if they fail to adhere to guidelines against manspreading. “Spreading one’s […]

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Ten digit .XYZ domains : The next big thing arrives soon!

Who would have thought that “bigger is better” when it comes to domain names? The XYZ Registry definitely thinks so, and they are releasing the full range of 10-digit domains that can be used as phone numbers, to celebrate the company’s third anniversary. “It’s about time to conquer the entire phone directory with numeric XYZ […]

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XYZ Registry applies for .Covfefe gTLD and trademark

The XYZ Registry is once again breaking the proverbial mold, with an ICANN application for dot .Covfefe at the gTLD level. Riding the coat-tails of a popular meme by Donald Trump’s tweet, the XYZ Registry has grand plans for this new extension. Daniel Negari, CEO and founder of the XYZ Registry, stated: “As a domain […]

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ICANN eat well : Where is the budget money going

With strong budgets allocated to the success of the multi-stake holder model, ICANN officials made healthy earnings in 2016. To ensure transparency and honest disclosure of numbers related to budgets and wages, such financial statements and usage are released to the public. “Trips around the world are costly, and managers, whether middle or higher up […]

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WIPO panelists enjoy perusing Queen.com UDRP

The ongoing UDRP against Queen.com has stirred lots of ire across the domain investments community. Nineteen years after its acquisition by Rick Schwartz, this generic gem of a domain is being challenged by a Danish florist. The UDRP against Queen.com was filed more than a month ago, on April 4th, and as it’s still live; […]

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North Korean UDRP Respondent threatens to nuke ICANN

The ICANN multi-steakeholder model office is in red alert today, after a UDRP Respondent made plausible threats over the Internet. North Korean UDRP Respondent, Shing Ping Kim, lashed out at both the WIPO and ICANN, after his domain was taken away. Citing the imminent launch of nuclear laden intercontinental ballistic missiles from North Korea, Shing […]

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