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Donuts acquires .Travel domain name

Donuts acquires a sponsored top level domain name for the travel industry. Top level domain name company Donuts announced today that it has acquired the .travel top level domain name from Tralliance Registry Management Company. It is the 239th top level domain name that Donuts will operate, but this one is very different from the […]

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WIPO responds to ICA’s UDRP Platform

WIPO is upset and largely missed the point. World Intellectual Property Organization, one of the many groups that manages UDRP cybersquatting cases, has expressed its displeasure with Internet Commerce Association’s* (ICA) opening platform for UDRP review. Speaking to World Trademark Review**, Brian Beckham, head of the internet dispute resolution section at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation […]

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MicroStrategy defends its Glory (.com)

Tech company fends off Japanese group that filed cybersquatting complaint. $1.5 billion dollar tech company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has successfully defended the domain name Glory.com in a cybersquatting dispute. MicroStrategy has a vast portfolio of high-quality domain names including alert.com, hope.com, mike.com, speaker.com and voice.com. It’s not clear what it intends to eventually do with […]

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HUGE win: HugeDomains gets reverse domain name hijacking win against Virgin Enterprises

Virgin takes the low road and is nailed for reverse domain name hijacking. HugeDomains has successfully defended its domain name VirginLiving.com against an attack by Virgin Enterprises, and Virgin has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in the case. Virgin failed to prove any of the three elements required to win a cybersquatting […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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Radix to generate $12 million revenue in 2017

New TLD company discloses some financial results. New top level domain name company Radix announced today that it will generate $12 million or more in revenue in 2017. The company has $11.7 million in revenue up until the end of November. According to a release, more than 50% of the revenue is from non-premium domain […]

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Tucows moves expired domain names back to GoDaddy Auctions

Move back to GoDaddy suggests that GoDaddy generates substantially more revenue per domain for registrars. Domain name registrar Tucows has moved its expired domain name inventory back to GoDaddy Auctions, Domain Name Wire has discovered. In September 2016, Tucows became the first third-party registrar to send its expired domain inventory to GoDaddy Auctions, switching from […]

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David Ellefson of Megadeth – DNW Podcast #162

Founding member of the multi-platinum group Megadeth talks about the early days of the web. What was it like having a website in the early days of the web? On today’s show, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson explains how Megadeth got on the internet and why it started with the domain name MegadethArizona.com instead of Megadeth.com. […]

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Web.com gets Whois Privacy patent

Web.com subsidiary gets patent for Whois Privacy, as compared to Whois Proxy. GoDaddy has patents for domain name proxy services. Now a competitor, Web.com’s Network Solutions, has a patent for Whois privacy. U.S. Patent #9,817,979 (pdf) for Private domain name registration covers Whois privacy in which a domain is registered in the name of the […]

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Domain name company Donuts tops Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500

Three-year revenue growth tops 59,000%. New top level domain name company Donuts ranked #1 on this year’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 from Deloitte. Rankings were based on three-year revenue growth from 2013-2016. The timing worked out great for Donuts. It launched its first new top level domain names in early access and general availability in […]

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