Cigarette Company Wins DJ Domain Name at UDRP

By Zak Muscovitch. The domain name, DJBLACKNMILD.COM was ordered transferred to cigarette company, John Middleton Co. by an NAF Panel in a decision dated, January 7, 2015. The Respondent, was "j alvarez" from Alabama, USA. What caught my attention here, is the oddity of someone purportedly cybersquatting on a cigarette brand by supposedly adding "DJ" to it. The Complaint was undefended and
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Live Results : NamesCon 2015 Right of the Dot Auction

DNN will be live blogging from NamesCon in Las Vegas. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these results. Check here for results as we update them live from the show.  Bidding is also available on SnapNames.com and names unsold will be in a silent auction there until February 6th, 2015. In a charity auction before […]
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Domain Name Leasing Workshop at Namescon 2015

By Zak Muscovitch. The  "Leasing Domain Names" workshop at Namescon is almost full. I am looking forward to spending 45 minutes taking everyone through a domain name lease agreement, line by line, and explaining the issues and considerations, so that you become familiar with the basics of domain name leasing transactions. After the workshop, I will also be giving attendees an Annotated Domain
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Moniker Exiting the Drop Game?

One of the company’s drop-catching proxy registrars SantiamDomains recently (and quietly) changed hands and is now under Web.com’s ownership. This article is purely speculative, but it’s based on something that I learned today while troubleshooting some domain administration issues. A domain that I had caught at Snapnames back in March of 2014 is coming up […]
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Buying Cheap Traffic – An Experiment

Almost every new site I create gets no traffic. That is frustrating, disappointing, and not good business, and I am not sure exactly what to do about it. In the olden days, it used to be if you built a good site, people would find it. Google would send it lots of traffic, other sites… Read More »
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Ron Jackson Finally Owns DomainNameJournal.com

For more than a decade, Ron Jackson has been producing his domain industry publication DNJournal.  It’s been regarded as a “go-to” industry publication for his weekly sales reports and his “cover stories”, featuring prominent industry profiles, but did you know that Ron didn’t even own DomainNameJournal.com.  OMG Ron you don’t own all variations of your […]
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ICANN systems compromised through phishing attack

A number of ICANN’s staff email accounts have been compromised by a phishing attack, which lead to administrative passwords to other systems being exposed as well, as Necraft reports. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has fallen victim to a phishing attack which resulted in the attackers gaining administrative access to some […]
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A Detailed Look at a Site I Bought on Flippa a Year Ago

Almost exactly 13 months ago I bought ApexWebGaming.com through this flippa auction, for $2999. How do you think it went? Was it a good purchase? Would you have bought it yourself from that auction? Why did I buy it and how did I do my due diligence on it? What did I do after  buying? What…
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