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May 23, 2019 13:06

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Oscar night snafu leads to domain registration of #FakeOscars .com

Announcing “La La Land” as the best movie during tonight’s Academy Awards was a mistake; the snafu was quickly discovered, leading to “Moonlight” winning best picture. The incident sent waves among those watching the 89th Academy Awards, and it became viral very quickly. Borrowing elements from the current political arena and references to “fake news,” […]

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Huge victory for Domain Registrars and Parking companies in GoDaddy court case

Case provides ammunition for domain name registrars and domain parking companies in cybersquatting claims. A court has found in GoDaddy’s favor in a long running cybersquatting battle brought by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 128-page decision (pdf) has lots of findings that will be cited in cybersquatting lawsuits for years to […]

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GoDaddy wins lawsuit brought forth by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

GoDaddy pulled a surprising victory against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, today, in a decision that dispelled a $30 million lawsuit against the domain registrar. The cybersquatting case lasted more than five years, and a judge ruled in GoDaddy’s favor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, District Court Judge Andre Birotte Jr. decided there’s […]

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Weekend Musings + My Thoughts On The 2015 Oscars

Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my weekend musings. This Sunday is a special one, tonight is The Oscars (formerly known as The Academy Awards), a day where actors, directors, producers, writers, and all the other incredibly creative people that are part of the filmmaking experience are celebrated. This year we are the most behind on […]

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Go Daddy risking Oscars wrath with .buzz premium domains?

The new gTLD registry Dot Strategy included many famous brands on its list of premium .buzz names, including two that could get its partner, Go Daddy-owned Afternic, in hot water. Until a couple of hours ago, nic.buzz carried what appeared to be thousands of premium listings, organized by category and carrying prices of $1,000 and […]

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