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January 21, 2018 02:48

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#Ethereum .com : Seller’s note claims $10 million reserve has been met

We’ve been following the sales notes posted on Ethereum.com, a domain first registered many moons ago. During the past few months, Ethereum.com shared offers of several million dollars, all while the Ethereum Project’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, appeared uninterested in the aged allure of .com domains. The Ethereum Project’s trademark activities on the USPTO and via […]

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Filing for a #domain #trademark in 2018? It will cost you more at the #USPTO

If you plan on filing a trademark for your domain, brand or business services at the USPTO, it will now cost you more. After several years of keeping the fees unchanged, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its new fee plan yesterday. All previous fees are now null and void. Fees increased considerably […]

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Domain jungle : Don’t be mad because our #domains are great!

Domain investors are – mostly – human, and jealousy, envy and hatred quite often manifest via the sharing of unsavory comments on blogs and forums. When domain names are presented for validation by peers, for example, one cannot avoid witnessing these negative sentiments seep through the commentary: Yeah? What were you thinking bro? This domain, […]

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Father Domainicus and the #WHOIS travesty at #GoDaddy

Greetings and salutations, my fellow brothers and sisters in domaining – this is Father Domainicus, tapping away on my laptop this chilly Florida evening. By “chilling” I refer to temperatures in the 50’s, which generate no snow flurries, but can cause plenty of shrinkage under the frock, when riding a bicycle outside. I was having […]

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Elephants hate #GoDaddy and other fun corporate #domains

GoDaddy owns more than 1,800 corporate domains, and not without reason. The biggest domain registrar in the world has a lot of fans, and most likely a lot of haters. Despite what some might believe, the BBB rating for GoDaddy is a stellar A+. Over the years, negativity towards GoDaddy services involved the infamous elephant […]

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#Jesus Coin network : Spreading the #blockchain gospel via a new gTLD #domain

Jesus Christ has his own cryptocurrency coin, apparently, along with his favorite disciples. Riding on the blockchain bandwagon, someone created an excellent spoof of a coin, Jesus Coin, complete with a white paper. Using the new gTLD domain, JesusCoin.Network, the project offers to spread Jesus by means of blockchain de-centralization. Using the cryptographic breakthrough of […]

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JB .com : Two letter .com #domain sold to #Chinese buyer

The premium two letter domain, JB.com, has been sold, and the new owner is from China – not Justin Bieber! Registered in 1995, JB.com was in the possession of Domain Capital until recently; it currently moved under the control of Guta.com. The company is an active domain broker in China, operated by domain investor, George […]

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#Uniregistry Market : “Ass pass” will help tackle #domain lowballers

Uniregistry listens to its loyal customers, and is rolling out a new, exciting feature at its domain marketplace. The Uniregistry Market Ass Pass will allow for a range of explosive responses, via a pre-selected menu of insulting replies. “Many domain investors with portfolios at Uniregistry Market are sick and tired by the increased amount of […]

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Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” reference leads to more #domain registrations

There are countries, and there are “shithole countries” according to Donald Trump. Frustrated with lawmakers in the Oval Office when they pondered restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, the US president allegedly said: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He then suggested that the […]

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#Domain XBT.com on a 200 #Bitcoin auction, offered by XBT Holding SA

The domain XBT.com is being auctioned off by XBT Holding SA, a privately held web-hosting and data-storage firm based in Luxembourg, and they want 200 BTC for it. That’s approximately $2.7 million dollars, at the time of this conversion. Bitcoin price can fluctuate as much as 20% or more, on a given day. In 2014, […]

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