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November 18, 2018 16:05

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.Boston domain names enter general availability today

Standard registration fees are near .com prices. .Boston domain names are available today. The days of many notable top level domain names entering general availability are long gone, but there’s a noteworthy launch today: .Boston. Domain names ending in .boston will be available today starting at 16:00 UTC, which is noon EDT. Standard prices are […]

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.Boston Domain Extension Off To Slow Start With Just 170 Domains Registered in Sunrise

Today we received a Press release proudly announcing that over 150 Brands registered a .Boston new gTLD domain in the Sunrise period which was opened to trademark holders and certain rights holders in Boston. The PR has a subtitle “Strong pace with .BOSTON domains! – More than 150 brands getting ready with their .BOSTON web […]

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How Local are They? GEO TLDs like .LONDON in the UK, .BERLIN in Germany

1000+ new domain endings (nTLDs) have been released since 2014. Some of them – the GEOs – are explicitly about location: for instance, .LONDON, .NYC, and .IRISH. Most, though, are generic keywords like .CLUB, .FISH, .NINJA, or .ONLINE, which are not rooted in 1 place. While some nTLDs are registered at a uniform rate in every country, others skew strongly toward […]

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New trademark application targets GEODOMAIN domain brand

A new trademark application at the USPTO for GEODOMAIN seems to introduce an alternate function for this generic keyword. Long after domain investors started using the geo-domain reference for city, town and other landmark domains as a shorthand version of “geographic domain,” an application filed on March 15th seeks to use the word for the […]

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Building Geo Domain Names – DNW Podcast #110

Learn how Fred Mercaldo built Scottsdale.com into a revenue-generating machine, and how he plans to be able to do the same thing for your city domain name. Fred Mercaldo built Scottsdale.com into a nearly $1 million-a-year business. His company City Brand Media is building out hundreds of other city.com domain names into fully functioning websites. […]

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The Domain Name Texas.com Hits The Market

The 22 years old domain name Texas.com is for sale. The domain is being brokered by eNaming. Tracy Fogarty, eNaming founder and CEO is quoted in a press release out today as saying.com: “With only one generic name dot-com available per state, this domain name is as exclusive as they come. Texas is the second-largest […]

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Delaware.com Sold By Godaddy To The Delaware Company House LLC

The domain name Delaware.com has been sold to The Delaware Company House LLC whose current domain name is DelawareCompanyHouse.com According to it’s site, “the The Delaware Company House is located at 8 The Green in Dover, Delaware. If you find us on a map, you’ll see we’re steps from the Chancery Court and the Old State […]

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RightofTheDot/Namescon Domain Auction Is Opened for Submissions

RightoftheDot.com is holding a live and online auction with Namejet.com from the Namescon conference. RightoftheDot.com has now formally opened up submission for the auction. We are looking for great domain names, especially one word .com and new gTLD’sm along with short domains in all extensions, along with brand domains, category killers, Geographic domains. Domains should […]

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Report: Vegas.com Bought LasVegas.com in 2005 For Up To $90 Million Dollars

George Kirikos spotted an SEC document showing that Vegas.com purchased LasVegas.com  in 2005, for what could be up to a $90 Million Dollars. “In June 2005 , VEGAS.com, LLC entered into an agreement for the purchase of LasVegas.com on the following terms: The agreement specified that a $12,000,000, one-time payment be made upon execution of […]

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Western Woods : Generic geo-domain lost via UDRP !

It’s not the nature of the domain, it’s how you respond to the UDRP. In the case of the generic geo-domain WesternWoods.com, the late response by the Respondent played a major role in the decision. According to the case, the Complainant did not even hold a registered trademark, relying instead on a “common law” mark: […]

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