Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to Sales Sunday here on MorganLinton.com. When you first start buying and selling domain names it can be easy to assume that everyone is a good guy (or gal) and that things will go smoothly. Unfortunately, online while everyone may seem friendly and trustworthy, that isn’t always true. The first [...]
MojoKid writes "Microsoft might have one of the most talked-about products at the moment with the Xbox One, but would you believe it doesn't own the rights to the most obvious domain name to accompany it? Domain squatting is a real issue for companies about to launch a new product. If they register a domain before the official launch, people can find that and subsequently ruin the company's surprise. This particular case is different, however. The domain name wasn't registered just the other day. Instead, a UK resident registered the name XboxOne.com in December of 2011, long before Microsoft itself even likely had a definitive name for its upcoming console. So, what can a company do in this instance? File a dispute with the National Arbitration Forum, an ICANN-approved organization that specializes in dealing with these sorts of matters." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Scott Brown had a question about the number of parked domains he was hearing about: Do the domain providers have an email reply set up? What he found has led to the launch of Bounce.io, a five-month company that harvests 20 to 30 million bounced emails per day in what is amounting to an advertising treasure chest and a very rich, big data honey pot.
Greetings and salutations, my domainer brothers and sisters – this is Father Domainicus, celebrating the day of our Lord. It has been a glorious week, full of joyous, jubilant results in our domain Church. Plenty of domain sales, I hope, and do remember to cast your ten percent to a charity, whenever life grants you [...]
With the long weekend for Memorial Day in the United States, and the TRAFFIC conference on its heels, you might see a lag in response time from domain investors and companies. If you are traveling this weekend or for the conference, I wish you safe travels. Here are some updates and tips: Some of the [...]The post Sunday Updates & Tips appeared first on Elliot's Blog.
Dot Health Limited which is a Famous Four’s application to operate the new .Health top-level domain (gTLD), today announced the creation of a Governance Council that will allow the world health community to provide input on the .Health TLD. The Governance Council will be called upon to monitor, advise, and recommend best practices for the .Health gTLD. It is expected that the Governance Council will be comprised of practitioners, scientists, researchers, and others involved in health industries, including not only medical health but also other areas of health. The Governance Council will be called upon to advise dot Health Limited on best practices for the .Health gTLD, including Abuse Prevention and Mitigation (APM) Seal reporting system, intellectual property rights protection, gTLD rules, reserved second-level domain names, certification or authentication programs, and ensuring compliance with ICANN rules. “The .Health Governance Council will be an essential part of the .Health gTLD,” explained Charles Melvin of Dot Health Limited. “Health is a powerful and important concept. From the beginning, we have believed that the .Health gTLD should be the premier digital space on the Internet for the health industry, and so, to accomplish this, we are calling on industry leaders to participate in the Governance Council and help shape .Health.” Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.governancecouncils.com/health to express interest in participating. Dot Health Limited representatives explained that expressions of interest would be accepted at this site for several months, with ongoing communications sent to interested parties prior to the Governance Council launch. Officials also noted that ongoing Governance Council activity is subject to award of the .Health gTLD by ICANN. There are four applicants for the .health new gTLD’s including DotHealth. There is also an application by another party for the new gTLD .healthcare, .Med and .Hospital There are also several formal objections filed for the proposed new gTLD .Health.…
If you have domain names listed for sale on any of the major platforms, you’ve probably received many lowball offers. Whether people are uneducated about the value of good domain names or they think they can get a great price by playing the “poor” card, it seems that there are always going to be ridiculously [...]The post Great Sedo Description appeared first on Elliot's Blog.
I was looking through a list of domain names to potentially back order on NameJet a couple of nights ago when I came across something I found interesting that I hadn’t seen before. Listed above the NameJet search results were two other domain names with the same keyword in a different extension, and there was [...]The post Afternic and NameJet Partnering on Buy Now Domain Names appeared first on Elliot's Blog.
Beginning May 2013, the Singapore domain registry will require verification of domain name owners. This comes as a result of previous cases of identity theft and fake identities being used when registering .SG domain names. The new procedure will apply for both second level .SG domains and third level .COM.SG names. .SG domains are semi-restricted. While there are no restrictions on the amount and type of names a registrant may apply for, Singapore does require that a local administrative contact is provided. Please note that this new procedure will not affect existing .SG or .COM.SG domain name registrations. It will however apply to future owner changes of existing domain names.…
About.me launched a new premium service plan this week and as a big fan of Ryan’s I wanted to show my support for the amazing things they’ve been doing for free for so long now. I also think that they make some of the most simple and elegant one page bio sites out there and [...]