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NameJet : Back in domain auction business after hardware failure
NameJet is once again fully operational, after an outage that occurred yesterday. The domain auction venue announced that the issue was purely due to technical difficulties related to some type of hardware failure. No user data or accounts were breached. The full announcement from NameJet follows: Dear NameJet Customer, As of this morning, the Name
DomainGang  -   7/7/2015 3:16 PM
Verisign gets Domain Name Stockpiling patent
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,075,886 (pdf) to Verisign for “Systems and methods for detecting the stockpiling of domain names.” We’ll call it domaindar for short. The patent explains ways that a registry can determine what a domain name registrar is doing with domain names after they expire. Are
Domain Name Wire  -   7/7/2015 3:07 PM
GoDaddy and two-factor authentication update
Two factor authentication is a must these days; domain hijacking is rampant and cybercriminals often devise some crafty attempts to steal domains via social engineering. Domain registrars that currently implement two-factor authentication include GoDaddy (SMS, US only), Uniregistry (Google app), (Google app) and eNom (Google app). Currentl  -   7/7/2015 2:31 PM
UDRP Complaint For The Domain Name Denied (RDNH missed only by a slim margin)
Victory! We just won the complaint for the domain name The complaint was denied by a three member panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Complainant didn't submit all evidence to the Panel, lied and made false allegations. … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   7/7/2015 2:09 PM
Afilias wants to buy your failed gTLD
Afilias is on an overt campaign to snap up struggling new gTLDs at bargain basement prices. “In the neighborhood of a dozen” gTLD operators responded seriously to Afilias’ booth at last month’s ICANN meeting in Buenos Aries, (pictured), Afilias chief marketing officer Roland LaPlante told DI in an interview today. The compan
DomainIncite  -   7/7/2015 1:55 PM
Don’t Want the URS on Your .Com Domains?
Did you feel the ground shake under your feet?  That little tremor is the result of ICANN staffers trying to make it easier for companies to suspend your domain names by forcing the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) into legacy domain name agreements. Take a minute out of your day to send an email to ICANN opposing adding URS to legacy domains.  -   7/7/2015 1:27 PM
Web Design is Dead; Summer Camp For Billionaires, Kicks Off in Sun Valley
Introducing: the Email Template That'll Get You a Meeting With Anyone ; Behold: Shake Shack Unveils The ChickenShack; Netherlands beginning to become a startup powerhouse! Despite crank rich people's protests, Billionaires' Beach in Malibu is now open to normals; Help Us Spread the Pope’s Message; The 3 Key Considerations For CMOs When It Comes To
Frager Factor  -   7/7/2015 12:41 PM
Who stole my life : Swindling a friend out of a domain name is just not cool
How do you gauge the worth of a friendship? By testing whether your friend can keep a secret, or a plan that you shared details of. Domainers have some great ideas, and industry entrepreneurs often hint about upcoming projects to their closest friends. Sometimes, that type of friendship is unveiled as non-existent, and walls come [… Copyright
DomainGang  -   7/7/2015 11:23 AM
Donuts Hires Andee Hill in Move Meant to Give Domain Investors More Attention
After selling the platform Founder Andee Hill said she intended to stay in the domain industry. Today Donuts, the largest operator of new gTLD registries, announced that Ms. Hill has been hired as Director of Business Development and assigned to reach out to domain investors.
DNJournal  -   7/7/2015 11:21 AM
NetNames files Complaint w/ European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Pricing has filed a  complaint to European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS pricing strategy that had Brand owners charged $1,999 each year (wholesale) for a .SUCKS domain name compared to others that are charged just $10 According to which is a brand protection company representing many trademark holders, Vox Populi
TheDomains  -   7/7/2015 10:51 AM
Andee Hill joins Donuts as liaison to domain name investors
Hill will work with domain name investors. Donuts has hired Andee Hill as Director of Business Development, the company announced today. She will handle relationships with domain name investors and report directly to co-founder and EVP for Business Development Dan Schindler. Hill most recently was founder of EscrowHill, an escrow service for domain
Domain Name Wire  -   7/7/2015 10:22 AM
Andee Hill Joins Donuts As Director of Business Development
Andee Hill has joined Donuts,as Director of Business Development with specific responsibility for relationships with the domain investor community. Andee is a longtime participant in the domain name industry, most recently with her business and also formerly of was recently sold. “”As Donuts has
TheDomains  -   7/7/2015 10:12 AM
Andee Hill Hired by Donuts
Following the news that Greenberg & Lieberman acquired the EscrowHill platform, I just learned that Andee Hill has been hired by Donuts. This should be a good hiring for Donuts because Andee has many contacts within the domain industry. Andee joins the Donuts team as Director of Business Development. Mason Cole, VP of Communications & Indus  -   7/7/2015 10:07 AM
Carlsberg Gets Over 150 .Beer Domains (,
Minds + Machines announced today that Carlsberg, the brewery group, will participate in its .beer Pioneer program. After extensive consultation with Minds + Machines, Carlsberg has secured over 150 .beer domains, in a portfolio that includes their most popular brands … Continue reading →
Online Domain  -   7/7/2015 9:54 AM
This company thinks domain name investing violates U.S. law
Company’s response in lawsuit suggests that new businesses should be able to get old domain names. Last week I wrote about a cybersquatting lawsuit filed against the owner of A new company has sprung up using the descriptive name Work Better, and it wants the 16-year-old .com domain name. Office Space Solutions
Domain Name Wire  -   7/7/2015 9:42 AM
Carlsberg snaps up 150 .beer domains, including the most British domain I’ve ever seen
Brewing giant Carlsberg has joined Minds + Machines’ pioneer program for the .beer gTLD, buying 150 brand and generic .beer domains. M+M said today that, which is arguably a more British domain than, is among Carlsberg’s new portfolio. The registry said in a press release: “ will help support the
DomainIncite  -   7/7/2015 9:28 AM
Carlsberg Group joins Minds + Machines Pioneer Program For .Beer; Gets 150 Domains
Minds + Machines, (LSE:MMX), announced today that Carlsberg, “the world-renowned brewery group, will participate in its .beer Pioneer program“. Carlsberg has secured over 150 .beer domains, in a portfolio that includes their most popular brands such as,, and, as well as a variety of
TheDomains  -   7/7/2015 9:09 AM
Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-7-15 How High will go ?
Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-7-15 Powered by Have some good names today in the and space. is over $500 and is over $400. is over $250 and is a 12 year old domain. is the top bid getter and is already over $1,000. Double J and no vowels […
Hybrid Domainer  -   7/7/2015 8:59 AM
Radix and .Site Want To Give you a chance to win a free Apple Watch
EAP starts tomorrow for .Site, EAP starts on the 8th of July at 1600 UTC and the GA starts on the 15th of July. So with the launch of one of the more highly anticipated strings, we worked with Radix (an advertiser on TheDomains) and came up with a contest idea to get people enthused […
TheDomains  -   7/7/2015 8:38 AM
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 rules the board today.  As always a ton of as well.  I don’t mention it very often but one of the few things that bothers me about the large companies in our domain space is the use of data.  When I search for a name on Godaddy or receive an offer at DomainNameSales I feel like that is private.  But its not. What the
Domain Shane  -   7/7/2015 7:30 AM