Archive for July 2015

18 Year Old Generic Domain eWomen.com Saved in UDRP

THURSDAY,30 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 30th,eWomenNetwork, Inc. lost its bid to grab the 18 year old domain eWomen.com in a UDRP

The three member panel of the Honorable Richard DiSalle, the Honorable Karl V. Fink, (Ret.) and The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown found the 18 year old domain was registered in good faith by the registrant but refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH)

Here are the highlights:

Complainant has registered the EWOMEN mark in stylized form with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) (Reg. No. 4,257,345, first use in commerce Dec. 30, 2000, filed Apr. 24, 2012, registered Dec. 11, 2012)

Complainant also asserts unregistered common law rights in the EWOMEN stylized mark dating back to at least December 30, 2000.

Complainant is a United States company engaged in the provision of marketing services for promoting the goods and services of women-owned businesses via the Internet.

Complainant has trademark rights in the EWOMEN mark in stylized form registered by Complainant with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) (Reg. No. 4,257,345, first use in commerce Dec. 30, 2000, filed Apr. 24, 2012, registered Dec. 11, 2012)( “the EWOMEN mark”).

The disputed domain name was first registered on April 18,1997 and was acquired by Respondent in May 2009 after the original registration had lapsed

The domain name has been used by Respondent to display pay-per-click hyperlinks to subjects relating to women, such as “women” and “ older women” and to other links of a more generalized nature, such as “school” and “ career”.
DISCUSSION

Rights or Legitimate Interests

Complainant relies on several grounds to show bad faith registration and use of the domain name. The Panel has given careful consideration to all of those grounds and the submissions and evidence said to be in their support.

The Panel readily acknowledges that they raise some serious questions.

In particular, there are the submissions that Respondent has displayed bad faith under Policy ¶ 4(b)(ii) by engaging in a pattern of bad faith registrations, that Respondent’s use of the domain name is diverting Internet users away who were originally seeking Complainant’s website, that Respondent has attempted to profit in bad faith from the confusing similarity associated with the domain name and Complainant’s EWOMEN mark and that Respondent must have had constructive and/or actual notice of Complainant’s rights in the “eWomen” design mark prior to registration of the domain name because of Complainant’s widespread use of the mark and its trademark registrations with the USPTO.

However, Respondent makes some cogent arguments to the effect that it did not and, in effect, could not have registered the domain name in bad faith because it acquired the domain name before Complainant registered its EWOMEN trademark. It is here that the major problem with Complainant’s case arises, which like other aspects of this jurisdiction, comes about because of the terms of the UDRP itself and the fact that panels are bound by those terms and the proof they require. In that regard it is clear and has been stated many times that to succeed in the summary proceedings provided by the UDRP a complainant trademark owner must show that the domain name was registered in bad faith and used in bad faith.

Respondent argues that it did not register the domain name in bad faith because it could not have had any animus directed at a trademark that had not been registered or filed for. The substance of Respondent’s case on this issue is put in the following way in its summary of argument: “Moreover, Complainant did not file its trademark until April, 2012 and did not receive its trademark until December, 2012 – over three (3) years after Respondent purchased the Disputed Domain.” Respondent verified those matters in its Attached Ex. 1 (declaration of Kurt Richter affirming the May 2009 registration). It will be recalled that the domain name was actually registered in 1997 and that Respondent bought it in 2009 after the registration had expired. Neither party gave in evidence the precise date when Respondent acquired the domain name, but it seems to be common ground that it was in May 2009. What is also clear beyond doubt is that three years later Complainant applied for its trademark for EWOMEN on April 24, 2012 and that it was registered on December 11, 2012.

The Panel notes that it makes no judgment on whether, at any time after the registration of the domain name, Respondent engaged in bad faith use.

Nor is it necessary to make a specific ruling on Respondent’s further argument under this heading, namely that as EWOMEN is clearly a trademark made up of an essentially generic expression, it was entitled to register the domain name and did so in good faith.

LACHES

Respondent argues that Complainant was aware of Respondent and the domain name for at least six (6) years and failed to initiate an action under the UDRP. Respondent therefore maintains that the Complaint is barred by the doctrine of laches. Complainant argues that laches is inappropriate in UDRP proceedings and other opinions have been expressed that support Complainant’s view. Still other opinions have been expressed to the effect that delay in instituting proceedings may be taken into account as are all other facts established by evidence.

The issue may be somewhat academic in the present case, as Complainant has not succeeded on the merits.

Accordingly, the Panel feels that it is not necessary to say any more than to adopt the observations of the three person panel in the recent decision in E-Renter USA Ltd. v. Domain Hostmaster, Customer lD. 55391430909834, Whols Privacy Services Pty. Ltd. / Domain Administrator, Vertical Axis lnc, D2015-0784 (WIPO July 10, 2015), as the circumstances were similar to those in the present case. The panel said:

“The Respondent, in its Response also raises the question of laches. The Panel notes that the Domain Name has been registered for 12 years and for 11 of those years the Complainant has been an active business. This Panel’s view is that delay in filing a complaint is not an automatic bar to a complaint, but nor can it be ignored, for all the facts must be taken into account in all UDRP proceedings and a decision made in the light of all the circumstances of the individual case. ln the present case, the Panel has found that the Respondent has not registered the Domain Name in bad faith and the Complainant therefore cannot succeed on the merits. ln these circumstances it is not necessary to make a finding as to whether the Complainant is barred from commencing or succeeding in the proceeding under the ground of Laches.”.

Did OnlineEducation.com Sell for $3.3 million ?

THURSDAY,30 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 30th,I want to point out the tip for this article came courtesy of JS Lascary, he noticed some info related to QuinStreet a publicly traded company (QNST (NASDAQ) $6.03 -0.15 (-2.43%) that is an online performance marketing company providing technologies for businesses to identify their targeted audiences.

They have purchased a number of high profile domains over the years, back in 2010 they paid $35.6 million for insurance.com, JS noticed they mentioned in a recent filing:

This additional income of $3.2 million, or 112%, was due to the sale of non-strategic domain names for a gain of $3.3 million and lower interest expense due to decreased debt obligations, partially offset by the accelerated amortization of $0.3 million of unamortized deferred upfront costs incurred in connection with the Second Amendment to Credit Agreement.
source : http://investor.quinstreet.com/secfi…3125-15-177129

Now looking at domain history on DomainTools.com shows that in March of 2015 the whois changed from Quin Street to

Registrant Name: A Tooley Registrant Organization: Online Education Research, LLC Registrant Street: 4512 Martin Street Registrant City: Union City Registrant State/Province: California.

Now did the OnlineEducation.com account for the whole $3.3 million ? We don’t know as they did say domain names but it would make sense that this was the lion’s share.

We will update with any further info.

RightoftheDot.com Opens Submission For Auction At Domainfest.Asia With 4.CN

THURSDAY,30 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn  on July 30th,RightoftheDot.com (ROTD) will be conducting a Premium Online Domain Auction in cooperation with the leading Chinese Domain auction company 4.CN and in association with DomainFest.asia which will be held in Macau China, September 4th through 7th, 2015.

ROTD has officially opened up submissions for the auction which will run from September 2 through September 10th catered to the Chinese and Western end user, corporate and domain investor markets.

The Auction will be online only since the Domainfest.asia conference is being held during the Labor Day holiday in the United States and we wanted to make sure that those in the US didn’t miss out.

The online auction will be on 4.CN platform, which has done millions of dollars in domain name sales.

Obviously we are gearing submission for a Chinese audience so we are looking for LL.com, LLL.com, LLLL.com, LLLLL.com domain names (without vowels) NN.com NNN.com, NNNN.com and NNNNN.com’s and words that have relevancy and meaning in the Chinese markets.

We are focusing on very premium names and some new gTLD’s in the mix but from registries.

As you might have seen over the weekend the domain name 358.com sold for $480,000 on SnapNames.com

358.com was a dropped domain so it had no reserve when it entered into a closed auction of just 221 people and was into the six figures in just hours after the auction launched, so we don’t need nor will we accept retail prices as reserves.

We need great domains at attractive prices to encourage bidding.

Not retail pricing.

Believe me a great three number domain or LLL.com domain isn’t going to go cheap regardless of reserve.

If 358.com was privately owned and had a $500K reserve it may not have even gotten a bid.

Reserves prices, as they always have played a big role in the decision of what domain names will be accepted into the auction and more importantly sell in the auction.

You have to believe in the market and the value of your domain.

The 4.CN platform will be in English as well as Chinese and bidding will be available in USD and RMB (Chinese Yuan).

All transactions will be cleared through DN.cn which is a worldwide escrow company.

Submit no more than 50 domain names that meet the above criteria to info@RightoftheDot.com

As you can see we are just about 6 weeks out to the end of the auction so we are going to be making decisions quickly on what domains will be accepted to the auction.

The conference is on pace to have 150+ signups

DOMAINfest .asia will be held at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Macau and will feature Keynotes by Jeff Sass of .Club and Gregg MacNair

Speakers include (with more expected)

Monte Cahn of RightoftheDot.com

Tessa Holcomb of Igloo.com

Michael Gilmour of ParkLogic.com

Edmon Chung, CEO of .ASIA

Simon Cousins, CEO of Allegravita

Jothan Frakes, co-founder of NamesCon and DOMAINfest

Some of the sponsors of DOMAINfest.Asia are:

Neustar / .CO

Afilias

Key-Systems

Moniker

Hexonet/1API

Rightside

You can sign up for the conference using the Special Discount Coupon for TheDomains.com readers: THEDOMAINS-40 by clicking here

Donald Trump Wins Control of Trumppalace.com

THURSDAY,30 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn  on July 30th,Donald Trump has won another UDRP this time on the domain name Trumppalace.com which was purchased by the domain holder for $800 tto sell units in Trump’s condo in Sunny Isle Beach in South Florida

Here are the facts:

“”Complainant Donald Trump is a household name in the United States and in many other parts of the world. He is one of the best known businessmen in the United States. He is known, among other things, as a leading real estate developer. The TRUMP mark has been used and is registered in the United States and in many other countries to identify Complainant’s various goods and services, including famous hotels, resorts, golf courses, and residential or commercial buildings. Complainant holds numerous registrations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for the TRUMP mark, including some marks registered in 1999 and 2000.

Complainant registered the trademark TRUMP PALACE in June 2004 with the USPTO in association with “real estate services, namely listing, leasing and managing residential condominiums” as well as “real estate development and construction of residential condominiums.” The TRUMP PALACE mark was applied for in December 2001, and the first use in commerce of the TRUMP PALACE mark was also December 2001.

As indicated in the WhoIs, the Domain Name was initially registered on August 31, 2003.

Respondent purchased the Domain Name for USD 800 from a prior owner in August 2010.

Since 2005, Respondent has been a Florida-based licensed Realtor. Respondent has listed, sold, and leased property in the Trump Palace located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. According to Respondent, “the sole purpose of this domain is to market, sell and lease apartments of owners for potential buyers at Trump Palace.”

Complainant sent Respondent a cease-and-desist letter on January 15, 2015.

On February 6, 2015, Respondent sent Complainant an email stating that he had never used the Domain Name and had no plans to do so.

He said he acquired it in connection with his efforts to resell units in the Sunny Isles Trump Palace.

That same day, Complainant responded by email asking for a transfer of the Domain Name and offering to reimburse Respondent for his acquisition costs.

As of a certain point, unknown from the Complaint or the annexes thereto, the Domain Name was redirected to Respondent’s main website, “www.brittreeves.com”, which promoted Respondent’s real estate company, Beachfront Realty. The website indicates that Respondent’s company provides real estate services “throughout the Metro area.”

As of June 30, 2015, according to Respondent, the Domain Name resolved to a website stating, in part:

“LIST YOUR CONDO

I AM YOUR TRUMP SPECIALIST! I CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE SALES PROCESS IN SOUTH FLORIDA! I HAVE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE DEVELOPERS AND WHICH BUILDINGS ARE BETTER INVESTMENTS! (…) WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. I SELL TRUMP CONDOS FOR OWNERS AND BUYERS.”

The one member panel quickly found that the trademark predated the ownership of the domain name, and that the domain holder had no rights to use the domain that contained the trademark concluing:

Respondent (who undisputedly had knowledge of Complainant and his famous family of marks at the time Respondent acquired the Domain Name in 2010) has used the Domain Name in bad faith within the meaning of the Policy.

Specifically, the Panel finds, on a balance of probabilities and on the record in this case, that Respondent took advantage of Complainant’s famous marks by redirecting the Domain Name to the website promoting Respondent’s real estate business in general.

The realty services offered at that site were not confined to listings at Trump Palace.

As such, the Panel concludes that Respondent is in bad faith within the meaning of Policy, paragraph 4(b)(iv).

Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Loses 1st Uniform Rapid Suspension on EOS.Blackfriday

THURSDAY,30 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 30th,Frank Schilling North Sound Names has lost its first Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the domain name eos.blackfriday.

North Sound Names registered almost 208,000 domain names Uniregistry new gTLD’s and marks the first time North Sound has lost a domain name in a URS or a UDRP.

Due to the ruling the domain registration will be suspended for the during of the registration.

The term EOS was in the trademark Clearinghouse.

The Complaint was bought by the camera maker Canon.

Another URS was filed against North Sound Names the other day on the domain name nos.link.

The Complainant in that case is not yet listed but is likely to be the maker of the NOS energy drink.

Here is what the examiner said:

The registered domain name(s) is/are identical or confusingly similar to a word mark.

The Examiner considers that the reproduction of the trademark EOS, by the disputed domain name eos.blackfriday, is sufficient ground to establish that the disputed domain name is confusingly similar to the trademark .

Specially since the disputed domain name reproduces entirely Complainant’s trademark without any other distinctive elements.

Consequently, consumers will assume that the owner of the disputed domain name is the camera manufacturer.

n consequence, as per this reasoning, the Examiner finds that, in the present case, the disputed domain name is confusingly similar to Complainant’s trademark

Registrant has no legitimate right or interest to the domain name.

Complainant has successfully shown evidence to substantiate its trademark rights, such as, several trademark registrations EOS in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, among others, to identify goods included in international class 9. Moreover, as established in Paragraph 8.3 of the URS Procedure, Complainant has demonstrated that the disputed domain name was registered and is being used in bad faith in violation of the URS.

Consequently, the Examiner finds that, in the present case, Respondent has no legitimate right or interest to the disputed domain name, thus, the requirement set forth in Paragraph 1.2.6.2., of the URS Procedure is duly complied with.

Registering a domain name primarily for the purpose of selling, renting or otherwise transferring the domain name registration to the complainant who is the owner of the trademark or service mark or to a competitor of that complainant, is indicative of bad faith registration and use.

Furthermore, in accordance with Paragraph 5.9.2, of the URS Procedure, a domain name redirecting to a website displaying pay-per-click links does not in and of itself constitute bad faith under the URS.

Blackfriday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States in which stores and manufacturers offer promotional sales.

Hence, it is understood as an expression referring to promotions.

Taking that into account, eos.blackfriday would attract consumers interested in EOS goods.

Moreover, Complainant registered its trademark EOS with the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Hence, Respondent was aware of the trademark EOS registered eos.blackfriday.

Thus, the Examiner concludes that Respondent registered the disputed domain name for the purpose of disrupting Complainant’s business.

Furthermore, Respondent’s use of the disputed domain name does not fall into the category of bona fide offering of goods or services, Respondent is not commonly known by the disputed domain name.

As per this reasoning, the Examiner finds that, in the present case, the disputed domain name was registered and is being used in bad faith.

New gTLD .Tech Enters Early Access Period (EAP) Today With 40+ Pioneers

THURSDAY,30 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 30th,Radix announced today that .Tech has entered the 1st day of the Early Access Program (EAP)

Unlike other Radix new gTLD extensions that previously launched .Tech is not going to have a landrush period but an EAP period like Donuts and Rightside.

Radix further announced that it has signed up 40+ Pioneers for .tech.

“The Pioneer list includes impressive names like Carl Pei, co-founder of the much talked about OnePlus smartphone, Web Summit – Dublin based 3 day conference that attracts 22,000+ delegates amongst others.

.TECH has also signed on Tech Influencers like Linus Sebastian, Jonathan Morrison, Austin Evans featured in the Top 30 Power Players in Tech list by Inc.com & have a huge following on Social Media.

Several companies like yourstory.com, Horus Technology have also signed on the .tech Pioneer Program.

.Tech has been actively engaging with tech start ups & entrepreneurs via advertising, direct marketing campaigns and events like SXSW, Collision Conference, and has a calendar full with events like Rise in HongKong, TechCrunch’s Disrupt & WebSummit.

Radix outbid applicants like Google, Donuts, Uniregistry and Top Level Domain Holdings to acquire .tech for $6.76 million.””

Give.com Sold for $500,000

WEDNESDAY,29 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn  on July 29th,Dave Evanson super broker at Sedo tweeted he just sold Give.com for $500,000

 

Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1million – Float.com sells for $50,000

WEDNESDAY,29 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 29th,Sedo saw 495 transactions over the last week on their marketplace and via SedoMLS. Sales totaled  $1m. 53% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.   .CO, .US and .TV had multiple showings on the cctld list.

  • Top .com: float.com at 50,000 USD
  • Top ccTLD: check.co at 10,099 USD
  • Top “other” TLD: cornhole.org at 4,400 USD

There were a handful of new gtld sales:

enelint.global    2,750    USD
city.church    1,999    USD
cumulus.global    1,000    USD
inter.works    999    USD
braingames.club    799    USD

Domain name Price Currency
.COMs
float.com 50,000 USD
lrz.com 46,000 USD
intermarketing.com 13,000 USD
supportofthings.com 10,000 USD
seacare.com 8,500 USD
go1.com 7,800 USD
acquired.com 6,000 USD
oillife.com 5,365 USD
realution.com 5,300 EUR
kuchenland.com 5,100 EUR
lifehotels.com 5,000 EUR
qqzg.com 5,000 EUR
zhoosh.com 5,000 USD
posterboard.com 5,000 USD
nextacademy.com 5,000 USD
gwstech.com 5,000 USD
topcamping.com 4,900 EUR
safecert.com 4,870 USD
wrun.com 4,250 USD
hivr.com 4,140 USD
trophy-assets.com 4,050 USD
bannerelk.com 4,000 USD
blognetwork.com 3,950 USD
acquiro.com 3,900 EUR
larkinville.com 3,500 USD
linemart.com 3,350 USD
smashmedia.com 3,000 USD
exploreitaly.com 3,000 USD
oddscalculator.com 3,000 USD
medicarelawyers.com 3,000 USD
nearhere.com 3,000 USD
f89.com 2,999 USD
doctorsgate.com 2,800 USD
genevamotorshow.com 2,800 USD
subafrica.com 2,795 USD
projectxq.com 2,666 USD
xqschools.com 2,666 USD
calaero.com 2,595 USD
murel.com 2,500 USD
4wellness.com 2,409 USD
hellomint.com 2,395 USD
handygarage.com 2,395 USD
digihuman.com 2,295 USD
unlistedrealestate.com 2,097 USD
noerp.com 2,000 USD
knowcyber.com 2,000 USD
vnbet.com 2,000 USD
cascadeglobal.com 2,000 USD
ateh.com 2,000 USD
prosco.com 1,999 USD
healingbody.com 1,999 USD
wgmobile.com 1,999 USD
somoveis.com 1,950 USD
checkdown.com 1,910 USD
cidie.com 1,900 EUR
treatr.com 1,850 USD
charleskelley.com 1,800 USD
sunglasseshome.com 1,795 USD
kobble.com 1,788 USD
incomemaker.com 1,716 USD
vrwood.com 1,600 USD
gunstoday.com 1,600 USD
snacksdirect.com 1,588 USD
bloghole.com 1,500 USD
bugpolice.com 1,500 USD
openabottle.com 1,499 USD
fittesting.com 1,495 USD
bazmo.com 1,495 USD
moledoctor.com 1,495 USD
photographyhero.com 1,450 USD
propertydepot.com 1,444 USD
bundesligawetten.com 1,400 EUR
localsonly.com 1,400 USD
tennisergebnisse.com 1,400 USD
undertree.com 1,330 USD
watch-op.com 1,249 USD
dp-solutions.com 1,200 EUR
boernehomes.com 1,200 USD
tubank.com 1,200 USD
raysys.com 1,180 USD
rainedge.com 1,150 USD
40r.com 1,050 USD
kamagra-fast.com 1,000 GBP
biomedicalcareers.com 1,000 USD
jungleformula.com 1,000 EUR
whyhealth.com 1,000 USD
ipang.com 1,000 EUR
vipbusinesscards.com 1,000 USD
xycf.com 1,000 USD
tofax.com 1,000 USD
ruberu.com 1,000 USD
gophr.com 1,000 USD
madchat.com 1,000 USD
sexmiles.com 1,000 USD
creditivity.com 997 USD
labelscanner.com 995 USD
5aled.com 977 USD
charvision.com 950 USD
logidis.com 950 EUR
motormagazin.com 950 EUR
extremia.com 950 USD
cellife.com 899 EUR
nowenergy.com 899 USD
atlantablaze.com 895 USD
camache.com 895 USD
physique-shop.com 895 USD
sanedata.com 877 USD
thewatchfinder.com 877 USD
nyby.com 850 EUR
torrenthounds.com 850 USD
knobhooks.com 850 USD
emostore.com 799 USD
fitspots.com 777 USD
sacauto.com 750 EUR
07v.com 750 USD
generationp.com 750 USD
visit-thailand.com 750 USD
behaviouraleconomics.com 750 USD
astroacademy.com 730 USD
yhwl.com 700 EUR
davidp.com 700 USD
ccTLDs
check.co 10,099 USD
wettquoten.de 10,000 EUR
act-on.co.uk 9,800 USD
royal.in 5,500 USD
eset.co.kr 5,200 USD
amazing.tv 5,099 USD
screen.no 5,000 USD
review.co.nz 5,000 USD
xm.tv 5,000 USD
key.us 2,999 USD
olympus.gr 2,600 EUR
63.fr 2,500 EUR
lace.io 2,500 USD
handy.nl 2,500 EUR
sitzball.de 2,100 EUR
moriarty.co.uk 1,988 GBP
vakuumheber.de 1,750 EUR
foodpanda.it 1,500 EUR
stre.de 1,500 EUR
achtundzwanzig.de 1,500 EUR
voicetec.ch 1,500 EUR
mster.co 1,500 EUR
coating.ca 1,450 EUR
sandfilter.de 1,450 EUR
tandpasta.nl 1,401 EUR
body-control.de 1,400 EUR
bno.eu 1,390 EUR
arforum.de 1,299 EUR
bravo.us 1,000 USD
scotchwhisky.ae 1,000 USD
scotchwhisky.nz 1,000 USD
schiffstest.de 1,000 EUR
carable.de 1,000 EUR
investmentgold.de 860 EUR
e-deco.fr 850 EUR
topolino.at 850 EUR
kaiak.com.br 800 USD
metaphor.co 800 USD
schlüsseldienst-frankfurt.de 800 EUR
kuendigung.eu 800 EUR
seniorenassistenz.de 750 EUR
OTHER
cornhole.org 4,400 USD
posible.net 3,930 USD
pizza.info 2,900 EUR
enelint.global 2,750 USD
xqchallenge.org 2,670 USD
challengexq.org 2,666 USD
xqinstitute.org 2,666 USD
xqfoundation.org 2,666 USD
city.church 1,999 USD
cel.net 1,999 EUR
marinecorpsleague.org 1,772 USD
eb5visa.net 1,600 USD
pullmantur.net 1,500 EUR
nebraskarealty.org 1,250 USD
goood.org 1,000 EUR
ac.asia 1,000 USD
cumulus.global 1,000 USD
inter.works 999 USD
furter.org 977 USD
braingames.club 799 USD
keeng.net 700 USD
fies.info 700 USD

 

Domain Movers: Doc.com, Fans.com, XT.com And More Domains

TUESDAY,28 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn  on July 28th,welcome to Domain Movers where I detect domain names on the move that have been recently purchased, registered or on the move for one reason or another. The majority of the following domain names have ownership by large corporations or are simply high value domain names.

These are often early detections and being reported on for the first time. These domain names can lead to new products, companies, services, advertising and more. I heavily rely on whois data to tell the story of these movements, which doesn’t always tell the whole story, so keep that in mind but I try my best to report accurately on what I see. Here are my latest findings:

CallWhiteSquad.com has been registered to go along with the domain name WhiteSquad.comthat I had earlier reported by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client using DnStination Inc. in whois. WhiteSquad.com was acquired from HugeDomains which had a Buy Now for $2,095. WhiteSquad.com was acquired according to whois records about June 26, 2015 via Sedo.

SabreMark Limited Partnership has taken ownership of ReinventTravel.com from a Laura Howie of Reel Media. The domain has been registered since November 12, 2012 and went from Laura with the domain being registered at Tucows, transferred to Dynadot under privacy on or about July 31, 2014 and then transferring to MarkMonitor around October 2014.

Red Bull GmbH has acquired the domain name WingFinder.com from HugeDomains. The transaction took place between December 2014 and March 10, 2015 according to whois records but likely about February 8, 2015. I had reported this domain earlier but didn’t know who the buyer was at that time.

AtomicAnalytics.com has been acquired by One Technologies, adding to its nearly 3,000 domain names according to DomainTools records. The domain name was owned by a Todd Porter of Jacksonville, Florida and registered at GoDaddy until about May 5, 2014 when whois records changed to One Technologies.

Home Box Office, Inc. registered 3 new domain names that all relate to each other and those were: HBOVinyl.com, VinylOnHBO.com and VinylHBO.com.

Microsoft Corporation registered CortanaAnalyticsService.com |.net|.org andCortanaAnalyticsSuite.com |.net|.org at MarkMonitor and they also registered the domain name UpgradeYourWorld.net, but at GoDaddy. Nor1 Inc. owns UpgradeYourWorld.com according to whois records with the domain being registered at GoDaddy. Nor1 uses the tag line “Upgrade Your Life” on its website Nor1.com

Microsoft has also filed a new trademark “Windows Hello”, the matching .com domain name was registered March 17, 2015 and not by Microsoft. The domain was registered prior but expired on April 30, 2014 via Joker.com.

Goodgame Studios has acquired the domain name LegendsOfHonor.com from Mike Mann’s DomainMarket.com. Of the 11 currently offered games on its website, “Legends Of Honor” was not one of them listed currently. New game?

GoDaddy has sold the domain names CommunityHub.com, FactorySale.com, GreekLink.com, Notarize.com, ProSmart.com, Fably.com, EasyCast.com and TopResumes.com out of its Marchex portfolio purchase. In general, it appears they are moving (selling) about 2-8 domains a week day lately.

Doc.com has been listed for sale after being used by Digitaloptics Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRA). It appears they are using the marketing agency Impress Labs to either market the domain name or at a minimum to take in-coming leads for the domain name. Based on DomainTools.com screen shot tool, the domain has been listed for sale since April 2015. I reached out for a quote and didn’t hear back.

Fans.com has potentially sold? The domain name last had public whois data listed as World Media Group, LLC back in 2012 and transferred out of Register.com to GoDaddy at that time and set to UltraDNS name servers at that time. The domain name has since change name servers to DnSimple. The domain has had a “Coming Soon” message on it since 2012.

Pana.com has been acquired by “Native” which is a travel personal assistant app that is part of Techstars, using NativeApp.com. Sahar Sarid reported the domain sold for “under $10K at GoDaddy in June 2014 and was listed for $50K at BrandBucket”. Sahar was not the owner but said he had “accidentally missed that auction”.

Devon Tivona and Sam Felsenthal are the co-founders of the application who may be doing a rebrand to Pana?

The domain name has been registered since August 10, 1995 and is under whois privacy at eNom using the DnSimple.com name servers.

Nextdoor.com, Inc. has acquired the domain name NextDoor.net. The domain was using DomainNameSales.com at the time of the transaction that appears to have taken place about July 8, 2015 according to whois records. The domain was owned by Chris Thurman, owner of the blog TLD.org.

SageLive.com has been acquired from HugeDomains.com by a currently unknown MarkMonitor client, with whois data being generic and using DnStinations.com. The domain appears to have had a buy now price of about $2,195 and has been registered since July 21, 2013.

GoodLogistics.com has been acquired from BuyDomains.com by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain has been registered since August 26, 2009.

Water Spring House (RogerPrice.com) has listed the domain name OmniCash.com, which they have owned for some time according to whois records, for sale? The domain was created on December 9, 1998 and holds a current Sedo listing for $2,665.

Starz Entertainment, LLC has acquired the domain name SaveMyPower.com a domain name that was owned by Daniel Ackerman of Denver Colorado according to whois records. The transaction appears to have taken place sometime about July 14, 2015 with the whois change of ownership. The domain was using CashParking at the time and has been registered since March 6, 2012. SaveMyPower.net was registered on June 17, 2015 by Starz.

SpectrumCommunication.com and SpectrumCommunications.com have been acquired from BuyDomains.com by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client according to current whois records for each domain name. Charter Communications Operating, LLC does own SpectrumCommunication.org and would be a potential buyer of both domains.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. who uses the domain name Teldta.com, has acquired the domain name TelephoneAndDataSystems.com, a domain name which was owned by BuyDomains.com and has been registered since September 20, 2008.

Facebook, Inc. who registered the domain name BuckBuild.com on April 2, 2014 has loaded the domain name up on CloudFlare.com hosting. The IP location is Fastly and is on a GitHub.com server type. The website title is: Buck: A fast build tool

The website states: “Buck is a build system for Android that encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources. Because Android applications are predominantly written in Java, Buck also functions as a Java build system. Learn more about the strategies Buck uses to build Java code so quickly.”

The website holds a Facebook Inc copyright of 2013 on the bottom of the home page.

Wavin UK used NetNames to assist in acquiring the domain name DrainageSystems.com, a domain name that has been registered since November 17, 1998 and was owned by Original Web Ventures Inc. according to whois records with the domain name using DomainNameSales.com at the time.

International Soap Box Derby, Inc. has taken ownership of the domain nameSoapboxDerby.com from Vertical Axis. A UDRP was filed on this domain name June 30, 2015 by an unknown entity which I wrote about here. The final status for the UDRP filing is “Withdrawn”.

XT.com has changed ownership according to whois records from DigiMedia.com L.P. at Tucows to a Yang Zhitao at eName.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has registered the domain name SuperCardGame.com

Bedrock Manufacturing Co. acquired the domain name Uncorporate.com from HugeDomains.com in a transaction that appears to have taken place about October 2, 2013 but only name servers changed and not the rest of whois data. They have been using the domain name for a couple of years for the Shinola brand, with a landing page stating “Unboring. Uninsignificant. Undisposable” Introducting uncorporate gifting from Shinola” with a Shop Now button that directs users to Shinola.com/uncorporate

This is a nice example of using more than one website to promote a brand and to get a message across!

The bad thing… the Shop Now button links to http://www.shinola.com/uncorporate and comes up with a password protected message and doesn’t allow the user to see any of the watch products offered.

Another 7 Figure Domain Name Sale? Futbol.com is Sold

TUESDAY,28 JULY 2015 The Domains
According to the news from Domain.cn on July 28th,Godaddy.com has sold the premium domain name Futbol.com which is the word that most of the world outside of the US refers to as Soccer.

The domain name Futbol.com was one of the 200,000+ domain names that Godaddy bought from Marchex or $28.1 Million in April of this year.

I broke the news on TheDomains that GoDaddy sold Beijing.com in May, shortly after they acquired the Marchex portfolio in what was very likely a 7 figure transaction. The Beijing.com sale even had some chatter (in the comment section) to be around $6-$7 Million but that is unconfirmed.

Therefore, although we are speculating,  Futbol.com may be the second highest priced domain sold out of the old Marchex portfolio to date.

Futbol.com went into whois privacy on July 23, 2015, so the buyers are currently unknown. The domain is resolving with a Futbol logo on it and a stat counter currently.

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I reached out to Paul Nicks from GoDaddy who confirmed the sale of Futbol.com but declined providing the sales price.

There is a new gTLD .Futbol which is owned by Rightside.

Currently, .Futbol  has over 4,600 domain names registered and the domain name Play.Futbol for example is priced at $60K per year.

Last week we pointed out that Land.com was sold in what we know is a seven figure transaction which is another .Com that has a matching gTLD.

You can read more from the IcannWiki page about .Futbol and get the latest stats on .Futbolhere from NTLDstats.com