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Archive News 2012  April

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ICANN Cuts Friday From Upcoming Prague Meeting

ICANN is ending its upcoming meeting in Prague on a Thursday, a day earlier than the usual Friday closing day. The official closing of the meeting will occur at 18:00 on Thursday. In an announcement on the ICANN website from the Chairman of the Board, Steve Crocker, it says the Friday morning programme, which in [...] Continue reading

BuyDomains and UDRPs: Not really a surprise

BuyDomains was served with a third UDRP in a week, according to Mike Berkens at TheDomains. I’m not in the least surprised and I’ll explain why. It’s a game of numbers. It’s pure statistics at work: the more domains one owns – assuming that they are spread naturally and are not intentional, blatant trademark violations [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

We’re Huge Liars. That’s a Fact.

Go ahead and talk about us. Salacious gossip is bound to keep chins-wagging. But no matter how hot the lights are, we won't divulge the list of celebrities and otherwise well known personalities that have been customers here. We've taken a vow of silence on that. You can't make us talk. [...] Continue reading


5 ISP’s In Britian Are Ordered To Shut Down The Pirate Bay

The High Court in England ruled today that 5 of the UK’s largest internet service providers (ISP’s) have been ordered to prevent their subscribers from accessing the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay. The five ISP’s are Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media. According to, blocking will “come into place over the course [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Nobody Hates Your Blog? Then You Must Be Doing Something Wrong.

Today I was sad to see a post by a new blog that I think has been a very welcome addition to the community, Toronto Domainer. He recently had his first major negative experience with a reader and announced that he was going to close down his blog. Well the comments came pouring in telling [...] Continue reading

DNF Blog

Tracking Startup Exits Since 2011

5 letter dot coms have been a favorite among domainers seemingly because of their ‘end-user’ potential. I remember seeing the forums flooded with ingenuously concocted 5L dot coms (‘,, and so forth) pushed with the promise of $x,xxx returns for a reg-fee investment. As I’ve become more involved with the tech-startup scene over [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

This could have been reverse domain hijacking had the domain owner responded…

Your comadre wouldn’t approve. The National Arbitration Forum has found against Texas company Comadre Commerce, LLC in arbitration over the domain name This is despite the owner of the domain name not responding. Had the owner responded, this case could have been an easy case of reverse domain name hijacking. First things first, [...] Continue reading

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