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Archive News 2015  June

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.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The “It Gets Better Project”

The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, every [...] Continue reading


Afilias promises cash for LGBT cause with .lgbt sales

Afilias has promised to donate a slice of .lgbt registrations fees to a LGBT organization for the next few months. The company, which acts as registry for .lgbt, said it will give $20 to the It Gets Better Project for every name registered through October 11. It Gets Better is a US-based non-profit devoted to [...] Continue reading


By A 2-1 Vote Plumbing Site Is Saved From Roto-Rooter in UDRP

Roto-Rooter Corporation just lost its bid to grain control of the domain name by a 2-1 vote of a three member UDRP panel. Panelists Richard Hill and David P. Miranda, Esq voted in favor of the domain holder while G. Gervaise Davis, Esq. would have transferred the domain name to the trademark holder. A [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

What Makes Tesla, Apple, and Amazon Different; The Gender-Neutral Baby Name


Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS

According to a post on its company blog, Cisco NASDAQ: CSCO is buying OpenDNS. Terms were not announced: I am pleased to announce our intent to acquire OpenDNS, a leading provider of advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime, delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The acquisition will extend our ability to provide customers enhanced [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, June 29th, 2015

Ten thousand hours. You’ve heard the saying that you need to do something 10,000 hours to be good at something.  I’m not there yet but I guesstimate that I am half way there in domain investing.  I’ve spent 3 hours a day, 7 days a week, since 2009 with very few days skipped. I’m still [...] Continue reading


First example of .sucks cybersquatting?

The .sucks domain has been generally available for a little over a week now, and I’ve found what may be the first example of somebody attempting to sell one to a brand owner. is one of only a handful on non-registry-owned .sucks domains to have a web site already indexed by Google. The site [...] Continue reading

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