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Missouri dentist tries to reverse hijack domain name

WIPO doesn’t admire dentist’s creative arguments. A WIPO panel didn’t like what this dentist was offering. A Missouri dental practice run by dentist Brian Henningsen has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Admire Your Smile, P.C. started using the “Admire Your Smile” mark after a dentist [...] Continue reading

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Is Fox gearing up for sports betting?

Domain names suggest some sort of sports betting is in the works. Last year NBC Sports registered many domain names related to sports betting including and It appears that Fox might also be gearing up for sports betting. A company just registered these domain names: [...] Continue reading


Canada’s Prime Minister Bought for $2,701

Political domain names have made some major headlines in the past few years. In 2015, US Senator Rand Paul paid $100,980 for and "Donald J. Trump for President, Inc." purchased for $15,000. Recently, another significant political domain purchase took place, albeit at a far lower sales price. The exact...Canada's Prime Minister Bought [...] Continue reading

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SF-based Gas and Electric company PG&E gets ahead of their critics with defensive domain registrations

It’s becoming a more common practice and one that costs almost nothing – defensively registering domains that could be used to damage your brand online. Critics of companies or public figures frequently register domains like <company-name>, or <company-name> Now, companies are getting ahead of this trend and registering the domains [...] Continue reading

Domain Investing UDRP: Don’t Email TM Holders

A UDRP was filed against the domain name at WIPO. The UDRP was filed by the company that operates a business on the domain name. A three member panel ruled in favor of the complainant in the UDRP, despite the fact that appears to me to be generic enough to be defensible. [...] Continue reading


Non-coms say .org price cap should be RAISED

With the entire domain name community apparently split along binary lines on the issue of price caps in .org, a third option has emerged from a surprising source. ICANN’s Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group has suggested that price caps should remain, but that they should be raised from their current level of 10% per year. In its [...] Continue reading


Weekly Domain Name Sales April 17 – 23, 2019

The brisk pace of domain sales in 2019 continued this week with more than 245 domain sales every day in the reporting period. There were 30 or more sales above  $1000 on six of the seven days. More than $100,000 in domain sales (>$100 value) exchanged hands each day. Keep in mind that the NameBio [...] Continue reading

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