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Archive News 2020  November

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Morgan Linton

Millions of dollars in two-character .COMs just went up for sale

Yesterday, Kira from sent out a very casual tweet with some of the most valuable domain names in the world in it, here it is: Two character .COMs sell for six and seven figures which makes this a tweet about what could be $10M or more [...] Continue reading


Double #UDRP Complainant admits to #masochism tendencies after #RDNH decision

Sumil Gufta, CEO of internet startup, publicly admitted to having masochistic tendencies by filing a new UDRP. The serial entrepreneur was hit with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking a few months ago, losing to the registrant of Gufta was labeled a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker by prominent domain industry blog, [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Entrepreneur takes a second stab at in UDRP

One reverse domain name hijacking finding was not enough for this entrepreneur. Oh, dear. Say it ain’t so. An entrepreneur who was found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain earlier this year is trying again. Spase, Inc., which runs a business as, just filed a UDRP against [...] Continue reading

Founder of MetaLab regrets not paying $17,000 for the .com in 2009

Andrew Wilkinson, the founder of MetaLab in 2006, said that he has regretted not paying $17,000 for in 2009. 11 years later and he now owns the domain name. This is what he shared in a tweet today: “It took 15 years of negotiation, but we finally own I remember the guy who [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

WIPO gets 50,000th cybersquatting case

Organization receives its 50,000th cybersquatting case over two decades. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reports that it has received its 50,000th cybersquatting case. The majority of these are under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), a system put in place by ICANN to efficiently address cybersquatting disputes. While multiple organizations resolve UDRP [...] Continue reading

WIPO reaches 50,000 UDRP cases since 1999 and has an 11% increase in 2020

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has registered its 50,000th “cybersquatting” case after almost 21 years. WIPO had its first UDRP case in December 1999. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is at the heart of WIPO’s anti-cybersquatting service.  It was created in 1999 by WIPO, and is used by brand owners around [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Google Ads RPM drives CentralNic revenue growth

Surge in ad rates drives organic growth at CentralNic. Google ads on domains parked at ParkingCrew are paying a lot more this year. Image from Domain name and online advertising rollup CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) reported earnings for the first nine months of 2020 today. Due to major acquisitions, CentralNic’s revenue grew 118% to [...] Continue reading

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