According to the World Intellectual Property (WIPO) website, a UDRP has been filed on the three letter ABG.com domain name. The complainant in this case is a company called ABG Packaging Corp. The case is WIPO Case D2015-1751.
ABG.com is currently registered to a company called CSC Corporate Domains, Inc. I am not sure if CSC owns ABG.com on its own or if it owns the domain name on behalf of a client. At the time of publication, ABG.com does not resolve to any website. The domain name has a creation date of May 15, 2000, although it had likely been registered before that date.
The domain name had been listed for sale for quite some time via → Read More
Alan Dunn and his family are very involved in generating awareness of autism and fundraising for Autism Speaks. Earlier this year, Alan launched AutismAwareness.com, a website dedicated to helping people learn about autism. In addition, Alan’s family annually raises money for Autism Speaks via Team Alek, named after his son, Alek.
Yesterday evening, I received an email from Alan announcing their annual Autism Speaks fundraising drive. Here’s what Alan had to say about the campaign: → Read More
I returned home from THE Domain Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, and I want to share some of my thoughts about it. I will preface this by saying that I arrived on Monday morning, the after the conference had officially started and two days after people began arriving. In addition, I did not attend any panels or keynotes, aside from Ron Jackson’s state of the industry report at lunch on Tuesday.
For the sake of this discussion, I will break this down into a few different categories to give a better idea of the event:
The conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The venue was perfect for this 200+/- person crowd (my estimate). There was an area for exhibitors outside of the two main conference ballrooms, and that communal area was large enough to hold conversations. There was also a restaurant / bar area in the lobby that allowed people to eat and drink as well as hold private meetings throughout the day.
The hotel rooms were decent – mine was clean and spacious. I understand the elevators weren’t great, but I had the good fortune of not getting stuck, which wasn’t the same for everyone. The $109 rate for a standard room was a very good price, although parking was a bit on the expensive side (I rented a car so I could visit some friends).
The pool area looked nice, but I didn’t spend any time there. I also believe there were tennis courts that I didn’t try. I did go for a run in the morning, and it was fairly close to the beach.
As I mentioned, I think there were somewhere around 200 people in attendance. As usual, → Read More
I recently acquired two LLLL.com domain names in the aftermarket, likely paying above their current market value to secure them. I reached out to a few trusted sources to seek their opinion on the value, and one of them shared a very cool tool that I want to share with you.
LLLLSales.com tracks four letter .com domain name sales that are closed on public platforms such as Sedo, NameJet, Flippa, GoDaddy, 4.cn and other platforms. The best part of the tool is the robust search functionality, allowing you to look at various attributes of sold domain names. It appears that the website has over 100,000 sales indexed at a value approaching $100 million.
Some of the search functions include: → Read More
When I read about the bankruptcy of Quirky, my first thought was about the Quirky.com domain name owned by the company. My second thought was about what company would be tasked with selling the domain name, and I learned that Hilco Streambank will be responsible for the sale of the domain name and business assets.
In my opinion, Quirky is a neat (and flexible) brand name, and obviously having the matching Quirky.com domain name is important. According to Hilco Streambank CEO Gabe Fried, “the brand stands for new, out-of-the-box, creativity.”
It’s pretty easy for someone to claim to be a domain broker. There aren’t any special licenses or other requirements for someone to sell domain names on behalf of others. An email address or phone number and some domain name listings are basically all it takes to get started.
It seems that some people may take advantage of the ease of getting started and try to sell domain names they aren’t permitted to sell. Perhaps they see a domain name listed for sale somewhere or believe the domain name may be for sale, and they attempt to broker the domain name without permission. I presume the belief is that if they come to the domain owner with a buyer, they will be rewarded a commission. This is bad business.
Even if a domain name is listed for sale, → Read More