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EDP.com Subject of UDRP

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EDP.com UDRP

A UDRP has been filed against the valuable three letter EDP.com domain name. The case was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO case D2016-1536. The complainant in this UDRP is a company called EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A.

Whois records show that the domain name is currently owned by a registrant in China. When I attempted to visit EDP.com, the domain name did not resolve for me. I looked at Archive.org, and I do not see any archived records since 2014.

I did a Historical Whois search at DomainTools, and here is where it gets a bit interesting. According to → Read More


Great Domains Auction Results: $225k+

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SedoSedo’s monthly Great Domains domain auction concluded earlier today, and the result was one of the most successful Great Domains auctions in quite some time. In total, 18 domain names were sold, and the auction grossed over $225,000.

Leading the way in this auction were three letter .com domain names. The three highest results were LLL.com domain names, including Tin.com ($77,000), ENS.com (38,200 EUR), and HSE.com ($30,000). Several four letter .com domain names were also sold in the auction.

Listed below are the domain names that were sold in the auction. Keep in mind that the deals have not been transacted yet, and once they close, they will be reported to DNJournal and NameBio.

July 2016 Sedo’s Great Domains auction results: → Read More


I Don’t Get .Web Domain Names

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Earlier this morning, Andrew Allemann broke the news that the auction for the .Web new gTLD extension “has concluded with a $135 million price.” I really don’t understand why .Web is so appealing that an entity reportedly paid 9 figures for the rights to operate the extension.

In my opinion, Internet-related terms such as “web” and “world wide web” are less widely used today than years ago. Web seems almost passé, in my opinion, although the longer term “website” is still used by pretty much everyone.

I did a Google Trends search of “web,” and the results seem to corroborate my opinion on this. Aside from a slight increase in the last couple of years, there has been a significant downward slope for “web,” as you can see from this screenshot I took: → Read More


UDRP Filed Against KGP.com

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KGP.com UDRPWhen I was looking at UDRPSearch.com this afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed against KGP.com, a valuable three letter .com domain name. Because the UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the complainant is not publicly known and likely won’t be known until a decision is published. This is case #1685573.

According to Whois records, the domain name is currently registered to an entity called “KGP INTERNATIONAL LIMITED.” The domain name has a creation date of July 25, 1995. The landing page on KGP.com says “A new project is coming to you. Revolutionizing Social Media.” There are no pay per click links or other advertising that I could see on the domain name when I checked this afternoon.

I did a Google search for KGP, and it looks like → Read More


Indian Government to Give a Boost to .IN Domain Names?

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Sedo’s Albert Schimmel tweeted a link to an interesting article from India’s Economic Times about the Indian government’s effort to give a boost to .IN domain names. As you probably know, .IN is the ccTLD for the country of India.

For Indian companies and entities, .IN domain names are already fairly popular, although .com is apparently even more popular there. The Indian government, which manages the .IN ccTLD, is planning an advertising campaign to encourage Indians to use .IN domain names.

Here is an excerpt from the Economic Times article that discusses this upcoming marketing effort: → Read More


HaydenPanettiere.com Expires and Set for Auction

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It looks like HaydenPanettiere.com has expired and is going to be auctioned at NameJet should it not be renewed today. For those unfamiliar with her, Hayden Panettiere is an American actress (tv and film) who is engaged to world champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

HaydenPanettiere.com was originally created back in 2000. Because she is 26 years old now, that means the domain name was originally bought (likely for her) when she was around 10 years old. It looks like the domain name was originally registered on her behalf, and although the domain name has had privacy enabled at various points in time, it appears that → Read More


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