Domain Industry News Archives | DomainInvesting.com
Neustar Domain Names

Domain Industry News

John Berryhill Shares Picture of Yun Ye

1

Yun Ye is probably the most mysterious person who has ever been involved in the domain name business. In fact, most people have never met Yun Ye and have only heard about him and his massive $164 million domain name portfolio sale to Marchex.

Yesterday evening on Twitter, noted domain attorney John Berryhill, who represented Yun Ye's company (and still represents Frank's Name Administration company), published this tweet with a photo of Yun Ye that was taken in 2005:




John told me that this is a picture of (more…) → Read More


ICA Names Award After Lonnie Borck

0

internet-commerce-association-icaThe Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has announced it has named an award in memory and honor of domain investor Lonnie Borck, who unexpectedly passed away in October at the age of 47. The Lonnie Borck Memorial Award will be given annually to recognize an individual or organization for extraordinary efforts in championing the rights of domain name owners.

The ICA Board of Directors, along with the consensus of the ICA membership, selected David Weslow of Wiley Rein as the first recipient of the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award. In announcing the recipient of this year'a award, the ICA Board made note of David's "dedication and persistence in his pro bono representation of Heidi Powell in the HeidiPowell.com dispute." You can read more about this legal dispute on USA Today and Domain Name Wire.

Nat Cohen, an ICA board member, shared some thoughts about Lonnie and this new award: (more…) → Read More


Payoneer Escrow Hiring Director of Product Management

5

payoneer-escrowBrandon Abbey shared a job opening on LinkedIn that I want to share with readers. Payoneer is looking to hire a Director of Product Management in its Palo Alto, California office. This full time Director-level position will work directly with the Payoneer Escrow team.

I looked through the listed responsibilities of this job opening, and it seems like it could be a good fit for someone who has domain industry experience. From my perspective, a domain name escrow company is most effective if it can tailor its offerings specifically to the needs of domain investors. There are many types of domain name deals, and being able to service creative deals is helpful. Someone with domain investment experience should be able to offer their insight and experience to help Payoneer Escrow grow its domain industry business.

While Payoneer is new to the domain escrow space, the company is growing. In fact, according to an article in the New York Business Journal in October, (more…) → Read More


Daniel Law Named Interim ICA Executive Director

0

internet-commerce-association-icaI just received an email from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announcing that Daniel Law, a co founder of Rook Media, and currently a principle with Heron Investments Ltd., is taking on the position as Executive Director of the trade organization on an interim basis. Previously, the ICA had been operating without an Executive Director.

As ICA membership and the organization’s responsibilities have grown, this position has become increasingly important to fill.

Daniel will serve beside Philip Corwin, who has been the Counsel for the ICA for many years. In that role, Phil is responsible for lobbying on behalf of the ICA and helping to develop public positions and policies on behalf of the ICA. Daniel will also work closely with domain industry veteran Kamila Sekiewicz who serves as the ICA’s Operations Manager.

"The ICA is fortunate that Daniel is willing to take on this role, as he brings a combination of high level management expertise, in depth knowledge of the industry, dedication to the ICA's mission and → Read More


Why Donuts is Called Donuts

7

donutsHave you ever wondered why Donuts is called Donuts? Honestly, I hadn't really thought about it all that much before, but I read an article about the company in The Seattle Times over the weekend, and the answer was given in the article.

When company co-founder and CEO Paul Stahura was asked why he chose the name Donuts for the brand instead of anything else, here's what he had to say:

"Stahura decided the company name would start with “d” and its logo would be teal, a play off TLD. He looked through a dictionary and liked that Donuts has the letters “dns” (for “domain name system”) in it."

A typical domain industry veteran may have chosen a brand name based on (more…) → Read More


Escrow.com Announces Disbursement Fee Reduction

2

Escrow.com ShieldOne of my pet peeves is being nickel and dimed. Getting charged small fees here and there can add up, but these small fees tend to annoy me more than they impact my bottom line.

Disbursement fees are one of those ticky tack fees that bother me, be it at Paypal, escrow service, domain company, or other company that has funds of mine on hold. Typically, the company charges a fee for whatever services they performed for me, and sometimes that company will add an extra fee to send me my money. I understand that there are costs to payment processing, but I would prefer it to be rolled up into the price of the service rather than added on at the end. It's just a bit of an annoyance.

Jackson Elsegood sent out an email to Escrow.com customers announcing that Escrow.com is reducing its disbursement fees. I am not entirely sure what their fees were before, but here's what he sent to customers, along with the new disbursement fee schedule: (more…) → Read More


« Older Entries