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WIPO panelist makes a questionable decision. World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Warwick A. Rothnie has determined that the owner of BTSA.com is cybersquatting and that the domain should be transferred to BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas, S.L. Rothnie’s decision is surprising. You can make a good argument that this was actually a case of attempted reverse domain […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: October 19, 2018, 5:21 pm

With the Cooperative Agreement expiring next month, U.S. businesses could face higher tax-like fees on .com domains. The price consumers pay for .com domain names have been kept in check by an obscure agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NTIA and Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the company that operates .com. This so-called “Cooperative Agreement” expires […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: October 19, 2018, 12:27 pm

The CrowdSignal mystery is solved. Last week I wrote about how Automattic, the company behind WordPress, was getting ready to launch a new polling/survey service called CrowdSignal. That was sort of right. The company will indeed soon have a service called CrowdSignal but it turns out that it’s a rebranding of the company’s PollDaddy service. […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: October 18, 2018, 8:23 pm

A Romanian Casino, a Space Engineering firm and a language app all bought domain names last week. It was the week of “2” last week with the top sales at Sedo across all categories (.com, ccTLD and “other”) repeating this digit within their sales prices. And even more unusual was a .RO (Romania) ccTLD purchase […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: October 18, 2018, 5:34 pm

Patent describes way to sell future rights to domain names through “encoding domains.” Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has filed two patents related to buying future rights to domain names for if they become available. The process is rather unique and it makes me wonder what Verisign (which manages the .com registry) has up its sleeve. Only […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: October 18, 2018, 4:37 pm

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