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Company tries to use UDRP to take domain registered in 1997 by now-deceased man. One of the world’s most valuable companies just plumbed new depths in cybersquatting disputes. Saudi Aramco, the $133 billion Saudi Arabian oil company, filed trademarks for a new brand called Orizon last year. Naturally, the company would like the domain Orizon.com. […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: September 18, 2020, 4:42 pm

Another company shuts down its app to focus on the mobile web. “We’ve got have an app!” – businesses everywhere But do they, really? Or is an app just a lazy way of making a mobile-friendly website? I was reminded of this earlier this week when TransUnion canned its TrueIdentity app. The app allowed people […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: September 18, 2020, 4:37 pm

Another two letter .com domain sale. The premium domain SZ.com has sold. According to the Whois record at Godaddy where the domain is registered, the domain was updated on September 16 and the owner is located in the Fujian Province of China. SZ.com was registered in 1995 and I could not find any price information […]

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Author: Kassey Lee
Posted: September 18, 2020, 12:51 pm

Australian registrar drops Web.com despite higher bid. It looks like Web.com’s planned acquisition of Australian domain name company WebCentral isn’t going to happen after all. Web.com offered AUS 10 cents per share ($12.2 million total) for the company in July. An Australian internet company, 5G Networks, then made an all-equity acquisition offer. Web.com increased its […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: September 18, 2020, 3:28 am

CEO tells the Voice.com story. MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) is both domain famous and bitcoin famous. The company acquired lots of great domain names early on, such as Alert.com, Courage.com, Mike.com and Usher.com. Then, last year, the company sold one of its domains for a record amount: Voice.com for $30 million. Voice.com sold to a cryptocurrency […]

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Author: Andrew Allemann
Posted: September 17, 2020, 7:40 pm

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