Top 5 domain name stories of September 2012

Patents, the Go Daddy outage, and the French.

Here are the top five stories from Domain Name Wire last month, ranked based on page views.

Go Daddy patents “announcing a domain name registration on a social website” – Go Daddy got a patent on a way to announce your latest domain name registration on a social networking web site, such as Twitter. (And this post got a lot of traffic from Hacker News.)

On day of iPhone 5 announcement, iPhone5.com sits dark – despite recovering the iPhone5.com domain name well in advance of the launch, the domain name didn’t resolve until late in the day that Apple announced the new product.

City of Paris ordered to pay $100k for reverse domain name hijacking – Ville de Paris was ordered to pay over $100,000 in a reverse domain name hijacking case. Paris has applied for the .paris top level domain name. I am curious to see if the plaintiff’s lawyers try to recover money related to the new top level domain application.

Is this the world’s worst web site name? – It’s pretty bad. And the owner could have bought a good domain for only $1,000 or so.

Like I was saying… Go Daddy wasn’t hacked or attacked – some guy claiming to by a member of Anonymous hacked the media with his claims of hacking Go Daddy.

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