Displaying archives for the month of "September 2014"
New operating system (that comes pre-installed on iPhone 6) makes it easier to access websites using new top level domains.
One of the big challenges with new top level domain names is getting them to work with various devices and software programs.
This took a big leap forward on the mobile side with Apple’s release of iOS 8 this week. Click here to continue reading…
Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders.
On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars.
I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after the domains I wanted. Click here to continue reading…
Former Oversee.net and Above employee to work for registry.
Ron Jackson’s job placement service has just placed a new candidate.
Susan Lawrence, who has worked at several domain name companies, has joined Minds + Machines as Senior Director of Affiliate Marketing.
Most people in the domain industry know Lawrence from when she worked at Oversee.net from 2004-2010. She then worked for Above.com before joining Nami Media. Nami Media shut down last month, at which point Ron Jackson wrote a glowing recommendation for her.
Minds + Machines launched its first batch of top level domain names last week, and has many more on the way.
Good luck to Susan.
And Ron, I’m sure your placement fee check is in the mail.
…but it paints availability in the best possible light.
Ever since new top level domains started rolling out, Verisign has been pushing the idea that plenty of high quality .com domain names are still available.
It’s sort of right. Click here to continue reading
Registry files patent application for brand protection tool.
Donuts wants to patent the Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that helps brand owners prevent their trademarks from being registered across multiple top level domains.
The company filed U.S. patent application 13/804919 (pdf) in March 2013 for “Domain Protected Marks List Based Techniques For Managing Domain Name Registrations”. The application was published today.
DPML allows brand owners can pay a fee to block their domains from registration across all of the domains the registry manages.
The retail cost of Donuts’ DPML is about $3,000 for five years. If Donuts ends up managing 200 domains, that would be $3 per domain blocked per year.
Both Donuts and its partner Rightside offer DPML services. Interestingly, Rightside, not Donuts, has filed trademark applications for “Domain Protected Marks List”.