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  • Frank Schilling gets reverse domain name hijacking win on Puket.com

    1. BY - Sep 12, 2014
    2. Policy & Law
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    “Ah, Puket, let’s file this case and hope they don’t show up.”

    Clothing company IMB Textil S.A., which uses the domain name puket.com.br, has been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) for trying to steal Puket.com through UDRP.

    Frank Schilling parked the domain name Puket.com, an alternative spelling of Phuket in Thailand, and it showed links related to to island.

    IMB Textil filed the UDRP after initiating purchase negotiations with Schilling, likely through DomainNameSales.com.

    Schilling did something smart. …Click here to continue reading.

  • New TLDs this week: Schilling launches .hiphop, Donuts charges your .creditcard

    1. BY - Sep 02, 2014
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    Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry joins Donuts with new TLD releases this week.

    Shortened holiday week be damned: new TLD operators are launching a bunch of domain names this week.

    And by this week, I really mean this Wednesday. Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry and Donuts all get in on the action on September 3.

    Uniregistry

    Uniregistry launches .hiphop, .audio and .juegos (games in Spanish) in general availability this week.

    The company is sticking to its low price strategy. Both registrars I checked are offering .hiphop domains for $19.99; the other two are $12.99-$13.99.

    Interestingly, GoDaddy is not supporting this week’s Uniregistry TLDs despite signing a registrar registry agreement a couple months ago.

    Donuts

    Four Donuts domain names exit EAP this week and revert to regular pricing: .Gratis (free), .Claims, .Credit and .Creditcard.

    “Regular” pricing isn’t cheap, though. You’ll need to increase the limit on your credit card to buy many .CreditCard domains. Each will set you back about $150-$200 per year.

    .Digital, .accountants, .finance and .insure all enter EAP this Wednesday.

  • Uniregistry inks distribution deal with GoDaddy

    1. BY - Jun 24, 2014
    2. Domain Registrars
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    Frank Schilling’s registry finally comes to agreement with GoDaddy.

    Frank Schilling’s registry Uniregistry has signed a registry-registrar agreement with GoDaddy, paving the way for its top level domains to show up on the world’s largest domain name registrar.

    The ink on the agreement is barely dry, so you won’t find Uniregstry’s names on GoDaddy just yet. It’s possible they’ll be available at the registrar before the general availability of .christmas and blackfriday on July 8.

    Uniregistry’s domain names, including .link and .photo, have had a decent start. Yet they were severely hampered by distribution.

    Given the number of free domains given away through some registrars, it’s hard to judge GoDaddy’s marketshare of new TLDs. But it’s the market leader, by far.

    Word on the street is that Uniregistry’s contract for registrars has a couple clauses that turned off domain name registrars.

  • Frank Schilling is the biggest registrant of new TLDs

    1. BY - Jun 05, 2014
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    New registrant report reveals who has the most registrations in new top level domain names.

    nTLDStats.com published a new “Registrant Breakdown” today [see update below]. It shows the top registrants of new top level domain names.

    Coming in at number one on the list is Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names, which registered tens of thousands of names in his own TLDs in order to sell them at higher prices.

    According to nTLDStats, North Sound Names has registered 43,177. I believe close to half of those are in .link alone.

    Schilling has previously said he didn’t plan to register domains in TLDs he didn’t own, so all of these registrations should be in his own TLDs.

    Number two on the list is the government of China through China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC). They did a deal with Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网) for about 20,000 domain names. (nTLDSTats shows that it’s on the whois for 17,030 domains.)

    After that the numbers drop to about 5,000 domains and fewer.

    This information is interesting, and would be even more useful if you could break it down by top level domain.

    [Update: Konstantinos Zournas comments that this data has been published for a while. I thought I saw a tweet from nTLDStats saying it just published this, but apparently I actually saw a tweet from TheDomains. So I also owe a hat tip to Raymond Hackney.]

  • Frank Schilling defends URS against reserved .sexy domain name

    1. BY - May 26, 2014
    2. Policy & Law
    3. 2 Comments

    Uniform Rapid Sexy.

    When Frank Schilling released his first handful of new top level domain names he also held back tens of thousands of second level domain names for himself. These were registered in the name of North Sound Names.

    Since the domains aren’t just held back as premiums for registration but are actually registered, they are subject to URS proceedings.

    Schilling has successfully defended the first such proceeding against one of his domains, a URS for Finn.sexy.

    The complainant, Finn.no AS of Oslo, Norway, has trademarks for FINN. However, the panel wasn’t persuaded that the domain was registered for any reason other than its generic nature.

    You can read the decision here.