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Afternic.com Sells $1.02MM In Domains Led By Sunless.com For $25K

Afternic.com just published its weekly report of domain name sales totalling $1,023,904 for the week ending June 17th, 2012. The publicly reportable sales were led by Sunless.com at $24,500, followed by yif.com at $22,000.

Below is the complete list released of publicly reportable sales:

.com Sales
sunless.com $24,500
yif.com $22,000
CPASERVICES.com $16,000
retaildata.com $15,000
simplescan.com $9,600
luxworld.com $9,000
OnlinePaymentProcessing.com $8,500
bugjuice.com $8,088
topcn.com $7,800
LeatherSatchel.com $7,500
webteach.com $7,000
uitgaan.com $6,900
PhotoViews.com $6,400
fishingaddict.com $6,250
sewingonline.com $6,200
itou.com $5,777
neulife.com $5,750
emui.com $5,396
SG360.com $5,000
bestride.com $5,000
refilm.com $5,000
goodbeginnings.com $4,988
morningadvertiser.com $4,850
redwallet.com $4,500
raptorsports.com $4,500
filmall.com $4,488
vlas.com $4,388
comparisonguide.com $4,388
airnetworks.com $4,320
camphero.com $4,225
adventcapital.com $4,188
JOBSGATEWAY.com $4,000
its4.com $4,000
tornadoshelter.com $4,000
camplace.com $3,688
internetplatform.com $3,600
coolseason.com $3,588
careuniversity.com $3,588
musestudio.com $3,588
thenetworkers.com $3,588
OHSPOT.com $3,500
jpbco.com $3,500
splashstore.com $3,488
smarterparenting.com $3,488
rockinit.com $3,488
ultimatelist.com $3,388
newsgroove.com $3,388
inspiringdesign.com $3,188
happyshops.com $3,188
cityfc.com $3,188
compositetechnology.com $3,188
uppernet.com $3,054
gezinti.com $3,000
nationwidetelecom.com $3,000
exou.com $3,000
metrodrivingschool.com $3,000
bighaul.com $3,000
socialaid.com $3,000
gracefulbeauty.com $2,988
avenuecafe.com $2,888
AviationLawyer.com $2,850
masterofthegame.com $2,800
spacemarketing.com $2,800
vrbs.com $2,800
stonecellars.com $2,777
investmentperformance.com $2,700
popfive.com $2,630
jeansland.com $2,625
bauvorhaben.com $2,600
goodgallery.com $2,588
tablebee.com $2,588
differentialdiagnosis.com $2,588
animalcremation.com $2,588
basicwebsites.com $2,588
beawitness.com $2,588
getsbetter.com $2,588
dlggroup.com $2,588
TIMSTAR.com $2,500
theracket.com $2,500
e-bee.com $2,500
easywebstore.com $2,500
imaginelabs.com $2,500
liquidsilicon.com $2,500
intelligentfutures.com $2,500
apainter.com $2,500
europeangas.com $2,500
mindthestep.com $2,488
weddingbiz.com $2,488
alaskamedical.com $2,488
advancenet.com $2,450
WindowPainter.com $2,400
foreverstar.com $2,388
biodecontamination.com $2,388
postagift.com $2,388
vliv.com $2,383
knotch.com $2,300
strategicplanner.com $2,300
funay.com $2,200
bigbearcabinrental.com $2,200
promotionalproductsusa.com $2,200
myownguru.com $2,188
firstmedicare.com $2,188
brandbakery.com $2,188
carinsuranceestimator.com $2,150
guardianhomeinspection.com $2,100
gabane.com $2,088
worldlinkcom.com $2,088
itheadquarters.com $2,088
downloadfood.com $2,088
waitara.com $2,088
citypaint.com $2,070
teigroup.com $2,070
Listing411.com $2,000
lavishcouture.com $2,000
proknife.com $2,000
touchthestars.com $2,000
eyeloop.com $2,000
accentaccessories.com $2,000
accountinggenius.com $2,000
saturdaynightspecial.com $2,000
forhumanity.com $1,999
LocalCover.com $1,995
barcodetrade.com $1,969
i-ride.com $1,925
zipbus.com $1,888
supplyhut.com $1,888
springboardonline.com $1,888
indielove.com $1,888
studentelection.com $1,888
worldclassantiques.com $1,888
theseafarer.com $1,877
cruisesystems.com $1,870
protivit.com $1,850
geekkid.com $1,850
homestaycanada.com $1,802
lumies.com $1,800
squadio.com $1,800
nutis.com $1,800
audiofilm.com $1,800
openhousesolutions.com $1,800
JamPub.com $1,795
jawzone.com $1,794
InstantCheckout.com $1,788
ImageTrader.com $1,788
hrintegrity.com $1,788
privategateway.com $1,788
smackout.com $1,788
tinymobile.com $1,788
netcircles.com $1,750
netmoda.com $1,700
softwareproductions.com $1,700
monbazillac.com $1,699
bulldogusa.com $1,675
urbanspirits.com $1,675
dafoo.com $1,670
jerseyshoreguide.com $1,670
whichlocal.com $1,636
millenniummarine.com $1,600
treinadores.com $1,600
splitsystem.com $1,600
RedneckMexican.com $1,595
WanderYears.com $1,595
MyInternetMarketingSecrets.com $1,595
spaceadvertising.com $1,588
youronlinereputation.com $1,550
qualityplumbingsolutions.com $1,520
LiveLavish.com $1,500
onlinerealestateauction.com $1,500
sharelist.com $1,500
teachtree.com $1,500
mobileacupuncture.com $1,500
lavishlooks.com $1,500
lavishgems.com $1,500
metalmagazine.com $1,500
thefashionlaw.com $1,500
dotcoupon.com $1,500
franceindustries.com $1,500
safedoctors.com $1,500
solutionssource.com $1,500
whiskersnpaws.com $1,500
second-career.com $1,500
mawe.com $1,500
iceconsulting.com $1,500
tcmhealth.com $1,500
onlinetradingroom.com $1,500
acesgroup.com $1,500
Lockeys.com $1,495
EpicBargain.com $1,495
BidAccess.com $1,495
wholesalekings.com $1,488
omydog.com $1,461
LiveWellShop.com $1,445
yguo.com $1,443
ebakers.com $1,415
charlestonsouthcarolinarealestate.com $1,400
jameshobbs.com $1,400
villasrosas.com $1,400
8thavenue.com $1,400
kostel.com $1,400
showproducers.com $1,400
justlearning.com $1,400
BikeNumbers.com $1,395
MahoganyHouse.com $1,395
EquipMax.com $1,395
BuyklOnopin.com $1,395
BestSweeps.com $1,395
promocap.com $1,388
lottery-usa.com $1,388
ourfamilygallery.com $1,388
digipart.com $1,388
netfxstudios.com $1,350
womensmarket.com $1,350
ladyvegas.com $1,340
lavishdesign.com $1,300
m-corporation.com $1,300
nationalroads.com $1,300
ServicingCompany.com $1,295
StackSpace.com $1,295
HomeJones.com $1,295
childrens-music.com $1,288
loveforpets.com $1,288
seattleinteriordesign.com $1,288
springtrainingvacation.com $1,288
ChartFast.com $1,267
StockbridgePartners.com $1,259
personalizedcare.com $1,250
cardiactherapy.com $1,250
PeaceWrap.com $1,200
reefart.com $1,200
collegeadmissionsguide.com $1,200
schoolstatus.com $1,200
pizzabistro.com $1,200
sendyourself.com $1,200
openhouseservices.com $1,200
JustBuyMe.com $1,195
CloudWill.com $1,195
TheMoneyMovie.com $1,195
YourBeads.com $1,195
RoomClip.com $1,195
WikiGroup.com $1,195
thedustbunnies.com $1,190
safeinthecity.com $1,188
hightechconsultant.com $1,188
wineteacher.com $1,140
visitfortcollins.com $1,100
herethereeverywhere.com $1,100
BuildFace.com $1,095
MotherSaving.com $1,095
Cloudling.com $1,095
Vakku.com $1,095
cornerstonemedicalgroup.com $1,069
nocam.com $1,000
lubbockdoctors.com $1,000
clairerose.com $1,000
RushBook.com $1,000
daytradingoffice.com $1,000
ironfists.com $1,000
techverse.com $1,000
creditwellness.com $1,000
corpsmanup.com $1,000
scootboard.com $1,000
corepayroll.com $1,000
snowgate.com $1,000
springinternships.com $1,000
thewanderers.com $1,000
cvmanagement.com $1,000
safewebsites.com $1,000
raiseawareness.com $1,000
lighthousepropertymanagement.com $1,000
techjump.com $1,000
americantravelcenter.com $1,000
verbalizeit.com $1,000
highheaven.com $1,000
bettertrends.com $1,000
arphoto.com $1,000
foodlounge.com $1,000
tcstudios.com $1,000
prettycards.com $1,000
trousdale.com $1,000
recordingtechniques.com $1,000
Non-.com Sales
americasbest.net $4,129
rapidcash.net $3,000
bangkokflights.co.uk $3,000
prayerrequests.org $2,988
roto.net $2,988
dillo.net $2,988
deseo.net $2,575
communityoutreach.org $2,500
csii.org $2,088
provent.net $2,088
downdraft.net $1,800
jpl.biz $1,800
kib.us $1,800
viss.net $1,714
petpeople.net $1,588
kunstrasen.net $1,500
touchsolutions.net $1,488
flowerbox.org $1,488
justsayin.net $1,488
asianexports.org $1,388
vivacincodemayo.org $1,377
mybase.net $1,288
repairshop.net $1,288
sushishop.net $1,288
stayinghealthy.org $1,288
internetassociation.org $1,200
geoeye.org $1,200
petinsurer.co.uk $1,200
datenwerk.net $1,100
gotomarket.net $1,088
webcorner.net $1,000
CPASERVICES.net $1,000

June 19, 2012   No Comments

Sedo.com Sells $1.4MM In Domains Led By Cruise.me for $28,500

Sedo.com just announced its weekly sales data ending June 18th, 2012. In all over $1.4MM of domains were sold. The top seller was Cruise.me at $28,500.

Other domains topping the list of public sales were festivals.de for €12,500 & kfzteile.net for €10,000.

In all 934 domains were sold. 43% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.

Below is the entire list of publicly reportable sales in their respective currencies:

Domain Price
.COMs
seesaw.com 10,099 USD
infac.com 5,500 USD
aress.com 5,000 EUR
calcinhas.com 5,000 USD
savemyphotos.com 5,000 USD
gaiman.com 5,000 USD
zhuzi.com 5,000 EUR
sinembargo.com 4,900 EUR
loitech.com 4,500 USD
redconsult.com 4,000 USD
kavita.com 4,000 EUR
knappsack.com 4,000 USD
outasight.com 4,000 USD
exosafe.com 3,800 USD
fitmap.com 3,600 USD
xmeeting.com 3,599 USD
dentz.com 3,500 USD
saaholidays.com 3,500 USD
cardagram.com 3,500 EUR
jpbco.com 3,500 USD
proequus.com 3,300 USD
prävention.com 3,190 EUR
leinwandbilder.com 3,000 EUR
connectedness.com 3,000 EUR
leaguer.com 3,000 USD
5twenty.com 3,000 USD
namejewelry.com 3,000 USD
glamboutique.com 2,999 USD
interactief.com 2,500 EUR
soulland.com 2,500 USD
breastnest.com 2,500 USD
deckchair.com 2,500 GBP
kokka.com 2,000 USD
bodysupply.com 2,000 USD
topfranchiseopportunities.com 2,000 USD
qixol.com 2,000 USD
vvic.com 2,000 USD
estatetagsales.com 2,000 USD
oabonline.com 2,000 USD
itez.com 1,995 USD
luvodka.com 1,875 USD
venturex.com 1,850 USD
greenfair.com 1,800 EUR
salahaddin.com 1,800 USD
jaminternational.com 1,800 USD
xigan.com 1,800 USD
rangex.com 1,800 USD
ikuwait.com 1,800 USD
thanasi.com 1,800 EUR
connectedsite.com 1,750 USD
herzmuskelentzuendung.com 1,750 EUR
livecode.com 1,650 GBP
brandmemory.com 1,595 USD
xyno.com 1,590 USD
zenfm.com 1,560 USD
evenlight.com 1,550 USD
bornleader.com 1,550 USD
arsenallotto.com 1,500 EUR
lawnpaint.com 1,500 USD
bezpecnost.com 1,500 USD
booksprout.com 1,500 USD
marees.com 1,500 EUR
party-reisen.com 1,500 EUR
mobiman.com 1,500 EUR
releasethehounds.com 1,500 USD
basetime.com 1,500 USD
storytag.com 1,490 USD
iqconsult.com 1,451 EUR
homestaycanada.com 1,450 EUR
szepsegszalon.com 1,400 USD
moodclips.com 1,395 USD
nutpoker.com 1,395 USD
gaminatorslot.com 1,300 USD
conversationpeace.com 1,295 USD
disponível.com 1,250 USD
zendiet.com 1,250 USD
drivingvideos.com 1,250 USD
moderndiscountfurniture.com 1,249 USD
ismek.com 1,200 USD
startupco.com 1,200 USD
wineinn.com 1,200 USD
car2share.com 1,200 EUR
venturecampus.com 1,195 USD
virtualdealerships.com 1,195 USD
whatiscurrency.com 1,103 USD
craftware.com 1,100 USD
jobstogo.com 1,099 USD
waytasty.com 1,095 USD
houghtoninternational.com 1,050 USD
chicagorealestateforum.com 1,050 USD
techpost.com 1,010 USD
semitruckaccidents.com 1,000 USD
halkidikiholidays.com 1,000 EUR
regaloplus.com 1,000 USD
lunch-date.com 1,000 EUR
mosaicwall.com 1,000 USD
ukluxurycars.com 1,000 USD
asia365.com 1,000 GBP
citizenlogic.com 1,000 USD
devbliss.com 1,000 USD
europix.com 1,000 USD
pazartesi.com 1,000 USD
artjunction.com 999 USD
sportautomobile.com 999 EUR
chaobang.com 999 USD
solitairefree.com 999 USD
redfirm.com 990 USD
jstrading.com 967 USD
strategymanagementgroup.com 930 USD
usarx.com 930 USD
dometec.com 900 USD
qrcodereaders.com 889 USD
salonesparafiestas.com 888 USD
justmeditate.com 883 USD
datsolutions.com 870 USD
e2zero.com 850 EUR
binderz.com 800 USD
cougarseason.com 800 USD
photosweep.com 799 USD
shopads.com 799 EUR
adonize.com 750 EUR
best-credit-cards.com 750 USD
stadr.com 700 USD
jazeker.com 700 EUR
autoexpressz.com 700 USD
15things.com 700 USD
runno.com 700 EUR
ccTLDs
cruise.me 28,500 USD
festivals.de 12,500 EUR
air.me 10,099 USD
bestecasino.de 8,000 EUR
orbit.co 7,500 USD
japan.me 5,269 USD
id.cc 4,825 GBP
empfohlen.de 4,500 EUR
bonita.nl 3,750 EUR
easylinehost.ru 3,500 EUR
mad.me 3,500 EUR
wollversand.de 3,500 EUR
sydney.me 3,109 USD
agentassist.co.uk 3,000 GBP
sumup.co.uk 3,000 GBP
mechanix.co.uk 2,577 USD
steuern24.de 2,500 EUR
cc-shop.de 2,500 EUR
modelcontract.nl 2,380 EUR
las.fr 2,175 EUR
lottery.me 2,150 USD
jeuxenfants.fr 2,000 EUR
laserworld.co.uk 2,000 EUR
ott-alarmsysteme.de 2,000 EUR
anwalt-versicherung.de 1,999 EUR
madeingreatbritain.co.uk 1,995 GBP
3pl.co.uk 1,888 GBP
travelbeast.co.uk 1,850 USD
mov.us 1,800 USD
jobsnz.co.nz 1,725 USD
florist.me 1,650 USD
easervices.co.uk 1,599 GBP
mall.me 1,550 USD
melbourne.me 1,509 USD
col.es 1,500 USD
glueck-und-erfolg.de 1,500 EUR
techi.de 1,500 EUR
genapp.de 1,500 EUR
cricket.me 1,400 USD
nlo.eu 1,400 EUR
hainan.de 1,350 EUR
airlines.me 1,301 USD
zeitkunst.de 1,300 EUR
doktortitel24.de 1,299 EUR
durance.nl 1,250 EUR
fietswinkels.be 1,200 EUR
dates.me 1,200 USD
rodavigo.eu 1,150 EUR
electronics.me 1,103 USD
sanat.de 1,100 EUR
gardenwarehouse.co.uk 1,005 GBP
werkzeugs.de 1,000 EUR
greendeals.nl 1,000 EUR
klein.be 1,000 EUR
exceed.co 1,000 GBP
gewaechshausreinigung.de 1,000 EUR
foto-bilder.de 1,000 EUR
fishinginsurance.co.uk 980 GBP
smsgroup.de 980 EUR
ra.pe 950 USD
lgb.ch 900 EUR
bankerblog.de 900 EUR
muw.ch 900 EUR
flexispace.co.uk 895 GBP
opiniestukken.nl 892 EUR
recomienda.me 890 USD
games.la 890 USD
letselschades.nl 850 EUR
pistolen.ch 850 EUR
trendig.ch 850 EUR
neubau-frankfurt.de 800 EUR
peopl.es 800 EUR
clickfire.de 795 EUR
yae.fr 750 EUR
mahyar.de 750 EUR
batsurveys.co.uk 730 GBP
heroes-online.nl 700 EUR
venturecapital.me 700 USD
body.me 700 USD
luxuryestate.de 700 EUR
gospel.eu 700 EUR
Other
kfzteile.net 10,000 EUR
mycv.net 7,500 GBP
coachingcorps.org 7,500 USD
home24.org 5,000 USD
jain.net 5,000 USD
interact2005.org 3,890 USD
rapidcash.net 3,000 USD
deseo.net 2,575 USD
digital.pro 2,500 USD
swiss-science.org 2,390 USD
feiertage.info 2,000 EUR
connectedsite.net 1,750 USD
calc.mobi 1,750 USD
ecc.info 1,500 EUR
ovz.org 1,500 USD
ittraining.org 1,500 EUR
dogfoodreviews.net 1,400 USD
vacationhome.net 1,350 USD
thesummit.org 1,250 USD
datenwerk.net 1,100 USD
hypnosetherapie.info 1,000 EUR
time2play.net 995 USD
eqf.org 885 USD
psoe.org 800 EUR
uswealth.net 799 USD
jewishtravel.org 790 USD
manzanillo.net 720 USD
wkt.net 700 USD
économie.net 700 EUR
druckschalter.org 700 EUR


June 19, 2012   No Comments

Afternic Summer Auction Ends On Thurday & Hipster.com Leads The Way

The Afternic.com Summer Auction ends this Thursday at 3:15pm EST on SnapNames and at time of publication there are only a few domains past the reserve with bids.

Hipsters.com leads the way on the auction at $8,250 with 4 bids.

CityTrade.com has the most action with 5 bids and is currently at $550, also above the reserve.

Other names under the reserve but with bids are Hikers.com at $11K, Throat.com at $5,500, CookingHealthy.com at $1,400, MicroSurgeon.com at $2,550, QuotesOfTheDay.com at $1,001, and DogDoctor.com at $1,000.

ForbiddenApple.com, a no reserve name, has a single opening bid of $300.

For the complete list you can click here

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June 19, 2012   No Comments

Moniker.com/SnapNames.com Is the Lastest New gTLD Landrush/Sunrise Auction Provider

According to a press release just out Moniker® and SnapNames®, announced today they were going to provide Sunrise and Land Rush auction services for new gTLD registries

“Leveraging industry expertise and patented technology, auction services are now available for the initial launch phases of a new gTLD – typically known as Sunrise and Landrush phases.”

“SnapNames’ Sunrise and Landrush auctions offer registries a reliable and equitable means to allocate a new domain name when multiple parties have submitted registry approved applications.”

“With highly anticipated innovation and growth expected from the launch of new generic top level domains, we are pleased to announce the newest addition to our solutions for registry operators and brands,” said Craig Snyder, CEO of Moniker and SnapNames. “Our technology and marketing focus continues to provide strategic tools that positively impact profitability for our partners and customers – which is essential in today’s global economy.”

“With the addition of Sunrise and Landrush auctions, Moniker and SnapNames further expand registry products focused on monetizing and attracting users globally at every stage of the domain lifecycle from launch to maturity to expiration. The comprehensive registry solutions suite now includes:

  • Sunrise & Landrush Auctions – providing proven technology and expertise to allocate new gTLDs when multiple approved applications exist
  • General Availability Registrations & Auctions – partnering with registries to market and provide businesses and individuals worldwide secure domain registrations and distribution
  • Premium Brokerage, Auction & Escrow Services – build your registry brand, gain exposure globally and generate revenue from high-profile registry reserved and owned domain name sales
  • Expiring & Deleting Auctions – converting registrar and registry non-renewing domains into high-margin recurring revenue while boosting the number of domains under management”

“Registry solutions provide robust support to assist our partners every step of the way.”

  • Personalized consulting and solutions from inception to completion
  • Easy implementation with automated results and tracking
  • Ongoing revenue solutions – Premium, Expiring and Deleting sales programs
  • Customized marketing and sales support and opportunities – online and traditional
  • Dedicated technical support and account management”
Moniker.com/SnapNames.com now joins Pool.com, Sedo.com and NameJet.com all who have announced auction platforms for Sunrise and Land Rush for new gTLD registries.…

June 19, 2012   No Comments

Right Of The Dot™ Launches Contention Resolution Service For Conflicting gTLD Applicants

According to a press release, going out tomorrow, Right Of The Dot™, LLC is launching a Contention Resolution Service for new gTLD applicants who have applied for the same or confusingly similar domain name extension as other applicants.

Right Of The Dot™, LLC is an Internet consulting firm specializing in advising existing and new TLD registries in maximizing revenue, increasing registrations and market share including board advisement, marketing, premium domain and market positioning, sales, and services.

The applications period for new gTLD’s closed just a couple of weeks ago and last week, ICANN has made the “Big Reveal”, publishing the first round of the applicants for the new gTLD and the specific extensions that were applied for by each.

There are over 1,900 applications and 751 are in direct conflict, meaning there are more than one applicant for a specific extension.

What does a company do if they find out that another company or organization has applied for the same gTLD as they have?

Under the ICANN Guidebook, parties are encouraged to work together to solve any contention privately otherwise the string will go to an auction.

Some have predicted that auction prices for contest new gTLD extensions could easily exceed $10 Million dollars.

The seasoned domain name professionals at RightOfTheDot.com have 29 years combined experience in the domain name business.

They have pioneered and innovated many of the standard services used every day in the domain industry.

Heading up the new gTLD contention resolution service for RightOfTheDot.com are two domain industry veterans and Domain Hall Of Fame Members, Michael Berkens, Esq and Monte Cahn who are uniquely positioned to advise and negotiate for companies to achieve the best outcome for contended new domain names to avoid costly auctions by bringing the applicants together to resolve the strings rather than going to auction.

Monte Cahn is Co-Founder and President of Right of the Dot™, LLC and Founder and former CEO of Moniker.com and TrafficClub.com and was the former President of SnapNames.com. Monte has been pioneering domain name and virtual property aftermarket services since 1995, with such innovations as Whois Privacy protection, Domain Escrow, domain name security, and Domain Brokerage, Auctions, Appraisals and Sales.

Monte has sold more than $300 Million domain names since 2001 and operated more than 117 ICANN Accredited Registrars after his company Moniker.com was acquired by Oversee.net in 2007.

Michael H. Berkens, Esq. is Co-Founder and Managing Director at Right of the Dot™, LLC, and Founder of Worldwide Media, Inc., and MostWantedDomains.com.…

June 19, 2012   No Comments

SnapNames.com Featured Auction Closing Tommorow June 19th, Only Has Two Domains With Bids

The SnapNames.com Featured Auction for June is closing Tomorrow June 19th at 3:15pm EST and as time of publication there are only two domain names with bids.

MobileHomeInvesting.com has a bid of $1,051, but has not hit the reserve price which is somewhere in the range of $1,001-$2,500, while NYtheatreguide.com has a high bid of $500 and has hit reserve.

Good luck to all sellers and bidders.

You can see the auction by clicking here.…

June 18, 2012   No Comments

3 Member UDRP Panel Affirms Parking As A Legitimate Use Of A Domain Against TM Holder: ERAM.com

A three member UDRP panel just denied a complaint on the domain name ERAM.com brought by ERAM SA.

I’m not going to go into detail facts of the case, that was brought against Vertical Axis and defended by Ari Goldberger

You should know that ERAM had a Trademark on the term and is a large company that generates some 1,734 billion Euros in revenue.

I just wanted to point out this language of the panel as it related to the parking of a domain name:

“”At the heart of this case is the question of whether the use of a “parking” service by a respondent can give rise to rights or legitimate interests in a disputed domain name. ”

“A “parking” service is one in which domain names are registered in order to operate generic advertising services, either to offer these domain names for sale or to build them up as separate businesses. ”

“This question involves difficult issues of policy for the domain name registration system.”

“On the one hand, some observers of the system say that the operation of such services creates a type of rent on the system as a whole and that it is not clear that domain names were themselves ever intended to be objects to be bought and sold, particularly in those registration systems where domain names are not assignable per se.”

“Indeed, such parking services may well be contributing to Internet users navigating more via search engines than domain names, as why would one go to a domain name to end up in a search engine scenario?”

“On the other hand, Respondent is able to point to considerable numbers of panel decisions in which the operation of such services at a domain name comprised of a descriptive or dictionary has been held to give rise to a legitimate interest in the disputed domain name, provided there is no evidence that the registration was intended to create confusion with a particular trade mark, or willful blindness of the possibility that it might.”

“In this case the Panel finds, Complainant has not discharged its burden of establishing that Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in the disputed domain name created by its operation of a ‘parking’ service.”

“This is a conclusion reached mindful of: the length of Respondent’s use of the disputed domain name (whether or not the issues of laches arises); evidence of third-party use of the term “eram” and of Complainant’s relatively weak trade mark rights outside its particular geographic and commercial field of use; and an absence of evidence of any intention on the part of Respondent to profit from confusion created with Complainant’s trade mark in that Respondent’s advertising does not prominently feature either shoes or apparel.…

June 18, 2012   No Comments

Facebook.com Acquires Face.com

Face.com just announced that it sold Face.com to Facebook.com for an undisclosed price although TechCrunch.com is reporting the sale could have been as high as $100 Million.

“Facebook has acquired Face.com! ” according to Face.com blog:

“Our mission is and has always been to find new and exciting ways to make face recognition a fun, engaging part of people’s lives, and incorporate remarkable technology into everyday consumer products. If you’re anything like us, Facebook is a part of your life every single day. We keep up with our friends and family, share interesting (or mundane) experiences from our daily lives, and perhaps most importantly for us, we share a LOT of photos.

 

We love building products, and like our friends at Facebook, we think that mobile is a critical part of people’s lives as they both create and consume content, and share content with their social graph. By working with Facebook directly, and joining their team, we’ll have more opportunities to build amazing products that will be employed by consumers – that’s all we’ve ever wanted to do. :)

Now, lots of developers use Face.com technology to power various apps and make wonderful products. We love you guys, and the plan is to continue to support our developer community. If there are new developments you can expect to hear from us here, on the developer blog, and through our developer newsletter.

Thank you to all of our supporters, our amazing dev community, to our employees and to our friends and family who have seen us through many long days and longer nights. The next steps are going to be exciting for all of us.”

 

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June 18, 2012   No Comments

Facebook.com Acquires Face.com

Face.com just announced that it sold Face.com to Facebook.com for an undisclosed price although TechCrunch.com is reporting the sale could have been as high as $100 Million.

“Facebook has acquired Face.com! ” according to Face.com blog:

“Our mission is and has always been to find new and exciting ways to make face recognition a fun, engaging part of people’s lives, and incorporate remarkable technology into everyday consumer products. If you’re anything like us, Facebook is a part of your life every single day. We keep up with our friends and family, share interesting (or mundane) experiences from our daily lives, and perhaps most importantly for us, we share a LOT of photos.

 

We love building products, and like our friends at Facebook, we think that mobile is a critical part of people’s lives as they both create and consume content, and share content with their social graph. By working with Facebook directly, and joining their team, we’ll have more opportunities to build amazing products that will be employed by consumers – that’s all we’ve ever wanted to do. :)

Now, lots of developers use Face.com technology to power various apps and make wonderful products. We love you guys, and the plan is to continue to support our developer community. If there are new developments you can expect to hear from us here, on the developer blog, and through our developer newsletter.

Thank you to all of our supporters, our amazing dev community, to our employees and to our friends and family who have seen us through many long days and longer nights. The next steps are going to be exciting for all of us.”

 

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June 18, 2012   No Comments

ePan.com Sells for $15K on NameJet & BigMall.com Goes For Over $8K

A few nice sales this last week at NameJet.com with ePan.com leading the way at over $15K and BigMall.com selling for over $8K.

Here are the sales we tracked for the week:

epan.com $15,088
bigmall.com $8,200
gomusic.com $5,599
equitymortgage.com $4,549
chinaenergy.com $4,500
mallets.com $4,400
scottsdalerentals.com $3,550
activegames.com $2,000

There were several three letter .com that drew bids into the mid $x,xxx range but none of them cleared reserve.

Not sure what the owner was looking for but random three letter.com without any meaning are only going to get a mid 4 figure bid at on a liquidation platform.…

June 18, 2012   No Comments