We recently posted about new TLDs vs. .com with regards to search rankings indicating that new TLDs will generally not outrank .com domains in Google or other search engines. It appears Google is in agreement with us.
Today there were reports released from both NetCraft regarding number of websites online and Verisign regarding number of domains online. As if it wasn’t apparent already, they show that the web keeps growing at an amazing rate.
According to the NetCraft report, as of March 2012 there are 644,275,754 websites online. This takes into account domains with multiple sites such as WordPress.com and BlogSpot.com. The total represents a growth of 5.1% since just last month and believe it or not, over 100% from March 2011 when their report indicated 298,002,705 sites. Read the rest of this entry »
This may be the peak signup week though as presumably most companies will not be waiting until the very last minute to sign up to the TLD Application System. After all, they would still need to complete their application to sign up for the new TLD. Read the rest of this entry »
If you pay enough attention to UDRP decisions on a regular basis, you’ll notice a trend. Simply put, anything goes. Despite the general guidelines of UDRP being the same for each case, each panelist interprets those guidelines differently in different cases.
Unfortunately, that leads to some very poor decisions handed down. Read the rest of this entry »
As Techcrunch reported today, Apple just lost a 5 year long trademark dispute against mobile web development company Wapple. Apple originally filed the lawsuit in 2007, the year it first released the iPhone.
If you don’t look at any further details of the case, the outcome might seem surprising. With Apple now so ingrained in the world’s mobile device economy, it would seem obvious that a mobile development company named Wapple must be trying to ride their coattails. Delve further into the case however and there’s a good reason Apple didn’t win. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the hot news items in the domain industry today was an enormous reported domain sale, PrivateJet.com for $30.18 million. If taken at face value, it would be by far the largest domain-only sale ever, surpassing Sex.com at $13 million.
However, the sale may not be what it seems. Herein lies the problem when using a single large sale to make a case for domain value. Someone may see the headline about this domain sale and run out and buy private jet related domains for their business or for investment or resale. They may end up drastically overpaying for the domain or domains they buy and may not realize it for quite some time. Read the rest of this entry »