Archive for December, 2008

For the First Time the Internet Has Passed Newspapers As a Preferred Source of News

The Internet has passed newspapers and now trails only TV as the most popular source for news according to a new report from the respected Pew Research Center. In just the past year, the web’s mindshare among news consumers soared from 24% to 40%. Pew …

The Final Weekly Domain Sales Report for 2008 is Now Out at DN Journal

The final weekly domain sales report for 2008 is now out at DNJournal.com. Moniker closed a $275,000 sale that took the lead position on our new Top 20 chart and the AfternicDLS weighed in with a solid 6-figure sale of their own to claim the runner-up…

Ari Goldberger Called It 3 Years Ago: New Data Shows WIPO Cases Have Doubled Since the Current Domain Boom Began

A new analysis of WIPO cases shows that the number of domain disputes has doubled over the past five years. The reasons are being debated but one of our expert commentators predicted it was coming several years ago. We have his explanation of why it wa…

Comics.com Plays a Key Role in the Comic Strip Industry’s Bid to Survive by Migrating from Print to the Web

Yet another institution from traditional media, the venerable comic strip, is looking to the web for salvation as its current distribution platform, the daily newspaper, continues to crumble. A great generic domain name, Comics.com, is playing a key ro…

The Location and Dates for the 2009 GeoDomain Expo Have Been Announced

The geodomain industry’s premier event will be moving to the West Coast in 2009 for a spring time conference that will close the weekend before the next T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference opens in Silicon Valley. This will allow California visitors to take in t…

What Was OnlineNic Thinking!? And How Does Verizon Keep Getting Away With the Same Thing?

Verizon wins the biggest cybersquatting judgment ever – more than $33 million in a suit against registrar OnlineNic.com. Our take on why, even though Verizon was right to sue, this is also a case of the pot calling the kettle black

NameMedia Withdraws Its Planned $172 Million IPO

Name Media has decided to pull their planned IPO offering citing market conditions. The Massachusetts-based domain conglomerate (parent
company of BuyDomains, the AfternicDLS and several parking services), originally filed for a $172.5 million IPO in…