Archive for January, 2009

On the Road Again – Notes on DOMAINfest Global, Domainer Mardi Gras and Europe’s 1st T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference

With the DOMAINfest Global Conference running this week in Hollywood, California, we’re on the road again! We have some notes on that event as well as who was named keynote speaker for next month’s Domainer Mardi Gras in New Orleans and what is on tap …

Kevin Ham’s Reinvent Technology and HitFarm Parking Service Are Opening a New Office in Dubai

Dr. Kevin Ham’s Reinvent Technology and the company’s domain parking service provider, HitFarm.com, are planning to open a new office in Dubai. Dr. Ham and Dr. Chris Hartnett, who serves on Reinvent’s Board of Directors, just returned from Dubai and Dr…

Michael Collins Resigns His Position as Executive Director of the ICA

Michael Collins has resigned as Executive Director of the Internet Commerce Association in order to work on transitioning a retail business he owns from brick and mortar to the Internet. Collins delivered the news in an email to ICA members.

Sendori.com is Acquired by the Operators of Ask.com, a Division of Barry Diller’s IAC

In the first major domain company acquisition of 2009, Ask Sponsored Listings (operators of Ask.com), a division of Barry Diller’s IAC internet empire, has acquired Sendori.com. Sendori operates an innovative exchange that pairs domain owners directly …

A Major Domain Industry Acquisition Is About to Be Announced

The acquisition of a well-known domain industry company is about to be announced, DOMAINfest Global releases the final agenda for their conference which runs next week in Hollywood, California and the daughter of a well-known domainer is featured in an…

Domain Buyers Still Picking Up Low to Mid Range Names But High Ticket Items Stay on the Shelf

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Continuing a trend we saw develop in 2008, high end domain sales remain few and far between while small business end users dominate aftermarket activity with four-figure and low five-figure pu…

Kentucky Court of Appeals Reverses Lower Court’s Attempt to Confiscate 141 Gambling Related Domain Names

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a local judge’s controversial order that 141 gambling related domain names be turned over to the state. The appeals court ruled that the lower court was wrong in claiming that the domains were “gambling devi…