RickPerry.com now forwards to RonPaul2012.com

RickPerry.com now forwards to RonPaul2012.com

Right wingers may end up on libertarian’s web site.

As if Rick Perry doesn’t have enough problems in his quest for the white house:

RickPerry.com has recently started forwarding to RonPaul2012.com.

Rick Perry’s official web site is RickPerry.org.

The sad thing for the Perry campaign is that Rick Perry could have easily acquired the .com version for little money. It expired in 2010. I even wrote about how it had expired. Someone from Perry’s office read my story about the expiration but failed to do anything about it.

Instead, someone from Mexico registered the domain name. It currently has a private whois record, but you can buy it for $50,000 at Sedo.

Don’t be surprised if the current owner has more fun with it.



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New TLD program has two hearings on Capitol Hill within one week

Get ready for representatives to pretend like they know about domain names.

ICANN and its new top level domain name program will be put under the microscope in Washington, D.C. twice over the next 7 days.

Tomorrow morning the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing called “ICANN’s Expansion of Top Level Domains”. As usual, the deck is stacked against ICANN. Three of the five witnesses will be against the program in its current form, ICANN will have one representative, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will probably be somewhat neutral.

Then on December 14 the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing titled “ICANN’s Top-Level Domain Name Program”. Witnesses have not been announced, but ICANN Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz may as well get an extended stay hotel.


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55,367 .xxx domain names registered in first 24 hours

55,367 .xxx domain names registered in first 24 hours

Big numbers in latest top level domain release.

I just got an email from ICM Registry about .xxx registration results in the first 24 hours.

55,367 new .xxx domain names were registered. That brings total registrations (including sunrise and landrush) to 159,351 as of noon EST today.

Many of these domains won’t resolve, of course — they were registered by non adult companies wishing to block their brands from becoming porn sites.

High registration prices of around $100 will keep a check on total registration numbers. It should also keep a check on the level of cybersquatting on .xxx.

The numbers mean ICM registry brought in about $3.3 million in revenue in the past 24 hours, with over half a million headed to International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR).


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55,367 .xxx domain names registered in first 24 hours

55,367 .xxx domain names registered in first 24 hours

Big numbers in latest top level domain release.

I just got an email from ICM Registry about .xxx registration results in the first 24 hours.

55,367 new .xxx domain names were registered. That brings total registrations (including sunrise and landrush) to 159,351 as of noon EST today.

Many of these domains won’t resolve, of course — they were registered by non adult companies wishing to block their brands from becoming porn sites.

High registration prices of around $100 will keep a check on total registration numbers. It should also keep a check on the level of cybersquatting on .xxx.

The numbers mean ICM registry brought in about $3.3 million in revenue in the past 24 hours, with over half a million headed to International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR).


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Single digit .co.uk domains under attack

Four single digit .co.uk domain names subject to arbitration.

I officially nominate 9.co.uk as the most fascinating domain arbitration of 2011.

You may recall that .uk registry Nominet auctioned of its one and two character domain names a couple months ago, bringing in a over £3m.

One of the active buyers was XYZ Invest LLC. Shortly after winning the domain name at auction XYZ Invest was hit with a DRS — the .UK equivalent of a UDRP. Apparently similar cases have been filed against 1.co.uk, 5.co.uk, and 7.co.uk.

The story, according to XYZ’s response in the case, is fascinating.

XYZ says this is a “transparent scheme of gamesmanship” by which the complainant’s principal’s want to acquire a number of domain names that were part of the Nominet short domain name auction.

Complainant 9 LTD filed the complaint after losing the auction for 9.co.uk to XYZ.

According to XYZ, the complainant is the registered owner of UK trade marks for every single digit save for 3, all filed shortly after Nominet’s plans to release the domains was finalized. Yet he was disqualified from Nominet’s sunrise option for trademark holders to get these domain names.

It is thus apparent that the Claim is not based on any underlying bona fide trade or service mark but is merely part of a scheme to collect single digit .co.uk domain names.

According to XYZ invest, the complainant says it may bring identical disputes against the owners of other single digit domain names after getting results results from the four existing filed cases.

The complainant denies most of XYZ’s claims.

Not surprisingly, the panel found in favor of XYZ (pdf).


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