Domain News

TAS Rights Management went pretty big in relation to domain name registrations to help promote and protect the newly announced “Reputation” album (and likely world tour) by Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift Reputaytion

On the day of the announcement, TAS registered at least 94 domain names as I mentioned yesterday. Those 94 were just a start, as the company registered another 96 domains the following day! 8/26/2017 Update: I discovered another 97 domains, all being .co domains that were late to report … Read the rest

U.S. Department Of Education

StudentAid.com was owned by the U.S. Department Of Education after a Federal Lawsuit.

StudentAid.com, which has been registered since May 26, 1998 and owned by the U.S. Department Of Education recently, allowed the domain name registration to lapse on May 25, 2017 while registered at Google’s domain registrar and it has since expired.

The domain name is currently on public auction, at DropCatch.com with a current bid of $6,002 with over 24 hours left in auction. You can view the Read the rest

Marketo.com

Marketo.com which is a very large marketing service had its domain expire. The Network Solutions registered domain held an expiration date of July 23, 2017 according to whois records. That day was reached and by July 25, 2017 name servers changed to PendingRenewalOrDeletion.com, standard practice for expired Network Solutions registered domains. That name server change is often what gets domain owners attention after failed email notifications of the pending expiration, well, because the website stops resolving, email stops working etc.… Read the rest

Bodog.com

Today I had noticed a movement on the domain name Bodog.com, with the domain itself transferring to SafeNames corporate domain registrar. This domain rang a bell to me, because I recall it was seized by the US governments ICE division back in 2012.

It was seized and transferred in 2007 over a technology dispute but Bodog latter got the domain back. GamblingSite.com article

The domain was seized by ICE in 2012 and had been since: LATimes.com article

After looking … Read the rest

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