Some Domain Name News

 For the second time since 2009, RSS.com changed hands for 6 figures. This week, RSS.com domain name made sales worth $135,000 making it to the top of the Domain Name Journal weekly sales list. Sedo, the world’s largest domain name marketplace and monetization provider announced partnership with CentralNIC and said it will list 30 of CentralNIC’s domain extensions in the SedoMLS Premium network. VideoShop.com topped Sedo’s weekly sales chart at $35,000. Other notable domain name sales included txo.com, easyonline.com, isec.com, theperfumeclub.com, and languageconnect.com. Also, Beaut.fr led the ccTLD category at 17,650 EUR while kh.org led the “other” category at $14,500. .COM registry announced a net income of $87 million and reported revenue of $239 million for the second quarter of 2013.

Afternic, another domain listing service also released their trendy domain name sales report where the sales added up to a total of $1,03,7702. The list was led by the sale of LightArt.com at $32,000. Nike filed a UDRP complaint with the world intellectual property, asserting legal rights over NikeIran.com domain name. Next day, an arbitrator with the National Arbitration Forum has awarded the domain name AIMChatrooms.net to AOL. The complaint was submitted by the company in May.

Earlier in the week, Afilias Limited requested the removal of the cross-ownership restrictions reflected on the .PRO Registry Agreement dated 22 April 2010. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority lost a UDRP on the domain names GardenStateParkway.com and NYturnpike.com since the panelist found that the Authority did not have common law rights to the terms Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike. Later in the week, DNS Belgium, the company behind .BE extensions announced that it was defaced Saturday night. Though, the website was restored within few hours after noticing the hack.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) released the Initial Evaluation (IE) results for the coming set of applications. .Walmart, .Wow, .Gmail, Fun and .RSVP were some of the interesting applications that received the passing score. Premium domain name CollegeBookStore.com that already ranks in Google hit the market for sales and is to be sold to the highest bidder. Availability of key pet service domain name PetGrooming.com was also announced by premium brokerage company, SuperNiche.com. The company behind WordPress.com, Automattic, added .CO domains to its limited number of TLDs available for fully hosted WordPress.com websites. Thus .CO became the fifth TLD option for WordPress.com hosted websites along with .COM, .NET, .ORG and .ME.