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Nobody Will Request an “Appraisal Certificate”

Domain industry attorney Jason Schaeffer reported today that three of his clients received $60,000 offers to buy domain names, and the supposed prospective buyer requested an “appraisal certificate” in order to proceed with a deal.

Brandsight Job Opening: Account Executive

Brandsight is looking to hire someone in an Account Executive role, according to a job opening posted recently on LinkedIn. Because GoDaddy acquired Brandsight earlier this year, the job listing is under the GoDaddy branding. This is a work from home remote job (at least for the time being), and the location is the United States or United Kingdom.

Here’s the description of what the job entails:

Differing Opinions on Ramifications of SCOTUS Decision

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Booking.com can be trademarked. The 8-1 decision was a good read, and there was some interesting insight from the opinion. The dissent, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, included some positive language that will likely be referenced by generic .com domain name registrants:

Network Solutions Should Ditch Registrar-Transfers.com

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Network Solutions uses an unbranded domain name for at least a few important confirmation functions. When I need to confirm my email address at Network Solutions or approve a transfer away from Network Solutions, I am directed to different pages on the Registrar-Transfers.com website. In my opinion, Network Solutions should shift the functionality to its own NetworkSolutions.com website because customers are more familiar and comfortable with that domain name and using an unbranded domain name isn’t a good idea.

Booking.com Wins Supreme Court TM Case

Booking.com has won its trademark case at the United States Supreme Court. The 8-1 decision was written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Justice Stephen Breyer was the lone dissenting Justice. You can read the PDF decision on the Supreme Court website.

The company will now have trademark protection for its full Booking.com brand, including the .com domain name extension. The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) filed an Amicus brief as part of this case.

IEE.com Subject of UDRP

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A UDRP was filed against the valuable 3 letter IEE.com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO Case D2020-1707.

IEE.com was created in September of 1995, making the domain name nearly 25 years old. The domain name is being used as a website for a business called Equipment Engineering Services P.A. The current Whois record shows the domain name is registered to an entity called Imaging and Equipment Engineering, which explains the IEE abbreviation.

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Nobody Will Request an “Appraisal Certificate”

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Domain industry attorney Jason Schaeffer reported today that three of his clients received $60,000 offers to buy domain names, and the supposed prospective buyer...

Brandsight Job Opening: Account Executive

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Brandsight is looking to hire someone in an Account Executive role, according to a job opening posted recently on LinkedIn. Because GoDaddy acquired Brandsight...

Differing Opinions on Ramifications of SCOTUS Decision

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Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Booking.com can be trademarked. The 8-1 decision was a good read, and there was...

Network Solutions Should Ditch Registrar-Transfers.com

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Network Solutions uses an unbranded domain name for at least a few important confirmation functions. When I need to confirm my email address at...

Booking.com Wins Supreme Court TM Case

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#SCOTUS rules that the addition of “.com” to a generic term can create a protectable trademark — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 30, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Booking.com has won its...