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NYC Encourages Voting with Voting.NYC Domain Name

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The City of New York has been using a .NYC domain name to promote the local election which happened today. Domain investor Larry Fischer, a New York City resident who has been in the domain business for many years, shared the photograph of this bus advertisement that is encouraging people to visit Voting.NYC.



When you visit Voting.NYC, you can see a sleek looking website that has information about the current election. It also serves as a resource to send people to other websites for further information about the election and voting. Essentially, it looks like (more…) → Read More


YK.com Brokered by Larry Fischer

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Last week, I saw a Tweet from Jamie Zoch who mentioned that YK.com has been sold:




Larry FischerThis afternoon, Larry Fischer from GetYourDomain.com confirmed that the domain name was sold and that his company brokered the deal. I was told that Larry's company represented the former owner of the domain name and a China-based domain broker represented the buyer.

As I have come to expect from Larry, the purchase price will not be shared publicly. The only intel I was able to get from Larry is that YK.com "sold for slightly less than 7 figures to a Chinese group." Unfortunately, this means the deal will not be listed among the year's highest sales.

YK.com is not currently resolving, although some legacy subdomains within YK.com are still resolving for the time being. I am not sure if the domain name will be developed or if the acquisition was made purely as an investment. Whatever the case, this is another two letter .com domain name → Read More


Larry Fischer Seeking Beta Testers for SiteChat

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I want to share a request that Larry Fischer posted on Facebook for his new website, SiteChat.com, which is currently undergoing beta testing. Larry is looking for people who are interested in trying out the SiteChat service, which allows people to chat on a website, even if it does not have chat capabilities.

Here's what Larry had to say about SiteChat  and the beta test via his public Facebook page: (more…) → Read More


Tom Rask on the UDRP Process

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Nat Cohen had a fantastic article about the UDRP process on Larry Fischer's blog the other day, and it's a "must read" for anyone that invests in domain names. The article has spawned discussions in private about UDRP defense and prevention, and it has been interesting to learn how other domain owners cope with this potential threat.

I received an email this morning from Tom Rask, of Logical Sites, whose company owns and operates websites on geodomain names including Sunnyvale.com, Sheboygan.com, Kenosha.com, and EurekaSprings.com. Tom offered some unique insight and advice, and with his permission and encouragement, I have posted the contents of his email below.

The basic problems with UDRP process are:


  1. It is a quasi-judicial process, not a judicial process.

  2. There is no accountability for WIPO or for the panelists.

  3. You can assert the fluffiest of common-law TM rights with impunity

  4. There is no monetary compensation for you if the opponent asserts an overly broad scope of use of their TM. They can "give it a whirl", → Read More