Nick Caristinos, Author at Webnames Blog

Facebook Inc. Username Registration: Don’t leave your Brands and Marks unprotected

Facebook Inc. has announced that beginning at 12:01 am EDT on June 13, 2009, Facebook users will be allowed to create personalized usernames for their Facebook pages, in the form “facebook.com/yourname”. This new system could allow users to create usernames that include trademarks and brands for their personal profiles. The cut off date for applying to…

Top 10 Domain Sales of 2008

To start this year I thought it would be interesting to look back at 2008 and see which were the top domain names sold (by dollar value) and for how much. The following are the top 10 domain name sales and how much they were sold for in US dollars. Domain Name Sold For ($US) Fund.com $9,999,950 DataRecovery.com…

Renewal Invoice, Notice of Trademark Infringement or Domain Slamming & Marketing Ploy?

It can be very difficult to know at times if the domain notices you receive are legitimate or aggressive marketing.  While many legitimate registrars do contact their clients about renewals or other services, many trademark holders and domain name registrants have been receiving confusing and sometimes fraudulent emails and letters from companies in Asia, Europe and/or…

The Sun Rises on .TEL

Webnames.ca has been accepting pre-bookings for the .TEL domain name launch for the past few weeks and response has been great.  With the official Sunrise period for the .TEL launch date of December 3 fast approaching, there is no better time to get your list of trademarks together and submit during the .TEL Sunrise pre-booking…

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