canada – Internetblog.org.uk https://www.internetblog.org.uk Web hosting, Domain names, Dedicated servers Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:05:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://www.internetblog.org.uk/files/2016/01/cropped-favico-32x32.png canada – Internetblog.org.uk https://www.internetblog.org.uk 32 32 Google loses dispute over Groovle.com https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/839/google-loses-dispute-over-groovlecom/ Wed, 30 Dec 2009 19:57:03 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/839/google-loses-dispute-over-groovlecom/ groovle search
Google has lost a complaint it filed with the National Arbitration Forum requesting ownership of Groovle.com. The Mountain View company argued the domain was confusingly similar to “Google,” but the three-person panel thought otherwise. Out of 65 cases filed with the forum, this is only one out of two the company has ever lost.

Groovle.com is owned by Canadian entrepreneurs Jacob Fuller and Ryan Fitzgibbon. The site offers a customized version of Google search where users can upload a photo to use as their start page. “We thought it would be a cool feature to have a nice photo of friends, family etc., every time you launch your web browser, instead of the very plain Google.com and Yahoo.com page,” Fitzgibbon said.

Source | PRNewswire

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Live Current Media sells two domains for $1 million each https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/437/live-current-media-sells-two-domains-for-1-million-each/ Tue, 01 Sep 2009 02:02:28 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/437/live-current-media-sells-two-domains-for-1-million-each/ cricket ball
Live Current Media, a Canadian web commerce company, sold two domains recently for $1 million each. The first, Call.com, was purchased for £675,364 ($1.1 million USD) at auction. In addition, the firm sold the rights to and domain of its Indian cricket site, Cricket.com, for £1.07 million, or $1.75 million USD– $1 million for the name and $750,000 for the site.

The company is thought to be strapped for cash. If this is true, the sale of the domains must have brought in some much-needed revenue. In July, it sold mouse.com and keyboard.com for £76,501 ($125,000 USD) and £61,201 ($100,000 USD) respectively, a drop in the bucket compared to Cricket.com and Call.com.

Source | Domain Name Wire

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