January 16, 2012 Posts

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See you in October

 Mark As Read    

On Friday, Rick Schwartz announced a deal that myself and 34 others could not refuse; a $995 ticket for TRAFFIC 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale. Having attended TRAFFIC 2008 in Orlando and TRAFFIC 2010 in Las Vegas, I can only say that I'm very excited to have booked my attendance for this year, a full nine

Acro.net 1012 days ago

My Picks for Godaddy Domain Auctions 1/16/2012

 Mark As Read    

Here are my Godaddy expired domain auction picks for January 16th. Overall this list is thin for product domains but JeanLeggings.com is in there and it's a good one. Plenty of search volume and I've seen plenty of people wearing them. I believe they're also referred to as "pajama jeans." The Boston neighborhood domains also

Bill Eisenmann 1012 days ago

DOMAINfest Extends PITCHfest Application Deadline + 1, 2 & 3 Letter .PRO Auction Winding Down

 Mark As Read    

The deadline to apply for DOMAINfest Global's popular PITCHfest Contest for online entrepreneurs (coming up Feb. 1) was set for today, but conference organizers decided to leave the window open a little longer. Elsewhere, time is running out to bid in a 1,2 & 3 Letter .PRO domain auction that ends Tuesday night.

DNJournal 1012 days ago

jp.net: another example why brands may need to change their domain name strategy

 Mark As Read    

Brand owners may need to rethink why and when to defensively register domain names. Last week I wrote an article suggesting that trademark holders many need to change the way they defensively register domains for their brands in light of the new top level domain launch. One of the issues I discussed was third level

Domain Name Wire 1012 days ago

MyVault.com: Inside a UDRP

 Mark As Read    

MyVault.com owner fights back against UDRP complainant. Over the holidays I noticed a UDRP was filed against MyVault.com at National Arbitration Forum. I was immediately curious as to the back story on this given how this domain seems generic (and a good domain at that). Since National Arbitration Forum doesn't publish the name of the

Domain Name Wire 1012 days ago

After UDRP and lawsuit, FirstQuote.com given to insurance company

 Mark As Read    

VeriSign transferred domain last week as result of court order. In June 2010 a UDRP panel found in favor of the respondent for the domain name FirstQuote.com. The owner, who lives in China, paid thousands of dollars for the domain and thousands to defend it in the UDRP. But then in December 2010, the complainant

Domain Name Wire 1012 days ago

Ari Goldberger wins Libertad.com domain case

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Nat Cohen's Telepathy can keep Libertad.com domain name. Ari Goldberger's ESQwire.com law firm has successfully defended Nat Cohen's libertad.com domain name in a UDRP case. "Libertad" means freedom or liberty in Spanish. The case was brought by Libertad Servicios Financieros, S.A., a Mexican financial services company. Playing in Cohen's favor was...

Domain Name Wire 1012 days ago

For sale on eBay: list of 25M companies that haven’t registered .xxx

 Mark As Read    

A good way to waste a lot of money and get sued. eBay seller priccut88 wants to help you land in legal hot water — all for a one time payment of just $2,000. The user is selling a list that apparently has 25 million companies that haven't yet registered their domain in .xxx. Here's

Domain Name Wire 1012 days ago

Win $5,000 with your .CA website

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DomainReport.ca Calling all people with a .ca website! CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, is holding a contest for .ca websites. CIRA is looking for people and organizations that use their .CA sites to truly make a difference in the lives of their users and those around them. Enter yourself or someone you know and help us cele...

DomainReport.ca 1012 days ago

Novartis Registers 198 Domains With Latest Pill Recall

 Mark As Read    

Novartis has announced a voluntary recall of several of its popular brands like Excedren®, Gas-X®, NoDoz® and Bufferen®. The recall was announced on January 9, 2012 but 3 days after the recall, Novartis went on a big domain name shopping spree and purchased 198 domain names related to the recalls. All the domain names contained...

Dot Weekly 1012 days ago

New Domain Trend Alert! HD With iPad 3 Rumors

 Mark As Read    

I see a lot of newly registered domain names by big and small companies and one thing I have been noticing over the past week or so are domain names ending in HD! At first this threw me off a little bit, because HD TV's have been around for awhile… then I got reading a

Dot Weekly 1012 days ago

Registrars Increasing Prices More Than the Verisign Price Increase

 Mark As Read    

One of my biggest pet peeves is being nickeled and dimed. It's usually not that I can't afford to pay a tiny bit more for something, but it's annoying to pay more than I should be paying. Yesterday at midnight, Verisign increased .com and .net domain prices by 7%. The wholesale cost for .com domain

Domain Investing 1012 days ago

Think Twice About Not Accepting First Offer

 Mark As Read    

I've read about how some of the wisest domain investors negotiate huge domain sales, and this is not one of those stories. This is a lesson to domain investors who think a higher offer will always materialize after an opening offer, and hopefully it will make you to think twice when you receive an offer.

Domain Investing 1012 days ago

Go Daddy Billboards in Times Square

 Mark As Read    

I noticed a Twitter update by GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman, and I wanted to share it with you. Go Daddy has several very large billboards in Times Square, which were erected last week (click image to see full size). By the looks of it, the billboards are on 42nd Street near the intersection of 7th

Domain Investing 1012 days ago

Name.com Community Evangelist Loses Bet, feels awkward

 Mark As Read    

Because Tim Tebow couldn't hit the broadside of the sun during a supernova, and the Denver Bronco defense gave Tom Brady enough time to make footballs out of a live pig, I am wearing this jersey. Long, painful story short, I lost a bet with Name.com customer Mike Maddaloni, the owner of pro-Patroits website, GoPats.com.

Name.com 1012 days ago

My Personal Pick for Rookie of the Year in Domaining for 2011

 Mark As Read    

Morning Folks!! I never did this before. But it has been several years since someone new in the domain industry has burst on the scene and made such an impact. I appreciate folks that try and further the domain business and understanding of domain names. Who reach out to new audiences to expand the pie. 2011-2012 will be remembered as the years in ...

Rick Schwartz 1012 days ago

Shot.com Hits The Market Looking For $500K Or More

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release this morning the domain name Shot.com which is owned by a company called TechShot Counter to the most companies, this one decided to lengthen its domain from Shot.com to TechShot.com The company hired not a … Continue Reading

The Domains 1012 days ago

.Pro Special Godaddy Auction Ends Tuesday & Over 100 Domains Have Bids

 Mark As Read    

Tomorrow the .Pro auction of registry owned domain names closes on Godaddy.com. The auction closes at 9PM PST on Tuesday January 17th I would bet this is the 1st time most of you are even hearing about the auction … Continue Reading

The Domains 1012 days ago

Telepathy Beats Back UDRP On Libertad.com But Doesn’t Find Reverse Hijacking Or Latches After 12 Years

 Mark As Read    

Telepathy, Inc. represented by ESQwire.com Law Firm just beat back a UDRP on the domain name libertad.com. The three member panel found that the term is generic, the Spanish word for liberty. There is an interesting discussion on the … Continue Reading

The Domains 1012 days ago

The Honest Company Is The Buyer Of Honest.com Whose Co-Founder is Jessica Alba

 Mark As Read    

The Honest Company which is located in Santa Monica, California is the buyer of Honest.com which sold through Godaddy In December for $180,000 The company has some big names behind it including actress Jessica Alba and Brian Lee who also co-founded … Continue Reading

The Domains 1012 days ago

My Very First Press Release – My Life At 16

 Mark As Read    

When I was in High School my life was anything but ordinary! Along with all the normal things that High School students did, I was also escaping to San Francisco three times a week working for an innovative software company called Xaos Tools. I had been running a web design company since I was twelve

Domainvestors.tv 1012 days ago

Southern California Domainer MeetUp Picks Its First Venue Of 2012 – The Shores Hotel In Santa Monica!

 Mark As Read    

I am excited to say that we have finalized our venue for the upcoming Southern California Domainer MeetUp coming-up at the end of this month. The MeetUp will be held at The Shore Hotel on beautiful Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. The above image shows the room we'll be located in for our first MeetUp

Domainvestors.tv 1012 days ago

2012 Domain Registrar Showdown Is Coming!

 Mark As Read    

One of the most common questions I get from blog readers is, "What registrar should I use for my domains?" I personally keep most of my domains between Go Daddy and Moniker, and a handful of other registrars. I've always had a great experience with both of these registrars but with so many other registrars

Domainvestors.tv 1012 days ago

Monday’s Big List of Domains at Auction and Dropping Around the Net 1/16/12

 Mark As Read    

Good morning.  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Only two more weeks until DomainFest. Have you picked out what you're going to wear?  I can't wait to see what scarf Merlin Kaufman is going to wear.  The anticipation is killing me.  Now on to the names.   Ezby.com   I'd pay $69 for this one, except

Domain Shane 1012 days ago

Why You Should Surround Yourself With People Who Know What They’re Doing

 Mark As Read    

One of the reasons I would never leave DomainShane.com to write for another blog that perhaps may be offering more money is because on most any other blog I wouldn't be able to do a post like this. Sure this is a domaining blog, but domaining is a business, and inspiration or business can come

Domain Shane 1012 days ago

New Tlds Galore: Here’s the List of Publicly Acknowledged Applicants, But Who Will Succeed?

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"Dot com Killer" "Completely Change The Internet" "Cyber Criminal's Dream" .  Words all spoken about the new tlds.  My feeling is that most will may no impact to the daily lives of anyone on the internet.  Many will be merely collectibles that were purchased because it gives the owner a personalized brand.  Others purchased with...

Domain Shane 1012 days ago

Zappos.com – Nice shoes, wanna hack?

 Mark As Read    

If you bought your wife or girlfriend a pair of expensive Ugg's at Zappos.com, get ready for some unpleasant news. Zappos has announced that more than 24 million accounts were compromised by hackers, and as a precaution it forcibly reset all of the users' passwords. In an email sent out today, Zappos.com said: First, the

DomainGang 1012 days ago

i.net: The only Domain Registrar that didn’t raise prices for its customers

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With Verisign raising prices for the .COM and .NET domains, domaining turned more expensive for thousands of domainers. "I hate what they did, with a passion", said Jonas Brik, a domainer from Boston. "Verisign constantly takes my weekly allowance money and pays database admins in Lahore, Pakistan! I now have to ask my father to...

DomainGang 1012 days ago

2011 IDN Sales Summary: Sales Chart

 Mark As Read    

As a recap of the biggest sales year for IDNs yet, below we review the top reported IDN sales in 2011. A snapshot of some of the largest confirmed sales, courtesy of IDNTools Sales Charts, are as follows: Notable, is that even in this emerging IDN market, these top 10 public sales grossed over $100,000.

IDN Blog 1012 days ago

Turn 90 Marginal Domain Names into $56,000 Per Month – With Andrew Hazen

 Mark As Read    

Andrew Hazen knows a thing or two about marketing. In fact, he has built and sold two Internet marketing companies, pocketing millions of dollars in the process. And he has written a book using easy-to-understand language about search engine optimization.In this show, Andrew shares how he turned 90 admittedly marginal hand-registered .com domain na...

DomainSherpa 1012 days ago

SOPA Author Is A Pirate ~ A Repeat Offender

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While the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to dominate the news, the people responsible for the bill continue to break their own rules...

Danno's Blog 1012 days ago
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