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Apple Inc. Picks Up 50 New Domain Names

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Apple Inc. has been on a domain name roll lately starting with the iCloud.com/iCloud.org domain name purchases and now that they have announced several new products and functions, they appear to be buying the matching domain names! Not just one or two new domain names but at least 50 that were hand registered on the

Dot Weekly 1199 days ago

SalesForce.com Purchases Data.com Domain “In The Millions”

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According to a release from Oversee.net, the domain name Data.com has been sold before going to auction for the DOMAINfest Barcelona. Reserve was set at $1.5 Million significantly exceeds the $1.5 million reserve and it "significantly exceeds the $1.5 million reserve". "Moniker and SnapNames, Oversee.net companies that are the exclusive...

Dot Weekly 1200 days ago

Less Than 24hrs, iCloud Page Ranks #3 On Google

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Google must "like" Apple or Apple knows something millions do not! Less than 24 hours after launching apple.com/icloud the page ranks #3 on Google. Since I have been keeping an eye on the page apple.com/icloud, yesterday it didn't even exist but at some point yesterday or earlier today after the WWDC announcement of iCloud, Apple...

Dot Weekly 1200 days ago

Paypal Acquires Xcommerce.com Domain Name

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Paypal has purchased the domain name Xcommerce.com. Although whois records for Xcommerce.com currently show DNSination, Inc. (a MarkMonitor service), I am 99.9% sure Paypal was behind the purchase of the domain name. Why? Because Paypal also registered several other domain names on 6/6/11 that show Paypal as the registrant that include: TheXCommerc...

Dot Weekly 1200 days ago

Amazon Goes Local, Registers 64 Related Domain Names

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I had noticed yesterday that Amazon.com started rolling out a "local" deals site directly on Amazon at http://local.amazon.com/subscribe and in true Amazon fashion, they like to register a fair amount of domain names when they launch a new product or service and this time was no different. Amazon hand registered at least 64 domain names...

Dot Weekly 1204 days ago

Petco Acquires Unleashed.com Domain Name

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Petco® has acquired the domain name Unleashed.com according to whois records between May 26 and May 31 2011. Why would Petco want to own the domain name Unleashed.com? They have launched several new stores and continue to do so with the moniker of Unleashed By Petco. Currently, Petco used a sub-domain to help promote the

Dot Weekly 1205 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 45 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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GoDaddy Goodies is a series from DotWeekly.com of an exclusive, hand picked list of expired domain name auctions currently live at GoDaddy. All domain names are expired and are no reserve auctions. All domain names are directly linked to the specific auction page for easy bidding or watching. Auction end times are in PDT. A

Dot Weekly 1205 days ago

FOX Registers CaseyAnthonyMurderTrial.com In 2008

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I found this to be pretty interesting. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation registered the domain name CaseyAnthonyMurderTrial.com on December 17, 2008 according to whois records. About 2.5 years later, the actual trial has begun and FOX is now forwarding the domain name to a special page created on the MyFoxOrlando.com site who is covering the...

Dot Weekly 1206 days ago

Apple Officially Owns iCloud.com Domain Name

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Whois information now displays Apple, Inc. as the owner of the iCloud.com domain name! Although whois has now changed to Apple as of today, the domain name still forwards to CloudMe.com at the time of this article. According to an Apple press release, they are set to announce things on Monday June 6, 2011, so

Dot Weekly 1206 days ago

RayovacBonus.com Domain Redirect Example Poorly Executed

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One of the wonderful powers of domain names is to simply use a descriptive domain name as a redirect method. Simple and effective but it must be executed correctly to take full effect of a domain name redirect. What is a domain name redirect? There are a couple forms of a domain name redirect and

Dot Weekly 1207 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Red Bull, Time Inc Plus More

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Here is another round and my final round of DotWeekly Discoveries. This was a fun series I started to try something new and see how it went. This is my 22nd article and a couple things I think are making it lose it's luster. A.) It is not easy to bring you different companies as

Dot Weekly 1208 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: HOT Expired Domain Name List

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Here is another one of my GoDaddy Goodies that is a hand picked list of currently expired domain name auctions taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are No Reserve and will retain domain name age (creation date). All auction end times are PDT and are directly linked to the specific auction pages for

Dot Weekly 1209 days ago

Do All GoDaddy Domains Go To Auction?

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GoDaddy.com has an in-house auction service and I think most people would think "All" domain names go to GoDaddy Auction if they are not renewed by the current owner but do they? I had noticed some domain names and several "good ones" that I think would have received bids if they were to at auction

Dot Weekly 1210 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: HJ Heinz, Gap, P&G And More Company Domains

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Here is another round of my DotWeekly Discovery series which gives an inside look into domain names that are being purchased by large companies. Many of these will lead into new products, services and advertising campaign domains likely used in the near future. Not a huge list today but still several interesting domain names. GAP

Dot Weekly 1212 days ago

New List of 19 ICE Seized Domain Names

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I have been following the ICE seized domain names from when they started seizing domain names and new activity has been taking place the past couple of days, so I thought I would share a new list of those domain names that I could find that appear to have been seized lately. Domain names are

Dot Weekly 1213 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies Of Expired Domain Names

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Here is another round of my GoDaddy Goodies that includes a hand picked list of expired domain names currently on auction exclusively at GoDaddy. All are no reserve auctions and are directly linked to the auction page for the domain name for easy one click bidding or watching. Several great domain names in the list,

Dot Weekly 1214 days ago

Afternic Domain Tip: Pending Review Domains

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I list the majority of my domain names for sale on Afternic.com and Sedo.com. Afternic does A LOT of things right and that is the reason I keep listing domain names with them even though the backend is really bad and several things do not make sense. Secondly, I park the majority of my domain

Dot Weekly 1215 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Expired Domain Auction List W/ .us GEMS!

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Here is another one of my hand picked expired domain name auction list of hand picked goodie auctions currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are expired and are No Reserve. All domain names are directly linked to the specific auction page for easy bidding or watching. All auction end times are PDT.

Dot Weekly 1217 days ago

Amazon.com Registers FogPad.com Domain Name

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Who cares about A, Z & K! Amazon hand registered the domain name FogPad.com on May 16, 2011 according to whois records. Another new tablet to enter the market? We shall find out. DotWeekly broke the news about T-Mobile and a "SnapPad", which may be a future tablet or something else as covered later by

Dot Weekly 1220 days ago

RULegendary.com? Domains Are NOT License Plates!

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Travel North Dakota has launched a new ad campaign and is using the tag line R U Legendary and also is using the domain name RULegendary.com to further its message online. Branding is important and I understand that but domain names are not license plates and if you use one like a license plate, you

Dot Weekly 1220 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Yum Yum Expired Domain Name List

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Here is another one of my GoDaddy Goodies of hand picked, expired domain name auctions currently going on exclusively at Godaddy. All domain names are expired, no reserve and directly linked to the specific auction pages for easy bidding or watching! My last list was the largest I had done at 60 domains and this

Dot Weekly 1220 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Microsoft, Pandora, Kellogg + More

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Here is another round of my DotWeekly Discoveries that gives insight into newly acquired domain names and newly hand registered domain names by companies. Today's list isn't huge by any standards but it still holds some interesting domain names, so lets get started. Pandora Media, Inc. Hand registered the domain name ComedyGenome.com and TheComedyG...

Dot Weekly 1221 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 60 Hand Picked Expired Domain Name List

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Here is another GoDaddy Goodies series that contains a hand picked list by me of some of the best expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place at GoDaddy. All domain names are expired and No Reserve. This is my largest list to date and contains 60 domains! All domain names are directly linked

Dot Weekly 1223 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: GM, RIM, TaylorMade, Jc Penny And More

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Here is some more insight into new domain name registrations and aftermarket domain name purchases by large companies. Some companies are pretty active and appear to be rolling out a fair amount of new products and or services according to some new domain name registrations. Some new companies have made the list, which is always

Dot Weekly 1224 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Google Chrome Box, Quirkly And More New Domains

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DotWeekly Discoveries is becoming a pretty popular series and is digging up new and exciting insight into several companies! It is nice to see other sites "linking back" after I break something with a new domain registration and that happens often with the DotWeekly Discoveries. This week was no different as several tech sites like

Dot Weekly 1226 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies:Expired GoDaddy Auctions Domain List

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Here is another hand picked, expired domain name auctions list that is exclusive to GoDaddy. All domain names are expired and are No Reserve. Each domain name is directly linked to its specific auction page for one click easy bidding or watching. Auction end times are PDT. Domain names will hold creation date at closing

Dot Weekly 1226 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: BestBuy, AutoDesk And More New Domains

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The DotWeekly Discoveries series covers newly registered and acquired domain names by companies that often lead into new products or services provided. BestBuy Hand registered the domain name BestBuyUnboxed.com . They also registered LatestAndGreatestBlog.com, BestBuyWithHerInMind.com and WithHerInMind.com I also ran into two other sites that are B...

Dot Weekly 1227 days ago

Symantec Using Sedo To Sell TheWall.com ($25K Bid)

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I like to write when I see something interesting and I think this fits the bill. I had seen TheWall.com currently on auction at Sedo.com with a $25,000 USD bid, so I checked Whois and was a bit surprised to see who owned the domain. Symantec, the makers of the popular Anti-Virus software Norton. Why

Dot Weekly 1228 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Yummy Expired Auction Domain Name List

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Another GoDaddy Goodies of hand picked expired domain name auctions of exclusive domain names currently on No Reserve auction at GoDaddy. All domain names are directly linked to the specific auction page for easy bidding or watching of the auctions. All domain names are listed in order of them ending, with the earliest at the

Dot Weekly 1229 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: New Company Domain Purchases

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Here is another round in the DotWeekly Discoveries that includes newly registered or newly acquired domain names for some of the largest companies in the world. As usual, many more "hand registrations" than aftermarket acquiring of domain names Aflac Hand registered the domain names AflacDuckMail.com/.net/.org Amazon Hand registered the dom...

Dot Weekly 1229 days ago

Walmart’s Way Of Explaining Direct Navigation

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I made a little trip to Walmart this morning, the physical store and after checking out the clerk stapled a bright yellow piece of paper on to my receipt to take a survey. When I got home and read the attached piece of paper, it put a smile on my face. On it was Walmart's

Dot Weekly 1230 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Expired Auction Domain Name List

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Here is another one of my GoDaddy Goodies series that includes a hand picked list of expired auction domain names that are currently live at GoDaddy only! All domain names are expired, No Reserve and will retain domain name creation age at the end of auction. All domain names are directly linked to the specific

Dot Weekly 1231 days ago

Life As A Domain Investor Blogger

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Here are some insights to what it's like to be a domain investor blogger. 1.) You get a lot of emails like this: Real email! "From: Hassan Khan Subject: Premium domains for sale Email Address: Removed By Me I am willing to give upto 25% commission to broker or agent for selling domains. i have

Dot Weekly 1232 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: New Company Domain Goodies

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Here is another round of my DotWeekly Discoveries (click to see more) that includes newly registered and acquired domain name purchases by some of the largest companies, as well as domains I found interesting. Amazon Hand registered the domain names TheKindle3.com/.net and KindleBooksRental.com as well as KindleRentalBooks.com . I wasn't aware of a...

Dot Weekly 1232 days ago

A Death, A Domain, 48 Hours And $120K

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Here is one of those stories that grabs your attention and a lot has to with the power of domain names and the internet! A story on TMZ.com grabbed my attention as it talked about a New York native who raced home after hearing the death of Osama Bin Laden and had an idea. Set

Dot Weekly 1232 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Expired Auction Domain Names List

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Here is another installment of my GoDaddy Goodies series that includes expired domain names that are currently on public auction with No Reserve. This list is hand picked, and each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction page for easy bidding or watching! All domain names will retain creation date at the end

Dot Weekly 1234 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Big Companies, Big Domain Name Purchases

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Here is another installment of my DotWeekly Discoveries that takes an in-depth look into big companies and what domain names they have been acquiring in the domain name aftermarket and hand registering. These domain names often lead into new products or services and can give rare insight into what some of these companies are doing

Dot Weekly 1234 days ago

WorldOne Drops $15K on Med360.com Domain

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WorldOne.com which is a healthcare research firm has purchased the domain name Med360.com from TourDomains.com/Shop360.com for $15,000 USD. The transaction took place on Sedo.com domain name brokerage service. Med360.com was first registered in September 2003. The domain name appears to have been purchased by TourDomains.com in March of 2009 for $3...

Dot Weekly 1235 days ago

Quotes.com On The Move Again

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I had discovered back in early April 2011 that Quotes.com did not sell for $1 Million + in the August DOMAINfest auction. The "sale" never completed after getting the seven figure bid in the extended auction for whatever reason. I explained some more about that here in this article. One thing I had explained was

Dot Weekly 1235 days ago

Consolidation.com Domain Sells For $220,000 At Sedo

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Sedo.com has brokered another great domain name sale with Consolidation.com selling this time around for $220,000 usd. The new owner is not known at this time due to privacy in whois. The domain name was owned by Infor Enterprise Solutions Holdings INC and the only clue to the new owner is the current DNS used, DomainManager.com

Dot Weekly 1236 days ago

SEALTeam6.com Registered August 2010! Interesting!

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The reports are floating around that "SEAL Team 6" (code name) was who did the raid on Osama Bin Laden and killed him. President Obama announced that they learned of Osama's "location" in August 2010. I'm not sure if this just so happens to be a coincidence or not, but the domain name SealTeam6.com was

Dot Weekly 1236 days ago

Is Pool.com Drowning?

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I never visit Pool.com any longer but I just so happened to notice that I haven't been getting any email notifications from them for a little while. A long time ago I had signed up for email notifications from them and they would send a "daily hot list" of top deleting domain names. I didn't

Dot Weekly 1236 days ago

TheSocialCurrency.com Launched By American Express

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American Express® has launched TheSocialCurrency.com which appears to work off of the Membership Rewards® program. The domain grabbed my eye as I had reported on April 28, 2011 that American Express appeared to had purchased SocialCurrency.com from Milkshake Media in my DotWeekly Discovery series. American Express states: "Membership ...

Dot Weekly 1236 days ago

Some Of My Recent Domain Name Buys

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Here are some of my recent domain name purchases. I'm still a cheap bastard (a wise shopper as I tell my wife), so I dig VERY hard to find the best domains at the lowest prices. As always, I mainly buy based on my gut. If it makes sense, common term, people already naturally search

Dot Weekly 1236 days ago

DotWeeky Discoveries: Company Domains Exposed

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DotWeekly Discoveries is a series that offers an interesting look into some new domain name registrations and aftermarket purchases of domain names by some large companies. These domain names often lead into new products or services and sometimes the company has finally purchased an exact match domain to a product or service they have already

Dot Weekly 1237 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Here is another one of my GoDaddy Goodies hand picked, expired domain name auction lists. All domain names are expired, no reserve and will retain creation date after the auction. All auction times are PDT and the list starts with the auctions that are ending the earliest. All domain names are directly linked to the

Dot Weekly 1237 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Company Domain Madness

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Here is another round of my DotWeekly Discoveries that includes new domain name registrations and acquired domain names by large companies. A nice mix today of hand registration and acquires of some interesting domain names. ServPro dropped some bucks as you will see in the list. Here we go! Zynga Hand registered ZyngaBingo.com and RewardvilleBingo...

Dot Weekly 1240 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Nice Mix Of Expired Domain Auctions

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Here is my series of GoDaddy Goodies that include all expired, no reserve, exclusive domain name auctions to GoDaddy. All domain names were hand picked by me because I liked them for one reason or another. As always, a nice mix so everybody can find something that may spark some interest. Every domain name is

Dot Weekly 1241 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Hold Your Head High

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Another round of domain name discoveries from some of the larger companies in the world that I ran into and thought I would share. I tried to dig into a couple new companies to keep it fresh but all domains sparked some interest by me! Wenner Media Hand registered the domain name RockYourHour.com Emily Jones

Dot Weekly 1241 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Company Domain Name Spy

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Here is another one of my DotWeekly Discoveries that displays several new domain name purchases or domain names that were acquired by larger companies. You can follow this series any time by visiting the category DotWeekly Discoveries and see past articles. Not a huge list today but here are some of my recent discoveries. Dreamworks

Dot Weekly 1242 days ago
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