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Receipt.com Rings Up $19,500 Domain Name Sale

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Here are some recent domain name sales that Sedo.com is reporting. Receipt.com rings up $19,500. I'm not sure why but according to whois records, Receipt.com has been in Sedo Escrow since 7/1/2010. This could be a case where the buyers have had to make payments on the domain name, so it would stay in escrow

Dot Weekly 1231 days ago

A Birthday This And That From DotWeekly

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I wasn't planning on blogging much today or this weekend because today is my birthday (34) and a nice little break doesn't hurt from time to time.. but go figure, I get on the computer this morning and her it is late in the day and I'm still going to town. ~ After WordPress Stats

Dot Weekly 1232 days ago

WordPress Stats Not Working, Jetpack Is New WP Plugin

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DotWeekly is run on the amazing content management system WordPress, but WP pulled a fast one sometime yesterday or today with one of its most popular plugins. Many WordPress users use the WordPress Stats plugin that is provided from Automatic directly, but people are getting an error message "Your WordPress.com account, [username] is not autho...

Dot Weekly 1232 days ago

Fake Bidding Scam At Sedo, Bidder Exposed

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TLD.org owner had a very crappy thing happen to him and I wanted others to be well aware of what happened and is the reason why I am posting it. What happened according to TLD.org: "I was contacted by the member King dot net on DNForum about a domain I had listed for sale. He

Dot Weekly 1233 days ago

2011 Reported Domain Sales Showing Signs Of Trouble

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I like to keep an eye on history because it is filled with facts and one thing I like to keep an eye on is Ron Jackson's YTD charts (and his weekly) domain name sales. Well, if you compare things from last year, 2011 isn't looking very good! The good thing, it is still early

Dot Weekly 1233 days ago

Old Expired Domain Names At GoDaddy. 15+ Years Old

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Here is an interesting list of domain names, interesting because they were all created 15 years or more ago. All are expired domain names and all are at GoDaddy.com Auctions and will hold creation dates. All are directly linked to the specific auction pages for easy access on GoDaddy. netnova.com netlocate.com roblloy.com gothicarts.com mtnstates.c...

Dot Weekly 1233 days ago

DisasterRelief.com Showers, Toilets And Storage

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Here is a great domain name that is owned by a company that owns a lot of great domain names! Toilets.com Inc. owns DisasterRelief.com and redirects the domain name to important items for disaster relief on Toilets.com! Folding Portable Toilets Hospital Tents Portable Showers Dry Flush Toilets Portable Storage Unit Are the products offered by

Dot Weekly 1234 days ago

Google To “Turn Knob Down” On Keyword Rich Domains

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Google is about to kick some value out of keyword rich domain names as people have been complaining that keyword rich domains have an advantage over others. Matt Cutts talks about brandable domain names and keyword domain names and he states he is more of a brandable domain person. Personally, I think Google needs to

Dot Weekly 1234 days ago

A Few Of My Recent Domain Name Purchases

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I did a similar article to this on February 22, 2011 and it got a great deal of attention, so I thought I would drop in another one and show a few more of my domain purchases since then. Each of the domain names (unless stated) were "caught on the drop" (aka PendingDelete drops) using

Dot Weekly 1235 days ago

Detecting Spam / Scam Domain Interest Contacts

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I get scam / spam email contacts all the time with "interest" in domain names I own and many include scammers trying to get you to do an appraisal. Rule # 1, never pay for an appraisal, no questions asked! Some people just have odd intentions and are hard to detect why they are contacting

Dot Weekly 1235 days ago

PBAndJ.com Timeless Favorite, Little Attention

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Here are some thoughts about a recent expired domain name auction that I was watching (I wanted to bid) over at GoDaddy Auctions and I think somebody got a great deal! PBAndJ.com Not only is it a twelve year old domain name being first registered on 2/6/1999, but the term relates to a timeless favorite

Dot Weekly 1235 days ago

Domain Name Sales Tip: Header Bar Message

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I like to learn from successful businesses and individuals and use tactics they do. So what do some of these people have in common when it comes to domain names? Header Bar Messages on domain names they have for sale! I have said many times that there are 3 ways somebody will likely look to

Dot Weekly 1239 days ago

CarInsuranceQuotes.co.uk Domain Sells For $70,000

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Insurance domain names have been hot sellers for sometime now and I always cover mainly .com domain names but when any domain grabs a price tag of $70,000 USD, it can't be ignored. CarInsuranceQuotes.co.uk has found a new home and has sold for $70,000 USD over at Sedo.com This is the highest .co.uk domain reported

Dot Weekly 1239 days ago

LocalHero.com Domain Tackles $27,500 Sale

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Several nice domain name sales coming in over at Sedo today and with 3 of those coming in at five figures. Music.co leads the group and beats out the rest. (get it) Anyway, Music.co sold for $30,000 USD during the Sedo premium .co domain auction. I had seen yesterday that DotMusic was the buyer. Gambia.com

Dot Weekly 1240 days ago

LetsFixDinner.com Stouffer’s Frozen Entree’s Site

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Stouffer's® has rolled out a new campaign with a new domain name! LetsFixDinner.com . The mission of Stouffer's Let's Fix Dinner™ is to bring families together with a home cooked meal that you can enjoy for a fair price. I had seen the ad on TV and the domain name LetsFixDinner.com was displayed near the

Dot Weekly 1240 days ago

GolfHolidays.com Domain Sells For $50,000 GBP At Sedo

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Sedo has rolled out some more solid domain name sales and this list on DotWeekly is lead off by GolfHolidays.com which took home $50,000 GBP which is $81,017 USD at today's rate. Holiday is a popular term for vacation. Five figure sales didn't stop with GolfHoliday.com and they continued with: 2.de which sold for $29,000

Dot Weekly 1241 days ago

SouperYou.com Progresso’s Not So Super Domain

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Catchy is fun, branding is important but catchy can be confusing when it comes to domain names. That's "OK" if you cover your bases, but if you don't, expect to lose some (or a lot) of traffic to those bases you do not cover. What do I mean by covering your bases? Typo's of the

Dot Weekly 1241 days ago

GoDaddy.com Launches InstantPage

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I was just visiting GoDaddy.com and noticed Danica Patrick was removed from the home page and replaced with a slide feature, displaying "InstantPage", a new feature GoDaddy has rolled out that is included Free with new domain purchases. I wasn't able to find that much information on the InstantPage feature, other than this community how...

Dot Weekly 1242 days ago

AppCentral.com Sells For $13,500 To Ondeego Inc.

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Sedo continues to roll out five figure domain name sales and today is no different. Love.co finalized after selling during the premium .co domain name auction held on Sedo that closed 2/17/2011. Love.co was the third highest .co domain to sell in that auction behind Shop.co $22K and Music.co $30K.The domain is under privacy protection

Dot Weekly 1243 days ago

PeanutButter.com Recall Of Skippy Peanut Butter

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Category Killer, Generic Product Domain, Owning The Market are some terms that come to mind when somebody speaks of a great domain name. PeanutButter.com is "one of those" kinds of domain names and is owned by Unilever® and behind the brand Skippy® peanut butter! Unilever uses the category killer domain name on the labels of

Dot Weekly 1243 days ago

WendyMail.com Coupon Offer From Wendy’s

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Wendy's® is offering a $1 coupon if you sign up for WendyMail™, which is basically a newsletter for the Wendy's food chain. Wendy's uses domain name forwarding with the domain name WendyMail.com to MyWendysOnline.com. Why am I writing about it? The domain is a little odd IMO, because it goes away from the brand Wendy's...

Dot Weekly 1243 days ago

Yahoo News Showing Topless Women

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I was a bit surprised to see BOOBs while reading a little news on Yahoo.com this evening. I simply visited Yahoo.com and click Most Popular and saw the above while reading the news headlines (I added in the red/white circles). Maybe they missed the editors "Note" in bold stating nudity… It was even more clear

Dot Weekly 1243 days ago

Using Domain Names To Catch Criminals! EastCoastRapist.com

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Here is a great example why I love domain names so much, because they are some of the most powerful tools available on this planet! Law enforcement were trying to catch a criminal since about 1997. The criminal often gets tagged with a phrase by law enforcement / locals etc. that people talk about and

Dot Weekly 1244 days ago

Google Search Shortcuts For Domain Investors

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I happened to see some referring stats coming to DotWeekly from a little different style of "search" from Google and I thought I would share it, because I could see if being helpful to somebody looking to discover related or similar sites to one you are already aware of. Plus, I will include search shortcuts

Dot Weekly 1244 days ago

What If: Sedo Buyer Doesn’t Finish Transfer Of Domain?

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Here is an interesting What If that I thought up the other day and the more I think about it, it likely happens a fair amount of the time. What if a Sedo.com domain buyer purchases a domain, but it never reaches "their" registrar account? It may seem odd, but I know it happens because

Dot Weekly 1245 days ago

SoccerStar.com Kicks In $20,000 Domain Sale

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3 more five figure domain name sales to report coming out of Sedo.com domain name aftermarket service. Leading the way is: SoccerStar.com with a $20,000 sale. SoccerStar.com was first registered in September 2000. The seller was Telepathy, Inc. (Owner of Minisites.com) and the new buyer is not yet known due to the domain still being

Dot Weekly 1246 days ago

P&G BrandSaver.com Coupons, Have You Tried This Yet

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P&G (Proctor & Gamble) does some pretty interesting things with its marketing and it gets pretty crazy when it comes to domain names they own and which ones they use and how. P&G pushes a lot of coupons for its top products they produce and recently each ad pack of coupons that I have seen

Dot Weekly 1246 days ago

Reddit Domain Thread Brings Light To Amazing Domains

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I never really understood Reddit as the site just looks odd, but I always see articles from the site on Alexa.com/whatshot and surely one with the title of: I admire a man who holds on to a domain just for a one liner (link) Is going to grab my attention! So out of boredom waiting

Dot Weekly 1247 days ago

DoorHardware.com Turns Out $85,000 Domain Sale

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The domain name DoorHardware.com has turned out a huge five figure domain name sale for $85,000 USD over at Sedo.com domain name aftermarket. This wasn't the only five figure domain name sale and I think the buyer of DoorHardware.com was also the buyer of RestroomPartitions.com for $10,000 USD. I have reached out to the buyer

Dot Weekly 1248 days ago

ccTLD’s: Is That A Domain Name? It’s Not A .com?

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ccTLD's (country code, top-level domains) are becoming more popular by the day and many "tech" people are well aware of them, but are the average folk on the street? When the average person "see's" a word, acronym, phrase, number set etc and it's ending in ".com" that translates for the majority, "website". I can go...

Dot Weekly 1248 days ago

MostWantedSandwich.com $2 Coupon From Hillshire Farm

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Hillshire Farm® is another new company (first time I wrote about them) jumping into the creative uses of domain names in marketing! Hillshire is using the domain name MostWantedSandwich.com and is offering a $2 off coupon by asking visitors of the site to vote for a winner. "Hillshire Farm asked your favorite bloggers from across

Dot Weekly 1249 days ago

A DotWeekly This And That, Random!

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Here is some random stuff floating around in my brain or little things that I have noticed and wanted to point out. Random stuff really! ~ This is article number 1,901 on DotWeekly, which is pretty impressive. I started DotWeekly in Feb 2008, which makes the site 3 years old. An average of about 1.7

Dot Weekly 1249 days ago

MovingQuotes.net Takes Home $11,000 Domain Sale

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It hasn't been overly active on Sedo's side of publicly reporting domain name sales the past couple of days, so I haven't been publishing that many but I felt today had some to report. MovingQuotes.net sold for $11,000 USD. Interesting .net domain to grab 5 figures IMO but it did. The buyer was GDG International

Dot Weekly 1249 days ago

Marketing With A Call To Action Domain Name

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I love call to action domain names and mainly because of there sheer power for make sense marketing! You do not have to be some huge company in order to use one either! The call to action part of it comes in the message the domain name has. Let's take the domain name ViewMyHome.com for

Dot Weekly 1250 days ago

DickEklund.com Promoted During Oscars Speech

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During last night's Oscars®, actor Christian Bale won an award and during his acceptance speech he plugged a boxing trainer that assisted him in his role in The Fighter movie. He said something like this "If you need a boxing trainer, go to DickEklund.com" I'm not sure what the cost is to run a TV

Dot Weekly 1250 days ago

ICE Strikes Again, Seizing Dattebayo.com Anime Site

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Homeland Security has taken down another popular website and this time it's Dattebayo.com. The site has been active since about 2004 and presented Anime series. According to a couple articles that I read, the site would convert Japanese Animes to English. The ICE seizure notice on Dattebayo.com is a copyright seizure. The seizure of Dattebayo.com...

Dot Weekly 1251 days ago

PendingDelete Domains Is Still An Active Market

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I use to try and grab PendingDelete domain names on the drop as they happen (.com) all the time. It really use to be how I got all my domain names but overtime the field got busy and it got harder and harder to grab anything decent. Even though a lot of domain names drop

Dot Weekly 1251 days ago

Are Parked Domains Hurting Direct Navigation?

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Here is a pretty interesting question that popped into my head today and made me wonder: Are parked domains hurting direct navigation? No, if you park a domain that doesn't mean people can not use direct navigation to it but my question is.. with so many domain names parked, are people less likely to use

Dot Weekly 1252 days ago

CarpetCompany.com Lays Down $16,500 Domain Name Sale

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Here is a slap you in the face, make sense domain name for a carpet company! CarpetCompany.com, which just sold at the domain name aftermarket service Sedo.com for $16,500 USD! CarpetCompany.com was first registered in October 2003. According to whois, the buyer is ITD Vertriebs GmbH and the domain name was purchased from none other

Dot Weekly 1253 days ago

Keyword Spy, Great Domain Research Tool! SERP’s Feature

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KeywordSpy.com may be new to some and others simply may not have heard of it. I happened to run into the site today and it grabbed my eye as a domain name investment and research tool that could be very valuable to domain name investors! The tool has so many uses for domain name owners,

Dot Weekly 1253 days ago

DomainWhiz.net Publishes Available, But Listed Domains

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I had questioned how many domain names were really available over at Sedo.com but that are listed for sale in this article that got A LOT of attention. These kinds of list can be much more valuable than your everyday "available" domain name lists and DomainWhiz.net has put together a special location for you to

Dot Weekly 1253 days ago

Games2Girls.com Purchases GamesForGirls.com Domain For $500,000

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I had reported the domain name sale of GamesForGirls.com on February 17, 2011 for $500,000 USD that took place over at Sedo.com . At the time, I speculated that Hallpass Media may be the buyer since they have paid big dollars for a high search game related term (CookingGames.com) in the past. That appears not

Dot Weekly 1253 days ago

Amazing Free Domain Name Filter Software Tool

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Why I never found this free tool before, I don't know but the good news is I did today and I'm going to share it with you! Every domain name investor needs a domain name sorting tool, because there are times we all run into a huge list of domain names but only wish to

Dot Weekly 1255 days ago

XXLPoster.com Domain Grabs $24,511 Sale

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Here are a couple recent domain name sales that have taken place over at Sedo. I keep telling myself that I shouldn't be surprised by any domain name, selling at any price because I keep seeing it… but I keep getting surprised! As with any domain name, maybe I just do not have the knowledge

Dot Weekly 1255 days ago

A Couple Of My Recent Domain Purchases

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I haven't been buying that many domain names lately and it's simply due to low funds, but I have been active in at least "trying" to buy. You have to get a lot more creative when your funds are low but my mind still sees potential in the domain names that I buy. The first

Dot Weekly 1256 days ago

WordPress Ebay Affiliate Plugin Review

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One great thing about eBay is they have just about everything under the sun on the site! So if you have a website, there is a very good chance that something for sale on eBay will relate to what you offer on your site. Having relevant advertising (products or services) is your best shot at

Dot Weekly 1256 days ago

Sedo.com Selling Damaged Goods! Use Caution, Seized Domains For Sale

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Back in December I contacted Sedo.com personally and advised them that some current seized domain names were being offer for sale on Sedo and I thought I would be sure they were aware of it. I got a reply back to my message and the person I contacted said they would pass along the message

Dot Weekly 1257 days ago

KissMyAd.com & Kiss-My-Ads.com Domains Sell For Same Price

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KissMyAds.com went on a little domain shopping spree to sure up some "other" similar domain names to the main domain name they use. Interestingly enough, they paid the same price for both domains they purchased although one had double hyphens in it! KissMyAd.com $1,750 Kiss-My-Ads.com $1,750 "Normally" a hyphenated domain name will ...

Dot Weekly 1257 days ago
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