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A Few Of My Recent Drop Catching Domains

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I have been doing a little more drop catching lately just to change some things up and try different things before I throw in the towel. I use to play around with drops several years ago when tasting was still taking place (well it still does but just at a much lower scale) TasteReports.com to

Dot Weekly 1283 days ago

Spy On Company Domain Names

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I'm sure there are several different techniques to "spy" on new domain names for companies like using email search via Domain Tools for know email address for companies but this is one that I use and this is how it's done! Today, I will use the company Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. as an example. Tracking

Dot Weekly 1285 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Expired Domain List With Stats

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Here is another one of my GoDaddy Goodies lists of current expired domain names exclusive to GoDaddy Auctions. All domain names are linked directly to the specific domains auction page for easy bidding or watching. This list contains domain names that are ending closer to posting date. I have also included creation date and search

Dot Weekly 1285 days ago

Frank Schilling Recent Offer Domains w/ Stats

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So many domain name investors purchase domain names heavily on metrics (stats), I wanted to take some of Frank Schilling's domain names that he posts on his domain name sales site that he gets offers on and run some stats on them and see how they stack up to what your buying based on stats.

Dot Weekly 1285 days ago

Amira.org Gets $20K Bid Via Sedo, Rally.org $10K

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It was interesting visiting Sedo.com's auction page and seeing two .org domains leading the way with the current high bids. Both five figure prices on 1 bid each. Amira.org at $20,000 USD and I wasn't sure what would bring in this kind of bid on the domain, so I looked into it a bit. It

Dot Weekly 1285 days ago

Available Domain Name List w/ Ad Competition

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Here is an available .com domain name list, that are two word domains and have ad competition via Google. All domain names are linked directly to purchase at GoDaddy.com for easy ordering . The list was scanned shortly after the PendingDelete domain name drop that happened today. All domain names were registered in the past

Dot Weekly 1285 days ago

PendingDelete Domain Stats From Today, Interesting

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If your a stats person or just like to see some interesting domain related things, well this article may interest you. I will try to explain the processes I used to come up with this data as well. Tidbits: This data is from today's PendingDelete domain name list only and only for .com/.net domains. The

Dot Weekly 1286 days ago

QuackAflac.com Casting Call For New Aflac Duck Voice

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Aflac® insurance will be launching a new ad campaign (today) to replace the voice of the famous Aflac Duck after Gilbert Gottfried was fired recently because of some tweets about the disaster in Japan. So what is the domain name used for this campaign set to launch this evening? QuackAflac.com ? Not sure that really

Dot Weekly 1287 days ago

More GoDaddy Goodies! Expired Hand Picked List

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Here is another GoDaddy Goodies list similar to the article I did the other day. All domain names are expired auctions, directly linked to the specific auction page on GoDaddy for easy bidding or watching! All have domain age greater than at least 12 years old. Not a huge list, but still some really nice

Dot Weekly 1287 days ago

RewardVille.com Used As A Redirect By Zynga

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Fusible.com and ElliotsBlog.com both broke the story about the game maker Zynga buying the domain name RewardVille.com for $4,500 USD and a rewards type system that was speculated to be coming and that was the case. One interesting thing to me, is Zynga is using RewardVille.com as a redirect to a sub-domain http://rewards.zynga.com/ that doesn't...

Dot Weekly 1288 days ago

Filtered.net Domain Name For Sale $1,500 BIN

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Filtered.net is being offered for sale at a no hassle price! 13 year old generic domain name. Domain Name: Filtered.net Purchase Price $1,500 USD Buy It Now Registrar: NetworkSolutions.com Creation Date: January 10, 1998 Google Returns: 49.6 Million Estibot Valuation: $5,900 USD Search Volume via Estibot: 1,625 [filtered], 75,625 filtered on $2.95 ...

Dot Weekly 1288 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies! Expired Domain Name List

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I wanted to play around with a new plugin, so I am taking my "watching list" at GoDaddy.com and providing them to you! The list is all the domain names I am watching currently at GoDaddy Auctions right now. All domain names are expired and directly linked to the auction page for the specific domain

Dot Weekly 1289 days ago

Domain Names And Underlines = Confusing! NameJet

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I have talked about this a couple times, underlined domain names at domain name markets are confusing and they also can lead into a gottcha moment like this: NameJet for some reason feels the need to continue with underlines on its domain name listings and the above is likely proof of a gottcha moment. It

Dot Weekly 1290 days ago

Savings Saturday! .co Domain Names $7.49

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Visiting GoDaddy.com this morning I noticed that they have once again lowered .co domain name registrations for the first year back to Super Bowl pricing and matching .com domain name registration prices at $11.99 That's a lot cheaper than the $29.99 price tag that normally is on them. So can you get .co domains cheaper

Dot Weekly 1291 days ago

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 1291 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 1291 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 1292 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 1292 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 1292 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 1293 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 1294 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 1294 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 1294 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 1295 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 1295 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 1299 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 1299 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 1299 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 1300 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 1301 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 1301 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 1302 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 1302 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 1303 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 1303 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 1303 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 1304 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 1304 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 1305 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 1305 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 1306 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 1307 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 1307 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 1308 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 1308 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 1309 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 1309 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 1309 days ago
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