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Premium .co Sedo Auction Ends Today, Final Update

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Here is my final auction update on the premium .co domain name auction at Sedo. Two domains meet reserve at $20,000 USD! The auction ends in just a couple hours today (2/17/2011) at about 11 AM CST. I have been tracking the auction from the start and wanted to keep a historical track record of

Dot Weekly 1293 days ago

Overstock.com Shortcut RULED By DotWeekly

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So you have a huge online company VS one guy with a computer! One pays $350,000 on a "Shortcut" domain name and millions promoting it in print and TV ads! The other one drives a 1993 Toyota Corolla with an O-val logo! OK get to the point… Jerky! Overstock.com® has been spending some big bucks

Dot Weekly 1294 days ago

Premium .co Domain Auction Update, 1 Day Left

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Here is my 3rd installment about the premium .co domain name auction taking place over at Sedo.com . If you missed my last two articles, you can check them out here: 2/12/2011 .co auction article 2/10/2011 .co auction underway article The reason I wanted to follow this .co domain name auction for several days, was

Dot Weekly 1294 days ago

TZ.com Domain Sells For $80 Grand!

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The super premium and rare two character domain name TZ.com has been sold at Sedo.com for $80,000 USD. Several 2 character .com domain names have been selling as of late (considering the low amount of them) and most have been selling around the same price $xxx,xxx in 2011. TS.com $186,000 KF.com $123,504 JF.com $100,000 Two

Dot Weekly 1294 days ago

What If: Expired Domain Name Fees

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What if…. well, that is one thing that is hard to write about (what if situations) because most of the time it doesn't come true. Well, let's hope this is the case behind this "What If" story that my brain decided to come up with today. Since domain name registrars and domain name auction services

Dot Weekly 1295 days ago

When Mooo.com Was Seized By ICE, 80K Subdomains Affected

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Yesterday when I wrote about more domain names being seized by Homeland Security and the ICE division, one of the domain names in the list was Mooo.com . Mooo is owned by the administratorof Afraid.org and they offer FreeDNS services. Somewhat similar to what several services like WordPress.org and Blogger.com etc. offers. People often wish

Dot Weekly 1295 days ago

150+ Domains Now Seized By Government ICE “Broken Hearted”

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As many of you know, I have been tracking the seized domain names by U.S. homeland security and the ICE division. Today I decided to take a peek at the SeizedServers.com DNS and sure enough! I checked not that long ago and the number on the server was around 82 but today that number spiked

Dot Weekly 1296 days ago

DennysSocial.com Free Pancake Puppies Sundae

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Denny's appears (whois privacy for the domain) to have set up a "new" site (registered 1/25/2011) to focus on some social advertising and uses the domain DennysSocial.com . Well, I should say they "kind of" use DennysSocial.com, because if you visit DennysSocial.com directly, you get this: Hello? So what's the deal? They simply didn...

Dot Weekly 1296 days ago

Premium .co Domain Auction Update w/ Traffic Stats

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I have been following the Sedo.com premium .co domain name auction since it started yesterday and here is an update with what domain names have bids, what has met reserve and by mistake… I was able to find traffic stats provided by Sedo for each domain name. I copied the list from Sedo and in

Dot Weekly 1298 days ago

BeyondTheRack.com Fashion or Boobs?

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Here is an eye catching domain name that shows the power of domain names: BeyondTheRack.com Catchy, because guys seem to drool at the thought of seeing a boob(s)! Women drool at the thought of designer clothes and accessories up to 70% off! So the real question here is… Fashion or Boobs? Still not sure by

Dot Weekly 1299 days ago

123Deal.com Sells For $25,000 USD! What A Deal!

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Back in mid January I wrote an article on domain names that I think are hot or are going to be HOT! One general category I that I thought was hot, were "deal" / "coupon" related domain names and with the sale of 123Deal.com @ $25,000 being reported today over at Sedo, they are making

Dot Weekly 1299 days ago

Award.com Sells For $56,005 Plus A Pile More 5 Figure Sales

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Sedo has been just spanking the other domain name aftermarket services. I remember back when SnapNames held a lot of the top spots on DnJournal.com and now it has been pretty rare to even see SnapNames on the big board. NameJet hasn't been all that active on the big board either, but Sedo continues week

Dot Weekly 1300 days ago

Premium .co Domain Name Auction Underway

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Sedo.com .co Premium Domain Auction has begun! 208 .co domain names are on the auction block and many of the domain names are some of the BEST .co domains on the market! The auction runs from today (2/10/2011) to 2/17/2011. Some early bids are in on some of the popular domains like Money.co, Bank.co, Pizza.co

Dot Weekly 1300 days ago

SaveTheMoney.org By Groupon Ad

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Groupon started running commercials during the 2010/2011 Super Bowl and has continued to do so after the big game as well. One ad that grabbed my attention is the one with model Elizabeth Hurley which talks about the brazilian rain forest and it wasn't because of the ads message or the pretty lady. It was

Dot Weekly 1300 days ago

Movie Domain: Travelocity.com/Gnomeo

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Gnomeo & Juliet movie is set to launch on Feb 11, 2011 and I happened to see an interesting TV commercial last night for the movie. The ad was for the movie and basically "a movie trailer", but at the end of the movie trailer, the domain name Travelocity.com/Gnomeo was displayed. That caught me off

Dot Weekly 1300 days ago

Wikileaks.biz Domain Name Auctioned Off

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Wikileaks.biz domain name has been auctioned off at domain name registrar Godaddy.com in an expired domain name auction that ended on 2/7/2011. A total of 26 bids were placed between 6 bidders and the auction ended for $604 USD. The domain names surrounding Wikileaks have been a story in itself for at least a little

Dot Weekly 1302 days ago

Current .co Domain Name Auctions

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With $3 Million dollars in hype for .co I kind of had a feeling that it would generate some action for some .co domain names in the aftermarket. So I took a look today to see what is happening with .co domain name in the aftermarket and this is what I found. Sedo.com .co auctions Sedo has

Dot Weekly 1302 days ago

Pathology.com Grabs $33,500 Domain Sale + More

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Sedo has started closing some of the domain names that were auctioned in the last Great Domains auction held at Sedo.com and is reporting some daily domain name sales with the domain name aftermarket service as well. Here is a wide mix of domain names as usual. No real big sales, but several nice solid

Dot Weekly 1302 days ago

Facebook Was Likely The Biggest Super Bowl Commercial Winner!

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I have talked about companies putting a lot of trust in sending traffic to Facebook.com pages for specific companies, because you are solely trusting a 3rd party service to handle the server load, what can be offered and more. The Super Bowl was no different and several companies put their trust in the hands of

Dot Weekly 1303 days ago

GoDaddy Goes .co On Main Site, Until You Click

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The big day has arrived and the GoDaddy.co commercial will air today! GoDaddy will be promoting .co domain names and will include a new GoDaddy.co logo in one of the two Super Bowl ads the company will run. One thing I noticed before and wondered what GoDaddy will do, is they were forwarding GoDaddy.co to GoDaddy.com.

Dot Weekly 1304 days ago

TS.com Domain Name Sells For $186,000 + More

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Here are some domain name sales that Sedo.com domain name aftermarket service is reporting as of early today. Several nice domain name sales with most in the five figure range and the title domain grabbing six figures! TS.com a great two letter domain name attracted the highest amount at $186,000 USD. CI-Network of the UK was

Dot Weekly 1306 days ago

NameCheap.com Offering .co Domains For $11.88 During Super Bowl

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Godaddy.com tested the waters on January 25, 2011 by running a one day .co new domain name registration sale for the same price as .com domains for $11.99. NameCheap.com sent out its monthly newsletter last night (2/3/2011) and is going to try and take advantage of GoDaddy's .co Super Bowl ad (IMO) and is running a

Dot Weekly 1306 days ago

Will ICE Seize Google.com, Bing.com and Yahoo.com Next?

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I have been covering the ICE seizures of domain names for a little while now because I see it has a HUGE threat to the domain name industry and domain names in general. Things stepped up a notch the other day with more domain seizures because sites were posting plain text references to sites that

Dot Weekly 1307 days ago

ByMe.com Attracts $29,000 Domain Sale

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Another day, another set of five figure domain name sales over at the domain name aftermarket service Sedo.com! Today brings a nice group of domain names and all are in a little different category! ByMe.com, a nice 4 letter domain name that is a combination of two words, attracted the highest reported sale over at Sedo

Dot Weekly 1307 days ago

TwoPair.com Gaming Site or Eyeglasses Site?

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I can never bash a company when they use a catchy domain name in an ad because they are trying. People get tired of seeing the same old, same old all the time and mixing things up with a domain name can be one way to easily change up an ad. One thing I think

Dot Weekly 1307 days ago

GoDaddy.com’s .co Super Bowl Ad! Barbie?

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If you ask me.. she looks like a plastic doll (aka Manikin)! Is it Barbie® that will be the next GoDaddy .co girl? She is moving in parts of the ad, but I do think a manikin stand in was in place at some point! Is it Barbie? Not likely. This was only 18 seconds, so

Dot Weekly 1308 days ago

Awesome.org Grabs Awesome Domain Sale At $18K

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Sedo.com is keeping up to past domain name sales results it has produced and has a couple more five figure domain name sales reporting. One nice sale is Awesome.org that was owned by Domain Asset Holdings (Mike Mann) and sold for $18,000 USD. The domain name had a $25,000 asking price over at GoDaddy to

Dot Weekly 1308 days ago

ICE Seizes More Domains, Whois Changed On One

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I have been following the ICE seized domain names and the list that goes along with the sites / domain names that have been seized. It's getting more crazy!!!! In the past, with all the "seized" domain names, domain name servers were simply changed by ICE and that was pretty much it from what I could

Dot Weekly 1309 days ago

PGA Allows PGA.net Domain Name To Expire

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Here is another high profile domain name to recently reached expired status and this time the PGA is the company behind the domain name. The good thing for the PGA, the expired domain name isn't PGA.com, but instead.. PGA.net! It appears the PGA (The Professional Golfers' Association of America) used PGA.net i some sort of way,

Dot Weekly 1309 days ago

Digital Map Store Upgrades Domain To WaterproofPaper.com For $24K

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I was browsing some domain name sales and WaterproofPaper.com grabbed my eye for a couple reasons. One, I didn't know there was such a thing and $24,000 was the other reason! Digital Map Store®, LLC is the owner of the domain name Waterproof-Paper.com and has used that domain name since around 2003 selling waterproof printer paper,

Dot Weekly 1309 days ago

Penis.net Springs Up $11,500 Sale At Sedo.com

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Penis.net has changed hands for $11,500 USD sale over at Sedo.com domain name marketplace. This isn't the first penis to change hands in the past year, as Penis.org sold at DomainFEST in 2010 for $11,000 according to DomainGang.com . The buyer of Penis.org was Ms Jello LLC and the buyer of Penis.net is…. Ms Jello

Dot Weekly 1310 days ago

How Is Bido.com Doing Since Relaunch?

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I wanted to take a look at Bido.com and see how things are going since the site relaunched with new owners in November 2010. These are stats based on the sales archive page directly from Bido from November 1, 2010 to January 28, 2011. Total Sales: 163 Total Dollar Amount From Sales: $22,576 Average Sale Price: $139 Average Sale

Dot Weekly 1310 days ago

GoDaddy Sends Out Press Release For Premium Listings

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With the up coming Super Bowl and GoDaddy.com's slated two commercial spots for the big game, GoDaddy has sent out a press release to get customers to list domain names for sale using the Premium Listing Service GoDaddy offers. This was a pretty interesting press release IMO, because it shows some forward progress that GoDaddy may

Dot Weekly 1310 days ago

Interesting: OnlineJob.net Expires, Owned By NameMedia?

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Here is an interesting expired domain name: OnlineJob.net ! Now it is not the most expensive domain or the best domain, but still nice considering the amount of search volume for the matching term. What makes this story a little more interesting is that NameMedia is listed as the "owner" of the domain name when

Dot Weekly 1312 days ago

Sofas.net Lays Out $18,450 Domain Name Sale

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Sofas.net has attracted a $18,450 USD sales price over at Sedo.com domain name market place. Sofas.net holds a current creation date of  2/12/1999 and was actually registered before that time since the domain name dropped from the registry twice! The domain name is registered with Moniker.com at the time of the sale and used SedoParking.

Dot Weekly 1313 days ago

A Little This & That From DotWeekly

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So here is one of my random writings where I talk about a little bit of everything. Just some random things that are on my mind and not worth a full posting. A little this and that as the title states! Here are a couple domain names that I purchased recently. All these were purchase at

Dot Weekly 1313 days ago

Who The Hell Lets Lending.net Expire!

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I guess Generation I Systems! Lending.net expired on 1-16-2011 at Network Solutions and is currently listed in the Pre-Release section at NameJet.com with auction start date of 2-22-2011! So far, 24 bidders have placed the minimum required bid to be in the auction when it starts. If this domain makes it all the way to auction, expect

Dot Weekly 1315 days ago

Blekko.com Search Engine May Be Great Domainer Tool

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Yesterday I ran into a new search engine called Blekko.com (I know, pretty crazy name) but they put a focus on what they call "Slash Search". Using slashes with the keywords you enter, easily allow you to not see thing you wish not to. To further beef up your search to get you results that

Dot Weekly 1316 days ago

GoDaddy Drops .co Domain Prices By 60% To $11.99

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Just the other day I speculated as to why GoDaddy.com was likely taking the chance with running a Super Bowl ad for .co when so many people still wonder what GoDaddy even offers. One thing I thought that attracted GoDaddy to do it, was the $29.99 price tag on .co domain names at the time

Dot Weekly 1316 days ago

Coyote.com Domain Sells For $65,000 At Sedo.com

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Coyote.com has been sold at Sedo.com for $65,000 USD. Nice "brandable" domain name, as animal domains seem to always do pretty good when it comes to domain name sales. Coyote.com was owned by SohoGuys.com. The domain name currently resolves to Coyote Logistics, but due to DomainTools.com not showing current owners or name servers… I'm...

Dot Weekly 1317 days ago

So Why Is GoDaddy Running A .co Super Bowl Ad?

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I think it's a pretty big deal that GoDaddy is going to run a Super Bowl ad promoting .co domains! I mean, it is the most expensive 30 second ads a company can buy and yet GoDaddy is going to run one for a TLD that not many have heard of? Keep in mind that

Dot Weekly 1318 days ago

Keith Olbermann Still “Owned” By DailyCaller.com

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Back in July 2010, the DailyCaller.com "one upped" Keith Olbermann and purchased the domain name KeithOlbermann.com and put an interesting image that stated "We Own You"! Fast forward to January 2011 and I'm thinking that Keith is really "owned" now that he is no longer with MSNBC! Owning "your name" as a matching d...

Dot Weekly 1318 days ago

BabyTeethMatter.com New WDA TV About Baby Teeth

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The Wisconsin Dental Association has started a new ad campaign and is using a nice catchy domain name that fits the main message of the ad: BabyTeethMatter.com The 30 second ad expresses the importance of good dental care for baby teeth as they are important for early physical, social and emotional development. The WDA did a

Dot Weekly 1319 days ago

LivingSocial.com Amazon Deal Brings 1,301,296 Sales In 24hrs

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Yesterday, LivingSocial.com offered an Amazon.com gift card at 50% off. $20 for $10 and LivingSocial showed just how powerful the internet is, selling 1,301,296 gift card vouchers in 24 hours! The numbers are simply crazy if you ask me! Not only the amount of gift card vouchers sold, think of the amount of traffic LivingSocial.com got

Dot Weekly 1321 days ago

TheLadders.com Advertises Without Domain Name

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TheLadders.com isn't Walmart, nor Google. They are an internet based company, yet I saw a TV advertisement yesterday and they didn't even include a domain name in the ad? I found it a bit odd that an internet company would advertise with only "saying" the domain in the ad with no visual presentation of the

Dot Weekly 1322 days ago

What Domain Names Are HOT Right Now?

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It has been a little while since I last posted about what category of domain names that I think are HOT right now, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts about what domain names I think are HOT or will be in the near future. Keep in mind that this is just

Dot Weekly 1322 days ago

Pitchmen Returns To Airing New Episodes ~ Shavemate

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Pitchmen was pulled from the air only after 3 episodes in late September 2010 with no explanation why. The show happened to stop after a hostage situation at a Discovery building, but that doesn't appear to be why the show suddenly stopped. The episode that didn't make it to air before the plug was pulled, was

Dot Weekly 1323 days ago

Facebook.com/Carnival Cruise Line Promotes Facebook Page

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Carnival Cruise Lines isn't the "first" company to promote its Facebook.com fan page in an ad spot, but Carnival is running a lot of TV commercial spots that I have seen lately and they contain the message at the end of the ad to visit Facebook.com/carnival instead of the companies domain name. So do I

Dot Weekly 1323 days ago

Sedo.com Closed Today (1/17/11) + Other Tidbits

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I was waiting for some info over at Sedo as I have 2 domains that are in the closing process and was a little surprised I didn't hear anything from them today… until I read in their news section that the U.S. office is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. So if you

Dot Weekly 1324 days ago

A Losing Domain Bid Is Frustrating And Costly!

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Who doesn't hate to lose and when it comes to losing in a domain name auction, it's no different! Winning a domain name auction is often fun and it can be very rewarding as well. I haven't been bidding that much in domain name auctions but I have started again lately and it quickly reminded me

Dot Weekly 1324 days ago
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