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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 1336 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 1336 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 1337 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 1337 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 1337 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 1339 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 1340 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 1340 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 1342 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 1343 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 1343 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 1344 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 1345 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 1345 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 1346 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 1348 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 1349 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 1349 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 1350 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 1350 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 1351 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 1351 days ago

Candy.com Loses #1 Search Engine Spots

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I have covered the Candy.com domain name sale and the progression of the site in search engines for well over a year now and for some reason today, I thought I would check and make sure the site continued it's #1 spot in SE's. I was a little bit surprised but it hasn't! Candy.com now ranks at

Dot Weekly 1354 days ago

Five Figure Domain Sale, It better Be Good! Does It?

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I have been selling domain names for several years now and I have yet to sell a domain name for five figures! I haven't paid thousands for domain names either, but should I have at least one five figure sale by now? I think I should but it simply hasn't happened yet for me! I

Dot Weekly 1355 days ago

Why I Write About Advertised Domain Names

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Many DotWeekly readers may wonder (and often not read) articles that I write about specific domain names that are used in advertising campaigns by different companies. So why the hell do I write about them? Because I can, as they are domain related and it stays relevant to what I write about. They create traffic for DotWeekly. I

Dot Weekly 1355 days ago

GiftBasket.com Domain Briefly Expires, Takes Down Site

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GiftBasket.com, a great generic domain name that just about any domain name investor would love to have as a part of their portfolio! GiftBasket.com, a great domain name to build a business around that can easily bring customers to your door with little to no advertising! GiftBasket.com, a great potential brand! GiftBasket.com, a generic domain nam...

Dot Weekly 1356 days ago

SmootherFace.com Anti-Wrinkle Facial Cream

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Here is another great call to action domain name put to use in advertising by Hydroxatone® and from my understanding the company Hydro-Skin LLC. SmootherFace.com screams at customers who want to smooth out wrinkles that have come with aging. The anti-wrinkle facial cream product being offered during the advertisements and with the call to acti...

Dot Weekly 1356 days ago

Domain Sellers, Watch Domain Name Wanted Sections

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Sometimes selling a domain name is as easy as browsing the Domain Names Wanted sections at popular domain name forum websites! I have used these sections on both NamePros.com and DnForum.com many times and have sold plenty of domain names in the process! The Domain Names Wanted sections are not always going to find you a

Dot Weekly 1358 days ago

Is Just Listing A Domain W/ A 3rd Party Service Enough?

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Is just listing a domain name with a third party service like Sedo.com, Afternic.com or GoDaddy.com enough to get a sale? Most of the time, NO! From what I have learned… most interested parties will do two things when interested in a domain.. some will do a third. It is not all that likely that somebody

Dot Weekly 1359 days ago

MyLikes.com Purchased For $40K After Seed Funding

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This seems to be some what of a trend…. A company starts that doesn't have much funding and starts off with a so/so domain name at best. Maybe an off the wall name even and then after some large amount of funding, purchases the premium domain name they wanted in the first place and sometimes

Dot Weekly 1359 days ago

History Repeats ~ 2010 Prediction On Highest Domain Sale

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It was nearly a year ago and I had wrote an article on January 15, 2010 about a couple predictions I had about what will be the highest reported domain name sale for 2010 and where it would happen. I used documented history to help with my prediction and it worked out. In last years article,

Dot Weekly 1360 days ago

Expired Domain Name Hot List ~ NSI Domains

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From time to time I will present several of the best expired domain names that will be going to auction at NameJET.com. All the domain names are currently expired and are domains from Network Solutions. The reason I dig these lists at NSI, is because they are some of the oldest domain names registered and

Dot Weekly 1361 days ago

GoDaddy.com Bowl Game Is Today On ESPN

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GoDaddy.com has sponsored a bowl game called "GoDaddy.com Bowl" and Middle Tennessee State University and Miami University of Ohio are the two college football teams to play the game on ESPN at 7 PM CST today (1/6/2011). GoDaddy sponsors a lot of things from NASCAR races, race cars, race car drivers, poker players, singers, INDY races

Dot Weekly 1362 days ago

Sedo Counter Offer Oops I Made You May Not Be Aware Of

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I made a little oops today over at Sedo and I didn't intend for the situation to turn out as it did. So here is my oops, so you don't have to learn it like I did! I got a $250 offer on SBEI.com from my domains for sale posting I did the other day. It

Dot Weekly 1363 days ago

Interesting: Link Indexed In Search Engine

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This is going to be a little hard to explain but I will try my best. I promote several affiliate products and from time to time will build a specific site for the affiliate product. So I built this one site and one common thing I do, is stick affiliate links in the sidebar to

Dot Weekly 1363 days ago

DreamLashes.com Eyelash Enhancer By Lashatone™

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Lashatone™ has launched a new campaign for their product that enhances eyelashes for a natural appearance of longer and thicker looking lashes. They are offering a risk free 30 day trial with the website  used in the ad that is using the catchy, make sense domain name DreamLashes.com ! Many women dream about having full and

Dot Weekly 1363 days ago

GoDaddy Premium Listing Service & Whois Search Amounts

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Awhile back I had wrote an article on how to obtain the amount of whois searches that are done for domain names you own, that are registered with GoDaddy.com . I downloaded a list when I first wrote about it and did so again today as I am going to use GoDaddy's Premium Listing service

Dot Weekly 1364 days ago

Take A Domain Survey, Win An Old Book! :)

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Andrew at DomainNameWire.com is running his 6th annual domain name survey and if you take the survey, provide him with your contact info… you may win a book that was published in 2008 . Hello Andrew, it's 2011! Andrew's clearly no Chef Patrick based on the The Domain Game books he is giving away

Dot Weekly 1364 days ago

Ukraine & Saint Helena Domains Added To ICE Seized Domain List

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I haven't checked the list of the ICE Seized Domain list for a little while, since I wasn't around a computer much in the month of December but today when I checked it… it was interesting to see a couple domains added to it with ccTLD domains of Ukraine and Saint Helena! Until now, the TLD's

Dot Weekly 1365 days ago

I Need Your Help, Investment Domains Available

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With the birth of our first child, bills are stacking up and need to be paid! I haven't worked much since the start of December due to being in the hospital with my wife and my money accounts are drastically showing it! I need your help and am offering some nice investment quality domains at

Dot Weekly 1365 days ago

Russia2018.com World Cup Domain Sells For $10,099

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The World Cup soccer event that will be held in Russia in 2018 is almost 7 years in the future but that didn't stop 3 bidders from fighting for Russia2018.com at a domain name auction at Sedo.com in early December . The bidding process for the 2018 & 2022 World Cup officially began in March 2009

Dot Weekly 1366 days ago

$189 Million Spent But No Own.com for OWN Network

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Oprah Winfrey launched her own TV network today to start off the New Year and a reported $189 Million was spent in the process of launching the network. With the importance of the internet and giving people an easy access to what you offer, Oprah and her team failed at obtaining the matching acronym to

Dot Weekly 1367 days ago

Humana Inc. Plunks Down $16.5K For Domain MyWell-Being.com

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Humana Inc. has purchased the hyphenated domain name MyWell-Being.com for $16,500 USD at domain name aftermarket service Sedo.com . The reason this domain grabbed my eye is because of its odd placed, single hyphen. Normally, hyphens are used to split up keywords as a person would "search for the term" at a search engine. My Well

Dot Weekly 1367 days ago

FansFightBack.com E! VS Dish Network

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Many of us have seen TV contracts be brought to the public eye and FansFightBack.com is another site being made available to TV viewers to fight back against a television provider. E! and Style networks are in a contract until 01/01/2011 with Dish Network and they have yet to reach an agreement, so channels E!

Dot Weekly 1368 days ago

Hitwise Releases Most Search Sites For 2010

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Hitwise.com which is owned by Experian, has released its Top 10 most searched / visited sites and has posted Facebook beating out Google for the #1 spot. 2010 Hitwise list I always find it interesting to look at these stats and domainers are often more understanding to the reason behind many of the search terms. Hitwise

Dot Weekly 1369 days ago

DotWeekly Welcomes A Baby Boy!

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My wife Heather and I are pleased to announce the arrival of our first child, Parker Jay Zoch who was born by emergency c-section on December 10, 2010. Our journey started with a planned induction date on the evening of December 9 and all things were going well until mid morning on the 10th. As contractions

Dot Weekly 1369 days ago

Bill Nguyen, Co-Founder of LaLa, Likely Purchased Color.com For $350K

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GoDaddy had reported the sale of the domain name Color.com for $350,000 around November 29, 2010 as reported on DnJournal.com and I did a little digging to see who the buyer may be considering whois privacy protection was added to whois. It appears that the buyer likely is serial entrepreneur Bill Nguyen. Bill recently sold LaLa.com

Dot Weekly 1390 days ago

Whois Spammer: newdomain@Inline.me, AddDomainNames.com

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I had hand registered a domain name earlier this week (12/6/10) to be exact and today (12/9/10) I received a spam email from the address newdomain@inline.me . The email stated (links removed): I noticed you just bought DomainHere.com. Our statistics indicate that your domain's primary keyword phrase, ‘DomainHere', gets around 210 exact local...

Dot Weekly 1390 days ago

Counterfeit.net Added To ICE Seized Domain List

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I have been keeping an eye on the list of seized domain names by ICE since I first wrote about it on November 27, 2010 to see if it grows and the list has grown by about 2 domain names to 84 according to whois records. One of the added domain names that I could pick

Dot Weekly 1391 days ago
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