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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 1327 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 1328 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 1328 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 1329 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 1329 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 1331 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 1332 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 1332 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 1333 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 1334 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 1335 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 1336 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 1336 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 1336 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 1337 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 1337 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 1338 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 1338 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 1339 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 1340 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 1340 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 1341 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 1342 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 1342 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 1363 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 1363 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 1364 days ago

O.co “Shortcut” Promoted By Overstock.com! 0.co Also Owned

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Overstock.com has been running holiday TV ad spots and has included there $350,000 purchase of the domain name O.co in the TV ads. Overstock gives the O.co domain name small text and is providing the domain name by the text "Shortcut" under the main Overstock logo and domain name Overstock.com®. The domain name is not mentioned

Dot Weekly 1365 days ago

December DotWeekly.com This And That

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It has been busy for me lately getting ready for our first child coming any day now. My wife is 39 weeks, 1 day today and we should find out more today with another doctors appointment this afternoon as to when the birth day will be. Weekly ultrasounds and doctor appointments sure do take up

Dot Weekly 1366 days ago

Sedo Adds ?Domain Auctions? Link To Homepage

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Sedo.com has added a "Domain Auctions" link to its homepage! This may not seem like that big of a deal, but I think it is! It was a pure pain in the ass to get to the auctions page after Sedo redesigned its site several months ago and for people who have never visited before

Dot Weekly 1370 days ago

YogiBear.com Movie By Warner Brothers Coming

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Yogi Bear® is coming to movie theaters December 17, 2010 and Warner Brothers® has used the exact match domain name YogiBear.com in TV commercials and the official trailers to help promote the upcoming movie. This is a nice change from many domain names used for movies as many of us have seen. The average movie will

Dot Weekly 1371 days ago

Collections Notification Because I Own A Domain?

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Being in the domain industry for about 6 years now, I though I have seen a lot relating to owning a domain name but I was surprised last week with another first. I was sent a collections notice for $463.11? I always pay my bills on time, so I knew this had to be some

Dot Weekly 1371 days ago

VisitStockholm.com Sells For $70K, Belly.com $75.2K

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VisitStockholm.com domain name has been sold for $70,000 USD at Sedo.com . This is the third large sale coming from Michael Berkens of TheDomains.com and MostWantedDomains.com. MyRecovery.com $40,000 and also BornRich.com for $38,000 were two other recent sales by Mr. Berkens and Sedo. Congrats to Michael and Sedo on these sales! The new owner of V...

Dot Weekly 1372 days ago

Expired Domain Name List Of Gems

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Here is another one of my hand picked list of expired domain name gems! All domain names are expired and currently in "Pre-Release" at NameJET.com . A pre-bid is required to join the private auction. Each domain name ranges from today to about 30 days out until the private auction would start. These are some of

Dot Weekly 1372 days ago

DesignContest.com Draws $40,000 Domain Name Sale

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DesignContest.com has drawn up a $40,000 sales price tag and according to whois records has been purchased by Hanei Marketing. Visiting DesignContest.com already displays a website that is up and being built. It appears the site will offer many types of design contests all in one place. From logo to T-Shirt designs to business cards

Dot Weekly 1373 days ago

ZincCard.com American Express Round #2

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Back in September 2010 American Express® rolled out a new credit card with the brand name Zync Card™ and used the matching term as a domain name, ZyncCard.com in TV advertisements. When I wrote about it back in September, I noticed the interesting fact that it didn't appear American Express had purchased the more common

Dot Weekly 1373 days ago

BehindThePizza.com Domino?s Ingredients Backstory

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Domino's pizza is continuing to bring personal connecting messages in many ad campaigns and BehindThePizza.com is the newest and latest effort from Domino's. All recent campaigns have had a matching domain name and website dedicated to the message they are trying to get across. Each has been a little different way in connecting with the...

Dot Weekly 1373 days ago

List Of Government (ICE) Seized Domain Names

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I'm sure you have heard of the seizure of many domain names by the U.S. Government and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department as reported by TorrentFreak.com, so from a person who knows how to dig a little bit about domains, I wanted to look into it a little bit more and try and

Dot Weekly 1375 days ago

Insurance Domain Names Remain Hot Sellers

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I have watched "insurance" domain names continue selling like hot cakes for several months and really all of 2010! 2009 they did the same thing! The sales just keep on happening and it seems that just about any domain name with the keyword insurance in it could sell. Sedo is leading the way as the place

Dot Weekly 1378 days ago

Upcoming Expired Gold At NameJET.com Domain List

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I do these lists from time to time and highlight several great expired domain names that are on auction at NameJET.com that are open for pre-bids. All auctions start in a range from today, out to about 30 days from now. Here is the list of expired gold waiting to be polished! MightyMouse.com Potential TM issues but

Dot Weekly 1383 days ago

Experian Purchases CheckMyRide.com For $17,000

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Experian Information Solutions is more known for checking your credit score but they have just purchased the domain name CheckMyRide.com for $17,000 USD using domain name brokerage service Sedo.com . Name Administration Inc (Frank Schilling) owned the domain name at the time of the sale. Whois records as of November 17, 2010 indicate Experian ...

Dot Weekly 1384 days ago

Jerry Yang Is For Sale! Own Him ~ JerryYang.com

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You may have heard the name Jerry Yang before, as he co-founded a little known company called Yahoo! with David Filo. Do you want Jerry Yang to work for you, 24/7 365 days a year? Who wouldn't! Put Jerry Yang to work! Jerry Yang & David Filo ~ Co-Founders of Yahoo! JerryYang.com happens to be currently on

Dot Weekly 1384 days ago

WorldOfUDraw.com Game Tablet Wii Game

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THQ, Inc has launched a new Game Tablet for the Wii® and has named it uDraw™. The uDraw looks pretty neat as it allows you to draw on a tablet and assist in games like Pictionary® as the images are displayed on your TV while using the Wii game console. In the uDraw commercial, THQ is

Dot Weekly 1384 days ago

WebEngine.com Domain Sold to Genie Capital For $50K

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The domain name WebEngine.com has been sold for $50,000 USD at Sedo.com . The domain name was owned by DomainMarket.com (Michael Mann) and was purchased by Genie Capital. The name Genie Capital rang a bell to me for some reason and I did a little more digging and they also purchased the domain name Idol.com for

Dot Weekly 1386 days ago

Network Solutions Is Slacking On Expired Domain Notifications

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Most domain name investors are aware of it but are companies that only have a handful of domain names aware of it? Network Solutions IMO is slacking when it comes to notifying customers before a domain name expires! One may say that they send out emails, but is that enough? If you are paying a premium

Dot Weekly 1387 days ago

RussianSpy.com Attracts $15,000 Domain Sale

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RussianSpy.com has been sold at Sedo.com by popular blogger Michael Berkens of TheDomains.com / MostWantedDomains.com for $15,000 USD. The new owner isn't currently available as the domain name is still in the transfer process. When I saw this domain name reported, it instantly made me think of: I'm sure the situation involving Anna Chapman, the a...

Dot Weekly 1387 days ago

Pillowcases.com Domain Sells For $25,000

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Pillowcases.com has been sold for $25,000 USD by Moniker/Snapnames.com and this was only one of 3 "bedding" related domain names to grab a five figure domain name sale! MattressTopper.com was close behind with a $21,500 USD sale by Nokta Domains and Nokta wasn't done as it also sold DormBedding.com for $18,500 USD! At first when I saw...

Dot Weekly 1388 days ago

WeekendsFR.com Furniture Row Goes Weekends Only!

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Furniture Row® is changing common store concepts and will only be open 3 days a week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To make the public aware of this new concept, Furniture Row has launched an ad campaign that to me is a little confusing when just watching the ad. The main message is "Weekends @ Furniture

Dot Weekly 1390 days ago

Chevy Runs Deep With MaxAndAl.com

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Chevrolet has rolled out several new advertising campaigns with the slogan "Chevy Runs Deep" and one of these ads puts a focus on "Max and Al". Max and Al are characters built on the Duramax Diesel Engine and Allison Transmission used in the heavy duty line of Chevy trucks. To further continue Chevy's message online, MaxAndAl.com...

Dot Weekly 1391 days ago
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