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Domain Movers: Finger.com, BGN.com + More

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Here are the latest detection's DotWeekly has made for domain names companies are buying and selling. Several nice (and expensive) domain names were on the move the past couple days and here is a snapshot of some of those: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A. registers the domain name BrewingRight.com adding to its portfolio of over 1,200 domain names. RWE AG...

Dot Weekly 93 days ago

Domain Movers: TrueTear.com, TankTroopers + More

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Welcome to another round of Domain Movers, where DotWeekly puts a pulse on corporate domain name activity. Today, we see several gaming companies registering new domain names likely related to upcoming new game releases. We also see some "advertising" domains and several branding type domains. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. registers the domain n...

Dot Weekly 97 days ago

Champion.com Domain Name Acquired By HanesBrands

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The ultra premium generic domain name Champion.com has been acquired by clothing giant HanesBrands, Inc. for an undisclosed sum from its long time past owners Nationstar Mortgage, LLC. The domain purchase actually took place about February 2016, when the domain name started redirecting to Hanes.com/champion but the domain name is now the flagship ...

Dot Weekly 98 days ago

Available Brand: Snack Food via SnackFood.com

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You do not always need to be fancy with a brand name. Using a common, already known term and adding ".com" makes a lot of sense and today I present you with a great starting point to a snack food brand offering! Snack Food Available Domain Name: SnackFood.com Purchase Price: $12,000 Overview: There are thousands of different types of snack food and...

Dot Weekly 101 days ago

Corp Domain Movers: IncomeSavvy.com, Newable.com + More

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Welcome to another round of Domain Movers where we focus on domain names being registered and acquired, mainly all by large companies. These article put a pulse on domain name activity by companies around the world. I search thousands of domains a day and present you a very small sampling of the daily activity. Anheuser-Busch, LLC registered the do...

Dot Weekly 104 days ago

Salesforce Acquires Einstein.com For New AI Product

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Salesforce has acquired the premium domain name Einstein.com, ahead of announcing a new AI product called Salesforce Einstein. I had noticed some movement on August 20, 2016 but was not sure who the buyers were at that time, but it's Salesforce. Forbes.com broke the news yesterday about the new artificial intelligence product. Using the name in cur...

Dot Weekly 105 days ago

Naming A Startup? Start With Domains

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I dislike nothing more than a company without a matching .com domain name! I think it's a distraction that is very costly and something that a startup can avoid when naming early on! So, where do you start your naming process? Domain names, really! Yes, you can come up with some words in general that you like but as soon as you have a couple in min...

Dot Weekly 105 days ago

Domain Movers: Anske.com, DQ.com, USF.com + More

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Welcome to Domain Movers! We keep a very close eye on domain name activity, with a focus on corporate domain buying, registrations, sales and general movements. Here are a few that we detected the past couple of days: ConAgra Foods, Inc. secured two domain names relating to food brands they offer: AndyCapps.com and JiffyPopPopcorn.com. They hand re...

Dot Weekly 106 days ago

Former P2P LimeWire.com Domain On Auction

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LimeWire.com was a peer to peer (P2P) file sharing service that was founded in 2000 but was seized in October 2010 due to an injunction by a federal judge according to Wikipedia. The domain name that housed the website is currently up for bids in an expired domain name auction here. At time of publication, the current high bid is $1,035 with the au...

Dot Weekly 107 days ago

Domain Movers: Sound.com, QCC.com + More

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Coming off a weekend, domain activity is always on the light end but I was able to detect several domains on the move for one reason or another, so here those are. Finlead has acquired the premium generic domain name Sound.com from its past owner Roy Timberman for an undisclosed price at the end of July 2016. Bitzer.com has been acquired by Bitzer ...

Dot Weekly 108 days ago

Available Brand Name: Brandons via Brandons.com

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This is part of series I am doing, highlighting domain names for creating a brand, advertising, product naming and more for your company. I think these domain names are fairly priced and have good potential. Today, I highlight the potential brand name: Brandons Domain Name Available: Brandons.com Character Amount: 8 (I say 8 or below is Great) Purc...

Dot Weekly 110 days ago

Domain Movers: Einstein.com, Art.co, LifeStage.com + More

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In today's Domain Movers series we have an active Friday with several 3 letter .com domains that were sold and also several keyword domains that were purchased by companies. Here is a snapshot at some domain name activity over the past 24 hours: Einstein.com appears to have been acquired by a currently unknown corporate domain name client of brand ...

Dot Weekly 110 days ago

Goldman Sachs Acquires Marcus.com Domain For New Brand

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Goldman Sachs & Co. has acquired the premium generic domain name Marcus.com for a new brand of consumer lending. The domain has been registered since 1992. Goldman Sachs shows up in whois records on July 16, 2016 coming from a law firm likely used by the company to help acquire it. Prior to that, the domain name was under privacy protection for...

Dot Weekly 111 days ago

Available Brand Name: Dance Teacher via DanceTeacher.com

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I would like to try a little something and highlight some good domain names that are priced and for sale for immediate purchase. My work here will be rewarded by you working directly with me (email me) and or using the link to purchase below. I will be highlighting one domain a day and the reason why I like it. Dance Teacher Domain Name: DanceTeach...

Dot Weekly 111 days ago

Domain Movers: YDN.com, Riolu.com + More

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Large corporations register and acquire a lot of domain names every day. It is interesting to have a pulse on this activity, so DotWeekly keeps a close eye on it and shares the data with you. Here is some of the activity from the past 24 hours. Mylan Inc. registers the domain names MyCustomCare.net and .org but currently do not own the .com, but it...

Dot Weekly 111 days ago

Domain Movers: 75.com, CR.org + More

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Here are some new domain name movers that I detected over the past couple days, mainly by larger corporations but also some bigger names in general. LEGO Juris has registered the domain name BatmanLaLegoPelicula.com, Batman-LaLegoPelicula.com, BatmanLaLegoPelicula-es.com and LegoBatmanMovie-Thai.com Dr. Pepper-Seven Up, Inc. has registered the doma...

Dot Weekly 112 days ago

Corporate Domain Movers: Clinicade.com + More

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Coming off of a weekend, domain movers are always "light" so this addition will reflect that but here are a few that I detected over the weekend that grabbed my eye: Johnson & Johnson has acquired the domain name Clinicade.com from its past owner, Roger Grant for an undisclosed amount. The domain has been registered since 2010. J&J filed fo...

Dot Weekly 115 days ago

DropAlert.com Back In Action

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DropAlert.com is a unique, real time auction tool that I came up with and worked with Jason Cupp to bring it to a reality. What makes the service unique is it works as an "all in one" radar type system for expired domain name auctions on GoDaddy. I always thought due to the volume of auctions ending at GoDaddy, it was really hard to keep up with th...

Dot Weekly 116 days ago

Financial Services Startup Brands As: Tide?

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My neck is sore from shaking my head so much. Why? Branding a new company, product or service using the same name as an iconic brand name that has been around since 1946 baffles my mind. Procter & Gamble created the Tide laundry detergent brand and its traction in the world and on the web is HUGE. Basically the entire first page on Google is r...

Dot Weekly 118 days ago

Corporate Domain Movers: BoxLunch.com, MileWise.com + More

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Here is a sampling of the corporate domain name movers that I detected in the past 24 hours of newly registered domains, domains acquired and more. Johnson & Johnson registered the domain name LifeKeepsMoving.com, adding to the 43,500 other domain names they already own. WordFace is a term a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client is put...

Dot Weekly 118 days ago

Corporate Domain Movers: OneTalk.com, Alinity.com + More

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Here are some of the latest domain name movers by large corporations that I detected in the past 24 hours: ZocDoc, Inc. has registered the domain name UnsickDay.com / .net which recently expired. A little while back, they also registered several relating domains to Unsick Day, a term they have been using in advertising. Using catchy domain names in...

Dot Weekly 120 days ago

My Thoughts: Walgreens Shutting Down Drugstore.com / Beauty.com

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Maybe you heard it, maybe you didn't… but Walgreens is shutting down two generic domain name websites they own and operate: Drugstore.com Beauty.com They acquired the two, plus VisionDirect.com and SkinStore.com from some $420+ million in 2011 time frame. When I read the news yesterday about the decision by Walgreens, Toys.com popped in my ...

Dot Weekly 127 days ago

Corporate Domain Movers Including Atto.com, vCad.com + More

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Welcome to Domain Movers, a series on DotWeekly that puts a pulse on what companies are buying, registering and selling related to domain names. I have not blogged in a long time and have been tweeting my findings as of late, but thought I would share a few from time to time here. Bauer Hockey, Inc. has acquired Neuroshield.com from HugeDomains for...

Dot Weekly 127 days ago

Amplify Snacks Acquires Boundless Nutrition, Quickly Acquires Domain Names

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Here is a situation IMO where one company understands the importance of domain names and the other doesn't! Amplify Snack Brands acquires Boundless Nutrition on May 3, 2016 for an undisclosed amount. Boundless Nutrition has the branded product Oatmega, which is the flagship product for the company and the main focus on its website. A second product...

Dot Weekly 204 days ago

Don?t Rebrand Without Exact Match .com Domain Name

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Rebranding can be an important step in helping your business grow and this process should be highly throughout, t's crossed and i's dotted! So you come up with a new name? Great! Now get that exact match .com domain name, because it's important. Really important! Do not add a hyphen because the domain is cheaper, or go with a .net or .whatever beca...

Dot Weekly 211 days ago

Microsoft Acquires Dot.net Domain Name From Ha Auction

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The domain name Dot.net (kind of a tongue twister IMO as it "sounds like" Dot, Dot, Net) was for sale in the April 20, 2016 Heritage Auctions domain name auction and sold for $8,625. Just revealed today, the buyers were Microsoft according to whois records. Microsoft offers the .Net framework, a programming model and this was the likely reason beh...

Dot Weekly 217 days ago

Demand Media Sells Trails.com To LoveToKnow Corp

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Based on whois records, Demand Media has sold the domain name and website Trails.com to LoveToKnow Corp. It appears the transaction took place about April 9, 2016 when the copyright changed on the Trails.com website from Demand Media to LoveToKnow. Demand Media also sold Cracked.com to E.W. Scripps for $39 Million in April 2016. Since Trails.com a...

Dot Weekly 218 days ago

How Much To Budget For A Premium Domain Name

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I have complied data from DnJournal.com's Top 100 years reported (most high value domain name sales go unreported) domain name sales for the past 5 years and have broken them down to give you an idea of what you will need to budget to purchase a premium .com domain name. The following data is from the years 2010-2015 and are confirmed reported doma...

Dot Weekly 225 days ago

DomainTools Kicks Industry In The Gut, All Will Suffer

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For those not aware of it, popular domain industry research service DomainTools is raising rates come June 25, 2016 and slashing the amount of uses per services it offers with the price hike. Rate hikes are common (not 725% in my case), rate hike + slashing the amount of "look-ups" to go with it are not. Higher price, less use doesn't make that muc...

Dot Weekly 226 days ago

Over 110K Domains Involved in GoDaddy/Elite Portfolio

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After discovering the latest domain name portfolio purchase by GoDaddy of Elite Domains, I have yet to have a good idea of the size and quality of the domain portfolio purchase. The light is starting to shine a little brighter now though! The elephant is the 23 confirmed 2 letter .com domain names acquired in the portfolio with the potential for th...

Dot Weekly 243 days ago

GoDaddy/Elite Domains Portfolio Contains 23+ 2 Letter .com?s

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Yesterday I mentioned that the Elite Domains domain name portfolio that GoDaddy recently acquired on April 1, 2016 had 17+ 2 letter .com domain names, well I was a bit low on that number and now have discovered at least 23 of them total! The following 23, two letter .com domain names are now listed on NameFind.com, have a similar connection via who...

Dot Weekly 245 days ago

GoDaddy?s New Portfolio Purchase Includes 17+ 2 Letter .com?s

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After I broke the news yesterday that GoDaddy.com had purchased another domain name portfolio, I didn't have a lot of information at that time. I still do not, but there is one thing I can confirm. The Elite Domains Group portfolio purchase by GoDaddy included at least 17, two letter .com domain names that I can confirm are now owned by GoDaddy. fj...

Dot Weekly 246 days ago

Monster Worldwide Inc Sells Over 14,000 Domains To BuyDomains.com

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I was informed that Monster Worldwide Inc. has sold 14,300 domain names in a bulk deal for "six figures" that mainly relate to school/education domains and the buyers were Endurance/BuyDomains.com based on whois records. Also based on whois records, Monster.com owns around 24,000 domain names, so that is about 58% of its domain name portfolio it ha...

Dot Weekly 247 days ago

GoDaddy.com Acquires Another Domain Portfolio

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Something may be up, potentially another portfolio buy via GoDaddy's NameFind division? It appears so! Several domain names that were owned by Elite Domains Group have transferred to GoDaddy's NameFind, LLC according to whois records. NameFind is the division of GoDaddy.com that acquired the Marchex and Worldwide Media domain name portfolios as wel...

Dot Weekly 247 days ago

Auction.com Rebrands To Ten-X

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REDC acquired the ultra premium domain name Auction.com in 2009 for $1.7 Million and it really helped the real estate company from its past brand and web address USHomeAuction.com! Fast forward now several years and according to several articles, the business name Auction.com has became limiting to them and it was time for a change via a rebranding...

Dot Weekly 250 days ago

Las Vegas Sands Corp Registers NFL Related Stadium Domains

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The Las Vegas Sands Corporation has registered at least 38 new domain names relating to a potential football stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada for a potential NFL team and or UNLV. The vast majority of these domain name are lobbying / defensive. Here is a list of domain registrations that occurred on March 24, 2016 by Las Vegas Sands Corporation: adelso...

Dot Weekly 257 days ago

Pinnacle Sports Buys Pinnacle.com Domain Name

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Pinnacle Sports Worldwide, an online betting website, has purchased the premium generic domain name Pinnacle.com from Avnet, Inc. according to whois records. Avnet, a fortune 500 company acquired Pinnacle Data Systems Inc. in November 2011 for about $22 Million, which owned the Pinnacle.com domain name. The domain name transferred out of corporate...

Dot Weekly 258 days ago

GoDaddy Sells 24 Three Letter .com Domains

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GoDaddy.com and its NameFind domain name portfolio has just unloaded a batch of 24 three letter .com domain names. This is the 2nd time GoDaddy has sold a batch of 3 letter .com's that I am aware of. The first occurred shortly after Mike Berkens sold his domain name portfolio to GoDaddy when 55 three letter .com's were acquired in a bulk deal, whic...

Dot Weekly 266 days ago

Grab.com Acquired By Recent Rebranded GrabTaxi

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The premium domain name Grab.com has been acquired by Grabtaxi Holdings PTE LTD of Singapore according to domain name whois records this morning. GrabTaxi announced in January 2016 that they would be rebranding to simply Grab, as they now offer much more than just taxi services. At the time of the rebranding announcement, the company was using the ...

Dot Weekly 274 days ago

Avenue 81, Inc Domain Upgrades Center.io, Acquires Center.com

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Avenue 81, Inc (DBA LeadBrite) which operates several lead page services, announced in December 2015 a new service called "Center" and was looking for early users. At the time, they were using the domain name Center.io but have now done a domain name upgrade and acquired the premium generic domain name Center.com from past owner Horoscope.com Inc. ...

Dot Weekly 281 days ago

Jet.com Acquires Hayneedle, Large Generic Domain Owner

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It was announced today that Jet.com has acquired Hayneedle for an undisclosed amount. This transaction was of interest to me, has Hayneedle started out as Hammocks.com and is also a large owner of generic domain names. Based on whois records, Hayneedle, Inc. owns over 9,000+ domain names and it is unclear at this point in the deal if and what domai...

Dot Weekly 283 days ago

Ellery.com Lost In UDRP To Fashion Designer Kym Ellery?

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Australian fashion designer Kym Ellery has secured the premium generic domain name, Ellery.com, potentially through a UDRP filing. DomainInvesting.com mentioned the filing of a UDRP on Ellery.com on January 14, 2016. I checked several sources this morning and the UDRP status (case active) has not updated at time of this posting, yet late Sunday the...

Dot Weekly 290 days ago

GoDaddy Acquired Another Domain Portfolio In Late 2015

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Several are chasing GoDaddy's earnings report from yesterday trying to discover the domain portfolio purchase price of Worldwide Media Inc. and several sources are putting that number at $35.5 Million and the "only" acquisition for GoDaddy in Q4 2015. Well, the later is not true based on information I discovered this morning. DomainSource domain p...

Dot Weekly 294 days ago

Burger King GrilledDogs.com On A Bun For $1.99, Woof

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BK, aka "Burger" King has announced they will be offering Grilled Dogs, a first in its 62 year history! It's not often a huge "burger" chain is reaching at people's hearts and offers a beloved item that so many love, GrilledDogs.com! Burger King announced on February 10, 2015 about the new menu item. That same day, the Burger King Corporation also ...

Dot Weekly 301 days ago

Persil.com VS PersilProClean.com Super Oops

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I'm not even sure where to go with this, because I'm confused but here we go. I had seen the Persil ad during the Super Bowl as I'm sure most did that watched the game. I do not recall seeing the brand before, nor was I aware of it in general. So, today I wanted to look into it. I mean, they did spend about $4.5 Million for the ad. Since Persil was...

Dot Weekly 302 days ago

Domain Name VS PPC Advertising

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Domain names are vital in the fight for the first page on search engines! Search isn't everything, but consider that 89% of customers begin the buying process at a search engine, it can not be ignored!  Domain names are key to branding AND cost savings to those expensive PPC ad campaigns and greatly help with organic rankings! How is your website(s...

Dot Weekly 302 days ago

Toys R Us Shuts Down $5.1 Million Toys.com Domain Website

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In 2009 toy retailer giant Toys R Us successfully acquired the generic domain name Toys.com in an auction, and set up a website on the generic domain name shortly after to expand its reach and help control the important top spots in search engines for the highly searched term. They did well with the domain/website and gained more organic SERP's bec...

Dot Weekly 304 days ago

Marketing With Domain Names

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Domain names are powerful, unique and a really great marketing tool! Domain names are a piece of the marketing puzzle but can be a very important one. There are many reasons domain names are important in marketing but here are some key points I would like to point out. Options! Domain names allow for a lot of options. Sending and getting people to ...

Dot Weekly 307 days ago

Telepathy Inc. Sells Retirement.com Premium Domain Name

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Telepathy Inc. which is owned by Nat Cohen and owns a vast amount of premium domain names, has sold one of them and this time around it is Retirement.com! The new owner is currently unknown, but it is very likely to be an end user on the corporate level. Whois records updated January 29, 2016 to the generic Matt Serlin / DNStination Inc. which is u...

Dot Weekly 313 days ago

Tracing Why A Domain Name Expires Can Be Interesting

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Tens of thousands of domain names expire every single day. That alone is pretty interesting when you consider the $ involved in simply registering a domain name. Lets say, some 85,000 domain names (which is a pretty accurate estimate) are released from the registries each day. $10 per domain on average, for 1 year registration and that is $850,000!...

Dot Weekly 314 days ago
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