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Amazon Registers Domain With Google Trademark: AmazonAdwords.com

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Amazon Technologies registered two new domain names according to whois records that caught my attention on January 27, 2016 AdvertisingAmazon.com AmazonAdwords.com The first registration matches the sub-domain name used by Amazon for its AAP advertising program they offer. The second domain name registration is a No No IMO! Amazon is fine, adword...

Dot Weekly 315 days ago

Boost Your Brand, Cover Your Ass

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Some things to me simply make sense and "why" a brand does or doesn't do the make sense thing is not always easy to understand. We are all different is one easy answer. Maybe they simply didn't think of it, is another potential. So today I wanted to touch on a new startup and some things that I see that they have missed relating to domain names and...

Dot Weekly 315 days ago

Facebook Buys Domain Name NewsFeed.com

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Facebook Inc. has officially acquired the domain name NewsFeed.com from BuyDomains. The transaction actually dates back to July 26-28, 2015 when the domain name transferred registrars to registrar  "HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL LLP" . "lovellsnames" is pretty common when it relates to Facebook domain names and is a law firm used by the company. I wa...

Dot Weekly 316 days ago

NamesCon Extended Domain Auction Ends TODAY on NameJet

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The extended domain name auction from the NamesCon 2016 domain name conference ends today, January 21, 2016 on NameJet.com. You can view the full inventory here. Auctions start ending at 3 PM EST (2 PM Central) and will continue in a staggered fashion until about 5 PM EST (4 PM Central). Bidding is open to the public! The live auction portion sold ...

Dot Weekly 322 days ago

Domain Names: Location, Location, Location or Brand?

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I have been in the domain name industry since 2005/2006 time frame and I often hear people compare domain names to physical real estate, with an expression of "Location, Location, Location". So is that really true? This weekend I watched a TV series on Netflix called "High Profits" which was about a company that is in the cannabis industry. They we...

Dot Weekly 324 days ago

1,500 Of Apple Inc?s New gTLD Domain Registrations

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Apple Inc. got a lot of chatter after it was reported that they registered Apple.car but IMO, that was simply a brand protection registration. Something that wasn't mentioned in the articles I read, was the fact that the domain name registrations took place on the first day of the Sunrise period for trademark holders. December 9, 2015. Same can be ...

Dot Weekly 329 days ago

NamesCon Extended Domain Auction Inventory

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The live portion of the NamesCon 2016 domain name auction is complete, with about $1.5 Million in domain sales. The second part of the domain auction is the extended auction. Of all the NamesCon domain auction inventory, only 130 could be presented in the live auction, but the total auction contained some 430 domain names. What You Need to Know 33...

Dot Weekly 329 days ago

GoEnjoy.com Acquires Enjoy.com In 7 Figure Domain Buy

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A newer startup founded in 2014 simply called Enjoy, founded by former Apple Inc. retail head Ron Johnson launched with the so/so domain name GoEnjoy.com, has acquired the premium, exact match domain name Enjoy.com! I was talking with the past owner of Enjoy.com, Steven Katz since around May 2015 and today doing a little follow-up I had noticed th...

Dot Weekly 330 days ago

NamesCon Live Domain Auction is Today

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RightOfTheDot.com is running the premium domain auction at NamesCon 2016 in Las Vegas and the live portion of the auction is today: Monday, January 11, 2016 @ 2:00 PM PST! What You Need to Know The live auction is not on NameJet as the pre-bidding was. In order to allow in-house bidding and remote online bidding, while keeping bids in sync, a speci...

Dot Weekly 332 days ago

Roasted.com Domain Acquired By Answers Corp

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Answers Corporation, owners of the popular website Answers.com, has acquired the premium generic domain name Roasted.com according to whois records. Roasted.com was part of the domain name portfolio that GoDaddy acquired from Marchex in April 2015 in a $28 Million dollar purchase of over 200,000 domain names. Early on after the Marchex deal, I had ...

Dot Weekly 356 days ago

JetPack.com Domain Name Acquired By Automattic Inc

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Automattic Inc., most known for WordPress, has acquired the generic domain name Jetpack.com for an undisclosed amount for its Jetpack plugin. Automattic has been using the domain name Jetpack.me and Jetpack.com now redirects to the .me domain, at least for now. Jetpack.com was owned by Jetpack Design for several years and on August 4, 2015 whois r...

Dot Weekly 365 days ago

Worldwide Media Domains On The Move To GoDaddy

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GoDaddy recently acquired Worldwide Media's majority domain name portfolio announced on Monday and as of late last night, I started to detect that many, if not all of the portfolio are starting to move to GoDaddy! It was mentioned in the press release that the domains would be available "immediately" but that isn't always the case due to the nature...

Dot Weekly 365 days ago

What if Home Depot Didn?t Have It?s Website?

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While doing a little research today, I found some information on Home Depot's website that I found pretty interesting. The following was on CEO Craig Menear's page: In 2013, under Craig’s leadership, HomeDepot.com sales grew 50 percent and accounted for $900 million of the company’s total sales growth of $5 billion. So, what would Home Depot do w...

Dot Weekly 366 days ago

ITG Brands Acquires BLU.com Domain Name For eCig Brand Blu

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ITG Brands, owners of the popular Blu eCig have acquired the 3 letter brand matching domain name BLU.com This domain name transaction is a little bit more interesting to me, as I have followed this domain name for a pretty long time and reported when Blu.com was suspended due to ownership verification back in July 2015. The reason for the suspensio...

Dot Weekly 366 days ago

Domain Movers: TPV.com, Movie.com, SLCY.com & More

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Here is the third installment of Domain Movers for today that I had a back log of data I wanted to share. All corporate domain movers. TPV.com, which was owned by Sunset Publishing Corporation (Time Inc.) had the domain name switch to generic whois data at MarkMonitor, going under the name Matt Serlin / DnStination Inc. The domain name then transfe...

Dot Weekly 385 days ago

Domain Movers: Blim.com, Kumo.com, Fipo.com & More

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Here is another Domain Movers series that I had in my data pile and figured I would post it to the world instead of just letting the data sit around on my computer. The following data is related to corporate domain name movements, which almost always goes unpublished unless somebody digs the data. AstraZeneca AB has acquired the domain name LVNG.co...

Dot Weekly 385 days ago

Domain Movers: Hayu.com, JoyForAll.com & More Corporate Buys

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I have 3 or 4 domain movers series sitting in my data pile, so I figured I would post the data for you to see other than it sitting and going to waste. This isn't hot off the press data as I have had it for a month or so but the data is still relevant as the corporations involved still did the following: Bayer AG, owners of about 15,000 domain name...

Dot Weekly 385 days ago

Connect, Communicate, Conquer! All With A Domain Name

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Domain names are extremely powerful! They are what phone numbers use to be, but highly flexible. Domain names are valuable for many reasons, even "available" ones can be just as powerful when you use them! Domain names allow you to connect! Share any domain name with somebody and they know what to do with it! That is something that is very hard to ...

Dot Weekly 388 days ago

Listing Your Domain Name For Sale On GoDaddy.com: Options & Answers

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GoDaddy.com is the largest domain name registrar in the world and they offer several options for user to sell domain names. The problem IMO, is when a company gets so big like GoDaddy, things get confusing. This has happened to GoDaddy with the many options they have for customers to offer a domain name for sale. So I wanted to do a ?fact finding? ...

Dot Weekly 477 days ago

The Speed Of Life

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As a shooting star streaks across a night sky, it catches your eye. You may have not seen it right away, or only for a split second, but you did see it as it traveled past at 291,000 miles per hour! Our lives feel the same way, but often referred to moving at "a million miles an hour". Each day I try my best to relax for at least 5 minutes and just...

Dot Weekly 483 days ago

18,098.36% ROI In 8 Months And You Say NO?

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Lets say you hand register a domain name for $10.99 and you list this asset for sale. With-in 8 months from your initial investment, you receive an offer to purchase with a 18,098.36% return on investment. No! you say… You want 43,576.07% ROI? No Thank You says the buyer! You end up with 0% in the end on this deal. I guess it's a different wa...

Dot Weekly 502 days ago

Who Is Listed As The Owner Of ?Your? Domain Name?

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Is an IT person listed as the "owner" of your domain name? Your "web guy"? An employee of your business? If so, you may have a ticking time bomb on your hands and you need to address the issue NOW! Registrant is an odd term but an important one to know if you own domain names personally or your company does. The registrant is the ?owner? of a domai...

Dot Weekly 509 days ago

Group III International Buys BackPacks.com Domain Name

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Group III International, who also runs the website SwissGear.com, has acquired the premium generic domain name BackPacks.com from Vertical Axis. According to a job listing: ?Group III International, has been a leader for over 30 years in luggage, backpacks & travel accessories. We are the official licensee of Wenger, Swiss Gear & BMW, as we...

Dot Weekly 511 days ago

CaitlynJenner.com Website Goes Live

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On June 1, 2015 at 8:23 am Central Time I registered the domain names CaitlynJenner.com and CaitJenner.com in a defensive registration as I explained why I registered the domain names here. At about 12:00 noon Central Time, the Twitter account @Caitlyn_Jenner went live and news spread of the former Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn Jenner. Around 5 am ...

Dot Weekly 517 days ago

Big Brand Doesn?t Always Equal .com EMD

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From time to time I run into domain names that I am surprised are not owned by the "big brand" but it does happen. Here are a few that I ran into recently or simply were aware of that inspired this article and I'm sure there are plenty more, so feel free to share them in the comment section below. The fact is, just because we may be aware of a big ...

Dot Weekly 518 days ago

Microsoft Files HoloNotes and HoloShot Trademarks

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Microsoft Corporation has filed yet again, more "Holo" trademarks and in this latest round includes the terms HoloNotes and HoloShot. The HoloLens trademark and purchase of the domain name HoloLens.com for $6,750 kicked off the holo storm of trademark filings but has really not kicked off the matching domain name buying. With trademarks filed now f...

Dot Weekly 536 days ago

Microsoft Files 6 New Game Trademarks

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Microsoft Corporation has filed 6 new game related trademarks. Those trademarks include the following: Blast Corps Trademark Own matching domain name: No. Owned by a Griffin IT Media Inc. Jet Force Gemini Trademark Own matching domain name: Yes. Was once owned by Nintendo dating back to around 2001. Jetpac Trademark Own matching domain name: No. Co...

Dot Weekly 538 days ago

GoMarch: $10K or Less Buy Now .com Domains

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Welcome to GoMarch where I highlight domain names that GoDaddy recently acquired from the Marchex domain name portfolio and they have been starting to Buy Now price the domain names with a minimum offer option. Since over 204,000 domain names were in the portfolio, I do the work and look for the good ones and display 5 a day for you to consider or ...

Dot Weekly 548 days ago

Kore Inc. Acquires GetStuffDone.com For $40K

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Kore Inc. has acquired the domain name GetStuffDone.com for $40,000 from domain master Michael Berkens, who is owner of MostWantedDomains.com / TheDomains.com as reported on the MWD Facebook page. Kore.com has a message on its home page that states: Meet the messaging platform that lets you communicate, collaborate, and get stuff done with complet...

Dot Weekly 549 days ago

GoMarch: Buy Now Domains You Need

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GoMarch is an exclusive series being run on DotWeekly where I highlight generic domain names from the domain name portfolio GoDaddy recently acquired from Marchex. GoDaddy has started to buy now price the domain names and I'm picking them out and presenting you with interesting ones! Here we go with the latest 5 highlighted generic domain names: Do...

Dot Weekly 549 days ago

Interesting Whois Domain Name Stats

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If you hadn't heard yet, I did a defensive domain registration of CaitlynJenner.com on June 1, 2015 which I explained why I did it here. I am still in the process of getting a hold of somebody from the team to transfer the domains, but it's in the works with several emails sent and tweets from me to them. For some reason it is pretty hard to find r...

Dot Weekly 551 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Buy Now Domain Names

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In a series that I am winding down now a bit (not daily anymore) that I call GoMarch, I highlight 5 domain names a day from the past Marchex domain name portfolio that GoDaddy.com acquired for $28 million. The domains were pretty hard to acquire when Marchex owned them but now GoDaddy is Buy Now pricing them. To view all past articles like this, si...

Dot Weekly 552 days ago

GoMarch: Brandable Generic Domains W Buy Now Pricing

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Welcome to GoMarch in a series I am highlighting domain names that GoDaddy.com has recently acquired from the Marchex domain name portfolio and are now listing the domain name with Buy Now pricing. I highlight 5 generic domain names a day in this series. Today I'm putting a sole focus on "brandable" domains. I am also going to start wrapping up thi...

Dot Weekly 554 days ago

GoMarch: Generic BIN Domains Including: Gnaw.com

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Welcome to GoMarch in a series where I am highlighting 5 domains a day from the recently acquired domain name portfolio of Marchex, who GoDaddy.com acquired and are now buy now pricing the domain names. Domain Name | Buy Now Price | Minimum Offer Amount. Gnaw.com | $16,400 | $10,660 | The dictionary states: bite at or nibbl...

Dot Weekly 555 days ago

Why I Registered CaitlynJenner.com

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I registered the domain name CaitlynJenner.com this morning at 8:23 am Central Time and this is how and why I did. I had discovered some information this morning (I'm a domain detective) that lead me to believe that Caitlyn Jenner was going to mean something in the very near future that wasn't currently. During my research, I had some pretty strong...

Dot Weekly 556 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Buy Now .com Domains

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Welcome to GoMarch, a series where I highlight 5 generic domains a day that GoDaddy.com has recently acquired in a $28 Million dollar domain portfolio from Marchex. I highlight 5 generic domain names a day from the 204,000 domain names that were acquired to help you find a domain name you may like, without doing the heavy work of looking though 204...

Dot Weekly 556 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Domains W/ Paysite, Homegirl + More

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Welcome to GoMarch where I highlight recently acquired generic domains by GoDaddy.com from Marchex and GoDaddy has started to Buy Now price the domain names. These domains were nearly impossible to acquire in the past and GoDaddy is putting forth an effort to change that. I am highlighting 5 domain names a day from the domain portfolio acquisition ...

Dot Weekly 558 days ago

GoMarch: Mouthwatering Generic Domains

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The bad thing about doing "series" articles is they get pretty repetitive so its hard writing the same thing over and over, but here is the gist of it. GoDaddy.com spent $28 Million and acquired 204K domain names from Marchex / Archeo. GoDaddy is now Buy Now Pricing these domain names, which they were not before and they were pretty hard to acquire...

Dot Weekly 559 days ago

GoMarch: Great Buy Now Generic .com Domain Names

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GoMarch is a series DotWeekly is doing that I pick 5 domain names a day to highlight domains recently acquired by GoDaddy.com from the Marchex domain name portfolio. These domains were very hard to acquire in the past but GoDaddy is changing that with buy now prices and and making them easy to purchase at a trusted source. Here we go with today's f...

Dot Weekly 560 days ago

Microsoft Files TM For HoloPet, Expired Domain Auction Live

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Microsoft has been making a big push with its HoloLens and with HoloStudio and HoloTour and now…. HoloPet! Microsoft has filed a trademark for the matching term HoloPet on May 23, 2015. Interesting to note, I remembered the "name" when I had seen the trademark today because yesterday I had noticed the domain name HoloPet.com is currently an e...

Dot Weekly 560 days ago

GoDaddy Domain Discount Club IS Still Worth It!

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Last year around this time I wrote about GoDaddy Domain Discount Club and how I thought it was a good deal. Well, I still think it's a good deal and even more now than it was last year! In last years Domain Discount Club article I mentioned if you use a 35% off discount code, you got DDC for about $55 bucks. Well, the service has nearly doubled in ...

Dot Weekly 561 days ago

GoMarch: Buy Now Good Generic Domains

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GoMarch is a series where I research the recently acquired Marchex domain name portfolio that GoDaddy.com very recently acquired for $28 Million and it has a lot of generic domains that they have very slowly started Buy Now pricing and I highlight some good ones in the group here. Each domain is directly linked to the buy now page for the domains l...

Dot Weekly 561 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Domains, Buy Now: Including Coyotes.com

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GoMarch is a series I am doing in which I am highlighting generic domains that GoDaddy.com has recently acquired from the Marchex domain name portfolio and they are now Buy Now pricing the domains to make it easier to purchase. GoDaddy acquired around 204K domain names for $28 Million, so I dig through the masses to find the good domains. Are the p...

Dot Weekly 562 days ago

Numeric Domain Market On Fire

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The numeric domain name market is running wild thanks to the very active Chinese market! Five and six number .com domain names are seeing prices climbing at a rapid rate. Four number .com domain names are easily starting to reach five figures (yes some are still selling at four figures depending on number quality) but four number domain prices are ...

Dot Weekly 562 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Domains, Buy Now Prices Including BlackPanther.com

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Welcome to GoMarch, an exclusive series on DotWeekly where I research generic domains recently acquired by GoDaddy.com which acquired over 200,000 domain names from Marchex for $28 Million dollars. These domains were pretty hard to acquire in the past but that has changed now that GoDaddy owns them and they have started to Buy Now price the domains...

Dot Weekly 563 days ago

GoMarch: Buy Now Generic Domain Names

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Welcome to GoMarch where I am running an exclusive series where I highlight 5 domain names a day from the recently GoDaddy.com acquired domain name portfolio from Marchex / Archeo. These domains were very hard to acquire prior and GoDaddy is changing that! The following domain names are Buy Now priced and directly linked to the domains offering pag...

Dot Weekly 564 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Domain Names With Buy Nows

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Welcome to the GoMarch series where I am highlighting the recently acquired domain name portfolio that was owned by Marchex and acquired by GoDaddy.com. These domains were really hard to acquire in the past but GoDaddy is changing that by pricing them with Buy Now's and in most cases, much lower pricing than in the past. I do the legwork for you an...

Dot Weekly 565 days ago

eNom Pulls Afternic Member Listing Page

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On May 18, 2015 I published an article on some investigation research that I did on eNom domain names that IMO contained warehoused domains based on whois records with many being listed on a Afternic.com marketplace member page "eNom" page. I guess saying "some" is an understatement because there were 204,036 domains listed on the page and climbing...

Dot Weekly 566 days ago

GoMarch: Generic Marchex Domains w/ Buy Now

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Welcome to round #3 of GoMarch where I dig the GoDaddy acquired Marchex domain name portfolio and display 5 domains worthy of consideration. GoDaddy is very slowly pricing it's $28 Million dollar recent purchase so I am picking from a small portion of the 204K domains, but I have to do it manually because they are pricing in no pattern. Here we go ...

Dot Weekly 566 days ago

GoMarch: Great Domains With Buy Now Prices

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Welcome to the second round of "GoMarch" in which I highlight 5 domain names a day that were Marchex owned domain names that GoDaddy acquired for $28 Million Dollars and are now selling with Buy Now prices! The following are some great domain names that have been hard to nearly imposable to acquire in the past but are now being offered for sale in ...

Dot Weekly 567 days ago
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