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Domain Metrics Study Part 1

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DotWeekly.com As many of you know, I like to dig into stuff! I like to look at things from a lot of different angles. Sometimes this leads to discoveries that are uncommon and another approach to look for thing. When the topic is Domain Names, there are many metrics to consider, but is there a "set" […]

Dot Weekly 67 days ago

GoDaddy Auctions Quick Facts

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DotWeekly.com Sometimes we learn things from facts and looking at things from a different perspective… so here are some quick facts using data I gathered on GoDaddy Auctions with some tools that I use! These facts are estimates, as data changes constantly! These are facts, because at the time I downloaded the data, these were the […]

Dot Weekly 74 days ago

Amazon.com Registers 64 Phone Domain Names

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DotWeekly.com Amazon is set to announce a "new device" on June 18, 2014 but did they just tip their hand? On June 4, 2014 through the MarkMonitor service, Amazon has registered 64 domain names related to a phone! It is likely going to be a "larger phone" because they registered the term Phablet? It will likely […]

Dot Weekly 77 days ago

.Whatever! My Take On The New gTLDs

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DotWeekly.com A lot of buzz about the new gTLD's and I haven't said a word about it yet, well until now! Money! Money is the first thing that comes to my mind. It is a pure money thing. Money for ICANN and money for the registries of the the gTLD's and registrars playing the game. Registrars […]

Dot Weekly 77 days ago

45 .com Domains Renewed For $119

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DotWeekly.comI have been extremely tight on money and I have been dropping domain names like flies… but I needed to come up with away to save at least some domains and be able to renew some on the cheap! So what did I do? It cost about $9 per domain to renew at GoDaddy It […]

Dot Weekly 200 days ago

Afternic Pushing Nice Five Figure Domain Sales

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DotWeekly.comI was browsing the "recently sold" section on Afternic.com and they have been pushing out some nice five figure domain name sales lately! Domains always seem to amaze me, because one person can look at a domain sale and be like… wow, that was a nice sale, or I wouldn't pay that much for "that"

Dot Weekly 437 days ago

Dr Oz Magazine On The Way via Hearst Domain Reg

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DotWeekly.comBack in late January 2013 some rumors swirled that Dr. Oz would be releasing a magazine and was 90% close to inking a deal with Hearst Communications as reported by the NYPost.com …. well, Hearst Communications¬†just registered several domain names that nearly seal the deal with the magazine deal! Hearst Communications¬†has registe...

Dot Weekly 442 days ago

SmartName.com Closes My Account, Keeps My Money

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DotWeekly.comI have been parking domain names with SmartName.com for many years. It was never the best, but I did like several things they offered and that is why I used the service. What I liked the most was the way they displayed "for sale" messages ontop of the landing pages for domains you wished to

Dot Weekly 457 days ago

$60K Purchase of ComingTogether.com Was Coke

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DotWeekly.comYesterday I reported that the domain name ComingTogether.com was reported sold by Mike Mann on his Facebook page for $60,000 and today The Coca Cola Company is listed as the new owners in whois records! This clearly shows that companies will spend big bucks to own the exact match domain name for advertising campaigns! Here is...

Dot Weekly 478 days ago

EA Acquires BF4.com Battlefield 4 Domain Name

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DotWeekly.comElectronic Arts has acquired the domain name BF4.com for the upcoming launch of the 13th installment of the very popular game Battlefield. The new BF4 game is set to launch in the fall of 2013. EA isn't shy in using great domain names, as they simply use Battlefield.com for the "main" domain name for the games

Dot Weekly 478 days ago

$60K Sale Of ComingTogether.com Shows Domain Dreams

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DotWeekly.comDomain names can be some amazing little buggers! That's why I love them so much! You never know what you are holding and who wants your one of a kind piece of virtual real estate. Domain names can be extremely powerful when used in marketing, as it can easily direct a massive amount of eyeballs

Dot Weekly 479 days ago

I Just About Shipped My Pants!

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DotWeekly.comKmart of all stores came up with a commercial that has gone viral and it's funny! I think of Kmart and the 80's, empty parking lots and brown shopping carts. I hate the color brown and the 80's were some 30 years ago. Well, Kmart pulled a fast one on everybody and produced a commercial

Dot Weekly 495 days ago

Unreported Domain Sales: Cup.net, Projected.com and More

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DotWeekly.comDoing some digging (it's what I do) I was able to uncover some domain names that have sold recently (likely for a fair amount) but went unreported likely due to an NDA. The following domain names have "clear" whois changes but were not reported sold for whatever reason. The sales took place via BuyDomains or

Dot Weekly 496 days ago

Spy on the Big Boys in Domaining

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DotWeekly.comLearn from those who are successful! Makes darn good sense to me and I'm sure makes sense to you. Well, here is a tip on spying on the big boys to see what they are doing. Lets take a large domain name company like BuyDomains/Afternic aka NameMedia. I'm sure they have a lot of smart

Dot Weekly 496 days ago

ExtremeFitness.com Sells for $25K, Follow.net $20K

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DotWeekly.comAfternic.com has just published a couple nice five figure sales that have just cleared. ExtremeFitness.com sold for $25,000 USD Follow.net sold for $20,000 USD

Dot Weekly 497 days ago

Cherish Your Domain Name Sales

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DotWeekly.comCherish them all really, because they can often be few and far between… and they can even appear to stop! The larger and more quality portfolio you have, the less likely this will happen but as your portfolio shrinks, so will the offers and sales! At least this is exactly what has happened to me!

Dot Weekly 497 days ago

IAteTheBones.com KFC is Ditching The Bones From Chicken

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DotWeekly.comKFC is getting ready to launch a full scale attack on bones! The "viral" machine they are hoping to ride on? I Ate The Bones! + a large scale ad campaign on boneless chicken. Ads will feature the tag line I Ate The Bones and KFC was wise enough to run with that tag line

Dot Weekly 503 days ago

Domain Sale Prices Can Be Head Scratchers

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DotWeekly.comI have been involved in the domain industry for over 7 years now and I have yet to figure out a rhyme or reason behind the vast majority of reported domain name sales and the prices paid for the domains. Some random terms to you or I can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Dot Weekly 505 days ago

Bounty DuraTowel Forgets DAH DuraTowel.com

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Procter & Gamble owns a lot of "exact match" domain names but for some reason simply never registered the exact match (IMO) name of one of the companies new products. DuraTowel. DuraTowel is in the Bounty paper towel family but DuraTowel.com simply sits unregistered? Being "available" to be registered is well worth the $10 to...

Dot Weekly 527 days ago

DotWeekly Starting Back Up!

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DotWeekly was a vibrant site with thousands of visitors daily and was completely lost during a hosting change in late 2012. After doing some thinking and simply taking a little time off, I have felt the need to start sharing again! In the coming weeks I will be rebuilding DotWeekly.com to the look and feel

Dot Weekly 569 days ago

Wii U Nintendo Domains Registered Day Of Game Announcement

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Nintendo has registered several new domain names with its announcement yesterday Pre-E3 about the Wii U gaming system. The domain names that I was able to dig up include: Miiverse.com (Social Network) MiiWaraWara.com (Social Network) WiiUProController.com (New Controller) WiiUGamePad.com (Touch Gaming Pad) Interestingly enough, all of the above wer...

Dot Weekly 808 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Newly Acquired Domains By Large Companies

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Welcome to another round of DotWeekly Discoveries, which includes a bunch of digging by me to find a fair amount of newly registered domain names by large companies. All of the domain names are based on whois records data and some domains were registered in several other TLD's like .net, .org etc. by the company.

Dot Weekly 813 days ago

GetA.com Purchased By .com Registry Verisign Inc

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The registry for .com domain names has made a .com purchase themselves and purchased the catchy domain name GetA.com (Get A .com) I wasn't able to discover a price paid, but according to whois records, Verisign is now the owner of the domain name. Based on experience, it would appear that Verisign used a domain

Dot Weekly 820 days ago

G.me Domain Name Purchased By Google?

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The single letter domain name G.me was reserved by the .me registry for several years but a recent change in whois has me thinking that a new owner is in the works! G.me moved from the .me registry to a generic whois contact information for brand protection company MarkMonitor. Google Inc. just so happens to

Dot Weekly 824 days ago

Google Wins GooglePlay.com Domain Name

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Back in March of this year, Google changed some things up and changed names of it "marketplace" for apps, games and music from Android Market to Google Play. One thing missing with the name change was the matching domain name GooglePlay.com as it was owned by somebody else already. Google filed a compliant with the

Dot Weekly 826 days ago

MLB Acquires Athletics.com Domain Name

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Major League Baseball has acquired the generic domain name Athletics.com according to whois records for an undisclosed sum. The "official site" of the Oakland Athletics resides at http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=oak&sv=1 but it will be easier to visit the site directly, as MLB almost always does a redirect of the basebal...

Dot Weekly 827 days ago

Apple Grabs iPhone5.com Domain Name

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Apple Inc. has successfully obtained the iPhone5.com domain name through a WIPO claim they recently filed. The domain name is now registered under the brand protection company Corporation Service Company, which is a domain name registrar Apple has been using lately. I would expect the whois data to update to Apple Inc. shortly. It is

Dot Weekly 829 days ago

Ford Goes Further With $10K Domain Purchase GoFurther.com

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I have been taking a break lately and I'm still not sure if I will continue writing as much as I did but I will see. Anyway, Andrew over at DNW.com reported on May 2, 2012 that the domain name GoFurther.com had sold for $10,000 at Sedo to a Mark Monitor client…. well, that client

Dot Weekly 836 days ago

Farmville 2 Coming Soon By Zynga? Domain Hints At It

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Farmville lovers may get a old, new game to play pretty soon! Farmville 2 According to some recent changes with the domain name Farmville2.com, it would appear that Zynga is getting its ducks in a row to launch a second series of its super popular game Farmville. Farmville2.com was not owned by Zynga and was

Dot Weekly 857 days ago

Vitt.com Expired Domain Auction, Joe Vitt Named Saints Head Coach

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New Orleans Saints have named assistant coach Joe Vitt as the new interim head coach according to NFL.com and it just so happens that the domain name Vitt.com (his surname) is currently an expired domain name auction taking place! The no reserve auction ends on April 14, 2012 at about 4:22 pm Central Standard Time

Dot Weekly 861 days ago

999.com Sells, Plus More Domain Movers

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Based on whois records, the domain name 999.com has been sold via Sedo.com. I haven't seen a published purchase price but if it was a public sale, I would expect it to be published by Sedo. The domain name is still in the transfer process so the new owner is not currently known. The average

Dot Weekly 870 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Backordered Expired Domain List

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It has been awhile since I did any GoDaddy Goodies lists, so I thought I would do a little digging for you and share a special list for you. Here are 433 expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place at GoDaddy Auctions. Each domain name in this list are: Two Word .com 1

Dot Weekly 875 days ago

Leap Year Screws With Expired Domain Inventory

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Expired domain name auctions that end on 4/4/2012 at GoDaddy Auctions seemed to be missing some inventory, so I sent a quick message to Paul Nicks of GoDaddy to see what was up. This wasn't the first time I had noticed inventory missing for a day from the site and or via FTP, so I

Dot Weekly 877 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: New Domain Purchases By Companies

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It has been awhile since I did a DotWeeekly Discoveries so I thought I would share one today. DotWeekly Discoveries is simply a list of random domain names that larger companies have recently acquired or purchased in the domain name aftermarket. Here we go: NBA started grabbing some generic terms relating to team apparel with

Dot Weekly 878 days ago

Ooma Telo Free Phone Has A WWW. Problem

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I saw a TV commercial for a "free home phone" service called Ooma.com this weekend and decided to head on over to the website this morning to see what it was all about. The problem? Their website doesn't resolve (work) for those who do not include www. with the domain name when entering it into

Dot Weekly 879 days ago

CloudServers.com Purchased By Salesforce For $32K?

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Several very nice "cloud" related domain names have expired lately that are registered at GoDaddy and have went to GoDaddy.com Auctions with one of those domains being CloudServers.com which was purchased for $32,010. Whois data has changed after the 5-7 day waiting period after the auction ended but doesn't clearly indicate that Salesforce...

Dot Weekly 880 days ago

FiveInTheCloud.com Launched By Google

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Google Inc. secretly registered two domain names on 2/29/2012, FiveInTheCloud.com and 5InTheCloud.com with domain registrar MarkMonitor. Fast forward to 3/23/2012 and Google has launched a website on the domains! (5InTheCloud.com actually resolves to a 404 page, which is pretty funny considering! Failed redirect is my guess to FiveInTheCloud.com) T...

Dot Weekly 880 days ago

Box.com Sold For About $1 Million To Box.net

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Back in September 2011 I had broke the news that Box.net had purchased the domain name Box.com . At the time I wasn't able to dig up a sales price, but now a cNet.com article posted today has revealed the price, kind of!  The money talk from the cNet article: "How many zeros?" I asked.

Dot Weekly 881 days ago

Code.com Domain Very Likely Just Sold

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Premium domain name Code.com has likely just sold! Based on some digging by myself and with the help of DomainTools.com whois history, I think the domain sold! Code.com switched to whois privacy on March 14, 2012 and also changed domain name registrars. How much and who is the buyer? These things are very hard to

Dot Weekly 882 days ago

Months To Fix This Afternic? Really?

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It makes things a lot harder to sell a domain name when a website has problems. To make it worse, you inform the company of the problem and they haven't fixed it for months!!! If you use Afternic.com to sell your domain names, you should read this as I will explain the problem. Direct Linking

Dot Weekly 885 days ago

Apple Grabs A Couple New Domains For New iPad

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It has been pretty common for Apple Inc. to register some new domain names the day of a product launch and the New iPad launch was no different! Apple didn't go on as big of a domain shopping spree as they did when they launched iCloud during WWDC in 2011 when they registered 50 new

Dot Weekly 896 days ago

Visa Acquires V.me Domain Name And Launches Site

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Mega credit card company Visa® secretly acquired the single letter domain name V.me from the registry (likely through the .me Development Program) around October 2011 but whois records remained behind the generic DnStinations Inc. which is used by brand protection company MarkMonitor. Late yesterday, Visa figured it was time to reveal they acq...

Dot Weekly 897 days ago

Google Drops Android Market For Google Play, Without GooglePlay.com

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Google chopped the "Android Market" name and has officially launched "Google Play". You can read more about the name change on Google's Official Blog but we are here to talk about domains! First, Google does NOT currently own the domain name GooglePlay.com . According to whois records, Kristoffer Kullengren of Japan is the current o...

Dot Weekly 898 days ago

Google Buys GYBO.com Domain, Get Your Business Online

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Google has been putting focus on getting businesses online and is using a lot of domain names to help in its effort. The latest is GYBO.com, a domain name they recently acquired from its past owner for an undisclosed amount. Back around July 2011, Google Inc. started buying domain names related to "Get Online" and

Dot Weekly 899 days ago

Moniker To Give Others A Shot At Others.com Domain

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Moniker is sending one of its own into the domain name auction pool and is giving a shot to others to own the domain name Others.com! The Others.com auction will start tomorrow, so if you want in on the action, I'd suggest placing your backorder today. Why would Moniker be offering Others.com for sale? Hard

Dot Weekly 901 days ago

What Will Google Showy Be?

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Google registers a lot of domain names and it seems like they use "some" of them overtime and others not at all. Google isn't one to just buy a domain for fun though and often times they go big when they buy. With that in mind, why did they register GoogleShowy.com on 2/27/2012? They do

Dot Weekly 903 days ago

Boatloads Of Issues, Costa Registers Boatload Of Domain Names

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First the Costa Concordia cruise ship sinks after is ran a ground. Then the Costa Allegra catches fire in the engine room and the cruise ship lost power in the Indian Ocean and is now being towed in. So what does the Costa Cruise line do when they have a ship at sea with over

Dot Weekly 905 days ago

Access Full List Of GoDaddy Auction Domain Names

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Here is a How To article on how to obtain the full list of domain names on auction at GoDaddy Auctions® GoDaddy lists its domain names via FTP but you can access the lists on the web without using an FTP program. Step 1 Visit: ftp://ftp.godaddy.com (You can also access the files directly on the

Dot Weekly 908 days ago

Sedo Reporting JP.com Sold For $1,100?

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Here is a graphic that will catch your eye! Sedo.com is reporting via its domain name sales RSS feed that the two letter domain name JP.com has been sold for $1,100 USD? What? The domain names whois data has not changed since June 16, 2011 when it changed to JP.com & Co, so even though

Dot Weekly 910 days ago
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