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Register.com Now Reports Cyber Attack

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It started with Moniker, TheDomains.com is reporting some domains stolen via Network Solutions (Slash.com and County.com) and now this morning Register.com (owned by Network Solutions) sent out an email about a cyber attack: We have recently identified malicious activity affecting a limited number of customers. Your account has been identified as p...

Dot Weekly 219 days ago

Company Domain Movers: Curio.com, FWX.com & More

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Welcome to another domain name diggings from DotWeekly Discoveries which I scour hundreds of thousands of domain names and pick out domains that have been registered, purchased or simply moving by large companies for one reason or another. The domains often lead to very early discoveries…. Amazon Technologies, Inc. Appears to have purchased t...

Dot Weekly 220 days ago

Amazon Buys KDP.com For Kindle Direct Publishing

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Amazon has purchased the 3 letter dot com domain name KDP.com from Mike Cohn of Light Industries. The sale price is currently unknown but I'm going on a limb and thinking it was six figures! Amazon appears to have purchased KDP.com on or about June 30, 2014 with a secret domain buyer. Amazon launched the KDP on September 3, 2014 and has just recent...

Dot Weekly 220 days ago

MarkMonitor Client Domains For Sale

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Early last week I ran into a domain name and after doing some digging, ran into some more interesting domain names listed for sale. Upon my further digging, I ran into the Afternic listing page for DnStinations. DnStinations is a commonly used "generic" whois information for clients of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor, often listed as Dn...

Dot Weekly 220 days ago

Dronie.com By Twitter Getting Ready For Launch

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Back in August I had discovered that Twitter Inc. had purchased the domain name Dronie.com via an expired drop domain name auction via NameJet and paid $2,551 for the domain. Also stated in my article, Twitter filed a trademark for the Dronie term 4 days after the Twitter Dronie took place at Cannes Lions. Well, Twitter is very likely ready to laun...

Dot Weekly 223 days ago

Company Domain Movers: KY.com, Diligent.com & More

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Welcome back my friends to another round of company domain movers in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries. A series which digs and digs to find domain name recently registered, purchased or simply moving for one reason or another by many large companies. These are often early discoveries which lead to future brands, products, services, companies a...

Dot Weekly 224 days ago

Telepathy Moving All Domains Out Of Moniker.com

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It appears companies are finally heading for the hills and transferring out domain names at mad status out of Moniker.com after the recent security breach. Telepathy is a large portfolio owner and has a focus on 3 letter .com domain names owning many, and they appear to have started on or about September 29, 2014 to transfer out many, if not all do...

Dot Weekly 224 days ago

Secure Your Domain Names Like A Pro

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It's time to get serious with your domain name assets and protect them the best you can at your domain name registrar! The following are suggestions on how to best secure your domain names and there really is one key factor here, email! First, and this is why it's first… have a different email address in the whois than you do on your registra...

Dot Weekly 226 days ago

Massive Moniker.com Breach, Valuable Domains Stolen

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Yesterday Acro.net and his other site DomainGang.com posted two important articles related to a breach at Moniker.com . I wanted to write yesterday but I was pretty busy with other stuff, plus behind the scenes I was working with an effected domain owner on the phone and digging information on the potential domain thefts. This is very important, so...

Dot Weekly 227 days ago

Company Domain Movers: Diligent.com, LSIP.com & More

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The following are domain names that have been purchased, registered or simply moving by large companies. The company domain movers series is listed under the category DotWeekly Discoveries here on DotWeekly if you wish to see more lists like this. Not a huge list today but several interesting domains like always. Diligent.com Appears that it may ha...

Dot Weekly 230 days ago

2 Registrars, 1.3 Million Domain Names With Invalid Whois

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I run into a lot of interesting domain data and I think I will start sharing some of the stuff I run into, so today I will start off with a pretty interesting one. Invalid Whois Data. There are pretty substantial risks involved with having invalid whois data for your domain name, so much so that your domain can be deleted (released from the registr...

Dot Weekly 231 days ago

Pepsi True Launched By Pepsi, Don’t Use Domain

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I often shake my head when large companies launch a new product and here is an example why! PepsiCo announced on October 1, 2014 that they are launching a new soda called Pepsi True and it's exclusive to Amazon.com . What I Don't Get They announce it, but it's not "available"? A lot of people are reading about it because of the press releases but ...

Dot Weekly 232 days ago

Company Domain Movers: WestCoast.com, Poker.net & More

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Welcome to company domain movers in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com. A detailed look at domain names large companies are registering, purchasing and simply moving for one reason or another. As always, these are often early discoveries into what companies may be doing in the near future with product launches, marketing ...

Dot Weekly 232 days ago

Microsoft Sway CDN Very Close To Launching

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Back on August 1, 2014 DotWeekly.com broke the news that Microsoft was very likely getting ready to potentially be launching a CDN (content delivery network) with the name Sway, as they purchased the domain name Sway.com and filed a generalized trademark for the term Sway. Also around the time, they registered the domain names Sway-CDN.com / .net a...

Dot Weekly 237 days ago

Company Domain Movers: Bright.com, Thesis.com & More

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Here is the latest round of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com! In these interesting articles I scour thousands of newly registered domain names, domains moving registrars, domain name server changes, domains moving into privacy protection, registrant changes, hosting changes and much more. Then I take a peak at whois data and historical...

Dot Weekly 238 days ago

Afternic / GoDaddy Issues Premium Promotion

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I have been working with Paul Nicks of GoDaddy the past several days to bring light to several issues I had noticed with the recent integration of GoDaddy registered domain names and Afternic DLS premium promotion. Here are two issues currently that I want to make sure you are aware of. Auto Renew There is currently a timing issue with domain names...

Dot Weekly 239 days ago

Company Domain Name Movers From ABC, Microsoft & More

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Welcome to another round of company domain name movers. The following domain names were registered, purchased or simply moving for some reason by large companies. These domain names are often early indicators of future products, services etc. Unknown CRC.com may have been purchased by a CSC Corporate Domains client. The domain is/was owned by L3 Co...

Dot Weekly 239 days ago

Pfizer Inc Buys StepOnUp.com Domain For $18,888

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Pfizer Inc. has purchased the domain name StepOnUp.com from Michael Berkens of MostWantedDomains.com for $18,888 . StepOnUp.com was grabbed on the drop (released from the registry due to the past owner not renewing the domain name) by Berkens on June 9, 2012. I couldn't get the price paid by Berkens but I wouldn't expect the domain to fetch that mu...

Dot Weekly 239 days ago

MacRumors.com Owner Owns AppleWatch.com

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Apple Inc. doesn't show a lot of "love" towards domain names as they often launch products without the matching domain name. iPad.com is a clear example of this. It's a domain they very likely could have purchased prior to launching the iPad but did not and have not purchased it since either! In general, Apple mainly puts its focus on Apple.com and...

Dot Weekly 245 days ago

The Best Damn Domain List You Will Read Today

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Welcome back my friends to another kicking, best damn domain list you will read today! From the DotWeekly Discoveries series, powered by DomainIQ.com I present you with domain names that have been recently purchased and registered by large companies! These are early discoveries that often lead to new brands, new products, new services and more by m...

Dot Weekly 245 days ago

Domain Names Registered & Purchased Blah Blah

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It's hard to come up with a title for these articles, because I write them all the time…. they are domain names that are registered and purchased by large companies… so I often write: Company Domain Name Movers by Blah Blah company and more.. or Corporate domain names etc. Who cares really (my mood today) In today's list, I include doma...

Dot Weekly 247 days ago

DotWeekly Switches To GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting

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As many of you know, I wrote a post about DotWeekly needing new hosting and I really wasn't looking forward to the change! I hosted with HostGator since 2008, which was a pretty long time and everything was pretty good until more recently. I wasn't aware of it, but Hostgator ownership had changed, data center changed etc. Well, I did a fair amount ...

Dot Weekly 247 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Sony, Red Bull & More

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Welcome to another round of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by our friends at DomainIQ.com . In this series, I do some digging and find some domain names that have been recently registered or purchased by large companies. Some domains may be moving for other reasons as well. These domain names are often early indicators to new products, services and ...

Dot Weekly 248 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Target, Mozilla & More

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Welcome to another round of company domain movers in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries. The following are domain names that have been registered, purchased and simply moving for some reason by large companies. These are often very early discoveries and lead to new products, services and more by many of the companies mentioned. I do not do these...

Dot Weekly 251 days ago

CBS Sells Juke.com To Media Saturn Holding GmbH

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According to whois records, CBS Interactive has sold the domain name Juke.com to Media Saturn Holding GmbH. CBS was going to use Juke.com for a music site but from what I have read, it never really got off the ground. That was around 2008. From what I can tell, Media Saturn Holding GmbH is part of Metro AG / Metro Group. According to BusinessWeek.c...

Dot Weekly 252 days ago

Surfboard.com Domain Floats From Motorola To Arris

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Arris is the new owner of Surfboard.com, a domain name that was owned by Motorola. The domain name had nothing to do with water but related to a technology, cable modem. The Motorola SURFboard was one of the products involved in a purchase by Arris of the Motorola Home Division that Google sold about a year after purchasing Motorola. Arris paid abo...

Dot Weekly 253 days ago

Twitter Has Acquired Digits.com Domain Name

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On July 31, 2014 Twitter Inc. registered the domain name TwitterDigits.com with CSC Corporate Domains which I mentioned in this article. On August 5, 2014 Twitter registered the domain name DigitsByTwitter.com . At that time I monitored the domain name Digits.com because I thought it had some "odd" activity on it recently and with the domain regist...

Dot Weekly 254 days ago

Microsoft Acquired FED.tv Domain For Field Emission Display TV?

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A couple days ago I had noticed that Microsoft Corp had acquired the domain name FED.tv as a "Premium .tv" domain from the registry. Many .tv domain names are held by the registry and require a one-time premium payment for the domain name and FED.tv was one of them. After the premium payment, normal renewal fees apply to the domain. So how much did...

Dot Weekly 256 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Apple, Walmart & More

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Welcome to the latest round of company domain movers by large companies! This list is full of domain names registered, purchased and more by large companies. I call this series DotWeekly Discoveries and it's powered by DomainIQ.com! These domain names are often hint or clues to many upcoming things from the companies behind them, so they may not me...

Dot Weekly 259 days ago

MarkMonitor’s Top 5 Clients

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Ever wondered who the top 5 clients are at corporate domain name provider MarkMonitor.com are? Well, using some tools provided by our friends over at DomainIQ.com you can see that data in a comprehensive report! Here are the top 5 clients by volume at MarkMonitor.com based on email search* Deckers.com, the owners of the UGG brand. I see large amou...

Dot Weekly 259 days ago

Continue DotWeekly Or Stop Is The Question

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I have been pushing hard with DotWeekly since I started writing again to make it all work but I have questioned if I should continue since I started back up. Websites are not free to run, they take a large portion of your time to do it right and there are costs in general to help me do what I do. DotWeekly is not making money, it's costing me money...

Dot Weekly 260 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Eveready, Novaris & More

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In today's DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com of company domain movers by large companies who have recently registered or purchased domain names we will see many interesting things like all the other DotWeekly Discoveries articles! ha ha Okay, here we go! General Motors Registered the domain name MyPriceLink.com . That made me look into ...

Dot Weekly 260 days ago

OpenMail.com Purchased From HP By OpenMail LLC

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OpenMail was founded in October 2013. OpenMail LLC was filed on March 26, 2014 by Michael Blend in Santa Monica CA and a trademark for OpenMail was actually filed prior on 2/10/2014 for: Technology that enables email marketers to more efficiently target emails and email promotions to their customers  Providing a website featuring technology that e...

Dot Weekly 260 days ago

Hint.com Domain Purchased By Hint Health

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A somewhat newer start-up called Hint Health which was founded by Zak Holdsworth and Graham Melcher have purchased the domain name Hint.com for an undisclosed sum from Roy Messer's Nett Corp. The domain name transaction was likely handled at Sedo.com based on DNS history timing when the whois records changed. A July 18, 2013 whois history records ...

Dot Weekly 260 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Motorola, Microsoft & More

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Welcome to the latest round of company domain movers in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com . In the DotWeekly Discoveries series, I do some domain digging and find newly registered, purchased and simply domains on the move by some of the largest companies on the internet. The domain discoveries often lead into "news" of n...

Dot Weekly 261 days ago

The Million Dollar Available Domain Name

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Back in the mid 80′s and early 1990′s there were "available to register" domain names that have now some 20+ years later have become million dollar domain names all by themselves. These are likely still taking place as the world changes and new terms become more popular, but that will take some time. That is one of the very exciting thi...

Dot Weekly 261 days ago

Company Domain Movers From WWE, Gucci & More

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Although today is a holiday in the US and I pretty much took the weekend off to relax and get some things done, I was collecting some domain data from time to time and have a list of company domain movers from large companies. So, welcome to a holiday addition of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com . World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Li...

Dot Weekly 262 days ago

Helpful Meta Description On For Sale Domains

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The other day when I was digging some information on the DomainNameSales.com's Q2 sales reports I ran into a meta description on one of the sold domain names and it really grabbed my eye! I didnt' think much of it at the time, but later in the day while I was sipping on a bottle of Miller Lite, that little bulb got brighter in my head and made me r...

Dot Weekly 264 days ago

Domain Movers Special Addition Part 2

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Yesterday I covered a large portion of DomainNameSales.com Q2 sales as reported by DnJournal.com so if you didn't see that article, you can read it here. A lot of interesting stuff and I also added more info to the story since I posted it yesterday, so if you did read it, you may want to check it again. In this article, I will do the same thing as ...

Dot Weekly 266 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Staples, SC Johnson & More

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Welcome to another round of company domain movers from large company in the series I call DotWeekly Discoveries Powered By DomainIQ.com . The following are domain names that were either registered or purchased by large companies that I happen to discover using several techniques. Facebook Has registered the domain names FacebookRooms.com .net .org ...

Dot Weekly 266 days ago

Domain Movers Special Addition Domain Name Sales

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Ron Jackson of DnJournal.com posted DomainNameSales.com's Q2 reported domain name sales and these are always very interesting sales IMO, because DNS always maximizes domain name sales and will often produce domain sales prices many wouldn't ask for specific domain names. So, I spent a little time and did a little digging to provide something other ...

Dot Weekly 266 days ago

Domain Registrations & Purchases By Large Companies

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Here is the latest list of domain name registrations and purchases by large companies in a series I like to call DotWeekly Discoveries that is powered by DomainIQ.com . These are often very early discoveries that companies are registering and buying domain names for future products, services, advertising campaigns and countless other reasons. Here ...

Dot Weekly 267 days ago

Wonderful.com Domain Purchased By POM Wonderful

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On August 12 ,2014 I detected some activity relating to Wonderful.com and that it potentially may have sold. Based on past whois history there could have been a lot of things happening with the domain name, but now I can confirm that Wonderful.com DID sell and I just discovered who the buyers were: POM Wonderful Although the current domain name wh...

Dot Weekly 267 days ago

Drip.com and Dunk.com Domain Names Sell

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Two very nice 4 letter generic domain names are now off the market! Drip.com has been sold by Bryan Graves / NameZoom. Bryan has owned Drip.com since about October 3, 2007 according to whois records. Currently, it is unknown who the buyers of Drip.com are, but the domain has been transferred into SafeNames, which is a pretty popular brand protectio...

Dot Weekly 268 days ago

Available Domains Listed On GoDaddy Auctions

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Sometime last week I was researching a domain name and according to DomainTools whois, the domain was listed for sale via "source 6″ which in turn is GoDaddy. I stopped in at Bob's old home to see what the domain was listed for and see the action.  The following is what was displayed: Clearly I typed AirWriter.com in the search box, so why t...

Dot Weekly 268 days ago

Domain Movers From Large Companies

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Here is another list of detected domain movers by large companies, in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries which is powered by DomainIQ.com . Nice mix today of sold / registered domains and as always with some digging data that I discovered as well. Unknown A currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client had CSC purchase the domain name ForwardFa...

Dot Weekly 269 days ago

Corporate Domain Movers From WalMart, Google & More

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Welcome to the latest round of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com of corporate domain name purchases, company domain registrations and simply domain movers by some of the largest companies on the internet. I spend countless hours digging up the following information that you are going to read in a few minutes, so enjoy! Wal-Mart Stores, ...

Dot Weekly 272 days ago

Facebook Secures Oculus.com Domain Name

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According to whois records, Facebook Inc. has secured the Oculus.com domain name that was owned by Tim Appnel. I did not see a connection with Appnel and Oculus VR  prior. Based on whois history records, my educated guess would be that Facebook / Oculus VR, LLC acquired Oculus.com between 10/29/2013 and 12/13/2013. Oculus.com and OculusVR.com domai...

Dot Weekly 274 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Home Depot, Verizon & More

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Here is the latest company domain movers from DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com of company domain name purchases, registrations and movers by some of the largest companies on the web. As always, these are "very fresh" findings. I do some research into each domain, but not in a heavy detailed form. Some more info likely can be added with...

Dot Weekly 274 days ago

Did Google Sell GrandCentral.com Domain Name?

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I noticed some action on GrandCentral.com a domain name that has been owned by Google Inc. . The domain was with domain name registrar MarkMonitor and has just transferred OUT to GoDaddy.com and includes the email address craig@firespotter.com in whois. Google is still shown in whois records as the "owner" of the domain and the only change besides ...

Dot Weekly 275 days ago
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