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Domain Movers: TheNightlyShow.com & Angus.com

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Weekend additions of domain name movers is almost always small and today is no different. Today's list includes a domain buy and a domain mover. TheNightlyShow.com has been purchased, I assume by Comedy Central but currently only shows generic MarkMonitor whois data. A new spin off show of The Daily Show launched on January 19, 2015 and holds the n...

Dot Weekly 161 days ago

Domain Movers: Grains.com, Untouched.com & More

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I'm a bit under the weather today but domains don't stop moving so I shouldn't (even though I feel like crap) so I did some digging this morning and noticed several interesting domain movers to share with you. Here we go with today's list: Grains.com has been purchased from Garry Chernoff of NetIncome Ventures Inc. by Barchart.com Inc for a current...

Dot Weekly 162 days ago

Domain Movers: EchoSecuirty.com, HBONow.com & More

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Welcome to another round of domain name movers that I noticed while digging around and figured I would share some interesting things that I had seen. RightTrack.com was purchased by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, which appears to have taken place about 2/18/2013. The domain was purchased using the Name Advisers arm of MarkMonitor. Then the domai...

Dot Weekly 163 days ago

Domain Movers: Mix.org, Internships.com & More

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Here are some domain name movers that I noticed last night and this morning that may interest you in some way. Uninterrupted.com has been purchased by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The domain name had a for sale lander on it, with a price of $2,910 so that may give an indication as toaround what the sales price was. For any "TV/cable/streaming" ...

Dot Weekly 164 days ago

Tracking Domain Names

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Tracking domain names isn't easy! I often post "domain movers" and "DotWeekly Discoveries" by using several methods but one key factor that I always use is whois records. These consist of current and historical records. The problem with whois and I have said this before, it really should be "who do you want to be" instead of whois. Whois records fo...

Dot Weekly 164 days ago

Domain Movers: RedLobster.com, CP.com & More

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Welcome to another round of domain name movers, which includes domain names that are moving for one reason or another, often times it is a sale! Some move and sell for unknown reasons, but most of the following would go unnoticed unless otherwise. So, here we go! Exclusively.com has been purchased by SnapDeal.com, from who appears to be Domain.com ...

Dot Weekly 165 days ago

Quality Adjustment? Modern Robbery? SmartName

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SmartName.com is included in the title of this story, because they do "Quality Adjustment" to domain name parking revenue. Google also does adjustments to "final earnings" for adsense, but on a daily basis from what I have seen. SmartName does it on a monthly basis. I'm sure a lot of companies do it in some fashion. So what the hell is this "Qualit...

Dot Weekly 166 days ago

Domain Movers: Move.org (fitting) MovingTruck.com

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MOVE over you domain lovers! Here is the movers addition of domain movers! Sounded good, but today isn't the most exciting list I have discovered but that stuff happens when the weekend comes around, but there are still some nice domains in the list that were purchased recently and likely wouldn't have been reported other wise. I'm not a reporter, ...

Dot Weekly 166 days ago

CM.com Reactivated By Registry

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Back in September 2014 I wrote a little article with the title: The Million Dollar Available Domain Name Well, I was doing some searching for somebody one day and I happened to type the two letter domain name CM.com into DomainTools.com's whois. The domain name was showing as "Available". I wasn't sure what was going on and I wrote about it. "Mike"...

Dot Weekly 166 days ago

Who Purchased Domaining.com? My Guess

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Yesterday (1/16/2015) was the first time I even heard that Domaining.com was even for sale and it was also the first time I heard it had sold, with Monday being the day the new owners will be officially announced… Well, part of the fun is guessing who the new buyers are prior, so here is my guess! TurnCommerce Inc. aka the Reberry Brothers, a...

Dot Weekly 169 days ago

Domain Movers: BabyBottles.com, Rode.com & More

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Here are some more domain name movers that have been sold/purchased lately that likely wouldn't be reported otherwise that I noticed while doing some digging. Several nice domains in today's list. BabyBottles.com has been sold by Playtex Products, LLC a very popular brand that makes and sells Baby Bottles? I had noticed this domain name for sale an...

Dot Weekly 171 days ago

PUR.com Domain Acquired By Helen Of Troy Limited

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Helen Of Troy Limited has acquired the domain name Pur.com for its water filtering brand PUR according to whois records! Helen Of Troy Limited (HotUs.com) is the owner of many popular brands like OXO, Revlon, Braun, Honeywell and many more. The main domain name used for the PUR brand has been PurWater.com, so this is a domain name upgrade to be an ...

Dot Weekly 172 days ago

Domain Movers: Hex.com, ChasePay.com & More

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Back with another round of a couple domain name movers that I had noticed this morning that would likely go unreported otherwise (at least in most cases and if they do… you very likely read it here first) and wanted to share them with you! ChasePay.com was purchased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the likely listed buy it now amount of $1,395...

Dot Weekly 173 days ago

Domain Movers: Arca.com, ClearCare.com & More

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Here are a couple domain name movers that I noticed this morning while digging around a little bit and figured I would share them with you. ARCA.com appears to have potentially changed ownership. The domain was owned by SAVVIS (CentryLink) and transferred out of MarkMonitor to Tucows under privacy protection. DNS did not change from Savvis.net afte...

Dot Weekly 174 days ago

Colitis.com Domain Likely Sold

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According to whois records, it would appear that the domain name Colitis.com  has very likely been sold! The likely domain sale hits close to home for me, not because I owned the domain or was the buyer, it's because I have the disease! It's a horrible disease that is life altering and I deal with it constantly! Chron's and Colitis are very similar...

Dot Weekly 176 days ago

AmericanFamily.com Domain Secured By American Family Insurance

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AmericanFamily.com has finally been secured by American Family Insurance, a Wisconsin based insurance provider! The domain name has long been owned by Synapse Group, Inc. which is a subsidiary of Time Inc. Synapse had a magazine subscription on the AmericanFamily.com site, as well as other stuff over the years. I have been an American Family Insura...

Dot Weekly 176 days ago

Circuit.com Domain Purchased By Unify GmbH

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Based on whois data, the former Siemens Enterprise Communications which was rebranded to Unify in late 2013 has purchased the domain name Circuit.com . A little recent history: Circuit.com was long owned by NetTuner Corp until what appears to be a sale of the domain that took place about December 20, 2012 and maybe financed through Domain Capital o...

Dot Weekly 176 days ago

Domain Movers: Gesture.com, SYP.com and More

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Here are a couple domain names that I had noticed yesterday while digging around that likely wouldn't be reported sold other wise. Gesture.com was purchased (likely by a company) from Adam Smadja and purchased on behalf of a SafeNames LTD client. Adam was a bit surprised that I even knew the domain name sold when I contacted him to see if he could ...

Dot Weekly 179 days ago

Lease.com Domain Changes Ownership

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Lease.com was owned by Branded Holding Group (last know as Internet Holding Group) of New York since the early 2000's but according to whois records, the domain name has since changed ownership to Interactive Lease Corporation, Inc. of Florida. The domain name has spent the majority of its life as a parked domain name but sometime around 2013 the d...

Dot Weekly 180 days ago

Company Domain Movers: Poster.com, Sprout.com & More

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Welcome to company domain movers in a series I call DotWeekly Discoveries in which I scour the web and find domain names that were recently registered, purchased and simply moving by large companies. These are often early discoveries that lead into new products, brands, services and simply unknown futures because it's so early in the discovery. I t...

Dot Weekly 261 days ago

Quirky Acquires Wink.com From MyLife

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Quirky Inc which launched the Wink App in partnership with GE has acquired the EMD Wink.com  Wink.com was previously owned by MyLife.com Inc which had used the domain in the past. MyLife is linked with Reunion.com and Classmates.com Wink is getting ready to release RELAY around Thanksgiving 2014, so maybe they felt it was time to acquire the exact...

Dot Weekly 262 days ago

Google Acquires SmartWatch.com & SmartWatch.net

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This morning I mentioned that Google may be naming a new watch Tacto… but Fusion, Altos and Pillar may also be in the mix… BUT during some more digging, I discovered that Google now owns the premium, category killer domain name SmartWatch.com and SmartWatch.net which they have just revealed via whois. Google appears to have acquired the...

Dot Weekly 262 days ago

Google To Launch Tacto Watch?

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Google appears to be getting ready to launch a new watch with the name "Tacto" which means "Touch" in Spanish. Google had acquired WIMM Labs back in 2012 and they had owned the domain name TactoWatch.com at that time but Google gained control over the domain when it purchased WIMM Labs. As of yesterday, October 15, 2014, the same day that Google an...

Dot Weekly 262 days ago

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 263 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 264 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 264 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 264 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 267 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 268 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 268 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 271 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 271 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 274 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 275 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 276 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 276 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 281 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 282 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 283 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 283 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 283 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 289 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 290 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 291 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 292 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 292 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 295 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 296 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 297 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 298 days ago
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