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DotWeekly Discoveries: Domains Acquired By Larger Companies

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I haven't been posting much lately as I have been under the weather. I am having some kind of heart issues, but hopefully with all the tests they have run last week, they (doctors) can discover something. Speaking of discovering, I haven't done a DotWeekly Discoveries for sometime now, so on a day when the

Dot Weekly 969 days ago

Netflix Buys Netflix.tv Domain Name For $1K

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Exclusive~ Netflix Inc. has purchased the domain name Netflix.tv for $1,000 USD from its past owner. .TV is the international country code domain for the country of Tuvalu. Many may think .TV would stand for "Television" but it is really a country code TLD. Netflix used domain name buyer BrandCertified Inc., which is a sister

Dot Weekly 972 days ago

WinTheWienermobile.com Your Chance May Be Coming!

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According to a new domain name registration by Kraft Foods, the makers of Oscar Mayer Wieners and the famous Wienermobile that was created in 1936 to help promote the hot dogs, may be sitting in your driveway! Kraft hand registered the domain name WinTheWienermobile.com on January 18, 2012 and has registered the domain name until

Dot Weekly 972 days ago

New Domain Trend Alert! HD With iPad 3 Rumors

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I see a lot of newly registered domain names by big and small companies and one thing I have been noticing over the past week or so are domain names ending in HD! At first this threw me off a little bit, because HD TV's have been around for awhile… then I got reading a

Dot Weekly 975 days ago

Novartis Registers 198 Domains With Latest Pill Recall

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Novartis has announced a voluntary recall of several of its popular brands like Excedren®, Gas-X®, NoDoz® and Bufferen®. The recall was announced on January 9, 2012 but 3 days after the recall, Novartis went on a big domain name shopping spree and purchased 198 domain names related to the recalls. All the domain names contained...

Dot Weekly 976 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies To Take A Break

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I try new things all the time, some work and some do not! GoDaddy Goodies is a series I have been doing on DotWeekly for sometime now (I think well over 100 lists to date) and I have always enjoyed doing them. Many of you enjoy them as well. The bad thing, they take a

Dot Weekly 978 days ago

Parked.com Goes Black

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I was onto something the other day when I posted this article about Parked.com but I was just "off" a little bit about what was likely going on. Actually, I'm still not 100% sure what is going on, but Parked.com is only showing this on it's home page today! "For questions regarding Parked.com, please contact

Dot Weekly 979 days ago

Brand Certified Grabs OneToday.org For Google Inc

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According to whois records, Google Inc. used domain name buying service Brand Certified Inc. to purchase the domain name OneToday.org in Mid December 2011. Brand Certified also acquired OneToday.com for Google but they did that around June 2011. Neither the .com or .org domain names currently resolve to anything, but Google always seems to have...

Dot Weekly 980 days ago

Is DomainApps.com Buying Parked.com

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This article is currently speculation / rumor for now but the following was stated from a Parked.com account rep: "make sure you sign up for an account at DomainApps.com as you will soon be able to access Parked.com account via DomainApps." Now the above statement by itself wouldn't flag a purchase / sale to me

Dot Weekly 981 days ago

GoDaddy Mobile App Reaches 1 Million Downloads

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I finally got a smartphone shortly after Christmas and after figuring it out for a couple days, I jumped on the Android Market and searched for the GoDaddy App and installed it. I didn't actually use it for a couple days after installing it but I have used it a couple times since then. Today,

Dot Weekly 982 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 55 Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Welcome to another series of the exclusive GoDaddy Goodies on DotWeekly. GoDaddy Goodies is a hand picked list of expired, No Reserve domain name auctions currently taking place. Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction page for easy one click bidding or watching of the domain auction. All auctions start at only

Dot Weekly 983 days ago

Did Salesforce Acquire Desk.com Domain Name?

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According to domain name whois records, Salesforce did acquire Desk.com The change of ownership appears to have taken place around November 2011. Desk.com was owned by Reflex Publishing Inc. according to whois history records. Interestingly enough, in the whois information when Reflex owned Desk.com, it stated "Not For Sale". I guess money ...

Dot Weekly 985 days ago

Time Warner Buys CableWifi.com Plus More Domains

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Time Warner Cable is starting off 2012 by securing some domain names related to its "cable wifi" product they offer. What makes more sense for your "cable wifi" product than CableWifi.com? Nothing, so it makes perfect sense for them to purchase/own the domain name! Not only did Time Warner purchase CableWifi.com (the domain is actua...

Dot Weekly 986 days ago

uVideos.com Buyer For $22K Was Univision

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Michael Berkins of TheDomains.com had posted that Mike Mann sold the domain name uVideos.com very recently for $22,000 and I happened to just noticed who purchased the domain name. It was Univision Communications, Inc. Mike Mann stated he purchased the domain name uVideos.com for $79. Here is a little more information based on whois data:

Dot Weekly 986 days ago

Cart.com Domain Sells For $49,999 At Sedo

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A very nice 4 letter dictionary word domain name has been sold at Sedo.com for under $50K, Cart.com According to whois records, the buyers were Original Web Ventures Inc. The deal appears to have closed right around the Christmas holiday. A couple other domain name sales that grabbed my eye over at Sedo include: VitaminCenter.com

Dot Weekly 990 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 78 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Happy New Year! Welcome back to another round of my series I call GoDaddy Goodies. This exclusive series includes a hand picked list of expired, no reserve domain names that are exclusively on public auction at GoDaddy.com .  Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction page for easy one click bidding or

Dot Weekly 990 days ago

How To Find Potential Domain Name Buyers

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I wrote an article the other day about buying domain names that contained exact match terms to domain names that people already own and Joe asked a question in the comment section on how I would go about contacting the potential buyers I mentioned in the article. So this is how I would do it.

Dot Weekly 992 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 70 Super Hot Expired Domain Names

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Welcome to another exclusive series of GoDaddy Goodies! The following is a hand pick list of expired, no reserve domain names that are currently on public auction. I filter a huge list of over 400,000 domain names and come up with a manageable list of domain names that I think are worth considering to invest

Dot Weekly 993 days ago

Domain Education, Don’t Fail Like This

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I do these types of articles for one reason, to help! I'm not bashing any company or person when doing them as it simply helps to have a real life example. The Company: Bill Paul Limited Domain Used For Website: BillPaulLtd.com Company Name Advertised As: "Bill Paul Limited" The problem lies with using the acronym

Dot Weekly 993 days ago

Finding Domain Names With Your Domain In It

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Investing in domain names that contain "your domain" is always a very wise investment. (.com that is) One thing that I often do when investing in domain name is finding domain names that I think others will own but with "added" words to it. Example: FoamInsulators.com is a domain name I recently purchased in an

Dot Weekly 993 days ago

$10, 1 Bid Expired Domain Name Auctions (backorders)

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I haven't done one of these lists in a long time but figured I would do one since it has been awhile! The following list contains expired, no reserve domain names that are currently on public auction. The domain names have a current price of $10 and have 1 bid on the domain names. This

Dot Weekly 994 days ago

Exposed! Domain Privacy Protection Needs To Be Removed

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With tomorrow being the day to "boycott GoDaddy", many entities will be exposed from behind domain privacy protection if they do transfer out! A lot of companies use "Domains By Proxy" which is a service owned by GoDaddy for whois privacy protection and that needs to be removed in order to transfer a domain name

Dot Weekly 994 days ago

Repossessed by Go Daddy

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No, this doesn't have anything to do with SOPA! Today, I was doing some investigating and ran into something that I haven't seen yet. "Repossessed by Go Daddy" in the whois data for a domain name? After doing a bit more digging, I ran into some domain names that contained Go Daddy Software but used

Dot Weekly 994 days ago

Just A Domain Name Story

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Here is a little domain name story that I thought I would share and you may find interest in. Here we go: Back around this time in 2008 I had purchased the domain name BailoutBill.com on an expired GoDaddy auction for $161. This was right around the time that the bill had passed, so a

Dot Weekly 995 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 64 Good Expired Domain Auctions

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Here is another round of my hand picked expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place in public auction that I call GoDaddy Goodies. All domain names are expired and no reserve! Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction for easy one click bidding or watching. Each auction starts at only

Dot Weekly 996 days ago

Namecheap Calls Out GoDaddy On Transfer Out Problems

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Namecheap.com is calling out GoDaddy.com with transfer out problems relating to domain names transferring out of GoDaddy.com to Namecheap. The article posted on the Namecheap Blog states that GoDaddy is sending incomplete whois data to Namecheap. "GoDaddy appears to be returning incomplete WHOIS information to Namecheap, delaying the transfer p...

Dot Weekly 996 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 69 Tasty Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to a holiday edition of GoDaddy Goodies! 69 expired, no reserve domain name auctions all hand picked and displayed for you in one list. Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction page for easy one click bidding or watching of the auction. All domain names start at only $10/$12 with No

Dot Weekly 999 days ago

Box.net Becomes Box.com After Domain Name Purchase

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If you are a DotWeekly reader, you were informed in September 2011 that Box.net purchased Box.com in a discovery I had found with domain name whois record changes. I had stated in that article: "Will Box.net become Box.com? Hard to say at this point but now they can if they want to." and now we

Dot Weekly 1001 days ago

From Advertiser To Owner, P&G Buys Sit Or Squat App

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According to whois records for the domain name SitOrSquat.com, The Procter And Gamble Company is now the proud owner of it! Densebrains' co-founder Danika Landers started "the app" as a fun blog with a passion about bathrooms in 2007. By 2008 the blog was picking up steam and getting more attention. The app was then

Dot Weekly 1001 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 60 Interesting Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome back to another round of my exclusive GoDaddy Goodies! This series on DotWeekly consists of only expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place that are No Reserve and have starting prices of only $10/$12. All domain auctions are taking place at GoDaddy. Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction

Dot Weekly 1003 days ago

KungFuCoupon.com $5 Movie Coupon Promotion By Dreamworks

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Dreamworks has launched an ad campaign offering a $5 coupon for the Kung Fu Panda 2 movie and is using the domain name KungFuCoupon.com to do it. Not only did they use the domain, they actually built a stand alone website just for the promotion as well. Often times, if a special domain name is

Dot Weekly 1008 days ago

Shutterfly Purchases Treat.com Domain Name

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Shutterfly Inc. has purchased the sweet domain name Treat.com from Tucows according to whois records in early November. The domain name is still currently listed on BuyDomains with a buy now type price tag of $250,000 so I think it's fair to say that the sales price was in that range. I wasn't able to

Dot Weekly 1014 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 68 Really Yummy Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to GoDaddy Goodies, which is an exclusive hand picked list of expired domain name auctions currently taking place on at GoDaddy. I picked each domain for a wide range of reasons, so be sure to check them all out. Each auction is No Reserve and start at only $10/$12. Domain names are directly linked

Dot Weekly 1022 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 66 Interesting Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to the new visitors and to the ones who read every list I put up in my GoDaddy Goodies series exclusively on DotWeekly. The following is a list of 66 expired, no reserve domain names with starting prices at $10/$12. All of the domains are expired. Each domain name is directly linked to the

Dot Weekly 1026 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 67 Good Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome to GoDaddy Goodies which is a series exclusively on DotWeekly of a hand picked list of expired domain names that are currently on auction at only GoDaddy. All of the following domain names are expired and no reserve with starting prices at only $10/$12! As always, each domain name is directly linked to the

Dot Weekly 1031 days ago

Ballroom Jeans, Not For Dancing!

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When I see a great marketing campaign, I'm going to write about it! The Duluth Trading Company launched a great marketing campaign that grabs your attention! Ballroom® Jeans! This isn't a dance company, they make clothing that just give men a little more room for the boys! The one downfall in the commercial was the

Dot Weekly 1036 days ago

Anatomy Of $800 Offer To $20K Domain Sale

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The following is a story of a domain name sale and the anatomy of how an $800 offer turned into a $20,000 sale. I assisted the seller in a couple ways, which will be explained below but there are several lessons to be learned here. Here we go with a Q&A style article and I

Dot Weekly 1037 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 42 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome to GoDaddy Goodies, which is a hand picked list of expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place. All domain names are expired and no reserve auction with starting prices of only $10/$12. Each of the following 42  domain names are directly linked to the specific auction for easy one click bidding or

Dot Weekly 1039 days ago

Georgia Pacific Buys Quilted.com Domain Name

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In mid October Georgia Pacific® purchased the generic domain name LunchNapkin.com as I reported , which was a pretty interesting story. They appear to be continuing with generic domain name purchases as this time around they purchased the generic domain name Quilted.com. GP has the very popular toilet paper Quilted Northern, so it's my guess...

Dot Weekly 1040 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 54 Yummy Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to another round of my exclusive series of GoDaddy Goodies which contains a hand picked list of expired domain name auctions. Each domain name is expired and no reserve with starting prices at only $10/$12! Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction page for easy one click bidding. All auction end

Dot Weekly 1042 days ago

Who Purchased OnlineRetailer.com Domain Name?

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It wasn't me, but OnlineRetailer.com sold! I really do not have any more information than it sold and went to privacy protection using DNStination, Inc. which is a service provided by MarkMonitor. Since there are so many online retailers, it would be impossible to predict who the buyer is at this point. The domain doesn't

Dot Weekly 1044 days ago

Microsoft Purchases Domain Name Teach.org

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Microsoft has purchased the domain name Teach.org according to whois records. Microsoft used the domain name buyer "Brand Certified" to purchase the domain name from the past owner CPE (Center for Practical Education Inc.) on or about November 1, 2011. Whois records indicate Microsoft as the owners of Teach.org  as of November 8, 2011....

Dot Weekly 1044 days ago

Vital Mistake To Avoid When Purchasing A Domain Name

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This is part 1 of a full story I will be posting in the coming days but I thought I would share one important aspect of the story. How to avoid a vital mistake when attempting to purchase a domain name that is already owned by somebody. Often times when you are interested in a

Dot Weekly 1045 days ago

EduBlogs.org Buys EduBlogs.com Domain Name For $18K

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The website EduBlogs.org has purchased the domain name EduBlogs.com for $18,000 at Sedo.com. EduBlogs.org states "Since 2005, Edublogs has been hosting blogs and providing custom blogging platforms to individual teachers, school districts and hundreds of thousands of students. We've grown to become the largest, most trusted, best supported and ...

Dot Weekly 1045 days ago

Lanyrd Spends $18K on Lanyard.com Domain Name

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The social conference directory Lanyrd has purchased the domain name Lanyard.com at Sedo.com for $18.000 USD. According to TechCrunch.com, Lanyrd received $1.4 Million in seed funding in September 2011, so to me it's not overly shocking that they would purchase the proper spelling to the brand name as a domain name. The downside, Lanyard is...

Dot Weekly 1045 days ago

Citi Launches ThankYou Cards Credit Card

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Citi® has launched "ThankYou" cards! So why am I writing about them? Because they are sub-domain happy and they didn't cover important bases they should have. In the Citi Thank You Card TV ad that I saw, Citi used the sub-domain name thankyoucard.citi.com Here lies the problem, for some reason, when a sub-domain name is

Dot Weekly 1046 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 53 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome to another round of a series I like to call GoDaddy Goodies! The following is a hand picked list of expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place. All of the following domain names are No Reserve and exclusively on auction at GoDaddy. Today's list contains keyword domains, brandable domains, product domains, 2

Dot Weekly 1046 days ago
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