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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 979 days ago

Danica Patrick And Her Domain Names

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Danica Patrick is sponsored by the largest domain name registrar in the world, GoDaddy.com. So I wanted to see if "domains" were a perk of the sponsorship? The easy answer is not likely but it may appear some guidance likely happens from time to time. Here are some domain names that I was able to

Dot Weekly 980 days ago

HugeDomains, Huge Player In Domain Drop Game

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Based on a small study I did yesterday using .com domain names that were released from the registry (PendingDelete 2/20/2012) and registered from the time of the drop, until about 6PM. 51,326 .com domains dropped 4,190 domains were reregistered 954 by HugeDomains Nearly 1/4 of the domains were registered by one company! HugeDomains.com Registrar ow...

Dot Weekly 982 days ago

Videos Of Me Using The ZipZing Domain Filter Software

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I know several people have asked for some videos of me using the ZipZing dictionary based domain name filter software that I offer, so I took a little time this morning and have created a couple videos of it! I hope these videos help you and they also give you an insiders look as to

Dot Weekly 985 days ago

Interesting Domain Name Price Battle With Ads (Pic)

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Here is an interesting domain name price battle with ads that I saw this morning doing a domain name type search on Google Register.com leads the "Low Price" battle offering $2 domains GoDaddy.com is next in line offering $2.95 domains Domain.com follows with $3.00 domains NetworkSolutions.com rounds out the bunch at $4.95 Those were the...

Dot Weekly 986 days ago

ZyngaSlingo.com Domains Registered Day Of Launch

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Zynga announced yesterday that they partnered with a company called Slingo and have licensed with them to launch Zynga Slingo. The game will be on Facebook and is a cross between bingo and slots. The day that the announcement was made, Zynga privately registered the following domain names: ZyngaSlingo.com ZyngaSlingo2.com ZyngaSlingoPlus.com U...

Dot Weekly 986 days ago

TankOfThanks.com Cenex Gas Giveaway Gas Problems

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Here is a classic plural / singular domain name problem! Cenex® is doing a nice thing and offering a free tank of gas to people based on submissions from others who think they could use some free gas. Pretty cool idea! According to whois records, Cenex hired the company "Colle & McVoy" to do the

Dot Weekly 987 days ago

Dictionary Domain Name Filter ZipZing Launched

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Several months ago I launched ZipZing.com, which is a Windows® software that I had created for personal use and then I decided that so many others could use it to save a lot of time, I offered it to the public. I only allowed it to be for sale for one day and then removed

Dot Weekly 988 days ago

Rubbermaid Clean And Dry Plunger Domain Stinker

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Based on several new domain name registrations by Rubbermaid® it appears they will be launching a new "Clean And Dry Plunger" in the near future but things have went down the toilet with the domains they didn't register! Rubbermaid registered the following domains yesterday: buyclean-and-dry.com buyclean-and-dryplunger.com buyclean-n-d...

Dot Weekly 989 days ago

Zearn.com GoDaddy Domain Auction Site Soft Launch

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Zearn.com is moving out of beta and is soft launching! What is Zearn.com? Zearn is a free service that allows you to watch, find and bid on expired domain names that are on auction at GoDaddy Auctions®! Did I mention that Zearn is FREE!!! The bread and butter of Zearn is the live domain auction

Dot Weekly 991 days ago

Rewards.com Domain Sells At Sedo

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Rewards.com has been sold at Sedo.com. I happened to simply discover this because the domain name went into transfer at Sedo, so I wasn't able to dig up a sales price. I'm sure it was a fair amount. Who are the new owners? Hard to say as they simply put "rewards.com" as the owners and

Dot Weekly 993 days ago

Don’t Kill Your Ad Domain When “Your Done”

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Companies often use unique domain names when advertising special events, promotions and for many more reasons… but don't just kill the domain name when you think you are done with it! Domain names can live on long after you think you are done with them. Traffic! Print doesn't just go away Links on the internet

Dot Weekly 996 days ago

Hashtags And Domains Of Super Bowl 2012

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I have been covering domain names used in Super Bowl commercials since 2009 and I did so again this year. I like doing these types of articles, because it's history and nice to be able to look back. Here are past articles if you wish to look back: 2009 Super Bowl Commercials Domain Wise |

Dot Weekly 997 days ago

GoDaddy.com / .co 2012 Super Bowl Home Page Revealed

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GoDaddy.com is prepping for the big game today and has already changed its home page hours before the Super Bowl® is ready to air. The main focus on the home page is for the two Super Bowl commercials they are running with a large video box and they also added GoDaddy Girl® Jillian Michaels alongside

Dot Weekly 998 days ago

Papa Johns Sponsors Wrong Super Bowl

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Papa Johns® pizza company is making a huge marketing push with the 2012 Super Bowl and is the official pizza sponsor of the game! The problem for them… they are not sure if they are sponsoring Super Bowl XLV or XLVI Right under the XLVI logo in the upper right hand corner, it states: Official

Dot Weekly 998 days ago

SmorePages.com Upgrades Domain To Smore.com For $27K

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SmorePages.com is likely a website you have not heard of but they just did a domain name upgrade and dropped the "pages" from their domain name and have converted to simply Smore.com . Smore Pages purchased the domain name Smore.com at Sedo.com for $21,000 EUR, which converts to about $27K USD. I checked out Smore

Dot Weekly 999 days ago

Box.com Acquires Box.org, Completes Sweep

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I had broke the story that Box.com had been acquired in late September 2011 and the domain name was purchased by the rapidly growing company Box.net. Fast forward to December 22, 2011 and I had announced that Box.net was officially changing its "name" to simply "Box" but also changing its main domain name from Box.net

Dot Weekly 999 days ago

EnjoyBetter.com Time Warner Cable Superbowl Ad Blunder

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Time Warner Cable® is getting ready for the big game on Sunday, by getting the matching domain name to the marketing message they will be having during the Superbowl ads. Enjoy Better! But will Dish Network get "free" business from the Superbowl ad Time Warner is going to run? Well, first….TWC obtained EnjoyBetter.com from Sonnev...

Dot Weekly 1000 days ago

ICE Seizes Hundreds More Domains (Full List)

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ICE has seized hundreds more domain names prior to the 2012 Super Bowl. 307 "websites" were seized in this latest round, with 16 sites being "streaming" sites. The remaining sites were selling counterfeit merchandise. You can read more about the details of the bust on NetworkWorld.com but I will focus on the domain names! First...

Dot Weekly 1001 days ago

See What Domains Are Selling At Sedo Before Others

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Here is a little tip and trick that I use for different services to get a "behind the scenes" look at domain name transactions. Today I will talk about the process I use to monitor domain names that are selling at Sedo.com before many people even know about them selling! What you will need A

Dot Weekly 1005 days ago

An Article About Domain Names

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Well, the title says it all! This article is going to be about domain names, just a little bit of different things floating around in my head that I didn't want to write about in single articles. Juice.com which is owned by Marksmen (or may be brokered by them, but I'm not sure why whois

Dot Weekly 1006 days ago

Coca Cola Was $20K Buyer Of BattleForEverything.com Domain

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Back in November 2011 I shared a very interesting story about turning an $800 offer into a $20,000 domain name sale. The domain name in the story was BattleForEverything.com. At the time when I was helping Ryan out, I had fully thought that NBC was the interested party in the domain name, because they registered

Dot Weekly 1007 days ago

ExpiredDomains.com Hits Expired Domain Auction

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13 year old domain name ExpiredDomains.com has, well expired and is on public domain auction! View Auction Expired domains are some of the most popular for domain name investors, so clearly this domain has some major potential. According to some data provided with the expired domain auction, the domain already has some built in traffic

Dot Weekly 1008 days ago

Google Sending Wrong Domain Message

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If you were to do a search on Google.com for google keyword tool, which is a pretty popular search term… I was pretty surprised to see two domain names that contain the trademarked word "google" and they rank in the top 5 for the search term! GoogleKeywordTool.com ranks in the natural #3 position. IMO, the

Dot Weekly 1009 days ago

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 1012 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 1015 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 1015 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 1018 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 1018 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 1021 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 1022 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 1023 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 1023 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 1025 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 1025 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 1027 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 1028 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 1028 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 1032 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 1032 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 1035 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 1035 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 1036 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 1036 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 1036 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 1037 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 1037 days ago
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