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Zynga CastleVille Launching, But Requires WWW.

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I had to laugh! Here is a huge "tech" minded company, yet the newest release for the gaming company CastleVille's matching domain name CastleVille.com won't get you to where you wanted to go! Without including WWW. with the domain name, it doesn't resolve and results in a "bad request" as the screenshot from above displays....

Dot Weekly 1048 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 66 Scary Good Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to another round of GoDaddy Goodies! Today's list contains 66 scary good expired domain names that are exclusively on No Reserve auction. Each domain name has a very low starting price of only $10/$12. Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction for easy, one click bidding or watching. The following domain

Dot Weekly 1052 days ago

Giants Movie Coming? Universal Dreams Up Domain First!

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Dreamworks has registered several domain names hinting at a "Giants" movie. The interesting thing, Universal Studios, a different movie company owns the exact match dot com, GiantsMovie.com! Dreamworks registered the following domain names on October 29, 2011 dreamworksgiants.com giants-thefilm.com giants-thefilm.net giants-thefilm.org gian...

Dot Weekly 1053 days ago

67621256-48c6-46e6-9a36-32654ce2e4d2.com Is For Sale

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Baaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! For real, the domain name 67621256-48c6-46e6-9a36-32654ce2e4d2.com is for sale and at only $12 and No Reserve! Think I'm kidding you? Click Here to see the domain auction! Not only is the domain for sale, it's 2 years old to boot! Scary! It simply amazes me the domain names that some people register. That looks...

Dot Weekly 1053 days ago

Stagering GoDaddy Stats

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I have always been a numbers guy, so I thought I would share some numbers that are not commonly seen or thought of. Here are some random stats about GoDaddy.com auction domains. Today (10/29/2011) 313,734 domain names are ending at auction! YES, over 300,000 domain names are ending in auction JUST TODAY on GoDaddy.com! That

Dot Weekly 1053 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 66 Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Welcome to another round of GoDaddy Goodies! This is an exclusive series where I do the work by digging an ass load of domain names and present you on a platter, The Goodies! All of the following 66 domain names are Expired and No Reserve domain name auctions that are exclusively at GoDaddy. Each domain

Dot Weekly 1056 days ago

Walgreens Web Pickup Buys Matching Domain WebPickup.com

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Walgreens announced in June 2011 that they would be offering "Web Pickup" in 480 stores in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs and San Jose California areas. They have purchased the domain name WebPickup.com for an undisclosed amount. "Our customers value choice, control and convenience and Web Pickup brings all of these together to cater t...

Dot Weekly 1058 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 69 Yummy Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome to GoDaddy Goodies, which is an exclusive hand picked list of expired, no reserve domain name auctions that are currently taking place. These domain names are exclusively on auction at GoDaddy and I filter a massive list of domains and pick out only the "goodies" that grabbed my attention. I then put them in

Dot Weekly 1059 days ago

Nintendo Registers “Letterbox” and “Pull Blox” Domain Names

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On the day that Nintendo® announced Nintendo Letterbox for the 3DS that will be available this December, they also registered the matching domain name NintendoLetterbox.com. This simply makes sense because it can help keep the "name" under the radar from sites like mine and they cover the registration so somebody doesn't register it af...

Dot Weekly 1059 days ago

Georgia Pacific Buys LunchNapkins.com Domain Name

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Georgia Pacific® has purchased the generic product domain name LunchNapkins.com for an undisclosed amount. I have a pretty good feeling though that GP may have paid the domain name buyer broker more than they paid for the domain name. According to a July 11, 2011 posting on DnForum.com the domain name LunchNapkins.com was listed for

Dot Weekly 1062 days ago

A DotWeekly This And That, Part-Time Style

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It has been a little while since I did a this and that type post, so I thought now would be a time do one as I have a couple things on my mind that I'm not going to write a full post about. ~ It must have been time for Yellowbook® to release a

Dot Weekly 1062 days ago

FastPageRank.com Launches Accurate and Bulk PR Tool

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I made my daily stop to TasteReports.com to do a little domain digging and I discovered a nice new little service that Lezon Inc. has launched. FastPageRank.com The site offers what its domain name states, fast page rank look-ups. Domain tools are always great when you can do things in bulk and FPR allows you

Dot Weekly 1063 days ago

DotWeekly Nominated For T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Best Domain Blog Award

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DotWeekly had the great honor of being nominated for a pretty cool award and was among many great websites that have a lot of time and energy dedicated to them every single day! DotWeekly was a nominee for the 2011, 7th annual domain name conference T.R.A.F.F.I.C. "Best Domain Blog" award along with: TheDomains.com (Mike Berkens)

Dot Weekly 1064 days ago

T-Mobile Launches Pay By The Day, Without PayByTheDay.com

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Mobile phone service T-Mobile® has launched a "Pay By The Day" mobile phone service according to CNET.com and they registered a slew of domain names related to it that I discovered…. but they didn't get the king domain, PayByTheDay.com! T-Mobile registered the following domain names on October 17, 2011 paybytheday.net paybytheday...

Dot Weekly 1065 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 75 Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Welcome to another round of hand picked expired domain names that I call GoDaddy Goodies! Today's list contains 75 exclusive expired domain name auctions taking place only at GoDaddy with No Reserve and starting prices at only $10/$12. I compile these domain name lists using several resources to limit the list down to what I

Dot Weekly 1065 days ago

DotWeekly Launches ZipZing Domain Filtering Software

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It has been a long time coming but after several teasers here on DotWeekly that I will be launching a new service (Zearn.com) and since that is in private beta, the time has come for me to launch my first product! What is ZipZing? ZipZing is a dictionary based domain name filtering software that is

Dot Weekly 1065 days ago

Swanson Broth To Give Your Food A FlavorBoost.com

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The popular soup maker Campbell's® is set to offer you a Flavor Boost according to a recent domain name purchase. Campbell's soup, under the name CSC Brands LP. used domain name buying service CSC (Corporation Service Company) to purchased the domain name FlavorBoost.com according to whois records. After doing a little research, it appears tha...

Dot Weekly 1067 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 69 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome back to another GoDaddy Goodies! Today's hand picked list of expired domain name auctions exclusively at GoDaddy contains 69 domain names. All domain names are expired and no reserve with starting prices at only $10/$12. Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction for easy one click bidding or watching. Domain names...

Dot Weekly 1069 days ago

LogoNerds.com Review Of Logo Design Service

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I recently used the logo design service LogoNerds.com for a new logo of my upcoming real time domain name auction site Zearn.com and I thought I would share how it went. Here is my detailed review: Packages There are three packages to choose from to get your logo and the best thing… all are under

Dot Weekly 1072 days ago

Johnson.com/Sleep Domain Typo In Parenting.com Magazine

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Domain name typographical errors can happen just about any place but when it's in print, the fix isn't a backspace and quick correction away. This becomes a long time error that won't just go away. A recent article in the September 2011 Parenting magazine proves this point on a Page 47 article titled Get More

Dot Weekly 1072 days ago

ChooseUp2U.com Gum Domain Name #Fail

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ChooseUp2U.com is a domain name being advertised for a new gum by Mentos®. The actual gums name is Up2U and offers two different flavors in the one pack of gum but the fail comes in not only adding in the "add-on word" Choose in the domain name, they didn't purchase/own the domain name Up2U.com (which

Dot Weekly 1073 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 68 Yummy Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome back to another yummy round of the series I like to call GoDaddy Goodies that contains an exclusive list of hand picked expired domain name auctions currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy! All the domain names in the following list are Expired and No Reserve! Each domain name has an opening bid of only

Dot Weekly 1073 days ago

Part-Timer

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It comes with a heavy heart and maybe something you have already noticed, but I am officially a part-time domain investor now! I think it was about late 2007 I moved to full time domaining and launched DotWeekly.com in early 2008 and that was my full time job. Times have changed and "domaining" went from

Dot Weekly 1077 days ago

Product Domain Or Company Name On Your Product?

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Here is an interesting question but one I think is pretty easily answered. As an owner of a company, should you use an exact match "Product Name" as the domain name on your product or should you use your "Company Name" domain name on the product? A 50/50 situation in most cases but I personally

Dot Weekly 1077 days ago

Victorian.com Hits Expired Domain Name Market

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The domain name Victorian.com has expired and is currently being auctioned off at No Reserve and only $12 starting bid! (View Auction) Victorian.com was first registered in September 1995, making it 16 years old. It will be interesting to see what this auction ends for! A LOT of domain names contain the term "Victorian" in

Dot Weekly 1078 days ago

Voodoo.com Domain Parking Service Launches

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Voodoo.com has launched as a domain name parking provider, a little birdy told me! If you recall, the domain name Voodoo.com sold for $300,000 during Domainer Mardi Gras 2009 reportedly to the owners of Parked.com. Historical whois records back this up. What and who is behind Voodoo? We're a team of developers, designers, problem solvers,...

Dot Weekly 1078 days ago

Cop.com Domain Name Sells

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The domain name Cop.com has been sold! I really do not have much more information than the domain name has been sold by longtime owner Copthorne MacDonald. Copthorne put a short message up before the domain transferred, which stated "cop.com. The Wisdom Page is now at www.wisdompage.com. Copthorne Macdonald's home page is now at www.copmacdonal...

Dot Weekly 1079 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 70 Expired Domain Name Auctions List

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Welcome to another round of what I like to call GoDaddy Goodies. A hand picked list of expired domain name auctions currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names in the following list are expired, no reserve and all have starting prices of only $10/$12! Each domain name is directly linked to the specific

Dot Weekly 1080 days ago

SmartOnes.com By WeightWatchers, Not So Smart

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SmartOnes® is a brand by WeightWatchers® but they are doing something that isn't so smart IMO with the domain name SmartOnes.com! On the packaging for the food product WeightWatchers SmartOnes, H.J.  Heinz Company prints the domain name EatYourBest.com on the back of the package in very small lettering. This is pretty common but not ...

Dot Weekly 1082 days ago

Box.net Continues Domain Buying Spree, FetchBox.com

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Yesterday I had discovered that Box.net had purchased the domain name Box.com. The domain buying spree has continued and three more domain names now have Box.net ownership on them. Box.net has now purchased: FetchBox.com FetchBox.net FetchBox.org All three domain names were owned by the same person, so getting all three domains was easier than buyi...

Dot Weekly 1083 days ago

Box.net Acquires Box.com Domain Name

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The online file sharing service Box.net has made a domain name upgrade! Box.net has acquired the domain name Box.com from Digi Media! The domain names whois records changed to privacy on 2/24/2011 and as of yesterday (9/28/2011) the whois record displayed Box.net as the owners of the domain name! I wasn't able to dig up

Dot Weekly 1084 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 71 Expired Domain Names List

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Welcome to another round of the exclusive series on DotWeekly called GoDaddy Goodies. The following is a list of 71 hand picked expired domain name auctions that are exclusively on auction at GoDaddy. Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction for easy one click bidding or watching. I list 30 domains per

Dot Weekly 1084 days ago

Zearn.com’s Real Time Auction Radar Feature Explained

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We launched the private beta for Zearn.com on Monday and so far things are going smooth but I understand that not everybody has the time to beta test. So I thought I would share a bit more detail about the Zearn Radar feature that we launched with and explain some things. We will be slowly

Dot Weekly 1084 days ago

KindleFire.com Whois Changes To Caranuba LLC?

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Early morning of the day Amazon is reportedly going to announce the new "Kindle Fire" tablet, whois data updates on KindleFire.com domain name but not to what one would expect. I wrote about the domain names surrounding what potentially could be "tablet" domain names that were owned by Amazon on September 26, 2011 and KindleFire.com...

Dot Weekly 1085 days ago

eWifi.com Hits Expired Domain Name Market

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The domain name eWifi.com has expired and is currently on no reserve auction. Short, brandable and holding an important keyword is often a great combination when it comes to a domain name. If your business happens to focus on "wifi" and you couldn't afford the domain Wifi.com… then how about eWifi.com! The domain name was

Dot Weekly 1085 days ago

Verisign Purchases BetweenTheDots.com Domain

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According to whois records, Verisign Inc. has purchased the domain name BetweenTheDots.com! This comes on the heels of two newer companies launching by different companies: LeftOfTheDot.com RightOfTheDot.com (Michael Berkins and Monte Cahn) The domain name BetweenTheDots.com has actually had several owners in 2011 already: Global Billboards has own...

Dot Weekly 1085 days ago

Why Does AOL Own The Domain NetflixBlog.com?

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AOL, Inc. owns and forwards the domain name NetflixBlog.com to MovieFone.com, a site owned by AOL. Interesting! UDRPtalk.com had pointed out to me and questioned why would AOL own a trademarked term of a company they do not own (nor appear to invest in) and redirect visitors to NetflixBlog.com to a "movie" site? Very good

Dot Weekly 1086 days ago

Kindle Fire? About The Only Kindle Domain Not Owned By Amazon

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TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon will launch the "Kindle Fire" on Wednesday September 28, 2011 Well, let me do some digging and see what I can dig up domain wise. Amazon owns A LOT of "kindle" related domain names and they grab new ones A LOT as well…. so if they name the new Kindle®,

Dot Weekly 1086 days ago

DotWeekly To Launch Zearn.com! Beta Testers Needed

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DotWeekly is proud to announce the name of our new real time auction service, Zearn.com and a private beta! Zearn is co-founded by owner of DotWeekly.com Jamie Zoch and domain investor / developer Jason Cupp. Zearn.com is dedicated to expired GoDaddy Auctions® and we have set up the site to improve functions that we think

Dot Weekly 1087 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 71 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome to another round of a series I like to call GoDaddy Goodies. A hand picked list of exclusive expired domain name auctions that I pick out of hundreds of thousands of domain names and present to you what I think are the goodies! All of the following domain names are Expired, No Reserve and

Dot Weekly 1087 days ago

G.co Is Google Losing The Domain?

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Back in July 2011 Google reportedly purchased the domain name G.co from the .co registry. Did they? Some recent whois records changes may make you wonder if they really did "buy" the G.co domain name to be used as a link shortner. A September 18, 2011 domain name whois records shows Google Inc. owning the

Dot Weekly 1088 days ago

Google Gets 17 Scoopler Inc. / Just Spotted Domains

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6 days ago I speculated that Google has done more than just hire the Scoopler Inc. / JustSpotted.com team due to a Scoopler typo domain registration by Google Inc. (soopler.com) Well, 17 domain names have now transferred ownership from Scoopler Inc. to Google Inc. The 17 domain names are: jsutpoted.com jsutspotted.com justinspotted.com justpoted.co...

Dot Weekly 1088 days ago

CNN Jest Doesn’t Get It!

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CNN dropped $750,000 to secure the domain name iReport.com after they built the brand iReport without the matching domain name. Are they about to make the same mistake again? CNN filed a trademark for the term This Jest In and you guessed it… they do not own the domain name ThisJestIn.com or ThisJustIn.com The Trademark:

Dot Weekly 1091 days ago

Top 20 GoDaddy Expired Domain Sales 9/18/11

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I have been tracking GoDaddy.com's expired domain name sales data for about a month now and I shared some of the data here and here if you missed those when I shared a bit more in-depth data report. Today, I wanted to share the top 20 expired domain name sales data for September 18, 2011.

Dot Weekly 1092 days ago

Netflix, Why Park Your Typos of Qwikster? Silly Rabbit!

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Yesterday I wrote about the crazy new DVD spinoff branding by Netflix of "Qwikster.com". Today, I want to touch on some "ODD" things that I noticed (as well as Elliot Silver) about the typo's and what MarkMonitor's "Brand Identity Inc." was doing with some of the domain names they purchased for Netflix. Park them with...

Dot Weekly 1093 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 66 Expired Domain Auction List

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Welcome to a series that I like to call GoDaddy Goodies! The following is a list of 66 expired domain name auctions that are currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All the domain names are hand picked by me and I liked them for one reason or another. Each domain name in the list is

Dot Weekly 1093 days ago

Qwikster.com To Launch By Netflix

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Netflix to split streaming and DVD service and roll out Qwikster.com for DVD only service. Netflix is set to split up it's service from one brand into two services and will launch a new brand for DVD's by mail under a the new brand name Qwikster.com What? Two services? Why the "Qwikster" name? "We chose

Dot Weekly 1094 days ago

Apple Puts iCloud.org Domain Name To Use

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Apple Inc. acquired iCloud.org when they purchased iCloud.com for Millions in June 2011 but hasn't done anything with the .org, until now. So what has Apple done with the iCloud.org domain? They are redirecting it to the .com! If you were to visit iCloud.org it will do a redirect / forward to iCloud.com. iCloud.org either

Dot Weekly 1095 days ago

Google Appears To Have Purchased Scoopler Inc

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After all, it does appear that Google has purchased Scoopler Inc. / JustSpotted.com (real time search engine) Late yesterday I had noticed that Google registered the domain name Soopler.com and while doing some digging if there may be a new product or service coming from Google with that name, all searches kept on bring up

Dot Weekly 1095 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 73 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 list of 73, hand picked expired domain name auctions that are currently live exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are expired and no reserve with a starting price of only $10/$12. Each domain name is directly linked to

Dot Weekly 1097 days ago
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