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Company Domain Discoveries From Hallmark And More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is another round of domain names I had discovered that were recently registered or purchased by large companies.  Most of these domain names will likely be used in the very near future and often relate to some sort of advertising campaign. Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. Hand registered the domain name Tai...

Dot Weekly 500 days ago

Use Domain Whois From Registry When Possible

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Whois is an extremely useful tool and is provided in various forms from a lot of different services. Each service offers a variety of information with a whois query, but just keep in mind that the data you are seeing is not always "real time"! This can be very frustrating and the source to see the most ac...

Dot Weekly 502 days ago

Domain Discoveries From Kellogg, Autotrader and More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is another round of my DotWeekly Domain Discoveries of newly registered and acquired domain names by large companies. Not the biggest or most interesting list today, but still good and worth a look! Sometimes for me, it gets frustrating because I do the same amount of "digging" to discover these and ...

Dot Weekly 503 days ago

Keurig Cold™ Soda Machine & Potential Brand Names

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures I happened to kind of stumble upon some potential "brand names" of the Keurig Green Mountain Inc. future products with its upcoming "Cold Pods" that will deliver at home "soda" like Coca-Cola for an example. Yes, similar to SodaStream but very much like the super popular hot beverage machine and the K-Cup...

Dot Weekly 504 days ago

Foundation Series By Kevin Rose Is GREAT!

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Sorry I didn't write today as I have been sick with a sinus infection, hurt my back and my son has been sick since Father's Day and is finishing up with double ear infections… so with that said, one thing that I discovered yesterday is a video series by Kevin Rose (Founder of and Google Ve...

Dot Weekly 505 days ago Purchased By The Blu Market For $24,250

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures In mid June 2014 I wrote about the expired domain name auction happening at GoDaddy Auctions for the expired domain name and that auction ended for $24,250. I was tracking it since to see, first if the transaction completed (the old owner has sometime to renew the domain after auction) and sec...

Dot Weekly 506 days ago

MarkTen eCig Brand Launch Domain Wise

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures The other day I received in the snail mail a very attractive piece of mailing, which was an advertisement for a new product from Altria, the owners of the most popular cigarette brand Marlboro. The new product is called MarkTen and is an electronic cigarette. So I dug into the brand launch from a domain w...

Dot Weekly 506 days ago

Company Domain Discoveries On The Move

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures I'm still not sure If I am going to continue to do these or not, but I have still been doing the research and I have still beeen writing down notes while doing the research.. so here is a Big List of domain name discoveries from my daily dig notes. If you are wondering, this is two days worth of digging a...

Dot Weekly 509 days ago

Mark Monitor Lists Domain For Sale

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures This morning I had discovered something that I found a little interesting, a domain for sale lander on . The domain name is under control by domain name registrar Mark Monitor with the generic whois data of "Matt Serlin" and DNStination Inc.  which is often the name used when the company buys...

Dot Weekly 509 days ago

A Domain Inquiry Story

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures The follow is a domain inquiry story from start to finish. From what I found, my action and the action of other parties involved. This morning when I was digging around domains that were moving and I ran into the following information: Lundbeck Hand registered a bunch of variations of "Progress In Mind" d...

Dot Weekly 509 days ago

Do Research Before Selling A Domain Name

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Owning any domain name can result in "somebody" wanting to buy it for various reasons, so if for some reason out of the blue, somebody contacts you with interest in buying your domain name, it is vital that you do research into who may be the interested party with interest in your domain name. What resear...

Dot Weekly 509 days ago

Domain Discoveries: Bayer, SquareSpace & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is another and likely my last round of DotWeekly Domain Discoveries! These articles take a lot of time to write, dig the data etc. and the numbers are not adding up! These types of articles are hit and miss traffic wise for DotWeekly… I know people like reading them (from what people have told ...

Dot Weekly 510 days ago

Trademark Terms Lead To Domain Sales?

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is something that confuses me a little but doesn't totally surprise me ! Companies big and small file for trademarks on a verity of terms daily in different categories. In general, it seems that nearly every generic term is trademarked and this clearly leads to many legal fights for a v...

Dot Weekly 510 days ago

Twitter Shopping? They Registered Several “Buy Now” Domains

 Mark As Read Twitter has registered several "Buy Now" related domain names in what appears to be a move towards in tweet shopping! Some of the newly registered domain names from Twitter that I could find, include: Several reports started popping...

Dot Weekly 511 days ago

Domain Discoveries: Groupon, Transamerica & More

 Mark As Read Welcome to another round of DotWeekly Domain Discoveries of domain names on the move, purchased and newly registered by large companies. Today has a large mix of different movers by several different companies. Here we go with the latest: Groupon Hand registered several "Snap" related domain names like:, SnapGroupon....

Dot Weekly 511 days ago

Did Firefly Mobile Just Vanish?

 Mark As Read Firefly Mobile is a mobile phone company that is focused at kids in the age of 5-12 years old and provides a real mobile phone with simple functions and according to CrunchBase has about $43 million in funding. Well, one thing that has vanished, is its website. I had noticed a DNS change from managed DNS to a generic DNS at Go...

Dot Weekly 511 days ago

Whois Privacy Discrepancy W/ Google Domains

 Mark As Read Here is something that I found pretty interesting while digging around this morning. I had noticed the domain name, which very likely sold at and has transferred to a new owner. I wasn't able to find a sales price btw, but while doing the research on the domain, I ran into something that was surprising to me....

Dot Weekly 511 days ago

Domain Discoveries: Ford, Under Armour And More

 Mark As Read Here are some more silent domain discovery movers that likely wouldn't be discovered without doing a fair amount of digging. These are domain movers of some large companies and here is what I found out. Under Armour Inc. Likely purchased the domain name via Snapnames with the help from MarkMonitor. UA recently lau...

Dot Weekly 514 days ago

Matt Rutledge Buys For $100K

 Mark As Read I was reading an interesting article that I ran into on Digg this evening and the story included two domain name stories in it. If your not sure who Matt Rutledge is, don't worry, I didn't either until I read the story! He started the site . Well, I didn't know Amazon purchased Woot but they did, Matt worked for Amazon for a ...

Dot Weekly 515 days ago

Direct Linking Domains For Sale

 Mark As Read I think it's very important to easily show your domain name is for sale, but this also depends on your domain name! If you own a great generic domain name, it might not be a good idea to put up a for sale sign. In this case, I think the "you want it, but you can't have it feeling" can easily drive up an offer price! Plus, having a gre...

Dot Weekly 516 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: Retweet, P&G, Hilton And More

 Mark As Read Here is another quick DotWeekly Discoveries with a few domain movers that I discovered and what is happening with each domain name. Most of today's entries include hand registrations but also include other domain movers from some large companies. This story is still developing, because I do not yet know who the new owner ...

Dot Weekly 517 days ago

Digging Into The New Google Domain Registrar

 Mark As Read In true DotWeekly fashion, I am going to dig into the big news from yesterday, that Google Inc. is launching it's own domain name registrar. So here is some info that I was able to dig up. The Registrar Google Inc. actually has been an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar for sometime now, 2005 from what I […]

Dot Weekly 518 days ago

DotWeekly Discoveries: and Other Silent Domain Movers

 Mark As Read Prior to me losing my database for DotWeekly and essentially losing 5 years worth of work and my website…. one of the article series I would write was called "Dotweekly Discoveries". This series included several small articles within one article. I often discover things and can not dig up enough data on the topic for […]...

Dot Weekly 520 days ago

ZipZing Dictionary Domain Filtering Software Available Again

 Mark As Read I had stopped offering my dictionary based domain name filtering software ZipZing awhile back and I have been having so many people ask me to offer it again, so I spent the day today getting things ready and have relaunched it! So is open for business again! What is ZipZing? ZipZing is in short, […]

Dot Weekly 520 days ago

GoDaddy Auctions FTP Full Domain List Access

 Mark As Read Here is a how to article on how to obtain the "raw" full list of all the domain names currently on auction at GoDaddy Auctions. You will first use your browser and type the follow web address: Upon visiting that address, you will likely be presented a "log in" authentication box like this: Simply […]...

Dot Weekly 521 days ago

Amazon Fire Phone Domain Digging

 Mark As Read I was following the "Amazon Phone" story for likely different reasons than most… you learn things by watching and researching! I was watching how they played the domain strategy for the new Fire Phone! Could the "name of the phone" been discovered earlier? Features? How are they "hiding" what they are doing? Services used? The [...

Dot Weekly 522 days ago

Deep Links Help Readers and Bloggers

 Mark As Read The way stays "live" and free is from affiliate commissions, advertisers and sales of products or services. Just like most websites. Well, I do not have advertisers and I really only lightly promote a couple other things I have. So my main income from DotWeekly is from affiliate links I use in my articles […]...

Dot Weekly 523 days ago

Domain Metrics Study Part 2

 Mark As Read Here is part 2 of a "live" domain metrics study I am doing in an effort to find metrics that will help "find good domains" or if there really is one! Here is part 1 if you missed it. Part 1 I looked at $10 1 bid domains at GoDaddy to see if I could […]

Dot Weekly 523 days ago

$250K Domain Expires, On Auction

 Mark As Read It was reported by several sites like and that the website and domain name sold for $250,000 on Flippa in early 2010. A short 4 years later(not in tech life, but you get my point) and the domain name has expired and is currently (6/17/2014) on expired domain name auction at GoDaddy Aucti...

Dot Weekly 525 days ago

Domain Discount Club Is Worth It

 Mark As Read The GoDaddy Domain Discount Club is worth the investment! If you purchase domain names in GoDaddy Auctions, have at least 20 domains, you are lazy… then I really think it's worth it! I am extremely cheap, sometimes lazy and I love a deal when I can find it and the discount club is a deal. […]

Dot Weekly 525 days ago

How To: Domain Transfer Out Of New Moniker

 Mark As Read just changed to a new site design and this often leads to having a hard time finding what you are looking for! Well, domain name registrars rarely ever want to see you leave, so they can make the transfer out process hard and Monikers new design does just this. So how do you transfer […]

Dot Weekly 526 days ago

Domain Metrics Study Part 1

 Mark As Read As many of you know, I like to dig into stuff! I like to look at things from a lot of different angles. Sometimes this leads to discoveries that are uncommon and another approach to look for thing. When the topic is Domain Names, there are many metrics to consider, but is there a "set" […]

Dot Weekly 527 days ago

GoDaddy Auctions Quick Facts

 Mark As Read Sometimes we learn things from facts and looking at things from a different perspective… so here are some quick facts using data I gathered on GoDaddy Auctions with some tools that I use! These facts are estimates, as data changes constantly! These are facts, because at the time I downloaded the data, these were the […]

Dot Weekly 534 days ago Registers 64 Phone Domain Names

 Mark As Read Amazon is set to announce a "new device" on June 18, 2014 but did they just tip their hand? On June 4, 2014 through the MarkMonitor service, Amazon has registered 64 domain names related to a phone! It is likely going to be a "larger phone" because they registered the term Phablet? It will likely […]

Dot Weekly 537 days ago

.Whatever! My Take On The New gTLDs

 Mark As Read A lot of buzz about the new gTLD's and I haven't said a word about it yet, well until now! Money! Money is the first thing that comes to my mind. It is a pure money thing. Money for ICANN and money for the registries of the the gTLD's and registrars playing the game. Registrars […]

Dot Weekly 537 days ago

45 .com Domains Renewed For $119

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comI have been extremely tight on money and I have been dropping domain names like flies… but I needed to come up with away to save at least some domains and be able to renew some on the cheap! So what did I do? It cost about $9 per domain to renew at GoDaddy It […]

Dot Weekly 660 days ago

Afternic Pushing Nice Five Figure Domain Sales

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comI was browsing the "recently sold" section on and they have been pushing out some nice five figure domain name sales lately! Domains always seem to amaze me, because one person can look at a domain sale and be like… wow, that was a nice sale, or I wouldn't pay that much for "that"

Dot Weekly 897 days ago

Dr Oz Magazine On The Way via Hearst Domain Reg

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comBack in late January 2013 some rumors swirled that Dr. Oz would be releasing a magazine and was 90% close to inking a deal with Hearst Communications as reported by the …. well, Hearst Communications just registered several domain names that nearly seal the deal with the magazine deal! Hearst Communications has registe...

Dot Weekly 902 days ago Closes My Account, Keeps My Money

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comI have been parking domain names with for many years. It was never the best, but I did like several things they offered and that is why I used the service. What I liked the most was the way they displayed "for sale" messages ontop of the landing pages for domains you wished to

Dot Weekly 917 days ago

$60K Purchase of Was Coke

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comYesterday I reported that the domain name was reported sold by Mike Mann on his Facebook page for $60,000 and today The Coca Cola Company is listed as the new owners in whois records! This clearly shows that companies will spend big bucks to own the exact match domain name for advertising campaigns! Here is...

Dot Weekly 938 days ago

EA Acquires Battlefield 4 Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comElectronic Arts has acquired the domain name for the upcoming launch of the 13th installment of the very popular game Battlefield. The new BF4 game is set to launch in the fall of 2013. EA isn't shy in using great domain names, as they simply use for the "main" domain name for the games

Dot Weekly 938 days ago

$60K Sale Of Shows Domain Dreams

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comDomain names can be some amazing little buggers! That's why I love them so much! You never know what you are holding and who wants your one of a kind piece of virtual real estate. Domain names can be extremely powerful when used in marketing, as it can easily direct a massive amount of eyeballs

Dot Weekly 939 days ago

I Just About Shipped My Pants!

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comKmart of all stores came up with a commercial that has gone viral and it's funny! I think of Kmart and the 80's, empty parking lots and brown shopping carts. I hate the color brown and the 80's were some 30 years ago. Well, Kmart pulled a fast one on everybody and produced a commercial

Dot Weekly 955 days ago

Unreported Domain Sales:, and More

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comDoing some digging (it's what I do) I was able to uncover some domain names that have sold recently (likely for a fair amount) but went unreported likely due to an NDA. The following domain names have "clear" whois changes but were not reported sold for whatever reason. The sales took place via BuyDomains or

Dot Weekly 956 days ago

Spy on the Big Boys in Domaining

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comLearn from those who are successful! Makes darn good sense to me and I'm sure makes sense to you. Well, here is a tip on spying on the big boys to see what they are doing. Lets take a large domain name company like BuyDomains/Afternic aka NameMedia. I'm sure they have a lot of smart

Dot Weekly 956 days ago Sells for $25K, $20K

 Mark As Read has just published a couple nice five figure sales that have just cleared. sold for $25,000 USD sold for $20,000 USD

Dot Weekly 957 days ago

Cherish Your Domain Name Sales

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comCherish them all really, because they can often be few and far between… and they can even appear to stop! The larger and more quality portfolio you have, the less likely this will happen but as your portfolio shrinks, so will the offers and sales! At least this is exactly what has happened to me!

Dot Weekly 957 days ago KFC is Ditching The Bones From Chicken

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comKFC is getting ready to launch a full scale attack on bones! The "viral" machine they are hoping to ride on? I Ate The Bones! + a large scale ad campaign on boneless chicken. Ads will feature the tag line I Ate The Bones and KFC was wise enough to run with that tag line

Dot Weekly 963 days ago

Domain Sale Prices Can Be Head Scratchers

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.comI have been involved in the domain industry for over 7 years now and I have yet to figure out a rhyme or reason behind the vast majority of reported domain name sales and the prices paid for the domains. Some random terms to you or I can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Dot Weekly 965 days ago

Bounty DuraTowel Forgets DAH

 Mark As Read    

Procter & Gamble owns a lot of "exact match" domain names but for some reason simply never registered the exact match (IMO) name of one of the companies new products. DuraTowel. DuraTowel is in the Bounty paper towel family but simply sits unregistered? Being "available" to be registered is well worth the $10 to...

Dot Weekly 987 days ago
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