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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 1104 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 1105 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 1106 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 1106 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 1107 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 1108 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 1108 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 1110 days ago

Spy On Domain Name Technique

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Here is another method I use to spy on domain names and the entities that own them! Back in March 2011 I revealed how to spy on company domains and this has changed people! Websites like Fusible.com have exploded in traffic after JB learned this little process from DotWeekly and he uses it daily to

Dot Weekly 1110 days ago

GoDaddy Launches Domain Market Report

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GoDaddy.com has launched a new feature on its site called Domain Market Report. The new data is nice to see from GoDaddy but it appears to lack that much data IMO. The data includes: Top Domain Sales Domain Sales Units Most Sold Keywords You can choose to see the data by Monthly View or Quarterly

Dot Weekly 1111 days ago

Sedo.com Sells $1.25 Million Worth Of Domains This Week

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Domain name aftermarket service Sedo.com sold $1.25 Million dollars worth of domain names this week. Seven figures in sales is a strong week for one domain name aftermarket service in this kind of economy but Sedo had done just that! Yes, TheDomains.com has reported the $540K (really $619,590 with conversions and a couple domains missing

Dot Weekly 1112 days ago

United States Of America Is Up For Sale On eBay

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Want to own the United States Of America? Now you can, in domain name form on eBay! UnitedStatesOfAmerica.com and a "shortcut" URL to top it off USOFA.com is also included in the auction. Actually, 100 domain names total are included in the no reserve eBay auction! You can view the auction here, and see the

Dot Weekly 1112 days ago

Kate Gosselin Launches New Website KatePlusMy8.com

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Kate Gosselin has launched a new website on KatePlusMy8.com. What do you think the reason behind me writing about this is? If you guessed I was going to make it clear that Kate or her team didn't think about registering the alternative domain name KatePlusMyEight.com, you are correct! Kate or somebody from here "team" registered

Dot Weekly 1113 days ago

eNew.com Hits Expired Domain Market

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The domain name eNew.com has hit expired domain auction! Here is a great four letter, vcvc domain name that you will likely hold some interest in: eNew.com Exclusive expired GoDaddy Auction, $12 No Reserve! Auction ends 9/23/2011 at 12 Noon PDT. Click the domain above to watch or bid on the domain. This domain name

Dot Weekly 1113 days ago

Facebook Has Changed The Domain Space

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I use to cover a lot of advertised domains used on TV and print ad and I didn't stop writing about it on purpose, companies have simply just stopped using unique domains in advertising! OK, not every single company has totally stopped using unique domain names in advertising, but overall, the majority have switched from

Dot Weekly 1113 days ago

Is CBS Being “Shady” With Com.com Domain?

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CBS Interactive, Inc. likely owns the best domain hack, that "could" do a lot of damage! What is the domain name? Com.com Com is the domain name and the TLD is .com, which results in com.com! I know most people consider domain hacks as part of the TLD, like Lik.es but I also call them

Dot Weekly 1114 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 80 Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to another round of GoDaddy Goodies. This series contains a hand picked domain name list of current expired domain name auctions currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are expired and No Reserve with a starting price of only $10 or $12! Each domain name is directly linked to the specific auction

Dot Weekly 1114 days ago

Should I Move To The Domain Dark side?

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Moving to the domain name dark side is very tempting… There are some very shady things you can do with domain names if you know what you are doing, but often times this involves moving to the "dark side" and domain name registrations will include trademarked terms! This is something I do not do now

Dot Weekly 1115 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 75 Yummy Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to a series I like to call GoDaddy Goodies. This series includes a hand picked list of expired domain name auctions currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are Expired and No Reserve with a $10/$12 starting price and only $5 bid increases. A very nice mix of domain names in today's

Dot Weekly 1116 days ago

Pool.net Domain Auction Only Grabs $6,500

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Pool.net has been sold during a GreatDomains.com auction on Sedo for only $6,500 USD I think this was a STEAL even though I really do not like .net domain names. Generic, 4 letter product domain name for $6,500 seems crazy cheap to me! With the price of swimming pools or even the billiard industry, Pool.net

Dot Weekly 1116 days ago

Nike Air Mag Shoes Domain Campaign Stuck In Past

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Nike® has launched the 2011 Nike Air Mag shoes but the domain names used for the campaign are stuck in the past and are confusing! Nike has released 1,500 shoes that will be auctioned off but getting people to the location to bid/purchase the shoes is confusing to people because of the way and places

Dot Weekly 1117 days ago

Domainsville.com Tries To Buy Me Out For $60

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Domainsville.com tries to buy me out for $60 USD! Here is the story: I list all my domain names for sale! Why? Because in my book, everything is for sale for the right price. That includes my domain names like JamieZoch.com (my personal name), DotWeekly.com and many other domain names I own. I do not

Dot Weekly 1118 days ago

Google Grabs GoogleCheckIn.com For Latitude

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Google has obtained the domain name GoogleCheckIn.com Google launched a check in based service in Feb 2011 and named it Google Latitude. Latitude is the "name" but as it often happens, the common name for the service is "Google Check In" but Google didn't own that domain name even though the Google trademark was in

Dot Weekly 1118 days ago

Apple Purchases ImPod.com Domain Name

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Apple Inc. has purchased the domain name ImPod.com Apple has recently purchased the domain name impod.com and the purchase may have taken place on domain name aftermarket Sedo.com or directly with the seller. The domain name was parked with Sedo. The domain name could be a new kind of "iPod" or the domain name may

Dot Weekly 1119 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 105 Expired Domain Auctions

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Welcome to another round of a series I like to call GoDaddy Goodies! The following is a hand picked domain name list of expired only domain names that are on auction. All domain names are expired, no reserve and have extremely low starting prices of only $10/$12. I was going to post this list tomorrow,

Dot Weekly 1121 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies Daily, Expired Domain List 2

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Welcome to an expired domain name list of GoDaddy Goodies Daily! This list consist of expired domain name auctions that end TODAY exclusively on GoDaddy. I have filtered down the list to only include .com domain names, no hyphens and no numbers. Each domain in the list has at least 1 bid. The first 246

Dot Weekly 1122 days ago

Domain Name Sales Compared, Day 2

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Yesterday I gave you a little teaser into domain name sales data that happened for expired domain names on GoDaddy. So today, I want to compare two days worth of data and show you those side by side just to see the numbers. I love numbers!!! The data I displayed yesterday was for 9/1/2011 sales

Dot Weekly 1123 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies Daily, Expired Domain Test List

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If you like my GoDaddy Goodies list, then I thought I would try out a GoDaddy Goodies Daily list and see how people like this one. This list contains only .com domain names that are exclusively on auction at Godaddy, are expired and end the day I do the list. So all of these domain

Dot Weekly 1123 days ago

GoDaddy Domain Sales Data Teaser, Plus New Site Soon

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Data in the domain name industry is lacking to say the least, but I hope to change that a little bit when I launch a new site (sooner than later I hope) that will focus on GoDaddy Auctions and really change the way you bid on domain names that are on auction at GoDaddy. I

Dot Weekly 1123 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 129 Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Welcome fellow domain investors to another round of GoDaddy Goodies! This series contains a hand picked list of expired domain name auctions that I pick that are currently taking place exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are Expired and No Reserve! (eRaz.com is a member listed domain but with No Reserve) All domain names will

Dot Weekly 1124 days ago

Why It’s Important To Own The Exact Match Domain To Your Company

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Sadly there are tons of companies with "add on" words to there domain names, some use a TLD like .net instead of .com which can make it hard for people to find those companies online.  Here is a recent quote from a company that just purchased the exact match domain name to its companies name

Dot Weekly 1125 days ago

Zynga, Good Luck Getting AdventureWorld.com

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Mega game company Zynga is launching a new game according to TechCrunch.com called Adventure World. (be sure to read the interesting fact near the bottom of this DotWeekly article) The new Zynga game will be a "Facebook" game but Zynga often tries to own the matching .com domain name to its games, but AdventureWorld.com is

Dot Weekly 1126 days ago

Branding! Your A Domain Away From Helping

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Branding is important and can be easier with a domain name! Local news agencies love social networking sites as they prey on people for news stories, pictures, videos and sources. One thing I see many of these news agencies lacking is branding. Providing an easy and memorable road map! Branding doesn't have to be a

Dot Weekly 1126 days ago

Something Is Up With CashParking.com System

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Something  a bit odd is going on with domain parking service provided by GoDaddy, CashParking.com! I haven't used the service myself but two days in a row the following has happened to me while doing some digging: Upon visiting a domain name using direct navigation that is using CashParking.com, the first time I visit the

Dot Weekly 1127 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 96 Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Welcome to another round in the series I like to call GoDaddy Goodies! Today's hand picked list contains 96 expired, no reserve domain name auctions. This list contains only expired domain names that are currently on auction exclusively at GoDaddy. All domain names are directly linked to the specific auction page for easy bidding or

Dot Weekly 1127 days ago

Gust.com To Launch Soon! Who And What Is It?

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Gust.com was purchased around May 29, 2011 for an undisclosed amount according to whois records but who was the buyer and what will the site be? I actually noticed the sale right away in one of my DotWeekly Discoveries articles on May 30. During my daily digging, I ran across the domain name Gust.com which

Dot Weekly 1129 days ago

Google Loses Gmail.us Domain Name

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Google appears to have lost control of the domain name Gmail.us According to whois records on DomainTools.com and whois history records, Google Inc. owned the domain name Gmail.us and then on August 26, 2011 a Russian name and different email address were displayed in whois other than Google. Whois records indicate on 8/25/2011 that Google

Dot Weekly 1130 days ago

A This And That From DotWeekly To Catch Up

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It's been a little bit since I did a This And That type post and I have some things I'd like to share so here we go. ~GoDaddy I had won some "test auctions" (domains I purchased as a test) at GoDaddy recently and one of the domains was reclaimed from the past owner. No

Dot Weekly 1130 days ago

Final $10, 1 Bid Expired Domain Name Auction List

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Welcome to another, and final $10, 1 bid expired domain name list on DotWeekly! I started doing these lists as a test and I continued to do them until now but this will be the final $10, 1 Bid expired domain name auction list I do on DotWeekly. I think people like these but a

Dot Weekly 1131 days ago

OutbackFreeSteaks.com Promotion Domain Wise Breakdown

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Outback® Steakhouse is running a new promotion and is offering 1,000,000 free steaks! Domain / Website wise, I wanted to break down how they did and what they did. Thankfully they registered a make sense domain name that matches what they are doing. OutbackFreeSteaks.com . Clearly they included the brand name and then used the

Dot Weekly 1132 days ago

Timing Is A Domain Sale Factor

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Here is an example of "timing" playing a factor in a domain name sale. PostQuotes.com History Not a killer domain name by any standards, but still catchy and relates to some popular things going on right now. Quotes are always popular because people "post" them all the time using social networking sites. The domain name

Dot Weekly 1132 days ago

Sony Pictures Continues With “Odd” Future Titles

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Sony Pictures appears to be putting some "odd" titles in its pipeline for upcoming movies and shows! On August 17 I wrote about Sony Pictures registering the domain name BoyfriendBodyPillow.com which clearly one may think is a product and not a movie or show. That domain and potential future picture by Sony is still the

Dot Weekly 1133 days ago

Register .org With Your .com Domain Name

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Some entities focus on .com only, but I think you should focus on .com AND .org Google does it and many other large companies are doing it, so you should as well. I know that line sounds a bit silly but it's true in this case. Registering the .com and .org make sense if you

Dot Weekly 1133 days ago

Flood Of Hurricane Irene Domains To Be Registered

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There will be more than one kind of flood from hurricane Irene! If the storm even comes close to land, there will be floods with water but that won't stop dreamers from registering a flood of domain names relating to "irene" and "hurricane irene". History often repeats itself and with big news like hurricanes comes

Dot Weekly 1133 days ago

Apple Officially Owns Ipods.com Domain Name

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Apple Inc. has officially taken control of the iPods.com domain name! Apple had filed a complaint with WIPO at the end of May 2011 to get the domain name iPods.com and by the end of July the ruling come down that Apple had won the dispute. As of August 22, 2011 Apple has now taken

Dot Weekly 1134 days ago

GoDaddy Goodies: 88 Expired Domain Name Auctions

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Welcome to the third and final list for today and I have saved the best for last! GoDaddy Goodies This list of 88 hand picked expired domain name auctions consists of the best domain names I could find after digging through over 350,000 domain names! Keyword strong domains, catchy phrases, popular terms, quad premium .com's,

Dot Weekly 1134 days ago

Expired Domain Auctions, $10, 1 Bid Domains

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Welcome to list number 2 for the day. This list contains expired domain name auctions exclusive to GoDaddy. All domain names are expired, .com, no hyphens, no numbers and are $10, 1 bid. The $10, 1 bid means the domain name had a backorder placed by somebody. That is why these domains should hold at

Dot Weekly 1134 days ago

636 Expired .co Domain Name Auction List

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I figured I will do a couple expired domain name lists today and starting those off is this list that contains expired .co domains. This list contains 636 expired .co domain name auctions that are exclusively going on at GoDadddy and are No Reserve. The domain names are listed in order of the amount of

Dot Weekly 1135 days ago

TheOpen.com Purchased By R&A From Marchex

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The domain name TheOpen.com has been sold to R&A according to whois records by Marchex Inc. The golf company had been using OpenGolf.com for its main website but the tournament has long been know as simply "The Open". The Open Championship was first played on October 17, 1860 according to Wikipedia.org With the recent change

Dot Weekly 1137 days ago

eBay Buys InstantSale.com Domain, Purchase Story

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eBay® has purchased the domain name InstantSale.com This story is interesting because not every domain name sale to a large company is open book as this one is. The main reason, the domain owner had start a thread over on DnForum.com which he talked about getting the offer and asking others if they felt it

Dot Weekly 1137 days ago
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