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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 1173 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 1173 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 1174 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 1176 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 1177 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 1178 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 1178 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 1179 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 1179 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 1179 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 1180 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 1180 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 1181 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 1181 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 1181 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 1183 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 1183 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 1185 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 1186 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 1187 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 1187 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 1188 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 1190 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 1190 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 1191 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 1192 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 1192 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 1194 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 1194 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 1194 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 1194 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 1195 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 1195 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 1195 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 1197 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 1198 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 1198 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 1198 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 1199 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 1199 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 1200 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 1203 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 1203 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 1204 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 1204 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 1205 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 1206 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 1206 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 1207 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 1208 days ago
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