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New Domain Registrations By Large Corps

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures In today's DotWeekly Discoveries, I only included newly registered domain names. I sometimes save these up for slow days, like today when not a lot of transfers are taking place because it's a weekend. So here are some recently registered domain names by some large companies and some info related to the r...

Dot Weekly 872 days ago Domain Very Likely Sold at

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures The domain name has very likely sold at . Domain broker Dave Evanson had posted on Twitter on May 30, 2014 that the domain was exclusively listed for sale at Sedo Today, I had discovered that the domain is pending transfer via Sedo. I have reached out to Dave to see if he ...

Dot Weekly 873 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Suncor, Best Buy & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is my latest digging into recently registered domain names and purchased domain name and simply domains on the move by some large companies. If you wish to see more articles like this that I have wrote, simply visit the category Domain Discoveries. Suncor Energy Inc. Registered several domain names w...

Dot Weekly 873 days ago Sells For $15,000 By MWD

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures is at it again with another strong five figure domain name sale and this time it is as reported on the MWD Facebook page. The buyers are?Smile Expressions according to whois records.   It has been a strong week for Michael with several 5 figure domain sales th...

Dot Weekly 874 days ago

Company Domain Discoveries For Target, Virgin & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here are some of the latest company domain discoveries from DotWeekly that include recently registered and purchased domain names by some large companies. Target Brands, Inc. Target registered a bunch of "tiny" related domain names, like .net /.org and then reveresed it as .n...

Dot Weekly 874 days ago

Company Domain Movers From VeriSign, ING & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is another round of company domain movers, or as I like to call them DotWeekly Domain Discoveries! Domain names recently registered or purchased by large companies. Today's list is BIG, so lets get started right away. TJX Companies a domain that I covered on June 25, 2014 when TJX h...

Dot Weekly 875 days ago Domain Sells For $18,756 By MWD

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures is reporting another domain sale today and was reported sold on the MWD Facebook page for $20,000 AUS, which is about $18,756 USD when I converted it. appears to have been purchased by IP Laywers from and it was likely for a cli...

Dot Weekly 876 days ago

Naming The ? Brand

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures I ran into a story about?Sophia Amoruso yesterday and found it interesting, so doing what I do, I dug in a little bit to see what I could find. Here are some things that I found relating to the naming of the brand Nasty Girl and also a newly published book by Amoruso, #GirlBoss . I started on eBay in ?06,...

Dot Weekly 876 days ago

Company Domain Name Movers From eBay, Fox & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures I've been busting my ass with these articles and this is simply a new record for me! DotWeekly Discoveries started as a series with articles like this about "once a week" and here I am turning out two articles in less than 12 hours! The digging for this article and posting it here took about 5 ?hours, to ...

Dot Weekly 876 days ago

Company Domain Action From GE, Atari & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is the latest round of DotWeekly Domain Discoveries with domain names being registered or purchased by some large companies. I have been seeing that some days are much more active than others and it normally seems mid-week gets the most action! Quick Fact: About 100-150 domain names are registered wi...

Dot Weekly 877 days ago Domain Sells to Luxco For $10K

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures is reporting the sale of for $10,000 usd on it's Facebook page today. Luxco which is a premium alcohol supplier of popular brands like Everclear, Pearl, Rebel Yell, Yellow and many more. Luxco announced a "campaign" with the slogan Make It Your Own in a July 2, 2014...

Dot Weekly 877 days ago

GoDaddy Domain Backorder Explained

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures I wanted to do some research into GoDaddy Domain Backorder and the benefits of it and the way some are using it. Here are some things that I found out and somethings that you may want to consider if you are a volume domain auction buyer. Even if you think you know about the Backorder process at GoDaddy, I...

Dot Weekly 878 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Apple, Skrill & More

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is a rare Sunday addition of DotWeekly Domain Discoveries from large companies that have purchased or registered domain names. I rarely can dig up enough information to do a weekend article like this and I was able to dig enough information for both Saturday and today Sunday! Here we go with today's ...

Dot Weekly 879 days ago Reported Sold For $238K

 Mark As Read - DotWeekly Internet Ventures had reported the other day that was saved in a UDRP and now Chadi Ghaith reported on his Facebook page that he has sold the domain name for $238,000 . I asked if the UDRP filer?Inter123 Corporation was the buyer but have not heard back yet from Chadi. Current whois reco...

Dot Weekly 880 days ago

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 880 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 882 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 882 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 884 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 885 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 886 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 ...

Dot Weekly 886 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 888 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 888 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 889 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 889 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 890 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 890 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 890 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 891 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 891 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 891 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 894 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 895 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 896 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 897 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 898 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 900 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 900 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 901 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 902 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 903 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 903 days ago

$250K Domain Expires, On Auction

 Mark As Read It was reported by several sites like 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 905 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 905 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 906 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 907 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 914 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 917 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 917 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 1040 days ago
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