Top Topics of the Week: Best domain stories, the truth hurts, and .science is alive!
Top Topics of the Week is a new blog series (introduced last week) by NamePros featuring the most popular discussions and content within the domain community. Tune in weekly to see what’s trending! - 18 hr 38 min ago
No Water. Cheryl’s Home Repair Fund
Note: This is my Mom. It would mean a lot to me if you could share this story. As long as I can remember my Mom, Cheryl, has never had a break in life. After surviving domestic violence, Cheryl found herself raising 5 kids on her own with no help. She worked hard for us - 17 hr 19 min ago
Forbes Chats About Google’s New gTLD’s & Mucks It All Up
Forbes just published a post about Google’s new gTLD initiative and well basically mucked it all up. The story covered Google’s acquisition of .App for $25 Million but a quick read through the 1st paragraph of the story and you can see the author hasn’t really kept up with developments of the new gTLD program [̷...
The Domains - 6 min ago Earns a Spot in a Spotty March 4 .CA domain TBR Drop The TBR drop results are in for today, and a total of 126 .ca domains were caught in the drop.  That is about an average number of catches for recent times.  There were no stellar names available this week, as there have been in recent drops, at least nothing that I would call excellent (which is why I called this a ...
Dot CA Domains - 26 min ago
Trio of Six-Figure Sales (one Topping 500K) Headline This Week's Domain Sales Report
Spring is still a couple of weeks away but impressive domain sales continue to blossom at a variety of venues. Three more six-figure sales were finalized this week including one that ranks as the year's 3rd biggest sale to date . Another is 2015's 2nd biggest cTLD sale.
DNJournal - 1 hr 34 min ago
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Weekly Brokerage Listings – 3/4
The broker submitted domain names for sale are listed below. If you want to buy one of these domain names or have questions, please be in touch with the broker who listed the domain name. Visitors may list one of their own domain names for sale. The domain name must have a price and contact information listed. If other information is... - 1 hr 41 min ago
Google's Domain Name Land Grab: Consumer Convenience Or Coercive ... - Forbes
Google's Domain Name Land Grab: Consumer Convenience Or Coercive ... Forbes Buying “.app” for almost four-times the previous record for a gTLD not only raised eyebrows, but questions about the strategy behind Google's expansive and expensive domain name land grab. Although the most costly, .app is merely one of over 100 gTLDs... - 2 hr 31 min ago
WHY are GoDaddy and Verisign stockpiling patents? Do I smell war? - The Register
The Register WHY are GoDaddy and Verisign stockpiling patents? Do I smell war? The Register A raft of patent applications has presaged a possible legal war in the rapidly expanding domain-name industry. This year alone, market-leading registrar GoDaddy has applied for no less than eight patents specific to the DNS world, covering eve...
TheRegister - 3 hr 52 min ago
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Chinese Pinyin and Number Domain Names Offered at No Reserve on NameJet
NameJet in partnership with Registry are bringing over 200 of some of the very best Chinese pinyin and number names to the domain name aftermarket. Kirkland, WA. USA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 In celebration of the Chinese New Year, … Continue reading → - 3 hr 53 min ago
.whoswho available at EnCirca
Register .whoswho for $99   What’s what about .WhosWho .WhosWho is the new Internet address for personal branding, online networking and public discourse. .WhosWho re-invents the Who’s Who concept for the digital age. It is unrestricted and available for any conceivable use, with the only barrier to entry being your ... - 3 hr 55 min ago
Google Chose to Win .APP in an ICANN Auction for $25m - Why? - CircleID
Google Chose to Win .APP in an ICANN Auction for $25m - Why? CircleID Disadvantages: If you are a losing applicant you walk away with nothing, you lose everything including the ICANN gTLD application fee and any development cost spent in getting to the ICANN last resort auction. All of the details of the auction are made ... Google&#... - 5 hr 1 min ago
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Subject: Internet Domain
Dear sir, I am writing to you because maybe you can help me. I intent to buy your domain. I am interested in buying it for a lowish price. I see that you have this domain name that you are … Continue reading → - 5 hr 14 min ago
The Story Behind
If you visit right now, you can see it forwards to the Wikipedia page for Kanye West. After noticing this forward, USA Today, The Washington Post and MTV published articles about Both articles cited the Whois privacy on the domain name, but I was able to use DomainTools’ Whois History Tool to get in touch w... - 5 hr 21 min ago
You wanna get Fired (dot com) ?
Let’s face it, some people in this world aren’t cut for work and are just asking to get fired. Just like in the movie Office Space, budgetary cuts and other corporate downsizing will take care of the “glitch”. On that note, is offered for sale, unless you want to chat up a and […] Co... - 5 hr 28 min ago
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My First Date
Sometimes business is a little like dating. Let me explain. I went on my first date when I was in 7th grade. It was typical middle school stuff. I had a crush on a girl in my class named Lisa and was flirting with her, so she had her best friend ask me if liked […] - 5 hr 40 min ago
Daniel Tosh Sparks A Domain Regging Frenzy
I watch the Tosh.o show every Tuesday on Comedy Central, last night was the third new episode for this season. Daniel ended the show on a note that domain investors would take an interest in. Daniel promised to make domain recommendations that would help you get rich. Daniel recommended some hilarious domains and the power […]
The Domains - 5 hr 52 min ago
Radix serving up Grilled Cheese at SXSW
New top level domain name company hopes to reach tech audience at SXSW this month. People love free food, especially during a busy conference. I recently wrote about Sedo’s Froyo truck at SXSW; new TLD company Radix is also giving away free food at the event in Austin later this month. The company will have […]
Domain Name Wire - 6 hr 33 min ago
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Apple Will Hit $1 Trillion; We’re A Content Ad Company. It’s A New Animal’
This Founder Went Bankrupt But Just Sold His 3rd Business for $33M Cash; How Google Made It A Little Harder To Reach From Outside; Email trumps social media for retailer promotions among millennials; LOVE IT! APP BLOCKS TIMEWASTING SITES UNTIL USERS DO SOME EXERCISE; Water brand turns old couches into custom running shoes;...
The Frager factor - 7 hr 9 min ago
#WebsiteWednesday and our #WCW
Happy Wednesday, #GenXYZ! Today we’re going to double-up on our Ws with a special #WebsiteWednesday featuring the amazingly popular #WCW (that’s the hashtag, “Woman Crush Wednesday,” if you haven’t heard yet). With over 1 million Instagram followers and growing, you can’t miss Julia Kelly, her infectious smile, and her comedic chops ...
Gen.XYZ - 7 hr 10 min ago
Worst gTLD Like Ever, Ever: .Whosewho Has 21 Registrations 2 Days After Launch
      .Whosewho a new gTLD went into general availability on March 2nd. Today on March 4th. According to there are a whopping 21 registrations two days into GA, including any domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise period. A .whosewho domain name registration is priced at $90 at 101dom...
The Domains - 7 hr 19 min ago
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Sunrise For .PORN & .ADULT Domains Started (Launch Set For June 4)
ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announced that .PORN and .ADULT are available for the next thirty days to trademark holders who are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Domain Names are available on a … Continue reading → - 7 hr 42 min ago
Sold My First New gTLD
It is not something to shout from a mountain top or any huge deal, but I did complete my first new gtld sale. I have not gone wild with new gtld purchases, I have just registered 10 in total, and was trying to focus on topics that I actually like so if there was zero […] - 7 hr 51 min ago Owner Has a Problem With Kanye West
Sometimes owners of short, generic .coms use those domains for a different purpose. The domain name currently redirects to the Wikipedia page for rapper/entertainer Kanye West. The story is getting plenty of coverage even though it is a simple redirect with not much else going on. USA Today Which pointed out that Kanye did ...
The Domains - 8 hr 20 min ago
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Miami chef alleges web designer is holding domain name hostage
Personal chef claims he can’t get his domain name back and former web marketing firm is sabotaging his new website. A Miami personal chef has sued the owner of a web design/marketing company, alleging (pdf) that the company held his domain name hostage after he canceled services. Stuart Shaw says he contracted with Need Marketi...
Domain Name Wire - 8 hr 25 min ago & Parked Pages Down?
I got a couple of emails overnight from people that have domain names parked at that says both their parked pages and IT are down since early last night I just checked some of my domain names and they appear to be down as well. I’ve been in contact with who tells me […]
The Domains - 8 hr 27 min ago
UDRP expenses count as injury in TM Dispute
Rebecca Tushnet wrote on her blog about a case that included UDRP expenses being counted as injury in a recent TM case between Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC. From the article: Intro: “The court reporter game is a tough racket. It’s tougher still when a competitor registers an internet domain name that [...
The Domains - 8 hr 42 min ago
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2015 Domain Name Wire Survey: By the Numbers
Here’s who took this year’s survey. The submission period for this year’s Domain Name Wire Survey, the tenth annual version of the survey, is now closed. You may recall that I changed the format of the survey last year. The topics are no longer “stuff the ballot box” questions; they focus on overall tren...
Domain Name Wire - 9 hr 23 min ago

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