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Rick Schwartz Nexts ChatRoulette.com

April 1st, 2010 Comments off

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

Rick Schwartz announced on his blog today that he is seeking trademark infringement charges against up-and-coming web cam website ChatRoullete.com for it’s use of his trademarked phrase “Next”.

The popular site lets users chat with random people. If you are not interested in talking to a particular person you can pass on to the next person by clicking the “NEXT” button.  Users of the site have coined the action as a “nexting” or getting “nexted”.

Schwartz claims in his charges that the “Next” phrase has been clearly lifted from his first use in commerce of 1996.  “I NEXTED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE BEFORE THIS KID EVEN KNEW WHAT .COM WAS. HE’S GOT SOME NERVE !! ,” stated Schwartz in a statement to DNN.

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Domain Camp Seeks To Take Domainers Back To The Roots

April 1st, 2010 Comments off

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

Domain Name News editor Adam Strong and Fin Lemonde have announced a new “back to the roots” event coined DomainCamp.  The new “unconference” seeks to reconnect domainers to the roots of where the domaining industry began.   New domainers and even old-school domainers that have been at it a long time can benefit from “slipping in to the shoes of some of the pioneers of this business” stated Strong.  “See through their eyes and learn how they got to where they are.

Events and outings planned for the month long excursion include :

  • Watermelon picking with Scott Day
  • Wiring and electrical demonstrations by Garry Chernoff
  • Visits to health care clinics with Dr Kevin Ham
  • Door-to-door sales demonstrations with Rick Schwartz

Accommodations are limited. Strong has reserved a 1984 Honda Accord, a VW bus and 2 double wide trailers for VIPs accommodations.  Up to 25 guests can be accommodated in tents, Strong’s parents basement or above his Uncle Gus’ garage.  Sleeping bags, Ramen Noodles and Mountain Dew will be provide for all guests.  “We really want people to feel the whole experience of what it means to be a domainer and feel that deep in their soul. This is a not to miss experience.

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Tucows Hoardes 1 Millionth Domain

April 1st, 2010 Comments off

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

Right on the heels of announcing that they had reached the milestone of 10 million domain names registered, domain name registrar Tucows announced that they have claimed ownership of their 1 millionth expired domain name.

“We’re very excited about breaking the million domains hoarded barrier,” Tucows execs stated in the announcement.  “It’s not as easy as you think taking these great domains as they expire.  Not all of these expiring domains are money-makers. We actually have to test the domains to see if they’re worth keeping for ourselves.”

Tucows credits their resellers for bringing a steady supply of customers that provide the steady stream of expiring domains for the company to add to their portfolio.  “Others have come before us, but clearly Tucows is the innovative leader in the hoarding space.”

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Goodwill Industries Announces Domain Name Donation Program

April 1st, 2010 Comments off

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

Goodwill Industries announced the launch of their new domain name donation initiative today.  The charitable organization, known by many for their donation boxes and their used clothing stores across the US, have been feeling the economic pinch as well and have decided to open up their donation program on the internet.

The announcement comes just months after Goodwill Industries received a nice “donation” of the domain name Goodwill.com by way of a lawsuit over the domain name.  The domain name Goodwil.com had expired and was auctioned at Namejet and sold for $55,000 . Weeks later the company was suing the new owner.

“We clearly see the value in domain names now and we’re looking for new sources of revenue and employment opportunities to service the needy”  stated Goodwill president Jim Gibbons.  As the economy worsens and domain owners begin to cull out domains from their portfolio that they no longer want, Goodwill is in a great position to take on these unwanted domains.  “Goodwill has the resources and man power to come in and take these donated domains and turn them in to directories, blogs, mini-sites and more.  Heck, we’ll even accept your .biz domain donations!” stated Gibbons .

NOTICE : This is an April Fool’s Day spoof .  If you are too stupid to realize this by now I feel for you.  We had to put this statement up because the Goodwill Industries has emailed and asked us and because they clearly don’t want your crappy .biz domain names.

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Venture Capitalist, Wished to Buy Sex.com Instead Buys All Domains From DomainMadness Auction

April 1st, 2010 Comments off

Please note that the following is a parody intended for April Fools day 2010.

As the DomainMadness2 comes to a close, the extended auction which closes today has been served up a huge boost.  At the start of the day today, venture capitalist Stefan Roegge emailed the DomainMadness team and informed them that he wished to purchase all the domains in the extended auction.

This is just a much better way to invest in domain names. Rather than invest all my eggs in one basket, I can buy a wide variety of names in various niches and classes for less than the cost of 1 domain. This is the perfect opportunity to buy premium domains and jump start a portfolio” wrote Roegge in his email.

Since the domain names are still at auction, the domains have not officially been sold. Bids are still open at  DomainMadness2.com until 3pm today

The live DomainMadness event saw a healthy amount of sales rung up with the CamRoulette.com sold for $151,000 and a total sales volume of over $209,000. The extended auction couldn’t have hoped for better publicity as the auction closes today.

Disclaimer: Adam Strong is Managing Editor for DNN and consultant at DomainConsultant, organizer of the DomainMadness2 Domain Auction.

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