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Another Case of Cybersquatting Paying off

March 26th, 2015 Comments off
This transaction takes us all around the globe and shows just how magical the Internet can be. So a Chinese registrant gets a domain that represents a major U.S. brand, in the South African extension. NBAstore.co.za sold yesterday on Sedo for $5,500. The NBA Store is a series of officially licensed retailers which sell merchandise […]

Is This Really the Golden Age of Domain Trolling ?

March 25th, 2015 Comments off
Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post wrote an article that centered around the recent Taylor Swift and Ted Cruz domain registrations. Caitlin decided to use the words domain trolling instead of the often used cyber squatting. The lone commenter in the article told Caitlin that it is called cybersquatting. From the article: What is domain […]

Mike Mann Is On Firing Selling $76K in Domains That Cost Him Less than $750 Total

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Mike Mann has been reporting some very impressive domain name sales the last few days on his Facebook page Mike just announced today he sold the domain name MissCandy.com for $30,000 a domain he purchase on July 30th 2012 for $75 Last week Mike reported selling Jazz.co for $22,000 a domain he purchased on July […]

Shocking? Google Domains Now Listed Organically Number 1 On Google For “domains”

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off
                Just a little over 2 months after launching out of Beta, Google new domain name registrar Google Domains is showing as the number one organic entry under Google when you search for the term “domains” replacing registrars like Godaddy.co,, Network Solutionscom, 1and1.com, NameCheap.com and Domain.com Google Domains […]

China Denies Any Involvement in Cyber Attack on Register.com

March 21st, 2015 Comments off
An article on TheHill.com says that China has denied they had any involvement in a cyberattack on Register.com. The crazy thing is that the hackers were in Register.com’s system for over a year. From the article: China has denied involvement in a cyberattack on Register.com, which manages more than 2 million domain names worldwide, Reuters […]

Author Asks Security Expert To Steal His Godaddy Domain/Account & He Does

March 19th, 2015 Comments off
csoonline.com, just published a Troubling post on  how easy it was to gain control of a domain name and access to a Godaddy account they did not own.  The author of the story, Steve Ragan, tells the tale of how he asked the CEO of Night Lion Security Vinny Troia, to try to take control of […]

Report: BufferApp Buys Buffer.com For $600,000 & It Took Almost 2 Years

March 14th, 2015 Comments off
inc42.com published a story about how BufferApp.com purchased the domain name Buffer.com for $600,000. Interestingly the company itself, Bufferapp.com, published a lot of details about the acquisition of the domain name which took almost 2 years to complete from first contact with the owner of the domain. The company BufferApp.com did not mention the price […]

Salesforce Paid $2.6 Million Dollars For Social.com & Now It Just To Redirects To Another URL

March 13th, 2015 Comments off
      Back in 2011, SalesForce.com made headlines buying the domain name Social.com for $2.6 Million dollars At the time one Tech publication opined that “Social.com could be used as a new name for Radian6, the social media monitoring company that it announced earlier this year, or perhaps it could be used as a […]

Is The Trademark Clearinghouse Causing New gTLD’s To Lose 6X The Number Of Registrations?

March 12th, 2015 Comments off
Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), just published a very interesting story on how the trademark clearinghouse (TMCH) program maybe negatively effecting the numbers of new gTLD’s registrations to a factor of 6X. Its a great read and I think Phil maybe on to something. As an unintended consequence of trying to protection […]

Archeo Sells $1.7 Million in 4Q: “2 Word Domains Continue to Be Our Most Popular Selling Class”

March 12th, 2015 Comments off
In a blog post, Archeodomains.com a division of Marchex (MCHX) gave some incite into their $1.7 Million dollars of domain names they sold in the 4th Quarter of 2014 The average domain sold had a character length of  11, and two word domains was their most popular selling Category of domain name Here are the […]