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March Of Dimes Switches Its Website Domain From .Com to .Org

September 11th, 2014 Comments off
According to a press release out today The March of Dimes has switched its domain name from Marchofdimes.com to Marchofdimes.org. If your wondering who owned the .Org before it was Rehabilitation Foundation for the Disabled in Toronto which owns the domain name Marchofdimes.ca It appears that the March Of Dimes acquired the .org back in […]

Apple Goes With “Apple Pay”; Domain ApplePay.com Registered Back in 2002; Not By Apple

September 9th, 2014 Comments off
      At the BIG Apple event today, the company just named its long rumored payment system and is calling it Apple Pay. As usual the company does not own the matching .com domain name ApplePay.com. The domain name ApplePay.com was first registered way back in 2002 and goes to an operating site; and […]

The Curious Case of Weather.id

September 2nd, 2014 Comments off
Namepros member Wot posted a thread a few days back where he asked the community what they thought about a certain situation involving a domain registration and it ending up in the account of the CEO of the registrar. At first he could not give the full details, he has now given the full name […]
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So When Does Amazon Buy Twitch.com ?

August 31st, 2014 Comments off
Twitch.tv was purchased this week by Amazon for $970 million, the little experiment that grew out of Justin.tv has become a major player in online video. For a long time it was rumored that Google would acquire Twitch. Now we know it is Amazon and two questions remain, 1) When will Amazon buy Twitch.com ? […]
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Holiday.com Hitting The Auction Block & “Experts” Predict It To Sell For More Than $30 Million

August 28th, 2014 Comments off
According to Dailymail.co.uk, the domain name Holiday.com is going to be auctioned off at the World Travel Market, a conference for the international travel industry at London Excel on November 5. According to unnamed “experts” the domain is about to “become the priciest domain name in history as it is auctioned for an estimated £20 […]

Take The Start Up Names Quiz

August 21st, 2014 Comments off
For those that specialize in the brandable niche of domaining, you know you have seen some funky names get picked by start ups and some go on to get pretty sizable funding. It is the subjective nature of domain names and branding. You will always think I got names much better and they never get […]
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Ask.com Buys Ask.Fm

August 20th, 2014 Comments off
According to a story in the NewYorkTimes.com, Ask.com has acquired Ask.Fm. The deal was announced last week  by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the owners of Ask.com Ask.Fm is not just a domain name, but a popular site 180 million regular monthly users . Forty percent of Ask.fm’s users are younger than 18, according to Doug Leeds, chief executive […]
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Client of Mark Monitor’s Buys iPick.com From Vertical Axis

August 16th, 2014 Comments off
A client of Brand protection company Mark Monitor has purchased the highly brandable domain name iPick.com from Vertical Axis. The domain name was transferred over to brand protection company MarkMoniktor.com today. The domain name was owned by Vertical Axis who seems to have owned the domain name since at least 2005 Of course we do […]
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Another Previously Unreported Sale; Peep.com

August 15th, 2014 Comments off
It appears the domain name Peep.com changed hand this year. The domain name that has been owned under privacy for many years, moved to Godaddy.com in May. The domain has been a parked page for many years as well but as you can see from the screenshot, its now the home of the Peep App. […]
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German Company Now Has $1 Billion Valuation After Acquiring Pizza.de

August 14th, 2014 Comments off
TechCrunch.com is reporting that the German food delivery service  Delivery Hero  announced today that it has acquired Pizza.de, another food delivery service also based in Germany. “The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but we understand from a source that it is an all-cash deal, with no shares exchanged and that post-acquisition, the […]
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