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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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Group On’s ideeli, Acquires & Rebrands As ideel.com

August 14th, 2014 Comments off
ideeli, the online retailer, announced today it has acquired the domain name and rebranded itself to ideel.com The company recently acquired the domain ideel.com back in June from a domain holder in France in a sale that has not been previously reported. “The company which is a discount fashion site was acquired by Groupon earlier […]
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Suit Filed Against BestRegistrar Over “Ransom” to Transfer Over 5K Domains Out

August 13th, 2014 Comments off
A company has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that owns the ICANN accredited registrar, BestRegistrar.com a few alleged resellers of BestRegistrar and the owners of the company that owns Bestregistrar.com, to “recover control of approximately 5,000 Internet domain names rightfully owned by Simon Property Group (SPG), and to recover damages both compensatory and […]

Warning: WOI.com Reported Stolen

August 13th, 2014 Comments off
The three letter domain name WOI.com has been reported stolen. The domain name was at Godaddy until just a few days ago registered to a Bernard Naiborhu of Jakarta, when it moved over to the domain name registrar, eName Technology Co.,Ltd. of China WOI.com is now registered to: Admin Name: linyu Admin Organization: xia men […]

Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief: There are 276 Million Domain Names As Of End Of 1st Q

August 11th, 2014 Comments off
Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), today published its Domain Name Industry Brief for the first quarter of 2014, and five million domain names were added to the Internet in the first quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 276 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2014. The […]

VP.Net Being Offered For Sale For The 1st Time

August 8th, 2014 Comments off
The super premium Domain Name VP.net is being sold exclusively through our brokerage service. The Domain Name VP.net has a current original registration date of 1998, making the domain name over 15 years old. The domain name has never been offered for sale before. VP.net is one of the shortest, brandable, instantly recognizable and unforgettable […]