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Apple Does It Again: Names It’s New HQ “Apple Park” Doesn’t Own ApplePark.com (or the .net or .org)

February 22nd, 2017 Comments off

In a Press Release today, Apple announced that its new Headquarters will be named Apple Park. The new 175-acre HQ will have 12,000 employees in a ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building which is clad entirely in the world’s largest panels of curved glass. Apple also announced the theater at Apple Park will be named the […]

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Did Apple Spend $1.5 Million Dollars to Acquire iCloud.net?

February 21st, 2017 Comments off

Apple has acquired the domain name icloud.net. There is a story out tonight in AppleInsider.com, that “earlier this week, a tipster told AppleInsider that Apple paid some $1.5 million for the domain, but we were unable to confirm the transaction.” “TechCrunch was also unable to corroborate financial details. When asked about the domain takeover, Apple […]

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When hashtags and domain names collide

February 15th, 2017 Comments off

The hashtag #Resist and the use of the word has been trending all over Twitter and the media to protest President Trump’s agenda and really picked up steam since the Grammy awards aired on Sunday. In many cases hashtags lead people to the matching .com site and in the case of Resist.com, all anti-President Trump […]

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Exclusive: Rick Schwartz Thinks Use of Domains In The Super Bowl Over Hashtags Is A Game Changer For The Domain Industry

February 11th, 2017 Comments off

Legendary Domain investor Rick Schwartz a/k/a the Domain King, wrote to me about the post we published about earlier this week from MarketingLand.com, that Domain Names appeared in substantially more television commercials  that aired during the Super Bowl than Hashtags and Facebook Pages. He thinks it’s a game changer, a reset in the importance of […]

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Domain Names Appear More Than Hashtags in Super Bowl Ads

February 8th, 2017 Comments off

In a story appearing in the DailyMail, Entitled Is the hashtag over? Looking at ads that ran during the Super Bowl on Sunday” Out of 66 ads only 30% of them had a hashtag – while 41% included a URL This year had a 15% decrease in number of hashtags used in commercials Twitter handles […]

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MSNBC Hand Registers The Domain Name Greta.TV, As Greta Van Susteren 1st Show It Set For Monday

January 8th, 2017 Comments off

The domain name Greta.tv was hand registered by NBCUniversal Media, LLC the parent company of MSNBC. Last week MSNBC announced that Greta Van Susteren,  the former Fox News host would being a nightly show starting on Monday January 9th. The previous owner of the domain name a Andrea Santamaria of Great Britain registered the domain […]

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AU Publication Says Trump Is the World’s Largest Domain Holder with 3,600 Domains

November 4th, 2016 Comments off

The Australian publication Channelnews.com.au, just declared Donald Trump as the “World’s Biggest Owner Of Domain Names”. Yes according to the story,  The Donald only has over 3,600 domain names. My God how did no one in the domain industry recognize Mr. Trump as owning the most domain names in the world with 3,600? In the […]

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WSJ: 2 Universities Develop PREDATOR To Find Malicious Domains As Early As Registration

November 1st, 2016 Comments off

According to the Wall Street Journal “Researchers at Princeton and the University of California ​have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can detect malicious domain names.” “The code scans for 22 features that are consistent with suspicious behavior, including names that are registered in bulk by the hundreds, names that are variations of the same name, […]

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60 Minutes Covered Vine Millionaires on Sunday; Today It’s All Over

October 27th, 2016 Comments off

On Sunday the television show 60 minutes covered “The Influencers” “Social media stars are earning big money for pitching products in short, often silly, postings seen by millions of followers.” Parts of the 60 Minutes segment  chatted with people who said they were making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on Vine. Today Twitter […]

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$3 Million For TrumpTv.com? TrumpTower.Live & TrumpTowerLive.com Registered Yesterday

October 27th, 2016 Comments off

Yesterday we published  a post about the owner of the domain name TrumpTv.com putting the domain on the market with an asking price of $3 Million. The owner went on to say that the traffic to the domain name went from “about 150,000 people to 1.3 million in just the last couple of weeks” However […]

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