Throwback Thursday – One Commenter’s Cogent Corrective To A Blogger’s ‘Cybersquatter’ Rant

While cleaning out an inbox the other day I somehow came across a link to a blog post from four years ago, titled, Domain-squatter parasites not interested in haggling, apparently. As you might have guessed already, the author relates the story of how he woke up one day deciding he’d like to own a particular […]
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Google’s Mobilegeddon

Google made their much anticipated mobile-friendly update (nicknamed “Mobilegeddon”) last week, where a site’s search engine ranking now takes into account whether the site is mobile-friendly or not. The goal is to give mobile device users better search results since it is not much help for them to find a good site in Google but… Read More »
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Domain Name Prices

I find the current state of the domain name market confusing. Every week I read about a bunch of domain sales, all at what I consider pretty high prices, yet I have not had much luck lately selling my own domains. I currently have Physical.com up for auction at Flippa.com, but this is the 2nd… Read More »
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Google Adsense Warning

My Google Adsense stats have been going crazy for the past 24 hours. I am making 2-10 times as much money as usual for some of my sites, while other sites have stayed the same. I did some research into this, and the reason is due to unusually high click through rates, which seem to… Read More »
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"Tough Luck" in UDRP Complaints: How Armani and Sony Lost UDRP Complaints

By Zak Muscovitch. Sometimes even a famous brand owner just runs up against the wrong domain name owner. Take for example, the cases of Armani and Sony. Armani lost a UDRP complaint for Armani.com and Sony lost a complaint for SonyHolland.com. How? That's where the "tough luck" comes in. Both names were registered to individuals whose actual names corresponded to the respective domain names.
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My First Date

Sometimes business is a little like dating. Let me explain. I went on my first date when I was in 7th grade. It was typical middle school stuff. I had a crush on a girl in my class (I will call her “Monica”) and was flirting with her, so she had her best friend ask… Read More »
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That’s Hilarious! UDRP Complainant Says That Respondent "Isn’t Known" By his OWN First Name!

By Zak Muscovitch. From the 'now I have heard it all file', Complainant corporation, Allesandro International of Germany actually claimed that Respondent, Allessandro Gualandi, an individual from New York, wasn't "commonly known" by his own first name - Allesandro! The UDRP dispute about >>allessandro.com<< was denied by the Panelist, Pablo A. Palazzi on February 16, 2015, but not before hearing
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I Just Registered for NamesCon 2016

What a great event Namescon has been for the past two years. When I just heard that registration was now open for the early bird rate of $199 until February 28, 2015, I jumped at the chance. After that it goes up to $999, still a great deal. Dates are ...
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