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Holding cash for buying opportunities

It’s a curious time in the financial markets. What about the domain market? It’s hard to believe that the greatest stock market crash and economic recession of our generation is now a decade old. Since then, at least as far as the stock market is concerned, it’s been nowhere but up. There have been some […]

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Rand Fishkin: Powerhouses turning hostile to websites

The big internet companies are keeping more traffic on their sites rather than referring it to yours. Depending on social media platforms to send traffic to your website or to even give you exposure can be a losing game. All of the companies that asked people to follow them on Facebook got burned many years […]

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Dereliction of Duty in Wonderland

Guest post by Greg Thomas The shot clock is ticking towards expiration of the NTIA-Verisign Cooperative Agreement — yet stakeholders are AWOL on completing accountability safeguards at root of the Internet. It is remarkable — for all the wrong reasons ...
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Two more companies call it quits on dot-brand top level domains

Blanco GmbH and SPIEGEL terminate top level domain names. Two companies have notified ICANN that they no longer wish to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. Blanco GmbH is a kitchen company that sells faucets and sinks. It is terminating the .blanco top level domain name. Publishing company SPIEGEL-Verlag Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. […]

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I ordered takeout and went down this domain name rabbit hole.

Why it takes me a while to order takeout. I ordered takeout this weekend from a local restaurant, Russell’s Bakery. It took me down a bit of a domain name rabbit hole. While visiting the restaurant’s website to read the menu, I was impressed with the layout and structure: a clean mobile design, easy-to-read menu […]

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IP Blockchain company Cognate picked up by GoDaddy

GoDaddy takes on Cognate team. Cognate, a trademark-in-the-blockchain company, is joining GoDaddy. I interviewed Cognate founder Bennet Collen on the DNW Podcast last year and he explained how the company uses blockchain to record proof-of-use of trademarks. The startup announced the news on its blog today. The release makes it sound like more of a […]

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How Dropbox got the Dropbox.com domain name

Co-founder tells the engaging story on Tim Ferris’ podcast. Dropbox founder Drew Houston was on The Tim Ferriss Show recently and discussed how his business was able to get the Dropbox.com domain name. It’s a long interview, but tune in around 1:12:25 to hear the story. They started with GetDropbox.com but obviously wanted to drop […]

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Domain name sinkholes and those funky domain registrations

Sinkholes are why you see companies register a bunch of weird domain names. Palo Alto Networks Inc was granted a patent today related to domain sinkholing, and it’s a continuation patent of one that was granted in 2016. It reminded me of times I’ve seen companies (notably Microsoft) register a bunch of nonsensical domain names. […]

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Rob Monster exits DigitalTown, George Nagy takes over CEO role

Monster pares CEO roles down to one. Rob Monster has resigned as CEO of DigitalTown, a company that provides community building platforms. The company owns a large portfolio of domain names, including 11,000 .city domain names. Monster told Domain name Wire that the move has been planned for a while. In an email, he said […]

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