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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rick Schwartz Sends Email Regarding SaveMe.com UDRP | Elliot’s Blog

The entire story is on my blog. I am on a mission of awareness and to make this particular person the POSTER BOY for all Reverse Domain Hijackers in the world. The next predator will think twice. Howard and I are determined to make CASE LAW with my POSTER BOY! I am in the process […]

Achieving an SEO-Friendly Domain Migration – The Infographic | SEOmoz

Great checklist and link collection. With so few information I did a checklist compiling the different activities I needed perform during the different phases of the migration process -decision making, planning, implementation and monitoring- that was a great help to keep me on track and I would like to share through the following “infographic / […]

Paul Keating: What Does ceat.com UDRP Teach Us? | Elliot’s Blog

Is the lesson here that one should not park a short domain? Ceat.com is an example of twisting the language of the Policy. Many prior decisions have dealt with PPC usage. In general the best defense to a UDRP claim is that the domain has been used consistently in its descriptive sense. While prior decisions […]

Matt Cutts – Google+ – I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain…

I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain (TLDs). They made this claim: “Will a new TLD web address automatically be favoured by Google over a .com equivalent? Quite simply, yes it will.” Sorry, but that’s just not true, and as an engineer in the search quality team at Google, I feel the […]

Startup Secret 44: A rose by any other name | Rafe’s Radar – CNET News

Not to say there aren’t rules for naming. For tech companies, Don has three. Memorable Easy to spell Short Using a common word as a company name has a problem in addition to the expense. It’s very hard to rise up in search rankings if you’re just starting up and have a name that appears […]

Bodog.com case sends warning to all Canadian websites: Geist – thestar.com

The domain name was registered in Canada with Vancouver-based DomainClip. In past years, registering a domain name with a non-U.S. registrar and avoiding U.S. servers was viewed as sufficient to fall outside U.S. jurisdiction. In the Bodog.com case, State of Maryland prosecutors were able to obtain a warrant ordering Verisign, the company that ultimately manages […]

First Time My Websites Got Hacked – Site Redirecting to http://bamosa.ru – Lazy Domaining

I went into digging it further. My site gets loaded properly when I type the url but only when I go from the search engines it gets redirected. I know I have to mess around with the .htaccess file. To know how to edit your .htaccess file go to http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-edit-your-wordpress-htaccess-file.html I went through my cpanel […]

Domain name related to drug bust purchased | TCU 360 – with news and sports from the TCU Daily Skiff, TCU News Now and Image magazine

“It all comes down to what the intent in registering that domain name is,” Di Giacomo said. Di Giacomo said the university’s legal options, if they chose to try to stop the use of the domain, would depend on the how the domain was used and whether it was considered as fair use or cybersquatting, […]

Why Publishing an Acquisition May Be a Good Idea | Elliot’s Blog

When you buy a specific type of domain name and are continuing to buy without plans to sell, it might behoove you to report your lower priced acquisitions to an outlet like DNJournal. If you snag a steal of a deal, you can direct future negotiations to that sales report in the hopes that they […]

The Frager Factor: Guest Post: Mike Mann — Sex.com Investor on The .XXX Domain Drama

After six years of effort from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers of trying to put porn in its personal space online, it took only months after the actual release of the adult .xxx domain for those in the domain market to expose something else: its failure. With time, the tale being told […]

This Is How Apple Swindled the iPad Trademark

Sneaky tactics. HatTip to TheFragerFactor • Farncombe International created a company from scratch, called IP Application Development Limited (see where this is going?) to negotiate the purchase of the iPad trademark. • About a month before the launch of the iPad, Robinson contacted Proview under the name Jonathan Hargreaves, wanting to buy the trademark IPAD […]

Google offers California small businesses free websites and training – latimes.com

Small businesses in California can go to the California Get Your Business Online website to sign up for the free service. Once they get there, they’ll be able to create a URL and choose a website template they can customize as much or as little as they like. In mid-March Google will host some free […]

New Jersey – In the Region — A Broker’s Domain of Domain Names – NYTimes.com

Today he owns 1,300 URLs, including “Homesin…” and “Condosin…” for just about every municipality in New Jersey, as well as towns throughout the country. He also owns the domain names, meaning that by adding a backslash and the name of any town in the United States, he has a network of some 35,000 URLs. As […]

STFO! Frank Schilling grabs Pantylines.com and other domains | DomainGang

Examples of domains won by Frank Schilling and his team on NameJet in the past two weeks, include the following: STFO.com – Acronym for Stay the Fuck Out, a nice LLLL .com at only $210. PantyLines.com – If you go on vacation to Greece, swimming in the nude won’t give you those – a bargain […]

Fritinancy: Seven Ways to Go Wrong with Naming

Picking a name “because it was available.” Of course you want to secure a presence on the Web. But believe it or not, domain registration is actually the easy part of naming. Here’s the key point: a URL, no matter how weirdly spelled, is not a brand. And it isn’t your story. Even if you […]