How to Hack a Dominating Domain Name for Your Website | SEOmoz

1. OriginsBefore I joined the company, the co-founders paid an upscale branding/advertising agency to help develop a logo and name. 2. Survey 1A handful of people, including myself, disliked the name. After some feedback from investors, we decided to open the issue back up before launching. We brainstormed for days, went back to original ideas, […]

Warren Royal, ‘Everyone Likes Bobbleheads’

What was the breakthrough moment when you realized this could take off? As luck would have it, this was 2008, the year of a momentous presidential election. There was a lot of excitement in the air about the election, and a lot of people were looking for political figures, so I found Barack Obama, John […]

Facebook Scoops Up For ~$100M To Bolster Its Facial Recognition Tech | TechCrunch

After about a month of speculation, Facebook has finally announced its acquisition of Israeli facial recognition technology We’ve heard from multiple sources that the acquisition price was around $100m, with others reporting that the price was between $80m-$100m. This is absolutely not an acqui-hire, as Facebook will be taking full advantage of the company’s […]

Xavier Buck: Why Generic TLDs Will Fail

Some of the new generic top level domains (gTLDs) will succeed, but most will fail if they don’t follow the advice Xavier Buck recommends in this interview. Learn how Buck became the “king of ccTLDs” by offering customers the most comprehensive collection of country code top level domains, and how his developing ecosystem affords insights […]

Alt Text: Stupid New Domain Names and What They Really Mean for Web

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced hundreds of possible new top-level domain names last week, which is great because clearly we need more unqualified successes along the lines of .mobi, .xxx and .travel. The wave of new possible new web addresses has nothing to do, ICANN assures us, with pocketing millions of […]

Why Reverse Domain Name Hijacking needs to be a Real Penalty and the Most Comprehensive List of RDNH cases |

What is the penalty to the Complainant for being found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking? There is no penalty. Where can one find a list of other RDNH decisions? There is no comprehensive list of RDNH decisions. A RDNH finding means that the Complaint was brought in bad faith as an abuse of the […] won’t offer domain names to the public – Domain Name Wire

I just reviewed eight of the company’s applications, and each one has similar language explaining who can register a second level domain under them: only and its subsidiaries. …Amazon and its subsidiaries will be the only eligible registrants… Now I can certainly see how this would be the case for something like .fire, since […]

From application to use: How the Internet will get new domain name suffixes – The Washington Post

Here’s what happens now: THE CHALLENGES: The public will have 60 days to comment on the proposals. There’s also a seven-month window to file an objection, such as a claim of trademark violation. THE LOGISTICS: Because of the high number of proposals, ICANN will review them in groups of about 500. There’s a lottery-like system […]

Amazon Just Spent Millions Applying For Domain Names. Why? – Forbes

There are also a number of large-scale speculators betting that gTLDs may be the Internet’s next big gold mine. One such speculator, a company called Donuts, applied for 307 separate domains – at a cost of nearly $57 million. “Donuts registered very benign, generic names. They’re betting everything on black and they’re hoping this goes,” […]

Reveal Day and Why New Top-Level Domains Are Irrelevant

It is certainly true that the 1400 potential new TLDs will change the way billions around the Earth will use and commercially interact with the Internet. Just as the past five years have seen the Internet vernacular come to include country code TLDs like .ly, .co and .es, the next five will likely see us […]

The 10 strangest domain name proposals | Fox News

.WTF: One domain name registrar is betting dollars to donuts on this off-color TLD. applied for 307 new domains in the latest roll-out and believes it can offer a fresh choice for web users. “Finding a usable Internet address is a real problem,” Donuts CEO Paul Stahura said. “The Internet was opened for worldwide […]

Google Applies For 101 New gTLD’s; Amazon 77; Microsoft 11; Apple 1 | The Domains

Apple only applied for .Apple Here are the new gTLD’s that Microsoft applied for: AZURE BING DOCS HOTMAIL LIVE MICROSOFT OFFICE SKYDRIVE SKYPE WINDOWS XBOX Here are the new gTLD’s that Amazon Applied for: AMAZON APP AUDIBLE AUTHOR AWS via Google Applies For 101 New gTLD’s; Amazon 77; Microsoft 11; Apple 1 | The Domains.

It’s Reveal Day and there are 1,930 new gTLD bids | DomainIncite – Domain Name News & Opinion

ICANN received 1,930 new generic top level domain applications, 751 of which were for contested strings. While the unveiling of who applied for what is not expected to happen until early this afternoon in London, the organization just published a bunch of facts and figures about the bids. A grand total of 230 strings are […]

How I turned a $200 purchase into a $2,000 sale in 14 days (Part 3: The Negotiation/ Sale) | The Life of Jacob Fedosky

This is the third and final post in a short series detailing how I bought for $200 and sold it exactly 2 weeks later for $2,000. The names and emails have been changed but the text you read is exactly what was exchanged. Welcome back! If you missed the first two parts in the […]

Here comes the greatest Internet landgrab in history | Internet & Media – CNET News

ICANN tomorrow will reveal who is going after what new domain extensions, paving the way for a very different looking Web. Prepare for dot-madness. Frank Schilling made his fortune in the aftermath of the dot-com bust, buying up thousands of domain names others didn’t want. He kept at it, aggressively building a portfolio of more […]

10 More Domaining Tips I’ve Learned Over the Last Year | Domain Shane

3. You HAVE to find other sources of income for your sites beside Adsense if you want to make good money. Affiliate leads will crush Adsense income. Adding affiliate to my sites instantly quadrupled my income. It just take time and practice to figure out which ones will fit and will convert the best. via […]

Personalized e-mail feature in Thunderbird 13 lets users register a domain name | Ars Technica

The biggest change in Thunderbird 13 is a new feature that allows the user to register a new domain name during the setup process in order to obtain a personalized e-mail address. The feature is made available when the user is configuring an account in Thunderbird. When selected, Thunderbird will prompt the user for their […]

Two Sales Totaling $160,000 Share Top Spot on This Week’s Domain Sales Chart

For the second week in a row there were enough notable domain sales reported to fill nearly TWO all extension Top 20 Sales Charts. 39 five-figure sales came to our attention with two those, at $80,000 each, tying for the top spot on this week’s leader board. Those were at and at […]

The Latest Domain-Name Gold Rush – Businessweek

CANN has received more than 1,900 applications. On June 13, it will release information on who has applied for what extensions. Then it will hold a six-month “review and contention” period in which the new applications can be challenged, with batches of new extensions set to go into use in 2013. “If you’re Major League […]