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Paulina Arantes do Nascimento: Domaining in Brazil is a hard biz

The World Cup in Brazil has helped bring out the best of Brazilian domain investors. Reluctant to discuss their business after the SaveMe.com case, Brazilians are now opening up to the rest of the domaining world. Brazilian domain investor, Paulina Arantes do Nascimento operates her investment firm, Dominios do Brasil from Rio de Janeiro, and […]

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Evora.com sale: Not all Brazilians are like the ‘SaveMe’ lowballer

The recent sale of the domain name Evora.com for $94,000 on Sedo, piqued our interest; as of today, the domain WHOIS reflects an ownership change. Currently, WHOIS information appears to be that of a Brazilian law firm, Guerra Law. We can safely now say that not all Brazilian domain buyers are ‘lowballers’ like the guy […]

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Rick Schwartz awards domainer trophy to Márcio Mello Chaves

In a private ceremony yesterday, domain king Rick Schwartz awarded the much coveted “Reverse Domain Hijacker” trophy to Brazilian entrepreneur, Márcio Mello Chaves, via Skype teleconferencing. “There is no doubt about it”, said a misty eyed Rick Schwartz. “This man has done so much for domainers, he clearly deserves to be recognized for his contribution […]

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Bad news? Brazilian Internet infrastructure getting better

These days, anything related to Brazil brings back memories of the Brazilian brothers behind SaveMe.com.br and their pending UDRP at the WIPO to wrestle SaveMe.com away from Rick Schwartz. While we’re awaiting the proceedings with intensive interest, news of an improved Internet infrastructure in Brazil indicate the country is trying to improve its image and […]

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Brazilian uber-lawyer Marcello Shavez goes after ShaveMe .com

It’s a domainer’s worst nightmare: a rich, handsome, aggressive lawyer from Brazil, has filed a UDRP at the WIPO claiming use in bad faith of a generic dot com domain. Marcello Shavez, known as “Barata” or “Cockroach” in the courts of Rio De Janeiro, started an online barber business two years ago to supplement his […]

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The Domain Boys from Brazil

Good Sunday evening, my brothers and sisters in domaining – this is a late Sunday sermon with Father Domainicus. As you may already know, Rick Schwartz – the Domain King – is being under attack recently from the forces of Evil. Two good-looking Brazilian brothers, Márcio Mello Chaves and Heitor Chaves formed a company in […]

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Infographic: Stick it to the Brazilians, Rick!

The results are in for our poll about what should Rick Schwartz do with the domain name, SaveMe.com – since it was challenged via UDRP by the Brazilian lawyer, Márcio Mello Chaves, who filed the case on behalf of the SaveMe.com.br company. Out of 100 voters, only 8 believe that a fair use would be […]

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Rick Schwartz breaks Domaining.com viewership record!

Domaining.com – the long term project of French domainer entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo – offers the opportunity to purchase “eyeballs” with sponsored headlines. It’s an effective form of promoting one’s blog or business. Domain king, Rick Schwartz, is currently using the sponsored headline feature, to raise awareness to the recent incident of blatant reverse domain hijacking […]

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Poll: What should Rick Schwartz do with SaveMe.com ?

Rick Schwartz unleashed a salvo of pure lava yesterday, after a UDRP for his domain name SaveMe.com was initiated at the WIPO. Rick’s hand-registration from 1996 somehow became the business name of a Brazilian corporation that aggregates daily deals from Groupon and other money-savings web sites. Not only does the Brazilian company, SaveMe.com.br not have […]

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Socrates: Brazilian soccer idol dead – Cybersquatting of his long name unlikely

We read the sad news that former Brazilian soccer player Socrates died at the young age of 57 today. Socrates was considered to be one of the top midfield players in soccer (football) ever. In the 1982 World Cup that took place in Spain he was hailed as the graceful magician, with his elegant passes […]

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