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Video from the Righteous .com auction of domain names!

Fish, bird, sheep, and other valuable cattle were sold in a big Righteous .com auction, attracting millions of viewers connected from every corner of the Covid-19 stricken world. Auctioneer Frank “CJ” Bullock ignored the still recovering Texas weather, setting up camp on an open platform to auction valuable domain names. “I ain’t got no fear […]

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Devil’s #domain: Why I renewed all my #Verisign .com domains until 2045

Verisign is increasing the price of .com again but that’s not the real news. The juice is that they are adding a new clause to the existing contract with ICANN that only eagle-eyed lawyers—along with Greek-Canadian domain investors—can spot. What is the latest addition to the Verisign contract? Let’s summarize page 66, paragraph 6: If […]

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#Domain sightings: MSIFLA .com on a parked utility vehicle

What are domain sightings anyway? Simply put, they are encounters with domain names in the real, tangible, 3D world we live in. No, we’re not talking about virtual reality and the internet—these are encounters with domains emblazoned on vehicles, street and business signs, products, and more. We group these domain sightings into two main categories: […]

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Can’t get the .COM? Get the .KOM

Gotta love homophones, words that sound alike. When you think of dot .COM, there’s only one way to spell it, right? Wrong. How about writing it as “.KOM” then, and even if that’s not a real TLD it can still become a brand. The applicants for the .KOM trademark thought exactly that, filing a trademark […]

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VentureBeat: Dot .Com is dying and .Tech is the next hot TLD

Dot .com is dying a slow death, with millions of domains in the hands of “trolly cybersquatters.” An article at VentureBeat claims that .com is out, and .Tech is the next “hot” extension for companies wanting a name that is already taken as a .com. To justify its claims, the article points to the price […]

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Someone wants to trademark “.COM” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office!

A new trademark application at the USPTO attempts to register “.COM” – that is “dot com.” The application cites the following services as the mark’s use: Providing an on-line platform which provides insurance offers from multiple insurance companies This is an “intent to use” application, so should domain investors who deal with dot .com domains […]

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Company wants to register COM as a #trademark – are .COM #domains in danger?

A company wants to trademark “COM” at the USPTO, and that might make a lot of domain investors uneasy. The trademark application was filed in June by Connecting World Merchandise, LLC, and in international class 035: “Wholesale ordering services in the field of medical apparatuses” But although the use of COM as a trademark is […]

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#Verisign stock soars, as dot .COM Registry prepares for quarterly report

Verisign, managers of the .COM TLD, are getting ready to release quarterly data, reporting financial performance for the year so far. The report will be shared in an upcoming audio conference on April 23, next week. When that announcement was made, Verisign stock was trading at $181 dollars a share. Today, VRSN soared and closed […]

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Domainer Comics : The Minds of Domainer Millionaires

It’s already been two months since the last edition of Domainer Comics, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Recent events about the new gTLDs have led to heated arguments, on a variety of media – including Twitter. To honor two great domainer millionaires, Rick Schwartz and Frank Schilling, we conducted the following deep […]

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Domainer Comics : The World – It’s all about perspective

Welcome to the first edition of Domainer Comics for 2017, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Time to ask a fundamental question: What is the world view like to you? For everyone on this planet, it’s a matter of perspective. Every view point is different, and there are now 7.4 billion of us […]

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Dot .CO Registry: Active .com domains might corrode with time

A shocking new report from the Dot .CO Registry, managers of the dot .CO domains, reveals the real problems behind everyone’s beloved dot .com. The research, published at MicroDots Weekly, reveals that dot .com domains that remain active 24/7 as web sites, lose a crucial part of their microcode over time. “Without the microcommander module […]

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Turkish registrant grabs .com name of murdered American tourist Sarai Sierra

American photographer, Sarai Sierra, was found murdered in Istanbul yesterday, sending waves of concern among thousands of would-be tourists planning to visit Turkey. The lone traveler from New York, was apparently lured to a remote location by one of her online contacts; then brutally stabbed several times. While the Sarai Sierra Instagram account is still […]

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