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Thomas Cook #domain properties : What is of value among 1,000 domains?

Thomas Cook, an iconic British travel company crashed hard during the weekend, stranding hundreds of thousands of customers around the world. The travel company didn’t move on with the online times, opting to maintain dozens of physical stores for ticketing and other travel services. The upcoming liquidation of assets will be a hard test in […]

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#Amazon Music HD : New audio service launched without the matching #domain name

Amazon made a big announcement yesterday, unveiling Amazon Music HD to complement its current product range. The high definition audio service comes in two flavors, one at 16bit/44.1 kHz quality called “HD” and a second at 24-bit/ 192 kHz quality called “Ultra HD.” Both streams claim exceptional audio quality and millions of songs to choose […]

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#Evolve .com : From #Oracle to the Booth Bros #domain portfolio

The aged, ultra-premium domain, Evolve.com, has changed ownership. A domain asset previously owned by mega-corporation Oracle, Evolve.com was just acquired by domain investor, Andy Booth. The older half of the Booth Brothers shared the news on Facebook, with a WHOIS screenshot showing the domain in pending transfer. In recent years, the Booth Brothers approached Microsoft […]

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Stevie Wonder .com #domain : I just called to say I dropped you!

Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and strangely the domain name StevieWonder.com has dropped. Although StevieWonder.com was used by a fan club of the famous musician at some point, the artist’s official web site is StevieWonder.net, and STEVIE WONDER is a registered trademark with the USPTO. Originally registered in 1999, […]

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#Foveros .com : New #Intel chip architecture arrives without the matching #domain

Intel celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and a new chip architecture called Foveros was revealed yesterday. Foveros, which means “fearsome” in Greek, involves the 3D stacking of chip components such as the CPU, graphics processing unit and on-chip memory to create more powerful computers. The most important benefit from Intel’s Foveros 3D architecture, is […]

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Why did #Lexar let a 22 year old #domain, Lexr.com, expire?

Jot this down as a lesson in corporate asset management; Lexar let the domain Lexr.com expire after 22 years. It sounds crazy, but it’s true: the technology giant with billions of dollars in revenue could not keep control of an intellectual property asset it held since 1996. The domain Lexr.com expired and dropped, then was […]

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Dunkin Donuts : Company rebranding to Dunkin’ with a #DNKN flavor

Dunkin Donuts, America’s popular coffee and doughnut shop is rebranding itself to Dunkin’. The company announced the news today, with Dunkin Donuts CMO stating: “Our new name is simpler, shorter and more modern, while still embracing our rich heritage by retaining the familiar pink and orange colors and iconic font that were introduced in 1973. […]

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Corporate #domain portfolios : MERGE! 2018 session and video

During MERGE! 2018, a great session involved the management of corporate domain portfolios in the expanded domain space. Corporate brands and intellectual property linked to them, typically involve the so-called management triangle: Marketing, Tech and Legal departments, that work together to manage and control these domain assets. At the MERGE! 2018 session, Martin Kuechenthal, Cole […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody : 20th Century Fox bought the .com from #domain investors

The saga of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Queen biopic movie, came to an end in January, when shooting of the much delayed film was completed. With a scheduled release date of November 2, 2018 in the US, Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie titled after one of the most successful albums of all time. The Queen super […]

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#GuardDuty : Amazon AWS service #domain in the hands of a #domainer?

Amazon rolled out GuardDuty, an AWS service, a few days ago. As with every new product launch, it’s important to secure key domain names that would be useful when promoting a service to the general public, and to protect one’s brand. In the case of GuardDuty, Amazon appeared to have been negligent, or tardy. The […]

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Corporate domains : 01.org is a two-digit domain owned by Intel corporation

Tech giant, Intel, acquired the two digit domain, 01.org, a few years ago. According to Namebio, Intel paid $25,000 dollars in 2011 to get 01.org, a domain signifying the basis of all things digital: zero and one. What is 01.org being used for? Here’s what Intel says: 01.org is where we pull together open source […]

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AOL bought “Oath” domain from a NamePros member

A member of NamePros shared an interesting story: AOL bought the domain OurOath.com from him, for a “very beautiful price.” AOL and Yahoo merged, rebranding to Oath, and acquired the domain Oath.com. It seems that the domain OurOath.com is to be used along the same lines, extending the Oath brand. The Chinese seller of OurOath.com […]

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