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Red-Dot .com : Dashed #domain pursued by #German company in #UDRP

Germans love dashed domains, and the UDRP for Red-Dot.com confirms that. The Complainant is Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, that operates from the matching .ORG. They also operate the .DE, with a dash. The Respondent is the owner of a company, Mining Auger & Tool Works, Inc., claiming rights to the RED DOT […]

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Dot .COM sightings : Ferran Services uses a 20 year old, dashed #domain

Who cares if a dash is included in your brand name? Brand awareness drives traffic, and in an era of social media campaigns, a dash is not an issue – or a new gTLD for that matter. We came across a dashed domain name “in the wild,” as we drive around town. Whether it’s a […]

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Mind-blowing : How do #Germans pronounce #domain names with dashes?

Dashed domains: They do exist, in order to separate words, and make things more legible. In fact, domains can be formed with as many dashes as you need, as in the case of Sex—Sex.com. Oddly, Sex—-Sex.com was once registered, but not anymore. Nope, domain names can’t begin or end with a dash, however. Allowing dashes […]

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Dot .COM sightings : Dashed #domains are OK when they are platinum

It’s always exciting to come across a dot .COM domain in the wild; particularly when the encounter is on a stationary vehicle. We don’t have to risk life and limb to take pictures! 😀 This time around, a double feature, as this business carries not one, but two domain names – dashed, no less – […]

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NSA reaction: Secure Email – Made in Germany

Germans, just like most Europeans, value their privacy; the news of the NSA snooping into the emails of millions of Americans via their providers didn’t sit well with their German counterparts. Several telecom providers in Germany started a new initiative supporting email privacy. Referred to as “Email Made in Germany“, the initiative places emphasis on […]

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Spam solved: Dashed domains to become More Expensive

If you have the patience to scroll through your spam mailbox these days, you will soon discover an obvious pattern. The majority of the domains sending out the bulk of spam, are descriptive long tails with dashes in-between. Spammers do this to achieve two things: first, supposed openness about their “warez” and second, to be […]

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