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Domain Discovery : Death to Domain Squatters!

Every day we discover something new, and at the end of a very busy Monday, this little domain discovery pays off. Domain squatting is bad, but is it bad enough for someone to proclaim “Death To Domain Squatters“? We aren’t sold on that notion, but the domain name DeathToDomainSquatters.com appears to be a dispenser of […]

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Sailor Gutzler: Amazing 7 year old’s domain name gets squatted

Sailor Gutzler, a 7 year old girl that made headlines by surviving a plane crash that killed her parents, sister and cousin, was described in the news as a “true miracle.” The wounded girl walked out of the crashed plane and more than three quarters of a mile on rough terrain, in the cold winter […]

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Going viral: Ebola.com strikes back with web site upgrades

For the best part of last week, Ebola.com and its owner received plenty of unwarranted negative coverage by mainstream media, that blasted its “for sale” status. Jon Schultz, owner of the domain he lawfully acquired for $13,500 in 2008, was verbally assaulted in a series of sensationalist posts that reeked of anti-entrepreneurial bias: The Washington […]

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Parasitic Capitalism? Ebola.com domain owner called a ‘Squatter’

Parasitic capitalism. This is the latest and greatest reference to the availability of the domain, Ebola.com, for $150,000, by the Foreign Policy – a publication that describes itself as “A Trusted Advisor for Global Leaders When the Stakes are Highest.” Describing Jon Schultz, owner of the domain name Ebola.com as a “squatter“, the article attempts […]

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Don’t buy a $10 domain: Negotiate with ‘domain squatters’ !

If you’re in charge of making branding decisions for a company, your best bet is to acquire a pre-owned domain. Instead of paying $10 to invent a brand, approach the owners of a generic domain that matches your intended brand closely, and buy it. Dharmesh Shah, founder and CEO of Hubspot, gives some interesting advice […]

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Finding Dory .com: Disney’s next UDRP

It took a damn decade for Disney and Pixar to come to their senses; after milking the ‘Finding Nemo‘ franchise for all that it’s worth – and it’s worth billions – they finally announced the sequel: Finding Dory. The Pixar movie will be released to theaters in November 2015, just enough time away for Disney […]

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WIPO to implement Precrime Management in Domain registration

WIPO is about to roll out its staunchest process of the past 20 years; the introduction of a Precrime Management unit that will tackle all infringing domain registrations – before they occur! Just like the “Minority Report” movie with Tom Cruise, the WIPO Precrime Management Unit (WPMU) will be granted authority to predict, locate and […]

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Joran van der Sloot – Do killers have rights in a cybersquatting case?

The case of Natalee Holloway and her disappearance and apparent death in Aruba a few years ago never went cold. Thanks to the persistence of her family and worldwide infamy of Joran van der Sloot – the primary suspect in the case – the young man from Holland has made careless steps since then. Accused […]

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