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#Booking yeah! But don’t rush registering your generic #domains as trademarks

The US Supreme Court today affirmed that the domain name “booking.com” can be registered as a trademark (BOOKING.COM) instead of seen as merely a generic domain name. The decision should be well-perceived by many domain name investors that hold generic domain names. But a little detail hidden in the decision determines which domains qualify as […]

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Entrepreneur acquired MerinoWool.com #domain on #Afternic

Afternic has sold the aged (1996) domain name, MerinoWool.com, to entrepreneur Jake Nomada. Merino wool is a premium quality wool from the Merino sheep breed: “The Merino is one of the most historically relevant and economically influential breeds of sheep, much prized for its wool. The breed was originated and improved in Extremadura, in southwestern […]

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#Domains on sale : That’s a lot of Sand.com

Brent Oxley acquired the premium domain name, Sand.com, some time in late 2019. The millionaire entrepreneur holds onto a spectacular domain portfolio, and Sand.com is by no means just silicon. It appears that the domain Sand.com is now being offered for sale, with a starting price of $500,000 dollars. So what is the history of […]

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Gritty.com was sold via the Escrow.com “Domain Concierge” service

Gritty is the official mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League team. He is a 7-foot furry orange creature with googly eyes who wears Flyers’ gear. The matching domain, Gritty.com, has been sold via the Escrow.com domain concierge service, that holds domains until they are paid off. The domain’s WHOIS changed on January 9th, […]

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Stage.com : #Fashion brand #domain 2015 selling price is revealed

Stage is a fashion outlet brand, operating from the matching domain, Stage.com. The brand acquired the domain name Stage.com in late 2015. It seems that the ecommerce platform of Stage will be discontinued. The brand will convert the full chain of department stores to Gordmans off-price stores, with a goal of reaching approximately 700 total off-price stores […]

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Some major generic #domains have just changed hands!

Domain investors work quietly on the sidelines to acquire premium domain names. Spending capital to get generic domains, also known as “generics” to the domainer crowd, is a strategy implemented non-stop by savvy domain investors. Some great domains changed hands recently, and we are here to share what we’ve found. Joshua Schoen, of UltraDomains, acquired […]

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#Douchebag CEO : I’ll wager $5k against all you #domain bros!

Can’t stop Pete Cacadoodoo, CEO of Slurpee Co., a Dallas, TX start-up that sells premium quality manscaping gear to millennials. The enterprising founder of Slurpee, got all defensive about his recent half-baked decision to rebrand from the established domain GetMySlurpee.com to the shorter, more appropriate Slurpee.SO. “Y’all domain bros can stick your armchair quarterback advice […]

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Dot .com #domain sightings : Fresh #herbs .com by #Shenandoah Growers

Domain sightings are encounters with domains “in the wild,” outside of the digital realm. Whether they are car wraps, business signs, or products at the super market, these are domain names we come across and photograph. There are two main categories, dot .com encounters, and everything else. This time we came across a nice generic […]

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#Investigo .com UDRP : Someone tried to sell the #domain to the trademark holder

Some jackass attempted to sell the domain Investigo.com to the owners of the INVESTIGO mark, potentially posing as a broker for the registrant. The asking price was $45,000 dollars and that’s when Investigo UK filed a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. The owner acquired the domain 9 years before the Complainant acquired the mark […]

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Root.com : Car #insurance company gets $350 million windfall but not the matching .com #domain

Root Insurance is an auto insurance startup based in Columbus, Ohio, and it recently raised approximately $350 million dollars on a $3.5 billion valuation. The company is competing against such well-established giants as Progressive and Geico, and it has previously received $100 million in a separate round of funding. It operates from the domain JoinRoot.com, […]

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Voice .com sale a leverage point for all future #domain inquiries

The sale of Voice.com for $30 million dollars funded by crypto ICO proceeds, is creating a new status quo in domain investing. Cases such as this propel the value of domain names, by informing the “general public” that domain names, that thing you type in your Google search, can be traded for money. Voice.com is […]

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#Polymorph : Ad tech startup sold to #Walmart without the matching dictionary .COM #domain

Polymorph, a technology as a service creator of ad software, has been acquired by Walmart. Walmart Media Group, which offers full-funnel, targeted and accountable advertising powered by online and in-store sales data, announced the acquisition yesterday. Polymorph’s technology, which includes a high-speed ad server, a self-serve interface and server-side header bidding, will make advertising with […]

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