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Farewell to new gTLDs : Former dot .Cloud executive on sabbatical

The former head of registry operations at dot .Cloud has left the company, and is currently on sabbatical. From that safe spot, Francesco Cetraro, recently blogged about his current views on new gTLDs, innovation, ICANN and other related tidbits. While dot .Cloud recently celebrated its 100,000th domain registration, this is just “numbers,” according to Cetraro: […]

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LinkedIn in the hands of Microsoft for $26.2 billion dollars

LinkedIn, a social network site catering to professionals, has been sold to software giant Microsoft. The price: $26.2 billion dollars, which will bring to Microsoft a direct access to its 433 million members. Microsoft plans to integrate the service into other products, such as Cortana and Skype. Many domain investors are using LinkedIn as a […]

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Data breach : Time to change your LinkedIn password

LinkedIn is the world’s biggest social network with a focus on professional, resume and experience-based interaction. Millions of professionals, domain investors included, are using LinkedIn to connect with peers. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the LNKD symbol. A data breach at LinkedIn has mobilized its team to reset […]

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Domains not to register : LinkedIn Babes .com loses UDRP

The first thing an IP attorney specializing in trademarks would advise you is to refrain from infringing on the trademarks of others, especially famous ones. No such advice reached the registrant of LinkedInBabes.com apparently, and the domain name was challenged via the UDRP process. What’s wrong with this domain? It contains the LINKEDIN trademark, which […]

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Georgina Domainer: When in doubt, use a Spanish model’s photo

We recently wrote about a fake domainer profile on LinkedIn that accumulated more than 500 connections. While adding some great new connections on LinkedIn, the suggested 2nd degree connection of “Georgina Domainer” popped up. Here’s how Georgina Domainer appears among a group of typical professionals – which photo would you click on? Rhetorical question. If […]

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How to get 500+ connections on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is renowned as the #1 social network for professionals. Unlike, say, Facebook, professional connections are established to interconnect profiles of individuals in their respective markets. There are plenty of domain industry professionals on LinkedIn, and making it into the 500+ “Club” is not easy, because every connection needs to be validated by the recipient […]

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Infographic: LinkedIn hits 300 million member milestone

LinkedIn announced today, that they have 300 million registered users worldwide; 100 million of which reside in the US. The social network for professionals started in 2002, at a time before Facebook, filling the void for professional networking. “To get there, we are delivering personalized experiences built around members and their identity, network and knowledge. […]

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LinkedIn tweaks its Twitter relationship

LinkedIn – the global network for professionals – has tweaked its 3 year old integration of Twitter, to comply with Twitter’s new policies. According to the LinkedIn blog: “If you had previously synced your LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, and selected the option to share Tweets on LinkedIn, those Tweets generated from Twitter will no longer […]

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