Domains NOT to register: Multiple Harley-Davidson brand violations

The term “domain investor” does not apply to cybersquatters. The latter, is the kind of careless, ignorant or malicious registrant, aiming at monetizing existing famous brands. Typo-squatting is a form of cybersquatting, and it relies on the registration of domain names that are slight variants of existing, high traffic domains and web sites. While not […]

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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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Business Insider India: Squatted domains and “a man named Rick”

Leave it up to business journals to ruin the fun for everyone else, as far as domain name investing goes. A new article on the Indian edition of Business Insider attempts to list the top domain sales over $1,000,000 dollars. Citing DNJournal as its primary resource is hardly a surprise, but then the article, written […]

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GoDaddy patents SquatFest for trading domains

Godaddy – the world’s largest domain registrar – has acquired yet another patent, thanks to the ingenuity of its President and CEO, Bob Parsons. Often cited for his extraordinary business skills, Bob Parsons announced the upcoming introduction of “SquatFest” – a controlled sale of trademark domains. “We thought that it’d be the best way for […]

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