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TwitchStarter : Amazon lawsuit ends bot-selling business on Twitch domains

Amazon, owners of the Twitch broadcasting network for gamers, filed a lawsuit against seven bot makers, last June. The defendants have been selling software that artificially boosts user viewer numbers on Twitch; the lawsuit alleged that the Twitch bots degraded user experience, tarnishing its brand by making it “harder for Twitch users to discover legitimate […]

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BREAKING: Twitch TV has acquired Twitch.com

Exciting news for videogame enthusiasts around the world; Twitch.TV has acquired the domain name Twitch.com. As we have exclusively reported, Twitch.com changed hands late last year, and in January it emerged in the hands of the Negotiator Agency. Twitch announced its own conference, TwitchCon, yesterday, scheduled for September 25-26, in San Francisco, and at the […]

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The Negotiator Agency: Corporate proxy buyers for high value domains

Large corporations do not want their branding plans exposed to the public outright. When billions of dollars are at stake, Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft utilize third party “proxy” buyers to acquire domain assets from their registrants. The case of HoloLens.com is a great example of how Wall Street operates; just because a company […]

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Exclusive interview with Peter Kay, owner of Twitch.com

When we broke the news of the huge purchase of Twitch by Amazon to the domainer community, some appeared shocked by our statement that Twitch .com has become a seven figure domain name. The $970 million dollar all-cash purchase of Twitch and Twitch.tv is indisputably a punch in the face of Google, that was also […]

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Twitch .com owner hits jackpot as Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million dollars

The owner of the domain name Twitch.com hit the proverbial jackpot yesterday, as Amazon announced the acquisition of Twitch Interactive for $970 million dollars in an all-cash deal. There is one minute detail: Twitch operates from Twitch.tv. Evolving from Justin.tv, a personal broadcast medium from 2007 to Twitch.tv in February of 2014 was the result […]

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