How not to lose your #Twitter account to scheming thieves

Domain investor and harpist, Nadia Pessoa, managed to recover her stolen premium Twitter account, @Harp, but it took quite the effort. Twitter support basically consists of bots automating tasks, and in order for a stolen handle to be returned, manual intervention is required. It wasn’t as bad as in the case of Mike Berkens, who […]

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Nadia Pessoa : My “Harp” account on #Twitter has been hacked!

Domain investor and professional harpist, Nadia Pessoa, announced that her Twitter account “@Harp” has been hacked. The hijacked account is now hidden behind privacy, after an unknown cybercriminal managed to take it over. Tweeting from @DomainSushi, Nadia stated: .@TwitterSupport @Twitter @TwitterOpen See previous tweet – URGENT. @Harp was hacked. Look at this tweet from APR 1 […]

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#Twitter updates TOS to comply with #GDPR data privacy requirements

Following changes by Google and cPanel, Twitter has updated its terms of service (TOS) to comply with GDPR and its data privacy requirements. From May 25th, new conditions and privacy terms apply, and Twitter has split them into two major categories: For residents of the United States. For everyone else, e.g. international users. According to […]

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#Twitter updates rules on #violence and other hateful threats

Twitter has updated its rules, regarding making hateful threats and inciting violence on its platform. Accounts that utilize slurs, epithets, racist or sexist tropes, incite fear, or reduce someone to less than human, will be permanently suspended. In addition, hateful imagery will now be considered sensitive media. Such imagery can be logos, symbols, or images […]

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#Twitter protest : Rick Schwartz cancelled business account, waves farewell in 2018

Rick Schwartz announced that he’s cancelled his business account at Twitter, removed his billing info, and did so in protest. Calling Twitter a time-consuming habit that will take 30 to 60 days to break, the Domain King is walking away from the online medium next year, protesting Twitter’s lack of support in returning Mike Berkens’s […]

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In case you missed it : Schilling, Schwartz and Mann on domain names

In recent months, the three pillars of domaining have been using Twitter more actively, as their preferred medium of communication. Sharing their piece of mind, Frank Schilling, Rick Schwartz and Mike Mann all use Twitter for the same reason: domain names. Twitter summarizes such tweets from one’s followed list, and in a funny twist all […]

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Rick Schwartz’s domain requests on Twitter invigorate the domain industry!

Rick Schwartz has been asking domain sellers to post their best names on Twitter, for a maximum set price. Once posted, Rick’s given first dibs to accept or reject the domains offered. When the 4 hour window passes, these domains are available to others. We don’t keep track of which domains Rick acquired through this […]

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Retweet is now a registered trademark of Twitter

Domain investors take notice: Twitter has registered “RETWEET” as a mark with the USPTO. The trademark registration process began way back in 2009, with an “intent to use” (ITU) filing for the following classes and use: Class 41: Providing on-line journals, namely, blogs featuring user-defined content Class 45: Online social networking services; providing a website […]

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Are you a domain hooker, or a domain call girl?

Things are getting quite spicy on Twitter, where Rick Schwartz made a colorful analogy earlier today. In an attempt to emphasize that it all depends on how you sell something, not what you’re selling, the Domain King® stated: “The difference between a $50 hooker and a $5000 call girl may be THE ASKING PRICE!! Same […]

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Jason Calacanis : Twitter is a beautiful disaster

Angel investor, Jason Calacanis, is more known to the domain investor community for his ownership of 20.com. Calacanis sought advice on NamePros to broker the domain name; his price range exceeds $3.4 million dollars, which was an offer he turned down in the past. Now, Calacanis is addressing Twitter as a “beautiful disaster” due to […]

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Domainer Comics : The Minds of Domainer Millionaires

It’s already been two months since the last edition of Domainer Comics, the open-ended coverage of current domain industry events. Recent events about the new gTLDs have led to heated arguments, on a variety of media – including Twitter. To honor two great domainer millionaires, Rick Schwartz and Frank Schilling, we conducted the following deep […]

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Twitter closes “video loop” service Vine down

Twitter is closing down its Vine video loop service, which it acquired in 2012 for $30 million dollars. The sudden announcement shares the sad news of how one of the top 10 social media sites will be closing down – but not today: “Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at […]

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