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#Wikipedia deleted the #Domain King’s page on Christmas eve!

Wikipedia has deleted Rick Schwartz’s page, and did so on Christmas eve. The now extinct page, received a series of updates in recent months, indicating that a strict set of rules was at play. Rick’s function as an American domain investor, was changed to “speculator”. Despite the subsequent addition of factual content about Rick Schwartz’s […]

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Wikipedia CTRL-Z : Rick Schwartz’s entry changes got undone

Domain entrepreneur, Rick Schwartz, has his own Wikipedia entry, just like numerous other professionals of various industries. In a recent story about the Domain King, we covered the change that someone made to Rick’s Wikipedia entry, from “domain entrepreneur” to “domain speculator.” That coverage seems to have piqued Rick’s interest, and he expanded his Wikipedia […]

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Rick Schwartz : Domain entrepreneur or domain name speculator?

Domain investors of a higher caliber, like Rick Schwartz, define their business model long term. By visiting DomainKing.com, Rick Schwartz’s primary domain portfolio web site, one can realize the extent and reach – long term – of his investments, and his 20 year business plan. In fact, it was the latter’s completion, that led Rick […]

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Wikipedia surpasses 5 million articles, but no ‘domainer’

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia, has reached a major milestone. There are now more than 5,000,000 articles in Wikipedia, according to the latest statistics. Wikipedia, the 7th most visited destination on the world wide web, according to Alexa, is also actively pursuing cases of infringing trademarks. We found at least 34 UDRP cases filed by […]

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Domain lifting : Is Frank Schilling working out?

A great new portrait shot of domain investor, Frank Schilling, was added to his Wikipedia profile in December of last year. Why did we just find out? Because the photo came up today, when typing his name in Facebook, linking to Wikimedia where the photo is stored at. The great photo was taken by Amy […]

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Wikipedia domain UDRP respondent cites Valuate.com

The Respondent to a recently decided UDRP at the WIPO used a novel way to attempt to extract unreasonable fees from the Complainant. In a UDRP case involving the domain name OnWikipedia.com, the Complainant – Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. – was sent back this response from the domain’s registrant: “What is this email requesting I do? […]

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Gold overlays work best: Wikipedia *begs* for donations

There’s nothing wrong with asking for contributions, when you serve almost half a billion users – for free! Wikipedia – the online, open encyclopaedia – is once again seeking donations from its readers. This time around, instead of using a subtle gray overlay and short copy, the message is presented in bold black letters against […]

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Wikipedia adds its 4 Millionth article

The English version of Wikipedia – the primary web site visited by millions of people worldwide – has just added article number “4 million“. Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, made the announcement a few minutes ago, stating: “I am informed that English Wikipedia has passed the 4 million article mark. Awaiting final confirmation on which is […]

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10 Questions with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales was on PBS earlier tonight, and while a lot of folks don’t seem to like the lack of special effects and dramatic visual transitions of the Public Broadcasting Service, the channel maintains an old school journalistic attention to detail. The Wikipedia founder stated that Wikipedia needs more female editors, to offset the number […]

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Wikipedia pulls out of GoDaddy

Despite the reversal of GoDaddy with regards to their support of the controversial SOPA bill, Jimmy Wales – co-founder of Wikipedia – announced that his company will regardless pull its domains away from the world’s biggest registrar. “I am proud to announce that the Wikipedia domain names will move away from GoDaddy. Their position on […]

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Wikipedia.com turns 10 years old – But is Wikileaks.com going to drop?

A very interesting combination of events have happened during the first two weeks of 2011, both related to Wikia, Inc. Wikia Inc. is a for-profit corporation created by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. As the largest free encyclopedia online, Wikipedia turned 10 years old on January 15th. It currently boasts 400 million users and […]

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WikiPedia locks TIME Person of the year page after repeated vandalisms

As we reported earlier, the WikiPedia entry about the TIME Magazine Person of the Year was attacked by fans of WikiLeaks. An apparent supporter of Julian Assange removed Mark Zuckerberg’s name from the list of annual awards and replaced it with the name of the WikiLeaks operator – currently in police custody in the UK. […]

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