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Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Overstock.com aka The Big O.com Penalized By Google For Promoting .Edu Links
Looks like the Overstock took their SEO tactics a little further than Google likes.  According to WSJ.com, Overstock has been penalized (or put down where they should be) for offering discounts to universities and students who put links on their...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 6:24 pm
IDN Blog
IDN Blog
McDonald’s Missed Out on McDonalds.com But Buys Russian макдональдс.рф IDN
Joshua Quittner, the tech journalist, originally registered McDonalds.com to prove a point. His registration of the fast-food goliath’s domain name was a wake-up call for big companies that they needed to “get it” as to the importan...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 6:11 pm
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Name.com Launches Android App
I just learned that Name.com introduced its Android app today, and it is now one of the only ICANN accredited registrars to produce one. This new app allows people to search for available domain names, register domain names, manage website DNS, and p...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 5:50 pm
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Going the Extra Mile Pays Off
Sometimes the best names you are able to buy are the ones that are the hardest to buy. If you go the extra mile to track an owner down, it can pay off very nicely. A few months ago, I tried to buy a great descriptive domain name.  I emailed the ...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 3:26 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
“Send Me Your Lowest Price” and Other Emails That Rarely Lead to a Sale
I’m sure domain owners get them every day.  I seem to get a lot more of them with my numeric domains.  You know the emails.  They are usually poorly written, mass produced, and sent from a gmail or some free email account.  ...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 11:59 am
Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog
Xoom Goes After Motorola
A couple years ago, I blogged about the company called Xoom, a money transfer service with a name that I think is pretty bad. It sounds like “zoom,” and is spelled differently. I didn’t and still don’t understand why a company...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 11:42 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Demand Media Reports Q4 Results
Demand Media results shed light on revenue sharing, eNom results. Earlier this week Demand Media reported fourth quarter results. The company eked out a small profit in the quarter, but expects to return to losses going forward. You can read the comp...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 11:14 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Never Start a Mainstream Web Site on a .Net Domain Name
This is what happens when you create a popular web site on something other than .com. You should never start a mainstream web site on a .net domain. Or .org, .biz, .info, etc. Unless you own the .com of the same name. Especially if the domain name yo...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 10:33 am
The Domains
The Domains
DomainSherpa.Com: From A $60 Purchase To A $7,500 Sale: “I Want To Bring More People Into The Industry”
I have noticed over the past few days some consistent traffic coming to TheDomains.com from a new site DomainSherpa.com. DomainSherpa.com which bills its self as “The Domain Name Authority”, is the brand child of Michael Cyger. The site l...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 8:39 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
China’s .CN Domain Name Keeps Dropping
Size of .cn registration base falls 75% from peak. Thanks mostly to tighter controls and rules on registration, China’s .cn domain name count keeps falling. According to data collected by HosterStats.com, there were about 3.5 million .cn domain...
Discussion
February 24, 2011, 8:38 am
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