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The Domains
Shoes.com Sold
According to Bloomberg.com, Shoes.com has sold “Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its Shoes.com online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market Shoeme, parent of OnlineShoes.com and Sh...
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December 16, 2014, 9:10 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Brown Shoe Co. sells Shoes.com busines
Owners of SHOEme and OnlineShoes.com buy Shoes.com. Publicly traded Brown Shoe Co has sold its Shoes.com online business to online shoe-seller SHOEme. SHOEme operates Shoeme.ca/com and OnlineShoes.com. Hardy Capital acquired both of these companies e...
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December 16, 2014, 8:21 pm
The Domains
The Domains
.XYZ Is The 1st New gTLD To Break 750,000 Registered Domains
.XYZ has become the first new gTLD to break through the 750,000 mark for domain name registrations. According to the .XYZ registry the number of registered domain names is 750,073 The 750,000th domain name to be registered was Chez.XYZ that was regis...
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December 16, 2014, 7:56 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
See all 152 trademark apps filed by the Trademark King (at a cost of $50k!)
Guy spends nearly $50,000 on application fees to try to trademark terms such as Google.com, NCAA Final Four and Elvis.com. I’ve written a couple times about Trademark King Inc, an Indiana business that filed a lot of trademark applications matc...
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December 16, 2014, 3:36 pm
The Domains
The Domains
RiskIQ.com Files Suit Again Risk.io For Federal Trademark Infringement
RiskIQ.com. sued Risk.IO, for trademark infringement and unfair competition based upon Risk IO’s having improperly and willfully used the names, yesterday in the United States District Court in the Northern District Of California San Francisco ...
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December 16, 2014, 3:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
CompareNow.com buys Compare.com domain name
Auto insurance comparison site upgrades its domain name. Auto insurance comparison company CompareNow.com has purchased the domain name Compare.com, according to Whois records. CompareNow.com was founded by Andrew Rose, previously the chairman and CE...
Discussion
December 16, 2014, 2:44 pm
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday , December 16th
There are a lot of fantastic names dropping today at Namejet.  There are 10 names that I think could go over $10K  and I am a bidder on quite a few of them.  Not sure if I’m going to hit reserve but I’m going to give them a...
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December 16, 2014, 11:45 am
Domain Shane
Domain Shane
Quirky Product Sales via Amazon’s Affiliate Program in 2014
I’m not a big Amazon seller, but I still have a few hundred minisites that pay their way……….mostly with Adsense, but sometimes combined with sales of products through the Amazon affiliate program. With Amazon, you get a co...
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December 16, 2014, 2:13 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
New TLDs give no SEO advantage and .Geo domains don’t work how you might think
Google reiterates its guidance on TLDs and search results, and also says it isn’t geotargeted .geo domains on their own. A month or two ago a couple reports came out suggesting that new top level domain names give some sort of inherent search e...
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December 16, 2014, 1:39 am
The Domains
The Domains
Did NamesCon Buy DomainFest.com?
I was going through the schedule for the Namescon conference taking place in January 2015 at Las Vegas and found this session: Sunday, January 11 • 10:00am – 10:15am (which is the 1st day of NameCon) “Welcome to DomainFest @NamesCon!...
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December 15, 2014, 9:53 pm
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