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Middle East mall operator loses refiled UDRP
Company tries a second crack at domain in UDRP. Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC has lost a cybersquatting claim against MallOfOman.com for a second time. The company, based in Egypt, operates malls around the Middle East using the “Mall of (loc...
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July 21, 2021, 3:32 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Even long numeric domains may be meaningful
That long numeric domain name might actually mean something. When you look at the domain 7708801314520 .com, what do you see? I see the “Kiss you, hug you, and love you forever” romantic expression. Quite impressive, right? A number has n...
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July 21, 2021, 1:02 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
20 end user domain name sales
An automotive forum, a restaurant franchisor, and a soap company bought domains this week. Sedo’s top public sales this week were Buy.co for $35,000 and iSwap.com. I can’t figure out who bought them yet, so they don’t qualify for th...
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July 20, 2021, 6:42 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
This list shows there are lots of companies that need domain upgrades
Lots of companies need to upgrade their domains. That’s good news for you. What is a good domain? A good domain matches the brand name of a company, and, in the case of corporate China where .com is dominant, this also means using the .com exte...
Discussion
July 20, 2021, 4:36 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
ICA to host event about next round of TLDs (open to public)
Internet Commerce Association to hold free event about the next round of new TLDs. Internet Commerce Association is hosting the ICA Business Intelligence Briefing on Round 2 of New gTLDs on August 2. While many ICA events are open only to members, th...
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July 20, 2021, 3:41 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
2 notable feature improvements in the new Dan.com
Beyond new colors and styles, here are two improvements that Dan.com released last week. Dan.com launched a refreshed experience last week. Most of the changes are cosmetic with refreshed landing pages, new colors and fonts, and mobile improvements. ...
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July 20, 2021, 1:22 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Domain names for startups
Here’s a quick guide to selecting a domain name for your new venture. In 2007 I presented to a group at Bootstrap Austin about choosing a domain for their businesses. A lot has changed since then. (I recommended people use Moniker back then!) H...
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July 19, 2021, 6:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
.US and domain sales review – DNW Podcast #347
Ron Jackson reviews the market for .us domains and we discuss the top 10 domain sales so far this year. This week I catch up with Ron Jackson of DNJournal. Ron launched a new site dedicated to spreading the word about .us domain names. We talk about ...
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July 19, 2021, 3:30 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Some English-based domains used by Chinese companies in recent news
Chinese companies often use English domain names. Many investors have the misconception that Chinese companies use only Pinyin domains. On the contrary, I come across English-based domains regularly when reading Chinese news. Here are 10 Chinese star...
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July 19, 2021, 12:44 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Sue the right person
This person sued the wrong entity to recover his domain name. It’s a shame. In August 2019, I wrote about an unfortunate expired domain name case involving Scott Rigsby. Rigsby suffered a horrific car accident as a young man. He was dragged hun...
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July 16, 2021, 4:30 pm
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