Tuesday , September 29 2020

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Domain broker ethics – DNW Podcast #305

How domain brokers, buyers, and sellers should act ethically. How should domain name brokers behave? On today’s show, domain buyer broker Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja discusses the role of buyer brokers, seller brokers, and buyers and sellers in domain name transactions. There are a lot of shady things that …

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Sweet spot: nouns with no plurals

Some nouns have rarely-used plurals. I’ve acquired domain names to start businesses, and I’ve talked to lots of entrepreneurs when they were selecting their domain names. In some cases, they have their eye on a great one or two-word domain name. A question inevitably comes up, particularly for nouns: what …

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Pocketbook e-reader company sues over Pocketbook.com

After losing UDRP for Pocketbook.com, e-reader maker tries U.S. courts. The maker of PocketBook e-readers is suing over the domain name Pocketbook.com. Image from one of Pocketbook’s regional websites. PocketBook International SA, a company that sells ebook readers, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to get the domain name …

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How I’m investing in domains these days

I’m planting lots of small seeds and making marginally bigger bets. There are lots of great domain investors out there. People who make bold investments and great sales. I am not one of those people. I’m good at it, but not great. (Note that some of the people you think …

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Spase.io tries reverse domain name hijacking

A new company goes after domain registered in 2005. The owner of a business called Spase has been found to have tried reverse domain name hijacking the domain name Spase.com. Spase is a service that converts photographs into 3D models. The business was just launched last year at Spase.io. The …

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GoDaddy fixes domain listing glitch

Two-factor users should no longer get errors when submitting domains through Domain Listing Service. They fixed the glitch. GoDaddy has fixed an annoying issue with its Domain Listing Service. Domain Listing Service allows GoDaddy customers to list domain names on the Afternic network from within their GoDaddy accounts. Customers can …

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Does the truth matter?

False information does significant damage. False allegations and stories seem to travel around the internet much faster than the truth. And I’m not just talking about politics. Last week, a Hacker News story made waves when someone suggested that GoDaddy engaged in frontrunning searches; i.e., it saw what a user …

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OneWord.Domains adds great new filtering metric

You can now see how many top level domains a word is registered under. OneWord.Domains now shows how popular a word is across top level domains. OneWord.Domains is a site dedicated to helping people find available one word domain names across many different top level domain names. Not all one …

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Saudi Aramco tries to take dead man’s domain name

Company tries to use UDRP to take domain registered in 1997 by now-deceased man. One of the world’s most valuable companies just plumbed new depths in cybersquatting disputes. Saudi Aramco, the $133 billion Saudi Arabian oil company, filed trademarks for a new brand called Orizon last year. Naturally, the company …

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