"What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet" -Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)A rose perhaps but not your domain name!Welcome to the dotcom bubble! Here, any successful e-tailer should tell you that there's more to a name than just the name... Read More

What You Need to Know About Choosing A Domain Name

Aside from the nuts and bolts of where to register your domain name and purchasing a good economical hosting service, there are a few things to know about buying a good domain name, that only experience can teach. Here are a few tips to get you started on the right... Read More

Understand the Domain Name System

Ever wonder why DNS systems came into existence? Efficiency. Every computer has a distinct IP address, and the Internet needed an elite method for obtaining these addresses and for managing the system as a whole. Enter ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number manages the DNS root of... Read More

1-800-Get-Rich Can Toll Free 800 Number Domains Pay Off?

The toll free number 1-800-Get-Rich belongs to the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Perfect vanity number for a casino, right? Well apparently not. Their website shows the actual numbers, 1-800-438-7424 for the marketing department of Resorts Atlantic City. Those NUMBERS are nowhere near as memorable as is the mnemonic... Read More

Is Your Domain Costing You Traffic?

You visited a great website some time ago that had some fantastic information on it. It is not easily found in search engines results so you decide to type the domain name into your favorite browser. The problem is that the url spells out something like keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword-keyword.com.Does that sound ethical... Read More

Choosing A Domain Name

--About Domain Names--Choosing a domain name for your web site is a major step for any individual or organization. You need domain names that are sticky, short, meaningful, easy to remember and at the roll of your tongue!It is very easy to choose a domain name but difficult to find... Read More

Good Domain Names Make Your Dreams Memorable

"What was the name of that website? It was good. It has something to do with..."Is your web site like many others?Domain names always on the tip of a visitor's tongue, but not quite memorable enough?Your choice of domain name needs to be easy to remember, as well as focused... Read More

The Value of a Good Domain Name

Domain names to the internet are the as necessary as wheels on a car. All websites need a domain name; it is how your website is found on the internet by your potential customers. It is your unique identifier and two organizations can not have the same domain name. Your... Read More

How To Really Profit from Domain Names

Have you heard about domain names that sold for over a million dollars? Inspired by this, you imagine registering a great domain name, hanging onto it for a while, and then selling it off to become the next multi-millionaire. It could happen, but don`t count on it!First of all, many... Read More

Warning: Your Domain Name Could Infringe On Trademark Rights!

If you have or are about to purchase a domain name, YOU could be in trouble and you don't even know it yet...See, what the domain sellers won't tell you is that the domain name you are purchasing or have purchased can possibly infringe on trademark rights and you can... Read More

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Domain Name Stocks walloped so far in 2014 POSTED UNDER Uncategorized
Domain Name Wire
The broader markets are up big time this year, but there's not much cheer at domain name companies that are publicly listed. With about a month left in the year, some publicly traded domain name companies will need a healthy rebound to end the year ...


Buying domain names: What NOT to do
Domain names have an allure, a promise; they are like the refined condensed idea. An encapsulation of concept…they have a singularity, a purity, a beauty. It's like owning a whole business, but without any of the inconvenience. Oh yes, I'm the founder ...

TrendyHair.es owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
Domain Name Wire
According to the complainant, it negotiated to buy the domain name from the respondent for 2,500 EUR on Sedo, only to have the domain owner back out of the deal. But according to the respondent, it never listed the domain for sale on Sedo and the ...


The Psychology Behind Choosing a Killer Domain Name
In most cases, you should choose a domain name at the same time you choose your business name. When your domain name matches your business name, you have a far better chance of being remembered while at the same time keeping your branding ...

Domain Name Wire

Domain-name mogul Mike Mann will sell you happybirthday.com ?? for $2 million
Washington Post
He is founder of DomainMarket.com, which owns 350,000 domain names. For $2�million, you can buy happybirthday.com. Same for obey.com or angola.com. Mali.com runs $1.5 million. Tasty.com is $1 million. Skincraft.com, $1.3 million. He bought sex.com ...
Mike Mann and (more) economics of domain name portfoliosDomain Name Wire

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The $6.8 million single-letter domain name! GMO Click to become z.com
GMO Internet Group, this week announced plans to unify its global strategy under the brand name, Z.com (z.com/en), one of only three single-letter domain names on the entire internet, with GMO Internet Group having bought the domain name for $6.8 million.
Nissan's Z.com Internet Domain Sold for $6.8 Millionautoevolution

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Business Insider

Michael Bloomberg to return domain names
Crain's New York Business
The .nyc domain names seem to have caught on with at least one New Yorker—former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Lawyers at the firm Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, who represent Mr. Bloomberg, paid roughly $12,000 to buy about 400 Michael Bloomberg-related ...
Here Are All The Ridiculous Domain Names Mike Bloomberg's Lawyers Just ...Business Insider
Lawyers buy domain names that insult former Mayor Michael BloombergNew York Daily News
Bloomberg Lawyers Buy Up .NYC Domain NamesNY1
New York Observer -Huffington Post -Domain Name Wire
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John Oliver's five .NYC domain names making fun of Michael Bloomberg
Domain Name Wire
Comedian pokes fun at Michael Bloomberg's domain names, which Domain Name Wire revealed last week. Last week I wrote a story about Michael Bloomberg's 400 .nyc domain names. The over-the-top defensive registrations included everything from ...

Domain Name Wire

Domain Name Wire
On Monday, July 12, I will have a fireside chat with the president of ICANN's Global Domains Division, Akram Atallah (pictured). Atallah is in charge of generic domain operations, domain name industry engagement and web services at ICANN. This includes ...

New York Daily News

More than 52000 .nyc sites registered in first month
Of course, some businesses and New Yorkers have already gotten a little carried away with the domain. Last week, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg was at the butt of many jokes after it was revealed his law firm bought 400 .nyc sites related to his name, ...
More than 50000 .nyc domains registered in 1 monthNew York Daily News

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