Based on whois information, it appears that Visa is likely getting ready to make a play with “Gold Card”.

I did a little digging and it appears that Visa likely purchased the domain names GoldCard.com and GoldCards.com for around $125,000. Media Options had the domains under contract and listed in a newsletter on September 10, 2013.

A whois record change on November 6, 2013 ¬†shows “Matt Serlin” of MarkMonitor in whois. A November 7, 2013 whois record shows the same … Read the rest

Since I do a lot of research on domain names, it is often I start discovering patterns. These patterns layout after time of and become more clear simply seeing certain things. Well, I am about to share some of these patterns and who is using them.

Domain Buying Services

Mainly corporate domain buying services, I’m sure have been doing this for sometime but as far as I can tell, the activity has increased lately.

The hidden domain name purchase

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Welcome to the first company domain movers series, powered by DomainIQ.com on the new DotWeekly theme! Today’s list isn’t huge (which happens after a weekend) but several interesting domain name purchases, registrations and movers from large companies that I was able to dig up.

TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC.

Registered the domain name MissHitsHappen.com and several variations of the term with a hyphen and typo.

Women.com / Women.net

There is a pretty interesting story on these two domain names that … Read the rest

If you haven’t been to DotWeekly today, then you are likely seeing the new DotWeekly WordPress theme for the first time! Pretty white, but I think we will all get use to it. It was a very stressful day for myself, because doing these things cost money (which I don’t have much of) and I really do not consider myself a developer of any kind, so small tweaks in code can take hours!

So why the new theme?

DotWeekly, like … Read the rest

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