Domain News

Early on March 17, 2017 DotWeekly broke the news that Abbvie Pharmaceuticals domain name Vicodin.com had been seized by the US governments Homeland Security ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

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A total of 838 domain names were seized that day (full list in original story), with Vicodin.com being one of them.

I had a hunch that Vicodin.com was seized by mistake, simply because Abbvie owns the Vicodin trademark and the website is the official site providing information for the … Read the rest

This morning I had noticed many domains move off of the normal routine out of GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio. At first, I thought the domains had sold but reached out to GoDaddy for confirmation as they all retained NameFind in whois.

The domains did not sell, and GoDaddy wanted to try something new, auction them on GoDaddy Auctions!

I think this is GREAT for domain investors because GoDaddy is offering them at pretty good prices.

What are the domains? Here are … Read the rest

abbvie

Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the medication brand name Vicodin has had its main brand name domain name Vicodin.com seized by Homeland Security’s ICE division!

Visiting the Vicodin.com domain name displays a take down message from Homeland Security’s ICE division:

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Abbott Laboratories spun off Abbvie pharmaceuticals in 2013, but has long owned the domain name Vicodin.com since at least 2007 and uses the website to provide information about its product. Whois records show Abbvie owns the domain name:

Vicodin.com whois records

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Squarespace ran a 2017 Superbowl ad that rings a bell for domain owners with JohnMalkovich.com as the domain name story line but the funny thing is, JohnMalkovich.com isn’t even registered “with” Squarespace’s “official” domain registrar.

Technically speaking, Squarespace isn’t even a domain name registrar, like GoDaddy.com is for an example. Squarespace states it’s “official” registrar is Tucows:

Registering a domain through Squarespace gives your website a professional look and avoids the need to register a domain with a third-party provider.

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