Domain News

In true DotWeekly fashion, I am going to dig into the big news from yesterday, that Google Inc. is launching it’s own domain name registrar. So here is some info that I was able to dig up.

The Registrar

Google Inc. actually has been an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar for sometime now, 2005 from what I can tell, under the name “Google Inc.” name. According to ICANN, Google has signed the 2009 RAA and has yet to sign the 2013 … Read the rest

I was following the “Amazon Phone” story for likely different reasons than most… you learn things by watching and researching! I was watching how they played the domain strategy for the new Fire Phone! Could the “name of the phone” been discovered earlier? Features? How are they “hiding” what they are doing? Services used?

The simple answer is yes, from leaks of information internally, manufactures etc. the news did come out early but many features were revealed when Amazon announced … Read the rest

Amazon is set to announce a “new device” on June 18, 2014 but did they just tip their hand?

On June 4, 2014 through the MarkMonitor service, Amazon has registered 64 domain names related to a phone!

It is likely going to be a “larger phone” because they registered the term Phablet? It will likely be under contract? Games? They are all terms used in the domain names registered.

Here is the list they registered that I found:

amazon-cell-phone.com
amazon-phone-deal.com… Read the rest

I have been parking domain names with SmartName.com for many years. It was never the best, but I did like several things they offered and that is why I used the service. What I liked the most was the way they displayed “for sale” messages ontop of the landing pages for domains you wished to offer for sale. It was custom and you really could put any text and link that text as you wished. I also liked the kickback … Read the rest

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