Domain News

Firefly Mobile is a mobile phone company that is focused at kids in the age of 5-12 years old and provides a real mobile phone with simple functions and according to CrunchBase has about $43 million in funding.

Well, one thing that has vanished, is its website. I had noticed a DNS change from DYN.com managed DNS to a generic DNS at GoDaddy. This could have been done simply by mistake but it’s not easy to accidentally just change DNS. … Read the rest

Here is something that I found pretty interesting while digging around this morning. I had noticed the domain name Anchor.org, which very likely sold at BuyDomains.com and has transferred to a new owner. I wasn’t able to find a sales price btw, but while doing the research on the domain, I ran into something that was surprising to me.

When I did a whois search at DomainTools for Anchor.org, the domain did NOT have Privacy on it? Whois Privacy … Read the rest

I was reading an interesting article that I ran into on Digg this evening and the story included two domain name stories in it.

If your not sure who Matt Rutledge is, don’t worry, I didn’t either until I read the story! He started the site Woot.com . Well, I didn’t know Amazon purchased Woot but they did, Matt worked for Amazon for a couple years and ditched. Here is the full dMagazine.com article, it’s worth the read after … Read the rest

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

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