Domain News

Here is something that I found pretty interesting while digging around this morning. I had noticed the domain name, which very likely sold at 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, 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 . 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 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

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

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