I noticed some action on GrandCentral.com a domain name that has been owned by Google Inc. . The domain was with domain name registrar MarkMonitor and has just transferred OUT to GoDaddy.com and includes the email address craig@firespotter.com in whois.

Google is still shown in whois records as the “owner” (registrant) of the domain and the only change besides registrar is the Registrant Email. To me, this indicates a sale or potential partnership in some way.

Firespotter Labs created UberConference … Read the rest

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

I did a little digging and it appears that Visa / Black Card LLC*  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 … 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.


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

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