I have been involved in the domain industry for over 7 years now and I have yet to figure out a rhyme or reason behind the vast majority of reported domain name sales and the prices paid for the domains. Some random terms to you or I can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Random term to you or I doesn't always mean random to them?

I know when I get offers on domains, I often pull the first … Read the rest

Procter & Gamble owns a lot of “exact match” domain names but for some reason simply never registered the exact match (IMO) name of one of the companies new products. DuraTowel. DuraTowel® is in the Bounty® paper towel family but DuraTowel.com simply sits unregistered?

Being “available” to be registered is well worth the $10 to P&G but at the time of this article, they failed to do so!

P&G interestingly enough registered the trademark for “Bounty DuraTowel” in early 1999 … Read the rest

DotWeekly was a vibrant site with thousands of visitors daily and was completely lost during a hosting change in late 2012. After doing some thinking and simply taking a little time off, I have felt the need to start sharing again!

In the coming weeks I will be rebuilding DotWeekly.com to the look and feel like the site was in the past. This will all take some time as little things all take time to get into place but I … Read the rest

No, this doesn’t have anything to do with SOPA!

Today, I was doing some investigating and ran into something that I haven’t seen yet. “Repossessed by Go Daddy” in the whois data for a domain name? After doing a bit more digging, I ran into some domain names that contained Go Daddy Software but used the email address “domains4sale@godaddy.com”.

Personally, I never like when a business has a conflict of interest with its customers and I hoped this wasn’t the … Read the rest