Tens of thousands of domain names expire every single day. That alone is pretty interesting when you consider the $ involved in simply registering a domain name. Lets say, some 85,000 domain names (which is a pretty accurate estimate) are released from the registries each day. $10 per domain on average, for 1 year registration and that is $850,000! Now consider that many of these expired domain names have been registered for years, some even for 20+ years! Also consider … Read the rest

Amazon Technologies registered two new domain names according to whois records that caught my attention on January 27, 2016

  • AdvertisingAmazon.com
  • AmazonAdwords.com

The first registration matches the sub-domain name used by Amazon for its AAP advertising program they offer. The second domain name registration is a No No IMO!

Amazon is fine, adwords is not.

Adwords is a registered trademark of Google Inc. and since AAP competes against Google Adwords by offering online advertising, I would think that Google would not … Read the rest

Some things to me simply make sense and “why” a brand does or doesn’t do the make sense thing is not always easy to understand. We are all different is one easy answer. Maybe they simply didn’t think of it, is another potential.

So today I wanted to touch on a new startup and some things that I see that they have missed relating to domain names and confusion created by some things they are doing.

Brand name: Booster Fuels… Read the rest

Facebook Inc. has officially acquired the domain name NewsFeed.com from BuyDomains.

The transaction actually dates back to July 26-28, 2015 when the domain name transferred registrars to registrar  “HOGAN LOVELLS INTERNATIONAL LLP” . “lovellsnames” is pretty common when it relates to Facebook domain names and is a law firm used by the company.

I wasn’t able to find a reported sales price for the recent domain name purchase.

It appears that BuyDomains gave NewsFeed.com a run on NameJet around June … Read the rest

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