Sorry I didn’t write today as I have been sick with a sinus infection, hurt my back and my son has been sick since Father’s Day and is finishing up with double ear infections… so with that said, one thing that I discovered yesterday is a video series by Kevin Rose (Founder of Digg.com) and Google Ventures. The series is call Foundation and is simply exceptional to watch if you are involved with the internet in any way!

The interviews are with many early site builders of the web and even before the web!… Read the rest

In mid June 2014 I wrote about the expired domain name auction happening at GoDaddy Auctions for the expired domain name Retweet.com and that auction ended for $24,250. I was tracking it since to see, first if the transaction completed (the old owner has sometime to renew the domain after auction) and secondly who purchased the domain name.

When I expected, the domain did change ownership, but whois privacy was applied to whois, so I still wasn’t able to tell who the new owner was.… Read the rest

The other day I received in the snail mail a very attractive piece of mailing, which was an advertisement for a new product from Altria, the owners of the most popular cigarette brand Marlboro. The new product is called MarkTen® and is an electronic cigarette.

So I dug into the brand launch from a domain wise aspect and wanted to see when they registered the domain names, how they registered the domain names and what trademarks were filed relating to the new brand, and this is what I found out.… Read the rest

I’m still not sure If I am going to continue to do these or not, but I have still been doing the research and I have still beeen writing down notes while doing the research.. so here is a Big List of domain name discoveries from my daily dig notes. If you are wondering, this is two days worth of digging and I clearly do not write about “all” of the domains I see. I don’t hide any, it just doesn’t make sense to write about some domains.… Read the rest

This morning I had discovered something that I found a little interesting, a domain for sale lander on Phishing.com . The domain name is under control by domain name registrar Mark Monitor with the generic whois data of “Matt Serlin” and DNStination Inc.  which is often the name used when the company buys a domain for a client.

Phishing.com was a simple parked page with Bodis.com, prior to changing to the current Mark Monitor landing page in the screenshot below.

Why is this interesting? 

I didn’t know that Mark Monitor even used “domain for sale” lander’s and secondly… it’s not all that often that a Mark Monitor client offers there domain for sale.… Read the rest

The follow is a domain inquiry story from start to finish. From what I found, my action and the action of other parties involved.

This morning when I was digging around domains that were moving and I ran into the following information:

Lundbeck

Hand registered a bunch of variations of “Progress In Mind” domain names. They do not currently own ProgressInMind.com, as that is a blog and owned by Richard Sykes. I would bet Lundbeck
is trying to purchase the .com from Richard (I sent him a little helpful email for a heads up).… Read the rest