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Politics and Disposable Domain Names

| November 28, 2011 | 3 Comments
Politics and Disposable Domain Names

With the news not too long ago that Republican Jack Abramoff is fighting to get control of jackabramoff.com

from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I thought I’d take a look at the always tricky

subject of domain names used in politics.

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Apple, Google and RIM – Who Has the Right Domain Strategy?

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week, I explained how simple it can be to gain insight into companies’ product plans by using DomainTools to track the domain names they register. If you’ve been using our services to do that for a long time, you’ll have no doubt noticed that every company has a different strategy, in terms of how, and more importantly when, they register domains related to new and upcoming offerings.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest names in mobile computing, for example. Just last week news emerged that Blackberry maker Research In Motion had registered over 300 domains for its new Curve phones. The list of domains covered a broad range of extensions, as well as variations using hyphens, abbreviations and additional keywords including the scary “sucks” suffix.

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Was Your Domain Used for Porn? How to Avoid a Costly Mistake

| August 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

With the launch of .xxx domain names coming soon, I thought now would be a good time to address an important topic sometimes overlooked by domain buyers: how to avoid accidentally purchasing a domain that was once used for pornography.

Almost as long as the web has been around, companies have been selling content filtering software. Parents and network admins can use it to stop their kids, employees or users from accessing inappropriate web sites at work and at home, or in colleges, schools and libraries.

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ICANN Wiki Mural from the San Francisco Meeting

| March 18, 2011 | 2 Comments
ICANN Wiki Mural from the San Francisco Meeting

CANNWiki does a mural for each meeting. Here is the one for the San Francisco meeting. There’s one particular logo in the background that caught our attention! Happy Friday.

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Best Tips & Strategies for Buying and Selling Domains

| February 8, 2011 | 3 Comments
Best Tips & Strategies for Buying and Selling Domains

Buying and Selling Domains – Advice from the Experts

One of the workshop sessions on Day 2 of Domainfest featured a panel of experts who talked about the best tips and strategies for buying and selling domains. Whether you’re a domain investor, buyer or domains are part of your job description, the session was very informative. The panel included Michael Berkens, Larry Fischer, Tessa Holcomb, Jason Miner, and Kathy Nielsen.

Predictions for the Domain Market in 2011: Among the panel, the first prediction for the domain market in 2011 was that it will continue to grow with new players looking at domains for acquisition, monitization or brand building purposes. The second prediction was that the largest domain sale will likely happen this year, perhaps in the $20-$30 million dollar range.

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Domain Roundtable March 1-4: Here’s the Lowdown

| January 20, 2011 | 1 Comment
Domain Roundtable March 1-4: Here’s the Lowdown

DomainTools will be attending Domain Roundtable, March 1-4 in the Bahamas (Who can say no to the Bahamas?!). The Domain Roundtable conference is a division of Thought Convergence, Inc. and we recently reached out to them to get the skinny on what the event highlights are. Guest Post By: Laura Schmidt Mitchell, Director of Corporate Events
Thought Convergence, Inc.

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The Expert’s Corner: DomainTools Support

| January 3, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Expert’s Corner: DomainTools Support

At DomainTools, we spend many hours working with our clients to ensure that the services we offer meet the varied needs of website owners, domain investors, and brand agents. What many people may not realize is the level of support and advice we provide daily to the non users of our services. Many registrants are not receiving or finding the necessary information they need to properly manage their domains.

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