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Will .Amazon ever see the light of day? There’s some movement.

Amazon region countries reject $5 million gift card but ICANN pushes forward to help get .Amazon top level domain name.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) long battle to get rights to run the .Amazon top level domain name might still pay off, but countries that are part of the Amazon region continue to play hardball. On […]

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Domain names Amazon and other end users bought

Huge companies buy domain names along with cryptocurrency companies. Two very large companies made domain name purchases at Sedo over the past week. bought a generic and Statoil, a $74 billion market cap energy company, bought a domain corresponding to one of its projects. Of course, there were lots of cryptocurrency related purchases as […]

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Amazon registers more domains suggesting YouTube competitor

Recent domain name registrations add fuel to idea that Amazon will create a competitor to YouTube. has expanded its domain name registration activity for domain names including ‘AmazonTube’ and ‘OpenTube’, suggesting that that the company is considering creating a rival to Google’s YouTube. Last week I wrote that the company registered the domain names […]

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#GuardDuty : Dot .com #domain buyer already built “generic” web site

The current registrant of acquired the domain via Sedo, the day Amazon announced its Guard Duty AWS service. At that time, we speculated that the buyer could have been Amazon, that has registered Later on, the domain was moved to Uniregistry and that meant the buyer is most likely a domain speculator. Indeed, […]

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November’s top Domain Name Wire stories

Here’s what happened in the domain name business last month. November was a very busy month on Domain Name Wire thanks to news about and GoDaddy. How much can you tell from the domain names a company registers? Sometimes, a lot. I also had a fun interview with a member of the thrash metal […]

Read more launches .Bot domain names on Tuesday

Bot it won’t be easy to register them. is making .bot domain names available to the public on Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. The company has been testing different business models for its new top level domain names and this domain is no exception. Registration of the domain names will be severely restricted. The […]

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What is Amazon Harmony? is registering a lot of domains for Amazon Harmony. Update: Amazon Harmony is the name Amazon’s is giving to its support reps that work on musical devices. They offer discount codes if you call them: has registered a lot of domain names related to Amazon Harmony over the past several days. […]

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July’s Top 5 Domain Name Stories

These were the top five most-viewed stories on Domain Name Wire in July. 1. McDonald’s takes domain names off the menu – McDonald’s exited the new top level domain program after deciding to relinquish its two domain names, .mcdonalds and .mcd. 2. Is Verisign about to change the expired domain drop catching game? – I […]

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Food for thought : buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars

Amazon is blurring the digital and real world, announcing the acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars. This massive new purchase of a real world retailer indicates the aggressive direction that Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, has designed for his company. The acquisition of Whole Foods for $42 dollars a share represents a 27% premium […]

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DNSeattle attracts large crowd in domain name hotbed

Over 100 people attended event in downtown Seattle. Last week I traveled to Seattle for the DNSeattle meetup. This year’s event was hosted at’s “Living Room”, which is a great facility for a meetup. is one of the larger players in the new top level domain name business (when it comes to the […]

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