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February 28, 2020 23:26

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“Domain squatters” have taken control of Kim DotCom’s expired #domain

The illustrious Kim Dotcom is still pondering his future after years of litigation, stemming from his MegaUpload project. It seems that one of Kim Dotcom’s precious domain assets, K.im, has changed hands. The domain is on the Island of Man ccTLD and it apparently expired and dropped; it’s what is commonly known as a “domain […]

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#Lime Scooters : A $2 billion valuation company running on a #domain hack!

Lime is a two year old scooter company that has secured $400 million dollars in investments, on a $2 billion valuation that excludes the fresh cash. Electric scooters have been getting a lot of global adoption, as they are more compact than electric bikes and portable. Many domain investors go gaga about generic dictionary words […]

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Media Options : Nu.De domain buyer is app maker NudeApp

Earlier last month we covered the sale of the domain Nu.de by Media Options. The nice domain hack operating on a German dot .DE domain, demonstrates how ccTLDs can become strong brands. Although the WHOIS information on the domain Nu.de has not changed, the domain is now forwarding to NudeApp.co, an app that serves as […]

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No, you cannot register *Tru.MP domains, says the .MP Registry

The Northern Mariana islands in the Pacific are in a loose commonwealth relationship with the US. If you cannot find them on the map, look harder; the Japanese launched their attack against Guam from there, in 1941. These days, less than 60,000 people live on the Northern Marianas, and their online presence is affirmed by […]

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Sedo .AT domains : Final auction about to set a new sales record!

The third and final auction at Sedo of short, premium keyword .AT domains ends in about 20 hours. After setting record sales for the Austrian ccTLD, Sedo is about to crush their own record. So far, 286 .AT domains have bids, totaling almost 145,000 Euro at the time of writing this article! The top 12 […]

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Domain hacks : Olympus, you’re doing it wrong!

Domain hacks can be used for a variety of purposes, but their primary function is that of shortening the URL in mind. For example, Julie’s Freebies got Freebi.es – a Spanish ccTLD domain – for its business. While this was aweso.me, some domain hacks can be outright infringing on trademarks; just ask the former owner […]

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Most valuable .Ski domain has already been registered!

Dot .ski launched last week, and thousands of ski fans around the globe are invited to register their domains. There are already 4,766 .ski domains according to the latest count at ntldstats. While ski-related content seems to be the bulk of these registrations, one ultra-valuable domain stands out from the rest as completely unrelated. Indeed, […]

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Airline Uses a .WS To Make a URL Strictly out of Emojis

Adweek published an article about an airline that was trying to reach millenials, They decided to use a .WS in the campaign and make the url entirely out of Emojis. From the article: Norwegian Airlines decided its target millennial audience was probably up to the challenge, though, so earlier this week it partnered with several […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio gets ‘honored’ by dot .io registrant in domain hack

Today it’s Passover for the Jewish, and Easter for the Roman Catholics – not to forget the Eastern Orthodox that celebrate Palm Sunday as well. Religious festivities aside, domaining keeps on going; yesterday’s revelation of how Leonardo DiCaprio is co-owner in a geo-domain startled some. If you’ve noticed the recent popularity of dot .io domains, […]

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GRR HOG LED MAD SMF : All codes explained in “domain hack”

If you fly a lot around the world, you’re probably familiar with codes such as these: GRR, MCO, SMF, LED. Airport codes can be hard to memorize; they are three letter acronyms that not always match the city they represent. Even within the US, these airport codes can be cryptic. Take for example Orlando International […]

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