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October 16, 2018 01:09

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As we get closer to the holidays, scammers ready their “look-alike” domains

Every year, as consumer get ready to spend big in November and Decembers, scammers get ready to scam big, and domain names is a core weapon in many scammers arsenal. So what kind of domains are these scammers buying? Confusingly similar names to major online destinations, and they register so many domains that the companies […]

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Jason Calacanis says the biggest mistake Google made with Google Plus was not getting the domain

This week Jason Calacanis, a super angel who was an early investor in companies like Uber shared his thought on Google move to shut down GooglePlus. In his tweet, Jason said that he thinks the biggest mistake that Google made with GooglePlus was not giving the service it’s own domain name. He suggested a couple of […]

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TIL – Malicious domains are frequently killed off within hours of creation

I stumbled on an interesting article today that did a deep dive into the average lifespan of what they define as malicious domains. While I’ve never heard of “malicious” domains, I assume that they’re talking about domains that are illegal to own for one reason or another. Apparently, these are being registered all the time, […]

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Over the last decade .INFO has been the #2 most-registered domain at NameCheap

NameCheap recently published their 2018 Domain Insights and Trend Report (read it here) and I was pretty amazed to see that over the last ten years, .INFO has been the second most-registered domain at NameCheap next to .COM. Not surprisingly, next comes .NET and .ORG, but I would have guessed that the data would show […]

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So apparently my idea of investing in liquid numeric domains might not be the greatest

I got a really nice email from Giuseppe, one of the foremost experts on liquid domains (GGRG.com), he had read my posts about investing in numeric domains and wanted to know why I wasn’t looking at non-numerics, i.e. liquid domains with letters. I didn’t have a good answer for him. As I’ve been learning more […]

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.GOV Domains Get Higher Security

Today .GOV domains got a little security update which will now require administrators to use two-factor authentication. This makes a lot of sense to me and I’m actually a bit surprised that this wasn’t a requirement a long time ago. Officials at federal agencies such as the departments of Justice, State and Defense can begin […]

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Peking University files patent on domain management via Blockchain

A University in China has filed a pretty interesting patent focused on exploring how to better manage domain names using Blockchain. Yes, I know what your first reaction is going to be – “come on, you can’t just revolutionize everything by adding the word Blockchain to it” and you’d be right. The challenge with all […]

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Rick Schwartz comes up with a fifteen point list detailing why .APP is a buy for domain investors

As many of you know by now, Rick hasn’t been a huge fan of the new gTLD program, he sees a lot of the new domain extensions as junk and has warned investors to stop flushing their money down the toilet buying them. At the same time, Rick is a fan of .APP, which certainly […]

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How much will Excel.com sell for?

Today I randomly noticed a press release from Hilco Streambank announcing the listing of Excel.com for sale. My first thought was probably the same as yours – doesn’t Microsoft own that one? My second thought might have also been the same…doesn’t Microsoft have a Trademark on the word Excel? Well it turns out that no, […]

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Want to learn Ruby on Rails? Here’s a tutorial that’s actually fun

I was reading through the top news stories on Y Combinator’s Hacker news this morning and came across an interesting one. There’s a guy who wanted to learn Ruby on Rails, so he decided to build a clone of Medium.com using Ruby on Rails and React and documented the entire experience. The result is a […]

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