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2016 Domain Name Sales Roundup

We wanted to share some statistics on how the BrandBucket marketplace performed in 2016. Growth since our launch in 2007 has been steadily climbing, and 2016 was no different. Consumers and businesses all over the world now buy domain names from BrandBucket, and it continues to be a go-to resource for companies looking for a […]

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Kiwi man wastes good lunch money on Covfefe.co.nz domain

A man from New Zealand tossed a perfect lunch into the garbage, after deciding to register the domain Covfefe.co.nz instead. Auckland meme-lover, Samuel Chatwin, skipped lunch after a Donald Trump tweet about “Covfefe” went viral. “Spending $22.99 to get this piece of junk domain was a non-brainer,” said Samuel Chatwin. “Me and my friends could […]

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OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand

Things weren’t always okay at the online dating startup, OkCupid. In fact, their brand search and naming process was anything but straight as an arrow. The story goes something like this. The post OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand appeared first on BrandBucket.

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OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand

Things weren’t always okay at the online dating startup, OkCupid. In fact, their brand search and naming process was anything but straight as an arrow. The story goes something like this. The post OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand appeared first on BrandBucket.

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2017 Predictions – DNW Podcast #116

Hear predictions for 2017 from 15 people in the domain business. It’s the annual Domain Name Wire Podcast Predictions episode! Hear predictions from 15 people in the domain name industry about what they think is in store for 2017. This year’s podcast includes yours truly plus: Sedo, PIR, NameNinja, DotTBA, Neustar, GGRG.com, InterNetX, .Club, Payoneer, […]

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Twitter closes “video loop” service Vine down

Twitter is closing down its Vine video loop service, which it acquired in 2012 for $30 million dollars. The sudden announcement shares the sad news of how one of the top 10 social media sites will be closing down – but not today: “Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at […]

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Oracle Corporation grabs Oracl.com domain via UDRP

The domain Oracl.com was registered in 1998, and it has just now been ordered into the lap of Oracle International Corporation, Complainant in a UDRP. Despite claims that they owned the domain for 18 years, a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum stated that ownership is “unverifiable.” On top of that, findings of use for […]

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The King of Domains

In days gone by Elvis, Michael and Bud were the kings of rock, pop and beer. But there’s one king that still reigns supreme. He wears no costume and he can’t be bottled. But he is the modern day king of domain names and they call him: Dot-Com. The post The King of Domains appeared […]

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Network Solution Is Stuffing .Design Domains Into Customers Accounts As “Brand Protection”

Network Solutions which stuffed .XYZ domain names into customers account for free, is at it again this time with the new gTLD .Design. Customers of Network Solutions are receiving notices that they are being given a free .Design domain, matching a domain name owned by the customer in a Network Solutions account, under the premise […]

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89 of The Top 100 New gTLD Domain Holders Are From China

We have chatted about the growing influence of Chinese domain investors in the domain industry before, however today I checked out ntldstats.com to review the top 100 largest holders of new gTLD domain names and found 89 of the top 100 domain holders are from China. That number gets even more dramatic when you take […]

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