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This is how thieves trick customers into wiring money to them

This lawsuit explains a prevalent scam. More and more companies and their clients are falling victim to scams in which the customer wires money to the wrong account. A typo domain name is often involved. For a simple explanation of how this works, take a look at this lawsuit (pdf) filed by law firm Revision […]

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A look at the Chinese domain market by domain choice

Kassey Lee provide an overview of domain extension use in China. In my previous article Chinese domain market – the big picture, I highlighted the overall demand and supply of domains in China and concluded that there is great potential in this market. Now, I want to dig deeper and look at several important domain […]

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November’s Top 5 domain name stories

.Org dominated the news last month. November was a busy month in the domain name business, led by a planned takeover of the .Org registry. I’ve grouped many of the .org-related articles into one on the top 5 posts list. Here’s the full roundup of what got the most views on Domain Name Wire last […]

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The startups who raised the most money in 2019

Denise Stephan published a piece on the crunchbase blog of the startups that raised the most money in 2019. Number 1 was Flexport Last Equity Funding: $1B Series D  Notable Investors: Softbank Vision Fund, DST Global, Founders Fund Flexport is a licensed customs brokerage and freight forwarder built around a modern web application. Its service […]

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Cisco gets typosquatting patent

Patent describes way of using IP information to separate “legitimate” from “illegitimate” typosquatting. A diagram from Cisco’s typosquatting patent Cisco has been granted U.S. Patent Number 10,491,614 (pdf) for “Illegitimate typosquatting detection with internet protocol information.” The patent is for detecting typo domain names using internet protocol (IP) information. It compares this to other methods […]

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Kit.com is losing its domain name, switching to Kit.co

Domain lease expires, forcing company to switch domain names. Kit, a service that lets influencers profit by recommending products, is about to lose the domain name it has used for years. Patreon acquired Kit in 2018 and then sold it to GeniusLink a couple of months ago. But the Kit.com domain wasn’t part of the […]

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All domain investors should read this analysis

Invest in domain names, not lottery tickets. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, but Michael Sumner wrote it better than I could have. So you should read this. Most of the top sales you read about on DNJournal or see people brag about are outliers. Even Mike Mann’s. In fact, Sumner has […]

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NHL.com isn’t the only three letter domain the hockey league owns

It owns a three-letter .com for its French audience, too. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. That’s LNH.com, not NHL.com. Last week in Montreal, I went to the Canadiens vs. Bruins game with other people attending the ICANN meeting. Something caught my eye during the second period (see picture). While most people visit the […]

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Jimmy Wales goes with .social for new social network

Wikipedia founder uses a two-letter .social domain. Jimmy Wales’ new site uses a .social domain name. Whether you think it’s a good idea or not, the truth is that some people and companies are opting for new top level domains rather than .com. The latest high profile example is Jimmy Wales, creator of Wikipedia. He […]

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Some long numeric domains may work in corporate China

Long numeric domains can work in China, but not usually. Generally speaking, long numeric domains are difficult to remember and use for Chinese companies. However, like anything in life, there are always exceptions. A small number of long numeric domains may work if they are meaningful. Some Chinese companies use numeric domains. For example, in […]

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