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How to grow your audience with an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon has a simple and low-cost way to grow your audience. One of the lesser-known but more affordable ways to promote your business and grow your audience is to create an Amazon Giveaway. An Amazon Giveaway is a sweepstakes in which you create the parameters and Amazon handles the winner selection and fulfillment. Here’s how […]

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Mason Cole joins Perkins Coie as Internet Governance Advisor

After nearly six years at Donuts, Mason Cole moves to law firm. Mason Cole Mason Cole has joined the law firm Perkins Coie as Internet Governance Advisor in its Trademark, Copyright, Media & Brand Protection practice. He will work with Partner Fabricio Vayra, who leads the firm’s ICANN activities. Cole is not a lawyer but […]

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Donuts (finally) wins .Charity dispute, clearing path to .charity domain names

Panel denies community objection against Donuts’ .charity top level domain name application. New top level domain name company Donuts is officially back in the running for the right to run the .charity top level domain name, clearing the way to finalize an operator for the string. If you have an excellent memory, you might recall […]

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Own any .AG domain names? Beware

Domain investor says company is taking back single letter .ag domain after seven years. Yesterday I wrote about a problem with the .CD (Democratic Republic of Congo) registry. Now comes a warning about .AG (Antigua and Barbuda). The domain investor that goes by the name kriss05 on NamePros explains that the .ag registry is taking […]

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DowDuPont will likely name its agriculture business Corteva

Company registers domain names that will likely be used for agriculture business. Based on recent domain name registrations, DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) will name its agriculture business Corteva. I recently started noticing domain names being registered with the name Corteva and Corteva AgriScience in them. Now the registrant has escalated registrations and is buying the second […]

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.CD registry contract pulled, domain in temporary limbo

Domain name for Democratic Republic of Congo undergoes surprise transition. There are risks to registering country code domain names, example #1,761… Société Congolaise des Postes et Télécommunications in Democratic Republic of Congo has canceled its contract with CONIC, Webnet Africa, Mikuba (all the same group) to manage the .cd top level domain name. This apparently […]

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CentralNic completes .SK acquisition

A bit later than expected, CentralNic completes acquisition of .sk country code manager. Domain name registry CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) has completed its acquisition of SK-NIC, the company that controls the .sk country code top level domain name for Slovakia. When the deal was originally announced in late August, CentralNic planned to acquire only assets […]

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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. Amazon.com 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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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 Amazon.com 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 […]

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Is Amazon preparing OpenTube to compete with Google’s YouTube as companies spar?

Amazon.com registered domain names related to OpenTube and Alexa Tube. The Amazo Echo Show Amazon.com has been fighting with Google in recent months over the inclusion of YouTube on Amazon’s Echo Show devices. Amazon.com might be gearing up to take the fight to another level. The Echo Show is an Alexa-powered device that includes a […]

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