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Microsoft Replacing Hotmail With

Microsoft is announced today that is going to convert its hotmail service into an email service called Microsoft acquired Hotmail in 1998. Hotmail has about 350 million active users. Gmail has roughly 425 million users It looks like Microsoft acquired the domain name in early 2008. You check check out a review of [...] Continue reading


[DPOTD] Domainer Poll of the day: Does it matter where your domain buyer is from?

Is it Wednesday yet? Short answer: No. But it’s time for yet another Domainer Poll of the Day – this time it’s all about location, location, location. When you receive an offer for your domains and you know which country the buyer resides, does it make any difference to how you treat the sale? For [...] Continue reading


Verisign Domain Counts vs. DomainTools ‘Dark Domains’

Verisign’s New Disclosures Still Leave Some Questions Unanswered We’re pleased to see that Verisign is now disclosing ’not configured domain names’ in their daily zone count. By Verisign’s definition, “not configured domain names” are: domain name registrations that are not configured with name servers at the Top-level Domain (TLD) registry, and thus are not published to [...] Continue reading


My Quickest .CO Domain Sale

.CO has recently turned 2 and in those 2 years they have done a LOT of marketing, sure this domain had its ups and downs but there have been a few great sales and millions of domains registered that put this extension on the map. I decided to focus mainly on LLL and dictionary noun [...] Continue reading

My UPS package has arrived – along with a virus

Every time I receive an email about how my “UPS package has arrived”, I can’t but shake my head at the methods employed by phishing scammers. That type of email works as follows: the spam arrives the first time around, and one is either bound to open it and trash it or the spam filter [...] Continue reading

July 25 .ca TBR results, sells The .ca TBR drop results from a week ago are listed below.  Thanks to Sibername for providing the information. But first, there was one .ca domain sale reported in last week's DNJournal report. - $1,050 - sold at Sedo If you've ever been to Disneyworld or Disneyland, you're probably [...] Continue reading

Elliot Silver

Snoop Dogg Secures

I just read that legendary musician Snoop Dogg has decided to change his name to Snoop Lion, and smartly, it looks like he was able to buy in advance of the announcement. According to a Whois search, was registered in April of this year, although it’s currently under privacy. is a developed [...] Continue reading

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