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New Dot Media, LLC launches TheNotComRevolution.Guide

A frequent commenter on TheDomains Tom Gilles is the founder of New Dot Media, LLC, his company published a press release relating to an educational website TheNotComRevolution.Guide. An educational website, http://TheNotcomRevolution.Guide, has been launched by New Dot Media, LLC to help internet users better understand and navigate the new “Not Com” Internet. The website provides [...] Continue reading


‘The Domain’ trademark application denied; Popular domain blog is safe

The trademark application for ‘The Domain’ has been denied, after it was deemed to cause confusion.   According to the USPTO: “Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or deceived as to the source [...] Continue reading

Domain Shane

Domain Flips (,, and Flops (

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips – Sold recently for $5,000 on Flippa, vs $2,100 in 2012 at NameJet. The makings of a website are live (below). “ is owned by D. C. Cowan [...] Continue reading


Super Bowl Sunday and its impact on Online Sales

The Super Bowl and eCommerce Abbe Miller wrote a piece on Business2Community that looked at how big television events impact online sales both during and after the event. The article mentioned some stats from the previous two years culled from a couple different sources. Hashtags included  in ad spots jumped to 57%. Go Daddy decided [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

FREE Legal Advice for StartUps; Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business


BT Announces 500Mbps to 1000Mbps Broadband Rollout to UK Homes

British Telecom has announced its plan to transform the UK broadband landscape from superfast to ultrafast. The company says it plans to deliver much faster broadband for homes and small businesses via a widespread deployment of “” — a technology the company will test in two pilot locations starting this Summer. is aimed to [...] Continue reading


UK Army Sets Up Special Internet-Focused Unit

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age". Head of the Army General Sir Nick Carter said the move was about trying to operate "smarter". The 77th Brigade, made up of reservists and regular troops and based in Hermitage, [...] Continue reading

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