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TheDomains Gets Godaddy Its Stock Ticker Symbol; Before It Went Public

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY),  announced today it has bought the domain name through who bought the domain name on behalf of Godaddy before it went public. When visited, takes individuals to GoDaddy’s Investor Relations page, enabling anyone to quickly find out more about the company. Right of the Dot, LLC, a domain [...] Continue reading

Domain Owl

Catch them when they drop

A drop registrar is a person who buys up expiring Internet domain names as soon as they expire. The purpose in buying these expired domain names is usually to resell them for profit. Or it could be that you have come up with the best domain name ever and it is already taken. It is [...] Continue reading


Will Microsoft Buy and Will They File A UDRP on ?

Microsoft has a new browser that they are calling Microsoft Edge, Mike was talking with me and wondered aloud if they would go after ? Three years ago there was an existing business on and Google decided to make them an offer and purchased the domain. Mike wrote about that here. Now [...] Continue reading

The Frager Factor

How Sun Life Financial Turned Their Blog Into a Lead-Gen Machine

I Want My Name

Taking stock of our 2015 community involvement

Being involved in the local community is vastly important to us, so this year we made a conscious decision to support more events that at least some of the iwantmyname team could actively participate in. Since we are already one-third of the way through 2015, I think it's about time to take stock [...] Continue reading


ICM Just Made $1.2 Million On Sunrise Registrations For A $370K Investment

The ICM registry,  which is the operator of .XXX, announced a short time ago that their two new extensions .porn and .adult each got around 4,000 registrations in the Sunrise Period which was opened to trademark holders. The wholesale cost for each sunrise registration was just $62,  which is quite a bargain considering that the [...] Continue reading


RadioShack domain auction : May 6th deadline looms

May 6th is the deadline for parties interested in submitting bids for the intellectual property of now defunct RadioShack. The auction includes numerous assets, including registered trademarks, patents, franchise relationships and even a database of 65 million customers! Let’s not forget the domain portfolio, comprising of 295 domain names. There are some really old domain [...] Continue reading

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