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“Those Extra 7 Characters Have Felt Restrictive”

A company called SmartyStreets has rebranded itself as Smarty. Smartly, Smarty was able to acquire the brand match Smarty.com domain name in advance of the launch of its rebrand. Smarty announced the forthcoming rebrand in late 2021, and the company’s website now fully resolves at Smarty.com.

In a blog post announcing the rebrand, the company’s CTO shared one of the biggest reasons for why the company felt it was necessary to shorten its brand name:

Seam – New Brand From H&M?

It seems like H&M is getting set to launch a new brand called Seam on the brand match Seam.com domain name. The company promises a “new era of fashion.” Jamie Zoch shared his findings on Twitter this morning:

Government Agency Drops NOAA.com Domain Name

NOAA.com is one of the most popular upcoming pending delete domain name auctions at NameJet. The domain name expired on March 3, 2022 and is now in pending delete status. There are currently 24 bids on this domain name, and there are a little more than three days remaining until it works its way through the expiry process and fully deletes. At that point, drop catching services will compete to grab the domain name and auction it.

France.com, Inc. Files UDRP Against France.com

The battle over the France.com domain name was fought in a variety of legal settings, and it appears to be headed to another venue. A UDRP has been filed against France.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It is WIPO Case D2022-1780.

The complainant in this UDRP is France.com, Inc. The current registrant of France.com is the French government. France.com currently forwards to the France.fr ccTLD, which hosts a tourism-focused website related to the country of France.

Stay on Top of Your NameJet Wins

When you win a domain auction, the domain name should be pushed to your registrar account within a reasonable amount of time after paying. Based on some recent experience at NameJet, domain buyers should keep track of their NameJet auction wins to ensure the domain names are properly provisioned.

On April 23rd, I won a private auction at NameJet. I try my hardest to stay away from private auctions at NameJet and think I do a good job of avoiding them. I particularly liked this one and the price was right. On May 4th, I realized I had not yet received the domain name and submitted a support ticket to NameJet. NameJet support responded to me quickly, and by May 5th, the domain name was transferred to my Network Solutions account.

Braden Pollock AMA on Clubhouse

If you are a domain investor on Clubhouse, you will want to tune in to this event. Krista Gable will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session with Braden Pollock at 2:30pm ET on May 19th:

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“Those Extra 7 Characters Have Felt Restrictive”

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A company called SmartyStreets has rebranded itself as Smarty. Smartly, Smarty was able to acquire the brand match Smarty.com domain name in advance of...

Seam – New Brand From H&M?

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It seems like H&M is getting set to launch a new brand called Seam on the brand match Seam.com domain name. The company promises...

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NOAA.com is one of the most popular upcoming pending delete domain name auctions at NameJet. The domain name expired on March 3, 2022 and...

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The battle over the France.com domain name was fought in a variety of legal settings, and it appears to be headed to another venue....

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When you win a domain auction, the domain name should be pushed to your registrar account within a reasonable amount of time after paying....