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“Alert:” Capital One Air Horn Domain Name Confusion

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Check out this Capital One television commercial running during the NCAA tournament (embedded courtesy of iSpot.tv). Listen to NBA legend Charles Barkley when he hollers out a domain name at around the 15 second mark of this commercial:

Google Puts G.CO in Spotlight During March Madness

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If you are watching the men’s NCAA basketball tournament (aka March Madness), you may have spotted a Google Cloud television commercial that highlights the company’s G.CO domain name. MarkMonitor VP Statton Hammock took a photo of his television to catch the tail end of Google’s television spot with the url:

Buying Stadia (or Other New TM) Domains Makes No Sense to Me

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This week, Google announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. As I observed shortly after the news was announced, Google smartly acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the announcement. I did not notice other Stadia-related domain names registered by Google at the time I wrote my article, but the company appears to have registered many domain names in ccTLD and new gTLD extensions in the hours and days since. Ten of the Stadia domain names registered by Google (via DNStination Inc.) include:

How I “Discover” Domain Names at Auction

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There’s a thread on NamePros asking people how to get people to view specific private domain auctions. I am an active bidder at NameJet, GoDaddy Auctions, and to a lesser degree, DropCatch.com. I thought I would share how I find domain names to bid on just about every day. I don’t know if it will be helpful to people trying to sell via auction, but perhaps someone will find it interesting.

Stadia.com Acquired Before Google Announcement (Updated)

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I saw a tweet from Techmeme with news about Google’s new game stream service called Stadia, which made me wonder if Google had acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the news:

Poly.com Acquired in Advance of Rebrand

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A California company called Plantronics acquired a company called Polycom in a $2 billion deal announced last year. This morning, I saw a Google Alert about the company rebranding as Poly. The acquisition and rebrand was covered by eWeek. Smartly, the company acquired the matching Poly.com domain name in advance of the rebrand news.

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“Alert:” Capital One Air Horn Domain Name Confusion

Check out this Capital One television commercial running during the NCAA tournament (embedded courtesy of iSpot.tv). Listen to NBA legend Charles Barkley when he...

Google Puts G.CO in Spotlight During March Madness

If you are watching the men's NCAA basketball tournament (aka March Madness), you may have spotted a Google Cloud television commercial that highlights the...

Buying Stadia (or Other New TM) Domains Makes No Sense to Me

This week, Google announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. As I observed shortly after the news was announced, Google smartly acquired the brand...

How I “Discover” Domain Names at Auction

There's a thread on NamePros asking people how to get people to view specific private domain auctions. I am an active bidder at NameJet,...

Stadia.com Acquired Before Google Announcement (Updated)

I saw a tweet from Techmeme with news about Google's new game stream service called Stadia, which made me wonder if Google had acquired...