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Trove Becomes Pave After Payfone Becomes Prove

Over the Summer, I wrote about a major rebrand involving an exceptional one word .com domain name. A company called Payfone rebranded as Prove, and it acquired the matching Prove.com domain name at the time of the rebrand. The company formerly known as Payfone also owned an additional exceptional one word .com domain name – Pave.com.

I read a press release yesterday announcing another rebrand that I found interesting. A startup called Trove, which had been operating on the off-brand .CO domain name, TryTrove.CO, announced a rebrand to Pave. The rebrand announcement came as the business announced that “it raised $16 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z).” Smartly, the company acquired Pave.com in advance of the launch and now has the brand match .com domain name along with the new branding.

Details About the DAN.com & Media Options Partnership

This afternoon, DAN.com and Media Options announced a partnership that will allow DAN sellers to have Media Options broker domain names on their behalf. This is a nice option for DAN sellers who want to utilize the platform to sell their domain names but would prefer to have their make offer deals negotiated by a domain broker rather than on their own.

The press release announcing the deal with commentary from both parties is shared below, and I am able to share additional details about the mechanics of how this will work.

RDNH on Self-Defended Tecme.com UDRP

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A UDRP was filed against the Tecme.com domain name, which was first registered in 2000 – more than twenty years ago. The complainant in the UDRP is a company called Tecme S.A., Argentina. The respondent is a person named Stephen Bougourd, and he represented himself in the UDRP proceeding. The WIPO panelist ruled on this dispute today, and it was ruled in favor of the registrant. In addition, the panelist ruled this was a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). As a result, Bougourd will retain the domain name.

The Outbound Rebound with Malware

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I do quite a bit of outbound emailing, with the majority of my emails focused on domain name acquisitions. I have tried to buy thousands of domain names, and there were emails sent to thousands of email addresses. I have also tried to sell many domain names, and I have emailed thousands of people over the years. One thing we need to be careful of is the outbound rebound with malware.

NamesCon 2021 Auction Open for Submissions

GoDaddy will be hosting the annual Namescon live domain name auction in January during the NamesCon Online event. People who are interested in having their domain names listed in the live and silent auctions may now submit their domain names to GoDaddy for review, according to a tweet from GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks:

“Total this month $0”

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I regularly log in to my DAN.com account to add domain names to my portfolio, check on the status of a transaction, to update pricing, or to respond to a purchase offer. As each month ends and a new month begins, the monthly revenue number changes from the prior month to a big fat $0. The total revenue figure is listed above this, and last month’s revenue is listed below, but the $0 always screams out to me.

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Trove Becomes Pave After Payfone Becomes Prove

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Over the Summer, I wrote about a major rebrand involving an exceptional one word .com domain name. A company called Payfone rebranded as Prove,...

Details About the DAN.com & Media Options Partnership

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This afternoon, DAN.com and Media Options announced a partnership that will allow DAN sellers to have Media Options broker domain names on their behalf....

RDNH on Self-Defended Tecme.com UDRP

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A UDRP was filed against the Tecme.com domain name, which was first registered in 2000 - more than twenty years ago. The complainant in...

The Outbound Rebound with Malware

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I do quite a bit of outbound emailing, with the majority of my emails focused on domain name acquisitions. I have tried to buy...

NamesCon 2021 Auction Open for Submissions

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GoDaddy will be hosting the annual Namescon live domain name auction in January during the NamesCon Online event. People who are interested in having...