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English Premier League Teams That Use .com Domains

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I played soccer throughout my childhood, only stopping when I went off to college. I was never really excited about watching soccer (no surprise in the US), but for the past few seasons, I have been watching the English Premier League and rooting for Arsenal. My Arsenal affiliation has everything to do with my brother, who has had a rooting interest in Arsenal for quite some time.

In the US, .com generally serves as the default domain name extension for websites. I can’t think of any professional sports team that doesn’t use a .com domain name for its website. Since many (or maybe most) UK-based companies use the .co.uk or .uk now for their website, I thought it would be interesting to see how many Premier League teams use a .com domain name for their website.

Here is a list of EPL teams and whether they use .com:

NY Times Article: “Is the dot-tv boom next?”

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This week, news of Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch was widely reported. If you are like me and hadn’t heard of Twitch before this news, you may have simply navigated to Twitch.com to learn more. If you did that, you would have landed on the wrong website since the Twitch that Amazon plans to acquire is not found on a .com domain name but rather a .TV domain name: Twitch.TV.

The New York Times has been covering the acquisition, and yesterday the newspaper published an article by Noam Cohen that discussed the .TV extension. In the first line of the article, the question was posed, “Is the dot-tv boom next?” The article had quite a bit of history about the .TV domain name extension, and although I was familiar with some of it, there were quite a few interesting aspects I didn’t know before reading the article.

Some of the things I found particularly interesting:

Story Behind CarLoans.com.au

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I read a great story about the CarLoans.com.au domain name, and I want to share it with you. The article was written by CarLoans.com.au founder Shaun McGowan, and it was published in the first person on Startup Smart, “Australia’s leading news and advice resource for start-up businesses.”

You should read the article in its entirety, but here are a few things I found particularly interesting about the CarLoans.com.au story:

AusRegistry Shares 2014 .AU Survey Results

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I received an email from  AusRegistry sharing the results of its 2014 .AU survey, which is an attempt for the company to  understand “the Australian Internet User.” The company ran a similar survey last year, and continuing to run this survey allows them to track changes and developments in the space. The survey “was designed to benchmark the .au namespace.”

If you are interested, you can read more about the survey and download the results on the AusRegistry website. You can also

Listed below are some of the key findings that were shared with me. I also included the accompanying infographic which helps to illustrate this report.

Key findings from 2014 .AU Survey:

Info About .UK Domain Names

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After a period of  discussion, .UK domain names are being brought to the market soon by Nominet. We’ve all heard of the .co.uk ccTLD, and later this summer, people will be able to purchase the shorter .uk domain names. There are grandfathering rules in place to protect the owners of other .uk domain names, and once that is all sorted out, .UK domain names will be available for others to purchase later

I received a marketing email from 101Domain this morning, and since I am not all that up to speed on this market, I thought I would share the procedure and some of the rules the company shared in the email blast:

Grandfathering:

This pre-registration phase is for

ReturnMoi Rebrands to Return.Me

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ReturnMeAccording to an article on the .ME Registry blog, a company called ReturnMoi has rebranded as ReturnMe, and the company is now using Return.Me  for its website. The company had been using ReturnMoi.com, and that domain name now forwards to the new domain name.

ReturnMoi was founded in 2007, and the company reports that it has an impressive “over 80% recovery rate” on its home page. The company is based in Montreal, Canada, and it reports that it has offices in the US and Netherlands.  In a press release published this morning,  Suhail Niazi, the company CEO and founder, discusses why the rebranding was undertaken:

“ReturnMoi was our original company name. Due to our

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