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Whois Proxy Services Couldn’t Have Invented a Better Story

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There’s a news story that has been making the rounds on major news outlets over the weekend about an attempted domain name theft at gunpoint. I have received quite a few Google Alerts about the armed robbery involving a domain name, and I think it helps illustrate why some people opt for Whois privacy proxy services on their domain name registrations.

Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post article describing the incident:

Network Solutions Ghost Records

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I won NHMA.com on NameJet in August of last year, and the domain name was provisioned to my Network Solutions account. In December of 2018, I transferred NHMA.com to my GoDaddy account, where I consolidate many of my domain names.

Since transferring the domain name in December, I have received a variety of email notifications from Network Solutions all trying to get me to renew NHMA.com. I have received emails with subjects like “Deactivation Notice,” “Renew Early and Save,” and “Final Renewal Notice.” Each email has different language and graphics, but ultimately, they all want me to renew this domain name and others. I counted 15 of these emails since the beginning of 2019.

“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:

Three Ways to Stay Updated on DomainInvesting.com

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It’s now easier than ever to receive updates from DomainInvesting.com as articles and comments are published and shared. Here are three ways readers and participants can receive updates from DomainInvesting.com with the help of JetPack and Feedburner:

Community.com To Launch – No Longer Registered to Salesforce

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Several weeks ago, I noticed that Community.com had transferred registrars from MarkMonitor to Amazon Registrar. The domain name had been registered to Salesforce.com, and Community.com is now privately registered. After seeing this domain transfer, I also noticed it was no longer redirecting to a page within the Salesforce.com website. Instead, a new logo appeared at the bottom of the Community.com landing page.

Changing from a .org to .com Ends in a Tribunal

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Michael Bilde sent me an interesting Daily Mail article that had to do with a company’s domain name change. From what I understand, an executive at “an organic sex aid company” called Yes Yes Yes allegedly decided to change the company’s domain name from the .org to the .com, and it did not go well. One of the founders of the company, who was opposed to making this change, was not happy when it was allegedly changed without approval.

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