Brandsight is a corporate domain name management company that works with large brands on their domain name strategy and portfolio management. I received an email from the company announcing that it would be holding a free webinar to discuss hot topics in domain name management.
To follow up with an article from earlier today, I want to share what I consider domain name inventory. Technically, all of my domain names are treated as inventory. If I had a storefront, my domain names would be the products I sell. When it comes to my portfolio, I look at names in two ways – they are either premium domain names or they are inventory.
According to an article published earlier this afternoon on Bloomberg, CBS and Viacom will be merging into one company in an all-stock deal. The new joint entity will be called ViacomCBS. The news was shared via Bloomberg’s Twitter feed:
Vice published a story about a guy who tricked his friends into thinking he was arrested. To pull off the prank, he registered a domain name that was similar to the local news website, and he made his site look nearly identical to the news website. The prank went viral, and he was threatened with litigation related to the domain name registration and usage.
Have a look at this story and see how ICANN’s 60 day transfer lock on this new GoDaddy domain name registration caused quite a bit of fear for this prankster:
In the end, it looks like the news station decided to file a UDRP to take control of the domain name, and it prevailed in this 2016 proceeding.
A job posting I came across on my LinkedIn feed this afternoon might be of interest to someone with domain industry experience looking for a job in the corporate world. Disney is looking to hire a Program Manager in its Enterprise Technology division, and it looks like the primary focus is related to the company’s domain names. Experience with domain names is one of the preferred qualifications.
The job opportunity was posted by Douglas Barton and shared on my feed by a couple of LinkedIn connections:
We order from Amazon quite a bit. These days, it is usually more convenient for me to order something from Amazon than to try to find it elsewhere, and the prices are probably just as good as any other retailer. As a result of our frequent Amazon orders, we receive packages from Amazon every few days.
Depending on the size of our order and the items we are receiving, Amazon’s packaging differs. The larger items come in the standard Amazon cardboard boxes, but smaller items, like books for our kids, are frequently delivered in the white and blue padded envelopes with Amazon Prime branding.