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CSC to Host Domain Name Strategy Webinar

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CSC is one of the largest domain name portfolio management companies, catering to some of the largest companies in the world. Devising and implementing a corporate domain name strategy is one major component of the work the company does with its clients.

CSC will be hosting a free webinar for corporate domain name managers and management teams in October dubbed, Domain Name Strategy 2020: Blocks, WHOIS, Cyber Criminals and Other Challenges. The idea is to help clients devise their domain name strategy for 2020. Here are the topics of discussion:

What Are the Top 10 Favorite Domain Names You’ve Owned?

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There have been quite a few “top 10 domain name” blog articles, Twitter threads, and forum posts going around in the last week or so. Domain investors seem to enjoy promoting (sorry, I mean sharing) their best domain names. I thought I would change things up and ask about the top 10 *favorite* domain names you have ever owned. These don’t have to be the most valuable or the best domain names you currently own or have ever owned, but I want to know your top 10 favorite domain names.

Here are mine:

Brandsight to Host Free Domain Management Webinar

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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.

Here’s what will be discussed in this webinar:

Domain Names I Consider Inventory

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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.

ViacomCBS.com Registered in April

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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:

Prank Almost Led to $150k Lawsuit Due to Domain Name Lock

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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.

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