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👁👄👁.FM: Emoji Domain Name Makes Waves

A viral Emoji campaign along with an Emoji .FM domain name caught the attention of many people on Twitter and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a number of racial justice non-profits, Business Insider reported:

“For more than 24 hours, tech workers in Silicon Valley and high-profile venture capitalists were animated over what appeared to be a secretive app and a series of a cryptic tweets. Whatever it was appeared to be the next big thing: Investors and partners at venture firms like Draper and Gelt VC were talking about exclusive invites, techies at companies like Facebook were posting screenshots to Twitter, and prominent entrepreneurs were pleading with their followers for access and more info about the emoji combination 👁👄👁. The only response: ‘It is what it is.'”

July 3 is Lemon Cupcake Day in Honor of Charlie Gilbert

On July 3, Charlie Gilbert would have celebrated her 51st birthday. I am sure it would have been filled with lots of good food and drinks. Probably some Facetime calls and Zoom birthday wishes as we all deal with this pandemic.

To celebrate Charlie’s birthday virtually, Brian Gilbert has declared July 3rd an official holiday known as Lemon Cupcake Day. Here’s what Brian posted in the event page on Facebook:

XPay.com – Limited or Limitless?

Domain investor Andy Booth tweeted about his recent acquisition of XPay.com, a domain name he called his “favorite pick-up in the last decade.” Knowing some of the domain names he has bought and sold over the past ten years, that is a pretty strong statement:

Domain investor and broker Andrew Rosener replied to Andy’s tweet, mentioning that the X at the beginning of XPay.com could limit the domain name to an adult related business:

“Flip” and “Domains” License Plates

I know there are a bunch of domain investors who have domain investing vanity license plates. In Massachusetts, our vanity plates can only have a maximum of 6 letters, and DotCom and Com are both taken already. There aren’t really any other domain industry license plate that would make sense for me.

Adam Strong shared a photo he took at Lowe’s last night of two Illinois vanity license plates that seem to have picked the perfect parking spots. A car with the “Flip” license plate was parked next to Adam’s truck with the “Domains” license plate.

Pretty serendipitous.

Fitbit.com Domain Name Cost Just $2,000

Fitbit has become one of the most well known brand names in the fitness space. In November of 2019, it was announced that Google would be acquiring the publicly traded company for $2.1 billion. In addition to having an app, the company primarily operates on its brand match Fitbit.com domain name.

Fitbit founder James Park recently participated in the How I Built This with Guy Raz podcast on NPR. In addition to discussing how he built the fitness tracking device company, he also discussed what went into creating the Fitbit brand name and how his team decided on the Fitbit branding.

Loser.com Forwarding to Republican Voters Against Trump Video

Loser.com is a neat domain name, and it has an interesting history. Loser.com has been used as a forwarder many times, including to web pages about Kanye West and Donald Trump. It is such a well-known domain name that it has its own Wikipedia page., and it has been featured in the news many times over the years.

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