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Mention How Domain Was Acquired in Offer Email

I tend to buy my most valuable domain names in private acquisitions. Oftentimes, the domain names I want to buy are owned by companies that no longer need these domain names. I have found that sometimes the domain names were acquired by the current registrant as a result of a corporate acquisition. If I have this information, I like to mention it in my offer or introductory email. At larger companies, the decision makers don't... Read more

Natasa Djukanovic Interview on Thrive Global

Natasa Djukanovic is the Chief Marketing Officer of the .ME registry, a ccTLD extension from the country of Montenegro. As you probably know, .ME has been positioned as a mainstream generic TLD with an alternative meaning to its country code utility, since its domain names became available to register a little over ten years ago. Thrive Global, an online publication founded by Ariana Huffington, recently published an interview with Natasa, and it is a good... Read more

CellGene.com UDRP Results in RDNH

A UDRP panel ruled that the CellGene.com UDRP was a case of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is case #D2018-2673. The UDRP was filed by a large publicly traded pharmaceutical company called Celgene. This is the second RDNH finding on a UDRP defended by attorney Jason Schaeffer of ESQWire.com in the last few days. I wrote about the SecureLock.com UDRP yesterday. Like the SecureLock.com UDRP... Read more

GoDaddy Landing Page Change Promotes Domain Buy Service

GoDaddy is the largest domain name registrar in the world with many millions of domain names registered there. Many of the domain names registered by customers are not being used and have a default landing page shown to visitors. This landing page has changed over the years, and I recently noticed a change with the design. As you can see below, GoDaddy is more prominently promoting its Domain Buy Service to help prospective buyers... Read more

Video: 2019 NamesCon Keynote with Paul Nicks

GoDaddy VP and Aftermarket GM Paul Nicks was one of the keynote speakers at the 2019 NamesCon conference. Because of the amount of data and insight that was shared in his NamesCon 2018 keynote presentation, Paul's keynote was the one I was looking forward to seeing the most. A few weeks ago, I shared Paul's presentation slides that accompanied this year's presentation, and the video of his keynote was uploaded to GoDaddy's YouTube account late last... Read more