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One of the most critical things a domain investor needs to do is stay apprised of domain-related subject matters, especially UDRP decisions. Domain investors can learn quite a bit from various UDRP rulings, and it is pertinent that everyone who has any money invested in domain names should stay on top of these.

I just found out that WIPO allows people to subscribe to receive UDRP updates and decisions posted by panelists. I recommend that people subscribe here: http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/subscribe/decisions.html

Leland Hardy, Inspiring DNJournal.com Cover Story

Ron Jackson comes through again with a great article about Leland Hardy, scholar, professional boxer, sports agent, financial whiz, and owner of NewYork.com. Just reading the article makes me want to get to know Leland, and I think you will enjoy learning more about this brilliant person. Read the article here.

Godaddy Signature Auction Results

It doesn’t look so great for Godaddy’s first Signature Auction. According the the listing, only 2 of the 31 listed names sold. As I said in a post a couple of weeks ago, there really weren’t very many names on the list that were that appealing, and the few that were good, had high reserves.

As I said a few days ago, I didn’t see much hype surrounding the auction, although it did receive a fair amount of press. It looks like Godaddy should huddle up, figure out where things went wrong, and make adjustments for the next time. With the addition of domain industry veteran Adam Dicker, Godaddy is still in a good position.

Godaddy has a strong brand and large following, and once they get the right mix of premium names, fair reserves with their good technology, they could have a competitive product.

AsianVacations.com – For Sale

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Name for sale: AsianVacations.com

Name is now pending sale.

Hypothetical Auto-fill Possibility

A few weeks ago, I noticed that the Yahoo Finance website uses an auto-fill tool when searching for stock quotes.   When you enter a “B” into the “Get Quotes” search bar, Yahoo automatically presents the following options to choose from:

  • B Barnes Group Inc. NYSE
  • BIDU Baidu.com, Inc. NASDAQ
  • BAC Bank of America Corporation NYSE
  • IBM International Business Machines Corp. NYSE
  • BEAS BEA Systems Inc. NASDAQ
  • BA Boeing Co. NYSE
  • BRCM Broadcom Corp. NASDAQ
  • BBY Best Buy Co. Inc. NYSE
  • BX The Blackstone Group NYSE
  • BP BP plc NYSE

I have no idea if any company is planning to do this, but what would happen if an Internet browser did the same thing for the browser bar?   Imagine entering “CN” into your browser and automatically being given the choices of CNET.com, CNN.com or another popular websites that begin with the letters CN. I really have no idea if this type of thing is in the works, but it could spell trouble for typo domain names, and could be a boon for generic .com names.

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