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Oversee Announces DomainFest Prague


Domain FestDomainFest Global is set become a fully "global" conference. For a couple of weeks now, I have heard rumors that Oversee was thinking about - or planning to have a DomainFest conference in Prague, Czech Republic, and this information has just been confirmed by the company. DomainFest will be held in Prague for two days, from October 6 - 7, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel.

I have been planning to attend the Traffic conferences in Vancouver in June and Hong Kong in November, and I may add this one to the list. Prague is a city that I've wanted to visit for quite some time, and now I should be able to make a "business case" to attend.

Full details can be read in the Oversee press release:

DomainSponsor ®, the domain monetization business unit of ® and organizer of the DOMAINfest ® series of conferences, said today that it will expand the highly regarded franchise into Europe with a conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

The two-day event will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 6 and 7, 2010 at the → Read More

AOL Just Protecting Its Brand


Last month at an engagement party, I met a friend of a friend who works for After brief introductions and small talk, he mentioned that he works for Knowing that had just sold at Moniker's auction for 7 figures, I inquired further, and he mentioned that his company is actually, but everyone calls it Therein lies the problem.

In most cases, when a company or famous person has become known by a nickname, and that nickname or moniker becomes just as famous as the person (and clearly associated with the company or person), that company or person may be able to legally claim common law rights to that nickname or term.

Michael Jordan was known as "Air Jordan" because of his leaping and dunking ability. During his playing days, Nike introduced the Air Jordan brand, and I believe it is still one of their most famous brands. Had Michael Jordan not been known as "Air Jordan," the term "air jordan" would probably be worthless unless someone else used that term famously. Like → Read More