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Don’t Seek Out a Mentor

 DomainInvesting.com: Throughout the years, I have been approached by numerous people asking me to be their domain investing mentor or asking for a referral to a mentor. I have not done any mentoring before, and while I appreciate the fact that someone thought of me for this, I don’t think looking for a personal mentor is […]

Streams.com Acquired by Google

According to a recent Whois update tracked by the DomainTools Registrant Monitor, Google has acquired the Streams.com domain name. Prior to this most recent Whois change, the domain name had been registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by MarkMonitor. Jamie Zoch tweeted about the change of registrant earlier this year, and he […]



Streams.com Acquired by Google

 DomainInvesting.com: According to a recent Whois update tracked by the DomainTools Registrant Monitor, Google has acquired the Streams.com domain name. Prior to this most recent Whois change, the domain name had been registered to DNStination Inc., the privacy proxy service operated by MarkMonitor. Jamie Zoch tweeted about the change of registrant earlie...

Zoom Files for IPO, Only References Zoom.com

Zoom, the popular video conferencing company, filed its S-1 paperwork for an IPO, according to this tweet from CNBC this afternoon: Video-conferencing company Zoom files for IPO with over $300 million in sales and even a profit https://t.co/CVCzxGdHK9 — CNBC (@CNBC) March 22, 2019 Zoom has used the Zoom.US domain names for its website, and […]



“Alert:” Capital One Air Horn Domain Name Confusion

Check out this Capital One television commercial running during the NCAA tournament (embedded courtesy of iSpot.tv). Listen to NBA legend Charles Barkley when he hollers out a domain name at around the 15 second mark of this commercial: Sure sounds like he said “AirHorns.com.” If anyone navigated to AirHorns.com after seeing the commercial, they would […]



Zoom Files for IPO, Only References Zoom.com

 DomainInvesting.com: Zoom, the popular video conferencing company, filed its S-1 paperwork for an IPO, according to this tweet from CNBC this afternoon: Video-conferencing company Zoom files for IPO with over $300 million in sales and even a profit https://t.co/CVCzxGdHK9 — CNBC (@CNBC) March 22, 2019 Zoom has used the Zoom.US domain names for its websit...

Google Puts G.CO in Spotlight During March Madness

If you are watching the men’s NCAA basketball tournament (aka March Madness), you may have spotted a Google Cloud television commercial that highlights the company’s G.CO domain name. MarkMonitor VP Statton Hammock took a photo of his television to catch the tail end of Google’s television spot with the url: Nice domain https://t.co/TRp6GTMYL7 @Google @NeustarTLDs […]



Buying Stadia (or Other New TM) Domains Makes No Sense to Me

This week, Google announced a new gaming platform called Stadia. As I observed shortly after the news was announced, Google smartly acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the announcement. I did not notice other Stadia-related domain names registered by Google at the time I wrote my article, but the company appears […]



How I “Discover” Domain Names at Auction

There’s a thread on NamePros asking people how to get people to view specific private domain auctions. I am an active bidder at NameJet, GoDaddy Auctions, and to a lesser degree, DropCatch.com. I thought I would share how I find domain names to bid on just about every day. I don’t know if it will […]



How I “Discover” Domain Names at Auction

 DomainInvesting.com: There’s a thread on NamePros asking people how to get people to view specific private domain auctions. I am an active bidder at NameJet, GoDaddy Auctions, and to a lesser degree, DropCatch.com. thought I would share how I find domain names to bid on just about every day. I don’t know if it will be […]

Stadia.com Acquired Before Google Announcement (Updated)

 DomainInvesting.com: I saw a tweet from Techmeme with news about Google’s new game stream service called Stadia, which made me wonder if Google had acquired the brand match Stadia.com domain name in advance of the news: Google announces Stadia, its game streaming service for Chrome, Android, and TVs (@technacity / 9to5Google)https://t.co/XqPOcyX4M1...

Poly.com Acquired in Advance of Rebrand

 DomainInvesting.com: A California company called Plantronics acquired a company called Polycom in a $2 billion deal announced last year. This morning, I saw a Google Alert about the company rebranding as Poly. The acquisition and rebrand was covered by eWeek. Smartly, the company acquired the matching Poly.com domain name in advance of the rebrand news. ...

One Thing I Look at When Bidding in a Domain Auction

 DomainInvesting.com: I am currently involved in a domain auction with a handful of bidders. I want to share a relatively common sense tip that can sometimes help me determine how much I am willing to pay to acquire a domain name. There is about a day left in the auction, so I am internally trying to […]

One Thing I Look at When Bidding in a Domain Auction

 DomainInvesting.com: I am currently involved in a domain auction with a handful of bidders. I want to share a relatively common sense tip that can sometimes help me determine how much I am willing to pay to acquire a domain name. There is about a day left in the auction, so I am internally trying to […]

Daily Poll: i.TV Pending Delete – What is it Worth?

 DomainInvesting.com: I don’t closely follow the non .com domain name aftermarket. I am pretty sure that one character domain names in some non .com extensions have value, but I couldn’t guess how much. I am sure that single character .TV domain names have value though. When I was looking at NameJet this morning, I noticed that […]

Daily Poll: i.TV Pending Delete – What is it Worth?

 DomainInvesting.com: I don’t closely follow the non .com domain name aftermarket. I am pretty sure that one character domain names in some non .com extensions have value, but I couldn’t guess how much. I am sure that single character .TV domain names have value though. When I was looking at NameJet this morning, I noticed that […]

Coins.com Domain Name Sold and in Escrow

 DomainInvesting.com: Late last week, I wrote about the sale of Crypto.com, a domain name that was acquired by a crypto-based credit card company called Monaco, which is rebranding as Crypto.com. I have been tracking quite a few exceptional domain names that would appeal to cryptocurrency companies, and I can exclusively report the sale of the Coins.com d...
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