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LittleBean.com rebrands to LittleChickpea.com
LittleBean.com A Portland Vegan Ice Cream Company has to rebrand to LittleChickpea.com because Gerber (a Nestle company) has a trademark for Lil’ Beanies. This is a discontinued product line. Willamette Week covered the story. From the story: &...
Discussion
November 22, 2019, 12:27 am
The Domains
The Domains
“Having the premium domain Headlights.com is the modern-day equivalent of opening a storefront on 5th Avenue”
HeadlightsDepot.com put out a press release announcing they acquired Headlights.com and are pretty excited about it. They note they made numerous attempts to get the domain going back to 2010. Registered since 1998, the domain looked to be owned by V...
Discussion
November 21, 2019, 6:03 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Do discounts demote the value of domain names?
I don’t understand the logic of promoting discount prices to end users. Many times a month I get promotional emails from domain name registrars. The newsletters are filled with special offers on domain name registrations. Get this extension for...
Discussion
November 21, 2019, 3:37 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Namepros replies to Kate Buckley
As most know Kate Buckley wrote an open letter concerning the threads on Namepros that questioned the validity of certain sales Kate brokered. Tonight Namepros posted their reply to Kate, they sent it to her personally and also decided to share with ...
Discussion
November 21, 2019, 6:27 am
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
GoDaddy to host NamesCon auction with ROTD, submissions now open
Submissions open for January’s domain name auction, which will take place on GoDaddy’s auction platform. The annual live domain name auction at January’s NamesCon will be hosted on GoDaddy’s platform rather than NameJet. Right...
Discussion
November 21, 2019, 12:08 am
The Domains
The Domains
LeBron James should have at least went for TacoTuesday.com
Back in September LeBron James had his trademark request for “Taco Tuesday” denied. ESPN reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused the application filed by James’ company LBJ Trademarks, explaining that “Taco ...
Discussion
November 20, 2019, 7:56 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Domain name change and rebrand causes one company to lose 80% of their organic search traffic
Not every rebrand and domain change goes as planned. In the case of Looka formerly Logo Joy they are now looking at laying off 80% of their employees. Patricio Robles wrote a piece on Econsultancy that delves into the rebrand and what might have gone...
Discussion
November 20, 2019, 5:34 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Walmart’s Vudu is a reverse domain name hijacker
Vudo.com was registered well before the streaming video company existed. Vudu, a streaming video subsidiary of retail giant Walmart, has been found to have attempted reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Vudo.com. The company filed a cyb...
Discussion
November 20, 2019, 4:14 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
End user domain sales led by $50,000 for a .Org
A baby furniture company, a London-based publisher and a yoga studio in Asheville bought domain names. This week’s end user sales list of domains sold at Sedo is led by two .org domains. It’s not clear yet what the buyers will do with the...
Discussion
November 20, 2019, 2:47 pm
The Domains
The Domains
Sedo weekly sales led by Dawn.org
Sedo released their weekly sales and Dawn.org led the way at $50,000. Porn.co was second at 20,000 Euros, ($22,157). There was a tie for third with GamesApp.com selling for $15,000, Chatten.de and Cats.org also selling for $15,000. It was a strong we...
Discussion
November 19, 2019, 9:32 pm
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