Businesses Can Be Undone By A Million Different Dots and Spellings

Businesses Can Be Undone By A Million Different Dots and Spellings

It is great to get creative when registering your business domain.  With many of the good .com domain names registered, it can be difficult to find a domain that is both short and memorable.  However, domain hacking is probably not the best route to take, especially as a startup company. A domain hack is when […]

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The Value of LasVegas.Com: A Landmark Domain Name Sales Transaction

The Value of LasVegas.Com: A Landmark Domain Name Sales Transaction

A question of legal rights and the ability to see future potential led to a deal that deemed the domain LasVegas.com so valuable that VEGAS.com might ultimately pay $90 million for it. 2004 Back in 2004, in the midst of two mega mergers that would create the two biggest casino companies in the world, Las […]

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China is buying up the Internet

China is buying up the Internet

BusinessInsider just published an article by my good friend Alan Dunn. In the article Alan goes into details about the amazing opportunity and recent developments in domain names investing coming from the far east. Dot-Com Millionaires. Almost everyone has heard this term. Imagine registering mortgage.com twenty years ago. If you did, you can bet you probably […]

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Change Your Company’s Name, Get the Right Domain

Change Your Company’s Name, Get the Right Domain

In the tech field, Paul Graham is a very well respected programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist who co-founded Y Combinator (“YC”), a startup accelerator in Mountain View, California that has been responsible for providing seed money to a number of successful companies including Airbnb, Stripe and Dropbox.  Between finding the next breakout company and dispensing […]

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Turo: An Exciting Rebrand & New CVCV Domain May Be a Fortune 500 Company in the Making

Turo: An Exciting Rebrand & New CVCV Domain May Be a Fortune 500 Company in the Making

Brand value appears in many businesses’ financial records as an intangible asset.  So why would any company that has spent years building a solid business with name and brand recognition throw it all away overnight by rebranding? Well, businesses use to rebrand to try to shed negative associations and bad reputations, but now rebranding has […]

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eNaming to Co-Broker Sale of Super Premium Numeric Domain Name 318.com with NameCorp

eNaming to Co-Broker Sale of Super Premium Numeric Domain Name 318.com with NameCorp

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., November 3, 2015 — eNaming, a domain name brokerage and naming services provider, announced today that it has been retained to co-broker with NameCorp the exclusive sale of the super premium numeric domain name 318.com. Numeric domains are extremely popular with Chinese buyers.  Native Chinese speakers have traditionally used numbers or pinyin versions of Chinese […]

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Are Your Customers Weaving Their Way to Your Business?

Are Your Customers Weaving Their Way to Your Business?

What springs to mind when you hear the word Weave? Chances are great that it was not the start-up outfit in Lehi, Utah that is helping schedule-based businesses like dentists integrate their CRM software into phone calls and text messaging.  The company Weave raised $5 million in funding to launch and expand their business of […]

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ccTLDs Could Have Devastating Consequences To Your Global Business

ccTLDs Could Have Devastating Consequences To Your Global Business

Two-letter country-specific domain extensions like .au for Australia and .cn for China are known as country-code top-level domains (“ccTLDs”) and they have been in existence for years.  There are 243 listed, and of the 184 that are actively allowing registration, 84 are unrestricted— meaning anyone from anywhere can simply register names.  In fact, the past […]

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Like Intellectual Property, Investing in Premium Domain Names Creates Value for Your Business

Like Intellectual Property, Investing in Premium Domain Names Creates Value for Your Business

Domains, along with trademarks and other Intellectual Property (“IP”), can be powerful tools for creating value for your business. These are commercially valuable assets that help make-up your business brand.  Yet, many businesses that willing spend a small fortune in registering trademarks and marketing problematic domains, inexplicably balk at making an investment in a premium […]

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Forget Bitcoins, Domain Name Investing as Commodities Has Arrived

Forget Bitcoins, Domain Name Investing as Commodities Has Arrived

Bitcoin took a major hit when news broke about its use for the now defunct Silk Road trading.  However, this virtual currency’s most popular use was always as a speculative asset.  The inventor of Bitcoin described his invention as an electronic payment system because it allows a person to give a token of value to […]

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