Three-Letter Domain Name Stolen, Then Retrieved

I was just made aware of another case of a domain name having been stolen. This one involved a three-letter domain name, ezq.com. In domaining circles, three-letter domain names are particular targets because of their rarity. All three-character domain names – letters, numbers and combinations of both – have been registered ever since. In this…

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Go Daddy Shares Insights On Domain Front Running

Go Daddy Shares Insights On Domain Front Running

Recently I read someone alleging that domain registrar Go Daddy is engaging in what’s since labeled as domain front running. If you just came in, domain front running is referred to the practice of looking up someone’s domain search and registering that available domain name before s/he could. Domain front running was a big problem…

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Transparency Kazakhstan’s Domain Name Stolen

Transparency Kazakhstan’s Domain Name Stolen

Sigh, I just read another news story of another domain name (allegedly) stolen. The Kazakhstan division of anti-corruption group Transparency International reportedly saw their domain name transparencykazakhstan.org taken. The .org domain name is currently with an Argentinian domain registrar named Dattatec.com de Irazoqui Veronica Palmira. I’m trying to get more information on this other than…

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What Can Happen When Adding 2 Names In WHOIS

Someone recently asked an interesting question: what if you add another name in a .com domain name’s WHOIS record? The question wasn’t more specific, though I imagine that person is referring to the registrant of the domain name. But, why the registrant name? Among the “parts” of a .com’s WHOIS record, the registrant is considered…

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Three Ways Your Domain Name Can Be Hijacked

Three Ways Your Domain Name Can Be Hijacked

Babayiz.biz. David Walsh. Chris Coyier. David Airey. Hesham Zebida. Gary Kremen. Hushmail. All of them don’t really have anything in common among one another. That is, except for one unfortunate thing: all of them experienced their own domain name being hijacked or stolen at some point. By being hijacked or stolen, I mean the domain…

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Domain Names At Planet Online and Name For Name Moved to NamesBeyond

Just found out ICANN made another round of domain name migration from one registrar to another. Or in this case, two registrars to one. ICANN does this if a registrar (or ex-registrar) is de-accredited for not complying or correcting any terms of its ICANN registrar agreement. This occurs if the ex-registrar doesn’t take action within…

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Why Getting .Coms To Protect Your Brand Isn’t Always Good

Why Getting .Coms To Protect Your Brand Isn’t Always Good

Some people register domain names bearing brands or trademarks in them, often without actually knowing or realizing the consequences of doing so. Generally, registering and using domain names to make money off of their trademark namesakes are a no-no. Then when their trademark holders send them cease and desist (C&D) letters telling them to stop,…

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Interview With NameSilo Co-Founder

Interview With NameSilo Co-Founder

I just finished reading an interview with a domain registrar co-founder. Long story short, it provides some fascinating insights on running a domain registrar. Can’t say much except it’s better for you to check it yourself. Just click the link below to hear the interview: http://www.domainsherpa.com/michael-goldfarb-namesilo-interview/ It’s actually got both an interview and a transcript…

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Go Daddy Posts Workaround for 60-Day Lock

Go Daddy Posts Workaround for 60-Day Lock

I just found out from fellow domain blogger Kevin Murphy of DomainIncite that domain registrar Go Daddy has finally posted a workaround to their 60-day lock. Apparently their doing this is a response to the modified ICANN transfer policies taking effect since June 1, 2012. One of the most common complaints I’ve encountered about Go…

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