Matt Cutts Answers How To Research A Domain Before Buying

Matt Cutts got a question today from someone who purchased a domain name and then found out the domain had been in trouble with Google. The domain is not currently indexed and the new owner has to do a reconsideration request.

Matt points out steps to check to see if the domain had problems in the past, like if used for spam.

Will The NFL try to stamp out love ?

Looking for Love In Green Bay?

The domain name GreenBayPackersLovers.com was registered last month, the domain is under privacy. The website is already up and running and actually got a bit of press on Yahoo Sports today.

greenbaypackerslovers

Anwar S. Richardson wrote,

It is hard being single and searching for the perfect companion. Your so-called friends try to set you up on dates with people who are only attractive to those with their eyes closed. Speed dating is the easiest way to condense a year of letdowns into an hour-long session. Online dating allows romantics to sort through incompatible prospects from the comfort of their home.

Imagine if someone invented a dating website based on the most important criteria – being a Packers fan. Then singles could find someone to wear a cheesehead with on Sunday.

Packers fans, it is time to take a selfie in the bathroom mirror.

Now the NFL and their individual teams have vigorously defended their trademarks. In 2009  the Miami Dolphins went after Marchex for the domain Dolphins.com. The udrp was terminated but the Miami football team is now in possession of the domain.

It was not the first time Dolphins.com was sought after, back in 2000 the NFL went after Jets.com and Dolphins.com in the same udrp. That udrp was terminated.

Back in 2011 DomainNameStrategy.com which is a blog run by Fairwinds Partners, wrote a piece on the Green Bay Packers going after the domain TitleTown.com.

The Packers spend a good deal of time policing their trademark rights to “Titletown,” even convincing a local distillery to open a new bar and restaurant under the name “Green Bay Distillery” instead of “Titletown Distillery,” as it had originally planned to do. So needless to say, I was very surprised to find out that the Packers don’t own the domain name Titletown.com.

The domain was first registered in 1996, and currently does not host any content. According to theWayback Machine, in the past the domain has pointed to a site with links to Packers news as well as to merchandise. We’ve seen other examples of UDRPs where past content has been factored into the Panel’s decision, meaning the Packers could have a fighting chance at recovering the name via UDRP.

 

Heartbleed.com Regged a Week Ago Already a US Top 5000 Alexa Ranking

Finnish security firm Codenomicon is the company that registered Heartbleed.com on April 5, 2014.

Headquartered in Oulu, Finland and Silicon Valley, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, the company markets its testing software and services directly and through international partners. Codenomicon’s customers include Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Verizon, NSN, Huawei, and T-Systems among many others. The company is privately held with investments from Verdane Capital and Prime Technology Ventures.

Codenomicon’s objective is to ensure the security and robustness of any application or service implementation. Development and security personnel in a lab or staged environment use Codenomicon DEFENSICS to fortify quality and security assurance – quickly, easily and reliably. The test software offers a systematic blackbox and negative test methodology uniquely capable of revealing un-desired behavior and issues in protocol implementations. Codenomicon teams its patent-pending Protocol Modeling Engine and Attack Simulation Engine with the industry’s broadest protocol support covering network, wireless, and digital media. Thousands of pre-built, highly targeted and well-documented test cases allow users to start seeing results as soon as the platform is connected to the target system – accelerating time-to-value.

Since the public became aware of Heart Bleed there have been only a small number of Heart Bleed domains registered over the past week. 73 domains in total in the .com/.net space.

The Heartbleed.com site for being a week old has an Alexa:

 Global Rank
Global rank icon25,648

Rank in United States

United States Flag4,670

Here are .com and .net domain names that have been registered this week that contain the word Heartbleed:

isitheartbleeding.com
heartbleedtest.com
ismyheartbleeding.com
doesmyheartbleed.com
heartbleed-fix.com
heartbleedbug.com
heartbleedchecker.com
heartbleedtester.com
heartbleedfix.com
fixheartbleed.com
stopheartbleed.com
reverseheartbleed.com
heartbleedbug.net
isheartbleedpatched.com
heartbleedtest.net
heartbleed-test.com
heartbleedcheck.com
heartbleedsucks.com
findheartbleednow.com
heartbleedscan.com
ihasheartbleed.com
heartbleedbugtest.com
heartbleedfixer.com
heartbleedsafe.com
heartbleedsecurity.com
heartbleedforusers.com
heartbleedstatus.com
heartbleedstatus.net
heartbleedconsultant.com
wwwheartbleed.com
heartbleedheader.com
heartbleedscanner.net
heartbleedscanner.com
heartbleedpatch.com
iheartbleed.com
wefixheartbleed.com
heartbleedcleaner.com
checkheartbleed.com
heartbleedcom.com
theheartbleed.com
heartbleedvulnerability.com
heartbleedhelp.com
heartbleedvulnerabilityscan.com
heartbleedpatches.com
heartbleedopenssl.com
whatisheartbleed.com
whatisheartbleedbug.com
heartbleedhawaii.com
heartbleed-ssl.com
heartbleedscan.net
heartbleedprotection.com
noheartbleed.com
nomoreheartbleeds.com
heartbleed-checker.com
heartbleedinfo.com
heartbleedcheckr.com
nomoreheartbleed.com
heartbleedvirus.com
heartbleeding.com
heartbleedvirus.net
antiheartbleed.com
heartbleedsecure.com
heartbleedverified.com
howmanyheartbleeds.com
heartbleedrepair.com
heartbleedjewelry.com
theheartbleedbug.com
detectheartbleed.com
fix-heartbleed.net
heartbleedcontrol.com
heartbleedaudit.com
heartbleedanalyzer.com
heartbleedbugfix.com

Heartbleedfixer.com was registered by a company from my area called ReEnhanced.com. They say, “I’ll patch your web server against the heartbleed vulnerability within 24 hours. 100% Money-back Guaranteed.”

Heartbeatfix.com has some info and a vulnerability checker.

Heart Bleed Vulnerability Checker

The latest security vulnerability has been announced, and it affects 70-90% of the internet. Usernames and passwords thought to be safe behind SSL can be easily read by a hacker with ease. Hackers can easily impersonate users with this bug. This is being called the BIGGEST security breach ever announced in technology. Are you affected? NOTE: DUE TO THE HIGH COST OF RESOURCES TO CHECK WE HAVE TO CHARGE A NOMINAL FEE. FUND SECURITY SO THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AS EASY IN THE FUTURE.

HeartBleedinfo.com is a site that wants you to use Spy Hunter to check your computer system.

BedLinens.com Sells On Namejet For 10% Of What It Sold For 3 1/2 Years Ago

One of the domain names in the DomainFest/Namejet.com auction that sold yesterday was BedLinens.com

The domain sold yesterday on Namejet.com for $2,411

The same domain BedLinens.com sold back in September 2010 on Namejet.com  for $22,322

So we are looking at a loss of $20,000 on a purchase of $22K.

A loss of 90%

Brutal.

Congrats to the winner of yesterday’s auction.

 

 

After Losing Over 25,000 Registrations in Two Days .Com Back Below 113 Million; .Berlin Tops 40K

Verisign reports that they have lost .com domain name registrations over the past couple of days after it briefly reported that the number of .com registration passed 113 Million domains.

According to RegistrarStats the number of registered .com domain names is sitting at 112,952,656 after it had a net lost over 17,000 registrations.

However Verisign own stats which were just updated a few minutes ago show even a greater loss of registrations for .com which is sitting at 112,973,470, as of today at 8:47:57 AM UTC

Actually every one of the established TLD’s lost registrations, .net, .org .info, .biz, .travel, .aero and .coop all had net losses to the extent that even with new gTLD registrations the domain name zone lost a net of over 22K domain names.

Other notable movements over the weekend, .Berlin broke through the 40,000 registration mark, sitting at 40,905 according to ntldstats.com

.Guru has passed the 46K registration mark.

.Ventures became the 19th new gTLD to pass 5,000 registrations.

.Tattoo continues to be the worst performing fully launched new gTLD, with just over 1,300 registrations.