“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”

SeekingAlpha, just published s story right out of Rick Schwartz Playbook and something he has expressed for years on his blog, that Sears and Staples might be more valuable as domain names than as brick and mortar stores. ""What happens when a brick and mortar retailer's brand becomes more valuable as a domain name than as a chain of stores?"" " We might be seeing the answer to that question … [Read more...]

Shoes.com Sold

According to Bloomberg.com, Shoes.com has sold "Brown Shoe Co. (BWS), owner of the Famous Footwear retail chain, sold its Shoes.com online division to a closely held Seattle company pushing into a market Shoeme, parent of OnlineShoes.com and Shoeme.ca, is purchasing Shoes.com for an undisclosed price, the companies said in separate statements today. " "Shoeme Chief Executive Officer Roger … [Read more...]

After 7 Years, This Is Where Thedomains.com Has Been & Where it’s Going

Our first post was made on December 4th, 2007 so amazingly enough we have been hard at work over here at thedomains.com for 7 years. I have no idea where the time has gone, but it went, and a lot of it. We have published over 7,700 posts and just under 85,000 comments. We have been busy. As bloggers we have a natural urge to be first to publish "breaking news" and stories. Sometime … [Read more...]

Domain Investor Chad Folkening Interviewed By Inc.com

Inc.com just published an interview with Domain investor Chad Folkening entitled "Domain Pro Spills Secrets for Scoring a Prize URL" The subtitle of the story is "Chad Folkening has sold domain names to Google, Cisco, and Amazon. Here's how--and when--he thinks you should buy yours" The story was written by Christine Lagorio, who also authored the story the Inc.com published several days ago … [Read more...]

Which Domains Stand the Strongest Against Phishing Attacks?

On the Afilias blog there was a post by Ram Mohan on extensions and phishing attacks. He took a look at research published by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). Key Findings 1.    Apple became the world’s most-phished brand in 2014 2.    The introduction of new top-level domains did not have an immediate major impact on phishing 3.    Chinese phishers were responsible for 85% of … [Read more...]

Women.com Named By Inc.com As The #1 Startup In Los Angeles To Watch in 2015

Inc.com, just published a story on the 7 startups in Los Angeles to watch in 2015 and Women.com came in at number one. "The startup scene in Los Angeles (and Santa Monica) has got the name "Silicon Beach" due to the massive number of tech startups that call the nation's second largest city home. The spectacular exits of both Maker Studios ($950 million to Disney) and Oculus ($2 billion to … [Read more...]

NetworkWorld: Companies Switching Back To .Com After Seeing Their New Domains Fall Flat

A really interesting story just got published by NetworkWorld.com, entitled "Companies are movin' on up to .com domain names" with the subtitle "More businesses are investing in the tried-and-true .com after seeing their efforts with new domain names fall flat." "I’ve noticed a number of companies movin’ on up to prime online real estate by switching from one of the many alternative domain … [Read more...]