UDRP Filed To Gain Control of The 15 Year Old Domain Name SharkTank.com

A UDRP has been filed to gain control of the domain name SharkTank.com The domain, SharkTank.com is registered to a Jeff Thomas of North Carolina. According to DomainTools.com the domain was registered in 2000 by Legal Solutions, Inc In 2003 the domain name ownership changed to LeaveLaw.com, Inc. with Jeff Thomas showing as the contact meaning that Mr. Thomas appears to have controlled … [Read more...]

Projects.com Drops To SnapNames & Is Over $20K Only 1 Hour Into The Auction

The domain name Projects.com just dropped and went to Snapnames.com closed auction about an hour ago and already has already topped $20,000. The domain name expired on April 11, 2015. The domain was registered under privacy at Fabulous.com. The last registered owner of the domain was Merlin Kauffman of True Magic in 2014. I cannot find a reported sale of the domain name, which if it … [Read more...]

8 Naming Mistakes Investors Hate to See

There are so many diffferent opinions out there on naming, and more than one reason why certain companies choose the name they do. Sometimes it comes down to budget, sometimes it's a certain meaning to the founder that no one else understands, and sometimes it's about following the herd and following a similar naming convention. Martin Zwilling wrote an article on Entrepreneur that looks at 8 … [Read more...]

Alarm.com Went Public Today & is Up Over 20%

Alarm.com went public today in a IPO at $14 a share which gives the company a market valuation of about $627.9 million. However shares are currently trading at almost $17 a share over 20% higher than the IPO price. The ticker symbol is “ALRM”. The company reported more than 2.3 million subscribers. The company reported a net profit of $13.5 million last year, compared with $4.5 … [Read more...]

StockTradingToGo.com Acquires StockTrader.com and will move to new domain

Blain Reinkensmeyer wrote a blog post on stocktradingtogo.com that they have acquired stocktrader.com and will be moving the site to that domain name. He also gave a number on StockBrokers.com. Apparently that domain was acquired for $185,000 in 2011. When I purchased StockTradingToGo.com the domain in 2007, I had no idea what the future held. I loved the market, I had a new found love for … [Read more...]

Namecheap Launches Respectourprivacy.com To Save Private Whois Registrations

Namecheap.com, in association with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight For The Future (FFTF), launched the website Respectourprivacy.com to allow people to file a comment with ICANN letting them know they object to the proposed rule that would greatly restrict the use of privacy or proxy services on whois records of domain names. ICANN public comment period closes on July 7th … [Read more...]

.Sucks Gets Almost 3,400 Domain Registrations At Prices Up To $2,499 in Sunrise

The .Sunrise period for the new gTLD .Sucks generated over 3,400 domain name registrations at pricing ranging  up to $2,500 per domain name. Premium .Sucks Sunrise registrations were sold for up to $2,499,  with at a wholesale cost of $2,000 as set by the .sucks registry, Vox Populi Registry Ltd. If all 3,400 registrations in Sunrise were sold at the $2K premium wholesale price,  then Vox … [Read more...]