BusinessWeek: How A Small Company With A Great Domain Can Kick The Crap Out Of Amazon: Diapers.com & Soap.com

Businessweek.com just published a story on how a small company with a big idea and a great domain beat Amazon.com at its own game. The Article entitled "What Amazon Fears Most: Diapers" is a very interesting case study in what a category killer domain can do for a business. The article concentrates on the five year old company Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com. The company by … [Read more...]

ParkingSpa.com Wins UDRP on Thea.Com/Net Despite Trademark & Being Parked

Parking Spa and legendary domainer igal won a three person WIPO panel decision today on the domain names Thea.com & Thea.net. The decision is a good one for domainers since the Complainant is a big corporation with trademark on the term Thea, and the domains were going to a parked page advertising adult dating sites. The panel the parked pages to be "a bona fide offering of goods or … [Read more...]

ModelingAgencies.com Sells For $16K On NameJet.com Plus More

The domain name ModelingAgencies.com sold today on NameJet.com for $16,300 Its sister domain name that dropped on the same day and was also caught by NameJet.com, ModelAgencies.com sold for just $2,500. It pretty unusually for a longer similar domain to sell for 8X more than the longer version but in this case I think it's warranted. The same bidder Id did not get both domains. Another … [Read more...]

According to SeattlePi.Com Microsoft Files 3 Separate Suit For Bing Cybersquatting

According to SeattlePI.com Microsoft has filed three lawsuits in the past two weeks against people registering domain names using the Bing trademark. All the 3 cases, were filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. According to the article many of the domain subject to the suits either redirected to PPC pages, to non-resolving sites or registrar … [Read more...]

Moniker.com Sells DayTrading.com For $200,000; DomainFest Live Auction Brings In $458K

Right after the DomainFest auction came to a close, Moniker.com sold the domain name DayTrading.com for $200,000. While the domain did not officially sell in the auction (it was passed) a deal was struck immediately after the close of the auction. With the rest of the domains that sold at the Live auction I get an UNOFFICIAL total of $458,200 Interesting that 3 top Wall Street financial … [Read more...]

Our Picks & Pans From The Moniker.com DomainFest Auction To Be Held Tomorrow

Moniker will be holding a live domain name auction from the DomainFest show in Prague Tomorrow October 6th starting at 10am EST. Remote bidding will be available through SnapNames.com Lets start with the star of the auction, Restaurants.com The domain name Restaurants.com besides being a category killer domain is an active site with revenue. Here are the facts and figures from the … [Read more...]

Statcounter: Internet Explorer Use Falls Below 50% For The 1st Time: Chrome Gains

According to the browser analytics firm Statcounter,  Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has fallen below 50% of the worldwide market for the first time. Microsoft IE fell to 49.87% in September followed by Firefox with 31.5%. "Google's Chrome continues to increase market share at an impressive rate and has more than tripled from 3.69% in September 2009 to 11.54% in September this … [Read more...]