Facebook and Apps vs. Domains

This debate never got heated during the NewDomains.org conference in Munich last month. One might speculate that it was largely because most in the audience and on the panel, support and believe in the existence of both. ...

Facebook Recovers 14 Typo Domains That Were in Lawsuit

Defendants hand domain names over to Facebook. Facebook has recovered 14 Facebook.com domain name typos that were named in its massive cybersquatting lawsuit filed in July. The domain names were most recently using the PrivacyProtect.org whois masking service...

A Domain Name Vs. The Web Underclass

Using a web service instead of managing your own domain name opens you to risk. I just finished reading Adrian Short’s editorial about Facebook’s Open Graph and I think domainers will find it interesting...

Facebook Close to Settling Long Running Dispute Over “FB”

Facebook and American Farm Bureau may be close to settling FB trademark dispute. Facebook is getting close to settling a trademark dispute with American Farm Bureau over the mark “FB”. It all comes down to one sentence. The intriguing dispute started when Facebook filed...

Are Domain Names Less Important?

Domain names are now competing for space. I received a catalog from Bissinger’s last week and thoroughly inspected the mailer (it’s great chocolate). What caught my attention was the back of the catalog. Take a look: What do you notice? 15 years ago this...

Namecheap Uses Facebook Likes to Activate $1.99 Domain Deal

Namecheap offered an exclusive deal of $1.99 domains that was activated only when 5,000 new Likes were reached.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2011 Namecheap, a leading domain name registrar, recently ran a successful promotion on Facebook that generated over 5,000 new fans to unlock...

Trademarkia Gets Into Domain Names

Trademarkia adds domain name searching to its lineup. Trademark search engine and online service Trademarkia has entered the domain name business with a unique service...

Nooooooooooooooo.com, a Domain You’d Never Type In

A really long domain name but lots of traffic. My wife sent me a link to a funny single use site today, nooooooooooooooo.com . She included the accompanying note: “That’s clearly a domain name you link to. You’d never be able to type that...

Eva Longoria Adds .Org To Her Collection

Actress wins UDRP for EvaLongoria.org domain name. Actress Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives fame has added the domain name EvaLongoria.com to her collection of domain names. Longoria won the domain name through an arbitration case with National Arbitration Forum. The domain name was registered...

Facebook Deals Launches Sans Domain Name

Facebook gets its deals on, but without FacebookDeals.com. Facebook formally launched its new deals offering today in five test cities (including my home town of Austin, Texas.) Here’s what I see when I go to Facebook.com/deals: One thing the social networking behemoth doesn’t have...