Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cowboys.com similar to DallasCowboys.com is now a gay dating site

cowboys.com homepage
Cowboys.com a domain name that once could have been online home for Dallas Cowboys NFL team, is now been developed into a gay dating site. After gay related box-office movie Brokeback Mountain, developing this domain into a gay dating site is very genius by the owners of this domain. Mixing this domain with Dallas Cowboys and NFL really brings traffic and visibility for this site.

Read the full story here: Yahoo sports!



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Samsung down, now Apple attacks polish A.pl
















TheNextWeb Reports say that Apple is suing an Polish online supermarket a.pl  for trademark issues.
A.pl is an online grocery store offering home deliveries. Top Level internet country code ( ccTld ) for Poland is dot pl. When you pronounce a.pl it sure sounds like "apple", but that's all you can make of it in the first place...


Buy.com

Dns attack dropped Godaddy?

Possible dns attack dropped Godaddy offline for about four hours yesterday.
According to TechCrunch,Twitter user AnonymousOwn3r is claiming responsibility and makes it clear this is not an Anonymous collective action.
There is also a possibility that this was an hardware malfunction problem but it is not sure
until Godaddy gives additional information about this outage.

Godaddy homepage notification:

NOTICE... .
At 10:25 am PT, GoDaddy.com and associated customer services experienced intermittent outages. Services began to be restored for the bulk of affected customers at 2:43 pm PT. At no time was any sensitive customer information, such as credit card data, passwords or names and addresses, compromised.We will provide an additional update within the next 24 hours. We want to thank our customers for their patience and support.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Google Doodle, Star Trek The Original Series 46th Anniversary Experience

Google doodle's Star Trek animation

These doodles are great additions in Google's search page, witch is my browser's homepage too. First time actually clicked thru this doodle Star Trek The Original Series 46th anniversary interactive animation, i have't played doodle's previously. You will see all the main characters form Star Trek; Spock, Nyota Uhura, Kaptain Kirk, Hikaru Sulu and USS Enterprise. Have to say this doodle is very powerful tool for Google to get even more appear and traffic. Wonder what are the sponsorship relations in these animations? Or are there any.
Are they genuinely celebrating these anniversary's over the years? There must be both. Even tough doodle is another genius invention by Google.

ps. if you missed some doodle's, just search Youtube or use Google Doodle finder.



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Apple domain name typos today

Apple Logo circa 1976

Apple.com, the most valuable tech brand in the world. No wonder there's a lot of domains registered that are similar to apple.com. The most likely typo domain names are directed to apple.com, because of trademark issues. There is still some apple look alike domains owned by private individuals and are parked or redirected. Apple fights for their trademark fearlessly and drops those domains that hurts them. So if you want an apple related domain name, don't
be surprised when you loose the ownership of your typo etc. apple related domain name!
Remember that polish online grocery store a.pl case?

Using typo finder tool, we can see what domains are out there:

apple.net
apple.com  (Apple.inc)
apple.biz  (Apple inc)
apple.info  (Apple inc)
appl.com  (Apple inc)
apple.us  (Apple inc)
aple.com  (Apple inc)
appl.info
aple.org
appl.biz
pple.biz
pple.net
aple.biz
appl.us
appe.biz
appe.us
pple.us
apple.org
appl.org
appe.com
pple.com
pple.org
appe.info
aple.net
appe.org
aple.info
appe.net
appl.net

Some Apple related domains that apple owns:

applecomputerimac.com
applevirtualmerchandising.com
appstore.pt
appule.com
calendar-server.org
imoviefest.com
ipad-hoes.net
iphonegamecenter.biz
iphonegamecenter.org
ipodgamecenter.info
itunes10.info
ituneslive.at
ituneslive.co.nz
kidsafe.biz
macbook.com.tw
macbookair.com.cn
macbookpro.us
powerbook.biz
pushpin.mobi
streamquicktime.com
velocity-engine.com


Gives you a hint?


Monday, September 3, 2012

Domain market studies and trends by Sedo.com


Sedo's resources page reveals interesting information about domain market trends.

First there is snapshot about market sales in Q1 2011- Q2 2012 (see below).  


Average gTLD Sale Prices by Quarter


Q3 2011
Q4 2011
Q1 2012
Q2 2012
.com
2,496 USD
2,762 USD
2,347 USD
2,107 USD
.net
1,430 USD
1,809 USD
1,619 USD
2,470 USD
.org
1,189 USD
1,130 USD
1,225 USD
1,207 USD
.biz
1,122 USD
883 USD
1,011 USD
798 USD
.info
1,182 USD
757 USD
896 USD
845 USD

Average ccTLD Sale Prices by Quarter



Q3 2011
Q4 2011
Q1 2012
Q2 2012
.de
1,715 USD
930 USD
1,454 USD
1,522 USD
.at
1,142 USD
867 USD
1,484 USD
1,723 USD
.fr
2,288 USD
1,636 USD
1,870 USD
1,997 USD
.es
2,418 USD
1,411 USD
1,582 USD
1,104 USD
.co.uk
1,880 USD
1,375 USD
1,743 USD
1,615 USD

Top 10 Domain Sales - Q2 2012



Domain
Sales Price
1.
online-casino.de
115,000 EUR
2.
sommerhus.dk
87,500 EUR
3.
ahha.com
112,000 USD
4.
onlinefreegames.com
90,000 USD
5.
interest.me
80,000 USD
6.
artdeco.com
75,000 USD
7.
gruppenreisen.de
59,500 EUR
8.
hot.net
56,700 EUR
9.
geschenkideen.de
50,000 EUR
10.
film.tv
65.000 USD
Most interesting stuff are these pdf files about quarterly & annual domain market studies.

When looking latest Q2 2012 market study, it reveals very interesting information.
For example:

Top selling TLD's are:

.com by 48%
.de by 15%
.net by 6%
.co.uk by 5%
.org by 3%
.info by 2%
.eu by 2%
.me by 2%
.es by 2%
.nl by 2%
others by 13%

Most buyers by country:

 1. Usa
 2. Germany
 3. Uk
 4. Netherlands
 5. France
 6. Spain
 7. Canada
 8. Italy
 9. Australia
10.Switzerland

Sales by channel:

Buy it now 42%
Offer-counteroffer 31%
Auctions 15%
External transfers 7%
Brokerage 5%

Sale price range were:

$500 or less 46%
$501 - $2,500 39%

Sales by domain length topped in 8 characters where the highest range was in beehtween 6 and 12 characters.

Top sales categories:

 1. Computers
 2. Business
 3. Internet
 4. Shopping
 5. Travel
 6. Health
 7. Sport
 9. Society
10. Finance Services
11. Recreation

Download the full Q2 2012 domain market study here.


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