Fake ICANN Update Email Helps Thief Steal Domains

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(January 5, 2011) · 6 Comments

As reported on Nametalent earlier today, respected DnForum member Tim Schoon aka Toilet-Monster had his Godaddy account hacked and emptied.  Obviously everyone wanted to know how someone could get into his account and Tim figured it out.  They got it through a fake ICANN email that lead to a fake mirror site.  Here is the email he received. The link is masked and lead to GobDaddy instead.<<<<——–Tim points out what happened ****************************** *********** Important ICANN Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s) ****************************** *********** Dear User, it is that time of year again. ICANN(the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) annually … FULL ARTICLE »

Wednesday’s Daily Domain Name Drop and Auction Picks

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(January 5, 2011) · 2 Comments

DrBob.com While the end user is limited here the 1994 registration is very nice.  You could always make a childrens site out of it.  DrBob just sounds like a nice guy or a pedophile but I like to be optimistic. Omor.com VCVCs do well and this one will be no exception. 1995 registration Discoveries.com IMO one of the best names to come across in the last couple weeks.  I might have to ask the wife for some cash for this one. SignedBy.com I was a sucker for autographed stuff in the 90′s .   If only Mark Grace would have turned … FULL ARTICLE »

Everyone Else Has Them So Here Are My 10 Trends for 2011

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(January 4, 2011) · 9 Comments

Everyone has their opinions for trends for a given year so I might as well share mine.  They are not all completely domain or technology rated.  Some of them are where I think society is headed but when it comes to domaining it really doesn’t matter.  As long as people are doing it there are domains to follow. 1. Text/SMS driven websites and apps.  I think you’ll see most financial or personal information sites moving towards offering texted codes to log in as paypal does today.  Everyone has a phone on them at all time so texting info for immediate … FULL ARTICLE »

Great News For Business: Debit Card Fees May Drop 82% in June

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(January 4, 2011) · 2 Comments

One of the largest costs for me as a small business owner are my credit card fees.  Over the last year our businesses received as much as 80% of all our revenues through credit cards.  As consumers demand more points and freebies, the cost is passed on to the businesses through fees.  Some of these point cards cost our business over 3% of the transaction.  I am charged different rates for over 50 different types of cards depending on what the user is signed up for.  I cringe every time I see an airline card passed to me as I … FULL ARTICLE »

Tueday’s Daily Domain Name Drop and Auction Picks

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(January 4, 2011) · 2 Comments

Don’t you love reading stories about the guy that hand registers a name and then sells it for $300,000.  Larry does it all the time and it drives me even more.  Not because of the huge profits but because of the sale.  I love to hear stories of names that can still be had for under $20,000 and flipped for $300K.  There are plenty of opportunities out there in this business.  Of course, that $10 hand register from last year isn’t going to get you there but spend a little and you might.  Now on to the names Ruca.com Watch … FULL ARTICLE »

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