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Today was a rough day for altcoins, here are the ten that got hit the hardest

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Today was a rough day for altcoins, here are the ten that got hit the hardest
 MorganLinton.com: Almost every crypto is down today, and as usual we can all do our best to guess why but let’s be honest – you can do all the technical analysis you want and you’re still just throwing darts.  A number of altcoins saw their price drop massively over the last 24-hours with SmartCash holding the […]

#Ethereum .com : Seller’s note claims $10 million reserve has been met

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on #Ethereum .com : Seller’s note claims $10 million reserve has been met
 DomainGang.com: We’ve been following the sales notes posted on Ethereum.com, a domain first registered many moons ago. During the past few months, Ethereum.com shared offers of several million dollars, all while the Ethereum Project’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, appeared uninterested in the aged allure of .com domains. The Ethereum Proj...

How to grow your audience with an Amazon Giveaway

January 15, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on How to grow your audience with an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon has a simple and low-cost way to grow your audience.

One of the lesser-known but more affordable ways to promote your business and grow your audience is to create an Amazon Giveaway.

An Amazon Giveaway is a sweepstakes in which you create the parameters and Amazon handles the winner selection and fulfillment. Here’s how to set one up.

1. Visit the product page on Amazon that you’d like to offer in your giveaway. You can select just about any product on Amazon. Then scroll down to the link to “Set up an Amazon Giveaway”:

This will bring you to a page in which you fill out the contest details. Here are the most important elements:

Giveaway type: My suggestion is for Amazon to randomly select one entrant at the end of the seven day contest. However, you can also choose: first x entrants win, every x entrants win, or random instant win.

Entry requirements: This is the point of creating the giveaway. Currently, you can ask entrants to:

  • Follow you on twitter
  • Tweet a message (that includes a link to the giveaway)
  • Watch a video short or YouTube video
  • Follow an author (great for authors with books on Amazon)
  • Answer a poll

For example, let’s say I want to get more people that read DNW to follow me on twitter. I would create the giveaway and require that people follow me on twitter in order to be entered to win.

Discoverability: This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. You can decide to keep your giveaway private or make it public on Amazon’s site.

If you want to just get a lot of numbers even if they are low quality, then choose to make it public. You’ll get a lot of people to follow you on twitter or watch your video.

However, if you want quality, you might want to make it private. In my DNW example, I’d make it private and post about it on the site. Then anyone who saw the message on my site could enter the contest if they followed me on twitter, but I wouldn’t get a lot of random sweeptakes junkies following just to have a chance to win.

The decision to make it private/public depends a lot on your goals and your audience.

Here are some ways you can use Amazon Giveaways:

  • Make people watch a short video about your product/service
  • Get people to tweet a message promoting your company (note: it will be labeled #giveaway with a link to the giveaway)
  • Promote a product or book you created
  • Answer a poll question

See these currently-running contests to get some inspiration.

 



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Filing for a #domain #trademark in 2018? It will cost you more at the #USPTO

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Filing for a #domain #trademark in 2018? It will cost you more at the #USPTO
 DomainGang.com: If you plan on filing a trademark for your domain, brand or business services at the USPTO, it will now cost you more. After several years of maintaining the fees unchanged, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its new fee plan yesterday. All previous fees are now null and void. Fees increase considerably […]...

WordPress.com and domain names – DNW Podcast #169

January 15, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on WordPress.com and domain names – DNW Podcast #169

Kellie Peterson talks about what WordPress.com is seeing as a domain name registrar.

dnw-podcastWordPress.com operates a domain name registrar with a unique characteristic: almost all of the domain names it registers are for end users that put them to use with a live website. Kellie Peterson, who manages the registrar, explains what she is seeing with both new top level domains and .com and discusses user behavior. Also: .Web is (maybe) a go, GoDaddy changes Whois, Equifax domains and more.

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ICA Full Speed Ahead: Can UDRP Be Used to Steal Your Domain Name After 20 Years?

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on ICA Full Speed Ahead: Can UDRP Be Used to Steal Your Domain Name After 20 Years?
 StrategicRevenue.com: NEW YORK, NY – As the saying goes, actions [always] speak louder than words. I came across some material today on Circle ID that certainly merits some highlighting; reason being, all domainers should know about it. A Re-Examination of the Defense of Laches After 18 Years of the UDRP, by Internet Commerce Association With some much [&...

Voys B.V. tries to hijack Voys.com domain name

January 15, 2018Domaining, DomainnamewireComments Off on Voys B.V. tries to hijack Voys.com domain name

Company that uses Voys.nl tried to get Voys.com through a UDRP.

A Dutch telecom company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for bringing a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Voys.com.

A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that it filed its case in abuse of the policy. Among other things, Voys B.V. failed to mention three overtures made by the company or its representatives to buy Voys.com before filing the UDRP.

The panel took particular offense to Voys B.V.’s allegation that:

The domain name voys.com has never been used by Respondent after its registration. Since 2007, this domain name is even offered for sale. A copy of the webpage is provided as Annex 6. From this, it is evident that Respondent does not have a legitimate interest in the domain name voys.com.

To which the panel replied:

This is an extraordinary statement. It incorrectly assumes that (1) non-use of a domain name of itself prevents the registrant from acquiring a right or legitimate interest and (2) registration of a domain name for no reason other than to sell it necessarily deprives the registrant of a right or legitimate interest.

The owner of the domain name is an investor that specializes in four-character domain names, which is why he owns the domain name. The panel found no evidence that he targeted the complainant when he purchased Voys.com.

Perhaps one of my Dutch-speaking readers can chime in, but I get the impression from Voy’s website Voys.nl that it is in favor of internet and telecom freedom. This makes its decision to file an RDNH case quite surprising.



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Speaker Profile: Jen Sale

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on Speaker Profile: Jen Sale
 NamesCon.com: Jen is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Evergreen.com. She leverages 16 years industry experience, buying and selling the best 1word.com domains on behalf of startups and leading brands, worldwide. Learn more about Jen.

DomainSherpa Review – Jan 15: Propagation.com, Goatel.com, Jellyfish.com…

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on DomainSherpa Review – Jan 15: Propagation.com, Goatel.com, Jellyfish.com…
 DomainSherpa.com: What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show: • We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Propagation.com, Goatel.com, Jellyfish.com • An investor’’s portfolio is appraised: Moonpies.com, PhoenixTravel.com, Razors.io... • Get your bids in soon for Bride.com, Lucky.co...

DomainSherpa Review – Jan 15: Propagation.com, Goatel.com, Jellyfish.com…

January 15, 2018DomainingComments Off on DomainSherpa Review – Jan 15: Propagation.com, Goatel.com, Jellyfish.com…
 DomainSherpa.com: What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show: • We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Propagation.com, Goatel.com, Jellyfish.com • An investor’’s portfolio is appraised: Moonpies.com, PhoenixTravel.com, Razors.io... • Get your bids in soon for Bride.com, Lucky.co...