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    UDRP OnlineDivorcer.com UDRP: Complainant’s brand too generic

    When you offer a product such as online divorce filing, your exact match domain is OnlineDivorce.com. The operators of this domain did the right thing, using it for their product. It’s hard to associate such generic pairs with trademarks, however; in their UDRP filing against OnlineDivorcer.com...
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    UDRP OnlineDivorcer.com UDRP: Complainant’s brand too generic

    When you offer a product such as online divorce filing, your exact match domain is OnlineDivorce.com. The operators of this domain did the right thing, using it for their product. It’s hard to associate such generic pairs with trademarks, however; in their UDRP filing against OnlineDivorcer.com...
  3. Bob Hawkes

    interviews An Interview with Sten Lillieström: Part 1 Challenging Persistent Domain Name Views

    I am delighted for the opportunity to interview Sten Lillieström, a creative domain name investor interested in the brandable side of domain name investing. Sten, handle @trelgor, has been a NamePros member for more than a decade, and has achieved Top Member status. During 2022 Sten had 173...
  4. Bob Hawkes

    interviews An Interview with Sten Lillieström: Part 1 Challenging Persistent Domain Name Views

    I am delighted for the opportunity to interview Sten Lillieström, a creative domain name investor interested in the brandable side of domain name investing. Sten, handle @trelgor, has been a NamePros member for more than a decade, and has achieved Top Member status. During 2022 Sten had 173...
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    advice Google’s John Mueller Cautions Against Keyword-Rich Domains

    Keyword-rich domains may harm a website's long-term success, warns Google Search Advocate John Mueller. Here are five reasons why.Keyword-rich domain names were once thought to be an effective way to increase a website’s visibility and improve search engine rankings.However, there are several...
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    advice Google’s John Mueller Cautions Against Keyword-Rich Domains

    Keyword-rich domains may harm a website's long-term success, warns Google Search Advocate John Mueller. Here are five reasons why.Keyword-rich domain names were once thought to be an effective way to increase a website’s visibility and improve search engine rankings.However, there are several...
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    City / State + Generic - What order is better?

    When using a city name with a generic word, is there a better order? Here's one for example only... Is ChicagoCars better than CarsChicago? WeathervaneRepairMiami or MiamiWeathervaneRepair? Is one more likely to be searched or remembered than another? Your thoughts or research are appreciated.
  8. ownthisdomainnow

    City / State + Generic - What order is better?

    When using a city name with a generic word, is there a better order? Here's one for example only... Is ChicagoCars better than CarsChicago? WeathervaneRepairMiami or MiamiWeathervaneRepair? Is one more likely to be searched or remembered than another? Your thoughts or research are appreciated.
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    UDRP Fox.org: Aged domain name lost via the UDRP process

    Last night, I saw that WIPO had posted an update regarding the Fox.org UDRP. Fox.org is a domain name registered in 1996, and I think it’s a pretty generic term. The decision was listed as “Transfer,” which meant the complainant, Fox Media LLC, had prevailed. I hoped it was an error, but...
  10. News

    UDRP Fox.org: Aged domain name lost via the UDRP process

    Last night, I saw that WIPO had posted an update regarding the Fox.org UDRP. Fox.org is a domain name registered in 1996, and I think it’s a pretty generic term. The decision was listed as “Transfer,” which meant the complainant, Fox Media LLC, had prevailed. I hoped it was an error, but...
  11. Bob Hawkes

    advice Don’t Let Your Landing Page Land You In Trouble

    The landing page is one of the first impressions that potential buyers will have of your domain name. It also can provide information about the name, a link for purchase or lease, and how to make contact. However, should your name be disputed in a legal action or UDRP, that landing page can be...
  12. Bob Hawkes

    advice Don’t Let Your Landing Page Land You In Trouble

    The landing page is one of the first impressions that potential buyers will have of your domain name. It also can provide information about the name, a link for purchase or lease, and how to make contact. However, should your name be disputed in a legal action or UDRP, that landing page can be...
  13. Robbie

    domains Another Generic Dot Com applies for trademark - You.com

    The domain name You.com has recently applied for its trademark term with the filing occurring on the 4th of February 2021, It is still pending according to this recent WIPO listing here. YOU.COM™ trademark registration is intended to cover the category of downloadable computer search engine...
  14. Robbie

    domains Another Generic Dot Com applies for trademark - You.com

    The domain name You.com has recently applied for its trademark term with the filing occurring on the 4th of February 2021, It is still pending according to this recent WIPO listing here. YOU.COM™ trademark registration is intended to cover the category of downloadable computer search engine...
  15. WhoaDomain.com

    showcase Showcase your domains with at least 5 ENDUSERS.

    Got any domains with at least 5 end-users or uses/purposes? Why not share here? It has always fascinated me how certain words or word patterns can mean one thing in one industry and another in the next and the next and the next. Which means they are generic. Rules? 1. Post domains where you...
  16. WhoaDomain.com

    showcase Showcase your domains with at least 5 ENDUSERS.

    Got any domains with at least 5 end-users or uses/purposes? Why not share here? It has always fascinated me how certain words or word patterns can mean one thing in one industry and another in the next and the next and the next. Which means they are generic. Rules? 1. Post domains where you...
  17. IMA

    discuss Found Amazing Wikipedia List Of "Generic and genericized trademarks"

    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_and_genericized_trademarks 1. Marks which were originally legally protected trademarks, but have been genericized and have lost their legal status due to becoming generic terms 2. Marks which have been abandoned and are now generic...
  18. IMA

    discuss Found Amazing Wikipedia List Of "Generic and genericized trademarks"

    Full List: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_and_genericized_trademarks 1. Marks which were originally legally protected trademarks, but have been genericized and have lost their legal status due to becoming generic terms 2. Marks which have been abandoned and are now generic...
  19. Sandern

    debate Which of these 7 factors increase the domain value the most? (Number of letters, other extensions.

    Which of these factors in your opinion, increase the value of a domain the most? (Let's assume the domain is a 1 word domain, not a combined 2 or more words, but just 1 word) if the .com version has been sold, for at least a minimum of $5000+ If the domain name is registered in 40+ other...
  20. Sandern

    debate Which of these 7 factors increase the domain value the most? (Number of letters, other extensions.

    Which of these factors in your opinion, increase the value of a domain the most? (Let's assume the domain is a 1 word domain, not a combined 2 or more words, but just 1 word) if the .com version has been sold, for at least a minimum of $5000+ If the domain name is registered in 40+ other...
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