CatchThis Blog / Domain Names

Mark Skoultchi

March 26, 2009

No doubt most of our country’s ignominious government bailout recipients are rethinking their brands right about now. I’ve read a few articles on how various AIG business units are trying to distance themselves from their flailing parent. The naming consultant in me wants to offer a friendly suggestion to help smooth the transition to nationalization. […]

Maria Cypher

October 31, 2008

In a bid to protest animal dissections in school, a 19-year-old Kentucky girl has legally changed her name to So 1999.

Laurel Sutton

March 6, 2008

Network Solutions has been served with a class action suit. The suit claims that the NSI has forced customers into buying domains from the company rather than through potentially cheaper avenues, in effect netting the company millions of dollars. This makes me happy, since I’ve always viewed NSI/Verisign as a government-sponsored monopoly that gets away […]

Laurel Sutton

October 19, 2007

John Zuccarini is something of legend in cybersquatting history. And now he’s in the news again: The Federal Trade Commission has fined a “typosquatter” who served adult advertisements on misspelled domains such as and a second time — this time for advertising mainstream products instead of adult. John Zuccarini has agreed to give […]

Laurel Sutton

September 7, 2007

No, not really, but Wired is using this pic for their story and I liked it. A Nevada man pleaded guilty Thursday to his plotting to steal domain names URLs from their legitimate owners by impersonating a California intellectual property lawyer and send threatening letters to domain name owners in hopes of convincing them to […]

Laurel Sutton

March 23, 2004

“Every day, companies lose their domain names by accident because they failed to renew. Protect your valuable online identity for 100 years and rest assured that it will be automatically renewed into the next century.” 100 year domain registration? Really? This is a new service from Network Solutions, your government-approved monopolistic domain registrar. It’s only […]

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