Top 10 Stories of 2011: #7 How to get a Twitter username that is already taken

Twitter

More people have been warming to Twitter over the past year, but when they go to sign up for an account, they often find the Twitter username they want (much like a domain name) is already taken.  The number seven story in this year's Top 10 is How to get a Twitter username, that's already … [Read more...]

Google apparently registers Googan domains, slang for lowlife webmaster

Googleplex

If you're not familiar with the term Googan, according to Urban Dictionary, "Googan" can be used to describe a lowlife webmaster who "posts ads and web pages typically with no meaningful content, no regard for adwords copywriting, or consideration for other people, especially those who click on … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #8 Google helps businesses get mobile friendly

GoMo

Google has been the source of many stories reported here that have drawn a lot of attention by other tech blogs and news sites, from its purchase of YouTube.xxx  to going after typosquatters, to its acquisition of the domain names schemer.com and dartlanguage.com, to Photovine- the list goes on and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #9 Sony confirms next James Bond title will be Skyfall

SKYFALL

Number 9 in this year's Top 10 stories is the story of the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, which will land in theaters in November 2012. On October 3, more than a dozen domain names having to do with Skyfall were registered.  Though privately registered initially using DNStination Inc., what … [Read more...]

Top 10 Stories of 2011: #10 Rainbow 6 Patriots revealed by domain registrations

Rainbow 6: Patriots

Several of this year's Top 10 stories here on Fusible have to do with video gaming.  So it's no surprise that the story of Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots is number ten on the list.  After noticing that Ubisoft registered eight different domain names on October 27, like … [Read more...]

Amazon acquires KindleTutor.com

Kindle Tutor

Amazon is overflowing with all sorts of Kindle products from the all-new Kindle Fire tablet to the Kindle e-reader. So what's in store next for the Kindle family?  Well, according to a recent domain name acquisition by Amazon.com Holdings, it's possible an online tutoring service or app is on … [Read more...]

Why did Airbnb register the domain name WhoisAirbnb.com?

Who is Airbnb

When a company that doesn't own many domains goes out and registers some odd names, it's usually safe to say it's up to something.  That's what Airbnb did.  The web service that connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay, went out and registered two new … [Read more...]

Is eBay planning something more with its advertising? Registers eBay ads domains

eBay ads

On December 23, eBay Inc. registered three domain names: eBay-ads.com, eBay-ads.net, and eBayads.net. The domains, all purchased this week, hint at the possibility of eBay doing something more with ads that it displays on its websites, such as eBay.com. In 2009, eBay replaced its Yahoo text … [Read more...]

Sony Pictures registers ‘Bring Them to Justice Game’ domain names

Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures has tipped its hand on a forthcoming game called "Bring Them to Justice", after registering several domain names on December 22, like bringthemtojusticegame.com (Whois). All the domains were registered through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. The game, which … [Read more...]

Several Amazon Web Services Certified Samurai domain names registered

AWS Certified Samurai

According to several recent domain registrations, it looks like Amazon Web Services (AWS) has something in the works. On December 22, Amazon's legal department registered new AWS domains with 'Certified Samurai' in the name. The domain registrations … [Read more...]