Amazon scrambles to register ‘cloud reader’ domain names

TechCrunch broke the news about the Kindle Cloud Reader, though Amazon hadn't officially announced the web app. While Amazon has registered related domain names in the past, employees within its legal department scrambled to register more names following the news. The company registered … [Read more...]

Social.com goes dark after failed auction

Although social.com received a $2.5 million bid at SnapNames by the time bidding closed online, it still fell far short of the $5 million+ price tag the owner Scott Carter was looking for. Since the auction closed on June 15, the website has since gone offline. Scott Carter who tweets under … [Read more...]

[UPDATED] $5 million and up reserve, Social.com receives no bids

With less than 12 hours left in bidding, the domain Social.com has received no offers at SnapNames, where the name is being auctioned as part of the Barcelona DOMAINfest Premium Auction. SnapNames was forced to cancel the June 8th live auction in Barcelona due to technical problems with its … [Read more...]

Founded by former TechCrunch writer, The Inquisitr sells for $330,000 on Flippa

The Inquisitr (inquisitr.com) founded by former TechCrunch writer and b5media co-founder Duncan Riley in May 2008, sold for $330,000 USD on Friday. The site went up for sale on Flippa a week ago.  In the last 6 months, it has run in the 7-8 million page view range based on statistics provided … [Read more...]

Writers, Cartoonist, Graphic Designer: The “TechCrunch Of Sci-Fi” ScienceFiction.com is hiring

Patrick Ruddell, aka Chef Patrick in domain circles, who soft launched the fledgling ScienceFiction.com blog just over a month ago, is hiring for a number of work-from-home positions.  Creative writers, with vast knowledge of Science Fiction and Fantasy.  A graphic designer to do design work … [Read more...]

Fusible domain blog gets mentioned in TechCrunch; other major news sites and technology blogs

Early this morning, I broke a story about the Beta launch of Zynga's Rewardville after I noticed that the web address Rewardville.com was resolving to an actual web site and not to a GoDaddy Parked page.  This followed a week of speculation of what Zynga might have planned for the domain … [Read more...]

Breaking: No longer speculation, Zynga launches Rewardville Beta

You read it here first.  After days of speculation as to what Zynga's plans were for the domain name Rewardville.com and even a mention on AOL's Games.com for confirming the rumor, Zynga minutes ago unveiled its Beta site for Rewardville. Although no official announcements have been made, Zynga … [Read more...]

TechCrunch writes about domains, but how much do they know? Here’s one they should own, but isn’t even registered

If you regularly visit TechCrunch, like I do, you'll see breaking stories about startups and technology companies and even the occasional domain name.  However, the fact is as savvy as Michael Arrington's TechCrunch is when it comes to the internet, the technology blog doesn't know everything about … [Read more...]

Sean Parker’s biggest contribution to domain names: Drop the “The”

TechCrunch has posted an article about the parody video on YouTube titled Drop The The (The Social Network Song) that was produced by Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez of Single Serving Films.  Dressed up like Justin Timberlake and surrounded by bling, the fake Sean Parker raps about dropping the … [Read more...]

Buyers passed on the domain at TRAFFIC NYC 2009, now Salesforce.com unveils Database.com

TechCrunch is reporting that Salesforce.com, the cloud computing company that runs the world’s #1 sales application, has launched Database.com, its enterprise cloud database.   Last year, if you recall, the domain name database.com went up for sale at the TRAFFIC 2009 New York Domain Conference - … [Read more...]