Archive - February 2015

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Help Us Return GloriaBorger.com to CNN’s Gloria Borger
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Meet The Robin Hood of Twitter
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Remember the Pancake Bunny’s 15 Minutes of Fame?
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The Domain Names of The Breakfast Club
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The Domain Names of Downton Abbey
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How Nancy Grace Made BigFatDoobie.com So Valuable
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“Walk of Shame” To Launch New Website On SluttyAndProud.com

Help Us Return GloriaBorger.com to CNN’s Gloria Borger

Can you help us return GloriaBorger.com to Gloria Borger?  Yes, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst (and one of my favorite political reporters).  The obvious question is, “Why doesn’t CNN or Gloria Borger own GloriaBorger.com?”  The answer is: We have no idea.  In fact, neither Ms. Borger nor CNN has ever owned the name.  It’s been floating around since 2008 between a few different people.  The next obvious question is, “Why does Domain Roast own GloriaBorger.com?”  The answer might surprise you.

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Meet The Robin Hood of Twitter

Being Robin Hood is often a thankless job.  Turns out being a digital Robin Hood is not only thankless but nearly impossible.  By day, Javier Castaño shines shoes in Malaga, Spain.  By night, he tries to give away the most valuable Twitter handles in the world to countries and cities that should rightfully own them.  We learned about Mr. Castaño from a great story by Caitlin Dewey on WashingtonPost.com.

If you could legally sell Twitter handles, Mr. Castaño would be a multi-millionaire and shoe shining would be a distant memory.  In 2007, when Twitter was a barren plain, the man registered Twitter handles like @canada, @japan, @rome,  @madrid, @riodejaneiro and more.  He didn’t try to make a penny off them.

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Remember the Pancake Bunny’s 15 Minutes of Fame?

Somehow, I completely missed the “Pancake Bunny” phenomenon  in 2012-2013.  So, how did I learn of this viral sensation years later?  Today I saw that PancakeBunny.com is be auctioned at Godaddy.com for $8.  I, of course, wondered, “What the fuck is a pancake bunny?”  Then I got educated.

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The Domain Names of The Breakfast Club

What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club than to see which cast member is the most popular based on Internet searches and of course to see how many cast members are in control of their own domain names.

Judd Nelson, you do not own JuddNelson.com, but the person who does has put up a little fan site and is offering it to you for free.  Also, “Judd Nelson” is searched about 27,000 times a month, which ties you for third place with cast mates Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy.

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The Domain Names of Downton Abbey

Who hasn’t spent hours researching the domain names of Downton Abbey characters (besides people with some modicum of a life)?  I can’t be the only Downton Abbey fan, who in the middle of watching the episode where Lady Mary shows off her new (yet super controversial) bob, wonders if LadyMary.com is available.  Am I?

I’m sad to report that my idea for a closed social network for fashion forward, cold, condescending,  yet sexy women, who enjoy discreet sexual encounters, is not going to happen.

Because LadyMary.com is owned by someone who wants $3,150 for it.

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How Nancy Grace Made BigFatDoobie.com So Valuable

Hearing Nancy Grace talk about anything makes us feel like rolling and smoking the biggest, fattest doobie available.  Nancy Grace is annoying on so many levels, but perhaps the most annoying she ever is, is when she tries to sound hip and with it, by using worn out terms like calling a joint a “big fat doobie.”

In a recent tirade on the Dr. Drew HLN show, Nancy screamed, “Quit showing a big fat doobie”, to Dr. Drew because he had shown a joint on some b-roll.

Her Dr. Drew interview made us wonder, had anyone registered the domain BigFatDoobie.com? What about BigFatDoobies.com?  BigFatDoobie.com was originally registered in 2008, but is now available again.  While BigFatDoobies.com was originally registered in 2013 and is in the process of becoming available again.

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“Walk of Shame” To Launch New Website On SluttyAndProud.com

The “Walk of Shame” (“WOS”), in an attempt to update its image and leave the “shame” behind, will launch SluttyandProud.com later this year.   CEO Sammy Haus said, “We needed to do something to show the world that hooking up with someone who you don’t know that well, and then making the disheveled walk home in the morning as onlookers judge you, is something the judgers should feel shameful about, not those who got lucky.”

So, why change the name of your well-known brand?  According to Mr. Haus, the final straw was the cinematic bomb “Walk of Shame” that barely got a  12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  “And, it wasn’t only the movie,” Mr.Haus stated. ” “People are just taking this way too seriously.”

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