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What is the GDPR Effect on WHOIS Domain Name Data?

On May 25, 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), went into effect. GDPR, regulations that apply to individuals in the European Union, essentially protect the data of individuals who reside in the European Union countries. Many questions still remain about whether or not companies and website owners need to comply with GDPR regulations. While […]

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How to View Domain Name Sales History

We created Verified Domains to help find problems with domain names before they are used for a website. In this series of blog posts, I go through many of the issues that we address in our Verified plan, our most basic plan. Previously I wrote about how to perform a site topic review, how to […]

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10 Percent of Pending Delete Domains Have Link Spam Problems

As you might recall, Verified Domains looked at domain names that were listed for sale on domain name auctions. We wanted to know just exactly how many domain names that were being sold on the domain name aftermarket had spam problems. When we pulled all of the domain names for sale on NameJet, GoDaddy, and […]

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Domain Name Search Availability: How to Find a Domain Name

How do you find whether or not a domain name is available? You know, how do you check the domain name search availability? For many, I have seen them go to their favorite web browser and simply type the domain name to see if something comes up. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Just because […]

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Performing a Social Media Background Check on a Domain Name

When Verified Domains checks out a domain for verification, we use a lot of different sources depending on the type of background check we’re doing. While our verification process is proprietary, there are some parts of it that we don’t mind revealing, such as part of the process of checking a domain name on social […]

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98 Percent of Trademarks in the U.S. Are Never Registered

Only an estimated 2% of trademarks are ever registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I’m sure this surprises a lot of people, but it’s not a misprint. A full 98% of trademarks don’t have federal trademark protection, and that’s a conservative calculation; the real number is probably higher.

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What To Do If Your Domain Name is Stolen

Image courtesy Domain Gang Again, today, more domain names were reported stolen. Since domain names are becoming more and more valuable, online criminals have started to target domain names. The criminal will use various ways to transfer the domain name into their account and then benefit by selling it quickly. This seems to be happening […]

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Verified Domains at NamesCon 2016 in Las Vegas

Verified Domains will be attending the NamesCon 2016 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 10, 2016 to January 14, 2016. If you’re attending the conference, be sure to stop by our booth on Network Lane on Sunday January 10, 2016 and say hello.

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Verify Before You Bid at a Domain Auction

One of our most popular posts during 2015 here on the Verified Domains blog was the post about domain auctions. When we pulled every domain name that was currently up for auction on GoDaddy Auctions, Snapnames, and NameJet, we found that a large percentage of the domain names would NOT pass our stringent verification process.

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Verified Domains on Product Hunt

Verified Domains on Product Hunt

Verified Domains appeared on Product Hunt. Product Hunt is a “curation of the best new products every day.” You can “use the site to discover the latest mobile apps, websites, and technology products that everyone’s talking about.”

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