CM.com Appears to Have Changed Hands

CM.com appears to have new owners. CM.com whois currently shows Godaddy as Registrar. Nameservers point to those of Netherlands company, CM Telecom. The url redirects to the CM Telecom website, cmtelecom.com. {Note from Editor: If anyone wants to fill in the whois trail, I’ll look forward to read it!]

Godaddy whois of CM-dot-com

CM Telecom is an established company since 1999. Early on, it was known as Club Message BV. Its founders, Jeroen van Glabbeek and Gilbert Gooijers, focused on different software to direct and push messages, according to Wikipedia.

It was ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing Dutch tech companies in 2006, and continues to excel. Today, CM Telcom’s mobile platform encompasses “messaging, payments, apps and voice,” according to its website: CMTelecom.com/about-cm.

In 2015, as CM Telecom expanded with new offices in London and Paris, and acquisitions of English company GlobalMessaging, and mobile app developer Service2Media, it was profiled in The Next Web for innovations in media messaging. See: 7 great in-app messaging tactics that boost user engagement

CM Telecom can be said to represent one of the success stories of the Netherlands’ thriving start up community. The Netherlands is 2nd home to Rob Monster, founder of Epik Holdings, Inc, who is Dutch-American. Find more Netherlands start-ups on directories such as:

Startup Delta
- Accelerating the startup ecosystem of the Netherlands

The Netherlands seems like a thriving startup scene.

Undeveloped at Undeveloped.com, is a success story of the Netherlands’ startup community. It was funded in part by Axivate Capital.

Without passing judgment on domain CM.com’s past history, which is well-covered on domain blogs in recent years, such as DomainNameWire’s

CM.com was deleted and is unregistered…but you can’t have it – November 2013

and

The wild story about how the domain name CM.com was just registered – January 2015

the use of global gTLD dot com, CM.com, demonstrates European start ups prefer quality dot com, as they look to go global! As Rob Monster is quoted in saying on the press release, Dutch Startup Undeveloped.com Announces Acquisition by US-based Epik Holdings Inc:

The expanded presence in Amsterdam will significantly increase our capacity to deliver to customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Domaining Europe 2017 is the ideal venue for Undeveloped to debut as auction facilitator. For your domain consideration, please submit here:

Domaining Europe Auction May 6th – May 26th

Congratulations to CM Telecom and all the young startups on their success. Hope to see you at the conference!

Update: Andre Alleman also covered the news of the change in whois info on DomainNameWire. The above article is my commentary.

Ref:

‘Scandalous’ decision in CM.com re-allocation raises several questions
- DomainGang January 2015

CM.com, a domain with a long history, might have just sold
- DomainNameWire February 2017

03. May 2017 by Louise
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Branding Consultant Joseph Peterson Weighs in on Disparaging Remarks by Fadi Chehade at Davos

This is a comment as post made with kind permission by Branding Consultant & Domain Investor Joseph Peterson.

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I’m pleased to hear the CEO of ICANN highlighting the new TLDs in Arabic and other non-Latin scripts. To my mind, out of the entire nTLD initiative, those constitute the only truly justifiable expansion to the internet. Whether they’ll become important remains to be seen. Of course, now that Pandora’s box is open, other nTLDs (which weren’t really necessary) exist for innovative use and abuse.

Mr. Chehade’s contention that cybersquatting will be reduced is arguable. Continue Reading →

18. February 2015 by Louise
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Website Using new gTLD for Emerging Tech!

What made me take notice about new gTLDs, is an intersection of new gTLD website with Emerging technology: mobile deep linking!


Facebook’s Deep Link platform

Mobile Deep Linking is a new method of mobile search, which connects apps, instead of websites.

Instead of leaving an app to open another app, which is a pain, you just click on a link, which opens the other installed app to the content you are interested in!
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17. December 2014 by Louise
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Congrats on the new gTLDs!

Congrats to all parties involved on the roll out of the new gTLDs!

ICANNICANN Timeline of New gTLDs

The new gTLDs made terms such as, “sunrise,” and “landrush,” mainstream, and they still are confusing to me. That is why I appreciate charts, like the one, above. Continue Reading →

16. December 2014 by Louise
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Future Trend Domainers Have It Right

Six satellites have been spaced within their orbital planes, and now process over 20% of the network’s M2M traffic.

M2M Spectrum Networks’s approach will allow it to deliver M2M traffic that Tier 1 carriers can’t.

M2M traffic generally travels over operators’ cellular networks.

M2m traffic from wearables and cars, in-home thermostats and more will comprise 5% by 2018.

M2M traffic is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 82 percent.

M2MTraffic.com is now a term.
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26. November 2014 by Louise
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Egg on My Face

Apple Watch from Reuters video, Jim Wilson, New York Times September 9th, 2014
Well, I have egg on my face – I overestimated Apple! Home automation was not the focus of Apple’s September 9th, 2014 announcement! The live stream is in, and it includes:

Apple introduced Apple Watch, which is a smartwatch with health and fitness monitoring, and capabilities like maps. As Brian X. Chen of the New York Times notes, “Samsung, Pebble and Sony lead the pack of companies producing these new devices.” Three versions will become available, “Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition . . . pricing would start at $350.”
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09. September 2014 by Louise
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Party’s On, and Party’s Over! Apple Plans Historical September 9th Announcement

September 9 Apple Invite - Forbes
Who remembers being a teen in the early 80′s, when the parents weekend getaway meant the party was on?

With Apple’s pending announcement, parent’s having a weekend away no longer automatically means their kids will party – it’s over, Rover!

Speculation is fever pitch. Today is September 1st, 2014, eight days ahead of Apple’s big announcement on September 9th, 2014. The press is in a frenzy, trying to preemt Apple’s announcement, with predictions of what will be released: iPhone 6 with a larger screen? iWatch? Fitness bracelet? NFC?
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01. September 2014 by Louise
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Million Dollar Performance

Enjoy this amazing live performance of Million Dollar Man

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24. July 2014 by Louise
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Bitcoin Domain Sales Parallel Current Events


Thanx to Michael Berkens to highlight BitCoins’ explosive popularity, and to theDomains for the references on sales and Boston registratrions, in two years of Coin domain reported Sales:

Nov 2011
flipthecoin.com $1,200.00
Dec 2011
coinflip.it 8,000 EUR
Jan 2012
bitcoin.info $2,500
CoinMint.com $11,000
buycoins.co.uk 750 GBP
Feb 2012
insertcoins.com $2,200.00
March 2012
coingames.com $3,000
April 2012
coininvest.com 5,500 EUR
May 2012
coininvest.de 1,100 EUR
coinbase.com 1795 USD
August 2012
bitcoinpay.com 1,600 USD
coinss.com $2,000.00
September 2012
coinflip.us 1,200 USD
December 2012
e-coins.com 3,700 USD
Godaddy auction: coins.INFO Auction is open 505 505 21
January 2013
bitcoincentral.com 1,000 USD
bitcoin.us $17,500.00
bitcoin.be 1,500 EUR

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26. November 2013 by Louise
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The Seductive SoundIO of BellagIO


The pleasant-sounding “io” vowel couple is popular to add to the end of a word to create a unique brand. The dot io – British Indian Ocean ccTld – joins list of favored extensions among startups.

Besides Indian Ocean, IO stands for input/output, industrial organization, and is the name of one of Jupiter’s moons.

The “io,” ends many words, giving them a nice “ring,” and a pleasant connotation to the “io” sound:

Rio
Radio
Audio
Studio
Portfolio
Video [sound]
DiMaggio [Americans know as, DiMaggEE-O]
Pistachio
San Antonio

The first two of these io dot coms recently sold at auction are Italian. The rest are invented brands:

rimedio.com [remedy / Italian] $3,688.00
divorcio.com [divorce / Italian] 250 EU
contrario.com $4,188
citrio.com 1,800 USD – browser
solemio.com 2,999 USD – clothing
celebrio.com 2,000 USD
wisio.com 999 USD – software company
vecio.com 999 USD
empio.com 999 USD
globelio.com 941 EUR
fodio.com 800 USD
asanio.com $1,800
pubfolio.com $2,000.00
familyfolio.com 899 USD
Gezio.com $1,000.00
captio.com 3,000 EUR
coupio.com 1,500 USD
mapio.com $1,877.00
synergio.com $1,800.00
quotefolio.com $1,500
ophio.com $4,488
nusio.com $1,500
solucio.com 900 USD
tribio.com $1,800

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01. June 2013 by Louise
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