Here’s a look back at the stories that got the most pageviews on Domain Name Wire last month, as well as links to listen to the podcasts.
1. F**K Intuit, says Intuit – It’s been a difficult few months for Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), maker of TurboTax. It has been criticized for lobbying the U.S. government to prevent the IRS from making it easier to calculate and file taxes online, and then using robots.txt to block information about its free version from search engines. What’s a company to do? Stock up on domains that could be used to criticize it.
2. Uber.com domain could have been $532 million – Universal Music sold the Uber.com (NYSE: UBER) domain name for equity. Had it held onto it until the IPO it would have been worth over a half billion dollars. Instead…
3. Don’t give your web developer access to your domain registrar account – Just don’t. Even one of the comments from a web developer on this story reiterates the point.
4. Missouri dentist tries to reverse hijack domain name – A WIPO panel didn’t approve of this dentist’s actions.
5. Sun Valley ski resort loses silly cybersquatting dispute – Companies need to be smarter when choosing domains to go after.
6. Google launches Safe.page to improve web security smarts – It also released survey data showing that web users have a long way to go before becoming security-literate.