If a Country Can’t Reclaim a Username, What Chance Do You Have?

It was recently reported that the state of Israel purchased the Twitter username @Israel from a private individual named Israel Meléndez for an undisclosed sum, which by some reports may be as much as six figures. You read that right – the Nation of Israel paid for a Twitter username from some guy that runs a porn site in Miami. He gave the prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu his password, and then they handed him a check.

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Tags: brand protection, brandjacking, cybersquatting, israel, Israel Melendez, selling usernames, trademark protection, Twitter

KnowEm Adds 20 More Domains to Domain Name Checking Service

We’re very pleased to announce today that we’ve added 20 new international TLDs (top-level domains) to our free service which checks domain name availability, bringing our total number of domain extensions searched to over 60. The new domains are a result of our continued commitment to provide marketers, trademark specialists, and branding managers a one-stop shop for everything related to branding. Whether you’re looking to brand yourself personally, or find that perfect domain name for your business or client, we’re pretty confident that KnowEm is the only place like it for all your branding needs.

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Tags: branding, check domain names, domain extenstions, domain name, international domains, register domains, tld, trademarks

New Dashboard from KnowEm Helps Protect Against Brandjacking in the Social Web

KnowEm, the company working to help brands manage their identity across the social web, announced the public launch of a new Enterprise Dashboard designed to help brands protect their trademarks and intellectual property in the ever-changing social media landscape.

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Tags: brand protection, knowem, knowem clients, knowem enterprise, knowem reseller, press release, trademark protection, usernames

KnowEm Announces Domain Name Availability Checking

Today we are happy to announce that after a great many requests we have integrated a domain name search with our social media network username search. This was a feature that we had talked about since launch and we are happy to finally be able to release it.

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Tags: breaking news, domain names, dot coms, knowem, name checking, tld

KnowEm Announces Partnership with Yiid.com

We’re happy to announce that as of today KnowEm will now be available to the German-speaking market thanks to our new partnership with Yiid.com.  We have worked with Marco Ripanti of Yiid (Your Internet Identity) to create a German language version of our social media account creation service at yiid.knowem.com. Yiid has long been recognized […]

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Tags: german, knowem, marco ripanti, Social Media, yiid

Welcome INTA Attendees to the KnowEm Boston Tweetup

KnowEm is proud to sponsor a tweetup tomorrow with Rob Holmes (from The KnockOff Report) and Nils Montan (of IP Ally) at the International Trademark Association’s 132nd Annual Meeting. The tweetup will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at McCormick & Schmick’s in Boston (1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, North Market Building). KnowEm is sponsoring the tweetup, so drinks and appetizers are on us!

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Tags: Boston, INTA, Intellectual Property, Social Media, trademark, tweetup

KnowEm’s 1 Year Anniversary; Relaunches CheckUserNames

Today marks the one year anniversary of KnowEm’s public launch and we could not be any happier with how much success we’ve enjoyed during our first year in business. We also thought it might be fun to celebrate our birthday by relaunching the original social media name checking service which started it all, CheckUserNames.com.

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Tags: anniversary, birthday, checkusernames, knowem

KnowEm Acquires FriendsCall.Me, Announced as Finalist at SXSW

It’s been pretty busy since the New Year here at the KnowEm offices in New Jersey. Last month we announced our acquisition of FriendsCall.Me, a very cool site developed by our friend Darius Monsef IV, and this week SXSW officially announced KnowEm as one of the 8 finalists in the Social Media Business category of the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator Event.

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Tags: accelerator, bizspark, friendscallme, knowem, microsoft, sxsw

The KnowEm 2.0 ReLaunch

If you haven’t been back to KnowEm.com in a while, you’ll probably be surprised to see our new facelift!  We’ve completely redesigned the site, and have got a bunch of new features to show you.  But first, I’d like to mention some stories that were written about our new site launch today: From TechCrunch: KnowEm […]

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Tags: Announcements, knowem, mashable, profiles, Social Media, techcrunch, usernames

Raven Integrates Identity Theft Prevention Tool for Social Media

The popularity of social media networks, like Facebook and Twitter, are starting to get the attention of businesses – particularly small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). They’re attracted to it, because social media is proving to be an effective channel for creating new leads and also supporting existing customers.

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Tags: knowem, raven, raven seo, search engine optimization, SEO, Social Media, username signup

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