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Domaining = Low Barrier to Entry?

Well, kind of… but not really Technically, sure, anyone can hand register a domain using a $0.99 GoDaddy coupon with the intention of selling it for more. Or spend $100 on 12 dropped domains and bam… you now have a mini-portfolio. There’s just a problem: 2009 called, it wants its strategy back! In other words, […]

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Largest landowners left in Foxconn’s path sue over Mount Pleasant’s eminent-domain threats

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The .BEST new gTLD: more details are given

This is a one hour podcast giving all details about what the .BEST social network is going to be and how users will be able to generate an income from it. Note that this publication was already posted on CircleId. 100,000,000 users Yes, you read that correctly, we’re talking about a potential of 100,000,000 million […]

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Neustar Publishes Latest Edition of .Brands Industry Report

.brands Industry ReportFrom Neustar, Aug 2018Click here to download full reportForeword by Tony Kirsch, Head of Professional Services, Neustar I’m thrilled to present the next edition of the Neustar .brands Industry Report. As the .brands program evolves, it’s truly rewarding to see the space maturing — as companies’ use of their branded domains become more […]

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Some parents are now picking a different baby name if the domain is taken

Well here’s an interesting one that does a good job of illustrating what a pivotal role domain names play in our lives. Millenials are now opting for a different baby name if they find the domain name corresponding to their top choice name is taken. One in five of 1,000 millennial parents canvassed in a […]

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How to find the owner of a domain with whois privacy

Today: Creating an auction for 2 or more buyers to battle it out / TheGroundwork.com sold for $10,250 / From A New TLD Skeptic: .Live Will Have Its Moment / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: 5-6 Short Aged Domains Wanted (High-Quality only) – This buyer is […]

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129 Domain Discoveries for September 24th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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#Largus .com : A #domain name registered in 1996 faced the #UDRP process

Largus.com is a domain name registered in 1996; this 22 year old domain is in the possession of a Swedish company. Over the course of several years, the domain has been used as an asset of Largus Aviation, and yet, a French company that owns a L’ARGUS trademark challenged its ownership. They operate from Largus.fr, […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-24-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-24-18 Aeropay.com was the top close on Sunday at $5,122. I like this name it’s a cool sounding brandable for the payments space. Pay names have done well in 2018. Top sales/closes from yesterday: aeropay.com 5,122 USD 2018-09-23 DropCatch newconstructs.com 4,900 USD 2018-09-23 NameJet pornex.com 4,300 USD 2018-09-23 Flippa ivory.io 4,000 USD […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 23, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Domain name auction house auctioning trademark domains

About a month back a well known domain name auction house was auctioning some trademark domains. This is no big news if the domains were expired or dropped. But in this case the domain names were auctioned by a “well-known” broker/seller in domain name industry. Well, he actually became “well-known” just a few months back. […]

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Some of My 2018 Domain Name Purchases

It’s been a while since I shared a list of domain names I recently acquired, so I thought I would kick off the week by doing that. Listed below are 30 domain names I bought since the beginning of 2018. Instead of just sharing what I consider to be the “blue chip” domain names I […]

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DomainSherpa Review – Sep 24: CoinChamp.com, CallBack.net, HRE.com

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: CoinChamp.com, CallBack.net, HRE.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: Acquisition.com, Apology.com, FarmTrader.com…• Get your bids in soon for Advertising.org, Yoko.com, Drink.Beer…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Ammar Kubba, Mark Levine & […]

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Chutzpah alert! DotKids wants ICANN handout to fight gTLD auction

New gTLD applicant DotKids Foundation has asked ICANN for money to help it fight for .kids in an auction against Amazon and Google. The not-for-profit was the only new gTLD applicant back in 2012 to meet the criteria for ICANN’s Applicant Support Program, meaning its application fee was reduced by $138,000 to just $47,000. Now, […]

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Why Cyril Fremont just bought an entire TLD – DNW Podcast #203

Entrepreneur has a unique idea for the .best top level domain name. My guest is Cyril Fremont, an entrepreneur who recently acquired the .Best top level domain name. His story is very different from most people running a new top level domain. Fremont originally looked at acquiring a TLD as a way to save money […]

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How to set up event booking with WordPress in 6 steps

Have you ever wanted to create an online store or event booking calendar in WordPress but didn’t know where to start? Do you want to know the best way to manage online events and an eCommerce website? If so, this guide is for you. You’ll learn step by step how to use The Events Calendar […]

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Happy International Day of Peace!

Today is International Day of Peace. How are you celebrating? At Verisign, we did a quick search on NameStudioTM, our easy-to-use, domain name suggestion tool to see what interesting .com and .net domain names were available to register today … and here are some of our favorites! AVAILABLE .COM AND .NET DOMAIN NAMES* .COM realearthharmony.com […]

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ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee Announces Updated Selections

LOS ANGELES – 16 September 2018 – The ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee announces that Danko Jevtovic will begin a three-year term with the ICANN Board of Directors at the conclusion of ICANN63 in Barcelona, Spain. This is an update to the ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee’s 2 August announcement introducing selections for leadership positions within ICANN, […]

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Nat’l domain name use surges

The total number of national registered domain names with “.vn” reached 453,979 as of last month, an increase of 9.33 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam …

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176 Domain Discoveries for September 23rd

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Dot .COM #domain sightings : #ORKIN .com

Driving around town and beyond the city’s outer limits, we often encounter domain names emblazoned on vehicles. These brand advertisers are stationary when we take their photos, for obvious safety reasons! 😀 Domain names “in the wild” – also known as “domain sightings” – come in two categories: dot .COM and all the rest. 🙂 […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-23-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-23-18 JT.org closed at $12,751 on GoDaddy to lead the way Saturday. The first 2L.org to change hands in 2018 and be recorded by Namebio. Top sales/closes from yesterday: jt.org 12,751 USD 2018-09-22 GoDaddy thegroundwork.com 10,250 USD 2018-09-22 GoDaddy ideals.org 6,688 USD 2018-09-22 BuyDomains token.ly 5,000 USD 2018-09-22 Flippa playgo.com 4,255 USD […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 23rd , 2018

  Travis and I bought a very nice LLL.com this week.  I’ve had a few LLL.com over the years but never held on to them very long because someone gave me an offer within days of my purchase. I figured 3 or $4k for holding a name a day or two was a good profit. […]

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Afilias gets a Guinness World Records title

Afilias Australia Pty Ltd announced today that it has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest migration of an internet top-level domain in a single transition following its transfer of 3,153,979 .au domain names on Sunday, July 1, 2018. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator Hannah Ortman presented Afilias Australia Pty Ltd with their GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS […]

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Turn Commerce Business Model is Smart

Turn Commerce is a company operated by Jeff and Andrew Reberry. The company operates several interconnected business units within the domain name ecosystem, including Huge Domains, DropCatch.com, and NameBright. The company’s corporate website also mentions NameBee and PremiumDomains.com as two additional business units. As an outside observer and customer, I think the Turn Commerce business […]

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The bidding war for 6666666.com

Well it looks like another wild auction taking place on GoDaddy. 6666666.com is off to the races. That’s seven 6’s and the bidding after two days is up to $78,777. Now who knows if GoDaddy will come in and adjust bids like they did with 636.cc. Either way this should be one to watch. The […]

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Test driving the GoDaddy GoCentral website builder

GoDaddy’s GoCentral is the simplest website builder I’ve reviewed so far. Whether that’s good or bad depends on the type of user you are. I’ve previously reviewed my experience building a website on Wix, Squarespace and Weebly. Today, we’ll look at GoDaddy’s GoCentral. GoDaddy launched the GoCentral Website Builder in early 2017 with much fanfare […]

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How To Manage Your Domain Portfolio

Today: Outbound domain sales process for beginners / Shop.io sold for $15,620 / Register .online domains for only $1.99 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: The factors that decide 4-letter .com value – Which factors do you look at when determining how much a four-letter […]

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Those domains you’re sitting on? They will probably never sell.

That might sound harsh, but it’s the reality of domain names. Some people churn through their portfolio at 1%-2% a year. Others sell their portfolio to GoDaddy to head into retirement. What amazes me …

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Afilias Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for the Largest Migration of a TLD in a Single Transition

Afilias Australia Pty Ltd announced today that it has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest migration of an internet top-level domain in a single transition following its transfer of 3,153,979 .au domain names on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The transfer was made from the systems of a legacy technology provider to Afilias’ state […]

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