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  • NTI.com domain name saved in UDRP

    NTI.com domain name saved in UDRP

    Company tried to upgrade from .dk to .com. Domain name attorney John Berryhill has successfully defended domain investor Sahar Sarid’s domain name NTI.com in a UDRP. The complaint was brought by NTI Cad Center A/S, which uses the Danish country cod…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:53pm -
  • Domain inquiries could drop next month. Blame SSL.

    Domain inquiries could drop next month. Blame SSL.

    Start filling out a form on for sale landers and you’ll see a “not secure” message. Yesterday I wrote about how landing page companies are adding SSL support for domains on their platforms in order to meet Google’s deadline next month. Starti…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:41pm -
  • Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

    Why lower prices at NameJet might mean more money for everyone

    A lower starting price is a bet on higher sell-through rates. NameJet is lowering the starting bid prices on a number of direct-transfer expiring domain names. These are the domains that are registered at partner registrars and don’t go through the…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:46pm -
  • SSL comes to landing page tools, but at a price

    SSL comes to landing page tools, but at a price


    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:50pm -
  • Make sure your contact info is updated when you sell a domain

    Make sure your contact info is updated when you sell a domain

    If you don’t, you could be on the receiving end of a UDRP. Mike Mann just lost a UDRP. That’s what the record will show, anyway. But he actually sold the domain in the UDRP, WashingtonJournal.com, for $75,000 earlier this year. The new owner didn…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 12:38pm -

Domain Incite

  • puntCAT head of IT charged with “sedition”

    puntCAT head of IT charged with “sedition”

    Catalan gTLD registry puntCAT has confirmed that its head of IT, Pep Masoliver, has been arrested as part of a Spanish government crackdown on pushes for independence. He’s been charged with “sedition” and is still in police custody this evenin…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:49pm -
  • Spanish cops raid .cat registry offices in referendum censorship row

    Spanish cops raid .cat registry offices in referendum censorship row

    Spanish police this morning raided the offices of .cat gTLD registry Fundació puntCAT, just days after demanding the company shut down any domains referring to a forthcoming referendum. There are reports, unconfirmed by puntCAT at this time, that he…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:33am -
  • Uniregistry: sales prices down for “first time ever”

    Uniregistry: sales prices down for “first time ever”

    Uniregistry today said that it sold $29 million of domain names through its Uniregistry Market platform so far this year. But the company said that average sales prices dipped for the “first time ever” over the period. The 3,617 names it sold in…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 10:05am -
  • Okay, pedants, only 36% of new gTLDs are shrinking

    Okay, pedants, only 36% of new gTLDs are shrinking

    Thirty-six percent of non-brand new gTLDs are shrinking, DI analysis shows. According to numbers culled from zone files, 156 of the 435 commercial gTLDs we looked at had fewer domains yesterday than they did a year earlier. On the bright side, that m…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:48am -
  • L’Oreal is using “closed generic” .makeup in an interesting way

    L’Oreal is using “closed generic” .makeup in an interesting way

    What do you call a registry that defensively registers names on behalf of the very people that would be its most likely customers if the TLD weren’t so hideously overpriced? L’Oreal, apparently. About half of its .makeup new gTLD comprises the na…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 6:07pm -
  • Four in 10 new gTLDs are shrinking

    Four in 10 new gTLDs are shrinking

    Forty percent of non-brand new gTLDs are shrinking, DI analysis shows. According to numbers culled from registry reports, 172 of the 435 commercial gTLDs we looked at had fewer domains under management at the start of June than they did a year earlie…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:37pm -
  • Domain growth flat in Q2

    Domain growth flat in Q2

    Growth in the volume of registered domain names was exactly the same in the second quarter as it was in the first. That’s according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief, published by Verisign late last week. Q2 closed with 331.9 million registe…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:46am -
  • Another ccTLD plays down the “com”

    Another ccTLD plays down the “com”

    Another ccTLD operator has decided to allow registrants to register domains at the second level. Following a trend that has swept the country-code world over the last few years, Malta’s NIC (Malta) said direct .mt registrations will become availabl…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 1:21pm -
  • Will ICANN punt on .amazon again?

    Will ICANN punt on .amazon again?

    Amazon is piling pressure onto ICANN to finally approve its five-year-old gTLD applications for .amazon, but it seems to me the e-commerce giant will have a while to wait yet. The company sent a letter to ICANN leadership this week calling on it to a…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:39pm -
  • MMX sells 7,000 domains for $3.4 million

    MMX sells 7,000 domains for $3.4 million

    New gTLD registry MMX said it has sold $3.4 million in “premium” .vip domains names to Chinese domainers in the last few months. In what is believed to be a small number of deals to a limited number of investors, “over 7,000” domains changed…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 4:17pm -

Domain Sherpa

  • After Six Years and 404 Shows, DomainSherpa Bids Farewell
    Like all of your favorite television shows, the time comes to say goodbye and go off the air.It's that time for Michael Cyger and DomainSherpa.
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 7:01am -
  • Translating Russian Domain Yielded $61K Gross Profit – With Rod Atkinson
    Rod Atkinson posted a "looking for Russian speaker" on NamePros and built a friendship with another member who helped with a domain name purchase.Later, that friendship paid major dividends when he came across another interesting domain name.Learn ho…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 7:01am -
  • How a Hacker Stole KZRA.com – With Mailynne and Christian Calvin
    Whenever I hear of domain names being stolen, I reach out to the investor to express my support and to determine if they figured out how it was stolen. Because with that knowledge, you can prevent a theft the next time.But each time I reach out, I'm…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • DomainSherpa Review – Aug 21: Entitle.com, TX.io, IndianaBrick.com, GameFan.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: Entitle.com, TX.io, IndianaBrick.com• An investor's portfolio is appraised: XMAS.io, UberX.com, Offshore…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • Liquid Domain Name Market Report 2nd Quarter 2017
    2nd Quarter 2017 Report: Liquid domain names are the types of domains that are actively traded in the domain name industry.Would you like to learn more about investing in liquid domains?Every quarter Ivan Rasskazov and Giuseppe Graziano put together…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:01am -

DN Journal

The Domains

  • GoDaddy Auctions is removing some domains listed for sale in your account
    A reader sent in the following email they received from GoDaddy. Apparently certain new gtld extensions cannot be made for sale on the auction platform at GoDaddy. All the strings removed belong to Uniregistry. Dear Sir or Madam: Due to a backend cha…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:23pm -
  • The Daily Stormer moves to Iceland
    Reading a story on BBC.com and  it looks like The Daily Stormer has currently found a home in Iceland. The article noted the following: Iceland has some of the world’s most stringent free speech protection and privacy laws, a point stressed by one…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:12am -
  • Engine.xyz raises $200 million
    A company operating on a .xyz has raised $200 million according to Bloomberg. A venture fund started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called The Engine has financed its first seven companies after raising $200 million from investors.  Th…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:02am -
  • Sedo weekly sales led by WomenInc.com
    Sedo released their weekly sales and WomenInc.com was the top sale at $25,000. ShoppingCarts.com sold for $12,000. WPHQ.com sold for $8,000 I read it immediately as WordPress Headquarters. Currently it’s just a wordpress blog with the Hello World t…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:27pm -
  • Uniregistry has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017
    Uniregistry put out a press release that breaks down the first 8 months of 2017. The company is having a solid year with over $29 million in sales on their marketplace. The number of transactions increased by more than 24% over the same time period i…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:06am -

Domain Investing

  • New!Tile App Upgrades to Tile.com

    Tile App Upgrades to Tile.com

    The Tile app has upgraded to Tile.com, which had been registered to Digimedia for many years. I detected a Whois change on the domain name yesterday morning, and the domain name is now registered to a Whois privacy proxy service. If you visit Tile.co…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:31pm -
  • Should Equifax Gone With Equifax.Security?

    Should Equifax Gone With Equifax.Security?

    There have been quite a few mainstream media articles discussing how Equifax accidentally promoted an incorrect domain name for its recently activated security website, which was launched following a severe data breach. Apparently, someone created a…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 3:08pm -
  • Buyers Can Now Start Transactions on Payoneer Escrow

    Buyers Can Now Start Transactions on Payoneer Escrow

    Since Payoneer launched its domain name escrow service, only domain name sellers have been permitted to set up transactions via Payoneer Escrow. As a buyer, this could be frustrating because I would have to rely on the domain owner to initiate a tran…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:54pm -
  • NTI.com UDRP: Complaint Rejected

    NTI.com UDRP: Complaint Rejected

    There was another three letter .com domain name that recently became the subject of a UDRP proceeding: NTI.com. Because the NTI.com UDRP was filed at the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), I didn’t even realize the UDRP had been filed until I read the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:20pm -
  • Snapchat Acquires S.CO from GoDaddy

    Snapchat Acquires S.CO from GoDaddy

    Several days ago, I reported that the S.CO domain name was acquired by MarkMonitor on behalf of a client. Because the Whois registrant information listed MarkMonitor’s privacy proxy service (DNStination Inc.) as the registrant, it was unknown who w…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:39pm -
  • Uniregistry Market Broker Darryl Lopes Offers Domain Appraisals

    Uniregistry Market Broker Darryl Lopes Offers Domain Appraisals

    I am not a huge believer in domain name appraisals for a number of reasons. Not only is the domain name market dynamic, but every domain name is different and one small difference can make a domain name worth millions of dollars and another domain na…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:26pm -
  • Top Public Uniregistry Market Domain Sales YTD

    Top Public Uniregistry Market Domain Sales YTD

    Earlier this morning, I published a press release from Uniregistry with details about its year to date sales results. The company reported that it sold 3,617 domain names totaling more than $29,000,000. I asked Uniregistry VP of Sales Jeff Gabriel if…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 3:34pm -
  • Thoughts About Uniregistry Market Sales Report

    Thoughts About Uniregistry Market Sales Report

    Earlier this morning, Uniregistry published a press release (published below) with its aftermarket domain name sales report from Uniregistry Market for the first 8 months of 2017. While the report doesn’t offer specific details about domain name…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:02pm -
  • MarkMonitor to Host Domain Security Webinar

    MarkMonitor to Host Domain Security Webinar

    Domain name security is critical aspect of domain name ownership. Domain owners rely on the security infrastructure at their registrar, and they are also obligated to ensure their registrar accounts are secure to prevent domain theft. With stolen dom…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 5:30pm -
  • MarkMonitor Client Acquires S.CO

    MarkMonitor Client Acquires S.CO

    It looks like the S.CO domain name changed hands at the end of last week or over the weekend. According to Whois records at DomainTools, S.CO is now registered to DNStination Inc., the proxy provider for MarkMonitor, a brand protection and domain reg…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:16pm -
  • Happy Birthday Google.com Domain Name

    Happy Birthday Google.com Domain Name

    On September 15, 1997 – twenty years ago to the day – the Google.com domain name was first registered. It looks like Google.com was registered at Network Solutions, but interestingly, it is now registered at MarkMonitor. It is a bit surprising th…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 6:59pm -
  • PCO.com Subject of UDRP Filing

    PCO.com Subject of UDRP Filing

    A UDRP has been filed against the high value PCO.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-1778. PCO.com has a creation date of January of 2000. Because it is a three letter .com domain…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 1:15pm -
  • Whois Email is Not Always Accurate

    Whois Email is Not Always Accurate

    I thought I would share a tip to help people acquire domain names in private. Sometimes the Whois email address is not accurate and an offer or inquiry email will not be received by the intended recipient. It can be frustrating to email a very good o…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:48pm -
  • ☯.com Acquired by Gregg Ostrick for $11,201

    ☯.com Acquired by Gregg Ostrick for $11,201

    Most low 5 figure domain name sales aren’t really all that notable, but I think this one is a bit different. Veteran domain investor Gregg Ostrick of GNO, Inc. reported that his company acquired the Yin-Yang symbol Emoji domain name, ☯.com, for $…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 1:31pm -
  • Which “Top Sales Pick” Would You Want?

    Which “Top Sales Pick” Would You Want?

    Each week, I receive an email from Sedo detailing their top publicly reported domain name sales of the prior week. In addition to the list of domain name sales, the company also includes its choices for “Top Sales Picks” of the week. These domain…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 8:09pm -
  • Reduced Prices on Single Letter & Number .XYZ Domain Names

    Reduced Prices on Single Letter & Number .XYZ Domain Names

    In a blog post and newsletter email this morning, the .XYZ registry announced “that over 2,700 (90%) of our variably priced premium domains have had their wholesale prices reduced for registrations, renewals, and transfers.” With the news, the co…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 2:57pm -
  • Afternic Resolves Outage

    Afternic Resolves Outage

    For the last couple of weeks, I had difficulty accessing the Afternic website. I posted a note on Twitter asking if others had the same issue, and I was relieved to learn that a few others were also unable to access the website because it seemed like…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 2:39pm -
  • CNN Promotes a CNN.io URL

    CNN Promotes a CNN.io URL

    Apparently CNN has a text-only alternative method to tune in to its website, created specifically for people who may have a weak Internet connection on their iPhone. The publication is using a .IO domain name for this, as mentioned this evening in a…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Sep 17, 11:32pm -
  • Domain Industry Preparing for Hurricane Irma

    Domain Industry Preparing for Hurricane Irma

    As you may already know, a category 4 hurricane named Hurricane Irma is currently making its way to Florida and potentially Georgia, North Carolina, and elsewhere. People who are in the crosshairs of this scary storm are either evacuating the state o…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 3:42pm -
  • Many Equifax Domain Names Registered

    Many Equifax Domain Names Registered

    Yesterday, we learned that there was a major security breach at Equifax that may impact well over 100 million Americans and others. This is a concerning situation to those who are impacted, but there may be another threat looming for victims and othe…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 1:55pm -

Online Domain

  • WordPress recommends you get a .COM domain name
    WordPress and Automattic, the parent company of WordPress and the new .blog extension, are recommending that you should get a .com domain name if both the .com and .blog domains are available. Automattic has setup a registrar at https://wordpress.com…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:37pm -
  • Mike Robertson returns to Fabulous!
    Mike Robertson is returning to Fabulous, the Australian domain name registrar, after nearly 7 years. Mike will be permanently joining the Fabulous team in mid/late October 2017 at which time more news about Fabulous may come out. The news came from a…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:27pm -
  • Top 10 domain articles in August 2017: Namejet, Andrew Rosener, Uniregistry, Rick Schwartz, Mike Mann, DropCatch
    These are the top domain name articles from August 2017. August was a good month for OnlineDomain.com in terms of views, even better than July. Also more than 200 comments were made by readers. OnlineDomain.com celebrated its 5 year anniversary in…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:48pm -
  • Fashion.nyc that sold in a domain auction for $37,000 was never paid for
    It seems that a few of the domains that were in the 3 .NYC auctions in the past year were not paid for. I got a tip that the highest selling domain name from the 3 auctions, Fashion.nyc, that sold for $37,000 was never paid for. So I did a little res…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:35pm -
  • And the profit from selling 29 Million worth of domains in 2017 for Uniregistry has been???
    Uniregistry Market announced today that it has sold 3617 domains totaling more than 29,000,000 USD in the first 8 months of 2017. In 2017 the average prices dropped marginally for the first time ever to $8,017 USD per domain down from $9,110 USD. But…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:37pm -
  • Rick Schwartz is buying AND dropping domain names all the time!
    Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, is constantly buying but also dropping domain names all the time. He shared a list of his purchases and also tweeted today that he dropped 100 domains from 1997 saving him $8,000: “I dropped about 100 #Domains that I…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:32pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net in Q2 2017: coin, crypto, fidget spinner
    Verisign released the top 10 trending keywords in .com and .net in Q2 2017. .COM .NET 1. coin coin 2. crypto fashion 3. jumbo tube 4. fidget crypto 5. spinner viral 6. smiles soccer 7. rates fidget 8. purchase football 9. dentists library 10. financi…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 11:36am -
  • Trouble in paradise? Uniregistry staff departures continue!
    It seems that 2017 is a tough year for Uniregistry. Many people have left the company. It is not clear if these departures have been lay-offs or resignations. Or if this is normal for Uniregistry although a few people have said it is not. 2 comments…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 3:18pm -
  • Internet grows to 331.9 million domain name registrations in Q2 of 2017
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 331.9 million ac…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 11:12pm -
  • Rick Schwartz has bought about 200 domains in 2017
    Rick Schwartz talked about his 2017 domain name purchases on Twitter. Rick Schwartz said: “So far in 2017 I invested in 49 #Domains Total of $44k. Average $895 per #domain. (Plus Hand Regs)” I asked Rick about his hand registrations and he told m…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:11pm -
  • Trending domain name keywords: crypto, bit, block chain, houston, harvey
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of August 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are a few common keyword in the .com and .net lists: bit, block, chain, houston, harve…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 12:49pm -
  • .Build registry (Plan Bee LLC) has been suspended in California (can’t conduct business)
    Plan Bee LLC, the company operating the .build top-level domain, has been suspended in California. The Beverly Hills based company has been suspended by the California Secretary of State AND the Franchise Tax Board. The double suspension was caused b…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 3:35pm -
  • The domain HeidiPowell.com has been taken from grandma Heidi Powell
    The domain HeidiPowell.com has been taken (or will be taken soon) from grandma Heidi Powell and will be sold (or has been sold) according to a court order for $20,000 to trainer Heidi Powell. The motion for a temporary restraining order/stay pending…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 5:24pm -
  • .CLUB domains headquarters hit by hurricane Irma
    In the devastating wake of Hurricane Irma the Fort Lauderdale, Florida based headquarters of .CLUB Domains, LLC sustained extensive damage. The destructive wrath of Irma tore off a vast portion of the building’s roof destroying most all of the cont…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 3:19pm -
  • Read here about the Topcoin CEO George Minardos before you invest in the ICO
    This is one of the days that I read some news that I am not even that interested in only to read something that makes me go: “You have to be kidding me!”. So I read today on Domain Name Wire that Topcoin plans ICO with goal of being loyalty progr…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 3:46pm -
  • Updates on Escrow.com’s Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification process
    It’s been close to a year since Escrow.com introduced the Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification process to all Buyers, Sellers and Brokers. The process has not been all roses but it seems to be working now. Escrow.com believes that this verificatio…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • The Undeveloped.com acquisition by Epik will not happen
    The plans for Undeveloped to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Seattle-Based Epik Holdings, Inc. will not happen. The 4 million Euro acquisition was announced in March 2017 but never materialized. The companies have decided that rather than merge U…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 4:14pm -
  • The Eric Lyon fundraiser has raised $16,060 so far
    Eric Lyon was hit by the Harvey hurricane flooding and the domain name industry stepped up. There have been $16,060 raised so far for Eric Lyon and his family from 143 people in 7 days. The initial goal was $15,000. You can still donate here. That is…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:26pm -
  • Is Michael Cyger retiring from publishing DomainSherpa videos?
    A tweet sent today by @DomainSherpa said that Michael Cyger is retiring from publishing in the domain name industry. “I’m retiring from publishing in the domain name industry,” says @MichaelCyger @DomainSherpa http://www.domainsherpa.com/farewe…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 11:35am -
  • Namejet sold 65 domains for $332,995 in August (ditan .com, emojis .com, stylists .com)
    Namejet released it’s August 2017 domain name auctions report that includes mostly 1 and 2 word .com domains and a few numerics. Namejet sold 65 (92 domains in July) domains in August for a total of $332,995 ($613,601 in July). Namejet only reports…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 12:34am -
  • Is Heidi Powell going to lose her domain name because of bad representation?
    A comment left by a reader claims that a small but important detail in the bankruptcy law could have helped Grandma Heidi Powell keep her rightfully owned domain name. Is it possible that Heidi Powell is going to lose her domain name because of bad r…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 2:41pm -
  • Rick Schwartz and Frank Schilling on Startup podcast
    Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, was on the latest episode of Startup podcast. The episode is called The Domain King (Season 6, Episode 1) and it is about “Why the dot com still reigns supreme.”. The podcast starts with Rick Schwartz telling his s…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Sep 17, 2:48am -
  • Did GoDaddy really cost Heidi Powell her domain name at court?
    The latest update on the HeidiPowell.com domain name case is that the motion for a stay by Grandma Heidi was denied on the August 30. “I’m sad to report that the same judge who decided to sell her my name has denied our motion to obtain a Stay. A…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 2:52pm -
  • Namesilo reaches 1 million domain names under management
    NameSilo, a U.S.-based domain registrar, announced that it has surpassed 1 million active domains registered by its customers following 7 consecutive years of growth. This puts NameSilo in the top 1% (top 30 registrars) of the nearly 3,000 ICANN accr…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 8:52pm -
  • .vip, .club, .shop and .ltd domain name extensions get Beijing approval
    .vip, .club, .shop and .ltd are the first 4 domain name extensions to receive approval by the Beijing Communications Administration. .VIP is an MMX extenstion, .Shop is managed by GMO Registry, Inc. and .ltd is owned by Donuts. In December 2016, .vip…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 3:56pm -
  • Efty adds 22 new marketplace categories and matching For-Sale landing pages
    Efty added today an additional 22 categories, bringing the total number of categories and matching For-Sale landing pages to 46. When Efty launched it had a list of categories users could assign to their domains and to list them under on their mark…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 12:23pm -
  • It’s official, people know very little about the internet and domain names
    Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains, debuted the findings of its first Internet 101 Survey, a study testing basic internet knowledge among U.S. internet users of all ages and backgrounds. The resul…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 5:12pm -
  • Eric Lyon from Namepros needs help
    I don’t know much about the Harvey hurricane flooding but I do know that Eric Lyon needs our help. He has probably lost his house, vehicles and everything else including furniture, electronics, etc. There is a GoFundMe fundraiser where you can dona…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Whoisology is adding new features
    Whoisology is adding a few new features apart from continuing to update its domain name whois data. Whoisology now has over a billion domain name whois records. The biggest addition is the long-requested bulk whois report. They have also added filter…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 10:30pm -
  • Owner information will not show up on .io, .ac and .sh domain name whois
    Owner information has stopped appearing on .io, .ac and .sh domain name whois and people have started complaining about this change. It all started in April 2017 when Afilias won the contract to run the backend registry services for a number of count…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 5:28pm -
  • Efty’s landing pages tweaks lead to 30%+ more domain name inquiries
    Last week I wrote how Efty made it’s domain name selling landing pages a lot faster. Efty sent out a tweet today saying that August was an all time high month for Efty in terms of confirmed domain name inquiries: “August usually is a slow month…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 3:34pm -
  • Tucows to discontinue .au domain name registrations for all Chinese resellers
    Tucows’s reseller platform OpenSRS will no longer be able to provide .au domain name registrations to any reseller that is based in China. This follows a formal direction Tucows was given by auDA, the registry for the Australian top-level domain, .…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Aug 17, 9:51pm -
  • .Miami produces 2 new promotional videos
    .Miami has produced a couple of very interesting videos in order to promote this regional domain name extension. .Miami launched in October 2015 but its numbers are far from impressive. The New gTLD peaked at over 15,000 registrations in the 2nd half…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Aug 17, 4:20pm -
  • CentralNIC acquires Slovakia’s Top-Level Domain .SK for about €26 million but Slovaks are not happy
    CentralNIC has agreed to acquire SK-NIC, A.S., manager of Slovakia’s Top-Level Domain (ccTLD), .sk but Slovaks are not too happy with this. The Board of CentralNic announced that it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of SK-NIC, the manag…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 12:54pm -
  • Taylor Swift fails to register Reputation tour domains and fans get pranked
    Taylor Swift’s new album called Reputation is coming out on November 10. But is Taylor Swift going to have a Reputation (or Reputaytion) tour? Fans are wondering but a few domain name registration by her team TAS Rights Management (TAS = Taylor Ali…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 11:42pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 13 domains in July for $214,716 (10 sales for 5 figures)
    Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in July for a total of $214,716. Mike had 10 5-figure sales and another 2 sales very close to $10k. All 13 of the sold domains were .com. Highest reported sale was AgriCool.com that sold for $40,000. The av…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 5:12pm -
  • Efty has made its domain name landing pages a lot faster
    Efty’s co-founder Lionel Petitiaux talked about how scaling the platform was the hardest thing to do. “Building a product that people love isn’t easy, there’s no doubt about that. It takes most start-ups a long time and a lot of money and eve…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 2:16pm -
  • DropCatch has a new domain marketplace for sellers – Here is how to get in
    DropCatch recently launched a new marketplace for private domain name sellers. The Marketplace for Sellers launched by invitation only but there are about 1,000 private seller domain auctions ending in the next 2 weeks. Most domains have no reserve b…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 5:09pm -
  • The 2nd “Brands and Domains” conference is coming up on October 2-3
    The 2nd “Brands and Domains” conference will be held on October 2-3 at The Hague, Netherlands. The objectives of the conference according to the organizers are: Inform brands about the existing use cases so that brands include dotBrand in their d…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 12:55pm -
  • GoDaddy’s CEO Blake Irving will soon retire
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), announced Blake Irving’s retirement from the role of CEO, effective December 31, 2017. Scott Wagner, GoDaddy’s president and chief operating officer, will assume the CEO role upon Blake’s departure. Irving will contin…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 10:27pm -
  • BrandBucket marketplace statistics: 1017 domains sold for a total of $3+ million
    BrandBucket shared some statistics on how its marketplace performed in 2016. Overall Domain Name Sales 1017 domain names sold $3070 average sale price $2295 median sale price Average price went up year-over-year, and even with more high-value sales t…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 9:56pm -
  • GoDaddy will stop offering all Uniregistry domain names
    GoDaddy will stop offering all Uniregistry domain names and extensions on August 29, 2017. A few months back GoDaddy suspended all Uniregistry extensions after the price increases were announced but then reinstated (some and then) all of the extensio…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 2:58pm -
  • Is Taylor Swift launching her new album website on Timeless.com?
    Taylor Swift is probably preparing the launch of her new album on a new website that will be on Timeless.com. “Timeless” will probably be the name of the new Taylor Swift album and the name of the first single that might be coming out very soon,…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 11:26pm -
  • Mike Mann repricing 150,000 .Com domains
    Mike Mann talked on Facebook about his 150,000 .Com domain repricing project and the difficulties he is having. “My 150,000 .Com domain repricing project is working sort of but not really. I buy new ones quicker than I can price old, so the list is…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 7:02pm -
  • Namecheap CEO: “Inciting Violence vs Freedom of Speech”
    Richard Kirkendall, CEO of Namecheap, wrote an article about suspending the domain name DailyStormer.lol. The article called “Inciting Violence vs Freedom of Speech” was written (and later edited) the Namecheap CEO can be summarized in this quote…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 2:36pm -
  • Video Interview: Due diligence before buying a website
    In a series of interviews with website investor Joe Burrill, Flippa uncovers his secrets for website due diligence and talks about mistakes he has made in the past. Watch the video below with Tony Barrett, CEO of Flippa, where he interviews Joe Burri…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:32pm -
  • A must read domain name management handbook written by a brand protection agency
    MarkMonitor, a brand protection agency, published the updated (2017 version) domain name management handbook that everyone working with domain names (including domain name investors) should read at least once. Even if you are familiar with most aspe…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 5:22pm -
  • Namecheap will discontinue several Uniregistry and XYZ domain extensions
    Namecheap announced that it will be discontinuing several of the Uniregistry and XYZ domain name extensions (plus .rich and .luxury) on September 7, 2017. Kudos to Namecheap! The domain name registrar said that it has been increasing the number of to…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 5:12pm -
  • Video from NameSummit 2017: “Naming Your Startup? Stop Drppng Vwls and Making Sh*t Up!”
    The first ever NameSummit conference was held this week at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. The .CLUB team participated in this new conference with CMO, Jeff Sass giving a keynote presentation on Monday called, “Naming Your Startup? Stop Drppng…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:49pm -
  • Liquid Domains Market: Quality is in, Quantity is out
    GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 2nd quarter of 2017 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s parent company Intelium and ShortNames.com. QUALITY IS IN, QUANTITY IS OUT. Increased end user…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 2:04pm -

Domain Shane

  • New!Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 24th

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 24th

    I’m not going to lie.  I’ve got an addiction problem.  I am addicted to a running shoe.   That wouldn’t be that big of a deal except it’s the world’s most expensive running shoe.  The VaporFly 4%.   Not the regular Vaporfly.  That’…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 10:26am -
  • New!Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Labify.com, Yukko.com, BCTS.com, More

    Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Labify.com, Yukko.com, BCTS.com, More

    The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website.SlotsStars.com sold for $4,520 at Se…
    - 19 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 8:48pm -
  • New!AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 22, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expi…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 5:03pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, September 23rd

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, September 23rd

    Apparently the world will end today, I’m not sure what time, hopefully it’s after the auctions end and the commission is recorded. I’m not sure why stories like this even get published. A couple of random ass dudes that will have no credibilit…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 10:06am -
  • A Big GREAT JOB!!!! to Mauli Fry of Escrow.com and Adam Ramsdell of Godaddy
    I want to personally thank two people for going above and beyond to help me complete a recent domain sale.  Mauli Fry and Adam RamsdellIt’s people like Mauli Fry that make Escrow.com the one and only choice for my domain escrow transactions.  It…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:13am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 21, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:28pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 22nd

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 22nd

    You know it’s been a slow news day when the top headline is Mike Robertson returns to Fabulous.  Nothing against Mike.  Just saying when its slow in our industry it’s really slow.  On another note, I think Namejet dropping the initial bid of…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:37am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 20, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expi…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:21pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday September 21st

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday September 21st

    If you run a retail store, one of your most valuable assets to a bank is your merchant services aka credit cards.  If they can find a low tech, high volume family business its a no risk, easy money, account.  No chargebacks, no fraud, easy money.…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:28am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 19, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expi…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:52pm -

TLD Investors

  • New!Daily Domain Picks 9-24-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-24-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-24-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-24-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 452.us AppStudy.com AutoCompact.com Bonpo.com BossFlip.com CarbMaster.com CaseHelp.com Chirlo.com DigitalShirts.com DriveTimes.com DynamicAdventure.c…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:40am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-23-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-23-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-23-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-23-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Zanco.com A pronounceable 5L.com ending in co are always worth looking at. This one has 39 bids and currently is at $435, should go $1,000 plus. HappyDish.com…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 10:59am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-22-17 I bid on more names yesterday than I have in a long time. Did not win one name. I was going to go higher on VGmedia.com but I ended up missing the close, I was bidder 8 but dropped out around $300 with 5 hours to go, though…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:24am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-21-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-21-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-21-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-21-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Strong list today, one of the better lists over the last few weeks. Pii.org a 3L.org with meaning, currently at $620. LearnCrypto.com 70 bids so far, this migh…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 8:17am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-20-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-20-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 24681.com AmericaFly.com BloggerSquad.com BrowserMonkey.com ChileProperties.com CoreHomes.com DailyTravelDeals.com DigitalHumanity.com EatInc.com eBo…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:52am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-19-17 It’s weird to me especially with my Father passing a few weeks ago that today is 3 years that my Mom passed. All just a weird time, I want to thank everyone for their comments and emails and phone calls over the past coup…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:39am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-18-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-18-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-18-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-18-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 1World.org 8GC.com BankSimply.com BrainAccounting.com BuildChart.com Bus.me BuzzEveryday.com CartTree.com ComicGo.com EliteAccountants.com FamousCoin…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:12am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-17-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-17-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-17-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-17-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Rey.com The best name on the list by far, currently at $37,500. A few one word .me on the list, Rich.me would be fun for a novelty email address. Full List 819…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 9:59am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-16-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-16-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-16-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-16-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List AffordableConnect.com AwesomeDiving.com BugsReport.com CHSQ.com EditorTeam.com EliteCourses.com EssayWritingService.net FlightMall.com FoodMingle.com…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 1:06pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 9-15-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-15-17

    Daily Domain Picks 9-15-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 9-15-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com SOS.me could be used for an app where someone needs to get help on a topic or a number of topics. JoltEnergy.com Reminds me of Jolt Cola. CCGH.com and GHSM.com…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 7:08am -

Domain Gang

  • New!Trademark violations : Domains at Flippa with a Microsoft interest
    Domain auction platforms often fail to keep their marketplace clean of any trademark violations. The very essence of cybersquatting, domains with keywords of famous brands or full corporate names, give domain investors a bad name. Flippa is an active…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 11:06pm -
  • Plated : From a $9.99 domain at GoDaddy, to a $300 million acquisition by Albertsons
    Plated, operating from Plated.com, sends its customers the necessary ingredients to cook their own meals. This is what a “meal kit service” is all about. Instead of shipping pre-made, soggy food, Plated took the novel approach when it was founded…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 1:04pm -
  • Sedo removes stolen domains OLP.com and FDE.com from its platform
    Sedo removed the domains OLP.com and FDE.com from its selling platform, where they appeared with BIN prices between $20k and up to $28k. As we reported in the August domain theft report, OLP.com and FDE.com are stolen domains that belong to a portfol…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:57pm -
  • Afternic : Official guide to selling domains on the aftermarket platform
    Afternic is an independently operated subsidiary of GoDaddy, and a popular domain aftermarket platform. Its large inventory provides domain sellers and brand seekers, the opportunity to exchange domain names for money. Afternic scored 8/10 in our com…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 5:40pm -
  • ICANN approves new gTLD Dot.ard for political domains
    ICANN has approved the latest new gTLD, Dot .ard, an extension specifically for political domains with a conservative bias. Dot .ard was applied for by Donald Trump’s political campaign manager, to ensure that a recent epithet about the president r…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:41pm -
  • Rick Latona and family are safe, after hurricane Maria crushes Puerto Rico
    Domain entrepreneur, Rick Latona, and his family are safe, after hurricane Maria crushed Puerto Rico. Latona, a Harvard Business School graduate, moved his company, SiteMatrix LLC, to Puerto Rico a couple of years ago. The island is without power, bu…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:28am -
  • MERGE! 2017 in Orlando : Hurricane Irma caused no issues
    MERGE! 2017 takes place in Orlando, Florida, next month. The multi-discipline conference will attract domain investors, marketing and branding professionals, SEO specialists, IP attorneys and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. And that’s only the surface…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 8:16pm -
  • Washington Journal .com : Mike Mann sold domain, he and new owner got hit with a UDRP
    Domain investor, Mike Mann, sold the domain WashingtonJournal.com in May, and three months later, the buyer was served with a UDRP. There is a twist to the story: Mike was tardy with updating the WHOIS information, and the UDRP went to him first. Onc…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 3:59pm -
  • The University of Texas .com : Regents grab 15 year old domain via the UDRP process
    The University of Texas at Austin operates from UTexas.edu, and until 2016 it owned TheUniversityOfTexas.com. Sometime in 2014, however, the registrant’s email changed from “net-tech@its.utexas.edu” to “no.valid.email@worldnic.com” and they…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:32am -
  • Catalonia : Dot .CAT domain foundation issues statement on Spanish police raid
    Fundació puntCAT, the dot .CAT domain registry, has just issued a statement on today’s arrest of its director, Pep Masoliver, by the Spanish police: The Fundació puntCAT wants to express its utmost condemnation, indignation and reprobation for th…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:36pm -
  • Animal killers : Pirate Bay co-founder lashes out at GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons
    Peter Sunde, co-founder of the controversial Pirate Bay, lashed out at GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, via Twitter today. Sunde dug up a 2011 safari incident, during which the GoDaddy founder and then CEO participated in a sick elephant hunt in Africa.…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:55pm -
  • KG.com : Heavyweight LL .com domain sold to Chinese buyers
    Another day, another LL .com domain has been sold: KG.com moved to Chinese ownership two days ago. According to Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, KG.com was sold by domain investor, Jay Westerdal, and Domain Holdings was brokering it. Kirikos…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:09pm -
  • Seven with Sedo : GreatDomains and time to become a Cowboy.com
    Sponsor: Sedo* GreatDomains is a week-long domain auction by Sedo, from September 21-28, featuring a hand-curated selection of domain names. It’s quality versus quantity, and Sedo is auctioning off 27 domains that should appeal to all tastes and lo…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:42pm -
  • NameJet drops pricing to $39 for some domain backorders
    NameJet announced that it’s dropping the price of some domain backorders to $39 dollars. Normally, the price is $69 dollars, so that’s a considerable discount. According to the latest news from NameJet: “While most of the domains on NameJet sti…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:23pm -
  • Njalla : A privacy-aware domain registration service wants to save Catalonia
    Njalla is a domain registrar based in Nevis – an island in the Caribbean – and they aspire to be a different type of domain name registration service. According to their web site at Njal.la, the registrar protects its customers from “ferocious…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:23pm -

NameBio Blog

  • New!$79k in Sales on September 23rd – iSpring.com sold for $8,800 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was iSpring.com which sold for $8,800 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 164 sales for a total of $79,009 with an average sale price of $482. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 11% in the number of sales and the to…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • New!123 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 h…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:54am -
  • $104k in Sales on September 22nd – Impre.com sold for $11,000 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was Impre.com which sold for $11,000 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 184 sales for a total of $103,955 with an average sale price of $565. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in the number of sales and the to…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • 131 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 h…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 9:54am -
  • $156k in Sales on September 21st – AAQ.com sold for $18,251 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was AAQ.com which sold for $18,251 at 4.CN. NameBio recorded 214 sales for a total of $155,577 with an average sale price of $727. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 2% in the number of sales but the total d…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • 155 Domain Discoveries for September 22nd
    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 h…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:54am -
  • $185k in Sales on September 20th – Medically.com sold for $53,000 – Daily Market Report
    Sedo had the top four sales yesterday led by Medically.com which sold for $53,000. The day before that Medical.ly sold for $3,500 on Park.io, it seems likely that the two sales are related. NameBio recorded 209 sales for a total of $184,644 with an a…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • 163 Domain Discoveries for September 21st
    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 h…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:54am -
  • $107k in Sales on September 19th – JohnKrasinski.com sold for $5,150 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was JohnKrasinski.com which sold for $5,150 at GoDaddy, he is the actor who played Jim Halpert in The Office. Hopefully it becomes a fan site, otherwise it is a $5k liability putting a UDRP target on the winner’s back. NameB…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:45pm -
  • 141 Domain Discoveries for September 20th
    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 h…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:54am -

TNT Names

  • Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/21/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/21/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:04pm -
  • Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/19/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/19/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:27pm -
  • Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/15/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/15/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:13pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/8/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/8/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 1:53pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/6/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 9/6/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:06pm -
  • Domain Industry Veterans Matt Serlin and Elisa Cooper Join Brandsight
    With Management Team of Industry Experts, New Corporate Domain Name Registrar Seeks to Set New Standard of Service Leveraging Next-Generation Technology August 30, 2017 09:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brandsi…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 1:46pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/28/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/28/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 5:43pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/25/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/25/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 30 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 3:08pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/23/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/23/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 7:51pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/18/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 8/18/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 3:21pm -

Morgan Linton

  • Domains for Startups: Five names on NameJet that I think startups will dig

    Domains for Startups: Five names on NameJet that I think startups will dig

    Hello, happy Sunday and welcome to my new weekly “Domains for Startups” post. Each week I’ll be sharing five domain names on the popular domain marketplace NameJet that I think would be a great fit for startups. If you’re not familiar with Na…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 4:19am -
  • This is what a typical sporting event will look like in the next ten years

    This is what a typical sporting event will look like in the next ten years

    I didn’t truly understand how big eSports has become until I saw a talk at SXSW this year by one of the top execs at the company that runs some of the largest stadiums in the US. In his talk he said that as a company, they are starting to tweak the…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 2:22am -
  • It’s official Cryptocurrency domains are #1 but resale prices are mostly under $10k

    It’s official Cryptocurrency domains are #1 but resale prices are mostly under $10k

    The cryptocurrency space as a whole is growing like crazy, with Bitcoin and Ethereum seeing massive growth trajectories and what feels like a new ICO every day the entire world has now become obsessed with all things blockchain. So it should come as…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 5:39am -
  • .HK and .COM.HK are king in Hong Kong and IDNs are nowhere to be found

    .HK and .COM.HK are king in Hong Kong and IDNs are nowhere to be found

    It has been twelve years since I have been to Hong Kong. In my early twenties I opened up distribution for Sonos in Hong Kong and used to be here all the time so it has been pretty exciting to see back and to see what’s changed and what has stayed…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 3:00am -
  • Weekend Musings: Next Stop Hong Kong

    Weekend Musings: Next Stop Hong Kong

    Lately I’ve been feeling like the phrase – “never a dull moment” has become pretty much an every week mantra for me. It’s an exciting time and without a doubt the busiest I have ever been in my life, but I’m loving it. Bold Metrics is at…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 3:20pm -

DN Geek

The Frager Factor

Dot Weekly

  • Domain Movers: HVM.com, PureForce.com + More
    This is Domain Movers. We keep track of company related domain name transactions, well, because it’s important and you learn from these!To note, I have been struggling lately detecting movements. I heavily rely on DomainTools and one of the tools…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
  • Domain Movers, Lcam.com, Braze.com + More
    Welcome, this is Domain Movers! We keep track and focus on company related domain name transactions and report these movements to you. These are often very early detection’s, so we do not always know much about them or even what company purchased t…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 1:44pm -
  • Opera TV Rebrands as Vewd.com, Also Buys Viewed.com
    Opera Tv rebrands, spends more on “cover” domain than brand domain.Opera TV has rebranded and is now Vewd, which they also acquired the exact match domain name Vewd.com for the new brand name.I’m not a fan that Vewd sounds like “Viewed” b…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:59am -
  • Domain Movers: Braze.com, Finastra.com + More
    Welcome to the latest company focused Domain Movers brought to you by DotWeekly.Here is a small sampling of the detected domain activity by companies over the past 24 hours:Braze.com has been acquired by corporate domain buy service Marksmen from G…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 2:54pm -
  • Domain Movers: ODO.com, Clinch.com + More
    Welcome to Domain Movers. We keep track of company related domain name transactions and report these findings to you.I have been focusing on some other things lately, so I haven’t been posting these as much, nor putting in as much research time as…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 5:59pm -

CircleID Domain Names

  • Forty Percent of New Generic TLDs Shrinking, According to Domain Incite Analysis
    Forty percent of non-brand new gTLDs are shrinking, reports Kevin Murphy in Domain Incite: "According to numbers culled from registry reports, 172 of the 436 commercial gTLDs we looked at had fewer domains under management at the start of June than t…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 4:39pm -
  • Domain Registrations Reach 331.9 Million, 6.7 Million Growth Year over Year

    Domain Registrations Reach 331.9 Million, 6.7 Million Growth Year over Year

    Verisign in its latest Domain Name Industry Brief issued today, reports the second quarter of 2017 saw close to 1.3 million domain name registrations bringing the total number to approximately 331.9 million across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of J…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 12:29am -
  • Abusive and Malicious Registrations of Domain Names
    When ICANN implemented the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in 1999, it explained its purpose as combating "abusive registrations" of domain names which it defined as registrations "made with bad-faith intent to profit commerciall…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:43pm -
  • Amazon's Letter to ICANN Board: It's Time to Approve Our Applications for .AMAZON TLDs
    When ICANN launched the new gTLD program five years ago, Amazon eagerly joined the process, applying for .AMAZON and its Chinese and Japanese translations, among many others. Our mission was — and is — simple and singular: We want to innovate on…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 10:54pm -
  • Lessons Learned from Harvey and Irma

    Lessons Learned from Harvey and Irma

    One of the most intense natural disasters in American history occurred last week. Hurricane Harvey challenged the state of Texas, while Florida braced for Irma. As with all natural disasters in this country Americans are known to bond during times of…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Sep 17, 11:28pm -
  • Fighting Phishing with Domain Name Disputes

    Fighting Phishing with Domain Name Disputes

    I opened an email from GoDaddy over the weekend on my phone. Or so I initially thought.I had recently helped a client transfer a domain name to a GoDaddy account (to settle a domain name dispute), so the subject line of the email — "Confirm this…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • Domain Registries to Discuss Possibility of ICANN Fee Cuts in Private Meeting This Month
    Heads of 20 or more gTLD registries will meet privately this month to discuss various topics including the possibility of a reduction in ICANN fees. Kevin Murphy reporting in Domain Incite: "The Registry CEO Summit is being held in Seattle at the end…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 5:59am -
  • Making Sense of the Domain Name Market - and Its Future
    With ever more TLDs, where does it make sense to focus resources?After four years and a quadrupling of internet extensions, what metrics continue to make sense in the domain name industry? Which should we discard? And how do you gain understanding…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 10:13pm -
  • Post-UDRP, ACPA Actions Challenging Awards
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive remedy for cybersquatting, but it is by far the preferred forum. Direct actions in courts of competent jurisdiction, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) in…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Sep 17, 4:20pm -
  • Beware of Extra Fees in UDRP Proceedings
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is known as an inexpensive alternative to litigation (and that's true), but some proceedings can end up costing a trademark owner more than it may have expected.There are generally two addit…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 5:08pm -
  • The Internet Must Remain Open - Even for Those We Disagree With
    Over the past couple of weeks, following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, there has been significant discussion in social and traditional media about various technology companies removing websites from their servers, or otherwise making them…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 4:49pm -
  • Evolution of the Dot Brand Domains in 5 Years

    Evolution of the Dot Brand Domains in 5 Years

    ICANN's last new gTLD application closed in 2012 with more than 600 brands applying for their dot brand.Dot brand domains associate a keyword or keyphrase and a brand name in a complete domain name. 'Environment.google' is a dot brand domain, wher…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 5:39pm -
  • .site Domain Names Eclipse .xyz in Dispute Proceedings
    Despite the launch of more than 1,200 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in recent years, .com remains — far and away — the top-level domain that appears most frequently in decisions under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDR…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 6:59pm -
  • .brands Spotlight: Banking and Finance Industries

    .brands Spotlight: Banking and Finance Industries

    The .brands Spotlight series takes a deep-dive into interesting facets of the .brands TLD space, looking at data sources to find insights about how .brands are being used across different industries, regions and organizations. This Spotlight piece…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 7:14am -
  • The Great Domain Correction of 2017?

    The Great Domain Correction of 2017?

    There were only 1.8 million registered .com names when I joined the NSI (Network Solutions) Marketing Team in the summer of 1998. ICANN was formed just a few months later.By the time we were acquired by Verisign in June of 2000 there were roughly…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 9:07pm -

gTLD's Club

  • Le Louvre: time for a change?

    Le Louvre: time for a change?

    Le Louvre is one of the most popular museum in the world, at least in real life, but can we say the same in terms on naming?Le Louvre is FrenchLe Louvre is French so it uses a ".fr" domain name. Normal isn't it? The website is available in multipl…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 9:10am -
  • New gTLDs: an interesting agenda

    New gTLDs: an interesting agenda

    The .BRAND & Domains conference is coming and I went through the agenda to check "what more" one will find that other conferences are not offering yet. First, it is interesting to note that the conference is not one offered by a single service provid…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 2:08pm -
  • New gTLD Registry Fee Offset Proposal

    New gTLD Registry Fee Offset Proposal

    This is the ICANN answer to Chairman of the Registries Stakeholder Group in regard to a proposalto offset new gTLD Registry Fees.In simple words:Registries: "ICANN: it is too expensive for us! With all that money that you have, why don't you lo…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 10:14am -
  • Can .WEB revive .WED ?

    Can .WEB revive .WED ?

    The .WED new gTLD (for Wedding) is in danger of...never, ever launching. By "launching", I mean to sell domain names. To "launch", a Registry must sell more - much more - than 100 domain names.I wrote an article about this subject on DomainNameW…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • More new gTLD case studies

    More new gTLD case studies

    The ICANN just published three more case studies. The domain name extensions concerned are:The .KRED new gTLD;The .CEO new gTLD;The .手机 (xn--kput3i) IDN new gTLD.Purpose of each proposed gTLDThis content was extracted from each new gTLD…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 8:47am -
  • Are new gTLDs profitable?

    Are new gTLDs profitable?

    A Registry to operate its own Registrar (or a Registrar to operate its own Registry) is a good solution to lower down the price to maintain a domain name and the reason for this is simple: tech costs are split and most of the money stays in...Who'…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
  • How to choose the right "new" domain?

    How to choose the right "new" domain?

    One could think that this post is going to be about why it is better to choose a new domain name instead of a ".com". Actually it is not because we like ".com" domain names at Jovenet Consulting: they are very useful to be used as redirections.This…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:41am -
  • Amendment to Base New gTLD Registry Agreement

    Amendment to Base New gTLD Registry Agreement

    The #ICANN Global Amendment to the Base New gTLD Registry Agreement is effective today! https://t.co/tdFjIvjozp pic.twitter.com/OJbnYWOtY4— Akram Atallah (@AkramAtallah) 31 juillet 2017
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 9:06am -
  • Which Registry will succeed in...

    Which Registry will succeed in...

    ...selling domain names in supermarkets?When it comes to paying in a supermarket, you're often offered to buy that “little thing more”: chewing-gums, sweets, alcohol, but it is now also possible to buy “online things” such as Apple and Google…
    - 63 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 10:34pm -
  • New gTLDs: how they incite innovation

    New gTLDs: how they incite innovation

    We thought new gTLDs would bring innovation to the world of domain names, but has it been the case? Clearly not...and this for two reasons:It took too long for many projects to be validated by the ICANN and launched;It cost too much Registries to…
    - 75 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 10:18am -
  • Sad day for new gTLDs or...wrong move?

    Sad day for new gTLDs or...wrong move?

    McDonald's is withdrawing its new gTLD applications. For whatever reason, someone at McDonald's took the decision to terminate the two applications for its domain names ending in ".mcdonalds" and ".mcd".What the notice saysMcDonald's Corpora…
    - 80 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 9:16am -
  • .SEARCH new gTLD coming...from Google

    .SEARCH new gTLD coming...from Google

    Charleston Road Registry, the legal entity belonging to Google in charge to create/launch its TLDs, has three extensions coming to the market:The .SEARCH new gTLD;.MAP.PHD(Amazon also applied for .MAP and .SEARCH but applications were withdra…
    - 86 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • New gTLDs: what was said recently

    New gTLDs: what was said recently

    Extracted from our Newsletter, below are the latest NEWS related to new gTLDs from previous days:Follow-up: ICANN and new gTLDs (slides);Domain registrars hate registry exceptions;Phishing: the Worst of Times in the DNS;.BRANDs : a solution to fa…
    - 88 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 1:23pm -
  • Backend Registries: who are they?

    Backend Registries: who are they?

    A "Backend Registry" is the necessary technical service to apply for a new domain name extension. Without one, the new gTLD application will be rejected by the ICANN since without it, a new gTLD cannot technically work. In one word, the "backend" is…
    - 90 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 9:57am -
  • A ".dash" new gTLD coming?

    A ".dash" new gTLD coming?

    About.com just announced: "Hi. We're Dotdash. We were About.com".I don't know the reason for this change but it reminds me that a lot of people secured domain names starting with "dot" before round one of the ICANN new gTLD program to start. This…
    - 93 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:57am -
  • The .BOND Sunrise Period starts

    The .BOND Sunrise Period starts

    As published on the Trademark Clearinghouse's calendar, today starts the .BOND Sunrise Period.WHENSTART: Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 16:00;END: Sunday, 23 July, 2017 - 16:00.OK, so what first comes to your mind when you read this? "James Bond"? …
    - 93 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 8:27am -
  • Trust in the next new gTLD round

    Trust in the next new gTLD round

    Potential new gTLD applicants are exposed prior to submitting their application, below is a suggestion to protect them from potential bad behaviors.This is an email that I sent to an ICANN insider. I am myself a member of several working groups b…
    - 96 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 8:08am -
  • Sunrise Period for .BASKETBALL has begun

    Sunrise Period for .BASKETBALL has begun

    Just announced by the Trademark Clearinghouse, the .BASKETBALL Sunrise Period begins.WHENSUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 16:00;SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 21 August, 2017 - 16:00.WHATThis is an extract of the .BASKETBALL new g…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 8:53am -
  • Recording webinar Rightside DPML Upgrade

    Recording webinar Rightside DPML Upgrade

    Rightside DPML is a convenient, cost-effective solution to protect your client’s trademark against cybersquatting. DPML provides protection across all 40 of Rightside's Top-Level Domains (TLDs), with subscriptions terms ranging from 1–10 years. T…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 8:00am -
  • FIBA.basketball is here

    FIBA.basketball is here

    Did you visit FIBA.com recently and did you check what is written on the top of the website?Welcome to FIBA.basketballThe most important Basketball organization worldwide seems to be changing to a new domain name. The FIBA is about Basketball, not…
    - 99 days ago, 17 Jun 17, 7:26am -
  • I don't understand GOOGLE for new gTLDs

    I don't understand GOOGLE for new gTLDs

    Google now offers a simple way to have a website (a sort of presentation page) in its My Business offer so I went through the procedure, clicked on "Website" and I ended with this: http://jovenet.business.site/A good start?If course, I won't…
    - 15 Jun 17, 12:30pm -
  • Sunrise Period for .STOCKHOLM new gTLD starts

    Sunrise Period for .STOCKHOLM new gTLD starts

    The Trademark Clearinghouse launches the Sunrise Period for domain names ending in ".stockholm".WHENSTART: Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 16:00;END: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 16:00.To learn more about what the .STOCKHOLM new gTLD applications sa…
    - 15 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • New gTLDs: String Similarity Review

    New gTLDs: String Similarity Review

    This is an extract of a document discussing how to changes things for the next round of the ICANN new gTLD program. There are a lot of subjects discussed (Begin work on new guidebook - Independent Objector - Fees/Cost Issues  - String Confusion Obje…
    - 13 Jun 17, 10:05am -
  • Registries: the crossroads of an industry

    Registries: the crossroads of an industry

    Registries sell domain names through the network of accredited Registrars: that is how domain names are sold to end users, the "Registrants". The registry - sole legal entity authorized to create domain names - sits on top of the pyramid with an alre…
    - 8 Jun 17, 7:55am -
  • The .BOT Sunrise Period starts

    The .BOT Sunrise Period starts

    The Trademark Clearinghouse announced the launching of the .BOT Sunrise Period.WHENSUNRISE PERIOD START: Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 16:45;SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 14 July, 2017 - 16:45.WHATHere is the extract of the application submitted…
    - 2 Jun 17, 6:43am -

NamePros Forum

  • New!bzeee.com easy pronounce like busy 5L
    Godaddy RegisteredStarting bid 10$Increment Bid: 2$Payment by Paypal and neftauction time 72 hours after last bidthanks
    - 30 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:21pm -
  • New!Qroto.com *5L brandable*
    start-2$INC-1$Bin-9$ onlyGodaddy(expiring in 5days)
    - 31 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:20pm -
  • New!r9.io $0 start
    Domain: r9.ioRegistrar: gandi.netCreation Date: 2015-02-26Expiration Date: 2018-02-26Bidding start: 0$Min Increment: 1$Auction ends 96 hours after last valid bid.Thanks.
    - 32 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:19pm -
  • New!6Agency.com
    GoDaddy registered free pushBIN 199$PayPal or neftThanks
    - 33 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:18pm -
  • New!Please appraise ARmerchandise.com
    AR Retail is taking off and already had some recent interest in my ARmerchandise.comI was planning on keeping this for 2-3 years but might let it go. What would you say a fair price is for this domain so early in the AR game?
    - 34 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:17pm -
  • New!Official .info Showcase Thread
    Show off your .info domains!What .infos Do You Have ? ok i'll get the ball rolling robotoy.infonycre.info
    - 34 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:17pm -
  • New!MiamiPoolContractors.com,PortlandPaintingCompany.com and more $5 each
    Registered at FasthostsPush to fasthosts OR transfer at your expense$5 eachcharlottepropertymanagers.com Expires 30th Sep 2017denvercustompools.com Expires 2nd Oct 2017columbuspaintingcompany.comExpires 2nd Oct 2017vintagec…
    - 37 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
  • New!The Everyone's Welcome Thread (even Canadians, SEO experts, and oldies..you get the idea).
    I thought I'd start a new break room thread. The great thing about this thread is you can say whatever the heck you want (except adult) and it's ON TOPIC.All you have to do is post whatever is in your head when you are here. Simple.Here are some…
    - 37 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
  • New!4888878.com
    Domain:4888878.comChinese premium 8888 Registrar: DYNADOT Expiration Date: 2018/05/06SOME SALE :7118888.com 1,415 USD 2017-04-13 DropCatch2868888.com 1,500 USD 2016-09-11 GoDaddy8888876.com 2,005 USD 2016-02-05 DropCatch3168888.com 1,300 U…
    - 37 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
  • New!DNneed.com
    DNNEED.COM Godaddy registeredstarting bid: 20$Increment Bid: 2$Auction time 72 hours after last bidpayment paypal or neft
    - 40 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:11pm -
  • New!two word .com on Sale!
    Domain Name:FreeRusty.comDomain Age:18 Years 1 MonthRegistrar: Godaddy.Domain Expiry Date: 2018-08-12 17:03:36Estibot Value: $580.Domain Price: $275Starting Bid: $50Bid Increments: $1Auction ending on: 30/09/2017Payment Method: PayPal, Escro…
    - 41 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:10pm -
  • New!NameGuest.com Good startup Domain Business
    Godaddy RegisteredStarting Bid: 30$Increment BID: 2$Auction time 72 hours after last bidpaypal and neft accepted
    - 41 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:10pm -
  • New!5domains,welcome to bid
    CheerMugs.comGoDaddy -->> 18/11/2017Exact Match Domain Product NameVegasEve.comGoDaddy -->> 10/02/2018GEO BrandableBuckC.comGoDaddy -->> 04/06/2018*Buck - Money *C - for Coin / Cryptocurrency / Cash/VRFXi.comGoDaddy -->> 20/04/2018VRFX…
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  • New!UDAK.COM - $1 start!
    UDAK.COM - udak.comStarting Bid: $1Increasement: +$10Auction ends 72 hours after last bid.GoDaddy (Push or auth codes)Age: 12 years oldExpiry: Feb 22, 2018Payment: Paypal for trusted members or Payoneer EscrowBIN: US$945 - Post SOLD at BIN to…
    - 41 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:10pm -
  • New!GreeceProperties.com - 17 years old. $1 start!
    GreeceProperties.comStarting Bid: $1Increasement: +$10Auction ends 72 hours after last bid.Uniregistry (Push or auth codes)Age: 17 years old - registered in 1999Expiry: October 5, 2018Payment: Paypal for trusted members or Payoneer EscrowBIN:…
    - 42 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:09pm -
  • New!BITCOINATM.IO
    BITCOINATM.IOBitcoin ATM. Exact two keywords of an industry that's hot and growing. There were about 4 Bitcoin ATMs in 2013 and as of today 1520. About 4 Bitcoin ATMs are added per day according to Bitcoin ATM Industry statistics. Huge opportunity…
    - 42 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:09pm -
  • New!HotelsResort.com

    HotelsResort.com

    [IMG] Registrar : DynadotAge : 14 yearsExpiry Date: 2018-07-16Starting Bid : $ 5Increment : $ 5Bin : TBAEnd time : After 96 hour of last bid or BinSimilar domains sold in pastResortHotels.com was sold for 58,830 USD in a year 2009-02-20…
    - 43 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:08pm -
  • New!RussiaProperties.com - 17 years old. $1 start!
    RussiaProperties.comStarting Bid: $1Increasement: +$10Auction ends 72 hours after last bid.Uniregistry (Push or auth codes)Age: 17 years old - registered in 1999Expiry: October 4, 2018Payment: Paypal for trusted members or Payoneer EscrowBIN:…
    - 43 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:08pm -
  • New!frogsales.com - $50.00
    frogsales.comregistar - Go Daddyestibot valued - $300 Great two common word domain name for possible sales site.similar established website names with the 'frog' key word - frogdesign.com, frogeducation.com, frogbikes.com
    - 49 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:02pm -
  • New!AIT.COM - 5 domains (.com, .net, .org,.info,.biz or .us) for 2.99$ each - for new customers

    AIT.COM - 5 domains (.com, .net, .org,.info,.biz or .us) for 2.99$ each - for new customers

    I have been surfing less known domain registers, so I stumbled upon this offer.https://www.ait.com/domains/[IMG]You get also free domain privacy with each domain.Could be helpful for someone on NP. :)
    - 51 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • New!☆☆ travelsupersonic.com ☆☆
    Hey everyone.Just one I purchased a while back!Was after your thoughts please!?Am planning on holding until supersonic travel takes off unless tempted otherwise lol
    - 52 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:59pm -
  • New!After You Registered The .Com...Somebody Regged The .Net and .Org
    I noticed that a domain I hand registered a few months ago has been taken in .net and .org. Definitely makes me feel justified in registering the .com first.Have you ever had that happen? After you registered the .com, others registered the .net…
    - 52 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:59pm -
  • New!VR5K.COM (virtual reality)
    Taking offers on this. Comment below or pm me. Thanks
    - 53 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:58pm -
  • New!HoloGurus(.)com Super keyword -Current 10$
    This auction is for a great Holo name! HoloGurus(.)comAuction starts at 10$Registrar :Godaddy.comexpiration date -21/January/18Pushed to Godaddy or auth code otherwisePayment: PayPalAuction ends 72 hours after last bid or when BIN is reache…
    - 54 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:57pm -
  • New!Gaming.Tips
    Gaming.TipsExpiration Date: 26 August 2018Registrar: GoDaddyTransfer: GoDaddy > GoDaddyPayment: PayPalEnd Date: 168 hours (7 days) after last bidBIN: TBAStarting price $50Increments: $1 (or more)Renewal Price: $200 (Premium domain)Payme…
    - 56 mins ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:55pm -

DN Queen

Domain Crunch

  • Zillow to launch RealEstate.com
    It looks like Zillow the online real estate database company has launched RealEstate.com RisMedia.com wrote: In a bold move—and likely a surprise to the 89,000-plus real estate professionals presently paying for its services—Zillow Group announce…
    - 30 Mar 17, 8:32pm -
  • Google has a problem
    Google has a problem that seems to be snowballing, more and more advertisers are pulling out of all “non-search” advertising. Inc.com reports: A growing number of brands have suspended their spend with Google, following The Times’ investigation…
    - 23 Mar 17, 4:28pm -
  • Frank Schilling is happy with his .xxx investment
    Rick Schwartz has certainly perked up the domain conversation on Twitter lately. There was a discussion by three heavy hitters, Schilling, Schwartz and Berkens. The top was .xxx. Rick tweeted he lost 6 figures on the extension, Schilling said he was…
    - 20 Mar 17, 3:46pm -
  • NameJet January sales led by TRM.com
    NameJet released their January sales and the top sale was Trm.com at $44,000. Total sales were $793,301. Three letter .coms dominated as usual, we did see fewer numeric sales than usual. Comments.com was the highest selling keyword domain at $22,001.…
    - 9 Feb 17, 5:35pm -
  • NameJet December sales led by eLuxury.com
    NameJet released their December sales data, the top sale was eLuxury.com at $35,200. The homepage currently shows a file directory. Three letter .coms took over the next 3 spots with Heh.com being the top 3L.com sale at $33,200. Tryp.com already up a…
    - 5 Jan 17, 3:22pm -
  • Three letter.coms dominate top 10 for NameJet in November
    NameJet released their November sales, the top 7 sales were 3L.coms. Peb.com was the top sale at $45,000. There were 53 5N.com names sold in November. Domain Name Payment Amount peb.com $45,000.00 laa.com $35,700.00 eja.com $24,500.00 ezc.com $22,500…
    - 8 Dec 16, 5:42pm -
  • NameJet October sales led by Jup.com
    NameJet October sales were $770,667. The top 10 was dominated by 3L.coms. MoneyExchange.com was the highest non 3L.com sale. RealEstate.nyc closed at $21,300 and was the top new gtld on the list. Numerics were nowhere to be found in the top 100 sales…
    - 2 Nov 16, 6:28pm -
  • The domain revolution and you

    The domain revolution and you

    Dynadot published an infographic detailing the new gtld revolution. If someone is asking you about the new gtlds you can share this with them as a quick fact guide.
    - 7 Oct 16, 3:17pm -
  • TechCrunch: The evolution of domain names
    Alan Dunn of NameCorp published a piece on TechCrunch about an hour ago. The post looks at the new gtlds and how they are part of the evolution of the namespace. Dunn writes: An industry that is finally maturing What was once an industry comprised ma…
    - 6 Oct 16, 12:58am -
  • NameJet September sales led by NTR.com
    NameJet released their September sales, the top sale was NTR.com at $39,000. There were five 3L.com sales on the list. Playpen.com for $12,600 was a nice buy in my opinion. Versatile name that can be used for the descriptive or a brandable. 4185.com…
    - 4 Oct 16, 9:00am -

Domaining Tips

  • MMX.co… ‘please buy me’ owners of .VIP .Work .Law and everyone favourite .Horse

    MMX.co… ‘please buy me’ owners of .VIP  .Work  .Law and everyone favourite .Horse

    Mind and Machines (MMX)  are the evangelists for new gTLDs and own the good .VIP .Law .London, the bad .Garden .Luxe and the very ugly .Horse, are up for sale. Famously MMX’s founder Antony Van Couvering told Godaddy and other registrars at a conf…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:20pm -
  • Bitcoins, Domains, Terrorism & Hurricanes.
    If you ever want an example of how the news dictates our thinking, Hurricane Irma and Harvey are your touch stones. Think of the biggest weather disaster in the last 14 days and most would think of the two hurricanes hitting the US but both pale into…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 4:22pm -
  • Domaining and… Entitlement
    The fact that DomainSherpa is saying goodbye is awful news for the industry. I haven’t interacted with Mike all that much but when I have, he always struck me as a great guy with awesome work ethic. Our first interaction involved him asking me if…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 10:12am -
  • Why “New gTLD Spotting” Is Pointless
    Since I’m now working really hard on my YouTube.com/OneMinuteEconomics channel, I tend to pay more attention to the let’s call it business side of YouTube and recently, I’ve noticed that two HUGE YouTubers (Rhett and Link, 12 million subscriber…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 2:46pm -
  • The State of the Domaining Industry – Summer/Fall 2017 Edition
    Sorry for the lack of posts guys, been working a LOT on my new book (almost finished btw) and dabbling in crypto here and there (like quite a few other domainers it seems haha). And speaking of cryptocurrencies, one cannot help but notice that over t…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 8:49am -
  • GTLDs – Email Security: number 1 reason to buy the dot com and I will show you why.

    GTLDs – Email Security: number 1 reason to buy the dot com and I will show you why.

    As a business owner and a domainer, I have never been a fan of the new GTLDs because of the headache it gives me when I think about actually using them as a URL in the real world. Explaining them to people you meet in the normal course of a business…
    - 62 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 6:44pm -
  • Introduction to a new contributor to DomainingTips.com

    Introduction to a new contributor to DomainingTips.com

    Hi, domainers my name is Graham Haynes and together with Andrei I shall also be blogging on DomainingTips.com. My angle is going to be how to create a great business leveraging a generic domain, increasing its worth exponentially.  I have often thou…
    - 63 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 3:35am -
  • Building value in a domain
    Many blogs discuss how to buy and sell domains pure play domaining. I want to blog about something different as a domainer how to set up a business on a great domain and sell it for £100million.The post Building value in a domain appeared first on…
    - 67 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:48pm -
  • What Would It Take to Call Dot Web Successful?
    Two days ago, I’ve explained why in my opinion, Dot Net is actually better than Dot Web in terms of “meaningfulness” of the term on the right of the dot. Both are superior to Dot Com in that respect but, well… that doesn’t matter 🙂 I bel…
    - 12 Apr 17, 4:48pm -
  • Dot Web vs. Dot Net
    Some people actually think Dot Web could eventually end up being a threat to Dot Com, using “Everyone knows what Web is, what’s a *Com*?” as the main argument or if you will, the fact that “Web” is a more meaningful term on the right of the…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:08pm -

Domain Success

  • Verizon Scores on 8 Domains

    Verizon Scores on 8 Domains

    Verizon has laid claim to eight parked domains after a World IP Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center panel found that the original registrations were filed in bad faith. The disputed domain names all used the Verizon trademark alongside vari…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 7:15pm -
  • Court Finds .Com is Entitled to Trademark

    Court Finds .Com is Entitled to Trademark

    In a surprising decision, DigitalNewsDaily reports that a federal trial judge has ruled that online hotel reservation service Booking.com is entitled to trademark protection for its name. The decision, issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Le…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:30pm -
  • Virgin Reclaims Domain Name

    Virgin Reclaims Domain Name

    Virgin Enterprises has reclaimed an infringing domain name after the original registrant tried to extort the company for money. Richard Branson’s Virgin brand took its case to the World IP Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center to…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:22pm -
  • College Snaps Up Domain Name for State’s Free Tuition

    College Snaps Up Domain Name for State’s Free Tuition

    The Buffalo News is reporting this morning that if you’re searching the Internet for information about Excelsior Scholarship –  New York’s new free tuition program – you are likely to end up at an unexpected website – www.medaille.edu. And…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 1:50pm -
  • Microsoft Reclaims Skype Domain Name

    Microsoft Reclaims Skype Domain Name

    Microsoft has recovered SkypeRoom.com following an Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum UDRP dispute. According to Microsoft, the owner of SkypeRoom.com used the Skype trademark in bad faith and had no rights or legitimate interests in holding the do…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 12:02pm -
  • Boston Gains Its Own Internet Identity Pre-Register Now to Secure Your .BOSTON Name

    Boston Gains Its Own Internet Identity Pre-Register Now to Secure Your .BOSTON Name

    The entire Boston community now has its own domain extension on the internet to compete with .COM.  The .BOSTON extension allows nonprofits, local businesses, and individuals to secure a .BOSTON domain name and associate themselves with the Boston a…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 2:34pm -
  • Airbnb Recovers an Infringing Domain

    Airbnb Recovers an Infringing Domain

    Airbnb has recovered an infringing domain that was filed in bad faith to phish information from legitimate customers. In a UDRP dispute heard at the World IP Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, home hopping app Airbnb challenged the…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 12:50pm -
  • GOT MILK? Not anymore, says WIPO

    GOT MILK? Not anymore, says WIPO


    - 46 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 12:47pm -

IWantMyName Blog

  • Top 10 New gTLDs on iwantmyname (Sep 2017)

    Top 10 New gTLDs on iwantmyname (Sep 2017)

    .design.club.photography.work.website.link.studio.cloud.kiwi.photoLooking at the TLD stats (ranked by domains we have under management), a conclusion that could be drawn is that the new gTLDs are largely being adopted by the desig…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 8:27pm -
  • Free And Independent Media Matters More Than Ever

    Free And Independent Media Matters More Than Ever

    Here in New Zealand the mad dash for government is underway once again, with an election due in September. Recent events in the United States have underlined more than ever the importance of a capable and independent media free of political interfere…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 11:14pm -
  • Customer experience adventures in Vancouver

    Customer experience adventures in Vancouver

    We had a successful team meetup in Vancouver and Ucluelet in mid-July. It was cool to welcome everyone to Canada. Not everyone had been here before, and the west coast certainly makes a gorgeous first impression. I did a lot of the organizing for t…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 9:05pm -
  • Small Team Dynamics: Communication is Like Oxygen

    Small Team Dynamics: Communication is Like Oxygen

    At our core, humans are primal creatures who cannot effectively operate in tribes of more than 150 people, a concept known as Dunbar’s number. This necessitates the birth of business units, functional groups, and project-based teams.Small teams a…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 8:49pm -
  • Why a Dual Support/Dev Role Is the Future of Nimble Development

    Why a Dual Support/Dev Role Is the Future of Nimble Development

    In a growing tech company, hiring full-stack developers is basically a necessity. They can cover the front-end (the parts of the site you see), the back-end (the crucial server and database logic you don’t see), and everything in-between.But how m…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 5:30pm -
  • New Domain? Now What?

    New Domain? Now What?

    Years ago, when I registered my first domain, I was as excited, hopeful, anxious, and confused as you probably are now. Registering a new domain is a fairly low-cost property investment (especially compared to something like real estate), but the po…
    - 61 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 6:30pm -
  • Two Weeks Of Newslettering

    Two Weeks Of Newslettering

    I’ve been talking a lot lately about getting off walled-garden social media, but taking my own medicine has been really hard. Instagram alone has practically become a morning reflex, especially with my family still tagging me in posts, and I still…
    - 82 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 5:38am -
  • Time For a Custom Email Address?
    So this is scary. From Tumblr:Starting on June 30, 2017, att.net customers will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and Tumblr accounts through email addresses with the following domains: att.net, ameritech.net, bellsouth.net, flash.net, nvbe…
    - 90 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 10:21pm -
  • Instagram Is Creepy

    Instagram Is Creepy

    A few hours ago my wife showed me the shirt above – on her phone. Two hours later, on my phone, the same shirt popped up as an Instagram ad. I’m not against advertising, but this is going too far. We (me included) need to start moving to open s…
    - 93 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 11:20pm -
  • File Under: Know Your Audience When Choosing a Non-.com Email Address

    File Under: Know Your Audience When Choosing a Non-.com Email Address

    Whenever I register a domain, there’s always a tinge of panic when choosing a non-.com. It’s totally silly. The amount of traffic you’re likely to lose is minimal-to-none, but I feel it nonetheless. In that moment of panic though, one thought…
    - 94 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 11:53pm -
  • You Just Don’t Know With Facebook

    You Just Don’t Know With Facebook

    NPR ran a story yesterday about the fall of Upworthy, and how a simple Facebook algorithm change cut 75% of their traffic. Here’s a quote I found interesting:In a statement to NPR, a Facebook spokesperson said, “It’s no secret there have been…
    - 95 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:12pm -
  • Working Facebook’s Land
    From Sarah Frier and Gerry Smith for Bloomberg:It’s getting tougher for CNN and others to view these arrangements as mutually beneficial. “Facebook is about Facebook,” says Andrew Morse, general manager of CNN’s digital operations. “For th…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 5:59pm -

Bing Domaining News

  • New!Domain Transfer, Domain Name Owned by WordPress (Wild West)
    Hi - I desperately need help getting the EPP of my domain so that I can transfer it to a company where I can manage my domain properly. In 2016, I transferred a wordpress.com blog to a self-hosted wordpress.org. At the same time, I changed the domain…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 5:01pm -
  • Spanish Police Raid .Cat Admin Offices, Threatening the Internet’s Cutest Domain Name
    On Wednesday, Spanish law enforcement raided the Barcelona offices of the Fundacio puntCAT, the administrator of the .cat internet domain. According to the nonprofit group, whose name means “Dot-Cat Foundation” in Catalan, their head of IT, Pep .…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:00pm -
  • Internet grows to 331 million domain name registrations in Q2 2017
    Domain name registrations have grown by 6.7 million, or 2.1 per cent, year over year, VeriSign said in the report.IANS | September 22, 2017, 15:46 IST BENGALURU: The Internet has grown to 331.9 million domain name registrations in the second quarter…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 3:28am -
  • Internet grows to 331mn domain name registrations in Q2 2017
    The Internet has grown to 331.9 million domain name registrations in the second quarter of 2017 as nearly 1.3 million registrations were added during the period, a report said on Friday.IANS | September 22, 2017, 15:06 IST BENGALURU: The Internet has…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:49am -
  • Rick Schwartz is buying AND dropping domain names all the time!
    Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, is constantly buying but also dropping domain names all the time. He shared a list of his purchases and also tweeted today that he dropped 100 domains from 1997 saving him $8,000: “I dropped about 100 #Domains that I…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:48am -
  • How Does the Domain Name System (DNS) Actually Work?
    Understanding fundamental Domain Name System (DNS) concepts is a critical part of your understanding of how the internet works. DNS is the mechanism that helps you get from Point A to Point B. This blog series will cover basic DNS terminology, in gen…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:42am -
  • VeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q2 Domain Name Registration Numbers
    VeriSign Inc. VRSN recently announced that about 1.3 million domain names were registered in second-quarter 2017. According to the latest "The Domain Name Industry Brief", domain name registrations increased 0.4% sequentially to approximately 331.9 m…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:25am -
  • Domain name humor in Catastrophe
    If you want a good laugh, you should definitely check out the Amazon Original Series Catastrophe. There’s even some domain name humor in the season finale of season two. Rob then walks to the car, where his drug-and-alcohol addicted friend Fergal i…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 10:05am -
  • Global Domain Name Growth Continues at a Crawl in Second Quarter
    It was only a few years ago that the growth in the number of domain names registered around the world was in the 5 to 10% range every year. Today however that growth has slowed to a crawl as many markets around the world reach maturity, even saturati…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:24am -
  • Choosing the best website domain name for your small business
    If you’re a small business owner you may choose to build your business online. This has a lot of benefits, from reaching customers at a distance and in different time zones to building credibility within a certain online community. Whatever the rea…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:00pm -

DomainState Forum

Reddit Domaining

  • Domain Sitting Here Collecting Cyber Dust - What to do with it ????
    Hello to all. I bought a domain a while ago for a business I was working with. I'm no longer with the company and now have this domain collecting cyber dust. Can someone please give me some ideas of what to do with it. The name of the domain is " THE…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Sep 17, 10:08pm -
  • Domain Evaluation
    So bought a domain a few months back "Vibed.net" because the .com version is worth like 30,000 USD. Wondering what I should value/sell this .net at? submitted by /u/JustiinM [link] [comments]
    - 49 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:53am -
  • CVCN .com domains, and pronouncable 5 letter .com
    I am kinda new in domaining, trying to build up a portfolio and sell a few domains here and there (didnt try to hard, didnt succeed to sell). Since today my portfolio contains 2 decent .com domains fib1.com fiboe.com they are fresh, no domain age for…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 7:24pm -
  • Recently Started Domaining
    I see there are a few other members here who have started domaining within the past few months. My other online work came to an end, and as I have some experience in Websites I was already familiar with getting hold of the right domains. Now I am loo…
    - 52 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 7:55am -
  • What is fooker.com worth?
    I bought it at a premium price in 2004, never used it and I'm thinking of selling it now. It has some really great qualities to it: one word, memorable, short. And where would you suggest I sell it? submitted by /u/redCashion [link] [comment…
    - 64 days ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:58pm -

BrandBucket Blog

  • How Xero Got Its Cool Brand Name
    The road to finding the perfect name may not be easy, but when you do find a cool brand name that reflects your business you're armed with the best armor to start.The post How Xero Got Its Cool Brand Name appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 8:56pm -
  • 2016 Domain Name Sales Roundup
    We wanted to share some statistics on how the BrandBucket marketplace performed in 2016. Growth since our launch in 2007 has been steadily climbing, and 2016 was no different. Consumers and businesses all over the world now buy domain names from Bran…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 4:38pm -
  • Awesome Brand Names at Startup Garage
    The awesome brand names at Startup Garage at Station F by Facebook are running on an accelerated program and we can't wait to see their progress!The post Awesome Brand Names at Startup Garage appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 61 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 2:29am -
  • Get Your Brand Name Right the First Time
    Getting the ideal domain name for your brand name can sometimes be a struggle. These brands have gone through the not so ideal track. The post Get Your Brand Name Right the First Time appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 76 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:55pm -
  • Calm Technology Leads to Calm Branding
    To be calm, a brand needs to have a meaning that is intrinsic and requires only a small amount of attention. This is calm branding.The post Calm Technology Leads to Calm Branding appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 15 Jun 17, 7:38pm -
  • Startups Disrupting the Sleep Industry
    Check out these new collection of startups disrupting the industry by wanting to put us to sleep!The post Startups Disrupting the Sleep Industry appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 7 Jun 17, 4:59pm -
  • A New Herd of Cool Unicorn Brands
    There are 193 companies valued above $1 billion according to the Global Unicorn Club. The biggest ones are Uber, Didi Chuxing, Xiaomi and Airbnb. These cool unicorn brands are private companies valued at $1 billion or more – were once an extreme ra…
    - 15 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Dynamite Brands at Winter Demo Day 2017
    Some of the cool brand names of Y Combinator Demo Day Winter Demo Day. The post Dynamite Brands at Winter Demo Day 2017 appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 24 Apr 17, 5:26pm -
  • How Seven Classic Companies Found Their Iconic Business Names
    These seven iconic brands have used different approaches to nail their perfect business names. The post How Seven Classic Companies Found Their Iconic Business Names appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 28 Mar 17, 9:06pm -
  • Funded Company Names #6
    Our 6th round of funded company names focusing on international brands.The post Funded Company Names #6 appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 15 Mar 17, 3:21pm -

Acro.net

  • Domain inquiries : Enjoy squatting
    Twenty years since I registered my first domain name, the concept of “first come, first served” basis fails to impress domain seekers of today. Holding a condo in a prime location and doing as one pleases with it, is a good analogy response for d…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:01pm -
  • Domain registrars : One more thing eNom does backwards
    As I’m bidding farewell to the old school registrars that I patronized over the years, I can’t but notice their pitfalls. Switching over to a modern domain management system, such as that offered by Uniregistry, is the culmination of frustration,…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 9:31pm -
  • Check your PayPal account for a negative balance, courtesy of the banking system
    Your PayPal account might have a negative balance currently, and it’s all the fault of the banking system. Since 1999, I use PayPal regularly and it’s a great tool for online transactions, including the sale and acquisition of domain names. As I…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 6:14pm -
  • Domain pricing game: Acquisition middlemen still going strong in 2017
    Domain acquisition services, operating behind the scenes on behalf of usually well-off buyers, continue to game the domain market. Even when there is no trademark associated with particular domains, those middlemen attempt to acquire them at the lowe…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 5:42pm -
  • Network Solutions : Going against the grain of UX norm
    The domain inventory of Network Solutions has been diminishing, since the introduction of competitive domain registrars. The once dreaded $35 dollar fee for .com registrations has dropped to the sub $10 range, but even to this day, NetSol attempts to…
    - 81 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 2:10pm -
  • Domain inquiries : Turn off that autoresponder email
    Communicating on a platform such as the Uniregistry Market can have its challenges. I recently mentioned how some inquiries assume the Uniregistry domain selling platform is a live chat of sorts; Uniregistry is currently working on adding a note that…
    - 86 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 3:23pm -
  • Hello? Are you there?
    The Uniregistry Market is a clean, functional venue to sell your domain names; whether they are at Uniregistry – the registrar – or elsewhere. I’ve been using its predecessor, Domain Name Sales, since its opening to the public in 2012; the Unir…
    - 90 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 8:14pm -
  • Domain valuation : Corporate education is the key to sales
    Rick Schwartz had to go through the hoops of a UDRP process for Queen.com, in order to show its potential buyer that he meant business. While quoting seven figures might seem excessive to some, the long term benefits of owning the domain that matches…
    - 93 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 2:50pm -
  • Five figure domain sale : Using the Uniregistry secure checkout process
    Since 2012, I’ve been using Uniregistry contact landers to promote the availability of my domain portfolio. The contact forms have changed over the years, and the Domain Name Sales system has become the Uniregistry Market. Although I self-broker my…
    - 16 Jun 17, 12:56pm -
  • Find the right BIN price for your domains
    When you rely on inquiries to sell your domain names, it’s important to price your domains right. Naturally, the most popular option is to leave that field open, waiting for offers. By doing so, you are inviting inquiries with various quotes, some…
    - 5 Jun 17, 2:18pm -

ICANN

  • ICANN Academy Launches New Intercultural Awareness Program to take Place at ICANN60
    LOS ANGELES – 5 September 2017 – Today, the ICANN Academy Working Group announced a new ICANN Academy, the Intercultural Awareness Program. The first face-to-face meeting is scheduled for 3 November 2017, 06:00-12:00 UTC (10:00 – 16:00 GST), du…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Pilot Program Launches
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced a voluntary Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) pilot program, which will begin on 5 September 2017 and conclude on 31 July 2018. RDAP enables users to access curren…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN 2017 Nominating Committee Announces Selections
    LOS ANGELES – 01 September 2017 - The ICANN 2017 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its selections for eight leadership positions within ICANN. The selections include:ICANN Board of DirectorsAvri Doria (North America)Sarah Deutsch (Nort…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Provides Update on Review of the Community Priority Evaluation Process
    LOS ANGELES – 1 September 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today issued an update on the review of the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) process.Community Priority Evaluation is a method to resolve string…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Webinar: "Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs" (SADAG) Study
    LOS ANGELES – 31 August 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that they will host an interactive webinar entitled, "The Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs" (SADAG). The webinar is based on…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Proposed Changes to the NCUC Charter
    Open Date:24 August 2017Close Date:3 October 2017Originating Organization:ICANN Board of Directors, GNSO, NCUCCategories/Tags:BylawsBrief Overview:The purpose of this public comment proceeding is to obtain community input on p…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Proposed Renewal of .MUSEUM Sponsored Registry Agreement
    Open Date:24 August 2017Close Date:3 October 2017Originating Organization:Global Domains DivisionCategories/Tags:Contracted Party AgreementsBrief Overview:ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed agreement for renewal…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Alexandra Kulikova to Head Stakeholder Engagement for Eastern Europe & Central Asia at ICANN
    21 August 2017 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that Alexandra Kulikova will take over for Michael Yavushev as Head of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Eastern Europe & Central Asia. She will be as…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2021–2023
    Open Date:21 AUG 2017Close Date:2 OCT 2017Originating Organization:Meetings Team – Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE)Categories/Tags:Events/ConferencesAccountability/TransparencyBrief Overview:ICANN has proposed da…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Request for Proposal: ICANN Designated Agent for Registrar Data Escrow Services
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is seeking to identify one or more additional ICANN-designated Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) agent(s) suitable to provide RDE services to accredited registrars.In 2007, the ICANN organi…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Second Version of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone (RZ-LGR-2) Released
    ICANN is pleased to announce that the second version of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone (RZ-LGR-2) has been released. RZ-LGR comprises of rules which define a set of criteria for determining valid Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) labels f…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Request for Proposal: Human Rights Impact Assessment RFP
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is seeking a provider to conduct an independent internal Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of ICANN's organizational operations.The HRIA is intended to review ICANN organization's…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Request for Proposal: PTI Service Organization Control Audits
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is seeking a provider to conduct information systems audits mandated by the various contracts between the ICANN organization and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Regi…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • "Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs" Report Available for Public Comment
    LOS ANGELES – 9 August 2017 – ICANN today announced the publication of the report, "Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs" [PDF, 2.23 MB]. The study was requested by the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCTRT). In…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Review Final Report
    Open Date:08 August 2017Close Date:06 September 2017Originating Organization:ASOCategories/Tags:Reviews/Improvements, Accountability/TransparencyBrief Overview:The purpose of this public comment proceeding is to solicit and co…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN61 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
    LOS ANGELES – 04 August 2017 – Today, ICANN opened the Fellowship program application round for individuals interested in attending ICANN61. The Public Meeting takes place from 10–15 March 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The deadline to apply is…
    - 51 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Seeking Mentor for Global Indigenous Ambassador Program
    LOS ANGELES – 27 July 2017 - Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced a call for a volunteer to serve as a mentor for the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program.ICANN announced the creation of the Global Indig…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the SSAC Organizational Review
    The deadline has been extended for the Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). The new deadline is 21 Aug 2017 at 11:59 PM PDT.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Effective Date of the Approved Amendment to the Base New gTLD Registry Agreement
    LOS ANGELES – 31 July 2017 – As of today, the 2017 Global Amendment to the base New gTLD Registry Agreement is effective. This follows a 60-day notice provided by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization to all…
    - 55 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • 15 Successful Candidates Have Been Selected for NextGen@ICANN60
    LOS ANGELES - 31 July 2017 - Fifteen individuals from various universities in the Asia-Pacific region have been selected to participate and engage with ICANN community members during ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.These individuals are a…
    - 55 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 7:00am -

DN Aggregator

  • Available Domains List 27 March 2017
    Here is the DN Aggregator list of available, free to reg domain names on 27th of March 2017: FindTheArea.com EpilepsyCauses.com WeirdStory.com IndoorFootballShoes.com WhiteFerrets.com YogurtDip.com VodkaLemonade.com SaladDiets.com AutismStats.com Clu…
    - 27 Mar 17, 8:22pm -
  • Available Domains List 17 March 2017
    Here is the DN Aggregator list of available, free to reg domain names on 17th of March 2017: EzyDebt.com Originalux.com PinRoy.com AndroideTV.com Dronamo.com Carbss.com PizzaOlo.com AndStream.com Chiicago.com Plasterings.com GoCocktail.com GlutenTest…
    - 17 Mar 17, 9:01pm -
  • Available Domains List 16 March 2017
    Here is the DN Aggregator list of available, free to reg domain names on 16th of March 2017: VeggieBrunch.com ToDetermine.com AskingForAdvice.com BestBabyJumpers.com NearbyNightclubs.com AvatarTheme.com HardBind.com OutsideDepot.com WritingTheAlphabe…
    - 16 Mar 17, 10:19pm -
  • Available Domains List 12 March 2017
    Here is the DN Aggregator list of available, free to reg domain names on 12th of March 2017. tContainer.com Militarz.com Brigadero.com NTFlorist.com MotorVechicles.com Gazelas.com LumbarLordosis.com PrintsArtist.com PelvisFracture.com BlazersJackets.…
    - 12 Mar 17, 10:49pm -
  • Welcome to DN Aggregator!
    Hi everyone and welcome to DN Aggregator ! My name is Marius and I have been pretty much involved in domaining on and off since 2005. Most of you might know me from NamePros or the (now defunct) DNForum where I have the username loredan . Over the la…
    - 29 Dec 16, 11:04pm -

Internet News

  • New!Catalan Government Claims Spanish Online Censorship Breaching EU Laws

    Catalan Government Claims Spanish Online Censorship Breaching EU Laws

    The Catalan government has written to the European Commission claiming that the Spanish government is in breach of EU law. In a letter from Jordi Puigneró Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and the Digital Society at the Government of C…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:32pm -
  • DotEUS Registry Writes to ICANN in Solidarity with PuntCat

    DotEUS Registry Writes to ICANN in Solidarity with PuntCat


    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 11:21am -
  • DotCat Registry Offices Raided by Spanish Police

    DotCat Registry Offices Raided by Spanish Police

    The offices of the .cat registry were raided by Spanish police this morning. The Guardia Civil officers entered the .cat registry’s offices around 9am local time this morning and have seized all computers in the domain registry’s offices in downt…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:02am -
  • 3 Years of .Global

    3 Years of .Global

    The .global TLD has been live for 3 years and to celebrate the registry has prepared a nice graphic showing some interesting data about the domain extension’s usage (see below). At time of writing there are just over 34 thousand .global domains reg…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 2:44pm -
  • Catalonian Independence? The New ccTLD Could be .ct

    Catalonian Independence? The New ccTLD Could be .ct

    Catalonia’s future will be decided later this year when the people will vote on whether to remain part of Spain or to become an independent state. If Catalonia becomes an independent country then it will need its own domain name extension (ccTLD).…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 11:19am -
  • Irish ccTLD Opens Consultation on Liberalisation

    Irish ccTLD Opens Consultation on Liberalisation

    The Irish ccTLD (.ie) currently has some rather archaic and subjective policies that are hard to understand for many. Under a new policy proposal which is currently open for public consultation this could all change quite dramatically. What is being…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 10:44am -
  • GoDaddy CEO to Retire in December

    GoDaddy CEO to Retire in December

    GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving is to retire at the end of the year. Irving, who is 58, will continue to be a member of the GoDaddy board until June 2018. Yep, after 35 years of late nights and long travel in #tech it’s time to focus on the @GoDaddy board…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Aug 17, 10:04am -
  • Daily Stormer Back Online Using a .Ru Domain

    Daily Stormer Back Online Using a .Ru Domain

    Daily Stormer, the right-wing hate site, has been bouncing around the internet over the last few days. After being booted by GoDaddy it switched to Google, who took the .com domain name offline. They then switched to using the “dark web” with a .…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:58pm -
  • Daily Stormer Switches to Dark Web; Tucows Pulls Whois Privacy

    Daily Stormer Switches to Dark Web; Tucows Pulls Whois Privacy

    The Daily Stormer was knocked offline for a few hours when Google pulled the domain from the DNS. However they’ve now switched to the “dark web” and are using a .onion domain. In order to access the site you would need to use a Tor browser, tho…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:30am -
  • GoDaddy CEO Speaks About DailyStormer

    GoDaddy CEO Speaks About DailyStormer

    GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving has spoken to the media about DailyStormer and GoDaddy’s position with respect to domains and sites they provide services to. While the interview focussed on the Daily Stormer, Blake Irving also spoke about GoDaddy’s appr…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 10:15pm -

Verisign Blog

  • Keep Dreaming Up with .net

    Keep Dreaming Up with .net

    For those who have heard the call to build their small business, Verisign encourages you to “Keep Dreaming Up.” That’s the message of our newest U.S. campaign for .net, which launched this week.  For more than 30 years, .net domain names have…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:59pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in June

    Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in June

    With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newswort…
    - 74 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 3:36pm -
  • Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance’s 2017 Audit and Honor Roll

    Verisign Named to the Online Trust Alliance’s 2017 Audit and Honor Roll

    Verisign is pleased to announce that we qualified for the Online Trust Alliance’s (OTA) 2017 Honor Roll for showing a commitment to best practices in security, privacy and consumer protection. This is the fifth consecutive year that Verisign has re…
    - 95 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 6:37pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in May

    Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in May

    With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newswort…
    - 14 Jun 17, 4:59pm -
  • Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 26 Percent Increase in Average Peak Attack Size

    Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 26 Percent Increase in Average Peak Attack Size

    Verisign just released its Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of…
    - 23 May 17, 4:30pm -

GoDaddy Blog

  • How to start a loan business

    How to start a loan business

    Thousands of commercial loan businesses have been started across the United States over the past 10 years. In 2016, private lenders loaned nearly $2 billion, according... Read MoreThe post How to start a loan business appeared first on Garage.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • Does your website need an SSL certificate?

    Does your website need an SSL certificate?

    This post was updated on Sept. 22, 2017. You’ve registered the perfect domain name for your website. Your product list is coming together and your website... Read MoreThe post Does your website need an SSL certificate? appeared first on Garage.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • What should I use — a second phone line or a second phone?

    What should I use — a second phone line or a second phone?

    A big congratulations on taking that huge step in deciding to start your own business. Not everyone has the courage or convictions to do what you’ve... Read MoreThe post What should I use — a second phone line or a second phone? appeared first o…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • 5 top plugins to turn a WordPress site into a mobile app

    5 top plugins to turn a WordPress site into a mobile app

    Editor’s note: This article was updated on September 21, 2017. IdeaPress and MobApper were removed from the list due to inactive development. It’s no secret that... Read MoreThe post 5 top plugins to turn a WordPress site into a mobile app appea…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
  • Who hosts this website? Tips and tools for finding IP address, DNS details and more

    Who hosts this website? Tips and tools for finding IP address, DNS details and more

    These days, most companies of a decent size have their own websites. And while employees might be able to steer you to the address, often they... Read MoreThe post Who hosts this website? Tips and tools for finding IP address, DNS details and more a…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • Falling in love with Kaci Lou Photography

    Falling in love with Kaci Lou Photography

    As a fourth grader, Kaci Vanderhoek received a Polaroid camera from her dad, and the rest was history — photography has played a part in her... Read MoreThe post Falling in love with Kaci Lou Photography appeared first on Garage.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • Using real estate email marketing to bring in leads

    Using real estate email marketing to bring in leads

    You might think the real estate market is built on houses and property. But, it’s actually built on relationships. That’s why real estate email marketing is... Read MoreThe post Using real estate email marketing to bring in leads appeared first…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • 11 highly effective collaboration tools to help your remote team succeed

    11 highly effective collaboration tools to help your remote team succeed

    Many businesses are becoming remote, allowing them to hire the best talent regardless of location. Not only does this allow you to assemble a killer team,... Read MoreThe post 11 highly effective collaboration tools to help your remote team succeed…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • Domain name suggestions for 10 of the hottest business startups

    Domain name suggestions for 10 of the hottest business startups

    In times like these, lots of people find themselves forced to choose between taking on a second job or living on a shoestring. Some swear by... Read MoreThe post Domain name suggestions for 10 of the hottest business startups appeared first on Garag…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to sell WooCommerce to your clients

    How to sell WooCommerce to your clients

    Developing an eCommerce site can be a tough gig. There are many moving parts to consider, not to mention various opinions. It can be difficult to... Read MoreThe post How to sell WooCommerce to your clients appeared first on Garage.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • For athletes: Learn how to design a WordPress website

    For athletes: Learn how to design a WordPress website

    For professional athletes, a personal website is both a virtual resume to build sponsorship and competitive opportunities and a home base for fans. While social media is often the... Read MoreThe post For athletes: Learn how to design a WordPress…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to check DNS and diagnose common issues

    How to check DNS and diagnose common issues

    When facing issues with your website or email, it’s vital to understand how to check DNS for your domain name. DNS — which stands for “domain... Read MoreThe post How to check DNS and diagnose common issues appeared first on Garage.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:30pm -

Sully's Blog

  • The Domain Sales Email that Caught my Eye

    The Domain Sales Email that Caught my Eye

    My email inbox certainly could have gone without seeing this email come through and still lived a clean and happy life.  But life isn’t fair and sometimes we can’t protect the ones we love from the harsh reality of the world.  Alright, I’m ge…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 1:16pm -
  • Is this the future of domain names?

    Is this the future of domain names?

    James Stevens was born in Singapore, the son of a military chaplain. Educated at boarding school in England, James (who had always excelled in Mathematics & Physics) fell in love with technology when, in the early 1980s, the school acquired some Appl…
    - 12 Jun 17, 11:20am -
  • Passion and Grit over Profit

    Passion and Grit over Profit

    Ethan Schmidt is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of GymBull.com, a new online community dedicated to fitness. On GymBull, gyms, personal trainers, and athletes can easily search, share, and save workout and nutrition information. It is a g…
    - 7 Jun 17, 3:25pm -
  • Domain Emails – Getting Past the Gatekeeper

    Domain Emails – Getting Past the Gatekeeper

    Last week, I talked a bit about domain sales emails and I promised to tell you two ways to get past the gatekeeper when sending to end users.  That is, how to improve your chances of getting someone to look at your email, listen to you or otherwise…
    - 30 May 17, 11:30am -
  • Domainer Emails

    Domainer Emails

    Let’s face it.  NO ONE likes to get unsolicited emails.  It’s no different than receiving an unsolicited call on you cell phone or landline (yeah, I still have a land line, I blame my wife).  It just seems rude.  When I see a junk email in m…
    - 26 May 17, 12:01pm -
  • This shop gets about 50,000 uniques per month

    This shop gets about 50,000 uniques per month

    Max Robinson, marketing manager of ScotlandShop.com.   The company was founded in 2002 selling Scottish crafts, gifts and goods.  Max’s talked to me about this global business and the decision behind the name and TLD that was chosen. Mike: Before…
    - 24 May 17, 11:57am -
  • Michael Castello – How Domaining Has Changed

    Michael Castello – How Domaining Has Changed

    I always value the opinions and experience of those who have done great things in the domain industry.  Hearing and learning from their experiences is a great way to save time and improve your chances for success.  It’s been years since I last as…
    - 22 May 17, 12:01pm -
  • Follow up on my experience with Efty

    Follow up on my experience with Efty

    Here is a follow up on my experience with Efty, the domain management platform.  Shortly after interviewing Doron, I started my free trial on the site.  I added just one domain name to my account there.  It was a hand registered name that I purch…
    - 17 May 17, 11:59am -
  • .Legal vs .Law

    .Legal vs .Law

    Paul Saputo is an accomplished Texas criminal defense lawyer, currently representing clients in Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin and many other Texas locations. As the Saputo Law Firm’s principal criminal lawyer, he leads the Saputo…
    - 15 May 17, 12:01pm -
  • What is everyone around me doing right now?

    What is everyone around me doing right now?

    Mack Hasz is a 22 year old raised in Malvern, PA. He’s a recent Virginia Tech graduate who had an idea for an app. As a freelance Software Developer living in Arlington, VA, he decided to put his idea into action and created OutHere. His website is…
    - 12 May 17, 2:49pm -

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