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  • New!Tools for capturing leads and growing your email list

    Tools for capturing leads and growing your email list

    A whopping 75% of people visiting your website are probably never going to return. That makes generating leads, and capturing emails, more important than ever before. If you are looking for ways to add a lead capture form to your WordPress website, k…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 3:57pm -
  • GoDaddy expiration policy fixes annoying clawbacks

    GoDaddy expiration policy fixes annoying clawbacks

    Domain names can no longer be renewed or transferred after they are won at auction. One of the biggest gripes about GoDaddy expired domain name auctions is that registrants can still renew or transfer their domains after an auction closes. Domain inv…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:56pm -
  • Zak Muscovitch named interim general counsel of ICA

    Zak Muscovitch named interim general counsel of ICA

    Former board member will lead legal efforts for domain investor organization. Just weeks after taking on a volunteer role as counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), attorney Zak Muscovitch has been hired as interim counsel. Muscovitch wil…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:38am -
  • Get ready for Black Friday domain deals

    Get ready for Black Friday domain deals

    Expect heavy discounts on new TLDs. This Friday is Black Friday and that means that lots of deals are on their way. If you’ve been thinking about hand registering a bunch of domain names, it might be worth waiting until Thursday or Friday. This is…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 4:01pm -
  • Real estate company files lawsuit after failing to win UDRP

    Real estate company files lawsuit after failing to win UDRP

    Company wants GreaterAustinRealty.com domain. An Austin, Texas real estate firm has filed a lawsuit (pdf) it failed to win a UDRP it lodged against GreaterAustinRealty.com. Real Estate Edge, LLC originally filed a UDRP against the domain name owned b…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:27pm -

Domain Incite

  • GoDaddy renewal revamp “unrelated” to domainer auction outrage

    GoDaddy renewal revamp “unrelated” to domainer auction outrage

    GoDaddy has made some big changes to how it handles expired domain names, but denied the changes are related to domainer outrage today about “fake” auctions. The market-leading registrar today said that it has reduced the period post-expiration d…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:24pm -
  • Aussie gov refuses to spill the beans on ICANN vice chair’s firing

    Aussie gov refuses to spill the beans on ICANN vice chair’s firing

    The Australian government has refused to release documents concerning alleged “financial irregularities” at local ccTLD manager auDA that have been linked to the firing of former CEO Chris Disspain. A request under the Freedom of Information Act…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:58pm -
  • Verisign launches name-spinner tool for if you really, really need a .com

    Verisign launches name-spinner tool for if you really, really need a .com

    Verisign has launched a new name-spinning tool, designed to help new businesses find relevant domain names in Verisign-managed TLDs. It’s called NameStudio. Verisign said: NameStudio can deliver relevant .com and .net domain name suggestions based…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:47am -
  • Almost half of ccTLDs may block some Whois data

    Almost half of ccTLDs may block some Whois data

    Almost half of ccTLDs are planning to hide parts of Whois results from public view in response to incoming European Union law. That’s according to a recent informal survey of the members of CENTR, the Council of European National Top Level Domain R…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:29am -
  • Hurricane victims get a renewal pass under ICANN rules

    Hurricane victims get a renewal pass under ICANN rules

    ICANN has given registries and registrars the ability to delay the cancellation of domain names owned by victims of Hurricane Maria and other similar natural disasters. In a note to contracted parties, published by Blacknight boss Michele Neylon this…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:09am -
  • Cops tell Nominet to yank 16,000 domains, Nominet complies

    Cops tell Nominet to yank 16,000 domains, Nominet complies

    Nominet suspended over 16,000 .uk domain names at the request of law enforcement agencies in the last year. The registry yanked 16,632 domains in the 12 months to October 31, more than double the 8,049 it suspended in the year-earlier period. The 201…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 6:10pm -
  • Kickstarter launches Patreon rival on .RIP domain hack

    Kickstarter launches Patreon rival on .RIP domain hack

    They’re deadly serious. Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has relaunched its Drip subscriptions service on a .rip domain. It’s a domain hack using a single-character domain: d.rip. It’s actually a case of a migration away from a .com domain, whi…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 4:59pm -
  • Even post-Weinstein, no sexual harassment complaints at ICANN

    Even post-Weinstein, no sexual harassment complaints at ICANN

    There have been no formal complaints of sexual harassment in the ICANN community since the organization introduced a zero tolerance policy back in March, according to the Ombudsman. That’s even after the current media storm about such behavior, pre…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 4:39pm -
  • Radix claims 77% renewal rates after two years

    Radix claims 77% renewal rates after two years

    New gTLD registry Radix says that three of its larger TLDs have seen a 77% renewal rate two years after launch. The company said today that .online had 75% renewals, with .tech at 78% and .site at 81%. It appears to have carved out these three from i…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:38pm -
  • Amazon and Google to fight over .kids at auction

    Amazon and Google to fight over .kids at auction

    Amazon, Google and a third applicant are scheduled to fight for control of the new gTLDs .kid or .kids at auction. It’s the first ICANN gTLD auction to be scheduled since a Verisign puppet paid $135 million for .web in July 2016. According to ICANN…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:35pm -

Domain Sherpa

DN Journal

The Domains

  • The next tech bubble?
    When you look at the proliferation of alt coins that have come to market, there is always concern about a bubble and also outright scams. BusinessInsider.com published an article that quoted VC Bill Gurley and his opinion of the recent rise in ICO’…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:22pm -
  • Sedo weekly sales led by Sanda.com
    Sedo reported their weekly sales and Sanda.com was the top sale at $75,000. GDPR.org at $15,000 was a nice sale, with the upcoming regulations coming up a smart buy. EUGDPR.org is a developed website. 48.com sales 15 cctld sales 6 other gtld sales I…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:51am -
  • The Domain King is getting upset
    Rick Schwartz is getting tired of some of the games in the auction business. Rick has been tweeting out a few things today about GoDaddy auctions I am still trying to get off the floor. My @GoDaddy rep just told me that they have no problem with peop…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:15am -
  • 27 year old Gradient.com closes at $125,001
    So I posted an article on 11-15 that Gradient.com was expiring on GoDaddy auctions. The 27 year old domain name was at $31,000. The auction closed Sunday at $125,001. So now the rush for those looking to contact the old owner and tell them how to ren…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:22am -
  • Homes.net sells for $30,000 on Flippa
    Homes.net has been auctioned a few times on Flippa, 127 days it ended unsold and 155 days ago it ended unsold. On Friday the domain sold for $30,000 as the buy it now was hit. Congrats to the seller of the 21 year old name. I am interested to see if…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 11:18am -

Domain Investing

  • New!NamesCon Offering 50% Off Tickets for Black Friday / Cyber Monday

    NamesCon Offering 50% Off Tickets for Black Friday / Cyber Monday

    As we get closer to NamesCon, the ticket prices rise and the discounts generally fade. From now through November 28, NamesCon organizers are offering a 50% discount on ticket prices in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In addition to offering a…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:19pm -
  • Thankful for Helpful Domain Industry Tools

    Thankful for Helpful Domain Industry Tools

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. This week, I have been giving thanks to people, companies, and businesses in the domain name industry that I am grateful for and that I appreciate. Today, I want to thank the companies that operate great domain ind…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:24pm -
  • Spend.com Sold via Sedo for $275,000

    Spend.com Sold via Sedo for $275,000

    Dave Evanson is going to be having a great Thanksgiving. According to a tweet he just posted this morning, he brokered the sale of Spend.com for $275,000: Just sold spend .com for $275,000 USD!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoD…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:34pm -
  • NameJet Now Tells You if Auctions Are Expiry or Private Lister

    NameJet Now Tells You if Auctions Are Expiry or Private Lister

    NameJet made a step towards more transparency in the last day or so when it introduced a new field on auctions called “Domain Type.” From what I can see, there appear to be three options: Expiry, Direct Lister, and Pending Delete. These fields ar…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 3:15pm -
  • Wordfence Parent Rebrands as Defiant – Bought the EMD via Sedo

    Wordfence Parent Rebrands as Defiant – Bought the EMD via Sedo

    I use the Wordfence plugin for security on all of my WordPress-based websites. I think it offers an enhanced level of security, and it has both a free and a paid version. This afternoon, Wordfence announced that its corporate brand name has been chan…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:50pm -
  • Thankful for… Other Industry News Outlets

    Thankful for… Other Industry News Outlets

    With Thanksgiving in the US on Thursday, I am giving thanks this week to people and companies in the domain name business that I appreciate. Today, I want to give thanks to my fellow domain industry news publishers and writers who work hard to share…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:17pm -
  • GoDaddy Changes Domain Name Expiry Process

    GoDaddy Changes Domain Name Expiry Process

    I want to share an email from my GoDaddy account representative about a change to the domain name expiry process. I believe this is going to have an impact on the auction process as well, and this should be good news for people who have called for c…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 6:20pm -
  • My Typical “Lowball” Offer Response

    My Typical “Lowball” Offer Response

    One of the most difficult aspects of domain name sales is that many people still have no idea how much a domain name is worth. It is always a bit humorous to receive a $100 offer shortly after receiving a 5 figure offer for the same domain name. Alth…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:48pm -
  • Almost Everyone is Dealing with Something

    Almost Everyone is Dealing with Something

    Last Friday, I spent the day playing blackjack at Mohegan Sun. I don’t generally visit a casino during the week, but I made an exception because of who I was going to spend time with during the day. I met one of my closest friends and his family at…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:01am -
  • Thankful for Domain Forums

    Thankful for Domain Forums

    With Thanksgiving in the US this week, I am giving thanks to various people, places, and businesses within the domain name community. Today, I want to give thanks to Domain Boardroom, NamePros, and even DNForum. I spend quite a bit of time on Domain…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:04pm -
  • Gradient.com Ends at $125,001 on GoDaddy Auctions

    Gradient.com Ends at $125,001 on GoDaddy Auctions

    I was following the Gradient.com auction on GoDaddy Auctions for the last few days, and the domain name sold for $125,001 yesterday. Because Gradient.com was an expired domain name, the domain registrant has several days to renew the domain name befo…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:57pm -
  • Thankful for… Readers

    Thankful for… Readers

    It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, and I am thankful and grateful for many people, places, and businesses related to the domain business. Each day this week, I am going to give thanks. Today, I am thankful for the people who read DomainInvestin…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:04am -
  • Startup with $19m in Funding Gets Less.com

    Startup with $19m in Funding Gets Less.com

    TechCrunch reported on a $19 million funding round for a startup called Less, “a ride-sharing service for commuters and other short distance rides.” The company was founded by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, who reportedly founded “one of the most succe…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 3:10pm -
  • Purple is Now on Purple.com

    Purple is Now on Purple.com

    Earlier this month, I reported the sale of the Purple.com domain name. When the sale was reported, all signs appeared to show that the mattress startup, Purple, had acquired the Purple.com domain name. This has been confirmed. If you visit Purple.com…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:18pm -
  • Change.org Petition Fighting UDRP has 130k+ Signatures

    Change.org Petition Fighting UDRP has 130k+ Signatures

    A domain name registrant started a popular petition on Change.org targeting a UDRP filed by Disney. Apparently, the operators of a website called Club Penguin Rewritten have come under scrutiny from Disney for using the company’s Club Penguin trade…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:31pm -
  • Will Cryptocurrency New gTLD Domain Names be Valuable?

    Will Cryptocurrency New gTLD Domain Names be Valuable?

    It seems that many new gTLD registries would like a second round of new gTLD applications. ICANN has not said when (or if) it will happen. It seems that there will be subsequent application rounds, but it is anybody’s guess when that will occur. On…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:06pm -
  • IVI.com Subject of UDRP Filing

    IVI.com Subject of UDRP Filing

    Another valuable three letter .com domain name is the subject of a UDRP proceeding at the World Intellectual Property Organization. A UDRP was filed against IVI.com, and it is WIPO Case D2017-2240. The owner of IVI.com is WebMD, a publisher of health…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:21pm -
  • Kitchens To Go Tries to Get KTG.com via UDRP

    Kitchens To Go Tries to Get KTG.com via UDRP

    A company called Kitchens to Go filed a UDRP against the valuable KTG.com domain name at the World Intellectual Property Organization. This UDRP filing is WIPO Case D2017-2241. KTG.com has a creation date of February 22, 2001, where it was picked up…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:00am -
  • Keep Enough Cash for Taxes

    Keep Enough Cash for Taxes

    I generally don’t preface an article with a disclaimer, but I think it is important to note at the outset that I am not an accountant nor should any of this be construed as accounting or tax advice! Let’s say I buy a domain name at auction for $1…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 4:40pm -
  • Roomi Raises $11m – Guess Its Domain Name

    Roomi Raises $11m – Guess Its Domain Name

    A started up called Roomi has raised $11 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. Roomi helps people find roommates, and it seems to be relatively successful since its introduction in 2015. Although the branding is cute, I don’t think the domai…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 3:55pm -

Online Domain

  • New!Only buy what (domains) you need
    I got inspired to write this post by a tweet made by Peter Sunde, founder of Njalla (and Pirate Bay), a privacy domain name registration service, about black Friday purchases: This Friday it’s “black friday”. At @njal_la we’re discussing doub…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 4:30pm -
  • You can now renew your GoDaddy domains up to only 30 days after expiry
    Godaddy domains will now be able to be renewed up to only 30 days after expiry. This, I think, is supposed to fix the GoDaddy auctions problem where the domain name owner can current;y renew domains up to 7 days after the expired auction ends. But of…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 6:30pm -
  • GoDaddy domain name auctions: a disservice to the domain name industry
    GoDaddy is doing a disservice to the domain name industry. They are a domain name auction house auctioning domains that may or MAY NOT be delivered to the winning bidder that has already paid. Any other industry and they would be the laughing stock o…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 4:31pm -
  • Thinking to renew or not a New gTLD led to a $9,600 .com domain sale!
    This is a domain name story that almost never happens. Or is it? So the story starts with this domain name that was coming up for renewal. It was a New gTLD domain: Hollywood.Agency. The domain had a $72 renewal price. While I was thinking to renew i…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 6:43pm -
  • Trending domain name keywords: cannabis and blockchain
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of October 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. “cannabis” is the top keyword in .com while “blockchain” is the top keyword in .net…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 4:41pm -
  • Nominet suspended 16,632 domains
    Nominet published its update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2017. Nominet suspends domains following notification from the police or other law enforcement agencies that the domain is being used for crimi…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:26pm -
  • Radix shares renewal rates for .Online, .Tech and .Site (no data for its other 6 extensions)
    Radix registry shared the renewal rate for three of its most popular TLDs, .ONLINE, .TECH and .SITE. Launched in July and August 2015, these 3 TLDs are up for subsequent (2nd cycle) renewal and are seeing an overall renewal rate of 77%. This renewal…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:05pm -
  • .Radio enters general availability today – Speculators are not welcomed!
    .Radio entered General Availability today (from 15 November 2017 12:00 AM UTC). .Radio is not welcoming domain name speculators and its pricing seems a bit complicated. According to Namestat .radio gained 1,614 registrations during the Pioneer and Su…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:54pm -
  • Goodbye World Hosting Days! Hello CloudFest 2018!
    World Hosting Days is rebranding to CloudFest. CloudFest 2018 will be held March 10-16, in Rust Germany. “Our industry is evolving at a blistering pace. The cloud is not only about bandwidth, storage, or connectivity anymore but includes platforms…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • Rick Schwartz sells portfolio of 10 NNN(.)com domains
    Rick Schwartz, aka the Domain King, announced in a tweet today that he has sold his entire portfolio of 10 NNN.com domains. Rick did not disclose the price that the domains were sold but did say that the domains would take 10 spots high on the DNJour…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:50pm -
  • Verisign launches NameStudio to help people find domain names
    Today Verisign introduced NameStudio, a new domain name brainstorming service. Through NameStudio, users type in keywords for domain names related to their idea or business. The service dynamically generates relevant domain name options that can comp…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:02pm -
  • Liquid domains market: $24.4M domain sales reported by escrow.com
    This quarter a new record in sales was recorded (as reported by Escrow.com) with over $24M. GGRG Brokerage Consulting and Giuseppe Graziano published the 3rd quarter of 2017 Liquid Domains Market Overview partnering with Escrow.com and Estibot’s pa…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:57pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 4 domains in October for $83,388 (HighGrade.com, CoolDomains.com, etc.)
    Mike Mann reported selling 4 domain names in October for a total of $83,388. Prices started at $9,888 and went up to $38,500. I hope there is not someone that thinks that these are all the domains that Mike sold in October. These are just the domains…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 7:21pm -
  • Stuart Maloff’s interview about his domain name business gets published
    Stuart Maloff gave an interview about his domain name business on VoyageMIA.com. Stu Maloff is a domain name investor living in Coral Springs, Florida. He is also a full-time teacher currently teaching 3rd Grade Gifted/High Achieving students in Cora…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:03pm -
  • NamesCon Global 2018 Agenda announced
    The agenda for NamesCon Global 2018 in Las Vegas was announced today. Speakers will be added as they are confirmed. Keynotes will be announced weekly beginning December 2, 2017. The NamesCon mobile app will be released on January 12, 2018. The app wi…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Nov 17, 3:31am -
  • Mike Mann: “Is the current value of an asset its liquidation value today, or a discount to the future profits you expect to make?”
    Mike Mann is ready to launch his new domain appraisal site at AccurateAppraisals.com and he has even put up a form for people to sign up as domain name appraisers. He made a post about this on Facebook and also debated on what the current value of a…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 5:20pm -
  • Tucows reports increase of revenue because of acquisition of Enom and domain business growth
    Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC), today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Net revenue for the third quarter of 2017 increased 73% to $85.0 million from $49.1 million for the third quarter of 2016. Net inco…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:45pm -
  • Post your 3 best domain names!
    Please post in the comments your 3 best (or 3 of your best) domain names. I will start with mine. Please don’t post more than 3 domain names and also don’t post prices. Domains don’t have to be available for sale anyway… Here are 3 of my best…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 4:12pm -
  • GoDaddy report: total revenue up 23.3%, domains revenue up 14.8%
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. “GoDaddy delivered yet another great quarter, with continued strong growth in customers, revenue and cash flow,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving.…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 2:54pm -
  • Afternic: how and where to sell and buy domain names (registrar list)
    I wrote an article about some Afternic Fast Transfer price changes and tried to find out what registrars are Afternic Fast Transfer partners. That didn’t turn out to be so straightforward. It seems that not all gaining registrars are losing registr…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 5:04pm -
  • Namejet sold 112 domains for $737,936 in October (xlc .com, domainlookup .com, cityspace .com)
    Namejet released it’s October 2017 domain name auctions report that includes a lot of 3-letter .com domains. Namejet sold 112 (94 domains in September) domains in October for a total of $737,936 ($744,035 in September). Namejet only reports domains…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 12:51am -
  • .Club sells 452 domain names for $380k (porn.club, basketball.club, coin.club)
    In the third quarter of 2017 .CLUB sold a total of 452 domain names, generating $325,743.31 in single payment sales and another $55,050 in topline value of new “Easy Payment” subscription sales at www.get.club for a grand total of $380,793.31 for…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 5:02pm -
  • ICANN: the extent of the impact of the GDPR on WHOIS is uncertain
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN“) published today a statement regarding the ability of registries and registrars to comply with their WHOIS and other contractual requirements related to domain name registration dat…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 3:21pm -
  • Namesilo: a registrar that shares its domain name numbers by TLD
    Namesilo added a new page to their website showing the number of domains registered with them along with a breakdown by TLD. The list includes all extensions including gTLDs, ccTLDs and New gTLDs. This is the first time I see something similar on any…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 5:10pm -
  • DigitalTown acquires CityInformation and its 11,600 mobile app handles
    DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC PINK: DGTW) and CityInformation B.V., have entered into an agreement for DigitalTown to acquire the assets of CityInformation. CityInformation develops and operates mobile apps for cities and towns worldwide. Mobile apps are no…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 8:17am -
  • Directnic acquires Fabulous.com
    Directnic announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire domain name registrar Fabulous.com from Dark Blue Sea Pty. Limited. The transaction is expected to close later today. I was expecting this will happen since I wrote in Sep…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 10:01pm -
  • Video describing domain name investing by Tough Domains
    Tough Domains is a set of tools for creating a domain name marketplace, domain for sale landing pages and for instant website development among other things. Tough Domains created a video to describe their tools in a video that also describes pretty…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 5:41pm -
  • Domaining Europe returns to Valencia because of expensive Rome
    Since the last Domaining Europe conference in Berlin Dietmar Stefitz tried to get a venue in Rome, but was impossible. The cheapest hotel in the category he was looking costs over 250 € per night. And as this is going to be the 10th anniversary of…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 6:13pm -
  • Vanity.com and Vanity.net domains and trademark sell for $340,000
    US bancrupty court approved yesterday the sale of the domain names Vanity.com and Vanity.net and the Vanity.com trademark for the sum of $340,000 after an auction:”Debtor is authorized to sell, transfer, and convey the Domain Name Assets to the Dom…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 5:19pm -
  • Verisign Q3 report: 145.8 million .com & .net domain names (up 1.47 million)
    VeriSign, Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of 2017. Business Highlights Verisign ended the third quarter with 145.8 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 1.2 percent increase from the end of t…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 1:07pm -
  • Domains priced up to $50K are now Afternic Fast Transfer eligible (see all partner registrars)
    Afternic has increased the maximum price for Fast Transfer domains to $50,000 from $25,000. Afternic claims that domain names that are priced and opted in to Fast Transfer have 25% higher sales velocity. What is Afternic Fast Transfer? Fast Transfer…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 2:28pm -
  • This is insulting and a new low for Uniregistry domain name brokers!
    This seems like a new low for Uniregistry domain name brokers and it is really insulting to domain buyers. I inquired about a domain name in July 2016 and 21 emails later (yes they don’t give up) I received this email from a Uniregistry broker yest…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 2:47pm -
  • The Escrow.com platform API is now available in public beta
    The Escrow.com platform API is now available in public beta. The Escrow API can be used for payments for your website, mobile app or marketplace with no chargebacks, ever. With no minimum fee and priced as low as 0.89%, the Escrow.com Platform API is…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 4:20am -
  • Mike Mann sells 9 domains in September for $136,502 (Koniku.com, Antipollution.com)
    Mike Mann reported selling 9 domain names in September for a total of $136,502. Mike had 6 5-figure sales and another 2 sales very close to $10k. Highest reported sale was Koniku.com that sold for $30,000. All 9 of the sold domains were .com. The av…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 5:27pm -
  • .London launches marketing campaign on London Underground, billboards, digital & TV advertising
    .London is launching a new marketing campaign. This new localised campaign aims to encourage London’s small businesses to show pride in their association with the capital, to help increase brand awareness, encourage new registrations and showcase c…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 1:39pm -
  • Is the domain name price really ridiculous?
    I got a reply from an interested buyer of one of my domain names saying that the price I quoted was ridiculous. Is the quoted domain name price really ridiculous? How does the buyer know? Does he/she know more than the domain name owner? Unless you t…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:56pm -
  • Undeveloped and Epik decided to discontinue working together

    - 33 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 4:26pm -
  • Undeveloped adopts blockchain and will release tokens, commission decreases to 9%
    Undeveloped announced today that they are adopting blockchain technology and will soon release Undeveloped tokens. “We’re convinced that the future of the domain industry lies in the blockchain and Undeveloped is taking a major step to guide this…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:56pm -
  • New .COM campaign: “With a .COM, you can beCOMe anything you want.”
    Verisign just launched a new .com campaign with tagline “With a .com, you can become anything you want.” The campaign is using the domain name YouCouldBe.com. They are also making a play with the word become. The campaign has a new commercial tha…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 4:45pm -
  • CentralNic secures contract to 14 New gTLDs, .sk acquisition has been delayed
    CentralNic has agreed with Germany’s KSregistry GmbH for CentralNic’s wholesale division to provide its services for 14 Top-Level Domain extensions currently managed by Open Registry, which KSregistry acquired from Group NCC in 2017. Under the te…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:34am -
  • Tough Domains: new tool for creating a marketplace, landing pages & instant development
    Tough Domains is a relatively new tool that has been developing its online services for the past 2 years. Tough Domains is a New York based company that “was founded on the principles of providing cutting edge tools and software that will provide t…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 4:26pm -
  • Rob Monster talks about Digital Town, its 6 acquisitions and their plans
    Rob Monster, CEO of DigitalTown, talked more extensively about Digital Town, its 6 acquisitions and the plans for the future of this public company. DigitalTown recently acquired JustLegal.com, hired Frank Robles and also Braden Pollock joined as an…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:46pm -
  • EURid will launch a domain name abuse prevention tool
    EURid is set to launch what they call it the “first of its kind” domain name abuse prevention tool. The software in its research phase has the ability to capture 80.04% of the abuse cases reported with a low level of false positives (0.92%). The…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:52pm -
  • Fake GoDaddy, Namecheap, Pinterest websites and emails targeting domain and website owners
    There are a few new scam emails that are circulating and are targeting domain name and website owners. The emails try to take advantage of the famous name of some of the most famous domain name registrars and a social media platform: GoDaddy, Nameche…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 6:24pm -
  • Mark Monitor is holding a webinar about domain name management
    Mark Monitor will be holding a webinar about domain name management on Thursday. The title of the webinar is “Domain Management Basics – From Registration to Renewal”. “In today’s domain environment, brand owners must make critical decision…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 3:07pm -
  • .NYC announces the 5 winners of the Best of Boroughs contest (plus some .nyc stats)
    The City of New York, on behalf of .nyc, crowned the winners of the first-ever Best of Boroughs contest. The Best of the Boroughs 5 website winners are: Best of Bronx – NewDayChurch.nyc is committed to building a healing faith community in the Bron…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 5:43pm -
  • The new crowd appraisal platform by Mike Mann will be called AccurateAppraisals.com
    The new crowd appraisal platform by Mike Mann will be called AccurateAppraisals.com. But don’t visit the website as there is nothing there yet. Mike Mann shared a few more details this week on Facebook and Twitter about his new appraisal company an…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 2:27pm -
  • DigitalTown acquires JustLegal.com, hires Frank Robles, Braden Pollock joins as an investor/advisor
    DigitalTown, Inc. and Congo, Ltd., have entered into an agreement for DigitalTown to acquire technology, expertise, and other assets of Congo. Congo’s flagship product is JustLegal.com, an online service for legal service provider discovery. “The…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 1:04pm -
  • Google’s project moves from a .ai domain to a .com
    One of Google’s projects has moved its website from a .ai domain name to a .com domain name. Dialogflow started as API.AI but now it is moving to an EMD .com: dialogflow.com The addition of new services, the new direction of the project and expecte…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 2:13pm -
  • Is 50% of the domaining industry about to be washed away? Probably…
    Is 50% of the domaining industry about to be washed away? Rick Schwartz certainly thinks so. And I agree too. But this has started a year ago. Many of the opportunistic people are long gone by now. But will domaining go back at the 2013-2014 level or…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 4:06pm -

Domain Shane

  • New!AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 23, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 23, 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 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 6:12pm -
  • New!Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, November 24th, 2017

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday,  November 24th, 2017

    BlackFriday.   The day when you used to get great deals on stuff.  Now the whole week is full of deals.  I’m sure the Black Friday names still do just fine.  And maybe even better since Black Friday starts on Wednesday now.   I hope to build…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 10:35am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 22, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 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…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 6:27pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 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…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 5:27pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thanksgiving, November 23rd, 2017

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thanksgiving,  November 23rd, 2017

    I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers and a wonderful Thursday to everyone else.  Today I am surrounded by family and then the leave for the in laws in the afternoon.  A perfect day. Lots of friends and family and then on…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 10:30am -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday November 22nd, 2017

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday November 22nd, 2017

    Looks like everyone wins.  Especially Godaddy.  Godaddy makes tens of millions of dollars from expired domains.  They love the free money.  What they don’t like is when people renew and they don’t get to keep the money on the sale of an expi…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:27am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 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 Nov 17, 4:37pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, November 21st

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, November 21st

    Last night I commented on Raymond’s latest post on TheDomains.com. Apparently Rick Schwartz tweeted about being upset with Godaddy for allowing people to bid on expired domains that they own, at least I think that’s what he’s saying.There ma…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:21am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 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 Nov 17, 7:59pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday November 20th, 2017

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday November 20th, 2017

     This week starts a big week in retail and usually a pretty slow week in domains.  I used to find some good deals at the auctions on Thanksgiving and Friday after but that’s not been the case lately as the auctions are now International and mos…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:32am -

TLD Investors

  • New!Daily Domain Picks 11-24-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-24-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-24-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-24-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com BeSpecial.com a lot of interest here, over $900. Certainly a versatile name that could be used as an ad campaign, call to action or tagline like just do it.…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:59pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 11-23-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-23-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-23-17 Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating, thank you for spending a little time of your day here on TLDinvestors. Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-23-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com A fair number of 4L.coms today, some solid c…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:34pm -
  • Protect your domain names
    Two pieces of news I read prompted me to think that companies must carefully protect their domain names. The first one was actually a recruitment ad by American movie studio 20th Century Fox for a domain manager. The second one was about the domain n…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:54pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 11-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-22-17 GoDaddy has certainly been in the news all week, no bidder id’s is a mistake in my opinion. The 30 day expiry has a lot of people mixed, if you don’t care about the auction aspect, then you feel you have lost more time…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:24pm -
  • GoDaddy has no plans to implement bidder id’s

    GoDaddy has no plans to implement bidder id’s

    So by now most have heard the news from GoDaddy about 30 being the new 42. Good morning, We are making a change to our domain name expiry process and wanted to give you enough notice to make decisions on your portfolio. GoDaddy is changing the domain…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:30pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 11-21-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-21-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-21-17     Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-21-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List AdvisorAsia.com BestKidEver.com BitcoinCourses.com BusinessFund.info Contaq.com CQH.co DataPoint.org DEL.tv DQE.co Drivify.com EuroGuy.com Execu…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 9:17am -
  • Cisco and Intel roll out websites built on a .tech
    Radix who is a sponsor here on TLDinvestors is seeing some big companies develop on their .tech extension. .Tech has been one of the new gtld’s that I have liked and felt stood a good chance for success. Now when it comes to domain investor’s rea…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:42am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 11-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-20-17 Gradient.com closed at $125,001 yesterday. what a score for GoDaddy if it goes through. FrMedia.com did get bid up higher than I wanted for acquisition, $1,225. I am glad to see the price over $1,000 while holding a few LL…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:37am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 11-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-19-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-19-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Some solid names today, FrMedia.com one of my favorite niches, currently at $255, I will be jumping in here, now this might get stupid and big up too high. W…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 10:24am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 11-18-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-18-17

    Daily Domain Picks 11-18-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 11-18-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 4X0.com 67265.com AroundChina.com BugNow.com CargoPlus.com CloudSearchEngine.com CMUZ.com Firmal.com FullTracking.com HiringNearby.com IXSO.com Kee…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 10:58am -

Domain Gang

  • HyphBot : Ad scam used 34,000 domains to reap $500,000 dollars daily
    A sophisticated scam involving 34,000 domains reaped up to $500,000 dollars in advertiser’s traffic, a day! Bot traffic driven by cybercriminals created more than a million URLs, in an attempt to fool advertisers into buying ad traffic that suppose…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:36pm -
  • Donuts Platinum Domains: Interview with Matt Overman
    Donuts, Inc. is the biggest operator in the new gTLD namespace, with 238 gTLDs in their domain portfolio. We interviewed Matt Overman, VP and GM of Aftermarket and Premium domains for Donuts, Inc. The main focus of this interview: Donuts Platinum Dom…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 5:19pm -
  • After 16 years, DigiPower.com is lost in a UDRP
    DigiPower.com, a domain registered in 2001, changed hands via the UDRP process. The Complainant is Maurice Mizrahi / Mizco International, Inc. They operate a battery and assorted electronics business, from the domain DigiPowerSolutions.com. That doma…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 3:02pm -
  • Rick Schwartz : I am the new owner of GoDaddyBlows.com
    Rick Schwartz announced that he’s the new owner of the domain GoDaddyBlows.com. The Domain King became furious by the method that GoDaddy uses to auction expired domain names; even after payment, the auction’s result can be voided, and funds are…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 3:25pm -
  • Zimbabwean Mnangagwa : Dot .com domain of “no use,” says seller
    Emmerson Mnangagwa is the up and coming next president of Zimbabwe, after Robert Mugabe’s arrest following a coup d’etat. Mnangagwa apparently has been chasing the presidential spot for some time, and the right time arrived; the 93 year old Mugab…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:23pm -
  • Shut for fraud : List of domains at Tucows that got on the black list
    Engaging in unlawful activities, such as spamming, phishing and other crime, can get your domains banned and blocked. Despite what some people seem to think, one cannot register a domain name and break the law with it. Per ICANN regulations, Domain r…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 6:23pm -
  • Ask Me Nothing : DomainSherpa show to roll out new, exciting format
    DomainSherpa moved recently from the busy hands of Mike Cyger, to the equally busy mind of Drew Rosener. The cryptocurrency boffin is eager to get the show off the ground, and hinted of new updates that might be coming. “We’re rolling out a new,…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:30pm -
  • Poll: How much did Rick Schwartz sell that NNN .com domain portfolio for?
    Rick Schwartz‘s recent sale of a domain portfolio consisting of 10 NNN .com names, upped the ante for how numeric domains are valued. The Domain King acquired those ten domains for $700 dollars. How much did he sell them for? Initially, Rick’s tw…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:59pm -
  • Legal Zoom grabs ZoomLegal.com via the UDRP process
    Reversing the domain keywords of a popular legal assistance web site, had a bad effect for the registrant of ZoomLegal.com, as Legal Zoom Inc., filed a UDRP against the domain. According to the case’s particulars: “The Complainant is a provider o…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:35pm -
  • Battle of the new gTLDs: .XYZ back on top, as .TOP hits bottom
    The fight for the gTLD roster continues, and dot .XYZ is back at the top spot, after losing it temporarily to China-heavy .TOP. Dot .XYZ went through its “cleansing” period, having lost the majority of its penny promo campaign a year later. Durin…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:13pm -

NameBio Blog

  • New!$380k in Sales on November 23rd – Spend.com sold for $275,000 – Daily Market Report
    Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was Spend.com which sold for $275,000. NameBio recorded 207 sales for a total of $379,657 with an average sale price of $1,834. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:45pm -
  • New!160 Domain Discoveries for November 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…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 10:54am -
  • $141k in Sales on November 22nd – Limata.com sold for $7,661 – Daily Market Report
    Sedo had the top three sales yesterday led by Limata.com which sold for $7,661. NameBio recorded 242 sales for a total of $140,890 with an average sale price of $582. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 13% in the number of sales bu…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:45pm -
  • 168 Domain Discoveries for November 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 Nov 17, 10:54am -
  • $142k in Sales on November 21st – QRC.com sold for $25,200 – Daily Market Report
    NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was QRC.com which sold for $25,200. NameBio recorded 214 sales for a total of $141,687 with an average sale price of $662. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 47…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:45pm -
  • 149 Domain Discoveries for November 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 Nov 17, 10:54am -
  • $169k in Sales on November 20th – HomeJob.com sold for $5,703 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was HomeJob.com which sold for $5,703 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 406 sales for a total of $168,578 with an average sale price of $415. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 135% in the number of sales but the…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:45pm -
  • 119 Domain Discoveries for November 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 Nov 17, 10:54am -
  • $203k in Sales on November 19th – Gradient.com sold for $125,001 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was Gradient.com which sold for $125,001 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 173 sales for a total of $203,267 with an average sale price of $1,175. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 9% in the number of sales but t…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 1:45pm -
  • 156 Domain Discoveries for November 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 Nov 17, 10:54am -

TNT Names

Morgan Linton

  • One reason why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for Domainers

    One reason why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for Domainers

    Years ago I was talking with a friend of mine who has a lot more domains than me and he mentioned that taking advantage of Black Friday/Cyber Monday had been a game-changer for his business. While this might seem painfully obvious (it was to me the s…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:23am -
  • Three non .COM sales that caught my eye this month

    Three non .COM sales that caught my eye this month

    I always enjoy looking at sales data and trying to understand how the dynamics of the domain name world are changing over time. It wasn’t that long ago that if the .COM was taken, you’d have .NET or .ORG – today there are so many more options i…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 5:45am -
  • Domains for Startups – Nov 17th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

    Domains for Startups – Nov 17th, 2017: Five names up for auction that I think startups will dig

    There have been some truly stellar domain sales with both one and two-word .COMs taking the cake when it comes to value. It’s also pretty well known that many of the top sales you read about on places like DNJournal, often started as a smart buy so…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 1:09am -
  • As eSports grows, so does Twitch and its growing list of streaming celebs

    As eSports grows, so does Twitch and its growing list of streaming celebs

    If you haven’t been to Twitch.tv before don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. I just started watching Twitch regularly probably around eight months ago myself, and I feel like I was missing out on an entirely different world. What I found is that t…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 5:52am -
  • A (relatively) overlooked data point when looking at domain name sales

    A (relatively) overlooked data point when looking at domain name sales

    When I first started buying and selling domain names I used the current top domain sales as my inspiration. I saw some nice two-word .COMs that were selling in the five figure range and went to town. Of course I quickly learned that I had bought a bu…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:22am -

DN Geek

Domain Magazine

  • New domain name extension .BOSTON is now available for public registrations

    New domain name extension .BOSTON is now available for public registrations

      New gTLD .BOSTON is now available for general public registrations . Registrations started at 16:00 GMT time yesterday. Price per domain for .BOSTON is currently $11.99, at GoDaddy. Minds + Machines group Ltd. (MMX.co) own the rights of .BOSTON .I…
    - 45 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 12:43am -
  • Analysis of recent brandable domain name sales

    Analysis of recent brandable domain name sales

      In our daily life, we come across hundreds of brands. Right from our toothpaste to our TVs, from clothes to cars ; brands are everywhere. In order to become a successful  brand, its name is very important . Ideal brand name must be short, high…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 6:26pm -
  • Domain Names In Everyday life.

    Domain Names In Everyday life.

    Domain name in an abstract concept. This makes it difficult for people to attach value to them. Hence, in this post I would try to give you examples wherein you can connect things to domains and understand their value. Let’s start with an example o…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 10:07am -
  • The Great Rebranding Story: Small Business Owners Adopting the New Extensions

    The Great Rebranding Story: Small Business Owners Adopting the New Extensions

    We often have a preconceived notion that .com domains are the best for online presence and business. Businesses around the world are now moving away from the herd mentality and are opting for the new TLDs which reflect their brand and business in a b…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 6:36pm -
  • Vodka.net And Other Great Auctions Ending Today at SEDO

    Vodka.net And Other Great Auctions Ending Today at SEDO

    Sedo is currently holding a week long auction for some hand curated domains named Great Domains from September 21st-28th. This auction, ending today, includes selected domains that are set to entice domain traders from all over the globe and you coul…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 10:10am -
  • In The Game of Names, These People Rule The Seven Kingdoms

    In The Game of Names, These People Rule The Seven Kingdoms

    With the Game of Thrones (or GOT as it is often called) becoming a rage all over, we too haven’t been left untouched by the mania. Being the curious cat that I am, I did a little digging around on who are the people that “virtually” rule the se…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 8:11pm -
  • Dispute Over .amazon – Two Nation States vs The Ecommerce Giant

    Dispute Over .amazon – Two Nation States vs The Ecommerce Giant

    “At first, I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realise I am fighting for humanity.” – Chico Mendes, Brazilian Environmentalist Much has been said about the dispute o…
    - 62 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 4:35am -
  • Story of the hurricane domains.

    Story of the hurricane domains.

    Countries around the Atlantic Ocean recently witnessed few major hurricanes. These left people with massive loss of wealth. Some of the major hurricanes were the Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. Let us take a look at the use of exact match Hurric…
    - 65 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:36am -
  • Fighting Against A Trademark Bully – How to Handle UDRP

    Fighting Against A Trademark Bully – How to Handle UDRP

    For young startups, prospective entrepreneurs, small companies and people, buying a good keyword domain has always been a scary thing because of the millions of trademarks out there, in hundreds of countries. The trademark holders watch keyword domai…
    - 65 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 12:11pm -
  • The story of over €35 million unregulated fundraising by DomRaider ICO

    The story of over €35 million unregulated fundraising by DomRaider ICO

    ICO or Initial Coin Offering is the new craze for the startups / companies to raise funds. This involves creating your own Token in the form of crypto currencies and selling them to general public. The advantage that the buyers get from buying these…
    - 67 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 5:33am -

The Frager Factor

Dot Weekly

  • Fair Muffler In Green Bay Is How Fair?
    Just sharing this because I think it’s far from “fair” and I also wanted to display an estimate vs reality.I had an exhaust leak and took my van to Fair Muffler in Green Bay, WI for an estimate. My guess was that a manifold gasket was bad but…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 8:23pm -
  • Kourts Acquires Domain Name Courts.com
    Kourts.com acquires Courts.com in a potential six figure domain transactionKourts, a tennis club management software offering has acquired the premium generic domain name Courts.com. Courts.com had a buy now offering price of $175,000 at Sedo. The d…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 1:06pm -
  • FLIR Systems, Inc. Acquires Lorex.com Domain Name
    FLIR Systems, Inc. acquires Lorex.com domain name in a domain upgrade from LorexTechnology.comFLIR Systems, Inc. offers a popular security camera brand called Lorex by FLIR and is currently using the domain name LorexTechnology.com but the company h…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 11:30am -
  • Domain Movers Update
    If you are a reader of DotWeekly on a normal basis, you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting any Domain Movers articles lately. Why you may ask? Well, I’m about to tell you.I always use DomainTools.com and it’s many features to produce…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 5:51pm -
  • Wagz Inc. Acquires Wagz.com & Black+Decker Deal
    Wagz Inc. acquires new domain name Wagz.com and signs licensing deal with Black+DeckerWagz.com, a domain name continuously registered since February 13, 1999 has a new owner, Wagz, Inc.  Wagz is a fairly new smart pet brand offering a connected sma…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 10:36am -

CircleID Domain Names

  • Vulnerabilities of Weak Marks and Uncurated Websites
    Dictionary words, alone, combined as phrases, modified by other parts of speech, and single letters that function as marks also retain in parallel their common associations that others may use without offending third-party rights. As a rule of thumb,…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 4:07pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Registrations in October
    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…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 10:02pm -
  • ICANN Issues Guidance to Domain Registrars and Registries in Light of Hurricane Maria
    ICANN has issued a guidance notice to registrars and registries in relation to Hurricane Maria, which caused massive damage throughout the Caribbean.* * *Dear gTLD Registries and Registrars,As you know, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic da…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 7:45pm -
  • UDRPs Filed - Brand Owners Take Note
    After being in the domain industry for over 15 years, there aren't too many things that catch me by surprise, but recently a few UDRP filings have me scratching my head.Both ivi.com and ktg.com have had UDRPs filed against them, and I have to say…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:27pm -
  • Radix Reports Subsequent Renewal Rate of 77% for Three of Its Largest TLDs
    Radix, the world's 4th largest domain portfolio registry shared the renewal rate for three of its most popular TLDs, .ONLINE, .TECH and .SITE.Launched in July and August 2015, these TLDs are up for subsequent (2nd cycle) renewal and are seeing a h…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:11pm -

gTLD's Club

  • It is time for .RUGBY

    It is time for .RUGBY

    Just noticed today, the .RUGBY Sunrise Period begins.WhenStarts: 15 November 2017;Ends: 16 January 2018.MoreThe Registry: http://nic.rugby/;History of the .RUGBY new gTLD;Full details at ICANN.OupsGuess what's happened to dotRug…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Future dotBRAND new gTLD applicants

    Future dotBRAND new gTLD applicants

    What you should readThis is the Brand Registry Group update on .BRAND trends and use cases:Evolution of dotBrands - Use Cases & Trends;ICANN New gTLD 2012 Application Round;Snapshot from October 2017 - visible use;Volume of Second-Level Domains…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:17am -
  • Publication: a new gTLD for $10,000 ?

    Publication: a new gTLD for $10,000 ?

    A french major Registrar returned from the latest ICANN meeting, also called #ICANN60, and published that the asked price to submit a new gTLD application to the ICANN "could" change to $10,000 or below. There is no indication as if this concerns dot…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 10:39am -
  • The .USA new gTLD

    The .USA new gTLD

    In 2011, the .USA new gTLD team announced the creation of a .USA new gTLD for the second round of the ICANN new gTLD program.You can check their website and meet with the team if you are in Abu Dhabi.dotUSA is attending #ICANN60 in Abu Dhabi. Th…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 5:24pm -
  • Approved Board Resolutions for new gTLDs

    Approved Board Resolutions for new gTLDs

    This is an extract of the approved board resolutions from a recent regular meeting dated 29 October 2017 of the ICANN board. Content not related to new gTLDs was removed.On the .GAY and .MUSIC new gTLDsThe Board has adopted the "BAMC Recommendation…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 5:31pm -
  • Time for .LOM and .VTO new gTLDs?

    Time for .LOM and .VTO new gTLDs?

    Lombardy and Veneto are two rich regions and it requires to be rich to operate a new gTLD.If planning for more autonomy does not happen in one day, it is something that can be prepared, and new domain name extensions clearly offer that, on the Int…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Advisors blocking emails from new gTLDs?

    Advisors blocking emails from new gTLDs?

    I read that some advisors block their clients from receiving emails using a specific new domain name extension.Yes...I read that (...)In more simple words, it means that a person in charge of offering the service to manage emails for you will dec…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 11:28am -
  • Acquire a withdrawn new gTLD application?

    Acquire a withdrawn new gTLD application?

    Most withdrawn new gTLD applications were projects that submitted an application to ICANN but then, for whatever reason (auctions, failed project, lack of funding, too much time wasted waiting...) these applications were withdrawn.For the increasing…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 3:00pm -
  • CentralNic secures contract for 14 new gTLDs

    CentralNic secures contract for 14 new gTLDs

    CentralNic has agreed to provide KSregistry GmbH with its market leading Top Level Domain registry services. The deal with KSregistry covers 14 Top-Level Domain (“TLD”) extensions currently managed by OpenRegistry, which KSregistry acquired from…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 8:43am -
  • Some new gTLD contacts...are gone

    Some new gTLD contacts...are gone

    A "new gTLD contact" is a contact that you find in any new gTLD application: there is a primary and secondary contact.I checked new gTLD applications to investigate about a question that I have: are primary or secondary contacts still in place? Thi…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures (Face-to-Face meeting) : 28 October 2017

    GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures (Face-to-Face meeting) : 28 October 2017

    This PDP Working Group is tasked with calling upon the community’s collective experiences from the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program to determine what, if any changes may need to be made to the existing oNew gTLD policy recommendations from 8 Augu…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:19am -
  • Amazon looks for a gTLD Registry Counsel

    Amazon looks for a gTLD Registry Counsel

    Counsel will support the Amazon Registry Services business on a broad range of commercial contracting, licensing, technology, and regulatory matters relating to gTLD registries. Counsel will work directly with business teams, providing day-to-day adv…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 9:12am -
  • October 2017: new gTLD reports are up-to-date

    October 2017: new gTLD reports are up-to-date

    The second day of each month is a long day at Jovenet Consulting as we update new gTLD reports manually. Last month, we initiated a new report which will be updated on a monthly basis: the Multiple Registries new gTLD report. This report focuses on m…
    - 53 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 7:55am -
  • Why I need a .PAYPAL new gTLD

    Why I need a .PAYPAL new gTLD

    I use Paypal and I am quite satisfied with how it helps me with my business: it is still a little hard to use and I don't use all functions of the tool, but it is not so expensive, it is fast and efficient and Paypal does not send so many emails. In…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Sep 17, 8:03am -
  • Losing auctions: the next new gTLD business model

    Losing auctions: the next new gTLD business model

    Reading that small line, in the link below, reminds me that I never signed any NDA to participate in the Famous Four Media project: what if I had published or distributed their list of strings prior to the first round of the ICANN new gTLD program to…
    - 59 days ago, 26 Sep 17, 2:44pm -
  • 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…
    - 69 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…
    - 81 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…
    - 85 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…
    - 86 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…
    - 93 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'…
    - 98 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…
    - 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
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 11 Jul 17, 10:18am -

NamePros Forum

  • New!The NP's Official USA Political Thread

    The NP's Official USA Political Thread

    Here you can spout your USA political views.Rules:1. Keep it clean2. No fighting3. Respect the views of others.4. US Political views, No Religious views5. Have fun :):wave:
    - 12 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:50pm -
  • New!50% OFF DnDork Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale - Just $14.5 Now
    Hey Domainers,Good news! DnDork Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale is LIVE. Get 50% OFF on all pricing plans for a limited period of time. Use coupon code BSCM2017 at checkout. Visit https://dndork.com to buy the script.Our new pricing are follow…
    - 13 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:49pm -
  • New!Can Brandbucket buy it's own names?
    I've only been on Brandbucket for about 2 months and have 9 names on there. Last month I sold my first name and it is still resolving to their site with an "Inquire Now" button instead of a price. My question is this: Is it common for them to buy na…
    - 15 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:47pm -
  • New!New Names on the List / CamoEquipment.com, forexsmsalert.com, BankersAdvise.com... $3 each!
    BIN - $3 EachFasthosts.co.ukCamoEquipment.com / 05-Jan-2018SoldBTCexcavator.com / 08-Feb-2018BTCdiggers.com / 23-Feb-2018SoldSoldSoldSoldSoldBitcoinExcavate.com / 10-Feb-2018BitcoinExcavation.com / 10-Feb-2018bestbuytracker.com / 19-Ja…
    - 19 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:43pm -
  • New!Looking for brandable, EMD and GEO .coms
    Looking for brandable domain names which are registered at GoDaddy.I can pay 1$-15$ per name (If the name is good I can pay more) - Depending on quality.Send your names and prices too!Thanks!
    - 19 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:43pm -
  • New!$0.99 .COM registrations or transfers - FXDomains.com
    Use COMSALEFXD at fxdomains.com to register or transfer a .com for only $0.99 (no min years!). One per customer, new customers only. Paypal accepted in some countries it seems.
    - 23 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:39pm -
  • New!DentistVR .com CopVR .com + more
    Inviting bulk / individual offers via pm for these aged VR dot com domainsSome aged since 2014/others 2015Turned down multiple xxx offers in the pastLooking for quick salePaypalothers names available on requestThanks!VirtuaRealityExpiration…
    - 24 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:38pm -
  • New!MoneyLegal.com for sale | Two great keywords paired together to make one name that is all business.
    MoneyLegal.comCould be great for any company or site related to:financial securityfinancial lawcounterfeitingcurrency/legal tendera lawyer with the last name Money (there are quite a few!)It is in Dynadot and will Expire 2018/01/10BIN : $…
    - 24 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:38pm -
  • New!SalmanBay.com | Salman Bay A tourist Hub in KSA | 7 figures minimum offer !
    SalmanBay.comSalman Bay in Saudi Arabia is in its progress to be a tourist hub like Dubai in near future.GodaddyOpen to offers minimum 7 figures !Escrow.comRelated Links : 1 , 2Salman is the name of Saudi Arabia king !!BIN : 50 million Dol…
    - 24 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:38pm -
  • New!KipLA.com for sale ! | WOW BIN has been dropped !
    Here is an ultra brandable and memorable name for sale. There is something with this name that make it a little funny and stick with you ! Great opportunity for its lucky owner. Post SOLD to claim it as soon as possible.KipLA.comKip has some mean…
    - 24 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:38pm -
  • New!One or two word .com - Anything interesting that you want to move!

    One or two word .com - Anything interesting that you want to move!

    one word .comtwo word .com but it has to make since. PLEASE, no hyphens or numbers!!!Geo products or service domains are great too. Cities with atleast 150k people and services to include but not limited to lawyer, real estate, landscaping, plumb…
    - 25 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:37pm -
  • New!2 words Domain Portfolio - EarningCrew.com +

    2 words Domain Portfolio - EarningCrew.com +

    Hello everyone !! Selling my 2 words domain names, these names are catchy and easy to remember! Some could be potential business ideas with logo included but you can always have your own! some more than Whole year of expiration ( 2019 ) !![IMG]…
    - 27 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 27 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:35pm -
  • New!BANNEN'S Blowout (Part 2): ShermanTanks.com - since 2001 / ParlorStoves.com - since 2001, etc
    This is part 2 (final part this year) of my little blowout.Simple: this is a descending ('Dutch') auction; the BIN goes DOWN by $5 - $25 (at my whim) every day or two.Final price: only $10 for each domain!!All domains are at Uniregistry (unless o…
    - 28 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:34pm -
  • New!Best Crypto Domains
    had a few members sign up with some nice crypto names wanted to know what the best names are by our members.BitcoinCryptoEtherSiaCoinWalletBlockchainSidechain etc
    - 29 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:33pm -
  • New!Yubdo.com, EthCoop.com, Tizaze.com
    Hello,New to the domain name industry. Hand registered the following names. Having hard time evaluating market potential.Would appreciate comments and maybe some ideas if worth further developing. Thanks,Petros
    - 31 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:31pm -
  • New!Your reg. of the day
    ### WARNING ###DOMAINING CAN BE ADDICTING### WARNING ###Mine:HeatingFuel.orgI think the net sold recent at auction for over $1,000 and is reg to Frank Schilling (I think) or his business name. This org name was dropped after 6 years according…
    - 33 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:29pm -
  • New!Ceszu.com BB Published @1695
    [ATTACH]Register:- NettigrirtyExpiry :- October 2018Start :- $18Increase:- $1+BIN :- TBAEnd :- 48 Hour after last bid or via BINPayment :- PayPal, Paytm
    - 35 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:27pm -
  • New!poo(.)si for sale, 3 letter, existing tag #poosi on Instagram and Twitter
    Domain for sale with existing promotion as #poosi both on instagram and twitter, try to search for #poosiDomain: poo.siRegistrar: domene.siExpires: August 31st, 2018Renewal: 12,9 Euro, that is $15 at today rate.Auction starts $1Increments $1…
    - 37 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:25pm -
  • New!NameSilo Black Friday Deals (available now)!

    NameSilo Black Friday Deals (available now)!

    Get started on Black Friday early as our deals are available right now :)Here they are:$4.99 .com first-year registrations (unlimited use - no coupon necessary)Up to the first 50,000 registrations. We do not envision exceeding this based upon pri…
    - 38 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:24pm -
  • New!!!! High Estibot !!!Certains.org !!! Premium One Word !!! Short Auction !!!
    Certains.orgEstibot Value - 9,900$Reg-GodaddyExpire- Nov 2018Start- 15$increment - 5$Bin-TBAEnd- 48 hours after last bid (Very Short Auction)!!! High Estibot !!! Premium One Word !!! Short...
    - 39 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:23pm -
  • New!A couple Domains for appraising
    I'll be adding a few domains later, but I was able to get these today - Wondering what they're worth.1) bombing.co2) crazy.rip3) crease.me4) grimy.me
    - 39 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:23pm -
  • New!Movies4d Theatre4d Scanner4d Projector4d dot com
    [ATTACH]Theatre4d .comScanner4d .comPrintable4d .comProjector4d .comMovies4d .comFasthost push / auth codesExpire 2018-03-10Paypal$39 each or $175 lotPost or pm Sold to claim
    - 39 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:23pm -
  • New!1 word .co/.io/.me, Suppressor.co.uk Refunds.me Papercut.co
    1 word names!Starts: $1Increment: $1 or moreBIN: TBAPayment: PaypalAuction ends 120 hours after last bid or BINBIDDING ON WHOLE LOT! Suppressor.co.uk | GoDaddy | 08/24/18 Papercut.co | Name.com | 09/05/18 Antler.co | Name.com | 09/05/18B…
    - 39 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:23pm -
  • New!6 domains for just $20, lojoz.com, more
    Lot of domains. All domains registered at GoDaddy.stockchartd.comlojoz.comcsgerman.comdoritospr.comrealwarrior.netsnowmobiler.netAuction Start: $20Increments: $5Payment Options: Paypal (Only Friends and Family option).Push Transfer or Aut…
    - 45 mins ago, 24 Nov 17, 7:17pm -

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

  • Publishing Another Book Soon(ish), Need Some Help :)
    Hey guys, My new book is *almost* ready for the spotlight! However, I do want it to go through at least another round of editing and in the meantime, some feedback/opinions from you guys would be nice. If you’d like a free copy, simply write a comm…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 73 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 78 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…
    - 79 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…
    - 92 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 11 Aug 17, 12:02pm -

IWantMyName Blog

  • The opposite of “Internet Freedom”

    The opposite of “Internet Freedom”

    Chris is having some well-deserved time off this week, so since Canada already had Thanksgiving back in October, I shall temporarily take up his gauntlet of worrying about the state of the internets.I saw this news about the FCC’s moves toward rep…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:12pm -
  • Things I’m thankful for (iwantmyname edition)

    Things I’m thankful for (iwantmyname edition)

    I’m taking off next week for Thanksgiving break (the rest of the crew will be hard at work, given I’m one of two Americans at iwantmyname), so instead of the normal anxiety-inducing post, I’ll leave you with some of the things I’m thankful fo…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:22pm -
  • Your web presence should reflect you

    Your web presence should reflect you

    When I pulled the plug on my WordPress blogs, I got rid of both personal and professional presences (both outdated). For my new site, I didn’t need to prune or update my old stuff; I had a clean slate. But what should that slate look like? Determi…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:05pm -
  • Thoughts about guest blogging at iwantmyname

    Thoughts about guest blogging at iwantmyname

    (Skip to the H3’s for some temporary guest blogging guidelines.)On October 10th, I decided to rededicate myself to the iwantmyname blog, and one of those side things that happen when you start churning out blog posts is that people start asking ab…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 6:56pm -
  • A reminder that remote working is an opportunity for “self”

    A reminder that remote working is an opportunity for “self”

    For as much as you hear about the exotic digital nomad lifestyle, I have to imagine that most remote workers are plugging in from their kitchen tables. Living on the road; hopping from one destination to another sounds lovely, but non-remote partners…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 8:30pm -
  • Why I don’t like RSS (and my RSS wish list)

    Why I don’t like RSS (and my RSS wish list)

    The latest trending thing in the “Open Web” community is the rediscovery of RSS (although most advocates would argue that they never un-discovered it). And I get it — RSS is “open,” easy to use, and doesn’t rely on algorithms to determine…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 6:23pm -
  • The wrong argument

    The wrong argument

    As I wake up, the morning news is filled with a Sean Parker interview with Axios about how Facebook is addictive by design, and how it’s exploiting us and rotting our brains. So sure, Facebook is addictive by design. But every business tries to be…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 3:18pm -
  • Bravo, Al Franken

    Bravo, Al Franken

    I’m an American living in a “red state” who works for a Kiwi company with a group of international coworkers who all live in countries we could consider “the good places.” We have mass shootings; they wonder what the hell is wrong with us.…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 3:58pm -
  • Local journalism is dying, so let’s fix it

    Local journalism is dying, so let’s fix it

    So let’s start here. Media platforms are desperate for traffic because their ad revenue depends on it, and ad revenue is now their most reliable source of income because subscriber rates are plummeting. I’ll let André Staltz take over from here:…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 6:18pm -
  • Yep, soulless
    From Jane Wakefield, BBC:A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users.The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded, aimed to prioritise “comments that indicate disbelief…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:07pm -
  • Too big, too fast, too soulless, and too rich to fail

    Too big, too fast, too soulless, and too rich to fail

    This year I’ve: deleted my Twitter account, deleted all my social media apps, stopped sharing iwantmyname posts to social media, and increased my blog output exponentially. I’m 33, and I feel like I’m 67.My thoughts are all over the place, mai…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 8:07pm -

Bing Domaining News

  • New!Sci-Hub Loses Domain Names, But Remains Resilient
    Sci-Hub, often referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," lost three of its domain names this week. The suspensions are likely the result of the lost court case against the American Chemical Society. Despite the setback, Sci-Hub remains resilient ..…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 11:16am -
  • New!Only buy what (domains) you need
    So I will not be posting any domain name deals today. Some of the deals today are not really deals anyway… I will not be buying any new domain names today. When I think of a new domain name I register it immediately. If I think of any names to buy…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 10:49am -
  • New!Polish internet records 2.6 million active .pl domain names
    Polish national research institute NASK, administering the national registry of domain names, has published statistics according to which the domain .pl recorded 2.6 million active names at the end of September. The weak dynamics of the market for th…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 9:34am -
  • What domain names tell us about the Australian same-sex marriage vote
    Marriage equality and domain names aren’t usually thought of in the same breath. But when this week’s postal survey results showed that the majority of the country voted in favour of same sex marriage (yay!), we saw an interesting uptick in domai…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:29am -
  • GoDaddy Changes Domain Name Expiry Process
    I want to share an email from my GoDaddy account representative about a change to the domain name expiry process. I believe this is going to have an impact on the auction process as well, and this should be good news for people who have called for ch…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 12:43pm -
  • $10 Million: Ethereum.com Domain Name Up for Sale
    Fancy owning the domain name Ethereum.com? Better start counting the pennies. According to Bloomberg, the high-value domain has now been listed for sale on the Uniregistry marketplace for "around $10 million." Commenting on the news, domain investor…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:05am -
  • Tips for Choosing a Killer Domain Name
    Just like selecting a business name, your domain name requires a lot of thought and consideration. Yet, some people overlook that a domain name is the digital cornerstone of your branding strategy. It enables you to have a head start in the cyber rea…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Keyword-optimized-for-SEO domain names need either full commitment or to be registered and forgotten
    Sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. The moment a CMO truly discovers search they go on a domain name buying spree with the desire to buy every domain name available with the keywords they associate with their products and services.
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:31pm -
  • Ethereum.com Domain Name Can Be Yours for About $10 Million
    Want to jump on the cryptocurrency bandwagon but afraid it’s become too much of a bubble? Check out the internet site domain name market, where speculation may be just as rampant. Ethereum.com is listed for sale on a marketplace called Uniregistry…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 11:13am -
  • Three ways to use a domain name for business today
    Registering a domain name is one of the first steps to starting a new business. That’s because whatever name is chosen will represent the business’s space on the internet — and, possibly, a customer’s first impression of the company. But once…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:02am -

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Reddit Domaining

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.
    - 78 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…
    - 94 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.
    - 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.
    - 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

  • Five years at Uniregistry : “Dick move” examples when negotiating on a domain
    Since November 2012, I’ve been using the Uniregistry Market to monetize and sell my domain portfolio. When I joined the parking and selling platform, it was called Domain Name Sales. Whether I sell directly, or opt to utilize the capable brokers at…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 6:35pm -
  • Solution : How to disable intrusive ads on Skype in one easy step
    Skype has been my video software of choice for many years. I use it to communicate with family, friends, and professional contacts. When it comes down to using Skype, a Microsoft product embedded in Windows, it’s an effective tool for day to day bu…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 6:27pm -
  • Blockchain domains : What sells, and what doesn’t
    New technologies, such as blockchain, offer the opportunity to diversify one’s investments into real applications leveraging old problems. During MERGE! 2017 I was able to accumulate a lot of hands-on information, on how existing systems such as in…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 10:22pm -
  • MERGE! 2017 – My thoughts and feedback attending the conference
    MERGE! 2017 in Orlando, Florida was the first local domain-related conference I attended, since TRAFFIC in 2008. Being local, isn’t an advantage, necessarily. In fact, a fellow domain investor from Orlando, stayed at the venue, as opposed to drivin…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 4:34pm -
  • Escrow.com : A few details on the Secure Domain Name Holding process
    Escrow.com offers a secure domain name holding process, that is a perfect fit for domain sales made via installments. When a domain buyer is unable to come up with the funds for a domain up front, not everything is lost. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 8:04pm -
  • 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…
    - 70 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,…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 5 Jul 17, 2:10pm -

ICANN

  • ICANN Community Onboarding Pilot Program Call for Nominations by SOs/ACs
    LOS ANGELES – 20 November 2017 – ICANN has issued a call for nominations by the Supporting Organizations (SOs) and Advisory Committees (ACs) to the Community Onboarding Pilot (COP) Program for ICANN61. The COP seeks to improve ICANN community new…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Recommendations on ICANN Jurisdiction
    Open Date:14 November 2017Close Date:05 January 2018Originating Organization:Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Work Stream 2 (CCWG-Accountability, WS2)Categories/Tags:Accountability; JurisdictionBri…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Recommendations to Improve ICANN Staff Accountability
    Open Date:13 November 2017Close Date:05 January 2018Originating Organization:Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)Categories/Tags:Staff Accountability; AccountabilityBrief Overview:…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Recommendations to Improve ICANN's Office of Ombudsman (IOO)
    Open Date:10 November 2017Close Date:22 December 2017Originating Organization:Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)Categories/Tags:Office of OmbudsBrief Overview:This Public Comm…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • ICANN Global Indigenous Ambassador Program Accepts Applications
    LOS ANGELES – 8 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the opening of applications for the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. Two Indigenous Ambassadors will be selected from underrepres…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Register Now for 2017 LAC DNS Forum!
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – 7 November 2017 – Monterrey, Mexico, will be the host city of the fourth LAC DNS Forum. The theme of this year's event, which is part of the Festival de Emprendimiento INCmty, is "Identity on the Internet, Entrepreneurship,…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Request for Proposal: ICANN's Technical Compliance Monitoring System
    LOS ANGELES – 06 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to identify a provider to develop and maintain a Technical Compliance Monitoring system. The Technical Compliance Monitoring system is int…
    - 19 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Marrakech Identified as ICANN Meeting Site for 2019 Policy Forum
    LOS ANGELES – 2 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced today that Marrakech, Morocco, has been selected as the location in the African region to host ICANN's 65th Public Meeting, to be held 24–…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Contractual Compliance Publishes Data Protection/Privacy Statement
    LOS ANGELES – 2 November 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") today announced that it published a statement regarding the ability of registries and registrars to comply with their WHOIS and other contractual re…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN60 Abu Dhabi GAC Communiqué
    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 November 2017 – Today, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting at ICANN60 issued its Abu Dhabi Communiqué.It is available for review here [PDF, 596 KB].
    - 23 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Recognizes Community Leaders
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – 2 November 2017 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recognized 49 community leaders during the ICANN60 Annual General Meeting.The ICANN community develops and refines policie…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Publishes FY17 Annual Report
    LOS ANGELES – 28 October 2017 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors published its FY17 Annual Report.View the ICANN FY17 Annual Report [PDF, 8.63 MB].In support of a continued commitment…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • EXTENSION - SSR2 Review Team is Seeking an Independent Expert to Perform a Gap Analysis
    LOS ANGELES – 27 October 2017 – In collaboration with the second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System (SSR2) Review Team, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking an independent expert to…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN and PTI Publish Audited Financial Statements for FY17
    LOS ANGELES – 27 October 2017 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) published their FY17 financial statements, accompanied by unqualified audit reports from BDO LLP, the in…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Request for Information: Address Validation Solutions
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is seeking information regarding commercial services that focus on global address validation.The Request for Information is intended to educate ICANN organization and its contract par…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Enhancing Accountability - Recommendations for Diversity
    Open Date:26 October 2017Close Date:15 December 2017Originating Organization:Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability)Categories/Tags:DiversityBrief Overview:This Public Comment seek…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN 2017 Nominating Committee Announces Selections
    LOS ANGELES – 26 October 2017 – The ICANN 2017 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its selections for the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors.PTI Board of DirectorsLise Katrine FuhrEurope(Two-year term)Wei W…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Revisions to Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2021–2023
    LOS ANGELES – 23 October 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is announcing changes to the proposed dates for ICANN Public Meetings to be held in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Read the report and revised dates: https://w…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Holds the First Capacity Building Workshop for GAC Members from the Middle East and GAC Newcomers
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pleased to announce the first capacity building workshop for the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Middle East members and GAC newcomers. The workshop is organized by ICANN in coo…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Call for Volunteers: GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG Work Track 5 (Geographic Names at the Top-Level)
    In BriefThe New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process Working Group seeks volunteers to serve on a new sub team, known as Work Track 5, which will focus exclusively on the treatment of geographic names at the top level. This issue is…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Community-developed Framework for Registry Operator's Response to Security Threats Now Available
    LOS ANGELES – 20 October 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers today announced a voluntary Framework for Registry Operator's Response to Security Threats (Framework). The Framework provides guidance to registry operators…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Updated: ICANN Board to Hold Public Sessions and Board Meeting During Abu Dhabi Workshop
    LOS ANGELES – 27 October 2017 – The ICANN Board will be holding four public sessions and a Board Meeting during its upcoming workshop in Abu Dhabi, which will be taking place from 27-29 October, 2017.The agenda of the sessions is provided below.…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN History Project Explores the Early Days of ICANN
    LOS ANGELES – 19 October 2017 – ICANN is pleased to announce the unveiling of the second track of the ICANN History – The Early Days of ICANN.The ICANN History Project captures stories from those who shaped ICANN's past and its evolution over…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines – Second Public Comment
    Open Date:19 October 2017Close Date:10 December 2017Originating Organization:Global Domains DivisionCategories/Tags:Second-Level DomainsBrief Overview:The Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines relate to…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
    Open Date:17 October 2017Close Date:15 January 2018Originating Organization:Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives Categories/Tags:Operating Standards, Specific ReviewsBrief Overview:The goal of the Bylaws-mandate…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Oct 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

  • ICANN Issues Guidance to Registrars & Registries in Light of Hurricane Maria

    ICANN Issues Guidance to Registrars & Registries in Light of Hurricane Maria

    ICANN has issued a guidance notice to registrars and registries in relation to Hurricane Maria, which caused massive damage throughout the Caribbean. Dear gTLD Registries and Registrars, As you know, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage in the…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:17pm -
  • World Hosting Days Rebrands as Cloud Fest

    World Hosting Days Rebrands as Cloud Fest

    World Hosting Days aka WHD has rebranded itself as “Cloud Fest“. They’re describing themselves as: CloudFest is a world-leading conference geared toward the cloud, hosting, and service provider industries. Focusing on three distinctive pillars…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:23am -
  • IEDR Opens Consultation on Removing DNS Checks

    IEDR Opens Consultation on Removing DNS Checks

    The IEDR has opened a consultation on removing DNS checks during registrations, transfers and other operations. At the moment when a .ie domain name registration is requested the IEDR will check if it passes the policy requirements and then does a te…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 9:55am -
  • ICANN 61 Welcome Video Is Quite Powerful

    ICANN 61 Welcome Video Is Quite Powerful

    ICANN 61 is scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico early next year. As most people know, however, the region was very badly hit during recent storms and many parts of the country are still without power, drinking water or internet. This is not ignored i…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 1:52pm -
  • DNS Belgium Looking For Registrar to Join Registrar Forum

    DNS Belgium Looking For Registrar to Join Registrar Forum

    DNS Belgium, who run .be as well as .brussels and .vlaanderen, have been running a “Registrar Forum” for the last few years. The forum has 15 members drawn from DNS Belgium’s management and the registrars. Due to one of the member’s terms exp…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 12:13pm -

Verisign Blog

  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in October

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

    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…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:48pm -
  • Verisign Launches NameStudio to Help Businesses and Individuals Find a Great Domain Name for Their Online Presence

    Verisign Launches NameStudio to Help Businesses and Individuals Find a Great Domain Name for Their Online Presence

    Today, Verisign introduced NameStudioTM, a new easy-to-use domain name brainstorming service designed to enable startups, small businesses and individuals to find great domain names for their business or ideas. The company will showcase the power of…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 10:11pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in September

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

    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…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 8:23pm -
  • Root Zone KSK Rollover is Postponed

    Root Zone KSK Rollover is Postponed

    On Sept. 27, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the first root zone Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover – originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 11 – will be postponed. Although this was certainly a difficult…
    - 56 days ago, 30 Sep 17, 12:00am -
  • Q2 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 25 Percent of Attacks Peaked Over 5 Gbps

    Q2 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 25 Percent of Attacks Peaked Over 5 Gbps

    Verisign just released its Q2 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…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 2:36pm -

GoDaddy Blog

  • New!How to use WordPress shortcodes in pages and posts

    How to use WordPress shortcodes in pages and posts

    WordPress shortcodes can do incredible things if you give it a chance. A shortcode is a unique tag that allows users to pull predefined scripts, […]The post How to use WordPress shortcodes in pages and posts appeared first on Garage.
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • New!How to tell who is the owner of a domain name and why you’d need to know

    How to tell who is the owner of a domain name and why you’d need to know

    Choosing a great domain name is one of the basic steps toward establishing your digital presence, and now you’re finally ready to buy one. You’ve […]The post How to tell who is the owner of a domain name and why you’d need to know appeared f…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • New!Building a home office with productivity in mind

    Building a home office with productivity in mind

    I’ve spent more time than I want to admit looking at pictures of home offices and thinking, “Wow. I would be so productive in there.” […]The post Building a home office with productivity in mind appeared first on Garage.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • New!5 reasons you need an online food ordering system for your restaurant

    5 reasons you need an online food ordering system for your restaurant

    According to Toast’s Restaurant Technology Report, 56 percent of consumers order directly from a restaurant’s website at least once a month. This is why it’s […]The post 5 reasons you need an online food ordering system for your restaurant a…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • cPanel tips and tricks that will make your life easier

    cPanel tips and tricks that will make your life easier

    cPanel is an industry standard when it comes to hosting platforms, so there are loads of cPanel ticks and tricks well worth learning. cPanel has […]The post cPanel tips and tricks that will make your life easier appeared first on Garage.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • 3 tips for brand recovery after getting negative press

    3 tips for brand recovery after getting negative press

    If there’s one thing every entrepreneur loves, it’s a glowing review of their company. Whether it’s an eloquent interview with your CEO in a national […]The post 3 tips for brand recovery after getting negative press appeared first on Garage…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to make a Minecraft server on Windows, Mac, or Linux
    This article was originally published on December 30, 2014 by Shawn Pfunder. It was updated on November 22, 2017 by Andy McIlwain. Minecraft is the […]The post How to make a Minecraft server on Windows, Mac, or Linux appeared first on Garage.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • How to blog with WordPress: Best practices for success

    How to blog with WordPress: Best practices for success

    Are you considering getting into blogging but don’t know how to start a successful blog? This comprehensive how-to guide will walk you through the basics […]The post How to blog with WordPress: Best practices for success appeared first on Garage…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to get verified on Twitter (and why it’s advantageous)

    How to get verified on Twitter (and why it’s advantageous)

    If you are an active social media user, you more than likely have wanted to know how to get verified on Twitter. The elusive “blue […]The post How to get verified on Twitter (and why it’s advantageous) appeared first on Garage.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • 7 proven ways your local law firm can optimize its website for more leads

    7 proven ways your local law firm can optimize its website for more leads

    With 75 percent of clients turning to online research at some point during their searches for an attorney, a  website is critical for local law firms […]The post 7 proven ways your local law firm can optimize its website for more leads appeared…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to prepare your freelance business for the holidays

    How to prepare your freelance business for the holidays

    The holiday season is almost here, and that means family, friends, food and finalizing your business before you take time off and head into the […]The post How to prepare your freelance business for the holidays appeared first on Garage.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:30pm -
  • What are the five most common domain extensions and which one should I use?

    What are the five most common domain extensions and which one should I use?

    When looking for a domain name for your business, personal blog, or portfolio website, there are a few important things to consider. First, target a […]The post What are the five most common domain extensions and which one should I use? appeared f…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:30pm -

Sully's Blog

  • 5 Available Hand Regs Valued at over $500 Each – Can you Flip These Domain Names?

    5 Available Hand Regs Valued at over $500 Each – Can you Flip These Domain Names?

    This post isn’t going to make you rich, but it demonstrates that there are still opportunities even if you are just entering the domain industry or only have a few bucks to your name.  You can take a few bucks and make it into a few more with some…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:55pm -
  • With 3 Million Monthly Page Views, Finder is a Keeper

    With 3 Million Monthly Page Views, Finder is a Keeper

    As an author, blogger, award-winning digital marketer, media commentator, mentor and active member of the startup community, Fred Schebesta is a highly respected entrepreneur. Fred is the Co-founder and Director of finder.com.au — one of Australia…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 91 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 -

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