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Internet Has Grown to 342.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q3 of 2018: Verisign

Verisign publishes the Domain Name Industry Brief to provide statistical and analytical research and data on the domain name industry VeriSign, Inc., a global leader in domain names and internet secur…

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Matematicas.com sold for $3,878

Today: Newly registered domains redirecting to someone elses website / Bunch of 3L .tv domains about to expire / 1 or 2 Word Dictionary .com – Budget: Up to $25,000.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for brandable “Poll” or “Vote” domains – […]

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Monday Morning Walks With Morgan – Episode 2, this one “might” be less boring

So last week I debuted a new weekly segment here on MorganLinton.com and to be honest, it sucked. Seriously, it was incredibly boring and my readers didn’t hold back in telling me that it was not a fun video to watch. If for some reason you like watching really boring videos, feel free to check […]

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103 Domain Discoveries for December 18th

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

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Media Options acquires super premium #domain name #Executive.com

The super premium domain name, Executive.com, is now in the hands of Media Options; Andrew Rosener’s company appears to have acquired it very recently. Registered all the way back in 1994 – at a time that domain registrations were still free – the domain Executive.com has been in the possession of Executive Software that became […]

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Daily Domain Picks 12-18-18

Daily Domain Picks 12-18-18 Fiera.com was the top close on Monday, closing at $18,750 on GoDaddy. Fair in Italian, there was a company doing business on the name, Fiera is made for couples who want to maintain that connection that only intimacy brings. Fiera is a personal care device developed with OB/GYN’s, and is scientifically […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 17, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on December 17, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Why the GoDaddy Acquisition is Newsworthy

Last week, I shared the news about NameFind (GoDaddy) acquiring a domain name portfolio from Yummy Names (Tucows). Although I could only see a handful of domain names transfer, I concluded that it must have been a portfolio acquisition because I have not seen GoDaddy acquire small groups of domain names before. This indicated the […]

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Another bundle of joy for XYZ as Johnson & Johnson throws out the .baby

XYZ.com seems to have acquired the .baby gTLD from Johnson & Johnson. ICANN records show that the .baby registry contract was assigned to the growing portfolio registry November 19. The news, which has yet to be announced by buyer or seller, arrives four years after J&J paid $3,088,888 for .baby at an ICANN last-resort auction, […]

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Uniregistry is dropping Topcoin

Customers have until the end of March to use Topcoin at Uniregistry. Domain name registrar Uniregistry is dropping Topcoin from its platform. The company announced the change in an email sent just before midnight Friday night. Topcoin is a blockchain-based digital rewards system. It is designed as a rewards program for customers of digital goods […]

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Number Of Domain Names Worldwide: 342.4 Million, .Com Accounts For 40%

The exploded adoption of internet and smartphone has made business and individuals to rush to secure their online identity. Consequently, the number of domain name registrations worldwide has reached …

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7 reasons companies need a great domain – DNW Podcast #215

These tips will help you sell your domain names. Have you ever tried to convince a company about the value of a good domain name. Chris Zuiker, a domain broker and marketer for Media Options, does it …

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After spending a week in Germany I think it’s safe to say that .DE > .COM there, and Dashes are in

I just spent a week in Germany, somehow after traveling Internationally pretty regularly for 15+ years I never made it there. The world is a big place and given that Sonos had a separate office and team for Europe (I focused on Asia, Australia, and Latin America) Germany never made it on my itinerary. Now, […]

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Outbound strategy for similar brand names

Today: Best domain related affiliate programs / AdPlus.com sold for $5,100 / Best domain name generator tool / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying One-Word Dictionary .com – Budget: Up to $10,000.00 – Do you have a single-dictionary-word .com on your domain portfolio? If so […]

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138 Domain Discoveries for December 17th

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

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#Domain crime: Three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen

The three letter domain NWX.com has been reported as stolen. Registered in 1999, NWX.com was recently transferred to NameSilo, and even listed for sale at Sedo. Once notified by TLDInvestors, Sedo removed the domain name from its marketplace. Researching the historic WHOIS data at DomainTools, it seems that the domain’s legitimate owner, Ron Bearden, appears […]

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Daily Domain Picks 12-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 12-17-18 BabyBoy.com closed at $8,138 on NameJet. It was the name of a movie and has a lot of uses in children’s niches, solid buy imo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: babyboy.com 8,138 USD 2018-12-16 NameJet matematicas.com 3,878 USD 2018-12-16 NameJet vendemas.com 3,484 USD 2018-12-16 GoDaddy investigating.com 3,450 USD 2018-12-16 GoDaddy purecotton.com 2,911 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF DECEMBER 16, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on December 16, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Mike Mann sells 8 domains in November for $122,788 (LungCancerCenter[.]com, AfricaPartners[.]com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 8 domain names in November for a total of $122,788. Prices started at $6,500 and went up to $30,000. Mike Mann sold 7 .com domains and 1 .org. The average reported domain sales price was $15,349. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sales and acquisitions from November […]

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Daily Poll: What is a Fair Exclusivity Period?

Just about every domain broker requires a domain name owner to commit to a period of exclusivity where they are the only broker that can represent the domain name. In addition, I believe most brokers require a domain owner to pay a commission, regardless of where or how the domain name was sold, if the […]

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DomainSherpa Review – Dec 17: PondAid.com, MontegoBay.com, Valley.com, RemoteCEOs.com

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: PondAid.com, MontegoBay.com, Valley.com, RemoteCEOs.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: HormoneLabs.com, BiometricID.com, FreshFunding.com…• Get your bids in soon for Extension.com, Lifeblood.com, Teenpreneur.com…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Hobi Michalec, Shane Cultra […]

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Verisign says Afilias tried to “rig” $135 million .web auction

Verisign has jumped back into the fight for the .web gTLD, all guns blazing, with a claim that Afilias offered millions in an attempt to “rig” a private auction for the string. The .com behemoth accused Afilias last week of “collusive and anti-competitive efforts to rig the [.web] auction in its favor”. It claims that […]

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7 reasons companies need a great domain  – DNW Podcast #215

These tips will help you sell your domain names. Have you ever tried to convince a company about the value of a good domain name. Chris Zuiker, a domain broker and marketer for Media Options, does it every day. Today he explains the 7 ways a domain name impacts a brand, and these 7 things […]

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New year planning: How to get a great start on 2019

When it comes to your marketing objectives, strategies or tactics, it is never a bad time to start new year planning. But let’s face it — the earlier you start planning, the better. The smart marketer starts work on their new year plan while summer is fading and the holiday shopping season draws near. Haven’t […]

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Nomination Period Opens For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN65 | Nominations Close 22 March 2019

Submit Nominations Via the Ethos Award Nomination Form ICANN is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for ICANN’s Multistakeholder Ethos Award. Launched in 2014 at ICANN50 in London, the Multistakeholder Ethos Award recognizes ICANN participants who have deeply invested in consensus-based solutions, acknowledging the importance of ICANN’s multistakeholder model of Internet governance, […]

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Introducing new iwantmynamer MJ

MJ’s fun icebreaker fact about herself is that she grew up on an airfield in the middle of a river. Growing up very rural, she taught herself HTML and website design as a bored teenager, just for something to do, and so has come to us with a hotchpotch of knowledge of domain management, DNS, […]

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The PropTech industry and domain names

Today: How To Price 5L Domains / NaturalCapital.com sold for $9,999 / Uniregistry Removes Top Coin from their Platform / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Nuying 4-7L English Dictionary Word com/net/org – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 – Be sure to check your portfolio for one […]

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Example: 5 Out Of The 6 Google Search Results Are From One Domain Name

We’ve all seen examples of Google showing too many search results from a single domain name for one query. But here is one where over 80%, in fact, all but one, of the 6 search results are from a sing…

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A Domain-Specific Lesson from the Marriott Incident

What’s in a domain name? On 30th November 2018, Marriott began informing customers that a breach had taken place. I actually received my email notification on 6th December, but let’s give Marriott a b…

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Brandable domain name sales week 49: Kanso.com, Potex.com, Woox.com

It was a solid week for brandable domain name sales with six domains fetching five-figure sales prices. The top grossing sale was Verway.com which sold for $16,950 via Sedo and is currently forwarding to Verway.ch which seems to be some sort of direct sales / MLM company.  Some names I like on this weeks list include […]

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