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  • New!Cannell pushes for more independent board at Rightside

    Cannell pushes for more independent board at Rightside

    Investor wants other Rightside shareholders to vote “no” again this year. Investor J. Carlo Cannell, whose clients collectively own about 8.5% of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME), is continuing to push for changes to the company’s board. On Friday, Cann…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:22pm -
  • New!Wow: Spectrum (Charter) is a reverse domain name hijacker

    Wow: Spectrum (Charter) is a reverse domain name hijacker

    Your cable company might be a reverse domain name hijacker. Charter Communications, which does business as Spectrum, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner of MySpectrumNews.com…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:17pm -
  • New!Talking domains with Kevin Murphy – DNW Podcast #133

    Talking domains with Kevin Murphy – DNW Podcast #133

    Blogger Kevin Murphy discusses new top level domain names and more. Kevin Murphy blogs about the domain name business, but not as a domain investor. The DomainIncite author comes on today’s show to give his thoughts on the state of new top level do…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 3:30pm -
  • New!UDRPSearch owner sues after UDRP filed against one of his domains

    UDRPSearch owner sues after UDRP filed against one of his domains

    VirtualPoint claims reverse domain name hijacking and asks for at least $100,000. VirtualPoint, Inc., the company that runs the UDRP information site UDRPSearch.com, has filed a lawsuit after one of its own domain names was subject to a UDRP. Florida…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:14pm -
  • Popular website stolen and held for ransom

    Popular website stolen and held for ransom

    Thief demanded $30,000 worth of bitcoin to return 411Mania.com domain name. 411Mania.com, a mixed martial arts, wrestling and entertainment website that gets seven million pageviews per month, was hijacked and held for ransom earlier this week. Accor…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 2:06pm -

Domain Incite

  • Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract

    Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract

    The wholesale price of a .net domain is likely to top $15 by 2023, under a proposed renewal of its ICANN contract revealed today. ICANN-imposed price caps are staying in the new Registry Agreement, but Verisign retains the right to increase its fees…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 9:19am -
  • ICANN loosens Whois privacy rules for registrars

    ICANN loosens Whois privacy rules for registrars

    ICANN has made it easier for registries and registrars to opt-out of Whois-related contractual provisions when they clash with local laws. From this week, accredited domain firms will not have to show that they are being investigated by local privacy…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 11:41am -
  • Pirate Bay founder launches piracy-friendly domain privacy service

    Pirate Bay founder launches piracy-friendly domain privacy service

    The founder of controversial BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay has entered the domain name market with a new proxy service. It’s called Njalla, it’s based in a Caribbean tax haven, and it says it offers a higher level of privacy protection…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 5:27pm -
  • IANA boss quits ICANN

    IANA boss quits ICANN

    The head of IANA is to leave the organization, ICANN announced this week. Elise Gerich, currently vice president of IANA Services at ICANN and president of Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), will leave in October, according to a blog post. She’ll…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 2:48pm -
  • Mystery buyer pumps $500,000 into MMX gTLDs

    Mystery buyer pumps $500,000 into MMX gTLDs

    MMX has inked a deal to sell 90,000 domain names to a mystery buyer. The company formerly known as Minds + Machines today disclosed to the markets that the deal is worth $500,000 in the first year, and that the names will be registered at some point…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 2:19pm -
  • Uniregistry and Neustar have TLDs approved in China

    Uniregistry and Neustar have TLDs approved in China

    China’s April batch of approved TLDs has been released, featuring three domains from Neustar and Uniregistry. Neustar had its longstanding, 2000-round .biz pass regulatory scrutiny, while Uniregistry’s .link and .auto have also been approved. Whi…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 8:00am -
  • .club premium sales approaching $5 million

    .club premium sales approaching $5 million

    .CLUB Domains sold half a million dollars worth of reserved premium names in the first quarter, bringing its cumulative to-date total to almost $5 million, the registry reported at the weekend. Q1 sales were $505,139, the company said, bringing its t…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 8:36am -
  • Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

    Chinese to invade .africa? CEO thinks so

    While .africa finally went on sale last week after years of legal fights, it seems Africans may find themselves in the minority of registrants. A combination of awareness, pricing and anticipated interest from Chinese domain investors, means that Afr…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 8:27am -
  • Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report

    Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report

    The world economy is “conservatively” losing out on almost $10 billion of annual revenue due to a lack of support for new gTLDs and internationalized domain names, according to an ICANN-commissioned research report. The report, conducted by Analy…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 7:35am -
  • .feedback threatens to shut off MarkMonitor

    .feedback threatens to shut off MarkMonitor

    Top Level Spectrum, the controversial .feedback gTLD registry, has threatened to de-accredit MarkMonitor unless it apologizes for “breaching” its registrar contract. The move is evidently retaliation for the MarkMonitor-coordinated complaint abou…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 8:32am -

Domain Sherpa

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The Domains

  • New!Walden Savings moves from .com to .bank
    Walden Savings Bank is moving from a .com to a .bank. An article published in RecordOnline.com gave some background and stats on the usage of .bank. Many have not used their .bank domain due to the costs of such things as computer/email systems, mark…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 5:44pm -
  • What do you got for $1,000 ?
    We do these posts from time to time and they have been well received. A few weeks back we ran a post that allowed readers to post their best name and what they had for sale for $500 or less. A couple names sold from the post and after several names w…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 12:16am -
  • The good, the bad and the ugly – BrandBucket
    “The good, the bad and the ugly” An opportunity for readers to discuss what they like and don’t like about a particular company in the domain space. Each post will deal with just one company, readers are encouraged to share their positive and n…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 8:16pm -
  • Ali Zandi regged 4600 domains in a .com promotion
    Ali Zandi took some time to explain his recent strategy for hand registrations. In the very popular available domains thread, Ali lists which names he picked up from Bill Eisenmann’s lists. Ali went of topic a tad to detail how he picked up 4600 .c…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 2:06pm -
  • Sedo weekly sales led by ColorStreet.com
    Sedo reported their weekly sales and ColorStreet.com topped the list. The name sold for $16,000 and Porn4K.com sold for $15,000. Only 4 non .com gtld sales. Vector.org was the top sale at $8,999. Domain name Price Currency .COMs colorstreet.com 16,00…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 10:38pm -

Domain Investing

  • New!How to Choose a UDRP Lawyer

    How to Choose a UDRP Lawyer

    In the Domain Investing guide section of this website, there is a short article about domain name lawyers. The primary purpose of the article is to share a list of attorneys who I understand to be experts when it comes to the legal intricacies o…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 2:35pm -
  • What Color .com is Worth the Most?

    What Color .com is Worth the Most?

    Yesterday, I published an article about Heritage Auctions brokering the Black.com domain name. I also linked to an article I wrote with quite a few publicly recorded color .com domain name sales over the years. Some of those sale prices seem fairly…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 3:19pm -
  • Black.com Being Marketed by Heritage Auctions

    Black.com Being Marketed by Heritage Auctions

    Aron Meystedt, Director of the Domain Name and Intellectual Property Department at Heritage Auctions, announced that his company is brokering Black.com. I don’t see a ton of high value domain names like this one come on the market regularly (espec…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 5:56pm -
  • I Use GoldNames to Track NameJet Bidders

    I Use GoldNames to Track NameJet Bidders

    I have most likely spent six figures on NameJet auctions in the last year or so. It’s not something I really track, but I am an active buyer on NameJet. I only mention this because it should go without saying that I trust the fairness of the platf…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 6:34pm -
  • Free .Buzz Domain Names Today

    Free .Buzz Domain Names Today

    .BUZZ IS THREE, .BUZZ IS FREE! A celebration of our third anniversary on 4/20. Just feels right. https://t.co/QR6wFY50LX — .Buzz (@dotstrategy) April 20, 2017 It looks like the .Buzz registry is giving a limited amount of .Buzz domain names away fo…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 2:16pm -
  • Reserve Ranges Not Shown on NameJet App

    Reserve Ranges Not Shown on NameJet App

    When I saw Konstantinos’ article today about NameJet bidding, it reminded me of a topic I intended to write about before but never got around to it. It makes me wonder when I see an auction with a high bid of $25,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 when…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 6:05pm -
  • Instagram Goes After Instagram.tv Domain Name

    Instagram Goes After Instagram.tv Domain Name

    Instagram filed a UDRP at the World Intellectual Property Organization to get the Instagram.tv domain name. This isn’t all that surprising to me, but it is surprising that it took the company so long to go after the domain name. Instagram has file…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 1:44pm -
  • Malibu Times Reports Malibu.com is for Sale

    Malibu Times Reports Malibu.com is for Sale

    According to the Malibu Times (found at MalibuTimes.com), the Malibu.com domain name was listed for sale by its owner. This can be confirmed by visiting Malibu.com, where the domain name owner has set up a “for sale” landing page with information…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 4:38pm -
  • SOG.com Subject of UDRP

    SOG.com Subject of UDRP

    A UDRP was filed against the valuable three letter .com domain name, SOG.com. The UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and it is listed as case #1726464. I will be following this UDRP via UDRPSearch.com. SOG.com is owned by a compa…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 1:40pm -
  • Phishing Email Alert: “GoDaddy invoice #”

    Phishing Email Alert: “GoDaddy invoice #”

    It looks like a phishing email targeting people who own domain names at GoDaddy is making the rounds. This email was first reported on NamePros a week ago, and I also received the email over the weekend. If people fall for a phishing email, they c…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 1:44pm -
  • Global Domain Summit 2017 Set for July

    Global Domain Summit 2017 Set for July

    Pinky Brand wrote an article geared towards American readers covering the upcoming Global Domain Summit. The China-based domain industry conference will take place in Xiamen, China from July 7-9. If you are thinking about attending, you should defini…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 17, 4:29pm -
  • DIDWW Operating 3 Brands on New Domain Extensions

    DIDWW Operating 3 Brands on New Domain Extensions

    When I saw the Facebook update from industry veteran Jay Westerdal, I went to check out the business operating on Phone.Systems. I dug a bit deeper, and I learned that the company that operates the Phone.Systems business also operates two other busin…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 11:33pm -
  • Google’s John Mueller Responds to Question About Domain Age

    Google’s John Mueller Responds to Question About Domain Age

    Before this morning, I was under the impression that Google uses the age of a domain name as one of the (many) ways it determines a website’s position in its search results. I thought that developing a domain name that has been registered for many…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • ThePlayers.com: UDRP Filed Against NameFind Name

    ThePlayers.com: UDRP Filed Against NameFind Name

    The PGA Tour has filed a UDRP at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for ThePlayers.com domain name. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2017-0746. ThePlayers.com is a domain name that has a creation date of January 22, 2003. It appears that the…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 8:06pm -
  • How Brands Should Market Their .Brand Domain Names

    How Brands Should Market Their .Brand Domain Names

    Having popular brands use .brand domain names for business and marketing is something that is going to help drive awareness of the new gTLD program. I think consumer confusion about new gTLD domain extensions is one of the biggest issues that needs t…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 1:07pm -
  • Analyze.com Acquired by Brent Oxley

    Analyze.com Acquired by Brent Oxley

    Analyze.com hit the market a couple of weeks ago when Ryan Colby of Outcome Brokerage sent a newsletter to his brokerage clients and newsletter subscribers offering the domain name for sale. I detected a Whois change this week, and the new owner of…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 7:51pm -
  • Legal Review Should be Done Before Agreeing to a Deal

    Legal Review Should be Done Before Agreeing to a Deal

    A negotiation can be exhilarating or frustrating depending on many factors. When a domain name deal is finally reached, it should mark the end of one stage and begin the contract and escrow discussions. It should not begin the process of a legal revi…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 4:33pm -
  • NameSummit in August: Domain Names and Digital Branding

    NameSummit in August: Domain Names and Digital Branding

    Domain attorney Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com and domain investor Steve Kaziyev recently announced that they are starting a new hybrid domain name conference called NameSummit. The inaugural event is scheduled for August 7-8, 2017, and it will be he…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 5:43pm -
  • Looks Like Walmart Paid $9 Million for Shoes.com + IP

    Looks Like Walmart Paid $9 Million for Shoes.com + IP

    It has been reported that Walmart acquired the Shoes.com domain name and has plans to utilize the domain name as an independent brand. What I haven’t seen reported anywhere is the price Walmart paid to acquired Shoes.com. This afternoon, George Ki…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Apr 17, 6:16pm -
  • I Am Giving Away 4 Tickets to DNSeattle

    I Am Giving Away 4 Tickets to DNSeattle

    Michael Cyger, founder of Domain Sherpa, announced that this year’s DNSeattle domain industry networking event will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The event will be held at a venue called The Living Room, which is located in Amazon’s Van…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Apr 17, 1:20pm -

Online Domain

  • New!Rick Schwartz values his domain name portfolio at over $500 million dollars
    Rick Schwartz, aka the “Domain King”, made a tweet describing his domain name portfolio and how he values his 7,000 domain names. “I own 7000 #Domains 750-1000 of them valued over $100k. 150-200 valued over $1 Million+. 5500+ between $0 and $10…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:49pm -
  • New!Rust or Bust! WHD Global and the JFK.club (VIDEO)
    The .CLUB team was at the WHD.global conference in Rust, Germany. The conference took place in the Europa-Park in March 25-31, 2017. Attendees came from industries spanning hosting and cloud services (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), carriers and infrastructure…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Apr 17, 11:33pm -
  • Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde launches anonymous domain name registration service
    Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde launched an anonymous domain name registration service. The new service is called Njalla and is located at njal.la. Njalla is run by a company named 1337 LLC based in Nevis. Njal.la is opening up today for beta testing,…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 2:52pm -
  • Beware of domain name auction bids at exactly the reserve price at Namejet
    I was going through the Namejet domain name auctions when I spotted the domain name che.biz. I sold this domain at Sedo in March 2015 for 1,180 Euro. So of course I was interested to see what the buyer was doing with it. I checked out the auction onl…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 4:08pm -
  • Minds + Machines gets order for 90,000 domain name registrations
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), reported today orders for approximately 90,000 standard name registrations across certain of its US and European facing top-level domains valued at approximately US$500,000. The company said that these regis…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 10:22am -
  • Boston Ivy will drop the premium domain renewal prices in .Broker, .Forex, .Markets, .Trading
    Boston Ivy announced that it will be dropping the premium renewal prices to standard for 4 of its New gTLDs: .Broker, .Forex, .Markets and .Trading. The change will take place on May 1st. Going forward the non-registered premium domain names will hav…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 2:01pm -
  • DotBoss: a new service for domain management, website building and marketplace creation
    DotBoss is a new software that is crafted and designed with domain management in mind, specializing in the optimization of domain portfolios of any size with unique publishing, development and auction features. Long time reader and commentator on Onl…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 3:46pm -
  • 5 Afilias extensions are now licensed for sale in China: .INFO, .MOBI, .PRO, .RED, and .KIM
    Afilias, announced that the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a formal statement that awards the .INFO, .MOBI, .RED, .PRO and .KIM Top Level Domains (TLDs) a license for sale in China as required by the latest MI…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 5:37pm -
  • 15 New gTLD domain name sales over $5,000
    This is the latest New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. Radix sold the domain name Casino.Online for $201,250. Rightside published a list of 53 domain sales from $10k up to $183k. The .Club registry published their domain name…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 6:18pm -
  • Top 10 domain articles in March 2017: Frank Schilling & the Uniregistry disaster, Mike Mann, Epik
    These are the top domain name articles from March 2017. March was the best month for OnlineDomain.com in terms of views in the past 2 years. Also almost 500 comments were made by readers. The most popular articles were Frank Schilling and the New gT…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 9:35pm -
  • Trending domain name keywords: president, fun, degree, Chinese, bots
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of March 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keyword in the .com and .net lists. That always strikes me as a bit stran…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 2:40am -
  • Mike Mann reports selling 27 domains in his best month ever (PropertyPhotos .com, ukcannabis .com)
    Mike Mann reported that he had his best month ever selling domain names. He reported selling 27 domain names in March for a total of $233,540. Mike had 7 5-figure sales. Mike Mann said: “Ive been selling domains for 20 years. This is the best month…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 4:31pm -
  • .Club makes more than $500,000 in domain name sales in Q1 2017
    .CLUB sold a total of 475 premium domain names in Q1 via auctions, through the registrar channel and aftermarket platforms, and directly by the registry, generating over $500,000 in total topline premium name sales for the first quarter of 2017. In J…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 3:40pm -
  • Comparing the domains Shoes.com and Shoes.xyz
    There is a thread on Namepros that is comparing the recent sale of Shoes.com for $9 million with the sale of Shoes.xyz for $1,000. This is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. And what is best to describe something and make an argum…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 17, 11:56pm -
  • .Vegas releasing 1 and 2 character domains selling at $3,000 & $700
    .Vegas is releasing previously reserved one and two-character .VEGAS domains. These will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 00:01 UTC 4/15/17 (5:01pm PDT on April 14, 2017). The one-character .VEGAS domains will be $2,299.99…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 11:29am -
  • Namejet sold 156 domains for $872,909 in March (fsf .com, dresden .com, problems .com)
    Namejet released it’s March 2017 domain name auctions report that includes a lot of 1 and 2 word .coms, some 3 and 4 letter .com and some numerics. Namejet sold 156 (95 domains in February) domains in March for a total of $872,909 ($625,966 in Febr…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 4:22pm -
  • Undeveloped sells CryptoBank.com for $125k, adds Whiskey.com in Domaining Europe domain auction
    Undeveloped announced that it sold the domain name CryptoBank.com for $125,000 this week. Their tweet announcing the sale included a note to domainers: “Domainers take note. Crypto domains are taking off.” It was also announced today that the dom…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 8:58pm -
  • Efty partners with Payoneer and offers free escrow transactions in April
    Efty announced today that it has partnered with global payments company Payoneer to add secure, licensed and global domain name transactions to the Efty platform through its escrow services. To celebrate the launch of this service on Efty, Payoneer i…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 4:18pm -
  • Complaint filed for Rick Schwartz’s domain name Queen.com (Rick aims for RDNH + damages in court)
    A UDRP complaint was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for Rick Schwartz’s domain name Queen.com. The complaint was filed by a company named Knud Jepsen A/S from Denmark. The flower company is using the domain name queen.…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 1:42pm -
  • GoDaddy completes acquisition of Host Europe Group
    GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), today announced the completion of its acquisition of Host Europe Group (HEG). GoDaddy Inc.  paid €1.69 billion (US$1.79 billion) to acquire Host Europe Group (HEG), including €605 million paid to the selling shareholde…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 8:59pm -
  • Rightside publishes list of 53 domain sales from $10k up to $183k for video.games
    Rightside published a list of their New gTLD domain name sales. They released a full list of every five- and six-figure direct Platinum domain sale they are allowed to publish. Just a few of these have been publicly revealed until now. This includes…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 3:08pm -
  • .NYC to auction 26 tech domains in May (Cloud .nyc, Web .nyc, Startup .nyc)
    Auctions.nyc and the City of New York will have their 3rd auction of premium .NYC domains. This time 26 tech related domain names like Cloud.nyc, Web.nyc and Startup.nyc will be auctioned. It is not yet known if the auction will be held at Namejet, S…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 1:43pm -
  • Too little, too late: Uniregistry will offer price protection on 9 domain extensions
    Uniregistry issued a press release today that was pretty difficult to understand until you reached the end of it. And even then it is pretty cryptic. In essence they mumbled that grandfathering existing registrations was “technically difficult and…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 4:21pm -
  • .VIP gets 200,000 new domain registrations worth $1.3 million
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), reported today orders for over 200,000 new registrations in its .vip top-level domain valued at US$1.3 million. The orders comprise both standard names and premium names, including 61 premium names sold via…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 12:11pm -
  • Inside the offices of GoDaddy (videos)
    GoDaddy made 3 videos that give everyone a sneak peak inside the offices of GoDaddy and listen to the people that work in the biggest domain name registrar in the world. The videos were shot in 3 different office locations in the US: Sunnyvale, Calif…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Mar 17, 1:48pm -
  • “Preferably call me in the afternoon and speak Spanish.”
    I got one of those usual messages on one of my domains from someone that has clearly the wrong website and complains. But this time the response got me laughing… So the inquiry I got was on a one word .org domain name I own and it was this: “not…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 4:16pm -
  • Escrow.com offers chat support through the KYC verification process
    Escrow.com now offers chat support while customers are commencing the KYC verification process. Escrow said that its aim is to offer as much support as possible. A few months back, Escrow.com started asking for all buyers and sellers to be verified.…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 3:21pm -
  • GoDaddy acquires Sucuri
    GoDaddy Inc (NYSE: GDDY), announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Sucuri is a security platform offering bus…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:43pm -
  • Mike Mann’s crowdpricing domain appraisal system will have 4 appraisers
    Mike Mann shared some details on how the upcoming DomainMarket.com appraisal system will work. He calls it a “crowdpricing domain appraisal system”. About 10 days ago he announced that the appraisal system would be using 3 appraisers, costing $88…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 3:16pm -
  • Top 10 domain articles in February 2017: Rick Schwartz, GoDaddy, Mike Mann, .Media
    These are the top domain name articles from February 2017. Better late than never! The most popular articles were Rick Schwartz talking about domain investors, selling domains on GoDaddy, the new Mike Mann domain name brokerage and appraisals, and…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 11:48am -
  • My domain name renewals and drops in January and February 2017
    This is the review of the my domain name renewals and drops in the months of January and February 2017. I don’t liquidate my domains by selling them for $5 or $10. That takes too much time for me that simply it is not worth my time. I just drop the…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 5:30pm -
  • Casino.Online sells for $201,250 by Radix (Donuts must be very happy!)
    The domain name Casino.Online was sold for $201,250 at Sedo. The seller was non other than the .online domain name registry, Radix. This sale is now the highest New gTLD reported domain name sale. You can see the top 20 new extension domain name sale…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • MMX aims for 1 million .VIP domains, will release .Boston in September & hires Victor Pitts
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), reported its operational progress across a number of business activities since its trading update announced earlier this year in January 2017. MMX is targeting global registrations of .vip to surpass on…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 6:12pm -
  • Epik hires Joseph Peterson as director of operations
    Epik Holdings, Inc., announced that it has hired Joseph Peterson as director of operations. This is something that came as a pleasant surprise! Epik is a company that is truly investing in the domain name industry and hiring someone with the integrit…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 2:44pm -
  • The Uniregistry disaster continues: registrar increases domain retail prices by 62% to 75%
    The Uniregistry disaster continues as people are jumping ship as both registry AND now registrar domain name prices are increasing. Uniregistry registrar sent out an email last week to inform current owners of the New gTLD price increase but the emai…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 5:40pm -
  • Mike Mann’s domain appraisal/brokerage: Some good and bad news!
    Mike Mann shared the latest update on his upcoming DomainMarket.com appraisal/brokerage system. There are some good news and some bad news. He said that programming is going great but is taking too long. Also the cost of the appraisals has gone up fr…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Mar 17, 4:36pm -
  • Developed.NYC highlights the growing NYC domainscape
    (This is a guest post from Matt Gill, owner of Developed.NYC.) When I first came to New York one thing I noticed was how people love to wear the name of their city on their heads, chests, behinds and even on their feet. To be clear I mean regular New…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 2:53pm -
  • Namejet sold 95 domains for $625,966 in February (lows .com, murphy .com, franks .com)
    Namejet released it’s February 2017 domain name auctions report that includes a lot of 3 letter and 4 letter .com and some 1-word .coms. Namejet sold 95 (128 domains in January) domains in January for a total of $625,966 ($793,301 in January). Name…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 9:52pm -
  • Trending domain name keywords: year, near, drone, blockchain
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of February 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are no common keyword in the .com and .net lists. That always strikes me as a bit st…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 4:54pm -
  • Most paranoid reply to a domain quote!
    I got an inquiry for a .com domain name and as usual I send my quote to the interested party from Ohio. What I received was the most paranoid reply and it was not because my price was too high or something like that. Here is the reply: “I decline a…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 4:59pm -
  • Mike Mann’s latest domain sales (RiseUp.org $75,000) + LaLaLand.com
    Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain acquisitions and sales from February 2017. February was as busy as January. There were 14 reported domain sales by Mike Mann in February worth a total of about $175k. Highest reported sale was RiseUp.org…
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 4:49pm -
  • Epik bought Undeveloped.com for 4 million Euro
    It was announced that Dutch startup Undeveloped.com was acquired by US-based Epik Holdings Inc. to introduce a full-service solution for buying, selling, leasing and managing domains. The announcement didn’t disclose the selling price but that was…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 2:09pm -
  • Top 10 domain name trending keywords in 2016: Trump, research, pokemon, bot
    Verisign, the .com and .net registry, published the top 10 trending keywords for each extension. Verisign identifies how keyword trends from popular culture and newsworthy events are reflected in .com and .net domain registrations. Just to make it cl…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Mar 17, 4:01pm -
  • The real percentages of the upcoming Uniregistry domain extension price increases (5% to 3115%)
    Uniregistry’s planned price increase in its 16 new extensions resulted in a reaction few anticipated. Michele Neylon, CEO of the registrar Blacknight, shared in a blog post the actual percentages that each of the affected New gTLDs. Domain name pri…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 8:14pm -
  • Donuts: “we have no plans to increase prices for existing registrants”
    Andee Hill from Donuts explained what the New gTLD registry’s business plan is, regarding pricing on its 200 new extensions. Uniregistry’s planned price increase put all New gTLD registries in a tough spot. I wondered how they felt and asked a fe…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 5:55pm -
  • .CLUB’s pricing strategy (.CLUB has signed a price protection clause with registrars for 5 years)
    Colin Campbell, CEO of .Club said on Namepros that “.CLUB has voluntarily signed a price protection clause with the registrars for the first 5 years which limits to inflation or 15%.”. Uniregistry’s planned price increase put all New gTLD regis…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 10:02pm -
  • Frank Schilling just killed the New gTLD domain name program (Warning!)
    Frank Schilling, owner of Uniregistry, just nailed the first nail on the New gTLD coffin. I wonder how the other registries are feeling about this? Yes, I am angry once again even though this price hike does not affect my own New gTLD names. But this…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 3:24pm -
  • Should Donuts or any other domain registry be the internet (copyright) police?
    I think there has been a disproportionate reaction to 2 very similar policies: the Healthy Domains Initiative by The Domain Name Association and PIR and the agreements that Donuts and Radix have signed with MPAA. In February of last year, Donuts anno…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 6:26pm -
  • Epik acquires Undeveloped.com domain name marketplace
    Dutch startup Undeveloped.com was acquired by US-based Epik Holdings Inc. to introduce a full-service solution for buying, selling, leasing and managing domains. Undeveloped.com announced today that it has been acquired by Epik Holdings inc. The inte…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 12:01pm -
  • 30 New gTLD domain names sell for $143,129
    This is the weekly New gTLD domain name sales report courtesy of Sold.Domains. This week 30 New gTLD domains were sold. 3 domains were sold for 5 figures: fashion.nyc, shop.nyc and bitcoin.casino. The total sales value for these 30 domains was $143,1…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Mar 17, 6:32pm -

Domain Shane

  • New!AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 23, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 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 expiring…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 3:50pm -
  • New!Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 24th

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday April 24th

    Some great discussion on DomainSherpa today.   And of course some good laughs as well. The portfolio was pretty weak today and we were pretty tough on the portfolio owner.   We all had issues with quality and quantity when we first got in to domain…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:25am -
  • Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: MikiHouse.com, 1.xyz, ITJobs.de, More

    Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: MikiHouse.com, 1.xyz, ITJobs.de, More

    Listed below are updates on the top ten domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal.1. MikiHouse.com sold for $224,224This big sale was an upgrade from MikiHouse.co.jp and MikiHouse-USA.com, where separate & distinct sites are still live.…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 7:11pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 22, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 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 expiring…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 4:26pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 23rd

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday April 23rd

    I have to admit.  I am completely surprised how effective Facebook advertising has become.  To the point that the print and online paper ads in our local paper are obsolete.  Using Facebook ads I can now promote a sale or a coupon for half the cos…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 10:42am -
  • Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): DrBoost.com, No18.com, SafeWatch.com, More

    Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): DrBoost.com, No18.com, SafeWatch.com, More

    The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the past year that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website.No18.com sold for $12,450 at Sedo, and the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 7:03pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 21, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 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 expiring…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 4:34pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, April 22nd

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, April 22nd

    Have a great Saturday. Go do something fun, don’t spend the whole day staring at a computer or other electronic device.Shane said some nice things about me the other day. I really appreciated it, so I had one of our vehicles repainted. Main Li…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 11:25am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF APRIL 20, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on April 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 expiring…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 5:51pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday April 21st
    If you want to see a textbook case of what happens to your business when you let a negative culture develop,  look at Namepros.  Namepros staff is made up of some great people. Eric and James do a great job.  But in 2016 a few individuals started…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 10:15am -

TLD Investors

  • New!Daily Domain Picks 4-24-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-24-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-24-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-24-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com FindMyStuff.com getting a lot of bids, 48 currently but it’s been min bid action. Memorable name in my opinion, just need the right idea. SuccessTalk.com sou…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:27am -
  • 5111.com closes at $218,000
    So 5111.com closed at $218,000 with bidder 19 winning the auction. Bidders 13,14 and 15 dropped out once 16 came on the scene. At the end it was bidder 17 vs 19. If the auction is paid for and not renewed it will be the third highest 4N.com sale repo…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 7:34pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 4-23-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-23-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-23-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-23-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com 5111.com is the big name on the list, $174,000 high bid, bids have been removed and then they came back, so who knows where this one will close. Full List 5070…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 2:39pm -
  • Now it’s getting ridiculous
    So now GoDaddy has brought bidder 14 back and a bidder 15 has joined the fray on 5111.com. The auction is now back at $174,000 high bid. Yesterday I highlighted how bidder 14 was removed and the high bid was $91,000. So where this auction will close…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 4:03pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 4-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-22-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-22-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-22-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com MyProductions.com 16 bids, versatile name. ScriptFox.com screenwriting service GeekRanch.com a ranch get away filled with games and gadgets ? Full List Activat…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 8:53am -
  • GoDaddy may make a bit less from 5111.com
    In a post we did back on April 14, we highlighted a big windfall for GoDaddy as 5111.com is expiring and was currently at $152,000. The bidding got to $175,000. There is also a $20 bounty to the person who comes closest to guessing the closing price.…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 8:39pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 4-21-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-21-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-21-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-21-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Mostly brandables today, a couple short names, Zuxy.com currently at $570, probably the best short name on the list. GreenFacility.com is a bit cold sounding b…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:39pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 4-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-20-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-20-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com CloudLaboratory.com Lab or labs would be better but this is getting some action, currently over $200. Full List 5VG.com AboveTheMark.com Afsara.com Amarla.com…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 8:06am -
  • Available Domains – Cranka.com, NatureMaze.com…
    Bill Eisenmann is out today with a new list of available names: Available .com’s Actuas.com AfroGel.com Alcazo.com AmishLogBeds.com Avawn.com BarstoolNews.com BigChoco.com BladeSafety.com BoiseOutlet.com BratLife.com BuckFizz.com Bumbailiff.com Cal…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:29pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 4-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 4-19-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 4-19-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com RJR.net expired auction, currently $3,099. ITgirl.com I like this one, can work on a few different angles. IT Girl or as I.T. Girl and put a tech spin on the s…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 1:12pm -

Domain Gang

  • New!NamePros member offers big prizes for guessing the forum’s millionth member
    A NamePros thread is all about when the forum’s 1,000,000th registered member will sign up. Cyberian is offering 5 prizes to the best guess: Prize C1: One ticket to NamesCon 2018. Prize C2: Two tickets to NamesCon 2018. Prize N: 7-day site-wide not…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:33pm -
  • New!Alert : GHH.com is a stolen domain name!
    The domain GHH.com is now officially stolen, and its owner wants everyone to know he did not put it up for sale. The domain thief is attempting to circumvent secure domain transaction venues, such as Escrow.com, and is seeking payment for GHH.com via…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • New!MySpectrumNews.com : Charter Communications guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    Charter Communications filed a UDRP against the domain MySpectrumNews.com; the latter, is a domain registered in 2010. Long before Charter acquired Brighthouse Networks and rebranded to Spectrum and Spectrum.com, the Respondent of this UDRP used the…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:11pm -
  • New!NameSummit releases its list of NYC event speakers
    NameSummit, the digital branding conference taking place in New York City this summer, unveiled its list of speakers. Taking place on August 7-8 at the New York Hilton Midtown, NameSummit aims at attracting a wide range of industry professionals –…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 2:56pm -
  • New!Florida company seeks class certification in lawsuit against GoDaddy
    Ventures Edge Legal PLLC, a Florida business legal services company, is seeking class certification in pending litigation against GoDaddy.com. The company asked an Arizona federal judge last week to be given class certification. Since 2014, GoDaddy.c…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:12am -
  • New!Dynadog : Not a typo, just a cool domain destination
    Dynadot is a popular domain registrar, and its brand is quite easy to remember. Unless, of course, one makes a slight typo, fat-fingering the last letter of the domain; after all, the letters “T” and “G” are next to each other. Dynadog.com is…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:56am -
  • Warning : GHH.com is NOT for sale; someone is impersonating the owner
    The domain GHH.com is not for sale, yet someone who claims to be the owner is seeking a broker to sell it on their behalf. Valuable three letter domains can fetch a high premium for brokers; using a third party to broker a domain that belongs to some…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 7:44pm -
  • AhmetHashish Rahajani : How make moneys with expire domain search tool
    Gone long time, good domainers, salaam to you, it is I, AhmetHashish Rahajani from Middle East, lovely town. Before, told you how get .NYC domain when no live in New York, I smart, no? Now, make moneys, God willing, from expired domain auction. Expir…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 2:57pm -
  • GreekOlives.com : Epic battle ends at NameJet
    The domain GreekOlives.com was just auctioned off at NameJet; the winner is niko63, with a bid of $3,155 dollars. That amount of money buys a lot of Greek olives! It’s not a secret that Greek olives are world-renowned for their quality, nutritional…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 9:27pm -
  • Florida law to treat Bitcoin users as suspects of money laundering
    A new law under vote in Florida attempts to classify Bitcoin transactions as inherently suspicious. Thanks to a failed case where a Miami developer was basically entrapped into selling bitcoin to buyers who were undercover police officers, the propos…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 9:05pm -
  • George Kirikos : Verisign’s profits the result of a “sweetheart deal” with ICANN

    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 4:30pm -
  • Retweet is now a registered trademark of Twitter
    Domain investors take notice: Twitter has registered “RETWEET” as a mark with the USPTO. The trademark registration process began way back in 2009, with an “intent to use” (ITU) filing for the following classes and use: Class 41: Providing on…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 2:35pm -
  • GoDaddy restores gTLD domain partnership with Uniregistry
    GoDaddy has restored domain registrations of Uniregistry gTLDs, a few weeks after they were suspended citing company policy. Uniregistry founder, Frank Schilling, stated: “We’re delighted to see Godaddy offering Uniregistry domain extensions to i…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 12:32pm -
  • Plastc : Start-up meltdown with $9 million dollars in unfilled orders
    Plastc, an unpronounceable brand that promised to bring out a digital card storing up to 20 credit cards, has folded. Operating from the domain Plastc.com, the start-up announced that due to failed attempts to receive investor funding of $6.75 millio…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 10:13pm -
  • Sedo seeks domains for its upcoming Great Domains and dot .IN auctions
    Sponsored by Sedo* Sedo has been rolling out themed domain auctions that attract buyers, with great results. Empowered by the .AT auction results, Sedo will be rolling out a dot .IN domain auction, for the fast-expanding Indian domain market. Accordi…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 2:25pm -

NameBio Blog

  • New!$308k in Sales on April 23rd – 5111.com sold for $218,000 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was 5111.com which sold for $218,000 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 188 sales for a total of $307,792 with an average sale price of $1,637. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 15% in the number of sales and the…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:45pm -
  • New!159 Domain Discoveries for April 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…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:26am -
  • $102k in Sales on April 22nd – 886677.com sold for $7,500 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was 886677.com which sold for $7,500 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 164 sales for a total of $102,478 with an average sale price of $625. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 27% in the number of sales and the…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 12:45pm -
  • 144 Domain Discoveries for April 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 Apr 17, 9:54am -
  • $123k in Sales on April 21st – NewJerseyHomes.com sold for $8,600 – Daily Market Report
    NameJet had six of the top ten sales yesterday led by newjerseyhomes.com which sold for $8,600. NameBio recorded 226 sales for a total of $123,420 with an average sale price of $546. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 2% in the numb…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 12:45pm -
  • 173 Domain Discoveries for April 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 Apr 17, 8:52am -
  • $147k in Sales on April 20th – L21.com sold for $6,150 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was L21.com which sold for $6,150 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 231 sales for a total of $147,421 with an average sale price of $638. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 3% in the number of sales but the tota…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 12:45pm -
  • 171 Domain Discoveries for April 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 Apr 17, 9:54am -
  • $143k in Sales on April 19th – Facets.com sold for $8,088 – Daily Market Report
    NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was facets.com which sold for $8,088. NameBio recorded 239 sales for a total of $143,084 with an average sale price of $599. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 12:45pm -
  • 161 Domain Discoveries for April 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…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 8:05am -

TNT Names

  • New!TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/24/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/24/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 3:55pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/22/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/22/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 4:58pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/18/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/18/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 3:17pm -
  • Rightside® Launches DPML Upgrade for Enhanced Domain Brand Protection

    Rightside® Launches DPML Upgrade for Enhanced Domain Brand Protection

    Updated Domain Protected Marks List (DPML) protects all 40 of Rightside’s new TLDs with enhanced flexibility to activate marketing campaigns KIRKLAND, Wash., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As trademark lawyers face tough challenges in protecti…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 2:41pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/12/2017
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/12/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 2:04pm -
  • Uniregistry Releases Domain Market Support for Android

    Uniregistry Releases Domain Market Support for Android

    Uniregistry launches its incredible aftermarket capabilities to its intuitive Android App, bringing the best of Uniregistry Market to mobile app customers. NEWS PROVIDED BY Uniregistry Apr 07, 2017, 12:21 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.,…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 6:41am -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/9/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/9/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 17, 4:11pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/6/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 4/6/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 1:50pm -
  • 5 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China
    .INFO, .MOBI, .PRO, .RED, and .KIM are powered by Afilias, the first western registry operator to be licensed for in-country operations by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) April 06, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 1:46pm -
  • Biz420 Changing How Marijuana / Cannabis Related Domain Names Are Bought & Sold: Biz420.com Launched by Bryan Earl

    Biz420 Changing How Marijuana / Cannabis Related Domain Names Are Bought & Sold: Biz420.com Launched by Bryan Earl

    Biz420 recently announced the launch of their no-cost marijuana / cannabis related domain name classifieds, setting the standard in buying & selling domains. Biz420 Domains Biz420 is changing the way that domains are bought and sold by removing addit…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 3:35pm -

Morgan Linton

  • Payoneer is quickly becoming a go-to domain name escrow service

    Payoneer is quickly becoming a go-to domain name escrow service

    Have you every been scammed buying or selling a domain name? I have, it only happened once and since then I have sworn by online escrow services to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Here’s how I got scammed: I sold a domain name to someone and d…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 11:12pm -
  • I’m giving my first TED talk tomorrow in Rome

    I’m giving my first TED talk tomorrow in Rome

    Happy Friday and hello from Rome. Tomorrow I am speaking at Tedx Roma giving my very first TED talk, something that has been on my bucket list for a while now. I still can’t believe I’m here – I’m nervous, excited, honored, and thrilled for…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 9:43pm -
  • Expired domain names can come with baggage

    Expired domain names can come with baggage

    Buying expired domain names is one of the best ways to find investment-grade domain names at wholesale prices. Of course you’re likely not going to be the only person to find the name and if it’s a really good name you can expect to get into a bi…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 4:12am -
  • Have you ever called a real estate investor a squatter?

    Have you ever called a real estate investor a squatter?

    People have been investing in real estate for a long time, and if you were lucky enough to be in a family that bought property a long time ago, you’ve probably seen firsthand how the value can skyrocket over time. The median price of a home sold…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 2:35am -
  • Should domain brokers disclose renewal fees to buyers?

    Should domain brokers disclose renewal fees to buyers?

    In case you missed it, last week two well-known folks from the domain industry, Andrew Rosner (Media Options) and Ryan Colby (Outcome Brokerage) had a disagreement, that went public on NamePros last week. The thread seems to have been taken down, b…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 12:51am -

DN Geek

  • The Brandable Insider: From $19 Purchase to $4k Sale in 6 Months
    When I BUY a domain I put a value on it and I stick with that value. PERIOD! Offers much lower than my value MEAN NOTHING!! — Rick Schwartz In October 2016 I acquired a strong brandable in the Go Daddy closeouts. I was very surprised that no one ha…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • Brandable domain name sales week 14: Tini.com, Bitcoinr.com, Mooh.com
    It was another strong week for brandable domain name sales with once again, a CVCV domain leading the charts. The auction for the Tini.com domain name was won by a Chinese investor. If you’re in the market for CVCV domains or any other type of gre…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 2:51am -
  • 95 newly funded startups and their domain names: Tula.com, LightForm.com, Vida.co.uk
    Funding activity was up again for the 2nd week in a row as we tracked 95 startup companies raise $434,139,180 in funding. More than 64% of these startup companies comes to market with a .com address with the ccTLD coming in as a strong second with…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 17, 1:17pm -
  • The Brandable Insider: Lower Commissions and New Programs at BrandBucket
    Good news for owners of premium brandables who are looking for boutique, enduser sale prices on their domains. BrandBucket, announced today that it’s reducing commissions for high end sales. According to Managing Director, Michael Krell: “Over th…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 3:55pm -
  • The Brandable Insider: A Look at Y Combinator’s 2017 Demo Day
    “Step back and think about the difference in how end users use domains, the capital they have to invest in their name, [instead of] like a pure domain collector, and you can easily start to determine what areas make the most sense.” — Bruce Mar…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 12:00pm -

Domain News

  • Software Automation Solutions That Can Save Your Startup

    Software Automation Solutions That Can Save Your Startup

    Automation is a hot trending topic, especially in startup environments, where it has been linked to productivity, efficiency, and agile development business processes. In 2016, InfoWorld quoted automation as an imperative step in “better software t…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 2:15pm -
  • How to Realize Your Startup Dream

    How to Realize Your Startup Dream

    Many of us have hobbies that we prefer doing than working at an 8-5 job. You may be doing it on the side and profiting in your own little way which is good. But often with the lack of time and capital, we just couldn’t seem to take the next leap f…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 6:27pm -
  • Marketplaces for Small Businesses to Acquire First Domain
    Recent research shows that just over 55% of businesses own a website where they display their services and products (source: WaspBarcode’s State of Small Businesses Report, 2017). This leaves out 45% of businesses that do not have a website of thei…
    - 80 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 11:49am -
  • What’s the Difference Between a Domain and Web Hosting?
    If you’re launching your first website and are completely new to it, you may have heard terms like “domain” and “web hosting” being thrown around. But what are they, and what’s the difference? Take a look at this brief overview. The Makeu…
    - 9 Dec 16, 2:35pm -
  • Customer Confidence Increases with Cybersecurity
    As data breaches continually hit the news, consumers are increasingly concerned about their information. The problem is that while most people are worried about cybercrime, they often don’t protect themselves. In a survey released by Symantec, 45 p…
    - 7 Dec 16, 1:49pm -
  • 4 Things to Consider When Buying a Domain Name
    Whether you’re setting up your first website or you have a strong background in website setup, it’s important to carefully consider your domain name. Buying a domain name plays a huge role in establishing your brand. It’s not a process that com…
    - 29 Sep 16, 7:16am -
  • Short Guide: How to Build an Online Customer Community
    We’ve previously covered how to transition your business from offline to online. Steps included finding a proper domain name and extension, hosting plan, SSL certificates and appropriate business email addresses. Today, we’re covering how to buil…
    - 2 Sep 16, 8:03pm -
  • Short Guide: How to Transition Your Business from Offline to Online
    According to a Forrester report from last year, executives predict digital will positively impact their businesses by 2020, with a 47% increase in revenue. Not only is it a good time to implement changes into traditional companies and embrace the onl…
    - 23 Aug 16, 1:22pm -
  • How to Deal with Content Plagiarism?
    Does this scenario sound familiar? You are surfing the web, trying to find some topics related to a recent post you published on your blog. Hoping that you can find some people to crosslink with, you are surprised when you find a post on another site…
    - 17 Aug 16, 3:14pm -
  • Use Microsoft Excel for Business – Know Every Aspect of It
    Use Microsoft Excel for Business – Know Every Aspect of It Microsoft Excel has eventually become the best in the industry when it comes to spreadsheet software. Without a doubt no other spreadsheet software can outdo Microsoft Excel today. It offer…
    - 12 Jul 16, 9:48am -

The Frager Factor

Dot Weekly

  • Lowe’s Rebrands ATGStores.com As TheMine.com

    Lowe’s Rebrands ATGStores.com As TheMine.com

    DotWeekly first reported TheMine.com domain name being acquired by Lowe’s (LF, LLC) in December 2016 but at that time, we simply didn’t know the future plans for the newly acquired domain name asset then. Well, now we do!Lowe’s has rebranded…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 2:23pm -
  • Domain Movers: Oath.net, HomeAtLast.com + More
    Welcome to Domain Movers, where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name transactions and reports the early findings to you. These domain transactions often reflect future brands, products and or services. New advertising campaigns, domain name…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 11:18am -
  • Target Launches New Kids Brand Pillowfort, Acquires Pillowfort.com

    Target Launches New Kids Brand Pillowfort, Acquires Pillowfort.com

    Target Brands, Inc. has launched a new home collections brand for kids, Pillowfort.Pillowfort focuses on kids furniture, bedding and decor.How did Target do “Domain Wise” on the new brand and offering?Target announced the brand on its website…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 10:57am -
  • Domain Movers: No.com, Cellars.com + More
    Welcome to Domain Movers where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name transactions and reports the early findings to you.Here is a sample of some of the recent movements:Microsoft Corporation registered the domain name MakeCode.org back in…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 2:05pm -
  • Domain Movers: ConnectedAuto.com, SelfDriving.com + More
    Welcome to Domain Movers where DotWeekly keeps track of corporate domain name transactions and reports the early findings to you. These transactions often reflect early indications of new brands, products, services, advertising efforts and more by co…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 12:08pm -

CircleID Domain Names

  • Why Cancel a Domain Name in a UDRP Case?
    While the most common results of a UDRP proceeding are either transfer of a disputed domain name to a complainant or denial (that is, allowing the respondent to retain it), there is another possible outcome: cancellation.I'm always surprised to se…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 9:18pm -
  • 6th Registration Operations Workshop (ROW), Madrid, Friday May 12th 2017
    The Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) was conceived as an informal industry conference that would provide a forum for discussion of the technical aspects of registration operations in the domain name system.The 6th ROW will be held in Madrid,…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 4:54pm -
  • Pirate Bay Founder and Other Internet Activists Launch Domain Privacy Service
    A team of Internet activists including co-founder and ex-spokesperson of the Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, today announced the launch of a unique domain name service, called Njalla, designed to act as a "privacy shield" for registrants. "Think of us as yo…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 12:26am -
  • In Whose Language? Cybersquatting by Foreigners
    There are no gatekeepers to prevent registrants from acquiring domain names incorporating marks that potentially violate third-party rights. Anyone anywhere can acquire domain names composed of words and letters in languages not its own through a reg…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 6:52pm -
  • How Should I Present .Brand Domains in Advertising?

    How Should I Present .Brand Domains in Advertising?

    Do consumers still get confused when they see a URL without a .com (or other traditional extension)?Probably — but I don't think anyone really knows the answer to that from a global perspective.What I do know, however, is that it's important…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 4:58pm -
  • CAICT Holds ICANN 58 China Internet Community Readout Session
    In the afternoon of March 29, the CAICT held the ICANN 58 China Internet Community Readout Session in the CAICT together with the ICANN Beijing Engagement Center. Mr.Li Xiangning, Deputy Director General of Information and Communication Administratio…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 10:08am -
  • New In-depth Analysis Finds Thousands of Domains Used in Technical Support Scams
    A study conducted by PhD candidates at the Stony Brook University resulted in identifying malvertising as a major culprit for exposing users to technical support scams which allowed them to build an automated system capable of discovering, on a weekl…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 10:59pm -
  • How to Get a Domain Name Transferred Under the URS
    The Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is designed to get a domain name suspended, but in some cases this dispute policy can be used to help get a domain name transferred. It's an uncommon result but one that trademark owners may want to keep in m…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 5:54pm -
  • U.S. Expresses Concerns Over China's Internet Regulatory Regime, In New Report

    U.S. Expresses Concerns Over China's Internet Regulatory Regime, In New Report

    The Trump administration has criticized China on a number of trade issues in its recent Foreign Trade Barriers report including cloud computing restrictions, Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Domain Name Rules. Under the section titled, Barrier…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 9:19pm -
  • 5 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China
    .INFO, .MOBI, .PRO, .RED, and .KIM are powered by Afilias, the first western registry operator to be licensed for in-country operations by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, i…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 4:45pm -
  • Kelly's Case Updated: A Need for Further DNS Registrar Industry (Self-)Regulation
    After ten hectic days, the young Clemson civil engineer turned MBA entrepreneur — who turned a passion for helping equestrians care for their horses into a website enterprise — had the HorseDVM.com domain, and its IPR returned to HorseDVM LLC. Ul…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 6:13pm -
  • Passive Holding of Domain Names and the Argument for Bad Faith or Forfeiture
    There is a misconception among some trademark owners and their counsel that passive holding of domain names alone, Sandy Frank Film Syndication, Inc. v. Ralph Zita, FA1612001706714 (Forum February 14, 2017) (<youaskedforit.com>), or combined with lac…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 7:50pm -
  • Radix Announces Largest New gTLD Sale with Casino.Online
    Radix, the portfolio registry behind 9+ popular new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), announced the sale of casino.online to an anonymous buyer for $ 201,250 in an all-cash deal. The sale came through Sedo, the world's largest domain marketplace and…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 4:36pm -
  • Trademarks and Domain Names Composed of Common Terms
    The lexical material from which trademarks are formed is drawn from the same social and cultural resources available to everyone else, which includes domain name registrants. Since trademarks are essentially a form of communication, it is unsurprisin…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 3:34pm -
  • A Case for Further DNS Registrar Industry Self-Regulation
    In most industries, businesses that blatantly act against the interests of their customers to favor their own internal profit centers would either not be allowed or else subject to controls and oversight by the government. It is universally regarded…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 2:58am -

gTLD's Club

  • New!New generic Top-Level Domains: recent News

    New generic Top-Level Domains: recent News

    There were interesting news about new gTLDs in the online press these weeks. I strongly recommend the reading of the article about LEGO and the one on how to present a .BRAND domain name in advertising. The news:China’s Online Dominance Worry Bra…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 7:47am -
  • UPDATE: Orange is launching a Bank

    UPDATE: Orange is launching a Bank

    Orange is the name of a fruit, but it is also a major French Trademark in telecommunication: the largest telephone operator in France and probably in many other countries in the world.Orange is a ".BRAND" applicantOrange is also a .BRAND new gTLD…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:54am -
  • The American Marketing Association

    The American Marketing Association

    Nice name isn't it?The American Marketing AssociationAccording to PIR, the Registry for .ORG domain names, the domain name "ama.org" was registered in 1994 so we can say that it is an old domain name...short too;According to the AMA, it is an A…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 11:18am -
  • The .AGENCY new gTLD is doing good

    The .AGENCY new gTLD is doing good

    The list of domain name extensions for the Real Estate industry is long and seven of them are in the blue in April 2017. Five of them are in the red.The .ARCHI new gTLD which had 5,831 domain name registrations in the beginning of January 2017 ke…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 8:00am -
  • Latest new gTLD NEWS

    Latest new gTLD NEWS

    A lot is said about new gTLDs every day and "reading it all" can be challenging and time consuming. We take care of this for you - everyday - in our Newsletter. Subscribe, it's free.What was said recently:New gTLDs: Holding ICANN Accountable;F…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 1:39pm -
  • Something wrong with .VIN ?

    Something wrong with .VIN ?

    For the first time since its launching, the .VIN new gTLD loses registrations. If the progression curve of .WINE is an example since it never lost one single registration, the .VIN domain name extensions is to me, the example of an extensions that ha…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 12:20pm -
  • New gTLDs: ".游戏" means ".game"

    New gTLDs: ".游戏" means ".game"

    The .游戏 (.game) new gTLD just started to create domain names and has now 120 registered. This extensions comes in competition with two ASCII existing TLDs: the .GAME and .GAMES new gTLDs.Two new gTLDs are in the red with a noticeable loss of…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • Very few are in the .GREEN (new gTLDs)

    Very few are in the .GREEN (new gTLDs)

    This title sounds negative right? Well, in April 2017 one might be surprised to see that the .GREEN new gTLD is the only "color related" new gTLD to have more domain name registrations. All other extensions are in the red.This is rather strange sin…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 7:30am -
  • Financial new gTLDs

    Financial new gTLDs

    It is often an event when a new domain name extensions passes the 10,000 registrations or when it doubles its number of registrations from one month to the other. If no financial gTLD passed the 10,000 registrations this month, the .BROKER new gTLD m…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 11:30am -
  • New gTLDs for the Law

    New gTLDs for the Law

    We listed 10 new gTLDs related to the law and only one of them is a dotBrand. Surprisingly, it is the only .BRAND new gTLD to be offering to submit new gTLD applications to the ICANN : shouldn't this be considered when thinking of a company to submit…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • The .AFRICA Sunrise Period

    The .AFRICA Sunrise Period

    The Trademark clearinghouse just announced the launching of the .AFRICA new gTLD Sunrise Period.When:START: Tuesday, 4 April, 2017 - 16:00;END: Saturday, 3 June, 2017 - 16:00.What the application says about .AFRICAThis is an extract of the new…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 8:28am -
  • Companies to register more "new" domains

    Companies to register more "new" domains

    That is a fact, companies don't have the budget to register their name in all new domain name extensions but they tend to register more domain names in targeted extensions. But...by the way, why would a company want to register its name in all availa…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 9:30am -
  • New gTLDs and City names

    New gTLDs and City names

    The city of Istanbul gains more than 1,000 new domain registrations in one month, with its .ISTANBUL new gTLD. Three cities have sticked to the red for the past 3 months and keep losing registrations. Six cities are "in the blue" and have kept gainin…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Latest new gTLD NEWS

    Latest new gTLD NEWS

    These are the contents related to new gTLDs that we published a link to, in our latest gTLD.club Newsletters:The .FILM namespace is a viable new gTLD;Spotlight on the .CAM new gTLD;China approves more gTLDs;Interesting - How SHARP uses its ".sha…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 8:49am -
  • Photography and new gTLDs

    Photography and new gTLDs

    There are 3 major increases this month in domain name registration volumes related to photography and one extension which keeps losing records. The extensions chosen to match with the subject of photography are:.WEBCAM.PHOTOGRAPHY.PICS.MEDIA.PHO…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 17, 9:21am -
  • New gTLDs related to Catering

    New gTLDs related to Catering

    This a series of 18 reports related to new domain name registration volumes. The first report is for domain names extensions related to Catering and Food. The extensions concerned are:.PUB.COFFEE.CAFE.MENU.RESTAURANT.KITCHEN.BAR.PIZZA.CATER…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • New domains won’t get cheaper: really?

    New domains won’t get cheaper: really?

    I just read another negative article about new gTLDs and, if I admit that I did not read it until the end (long articles are rarely read until the end), I think it can be a good read on the SEO part.The title is wrongNew gTLDs (and we are talking…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Mar 17, 9:30am -
  • How to use my .BRAND extension?

    How to use my .BRAND extension?

    This is a question that comes back often as many ".BRAND" new gTLD applicants have submitted an expensive application to the ICANN to operate their personalized domain name extension but... they still don't know what to do with it.What do other appli…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 4:40pm -
  • The .HEALTH Sunrise Period

    The .HEALTH Sunrise Period

    The .HEALTH new gTLD (for domain names ending in ".health", instead of ".com") now has a date for its Sunrise Period:START: Monday, 8 May, 2017 - 16:00;END: Friday, 7 July, 2017 - 16:00.What does the application say about .HEALTH:“Healt…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 11:47am -
  • Registry announces new pricing

    Registry announces new pricing


    - 34 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 3:30pm -
  • People hate new gTLDs: the truth
    Has gTLD's hurt the value of .com domains? Anytime you have saturation and confusion values can and will be affected. #Domains #newgtlds— Rick Schwartz (@DomainKing) March 17, 2017Honorable Rick Schwartz is a domainer a domain name investor and…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Communication agencies and ".BRANDs"

    Communication agencies and ".BRANDs"

    What is the job of a communication agency but to help other companies with their communication?New gTLDs belong to communicationAt least, it is what I thought until I noticed that - as an independent new gTLD consultant - I started to receive mor…
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 10:46am -
  • New gTLDs: what you missed

    New gTLDs: what you missed

    This is the list of publications that you could find in our previous newsletters. Subscribe to receive them directly in your email.Public Comments: recommendations for new gTLDs;HOT - How much it costs to run a domain name registry;Getting Your T…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Mar 17, 2:30pm -
  • ICANN new gTLDs: I made it to "participate"

    ICANN new gTLDs: I made it to "participate"

    As a proud member of the PDPGW, the PPDWG, sorry, the PDDWG, sorry again I'll make it simple, the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group, I could finally make it to join discussions and PARTICIPATE.ICANN wants/needs more people to help, the…
    - 46 days ago, 9 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • Uniregistry Price Hike Up to 30 Times: can ICANN save the registrants?

    Uniregistry Price Hike Up to 30 Times: can ICANN save the registrants?

    The price hike by Uniregistry is a right move executed in a wrong way. With this decision:Uniregistry Wins ICANN Loses Old Registrants Lose with no choice New Registrants Lose with a choice The steep price increase is likely to make Unire…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 5:14pm -

NamePros Forum

  • New!Unsoldered.com Single dictionary word! Starts at only $1
    Unsoldered.comWhen should you have your wedding ring or band soldered or have your wedding ring or band unsoldered.Ask the experts!Opening bid is only $1Increments $1 Reg'd at Dotster.com through June 7th 2017Auction ends 72 hours after fin…
    - 1 min ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:50pm -
  • New!Godaddy Account Push Option Now Requesting Email Confirmations From All Parties???
    Anyone come across a push, and from taking 1 minute, it now takes however long it takes for all parties to confirm email confirmations.First it will send an email asking you to confirm the account change then it will ask the other party to confirm…
    - 1 min ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:50pm -
  • New!Mixed Reality domains
    I'm starting the official Mixed Reality thread. With Microsoft and others pushing for this phrase some of us are hoping to benefit. This is where we discuss and show case our domains.My domains:MixedRealityToursMixedRealityTravelMixedRealityFit…
    - 2 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:49pm -
  • New!I got a "turn it over or else" kind of an Email. What to do?
    Hello everyone. I got my first ever threatening letter (please see below) and I was wondering if anyone would know what I should do? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I should mention that THEdomainIownDOTonline = ABCXYZ.onlineTHEdomainIown.…
    - 3 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:48pm -
  • New!1,000,000th Member Contest. Win tickets to NC2018 and more
    Welcome to The 1,000,000th Member ContestPlease read the entire post before entering your guess.Five Prizes for Five Winners:Prize C1: One ticket to NamesCon 2018.Prize C2: Two tickets to NamesCon 2018.Prize N: 7-day site-wide notice that a…
    - 4 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:47pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:45pm -
  • New!~*~ Consolidated SuperSales - Domain - MyDomain - NetFirms - Dotster ~*~
    While recovering from the past weekend of scattered deals and in anticipation of the next SuperSale, I am weary of having several threads related to the SuperSales at Domain - MyDomain - NetFirms - Dotster.Since the promos often work at more than o…
    - 6 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:45pm -
  • New!Tips for preventing domain theft

    Tips for preventing domain theft

    I've been thinking about steps to take to prevent domain theft and thought it might be worthwhile to start a thread where we can share ideas on how to best secure our domain assets. I'll start the ball rolling with some ideas of my own ( some of them…
    - 8 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:43pm -
  • New!Is Adam Dicker a criminal? You decide.
    ----------This story starts with DNF; a barren wasteland that once was a leading forum within the domain industry. While the forum itself played a huge role in propagating the myth that is Adam Dicker, the story really begins with DNF College in the…
    - 9 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:42pm -
  • New!Discuss and Showcase Drone Domain Names
    I have recently read that the drone industry is trying to change the word "drone" to something different.The word "drone" has a very bad rep. for obvious reasons.What do you think will happen with the word "drone" and drone domain names?F…
    - 9 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:42pm -
  • New!How can I prevent another Afternic user from deleting and listing my domains for sale on Afternic?
    I'm having some problems with Afternic user "latonas" (Rick Latona). Earlier this year, I purchased two domains from NameJet that were previously listed on Afternic by "latonas". I provided Afternic with screenshots to provide my ownership of the dom…
    - 10 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:41pm -
  • New!QEEF.com | start $5
    QEEF.comPronounceable LLLL.comExp: 10/2017Registrar: NamebrightPayment: PayPal for trusted membersEnd Date: 72 hours after last bid.Starting price: $5Increments: $5 (or more)Payment required within 24h of auction end.BIN: TBAPayPal fr…
    - 10 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:41pm -
  • New!LLL.US wanted ONLY

    LLL.US  wanted ONLY

    $1-$14 each LLL.USPlease include expirationPlease PM domain name along with expiration, registrar and Price.No NNN.us offer, Thanks!!! LLL.US ONLY ! !!Also please do not argue with me about the price, my buying price is changing every month accor…
    - 10 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:41pm -
  • New!Octobee.com - Beautiful Name & Logo - $2 - Godaddy - BONUS FREEBIE for First 5 Bidders
    [ATTACH]OCTOBEE.COMFantastic Brandable Dot Com & Eye Catching Logo. Bee names are always good sellers with startups and food industry brandsREGISTRAR: GODADDYRENEWAL DATE: JULY 2017LOGO FILES: .PSD, .JPG, .PNGAUCTION START: $2...
    - 11 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:40pm -
  • New!Hello from Holland!
    Hello everyone, almost forgot to do this introduction. So my name is Wim from Holland and I run the XYZdotCLUB Foundation.I'm a 3D Printing expert, a designer and my Foundation keeps track of IP and other rights.I've been on the net since (1997)…
    - 13 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:38pm -
  • New!Promote Your Domain Auctions -- Free!
    Thank you for making NamePros the #1 free domain marketplace for professional domainers! To show our appreciation, we are going to selectively advertise domain auctions across the entire site for free!Submission RulesSubmit one domain only per day…
    - 16 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:35pm -
  • New!oe.com
    OE.com Ultra premium .com propertyOpen to serious offers. Email us at info@intertra.com.
    - 16 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:35pm -
  • New!V O C U .com
    V O C U.com - Make OfferGodaddy PushI accept payoneer escrow, Paypal Premium Brandable CVCV.com priced by brandbucket at 62,995$ (max price +20% can go up to 75K).screenshot added.PM me offers.Please write "PM SENT" in thread after submi…
    - 17 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:34pm -
  • New!Logo Request - PetToys.co.nz $100usd

    Logo Request - PetToys.co.nz $100usd

    Hey NP friends,5 day contest - $100usd to the winner - (Paypal)Size Requirements : I'm not sure of size requirements. Basic creative logo size for website and business card. The logo will be printed on future products and clothing.I'm creating…
    - 17 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:34pm -
  • New!VideoStreaming.io,
    VideoStreaming.ioEvery body is video streaming, Hot keyword, nice Niche.Start: 10 USDInc: 1 USDBIN: tbaEnds: 36 hours after the last bid.Reg on NamecheapExpiry : 2017-08-16Payment: Paypal (in 24 hours please)Some recent two word "io" sal…
    - 18 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • New!Report Completed Domain Name Sales Here
    This thread is a central location to report domain name sales or purchases of any dollar amount.As much information as you can include about the transaction is welcome, but at a bare minimum please include the domain name(s), the sale price, and wh…
    - 18 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • New!SmokingLab.com - Smoking Products Testing and Analytics - Low BIN
    SmokingLab.comBIN $500 available in 24 hoursThank you!
    - 19 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:32pm -
  • New!ReBeLy.com - Nice One for sale.
    Rebely.comI caught this domain some days ago. It is not marketed to potential users. It is not listed at BB, where this will be accepted for sure. I don't have time for their waiting list.One of the coolest words out there - Rebel - with one o…
    - 22 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:29pm -
  • New!I own company domain
    I used to contract for a company that asked me to register 3 domains in the UK as they were a US company and could not. I did this using my personal company name to help them out. They have since terminated my contract and cut off all ties with me,…
    - 22 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:29pm -
  • New!Emoji could soon take over domain names | CNET
    The internet domain registrar and web hosting company is making it easier to search for and register available emoji-based domains. On Friday, the company launched a search engine for emoji domains. People can visit the site on their phones, type in…
    - 22 mins ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:29pm -

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…
    - 25 days ago, 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…
    - 32 days ago, 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…
    - 35 days ago, 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.…
    - 74 days ago, 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

  • 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 believ…
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  • Dot Web vs. Dot Net
    Some people actually think Dot Web could eventually end up being a threat to Dot Com, using “Everyone knows what Web is, what’s a *Com*?” as the main argument or if you will, the fact that “Web” is a more meaningful term on the right of the…
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  • New gTLDs = Amateur Hour
    A NamePros user shared his story about how a .Loan domain he registered six MONTHS (not minutes, hours or even days but M-O-N-T-H-S) ago was clawed back by the registry. I’m sorry but this is yet another reason why the entire new gTLD “phenomenon…
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  • Update: Existing Domains Won’t Be Affected by Uniregistry’s Price Increase
    At the beginning of March, Uniregistry decided to hike the prices on some of its poorest performers by as much as 3,000% and naturally, a huge backlash followed which culminated with GoDaddy’s decision of dropping all Uniregistry strings (not just…
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  • Letting Failed Extensions… Well, Fail
    Three days ago, I’ve mentioned that I for one see three options when it comes to new gTLDs: being rescued by ICANN, being bought by another company or simply letting them fail.Since the first two options have already been covered, it’s time to t…
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Domain Success

  • It’s National Bagel Day and YES it’s Real!

    It’s National Bagel Day and YES it’s Real!

    Happy National Bagel Day!! Believe it or not, February 9th is Officially National Bagel Day…still don’t believe me? “Just Google it!” And, YES you can get FREE bagels today too! And while the Super Bowl is over…the 2nd Annual National Bagel…
    - 74 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 3:04pm -
  • Only 2 Bidders so far in .NYC Fashion Week Auction

    Only 2 Bidders so far in .NYC Fashion Week Auction

    The .NYC Fashion Week Premium Auction is underway until February 28, 2017 and so far 48 hours into the auction there only seems to be two (2) bids. A current bid of $500 on Fashion.nyc and a $500 bid on Shop.nyc both of which have met their reserve p…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Feb 17, 1:19am -
  • .NYC Fashion Domain Auction Starts in 3+ Hours…

    .NYC Fashion Domain Auction Starts in 3+ Hours…

    Starting in about 3 hours and 30 minutes  when the clock strikes midnight and it’s officially February 1st, LIVE bidding will begin on the .NYC Fashion Auction, which runs from February 1 to February 28, 2017 to coincide with the most famous fashi…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 1:39am -
  • From NamesCon to CBS News…the Dough is Rising for Bagel of the Month Club

    From NamesCon to CBS News…the Dough is Rising for Bagel of the Month Club

    Since arriving back from NamesCon last week, Bagel of the Month Club has been crazy busy with web traffic, orders & phone calls from being featured in Newsday and on CBS News; both within 24 hours! On Sunday Newsday featured the Bagel of the Month Cl…
    - 83 days ago, 31 Jan 17, 7:44pm -
  • Shoes.com Shuts Down and Steps into Bankruptcy

    Shoes.com Shuts Down and Steps into Bankruptcy

    Shoes.com, No. 151 in the Internet Retailer 2016 Top 500 Guide, announced on Friday afternoon that it is shuttering its three e-commerce sites, including its flagship site Shoes.com as well as OnlineShoes.com and ShoeME.ca effective immediately. The…
    - 87 days ago, 28 Jan 17, 2:27am -
  • Premium .co Portfolio Acquired by GoDaddy

    Premium .co Portfolio Acquired by GoDaddy

    DotWeekly reported today that GoDaddy has acquired the premium domains held by the .co registry. DotWeekly’s  Jamie Zoch further reports that GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks confirms and provided the following statement: “I can confirm that GoDaddy acqui…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Jan 17, 10:47pm -
  • Domainer Schwag from NamesCon

    Domainer Schwag from NamesCon

    NamesCon took place this week in Las Vegas and it was outstanding! BRAVO to Richard Lau, Terri Potratz, Shallom Johnson and the entire NamesCon team who were all fantastic! Of course like any great industry conference, there was a ‘lively’ Exhibi…
    - 88 days ago, 26 Jan 17, 3:07pm -
  • How to be an Effective Domainer

    How to be an Effective Domainer

    I recently sat down with Joe Connolly from WCBS to speak about being an effective entrepreneur and our conversation certainly applies to domaining too! Watch our conversation below and visit my session at NamesCon next week to learn more! Hope to mee…
    - 96 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 2:51pm -

IWantMyName Blog

  • The Perils of Closed Networks
    Gideon Rosenblatt, on losing patience with Google+:And this is where I start to get really mad. Like many others here, I have invested a lot of personal time and energy building a following here. Like many of you, I have poured heart and soul into f…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 6:01pm -
  • Help People Help Themselves With a Targeted .Help Domain
    I moved into a new house over the weekend, and my first home-improvement task was to install a Nest. The wiring was simple as could be, but it turns out the power draws from my furnace and not my AC unit, so I blew a fuse I didn’t even know existed…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 11:38pm -
  • Thoughts on the Diagonal Landing Page Trend

    Thoughts on the Diagonal Landing Page Trend

    (In the company HipChat) Timo: Some landing page design trends: https://medium.muz.li/3-trends-in-landing-page-design-5cf900f2c90f I quite like the diagonal ones.Kevin: I also really like the slanted ones. I’m LOVING everything Webflow is doing ri…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 6:06pm -
  • Should You Use a New Top-Level Domain For Your Website?

    Should You Use a New Top-Level Domain For Your Website?

    This is a follow-up post to Chris’ recent article “For New gTLDs, Trust Is a Real Obstacle” where we dive further into the topic of whether it makes sense to use one of the new generic top-level domains like .SHOP and .BLOG for your website or…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 17, 9:44pm -
  • Lots and Lots and Lots of .NZ Domains Available Now
    A ton of reserved .NZ domains are being released at 1pm NZDT (basically right now), so if you’re in need of a new domain, now’s the time to get a good one. Because there are roughly 11,000 domains on the list, here’s the CSV file provided by th…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 11:52pm -
  • The Deck Closes Down
    From Jim Coudal of The Deck:We started The Deck in 2006 and for the first couple years it struggled. By 2008, it was an OK business and by 2009, it was a pretty good business. From then through 2013, The Deck was going along just fine.Things change…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Mar 17, 8:03pm -
  • Working Through My Non-.com Fears
    The .com vs. non-.com debate is still raging in my head (it’s very chaotic in here), and my main thought lately is what it would take for me to feel comfortable with a non-.com if I were a brand. I’m talking about a specific use-case here, so let…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Mar 17, 10:16pm -
  • Questioning a Medium Internet
    As a resident of the internet, I spend a lot of time thinking about Medium. Is it good? Is it bad? As a writer, should I be hoping for its success or failure?From the start, the spirit of the internet was to have decentralized voices talking about e…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 7:37pm -
  • For New gTLDs, Trust Is a Real Obstacle

    For New gTLDs, Trust Is a Real Obstacle

    I say it often, and I generally mean it – I love all the TLDs the same (especially .pizza). But when it comes to branding my own projects, I can’t just go with love. You have to be smart. For short-term projects, landing pages, and personal blog…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 10:34pm -
  • Catch Some of That Lost Traffic With Misspellings
    It’s hard to remember when my first domain purchase was, but I do remember the uncertainty baked into the process. Do I need my domain in every TLD to protect my “brand?” Do I need any additional domains to protect my brand? (Do I even have a b…
    - 38 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 11:41pm -
  • New Generic Top-Level Domains: Three Years Later
    It’s now been three years since the introduction of the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The new gTLD program was met with a mixed response around the internet, being called a nightmare for brand owners and confusing to end users, among…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 7:12pm -
  • .TEL, Now Available Without Restrictions
    Without getting too far into the weeds, .TEL has historically been a TLD (top-level domain) with restrictions that prevented it from being used for custom websites. .TEL had its uses, but because we’re a domain registrar geared to making things on…
    - 41 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 7:18pm -

Bing Domaining News

  • New!Rick Schwartz values his domain name portfolio at over $500 million dollars
    And finally here are some of his domain name sales: Rick bought porno.com for $42,000 in 1997 and sold it in 2015 for $8.88 million. In the 18 years that he owned the domain name, it earned approximately $15 million. In 2003, he sold men.com for $1.3…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:34pm -
  • New!Wow: Spectrum (Charter) is a reverse domain name hijacker
    Charter Communications, which does business as Spectrum, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting dispute it brought against the owner of MySpectrumNews.com. Based on the decision, it appears that Spectrum tried to a…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:31pm -
  • New!The best domain names for natural food stores
    One of the first things most natural food stores do is design a website. Smart! They’ll need to promote themselves, and the best way to do this is online. Step one is to choose a domain name, as this will serve as your web address. Should it just b…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:31am -
  • New!How to Make Switching Domain Names Easier With a Simple WP-CLI Trick
    Whether you’re switching to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or changing domain names entirely, it can be a daunting task to use MySQL to try and replace all of the old instances of your domain name. For example, should you search for a reliable plugin,…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:01am -
  • New!Phishing attacks using internationalized domains are hard to block
    The latest version of Google Chrome, released earlier this week, restricts how domain names that use non-Latin characters are displayed in the browser. This change is in response to a recently disclosed technique that could allow attackers to create…
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:01am -
  • New!Three Short Domains Break Six-Figures To Top Weekly Sales Chart
    A trio of short .com domain names topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 April, with lev.com coming first, selling for an even $200,000 through Garry Chernoff/DomainAgents. It only just topped the second bigg…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 3:41am -
  • New!Know the Law: Domain, trademark 2 different things
    Question: I have registered my business name as a domain name. Is that enough to protect my company’s trademark? Answer: Simply registering a domain name or your company name does not provide you with trademark protection. Even though your trademar…
    - 22 hours ago, 23 Apr 17, 11:02pm -
  • How to Register a Brand New Domain Name – A Simple Easy-To-Follow ‘How to’ Guide
    “How can I register my own domain name?” – is a very common question for anyone just getting started in the world of domains, hosting, and websites. Here’s your answer, step by step: Decide on a domain name that you want to get. Check if it i…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 17, 3:29am -
  • Why Cancel a Domain Name in a UDRP Case?
    While the most common results of a UDRP proceeding are either transfer of a disputed domain name to a complainant or denial (that is, allowing the respondent to retain it), there is another possible outcome: cancellation. I'm always surprised to see…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 2:15pm -
  • Pirate Bay Founder Launches Anonymous Domain Registration Service
    In recent years, copyright holders have taken aim at the domain name industry, calling on players to take a more active approach against piracy. One of the often heard complaints is that website owners use Whois masking services to ensure their priva…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 1:46pm -

DomainState Forum

Reddit Domaining

  • Protecting a domain against hijacking
    I own a domain name from a ccTLD in a pacific island. I registered the domain name in their NIC page. I plan to use the domain name commercially and I am concerned about domain name hijacking. It seems it just take someone sending a fax to their NIC…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 3:36pm -
  • Planning to start a website. How cool is this domain name? Zenormous.com
    submitted by /u/proximusivy [link] [comments]
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 5:43pm -
  • My domain name has been parked, how to get it back?
    Hi everyone, Long story short, I thought my domain name was under subscription but it wasn't. Now it's parked by a japanese company : http://www.onamae.com/ How likely are the chance of getting back this domain name? How should I proceed? I purchased…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 1:33pm -
  • mgtow.co.uk worth?
    What is the worth of this domain name? and what is the best place to sell it. MGTOW is an up and coming keyword of a mens rights philosophy submitted by /u/FutureHope2 [link] [comments]
    - 40 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 9:29pm -
  • SitePromotion.com worth?
    I am being offered $4k for this domain. I have demanded $7k. It's a 20 years old domain registered in 1997. How much do you think I should sell it for? submitted by /u/powerlogo [link] [comments]
    - 42 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 11:10pm -

BrandBucket Blog

  • New!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.
    - 3 hours ago, 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.
    - 27 days ago, 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.
    - 40 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 3:21pm -
  • OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious Dating Brand
    Things weren’t always okay at the online dating startup, OkCupid. In fact, their brand search and naming process was anything but straight as an arrow. The story goes something like this.The post OkCupid: The Curious Story Behind this Flirtatious…
    - 62 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 7:53pm -
  • Creative Brand Names of Senior Care Tech
    Creative brand names in the senior care tech are changing the way services are offered and care is offered.The post Creative Brand Names of Senior Care Tech appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 74 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 11:35pm -
  • Agricultural Business Names Revolutionizing the Food Industry
    We’re seeing a renewed emphasis and continued focus on agricultural technology in the startup community and these names are shaking things up. The post Agricultural Business Names Revolutionizing the Food Industry appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 90 days ago, 24 Jan 17, 10:23pm -
  • High-Tech Wearables, Smart Home Sensors and Innovative Gadgets
    These cool brand names are creating wearables, sensors and other handy gadgets that make our lives more efficient with these exciting innovations. The post High-Tech Wearables, Smart Home Sensors and Innovative Gadgets appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 10 Jan 17, 8:34pm -
  • Four Successful Startups with a Whole Lot of Southern Charm
    Successful startups aren't all in silicon valley! We cover 4 startups that are bringing innovation to the south. The post Four Successful Startups with a Whole Lot of Southern Charm appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 8 Dec 16, 11:06pm -
  • Ring: How a Video Doorbell Company Got Their Killer Brand Name
    Rebranding can be a pain, but when the name is as cool as Ring, you know you have a killer brand name that can take the company to new heights. The post Ring: How a Video Doorbell Company Got Their Killer Brand Name appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 16 Nov 16, 7:32pm -
  • The Fame and Fortune of Cool Celebrity Brand Names
    Ever wondered what some celebrities do on the side? Well here are a few cool startups with awesome brand names to check out. The post The Fame and Fortune of Cool Celebrity Brand Names appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 8 Nov 16, 11:08pm -

Acro.net

  • Domain comps : Of little importance to end user buyers
    Domainers love “comps” – the comparative sales numbers that help many price, and sell, their domain names. Most savvy domain investors have a good grasp of how to price their domains, and using comps is often utilized when flipping domains. If…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 3:34pm -
  • Domain negotiations : Don’t compete against yourself
    Quite often, domain inquiries kick-start the negotiation process, when the price quoted isn’t within the buyer’s budget. One thing to remember, after that initial price quote, is this: Do not compete against your own quote. The practice is common…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 3:12pm -
  • Time to get out of the domainer village
    Nine years ago I attended TRAFFIC 2008 in Orlando; the event was great, and I was able to finally meet people I only knew online until then. As a web and graphics developer, I felt that there was one thing missing, and that was the ability to see how…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:20am -
  • Domain inquiry : Sob stories won’t get you the domain name
    Poor students, single moms, ailing septuagenarians – all seems to be fair in the endless war of domain acquisitions, as far as inquiries go. While each one of these faux intros is a class of its own, I must admit I rarely have someone hit me with a…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 4:55pm -
  • Proxy domain inquiries on the increase in 2017
    Domain inquiries that utilize proxy third parties, are on the increase this year. Seemingly innocent queries attempt to approach domain owners, on behalf of larger entities. By using proxy domain buyers, a company can save thousands, sometimes millio…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 6:30pm -
  • Things I learned from my 9 years as a “domain blogger”
    When I started Acro.net as a domainer’s blog in 2008, little did I know it’d continue for this long. Producing creative content predates my early domain blogger days by almost two decades, as a journalist for computer and subsequently Internet in…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Mar 17, 9:54pm -
  • Domain investments : Hold long, for maximum ROI
    My most recent five figure domain sale started as an acquisition on DNForum, around this time in 2005. The domain was part of a fire sale by the late investor, Igal Lichtman, whose “Mrs. Jello LLC” sales threads were legendary. I spent $1,000 buy…
    - 54 days ago, 1 Mar 17, 5:23pm -
  • First experience : Using the Escrow.com Domain Concierge service for domain transactions
    As an Escrow.com customer for the past 15 years, I’ve been using its services exclusively for the acquisition and sale of domain names. Exactly a year ago, Escrow.com launched its Domain Concierge service, soon after NamesCon 2016. I’ve just comp…
    - 59 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 5:40pm -
  • Never negotiate with the IT guy about domain acquisitions
    Many incoming inquiries seem to arrive from a company’s IT guy, and they are outright the least qualified to negotiate with. An IT professional, whether middle manager or lower, is not able to make decisions that involve marketing functions and ass…
    - 60 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:49pm -
  • Beware of inquiries from sources using previously existing company domains
    These days, inquiries that seek to profit from the good name of a previously existing company’s domain are on the rise. Here’s how it works. Speculators, with an apparent need for anonymity and trust, find and register domains that once belonged…
    - 67 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 10:30pm -

ICANN

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…
    - 28 days ago, 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…
    - 38 days ago, 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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.…
    - 43 days ago, 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

  • WHD.India & NamesCon India Registration Open

    WHD.India & NamesCon India Registration Open

    As you may recall WHD acquired NamesCon, so in the future it’ll probably be fairly common for WHD and NamesCon events to run side by side. One of the first events to leverage this new relationship is the upcoming WHD India and NamesCon India which…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:52pm -
  • Afilias Wins Contract to Run Backend Registry Services for .io, .ac and .sh

    Afilias Wins Contract to Run Backend Registry Services for .io, .ac and .sh

    Afilias has won the contract to run the backend registry services for a number of country code domain extensions. The new contract will see Afilias handling the technical side of .io, .ac and .sh which are currently run in-house by The Internet Compu…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:32pm -
  • RIPE Executive Board Nominations Close Next Week

    RIPE Executive Board Nominations Close Next Week

    RIPE NCC’s executive board will have 3 openings this year, as three of its current members finish their terms. The board positions are honorary, but RIPE NCC will cover costs and expenses involved with carrying out the board duties. Interested? You…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 9:14am -
  • DomainMonster Is No More. All Customers Being Migrated to 123-Reg

    DomainMonster Is No More. All Customers Being Migrated to 123-Reg

    Mergers and acquisitions in the hosting and domain name business have become increasingly common over the last couple of years. As a result things have got a tad confusing and some well known brands have either ceased to exist entirely or are in flux…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 4:29pm -
  • Nominet Election Candidates Videos

    Nominet Election Candidates Videos

    Nominet members are voting this month to choose one non-executive director for the Nominet board. The position will have a term of 3 years. They are also being asked to approve a change to the organisation to allow for the appointment of another dire…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 12:44pm -
  • HostingCon 2017 Will be the Last HostingCon

    HostingCon 2017 Will be the Last HostingCon

    HostingCon is taking place this week in Los Angeles, California. The event is in its 13th year. I’ve personally attended it for the last few years, though I’m not in attendance this week due to it being held so close to WHD. This year will be the…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 7:33pm -
  • Eco and i2Coalition Strengthen Ties

    Eco and i2Coalition Strengthen Ties

    Last week most of the hosting and domain name industry was in Rust, Germany for WHD.global. During the event i2Coalition and Eco worked together on several sessions and also signed a new MOU. Details below. Here’s the full release: Leading Internet…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 10:08am -
  • ICANN’s Göran Marby Speaks at WHD.Global in Germany

    ICANN’s Göran Marby Speaks at WHD.Global in Germany

    ICANN CEO Göran Marby spoke at WHD.Global last week. Traditionally ICANN has not had a strong presence at WHD, so having the CEO and some of his senior staff in attendance last week was a positive move. The challenge for Marby, who also had a fairly…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Apr 17, 10:53am -
  • Nominations for Nominet Non-Executive Director Close Friday

    Nominations for Nominet Non-Executive Director Close Friday

    This year there is only one seat on the Nominet board open for election. The nomination period for the Non-Executive Director of Nominet is open at the moment and will close next Friday, March 10th. The criteria for being nominated are pretty simple.…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Mar 17, 3:14pm -
  • Nominet Appoint New Board Chair Mark Wood

    Nominet Appoint New Board Chair Mark Wood

    Nominet, the .uk domain registry and provider of registry backend services to a growing number of new TLD registries, has announced the appointment of Mark Wood as Chair of the body. Mr Wood will be officially seated on April 28th and will replace Ba…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Mar 17, 1:09pm -

Verisign Blog

  • Tech Startup Makes It Easy to Create Eye-Catching Graphics

    Tech Startup Makes It Easy to Create Eye-Catching Graphics

    Tech startup’s innovative SaaS app helps small businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers save valuable time and money on graphic design.  The idea for Snappa – to enable digital marketers to create and share highly engaging marketing visuals in mi…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 3:12pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in March

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

    With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popu…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Apr 17, 4:36pm -
  • Using February .Com Registration Trends to Discover Keyword-Rich Domain Names

    Using February .Com Registration Trends to Discover Keyword-Rich Domain Names

    Verisign publishes a monthly blog post series that identifies the top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net domain names in English during the preceding month. Given the popularity of these terms, I thought it would be interesting to see…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Mar 17, 2:31pm -
  • Market Landscape: The Botnet Ecosystem

    Market Landscape: The Botnet Ecosystem

    Launching a DDoS attack is much more accessible to attackers thanks to the rise of cloud computing, cheap hosting, readily available bandwidth and open-source attack tools. From low-skilled teenagers aiming to cheat while playing online games to cybe…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Mar 17, 8:06pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in February

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

    With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popu…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 6:15pm -

GoDaddy Blog

  • New!The best domain names for natural food stores

    The best domain names for natural food stores

    One of the first things most natural food stores do is design a website. Smart! They’ll need to promote themselves, and the best way to do... Read MoreThe post The best domain names for natural food stores appeared first on Garage.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • New!Highlights from WordCamp Miami 2017

    Highlights from WordCamp Miami 2017

    Will Smith says it best — “Miami the city that keeps the roof blazin’.” And while we didn’t party every day, we did enjoy our time... Read MoreThe post Highlights from WordCamp Miami 2017 appeared first on Garage.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • New!Why you should commit to your business blog or remove it from your website

    Why you should commit to your business blog or remove it from your website

    Experts have been declaring blogs to be dead for more than five years now, and there’s no doubt that the heyday of personal blogging has passed. At... Read MoreThe post Why you should commit to your business blog or remove it from your website ap…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • True Compass Designs: Navigating web design by honoring his true north

    True Compass Designs: Navigating web design by honoring his true north

    True Compass Designs is a digital development company that’s been in business for more than 15 years. Certified in 11 different Adobe programs, Mick Bird of Camas,... Read MoreThe post True Compass Designs: Navigating web design by honoring his t…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
  • 6 financial tips for millennial business owners

    6 financial tips for millennial business owners

    When it comes to owning a small business, millennials are in a committed relationship. In 2016, Wells Fargo conducted a study that revealed millennial business owners take... Read MoreThe post 6 financial tips for millennial business owners appeare…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • 5 ways your auto body shop can bring in more work

    5 ways your auto body shop can bring in more work

    Whether you own a single-location auto body shop or are part of a local, regional or national group, the key to more sales is more repairs.... Read MoreThe post 5 ways your auto body shop can bring in more work appeared first on Garage.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Natural Cowgirl blames business success on lots of margaritas

    Natural Cowgirl blames business success on lots of margaritas

    When life gave AJ Travis limes, he made some mighty fine margaritas. The 2008 market crash hit close to home for AJ, who was a twentysomething... Read MoreThe post Natural Cowgirl blames business success on lots of margaritas appeared first on Garag…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • 3 ways to introduce today’s mobile consumers to your alternative medicine practice

    3 ways to introduce today’s mobile consumers to your alternative medicine practice

    Alternative medicine clients look to their providers for outside-the-box answers. In the world of non-traditional healing, treatment methods span mind, body and spirit. In addition to... Read MoreThe post 3 ways to introduce today’s mobile consume…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Post-tax preparations: Organization tips for easier filing next year

    Post-tax preparations: Organization tips for easier filing next year

    According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), millions of people overpay their taxes every year — to the tune of $945 million — due to overlooked... Read MoreThe post Post-tax preparations: Organization tips for easier filing next yea…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • Is it time for a separate business phone line?

    Is it time for a separate business phone line?

    When you’re a freelancer or a small business owner, there are a lot of places where your work life bleeds over into your personal life. Your... Read MoreThe post Is it time for a separate business phone line? appeared first on Garage.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • 5 ways to promote your services as an insurance agent

    5 ways to promote your services as an insurance agent

    The role of an insurance agent has changed drastically in recent years as federal reform has moved the health insurance quote process from a personal across-the-kitchen-table... Read MoreThe post 5 ways to promote your services as an insurance agent…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to make money blogging

    How to make money blogging

    Are you wondering how to make money blogging? Yes, you certainly can. Whether you’re a pro writer or a budding blogger, if you’ve got great topics... Read MoreThe post How to make money blogging appeared first on Garage.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 1:30pm -

Sully's Blog

  • New!Opportunity is Everywhere

    Opportunity is Everywhere

    This is a road side sign I came across today.   I am not kidding.  Somebody is offering the opportunity to hold a lamb for $5.00.  It’s possible this is the work of cowboy domainer Brian Null, but I’m quite a ways from Missouri so I suspect…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 11:59am -
  • Are we competitors?

    Are we competitors?

    While you can think of all domainers as competitors, I choose to think of us all as colleagues, working together.  No two domains are exactly alike and therefore, there are no two domainers selling the exact same thing.  It’s not a matter of prod…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 8:37pm -
  • Snorkel.com is a great keyword domain, but not for what you’d think

    Snorkel.com is a great keyword domain, but not for what you’d think

    When you think of a generic, key word domain name, you typically expect you’ll find the subject of your search at the website.  Ties.com carries ties.  Pools.com carries pool supplies.  That’s what makes type in traffic such a beautiful thing…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 11:59am -
  • What is your website worth?

    What is your website worth?

    Aykut Pehlivanoglu is an internet entrepreneur and consultant  with quite a few irons in the fire.  He’s best known as Operations Director at Acquisition Station as well as Founder of Worth Of Web Academy, where I came across his site.  Aykut…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 11:59am -
  • When a pure generic isn’t in reach…

    When a pure generic isn’t in reach…

    Although some may disagree, one of the best reasons for living in the Midwest is experiencing the seasons.  I passed one of those bank signs this morning that shows the time and temperature on my way to the car wash.  24 degrees.  Not too cold, bu…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • Failure.com is anything but a Failure

    Failure.com is anything but a Failure

    Dr. Angela Meyer is Vice President of Client Services at Exponent. She assists clients by understanding, and troubleshooting, their technical challenges and connecting them with appropriate Exponent consultants in a cost-effective and timely manner.…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 17, 12:04pm -
  • A little Gin can be good for business

    A little Gin can be good for business

    GIN is an appcare tool that lets you communicate with your customers via modern messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WeChat, through a centralised multi-user dashboard. Daan Gönning is Product Coordinator for GIN and answe…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Apr 17, 11:22am -
  • Thumbs Up on Domain Pointing Done Right

    Thumbs Up on Domain Pointing Done Right

    I never tire of it.  The excitement of seeing a premium keyword domain in use.  The concept is simple.  Take a category killer name and direct the traffic to your primary business site.  In a previous interview I did, Diapers.com reported that ro…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Apr 17, 11:55am -
  • Websites and Domains go Hand in Hand

    Websites and Domains go Hand in Hand

    What is a domain without a website?  Sure, it can still be a valuable asset, but until developed and live, it’s like an unhatched egg.   It’s got endless potential but that potential is not yet realized.  That said, I’ve see some great do…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 12:04pm -
  • December.com

    December.com

    If I could own a dot com of a month of the year, It would certainly be December.com.  Yeah, October is a cool month and all but nothing screams “sales” like December. Plus, it’s a great holiday month, if you want to get all nostalgic about it.…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Mar 17, 11:28am -

DN Academy Videos

Overnight Success in Domain Name Investing

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Do Your Own Domain Name Investing, Don't Copy Others

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Investing in Domain Names: How Much Can You Make?

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Are You in Denial About Your Domain Name Portfolio?

- 39 days ago, 17 Mar 17, 7:00am -
Sell Your Domain Name to Real Buyers

- 46 days ago, 10 Mar 17, 8:00am -
Ready. Fire. Aim.

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