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Google opens developer preview of AMP URLs showing publisher domain names

A big publisher frustration with AMP has been that their own domains don’t display in the URLs when people click on AMP results from Google Search. Google has been working on a fix for months …

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Domain Registrars and Registries Don’t Want to ‘Police’ Piracy

Copyright holders would like domain name registrars and registries to take a more active anti-piracy approach. There was some serious movement in this direction last year when a new copyright …

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Companies related new gTLDs are a good business

Once a month I update the volumes of domain names registered according to a specific subject or category. I allocate a certain number of extensions to each category so such process allows me to see if, in each category, domain name extensions meet with adoption of not. In the category that I created for Companies, […]

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Neglected Domain Renewals Increasingly Scooped Up by Crooks for Credit Card Stealing Purposes

The registrant of domain names with decent traffic who fail to renew them are proving quite costly for owners and others. Brian Krebs reports: “Lately, neglected domains have been getting scooped up by crooks who use them to set up fake e-commerce sites that steal credit card details from unwary shoppers. … Credit card data […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 45: WePower.com, Nuva.com,  RoboCrop.com

Brandable domain names had a stellar week with 8 sales reaching five figures. The top grossing sale with $20,050 was for the expired TopMall.com domain name. The domain name was previously developed in what seems to be some sort of e-commerce site from Saudi Arabia which might explain the high price it went for.  My […]

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PC Magazine Article Cites Registrars Ability To Delete Your Domains For No Reason

So PC Magazine UK recently wrote an article titled – How to Register a Domain Name for your Website, which like it sounds is a pretty straight-forward article about registering domain names. While the article covered a lot of basic topics, it also went into strange territory as I stated in the title of this […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 11/13/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 11/13/2018. 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 comment below! Good Luck! buildingresilience.com taira.com zynews.net iphj.com cannabisrecipes.com linkcube.com nkmm.com qagn.com drkf.com jamespeterson.com […]

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112 Domain Discoveries for November 13th

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

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 11/11/2018 topped by PickPack.com

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending November 11th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. As a side note, GreatDomain auctions at Sedo are now bi-monthly. This week, we are reporting a whopping 12 domains sold in the […]

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Porn site typos bring in some nice money this week on Sedo

Someone went on a buying spree for some porn typos. Xvideos.com is one of the most popular sites on the Internet. The site has an Alexa ranking of 49. This week’s Sedo weekly sales report showed the sales of: xvifeos.com 11/8/2018 15,000 USD xvidwos.com 11/9/2018 9,800 USD xvideoe.com 11/7/2018 3,999 USD xvid3os.com 11/9/2018 2,888 USD […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 12, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 12, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Trending domain name keywords: corporation, studio, istanbul, beach, marijuana

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of October 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain registrations are enough to bring a keyword into the […]

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ICA Fires Back at Verisign

Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently reached a deal that will allow Verisign to raise the price on .com domain name registrations (and renewals). The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) which represents the interests of domain investors and domain industry companies, had previously organized a campaign in opposition of the price increase. The […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by PickPack.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and PickPack.com led the way at $59,000. Payen.com was in second place at 25,000 Euros, ($28,215). A couple 3L.coms sold with Yal.com at $20,500 and PXO.com at $16,000. 38 .com sale 24 cctld sales 6 other tld sales Shoe.cloud sold for $3,500 WhatisADomain.com got $2,000.   Domain name Price Currency […]

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GGRG Says Sales Activity in "Liquid" Domain Names (Short .COMS) Rebounded Strongly in 3Q-2018

After a weak 2nd quarter, sales activity rebounded sharply in short .com sales in 3Q-2018 according to GGRG’s latest quarterly report.

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Two controversial new gTLDs launching in January

Five years after the first batch of new gTLDs hit the market, registries continue to drip-feed them into the internet. At least two more are due to launch on January 16 — .dev and .inc. .dev is the latest of Google’s portfolio to be released, aimed at the software developer market. It proved controversial briefly […]

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A Geographic New TLD heads to the chopping block

.Doha gets nixed, along with two dot-brand top level domains. A handful of additional top level domain name operators have informed ICANN that they no longer wish to operate their new top level domains. But as a first, one of these is an operator of a geographic string. Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has filed a […]

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Malibu: a Million Dollar Domain Name For a Billion Dollar Beach

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The domain name Malibu.com will be sold at auction on December 5, 2018. Bidders from around the world have already expressed interest. This could be …

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Domain Names: .ME to allow IDN registrations

doMEn d.o.o., the Registry for the .ME country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), has recently announced that it would soon allow the registration of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) under .ME. IDNs …

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A .BRAND new gTLD Round in October 2019?

I just attended the IGF ICANN Open Forum from 12 November 2018 in Paris. I was “intrigued” by a publication that I read on CircleId a few months ago and wanted to ask the ICANN Board the question myself. A new gTLD service provider proposed the ICANN an indicative application period for .BRAND new gTLDs starting […]

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A few interesting things I’ve learned after watching Twitch for over a year

So I have now been watching Twitch for over a year and for those wondering, yes – I do watch people play video games more than traditional sports like baseball or basketball. Of course, for those who know me, you know that I never watched sports very often so the reality is, I’m watching sports […]

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118 Domain Discoveries for November 12th

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

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USPTO and #domains : How long does it take to register a #trademark?

Domain investors with registered trademarks are familiar with the lengthy registration process at the USPTO. How much time does it take to register a trademark in the US? The answer is, “it depends.” Let’s take a look at two registered trademarks, for example, DNW and Domain Name Wire. DNW is a three letter acronym. From […]

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Daily Domain Picks 11-12-18

Daily Domain Picks 11-12-18 Thank you to all Veterans, present and past, thank you for all your service. CompareInsurance.com closed at $16,750 on GoDaddy. Big number if it was a domain investor. High ppc, high competition industry. BlockID.com was a solid buy in my opinion at $2,404. Top sales/closes from yesterday: compareinsurance.com 16,750 USD 2018-11-11 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 11, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 11, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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GoDaddy / NameFind Wins Legally.com UDRP, But It’s Worth a Read

When I first saw the Legally.com UDRP filing, I thought it would be a slam dunk for GoDaddy, which is the registrant of the domain name via its NameFind portfolio company. The Legally.com UDRP decision was published today, and although the registrant prevailed, it seemed a bit closer than I would have assumed. GoDaddy was […]

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Where we see Crypto & Domains Today… and Tomorrow – with Charlie Shrem & Andrew Rosener

Bitcoin pioneer and superstar Charlie Shrem joins domain name expert Andrew Rosener to discuss crypto and domain names: their intersection and overlap. Listen to them discuss crypto chain transactions and the DNS system and security tokens with domain names. Plus, these 2 visionaries dream about the future: the digital nomad lifestyle, how domains & crypto […]

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Legally.co owner fails to get Legally.com in cybersquatting dispute

Company faces the challenge of operating with a descriptive name. An incorporation and trademark filings company has lost a cybersquatting dispute to upgrade its domain name from .co to .com. Legally uses Legally.co to pitch its services. GoDaddy owns Legally.com, a name it picked up in a bulk acquisition from Tucows about a year ago. […]

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Looking for CVCV.COM (without x, q, u) – Budget: Up to $5,000.00

Today:  looking for 4L .com’s – Budget: Up to $800.00 / GYYM.com sold for $4,805 / Buying pronounceable LLLLL.com – Budget: Up to $200.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: LLLL.com and LLLLL.com needed – Budget: Up to $250.00 – Check your portfolio for a […]

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PR: Incopro engages SILKA to offer enhanced domain name recovery capability

Incopro, the online brand protection provider, today announced that it has engaged leading domain name dispute specialist firm SILKA. Incopro represents a growing international customer base, providin…

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