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  • New!A no good, very bad UDRP decision

    A no good, very bad UDRP decision

    Panelists should use common sense even when a domain owner doesn’t respond. A PVC pipe maker in India is about to lose its domain name, and I bet it isn’t aware of it. Umiya Poly Plast Industries uses the domain name VirginPVCPipe.com. It hosts i…
    - 42 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:03pm -
  • New!NameJet sellers at center of shill bidding questions

    NameJet sellers at center of shill bidding questions

    Questionable bidding sparks outcry. Domain name auction site NameJet is caught up in a bit of a scandal around shill bidding involving sellers that use its platform. As detailed over at NamePros, it started with a question about bidding by domain inv…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:40pm -
  • New!Some Afternic partners are marking up your domain prices

    Some Afternic partners are marking up your domain prices

    The price you set might not be the price your customer sees. When you list your domain names for sale through Afternic’s Premium Network, 100 resellers and registrars list your domain names for sale on their sites. Many of these partners allow cust…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:30pm -
  • New!Here’s the latest on Donuts acquisition of Rightside

    Here’s the latest on Donuts acquisition of Rightside

    Donuts’ purchase of Rightside might be coming to a conclusion. There has been a bit of activity regarding Donuts acquisition of Rightside (NASDAQ:NAME). Offer issued: The tender offer was issued on June 27 and is valid until July 26, 2017 at midnig…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:31pm -
  • 18 end user domain name sales up to $30,000

    18 end user domain name sales up to $30,000

    A cartoon artist, event management company and photography company bought domain names over the past week. This week’s public Sedo sales were headlined by Trustwork.com, which was purchased by a new company for $30,000. SeedCompany.com was close be…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:23pm -

Domain Incite

  • GoDaddy flips hosting business for $456 million

    GoDaddy flips hosting business for $456 million

    GoDaddy has sold off its recently acquired PlusServer business for €397 million ($456 million). The buyer is a private equity firm, BC Partners. The registrar had taken control of the business when it spent $1.79 billion on Host Europe Group earlie…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 4:41pm -
  • Domain growth slows a lot in Q1

    Domain growth slows a lot in Q1

    The growth of the domain name industry slowed in the first quarter, numbers published today by Verisign reveal. According to its latest Domain Name Industry Brief (pdf), the domain universe grew to 330.6 million in Q1. That’s an increase of 1.3 mil…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:52pm -
  • Governments slammed for overreach as Amazon wins gTLD appeal

    Governments slammed for overreach as Amazon wins gTLD appeal

    Amazon has won its appeal against the rejection of its .amazon gTLD application, in a ruling that criticizes ICANN for giving too much deference to government advice. The Independent Review Process panel’s 2-to-1 ruling, delivered July 11 and publi…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:28pm -
  • ICANN gives the nod to Donuts-Rightside merger

    ICANN gives the nod to Donuts-Rightside merger

    ICANN has given its consent to the acquisition of Rightside by rival new gTLD registry Donuts, according to the companies. The nod means that one barrier to the $213 million deal has been lifted. Rightside, which is listed on Nasdaq, still needs the…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:54pm -
  • Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

    Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

    The .xyz gTLD has seen its zone file halve in size, as millions of free and cheap domains were not renewed. The former volume leader among new gTLDs started this month with a tad over 5.2 million domains in its zone. But its July 17 zone contained 2.…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:39pm -
  • Over 750 domains hijacked in attack on Gandi

    Over 750 domains hijacked in attack on Gandi

    Gandi saw 751 domains belonging to its customers hijacked and redirected to malware delivery sites, the French registrar reported earlier this month. The attack saw the perpetrators obtain Gandi’s password for a gateway provider, which it did not n…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:24pm -
  • ICANN chair paid $114,000 last year

    ICANN chair paid $114,000 last year

    ICANN chair Steve Crocker was paid $114,203.24 in the organization’s last tax year. The number was released today (pdf) in response to a request by domain blogger John Poole of DomainMondo.com. Poole had requested the figures because Crocker is pai…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 8:53pm -
  • Could the next new gTLD round last 25 years? Or 70 years?

    Could the next new gTLD round last 25 years? Or 70 years?

    Will the next new gTLD round see 25,000 applications? If so, how long will it take for them all to go live? The 25,000 figure is one that I’ve heard touted a few times, most recently during public sessions at ICANN’s meeting in Johannesburg last…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 2:40pm -
  • auDA explains secretive new regime in bid to save chair

    auDA explains secretive new regime in bid to save chair

    auDA has explained why it has refused to put controversial new policies to a vote, as it recommended that members vote to save the job of chairman Stuart Benjamin. In a letter to members published this week, the .au ccTLD administrator said it was no…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:26pm -
  • Second-level .ke domains go on sale this month

    Second-level .ke domains go on sale this month

    Kenya has become the latest ccTLD to jump on the second-level domain bandwagon. From this month, registrants will be able to purchase example.ke, rather than having to select from third-level domains such as example.co.ke or example.or.ke, according…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 11:54am -

Domain Sherpa

  • DomainSherpa Review – June 12: Rosemary.com, GreenEating.com, Spitfire.com…
    What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Rosemary.com, GNBC.com, VRGF.com• An investor's portfolio is appraised: GreenEating.com, GreenForever.co…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • Using Your Personal Network to Sell ccTLD Domains – With Rob Kaay
    If you don't build a personal network, you limit your ability to sell domain names.Today's Sherpa describes how his personal network was critical to his professional success selling .com.au domain names. Without a network, he wouldn't have been able…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 7:01am -
  • How to Sell Ice to Eskimos, DNSeattle Keynote – With Andrew Rosener
    DNSeattle took place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, Washington -- and raised more than $6,000 to help find a cure for cancer!More than 100 attendees met, networked and learned about domain name sales during this live f…
    - 52 days ago, 29 May 17, 7:01am -
  • DNSeattle Live Stream Thursday 6-9PM PDT
    Thanks to the live streaming prowess of Marc Gawith, we will be live streaming DNSeattle this Thursday, May 25th from 6-9pm Pacific.While you won't receive all of the personal and professional benefits of attending DNSeattle in person -- which is the…
    - 59 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • Discounted Uniregistry Pricing for All Active DNAcademy Students
    When I started investing in domain names, I knew others were paying less in domain name registrations and renewals but I didn't know how. I hunted high and low for discount codes and coupons, mostly wasting my time when they didn't work at checkout.W…
    - 63 days ago, 18 May 17, 7:01am -

DN Journal

The Domains

  • New!What do you see as the biggest problems in the domain industry?
    There are many opinions on what’s right and what’s wrong with the domain industry. In this post give your comments on what you think needs to be changed about the domain industry. What do you see as the most glaring problems or concerns? If you h…
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:10am -
  • New!A lot of shady things coming to light this week
    The thing about domaining is there are always people in the know on certain topics but they don’t go mainstream. It takes a post on a blog or Namepros for the majority of domain owners to see the full picture. DomainNameWire wrote about a topic tod…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 8:31pm -
  • Sedo weekly sales led by Trustwork.com
    Sedo released their weekly sales and Trustwork.com led the way at $30,000. SeedCompany.com was right behind at $28,000. The new gtlds had a few sales this week, Token.sale sold for 9,999 Euros, the domain was registered by a German registrant in 2015…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:35pm -
  • Domain violence – Burglar tries to force a domain transfer, shots ring out
    Interesting article from The Gazette about an incident in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A burglar actually shot a man to get him to transfer a domain name to someone else, the burglar was also shot by the home owner. From the article: “(Hopkins) then forced…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:40pm -
  • Namepros member questions if people are bidding on own auctions at NameJet?
    WebQuest started a thread at Namepros that is picking up steam fast. The topic is on people bidding on their own names at NameJet. Once in awhile I see people bidding on their own domains at NJ. I would think it would be frowned upon. Today’s seems…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:51pm -

Domain Investing

  • New!Air France Announces JOON Without Joon.com or Joon.fr

    Air France Announces JOON Without Joon.com or Joon.fr

    Earlier today, Air France-KLM announced the launch of a new airline called JOON. According to a Bloomberg article, JOON “will initially offer medium-haul services from the airline’s Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport base and begin long-haul route…
    - 44 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:01pm -
  • New!Brand Names Are Important for Startups

    Brand Names Are Important for Startups

    This may seem like it should be obvious to people who operate startup businesses, but brand names are important. This is especially true for startups that are seeking outside funding to grow their business. Not only does this seem intuitive, but ther…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:37pm -
  • New!Some Advice for NameJet

    Some Advice for NameJet

    I have been following along the NamePros thread and article on TheDomains.com about alleged bidding irregularities at NameJet. I have also been in communication with NameJet General Manager Jonathan Tenenbaum, asking to receive updates as the company…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:21pm -
  • UDRP Filed Against PayPals.com “Gripe Site”

    UDRP Filed Against PayPals.com “Gripe Site”

    A UDRP was filed against the PayPals.com domain name at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). The UDRP is case #1740061, and because it was filed at the NAF, I can only assume that the UDRP was filed by PayPal since the complainant is not revealed un…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:23pm -
  • Google Announces Hire; Not Using .Google TLD

    Google Announces Hire; Not Using .Google TLD

    Google recently launched Hire, which is, according to TechCrunch, “a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process.” After reading the headline on TechMeMe and clicking through to the TechCrunch artic…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 2:15pm -
  • Name Summit Drawing: One Hour Consultation with Andrew Rosener

    Name Summit Drawing: One Hour Consultation with Andrew Rosener


    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:32pm -
  • Made In America: Smart Domain Strategy

    Made In America: Smart Domain Strategy

    I noticed that people were mentioning this is “Made in America week” , as described by the President. When I saw this, I was curious about what I would find on the exact match MadeInAmerica.com domain name. I presumed it would be unrelated to the…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:16pm -
  • DNDisputes.com a UDRP Monitoring Tool

    DNDisputes.com a UDRP Monitoring Tool

    I think it is important for domain investors to follow UDRP proceedings. Not only can it keep investors abreast of current UDRP filings, but reading decisions can give insight into how panelists make their decisions. I am a regular user and fan of UD…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 3:20pm -
  • Apple Owned Lala.com Subject of UDRP

    Apple Owned Lala.com Subject of UDRP

    It’s not every day that a domain name owned by a major corporation becomes the subject of a UDRP filing. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, a UDRP was filed against LALA.com (Lala.com or LaLa.com). The UDRP is WIPO Case D201…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 8:40pm -
  • Is Houzz Going After HOUZ.com?

    Is Houzz Going After HOUZ.com?

    A UDRP was filed against the HOUZ.com domain name at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). The UDRP case # is 1739475, and it can be tracked via UDRPSearch.com. Because the UDRP was filed at NAF, the name of the complainant is not known at this time…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 6:22pm -
  • Set a Specific Keyword

    Set a Specific Keyword

    I think it is important for domain name owners who park their domain names to be sure they are not infringing on another company’s trademarks with their pay per click advertising links. I like to set specific keywords (using the Specific Keyword ch…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 3:34pm -
  • Despite All the Promotion, Amazon Doesn’t Own Prime.com

    Despite All the Promotion, Amazon Doesn’t Own Prime.com

    Yesterday was dubbed “Prime Day” at Amazon. According to Amazon, “Prime Day is a one-day only global shopping event exclusively for Prime members.” There were a ton of news stories devoted to Amazon and its Prime Day deals all day. From my pe…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 6:12pm -
  • GoDaddy Participates in Net Neutrality Day of Action

    GoDaddy Participates in Net Neutrality Day of Action

    July 12 is being called the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, and many of the largest websites are participating to encourage users to fight for net neutrality. Some of the major sponsors of this Day of Action are Google, Amazon, Facebook, Netfl…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • ICA Successfully Advocates to Discredit the Dangerous Retroactive Bad Faith Theory Under the UDRP

    ICA Successfully Advocates to Discredit the Dangerous Retroactive Bad Faith Theory Under the UDRP

    Let’s say you register a domain name today. You’ve done your due diligence, and you see there aren’t any companies that use the keyword(s) in your domain name as a trademark or for their brand name. A few years from now, some company launches w…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 6:24pm -
  • Elon Musk Acquires X.com from Paypal (Updated)

    Elon Musk Acquires X.com from Paypal (Updated)

    X.com is one of the few single letter .com domain names, and I would argue that it is one of the most valuable domain names. The X.com domain name was originally a financial services company co-founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk. X.com was the predece…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 10:21pm -
  • Google Announces Dandelion, Which Uses Dandelion.CO

    Google Announces Dandelion, Which Uses Dandelion.CO

    Google’s parent company Alphabet runs a division called X. For X, the “mission is to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place.” In an announcement made on its X.company bl…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:43pm -
  • Domain Name Pricing: Is It Ethical?

    Domain Name Pricing: Is It Ethical?

    Someone posed an interesting question to me, which I thought I would pose to readers. Is it ethical to price a domain name based on who is inquiring about purchasing a domain name rather than based on the factors associated with the particular domain…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 2:21pm -
  • 3 Great Domain Names That Were Owned by Jeff Bezos

    3 Great Domain Names That Were Owned by Jeff Bezos

    I saw a neat article on Reader’s Digest that discussed a few of the domain names that were originally registered by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The article discussed how Bezos almost called Amazon “Relentless” and he bought the matching…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 2:35pm -
  • Everphone.com UDRP: Despite Front Running, Domain Registrant Prevails

    Everphone.com UDRP: Despite Front Running, Domain Registrant Prevails

    Front running is the act of attempting to sell a domain name that is not owned by the person who is making the sale attempt. Unfortunately, front running has become more common, and I wrote about front running during NameJet auctions a few years ago…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 4:58pm -
  • NamesCon China Conference Announced

    NamesCon China Conference Announced

    In an email sent to newsletter subscribers, NamesCon organizers announced that NamesCon will be holding an event in China in October. The one-day conference will be held in Shanghai, China on October 12, 2017. The Andaz Shanghai Xintiandi hotel (part…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 1:01pm -

Online Domain

  • New!Chinese registrar suspends new domain registrations for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions
    Ename, a China based registrar, has suspended new domain name registration for .org, .asia, .cc and .tv extensions. The registrar will continue to support renewals, transfers and other functions related to these extensions. These 4 are extensions tha…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:42pm -
  • New!GoDaddy interviews Sumo’s growth & optimization specialist
    GoDaddy published a very interesting video on YouTube on things like using video with a limited budget, the good and bad about live video, using free content to convert website visitors to subscribers, and more. GoDaddy’s Kate Volman sat down with…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:14pm -
  • Internet grows to 330.6 million domain name registrations in Q1 2017
    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) today announced that approximately 1.3 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of domain name registrations to approximately 330.6 million acro…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:33am -
  • MERGE! show in Orlando, Florida, from October 14 to 18th
    MERGE! is an industry event that is an independent show designed to host and provide a shared access pass to groups of related events – all about a common focus: Using Domain Names, Digital Branding, and Opportunity. MERGE! will be held at the Mar…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:10pm -
  • Donuts and Rightside announce ICANN consent for the merger
    Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc. today announced that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gave Rightside and Donuts notice on July 15, 2017 of ICANN’s express consent to the transactions contem…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:03pm -
  • Google moves the domain name at the top of search results
    Google has moved the domain name at the top of search results. I think the change was made in the past 2-3 weeks. If the webpage in the results is not the homepage of the website then the breadcrumbs are also displayed. The website title is now below…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • OnlineDomain.com, a domain blog 5 years later…
    It has been 5 years since I started this blog in a hot summer in 2012. It has been a fun ride with ups and downs. Here are my all time stats: 1,127,824 views 481,966 visitors 17,509 comments 3,653 posts I was not totally dedicated in the first year…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 5:02pm -
  • New gTLDs have lost 2.3 million domains in the past 8 weeks
    New gTLDs have lost 2.3 million domain names in the past 8 weeks. There are now about 22 million new gtld domain registrations. According to Namestat.org there have been 4.3 million domain names removed from zone files while there have been 2 million…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 1:31pm -
  • Radix premium domains report: $1,217,240 revenue, 67% premium renewal rate
    Radix published its premium domains report for the 1st half of 2017. Here is the report: Radix crosses $1 MILLION in premium name revenue. 1,217,240 In Premium Revenue 727 Premium Domains Registered & Renewed New Premium Registrations New Premium Re…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 8:21pm -
  • Pheenix increases backorders for com/net to $59.99
    Pheenix announced that it will be increasing pricing for Gold backorders to $59.99 for com/net. The change will be effective on July 15, 2017. There will also be increases for other domain extensions. This is the 3rd increase for Pheenix in the pas…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 3:40pm -
  • Proof that people use GoDaddy expired domain auctions as an appraisal and bait tool
    Everybody knows that people are using the GoDaddy expired domain auctions as an appraisal tool and as a bait tool. They let they GoDaddy registered domain names expire, the domain name is auctioned at GoDaddy auctions, the winning bidder pays and the…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 6:27pm -
  • Trending domain name keywords: crypto, financing, leasing, lease, equipment
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of June 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are 2 common keyword in the .com and .net lists that are really one: token in .com an…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 4:02pm -
  • Flippa implements a $1 domain classified listing fee
    Flippa has decided to implement a $1 domain classified listing fee, which will take place starting today. With the launch of its new listing builder, Flippa has made a few changes to how our platform operates, and made a few changes to domain class…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 6:24pm -
  • DNDisputes.com: New website about UDRP domain name disputes launches
    DNDisputes.com, a new website about UDRP domain name disputes has launched. DNDisputes.com is a free website listing all domain name disputes filled in WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and offers some impressive statistics. Although…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 3:58pm -
  • Mike Mann makes a lot of his domain sales at GoDaddy
    Mike Mann is sharing his domain sales all the time but he doesn’t say the venue these domain names are sold. It appears that many of his sales are occurring on the GoDaddy platform. When I posted 13 of Mike Mann’s sales from June Brian Kleiner f…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:28pm -
  • .CLUB sells 666 domains worth $2.7 million in Q2 2017
    .CLUB sold $2.7 million of domain names in Q2 2017 mostly attributed to China registrars with strong pinyin and number sales. .Club sold a total of 666 premium names sold in Q2 via auctions, through the registrar channel and aftermarket platforms,…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 11:02am -
  • Mike Mann: “.com is still king and always will be” (video)
    Mike Mann made a short video for the GDS (Global Domain Summit) 2017 conference in China and posted it on Facebook and on YouTube on what appears to be his new channel. Among other things he said that “.com is still king and always will be” an…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 2:18am -
  • Top 10 domain articles in June 2017: .XYZ take backs, Rick Schwartz, brokers, bullshit, Mike Mann
    These are the top domain name articles from June 2017. June was a good month for OnlineDomain.com in terms of views. Also more than 350 comments were made by readers. The most popular articles were about .XYZ take backs, Rick Schwartz, domain name…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 5:41pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 13 domains in June (Komorebi .com, Hybrid .co)
    Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in June for a total of $174,471. Mike had 8 5-figure sales and another 2 sales very close to $10k. 12 of the sold domains were .com but there was a .co in the list as well: Hybrid.co. Highest reported sal…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 4:26pm -
  • Game over for the .Mcdonalds and .MCD domain name extensions
    The McDonald’s Corporation sent 2 letters asking The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to terminate the .mcdonalds and .mcd registries by November 2nd 2017. The company only ever registered 1 domain name in each extens…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 1:05pm -
  • Namejet sold 129 domains for $810,132 in June (jingzhou .com, bui .com, screensaver .com)
    Namejet released it’s June 2017 domain name auctions report that includes 1 and 2 word .coms, some 1, 2, or 3 character domains and some numerics. Namejet sold 129 (112 domains in May) domains in Jume for a total of $810,132 ($672,279 in May). Nam…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 6:02pm -
  • Thick domain name whois is getting closer
    The transition from Thin to Thick WHOIS for the .com, .net and .jobs extensions is coming soon and quite a few progress has been done. The registry operator for .COM and .NET, Verisign, met the 1 May deadline to deploy the Operational Testing & Evalu…
    - 16 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 10:11am -
  • WordPress promises not to increase prices on .Blog domain name renewals
    WordPress and its company Knock Knock WHOIS There that owns the rights to the .blog domains announced an amendment to the .blog Registry-Registrar Agreement. Changes will be effective on July 15th, 2017. WordPress said that keeping things simple allo…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 2:50pm -
  • Queen.com UDRP: Queen.dk & Frands Jepsen are Reverse Domain Name Hijackers
    The attempted theft of the domain name Queen.com from its lawful owner Rick Schwartz was spectacularly rejected by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) . Frands Jepsen, owner and managing director of Queen.dk, tried to steal the domain…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 5:20pm -
  • Please cut the bullshit!
    In the past few weeks I have read some straight up bullshit statements from people in the domain name industry that I really enjoy their writing and are certainly knowledgeable in regards to domain names among other things. Yes, there statements are…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 4:08pm -
  • Video preview of GDS (Global Domain Summit) 2017
    The GDS (Global Domain Summit) 2017 event is now only a couple of weeks away. GDS 2016 was the first year the meeting was held. It was staged in Hangzhou, which is a beautiful Chinese city known for its ancient West Lake. There is an old Chinese sayi…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 5:04pm -
  • “I don’t like brokers”
    I got a call, I was not expecting, from a broker from a well known marketplace. He clearly didn’t knew who I was or what I do as he asked me if I was selling my domains. He knew how many I have though. I told him that I am selling my domains and he…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 7:13pm -
  • Global domain market in 2016: overall growth was 7.1%, no growth for ccTLDs
    Afnic has published a complete overview of the global domain market in 2016 in a study based on ICANN statistics, information from registries, specialized web sites and its own research. The overall domain name market growth in 2016 was 7.1%,  down…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:16pm -
  • “UDRP” for copyright has been officially terminated
    Public Interest Registry (PIR), the .org registry, has officially terminated the Systemic Copyright Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy (SCADR). PIR determined that the SCADR is not ripe for implementation. The intention of the SCADR was to create…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 6:10pm -
  • Mike Mann removes BIN prices from 150,000 domains
    Mike Mann announced on Facebook that he has removed Buy-It-Now (BIN) prices from 150,000 .com domains on his marketplace. “I removed the prices from 150,000 premium .Com domains which is lowering sales significantly, but generating huge numbers of…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 4:06pm -
  • Mike Mann sells 13 domains in May (WashingtonJournal.com $75,000)
    Mike Mann reported selling 13 domain names in May for a total of $171,652. Mike had 4 5-figure sales. Highest reported sale was WashingtonJournal.com that sold for $75,000. The average reported domain sales price was $13,204. Here is a look at some…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 2:17pm -
  • New gTLD domain inquiries have slowed down in 2017
    I had this feeling that I was getting fewer domain name inquiries lately. While I was deciding whether to renew or drop a batch of New gTLDs I noticed that one of my domains, reverse.engineering, had some very strange inquiry stats. It had 4 inquiri…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 4:15pm -
  • Namejet sold 112 domains for $672,279 in May (cpt .com, photojournal .com, shortstories .com)
    Namejet released it’s May 2017 domain name auctions report that includes 1 and 2 word .coms, some 3-letter and a lot of 4-letter .com and some numerics. Namejet sold 112 (136 domains in April) domains in May for a total of $672,279 ($844,540 in Ap…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 1:59am -
  • Trending domain name keywords: bit coin, crypto, fidget spinner
    The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of May 2017 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There are 2 common keyword in the .com and .net lists that are really one: bit coin. My exper…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 6:02pm -
  • Donuts buys Rightside for $213 million (purchase includes 40 New gTLDs & Name.com)
    Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc., today announced that the two companies have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), pursuant to which Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.60 per share in an all…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 12:53pm -
  • .Club is releasing 4,500 new premium domain names
    On June 14th at 15:00 UTC, .Club will be releasing 4,500 NEW premium domain names into their tiered premium inventory at the registrars. These are predominantly names that were previously registry reserved and have never been available through th…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 4:06pm -
  • Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy interviews Soarigami from Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (video)
    GoDaddy is sponsoring Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, a new TV show that in on ABC, Sundays 9|8c. Shawn Pfunder of GoDaddy interviews Grace inventor of the Soarigami armrest extender that appeared on Funderdome. They discuss how she used GoDaddy’s mar…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 2:10am -
  • Top 10 domain articles in May 2017: Bitcoin & .XYZ, New gTLD drops, Uniregistry, Mike Mann, GoDaddy, Flippa
    These are the top domain name articles from May 2017. May was a good month for OnlineDomain.com in terms of views. Also almost 375 comments were made by readers. The most popular articles were about comparing Bitcoin with .xyz, dropping or renew…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 4:02pm -
  • I won a GoDaddy expired auction! But where is my domain name?
    The only thing I know for sure here is that I won a domain name in a GoDaddy expired auction 10 days ago. It was a .us expired domain name that I won on the 28th of May. I paid for it 2 days later. The domain name is registered in Domain.com which I…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 6:20pm -
  • .Club auction started at eName with 62 domains including 8.club
    The eName platform launched its first and the largest .CLUB auction yet. The auction started today and ends in 1 week. A total of 62 names are in the auction, comprised of 32 names from the registry and 30 names from other sellers. These 30 domains w…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 1:56pm -
  • Rick Schwartz’s domain name strategy
    Rick Schwartz summarized his domain name strategy in just a few tweets. Rick Schwartz can still find a lot of valuable domain names selling for $500 or $700 and never answers inquiries from domainers. Here are some of his tweets from Monday: Domain n…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 6:02pm -
  • .Vip expects a 70%+ domain name renewal rate
    Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), announced that first year renewal rates for its .vip domain in China will at about 70%. MMX says that would be significantly ahead of those typically seen by new generic top-level domains in the region based…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 2:16pm -
  • 2017 new domain research & tactics (video)
    A new video came out presented by the SEMPO Education Committee called “2017 New Domain Research & Tactics”. SEMPO is a nonprofit trade organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Thi…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 2:21pm -
  • Another reputation disaster: .XYZ takes back tens of NNN.xyz domain names
    This is getting ridiculous from all aspects. I can’t even keep up with all the ridiculousness. Just after .XYZ launched this ridiculous promotion offering 1.111 billion numeric .xyz domain names at under a buck, a few people found tens of NNN.xyz d…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 3:41pm -
  • What is domain investing? (video)
    GoDaddy published a video trying to explain in simple words what domain investing is. The video was buried in tens of other videos that were published on GoDaddy’s YouTube channel at the same time so I am posting it here so some people can see it.…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 5:31pm -
  • Comparing Bitcoin with .XYZ domains! Doesn’t anyone care about credibility anymore?
    I received one of the most ridiculous emails today from Frank Schilling, Founder and CEO of Uniregistry. The email is informing all Uniregistry customers of this new great “opportunity”. Uniregistry offers 1.111 billion (yes billion!) .xyz domain…
    - 50 days ago, 31 May 17, 5:10pm -
  • Recap of WHD.india & NamesCon India 2017 (video)
    On May 18 and 19, 2017, WHD.india and NamesCon India were back-to-back for the first time. These complementary events brought together hundreds of people in cloud services, web hosting and domains in India. WHD.india 2017 was the seventh event focuse…
    - 50 days ago, 31 May 17, 2:59pm -
  • .CLUB at Domaining Europe 2017 – Jeff Sass and Tanya Loh (video)
    At the 2017 Domaining Europe conference in Berlin, Germany .CLUB’s CMO Jeff Sass presented an introduction to the recently launched .CLUB broker program, and 60-month easy payments on premium names at www.Get.Club. In addition, Jeff introduces a ve…
    - 54 days ago, 27 May 17, 5:04pm -
  • Tucows stops support for 9 Uniregistry New gTLDs
    This is another hit to the Uniregistry New gTLD extensions. Tucows/OpenSRS will stop offering 9 of the Uniregistry extensions on September 8th, 2017 because of price increases. Registrants will not be able to register or renew these 9 extensions aft…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 2:26pm -
  • Undeveloped.com and Domaining Europe auction ends today
    The Undeveloped.com and Domaining Europe 2017  domain name auction ends in a few hours. The auction has been running since the 5th of May. Here are a few of the domains that had their reserve met and will sell today: sebe.com $6,899 ck.at $1,289 med…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 10:47am -

Domain Shane

  • New!AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 19, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 19, 2017. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring…
    - 54 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:51pm -
  • New!IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Thursday, July 20th

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Thursday, July 20th

     Shane’s still off questing in Colorado, he told me he was going  kayaking yesterday. I haven’t heard back but I assume they successfully made it. I do love Colorado, it’s scenic, there’s lot’s of things to do all year round, and the…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:44am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 18, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 18, 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, 19 Jul 17, 4:16pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wed July 19th

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wed July 19th

     Two word generics have become the dot nets of 2017.  Very tough to move.   Unless it is a major category or product, end users are searching for a brand.  Their name in its shortest form.  For instance, a hobby company (made up) that is  cal…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:48am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 17, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 17, 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, 18 Jul 17, 2:55pm -
  • IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, July 18th

    IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, July 18th

    This is a default message.It it doesn’t change it means I’ve fallen asleep and didn’t add any comments.Feel free to add your own for each name in the comments.Every day I tell myself I’m gonna start earlier in the day.Main List     …
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:37am -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 16, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 16, 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, 17 Jul 17, 7:01pm -
  • Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 17th

    Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday July 17th

     One thing that bothers me in the US is the thought that children that are handed things by their parents haven’t earned what they have because they were give a head start or leg up.  There are a lot of “legs up” in this world from a better…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:50am -
  • Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): ü.com, HouseAlarms.com, More

    Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): ü.com, HouseAlarms.com, More

    I missed this post yesterday as I just got back from four days of volunteer trail building in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area outside of Aspen, with a couple pictures below. It’s hard work, but the scenery is amazing.The screenshots below are e…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 9:47pm -
  • AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 15, 2017
    A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 15, 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…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 4:39pm -

TLD Investors

  • New!Daily Domain Picks 7-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-20-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-20-17 The discussion picked up on Wednesday, some interesting stories from owners bidding on auctions, to someone trying to force an owner to transfer a domain by force. Registrars marking up your names became another hot topic.…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:03am -
  • New!It’s time for GoDaddy to initiate bidder id’s to GoDaddy auctions

    It’s time for GoDaddy to initiate bidder id’s to GoDaddy auctions

    A lot of info is coming to light on Namepros and to a lesser degree on TheDomains where people are commenting on NameJet bidding practices. It seems to me that another company should also be working to get their act together, GoDaddy. At least at Nam…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:01pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-19-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-19-17 A lot of good discussion on Tuesday, some interesting stories from owners bidding on auctions, to someone trying to force an owner to transfer a domain by force. Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-19-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:43am -
  • Verisign Q1’17 DNIB: Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2017
    Verisign today released the first quarter DNIB report for 2017. Notable findings in the report include: The Internet grew by approximately 1.3 million domain names in the first quarter of 2017, closing with a base of 330.6 million domain names across…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:48pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-18-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-18-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-18-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-18-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Full List 02705.com 1903.net AGRZ.com AirGuy.com AllMessages.com ApplicationEdge.com BloggerFinder.com BrainBlack.com Core365.com CrowdFundingAgency.com Cyprus…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:16pm -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-17-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-17-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-17-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-17-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Gend.com currently at $1,325, GoDaddy valuing over $9,300. iVerified.com over 40 bids, there are a few businesses using names like iverify or iverified, there…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:28am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-16-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-16-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-16-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-16-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com I like JobHawk.com you look for a job, hawk’s have excellent eyesight, I think it makes for a good brand. BeSeen.com Currently at $9,200 reserve not met, dou…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 11:03am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-15-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-15-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-15-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-15-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com BrandHire.com a lot of views on the listing, 5 bids, GoDaddy valuing the domain over $2,200. 3201.net public auction, reserve met. Full List 3201.net Agents.bi…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 10:39am -
  • Daily Domain Picks 7-14-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-14-17

    Daily Domain Picks 7-14-17   Go Daddy Auction Picks 7-14-17 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com XJ3.com currently over $1,000 sounds like a car model. BrilliantHost.com no bids, could work in a few areas, nothing great but might be worth one or two bids.…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 9:24am -
  • Grab the popcorn

    Grab the popcorn

    Sometimes you just grab some Sit back and just watch a thread become entertainment. Domains wanted thread started out like: Collecting 2 letter .com domains Can pm me   Only .com domains do not send anything   Budget 100$ to 999$ depends on the dom…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:42pm -

Domain Gang

  • New!David Duchovny : Domain UDRP followed up by a trademark application
    Actor David Duchovny of “The X-Files” fame, retrieved his matching .com domain, DavidDuchovny.com, via the UDRP process, last month. The decision might have startled some, particularly since the domain was registered and held for almost 20 years.…
    - 44 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:01pm -
  • New!Top 5 from GreatDomains : Sedo auctions for July are now live
    Sponsored by Sedo* The GreatDomains auction for the month of July is on; Sedo has been running these monthly domain auctions of quality inventory. July’s domain list contains 43 domains currently – we aren’t sure if the number will increase. Fo…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:55pm -
  • New!Domain Memes : The Shillbid Redemption
    Domain Memes is a section on DomainGang where we poke fun at various current events in the domain industry; quite often, to emphasize important, funny or extraordinary elements of domain investing in a meme. Today’s subject is the published allegat…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:01pm -
  • New!Honest domainer ridiculed for his domain bidding ethics
    An honest domain investor was exposed and publicly ridiculed for his great ethics, while bidding on domain marketplaces. Seeking to remain anonymous due to fearing a massive industry backlash, “Honest Abe” shared his pain with us: “I never brea…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:06pm -
  • Feds seize .XYZ domain
    The .XYZ gTLD is getting hit by massive domain drops, to the tune of 2.5 million, and now Homeland Security Investigations has added one domain to its seized list. Dubsrewatcher.xyz moved into ICE possession, and is currently displaying the standard…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:37pm -
  • Domaining Bad : Meth addict attempts to trade LLLL .COM domain for crystal
    Chicken restaurant entrepreneur, Gustavo Fring, was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier today, after a police chase that lasted 90 minutes. It all started when Bob Jones, a local meth junkie, attempted to buy crystal meth from Fring, using a…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:45am -
  • Bright.md : Medical startup secures millions of dollars in funding on a ccTLD
    Start up Bright.md secured $8 million dollars in Series B funding round led by B Capital Group. Based in Portland, Oregon, Bright.md provides software automating care and communications between physicians and patients. “Bright.md’s SmartExam acts…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:01pm -
  • Negative eBay feedback for IDN peddler selling “three letter .com” domain
    The seller of “суе” .com on eBay made it extremely difficult for domainer newbies to understand what they were bidding on. As an IDN domain, суе.com resolves to a puny code equivalent, xn--e1axg.com. Buried in an ocean of rambling about how…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:51pm -
  • XF.com is for sale and the price is in the millions of dollars!
    Super premium, two letter .com domain, XF.com is up for sale. Aron Meystedt, the owner of XF.com, used it for several years for his personal, services-oriented web site, XF Investments. Meystedt recently rebranded to Napkin.com. Registered in 1994, X…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:51pm -
  • .XYZ domain adoption to skyrocket after Fed Meeting stunt
    Despite recent rumors that .XYZ domain registration numbers are plummeting, new developments might point to the exact opposite direction. An unprecedented stunt during the latest Fed Meeting last week, might ensure just that. Someone from the .XYZ Re…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 7:12pm -
  • HugeDomains : UDRP against FastMill.com ends with RDNH finding
    HugeDomains has fought off the UDRP brought against one of its domains, FastMill.com, and the decision was sealed with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking. The Complainants are FPT Industrie S.p.a. of Italy and REM Industrie S.r.l. of Italy, r…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 4:42pm -
  • Aron Meystedt’s Napkin.com rolls out example case of angel investing
    Domain investor and Symbolics.com owner, Aron Meystedt, has launched an advisory company from the domain Napkin.com. The unlikely name, used primarily to wipe remnants of food away from one’s mouth and hands, indicates the process of sketching idea…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:26pm -
  • “LOL” is Respondent’s action to UDRP against .US domain name
    Some Respondents in UDRP cases filed against their domains are quite spontaneous or even combustive. In the case of EDCOrlando.US filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the Respondent had already lost the case against the .com. His response, while…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 2:35pm -
  • MERGE! 2017 in Orlando : The many faces of the multi-discipline conference
    MERGE! 2017 takes place in Orlando, FL, between October 14-18. The multi-discipline conference is aimed at a variety of professionals, from developers and domainers, to IP attorneys, marketing and brand specialists, and more. There will be plenty of…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:48pm -
  • Bitcoin blues : Cryptos better than domains? LOL
    Who would have thought that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies would rise to current levels. From being “funny” or “monopoly money,” to sought-after, unregulated currency, Bitcoin spawned a market that embraces both lawful and unlawful activi…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 7:22pm -

NameBio Blog

  • New!$145k in Sales on July 19th – CarHifi.de sold for $10,963 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was CarHifi.de which sold for $10,963 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 222 sales for a total of $144,652 with an average sale price of $652. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in the number of sales and the tota…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • New!168 Domain Discoveries for July 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…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • $123k in Sales on July 18th – Termo.com sold for $4,650 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was Termo.com which sold for $4,650 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 213 sales for a total of $123,127 with an average sale price of $578. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 29% in the number of sales and the t…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • 134 Domain Discoveries for July 19th
    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, 19 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • $197k in Sales on July 17th – Jorge.com sold for $35,000 – Daily Market Report
    NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was Jorge.com which sold for $35,000. NameBio recorded 298 sales for a total of $197,294 with an average sale price of $662. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • 145 Domain Discoveries for July 18th
    Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to h…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • $116k in Sales on July 16th – Inmuebles.com sold for $55,200 – Daily Market Report
    The top sale of the day was Inmuebles.com which sold for $55,200 at NameJet, it means properties in Spanish. NameBio recorded 139 sales for a total of $116,398 with an average sale price of $837. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 1…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • 175 Domain Discoveries for July 17th
    Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to h…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • $108k in Sales on July 15th – R.vg sold for $9,999 – Daily Market Report
    Sedo had the top sale of the day for four days in a row, this time it was R.vg which sold for $9,999. NameBio recorded 158 sales for a total of $107,752 with an average sale price of $682. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 14% in t…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • 158 Domain Discoveries for July 16th
    Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to h…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 9:54am -

TNT Names

  • New!TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/20/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/20/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 27 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:18pm -
  • New!Internet Pioneer Steve Newman Launches Crowdfunding For Website Rock.com
    Specializing in fan merchandise, Rock.com sets the stage for one of this year’s most exciting crowdfunding campaigns. Steve Newman, Founder and CEO of Rock.com, is known for the sale of GreatDomains.com, a highly-successful domain brokerage he crea…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:34pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/19/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/19/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:14pm -
  • GoDaddy Inc. Announces Sale Of PlusServer
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of the PlusServer busines…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 3:44pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/17/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/17/2017. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 4:05pm -
  • .Asia Top-Level-Domain Introduces Simplified Registration Process – Registrants Outside of the Region Benefit
    HONG KONG, July 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DotAsia Organisation, registry operator of the .Asia top-level-domain, announces new simplified registration process for .Asia domain names. Businesses and individuals acquiring .Asianames are no longer r…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 4:01pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/14/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/14/2017. 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, 14 Jul 17, 4:48pm -
  • AutonomousTaxis.com and SelfDrivingCar.info Get Acquired by Atomic247Domains.com
    Domain name investment firm has accumulated hundreds of exact match domain names for the Self Driving Industry. IRVINE, CA (PRWEB) JULY 12, 2017 Atomic247Domains.com, a private domain name investment firm based in Irvine CA has acquired AutonomousTa…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 5:45pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/12/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/12/2017. 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 →
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 5:17pm -
  • TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/10/2017!
    Here is TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/10/2017. 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 →
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 5:41pm -

Morgan Linton

  • New!Bitcoin Scaling 101: A few things you should know about Bitcoin scaling

    Bitcoin Scaling 101: A few things you should know about Bitcoin scaling

    If you’re like my Dad, you’re getting really excited about all the buzz surrounding cryptocurrency, but you’re also trying to understand what the heck is happening all at the same time. Here’s the challenge. Most people understand things like…
    - 13 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:14am -
  • Spotify launches new analytics product on Spotify.me

    Spotify launches new analytics product on Spotify.me

    Earlier this month Spotify made a pretty interesting new product announcement on Product Hunt, a new product to both view and share analytics on your listening habits. Rather than launching this on something like Spotify.com/analytics or as an inter…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:59am -
  • I just finished hanging out with my college buddies in VR, and it was awesome

    I just finished hanging out with my college buddies in VR, and it was awesome

    Tonight me and some good friends from college decided to hang out in VR, and while I was expecting it to be more of a novelty than a good way to connect, it turned out to be a lot more fun and dynamic than I was expecting. For our first VR hangout we…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 3:14am -
  • Is now a good time to buy Ethereum?

    Is now a good time to buy Ethereum?

    If you’ve been following the cryptocurrency world then you know this past week has been buzzing with activity. While the hottest topic has been the future of Bitcoin, the second hottest topic has been the impact that concerns around Bitcoin’s fu…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 4:37am -
  • Weekend musings – sometimes you just need a weekend in the woods

    Weekend musings – sometimes you just need a weekend in the woods

    Good morning (or afternoon depending on where you are) and hello from Russian River. If you don’t know where Russian River is, think two hours north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Growing up in Berkeley I always loved this pa…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Jul 17, 6:48pm -

DN Geek

  • 10 Companies That Spend $50k+ on a CVCV.com Domain Name
    I’ve often written about the fast increase in the value of domain names in the CVCV (consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel) pattern. While it was possible to pick up a nice CVCV .com domain name in the reseller market for a few hundred bucks in 2007 you…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 4:20pm -
  • Brandable domain name sales week 26: HomeExpert.com, ReadyForMore.com, Sadi.com
    It was another stellar week for brandable domain name sales with nine domains grossing five-figures.  The top sale goes to Sedo where HomeExpert.com sold for a cool $25,000. Michael Berkens reported he sold ReadyForMore.com for $13,500 after having…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 3:24am -
  • 78 newly funded startups and their domain names: Soldo.com, WonderSchool.com, CleanCapital.com
    Last week, a whopping $502,733,190 in startup capital was raised by 78 new companies. Over 73% of these companies launched with a .com domain name with the ccTLDs being a strong second again with a share of more than 19%.  For the third week in a r…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 3:48am -
  • 10 Companies With a Great Invented Name
    Let’s face it, invented names are clearly less popular as company names than those based on keywords, acronyms or the actual names or initials of the founder(s).  When we look at the fifty largest companies in the world by revenue there’s only a…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 2:33am -
  • Brandable domain name sales week 25: Weida.com, Xera.com, Brandoo.com
    BOOM! Despite the start of the summer holiday the market for brandable domain names is on FIRE. Last week we saw seven five-figure sales reported with Weida.com being the top sale of the week selling for a whopping $24,301 at aftermarket auction sit…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 4:08am -

Domain News

  • 3 Types of Software to Help Optimize Your Organization in the Cloud
    The talk about moving your business to the cloud isn’t new: this has always been the go-to solution for enterprises and corporations. However, small businesses still remained shy to the implementation. Until recently. Stats are showing that by 2020…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 8:50am -
  • Beyond Custom Domains and TLDs: 3 Additional Steps to Scaling Your Online Business
    Stats from StatDNS show there are a total of 126,980,556 domains that use the TLD “.com” extension, 14,887,979 domains with a “.net” extension and 10,418,897 with a “.org” extension. These are the so-called “traditional domain extension…
    - 52 days ago, 29 May 17, 4:38pm -
  • 3 Innovative Content Strategies for a Company Blog
    The single most important thing to remember when creating a content strategy for a company blog is, you must create content in other channels too. It is necessary to reach out to readers and draw them in with an authentic voice, creating a personal c…
    - 70 days ago, 11 May 17, 6:10pm -
  • Startup News: Market Stats for the Beauty Industry in 2017 [Infographic]

    Startup News: Market Stats for the Beauty Industry in 2017 [Infographic]

    It is no news that startups have it rough in their first years even in top performing industries such as IT, security, finance, real estate and more. However, market research findings encourage the launch of new companies in emerging industries outsi…
    - 72 days ago, 9 May 17, 1:27pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

The Frager Factor

Dot Weekly

  • New!Company Domain Movers: Blox.com, DavidJones.com
    Welcome to Domain Movers! We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report those findings to you. These early detection’s are often related to branding, marketing and advertising efforts by companies around the world.Here are the lat…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:28am -
  • New!Seized Bodog.com Domain Released For $100K Payment
    Today I had noticed a movement on the domain name Bodog.com, with the domain itself transferring to SafeNames corporate domain registrar. This domain rang a bell to me, because I recall it was seized by the US governments ICE division back in 2012.I…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 5:33pm -
  • Company Domain Movers: Swivel.com, ZML.com + More
    Welcome! This is Domain Movers. We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you.This is a very small sample of daily domain name activity surrounding businesses around the world and often indicate new brands,…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:26pm -
  • Company Domain Movers: VOC.com, PokerRun.com & More
    Welcome to the latest company Domain Movers! We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you.As always, these are very early findings and there isn’t always a lot of information behind them but we try our b…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:17am -
  • Company Domain Movers: StandUp.com, FitCar.com
    Welcome to the latest Domain Movers! We keep track of corporate domain name transactions and report the early findings to you.These are often early indications of new brands, advertising campaigns, domain upgrades and much more.AndStyle.com and And…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:58am -

CircleID Domain Names

  • New!The URS Also Applies to These Top-Level Domains
    Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is often described as a domain name dispute policy that applies to the new gTLDs. While that's true, the URS is actually broader than that.The URS (a quick and inexpensive policy that allows a trademark owner…
    - 11 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:56pm -
  • New!Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 330.6 Million, 1.3 Million Growth in First Quarter of 2017

    Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 330.6 Million, 1.3 Million Growth in First Quarter of 2017

    The Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief released today reports first quarter of 2017 closing with approximately 330.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.3 million domain name regis…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:15pm -
  • Mid-Year .brands Review: 2017 Off to a Brilliant Start

    Mid-Year .brands Review: 2017 Off to a Brilliant Start

    If you've read my blogs in the past, you'll know that I'm really passionate about the benefits that .brands can deliver to organizations and their customers.We are now half way through 2017 which provides us with an opportunity to have a good hard…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:25am -
  • Rightside, Donuts Merger Gets the Green Light from ICANN
    New top-level domain registry operators, Rightside Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:NAME) and Donuts Inc. have received ICANN's express consent on their merger plans announced last month. As part of the announced agreement, Donuts will acquire Rightside for $10.6…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:23pm -
  • .TECH Gets Its Big Hollywood Break

    .TECH Gets Its Big Hollywood Break

    Marketing and Advertising genius, Sheeraz Hasan, known for successfully creating huge social media amplification for Fortune 100 companies through celebrity endorsements and social media influencers, has announced the launch of his latest venture on…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:54pm -
  • CENTR Awards to Include Best Domain Name Registry as Chosen by Registrars

    CENTR Awards to Include Best Domain Name Registry as Chosen by Registrars

    CENTR, the body which represent of European domain registries, will be holding its annual awards again this year. What's different for 2017 however is that they've added a new category: "Registry of the Year Award"And unlike with the other award c…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 8:34pm -
  • After 21 Years, Actor David Duchovny Wins His Domain Name

    After 21 Years, Actor David Duchovny Wins His Domain Name

    Actor David Duchovny wins his domain name davidduchovny.comWhile plenty of UDRP decisions have made clear that a trademark owner's delay in bringing an action against a cybersquatter (often referred to as "laches") is typically not a defense, actor D…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 7:55pm -
  • PayPal Sells X.com Back to Its Previous Owner, Elon Musk

    PayPal Sells X.com Back to Its Previous Owner, Elon Musk

    In February 2001, PayPal's founder Elon Musk changes the name of the company from X.com to PayPal. In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US $1.5 billion in stock. Source: WikicommonsPayPal's corporate communications director confirmed tha…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 12:12am -
  • Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
    Naming is the first imperative. It as much precedes the launching of new lives as it does new businesses. Names secure a presence, and for businesses in the marketplace names can grow into trademarks, if they function like one. Are we not sometimes m…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:58pm -
  • Over 750 Domain Name Registrars Expected to Shut Down in the Next 12 Months, ICANN Predicts
    ICANN estimates over 750 accredited domain name registrars are likely to close within the next 12 months as a result of the over-saturated drop-catching market — the process used to game the system and rapidly register valuable domain names within…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 10:43pm -
  • Domain Registrations in New TLDs Overwhelmingly for Defensive Purposes, INTA Study
    During the ICANN meeting in South Africa last week, the impact of new gTLD rights protection mechanisms (RPMS) was the subject of key discussions, and some concerns were voiced regarding trademark owners themselves registering domain names excessivel…
    - 18 days ago, 2 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • Next Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (NG RDS) - Proposed Successor to WHOIS
    Whenever an individual or organization registers a domain name on Internet (e.g. yahoo.com) via a Domain Name Registrar (e.g. GoDaddy), he/she has to provide certain details like Registrant Name, Contact Details (Postal Address, Email, Phone number)…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 9:00pm -
  • Phishing: the Worst of Times in the DNS
    The Anti-Phishing Working Group has released its latest Global Phishing Survey, written by myself and Rod Rasmussen. This report comprehensively examines a large data set of more than 250,000 confirmed phishing attacks detected in 2015 and 2016. By a…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 2:02pm -
  • Cycling Legend Greg LeMond Sues Cybersquatters Upward of $6.6 Million
    A federal restraining order has been issued against a father and son accused of registering several domain names based on cycling legend Greg LeMond's name and his company. In a story published in the Star Tribune today, Paul Walsh reports: "[LeMond]…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 6:24pm -
  • Cars.com $850 Million Valuation: Methodology Critique
    Below is a critical look at a recent online essay about the methodology to estimate the value of the domain name cars.com, which was estimated to be $850 million. Not about estimation of valuation model's parameters' nor whether the estimate is too l…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 3:10pm -

gTLD's Club

  • New gTLDs: how they incite innovation

    New gTLDs: how they incite innovation

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

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

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

    .SEARCH new gTLD coming...from Google

    Charleston Road Registry, the legal entity belonging to Google in charge to create/launch its TLDs, has three extensions coming to the market:The .SEARCH new gTLD;.MAP.PHD(Amazon also applied for .MAP and .SEARCH but applications were withdra…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • New gTLDs: what was said recently
    Extracted from our Newsletter, below are the latest NEWS related to new gTLDs from previous days:Follow-up: ICANN and new gTLDs (slides);Domain registrars hate registry exceptions;Phishing: the Worst of Times in the DNS;.BRANDs : a solution to fa…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 1:23pm -
  • Backend Registries: who are they?
    A "Backend Registry" is the necessary technical service to apply for a new domain name extension. Without one, the new gTLD application will be rejected by the ICANN since without it, a new gTLD cannot technically work. In one word, the "backend" is…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 9:57am -
  • A ".dash" new gTLD coming?

    A ".dash" new gTLD coming?

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

    The .BOND Sunrise Period starts

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

    Trust in the next new gTLD round

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

    Sunrise Period for .BASKETBALL has begun

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

    Recording webinar Rightside DPML Upgrade

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

    FIBA.basketball is here

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

    I don't understand GOOGLE for new gTLDs

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

    Sunrise Period for .STOCKHOLM new gTLD starts

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

    New gTLDs: String Similarity Review

    This is an extract of a document discussing how to changes things for the next round of the ICANN new gTLD program. There are a lot of subjects discussed (Begin work on new guidebook - Independent Objector - Fees/Cost Issues  - String Confusion Obje…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 10:05am -
  • Registries: the crossroads of an industry
    Registries sell domain names through the network of accredited Registrars: that is how domain names are sold to end users, the "Registrants". The registry - sole legal entity authorized to create domain names - sits on top of the pyramid with an alre…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 7:55am -
  • The .BOT Sunrise Period starts

    The .BOT Sunrise Period starts

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

    .FORUM in test with Google?

    We like to speculate on new gTLDs, don't we? The .FORUM new gTLD is brought to market by Top Level Spectrum, the registry operator behind .forum, .realty, and a suite of industry-specific domains. It is what the front page of the Registry says.Was…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 12:47pm -
  • Milestone: 3,000+ new gTLD readers

    Milestone: 3,000+ new gTLD readers

    I just hit "new gTLD" in the search field to check what was said on LinkedIn about new gTLDs and noticed that there are several words used to inform about this subject. There are several groups too.It the word "new gTLDs" is often used by profess…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 10:18am -
  • New gTLDs: New Domain Research & Tactics

    New gTLDs: New Domain Research & Tactics


    - 49 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 7:02am -
  • What does "oui.sncf" mean
    One might have noticed the recent announcement of the SNCF to start using "oui.sncf" as a domain name in a close future.The SNCF is not only changing domain name, it is changing one of its major brands so, as you can expect, "we're in France" and v…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 17, 10:00pm -
  • “.brand” new gTLDs and Homograph attacks
    Homograph attacks are a good reason to definitely get rid of “.com” and move to a “.brand” new gTLD. Here is why.Most domain name extensions accept IDNs (Internationalized second level domains = non ASCII characters) and all browsers read th…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 17, 2:45pm -
  • The .STOCKHOLM new gTLD

    The .STOCKHOLM new gTLD

    The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced the Sunrise Period for .STOCKHOLM new domain names.WHENSTART: Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 16:00;END: Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 16:00.Check the TMCH calendar for details.WHATHere are interesting ex…
    - 51 days ago, 30 May 17, 12:49pm -
  • New gTLDs: "last week"

    New gTLDs: "last week"

    Each week, there is an important cover about new generic Top-Level Domains: events, delegations, launchings, innovations, etc...and a lot is said. This post covers what was said yesterday. I strongly suggest to subscribe to this Newsletter to receive…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 8:30am -
  • French students soon equipped with new domains

    French students soon equipped with new domains

    Some French business schools will soon equip their students with new domain names from the ICANN new gTLD program.The idea is simple: have a email (or a website) that catches the eye of a recruiter on your résumé.Article is available in Fre…
    - 59 days ago, 22 May 17, 7:30am -
  • New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

    New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

    Below are the action items and discussion notes captured by staff from the meeting on 15 May.GDD Summit RecapHeld last week, Jeff Neuman and others were there;GDD Summit is intended for contracted parties:registries;registrars;consult…
    - 66 days ago, 15 May 17, 5:53pm -

NamePros Forum

  • New!Most of last year's Namescon sold domains are parked!
    In last year's Namescon auction, 87 of the 134 names sold, and you can check out all the results at this post from TheDomains. The auction brought in just shy of $1 million in total sales — $990,851, to be precise.Here is how some of those domain…
    - 24 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:21pm -
  • New!Bidding on your own names at NameJet...?
    Once in awhile I see people bidding on their own domains at NJ. I would think it would be frowned upon.Today's seems more obvious than normal. Or am I missing something here?Airlinejobs.com owned by Andy Booth at Booth.com and high bidder is BQDN…
    - 25 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:20pm -
  • New!Some Afternic partners are marking up your domain prices
    When you list your domain names for sale through Afternic's Premium Network, 100 resellers and registrars list your domain names for sale on their sites. Many of these partners allow customers to instantly purchase your domains by taking advantage of…
    - 25 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:20pm -
  • New!bitcoin-market.org
    Domain: bitcoin-market.orgGreat for forums, exchange sites, etc.
    - 26 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:19pm -
  • New!ESBI.net and SRSI.net (package deal)
    Starts at 20 dollarsincrements of 5 dollarswinner is the last bid after 72 hours
    - 28 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:17pm -
  • New!Showcase your dot Fun
    Yes dot fun launched today, general availability - came out with a bit of a whimper. But I thought I would raise its profile with 'whats your best dot Fun names'.I searched for words ending in F U N and there is none except for fun. So no word hacks…
    - 28 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:17pm -
  • New!Aged Domains. No Reserve! Unitedness.com, RamRiver.com & More!
    Aged domains up for grabs. All registered at Godaddy.Terms:$1 start each (individual bids)$2 or more incrementsAuction ends 96 hours after last bid for each domain or at BIN ($39 per domain)Transfer via a free push to your Godaddy account.Pay…
    - 28 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:17pm -
  • New!njjjd.com - $1 start
    Domain Name: NJJJD.COMRegistry Domain ID: 1875975726_DOMAIN_COM-VRSNRegistrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.comRegistrar URL: http://www.godaddy.comUpdate Date: 2016-09-16T05:05:07ZCreation Date: 2014-09-16T12:20:35ZRegistrar Registration Expirat…
    - 29 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:16pm -
  • New!105095.com
    Domain name: 105095.comDomain Name: 105095.COMRegistry Domain ID: 1968682801_DOMAIN_COM-VRSNRegistrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.comRegistrar URL: http://www.godaddy.comUpdate Date: 2016-10-11T10:58:33ZCreation Date: 2015-10-14T18:53:36ZRegi…
    - 29 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:16pm -
  • New!BitcoinsCash.org
    BitcoinsCash.org[ATTACH]
    - 31 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:14pm -
  • New!$10 Each - phoenixazlawfirms.com hdtelevison.org dotdestiny.com advocagency.com
    These are registered at GoDaddy and can be pushed to a GoDaddy account at no cost.phoenixazlawfirms.com - Great domain for a legal directory in Phoenixhdtelevison.org - Great domain for selling HD TV's as an affiliate or otherwise.dotdestiny.com…
    - 33 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 34 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:11pm -
  • New!Looks like Grandma Powell lost the domain but might keep the email?
    Ron Jackson reported:----------A final hearing was held on that motion Wednesday (July 12) and I was shocked and saddened to see Heidi come back from it and have to report this on Facebook (where she is a friend): "It did not go our way...The jud…
    - 38 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:07pm -
  • New!HugeDomains.com is Buying 50%+ of Expiring Domains at GoDaddy.com
    I've been wondering about the competition in auctions for expiring domains over at GoDaddy.com, because somebody is paying hundreds for seemingly every domain that gets a few bidders. I've also noticed a clear pattern, with the last bidder (or one…
    - 39 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:06pm -
  • New!DynaDot ".CO" Flash Sale $1.99 July 20-27
    DynaDot ".CO" Flash Sale $1.99 July 20-27
    - 41 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:04pm -
  • New!Virtual Reality Domains (VR)
    Im betting big bucks on VR domains have a great future and with the big boys buying up VR companies, mainstream is a stones throw away.....Lots of VR+keyword.com taken years ago and I noticed this sale a week or so back -VRTechnology.com $3688T…
    - 42 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:03pm -
  • New!YUOM.COM, 09369.COM, 0888.us, And More, Check out the list!!!
    Namecheap : annuitycuba.com 9/21/2017babygames.io 4/15/2018barns.io 4/15/2018bcuba.com 9/20/2017chinatours.io 3/26/2018dhc.io 7/25/2018eficuba.com 9/21/2017financialcuba.com 9/21/2017hempcuba.com 9/21/2017kjj.io 4/18/2018origincuba.com 9/…
    - 47 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:58pm -
  • New!LL.network Domains - ah.network, bu.network, Rare Opportunity - Check out the list -
    Exp: 5/10/2018Registrar: GoDaddyPush only.Payment: PayPal (as gift or family/friends for scam protection).Please Post your offers here or PM. Thank you for looking.ah.networkbu.networkdy.networkej.networkey.networkfq.networkfv.networkfy.…
    - 47 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:58pm -
  • New!4N.INFO - 9198.info, 2393.info, 6353.info, 1355.info, 9983.info, 3966.info
    6 domains to choose from...Separate AuctionsRegistrar: dynadot.comStarting bid: $10+ eachIncrements: $1+ eachBIN: 60 $ eachDomain Name9198.info2393.info 6353.info1355.info9983.info3966.infoPayment: PayPalEnd Date: 98 hours after las…
    - 48 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:57pm -
  • 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…
    - 48 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:57pm -
  • New!The NP's Official USA Political Thread

    The NP's Official USA Political Thread

    Here you can spout your USA political views.Rules:1. Keep it clean2. No fighting3. Respect the views of others.4. US Political views, No Religious views5. Have fun :):wave:
    - 49 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:56pm -
  • New!.CO - The OFFICIAL Discussion, Showcase and Sales Report Thread

    .CO - The OFFICIAL Discussion, Showcase and Sales Report Thread

    Well, it seems like Colombia will be releasing .CO to the internet market:...http://www.mincomunicaciones.gov.co/mincom/src/index.jsp?page=./mods/contenido/noticia_user_view&id=1043...This could truly be a big competitor to .COM (especially b…
    - 50 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:55pm -
  • New!$20 ea - trustautoinsurance.com, bouncypanda.com + MORE (updated)
    trustautoinsurance.combouncypanda.comhugeecommerce.comfreedomisle.comcrazydealers.comfruitmilkshakes.comaigamesonline.comhomecaravans.commobiledelux.comaquamarinebox.comsexflavour.comdomaintunes.comalcoholicspirits.comgenuinewhisky.com…
    - 51 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:54pm -
  • New!Holo vs VR vs MR vs AR vs any other reality (All realities)
    Intel Project Alloy - A Must Readhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/3108445/hardware/intels-project-alloy-will-offer-the-first-open-source-third-party-vr-headset.htmlThe pace of change with new VR product designs is about to increase exponentially.An…
    - 53 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:52pm -
  • New!Buying Product or Service domains
    Looking for 2-word or 3-word domains for a specific product or service (e.g. PackingBoxes, PushMowers, EventCatering, ThemeParkDesign, etc.)I will pay $5 to $50 per name, with most of them likely falling in the $5 to $20 range.My criteria:Only .…
    - 54 mins ago, 20 Jul 17, 3:51pm -

DN Queen

Domain Crunch

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

    The domain revolution and you

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

Domaining Tips

  • Building value in a domain
    Many blogs discuss how to buy and sell domains pure play domaining. I want to blog about something different as a domainer how to set up a business on a great domain and sell it for £100million.The post Building value in a domain appeared first on…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:48pm -
  • What Would It Take to Call Dot Web Successful?
    Two days ago, I’ve explained why in my opinion, Dot Net is actually better than Dot Web in terms of “meaningfulness” of the term on the right of the dot. Both are superior to Dot Com in that respect but, well… that doesn’t matter 🙂 I bel…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 4:48pm -
  • Dot Web vs. Dot Net
    Some people actually think Dot Web could eventually end up being a threat to Dot Com, using “Everyone knows what Web is, what’s a *Com*?” as the main argument or if you will, the fact that “Web” is a more meaningful term on the right of the…
    - 10 Apr 17, 3:08pm -
  • 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…
    - 7 Apr 17, 1:26pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 Apr 17, 10:02am -
  • 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…
    - 2 Apr 17, 2:31pm -
  • Breaking: Rick Schwartz Sells SmartGlasses.com to Microsoft for $2.88M!

    - 1 Apr 17, 9:40am -
  • Selling Failed New gTLDs to Other Registries?
    Two days ago, I asked you guys if you thought new gTLDs are worth saving and have provided three options. Yesterday, I’ve covered option #1, being rescued by ICANN. Today however, I will be analyzing a more likely approach which is simply selling f…
    - 31 Mar 17, 6:30pm -
  • Should ICANN Permanently Rescue Failed New gTLDs?
    Yesterday, I’ve put three options on the table so as to try a bit of a collective brainstorming experiment. Today, I’d like to analyze the first option in more detail, which is having ICANN bail out the failed extensions. There already is a mecha…
    - 30 Mar 17, 1:33pm -
  • Can (and Should) Failed New gTLDs Be Saved?
    After three or so years, it’s blatantly obvious that for a lot of extensions, there just isn’t enough demand. Realistically speaking, registries made a mistake by being too lenient when it comes to choosing terms. Why on earth would someone think…
    - 29 Mar 17, 1:26pm -

Domain Success

  • Capital.com Launches after $25M Investment

    Capital.com Launches after $25M Investment

    News is breaking this morning that a new major trading venture is being launched today with a mobile-focused approach towards the brokerage industry. Capital.com is led by Kira Bondareva, who is the company’s CEO, and is backed Viktor Prokopenya, f…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:25am -
  • How to Choose a Great Domain Name (video) by GoDaddy

    How to Choose a Great Domain Name (video) by GoDaddy

    GoDaddy uploaded a new video yesterday on How to Choose a Great Domain Name. According to GoDaddy, your domain name can be a big asset to your online presence, if you get it right. This video explains the characteristics of a good domain and how to g…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:09am -
  • EastHampton.com Is Up for Sale

    EastHampton.com Is Up for Sale

    According to 27east.com, Renee Palmer of East Hampton, New York is looking to sell EastHampton.com for a ballpark figure of $10,000. Palmer registered the domain name in 1994 and has personally been managing and updating the website every since. She…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:58am -
  • Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q1 2017

    Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Name Registrations in Q1 2017

    VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the first quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 330.6 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:38am -
  • Amazon Files Trademark for Prepared Food Kits; Domain Registered Same Day News Breaks

    Amazon Files Trademark for Prepared Food Kits; Domain Registered Same Day News Breaks

    Breaking News is out happening that Amazon has filed a trademark for ‘Prepared Food Kits” The trademark was filed on July 6, 2017 and a quick WhoIs lookup shows that PreparedFoodKits.com is owned by William Brister who seems to have registered th…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:58am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 1 Feb 17, 1:39am -

IWantMyName Blog

  • Two Weeks Of Newslettering

    Two Weeks Of Newslettering

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

    Instagram Is Creepy

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

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

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

    You Just Don’t Know With Facebook

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

    Is Social Media Getting Us Anywhere?

    In our company Hipchat:Merlene: Not sure if this is of interest but thought it might be a nice follow up to Timo’s post a while ago about ways to use a domain without having a websiteMe: This is an interesting conversation for our company trip. I…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 9:31pm -
  • How to Internet: Pay Attention to Domains

    How to Internet: Pay Attention to Domains

    Timo sent me an article yesterday about how to protect brands from identity theft online – it’s a good post that says all that needs to be said on that particular topic. But the sequel should be how to identify bad actors as a consumer (brands c…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 3:53pm -
  • Millennial Coffee Finding

    Millennial Coffee Finding

    I was in San Francisco over the weekend for a wedding and had a day to kill with the in-laws. The hotel we were in was in Nob Hill (think steep hills… not so walkable past a certain age for many) and I obviously needed coffee. So I figured I’d do…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 8:52pm -
  • Let’s Rethink Blogging
    Blogging is hard. I mean, technically it’s as easy as writing something then hitting the publish button, but getting to that point is a real challenge.Tweeting, Instagramming, and Facebooking is easy though, right? But why? It’s going to the wor…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 12:46pm -
  • Seven TLDs for the Indie Web
    Let’s take another approach to the indie web. The common talking points are about walled gardens, data ownership, and a dark future, but I don’t know if that’s a strong enough argument for the average person (I’m assuming, since you’re read…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 9:20pm -
  • Don’t Throw Away Business
    We had a big internal discussion after this was posted, and my general feeling is that for the open web to beat walled gardens, it needs to become the cooler alternative. Free and frictionless (see: Facebook) are a tough combination to beat, and I do…
    - 48 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 4:04pm -

Bing Domaining News

  • New!The URS Also Applies to These Top-Level Domains
    Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is often described as a domain name dispute policy that applies to the new gTLDs. While that's true, the URS is actually broader than that. Indeed, the first URS case was not for a new gTLD but instead was for .p…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:14am -
  • New!5 reasons to transfer your .ES domain name to EuroDNS
    Why transfer your .ES domain to EuroDNS? In June, Red.es, the registry behind the .ES domain name extension, officially revoked accreditation for two registrars, Indom and PlanetDomain, for failure to meet non-specified contractual obligations. On Au…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:25am -
  • New!VeriSign (VRSN) Reveals Q1 Domain Name Registration Numbers
    VeriSign (VRSN - Free Report) recently announced that more than 1.3 million domain names were registered in first-quarter 2017. According to the latest “The Domain Name Industry Brief”, domain name registrations increased 0.4% sequentially to ...
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 7:21am -
  • New!Brand Names Are Important for Startups
    The study found that since very little is known about a company in the early stages, unique names give the impression there is something special about the company.” Evergreen and others in the domain consulting space could probably share more insig…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 7:03am -
  • New!Google moves the domain name at the top of search results
    Google has moved the domain name at the top of search results. I think the change was made in the past 2-3 weeks. If the webpage in the results is not the homepage of the website then the breadcrumbs are also displayed. The website title is now below…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 7:01am -

DomainState Forum

Reddit Domaining

BrandBucket Blog

  • Get Your Brand Name Right the First Time
    Getting the ideal domain name for your brand name can sometimes be a struggle. These brands have gone through the not so ideal track. The post Get Your Brand Name Right the First Time appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 3:55pm -
  • Calm Technology Leads to Calm Branding
    To be calm, a brand needs to have a meaning that is intrinsic and requires only a small amount of attention. This is calm branding.The post Calm Technology Leads to Calm Branding appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 35 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 7:38pm -
  • Startups Disrupting the Sleep Industry
    Check out these new collection of startups disrupting the industry by wanting to put us to sleep!The post Startups Disrupting the Sleep Industry appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 4:59pm -
  • A New Herd of Cool Unicorn Brands
    There are 193 companies valued above $1 billion according to the Global Unicorn Club. The biggest ones are Uber, Didi Chuxing, Xiaomi and Airbnb. These cool unicorn brands are private companies valued at $1 billion or more – were once an extreme ra…
    - 66 days ago, 15 May 17, 5:15pm -
  • Dynamite Brands at Winter Demo Day 2017
    Some of the cool brand names of Y Combinator Demo Day Winter Demo Day. The post Dynamite Brands at Winter Demo Day 2017 appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 87 days 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.
    - 28 Mar 17, 9:06pm -
  • Funded Company Names #6
    Our 6th round of funded company names focusing on international brands.The post Funded Company Names #6 appeared first on BrandBucket.
    - 15 Mar 17, 3:21pm -
  • 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…
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 24 Jan 17, 10:23pm -

Acro.net

  • Network Solutions : Going against the grain of UX norm
    The domain inventory of Network Solutions has been diminishing, since the introduction of competitive domain registrars. The once dreaded $35 dollar fee for .com registrations has dropped to the sub $10 range, but even to this day, NetSol attempts to…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 2:10pm -
  • Domain inquiries : Turn off that autoresponder email
    Communicating on a platform such as the Uniregistry Market can have its challenges. I recently mentioned how some inquiries assume the Uniregistry domain selling platform is a live chat of sorts; Uniregistry is currently working on adding a note that…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 3:23pm -
  • Hello? Are you there?
    The Uniregistry Market is a clean, functional venue to sell your domain names; whether they are at Uniregistry – the registrar – or elsewhere. I’ve been using its predecessor, Domain Name Sales, since its opening to the public in 2012; the Unir…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 8:14pm -
  • Domain valuation : Corporate education is the key to sales
    Rick Schwartz had to go through the hoops of a UDRP process for Queen.com, in order to show its potential buyer that he meant business. While quoting seven figures might seem excessive to some, the long term benefits of owning the domain that matches…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 2:50pm -
  • Five figure domain sale : Using the Uniregistry secure checkout process
    Since 2012, I’ve been using Uniregistry contact landers to promote the availability of my domain portfolio. The contact forms have changed over the years, and the Domain Name Sales system has become the Uniregistry Market. Although I self-broker my…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 12:56pm -
  • Find the right BIN price for your domains
    When you rely on inquiries to sell your domain names, it’s important to price your domains right. Naturally, the most popular option is to leave that field open, waiting for offers. By doing so, you are inviting inquiries with various quotes, some…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 2:18pm -
  • Domain history: Twenty years after registering my first domain name
    Twenty years have passed since I registered my first domain name, on February 12, 1997. At the time, I was already involved with the Internet access provider industry for several years, so to some it’d seem surprising that it took me a while to get…
    - 50 days ago, 31 May 17, 10:28pm -
  • I don’t care what you do with the domain, as long as you pay my asking price
    Many domain inquiries include introductory statements that reek of disclaimer essence: Want it for a blog I’ll be building I used to own it, has sentimental value It’s my son’s/daughter’s/dog’s name You’re not using it, I want to make a b…
    - 58 days ago, 23 May 17, 3:40pm -
  • How to do bulk domain transfers out of Fabulous.com
    After several years of using Fabulous.com, I made the decision to bid them farewell. My decision was based on several parameters, including providing timely responsiveness to tickets, which declined in recent years. Another issue has been the non-rev…
    - 64 days ago, 17 May 17, 2:45pm -
  • PayPal history : Where to download your old transactions and history from
    PayPal revamped its web site a couple of years ago, along with its logo and overall brand. The platform is very popular, and although it’s not the most secure for domain transactions due to the “digital assets” clause, it’s still in widesprea…
    - 85 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 4:09pm -

ICANN

  • Fifth Africa DNS Forum to Take Place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    The fifth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum is being organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD). The forum, w…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the RSSAC Organizational Review
    The deadline has been extended for the Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). The new deadline is 24 July 2017 at 12:00 PDT.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Request for Proposal: SSAC Organizational Review
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking a provider to conduct an independent assessment of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).The provider should have technical knowledge or experience with securi…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Security Framework Drafting Team to Present Draft Framework for Registry Operators to Respond to Security Threats
    LOS ANGELES – 6 July 2017 – The Security Framework Drafting Team (SFDT) consisting of representatives from registries, registrars, the Public Safety Working Group (PSWG), and the ICANN organization today announced it will present the draft Framew…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System June 2017 Report
    LOS ANGELES – 6 July 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that ICANN will host an interactive webinar on 20 July 2017 to review findings of the "WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System June 2017" report p…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index
    LOS ANGELES – 6 July 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that ICANN published an update to the gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta), which presents statistics and trends related to generic top-le…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN59 Johannesburg GAC Communiqué
    29 June 2017 - JOHANNESBURG - The Governmental Advisory Committee meeting at ICANN59 in Johannesburg, South Africa has issued its Johannesburg Communiqué. It is available for review at GAC Johannesburg Communiqué [PDF, 468 KB].
    - 21 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Kobe and Montréal Identified as ICANN Meeting Sites for 2019
    27 June 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced Kobe and Montréal as the locations for ICANN's 64th and 66th Public Meetings.Kobe, Japan has been selected as the location in the Asia Pacific region…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • 2017 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Honors Two Members of the Global Internet Community
    26 June 2017 – JOHANNESBURG – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Multistakeholder Ethos Award. This year, the community evaluation panel recognized two long-time membe…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Empowered Community Powers Triggered: FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, and Updates to Five-Year Operating Plan
    On 24 June 2017, the ICANN Board adopted ICANN's FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, the FY18 IANA Budget, and updates to the Five-Year Operating Plan. Under ICANN's post-IANA Stewardship Transition Bylaws, the Empowered Community has the power to consid…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Releases its Final Report on Africa DNS Market Study
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is pleased to announce the release of its Final Report on Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Market Study. This study serves as part of ICANN's outreach efforts to support and improve the r…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Holds Its Second African Law Enforcement Capacity Building Workshop in South Africa
    Building on the success of the first workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2017, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Under Served Regions and Public Safety Working Groups are…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • GNSO Operating Procedures and ICANN Bylaws
    Open Date:19 June 2017Close Date:10 August 2017Originating Organization:Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)Categories/Tags:Operating Procedures, BylawsBrief Overview:On 1 December 2016, the GNSO Council directed ICANN…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Board to Hold Public Session During Johannesburg Workshop
    The ICANN Board will be holding a public session during its upcoming workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, which will be taking place from 23-25 June, 2017, ahead of ICANN59. This session will be similar to previously held public sessions in Geneva…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Draft Framework for the Registry Operator to Respond to Security Threats
    Open Date:14 June 2017Close Date:31 July 2017Originating Organization:Global Domains DivisionCategories/Tags:Contracted Party AgreementsSecurity/StabilityTop-Level DomainsBrief Overview:This public comment forum…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program
    LOS ANGELES – 14 June 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the creation of the Global Indigenous Ambassador Program. The program establishes two Indigenous Ambassadors, to be selected from underre…
    - 36 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Publishes FY18 Operating Plan and Budget Proposed for ICANN Board Adoption
    After reviewing the public comments, ICANN published the proposed ICANN FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, and update to the Five-Year Operating Plan. The documents were posted to the Public Comment page on 13 June 2017. After reviewing the public comme…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • DENIC eG Approved as New gTLD Data Escrow Agent
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that DENIC eG has been approved to provide data escrow services to new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) registry operators.All new gTLD registry operators are required to…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Launches Gender Diversity and Participation Survey
    LOS ANGELES – 12 June 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the launch of a survey to determine current perceptions of gender diversity in the ICANN community and to identify potential barriers to pa…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • New Report Presents Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs

    New Report Presents Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs

    LOS ANGELES – 12 June 2017 – ICANN today published the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System June 2017 report. This latest report of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS) acts as a follow-on to the reports published in December 2016, June 2016, and…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Analysis Group to Conduct Independent Review of the Nominating Committee
    7 June 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has appointed Analysis Group to conduct an independent review of the ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). This review, mandated by its Bylaws, is part of ICANN's commitme…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 2 (RZ-LGR-2)
    Open Date:6 June 2017Close Date:24 July 2017Originating Organization:Global Domains DivisionCategories/Tags:Top-Level DomainsBrief Overview:To determine valid top-level Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) labels and their vari…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Six Scripts Integrated into the Second Version of Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR-2)
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today opened public comment on the second version of Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR-2) integrating six scripts: Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Khmer, Lao and Thai.The Root Zone L…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the RSSAC Organizational Review
    The deadline has been extended for the Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). The new deadline is 24 July 2017 at 12:00 PDT.The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • ICANN Provides Update on Review of the Community Priority Evaluation Process
    LOS ANGELES – 2 June 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today issued an update on the review of the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) process.Community Priority Evaluation is a method to resolve string conte…
    - 48 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 7:00am -

DN Aggregator

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

  • Dutch Registry Unveils NL Branding

    Dutch Registry Unveils NL Branding

    SIDN, the ccTLD registry for .nl, has unveiled new branding for the .nl ccTLD. Up until now the branding available was focussed on either SIDN itself or its registrars. There was no real “.nl brand” per se. The registry explain their rationale in…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:02am -
  • CENTR Awards to Include Best Registry as Chosen by Registrars

    CENTR Awards to Include Best Registry as Chosen by Registrars

    CENTR, the body which represent of European domain registries, will be holding its annual awards again this year. What’s different for 2017 however is that they’ve added a new category: Registry of the Year And unlike with the other award categor…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:45pm -
  • Africa DNS Forum to be Held in Tanzania

    Africa DNS Forum to be Held in Tanzania

    The 5th annual Africa DNS Forum is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 26 – 28. The event, which is being organised by AfTLD,  ICANN and ISOC in association with a number of other organisations, will run over two days and cover both tech…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:06am -
  • RIPE Introduces Code of Conduct for Mailing Lists

    RIPE Introduces Code of Conduct for Mailing Lists

    RIPE has introduced a code of conduct for its mailing lists. In common with many technical organisations and communities a lot of the work within the RIPE community is conducted via mailing lists. The organisation already had a code of conduct for it…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 8:43am -
  • IGF 2017 Opts for .Swiss Domain

    IGF 2017 Opts for .Swiss Domain

    This year’s IGF (Internet Governance Forum) meeting is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from December 18th to 21st. The venue for the event will be the United Nations Office at Geneva Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix 14, CH-1211 Geneva 10, S…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 2:39pm -
  • Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale

    Brands and Domains Early Bird Tickets go on Sale

    Brands and Domains is a domain event that focuses on brand owners and how they are using or potentially could use top level domains. And in this context when we say “top level domain” what we mean is the likes of Sony running the .sony TLD. The e…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Jun 17, 7:34am -
  • ICANN 59 Full Schedule Published

    ICANN 59 Full Schedule Published

    The full schedule for ICANN 59, the policy forum, which is being held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from June 26 – 29 has been published. As this is a “policy forum” there are fewer frills ie. no big opening ceremony, gala or…
    - 44 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 9:52am -
  • Heading to ICANN 59? Get Some Tips From the Local Host

    Heading to ICANN 59? Get Some Tips From the Local Host

    ICANN 59 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa later this month. In ICANN terms it’s what they call a “policy forum”, so the focus will be on policy work and the meeting won’t have as many of the frills you find at the bigger meetings. F…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 12:08pm -
  • UK2 Group Acquired by The Hut Group

    UK2 Group Acquired by The Hut Group

    The M & A activity in the hosting and domain markets continues. Earlier today it was announced that The Hut Group has acquired UK2. The Hut Group isn’t in the hosting or domain name space directly, but as a global e-commerce company would be a big…
    - 55 days ago, 26 May 17, 1:43pm -
  • EU Commission Opens Public Consultation on EU Domain

    EU Commission Opens Public Consultation on EU Domain

    The .eu ccTLD is quite different in that it is run by the European Commission. The Commission contracts EURid to run the registry on their behalf. As the entire thing is setup and managed by the European Union institutions the ccTLD’s policies are…
    - 66 days ago, 15 May 17, 1:42pm -

Verisign Blog

  • Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Names in Q1 2017

    Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 330.6 Million Domain Names in Q1 2017

    Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the internet grew by approximately 1.3 million domain names in the first quarter of 2017, and closed with a base of 330.6 million domain names across all top-le…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 8:42pm -
  • Keep Dreaming Up with .net

    Keep Dreaming Up with .net

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Verisign just released its Q1 2017 DDoS Trends Report, which represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online, through observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigations enacted on behalf of…
    - 58 days ago, 23 May 17, 4:30pm -
  • Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in April

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

    With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trending keywords reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newswort…
    - 72 days ago, 9 May 17, 7:13pm -
  • Using March .Com Registration Trends to Discover Keyword-Rich Domain Names

    Using March .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 dis…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 8:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 94 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…
    - 11 Apr 17, 4:36pm -

GoDaddy Blog

  • New!Designed to impress: 5 free online portfolio websites

    Designed to impress: 5 free online portfolio websites

    A polished, well-presented portfolio is key if you’re looking to make it big in the visual/creative market space. But all too often, creatives (designers , developers, photographers,... Read MoreThe post Designed to impress: 5 free online portfol…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • New!Outsourcing IT vs. in-house IT: The pros and cons of each

    Outsourcing IT vs. in-house IT: The pros and cons of each

    Outsourcing IT (information technology) started in the 1980s and has continued to dominate the services sourcing industry, with 60 percent devoted to IT outsourcing. Today, we’re... Read MoreThe post Outsourcing IT vs. in-house IT: The pros and co…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • New!Standout tools: Office 365 email migration

    Standout tools: Office 365 email migration

    Ready to switch your email to Microsoft Office 365 but worried about the time and technical skill required for a smooth email migration? Keep reading! Introducing... Read MoreThe post Standout tools: Office 365 email migration appeared first on Gara…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Want new customers for your pool business? Start a pool blog.

    Want new customers for your pool business? Start a pool blog.

    Fifty-three percent of consumers are looking online to find local businesses like yours at least once a month. Let that sink in. More than half your new... Read MoreThe post Want new customers for your pool business? Start a pool blog. appeared fir…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • 5 ways to encourage your customers to leave reviews
    If you aren’t making an effort to drive customers to leave reviews, you’re missing out on valuable conversion opportunities. But don’t take my word for it.... Read MoreThe post 5 ways to encourage your customers to leave reviews appeared first…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Project management for web designers: Tips and tools for getting the job done

    Project management for web designers: Tips and tools for getting the job done

    As a web professional, you might not be an expert in managing projects — and that can be a problem. You’ve dedicated yourself to becoming a... Read MoreThe post Project management for web designers: Tips and tools for getting the job done appear…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • What is a vlog and how can it help my business?

    What is a vlog and how can it help my business?

    It’s a strange-looking word and if you have never seen it before, you may be wondering, what is a vlog? A vlog is the shortened, colloquial... Read MoreThe post What is a vlog and how can it help my business? appeared first on Garage.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to start a beauty blog in 5 steps

    How to start a beauty blog in 5 steps

    So you’re obsessed with the world of beauty and want to know how to start a beauty blog. You’ve seen those six-figure income reports, press trips... Read MoreThe post How to start a beauty blog in 5 steps appeared first on Garage.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to secure your WordPress website

    How to secure your WordPress website

    UPDATED: July 17, 2017 I can still remember the day it happened. I was sitting at my desk with tea in hand, and logged into my... Read MoreThe post How to secure your WordPress website appeared first on Garage.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 5:28pm -
  • How to start a real estate business

    How to start a real estate business

    When I was a young man in my early twenties, I always stayed up at night watching those late-night real estate shows. You know, the programs... Read MoreThe post How to start a real estate business appeared first on Garage.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • How to create and use a Facebook chatbot for your business

    How to create and use a Facebook chatbot for your business

    The word “bot” seems to have a negative connotation in the business world. SPAM bot. Automation. Annoying. Not human. Bad. But it’s time to reframe this... Read MoreThe post How to create and use a Facebook chatbot for your business appeared f…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • With The Best Shirt Ever, Daniel Goldman helps men ‘stay fresh no matter what life throws your way’

    With The Best Shirt Ever, Daniel Goldman helps men ‘stay fresh no matter what life throws your way’

    Daniel Goldman of Los Angeles recently appeared in an episode of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (Sundays 9|8c on ABC), so we chatted with Daniel about his experience... Read MoreThe post With The Best Shirt Ever, Daniel Goldman helps men ‘stay fresh…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:30am -

Sully's Blog

  • Is this the future of domain names?

    Is this the future of domain names?

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

    Passion and Grit over Profit

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

    Domain Emails – Getting Past the Gatekeeper

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

    Domainer Emails

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

    This shop gets about 50,000 uniques per month

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

    Michael Castello – How Domaining Has Changed

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

    Follow up on my experience with Efty

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

    .Legal vs .Law

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

    What is everyone around me doing right now?

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

    Is dot TV Normal?

    Ginny Scales Medeiros was raised in upstate New York and now resides in the San Francisco North Bay. Ginny is an entrepreneur with multiple patents/trademarks. Ginny’s product widely sold in World Class spa resorts and on QVC, made appearances on N…
    - 73 days ago, 8 May 17, 12:00pm -

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