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Daily Domain Picks 6-25-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-25-18 The top sale looks to be a Chinese IDN, 河北.com. PornHq.com closed at $5,100 on GoDaddy, nice price for the name. There are a lot of KeywordPornHq.com names in use for live websites. Top sales/closes from yesterday: xn--djrv90d.com 6,400 USD 2018-06-24 Dynadot pornhq.com 5,100 USD 2018-06-24 GoDaddy dbk.top 3,451 USD 2018-06-24 […]

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UDRP filed against Blue.app – and guess who filed it?

I was pretty surprised to learn this week that a UDRP was filed against Blue.app, the domain is owned by domain industry veteran and successful startup founder Bill Karamouzis who broke the news about the UDRP on Twitter earlier this week: Bill has a pretty snazzy site on Blue.app right now, and it seems pretty […]

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DomainSherpa Review – Nov 5: CheerUp.com, WriteForBusiness.com, undisclosed CCV.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: CheerUp.com, WriteForBusiness.com, undisclosed CCV.COM• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: Fungibility.org, Asap.loans, GGRK.org…• Get your bids in soon for ArizonaHomes.com, MrProfit.com, SavePlanetEarth.com…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Adam Strong, Larry Fischer […]

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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 and running, it is an on demand delivery software. The domain sold for $12,600. […]

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Minds + Machines Acquires ICM Registry in Cash + Stock Deal Valued at $41 Million

New gTLD registry operator Minds + Machines (MMX) has acquired ICM Registry and its four adult -related TLDs – xxx, .porn, .sex and .adult.

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Mastermind.com Sold for $275,000

Domain broker Darryl Lopes shared a YouTube video that was uploaded in July that reveals the Mastermind.com domain name was purchased for $275,000. Because the Escrow.com invoice looked a bit funky to me (the domain name was covered up), I did a bit of investigating to confirm the veracity of the report. In doing a […]

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Why Cyril Fremont just bought an entire TLD – DNW Podcast #203

Entrepreneur has a unique idea for the .best top level domain name. My guest is Cyril Fremont, an entrepreneur who recently acquired the .Best top level domain name. His story is very different from most people running a new top level domain. Fremont originally looked at acquiring a TLD as a way to save money […]

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JW.io sold for $3,689

Today: What to do if you accidentally accept a deal when you meant to counter / .FO registry hacked / How to get a better .com renewal rates / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying wedding .com’s – Do you have any wedding .com related […]

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DigitalTown sells Appointment.com

Company sold Appointment.com business earlier this month to unknown buyer. DigitalTown sold Appointment.com earlier this month. DigitalTown (OTC: DGTW) has sold its Appointment.com business. The company disclosed the deal in its 10-Q filed yesterday. The SEC filing reveals little information about the transaction that occurred subsequent to quarter end: “On October 9 2018, the Company […]

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Dot .COM #domain sightings : Atlas Pools of Central #Florida

Driving around town can be fun, and we come across domain names emblazoned on vehicles. These unexpected encounters are captured and featured in our open-ended “domain sightings” series, split in two main categories: dot .COM and everything else. Of course, while taking a photo of a vehicle that carries a domain name, we are stationary […]

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Internet grows to 333.8m domains in Q1 2018 with no help from new gTLDs

Verisign released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.1,2 Domain name registrations have grown […]

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Top Domain Sales of the Year – DNW Podcast #197

Reviewing the top domain names sales so far this year. For this week’s special edition of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, I review the top 10 public domain name sales of the year as reported by DN Journ…

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Could a new US law make GDPR irrelevant?

Opponents of Whois privacy are pushing for legislation that would basically reverse the impact of GDPR for the vast majority of domain names. Privacy advocate Milton Mueller of the Internet Governance Project today scooped the news that draft legislation to this effect is being circulated by “special interests” in Washington DC. He’s even published the […]

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How to deploy a Windows Server 2016 domain controller

When prompted, add desirable features, such as group policy management and role administration tools. You will also need domain name services (DNS) installed on the server. If the server does not have …

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NameJet September sales see only 3 sales that reach 5 figures

NameJet reported September sales and it was a slow month. Only 61 sales over $2,000 and only 3 were in the five figure range. For those who think that 3L.com are being sold cheap they should be scooping them up at NameJet as the two 3L.com sales in September could not even reach $17,000. There […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by two 6 figure sales

Sedo released their weekly sales and the top sale was Casino.ro at 220,000 Euros, ($254,678). The Romanian extension doesn’t get many big sales, and it was not the only cctld kicking butt, GolfTV.co.kr and Golftv.kr sold for 60,000 Euros, ($69,460) and 50,000 Euros, ($57,892) respectively. Jobster.com was the top .com at $200,000. Path.net sold for […]

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Offer an Installment Plan

I saw a NamePros post discussing the Huge Domains installment plan option. You can see an example of the installment plan option on this domain name I randomly found on the company’s home page. I think Huge Domains is one of the largest domain portfolio operators around. I recently wrote about its parent company, Turn […]

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

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

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Q1 2018 DDoS Trends Report: 58 Percent of Attacks Employed Multiple Attack Types

Verisign just released its Q1 2018 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 Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and security research conducted by Verisign Security Services. Download your free copy of the Q1 2018 […]

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Support person wanted… apply inside

We (maybe just me) have really been struggling with what to call people who do support. Are they representatives? Staffers? Ninjas (kill me!)? Anyways, we’re hiring one — a support person to do support. And it’s an excellent job, even though we can’t seem to land on an official title. Unlike most companies, everyone here is […]

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Why you should visit a place before investing in Geo Domains

Today: Swedish, Danish or Norwegian Domainer Meet-up / Item.com sold for $102k / SEKT.com Sold for $26,415 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: CVCV / VCVC / VCCV .COMS wanted – If you’re looking to sell off some of your four letter .com’s for quick […]

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Coins.com or Crypto.com which would you prefer?

Things are back to heating up in the crypto domain space. Crypto.com sold, Coins.com even a name like EthEx.com closing for over $9,000 at NameJet. Crypto.com is being rumored to have sold for $12 million, Elliot Silver posted an article where a writer at Cheddar quoted the price. Coins.com sold for seven figures. Which name […]

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Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains

Open Date: 25 July 2018 Close Date: 3 September 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: Recommendations for managing Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) variant labels for top level domains (TLDs) have been developed by ICANN organization. The relevant materials along with these proposed recommendations are being published to seek community feedback. […]

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Living as a Digital Nomad for a month

I hit the road this summer. Here are my takeaways. A lot of people who read DNW have immense flexibility. They can live and work from wherever they want. Both my wife and I own our own companies and can work from wherever we want, but it’s not something we’ve taken advantage of much. Having […]

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ICANN did not approve some .BRAND new gTLDs

The first round of the ICANN new gTLD program officially launched with no real methodology dedicated to “.brand” new gTLD applicants and – early before applying – some service providers (like myself) had no idea what to answer their clients when they asked: “do you mean that all registrars will be allowed to offer my […]

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Improve Your Website's Branding with New Domain Extensions

Amidst all this noise, it becomes more and more difficult to be effectively heard. The first step to website branding is getting the right domain name, more specifically, the right domain extension. O…

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Daily Domain Picks 9-9-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-9-18   Top sales/closes from yesterday: 07555.com 11,450 USD 2018-09-08 GoDaddy 00234.com 6,600 USD 2018-09-08 GoDaddy cyclingthealps.com 5,200 USD 2018-09-08 GoDaddy fibr.com 4,877 USD 2018-09-08 NameJet speedwagon.com 3,550 USD 2018-09-08 DropCatch osflash.org 2,755 USD 2018-09-08 NameJet *data courtesy of Namebio Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here Go […]

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The LinkedIn new gTLD group is changing

Recently, LinkedIn informed group owners about a few changes on how groups will now work and on how can participants benefit more from being members. We are approaching the 3,000 participants but still, the level of participation remains low so I hope that the below will be of interest. What’s changing What LinkedIn recently changed […]

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Always research potential end-users before investing in a domain name

Today: Low-Ballers – Rejecting and Countering / AllianceGroup.com sold for $4,622 / Buying Pronounceable LLLL .com & Hunting Related .com’s / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Budget up to $500 – Lesser used 1 word .coms – Do you have an single dictionary word .com’s […]

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The .CHARITY new gTLD: contract signed

On 11 April 2018, ICANN and Corn Lake, LLC, entered into a Registry Agreement under which Corn Lake, LLC, operates the .CHARITY top-level domain. 2 IDN competitors There are two other IDN new gTLDs meaning “charity” in Chinese (note that one of the two could be a mistake on the ICANN website: The “.慈善” (“.xn--30rr7y”, “charity”, […]

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