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Win free tickets to Merge

Want to go to MERGE! in September? Here are some free tickets. The second annual MERGE! show takes place September 14-19 in Orlando at the Disney Springs Hilton. Fabulous is sponsoring the hospitality suite this year, and as part of its sponsorship, it has some free tickets to giveaway. I’m helping them give away four […]

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Ice Announces the Sale of the Ice.com Domain and a New Address

To focus on building out this modern technology and product platform, Ice has sold the Ice.com domain name and is doubling down on growth via their new online address: www.icetrends.com. Customers wil…

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Ice.com, a domain with a rich history, sells again. This time for $3.5 million.

Today’s announced sale of the Ice.com domain name for $3.5 million brings me back down memory lane. I remember shopping on the site in the early 2000s. That was in a much earlier incarnation of Ice.co…

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Breaking: Identity.com acquired by blockchain identity startup

It’s official, blockchain identity startup Civic has acquired Identity.com, and like many startups trying to land their top choice domain, they never thought they’d get it. In fact, that’s a direct quote from the co-founder and CEO of Civic: “I never thought we’d get it.” That’s Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO of the blockchain identity […]

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How domaining changed my life

Today: What I have learned in the past 15 years of domain investing / Biggest Regret: Domain You Let Drop/Expire / How to backorder a .org domain / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Outbound domain email subject line tips – If you haven’t been […]

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106 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 help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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#Sedo sales report : #Domain names sold during the week ending 7/16/2018 led by BTCExchange.com

Welcome to the weekly edition of reporting on the Sedo domain sales; this time we cover the week ending July 16th, 2018. This information has been provided by Sedo.com, sponsors of DomainGang. Sedo sellers sold 8 domains in the five figure range for .com, and in particular: btcexchange.com 55,000 USD okdo.com 35,000 GBP wormholes.com 32,500 […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-17-18 Two half million dollar sales led the way on Monday with Sleeping.com and Snoring.com being sold by Buckley Media Group. A couple 4L.coms followed up for very solid prices at wholesale. Top sales/closes from yesterday: snoring.com 502,225 USD 2018-07-16 Buckley Media Group sleeping.com 502,225 USD 2018-07-16 Buckley Media Group atag.com 8,500 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 16, 2018

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

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ICE.com sold for $3.5 Million in private domain name sale

In what will likely be the most valuable publicly-known, single-domain transaction of 2018, the super-premium domain name “ICE.com” has been sold in a private, confidential transaction for $3.5 million. Crypto.com was reportedly sold for $12 Million but this price was never confirmed buy the buyer or the seller. ICE.com was originally registered in 1990. Buyer […]

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Ice.com Changes Hands for $3.5 Million in 2018's Biggest Publicly Reported Domain Sale to Date

Two veteran domain brokers joined forces to close the year’s biggest sale to date.

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Sedo weekly sales led by BTCexchange.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and BTCexchange.com led the way at $55,000. okdo.com was the second highest sale at 35,000 GBP ($45,906). 46 .com sales 24 cctld sales 7 other gtld sales There were four 4L.com sales sold in .com. Kyg.org sold for $8,800 to lead the other gtld sales. Domain name Price Currency .COMs […]

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Sedo to Host Premium .CO Auction

In honor of the .CO registry’s 8th birthday, Sedo will be hosting what is billed as a Premium .CO domain name auction starting on July 26 and running through August 2. I was told the domain names in the auction are owned by Sedo clients. I was also told that Sedo would consider adding super […]

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Donuts confirms six-figure .news buyer used a fake name

Mike Texas is in fact noted conspiracy theorist Mike Adams. New gTLD registry Donuts confirmed with DI over the weekend that the buyer of six figures worth of “platinum” .news domain names used a fake name. The company last week said that a company called WebSeed bought registry-reserved names including science.news, climate.news, medicine.news, health.news and […]

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What Internet Commerce Association is working on

Internet Commerce Association updates members on some of the policy work it is doing. Last week the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) held a member call to provide an update on what the organization is doing to advocate for domain name investors. Here are just some of the things ICA is working on: UDRP and UDRP […]

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The domain industry 10 years from now

Today: $40,000 budget for real-English words / “New” email scam targeting domain investors – Subject: Yоu’re my viсtim / How much money have you LOST with your domain investments / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: 4 letter .com names – Do you have some four […]

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cheap .al Domain hosting website.

I want to buy .al domain. can anybody suggest me cheap domain registrar? submitted by /u/ih8h2o [link] [comments]

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How to make money building websites as a web pro

Being a part-time web pro is a great “side hustle,” which Merriam-Webster defines as “work performed for income supplementary to one’s primary job.” If you are looking for a way to keep working on creative projects outside of normal work hours, making money building websites is the perfect side hustle. Make money building websites with a […]

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Happy World Emoji Day!

Today is World Emoji Day. How are you celebrating? At Verisign, we did a quick search on NameStudioTM, our easy-to-use, domain name suggestion tool to see what interesting .com and .net domain names were available to register today … and here are some of our favorites! AVAILABLE .COM AND .NET DOMAIN NAMES* .COM truetearsofjoy.com smilingfacewithhearteyes.com […]

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Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN63 Fellowship

LOS ANGELES – 16 July 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization is pleased to announce the 45 individuals from 39 countries that have been selected to participate in the ICANN Fellowship Program at ICANN63 Annual General in Barcelona, Spain, from 20-25 October 2018. The successful candidates represent all sectors […]

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Tips for writing good tech/creative job cover letters

I have absolutely zero experience with how big brand hiring processes work, but I’m confident in saying that the trick to getting an interview at a small-ish tech/creative shop is to write a fantastic cover letter. That’s not saying that all good cover letters get interviews, but it is saying the opposite — a bad […]

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GOT MILK? Not anymore, says WIPO

IP Pro is reporting that the California Milk Processor Board, creator of the ‘GOT MILK?’ slogan, has claimed GotSomeMilk.com in a UDRP dispute at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center. ‘GOT MILK?’ was used in iconic television commercials since 1993 and in 2005 was named “one of the most culturally influential […]

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Former ICANN Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz to be Named Chair of Whois Group

“Former ICANN senior vice president Kurt Pritz is expected to be named chair of the group tasked with reforming Whois in the post-GDPR world,” reports Kevin Murphy in Domain Incite. “I’m told that choice was made by GNSO Council’s leadership and selection committee… and will have to be confirmed by the full Council when it […]

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Good news for .BRAND new gTLD applicants

Google Registrar is now in France and a few other countries. If this can be a good news for registrants (the one to buy domain names) then, what does it have to do with French .BRAND new gTLD applicants? Good question In fact, the good news relates to Nomulus, the backend registry solution also offered […]

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Frank Schilling successfully defends OceanBreeze.com domain in UDRP

Frank Schilling, with the help of attorney John Berryhill, has defended his company’s domain name OceanBreeze.com in a UDRP. The case was filed by JC Global. That company sells air conditioners and de…

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Facebook Acquires Workplace.com Domain Name

Facebook, Inc. has been buying up generic domain names lately that relate to its many offerings and this time it was Workplace.com! The domain name was owned by Workplace Technologies, LLC prior and has been registered since June 1997. Facebook has recently acquired: Groups.com, acquired: GameRoom.com, acquired: NewsFeed.com, acquired: React.com and many more! Many more? […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 28: CannaClub.com, Noral.com, Osano.com

The top grossing brandable domain name sale of last week was CannaClub.com which closed at a whopping $26,722 at GoDaddy’s expired auctions. The whois for the domain name doesn’t show the new owner as of yet. Then we have Noral.com and Osano.com. Both domain names are everything a great invented brand name needs. They are […]

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Who is your go-to domain registrar?

I am approaching 11 years in the domain world and one thing I’ve found is that my favorite registrar has changed over time. When I first started I didn’t know anything about how to pick a registrar so I went with 1&1 who turned out to be a nightmare. Then I bounced around for a […]

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135 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 help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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Xedoc Holding wins #UDRP for #Chatroulette .ORG #domain

Xedoc Holding SA of Luxembourg won the UDRP for the domain Chatroulette.org. Registered in 2009, and only fives days after the .COM variant went viral on the Internet, the domain was challenged by Andrey Ternovskiy dba Chatroulette of Sliema, Malta, current operators of the .COM. The Complainant is the owner of several trade mark registrations […]

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