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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, October 16th

I noticed a few names on the Godaddy list today that are coming from NameCheap. I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I noticed this. I could be wrong, maybe they’ve been sending their expired inventory to Godaddy for awhile. I’ll have to track down all the registrars and where their inventory goes. […]

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Stop bidding on crazy GoDaddy domain name auctions!

Stop bidding on crazy GoDaddy domain name auctions! If you see the auction price going up and down it should be an indication that something is very wrong! So stop bidding! I don’t understand how people don’t get it by now! Are these people bidding plain idiots? It had happened a few times before but […]

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Namecheap Celebrating 18 Years With Special Offers

Namecheap is celebrating its 18th birthday this year, and the company has some special offers for customers to mark the occasion: Celebrate our 18th birthday with 18% off renewals on domains, Private Email, and SSL Certificates. Hurry and future-proof your business with us! https://t.co/2XCZqMn7Er pic.twitter.com/UPgJXzFuy2 — Namecheap.com (@Namecheap) October 16, 2018 It looks like Namecheap […]

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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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The internet is still working after KSK roll

The first-ever change to the security keys at the top of the DNS tree appears to have been a non-event. While ICANN received reports of some disruptions after last Thursday’s KSK rollover, the impact appears to have fallen short of the millions of users that had been speculated. ICANN said yesterday: After evaluation of the […]

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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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Investing in short, brandable, 1 or 2 word .com

Today: The best “go-to” domain blogs and podcasts / WineMall.com sold for $13,750 / Official .wf Showcase and Discussion Thread / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: TradingCurrency.com – This one sounds like it’s in the perfect niche for various currencies to be traded. What in […]

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Meet with the Trademark Clearinghouse

Join us this Sunday in Barcelona to meet the full #TMCH team, discover the new #TREx service and enjoy the Spanish hospitality. Register via: https://t.co/Dwp0MYcfuV #ICANN63 pic.twitter.com/G8u0wVvwgM— TMCH (@tmchinfo) October 16, 2018

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Namecheap Inks Domain Registration Deal With Adobe Portfolio

Phoenix-based domain name registrar Adobe, with Adobe Portfolio, which lets users built a website to showcase their creative work, the company said this morning. According to Namecheap, the deal will …

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DotWeekly Domain Video Series

So…. I’ve decided to do a video series on Domain Names! I hope you join along in this new series that I have been thinking of doing for awhile now. I want to help you with domain names in any way that I can. If you have some domain name questions you would like answered, […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 41: Bons.com, TheSite.com, PizzaPortal.com

Only one reported sale closed in the five-figure range last week. That was Bons.com which sold for $14,000 at Sedo. Based on current Whois data the buyer seems to be an online-casino operator but the domain name isn’t in use as of yet.  TheSite.com was an expired domain name at auction at GoDaddy I was […]

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A great way to filter serious buyers offers from tire kickers

In between all of the people trying to buy your domain name for a “student project” or a “personal website” are real buyers, people with a budget that could even exceed your price expectations for your domain. The challenge is, if you get a lot of inbound offers on one or more domains, real buyers […]

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Who’s in charge – Buyer or Seller – It may not be who you think

Today: The current market status of .XYZ / Casino.ro sells for $253,268.00 / MiRealty.com sold for $2,950 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Local domainers helping foreign domainers to reach potential customers – Do you actively help foreign domain investors reach potential buyers in your […]

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189 Domain Discoveries for October 15th

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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Zero posts from Rick Schwartz since Friday trigger #anxiety among #domainers

The lack of any posts by the Domain King, Rick Schwartz, since Friday, has generated large amounts of anxiety among domain investors. A recent barrage of empowering blog posts have infused Rick Schwartz’s daily dosage of wisdom to the minds of every domainer. Rick’s last post was made on Friday, with a prompt to plant […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-15-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-15-18 Things did not change much for the top close on the list Sunday. NewFrontiers.com closed at $3,319 on NameJet and back in 2006 it closed at $2,905 on SnapNames. Top sales/closes from yesterday: newfrontiers.com 3,319 USD 2018-10-14 NameJet mirealty.com 2,950 USD 2018-10-14 GoDaddy statto.com 2,560 USD 2018-10-14 NameJet dubaitourismguide.com 2,550 USD […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF OCTOBER 14, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on October 14, 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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ICA points out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP

ICA sent a letter to ICANN pointed out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP such as an office or staff, regular review process, complaints procedure, or contracts with existing UDRP dispute resolution service providers. ICA requests that ICANN includes a budget for such oversight in its current budgeting process. Read the full […]

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Fidelity Acquired FDAS.com

According to an article published on CNBC, Fidelity Investments is establishing a new company called Fidelity Digital Asset Services: “Financial services giant Fidelity is taking a huge step into cryptocurrency. The 72-year-old firm announced the launch of a separate company, Fidelity Digital Asset Services, on Monday that will handle cryptocurrency custody and trade execution for […]

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Billionaire Founder of Media.net, Div Turakhia, Names Vaibhav Arya to Succeed Him as CEO

After gaining fame in the domain industry with his previous companies, Directi and Skenzo, Div Turakhia scaled even greater heights with Media.net – but now he is ready for a break.

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It would have been better to lose this UDRP

The registrant of JustBulbs.com was able to win two (1, and 2) UDRP decisions, 11 years apart. But 3 years later they ended up losing the domain name, $50,000 and attorney’s fees in an ACPA court case. Gerald Levine wrote about the case here. What I also found was the lawyer who represented the company […]

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Category Killer ccTLD Acquisition to 7 Figure Business in 2 1/2 Years – with Adrian McKeown

When entrepreneur Adrian McKeown started a new online makeup business, his prior knowledge of domain values lead him to acquire category killer ccTLD Makeup.co.nz. In just 2 1/2 years, it’s grown to a $2.5 million business. Learn how the credibility of having the EMD category killer lead to key business opportunities. He discusses why he’s […]

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Sedo CEO Tobias Flaitz – DNW Podcast #206

Sedo’s CEO explains how the domain parking and domain sales business has performed so far in 2018. Sedo CEO Tobias Flaitz is our guest this week. We discuss what’s happening in domain parking and the aftermarket, and he explains where the company gets most of its sales. We also discuss the international market for domains. […]

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Paul Vixie wants to stop malicious domains before they're created

Those were some of the questions Paul Vixie was interested in answering. Vixie, CEO at Farsight Security and a Domain Name System (DNS) design pioneer, co-wrote a newly published research paper …

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New TLD Subsequent Procedures: A Proposed Model to Move Forward

Back in February 2017, I published the article “Next gTLD Round — A Seven Year Itch” on CircleID advocating for the Board, ICANN Community, and ICANN org to reach a common understanding of what needed to be accomplished in order to identify a date to open the next application window for new gTLDs. In the […]

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As we get closer to the holidays, scammers ready their “look-alike” domains

Every year, as consumer get ready to spend big in November and Decembers, scammers get ready to scam big, and domain names is a core weapon in many scammers arsenal. So what kind of domains are these scammers buying? Confusingly similar names to major online destinations, and they register so many domains that the companies […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/14/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/14/2018. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! SnapNames best of the Drop List! cbbet.com micromatrix.com streamdream.com worlddental.com […]

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141 Domain Discoveries for October 14th

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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#SpamHaus and #domains : October 2018 report of most abused #TLDs

Malware activity monitor, SpamHaus, keeps track of the number of bad domains spewing out spam, for every TLD, ccTLD and gTLD. In other words, it’s not the absolute number of “bad domains” but the ratio that determines how bad a TLD, gTLD or ccTLD is. How does SpamHaus calculate that domain badness? The abusive behavior […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-14-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-14-18 UFOU.com was the top close on Saturday, the 4Letter.com was sold by XYNames.com for $5,900. Great price for that letter comination in my opinion. Top sales/closes from yesterday: ufou.com 5,900 USD 2018-10-13 XYNames.com iotsummit.com 3,516 USD 2018-10-13 GoDaddy weddingclothes.com 3,201 USD 2018-10-13 Flippa geniuskids.com 2,990 USD 2018-10-13 NameJet 68007.com 2,011 USD […]

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