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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 15, 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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My “Wanted” Tweet Resulted in an Acquisition

I’ve posted a few domain name “wanted” articles and forum threads over the years with mixed success. I can’t recall ever buying a domain name that was submitted in response to one of these call to actions, but I may have. More often than not though, it ends up with a whole bunch of submissions […]

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Google News is not the publisher’s foe

Google News is the bogeyman of many publishers, but it shouldn’t be. The European Union is at it again, trying to muck up the web with new regulations. This time it’s new copyright rules. As an online publisher, I’m certainly frustrated by copyright infringement. But the EU’s rules are designed more to attack innovative internet companies. […]

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14 critical steps for setting up the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress

Editor’s note: This article on the Yoast SEO plugin was originally published on October 24, 2016. It was updated on September 15, 2018. The Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress is a very helpful tool for optimizing WordPress websites and blogs. Unfortunately, it can be a beast of a plugin. For the beginner, it’s a plugin […]

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Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September 2018

LOS ANGELES – 13 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that it will hold a webinar on 26 September 2018 from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC to provide an update on recent ICANN data protection/privacy activities related to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Participants are […]

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Happy National Relaxation Day!

Today is National Relaxation 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 followmyzen.com sleepyhammocks.com […]

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Everything you need to know about domain hacks

What the heck is a domain hack? Is this going to get me stopped by the NSA when I’m traveling? Is pizza the most delicious type of food? In short, a domain hack is a domain that uses the domain extension as part of the word it’s trying to spell. So: This: iwantmyna.me Instead of: […]

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US govt concedes that you can indeed f**k Nazis online: Domain-name swear ban lifted

NSFW The US government has conceded that you can indeed fuck Nazis on the internet. You can also shit and piss on the cocksucking motherfucking cu… [we get the picture, Kieren – ed.]… tits [that’s …

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NZ Domain Name Commission wins injunction against Domain Tools

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission has won a motion for preliminary injunction in a US lawsuit against the company DomainTools. This case involves Domain Tools allegedly exposing the details of doma…

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Basketball Australia Switches Its Official Website to New Top-Level Domain .Basketball

As part of a plan to unify Australian basketball digital front, Basketball Australia is moving its official website to a new TLD-based domain name at www.australia.basketball. It is also switching its four national men’s and women’s teams to new domains at boomers.basketball, opals.basketball, gliders.basketball and rollers.basketball. The transition follows the world governing body’s move to […]

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.TK domain scam estimated to make over $20,000/month

.TK is quickly becoming a case study in what happens when you give domains away for free. The most prevalent scam now seems to be installing scripts that redirect users through a list of sites. Wherever the user lands, it’s a scam. “Scammers are utilizing free .TK domains to redirect users from hacked sites to […]

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116 Domain Discoveries for September 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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The Seven Dirty Words of #Domaining

Domain investors come together from a variety of cultural, social and economical backgrounds. Thousands, if not millions of domainers around the world, share a common passion: the registration, development and sale of domain names. Big or small, rich or barely making a dime, established or hiding in obscurity, domain name investors pursue a common dream: […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-15-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-15-18 VJU.com closed at $13,500 on NameJet, the lowest 3L.com result since 6/28 when vqx.com sold for $11,578 on Sedo. Transparency.online sold for $10,000 on Afternic. How many reg fee appraisals would this name have gotten on Namepros? Top sales/closes from yesterday: connectedfreight.com 15,000 USD 2018-09-14 Sedo newhorizon.com 14,002 USD 2018-09-14 GoDaddy […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 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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Jump Bikes Acquires Jump.com Domain Name

In June, I posted a poll question asking people if they thought Jump Bikes, which was acquired by Uber last April, would be able to acquire the exact match Jump.com domain name. At the time, Jump.com was owned by Microsoft, meaning the domain name would either be impossible to buy or very expensive. In that […]

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New Zealand’s .Nz namespace gets preliminary injuction against DomainTools

Judge orders DomainTools to cease collecting and publishing .nz Whois records. Domain Name Commission (DNC), the organization that manages New Zealand’s .nz domain name, has won a big victory against DomainTools. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik has granted DNC’s motion for preliminary injunction against DomainTools. DNC alleged that DomainTools collected and published .nz Whois […]

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Com Laude acquires Scottish rival

Brand protection registrar Com Laude has picked up smaller competitor Demys for an undisclosed sum. Demys, based in Edinburgh, is an ICANN-accredited registrar that specializes in the UK automotive, retail/leisure, media and consumer goods sectors. It also acts as the registry manager and exclusive registrar for .bentley, the lightly-used dot-brand of luxury car-maker Bentley Motors. […]

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Whois privacy for ccTLD’s in EU-countries

Today: Bodis is Hiring! / New Promotion: $2.99 for new .life & .live registrations / TechNewsToday.com sold for $7,200 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Mental Health Domain or Website wanted ASAP – This buyer has a budget of up to $20,000.00 and ready to […]

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"Seven Dirty Words" Restriction Policy Lifted from .US Domain Name Registrations

Neustar, the registry operator of the .US domain and NTIA have reversed course, allowing the inclusion of previously restricted “seven dirty words” from future .US domain name registrations. The decision came after EFF and the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School intervened in the cancelation of a domain name containing a restricted word. The domain […]

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I competed in my first eSports competition and came in last place

As many of you know, I’m a fan of eSports. I don’t play most of the games that I watch, but one that I have played for quite a while now is Supercell’s Clash Royale. In many ways I look at games like this as the evolution of chess. You have a fixed number of […]

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Quick flip strategy – From reg fee to $100

Today: How to deal with a whois spammer / Outbound e-mail templates / Showcase your .company domain / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: DepotCheck.de sold for $19,203 – BAM! A nice five digit, two-word, .de ccTLD sales report. Would you have guessed that DepotCheck.de would […]

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131 Domain Discoveries for September 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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#Domainer careers : Want to work for #Sedo ? This is the look!

If you want to work for a large domain industry corporation such as Sedo, there are plenty of opportunities. Sedo, a premium DomainGang sponsor, continues to grow and is currently hiring. Do you have what it takes to be part of the Sedo family? Currently, Sedo is hiring for several positions in Boston, US and […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-14-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-14-18 Spin247.com Here is a patience name, regged since 2000, just renewing it and renewing it, the registrant from Colorado had it parked at Sedo for years and then WHAM SAUCE! $10,000 sale. Interestingly the seller owns the reverse as well 247spin.com. The name has already transferred to Safe Names from GoDaddy. […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 14th , 2018

I still don’t understand why someone that owns a domain deserves privacy. I can’t own my home in the US under privacy.  Well I can, I just have to form a company or a shell company if I want to hide it.  I can do it for domains pretty easily as well.  I would think […]

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The Forum adds some FAQs to help domain name disputes (UDRP and URS) after GDPR

The Forum (previously known as the National Arbitration Forum), one of the five ICANN approved domain name dispute resolution service providers, announced today that is has added a few new FAQs regarding GDPR and other privacy laws have and will continue to have an impact on the accessibility of domain WHOIS information. “As of May […]

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Gab.com sells for $20,000 more than it did in 2014

Gab.com has been reported sold by Flippa and hit Namebio tonight. The name was purchased on Sedo back in 2014 for $200,002. The name now has been listed as sold for $220,000. A recent snapshot shows the site with an ask of $250,000 Now when you look at the name in Google there is an […]

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Last Chance to Get a Discounted Merge Ticket from Sedo

The Merge conference is set to begin in Orlando, Florida very soon. I know several people who either arrived within the past couple of days or who are set to travel down to Orlando today or over the weekend for the conference. For those of you who have been on the fence or otherwise undecided, […]

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New: “Like” comments on Domain Name Wire

Now you can Like comments you read on Domain Name Wire. Ever read a comment on Domain Name Wire that you agree with or find interesting? Now, in addition to adding your own reply or comment, you can Like the person’s comment. Just look for the Like link underneath the comment: In the future, I […]

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