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Domain King Rick Schwartz – DNW Podcast #193

The Domain King talks domain names on the DNW Podcast. This week’s guest is one of my most requested guests, “Domain King” Rick Schwartz. We discuss how Rick is investing in domain names today (you might be surprised), how he views the domain sales market in 2018, and why he believes it’s not too late […]

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If someone owns foo.com.au can they sell foo.com separately?

I'm looking to purchase [domainnamehere].com and it's owned by someone in Australia. They have no site at [domainnamehere].com, but rather at [domainnamehere].com.au. Can I purchase [domainnamehere].com from them or do I have to purchase both to get access to the .com? Thanks! submitted by /u/George-P-Burdell1 [link] [comments]

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Strategies for selling domains

Today: The Future of Technology – The most advanced domains / Have you ever met a domainer? / The average revenue made flipping domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: NaturalCancerTreatment.com – It’s long, but it also has a targeted purpose. It’s generic, but I […]

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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 was the top numeric at $19,110. Total sales were $655,831. ntr.com $39,000.00 […]

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Magneo.com sold for a six-figure CNY price, 429.com, 1288.com, 1121.com changed hands | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-02-2017

DOMAIN SALES 429.com just changed hands, the buyer is Chinese domainer, he bought it because of “429” is his date of birth. 1288.com just changed hands, it was sold for a seven-figure CNY price. 1121.com was sold for ¥475,000 CNY (approximately $68,728 USD). Iq.cn was auctioned for ¥328,888 CNY (approximately $47,586 USD), but didn’t meet […]

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The small business owner’s guide to smart customer responses

If you’re a business owner with online access, there’s no question that responding to customer inquiries is crucial. Even if you have a storefront, experts say that 96 percent of Americans shop online. That means if they have an issue, your customers are going to reach out to the same way the did when they stepped […]

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Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

Today is National Fried Chicken 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 southernstylebirds.com […]

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The Blogroll: Week 16

If you’re asking “what the heck am I looking at?”, here’s a primer. Also, if you know of an article or blog I should be reading, let me know. * Mike Davidson – Design-Driven Companies. Are We There Yet? Finally, I also think it’s important to highlight the value of helping upgrade your own company’s […]

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Expressions of Interest Sought for Chair of GNSO EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

LOS ANGELES – 2 July 2018 – The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) is looking for expressions of interest to chair its Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) team on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data. The EPDP team is being formed following the adoption of the Temporary Specification by the ICANN Board, which went […]

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Boston Gains Its Own Internet Identity Pre-Register Now to Secure Your .BOSTON Name

The entire Boston community now has its own domain extension on the internet to compete with .COM.  The .BOSTON extension allows nonprofits, local businesses, and individuals to secure a .BOSTON domain name and associate themselves with the Boston area. In addition, nonprofits serving Boston are being offered a discounted price to secure their .BOSTON domain […]

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The Vatican launches 4 new gTLDs

The Trademark Clearinghouse just published the dates for 4 Sunrise Periods. The Vatican is launching four “catholic” new gTLDs, one ASCII and three IDNs: The .CATHOLIC new gTLD, when: START: Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 – 16:00; END: Friday, 15 June, 2018 – 16:00. The .天主教 (catholic) new gTLD, when: START: Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 – 16:00; END: […]

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Gawker Domain & Archive Is Finally Up For Auction Next Week. Who Might Win, and Why?

The auction in the offices of Ropes & Gray LLP in New York City for the remains of Gawker—which include more than 50 domain names, an archive of some 200,000 articles, a handful of social media accoun…

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European Data Regulators Throw ICANN Back to the Drawing Board for a Third Time on Whois Privacy

In a letter to ICANN, the chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) makes it plain that even the organization’s “interim” plan is fundamentally flawed, reports Kieren McCarthy in the Register. “European data regulators have torn up the latest proposal by internet overseer ICANN over its Whois data service, sending the hapless organization back […]

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Startup Sundays: 3 Tips For Finding The Right VC Firm For Your Startup

Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to Startup Sunday, a new weekly feature I’m kicking off on MorganLinton.com. As many of you know, I am the co-founder of Bold Metrics, a venture-backed startup based in San Francisco that has raised $3.8M to-date. We’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way and today I want to […]

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A traffic domain making $50,000 per month – Is it real or fake?

Today: 5 number domains still going strong / I don’t know about you, but I haven’t…. / Help: A domain name redirecting to my site / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in domains with the word CONTENT, TEXT, etc – Be sure to check […]

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105 Domain Discoveries for July 8th

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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Thai cave rescue : Investor registers all 12 boys’ #domain names

The Thai cave rescue is underway, and the good news is that Elon Musk’s personal submarine won’t be needed after all. So far, out of 12 Thai boys that got stuck in a water-flooded cave along with their not-so-wise teacher, four have been brought to the surface, safe and sound. Meanwhile, an enterprising domainer has […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-8-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-8-18 BuyCannabisSeeds.com was the top close on Saturday at $7,049. Ryla.com a nice sounding 4L.com closed at $2,600 on NameJet. Top sales/closes from yesterday: buycannabisseeds.com 7,049 USD 2018-07-07 DropCatch hirano.com 3,500 USD 2018-07-07 NameJet ryla.com 2,600 USD 2018-07-07 NameJet nitle.org 2,400 USD 2018-07-07 NameJet aitechnologies.com 2,324 USD 2018-07-07 GoDaddy qualified.org 1,222 USD […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 7, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 7, 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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“Brandable” Names vs. Keyword Domains (video)

.CLUB CMO Jeff Sass gave a keynote speech at NamesCon Europe 2018. “Fake words in names can be like Fake News – they can lead you to something other than the desired result. So-called “brandable” domains – often words that are made up or misspelled – rarely pass the “radio test” and can be costly […]

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Matt Blaze Comments About Crypto.com Sale

Matt Blaze owned Crypto.com for many years. In March, he reportedly told The Verge that the Crypto.com domain name was not for sale. Whether Blaze fully intended to keep the domain name or was stating that as a negotiating tactic, Crypto.com was sold to a company called Monaco, which quickly rebranded as Crypto.com. When news […]

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Global Interest in Domain Names Has Created a Conference Explosion That Will Continue for the Next 5 Months

This week’s NamesCon India conference was the first in a string of at least 9 major domain conferences that will be held around the world over the next 5 months.

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The Covfefe drop is underway

I was looking at the expiring names on Name.com and got to one scroll down where all I saw was covfefe. Another illustration of why it’s good to be a registry/registrar. People just throw money away after missing out on the .com of the latest viral blip. Obviously donating the reg fee money to charity […]

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First-come, first-served for new gTLDs? Have your say

Should new gTLDs be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis? That’s a possibility that has not yet been ruled out by the ICANN community. The ICANN working group currently writing policy for the next round of gTLD applications has published its first draft for public comment, and FCFS is one option still on the table. […]

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Coming: the .SPORT new gTLD (update)

The .SPORT new gTLD is a long story…a very long one but the registry agreement was finally signed in November 2017. The rules It is a community Top-Level Domain, it means that only members of the “community” will be able to register such domain names. Here is what the official eligibility requirements say: Two types […]

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Tech Startup Brands: What’s Hot and What’s Not

“We now live in a world where one-word domains with massively broad use cases and brandable one and two-word domain names have won [the race against product-related domains.]. – Morgan Linton, July 2018 In a prior post I talked about 349 recent sales from three brandable marketplaces. I assessed them as a group and analyzed […]

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Google’s focus on the Mobile Web is making apps less relevant, and domains more relevant

When Apple first announced the App Store everyone’s first thought was, this could be the beginning of the end for domain names. Fast forward to 2018 and it looks like the exact opposite has happened…not because of apps, but instead because of the popularity of mobile responsive design. When the concept of “Apps” was introduced […]

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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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137 Domain Discoveries for July 7th

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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Got a lowball offer for your #domain name? Here’s how to respond internationally

There are many ways to respond to a lowball offer, when it arrives in the form of single or double digits. Even higher price ranges are considered lowball, when the amount offered in no way matches the quality of the domain, such as LLL .com domains or generics. A common approach would be to lash […]

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