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What Do UDRP Panels Look for in Assessing Parties' Rights to Disputed Domain Names?

Panels appointed to adjudicate domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) have written in the region of 50,000 decisions involving over 75,000 domain names (minuscule of course when measured against the number of registered domain names). What may surprise some parties, their representatives, and counsel is that these publicly accessible […]

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What’s your go-to search criteria for finding investment-grade expired domain names?

I was talking to a friend the other day who has been buying expired domain names a lot longer than me. Before I knew it we were sharing the specific criteria and filters that we used when looking for expired domains, we both had a ton of different one – but each of us had […]

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143 Domain Discoveries for September 4th

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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#Domain name Cowboy.com sold to a Belgian #bike startup

The domain name Cowboy.com has a new registrant, as of August 30th. The aged, generic domain changed hands, after being brokered by Sedo for some time. The domain was registered in 1994. Belgian bike making startup, Cowboy, acquired the domain for an unspecified amount. The company upgraded their domain from Cowboy.bike and recently announced that […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-4-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-4-18 Lumoid.com was the top close on Monday, the auction closed at $8,352. This was a business that shutdown last year. TechCrunch wrote about it here. Top sales/closes from yesterday: lumoid.com 8,352 USD 2018-09-03 GoDaddy magnifi.co 5,000 USD 2018-09-03 Sedo bussgeld-katalog.de 4,060 USD 2018-09-03 Sedo seeplus.com 3,500 USD 2018-09-03 Sedo unioninsurance.com 2,968 […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday September 5th , 2018

I had my fantasy football draft yesterday.  It’s my 32nd year in a row in a fantasy football league.  Our first year in 1986 they had an NFL strike and we missed part of the season while scabs played some games. All stats were taken from the USA today stats and there was no such […]

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NamesCon to Host Party During ICANN Barcelona

NamesCon will be hosting a party during the ICANN 63 meeting that will be held in Barcelona in October. The ICANN meeting is scheduled for October 20-25, 2018. The NamesCon party will be held Tuesday, October 23 from 7pm to 10pm. For those of you who are planning to attend the meeting but are not on […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Square8.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and Square8.com led the way at $20,000. A slow week as expected with very few sales. 34 .com sales 9 cctld sales 1 other tld sales .Co took 3 of the top 4 spots in cctld sales.   Domain name Price Currency .COMs square8.com 20,000 USD cloudbasket.com 15,890 EUR bboxx.com […]

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Joe Uddeme Makes it Rain Money as NameExperts.com Closes $475,000 Sale of Rain.com

Joe Uddeme at NameExperts.com has closed three 6-figure sales in the last 60 days including a half-million dollar deal that included Rain.com and Rain.net.

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Breaking: Domain name company Donuts Inc. acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

PE snaps up company that manages nearly 240 top level domain names. Abry Partners, a private equity firm that has completed $77 billion in transactions since it was founded in 1989, is acquiring new top level domain name company Donuts, Inc. Terms of the deal and the expected closing date were not disclosed. Donuts operates […]

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Excellent advice for new investors by Elliot Silver

Today: Buying Tshirt/Shirt Domains – Up to $10k Budget / Outbound email sales conversion / iCrowd.com Sold for $3,600 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Paying 2x-3x Annual Parked Revenue For Traffic Domains – If you are looking to quick flip a few parking revenue […]

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Sydney FC reject accusations of hijacking Western Sydney Wanderers-themed domain name

Sydney FC has denied purchasing a Western Sydney Wanderers-themed domain after being accused in a bizarre Facebook exchange. Newcastle-based digital company Sticks used the social media platform to ac…

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Africa Registry Launches the World’s Leading Gateway Solution for Domain Names in Africa

CentralNic Group’s Africa Registry, a leading provider of domain names for Africa since 2005, has announced a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors …

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Brandable domain name sales August: Finx.com, MindStrong.com, Meko.com

I spend the majority of August with my family in Germany for our summer vacation. While we were away I enjoyed a bit of a digital detox, spending most of my time away from the screen. Because of that, I did not publish any sales reports for the entire month of August and I am […]

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When it comes to Labor Day, exact-match domains are duds

There are some domain names that might sound good when you first think of them, but as you go deeper, they turn out to be a dud. In my opinion, LaborDay.com, .net, .org, .co – really the word “Labor Day” in any extension is a great example of domain that might sound good at first, […]

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Poll: How many domains in your portfolio?

Today: What to do with expiring domains associated with a recent domain acquisition / HoneyJar.com Sold for $2,525 / Buying Single Word .coms / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Australian.net – This looks like a domain that could be a community driven resource. Australian.net (Australian […]

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154 Domain Discoveries for September 3rd

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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#Ubuntu .ORG auction : Who dropped this fabulous #domain name?

The domain Ubuntu.org is in a DropCatch auction currently, and this fabulous keyword is being bid on by several domain bidders. With three hours or so left until the auction’s end, 43 bidders have placed 56 bids. The current high bid is at $3,550 dollars from the DropCatch user “snapname.” Ubuntu is a popular flavor […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-3-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-3-18 Sento.com was the top close on Sunday, it closed at $6,001 on GoDaddy. HoneyJar.com closed at $2,525. Top sales/closes from yesterday: sento.com 6,001 USD 2018-09-02 GoDaddy honeyjar.com 2,525 USD 2018-09-02 GoDaddy ilbi.org 2,150 USD 2018-09-02 DropCatch netmortgage.com 2,102 USD 2018-09-02 NameJet cavalcanti.com 1,638 USD 2018-09-02 DropCatch shiftx.com 1,325 USD 2018-09-02 GoDaddy […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, September 4th

I hope everyone had a nice labor day. I was going to say if you celebrate it, but who really celebrates labor day. I suppose at some point people took a moment to remember people that work? In my mind it basically  just marks the end of summer. But, so as not to offend any […]

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How to train your client after a website launch

Once a project has been signed off on, the penultimate step is to wait for that final milestone payment to come crashing through to your bank account. However, between the signoff and payment comes another task: teaching your client how to use what you’ve created for them. This post will look at how to train […]

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Happy National Just Because Day!

Today is National Just Because 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 becauseishould.com […]

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Proposed gTLD-Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile

Open Date: 31 August 2018 Close Date: 13 October 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements Brief Overview: The Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data adopted by the ICANN Board on 17 May 2018 directed the creation of a gTLD-RDAP Profile(s) as a prerequisite to launching the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) […]

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Don't abandon that domain name

Email holds the keys to the kingdom. All your password resets go through email, and abandoning an old domain name makes it easy for attackers to re-register the old domain and get your stuff. The prob…

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The .FAN new gTLD finally launches

I was about to entitle this post “the .FAN new gTLD re-launches” but in fact, it never launched: it existed…but never launched. The new gTLD report dedicated to Singular VS Plural new gTLD tracked registrations since 2016 but the Sunrise Period itself had not been announced and the Trademark Clearinghouse calendar says nothing about it […]

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130 Domain Discoveries for September 2nd

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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#LLLL : Four letter .com #domains are still being stolen

The four letter domain marketplace might have gone south, but domain theft involving such assets still persists. A new incident involving domains registered with Namesilo has been shared at NamePros: Yesterday, I was checking domain list in my namesilo account. Found that my 4L.com’s were missing. Immediately I’ve sent mail to namesilo and got a […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-2-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-2-18 SportPlay.com closed at $4,183 on Saturday to lead the way. iCrowd.com closed at $3,600, I liked that name and think it has a lot of different ways to go for development. Top sales/closes from yesterday: sportplay.com 4,183 USD 2018-09-01 GoDaddy icrowd.com 3,600 USD 2018-09-01 GoDaddy finecraft.com 3,493 USD 2018-09-01 NameJet igex.com […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 1, 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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Legally Co Files UDRP Against Legally.com

A company called Legally Co filed a UDRP against Legally.com, a one word .com domain name. The UDRP was filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and it is WIPO Case D2018-1958. Legally.com is a domain name owned by GoDaddy’s NameFind portfolio company. From what I can see, this dictionary word .com domain name appears […]

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