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Daily Poll: Black Friday Domain Name Deals?

It’s Black Friday, and that has come to mean lots of deals on various products. On Black Friday, some people line up before stores even open in an effort to save money on various items. Online retailers regularly have big sales, although many of their sales are saved until Cyber Monday. Companies in the domain […]

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You have to pay attention to what time you close your auction

When running an auction you need to be meticulous about a lot of things. From marketing the auction, to look at competing inventory closing around the same time, to the time when the auction will close. The time an auction closes is very important, I see people closing auctions on GoDaddy at 2 am on […]

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Nominet takes down 32,000 domains for IP infringement

The number of .uk domains suspended by Nominet has doubled over the last year, almost entirely due to takedown requests concerning intellectual property. The .uk registry said this week that it suspended 32,813 domains in the 12 months to October 31, up from 16,632 in the year-ago period. It’s the fourth year in a row […]

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Uniregistry adds Seller Dashboard to market

New dashboard provides at-a-glance view of sales. Uniregistry’s new seller dashboard. Uniregistry has added a new dashboard feature to its market. The dashboard shows data from the past month, recent sales inquiries, and sales. It looks somewhat similar to the Afternic dashboard. Previously, when you visited the market you went straight to the inbox of […]

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Buying Single-Dictionary-Word .io Domains – Budget: Up to $1,000.00

Today:  Buying Quad Premium 4L.com’s – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 / Logistics4Vn.com sold for $10,250 / Investing in 2-Word .COM’s that start or end with “story” – Budget: Up to $25.00 ea. / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Parked domains with lots of backlinks, […]

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BTC-e Successor Wex Loses .nz Domain

Other than wex.nz, the DNC has suspended a number of domain names — wexbet.nz, wexcash.nz, wexcoin.nz, wxcash.nz and wxcoin.nz — that lead to the same cryptocurrency website. The suspensions …

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‘Sounds like deficit': How a federal agency, created to fight poverty, spent $500,000 on a name, logo and branding

As it turns out, that name was already taken by a Bay Street real estate company, Findev Inc., which owns the web domain findev.ca. Documents obtained through Access to Information by researcher Ken R…

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Morgan’s list of Black Friday Deals in the Domain Name World

It’s the time of year again, we’re on the other side of Thanksgiving which means the holidays are approaching and the next week is full of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. This year I think there are more deals in the domain world than I’ve ever seen before, and I’ve tried to find some of the […]

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183 Domain Discoveries for November 23rd

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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#ZOYO .com : Family name involved in UDRP for a #domain registered in 2002

A guy named Zoyo registered the domain Zoyo.com in 2002; sixteen years later, a British company filed a UDRP to enforce its rights for the ZOYO mark. A strange UDRP case, as the domain’s owner did not respond. The WIPO panelist, Desmond J. Ryan AM, pointed out that the Respondent’s family name is “Zoyo.” The […]

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Few tips to make your digital address stand out in ads

Picture taken by Kassey Lee Domains were introduced over 30 years ago, yet many corporate executives still do not know how to write their digital address (domain) to make it stand out in ads and bring consumers directly to their online store. I felt strongly about this issue when I was visiting Japan lately. Here […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 22, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 22, 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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NamesCon Offering Sponsor Discounts for Black Friday

I know that Black Friday is nearly over, but I just noticed that NamesCon is offering special Black Friday deals geared towards conference sponsors. The promotion was announced this evening on Twitter: It’s Black Friday and we want to give you even more of a reason to be a part of #NamesCon Global 2019. Here […]

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First chance to have your say on the future of Whois

RIP: the Whois Admin. Standard Whois output is set to get slimmed down further under newly published policy proposals. The community working group looking at post-GDPR Whois has decided that the Admin Contact is no longer necessary, so it’s likely to get scrapped next year. This is among several recommendations of the Expedited Policy Development […]

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.ME registry explains Incels.me takedown

Domain name was taken down after warning and request to remove content. The registry that runs the .ME top level domain name has released a statement explaining last month’s takedown of Incels.me. Incels.me was a forum for “involuntary celibates”, which basically means people who are unable to find a romantic or sexual partner. The term […]

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How to install WooCommerce on WordPress: A quick guide for new users

There are plenty of options out there when you’re looking for a tool to build your blog, portfolio, or even an eCommerce site. More commonly, these tools are called content management systems, or just CMS. WordPress is the most famous and widely used CMS. Chances are that if you browsed around today, you stumbled upon […]

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Happy National Stuffing Day!

Today is National Stuffing 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 mythanksgivingplate.com stuffthebird.com […]

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Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team

Open Date: 21 November 2018 Close Date: 21 December 2018 Originating Organization: GNSO Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements Policy Development Privacy Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain input on the Initial Report of the EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team. The EPDP Team is tasked with evaluating […]

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Flixtor Offline Following Mysterious Domain Updates

Initially, the domain name’s A records were removed, and later they were set to localhost, making the site unavailable. There is no sign of life from the operators which has many users worried …

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EU Should Not Be Setting US WHOIS and Privacy Policy, Says MPAA

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in its recent submission to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has raised a stern objection regarding ICANN’s attempt to adhere to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), stating that the temporary specification had gone “well beyond what the GDPR mandates.” From the submission: “The European […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 46: Payen.com, InstaCare.com, BizzyBee.com

The top grossing brandable sale last week was Payen.com which sold for a cool $28,250 at Sedo.com. The domain name is not resolving as of yet and the Whois is under privacy so it’s unclear who the buyer is as of today. The high price tag for Tackk.com is because it was the domain of […]

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A few reflections on Thanksgiving 2018

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet since we just got home from Thanksgiving dinner at my Dad’s house and are getting ready to watch Planes Trains an Automobiles, a little tradition we have. First things first, if you haven’t seen this movie…it’s honestly one of the funniest movies on the planet and […]

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Buying a brandable pet related .com domain – Budget: Up to $2,500.00

Today: Wanted: Cloud Domains – Two word .com only – Budget: Up to $2,000.00 / Investing in CVCV.com – Budget: Up to $1,000.00 / Naughty.net sold for $4,000/ And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: I need a two word .com ending in “token” – Check your […]

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123 Domain Discoveries for November 22nd

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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#HappyThanksgiving .com : Another premium #domain name going to waste!

Happy Thanksgiving, domainers! Millions of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. That’s right. You might not be a farmer having to worry about your harvest, but you still have to eat what the land provides – regardless of the Monsanto engineering […]

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Daily Domain Picks 11-22-18

Daily Domain Picks 11-22-18 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there in the U.S. HentaiHaven.net was the top sale on Wednesday at $11,573. This looks to have been a developed hentai porn site. The .org is developed as well. Top sales/closes from yesterday: hentaihaven.net 11,573 USD 2018-11-21 Sedo naughty.net 4,000 USD 2018-11-21 Flippa facecam.com 3,700 USD […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 21, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 21, 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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Daily Poll: What is Zoyo.com Worth?

I wrote about the Zoyo.com UDRP yesterday. I think the panelist made a good decision, especially with the domain registrant not responding to the UDRP. According to NameBio, the Zoyo.com domain name sold in 2008 for $9,292. The domain registrant reportedly offered to sell the domain name to the complainant for $10,000. In the comment […]

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ICANN urged to reject .com price increases

The Internet Commerce Association has asked ICANN to refuse to allow Verisign to raise its wholesale prices for .com domain names. The domainer trade group wrote to ICANN last week to point out that just because the Trump administration has dropped the US government objection to controlled price increases, that doesn’t necessarily mean ICANN has […]

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Florida developer training company nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Company went after domain name that was registered before it existed. A Florida company that trains developers on agile development and scrum has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. Clearly Agile, Inc., which uses the domain name ClearlyAgileInc.com, filed a cybersquatting complaint against ClearlyAgile.com with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). ClearlyAgile.com […]

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