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.WEDDING is becoming the go-to domain extension for wedding websites

Remember when going to a wedding meant sending paper invitations back-and-forth and checking off things like dinner preference and the name of your guest? Now most weddings have a dedicated wedding website to collect RSVPs and to serve as a central location for all the wedding details. I’ve been to enough weddings recently to know […]

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The most current source for .com registrations

Today: Where to buy domains making parking revenue / Rejuve.com sold for $6,700 / .org price compared to .com / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: CookieBreath.com – Wow! Did you know that “Cookie Breath” is the name of a cannibals strain? How much does a […]

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131 Domain Discoveries for August 30th

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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Latest #Casino Bonuses : #Domain rebranding from .COM to #LCB .ORG acronym

Latest Casino Bonuses, an independent directory, guide and forum of numerous online gambling resources, is rebranding. Moving from the domain LatestCasinoBonuses.com to the shorter variant, LCB.org, might come as a shock to old school domain investors. Indeed, the use of a dot .ORG domain for a web site on gambling and online gaming resources seems […]

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In 2017 I asked – Could we do a domain auction here on Twitter? The replies were mixed

Twitter auctions have no consequences for bad or illegal behavior There was a secondary discussion point in a post on Namepros about auction houses. @MetBob mentioned he saw that Daryl Lopes auctioned a name off on Twitter and thought it was a good idea. He wrote: For those on Twitter, I see that right now […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 29, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 29, 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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Afilias moves to the US

Afilias announced today that it has formally established a new corporate parent entity, Afilias, Inc. of Delaware, USA.  Afilias plc of Ireland is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Afilias, Inc.  Afilias further announced the relocation of its global corporate headquarters to Horsham, PA, the current offices of its operating subsidiary Afilias USA, Inc. “We’ve […]

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Top Domain Portfolio Goes Up on Efty

Garry Chernoff is a longtime domain investor who owns a spectacular portfolio of descriptive domain names. Earlier today on LinkedIn, Garry announced the launch of his portfolio marketplace, which can be found by visiting NetIncome.com. Garry used Efty (an advertiser here) to launch his portfolio website. Ordinarily, a domain investor creating a portfolio website like […]

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What changes would you make to improve auction houses?

So with all the anger and disappointment in the auction houses, as evidenced by polls and comments on TheDomains and Namepros, what changes would you like to see implemented? Some domain investors might be past the point of no return, but for those who believe things can be improved, where do we start? GoDaddy stands […]

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Afilias finally admits it’s American

Afilias has changed its corporate structure and is now officially based in the United States. A new holding company, Afilias Inc, has been created in Delaware. It now owns Afilias Plc, the Ireland-based company that has been until now the parent of the Afilias family. Being “based” in Ireland and doing business primarily in the […]

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Interesting idea: auctioning a domain name on twitter

A domain broker auctioned a domain name on Twitter. Twitter is a great medium to share news, interact with friends and gripe about airline delays. Could it also be a good way to auction a domain name? Domain broker Darryl Lopes gave it a shot this week with the domain name ITQL.com. The starting bid […]

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10 best practices for creating and securing stronger passwords

There’s never been a better time to beef up your security with stronger passwords. A Consumer Reports survey found that more than 50 percent of U.S. adults have six or more password-protected accounts online. Other research suggests that by 2020, there will be 100 billion online passwords in use all around the globe. Each one of these […]

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Operational Update Regarding the KSK Rollover for Administrators of Recursive Name Servers

Currently scheduled for October 11, 2018, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to change the cryptographic key that helps to secure the internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) by performing a Root Zone Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key signing key (KSK) rollover. Originally scheduled to take place in October 2017, […]

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ICANN Releases its Second Report on Global Legislative and Regulatory Developments

ISTANBUL – 30 August 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published today the second report [PDF, 214 KB] l highlighting a limited list of recent and pending legislative and regulatory initiatives on privacy/data protection and cybersecurity across the world. The report is a continuation of the initiative launched earlier this […]

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How to pick the right domain extension

In ye olde days (early 2013), most of the thinking that went into choosing a domain name went to the name itself, not the domain extension. But now, with hundreds of top-level domains (TLDs) available to the public, picking the actual name of your site might be the easy part. How do you choose between […]

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Improve Your Website's Branding with New Domain Extensions

Amidst all this noise, it becomes more and more difficult to be effectively heard. The first step to website branding is getting the right domain name, more specifically, the right domain extension. O…

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Internet grows to 339.8 million domain names in second quarter

VeriSign, Inc., a global leader in domain names and internet security, announced that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level …

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Special Interests Circulating Draft Legislation to Cut Short ICANN's Whois Policy Process

Special interests who oppose privacy are circulating draft legislation to cut short ICANN’s Whois policy process, warns Milton Mueller in a post published today in Internet Governance Project. He writes: “They want to substitute U.S. law for the ICANN process. We have a draft of the proposed law available here. The people pushing this legislation […]

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Article warns businesses that letting old domain names expire can be dangerous

I stumbled on an interesting article this week warning businesses of the risks associated with letting domain names expire. It’s a side of buying expired domains that most domain investors will never think of – the fact that expired domains might not have traffic coming to them…but they could have emails. The article gives a […]

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108 Domain Discoveries for August 29th

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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#Wansa .com #UDRP : Fifteen year old #domain lost without legal assistance

The domain Wansa.com was registered in 2003, and the term “Wansa” is apparently a common name in Arabic-speaking countries. Its registrant, however, failed to seek legal assistance when a UDRP was filed. They also failed to file a formal response, although the Panel accepted their informal response regardless. The Complainant, Yusuf A. Alghanim & Sons […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-29-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-29-18 Amz.com was the top close on Tuesday, the name closed at $57,000 on NameJet, back in 2010 it sold for $9,750 on SnapNames. Top sales/closes from yesterday: amz.com 57,000 USD 2018-08-28 NameJet k.vg 9,999 USD 2018-08-28 Sedo primewire.ag 9,750 USD 2018-08-28 Park.io herbalhighs.com 4,900 USD 2018-08-28 NameJet sense.ai 4,100 USD 2018-08-28 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 28, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 28, 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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“Your email address says a lot about your taste in domains.”

So what else is new? I got an inquiry from a clueless guy from Australia that wanted to buy my one word .us domain name. Of course this was an upgrade if you consider that domain name he is currently using. (See below.) I replied with a $10,000 price tag and I got this reply: […]

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Using LinkedIn for Bounced Email Contacts

It can be a bit frustrating to receive an immediate response to an email from the “Mail Delivery Subsystem” email letting me know that the email I just sent bounced. These undeliverable emails can prevent me from contacting a domain registrant when I want to buy or sell a particular domain name. This is a […]

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Could a new US law make GDPR irrelevant?

Opponents of Whois privacy are pushing for legislation that would basically reverse the impact of GDPR for the vast majority of domain names. Privacy advocate Milton Mueller of the Internet Governance Project today scooped the news that draft legislation to this effect is being circulated by “special interests” in Washington DC. He’s even published the […]

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Here’s why NAR can trademark “.Realtor”

.Realtor should qualify under updated USPTO guidelines for trademarking top level domain names. The .Realtor website. They might want to add a TM to .REALTOR, but they should be able to trademark it. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) has filed a trademark application for “.REALTOR”. I’ve harped about how the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

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Hustler meets domain hustling

Today: The highest new gTLDs renewals being paid every year by domain investors / Need a brand name for company, .com only / GenitalHerpes.com sold for $7,027 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: What is the most you have paid for a domain name? – […]

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Lapsed domain names paint "hack me" target on law firms

Law firms are singularly bad at technology, yet present a singularly delicious target to hackers. One particular vulnerability comes from all their abandoned domain names, which Gabor Szathmari …

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New gTLDs "Today": a new communication channel

I recently noticed that 150 members are following the new gTLD info on the Google+ community that I created a few years ago. Basically, I post the exact same info as on the LinkedIn new gTLD group. A different channel I am reopening this communication channel because it is simple, efficient and some still use […]

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