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Should Domain Names be Considered 'Contracts for Service' or 'Property Rights'?

The legal status of domain names is one of the most hotly debated topics with regards to evolving property rights and how they should be applied to technological and intellectual property ‘innovations’ in cyberspace. At present, there are two opposing factions on this topic: On one hand, there are those who maintain that domain names […]

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Marshalls (TJX) Acquires Marshalls.com From Marshalls PLC

Marshalls department stores, which is owned by TJX Companies, has acquired the domain name Marshalls.com from Marshalls PLC of the UK. Both are publicly traded companies. Marshalls (TJX) is currently using the domain name MarshallsOnline.com for the brands main website, while Marshalls (UK) is/was using both Marshalls.com (corporate) & Marshalls.co.uk  (corporate & products). This transaction […]

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Summary of Gambitconference 2017

What a day it was! Meeting giants of Cryptocurrency and domain name industry together at the same time was a dream come true. Gambitconference 2017 which was held on 26th November,2017 at the beautiful hotel Taj Banjara was no less than a knowledge extravaganza. Panel discussions featuring eminent personalities including Here is a short summary […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Hemper.com, Dynamind.com, Memberly.com

It seems that the best strategy to get top dollars for your domains at the moment is simply letting them expire and go through the expired domain auction process. The disadvantage of this strategy is that DropCatch, GoDaddy or NameJet will pocket those dollars instead Looking at today’s auction prices it sometimes seems that the domain name […]

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How much time do new gTLDs need to reach maturity?

So a lot of people are saying that new gTLDs are a failure, they’re crashing and burning and .COM is and forever will be the only investment-grade domain extension. I disagree. Of course this is just my opinion, I don’t have any more information than you do, all I have is my observations and opinions. […]

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The most interesting domain negotiations

Today: How logos help boost domain value / $50 Tech Logo Design Contest / DoItNow.org Sold for $6,088 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a domain for an eco-friendly product – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these eco-friendly domain name […]

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122 Domain Discoveries for June 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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Internet Reboot Report : Next 100 years very difficult for #domain investing

A sobering new report unveils a grim future for domain investing in the 22nd century. In the next 100 years, domainers will face a series of challenges, some of which will be very hard to overcome. The latest Internet Reboot Report presents its scientifically researched analysis, along with raw data on domain name investing, spanning […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-29-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-29-18   Top sales/closes from yesterday: One of lower LLL.com sales we have seen in awhile and a bunch of NetID related names. NetID.com is a website about Ethereum news. netid.ch 11,579 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo vqx.com 11,578 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo netid.at 9,263 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo net-id.ch 5,790 USD 2018-06-28 Sedo phonecovers.com 5,600 […]

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AUCTION RECAP JUNE 28, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 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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.CO domains get approved in China

The .CO country code top-level domain (ccTLD) has been approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) to proceed with full commercial operations in China. This allows Chinese entrepreneurs and companies who own domain names ending in .CO to operate and manage their domestic Chinese websites from Chinese servers. “The final barrier our […]

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Daily Poll: Where Do You Live?

I am able to get a fairly reasonable idea of where people who visit DomainInvesting.com live based on the demographic data I can access in Google Analytics. With VPNs, traveling, and other ISP related issues, this is imperfect. In addition, this data is for everyone who visits my blog rather than the “regulars” who visit […]

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French State wins dispute with regards to ‘France.com’ trademark

Worldipreview.com published an article (initially posted on TBO) that the France.com tm case has been resolved in favor of the French state. From the article: In December 2014, the French State opposed the application based on its figurative international registration for ‘France’ (number 1032440) where the word appears underneath an image of the Eiffel Tower, […]

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How Gary Millin's World Accelerator Continues to Develop Some of the Web's Best Domain Names

Several years ago we wrote about the spectacular .com domain portfolio being developed by Gary Millin’s World Accelerator. Forbes just featured Gary in a new interview.

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Liquid Domain Name Market Report 1st Quarter 2018

Get insights from Ivan Rasskazov and Giuseppe Graziano, authors of the quarterly “State of the Market” industry report on liquid domain names. Learn more about investing in liquid domains. Or, hear the vocabulary and empirical data to explain domain names as an asset class. Plus, see the ONLY statistics available about private domain name sales […]

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.co first ccTLD to get China approval

Repurposed Colombian ccTLD .co has obtained official government approval to operate in China, according to a consultant whose client worked on the project. Pinky Brand blogged this week that .co is the “first” foreign ccTLD to get the nod, among the raft of gTLDs that have gone down the same route over the last couple […]

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Google Adwords no more

Google is changing the name of its iconic Adwords advertising service. For those nostalgic about the old days of online advertising, we’re almost at the end of an era. Google Adwords is rebranding its service as merely Google Ads in the coming weeks. The rebranding makes sense. Adwords started out as an ad program made […]

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Most active buy/sell marketplaces for aftermarket domains in 2018?

What are some other active marketplaces besides NamePros, Sedo and Flippa? submitted by /u/x_____________ [link] [comments]

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The trials and tribulations of outbound marketing for domain names

Today: Koffer.com Sold for $86,892 / The logic behind high price end-user sales / About .Domains….do you own any? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Ampli.ca SOLD for 50,000 USD – Wow! That is a nice .ca ccTLD mid-five digit sale if I ever saw […]

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NameJet December sales led by eLuxury.com

NameJet released their December sales data, the top sale was eLuxury.com at $35,200. The homepage currently shows a file directory. Three letter .coms took over the next 3 spots with Heh.com being the top 3L.com sale at $33,200. Tryp.com already up and running, it is an on demand delivery software. The domain sold for $12,600. […]

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ppgs.com was sold for $28k in BIN sale | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-15-2017

DOMAIN SALES Jhm.com just changed hands with undisclosed price. Ppgs.com was sold for ¥199,990 CNY (approximately $28,929 USD) in a BIN sale at 22.cn, however, the whois information has not updated. 3482.com was auctioned for ¥112,000 CNY (approximately $16,201 USD). Qipo.com was auctioned for ¥66,500 CNY (approximately $9,619 USD). 17817.com was auctioned for ¥60,000 CNY […]

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Domain Sales

In May of this year, the EEN.com domain name was reportedly sold for $300,000, as recorded by NameBio. The sale, which was brokered by Larry Fischer’s GetYourDomain.com, is tied with the sale of Signet.com for the tenth largest domain name sale of the year …

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New gTLDs: City vs Family name

When applying for a new gTLD, what happens if two applications for the extension are a city and a family name? Which one wins? Let’s imagine that a person whose family name is “Marseille” applied for the .MARSEILLE new gTLD in the next round of the ICANN new gTLD program. What if there was a […]

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Google Engineer Ben McIlwain on Why HSTS Could Be a Perfect Fit for .Brands Security

The Google-run .app TLD was always destined to draw attention and scrutiny, from the moment it fetched a then-record ICANN auction price of $25 million. Since it reached General Availability in May it has gained more than 250,000 registrations making it one of the world’s most successful TLDs. However perhaps more interesting was Google’s choice […]

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The new Domain Magazine Daily Sales & Auction Analysis Series

Daily Sales analysis and Auction Recommendation series First of all I would want to apologize for all our readers for not having any content for a while.  I have been away for a while because I dived into the world of cryptocurrencies , Blockchain  and also enjoying some holidays . But now that I am […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 21: Wiise.com, iWorks.com, HeartHero.com

“Are double letters the latest micro-trend?” asked Keith deBoer in this post from 2016. Two years have passed since that post was published and we continue to regularly see sales of domains with double letters make it into the weekly list of the highest brandable domain name sales. Wiise is a yet to launch software product […]

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How much will 572888.com sell for? Go Daddy says it’s worth $896 but it’s about to break $4,500 in bids

I’ve heard a lot of people say that numeric domain names are dying and that interest has waned. I’ve never been much of a numeric domain investor myself so I definitely don’t have my finger on the pulse of the market…but I was surprised to see a 6N .COM, 572888.com at $4,449 with more than […]

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Buying Pronounceable 4L.com’s

Today: Buying 3 letter .io / I need domains every day / World’s Shortest Domain for investing / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How often do you hand-register domain names? – Are hand registered domains a dead strategy for investors these days? It seems that […]

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117 Domain Discoveries for June 28th

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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#ICANN62 ended today in #Panama and here are the results

ICANN62 ended today in Panama, bringing together an elite group of technocrats, inquisitive minds and exotic buffet aficionados from around the world. The event was highly successful, and ICANN President and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered a short farewell speech from the podium: “Dear friends and colleagues, dear members of the several dozen committees, I am […]

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