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Don't Email Scott Morrison Through His Hijacked Domain

With PM Scott Morrison’s website being taken over after failing to renew the domain name, we’ve all had a good laugh at the PM’s expense. But there’s a slightly scary side to the whole matter. Now tha…

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The ".IDN" new gTLD to change to ".INTERNET" ?

An application for a .IDN new gTLD was submitted to the ICANN in the first round of the ICANN new gTLD program. It appears that this Indian company, named Nameshop, had the ICANN applicant support to result with a “did not meet all criteria” so it can’t be delegated. It then requested the ICANN to […]

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Is finals.afl the Most-Viewed .Brand Domain Ever?

If you’ve ever visited or spoken to someone from Australia, there is a good chance you’ve heard of Australian Rules Football. Those who are followers of Australia’s most popular football code are often politely described as ‘fanatical’, with hundreds of thousands of followers attending games each weekend during the southern hemisphere winter. The game is […]

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My top ten list of domains for eSports and gaming startups available on Brandbucket

As many of you know, I’m a big fan of eSports, and the global market for gaming is exploding which means more startup are entering the space every week. Of course, this also makes finding the right domain name even harder since, as the saying goes “all the good domains are taken.” If you’re a […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/18/2018

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/18/2018. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! SnapNames best of the Drop List! akaro.com roadjet.com whereyouare.com luckylines.com […]

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143 Domain Discoveries for October 18th

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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Seven with #Sedo : #GreatDomains wants you to feel the Pain .com

Sponsor: Sedo – GreatDomains is a 7-day long auction by Sedo, from October 18-25, featuring an eclectic selection of domain names. More than 130 carefully curated domains are available to bid on! Oktoberfest has ended in Germany, but in the US it’s going full blast, so grab a large “das boot” beer and get ready […]

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What TechCrunch has taught me about the future of domains

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com I read TechCrunch almost everyday. It’s a real pleasure to enjoy, but it also gives me a glimpse into the future of domains. TechCrunch is an online tech magazine. It features leading internet startups which may one day become household brands globally. Because these startups are also the new leaders in […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday October 19th, 2018

I was asked by email some advice about domain negotiations.  Based on my sales prices there are many people that are better than me when it comes to getting the highest price but I do feel like I have enough business experience in general to give advice.  But I had already written a piece on […]

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Funniest domain name “inquiries” of the week!

I have decided to start documenting and posting every week the domain name “inquiries” and the messages that come with them. Well actually these are not really domain name inquiries. These are people that are obviously confused as to what website they ended up with. They think it is the website of a company or […]

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Offer an Installment Plan

I saw a NamePros post discussing the Huge Domains installment plan option. You can see an example of the installment plan option on this domain name I randomly found on the company’s home page. I think Huge Domains is one of the largest domain portfolio operators around. I recently wrote about its parent company, Turn […]

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Registrars still not responding to private Whois requests

Registrars are still largely ignoring requests for private Whois data, according to a brand protection company working for Facebook. AppDetex wrote to ICANN (pdf) last week to say that only 3% of some 9,000 requests it has made recently have resulted in the delivery of full Whois records. Almost 60% of these requests were completely […]

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CrowdSignal is PollDaddy’s new name

The CrowdSignal mystery is solved. Automattic’s PollDaddy is being rebranded as CrowdSignal. Last week I wrote about how Automattic, the company behind WordPress, was getting ready to launch a new polling/survey service called CrowdSignal. That was sort of right. The company will indeed soon have a service called CrowdSignal but it turns out that it’s […]

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Investing in a one-word .com – Budget: $40,000.00

Today:  Buying A Traffic Domain – Budget: $20,000.00 / Legalities of registering a domain and recovering the old content / 8B.cc sold for $12,002 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: What’s the best domain you would sell for $150? – Do you have a domain […]

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My three most recent domain sales

They’re all a little bit different. I mostly invest in domain names that sell in the sub-$10,000 range. There are people who are very successful at buying domains for five figures and selling them for …

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Schedule of Working Group and new gTLD Work Track 5 Meetings

ICANN63: Schedule of New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group and Related Meetings. Working Group and Work Track 5 Meetings: GNSO – New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Work Track 5 (Geographic Names)9:00 – 13:15, Sat, Oct 20, 2018 — 117 GAC)Remote Participation: https://63.schedule.icann.org/meetings/901599Agenda wiki page: https://community.icann.org/x/shVpBQ GNSO – New gTLD Subsequent

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Q&A with Matt Serlin, ICANN's Expedited Policy Development Process Team Member

Matt Serlin is the former Chair of the ICANN Registrar’s Constituency and is currently a member of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) team on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data. For the past several months, Matt has met at least 2 times each week with members of EPDP team. As a reminder, the […]

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Domain Movers in Video Format! One, Maybe TWO, Six Figure Domain Sales

Continuing with my new video series, today I present a Domain Movers in video format! .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } I’m not set on the style of video on […]

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Liquid domains or Brandables – what are you putting your focus on?

Lately I’ve been talking quite a bit about my planned shift in focus to liquid domains next year. Initially I was thinking numeric domains was where I would put most of my investment dollars but after some rather sage advice I’ve been considering putting more focus on 4L and 5L .COMs. As I start going […]

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Why some outbound domain email attempts fail

Today: How to find potential clients for the CCCC.com and .net domains / Potential Buyer Requesting for ICANN ownership proof / How to choose niche domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Do you judge people by their domains? – This is an interesting question. […]

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121 Domain Discoveries for October 17th

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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Dot .COM #domain sightings : Atlas Pools of Central #Florida

Driving around town can be fun, and we come across domain names emblazoned on vehicles. These unexpected encounters are captured and featured in our open-ended “domain sightings” series, split in two main categories: dot .COM and everything else. Of course, while taking a photo of a vehicle that carries a domain name, we are stationary […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-17-18 Amica.net sold at BuyDomains.com for $3,900. I would imagine this is the insurance company buying it. Interestingly the name is parked with insurance links, lucky to not have a UDRP. Top sales/closes from yesterday: amica.net 3,900 USD 2018-10-16 BuyDomains 99920.com 3,822 USD 2018-10-16 GoDaddy datacenters.io 3,510 USD 2018-10-16 Park.io rasenmaehroboter.de 3,411 […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 18th, 2018

I had written an opening piece but when I woke up this morning I thought it was too negative.  Nobody needs to read more negative.  So I’ll open with a piece I wrote 6 years ago and post it again.  I read it a few times a year to remind myself to keep moving forward. […]

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Donuts launches Travel.Domains

Donuts Inc. announced the launch of the www.travel.domains website, with features to enable travel organizations, enthusiasts and industry professionals to browse, discover and purchase  travel domains from its TLD portfolio. Donuts acquired the .TRAVEL domain name extension in February 2018 and made it easier to register .Travel domains in June. Using Donuts’ Relevant Name Search […]

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Your Domain Name May Not Be Investable

I am almost always looking to buy good inventory. I primarily seek out great one word .com domain names, but I also regularly participate in auctions for generic terms in the .com extension that would make a good investment. People also regularly send me domain names they want me to buy. Unfortunately, the vast majority […]

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Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale Tops This Week's Sales Chart – Top Two Totaled Over $450,0000

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. ccTLDs had a big outing with 3 of the year’s 7 biggest sales in that group reported this week.

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Co-founder Nevett leaves Donuts

Donuts executive vice president of corporate affairs Jon Nevett has left the company, Donuts said yesterday. He’s the last of the four co-founders of the new gTLD portfolio owner to step aside from their original roles over the last couple of years. There’s no word on whether he’s got a new gig lined up, but […]

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Jon Nevett leaves Donuts

Nevett completes co-founder exodus from Donuts. Donuts co-founder Jon Nevett has stepped down from the company but will remain an advisor. Jon Nevett, one of four co-founders of top level domain name Donuts, has stepped down. He was the last remaining founder in a full-time role at the company. He will remain an advisor to […]

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How to set up 301 redirects in WordPress

A 301 redirect is a permanent redirection from one website page to another. The code 301 is web server speak for “moved permanently.” When a browser receives HTTP status code 301 in response to a page request, it knows to transfer the user to an alternate page, different from the one they initially linked to, and […]

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