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New Domain Conference Coming to South America – Domaining Americas

Veteran domain investor Abner Duarte from PremiumDomains.com.br is featuring a new event called Domaining Americas, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October 2018. He is puting together a major domain conference for South America. The debut edition of Domaining Americas will be held at the five-star Grand Hyatt Rio De Janiero on […]

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Happy National Refreshment Day!

Today is National Refreshment 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 fruitysmoothieclub.com creamymilkshake.com […]

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Crypto World Journal tries to reverse domain name hijack CWJ.com

Company goes after valuable domain name that was registered before it existed. Crypto World Journal Inc, which operates a news site about cryptocurrency and blockchain, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name CWJ.com. The domain name was purchased by a Chinese domain name […]

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Results from Sedo’s .CO Auction

At the end of July, Sedo hosted a special .CO domain name auction. The auction concluded on August 2nd, and I received the results of the auction to share with readers. Vegas.CO was the largest sale at $18,500 followed by Hire.CO at $10,099. The third largest auction was Weather.CO, which sold for $9,999. In total, nearly […]

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Two 6-Figure Sales Totaling $835,000 and One of Year's 3 Biggest ccTLD Sales Top This Week's Chart

Another interesting week for domain sales highlighted by a couple of 6-figure .com heavyweights and one of the year’s three biggest ccTLD sales.

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New gTLD reports have been updated

I just finished the update of all new gTLD reports for the month of August/September 2018. New domain name registration volumes are an opportunity to check if end users register domain names or not. We recently added two new reports: Luxury and Music: New gTLDs related to CATERING and RESTAURANTEERING(.restaurant – .kitchen – .bar – […]

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In a classic Plan B UDRP, two panelists don’t find RDNH

One panelist calls it a “clear” case of RDNH, two others decline to find RDNH. A lot of reverse domain name hijacking decisions have been handed down in UDRP cases this week. Surprisingly, the majority of panelists in a dispute over CLH.com did not find the filing an abuse of the proceedings, and their reason […]

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GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

With GDPR on May 25, you can expect to lose access to WhoIs data as we know it and begin many months of “growing pains” as the domain industry scrambles to figure out how to comply with GDPR. If you’re invested in domain names & want to lower your risks or understand strategies for the […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/14/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/14/2018. 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! custom-click.com kuyumculuk.com […]

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So, someone just bought California.com

It’s official, California.com has sold as part of a bulk domain sale that landed somewhere in the mid seven-figure range. The company that acquired it, One Planet Ops, isn’t new to the domain game, and they also know how to put monster names like this to work. “Major domain names like this one don’t often […]

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Happy International Day of Peace!

Today is International Day of Peace. 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 realearthharmony.com […]

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DomainSherpa Review – May 7: Fertilization.com, Karpool.com & Bitcoin.LIVE

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Fertilization.com, Karpool.com & Bitcoin.LIVE• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: TokersWild.com, MJ.vegas, Herbage.com……• Get your bids in soon for EatVegan.com, RemoteAccess.com, StudentCenter.org…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Michael Cyger, Jebidiah Burnett […]

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Industry Companies Need a Good Contact Person

I read the well deserved platitudes towards Laurie Kirk after she announced her retirement this past week. One of the reasons Laurie is so appreciated is because she became the NameJet point person for so many people. If there was any technical or other issue, Laurie has been the person to contact. I know if […]

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Doc.com Acquired by Docademic

The other day, I noticed that Doc.com was in Afternic’s escrow account. I reached out to the former owner to ask about a sale price, but I did not receive a response. Yesterday, I noticed the Whois changed and the new registrant is listed as SIDRESE SA de CV. A Google search for that entity […]

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111 Domain Discoveries for August 8th

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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What Is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a globally unique and specific address for a defined internet space. For example, www.wordpress.com. As part of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), a domain name shows where a resource …

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Afilias moves HQ to United States

Tax law changes influence decision to move headquarters to U.S. Domain name registry Afilias has made the United States its legal headquarters, moving it from Ireland. The company created a new Delaware company, Afilias, Inc. and made its previous parent company, Afilias plc, a subsidiary of the Delaware company. Afilias was one of many domain […]

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Adding Like and Dislike buttons to my comments

Earlier this week I had dinner with my friend Steve Kaziyev. If you don’t know Steve, you probably do but just don’t know that you know him. He’s been in the domain industry for a long time and currently runs the NameSummit conference in NYC. During dinner Steve asked me, “hey, why don’t you have […]

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MERGE! 2018 Conference Adds a New eCommerce Track Devoted to Subscription Boxes

When the MERGE! conference returns to Orlando this summer it will have a new track devoted to building subscription based eCommerce businesses.

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Microsoft Reclaims Skype Domain Name

Microsoft has recovered SkypeRoom.com following an Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum UDRP dispute. According to Microsoft, the owner of SkypeRoom.com used the Skype trademark in bad faith and had no rights or legitimate interests in holding the domain. Sole panelist Richard Hill agreed, describing the domain name as “confusingly similar” to the Skype trademark, because it […]

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15 years of Google Adsense

I started using Adsense 15 years ago. Google Adsense is 15 years old. Today Google sent an email to me with a bit of personal data: I remember the great excitement I had when Adsense first came out. Finally, owners of niche content sites had a way to earn good money from relevant ads. The […]

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July’s Top Domain Name Stories

Here’s a look at what attracted a large audience on Domain Name Wire last month. These are the top 5 stories, as ranked by pageviews: 1. Testing out the website builders: Wix, Weebly and Squarespace – …

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/16/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/16/2018. 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! glps.com quvo.com […]

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Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

Today is National Senior Citizens 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 worldlypioneers.com […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-21-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-21-18 uHive.com was the top sale on Thursday, it sold for $9,999 on Sedo. There is uHive.life who I would imagine is the buyer. They are working on an ICO (initial coin offering)  UHIVE is an innovative social network platform with physical dimension and cutting edge hybrid block-chain Top sales/closes from yesterday: […]

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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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New .LLC Domain Landrush Period Begins July 9, General Availability Begins July 23rd

Visit www.get.LLC for more information about the .LLC domain and registration schedule details.Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announces that landrush for the new “dot LLC” or .LLC top level domain begins today. With the introduction of .LLC, Limited Liability Companies will now be able to establish Internet identities which are more closely aligned with […]

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Duck Duck Go founder asks Google to sell them Duck.com

So there was an interesting article on CNET today about Duck.com. Google acquired the domain back in 2010 when they acquired ON2. But there is confusion, most people when they hear duck and search think of Duck Duck Go. When people typed in Duck.com they went to Google.com. Duck Duck Go did not like that. […]

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A complete guide to SEO and new gTLDs

I tend to download most guides dealing with new gTLDs that I find on Internet but I admit that I never read them all completely. The reason for this is that there is nothing new and the guides are often used as promotion tools. This one, from English backend registry Nominet, is 8 pages and […]

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The Blogroll: Week 12

If you’re asking “what the heck am I looking at?”, here’s a primer. Also, if you know of an article or blog I should be reading, let me know. * Kieran Tie – Recovering from Burnout It took a long time for me to realise what I was experiencing was burnout. I wasn’t overworked. I […]

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