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6 years later…

It has been 6 years since I started this blog in 2012. What made me start was reading all the other blogs for a few years before 2012. I had also more or less left the forums so I guess I was looking for a way to express my opinions and a blog seemed like […]

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Buying two word, one word and brandable .com’s

Today: I’m investing in domains with A LITTLE BIT of traffic / The importance of other TLD’s being taken / Giggle.TV sold for $9,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: .pro or .online – When investing into Geo related domain name assets, which of these […]

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BWW Review: TOMFOOLERY at Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre

In spite of the name, the Australian Liberals are, in fact, Conservatives, and they were at their most conservative back then. A Liberal government recently came to power again in South Australia but, …

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Daily Domain Picks 8-6-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-6-18 32200. com was the top close on Sunday, so much for no 0 or 4. $12,722 was a nice price. Kwh.top selling for $3,242. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 32200.com 12,722 USD 2018-08-05 GoDaddy casinorankings.com 5,600 USD 2018-08-05 DropCatch arabchat.com 3,700 USD 2018-08-05 NameJet hg539.com 3,483 USD 2018-08-05 GoDaddy mxxx.com 3,251 USD […]

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Why you should get the same name in other extensions along with .com

Today: Periodic table of mind-blowing tech – Niche investments / Domain Marketplace ID checking / Recently Deleted Domains With High Back link Strategy 2018 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying LLLL.com, LLL.net/.org, CCC.com, High GoDaddy Appraisal Names – Be sure to check your portfolio for […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-26-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-26-18 0112.com was the top close on Saturday, the 4N.com closed at $30,050. Hangtime.com closed at $13,000 pretty solid brandable that could be used in a few different ways. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 0112.com 30,050 USD 2018-08-25 GoDaddy hangtime.com 13,000 USD 2018-08-25 GoDaddy jackpot.co 10,000 USD 2018-08-25 Sedo cnot.com 5,100 USD 2018-08-25 […]

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The “disclosure” on this fake domain renewal notice is hilarious

Senders of misleading email specifically disclaim that it’s misleading. Domain Name Wire readers have surely received lots of fake renewal notices telling them they must pay or lose their domain name. Or, at least mislead them into thinking that. This all ends up in my spam folder, but when I was clearing out that folder […]

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Most Abused TLDs Put Under Spotlight by Spamhaus

Partial list from Spamhaus’ The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains as of 11 June 2018TLDs such as .men and .loan are listed as some of the most abused top-level domains in the world. Spamhaus which has been tracking spam and related cyber threats since 1998, says some domain name registrars and resellers knowingly sell […]

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Nestle let Ozarka(.)com expire in 2002. Now it’s getting the domain name back.

Current owner was using the domain name in a bad way. Don’t visit Ozarka(.)com…at least not yet. Nestle Waters, through its entity Perrier, inadvertently let the domain name Ozarka(.)com expire way back in 2002. 16 years later, a National Arbitration Forum panelist has ordered the domain name to be transferred back to the water company. […]

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CoinMarketPrice.com Just Launched

Hello everyone! I was looking to get some feedback on my latest project. Back a few years ago I had purchased a large amount of Crypto Coin/currency related domains (All Hand Reg’d) I have sold a good number of them and I decided to build on one of these and the response has been awesome. […]

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141 Domain Discoveries for September 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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I think 2019 is going to be the year I start investing in numeric domain names

Numeric domain names have been on my mind quite a bit this year. I’ve written a number of articles about 5N .COMs selling for mid four-figures in expired domain auctions and overall I’ve been watching numeric .COMs more than usual. Well, more than usual is a pretty low bar since historically I haven’t paid any […]

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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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Daily Domain Picks 8-1-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-1-18 MedicalCRM.com was the top sale on Tuesday, the name sold for $15,000 on Sedo. And a name that would have gotten ridiculed if put in an appraisal thread, P8nt.com (Paint) sold for $5,000. It only takes one buyer. Top sales/closes from yesterday: *data courtesy of Namebio medicalcrm.com 15,000 USD 2018-07-31 Sedo […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 11, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 11, 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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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday September 19th , 2018

I have a name that receives more offers than any other name I have.  Probably twice as many as any other.  But every offer is usually $1.  The name is Seed.cc.  The name they are trying to go to is seedr.cc.    I put it on Efty but definitely need to put a lander on […]

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Nat’l domain name use surges

The total number of national registered domain names with “.vn” reached 453,979 as of last month, an increase of 9.33 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam …

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Just announced: the .קום Sunrise Period

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced a new Sunrise Period. The new gTLD concerned is a Transliteration of “com” in Hebrew, an IDN. The mission of this new gTLD Extracted from the application: “the primary mission of the Hebrew transliteration of .com is to improve the user experience by offering a fully internationalized domain name (IDN) […]

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Sedo will have a scheduled system wide downtime June 30

Sedo will be having a little down time this Saturday so don’t freak out, this is planned. The company tweeted: On Saturday, June 30 we will move our servers to a new data center. There will be a system-wide down time on Sedo’s website. This will approximately last for 3 hours. We’ll be back online […]

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Biggest TLD handover in history happens this weekend

Australia’s ccTLD registry will be down for 36 hours this weekend as it executes the biggest back-end transition in the history of the DNS. Starting 0800 AEST on Saturday (2200 UTC on Friday), Afilias will take over the running of .au from Neustar-owned AusRegistry, after about 16 years in the saddle. DNS will not be […]

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Ice Announces the Sale of the Ice.com Domain and a New Address

To focus on building out this modern technology and product platform, Ice has sold the Ice.com domain name and is doubling down on growth via their new online address: www.icetrends.com. Customers wil…

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KeyDrive reverses into CentralNic in $55 million deal

CentralNic this morning confirmed that it has signed a deal to merge with KeyDrive to dramatically grow its market share in the registrar and registry markets. The deal, technically a reverse takeover, is worth up to $55 million, $10.5 million of which is performance-related. KeyDrive is the holding company for brands including the registrars Key-Systems, […]

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Proposals for Devanagari, Gurmukhi, and Gujarati Scripts' Root Zone‬ Label Generation Rules

Open Date: 27 July 2018 Close Date: 10 September 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains Brief Overview: The Neo-Brahmi Script Generation Panel (NBGP) was formed by nine communities that use scripts derived from the Brahmi script. NBGP is developing Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) for Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, […]

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Payoneer Exiting Domain Escrow Business

Payoneer Escrow sent out an email to some of its partners today to inform them that the company is exiting the domain escrow business, and I was forwarded the email. Payoneer Head of Strategy and Business Development Matt Watts sent an email stating, “it’s with sincere apologies that I’m sharing news that Payoneer is discontinuing our […]

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Confused Which Domain to Buy for Your Business? Use a Domain Name Generator!

Choosing a domain name is a challenging task and you can end up paying thousands of dollars for a domain name and still you will not be able to find a domain name of your choice as there are already m…

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Domain Name System Tools will register a 11.7% CAGR in terms of revenue, reach US$ 1430 million by 2023, from US$ 740 million in 2017

Domain Name System (DNS) is a decentralized naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It consists of various information with domain names …

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The Future of Domain Extensions

Today: Taige.com sold for $3,701 / Why do people buy these domains? / Looking for your best Typo domains with TRAFFIC / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: MiniDrones.net – There’s a market for drones these days as more regulation pours in and competitors gear up […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-26-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-26-18 Numerics, 3character and a .toys all took the top spots on Monday. Orgasm.toys sold for $5,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 75678.com 11,161 USD 2018-06-25 DropCatch t59.com 5,500 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet orgasm.toys 5,000 USD 2018-06-25 Sedo nudy.com 4,100 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet a-k.com 3,950 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet innovativelandscapes.com 3,047 USD 2018-06-25 […]

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Remotely interested

You might be surprised to learn that, according to the International Telecommunications Union, about half of the global populace now use the internet. Those of us residing in (relatively) developed countries view internet access as a human right and a vehicle for promoting economic growth and social equity. Interestingly, fully 84% of the worldwide population […]

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#Domain name Cowboy.com sold to a Belgian #bike startup

The domain name Cowboy.com has a new registrant, as of August 30th. The aged, generic domain changed hands, after being brokered by Sedo for some time. The domain was registered in 1994. Belgian bike making startup, Cowboy, acquired the domain for an unspecified amount. The company upgraded their domain from Cowboy.bike and recently announced that […]

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