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Strategies for selling domains

Today: The Future of Technology – The most advanced domains / Have you ever met a domainer? / The average revenue made flipping domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: NaturalCancerTreatment.com – It’s long, but it also has a targeted purpose. It’s generic, but I […]

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#Rams .com pulled from parking, price goes back to seven figures

Last month, we pointed out that the generic domain Rams.com was put up for sale on Sedo, with a low BIN price. Listed for only $350,000 dollars “or best offer,” Rams.com was the subject of controversy last year on ESPN. There’s no doubt that the Los Angeles Rams might be the single biggest potential buyer […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 10, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 10, 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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What Internet Commerce Association is working on

Internet Commerce Association updates members on some of the policy work it is doing. Last week the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) held a member call to provide an update on what the organization is doing to advocate for domain name investors. Here are just some of the things ICA is working on: UDRP and UDRP […]

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Larry Fischer Bags Back to Back Chart Toppers With Another 6-Figure Domain Sale

Larry Fischer apparently liked his penthouse view from the top of last week’s domain sales chart because he is there again with another 6-figure sale this week.

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Mule Domain Project and Deploying Domain Project in Mule Standalone Server

In Mule 4, the creation of Mule Domain Project is similar to that in Mule 3. Go to File -> New -> Mule Domain Project, and give a name to your project. Once the domain project is created, the file str…

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Photos & Highlights from the Closing Days at NamesCon Europe 2018 in Valencia, Spain

The 10th anniversary edition of DomainingEurope/NamesCon Europe ended with another full day of business Friday and a Tour of Valencia today.

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Coming: the .SPORT new gTLD (update)

The .SPORT new gTLD is a long story…a very long one but the registry agreement was finally signed in November 2017. The rules It is a community Top-Level Domain, it means that only members of the “community” will be able to register such domain names. Here is what the official eligibility requirements say: Two types […]

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#GoDaddy banning all plastic #domain names from its marketplaces!

GoDaddy, the biggest domain name registrar in the world, is stepping in to save the environment. In a Monday announcement, GoDaddy shared news of its plan to eliminate plastic domain names from its marketplaces, including Afternic. “We’re committed to the global effort to preserve the environment, our Earth, as this is truly a heritage to […]

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Donuts confirms six-figure .news buyer used a fake name

Mike Texas is in fact noted conspiracy theorist Mike Adams. New gTLD registry Donuts confirmed with DI over the weekend that the buyer of six figures worth of “platinum” .news domain names used a fake name. The company last week said that a company called WebSeed bought registry-reserved names including science.news, climate.news, medicine.news, health.news and […]

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2677.com final auction price $57k, Jdstb.com was sold for $5k | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-09-2017

DOMAIN SALES 2677.com was auctioned for ¥400,000 CNY (approximately $57,803 USD) at Jinpai.com. 1651.com was auctioned for ¥218,000 CNY (approximately $31,502 USD) at Jinpai.com. 6372.com was auctioned for ¥181,000 CNY (approximately $26,156 USD). 4351.com was auctioned for ¥98,000 CNY (approximately $14,161 USD) at Michong.com, but didn’t meet its reserve price. Xx123.com was auctioned for ¥39,500 […]

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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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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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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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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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$137k in Sales on June 22nd – TheFinest.com sold for $6,211 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was TheFinest.com which sold for $6,211 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 244 sales for a total of $136,879 with an average sale price of $561. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 15% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 38%. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Has the world’s biggest new gTLD registry gone bankrupt?

Has Famous Four Media, by some measures the largest new gTLD registry, gone bankrupt? There’s some startling evidence that this may be the case, but the company and others concerned are maintaining radio silence. Last week, IANA’s administrative contact for all of the company’s 16 TLDs changed from its CEO, Geir Rasmussen, to someone called […]

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JQuerie.com

ugh drunken typos. worth anything or should I build something on it in my spare time? submitted by /u/Froemis7 [link] [comments]

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Internationalized domain names create phishing risks: Here's a solution

When ICANN began to allow registration of internationalized domain names—that is, domain names that use non-ASCII characters—they unwittingly opened a new method for phishing campaigns to succeed. Visual similarities between characters in different …

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Are product-related domain names slowly dying?

When I first started buying domains the notion of a “category killer” domain was all the rage. You could pick a niche, let’s say roofing, and go buy a domain like RoofingCompany.com and think – either a roofing company will buy this, or someone will put a directory on it, and people did. Then the […]

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2020 ICANN Public Meeting Locations Announced

LOS ANGELES – 25 June 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for the 2020 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the location in the Latin America and Caribbean region to host ICANN’s 67th Public Meeting, from 7–12 March 2020. The Community Forum will […]

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