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Daily Domain Picks 10-27-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-27-18 BuyDomains took 3 out of the top 6 spots on Friday. SelectLink.com led the way at $4,688. Top sales/closes from yesterday: selectlink.com 4,688 USD 2018-10-26 BuyDomains alliancegroup.com 4,622 USD 2018-10-26 NameJet canario.es 4,338 USD 2018-10-26 Sedo devoni.com 3,888 USD 2018-10-26 BuyDomains spinkandedgar.com 3,500 USD 2018-10-26 Sedo mystoop.com 2,991 USD 2018-10-26 BuyDomains […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, October 27th

Shane’s post yesterday highlighted for me the evolution in domaining that we often talk about generically but don’t often expound upon the concept other than “this is what companies want”. The idea is that brandable domains, be they keyword or made up, are more sought after than keywords. Well, to the degree that the keyword […]

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(Not) staying out of drama!

Shane wrote about me and my court battle with Oliver Hoger yesterday. This piece was wrong in so many levels I didn’t even know where to begin. So I waited a day before writing this. I still don’t know where or how to begin but I will give it a try… Here are my thoughts […]

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SSC.com Hit With UDRP

It’s been a little while since I reported on a UDRP filing involving a valuable three letter .com domain name. I noticed a UDRP was just filed against SSC.com at the World Intellectual Property Organization. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2018-2422. SSC.com was created in July of 1989, making it nearly 30 years old and […]

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An interesting way to get people interested in domaining

Sometimes there are no words for a domain investor related video. You just let the cheesy waft over you. So sit back and watch a couple videos and relax. “I would say these videos are not appropriate if you have your children around, nothing terrible, but some language you might not want your kids hearing.” […]

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NameSummit Returns to New York City for Round 2 November 5th & 6th

The 2nd annual Name Summit conference will be held in New York City November 5th & 6th, 2018. We have a preview of the upcoming event in the Big Apple for you.

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.DE domains lead the way in $350k Sedo auction

German country code domains sizzle in monthly auction. Sedo’s October Great Domains auction ended yesterday with a higher-than-usual tally of $350,000. It was the highest-grossing Great Domains auction of 2018. The top sale was wg.de at €102,501. WG is short for a flat/apartment share or dorm in German. There were 35 bids and the domain […]

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Nomadic Domain Investors – Are you one too?

Today:  NFC.com sold for $77,507 / Hyphens Vs alternate extensions for long high paying keywords / Aruba.tv sold for $13,000! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying CVCV.com – Do you need a quick $2,500.00 in your pocket and have a great character, vowel, character, […]

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Will Domain Name Registrations Continue To Boost VeriSign’s 3Q’18 Results?

VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), the market leader in domain names and internet security, is expected to report its September quarter financial performance on 25th October 2018. The market expects the company …

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Popcorn Time Stops Working After Domain Suspension

One of the most-used Popcorn Time forks has lost control of its domain name. Time4popcorn.eu was suspended by the EURid registry this afternoon and as a result millions of users can no longer use …

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Update on .AMAZON : "Will Not Proceed" status is removed

Lots of whereas in this adopted board resolution by the ICANN Board but it appears that the .AMAZON new gTLD could be on its way to delegation. Extracted from the Adopted Board Resolutions from the 25 Oct 2018 Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board: The Board directs the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to […]

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Amazon Gets the Green Light for .Amazon TLD Following Intense Negotiations Involving South America

ICANN has lifted the stop on delegating the .amazon top-level domain, allowing the delegation of the domain to the company Amazon Inc. over the South American region. Monika Ermert reporting in Intellectual Property Watch writes: “At its meeting in Barcelona today, the private net governance body decided that following intensive negotiations between Amazon Inc and […]

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Is it just me or did Deposit.com sell for much less than it should have?

This week the news broke of two pretty awesome domain sales, Braden Pollock sold Q.org for a whopping $500k taking the #1 spot, and Deposit.com sold for $170,100 (Source – DNJournal). First – go Braden – $500k for a .ORG is incredibly, and Q.org is a great name, he also has more one-character .ORGs so […]

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149 Domain Discoveries for October 26th

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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#Neustar to acquire Verisign’s #Security Services Customer Contracts

Neustar, a DomainGang sponsor, has announced that they will acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts, consisting of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services. According to a press release we received from Neustar, this acquisition is a testament to the company’s steadfast commitment to its customers; it also differentiates the […]

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Domains are addresses – and good addresses will be expensive

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com You may know Hangzhou because of Alibaba, but I know this beautiful city because of the saying “上有天堂,下有苏杭” (Heaven above; Suzhou and Hangzhou below). Recently, Hangzhou was in the news again — not for its beauty but for an address. The address Wulin Tianshui Unit XC0105A, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou was sold […]

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.Com and .net domains increase by 1.99 million in Q3 – Renewal rate was 75% in Q2

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported financial results for the third quarter of 2018. Verisign ended the third quarter with 151.7 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 4.0 percent increase from the end of the third quarter of 2017, and a net increase of 1.99 million during the third […]

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How Google is Using .New Domain Names

Google is the operator of the .New domain name registry (Nic.new). Yesterday morning, the company’s Google Docs Twitter account shared how the company will be using a handful of its .New domain names: Introducing a ✨ .new ✨ time-saving trick for users. Type any of these .new domains to instantly create Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites […]

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Verisign reports earnings, com/net renewals were 75% in Q2

Verisign reported earnings for third quarter 2018, revenue was $306 million for the third quarter of 2018, up 4.6 percent from the same quarter in 2017. Verisign reported net income of $138 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $1.13 for the third quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $115 million […]

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Nominations for the ICA's 2019 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Are Open Now Through November 1

The ICA will present their annual Lonnie Borck Memorial Award during the January 2019 NamesCon conference and they invite you to submit nominations.

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Kirikos lawyers up after ICANN etiquette fight

Domain investor George Kirikos has hired lawyers to send nastygrams to ICANN after a fight over the rules of etiquette on a working group mailing list. Kirikos claims there’s a “campaign of intimidation” against him by fellow volunteers who do not agree with his opinions and forthright tone, but that he “has not done anything […]

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Looking ahead to NameSummit 2018

NameSummit 2018 stands out from other domain name industry events in its approach; the event covers digital real estate (domain names, of course) and physical real estate. The two day event kicks off on November 5th at the Westin Times Square. What better place to address an audience of real estate professionals than Manhattan? What’s covered […]

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Happy National Food Day!

Today is National Food 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 veggieeffect.com tipsypepper.com […]

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ICANN63 Barcelona GAC Communiqué

BARCELONA – 25 October 2018 – Today, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting at ICANN63 issued its Barcelona Communiqué. It is available for review here.

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Global Domain Industry heralds arrival of Perpetual Domain Registrations

Since the advent of private ownership of internet domain names, owners of domains have become accustomed to annual domain name renewal along with regular price increases for ownership of domains. From …

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Promising Premium Sales for Radix TLDs in the Second Half of 2018

Radix, one of the world’s largest portfolio registries, today announced that it has made one-time premium name sales of more than $137K since August 2018. These one-time sales were made through domain marketplace SEDO and via top registrar partners. Names that fetched maximum value were across .online, .space and .fun TLDs and included design.online for […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/25/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/25/2018. 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! games.xyz 10373.com barringtonhomes.com comfortec.com restauranten.com crikey.com hoik.com tvnz.com 50913.com sekerleme.com […]

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170 Domain Discoveries for October 25th

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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Septic Domains introducing “Forever And A Day” registrations

Domain industry underdogs, Septic Domains, announced a brand new service today, aimed at investors that intend to live forever. Named “Forever And A Day,” the Septic Domains service is revolutionary, as it takes care of one important thing affecting domainers in life: domain death. The other issue, taxes, remains unchallenged, but that will also be […]

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BrandBucket partnering with Sedo to market names

BrandBucket is now going to be syndicating their inventory on Sedo. According to news in the recent newsletter, How it works: We are partnering with 3rd Party Marketplaces so sellers can seamlessly publish their domains on multiple platforms. Currently, through your BrandBucket account with one click you can opt-in to have BrandBucket market your names on Sedo […]

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