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Negotiating a Domain Name Purchase

“OK Shaun, but you’ll have to take a bath too.” Shaun just successfully negotiated five more minutes of Ask the Storybots. Yeah, it cost him a bath on top of going to bed, but he’s getting what he wanted. Negotiating a domain name purchase isn’t …

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Why we’re adding .APP to our new gTLD report

The “new gTLD reports” are monthly snapshots of new domain name registration volumes according to specific categories of businesses or groups and three of these reports are “special”. 3 new gTLD reports are “indicators” In our list of 17 reports, 3 are slightly different from the 14 others: The report related to Companies lists the […]

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ICANN vs EPAG: ICANN Seeks Appeal Plus Pushes for ECJ Referral

As I predicted ICANN is pursuing its case against EPAG. They’re now not only appealing the case to a higher court in Germany but are also trying to get the entire thing referred to the European Court of Justice. In an announcement late last night ICANN made it very clear what their intentions are. While […]

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If you had one sentence to describe the domain industry right now…what would it be?

There has been a lot of talk lately about the state of the domain industry, and like most things involving people and opinions, there’s no right answers but there sure are a lot of perspectives. I’ve heard from all ends of the spectrum from people who think things are getting better by the day to […]

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89 Domain Discoveries for July 3rd

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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Aged four letter #domain FAMA .com grilled through the #UDRP process

The domain name FAMA.com was registered in 1996; the aged CVCV .com was the subject of a UDRP at the WIPO. Complainant is Fabricación de Maquinas, S.A. de C.V. of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico that attempted to get the domain, based on a Mexican trademark dating back to 1973. They operate from fama.com.mx. According to […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-3-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-3-18 Industrial.Group sold for $10,000 cue up the it’s a fake sale in 3,2,1… Top sales/closes from yesterday: industrial.group 10,000 USD 2018-07-02 Domaincracy.com hireyourself.com 7,500 USD 2018-07-02 Sedo sponsor.org 4,288 USD 2018-07-02 NameJet gospeaky.com 4,190 USD 2018-07-02 DropCatch purehome.com 4,050 USD 2018-07-02 GoDaddy cardvault.com 3,683 USD 2018-07-02 GoDaddy *data courtesy of Namebio […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 2, 2018 + NAMEJET JUNE SALES SUMMARY

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 1, 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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.EU suspends over 11,000 abusive domain names

On 21 June 2018, EURid, the .EU registry, suspended 11,760 domain names that were registered with non-eligible registration data, of which some have been reported for abuse. With actions as such, .EU says that its focus is on the safety of online consumers. EURid work closely with law enforcement and our partners, both on a […]

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Playboy Going After Centerfold Domain Names

It looks like Playboy Enterprises is going after a few domain names with the word “centerfolds” in them. The company filed three separate UDRPs at the World Intellectual Property Organizations to try and wrest control of the following three domain names: Centerfolds.com (WIPO case #D2018-1457) PlayboyCenterfold.com (WIPO case #D2018-1455) PlayboyCenterfolds.com (WIPO case #D2018-1456) I would […]

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Photos & Highlights from the 2018 NamesCon China Conference in Shanghai

The 2018 NamesCon China conference was held in Shanghai June 27-29. We have photos & highlights from the big event in the Far East.

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DomainSherpa Review – Apr 23: Walrus.com, Interspace.com & a song about GDPR and the end of WhoIs!

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Walrus.com, InterSpace.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: FancyFree.com, Joyrider.com, WholeWheat.com……• Get your bids in soon for RainCloud.com, Zoma.com, LoveTemple.com…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Larry Fischer, Shane Cultra and Andrew […]

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Fight breaks out as Afilias eats Neustar’s Aussie baby

The transition of .au to Afilias’ registry platform over the weekend seems to have gone quite smoothly, but that hasn’t stopped Neustar and a former key executive from lashing back at what it says are the gaining company’s “misinformed” statements. The war of words, which has got quite nasty, came as Afilias transferred all 3.1 […]

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The domain name reseller business – DNW Podcast #192

Understand the changing market for domain name reseller services. The business of domain name resellers is constantly changing. This week, we speak with Aditya Arya, the AVP of Business Operations for LogicBoxes. LogicBoxes helps companies manage their own registrar or become a domain name reseller. Learn how this type of business is changing and the […]

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How to make the actual domain transaction?

Sorry for the very noob question, but I would REALLY appreciate the answer. I've spent the past couple of days reading on domaining, browsing forums and collecting info. I spend about 8 hours (literally all my free time) on this daily. I think I'm ready to jump in to do sales. One thing I still […]

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Advice for a new domain investor

Today: Advice for a new domain investor / Nominate Domain Name Investor of the Year 2018 / Hundan.com sold for $2,548 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Will holding .com’s too long eventually be our demise? – Some domain investors think that holding a .com […]

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NameJet October sales led by Jup.com

NameJet October sales were $770,667. The top 10 was dominated by 3L.coms. MoneyExchange.com was the highest non 3L.com sale. RealEstate.nyc closed at $21,300 and was the top new gtld on the list. Numerics were nowhere to be found in the top 100 sales. jup.com $32,300.00 iup.com $32,000.00 moneyexchange.com $25,700.00 realestate.nyc $21,300.00 iih.com $21,300.00 kvd.com $20,000.00 […]

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673.com Changed Hands, Alibaba acquired LingShouJia.com for $24k | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-10-2017

DOMAIN SALES 673.com just changed hands, according to the buyer, the price was over 2m CNY price (at least $288,971 USD). Xytm.com was sold for ¥111666 CNY (approximately $16,134 USD). Jiatao.com was sold for a six-figure CNY price, the buyer didn’t disclose the exact price. Domain names of 80801.com and 80802.com were auctioned for ¥75,500 CNY (approximately […]

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Domain Name Registrations Reach 333.8 Million in 1Q18

There are more choices for organizations than ever before when it comes to choosing an internet domain name. Yet despite the choices, the dot com domain still retains its crown as the largest domain registry. VeriSign’s first quarter Domain Name Industry …

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The .LTD new gTLD enters the TOP 10

The .LTD new gTLD belongs to Donuts, an American company, and just entered the new gTLD TOP 10 in volumes with 468,462 domain names registered. This “explosion” started in May the 7 2018 and 417,815 of these domain names were recently registered at one single accredited registrar based…in China (source nTLDStats.com). Something is going on When […]

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Combinations of Dictionary Words in Domain Names: Common vs. Distinctive Phrases

The lexicon of domain names consists of letters, words, numbers, dots, and dashes. When the characters correspond in whole (identical) or in part (confusingly similar) to trademarks or service marks and their registrations postdate the first use of marks in commerce registrants become challengeable under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) as cybersquatters. […]

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Who buys expired domains more, Domainers or end-users?

An interesting question came up in a post I wrote a couple of days ago about .IO sales. I said that I think the sales we see on Park.io are mostly investors, a reader of mine chimed in and suggested that they’re actually likely end-users. Now I don’t have any official data from Park.io but […]

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9229.net sold for $3,412

Today: 3 Ways You Can Start Selling More Domains Today / Are you in the “com” business?….or / Pitching partial product and service domains to end-users / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying one word .com or CVCV.com – Be sure to check your portfolio […]

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114 Domain Discoveries for July 2nd

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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#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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Should domaining do away with the ridiculous?

Should the domain industry allow for the ridiculous, names being listed for sale at prices that border on the absurd? This has long been the forte of an Ebay, but what about a Sedo or Namepros? There was a thread on Namepros about whether the rules should be changed? Imadoer posted: How many times have […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 1, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 1, 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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There were 712 complaints for .uk domains in 2017 – 55% of the complaints resulted in a domain transfer

Nominet, the .UK registry, released the 2017 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 712 complaints relating to 783 domains, which represents just 0.0065% of the domain names on the register, were made in 2017. Over half of the complaints (55%) in 2017 resulted in a domain transfer. […]

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Determining the Viability of Non-English Domain Names

I regularly see non-English .com domain names coming up for sale at auction. I took Spanish for a few years in high school, but my foreign language skills are quite atrocious. That being said, because there may be value in non-English .com domain names, it is important to know how viable a name is before […]

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NameJet June sales led by QWE.com

NameJet released their monthly sales for June and QWE.com was the top sale at $31,400. There were 101 sales reported that met the $2,000 minimum price. There were only 8 sales that were five figures. 89.tv was the only cctld that hit five figures at $10,000. 5. orgs and 7 .nets made the list. NetWellness.org […]

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