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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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ICANN Publishes Comprehensive Guide on What to Expect During the Root KSK Rollover

LOS ANGELES – 22 August 2018 – As the ICANN Organization prepares, for the first time ever, to change the cryptographic keys that help protect the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), the organization has published a guide to let people know what to expect. The changing of the keys, known as the “Root Key Signing […]

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Miami man sues France — the country — for seizing his domain name

Domain names are hot property for countries. Israel.com sold for almost $6 million in 2008. Korea.com went for $5 million in 2000. Now, a Miami man is suing France – the country – for seizing his doma…

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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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How do New Domains impact SEO: the report

The report This is a report from India based multiple registry Radix on how new domains impact SEO. Questions covered are: New domains and SEO – What is the connection between the two? What do the users have to say about the impact of new domains on SEO? What do SEO experts have to say […]

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ICANN's ePDP – An Insider's Perspective

Amazingly enough, summer is rapidly ending as kids head back to school, the temperatures in the mornings are just slightly cooler, and soon enough jeans and sweatshirts will be upon us. It also means that the important work on ICANN’s temporary specification regarding WHOIS relative to GDPR has already aged a few months. The ICANN […]

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So, I seem to have found a bug in my WordPress install

Something funky is happening with my blog comment moderation settings in WordPress and it causes people who have commented for years to get held for moderation. I’m not quite sure when this changed but it happened with a WordPress update sometime over the last year. Here are my current comment settings: Unless I’m missing something […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/21/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/21/2018. 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! bringthemhomenow.org megascan.com […]

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172 Domain Discoveries for August 21st

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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FXT.com : #Sedo broker sells three letter .COM #domain for six figures!

Sedo scored another big sale today, with the three letter .com domain FXT.com selling for $150,000 dollars. Derick Clegg, domain broker at Sedo, announced the sale this morning: “Just sold FXT .Com for $150,000! Congratulations to buyer and seller! Sedo.com #domains #domainnames” Registered in 1995, the domain FXT.com was listed for sale for $250,000 dollars […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-21-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-21-18 Monday was a strong day for sales, there were 4 five figure sales led by Hetian.com at $46,500. Top sales/closes from yesterday: hetian.com 46,500 USD 2018-08-20 GoDaddy rhd.com 35,000 USD 2018-08-20 NameJet redcoral.com 20,375 USD 2018-08-20 GoDaddy slot.gr 11,525 USD 2018-08-20 Sedo digitizer.com 3,727 USD 2018-08-20 GoDaddy filk.com 3,650 USD 2018-08-20 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 20, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 20, 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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If ICANN completely kills whois, GDPR will only be one of their problems

Göran Marby, ICANN President and CEO, wrote a blog post about a possible unified access model that was published by ICANN for community input. I don’t see much progress from ICANN since May that GDPR went into full effect and I don’t expect much to work from ICANN anyway. They expecting all work to be done from […]

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NameFind Premiums Forwarding to Afternic Inquiry Form

Every once in a while, I check out the landing pages for various high value domain names owned by GoDaddy via its NameFind portfolio company. Because GoDaddy has one of the largest domain name portfolios and probably sells more aftermarket domain names than anyone else, I visit their landing pages to see if I can […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Shakti.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and Shakti.com led the way at $50,000. Wormholes.net for some reason sold for $28,600. 37 .com sales 15 cctld sales 10 other gtld sales Token.xyz sold for $14,999 and Bot.app sold for $9,999.   Domain name Price Currency .COMs shakti.com 50,000 USD dextra.com 11,088 EUR youjzz.com 10,500 USD allergysmart.com 10,000 […]

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.CLUB revenue not all that

.CLUB Domains may be one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in the US, according to Inc magazine, but it’s returning the majority of its revenue back to its registrars. CEO Colin Campbell revealed this week that the company returns almost 70% of its gross revenue in the form of rebates. The revelation came in an […]

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Gesab, S.A. tries to reverse domain name hijack DeskWall.com

Panelist says Complainant knew or (should have known) that it couldn’t prove registration and use in bad faith. Gesab, S.A., a company in Barcelona that sells a product called DeskWall, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by filing a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name DeskWall.com. The company first tried […]

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What are the exact metrics one need to consider for flipping a domain?

I tried high estibot value domains. And I tried expired domains with high DA, PA and quality backlinks. They get views from bidders, but no bids. How do successful domain flippers choose good domains to flip? submitted by /u/john1133 [link] [comments]

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$100K + USD sales volume – See how he did it

Today: What to do when you lose your domain authentication code / Figura.com sold for $5,100 / Buying LLLL.com / 2 words.com domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: LondonCocktailBars.com – Sounds like a good long tail Geo directory domain to me. Is there still […]

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66 companies in Inc 5000 use domain names for their company name

These 66 fast-growing companies use a domain name for their company name. A handful of domain name companies made this year’s Inc 5000 list. Additionally, I noticed that some great domain names were t…

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Domain Name Registrations Reach 339.8 Million in 2Q18

VeriSign tracks the continued growth of internet domains on a quarterly basis and released its’ second quarter 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB) on Aug. 16. According to VeriSign there were 339.8 …

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Limitations, Delays, and Laches as Defenses in Cybersquatting Claims

In passing the baton for combating cybersquatting to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recommended that “claims under the administrative procedure [should not] be subject to a time limitation” (Final Report, Paragraph 199). ICANN agreed and the UDRP contains no limitation period for making a claim. […]

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EPAY.io sold for $10,100.00

Today: Health/Medical Resource Tool For Finding Names / Need a banking domain .com only / Buying single word .org / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How Configuration Information For the World’s Largest Domain Name Registrar Was Exposed Online – This was an interesting read. If […]

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183 Domain Discoveries for August 20th

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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#TheTruthIsNotTruth : Another political viral term gets registered as a #domain

The focal point of this administration is truth. At least, their definition of it. From “fake news“ to retracted statements altered to suit the current agenda, Donald Trump’s 18+ months as the US president are infested with political intensity unseen before. And now, a statement by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, seeks to redefine truth […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-20-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-20-18 A non descript group of names on Suday, Iftar.com was the top sale at $5,773 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: iftar.com 5,773 USD 2018-08-19 Sedo cinimark.com 5,002 USD 2018-08-19 DropCatch wicc.com 3,360 USD 2018-08-19 DropCatch swisslabs.com 2,313 USD 2018-08-19 GoDaddy earnfromhome.com 2,020 USD 2018-08-19 NameJet envoy.ai 1,972 USD 2018-08-19 Park.io […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 19, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 19, 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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Daily Poll: Do You Rely on Parking Revenue?

I have never made much money from domain name parking revenue. In general, I typically earn low 3 figures a month from parking revenue. It’s always nice to see the PayPal payment email from Uniregistry, but it doesn’t change or impact my business. Some legacy domain investors have domain names that produce substantial amounts of […]

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Hetian.com closes at $46,500, will GoDaddy get full payment this time?

Hetian.com closed at $46,500 today on GoDaddy auctions. After last week’s flurry of information on Dispute.com, it will be interesting to see if GoDaddy needs to take a haircut here. Will the buyer get the wire in on time? This could be a new gameshow for every high priced auction close on GoDaddy. There is […]

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MERGE! Alert: Discount Room Rates End Friday –  More Sessions & Speakers Added to Show Agenda

The 2nd annual MERGE! conference in Orlando is now just over 3 weeks away. Here is the latest on the agenda and a reminder to book your room now.

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