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Daily Domain Picks 10-21-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-21-18 ApartHotel.com was the top close at NameJet, closing at $8,767. Someone texted me asking if this name was a shill bid as they saw no value in the name. I told this person that not everyone can know everything but that they should have at least done a Google search if […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday October 21st, 2018

Just an FYI.  Whatever you’ve accomplished in life your probably didn’t do alone.  Acknowledged or not, there were most likely people that supported you along the way.  Maybe not always at your side, making decisions, or investing money.  But perhaps taking care of you personally and emotionally as you pursued your dreams.  I learned early […]

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Whois status and impacts from GDPR on European ccTLDs

CENTR, the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, published a report on Whois status and impacts from GDPR. Respondents of the survey were the following ccTLDs: .at, .au, .be, .ch, .cz, .de, .dk, .ee, .es, .eu, .fi, .fr, .ie, .lu, .me, .nl, .no, .nz, .pl, .pt, .rs, .se, .si, .ua, .uk. (Once […]

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Daily Poll: How Many Times do You Follow Up on Old Leads?

It’s frustrating when an offer or inquiry comes in, I respond to it, and I don’t hear back from the buyer. It is even more frustrating when their offer is somewhat close to the asking price, and I think there is a pretty good shot of the deal getting done. Following up on offers and […]

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ICANN 63, Day 0 — registrars bollock DI as Whois debate kicks off

Blameless, cherubic domain industry news blogger Kevin Murphy received a bollocking from registrars over recent coverage of Whois reform yesterday, as he attended the first day of ICANN 63, here in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the community working group tasked with designing this reform put in a 10-hour shift of face-to-face talks, attempting to craft the language […]

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11 end user domain name sales up to $250k

A Romanian Casino, a Space Engineering firm and a language app all bought domain names last week. It was the week of “2” last week with the top sales at Sedo across all categories (.com, ccTLD and “other”) repeating this digit within their sales prices. And even more unusual was a .RO (Romania) ccTLD purchase […]

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To develop or not to develop that new domain? – That’s the question!

Today:  Self-hosted and hosted domain portfolios / INJO.com sold for $4,900 / [Hiring] Need a simple web design with some rss feed integration / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: .Top New Domain Registrations for only $1.49 – Are you a big .top fan? Check out […]

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Domain Capital goes after Prince’s estate for reverse domain name hijacking

Musician’s estate sued financing company over Prince.com domain name. Domain Capital is fighting back. Domain name financing company Domain Capital has responded (pdf) to a cybersquatting lawsuit brou…

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Will Trump Administration give the green light to higher “tax-like” fees on domains?

The price consumers pay for .com domain names have been kept in check by an obscure agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s NTIA and Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN), the company that operates .com …

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The .BEST price drop

Not so many people are using domain names ending in “.best” yet. The reason for this is its price at the registrar: up to €112 per year at some registrars when a “.com” often costs below €10. The Registry recently changed hands and is adapting, offering a serious price drop. Registration Price will be divided […]

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Despite Voice and AI Hype: the Domain Name Remains Crucial in Marketing

In the early days of the internet, companies only needed a simple web presence to be among the pioneers of digitization. Playfully animated hover buttons and electronically-synthesized background music were commonly accepted standards. To appear on a search engine, webmasters simply had to submit the URL of their website. To have a serious presence in […]

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Take a minute, right now, to sign this petition to stop the .COM price increase

You might not know this but the price of .COM domains could increase, by an unknown amount, in a little over a month. Verisign, the company that currently has the exclusive right to issue .COM domains could make hundreds of millions of dollars off of all of us by increasing the price of every .COM […]

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Domain Investing Risk Tolerance – Where do you fit in?

Today: The biggest factor in gaining sales listing traffic / FingerPaint.com – Sold for $75,000.00 / 68365.com – Sold for $22,500.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Expiring Domains – Be sure to check your portfolio for any expiring domains. This buyer is ready […]

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$123k in Sales on October 19th – Calibra.com sold for $7,550 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was Calibra.com which sold for $7,550 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 230 sales for a total of $122,987 with an average sale price of $535. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 18% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased by 38%. […]

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#Domainers worry about #PayPal raising rates again

For many domain investors, PayPal has been a staple method of transacting, particularly in the three to four figure range domain acquisitions and sales. PayPal recently announced rate hikes for its convenience service, and that move will once again erode domainers’ earnings. Instant transfers will no longer cost $0.25 but the fee increases to a […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-19-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-19-18 FingerPaint.com sold for $75,000 on Sedo to lead the way on Thursday. Top sales/closes from yesterday: fingerpaint.com 75,000 USD 2018-10-18 Sedo 68365.com 22,500 USD 2018-10-18 GoDaddy kiddies.com 7,838 USD 2018-10-18 DropCatch vorsorgesparen.ch 7,669 USD 2018-10-18 Sedo spendpoint.com 6,000 USD 2018-10-18 Sedo remotevpn.com 4,788 USD 2018-10-18 BuyDomains *data courtesy of Namebio Go […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, October 20th

On Tuesday I mentioned the Godaddy auction partners and Mike Cyger was kind enough to reply.  I’ve added his comment below for those that didn’t see it. Mike makes a really good point with the Amazon example. Why would people go anywhere else if Godaddy is all they see and hear about. Mike’s comment also […]

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ICANN says first root KSK rollover was successfully completed

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has determined that the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) has been completed with minimal disruption of the global Internet. October 11 2018 was the first time the key has been changed since it was first put in […]

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ICA Seeking Nominations for 2019 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

Shortly after the unexpected passing of Lonnie Borck, the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) created a domain industry award in his memory. The inaugural award was presented to David Weslow ofWiley Rein, and this year’s award was given to Kathy Kleiman. The ICA is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award. Here’s a […]

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Book review — “Domain Names: Strategies and Legal Aspects”

I’ve only ever read two books about the domain name industry. The first one was Kieren McCarthy’s excellent Sex.com, the 2007 barely believable non-fictional tech-thriller that seemed to deliberately eschew inside-baseball policy talk in favor of a funny and rather gripping human narrative. The second, Domain Names – Strategies and Legal Aspects, by Jeanette Soderlund […]

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BTSA.com: Cybersquatting or RDNH? You decide.

WIPO panelist makes a questionable decision. World Intellectual Property Organization panelist Warwick A. Rothnie has determined that the owner of BTSA.com is cybersquatting and that the domain should be transferred to BTSA Biotecnologias Aplicadas, S.L. Rothnie’s decision is surprising. You can make a good argument that this was actually a case of attempted reverse domain […]

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Boulder-based Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence Among the First to Adopt .CHARITY Domain

The domain name is provided by Denver-based domain registrar, Name.com. SPAN’s Development Director Mary Pierce noted SPAN plans on using the new domain name for special fundraising projects and …

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Don't Email Scott Morrison Through His Hijacked Domain

With PM Scott Morrison’s website being taken over after failing to renew the domain name, we’ve all had a good laugh at the PM’s expense. But there’s a slightly scary side to the whole matter. Now tha…

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The ".IDN" new gTLD to change to ".INTERNET" ?

An application for a .IDN new gTLD was submitted to the ICANN in the first round of the ICANN new gTLD program. It appears that this Indian company, named Nameshop, had the ICANN applicant support to result with a “did not meet all criteria” so it can’t be delegated. It then requested the ICANN to […]

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Is finals.afl the Most-Viewed .Brand Domain Ever?

If you’ve ever visited or spoken to someone from Australia, there is a good chance you’ve heard of Australian Rules Football. Those who are followers of Australia’s most popular football code are often politely described as ‘fanatical’, with hundreds of thousands of followers attending games each weekend during the southern hemisphere winter. The game is […]

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My top ten list of domains for eSports and gaming startups available on Brandbucket

As many of you know, I’m a big fan of eSports, and the global market for gaming is exploding which means more startup are entering the space every week. Of course, this also makes finding the right domain name even harder since, as the saying goes “all the good domains are taken.” If you’re a […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/18/2018

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 10/18/2018. 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! akaro.com roadjet.com whereyouare.com luckylines.com […]

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143 Domain Discoveries for October 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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Seven with #Sedo : #GreatDomains wants you to feel the Pain .com

Sponsor: Sedo – GreatDomains is a 7-day long auction by Sedo, from October 18-25, featuring an eclectic selection of domain names. More than 130 carefully curated domains are available to bid on! Oktoberfest has ended in Germany, but in the US it’s going full blast, so grab a large “das boot” beer and get ready […]

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What TechCrunch has taught me about the future of domains

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com I read TechCrunch almost everyday. It’s a real pleasure to enjoy, but it also gives me a glimpse into the future of domains. TechCrunch is an online tech magazine. It features leading internet startups which may one day become household brands globally. Because these startups are also the new leaders in […]

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