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New TLD Economics with Colin Campbell – DNW Podcast #198

Digging into .Club’s revenue and the economics of new TLDs. New top level domain name company .Club landed on the 2018 Inc 5000. The Inc 5000 list shows that it had revenue of $7.2 million but I had lots of questions. Is this “real” revenue? Is the company profitable? This week we go straight to […]

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Top Domain Sales of the Year – DNW Podcast #197

Reviewing the top domain names sales so far this year. For this week’s special edition of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, I review the top 10 public domain name sales of the year as reported by DN Journ…

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One in five millennial parents picked their baby’s name based on available web domains, study claims

Millennial parents are picking baby names based on available domain names, a new study claims. The new trend emerged in a study examining how the internet is shaping approaches to parenting, and how t…

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Cryptocurrencies may be Cold but Blockchain is on Fire

If anyone was crazy enough to day trade crypto over the last eight month, your life has likely become a nightmare world. Every major crypto-currency is well off its December highs and it doesn’t look like a turn-around is coming very soon. As many of you know, I am bullish on cryptocurrencies in the long […]

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Why you should get the same name in other extensions along with .com

Today: Periodic table of mind-blowing tech – Niche investments / Domain Marketplace ID checking / Recently Deleted Domains With High Back link Strategy 2018 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying LLLL.com, LLL.net/.org, CCC.com, High GoDaddy Appraisal Names – Be sure to check your portfolio for […]

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178 Domain Discoveries for August 19th

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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#Indian domainer wins #UDRP filed against the domain #Digel .com

An Indian domain investor has successfully defended his domain, Digel.com, against the German Complainant. Digel Aktiengesellschaft of Nagold, Germany, filed the UDRP at the WIPO, after turning down the registrant’s asking price of $29,000 dollars. Their offer was $12,000 dollars. According to the UDRP, the Complainant says that it was founded in 1939 and that […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-19-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-19-18 A random collection of names that on the surface would have readers saying WTF? Nuqu.com was the close on Saturday and that’s a standard CVCV where there is a lot of interest. But then you get names like ICEWM.org for $3,750 and RedSn0w.us yes that is a zero for the letter […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 18, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 18, 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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Buzzfeed threatens Mike Mann and his domain name Tasty.com

Buzzfeed is threatening Mike Mann and his Tasty.com. Seems like Buzzfeed, that is running Tasty.co, wants to upgrade from the .co to the .com by stealing a domain name that was registered and owned by Mike Mann since 2003. Mike Mann said on Twitter: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal http://Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive […]

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Daily Poll: Do You Respond to Lowball Offers?

I am sure everyone gets offers they would consider to be lowball offers. People from around the world, with different experiences and budgets, want to buy domain names, and many don’t have a clue about the domain name aftermarket. They know they can spend less than $20 to buy a domain name and probably think […]

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16 end user domain sales: a big bank, custom bong maker and more

A Fortune 500 bank, politician, and custom bong maker bought domain names last week. Sedo’s top sale last week was Christian.com for $600,000 but we don’t know if it was an end user or investor yet. I did, however, uncover 16 domains that are end user sales, and there are surely more. One is a company […]

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Proof that Hand Reg is NOT dead!

Today: Kdg.info sold for $5,655.00 / Contacting endusers / 812666.com sold for $3,716 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Analysis of NNNN.in Domains – Did you know that all of the four letter .in ccTLD’s were registered? Does that mean that the market just locked and […]

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How to turn contacts into referral sources and lead generating machines

Early on in my freelancing career, I met a woman who came to every single networking event and constantly pushed her marketing services on everyone in attendance. Her pushy approach felt a bit icky, but she talked a good game. And as a freelance designer who offered graphic design and web design services, I was […]

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VERISIGN Q2 2018 DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF: INTERNET GROWS TO 339.8 MILLION DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2018

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have […]

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Modification of Domains Protected Marks List Service

Open Date: 15 August 2018 Close Date: 24 September 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements Brief Overview: This public comment period is to gather community input on the proposed amendment [PDF, 204 KB] to modify Donuts Inc.’s Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) service across all generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in its […]

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Global domain names come to VN

The availability of a series of new foreign domain names in the Vietnamese market is offering more choices to local companies and opening up new opportunities for domain name registrars. The penetrati…

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Hot Companies with Horrible Brands

Not too long ago, dictionary word domains were considered as exact match, category killers for various products and industries.  For this reason you’ll find fiber optic products at Fiber.com and air travel services at Fly.com.  But things have changed. The rules have been disrupted. Now dictionary words have become a premium vehicle for branding in […]

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Will Flippa’s sale of Strength.com for $300k actually go through?

Today could mark a new record for Flippa – their #1 domain sale, Strenth.com at $300,001. The challenge is, just like the $65k sale of Dispute.com on Go Daddy last week, the buyer can always pull out leaving a domino effect and potentially jeopardizing the sale period. I’ve seen the same thing happen in live […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/18/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/18/2018. 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! glps.com igc.net […]

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135 Domain Discoveries for August 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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#Domains and trademarks : IP theft rampant in #China

A recent decision against the registrant of the domain AirBNBChina.com serves as a reminder of copyright and trademark violations in China. Intellectual property theft is rampant in China, where trademark registrations by foreign companies must follow the “first to file” Chinese law. Unlike Western trademark offices, where the filing entity must provide proof of “first […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-18-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-18-18 DropCatch took the top two spots on Friday. Nothing really special with nothing above $5,350. 268999.com pulled down a decent price considering the Chinese market has cooled off a bit. Top sales/closes from yesterday: arrest.org 5,350 USD 2018-08-17 DropCatch mediafon.com 4,755 USD 2018-08-17 DropCatch cashvine.com 4,451 USD 2018-08-17 GoDaddy 268999.com 3,749 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 17, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 17, 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: Would You Choose Your Baby’s Name Based on Domain Availability?

The New York Post published an article about a research study sponsored by GoDaddy concerning baby names and corresponding domain names. From the NYP article this morning: “According to the research, as many as one in five (20 percent) millennial parents said they changed or seriously considered changing their baby’s name based on what domain […]

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Two 6-Figure Sales Totaling $835,000 and One of Year's 3 Biggest ccTLD Sales Top This Week's Chart

Another interesting week for domain sales highlighted by a couple of 6-figure .com heavyweights and one of the year’s three biggest ccTLD sales.

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ICANN CTO: no reason to delay KSK rollover

ICANN’s board of directors will be advised to go ahead with a key security change at the DNS root — “the so-called KSK rollover” — this October, according to the organization’s CTO. “We don’t see any reason to postpone again,” David Conrad told DI on Monday. If it does go ahead as planned, the rollover […]

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Betsy Riot punks NRA Lobbyist’s wife with domain name

Group creates website juxtaposing NRA’s advocacy and successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting complaint. Above: A picture from Ivy-Lane-Living.com Betsy Riot, a group that has railed against the National Rifle Association, has won a dispute brought by Courtney Cox, who is married to the NRA’s chief lobbyist and principal political strategist, Chris Cox. Courtney Cox […]

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First comes baby, then comes baby’s personalized domain name

Millennial parents are picking baby names based on available domain names, a new study shows. The new trend emerged in a study examining how the internet is shaping approaches to parenting and how thi…

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Armenia’s Most Curiously Profitable Asset Could Be the .AM Domain

As such, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (or IANA) was established with the purpose of assigning top-level domains for countries. Canada got ‘.ca’, France received ‘.fr’ and Tuvalu, by pure lu…

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