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The Blogroll: Week 15

If you’re asking “what the heck am I looking at?”, here’s a primer. Also, if you know of an article or blog I should be reading, let me know. * Robin Rendle – I Don’t Believe in Full-Stack Engineering Despite the evidence that front-end development is a focused activity that requires full-time effort I see […]

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College Snaps Up Domain Name for State’s Free Tuition

The Buffalo News is reporting this morning that if you’re searching the Internet for information about Excelsior Scholarship –  New York’s new free tuition program – you are likely to end up at an unexpected website – www.medaille.edu. And when you start reading, you are urged to read the “fine print” in the Excellsior program. […]

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Internationalized domain names create phishing risks: Here's a solution

When ICANN began to allow registration of internationalized domain names—that is, domain names that use non-ASCII characters—they unwittingly opened a new method for phishing campaigns to succeed. Visual similarities between characters in different …

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New gTLDs, New Measures

This is a copy-paste of a recent 3 pages letter sent from the Brand Registry Group to the ICANN. You will find the link to download the original letter down this post. Potential .BRAND new gTLD applicants will certainly love its content. The letter: “At ICANN61 it was refreshing to hear from the variety of […]

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Verisign Q1 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 333.8 Million Domains in Q1 of 2018

Verisign Domain Name Industry BriefQ1 2018 – Download Full ReportToday, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the first quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 333.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, or 0.4 percent, compared […]

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Founding edition of Gambitconference to be organized in Hyderabad

Poised to be one of the biggest Multi-tracked internet conference of India, Gambit Conference 2017 will be conducted in Hyderabad on the 27th November at the famous hotel Taj Banjara.   Image of Conference venue, Hotel Taj Banjara Sponsored by Namekart.com , Gambit conference will encompass prominent speakers from the fields of Domain Names , […]

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Pricing and Profits; Threading the Eye of the Needle

Everybody knows that if we price our domains too high, they won’t sell and we’ll go bankrupt, right? Well not everybody. As newbies we think we’ve struck gold with hand-regged domains like SandpaperSusan.com and we list them for sale at 5 figures. After a year when it hasn’t sold we feel foolish and change it […]

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Startup Saturday: One of the hottest startups, valued at over $1B is branding on a .CO domain

One of, if not the, hottest companies in the startup world right now is Bird Scooters. The startup launched less than two years ago and recently raised a monster $300M round of funding at a valuation north of $1B. This has left many people scratching their heads but some of the top VCs in the […]

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Domain Research and Threat Investigation tools

Today: Domain Research and Threat Investigation tools / Newly Sold Hand Registered Domains / VQX.com sold for $11,578 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Show Me Your .Tips! – Are you investing in new gTLD .tips domain names? What have you own or recently purchased […]

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99 Domain Discoveries for June 30th

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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Citi Bank loses #UDRP for Citifymarketplace .com #domain

Sometimes, even giant corporations fail, and Citigroup Inc., a monolith of a financial bank, just lost the UDRP it filed for the domain Citifymarketplace.com. Citigroup has been defending its CITI mark very aggressively, and this UDRP targets a domain that promotes a “CITIFY” brand: “CITIFY is simple and practical to buy and sell anything found […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-30-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-30-18 All over the block on Friday, a 4N.com led the way at $16,000 for 8437.com. Bookzz.org closed at $12,002 on DropCatch. This was a popular website to download books for free. https://www.quora.com/Is-it-illegal-to-download-books-or-articles-from-bookzz Top sales/closes from yesterday: 8437.com 16,000 USD 2018-06-29 NameJet bookzz.org 12,002 USD 2018-06-29 DropCatch kid.io 10,000 USD 2018-06-29 Park.io […]

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AUCTION RECAP JUNE 29, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 29, 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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Some very interesting domain name statistics

Afnic has published its 2017 study on the global domain name market, based on ICANN statistics, registry figures, specialized site information and internal research: At the end of 2017, the global domain name market represented some 342 million domain names, including 172 million legacy TLDs (.COM, .NET, .ORG, etc.), 24 million nTLDs created from 2014 […]

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Eagle Eye Networks Spends $300k to Upgrade to EEN.com

In May of this year, the EEN.com domain name was reportedly sold for $300,000, as recorded by NameBio. The sale, which was brokered by Larry Fischer’s GetYourDomain.com, is tied with the sale of Signet.com for the tenth largest domain name sale of the year in the DNJournal year to date sale report. The EEN.com domain name was sold by Anything.com […]

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4-Digit Numerical Domain Sells for 6 Figures to Top New DNJ Chart – 3-Letter .Com Also Passes 100K Mark

The new weekly DNJournal.com domain sales report is out with a pair of 6-figure sales at the top of the chart, including the biggest 4-digit domain sale in two years.

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7 Dimensions that Domain Names Impact A Brand – with Chris Zuiker

If you don’t understand specifically how domain names impact brand values, you limit your ability to sell your domain names, to invest wisely, or on the other end, to maximize your brand’s potential. Today’s Sherpa, Chris Zuiker, describes 7 specific ways in which domain names impact brand value. All investors and entrepreneurs who are looking […]

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All Cyrillic .eu domains to be deleted

Eurid has announced that Cyrillic domain names in .eu will be deleted a year from now. The registry said that it’s doing so to comply with the “no script mixing” recommendations for internationalized domain names, which are designed to limit the risk of homograph phishing attacks. The deletions will kick in May 31, 2019, and […]

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UDRP after GDPR: challenges without Whois

Lack of public Whois makes filing a UDRP a two-step process. GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy process. Without public Whois, companies that believe someone is cybersquatting on their domain might have to “go blind” into a UDRP filing; they won’t know who the domain name registrant is. This is one of […]

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Eminent-domain fears swirl as Foxconn breaks ground in Mount Pleasant

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After flyer flap, Domain says, Don’t confuse us with Domain Northside

It is understandable that there is confusion in the marketplace as both properties share Domain in their names and because DomainNORTHSIDE blurs the lines by including our tenants in their marketing materials and community outreach. “We wanted to …

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The .ICU Sunrise Period ends

The .ICU new gTLD Sunrise Period ends today: SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 14:00; CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD START: Tuesday, 29 May, 2018; CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD END: Thursday, 30 August, 2018. More details are available on the TMCH Calendar.

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Should Domain Names be Considered 'Contracts for Service' or 'Property Rights'?

The legal status of domain names is one of the most hotly debated topics with regards to evolving property rights and how they should be applied to technological and intellectual property ‘innovations’ in cyberspace. At present, there are two opposing factions on this topic: On one hand, there are those who maintain that domain names […]

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Marshalls (TJX) Acquires Marshalls.com From Marshalls PLC

Marshalls department stores, which is owned by TJX Companies, has acquired the domain name Marshalls.com from Marshalls PLC of the UK. Both are publicly traded companies. Marshalls (TJX) is currently using the domain name MarshallsOnline.com for the brands main website, while Marshalls (UK) is/was using both Marshalls.com (corporate) & Marshalls.co.uk  (corporate & products). This transaction […]

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Summary of Gambitconference 2017

What a day it was! Meeting giants of Cryptocurrency and domain name industry together at the same time was a dream come true. Gambitconference 2017 which was held on 26th November,2017 at the beautiful hotel Taj Banjara was no less than a knowledge extravaganza. Panel discussions featuring eminent personalities including Here is a short summary […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 19 & 20: Hemper.com, Dynamind.com, Memberly.com

It seems that the best strategy to get top dollars for your domains at the moment is simply letting them expire and go through the expired domain auction process. The disadvantage of this strategy is that DropCatch, GoDaddy or NameJet will pocket those dollars instead Looking at today’s auction prices it sometimes seems that the domain name […]

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How much time do new gTLDs need to reach maturity?

So a lot of people are saying that new gTLDs are a failure, they’re crashing and burning and .COM is and forever will be the only investment-grade domain extension. I disagree. Of course this is just my opinion, I don’t have any more information than you do, all I have is my observations and opinions. […]

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The most interesting domain negotiations

Today: How logos help boost domain value / $50 Tech Logo Design Contest / DoItNow.org Sold for $6,088 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a domain for an eco-friendly product – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these eco-friendly domain name […]

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122 Domain Discoveries for June 29th

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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Internet Reboot Report : Next 100 years very difficult for #domain investing

A sobering new report unveils a grim future for domain investing in the 22nd century. In the next 100 years, domainers will face a series of challenges, some of which will be very hard to overcome. The latest Internet Reboot Report presents its scientifically researched analysis, along with raw data on domain name investing, spanning […]

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