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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday October 19th, 2018

I was asked by email some advice about domain negotiations.  Based on my sales prices there are many people that are better than me when it comes to getting the highest price but I do feel like I have enough business experience in general to give advice.  But I had already written a piece on […]

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Funniest domain name “inquiries” of the week!

I have decided to start documenting and posting every week the domain name “inquiries” and the messages that come with them. Well actually these are not really domain name inquiries. These are people that are obviously confused as to what website they ended up with. They think it is the website of a company or […]

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Offer an Installment Plan

I saw a NamePros post discussing the Huge Domains installment plan option. You can see an example of the installment plan option on this domain name I randomly found on the company’s home page. I think Huge Domains is one of the largest domain portfolio operators around. I recently wrote about its parent company, Turn […]

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Registrars still not responding to private Whois requests

Registrars are still largely ignoring requests for private Whois data, according to a brand protection company working for Facebook. AppDetex wrote to ICANN (pdf) last week to say that only 3% of some 9,000 requests it has made recently have resulted in the delivery of full Whois records. Almost 60% of these requests were completely […]

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CrowdSignal is PollDaddy’s new name

The CrowdSignal mystery is solved. Automattic’s PollDaddy is being rebranded as CrowdSignal. Last week I wrote about how Automattic, the company behind WordPress, was getting ready to launch a new polling/survey service called CrowdSignal. That was sort of right. The company will indeed soon have a service called CrowdSignal but it turns out that it’s […]

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Investing in a one-word .com – Budget: $40,000.00

Today:  Buying A Traffic Domain – Budget: $20,000.00 / Legalities of registering a domain and recovering the old content / 8B.cc sold for $12,002 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: What’s the best domain you would sell for $150? – Do you have a domain […]

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My three most recent domain sales

They’re all a little bit different. I mostly invest in domain names that sell in the sub-$10,000 range. There are people who are very successful at buying domains for five figures and selling them for …

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Schedule of Working Group and new gTLD Work Track 5 Meetings

ICANN63: Schedule of New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group and Related Meetings. Working Group and Work Track 5 Meetings: GNSO – New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Work Track 5 (Geographic Names)9:00 – 13:15, Sat, Oct 20, 2018 — 117 GAC)Remote Participation: https://63.schedule.icann.org/meetings/901599Agenda wiki page: https://community.icann.org/x/shVpBQ GNSO – New gTLD Subsequent

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Q&A with Matt Serlin, ICANN's Expedited Policy Development Process Team Member

Matt Serlin is the former Chair of the ICANN Registrar’s Constituency and is currently a member of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) team on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data. For the past several months, Matt has met at least 2 times each week with members of EPDP team. As a reminder, the […]

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Domain Movers in Video Format! One, Maybe TWO, Six Figure Domain Sales

Continuing with my new video series, today I present a Domain Movers in video format! .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } I’m not set on the style of video on […]

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Liquid domains or Brandables – what are you putting your focus on?

Lately I’ve been talking quite a bit about my planned shift in focus to liquid domains next year. Initially I was thinking numeric domains was where I would put most of my investment dollars but after some rather sage advice I’ve been considering putting more focus on 4L and 5L .COMs. As I start going […]

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Why some outbound domain email attempts fail

Today: How to find potential clients for the CCCC.com and .net domains / Potential Buyer Requesting for ICANN ownership proof / How to choose niche domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Do you judge people by their domains? – This is an interesting question. […]

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121 Domain Discoveries for October 17th

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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Dot .COM #domain sightings : Atlas Pools of Central #Florida

Driving around town can be fun, and we come across domain names emblazoned on vehicles. These unexpected encounters are captured and featured in our open-ended “domain sightings” series, split in two main categories: dot .COM and everything else. Of course, while taking a photo of a vehicle that carries a domain name, we are stationary […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-17-18 Amica.net sold at BuyDomains.com for $3,900. I would imagine this is the insurance company buying it. Interestingly the name is parked with insurance links, lucky to not have a UDRP. Top sales/closes from yesterday: amica.net 3,900 USD 2018-10-16 BuyDomains 99920.com 3,822 USD 2018-10-16 GoDaddy datacenters.io 3,510 USD 2018-10-16 Park.io rasenmaehroboter.de 3,411 […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday October 18th, 2018

I had written an opening piece but when I woke up this morning I thought it was too negative.  Nobody needs to read more negative.  So I’ll open with a piece I wrote 6 years ago and post it again.  I read it a few times a year to remind myself to keep moving forward. […]

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Donuts launches Travel.Domains

Donuts Inc. announced the launch of the www.travel.domains website, with features to enable travel organizations, enthusiasts and industry professionals to browse, discover and purchase  travel domains from its TLD portfolio. Donuts acquired the .TRAVEL domain name extension in February 2018 and made it easier to register .Travel domains in June. Using Donuts’ Relevant Name Search […]

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Your Domain Name May Not Be Investable

I am almost always looking to buy good inventory. I primarily seek out great one word .com domain names, but I also regularly participate in auctions for generic terms in the .com extension that would make a good investment. People also regularly send me domain names they want me to buy. Unfortunately, the vast majority […]

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Year's Biggest ccTLD Sale Tops This Week's Sales Chart – Top Two Totaled Over $450,0000

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. ccTLDs had a big outing with 3 of the year’s 7 biggest sales in that group reported this week.

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Co-founder Nevett leaves Donuts

Donuts executive vice president of corporate affairs Jon Nevett has left the company, Donuts said yesterday. He’s the last of the four co-founders of the new gTLD portfolio owner to step aside from their original roles over the last couple of years. There’s no word on whether he’s got a new gig lined up, but […]

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Jon Nevett leaves Donuts

Nevett completes co-founder exodus from Donuts. Donuts co-founder Jon Nevett has stepped down from the company but will remain an advisor. Jon Nevett, one of four co-founders of top level domain name Donuts, has stepped down. He was the last remaining founder in a full-time role at the company. He will remain an advisor to […]

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How to set up 301 redirects in WordPress

A 301 redirect is a permanent redirection from one website page to another. The code 301 is web server speak for “moved permanently.” When a browser receives HTTP status code 301 in response to a page request, it knows to transfer the user to an alternate page, different from the one they initially linked to, and […]

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Happy National Taco Day!

Today is National Taco 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 ultimatetacos.com margaritawithsalt.com […]

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Request for Proposal: EBERO Services

LOS ANGELES – 17 October 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced it is seeking one or more partners to provide Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) services. The ICANN organization’s EBERO program is intended to ensure protection of registrants in the event of a registry failure. Ensuring the successful […]

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BidPal hit for reverse domain name hijacking

BidPal, Inc., a company that helps charities raise money under the name OneCause, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name OneCause.org. The company has a h…

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Lessons Learned Squatting ENS Domains

My bad behavior began as a desire to understand what happened when I, myself, lost an ENS auction to a domain squatter. I was feeling confident after securing my own name billyrennekamp.eth while …

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Why Exact Match Domain Names Are Vital to Your Brand, Products & Services

Welcome! Today is a new video from DotWeekly that I talk about why exact match .com domain names are vital for your brand, products and services! .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: […]

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131 Domain Discoveries for October 16th

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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Dropped #domain #Speedwagon .com back in the possession of the #rock group!

The domain Speedwagon.com expired and dropped last month; the original registration date of 1996 was thus lost. Legendary rock supergroup, REO Speedwagon owned the domain for almost two decades, when the unthinkable happened. Speedwagon.com was auctioned off at DropCatch, where it sold for $3,550 dollars. Fast forward a month later, and the domain is back […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-16-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-16-18 52288.com was at $25,000, GoDaddy walked back a bunch of what I would guess were bad bids, the name was at $1,570 and climbed back to $16,100. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 52288.com 16,100 USD 2018-10-15 GoDaddy winemall.com 13,750 USD 2018-10-15 GoDaddy curryinahurry.com 9,000 USD 2018-10-15 Sedo sigmabank.com 6,500 USD 2018-10-15 Sedo […]

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