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Yes, your domain name registrar has made it impossible for people to contact you

Many registrars have removed all means for people to contact you. I received an anonymous voicemail yesterday from an Enom customer who was frustrated that the Whois records for his domain names had been replaced with “fake” information. Here’s what he said: I was just calling to see if you had heard anything about Enom […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking in AquaFX.com case

Panel says case was a Plan B attempt to get the domain name. A three-person National Arbitration Forum panel has found Aqua Engineering & Equipment, Inc. to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name AquaFX.com. The company failed …

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Whoisology, Deep Connections Between Domain Names & Their Owners

Whoisology is an online search tool that allows access to large amounts of Whois data (information concerning who owns, hosts, and manages any registered website) faster and easier than previously possible. It also allows users to gain access to deep …

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Trademark Clearinghouse: latest stats

The Trademark Clearinghouse statistics for May 2018 have been released: 44.155 trademark records submitted; 117 countries covered; 129 jurisdictions covered; 169,265 trademark years; 262,414 claims notifications; 809,867 ongoing notifications; 13,119 trademark records have expired.

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When the Backend Domain Name Registry Is Too Expensive

What we call a “backend registry” is the mandatory technical platform to operate a domain name extension and all registries have one. It is the backend registry that allows accredited registrars to technically sell domain names for each top-level domain (TLD). The question here is: what happens to a registry, who sells domain names to […]

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Domain Sales report – Day 1 : 17/1/2018

Domain Sales report – 1 Calculating.com , Sold for $7000  : One Word domain , English Dictionary verb and ending with ‘ing’ , this domain was poised to fetch a good price. TropicSport.com : Sold for $4892 :  Great exact match domain name for Tropical Sports related website . Google shows some results containing  “Hawai tropical […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 24 & 25: Bitbi.com, Zenus.com, Vedix.com

I don’t know if Rick Schwartz is living under a (golden) rock or perhaps he doesn’t read sales reports (can’t blame him if he doesn’t) but I just can’t agree with his statement that we’re in a “depressed market”. I can’t speak for the early years of domain name investing when investors could simply live off their […]

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Rick wrote a post about domain appraisals…and most people missed the point completely

Something pretty funny happened today, Rick Schwartz wrote a post titled, “Rick’s FREE Domain Appraisal Service. Today ONLY!” and added it as a sponsored post on Domaining.com. Looking at the title, you would assume that Rick was going to appraise your domain names…but if you actually took the time to read the post you would […]

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Domain Name Renting And Leasing

Today: Floor value on aged 3 character domains / Laxiu.com sold for $2,439 / Why do you want to buy this domain name? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Wanted: Old websites – Do you have any old websites laying around you don’t need anymore? […]

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101 Domain Discoveries for June 27th

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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Father Domainicus : My visit to the Sour Candy factory

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus with a special sermon on this fine and sunny hump day. Many a moon ago, domain investors congregating to the local Florida chapter of our Domain Church, expressed their gratitude, after the event was over. Sending samples of sweet candy was a […]

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Domaining a collection of echo chambers

Many times I have written about how divided the domain industry is, some like to say the industry has to become united again. It never was united. I see the back and forth with the latest posts by Rick, where some are like you tell em, and others are like aren’t you rich? Nothing better […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 26, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 26, 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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Michael Cyger explains all the features of the new Efty (video)

The New Efty went live just a few weeks back. Pretty much all of the new features they shipped over the past few years were build on top of the original framework that was developed for Efty back in 2014 which resulted in a somewhat bloated application that wasn’t always as fast and bug-free as […]

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Adam Matuzich Passed Away

I hate to be the bearer of sad news, but I learned that Adam Matuzich passed away a week ago at just 36 years old. I first met Adam via Mike Berkens more than ten years ago when he was working as Mike’s tech guy. Over the years, Adam and I had quite a few […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Ampli.ca

Sedo released their weekly sales and the top sale was Ampli.ca at $50,000. One of the higher .ca sales over the last couple years. Firehose.com was the top .com sale at $35,000. Sales overall were a little light this week: 45 .com sales 15 cctld sales 4 other gtld sales FidgetSpinner.com for $2,000 when the […]

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MERGE! Aims to Help You Make Money AND Memories at Impressive New Venue for September 2018 Show in Orlando

We had an opportunity to spend a few days exploring the new hotel and surrounding Disney Springs area where MERGE! 2018 will be held in September. Here are the photos & highlights.

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GoDaddy signs up for basically unrestricted .travel gTLD

Donuts has started to market the now practically prehistoric and newly liberalized gTLD .travel, and it’s signed up GoDaddy to offer domains there. The registry, which acquired .travel from former owner Tralliance in February, announced a soft relaunch on its blog last week, highlighting that GoDaddy, Name.com and Encirca are now among its registrars. GoDaddy […]

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End user sales: Canadian companies spend $50k on .ca domain name

Loyalty program partnership puts .Ca domain on top of the leaderboard. Royal Bank of Canada and WestJet recently announced a new loyalty platform, and they paid dearly for the associated domain name: Ampli.ca for $50,000. This was Sedo’s top reported sale for the past week. There are some notable sales that we don’t know the […]

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Couple what I think are good domains. Can I get some opinions?

Www.jumboimage.com Www.2mo.net -4+ yrs age Www.kissinganime.com Www.bestgirlfriendgifts.com -4+ years age Www.snob.tv -8+ yrs age Www.quoteslovers.com- 2+ yrs age Www.game-wars.com Estimates? Ideas? Offers? submitted by /u/FuuJitsu [link] [comments]

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The oldest domains in the .com, .net, and .org TLDs

Today: Domain Name(s) You Regret Selling Too Cheap / T59.com sold for $5,500 / The Official “The” Domains Thread / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: $99 for your one word domain – Be sure to check your portfolio for a one word domain that fits […]

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NameJet January sales led by TRM.com

NameJet released their January sales and the top sale was Trm.com at $44,000. Total sales were $793,301. Three letter .coms dominated as usual, we did see fewer numeric sales than usual. Comments.com was the highest selling keyword domain at $22,001.   Domain Name Payment Amount trm.com $44,000 timi.com $40,666 777me.com $28,974 oir.com $24,950 ofh.com $24,500 […]

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3877.com $54k, juwan.com $42k and more | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-16-2017

DOMAIN SALES Gdy.com just changed hands yesterday afternoon with undisclosed price. 3877.com was auctioned for ¥376,000 CNY (approximately $54,440 USD). Wxr.com was auctioned for ¥269,000 CNY (approximately $38,948 USD). Jmm.com was auctioned for ¥252,000 CNY (approximately $36,486 USD). Huhe.com was auctioned for ¥90,000 CNY (approximately $13,031 USD). 1s.cn was auctioned for ¥70,300 CNY (approximately $10,178 […]

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How to manage client expectations and set clear boundaries

Have you found yourself in any of these situations?: You have to excuse yourself from a family gathering to send a client a quick email. You miss your child’s soccer game because your client needs something. You’re leisurely browsing through Facebook in the evening and a client reaches out through Messenger with a question and […]

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How Strong is Your Startup Name?

Sponsored by Verisign Guest post from Alexandra Watkins, author, Hello, My Name Is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick When you build a house, you want a strong foundation. The same is true when you build your online presence. The website, email address and social media accounts for your business all rest on […]

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2020 ICANN Public Meeting Locations Announced

LOS ANGELES – 25 June 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for the 2020 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the location in the Latin America and Caribbean region to host ICANN’s 67th Public Meeting, from 7–12 March 2020. The Community Forum will […]

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What have you learned?

We were sitting around a big table at 9am, and our meeting moderator (for lack of a better word) asked us what we’ve learned from our time at iwantmyname. These sorts of questions always lead me to the same initial response — a deep groan — but I marched on. What I’ve learned at iwantmyname is […]

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Virgin Reclaims Domain Name

Virgin Enterprises has reclaimed an infringing domain name after the original registrant tried to extort the company for money. Richard Branson’s Virgin brand took its case to the World IP Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center to dispute Virgin-Atlantic.cloud. WIPO’s three panelists in the case, William Towns, Andrew Lothian and Nicoletta Colombo, found that the […]

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“Chilling results”: new domain name homograph report shows rising threat to online brands

Phishing attacks from domain name homographs represent a major threat to brand owners, new research reveals. A cyber security expert involved in the research has warned that this affects brands of all sizes and the threat is more overwhelming than that of …

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Just announced: the .קום Sunrise Period

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced a new Sunrise Period. The new gTLD concerned is a Transliteration of “com” in Hebrew, an IDN. The mission of this new gTLD Extracted from the application: “the primary mission of the Hebrew transliteration of .com is to improve the user experience by offering a fully internationalized domain name (IDN) […]

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