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

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Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)

Open Date: 03 July 2018 Close Date: 05 September 2018 Originating Organization: GNSO Categories/Tags: Policy Development Brief Overview: This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain input on the Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process Working Group, which is chartered to evaluate what changes or additions need to be made to […]

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Donuts makes six-figure .news sale to dangerous conspiracy theorist

Donuts has sold a package of “platinum” .news domains to a network of dubious news sites peddling what many describe as dangerous pseudo-scientific nonsense. A company called WebSeed acquired science.news, food.news, health.news, medicine.news, pollution.news, cancer.news and climate.news from the registry for an undisclosed sum in the six-figure range last December, Donuts said. It appears that […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-22-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-22-18 Reasons.com closed at $50,001 to lead the way on Thursday. UZY.com closed at a rather low $13,400. Reason.co sold for $5,300. Top sales/closes from yesterday: reasons.com 50,001 USD 2018-06-21 NameJet uzy.com 13,400 USD 2018-06-21 NameJet ecig.co.uk 9,275 USD 2018-06-21 Sedo liquide.com 6,380 USD 2018-06-21 Sedo wundheilung.de 5,800 USD 2018-06-21 Sedo reason.co […]

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Summary of recent outrage of expiring domain name auctions system on GoDaddy

The Domain King , Rick Schwartz has brought up a critical issue of Godaddy on twitter. The non-transparent nature of bidding on domain names that are going to soon expire on Godaddy ( or its partner sites) has been a raging question amongst the domaining community. The auctions where you don’t know who you are […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 19, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 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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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday August 2nd , 2018

Looks like I am going to take a bath on my Tesla Puts. They are still a ways out but the stock is up enough that the shorts have to cover which drives the stock up further.  It proves once again that hope and love can overcome financials.  It’s all part of investing.  There are […]

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Domain Registrars Fined Over $2M for Scamming Australians

The Federal Court has penalized two related companies, Domain Corp Pty Ltd and Domain Name Agency Pty Ltd, for tricking Australians out of a total of $2.3 million. Dan Pearce reporting in Lexology writes: “During a period spanning from November 2015 to April 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had received a multitude […]

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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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.Best top level domain sold to entrepreneur who wants to make it a cryptocurrency play

Adding crypto to a new TLD? Why not. PeopleBrowsr has sold the top level domain name .best to The Best SAS, a Paris based company led by Cyril Fremont. According to a release, .best will become “a core component of a core component of a decentralized search optimized social network, where participants will be rewarded […]

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National Real Estate Business Domain Needed – Under $100K

Today: Buying aged “Performance” related .COM / Investing into a eCommerce domain (Arabic or English) / Buying unwanted Product & GEO .com’s (In Bulk) / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in stock and domains – Are you just investing into domain name assets […]

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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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Feds take over the domain #Prblogics .com for contraband, owner arrested

The office of Homeland Security Investigations has seized the domain Prblogics.com, for the following reasons: Pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court, under the authority of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2323. Intentionally and knowingly trafficking in counterfeit goods is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time […]

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.co first ccTLD to get China approval

Repurposed Colombian ccTLD .co has obtained official government approval to operate in China, according to a consultant whose client worked on the project. Pinky Brand blogged this week that .co is the “first” foreign ccTLD to get the nod, among the raft of gTLDs that have gone down the same route over the last couple […]

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Zillow to launch RealEstate.com

It looks like Zillow the online real estate database company has launched RealEstate.com RisMedia.com wrote: In a bold move—and likely a surprise to the 89,000-plus real estate professionals presently paying for its services—Zillow Group announced today its intent to launch a new consumer real estate search portal, RealEstate.com. The portal is “designed for millennial homebuyers,” […]

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Domain Sales Analysis – Day 2

Domain Sales Analysis Paybit.de : Sold for $ 28,100 :  There exist a newly funded startup in the online payments sector called  “PayBit” . You can now guess who might be the buyer of this domain. Beauty.io : Sold for $15,000 : Beauty lies in the name itself ! Great name for any cosmetics / […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-9-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-9-18 EthEx.com closed at $9,110 Ethereum Exchange? Ofset.org was the number two close at $4,605 on DropCatch. Top sales/closes from yesterday: ethex.com 9,110 USD 2018-07-08 NameJet ofset.org 4,605 USD 2018-07-08 DropCatch axx.top 2,832 USD 2018-07-08 West.cn crazyuncle.com 2,292 USD 2018-07-08 GoDaddy latinonews.com 2,247 USD 2018-07-08 GoDaddy regear.com 2,076 USD 2018-07-08 GoDaddy *data […]

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“Fantasy Island” to Become a Movie But Sony Dropped the Domain

According to a post on Deadline just yesterday afternoon, “The long running ABC series Fantasy Island is being reconstituted as a feature film by Blumhouse and Sony Pictures, the latter of which controls the rights to the Aaron Spelling series which ran from 1977-84.” Smartly, Sony Pictures Entertainment owned the matching FantasyIsland.com domain name for […]

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Szjy.com was sold for $17k USD,Yww.com, 3491.com | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-18-2017

DOMAIN SALES Yww.com changed hands for a high six-figure CNY price, but the seller didn’t disclose the exact price. Lzq.com was auctioned for ¥220,000 CNY (approximately $31,865 USD). Szjy.com was sold for ¥120,000 CNY (approximately $17,380 USD) in a BIN sale at 22.cn, “sz” is short for Shenzhen. 3491.com was auctioned for ¥104,500 CNY (approximately […]

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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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165 Domain Discoveries for June 23rd

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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Are You Pricing Yourself Out of the Market?

“Arriving at the real value of a domain is like a blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black dog – that just might not be there…” — Unknown The most common mistake new domainers make is overvaluing their domains and listing them at ridiculous prices that no one will pay. After a […]

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Law firm “careless” in filing cybersquatting dispute against domain CCK.com

Law form tried to get three letter .com domain name through UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that the law firm that filed a UDRP for CCK.com was “careless”, but stopped short of finding it a case of reverse domain name hijacking. Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, which uses the domain names […]

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Free on the 4th of July : Anti #GDPR block has been removed

On May 25th we announced the blocking of 28 European Union countries from accessing DomainGang. That measure was a conscious decision in opposition of the ridiculous, far-reaching GDPR introduced by Eurocrat bureaucrats. The provisions of the GDPR are outright fascist and complemented by the follow-up of Article 11 and Article 13 that were approved recently. […]

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TechCrunch: The evolution of domain names

Alan Dunn of NameCorp published a piece on TechCrunch about an hour ago. The post looks at the new gtlds and how they are part of the evolution of the namespace. Dunn writes: An industry that is finally maturing What was once an industry comprised mainly of individual investors and service providers is now attracting […]

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Property management marketing: How to track and measure your results

Property management marketing can take many forms. You might host an open event to meet property investors in person, or use search engine optimization (SEO) to attract more people to your services. You might even have an entire wing of your marketing department dedicated to advertising your current portfolio of available properties. Regardless of which methods […]

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Web.com to be acquired for $2 billion

Web.com is to go private in a deal valued at roughly $2 billion. The company, which owns pioneering registrars Network Solutions and Register.com as well as SnapNames and half of NameJet, will be bought by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm. The cash, $25-a-share deal has been approved by the Web.com […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by NBX.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and NBX.com led the way at $130,000. Two 4L.com sales followed with Ezra.com selling for 25,000 Euros, ($29,302) and Sekt.com 22,500 Euros, ($26,372). BETiq.com sold for $19,999 and TwCapital.com sold for $10,000. 30 .com sales 16 cctld sales 7 other tld sales ICO was popular with ICO.ba and ICO.at selling. […]

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Domain King Rick Schwartz – DNW Podcast #193

The Domain King talks domain names on the DNW Podcast. This week’s guest is one of my most requested guests, “Domain King” Rick Schwartz. We discuss how Rick is investing in domain names today (you might be surprised), how he views the domain sales market in 2018, and why he believes it’s not too late […]

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Will changing your domain name hurt your SEO efforts?

John Mueller, the Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google recently posed an interesting question that I think most people ask themselves when they’re rebranding – how does changing your domain name impact your SEO efforts? I was in this situation myself a few years ago when we rebranded our company from Fashion Metric to Bold […]

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