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Daily Domain Picks 7-16-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-16-18 Proxima.com led the way on Sunday at $23,255 at DropCatch. Top sales/closes from yesterday: proxima.com 23,255 USD 2018-07-15 DropCatch lifeschool.com 7,499 USD 2018-07-15 GoDaddy kaoxun.com 3,401 USD 2018-07-15 DropCatch tangshui.com 2,572 USD 2018-07-15 DropCatch edufinance.com 2,563 USD 2018-07-15 GoDaddy mippin.com 2,550 USD 2018-07-15 GoDaddy *data courtesy of Namebio Become a better […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 15, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 15, 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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The two 5-figure .APP domain name sales on Namebio never happened

I checked to see what .app domain name sales are listed on Namebio.com and I found 4 sales all from June 2018. .App domains launched about 2 months ago. .App entered general availability on May 8. I did a fast check to see if these have sold and I from what I see the domains […]

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NameSummit Conference to be Held in NYC in November

The NameSummit conference, which was held for the first time last August, has been scheduled for November 5th and 6th. The conference, which is being organized by Steven Kaziyev and attorney Jason Schaeffer of ESQwire.com, will be held at the Westin Times Square hotel in New York City. This year’s conference was originally scheduled for the […]

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Is .co starting to hold back mediocre domain names?

Holding back and reserving what one would consider “premium” names is nothing new in domaining. Verisign has taken back drops on premium .tv domains many a time. Certain new gtld registries have done the same. There is usually not a desire to hold back average or what some might even consider below average names. I […]

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CentralNic Acquires KeyDrive – Essentially Doubling in Size Overnight

CentralNic, already an important player in domain registry management and the operation of retail registrars, has just gotten considerably bigger.

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Analyzing the Domain Names of 2018 Unicorns – with Michael Cyger

Today’s Sherpa, Michael Cyger, analyzes the domain name choices of 16 unicorn startups from 2018. Learn from their successes.

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Pritz to be named chair of Whois group

Former ICANN senior vice president Kurt Pritz is expected to be named chair of the group tasked with reforming Whois in the post-GDPR world. Sources familiar with the situation tell DI that Pritz was selected from three candidates who put themselves forward for the grueling policy-making task. I’m told that choice was made by GNSO […]

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CentralNic scoops up KeyDrive for up to $55 million

Deal includes cash and share consideration with earnout that could make it a $55 million total price tag. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) announced today that it has agreed to acquire KeyDrive S.A. for up to $55 million. The deal includes initial consideration of $35.8 million, made up of $16.5 million in cas and the rest in […]

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Domain's six million dollar man

How much is the name ‘Google’ worth on your CV? For new Domain Holdings chief executive Jason Pellegrino, the answer appears to be $2.5m. Pellegrino starts at Domain in late August. Assuming the forme…

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So you’re a .GROUP of companies?

The word “group” is an English word and it has many significations but the first one that I think of is a group of companies (and not a music group). Wikipedia defines it like “a collection of parent and subsidiary corporations that function as a single economic entity through a common source of control”. Good. You […]

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Startup Sunday: 3 Mistakes Founders Make When Pitching Investors

Last week I had the chance to meet with three different companies, all raising their Seed round and pitching me as a potential Angel Investor. First things first, I am not an experienced investor, I just made my fifth investment two months ago and I’ll likely make another one, maybe two this year. What I […]

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Single domain backordering

Today: No TLD premium domain names left? / 11E.com sold for $10,191 / NTIA Public Comment period on Internet Policy / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for pronounceable 4L COM – If you have the right pronounceable four letter .com in your portfolio, this […]

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159 Domain Discoveries for July 15th

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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#Domain business, law, and the “gutting” of the #WHOIS by the #GDPR

Domain investors have been utilizing the information provided by the WHOIS database for well over two decades. Despite the fact that such public domain registration information was regularly abused, the information itself helped engage professionals, in a variety of business transactions, including that of domain name sales. The introduction of the GDPR in Europe has […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-15-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-15-18 Wcdm.com closed at $10,199 to edge out 11e.com for the top spot. Now I wrote earlier in the week about 4L.com chips being down in some spots because of a scandal in China. Top sales/closes from yesterday: wcdm.com 10,199 USD 2018-07-14 NameJet 11e.com 10,191 USD 2018-07-14 NameJet carpettiles.com 7,550 USD 2018-07-14 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 14, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 14, 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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A look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market

Art Malkov takes a look at .io domains through the lense of startups and the crypto market: .Io history, who is using .io domains and why. After I spent years in the domain space, often through the lense of digital marketing, I started to get involved in exciting and promising blockchain and crypto space projects, […]

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BuyDomains Now Owns Famous DCLeaks.com Domain Name

If you read or watch the news, one domain name is likely to stand out in the reporting: DCLeaks.com. For those who haven’t been following the news reports, here’s information from the Wikipedia entry about DC Leaks: “DCLeaks (also known as DC Leaks) is a website that was established in June 2016. Since its creation, […]

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Pair of 3-Letter .Com Sales Totaling Nearly Half a Million Dollars Top This Week's Chart

After being away on vacation last week I have a double dose of sales data for you this time out, led by two 3-letter .com blockbusters.

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Could crypto solve the Whois crisis?

Could there be a cryptographic solution to some of the problems caused by GDPR’s impact on public Whois databases? Security experts think so. The Anti-Phishing Working Group has proposed that hashing personal information and publishing it could help security researchers carry on using Whois to finger abusive domain names. In a letter to ICANN, APWG […]

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ICANN puts .Pharmacy operator National Association of Board of Pharmacy on notice

Group must cure two breaches or face termination of its right to operate the .Pharmacy top level domain. ICANN has sent a breach notice (pdf) to .pharmacy top level domain operator National Association of Board of Pharmacy. The breach notice is the result of the Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP). Canadawide Pharmacy Ltd […]

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Why solve a short term problem with a permanent solution?

I'd rather hodl and go homeless.. unfortunately, I am responsible for my Family and a group of some great individuals that need help. Over the next couple of days I will sale off only a portion of my holdings. On most domains, I will likely take the first offer because yes, I am hurting that […]

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Your 4-Letter dot com SOLD TODAY

Today: “Brandable” is a trademarked word now. Sorry folks / ComputerRentals.com sold for $15,527 / 10 Tips on Hand Registering Domain Names Without Breaking the Bank / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How can people say that there are no TLD premium names left? – […]

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Confused Which Domain to Buy for Your Business? Use a Domain Name Generator!

Choosing a domain name is a challenging task and you can end up paying thousands of dollars for a domain name and still you will not be able to find a domain name of your choice as there are already m…

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ILQ Australia Pty Ltd is a reverse domain name hijacker

Company filed cybersquatting complaint against FairMarkets.com after failing to buy domain name from its rightful owner. A financial products company called ILQ Australia Pty Ltd has been found guilty …

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Better than nothing for .BRAND new gTLDs

When going to Google and entering this in the search field: “site:.TLD” (without quotations and where “TLD” stands for a new domain name extension), you will notice that many of them have redirections indexed in Google. I really don’t understand Google’s logic behind this but…redirections are indexed. Not all Trademarks use their .BRAND In the […]

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Entrepreneur Magazine publishes the Startup’s Handbook to perfecting SEO

Entrepreneur Magazine wrote a great article this week about what Startups need to know about SEO. What I like about this particular article is their brutal honesty in calling out some of the common misconceptions about SEO. Many business owners and founders still make the mistake of assuming SEO to be an offshoot of web […]

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161 Domain Discoveries for July 14th

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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#FairMarkets .com #UDRP decision : It’s Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking

The domain FairMarkets.com was registered in 2000, and it was recently defended against a UDRP claim. The Complainant is ILQ Australia Pty Ltd, that asserts trademark rights in FAIR MARKETS or FAIRMARKETS. The Respondent denied the Complainant’s claims, stating the following: Respondent broadly denies Complainant’s allegations.  In particular, Respondent does not admit that Complainant has […]

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