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Brandable domain name sales week 37: NewHorizon.com, BaristaPro.com, Zwan.com

NewHorizon.com tops the chart of last weeks brandable domain name sales. The expired domain name sold for $14,002 on GoDaddy Auctions. There is a large number of potential end-users for the domain although many companies also brand under the plural, New Horizons. The plural .com domain is a developed website from a global company offering […]

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Wait…Morgan has another blog now? And it’s on a .XYZ domain?

Yes, that might just be the response you’re having right now. Today I announced a brand new blog where I’ll be sharing my journey as a startup founder and angel investor, and I launched it on Morgan.xyz. So why a second blog? Good question, and I knew you’d ask so I’ll tell you! In under […]

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How to define high quality domains

Today: Agarwood.com sold for $7,399 / Domain price monitoring/alert / .org is becoming more valuable than .net / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying 3char LLN.com domains – Check your portfolio for one of these letter, letter, number, .com domain names. If you’re looking to […]

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167 Domain Discoveries for September 20th

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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Corporate #domain portfolios : MERGE! 2018 session and video

During MERGE! 2018, a great session involved the management of corporate domain portfolios in the expanded domain space. Corporate brands and intellectual property linked to them, typically involve the so-called management triangle: Marketing, Tech and Legal departments, that work together to manage and control these domain assets. At the MERGE! 2018 session, Martin Kuechenthal, Cole […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-20-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-20-18 Fasting.com sold for $50,000 on Sedo. The seller looks to be based out of Hong Kong. Top sales/closes from yesterday: fasting.com 50,000 USD 2018-09-19 Sedo shop.io 15,620 USD 2018-09-19 Park.io spotlight.in 8,000 USD 2018-09-19 Sedo skymind.com 6,902 USD 2018-09-19 GoDaddy apib.com 6,500 USD 2018-09-19 Sedo odour.com 3,550 USD 2018-09-19 GoDaddy *data […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 19, 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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Mike Mann sells 10 domains in August for $126,128 (VistaGlobal [.]com, MyMedic[.]com, etc.)

Mike Mann reported selling 10 domain names in August for a total of $126,128. Prices started at $1,288 and went up to $29,888. All 10 domains were .com. The average reported domain sales price was $12,613. Here is a look at some of Mike Mann’s domain sales and acquisitions from August 2018. Domain name sales: […]

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Valley National Bank Acquires Valley.com

Valley National Bancorp is a publicly traded financial institution (VLY on the New York Stock Exchange) with a market capitalization of nearly $4 Billion. The company operates Valley National Bank, a consumer facing bank that uses the three word ValleyNationalBank.com domain name for its website. Based on current Whois records, the bank appears to have […]

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636.cc comes back down to earth as GoDaddy wipes out some bids

A few days ago I posted about 636.cc hitting the auction block and immediately taking off to $30,000. Well it looks like GoDaddy went in and wiped out a lot of bids from 9/15 and the price was back down to $1,175. The name is now up to $5,100 with a couple big bids. Hopefully […]

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Photos & Highlights from the Final Day of the 2018 MERGE! Conference in Orlando

The 2018 MERGE! Conference is now history. We have photos & highlights from the busy closing day in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday.

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KSK vote was NOT unanimous

ICANN’s board of directors on Sunday voted to approve the forthcoming security key change at the DNS root, but there was some dissent. Director Avri Doria, a Nominating Committee appointee, said today that she provided the lone vote against the DNSSEC KSK rollover, which is expected to cause temporary internet access problems for potentially a […]

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How fast should a new top level domain name grow?

Without artificial stimulation, a new TLD should grow slowly. Slow and steady is the name of the game for top level domains. On this week’s podcast I interviewed Jay Daley, the interim CEO of Public Interest Registry (.Org). We talked briefly about the organization’s foray into new top level domain names. Daley said: “We need […]

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Should you consider outsourcing customer service for your eCommerce business?

Exceptional customer service plays an essential role in the success of any eCommerce business. This is even more true now that the voices of consumers are becoming more and more powerful, thanks to social media. They are aware of it and are interested in wielding their power. That’s one reason why outsourcing customer service makes […]

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Webinar: Proposed Updates to Draft Operating Standards

LOS ANGELES – 19 September 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to attend one of two webinars. The purpose of these webinars is to highlight proposed updates to the draft Operating Standards in several key areas. The presentation will be identical for both one-hour webinars, scheduled as […]

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AI impact

There’s been a lot written about the predicted benefits (and threats) of artificial intelligence (AI). Now some recent research by McKinsey Consulting is suggesting that the early economic impacts of AI will be negative. Gains in GDP from greater use of AI tech should increase after some initial pain however, revealing a “productivity dividend” in […]

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Free registers domain name in Belgium

Free has registered for a domain name in Belgium, upping speculation it is planning to launch services in the country, UniversFreebox reported. Thomas Reynaud, CEO of French operator and Free parent I…

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Lessons Learned from the Namejuice/DROA/DROC Outage

Last week an ICANN registrar, Namejuice, went off the air for the better part of the day — disappearing off the internet at approximately 8:30 am, taking all domains delegated to its nameservers with it, and did not come back online until close to 11 pm ET. That was a full business day and more […]

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Rick Schwartz comes up with a fifteen point list detailing why .APP is a buy for domain investors

As many of you know by now, Rick hasn’t been a huge fan of the new gTLD program, he sees a lot of the new domain extensions as junk and has warned investors to stop flushing their money down the toilet buying them. At the same time, Rick is a fan of .APP, which certainly […]

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113 Domain Discoveries for September 19th

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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#Mijndomein .com : UDRP decision denies transfer of Dutch #domain as generic

A Dutch company operating from mijndomein.nl tried to wrestle away the matching dot .com, mijndomein.com. The latter was registered in 2003 and according to their web site, operates a business worldwide. They risked losing their domain via the UDRP process at the WIPO. Despite the Complainant’s existing Benelux trademark (2016) for MIJNDOMEIN.NL, the panel found […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-19-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-19-18 The420Times.com closed at $10,500 on GoDaddy auctions, magazine with over 22,000 Facebook likes. Top sales/closes from yesterday: the420times.com 10,500 USD 2018-09-18 GoDaddy agarwood.com 7,399 USD 2018-09-18 NameJet compasslive.com 2,750 USD 2018-09-18 BuyDomains amazingdiscount.com 2,500 USD 2018-09-18 BuyDomains tiplife.com 2,500 USD 2018-09-18 Sedo wertpapiersparen.de 2,451 USD 2018-09-18 Sedo *data courtesy of Namebio […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday September 19th , 2018

I have a name that receives more offers than any other name I have.  Probably twice as many as any other.  But every offer is usually $1.  The name is Seed.cc.  The name they are trying to go to is seedr.cc.    I put it on Efty but definitely need to put a lander on […]

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Google Mobile-first indexing enabled today for many websites

I received many emails today from Google for many of my websites telling me that Google Mobile-first indexing has been enabled. I got emails for many of my websites and all of them are build with responsive design (including my blog here onlinedomain.com). The title was like this: “Mobile-first indexing enabled for https://onlinedomain.com/” Google was […]

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Daily Poll: Do You Own a 3 Letter .com Domain Name?

Yesterday, I wrote an article about the launch of the 3 letter .com wholesale marketplace, LXME. The marketplace platform was founded by Giuseppe Graziano, and it targets domain investors looking to buy or sell three letter .com domain names at wholesale pricing. I have owned and sold several three letter .com domain names, including SHS, […]

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L.A. based Marijuana magazine lets domain expire sells for $10,500

The 420 Times allowed it’s domain to expire and it closed at $10,500 on GoDaddy auctions on Tuesday. From the Huffington Post, THE 420 TIMES is a Los Angeles homegrown medical marijuana and natural healing magazine, distributed throughout Southern California. The 420 Times covers activism, advocacy and legal issues, cultivation, medical research, as well as […]

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Photos & Highlights from Day 3 Monday at the 2018 MERGE! Conference in Orlando, Florida

Monday was a busy day (and night) at the big conference in Orlando. We have all of the details.

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Afilias gets Guinness record for .au migration

Afilias has got its recent takeover of .au recognized by Guinness as an official world record. The company was given the title of “Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition” at an event in New York today, according to a company press release. It relates to its migration of .au from […]

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How Dropbox got the Dropbox.com domain name

Co-founder tells the engaging story on Tim Ferris’ podcast. Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston explained the long journey to acquiring Dropbox.com. Photo courtey Dropbox. Dropbox founder Drew Houston was on The Tim Ferriss Show recently and discussed how his business was able to get the Dropbox.com domain name. It’s a long interview, but tune in around […]

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Just How Small Is The Domain Reseller Market?

At the end of the day, numbers talk. Sales volume numbers, to be more precise. For example, the fact that in August, NameJet only had 69 $2k+ sales (a grand total of just $339,000) speaks for itself. And yes, I know August is a slow month but still…. three hundred thousand dollars. That’s it. Just […]

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