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Australia’s .Au domain names are now managed by Afilias

Handover to Afilias is now complete. It’s already July 1 in Australia, and that means that Afilias is now the backend registry service provider for over 3 million domain names ending in .Au. .Au domain overseer auDA put the contract for managing .au out to bid, and in December of last year announced that Afilias […]

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Ice.com Changes Hands for $3.5 Million in 2018's Biggest Publicly Reported Domain Sale to Date

Two veteran domain brokers joined forces to close the year’s biggest sale to date.

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Playboy Going After Centerfold Domain Names

It looks like Playboy Enterprises is going after a few domain names with the word “centerfolds” in them. The company filed three separate UDRPs at the World Intellectual Property Organizations to try and wrest control of the following three domain names: Centerfolds.com (WIPO case #D2018-1457) PlayboyCenterfold.com (WIPO case #D2018-1455) PlayboyCenterfolds.com (WIPO case #D2018-1456) I would […]

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Never Say Never! Crypto.com Owner Decides to Sell After All – Multi-Million $ Name Goes to Monaco

3 months ago the owner of Crypto.com declared the name was not for sale at any price. He must have had a change of heart – the domain has a new owner now.

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The Blogroll: Week 16

If you’re asking “what the heck am I looking at?”, here’s a primer. Also, if you know of an article or blog I should be reading, let me know. * Mike Davidson – Design-Driven Companies. Are We There Yet? Finally, I also think it’s important to highlight the value of helping upgrade your own company’s […]

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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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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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What might be the future of Domain Names ?

Domain names have been in existence since the dawn of Internet (world wide web). In fact, domain names are the most crucial aspect of this internet revolution. They are the addresses of all the amazing applications that were built on it. Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, WeChat,  PayPal and lot more are all basically websites/applications that can be accessed through […]

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UDRP after GDPR: challenges without Whois

Lack of public Whois makes filing a UDRP a two-step process. GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy process. Without public Whois, companies that believe someone is cybersquatting on their domain might have to “go blind” into a UDRP filing; they won’t know who the domain name registrant is. This is one of […]

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When buying a .IO domain, watch out for this one big red flag

While most of my focus is on .COM, I’m also a pretty big fan of .IO which I’ve talked about quite a bit on my blog over the past few years. When it comes to a .COM alternative for tech startups, .IO is very high on the list, often put ahead of .NET which was […]

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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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Has the world’s biggest new gTLD registry gone bankrupt?

Has Famous Four Media, by some measures the largest new gTLD registry, gone bankrupt? There’s some startling evidence that this may be the case, but the company and others concerned are maintaining radio silence. Last week, IANA’s administrative contact for all of the company’s 16 TLDs changed from its CEO, Geir Rasmussen, to someone called […]

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JQuerie.com

ugh drunken typos. worth anything or should I build something on it in my spare time? submitted by /u/Froemis7 [link] [comments]

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Internationalized domain names create phishing risks: Here's a solution

When ICANN began to allow registration of internationalized domain names—that is, domain names that use non-ASCII characters—they unwittingly opened a new method for phishing campaigns to succeed. Visual similarities between characters in different …

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Are product-related domain names slowly dying?

When I first started buying domains the notion of a “category killer” domain was all the rage. You could pick a niche, let’s say roofing, and go buy a domain like RoofingCompany.com and think – either a roofing company will buy this, or someone will put a directory on it, and people did. Then the […]

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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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If you’re trying to sell domain names, this tool could save you a lot of time finding potential buyers

Selling a domain, outbound, is hard. While you might have bought a domain and thought that you had the perfect buyer in mind, most people quickly learn that their ideal buyer actually isn’t interested in the domain at all. The reality is that sales can often be a numbers game when it comes to domain […]

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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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New gTLDs are political and religious assets

We often mention branding when referring to new gTLDs but since these also strongly refer to an identity (when comparing to “.com”), they can have a strong impact on the visibility of a specific community on Internet; no matter if some communities are sometimes not accepted, neither…liked, nor considered by their opponents. What a new […]

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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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Daily Domain Picks 7-3-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-3-18 Industrial.Group sold for $10,000 cue up the it’s a fake sale in 3,2,1… Top sales/closes from yesterday: industrial.group 10,000 USD 2018-07-02 Domaincracy.com hireyourself.com 7,500 USD 2018-07-02 Sedo sponsor.org 4,288 USD 2018-07-02 NameJet gospeaky.com 4,190 USD 2018-07-02 DropCatch purehome.com 4,050 USD 2018-07-02 GoDaddy cardvault.com 3,683 USD 2018-07-02 GoDaddy *data courtesy of Namebio […]

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Name.com social media guy’s Tesla video goes viral with help of Elon Musk

With a little help form Elon Musk and Tesla, Jared Ewy’s video explodes. If you’ve never met Name.com’s Jared Ewy before, hopefully you’ve at least seen some of the funny videos he has created for the company. He just created his most viral video ever and it has nothing to do with domain names and […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 9, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 9, 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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NameJet June sales led by QWE.com

NameJet released their monthly sales for June and QWE.com was the top sale at $31,400. There were 101 sales reported that met the $2,000 minimum price. There were only 8 sales that were five figures. 89.tv was the only cctld that hit five figures at $10,000. 5. orgs and 7 .nets made the list. NetWellness.org […]

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137 Domain Discoveries for July 7th

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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Turning happy customers into customer advocates

Need more business? Customer advocates are your key to more leads — and as a result, more revenue. Why? People are more likely to purchase a service or product based on a recommendation than ads they see or research they have to do themselves. In fact: More than 90 percent of individuals trust word-of-mouth recommendations. Seventy-six […]

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Should Domain Names be Considered 'Contracts for Service' or 'Property Rights'?

The legal status of domain names is one of the most hotly debated topics with regards to evolving property rights and how they should be applied to technological and intellectual property ‘innovations’ in cyberspace. At present, there are two opposing factions on this topic: On one hand, there are those who maintain that domain names […]

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Pricing a domain based on the buyer

Today: One domain industry tool you couldn’t live without / Am I being scammed by a fake domain broker and buyer? / Spying.com Sold for $25,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a positive message single word .com – Check that portfolio of yours […]

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The dangers of domain trends

Today: 4 Letter Dot Com domains are still hot / Domain cost breakdowns / Cruisin.com sold for $3,230… / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for .com domains in 3 Categories – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these three categories. […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-12-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-12-18 x7.net closed at $5,001 on NameJet to take the top spot on Wednesday. Top sales/closes from yesterday: x7.net 5,001 USD 2018-07-11 NameJet delos.com.au 5,000 USD 2018-07-11 Flippa xueqian.com 3,911 USD 2018-07-11 NameJet ssnet.com 2,600 USD 2018-07-11 NameJet 67003.com 2,011 USD 2018-07-11 NameJet communitywaste.com 2,000 USD 2018-07-11 BuyDomains *data courtesy of Namebio […]

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