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(New Trend) – Electric Water Vehicles Domain Showcase

Today: 00234.com Sold for $9,089 / Best places to register .eu domains / eMail address versus input contact form on domain landing page / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying Aged Two-Word .com’s – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these […]

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Understanding Host Name Resolution

A host name can be defined in a number of ways. The more common methods used are: A nickname: This is an alias to an IP address which individuals can assign and utilize. A domain name: This is a set s…

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Domain name auction house auctioning trademark domains

About a month back a well known domain name auction house was auctioning some trademark domains. This is no big news if the domains were expired or dropped. But in this case the domain names were auctioned by a “well-known” broker/seller in domain name industry. Well, he actually became “well-known” just a few months back. […]

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$137k in Sales on June 22nd – TheFinest.com sold for $6,211 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was TheFinest.com which sold for $6,211 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 244 sales for a total of $136,879 with an average sale price of $561. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 15% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 38%. […]

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161 Domain Discoveries for August 2nd

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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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 10, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 10, 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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How Big Is the Domain Business?

When you’re standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much. Verisign’s revenues are about $1 billion/year. The .COM and .NET top-level domains together have about 150M names. The next biggest gTLDS are .ORG with 25M and .INFO with 12M. The biggest new TLDs […]

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154 Domain Discoveries for September 3rd

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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#Domaining : MERGE! 2018 in Orlando unaffected by hurricane #Florence

Hurricane Florence is threatening the East Coast of the US, as a major event; everyone in its path should follow the directives of local and federal authorities. MERGE! 2018 is about to begin in Orlando, Florida, and the event’s organizers sent out an update, as it relates to the Hurricane Florence situation: We are hard […]

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ICANN says it can spend quarter-billion-dollar auction fund however it likes

ICANN can tap into its $236 million new gTLD auction fund whenever it wants, and there’s nothing the community can do about it, according to its board of directors. The board this week said it has a “legal and fiduciary responsibility” over the money, and would be obliged to spend the cash to meet ICANN’s […]

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143 Domain Discoveries for October 30th

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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Another reason to register "jean.best"

I went to my registrar and tried to register my first name for my blog but unfortunately, my name is short and it appears that I won’t be reach enough. The .BEST Registry is launching a promotion and I just grabbed jean.best for €9 instead of more than €93,000.00 for the same name ending in […]

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A Power Packed Webinar by LogicBoxes that Demystifies ICANN Accreditation

[Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by Accreditation.com, the consultancy arm of LogicBoxes] For any business that hopes to not only get successful but also leave a mark in its respective industry, upgrading plays a pivotal role in getting to the next level. When we think about Web Hosting and Domain Name Resellers who […]

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6 years later…

It has been 6 years since I started this blog in 2012. What made me start was reading all the other blogs for a few years before 2012. I had also more or less left the forums so I guess I was looking for a way to express my opinions and a blog seemed like […]

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#DigitalTown welcomes Silvio Frank Pupo as advisor to the company

DigitalTown, a blockchain-based technology services company headquartered in Seattle, announced that Silvio Frank Pupo will be joining as an Advisor. The full press release follows: DigitalTown, Inc. welcomes Silvio Frank Pupo as Advisor SEATTLE and MIAMI, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigitalTown (OTC:DGTW), with its blockchain-based technology and decentralized applications for Smart Cities, welcomes […]

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What’s the difference between Amazon advertising and paid ads on Google and Facebook?

There’s no escaping the war that’s heating up between the three giants of online advertising. Yet you as a small business advertiser need to figure out how to make the most of them to sell more products and services. Understanding how they’re different and where each excels will help you determine whether Amazon advertising or […]

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Hot Companies with Horrible Brands

Not too long ago, dictionary word domains were considered as exact match, category killers for various products and industries.  For this reason you’ll find fiber optic products at Fiber.com and air travel services at Fly.com.  But things have changed. The rules have been disrupted. Now dictionary words have become a premium vehicle for branding in […]

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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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176 Domain Discoveries for September 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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Google adds censorship workaround to Android devices

Google is using experimental DNS to help people in censorious regimes access blocked web sites. Alphabet sister company Jigsaw this week released an Android app called Intra, which enables users to tunnel their DNS queries over HTTPS to compatible servers, avoiding common types of on-the-wire manipulation. The company reportedly says it has been testing the […]

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The geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018

The application of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the DNS is a hot topic within the ICANN community. However, since the implementation of the GDPR on May 25th, 2018, there has been little public data on: How many WHOIS data requests have been made at the registry level, and; How the registries […]

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Verisign made domain aftermarket arguments in July

Last week’s blog post was not the first time Verisign called attention to domain investors. Last week Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) shocked many of its biggest customers by saying that domain investors are a problem. It turns out that this was not the first time Verisign raised arguments about the domain aftermarket. It drew attention to […]

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The “disclosure” on this fake domain renewal notice is hilarious

Senders of misleading email specifically disclaim that it’s misleading. Domain Name Wire readers have surely received lots of fake renewal notices telling them they must pay or lose their domain name. Or, at least mislead them into thinking that. This all ends up in my spam folder, but when I was clearing out that folder […]

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Most Abused TLDs Put Under Spotlight by Spamhaus

Partial list from Spamhaus’ The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains as of 11 June 2018TLDs such as .men and .loan are listed as some of the most abused top-level domains in the world. Spamhaus which has been tracking spam and related cyber threats since 1998, says some domain name registrars and resellers knowingly sell […]

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Buying two word, one word and brandable .com’s

Today: I’m investing in domains with A LITTLE BIT of traffic / The importance of other TLD’s being taken / Giggle.TV sold for $9,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: .pro or .online – When investing into Geo related domain name assets, which of these […]

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BWW Review: TOMFOOLERY at Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre

In spite of the name, the Australian Liberals are, in fact, Conservatives, and they were at their most conservative back then. A Liberal government recently came to power again in South Australia but, …

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Daily Domain Picks 8-6-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-6-18 32200. com was the top close on Sunday, so much for no 0 or 4. $12,722 was a nice price. Kwh.top selling for $3,242. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 32200.com 12,722 USD 2018-08-05 GoDaddy casinorankings.com 5,600 USD 2018-08-05 DropCatch arabchat.com 3,700 USD 2018-08-05 NameJet hg539.com 3,483 USD 2018-08-05 GoDaddy mxxx.com 3,251 USD […]

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Why you should get the same name in other extensions along with .com

Today: Periodic table of mind-blowing tech – Niche investments / Domain Marketplace ID checking / Recently Deleted Domains With High Back link Strategy 2018 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying LLLL.com, LLL.net/.org, CCC.com, High GoDaddy Appraisal Names – Be sure to check your portfolio for […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-26-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-26-18 0112.com was the top close on Saturday, the 4N.com closed at $30,050. Hangtime.com closed at $13,000 pretty solid brandable that could be used in a few different ways. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 0112.com 30,050 USD 2018-08-25 GoDaddy hangtime.com 13,000 USD 2018-08-25 GoDaddy jackpot.co 10,000 USD 2018-08-25 Sedo cnot.com 5,100 USD 2018-08-25 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 23, 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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