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CUV Ventures Corp. Signs Lease Agreement for the VIP Collection, 182 Domain Names For Global Travel Sales Through RevoluVIP Travel Club

This unique collection of domain names and websites, which have been active, on average, for over 15 years, should ensure the RevoluVIP Travel Club immediate market penetration, through well-known …

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Most abused TLDs are not new gTLDs

I often read critics about new gTLDs but most of the time, they come from the “.com” domaining industry and those investors who can’t sell their domain names anymore because new gTLDs have now flooded the market. Most abused TLDs While reading a French article on the .BZH new gTLD, I discovered the existence of […]

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How much will Excel.com sell for?

Today I randomly noticed a press release from Hilco Streambank announcing the listing of Excel.com for sale. My first thought was probably the same as yours – doesn’t Microsoft own that one? My second thought might have also been the same…doesn’t Microsoft have a Trademark on the word Excel? Well it turns out that no, […]

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The Future of Domain Extensions

Today: Taige.com sold for $3,701 / Why do people buy these domains? / Looking for your best Typo domains with TRAFFIC / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: MiniDrones.net – There’s a market for drones these days as more regulation pours in and competitors gear up […]

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141 Domain Discoveries for September 18th

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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Photos from #MERGE! 2018 – #Domain valuation experts on the current market

MERGE! 2018 in Orlando, Florida, continued on Monday with its extended schedule on domain names, content creation, and blockchain applications. One of the sessions we attended, featured domain industry experts sharing information on current domain valuation trends. Lance Wolak, founder of ExcelStrategy, coordinated the discussion, with panel experts Joe Styler (GoDaddy) Dave Evanson (Sedo) Ron […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-18-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-18-18 I did not get it over to Michael at Namebio yet but the top close on Monday was actually a 3L.com, NBD.com at $25,000. I think this was a great buy. Strong Western letters that also work for the Chinese. The seller took a risk, he got a $25,000 offer at […]

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German High Court once again rules against ICANN and its stupid GDPR crusade

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that a German High Court has ruled against ICANN’s plea to reconsider the Court’s own decision. ICANN has been pursuing a preliminary injunction from the German Court to require EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar (that is part of the Tucows Group) to continue to collect […]

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LXME Platform for LLL.com Domains is Now Open

Giuseppe Graziano just announced that his LXME domain name sales platform is out of beta and open to the domain investor “public.” From what I can see in the introduction email Giuseppe sent, LXME is a platform for domain investors to buy and sell three letter .com (LLL.com) domain names at investment pricing rather than end […]

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Day 2 Photos & Highlights from the 2018 MERGE! Conference in Orlando Sunday

The 2nd annual MERGE! conference continued Sunday in Orlando with the 2nd of 4 days of non-stop activity. We have the Sunday photos and highlights for you.

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ICANN turns 20 today (or maybe not)

ICANN is expected to celebrate its 20th anniversary at its Barcelona meeting next month, but by some measures it has already had its birthday. If you ask Wikipedia, it asserts that ICANN was “created” on September 18, 1998, 20 years ago today. But that claim, which has been on Wikipedia since 2003, is unsourced and […]

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Domain name sinkholes and those funky domain registrations

Sinkholes are why you see companies register a bunch of weird domain names. A different kind of sinkhole. Palo Alto Networks Inc was granted a patent today related to domain sinkholing, and it’s a continuation patent of one that was granted in 2016. It reminded me of times I’ve seen companies (notably Microsoft) register a […]

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New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission wins against data scraper

A US court has agreed that DomainTools violated the NZ Domain Name Commission terms of use. Late last week, New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission won a motion for preliminary injunction in a US lawsuit …

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106 Domain Discoveries for September 17th

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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Rob Fazio – Keynote speaker at #MERGE! 2018 in Orlando, Florida

Rob Fazio is a motivational speaker with more than 20 years of experience in the field. The OnPoint Advising founder, delivered a keynote speech at MERGE! 2018 in Orlando, the multi-discipline domain conference. Fazio’s speech identified the mechanics of how to motivate and influence others, empowering them towards success: Understand yourself and your strong points […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-17-18 iRib.com was the top close on Sunday at $8,166. There was a new gtld sale with Mr.Glass selling for $3,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: irib.com 8,166 USD 2018-09-16 NameJet taige.com 3,701 USD 2018-09-16 NameJet americaairlines.com 3,600 USD 2018-09-16 NameJet mr.glass 3,000 USD 2018-09-16 Sedo 67009.com 2,311 USD 2018-09-16 NameJet […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 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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George Nagy replaces Rob Monster as the Digital Town CEO

George Nagy replaced Rob Monster as the Digital Town CEO. The change was made last Friday, September 14. Rob Monster stepped down as CEO, and also off of the Board of Directors of Digital Town. Rob Monster said to OnlineDomain.com: “I have stepped down as CEO of DigitalTown as of earlier today, September 14. Although […]

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Daily Poll: GoDaddy Auctions Login Issue?

I wrote about a problem logging in to GoDaddy Auctions. Two other people mentioned having the same issue when I asked on Twitter. I thought it might get a better response if I post a poll to see if anyone else is having a log in issue. Perhaps it is my current browser and/or my […]

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No waiting til the end of this auction

Usually the action gets hot toward the end of an auction, most don’t want to show their hand early. That’s not the case for 636.cc which hit GoDaddy auctions last night. The name is already at $30,000. Bid Date Bid Expires Bidder Bid Amount 2018/09/15 06:31 PM (PDT) 2018/09/26 11:29 AM (PDT) Bidder 9 $30 000 […]

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Photos & Highlights from the 1st Full Day of Business at the 2018 MERGE! Conference in Orlando Saturday

The 2018 MERGE! Conference is in full swing in Orlando. We have Photos & Highlights from the opening business day Saturday.

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Royal Rumble over Forbes Domain Valuation Method

Serial Entrepreneur Michael Gargiulo discusses how the EMD is contributing to the company’s ongoing success, including 8 recent offers. He & Andrew Rosener get into a heated debate about Michael’s recent Forbes article on how to value EMDs and the Rosener Equation, and Rosener makes predictions about a major shift coming to the EMD market.

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Van der Laan to leave ICANN board

Former Dutch politician Lousewies van der Laan is to leave the ICANN board of directors next month and be replaced with the former CEO of the Serbian ccTLD. ICANN said yesterday that Danko Jevtovic, who headed RNIDS from 2013 until July last year, has been selected to occupy van der Laan’s seat following the Annual […]

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ICANN #63 in Barcelona is next month

Meeting will attract policymakers, registries, registrars and domain investors. ICANN #63 takes place in Barcelona, Spain next month from October 20-25. I was on the fence about going but booked my travel over the weekend. I find ICANN meetings to be a good place to catch up with registries, registrars, service providers and domainers in […]

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BZIP.org sold for $9,700

Today: Seven dirty words now allowed in .us / .online – Increases Renewal Fees / New gtlds upsetting some investors / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Free Canis.review – Look, someones giving away a free domain name. Are you looking at .review domains as potential […]

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Want to learn Ruby on Rails? Here’s a tutorial that’s actually fun

I was reading through the top news stories on Y Combinator’s Hacker news this morning and came across an interesting one. There’s a guy who wanted to learn Ruby on Rails, so he decided to build a clone of Medium.com using Ruby on Rails and React and documented the entire experience. The result is a […]

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How to acquire a domain name of an old neglected website

Today: The possibilities of selling newly registered brandable domains for over $500 / NewHorizon.com sold for $14,002 / Looking to purchase websites any niche / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: BinaryGuy.com – Are you a tech geek that loves binary? What are the binary domain […]

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139 Domain Discoveries for September 16th

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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Clueless “businessman” threatens #domain investor over 19 year old dot .com

The chutzpah of random strangers these days. A self-professed “businessman” sent out a lowball offer, along with threats to a domain investor. What was that all about? For starters, the aged, generic .com domain was registered in 1999. That’s 19 years ago and eons in Internet time. Domain investor, Joshua Schoen, who is the founder […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-16-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-16-18 A couple of 4L.coms led the way on Saturday. Ralo.com closed at $6,536 on NameJet. Top sales/closes from yesterday: ralo.com 6,536 USD 2018-09-15 NameJet wyra.com 6,100 USD 2018-09-15 GoDaddy mentor.me 5,600 USD 2018-09-15 GoDaddy recumbent.com 3,433 USD 2018-09-15 NameJet sqiz.com 3,050 USD 2018-09-15 GoDaddy creeds.net 2,950 USD 2018-09-15 DropCatch *data courtesy […]

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