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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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After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003 gTLD application round (though it didn’t go live until 2011) and .porn, .adult […]

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When the Backend Domain Name Registry Is Too Expensive

What we call a “backend registry” is the mandatory technical platform to operate a domain name extension and all registries have one. It is the backend registry that allows accredited registrars to technically sell domain names for each top-level domain (TLD). The question here is: what happens to a registry, who sells domain names to […]

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Payoneer Decides to Shut Down the Domain Escrow Service They Launched Two Years Ago

Despite positive reviews from customers Payoneer has decided to leave the domain escrow business just two years after entering the field.

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Trying to value drunkshopping.com

I currently own the following domains as well as the trademark to 'drunk shopping'. What do you guys think the value of this package is? drunkshopping.com drunkshopping.co drunkshopping.me drunkshopping.org drunkshopping.us submitted by /u/tractortractor [link] [comments]

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The .ICU Sunrise Period ends

The .ICU new gTLD Sunrise Period ends today: SUNRISE PERIOD END: Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 14:00; CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD START: Tuesday, 29 May, 2018; CLAIMS NOTIFICATION PERIOD END: Thursday, 30 August, 2018. More details are available on the TMCH Calendar.

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The .APP has 150.000 registrations

The .APP new gTLD has passed the 150,000 domain name registrations just after a few days it entered its “GA” period. The General Availability period Known as “GA”, this period is when a registry has ended all previous periods such as the Sunrise Period one, Landrush and/or other EAP periods (for Early Access Program). The GA […]

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The small business owner’s guide to smart customer responses

If you’re a business owner with online access, there’s no question that responding to customer inquiries is crucial. Even if you have a storefront, experts say that 96 percent of Americans shop online. That means if they have an issue, your customers are going to reach out to the same way the did when they stepped […]

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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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My Domains

What do you think of SitePromotion.com? submitted by /u/sitepromotionDOTcom [link] [comments]

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There were 712 complaints for .uk domains in 2017 – 55% of the complaints resulted in a domain transfer

Nominet, the .UK registry, released the 2017 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 712 complaints relating to 783 domains, which represents just 0.0065% of the domain names on the register, were made in 2017. Over half of the complaints (55%) in 2017 resulted in a domain transfer. […]

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Some new domainers feel they know more than the veterans

It’s no surprise to anyone following the blog space that Rick Schwartz has been hitting the new gtld’s pretty hard lately, One of many examples includes: Rick wrote: Most products may have 1 or 2 weak points. GTLD’s have 122 weak points! They sold you a bag of shit and you ate it like Filet […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-6-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-6-18 Thursday was nothing special, Loosen.com was the top close at $5,000 on Flippa. iGraph.com was the name I liked yesterday and it closed at $2,800. Top sales/closes from yesterday: loosen.com 5,000 USD 2018-07-05 Flippa cruisin.com 3,230 USD 2018-07-05 NameJet igraph.com 2,800 USD 2018-07-05 GoDaddy monthend.com 2,244 USD 2018-07-05 BuyDomains skyledger.com 2,073 […]

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.TV domains are selling for thousands of dollars all the time

I’ll start this post by saying, I don’t own a lot of .TV domains and I’ve never made a lot of money buying and selling .TV domains. So don’t read the headline and think, oh Morgan’s telling me .TV is hot and I should start buying them ASAP. As a domain investors I like to […]

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Archaeologists protest “televangelist” .bible gTLD

The head of the Biblical Archaeology Society has harshly criticized .bible and ICANN for the gTLD’s restrictive registration policies. Writing in the latest issue of its Biblical Archaeology Review, Robert Cargill said .bible is on its way to becoming “the internet’s equivalent of televangelism.” The gTLD is operated by the American Bible Society, best known […]

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Most active buy/sell marketplaces for aftermarket domains in 2018?

What are some other active marketplaces besides NamePros, Sedo and Flippa? submitted by /u/x_____________ [link] [comments]

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Domain investor shares his 4 year .NYC experience

Matt Gill of Undeveloped.nyc shared his experience selling .NYC domain names since October 2014. First of all I would like to say that .nyc has smaller investor competition as you can only register this New gTLD extension if you live in the New York area. Of course you also get a smaller target group, NYC […]

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Daily Poll: Are One Word .coms “Brandable” Domain Names?

I wrote about this in the past, but I am curious to know whether people consider one word .com domain names to be considered “brandable.” In the past, I considered made up terms and words to be branda…

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Did Weight Watchers Acquire WW.com?

In my morning DomainTools Domain Monitor email, I noticed that the WW.com domain name transferred to a different registrar. WW.com had been registered at GoDaddy, and the domain name was transferred to SafeNames. George Kirikos pointed this out in a tweet this morning: Here’s another elite 2-letter .com apparent transaction. https://t.co/6XjR2SYM15 has moved from China […]

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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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