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125 Domain Discoveries for August 27th

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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Integrated Robotics : Disgruntled former employee shuts off company’s #domain access

Integrated Robotics is a company that was formed in 2012 to help customers solve real world data acquisition issues with leading edge integrated platforms and payload system solutions. According to their web site at Integrated-Robotics.com: In 2015, Integrated Robotics evolved into a commercial drone services company with mission capable payload sensors to capture data for […]

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Facebook, China, and Domains

He married a Chinese woman. He learned Chinese. And he connects with young Chinese. Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of efforts to win friendship in China, including giving a talk completely in Mandarin at a top-notch Chinese university. Yet, Facebook is not in the Middle Kingdom. Well, it actually was in China – only […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 26, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 26, 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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.tokyo has reached 100,000 domain name registrations

GMO Registry announced that .tokyo (https://hello.tokyo/en), the Top Level Domain (hereafter “TLD”) representing Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, reached 100,000 domain names. This milestone comes just over 4 years since .tokyo opened for business in July 2014. Since its debut, .tokyo has attracted both individuals and businesses with affinity to the City of Tokyo. […]

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Domain Buying Tip: Make a Realistic Offer

It’s 2018, and virtually all domain names that have substantial value have been registered for many years. The best way to buy these domain names is either via broker or through private acquisitions. If you want to achieve greater success acquiring exceptional domain names, you need to make realistic offers commensurate with their values. People […]

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When it comes to auction sites the Domain Kings says “they all suck”

So I posted a poll here and on Namepros to see what readers, users, domain investors think about auction marketplaces. The poll focused on the big 4, places like Sedo and Flippa don’t handle expiry auctions and don’t do the volume. Rick Schwartz weighed in on our auction marketplace thread, safe to say Rick does […]

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Two Strategies for Buying Aftermarket Domains – with Josh Eisenhower & Drew Rosener

Got strategy? Two experts walk us through their very different strategies for choosing which aftermarket domains to bid on, and how much to bid. We check out live auctions and discuss real scenarios. All buyers who are in need of a strategy or revamping their strategy will benefit from today’s show.

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Afilias sues India to block $12 million Neustar back-end deal

Afilias has sued the Indian government to prevent it awarding the .in ccTLD back-end registry contract to fierce rival Neustar. The news emerged in local reports over the weekend and appears to be corroborated by published court documents. According to Moneycontrol, the National Internet Exchange of India plans to award the technical service provider contract […]

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Larry.Page coming soon as Google launches .Page domain names

Larry.Page and other domains ending in .page are coming soon. Google released the .Page top level domain name today in Sunrise, meaning trademark owners who have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse can register domains ending in .page. And no, Google didn’t select .page because it’s the surname of its co-founder Larry Page. On […]

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The right way to pick a domain name

Today: Sharing personal experience in selling domains / The current state of the market for .TAXI and .LIMO / X65.com sold for $5,346 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying starter websites with some traffic – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of […]

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How early should domain name registrars auto renew domains?

My domain registrars auto-renew anywhere from the expiration time to 60 days in advance. It’s smart for domain name registrants to place their domain names on auto-renew. This means your domain name r…

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The .PAGE Sunrise Period starts

It takes long but the Charleston Road Registry, wholly owned by Google, is launching another of its Top-Level Domains. When: START: Monday, 27 August, 2018; END: Monday, 1 October, 2018. Purpose of the gTLD: Extracted from the application, the proposed gTLD will provide Google with direct association to the term ʺpage.” The mission of this gTLD, .page, […]

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This guy wrote an article about why nobody is using Internationalized domains

Over a decade ago ICANN started making it possible to register Internationalized domains, i.e. domain names in a language-specific script. For those who are picky about definitions, here’s what Wikipedia says: An internationalized domain name (IDN) is an Internetdomain name that contains at least one label that is displayed in software applications, in whole or in part, in a […]

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What Do We Have In Common?

Today: Investing in nGTLDs as a beginner / Hangtime.com sold for $13,000 / The bulk “same name multiple extensions” strategy / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a strategy + “word” + .com for strategy consulting – Be sure to check your portfolio for one […]

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146 Domain Discoveries for August 26th

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 #domainer lists #JacksonvilleShooting .com on NamePros

Following a mass shooting tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida, a clueless domainer registered JacksonvilleShooting.com. Such domain registrations related to crimes or disasters are frowned upon by domain investors. In this case, the registrant listed the domain at NamePros, and asked for people’s opinions on its value: ” Unfortunately there was a mass shooting today in Jacksonville […]

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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 AUGUST 25, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 25, 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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Top .com Branded Companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List

The 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the US was recently published. I noticed two domain industry companies that made this year’s list. The .Club Registry reported revenue growth of 419 percent and 2017 revenue of $7.2 million. Namecheap reported 78% revenue growth and 2017 revenue of $109.1 million. Kudos to […]

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How to import your Whois data into Watch My Domains

Even with Port 43 limits and GDPR, you can still download your Whois info from select registrars. A lot of domain name investors use Watch My Domains Pro to manage their domain name portfolio. But as domain name registrars limit access to Whois in the GDPR era, it has become difficult for domain owners to […]

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8 great productivity tools for web designers and developers

Why are productivity tools so important to a web professional? The daily grind of working as a web pro comes with many responsibilities that can cause burnout if not managed properly. Sure, while we get to escape from an office desk and work from home or a coffee shop any time we want, we must also […]

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Happy National Ride the Wind Day

Today is National Ride the Wind Day. How are you celebrating? At Verisign, we did a quick search on NameStudioTM, our easy-to-use, domain name suggestion tool to see what interesting .com and .net domain names were available to register today … and here are some of our favorites! AVAILABLE .COM AND .NET DOMAIN NAMES* .COM […]

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ICANN Board Reaffirms Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data

LOS ANGELES – 23 August 2018 – The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to reaffirm the “Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data.” The full text of the Board’s resolution is available here. The Temporary Specification was originally approved by the Board on 17 May 2018, in […]

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How to become the customer that every support team member loves

I read a lot of blogs about online support, customer experience management, and the art of communication. There are tons of articles describing how we (aka the people working in support) can make the service experience for our customers as agreeable as possible. Those stories often go a little something like: Be nice. Listen carefully, […]

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Millennials are picking baby names based on available website domains

Millennials have truly hit a new level of “extra.” Social media habits are now dictating the way millennial parents name their babies. New parents are first checking to see if their preferred baby nam…

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Changing Marijuana Laws and CBD Sales Growth Fuels Active Domain Name Aftermarket

ASBURY PARK, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / August 24, 2018 / The fast growing CBD markets in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the changing laws in the recreational and medical marijuana markets has spawned an acti…

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So, someone just bought California.com

It’s official, California.com has sold as part of a bulk domain sale that landed somewhere in the mid seven-figure range. The company that acquired it, One Planet Ops, isn’t new to the domain game, and they also know how to put monster names like this to work. “Major domain names like this one don’t often […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 8/23/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 8/23/2018. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. There are some really valuable domains on this list! If you have any thoughts/input please leave a comment below! Good Luck! SnapNames best of the Drop List! jo8.com quvo.com mlshop.com free-project.org […]

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160 Domain Discoveries for August 25th

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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