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Paul Keating attempts to bring some common sense to ICANN

Paul Keating sent a letter to the ICANN board of directors about the issue of “IGO-INGO access to curative rights protection mechanisms (PDP)”. Paul Keating is a very well known lawyer in the domain name industry offering “International Legal & Consulting Services” at Law.es. He attempts to bring some common sense to ICANN even though […]

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Daily Poll: Is Domain Investing Boring?

There are quite a few benefits to investing in domain names. You can work from anywhere in the world and can work any time you want. If you invest part-time, you can hold a full time job if you want and supplement your income with domain names. You can work as much or as little […]

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Onsites.co to rebrand as Agave.com

Onsites.co is rebranding to Agave.com. Onsites.co provide new SaaS tools for hiring teams to improve their hiring processes and optimize their recruiting funnel. One product is the onsite schedule, which helps teams cut down on back-and-forth communication, deliver a world-class candidate experience, and helps candidates come in more prepared for the onsite interview so they […]

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ICANN faces critical choice as security experts warn against key rollover

Members of ICANN’s top security body have advised the organization to further delay plans to change the domain name system’s top cryptographic key. Five dissenting members of the influential, 22-member Security and Stability Advisory Committee said they believe “the risks of rolling in accordance with the current schedule are larger than the risks of postponing”. […]

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.Co to rev up premium domain model in September

More .co domains will be sold at a premium through the domain name registrar channel. Neustar, the company that operates the .Co domain name, is drastically expanding its premium domain name program starting September 1. .Co launched premium domain name sales through the registrar channel back in August 2015 on a very limited basis. Three […]

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RHD.com sold for $35,000

Today: Outbound domain sales advise / Hand registered .com for $0.88!!!! / Domain hack vs .com (for New Gs investors) / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Keep domains private for higher value for future companies – Do you think public sales listings hurt the value […]

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Expired Domain Names Don’t Give You Legal Rights to Other Accounts

When you buy an expired domain name, owning that domain name does not give you the legal right to any other accounts that are associated with that domain name. For example, if you buy a domain name th…

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ICANN did not approve some .BRAND new gTLDs

The first round of the ICANN new gTLD program officially launched with no real methodology dedicated to “.brand” new gTLD applicants and – early before applying – some service providers (like myself) had no idea what to answer their clients when they asked: “do you mean that all registrars will be allowed to offer my […]

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5N .COMs continue to see strong bidding in the aftermarket

I have pointed this out a few times now, but I’m happy to do it again because I can’t help but see it every time I look at expired domains. 5N .COMs are seeing strong bidding activity, and prices going into the thousands of dollars…which feels high, at least to me. As I’ve said many […]

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Purging Domains And Starting Over…

Today: Registrars with GDPR (privacy) / Cinimark.com sold for $5,002 / Your favorite domain generator tools / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Wanted: Aged Premium One Word Com, Short Domains LLLL.com LLL.net LLL.org + -Do you have what this investor is looking for? If you […]

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165 Domain Discoveries for August 22nd

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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#California .com : #geoDomain sold for mid seven figures, along with other nine #domains

The premium geo-domain California.com, has been sold. According to a press release, the amount involved was mid seven figures USD. The sale includes a total of 10 domain names, most of which were not disclosed. One Planet Ops, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the domain name California.com, and intends to build a new […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-22-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-22-18 It was 3L.com Tuesday, the top 3 sales were 3L.coms including two six figure sales. FXT.com sold for $150,000 to lead the way. Top sales/closes from yesterday: fxt.com 150,000 USD 2018-08-21 Sedo ila.com 125,000 USD 2018-08-21 Sedo rxs.com 32,200 USD 2018-08-21 NameJet upta.com 9,257 USD 2018-08-21 NameJet slather.com 5,039 USD 2018-08-21 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 21, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 21, 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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.CLUB ranks in top 25% of the 2018 Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

Inc. magazine revealed that Fort Lauderdale based .CLUB Domains, LLC is No. 1164 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, […]

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Daily Poll: Are You Going to Merge?

The Merge conference is coming up in a little less than a month. The domain industry conference, which has tracks covering other topics, will be held in Orlando, Florida September 14-19. It looks like the heart of the event takes place September 15-18. Ron Jackson published a preview of the show yesterday. Several weeks ago, […]

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Microsoft seizes “Russian election hacking” domains

Microsoft has taken control of six domains associated with a hacker group believed to be a part of Russian military intelligence, according to the company. Company president Brad Smith blogged yesterday that Microsoft obtained a court order allowing it to seize the names, which it believes were to be used to attack institutions including the […]

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California.com sells as part of big domain name transaction

Seven-figure deal includes big geo domain name. A California company has made a big domain name purchase, scooping up California.com as part of a ten-domain deal for “mid-seven figures”, according to the buyer. One Planet Ops, which was founded by Autoweb co-founder Payam Zamani, has a number of web properties in the lead gen space. […]

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Tips for handling customer inquiries over the phone

So, you’ve assembled a crack team of excellent customer service representatives for handling customer inquiries over the phone. But you can’t just hand them a phone and a script and leave it at that. There are a number of things you must do to train your team and familiarize them with the business before they can […]

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Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

Today is National Senior Citizens 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 worldlypioneers.com […]

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ICANN Publishes Comprehensive Guide on What to Expect During the Root KSK Rollover

LOS ANGELES – 22 August 2018 – As the ICANN Organization prepares, for the first time ever, to change the cryptographic keys that help protect the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), the organization has published a guide to let people know what to expect. The changing of the keys, known as the “Root Key Signing […]

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Miami man sues France — the country — for seizing his domain name

Domain names are hot property for countries. Israel.com sold for almost $6 million in 2008. Korea.com went for $5 million in 2000. Now, a Miami man is suing France – the country – for seizing his doma…

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What Is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a globally unique and specific address for a defined internet space. For example, www.wordpress.com. As part of a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), a domain name shows where a resource …

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How do New Domains impact SEO: the report

The report This is a report from India based multiple registry Radix on how new domains impact SEO. Questions covered are: New domains and SEO – What is the connection between the two? What do the users have to say about the impact of new domains on SEO? What do SEO experts have to say […]

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ICANN's ePDP – An Insider's Perspective

Amazingly enough, summer is rapidly ending as kids head back to school, the temperatures in the mornings are just slightly cooler, and soon enough jeans and sweatshirts will be upon us. It also means that the important work on ICANN’s temporary specification regarding WHOIS relative to GDPR has already aged a few months. The ICANN […]

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So, I seem to have found a bug in my WordPress install

Something funky is happening with my blog comment moderation settings in WordPress and it causes people who have commented for years to get held for moderation. I’m not quite sure when this changed but it happened with a WordPress update sometime over the last year. Here are my current comment settings: Unless I’m missing something […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/21/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/21/2018. 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! bringthemhomenow.org megascan.com […]

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172 Domain Discoveries for August 21st

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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FXT.com : #Sedo broker sells three letter .COM #domain for six figures!

Sedo scored another big sale today, with the three letter .com domain FXT.com selling for $150,000 dollars. Derick Clegg, domain broker at Sedo, announced the sale this morning: “Just sold FXT .Com for $150,000! Congratulations to buyer and seller! Sedo.com #domains #domainnames” Registered in 1995, the domain FXT.com was listed for sale for $250,000 dollars […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-21-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-21-18 Monday was a strong day for sales, there were 4 five figure sales led by Hetian.com at $46,500. Top sales/closes from yesterday: hetian.com 46,500 USD 2018-08-20 GoDaddy rhd.com 35,000 USD 2018-08-20 NameJet redcoral.com 20,375 USD 2018-08-20 GoDaddy slot.gr 11,525 USD 2018-08-20 Sedo digitizer.com 3,727 USD 2018-08-20 GoDaddy filk.com 3,650 USD 2018-08-20 […]

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