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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 20, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 20, 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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If ICANN completely kills whois, GDPR will only be one of their problems

Göran Marby, ICANN President and CEO, wrote a blog post about a possible unified access model that was published by ICANN for community input. I don’t see much progress from ICANN since May that GDPR went into full effect and I don’t expect much to work from ICANN anyway. They expecting all work to be done from […]

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NameFind Premiums Forwarding to Afternic Inquiry Form

Every once in a while, I check out the landing pages for various high value domain names owned by GoDaddy via its NameFind portfolio company. Because GoDaddy has one of the largest domain name portfolios and probably sells more aftermarket domain names than anyone else, I visit their landing pages to see if I can […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Shakti.com

Sedo released their weekly sales and Shakti.com led the way at $50,000. Wormholes.net for some reason sold for $28,600. 37 .com sales 15 cctld sales 10 other gtld sales Token.xyz sold for $14,999 and Bot.app sold for $9,999.   Domain name Price Currency .COMs shakti.com 50,000 USD dextra.com 11,088 EUR youjzz.com 10,500 USD allergysmart.com 10,000 […]

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.CLUB revenue not all that

.CLUB Domains may be one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in the US, according to Inc magazine, but it’s returning the majority of its revenue back to its registrars. CEO Colin Campbell revealed this week that the company returns almost 70% of its gross revenue in the form of rebates. The revelation came in an […]

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Gesab, S.A. tries to reverse domain name hijack DeskWall.com

Panelist says Complainant knew or (should have known) that it couldn’t prove registration and use in bad faith. Gesab, S.A., a company in Barcelona that sells a product called DeskWall, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by filing a cybersquatting complaint against the domain name DeskWall.com. The company first tried […]

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What are the exact metrics one need to consider for flipping a domain?

I tried high estibot value domains. And I tried expired domains with high DA, PA and quality backlinks. They get views from bidders, but no bids. How do successful domain flippers choose good domains to flip? submitted by /u/john1133 [link] [comments]

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$100K + USD sales volume – See how he did it

Today: What to do when you lose your domain authentication code / Figura.com sold for $5,100 / Buying LLLL.com / 2 words.com domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: LondonCocktailBars.com – Sounds like a good long tail Geo directory domain to me. Is there still […]

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66 companies in Inc 5000 use domain names for their company name

These 66 fast-growing companies use a domain name for their company name. A handful of domain name companies made this year’s Inc 5000 list. Additionally, I noticed that some great domain names were t…

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Domain Name Registrations Reach 339.8 Million in 2Q18

VeriSign tracks the continued growth of internet domains on a quarterly basis and released its’ second quarter 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB) on Aug. 16. According to VeriSign there were 339.8 …

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Limitations, Delays, and Laches as Defenses in Cybersquatting Claims

In passing the baton for combating cybersquatting to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recommended that “claims under the administrative procedure [should not] be subject to a time limitation” (Final Report, Paragraph 199). ICANN agreed and the UDRP contains no limitation period for making a claim. […]

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EPAY.io sold for $10,100.00

Today: Health/Medical Resource Tool For Finding Names / Need a banking domain .com only / Buying single word .org / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How Configuration Information For the World’s Largest Domain Name Registrar Was Exposed Online – This was an interesting read. If […]

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183 Domain Discoveries for August 20th

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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#TheTruthIsNotTruth : Another political viral term gets registered as a #domain

The focal point of this administration is truth. At least, their definition of it. From “fake news“ to retracted statements altered to suit the current agenda, Donald Trump’s 18+ months as the US president are infested with political intensity unseen before. And now, a statement by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, seeks to redefine truth […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-20-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-20-18 A non descript group of names on Suday, Iftar.com was the top sale at $5,773 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: iftar.com 5,773 USD 2018-08-19 Sedo cinimark.com 5,002 USD 2018-08-19 DropCatch wicc.com 3,360 USD 2018-08-19 DropCatch swisslabs.com 2,313 USD 2018-08-19 GoDaddy earnfromhome.com 2,020 USD 2018-08-19 NameJet envoy.ai 1,972 USD 2018-08-19 Park.io […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 19, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 19, 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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Daily Poll: Do You Rely on Parking Revenue?

I have never made much money from domain name parking revenue. In general, I typically earn low 3 figures a month from parking revenue. It’s always nice to see the PayPal payment email from Uniregistry, but it doesn’t change or impact my business. Some legacy domain investors have domain names that produce substantial amounts of […]

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Hetian.com closes at $46,500, will GoDaddy get full payment this time?

Hetian.com closed at $46,500 today on GoDaddy auctions. After last week’s flurry of information on Dispute.com, it will be interesting to see if GoDaddy needs to take a haircut here. Will the buyer get the wire in on time? This could be a new gameshow for every high priced auction close on GoDaddy. There is […]

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MERGE! Alert: Discount Room Rates End Friday –  More Sessions & Speakers Added to Show Agenda

The 2nd annual MERGE! conference in Orlando is now just over 3 weeks away. Here is the latest on the agenda and a reminder to book your room now.

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New TLD Economics with Colin Campbell – DNW Podcast #198

Digging into .Club’s revenue and the economics of new TLDs. New top level domain name company .Club landed on the 2018 Inc 5000. The Inc 5000 list shows that it had revenue of $7.2 million but I had lots of questions. Is this “real” revenue? Is the company profitable? This week we go straight to […]

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Top Domain Sales of the Year – DNW Podcast #197

Reviewing the top domain names sales so far this year. For this week’s special edition of the Domain Name Wire Podcast, I review the top 10 public domain name sales of the year as reported by DN Journ…

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One in five millennial parents picked their baby’s name based on available web domains, study claims

Millennial parents are picking baby names based on available domain names, a new study claims. The new trend emerged in a study examining how the internet is shaping approaches to parenting, and how t…

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Cryptocurrencies may be Cold but Blockchain is on Fire

If anyone was crazy enough to day trade crypto over the last eight month, your life has likely become a nightmare world. Every major crypto-currency is well off its December highs and it doesn’t look like a turn-around is coming very soon. As many of you know, I am bullish on cryptocurrencies in the long […]

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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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178 Domain Discoveries for August 19th

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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#Indian domainer wins #UDRP filed against the domain #Digel .com

An Indian domain investor has successfully defended his domain, Digel.com, against the German Complainant. Digel Aktiengesellschaft of Nagold, Germany, filed the UDRP at the WIPO, after turning down the registrant’s asking price of $29,000 dollars. Their offer was $12,000 dollars. According to the UDRP, the Complainant says that it was founded in 1939 and that […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-19-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-19-18 A random collection of names that on the surface would have readers saying WTF? Nuqu.com was the close on Saturday and that’s a standard CVCV where there is a lot of interest. But then you get names like ICEWM.org for $3,750 and RedSn0w.us yes that is a zero for the letter […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 18, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 18, 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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Buzzfeed threatens Mike Mann and his domain name Tasty.com

Buzzfeed is threatening Mike Mann and his Tasty.com. Seems like Buzzfeed, that is running Tasty.co, wants to upgrade from the .co to the .com by stealing a domain name that was registered and owned by Mike Mann since 2003. Mike Mann said on Twitter: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal http://Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive […]

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Daily Poll: Do You Respond to Lowball Offers?

I am sure everyone gets offers they would consider to be lowball offers. People from around the world, with different experiences and budgets, want to buy domain names, and many don’t have a clue about the domain name aftermarket. They know they can spend less than $20 to buy a domain name and probably think […]

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