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16 end user domain sales: a big bank, custom bong maker and more

A Fortune 500 bank, politician, and custom bong maker bought domain names last week. Sedo’s top sale last week was Christian.com for $600,000 but we don’t know if it was an end user or investor yet. I did, however, uncover 16 domains that are end user sales, and there are surely more. One is a company […]

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Proof that Hand Reg is NOT dead!

Today: Kdg.info sold for $5,655.00 / Contacting endusers / 812666.com sold for $3,716 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Analysis of NNNN.in Domains – Did you know that all of the four letter .in ccTLD’s were registered? Does that mean that the market just locked and […]

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How to turn contacts into referral sources and lead generating machines

Early on in my freelancing career, I met a woman who came to every single networking event and constantly pushed her marketing services on everyone in attendance. Her pushy approach felt a bit icky, but she talked a good game. And as a freelance designer who offered graphic design and web design services, I was […]

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VERISIGN Q2 2018 DOMAIN NAME INDUSTRY BRIEF: INTERNET GROWS TO 339.8 MILLION DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2018

Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs),  an increase of  approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2018.1,2 Domain name registrations have […]

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Modification of Domains Protected Marks List Service

Open Date: 15 August 2018 Close Date: 24 September 2018 Originating Organization: Global Domains Division Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements Brief Overview: This public comment period is to gather community input on the proposed amendment [PDF, 204 KB] to modify Donuts Inc.’s Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) service across all generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in its […]

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Global domain names come to VN

The availability of a series of new foreign domain names in the Vietnamese market is offering more choices to local companies and opening up new opportunities for domain name registrars. The penetrati…

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Hot Companies with Horrible Brands

Not too long ago, dictionary word domains were considered as exact match, category killers for various products and industries.  For this reason you’ll find fiber optic products at Fiber.com and air travel services at Fly.com.  But things have changed. The rules have been disrupted. Now dictionary words have become a premium vehicle for branding in […]

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Will Flippa’s sale of Strength.com for $300k actually go through?

Today could mark a new record for Flippa – their #1 domain sale, Strenth.com at $300,001. The challenge is, just like the $65k sale of Dispute.com on Go Daddy last week, the buyer can always pull out leaving a domino effect and potentially jeopardizing the sale period. I’ve seen the same thing happen in live […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/18/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 8/18/2018. 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! glps.com igc.net […]

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135 Domain Discoveries for August 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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#Domains and trademarks : IP theft rampant in #China

A recent decision against the registrant of the domain AirBNBChina.com serves as a reminder of copyright and trademark violations in China. Intellectual property theft is rampant in China, where trademark registrations by foreign companies must follow the “first to file” Chinese law. Unlike Western trademark offices, where the filing entity must provide proof of “first […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-18-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-18-18 DropCatch took the top two spots on Friday. Nothing really special with nothing above $5,350. 268999.com pulled down a decent price considering the Chinese market has cooled off a bit. Top sales/closes from yesterday: arrest.org 5,350 USD 2018-08-17 DropCatch mediafon.com 4,755 USD 2018-08-17 DropCatch cashvine.com 4,451 USD 2018-08-17 GoDaddy 268999.com 3,749 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 17, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 17, 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: Would You Choose Your Baby’s Name Based on Domain Availability?

The New York Post published an article about a research study sponsored by GoDaddy concerning baby names and corresponding domain names. From the NYP article this morning: “According to the research, as many as one in five (20 percent) millennial parents said they changed or seriously considered changing their baby’s name based on what domain […]

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Two 6-Figure Sales Totaling $835,000 and One of Year's 3 Biggest ccTLD Sales Top This Week's Chart

Another interesting week for domain sales highlighted by a couple of 6-figure .com heavyweights and one of the year’s three biggest ccTLD sales.

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ICANN CTO: no reason to delay KSK rollover

ICANN’s board of directors will be advised to go ahead with a key security change at the DNS root — “the so-called KSK rollover” — this October, according to the organization’s CTO. “We don’t see any reason to postpone again,” David Conrad told DI on Monday. If it does go ahead as planned, the rollover […]

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Betsy Riot punks NRA Lobbyist’s wife with domain name

Group creates website juxtaposing NRA’s advocacy and successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting complaint. Above: A picture from Ivy-Lane-Living.com Betsy Riot, a group that has railed against the National Rifle Association, has won a dispute brought by Courtney Cox, who is married to the NRA’s chief lobbyist and principal political strategist, Chris Cox. Courtney Cox […]

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First comes baby, then comes baby’s personalized domain name

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

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Armenia’s Most Curiously Profitable Asset Could Be the .AM Domain

As such, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (or IANA) was established with the purpose of assigning top-level domains for countries. Canada got ‘.ca’, France received ‘.fr’ and Tuvalu, by pure lu…

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Verisign Q2 2018 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 339.8 Million Domains in Q2 of 2018

Verisign Domain Name Industry BriefQ2 2018 – Download Full ReportToday, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which showed that the second quarter of 2018 closed with approximately 339.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of approximately 6.0 million domain name registrations, or 1.8 percent, compared […]

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Help me finalize the design for my 11 year blogging anniversary shirt

I was excited to see a ton of feedback for my 11 year blogging anniversary shirt – it certainly sounds like people are interested and I really appreciate all the great suggestions. So the winner for the front of the shirt is, drumroll please, #Domainer. So now we need to pick a color. Here are […]

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How much domain investors have made since they started

Today: Looking for more .co domains, 3L only / DTGO.com sold for $50,000 / Gaya.co sold for $2500 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: BettingUs.com Sold – $4,230.00 isn’t a bad sale for this domain, in my opinion. I wouldn’t have guessed it would have […]

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139 Domain Discoveries for August 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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Mike Mann : They are trying to grab my 20 year old #domain Tasty .com

Domain investor, Mike Mann, raised a lot of concern today, about his generic domain name, Tasty.com. Mike said that he’s owned the domain for 20 years, although it was registered in 2003: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive owned for 20 years, prior to their birth. You can […]

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Daily Domain Picks 8-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 8-17-18 Well some of them can’t even find a $20 bid on GoDaddy auctions, but it was a 3L.info that led the way on Thursday. KDG.info sold for $5,655 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: kdg.info 5,655 USD 2018-08-16 Sedo 812666.com 3,716 USD 2018-08-16 GoDaddy rescueroofing.com 3,000 USD 2018-08-16 BuyDomains juif.com 2,501 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF AUGUST 16, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 16, 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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Trending domain name keywords: vein, ton, globe, fashion, tesla

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET domain names during the month of July 2018 were published by Verisign, the .com and .net registry. There was no common keyword in the 2 lists. You can find the list from last month here. My experience shows that 700 or 800 (or even less) domain […]

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Hybrid.com Sold for $190,000

Another large domain name sale closed this week. Hybrid.com was sold in a deal brokered by Joe Uddeme of NameExperts.com, which he shared via Twitter: https://t.co/HCT3c7tGMH just sold https://t.co/hkoF3tcbAD!! Congrats to both buyer and seller of this incredible single word, generic .com domain name. Still rolling in the slower months! #domains #startups #brands #com #branding […]

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New Verisign Report Reveals Total Domain Registrations Worldwide Climbed to 340 Million in 2Q-2018

There are winners and losers in Verisign’s latest quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief. We show you how the .coms, .nets, ccTLDs and new gTLDs did.

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38th dot-brand bows out after acquisition

Telecity Group, which used to be a major London-based internet collocation facilities operator, has told ICANN it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand gTLD. .telecity will become the 38th dot-brand gTLD to terminate its registry agreement. The company, which had close to £350 million ($445 million) revenue in 2014, was acquired by US-based rival […]

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