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22 end user domain sales up to €75,000

Maker of Jose Cuervo is among the end users that bought domain names at Sedo. Sedo had a strong week for end user sales a couple of weeks ago, led by the €75,000 sale of a domain name to a company in …

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A new Sunrise Period starts

Donuts Inc, launches the .CHARITY new gTLD’s Sunrise Period. When START: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 – 16:00; END: Saturday, 8 September, 2018 – 16:00. What What the application submitted to the ICANN says: “The .CHARITY TLD will be of interest to the millions of persons and organizations worldwide involved in philanthropy, humanitarian outreach, and the […]

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Anti-Phishing Working Group Proposes Use of Secure Hashing to Address GDPR-Whois Debacle

The AntiPhishing Working Group (APWG) in a letter to ICANN has expressed concern that the redaction of the WHOIS data as defined by GDPR for all domains is “over-prescriptive”. APWG which is an international coalition of private industry, government and law-enforcement actors, says such a redaction of WHOIS data will “hinder legitimate anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-malware […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 27: LoanStar.com, GeniusXR.com, Heja.com

The news about the sale of the Crypto.com domain to a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform, formerly known as Monaco shows that claiming the domain name you own is absolutely not for sale is a pretty good negotiation tactic if you want to sell for top dollars. It also shows that everyone has a price. Meanwhile, the […]

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The one video you should watch if you want to learn about SEO in 2018

If there’s one thing that’s always true about SEO, it’s that it is always changing. A lot of this change is driven by Google who makes changes to their algorithms which means that SEO advice needs to be updated. When it comes to reliable sources of information about SEO I typically put Moz at the […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 7/10/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 7/10/2018. The Auction items are all Hand Picked NamePro’s Auction Lists! 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! […]

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153 Domain Discoveries for July 10th

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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#Chinese “chips” diving further, signaling end of a #domain era

It’s the end of an era for domain “Chips” – also known as Chinese premium letter LLLL domains. That particular group of domain names made early adopters tons of money, during its golden era. Consisting of only consonants excluding the letter “V,” these four letter combos were very popular among Chinese domain investors. Last month, […]

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June trending keywords for include force,space and scooter

Verisign published their  top 10 keywords in registered in .com and .net for June A real random bunch of names this month, with force leading the way in .com and space in .net. .COM .NET force space explore  insurance ceramic  side accident force  coating  marketing  maven  energy  supplement construction realm photo  trainings white  scooter  street

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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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Payoneer is discontinuing its escrow business

Payoneer sent out an email notice stating “Payoneer is discontinuing our escrow business”. Payoneer Escrow will have a “wind-down” period of 90 days. The service will no longer offered or supported as of October 18, 2018. “As you may already be aware, we regret to inform you that Payoneer has decided to discontinue and wind-down […]

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Payoneer Exiting Domain Escrow Business

Payoneer Escrow sent out an email to some of its partners today to inform them that the company is exiting the domain escrow business, and I was forwarded the email. Payoneer Head of Strategy and Business Development Matt Watts sent an email stating, “it’s with sincere apologies that I’m sharing news that Payoneer is discontinuing our […]

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Payoneer shutting down escrow service

It looks like Payoneer is shutting down it’s escrow service. The page is still up for escrow. https://www.payoneer.com/escrow/domain-names/ According to DomainMarketPro.com We just received an email notice moments ago from a representative of Payoneer that “Payoneer is discontinuing our escrow business”. This appears to be effective immediately. Help is offered to “successfully transition our relationship […]

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Larry Fischer Bags Back to Back Chart Toppers With Another 6-Figure Domain Sale

Larry Fischer apparently liked his penthouse view from the top of last week’s domain sales chart because he is there again with another 6-figure sale this week.

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Four more dot-brands call it quits

Four more dot-brand gTLDs are to disappear after their operators decided they don’t want them any more. These are the latest victims of the voluntary cull: High-priced bling-maker Richemont, an enthusiastic new gTLD early adopter, is dumping .panerai (a watch brand) and .jlc (for Jaeger-LeCoultre, another watch brand), the sixth and seventh of its fourteen […]

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Payoneer exits the escrow business

Company throws in the towel just two years after entering escrow business. Payments company Payoneer is informing customers that it is exiting the escrow business. The company began offering escrow services when it acquired Armor Payments in 2016. Later in 2016, Payoneer began offering domain name escrow services. Its domain name escrow business was aided […]

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Cryptocurrency Platform Monaco Purchases the Domain Name Crypto.com

According to insider Niko Younts — owner of over 1,000 crypto-related domain names — the cost of the domain could be between $5 to $10 million. Younts, who spoke with The Verge, noted that the term “c…

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Cheddar Report: Monaco Paid $12 Million for Crypto.com

An article by Tanaya Macheel on Cheddar has pegged the sale price of the Crypto.com domain name at $12 million. According to the article, “Monaco, a Swiss payments and cryptocurrency platform start-up …

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(UPDATE) Phishing: let’s be frank

I just finished a procedure which consisted in declaring a domain name hosting a phishing operation and it took one month “for the procedure to end”. The domain name is still active and, according to the ICANN, the Registrar hosting the website “demonstrated that it took reasonable and prompt steps to investigate and respond appropriately to […]

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New .LLC Domain Landrush Period Begins July 9, General Availability Begins July 23rd

Visit www.get.LLC for more information about the .LLC domain and registration schedule details.Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announces that landrush for the new “dot LLC” or .LLC top level domain begins today. With the introduction of .LLC, Limited Liability Companies will now be able to establish Internet identities which are more closely aligned with […]

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Crypto domains may be hot, but ICOs sure aren’t any more

Lately crypto has been back in the headlines in the domain name world as the sale of Crypto.com for a reported $12M is generating a lot of buzz about crypto-related domain names. What I think is interesting about this particular sale is just how powerful this word has become. Think about it, of the over […]

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Buying A Pronounceable 4L.com – Up to $5k+

Today: I need domains containing the word “Studio” / Looking for domain name broker / Ethex.com Sold for $9,110 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for Domain Suggestion tool – What domain name suggestion tools or strategies do you use? Share your tools or […]

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96 Domain Discoveries for July 9th

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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#GoDaddy banning all plastic #domain names from its marketplaces!

GoDaddy, the biggest domain name registrar in the world, is stepping in to save the environment. In a Monday announcement, GoDaddy shared news of its plan to eliminate plastic domain names from its marketplaces, including Afternic. “We’re committed to the global effort to preserve the environment, our Earth, as this is truly a heritage to […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-9-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-9-18 EthEx.com closed at $9,110 Ethereum Exchange? Ofset.org was the number two close at $4,605 on DropCatch. Top sales/closes from yesterday: ethex.com 9,110 USD 2018-07-08 NameJet ofset.org 4,605 USD 2018-07-08 DropCatch axx.top 2,832 USD 2018-07-08 West.cn crazyuncle.com 2,292 USD 2018-07-08 GoDaddy latinonews.com 2,247 USD 2018-07-08 GoDaddy regear.com 2,076 USD 2018-07-08 GoDaddy *data […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 8, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 8, 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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Tough Domains launches intelligent domain marketplace to buy and sell Domains

This is a sponsored post from Tough Domains. Toughdomains.com who currently offers domain tools such as for sale landing pages has recently launched a new domain marketplace. Domain Investors for Startups looking for domains can now find premium domains for sale through this new intelligent domain marketplace. There are already many public and private marketplaces […]

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Daily Poll: Who Is Your World Cup Favorite?

The semi-final matches of the 2018 World Cup are coming up this week. Belgium will play France and Croatia will play England. With the United States not participating in the 2018 World Cup, I have been supporting countries based on my own experiences in those countries. I have been fortunate to spend time in all […]

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Coins.com or Crypto.com which would you prefer?

Things are back to heating up in the crypto domain space. Crypto.com sold, Coins.com even a name like EthEx.com closing for over $9,000 at NameJet. Crypto.com is being rumored to have sold for $12 million, Elliot Silver posted an article where a writer at Cheddar quoted the price. Coins.com sold for seven figures. Which name […]

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Did the Crypto.com Buyer Pay $12 Million? – Best WIPO Panelist Identified – .LLC Enters Landrush

Several notes today – was the sales price of Crypto.com $12 million? – if a UDRP is filed against you who is the best panelist to have on your case? – Another new gTLD enters landrush.

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