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149 Domain Discoveries for July 6th

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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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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Buying Pronounceable 4L.com’s

Today: Buying 3 letter .io / I need domains every day / World’s Shortest Domain for investing / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How often do you hand-register domain names? – Are hand registered domains a dead strategy for investors these days? It seems that […]

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4-Digit Numerical Domain Sells for 6 Figures to Top New DNJ Chart – 3-Letter .Com Also Passes 100K Mark

The new weekly DNJournal.com domain sales report is out with a pair of 6-figure sales at the top of the chart, including the biggest 4-digit domain sale in two years.

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A traffic domain making $50,000 per month – Is it real or fake?

Today: 5 number domains still going strong / I don’t know about you, but I haven’t…. / Help: A domain name redirecting to my site / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in domains with the word CONTENT, TEXT, etc – Be sure to check […]

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Airbnb Recovers an Infringing Domain

Airbnb has recovered an infringing domain that was filed in bad faith to phish information from legitimate customers. In a UDRP dispute heard at the World IP Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, home hopping app Airbnb challenged the legitimacy of airbnbnow.com, contending that it incorporated the entirety of its trademark, with the addition of […]

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Father Domainicus : My visit to the Sour Candy factory

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus with a special sermon on this fine and sunny hump day. Many a moon ago, domain investors congregating to the local Florida chapter of our Domain Church, expressed their gratitude, after the event was over. Sending samples of sweet candy was a […]

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Pricing and Profits; Threading the Eye of the Needle

Everybody knows that if we price our domains too high, they won’t sell and we’ll go bankrupt, right? Well not everybody. As newbies we think we’ve struck gold with hand-regged domains like SandpaperSusan.com and we list them for sale at 5 figures. After a year when it hasn’t sold we feel foolish and change it […]

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Spider.com Sells? Then Hit With Invalid Whois

Spider.com which was owned by Artesyn Technologies, Inc. has moved into Sedo escrow according to whois records. The domain name was registered at CSC Corporate Domains and transferred to Network Solutions on our about June 5, 2018 based on whois data. Since whois is pretty much a blank canvas now, interestingly, upon transferring into Network […]

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4L.com Chips are going down due to a scandal

While talking to a friend from China. The prices have been coming down for the last few weeks. He told me he spoke to a friend who was a big buyer in China he told me the current LLLL market in China is sinking quickly. This is because a major industry company 1618.com has scandal. […]

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How Gary Millin's World Accelerator Continues to Develop Some of the Web's Best Domain Names

Several years ago we wrote about the spectacular .com domain portfolio being developed by Gary Millin’s World Accelerator. Forbes just featured Gary in a new interview.

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Miray Software AG nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

German software company Miray Software AG has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Miray.com. The company uses the German country code domain name Miray.de. The owner of the domain name, who is located in the United States, registered the domain name shortly after Miray claims that it […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-5-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-5-18 Fireworks on the 4th of July as NBX.com sells for $130,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: nbx.com 130,000 USD 2018-07-04 Sedo minimo.com 4,049 USD 2018-07-04 NameJet videosdeincestos.com 3,200 USD 2018-07-04 DropCatch navigato.com 2,550 USD 2018-07-04 GoDaddy raft.io 2,350 USD 2018-07-04 Park.io dutto.com 1,625 USD 2018-07-04 GoDaddy *data courtesy of Namebio […]

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Donuts announces acquisition of .Fan new domain name extension

Donuts Inc. today announced it has re-acquired the .fan top-level domain (TLD), making it the 241st TLD in Donuts’ portfolio. .fan names are anticipated to be generally available in mid-September. “We are excited to add .fan to our portfolio,” said John Pollard, executive vice president and general manager of the Donuts registry. “Fans literally wear their allegiances […]

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How much time do new gTLDs need to reach maturity?

So a lot of people are saying that new gTLDs are a failure, they’re crashing and burning and .COM is and forever will be the only investment-grade domain extension. I disagree. Of course this is just my opinion, I don’t have any more information than you do, all I have is my observations and opinions. […]

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GoDaddy signs up for basically unrestricted .travel gTLD

Donuts has started to market the now practically prehistoric and newly liberalized gTLD .travel, and it’s signed up GoDaddy to offer domains there. The registry, which acquired .travel from former owner Tralliance in February, announced a soft relaunch on its blog last week, highlighting that GoDaddy, Name.com and Encirca are now among its registrars. GoDaddy […]

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European Data Regulators Throw ICANN Back to the Drawing Board for a Third Time on Whois Privacy

In a letter to ICANN, the chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) makes it plain that even the organization’s “interim” plan is fundamentally flawed, reports Kieren McCarthy in the Register. “European data regulators have torn up the latest proposal by internet overseer ICANN over its Whois data service, sending the hapless organization back […]

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Signet.com Sold for $300,000 via Afternic

Earlier this month, Jamie Zoch reported that “Signet.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client.” The domain name was sold by Netincome Ventures, Garry Chernoff’s domain investment firm. From what I can see using DomainTools Whois History tool, Garry’s company owned Signet.com since at least 2004, the date of the earliest […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 12, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 12, 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 Domain Picks 7-1-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-1-18 RawFish.com was the top close on Saturday, $3,800. 9229.net closed at $3,412, thought it might go $5,000. YouTubeConverter.me $2,370 on Park.io, guess the though is that Google will never come to protect their ip rights. Was once a popular website, a lot of links, https://majestic.com/reports/site-explorer?q=youtubeconverter.me&oq=youtubeconverter.me&IndexDataSource=F Top sales/closes from yesterday: rawfish.com 3,800 […]

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Deciding When To Forward Or Develop A Domain

Today: Buying awards-related .com + .org domains / DataGravity.com sold for $6,801 / Broker needed for commissioned sale / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in Crypto / Coin Domains – Do you have any crypto or coin related domain names in your portfolio you […]

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New gTLDs, New Measures

This is a copy-paste of a recent 3 pages letter sent from the Brand Registry Group to the ICANN. You will find the link to download the original letter down this post. Potential .BRAND new gTLD applicants will certainly love its content. The letter: “At ICANN61 it was refreshing to hear from the variety of […]

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176 Domain Discoveries for July 5th

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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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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What is your oldest domain name?

What is the oldest domain name you own? Mine is from 1994. Of course I only started domaining in July 2002, (almost 16 years back) but I have bought hundreds of domain names that have an original registration date that is before 2002. I actually have 2 domains from 1994, about 15 from 1995 and […]

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“Chilling results”: new domain name homograph report shows rising threat to online brands

Phishing attacks from domain name homographs represent a major threat to brand owners, new research reveals. A cyber security expert involved in the research has warned that this affects brands of all sizes and the threat is more overwhelming than that of …

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Summary of Gambitconference 2017

What a day it was! Meeting giants of Cryptocurrency and domain name industry together at the same time was a dream come true. Gambitconference 2017 which was held on 26th November,2017 at the beautiful hotel Taj Banjara was no less than a knowledge extravaganza. Panel discussions featuring eminent personalities including Here is a short summary […]

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Daily Poll: Where Do You Live?

I am able to get a fairly reasonable idea of where people who visit DomainInvesting.com live based on the demographic data I can access in Google Analytics. With VPNs, traveling, and other ISP related issues, this is imperfect. In addition, this data is for everyone who visits my blog rather than the “regulars” who visit […]

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Frank Schilling successfully defends OceanBreeze.com domain in UDRP

Frank Schilling, with the help of attorney John Berryhill, has defended his company’s domain name OceanBreeze.com in a UDRP. The case was filed by JC Global. That company sells air conditioners and de…

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What’s Selling at the Brandable Marketplaces?

Do you like data? I do. In fact, I think I’m an information pack rat. Because every time someone reports a brandable domain sale in a conversation, at a forum, in an email or even on a brandable platform itself, I write it down. I’m keepin’ a list. Checkin’ it twice. And trying to find […]

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