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Combinations of Dictionary Words in Domain Names: Common vs. Distinctive Phrases

The lexicon of domain names consists of letters, words, numbers, dots, and dashes. When the characters correspond in whole (identical) or in part (confusingly similar) to trademarks or service marks and their registrations postdate the first use of marks in commerce registrants become challengeable under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) as cybersquatters. […]

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Who buys expired domains more, Domainers or end-users?

An interesting question came up in a post I wrote a couple of days ago about .IO sales. I said that I think the sales we see on Park.io are mostly investors, a reader of mine chimed in and suggested that they’re actually likely end-users. Now I don’t have any official data from Park.io but […]

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9229.net sold for $3,412

Today: 3 Ways You Can Start Selling More Domains Today / Are you in the “com” business?….or / Pitching partial product and service domains to end-users / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying one word .com or CVCV.com – Be sure to check your portfolio […]

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114 Domain Discoveries for July 2nd

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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#Rams .com pulled from parking, price goes back to seven figures

Last month, we pointed out that the generic domain Rams.com was put up for sale on Sedo, with a low BIN price. Listed for only $350,000 dollars “or best offer,” Rams.com was the subject of controversy last year on ESPN. There’s no doubt that the Los Angeles Rams might be the single biggest potential buyer […]

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Should domaining do away with the ridiculous?

Should the domain industry allow for the ridiculous, names being listed for sale at prices that border on the absurd? This has long been the forte of an Ebay, but what about a Sedo or Namepros? There was a thread on Namepros about whether the rules should be changed? Imadoer posted: How many times have […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 1, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 1, 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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There were 712 complaints for .uk domains in 2017 – 55% of the complaints resulted in a domain transfer

Nominet, the .UK registry, released the 2017 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 712 complaints relating to 783 domains, which represents just 0.0065% of the domain names on the register, were made in 2017. Over half of the complaints (55%) in 2017 resulted in a domain transfer. […]

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Determining the Viability of Non-English Domain Names

I regularly see non-English .com domain names coming up for sale at auction. I took Spanish for a few years in high school, but my foreign language skills are quite atrocious. That being said, because there may be value in non-English .com domain names, it is important to know how viable a name is before […]

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NameJet June sales led by QWE.com

NameJet released their monthly sales for June and QWE.com was the top sale at $31,400. There were 101 sales reported that met the $2,000 minimum price. There were only 8 sales that were five figures. 89.tv was the only cctld that hit five figures at $10,000. 5. orgs and 7 .nets made the list. NetWellness.org […]

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MERGE! 2018 Conference Adds a New eCommerce Track Devoted to Subscription Boxes

When the MERGE! conference returns to Orlando this summer it will have a new track devoted to building subscription based eCommerce businesses.

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GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

With GDPR on May 25, you can expect to lose access to WhoIs data as we know it and begin many months of “growing pains” as the domain industry scrambles to figure out how to comply with GDPR. If you’re invested in domain names & want to lower your risks or understand strategies for the […]

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Web.com to be acquired for $2 billion

Web.com is to go private in a deal valued at roughly $2 billion. The company, which owns pioneering registrars Network Solutions and Register.com as well as SnapNames and half of NameJet, will be bought by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm. The cash, $25-a-share deal has been approved by the Web.com […]

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FarFetch paid $12.5 million for Style.com assets

Company got a lot more than domain names as part of the deal, but Style.com is a very valuable domain. Last year luxury clothing company FarFetch bought the assets of Conde Nast’s ecommerce venture Style.com. The price wasn’t disclosed, but an eagle-eyed DNW reader reviewed a FarFetch filing with Companies House in the UK. It […]

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VeriSign Banks on Domain Name Registration, Reports Q1 Data

VeriSign’s VRSN latest The Domain Name Industry Brief stated that domain name registrations increased 0.4% sequentially to 333.8 million across top-level domains (TLDs) at the end of the first quarter. Domain name registrations increased 3.2 million or 1 …

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New Farsight Security Research on Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) Reveals Significant Risk of Lookalike Domains To Top Brands

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Farsight Security, Inc., a leading cybersecurity provider of DNS intelligence solutions, today released new research entitled, “Global Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Homograph Report, Q2 2018.”

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New gTLD Innovation with .LIAISON

An exciting news in the world of dotBrand Registries with the .LIAISON new generic Top-Level Domains. Authentic Web today announced a partnership with Liaison Technologies Inc. to develop the industry’s first network security and compliance application, anchored on the trust authority and new control capabilities of Liaison’s Brand Registry: .LIAISON The new trust protocol technology […]

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.au Completes Historic Transition to Afilias, 3.1M Domain Names Transferred to New Infrastructure

auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd) and Afilias Australia are pleased to announce the successful and historic transition of more than 3.1 million .au domain names from a legacy system to all new infrastructure in Australia. Prior to this event, Afilias had successfully transitioned 25 TLDs, including the 2.4 million .org domain (which held the record […]

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Summary of recent outrage of expiring domain name auctions system on GoDaddy

The Domain King , Rick Schwartz has brought up a critical issue of Godaddy on twitter. The non-transparent nature of bidding on domain names that are going to soon expire on Godaddy ( or its partner sites) has been a raging question amongst the domaining community. The auctions where you don’t know who you are […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 18: Zoma.com, Diko.com, Zewo.com

It was a terrific week for brandable domain name sales with ten sales in the five-figure range. Prices for pronounceable and brandable 4-letter .coms, especially those in the CVCV pattern continue to climb. We’re now at the point where it isn’t unusual to see investors spending five-figures, wholesale for a good CVCV domain. Here’s this weeks […]

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One-word .IO’s are starting to cross the $5,000+ mark, at wholesale

I was interested to see the latest sales results from Park.io, there were two .IO names that recently sold that crossed the $5,000 mark. The names were Strategy.io which sold for $6,350 and Seeker.io for $6,000. What I think makes this particularly interesting is that Park.io is a site that catches expired domains and the […]

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Pricing a domain based on the buyer

Today: One domain industry tool you couldn’t live without / Am I being scammed by a fake domain broker and buyer? / Spying.com Sold for $25,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying a positive message single word .com – Check that portfolio of yours […]

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115 Domain Discoveries for July 1st

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 #blockchain : DigitalTown launches Global Youth ambassador program

DigitalTown, a pioneer in the convergence of domain names and blockchain, has announced its Global Youth ambassador program. Beginning with the city of Austin in central Texas, the program will continue provide the younger generation of entrepreneurs with training tools and guidance. Here’s the full press release we received from DigitalTown: SEATTLE and AUSTIN, Texas, […]

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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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AUCTION RECAP JUNE 30, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 30, 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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3.1 million .au domain names move from Neustar to Afilias

3.1 million .au domain names moved overnight from Neustar to Afilias, the new .au registry and domain name infrastructure. .au Domain Administration Ltd CEO, Cameron Boardman, said the transition of the registry to Afilias Australia was a milestone in the development of Australia’s digital economy. Here is the announcement today: The transition was completed on […]

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How % of .com Sales Has Changed

Brad Mugford shared an interesting post on NamePros (mentioned on TheDomains.com) about the total volume of .com domain sales vs. other extensions recorded by NameBio. I believe the data Brad shared was all public sales recorded in NameBio’s database. The figure shared was $1.6 billion total sales, with $1.3 billion of that being .com sales. This […]

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Some new domainers feel they know more than the veterans

It’s no surprise to anyone following the blog space that Rick Schwartz has been hitting the new gtld’s pretty hard lately, One of many examples includes: Rick wrote: Most products may have 1 or 2 weak points. GTLD’s have 122 weak points! They sold you a bag of shit and you ate it like Filet […]

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Photos & Highlights From the 2018 Global Digital Summit in Xiamen, China

One of China’s most important annual domain conferences, the 2018 Global Digital Summit, ended in Xiamen over the weekend. We have photos & highlights for you.

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