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117 Domain Discoveries for June 28th

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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#ICANN62 ended today in #Panama and here are the results

ICANN62 ended today in Panama, bringing together an elite group of technocrats, inquisitive minds and exotic buffet aficionados from around the world. The event was highly successful, and ICANN President and CEO, Göran Marby, delivered a short farewell speech from the podium: “Dear friends and colleagues, dear members of the several dozen committees, I am […]

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Emoji Domains: Where Are They Now? 🤔

About a year or so ago, emoji domains were not red, but white hot and well on their way as a “riches in the niches” phenomenon. But as with everything in life, it’s good to stop, assess and take inventory from time to time in an effort to understand how much progress has or has […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 27, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 27, 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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New domainer of the day!

I vote for this guy to be new domainer of the day. Or maybe of the month! This summarizes all the misconceptions that people have about domain names and all the mistakes you can make when starting up. Not only does he know almost nothing about domains but he tries to teach other. For example […]

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Daily Poll: Will You Attend the Merge Conference?

Ron Jackson provided a preview of the upcoming Merge Show conference that will be held in Orlando, Florida from September 14-19. The conference is billed as a “digital asset conference event,” but the primary audience will likely be people in the domain name business. Topics of discussion include domain names, cryptocurrency, startups, security, and other […]

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Sedo will have a scheduled system wide downtime June 30

Sedo will be having a little down time this Saturday so don’t freak out, this is planned. The company tweeted: On Saturday, June 30 we will move our servers to a new data center. There will be a system-wide down time on Sedo’s website. This will approximately last for 3 hours. We’ll be back online […]

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Garry Chernoff Takes Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart with One of  Year's 10 Biggest Sales

Garry Chernoff has been making big domain sales for longer than we have been publishing (over 15 years) – and he is still at it!

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DomainSherpa Review – May 28: RoomMatch.com, Mungy.com & OConsulting.com…

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: RoomMatch.com, Mungy.com & OConsulting.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: CoinSquadron.com, Cryptonistas.com, Cryptominimum.com……• Get your bids in soon for Deposit.com, DataMonitoring.com, RoyalWeddings.com…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Ammar Kubba, Shane Cultra […]

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Archaeologists protest “televangelist” .bible gTLD

The head of the Biblical Archaeology Society has harshly criticized .bible and ICANN for the gTLD’s restrictive registration policies. Writing in the latest issue of its Biblical Archaeology Review, Robert Cargill said .bible is on its way to becoming “the internet’s equivalent of televangelism.” The gTLD is operated by the American Bible Society, best known […]

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Yes, your domain name registrar has made it impossible for people to contact you

Many registrars have removed all means for people to contact you. I received an anonymous voicemail yesterday from an Enom customer who was frustrated that the Whois records for his domain names had been replaced with “fake” information. Here’s what he said: I was just calling to see if you had heard anything about Enom […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking in AquaFX.com case

Panel says case was a Plan B attempt to get the domain name. A three-person National Arbitration Forum panel has found Aqua Engineering & Equipment, Inc. to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name AquaFX.com. The company failed …

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Whoisology, Deep Connections Between Domain Names & Their Owners

Whoisology is an online search tool that allows access to large amounts of Whois data (information concerning who owns, hosts, and manages any registered website) faster and easier than previously possible. It also allows users to gain access to deep …

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Trademark Clearinghouse: latest stats

The Trademark Clearinghouse statistics for May 2018 have been released: 44.155 trademark records submitted; 117 countries covered; 129 jurisdictions covered; 169,265 trademark years; 262,414 claims notifications; 809,867 ongoing notifications; 13,119 trademark records have expired.

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When the Backend Domain Name Registry Is Too Expensive

What we call a “backend registry” is the mandatory technical platform to operate a domain name extension and all registries have one. It is the backend registry that allows accredited registrars to technically sell domain names for each top-level domain (TLD). The question here is: what happens to a registry, who sells domain names to […]

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Domain Sales report – Day 1 : 17/1/2018

Domain Sales report – 1 Calculating.com , Sold for $7000  : One Word domain , English Dictionary verb and ending with ‘ing’ , this domain was poised to fetch a good price. TropicSport.com : Sold for $4892 :  Great exact match domain name for Tropical Sports related website . Google shows some results containing  “Hawai tropical […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 24 & 25: Bitbi.com, Zenus.com, Vedix.com

I don’t know if Rick Schwartz is living under a (golden) rock or perhaps he doesn’t read sales reports (can’t blame him if he doesn’t) but I just can’t agree with his statement that we’re in a “depressed market”. I can’t speak for the early years of domain name investing when investors could simply live off their […]

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Rick wrote a post about domain appraisals…and most people missed the point completely

Something pretty funny happened today, Rick Schwartz wrote a post titled, “Rick’s FREE Domain Appraisal Service. Today ONLY!” and added it as a sponsored post on Domaining.com. Looking at the title, you would assume that Rick was going to appraise your domain names…but if you actually took the time to read the post you would […]

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Domain Name Renting And Leasing

Today: Floor value on aged 3 character domains / Laxiu.com sold for $2,439 / Why do you want to buy this domain name? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Wanted: Old websites – Do you have any old websites laying around you don’t need anymore? […]

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101 Domain Discoveries for June 27th

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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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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Domaining a collection of echo chambers

Many times I have written about how divided the domain industry is, some like to say the industry has to become united again. It never was united. I see the back and forth with the latest posts by Rick, where some are like you tell em, and others are like aren’t you rich? Nothing better […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 26, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 26, 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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Michael Cyger explains all the features of the new Efty (video)

The New Efty went live just a few weeks back. Pretty much all of the new features they shipped over the past few years were build on top of the original framework that was developed for Efty back in 2014 which resulted in a somewhat bloated application that wasn’t always as fast and bug-free as […]

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Adam Matuzich Passed Away

I hate to be the bearer of sad news, but I learned that Adam Matuzich passed away a week ago at just 36 years old. I first met Adam via Mike Berkens more than ten years ago when he was working as Mike’s tech guy. Over the years, Adam and I had quite a few […]

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Sedo weekly sales led by Ampli.ca

Sedo released their weekly sales and the top sale was Ampli.ca at $50,000. One of the higher .ca sales over the last couple years. Firehose.com was the top .com sale at $35,000. Sales overall were a little light this week: 45 .com sales 15 cctld sales 4 other gtld sales FidgetSpinner.com for $2,000 when the […]

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MERGE! Aims to Help You Make Money AND Memories at Impressive New Venue for September 2018 Show in Orlando

We had an opportunity to spend a few days exploring the new hotel and surrounding Disney Springs area where MERGE! 2018 will be held in September. Here are the photos & highlights.

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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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End user sales: Canadian companies spend $50k on .ca domain name

Loyalty program partnership puts .Ca domain on top of the leaderboard. Royal Bank of Canada and WestJet recently announced a new loyalty platform, and they paid dearly for the associated domain name: Ampli.ca for $50,000. This was Sedo’s top reported sale for the past week. There are some notable sales that we don’t know the […]

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Couple what I think are good domains. Can I get some opinions?

Www.jumboimage.com Www.2mo.net -4+ yrs age Www.kissinganime.com Www.bestgirlfriendgifts.com -4+ years age Www.snob.tv -8+ yrs age Www.quoteslovers.com- 2+ yrs age Www.game-wars.com Estimates? Ideas? Offers? submitted by /u/FuuJitsu [link] [comments]

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