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# of Registered Extensions Can be Deceiving

When I am buying a domain name, one of the attributes I look at is the number of domain names registered with the same keyword in different extensions. This can be helpful to determine the amount of usage a particular keyword or keyphrase has. My thinking is that if a keyword or phrase is used […]

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.Club releases sales data for the first 6 months of 2018

.Club released some sales data on their blog today, they sold 2,072 premium names sold via registrars during the first six months of 2018, for a total of $379,972.93. As we roll in toward the end of 2018, we took a look at our premium name sales for the first half of the year and […]

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Dave Evanson's Latest 6-Figure Sale at Sedo Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

A 6-figure .com and one of the year’s 10 biggest ccTLD sales to date are the headliners on DNJournal’s latest weekly sales report.

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Talking .New on This Week in Google

I had a short cameo on TWiG yesterday to discuss .New. I had an unexpected cameo on This Week in Google yesterday to talk about how Google is using the .New top level domain. If you missed it, Google has created shortcuts using the .new domain that create documents within Google’s apps. For example, type […]

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“Career.com” Domain is Available for Acquisition

John Sumser – Principle Analyst at HRExaminer covering Recruiting, AI, and HR Technology – said, “Career.com represents one of the last great recruiting and talent management domain names available to …

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Domain Movers Including Rock.com, Spaceship.com + More

Welcome! This is Domain Movers, a series on DotWeekly where I research domain names on the move, with a focus on the corporate level. These are often early detection’s, so not a lot of information is known at the time. I try to provide as much information as I can dig up though. Here is […]

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If you’re trying to be a daily blogger, note – it does make an impact on your life

So I realized recently that I don’t talk about blogging very much on my blog. Which makes sense since my blog is focused on domains, but as a blogger I feel like every once and a while I should talk about what I do every day. When I started this blog I had absolutely no […]

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153 Domain Discoveries for October 31st

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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#Playboy centerfold : Famous #trademark #domain changes hands after 15 years

PlayboyCenterfold.com, a domain registered in 2003, has just changed hands thanks to the UDRP process. The domain infringed on a trademark owned by the famous publisher Playboy; the Complainant also retrieved 23 year old domain Centerfolds.com last August. According to the UDRP complaint that was filed at the WIPO: “The Complainant is a world-renowned entertainment […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-31-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-31-18 TaxFree.de was the top sale on Tuesday at $9,072. InstaCare.com sold for $8,000. I like Instacare as a brand, seems there are a few businesses using the name. Top sales/closes from yesterday: taxfree.de 9,072 USD 2018-10-30 Sedo instacare.com 8,000 USD 2018-10-30 Sedo bccannabisstore.com 6,300 USD 2018-10-30 GoDaddy dowork.com 4,489 USD 2018-10-30 […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday October 31st, 2018

The first person I heard talk about it was Andrew Rosener many years ago.  He thought if you could go to a registrar like Godaddy and look for a name and see ALL names available, even names from third parties, and be able to buy them with one click,  sales would skyrocket.   Eventually that’s […]

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Every new website on AdSense now needs to be verified

Every new website on AdSense will now need to be verified according to Google’s new quality efforts. Google wants to improve quality in AdSense and make it more attractive to advertisers which in turn leads to better outcomes for their partners. What’s changing? Before you can show ads on a new site, you now have […]

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Daily Poll: How Do You Sell More Domain Names?

Domain name sales are pretty much the most important thing for domain investors these days. While I still do outbound marketing from time to time, I believe I sell more domain names via inbound purchase inquiries than any other way these days. This has changed over the years. In prior years, I might have said […]

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Gab.com lands at Uniregistry

Gab.com which was informed by GoDaddy they had to hit the road has found a new home at Uniregistry. In a hotly contentious thread on Namepros  The thread posted as a domain discussion thread turned political with some religion sprinkled in. Many members went back and forth at each other, and these are the threads […]

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Gab.com is apparently on a payment plan. That should serve as a warning.

Domain name appears to be on a payment plan at Escrow.com. The valuable domain name Gab.com is in limbo. It is used for a ‘free speech’ social network and it seems that the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter was radicalized (in part) by using the service. GoDaddy told the company to move its domain name elsewhere. A […]

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Subjective Domain Quality

Today:  Looking for 2 letter CCTLD – Budget: Up to $5,000.00 / Law Enforcement Agencies will have authority on Registries and Registrars / vCasino.com sold for $46,000 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Ring.tv sold for $46,000 – Yet another four-letter, dictionary-word, .tv ccTLD sales report. […]

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Jewelers Direct Taps Into Powerful Branding, Launches New Emoji Domain

dotFM is excited to be one of only a few prime TLDs to support emoji-based domain names.” Aleah Arundale, Founder of Jewelers Direct added, “We are excited to have the coolest domain name in the jewel…

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Valuable three-letter .Com domains stolen

NNN.com, Wok.com among domains man claims were stolen. A Japanese man alleges that valuable domain names were stolen from his registrar account and transferred to another registrar. These aren’t run-o…

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Amid Shutdown, Gab.com Claims Free Speech Infringement While Many Others View Them as Hate Site

The controversial site gab.com has been shut down by GoDaddy and given 2 days to move the domain elsewhere. The deadline expires at midnight tonight Irish time. In recent days the site has seen itself become increasingly disconnected as various service providers and online platforms including PayPal have shut the door to them. At present […]

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Why did User.com sell for so little?

Last week I wrote an article about Deposit.com selling for a lot less than I thought it would have, and today I found out that User.com sold for just $150k. While of course I’m happy for the buyer and seller, I’m officially confused. This year Super.com sold for $1.2M, Great.com for $900,000, and Liquid.com for […]

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Looking for dictionary .com’s 4-8 characters – Budget: Up to $15,000.00

Today: Transferring Domain Purchase Agreement rights / MMM.org sold for $8,988 / Buying 4-5 letter brandable domain names – Budget: Up to $500.00 / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Open design contest: Request for Logo (GraduationMedia.com) – Do you have some artistic talents or some […]

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143 Domain Discoveries for October 30th

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 investments : After #domains and #Bitcoin, #China is after #Greek real estate properties

Chinese investors moved away from LLLL .com domains, crashing the “Chips” market this year. Their apparent move onto other types of investments, such as cryptocurrency, heralded the end of the “domain as a wealth vessel” economy. It was a well-disguised game of musical chairs, orchestrated by investment companies based in Hong Kong, and they made […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-30-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-30-18 User.com was the big sale on Monday, the domain sold for $150,000 on Sedo. Morgan Linton shared some thoughts on the sale and why he thought it sold for so little. Top sales/closes from yesterday: user.com 150,000 USD 2018-10-29 Sedo vcasino.com 46,000 USD 2018-10-29 Sedo gtcc.com 3,411 USD 2018-10-29 NameJet miaobao.com […]

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DSAD.COM: IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday,October 30th

One of the reasons I think the new GTLD’s are struggling, has to do with what I wrote about on Saturday.  For the most part they’re all keyword span the dot domains. If there’s less emphasis on keyword .com domains, then there certainly isn’t going to be a huge demand for other keyword extensions. I […]

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Injunction denied! (Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas)

A Greek court denied the injunction brought by Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas and OnlineDomain.com in a Greek court. The judge found, among other things, that since the article in question did not contain false statements the article does not have defamatory content. “Consequently, since the aforementioned contested article of the defendant contains no false […]

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Daily Poll: Best Contact to Sell a Domain Name?

Many domain investors rely on outbound emails to sell domain names. One question people regularly ask is who to email at a larger company. Do you send an email right to the CEO? Do you send an email to the CTO? Selling a domain name isn’t an easy, but it is much more challenging when […]

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Group discusses Dot-Brand domains in Barcelona

Angie Graves reports on the Brand Registry Group meeting in Barcelona last week. Cole Quinn (Microsoft) comments during the Brand Registry Group meeting in Barcelona October 25. Photo courtesy Martin Sutton/Brand Registry Group. What better way to break up the monotony of dry ICANN policy sessions than a gathering with speakers addressing real-world practices and […]

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The top 25 most expensive domain names

Updated: Oct. 29, 2018 — Have you ever heard about those people who just magically find rare steals at antique roadshows? Like the Joseph Kleitsch oil painting that was purchased for around $100 and later appraised at $500,000. If you’re like me, and in this case, I think we all are, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “Why […]

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Happy National Color Day!

Today is National Color Day. How are you celebrating? At Verisign, we did a quick search on NameStudioTM, our easy-to-use, domain name suggestion tool to see what interesting .com and .net domain names were available to register today … and here are some of our favorites! AVAILABLE .COM AND .NET DOMAIN NAMES* .COM fallglow.com rubyballoons.com […]

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