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The oldest domains in the .com, .net, and .org TLDs

Today: Domain Name(s) You Regret Selling Too Cheap / T59.com sold for $5,500 / The Official “The” Domains Thread / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: $99 for your one word domain – Be sure to check your portfolio for a one word domain that fits […]

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NameJet January sales led by TRM.com

NameJet released their January sales and the top sale was Trm.com at $44,000. Total sales were $793,301. Three letter .coms dominated as usual, we did see fewer numeric sales than usual. Comments.com was the highest selling keyword domain at $22,001.   Domain Name Payment Amount trm.com $44,000 timi.com $40,666 777me.com $28,974 oir.com $24,950 ofh.com $24,500 […]

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3877.com $54k, juwan.com $42k and more | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-16-2017

DOMAIN SALES Gdy.com just changed hands yesterday afternoon with undisclosed price. 3877.com was auctioned for ¥376,000 CNY (approximately $54,440 USD). Wxr.com was auctioned for ¥269,000 CNY (approximately $38,948 USD). Jmm.com was auctioned for ¥252,000 CNY (approximately $36,486 USD). Huhe.com was auctioned for ¥90,000 CNY (approximately $13,031 USD). 1s.cn was auctioned for ¥70,300 CNY (approximately $10,178 […]

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How to manage client expectations and set clear boundaries

Have you found yourself in any of these situations?: You have to excuse yourself from a family gathering to send a client a quick email. You miss your child’s soccer game because your client needs something. You’re leisurely browsing through Facebook in the evening and a client reaches out through Messenger with a question and […]

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How Strong is Your Startup Name?

Sponsored by Verisign Guest post from Alexandra Watkins, author, Hello, My Name Is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick When you build a house, you want a strong foundation. The same is true when you build your online presence. The website, email address and social media accounts for your business all rest on […]

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2020 ICANN Public Meeting Locations Announced

LOS ANGELES – 25 June 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for the 2020 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the location in the Latin America and Caribbean region to host ICANN’s 67th Public Meeting, from 7–12 March 2020. The Community Forum will […]

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What have you learned?

We were sitting around a big table at 9am, and our meeting moderator (for lack of a better word) asked us what we’ve learned from our time at iwantmyname. These sorts of questions always lead me to the same initial response — a deep groan — but I marched on. What I’ve learned at iwantmyname is […]

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Virgin Reclaims Domain Name

Virgin Enterprises has reclaimed an infringing domain name after the original registrant tried to extort the company for money. Richard Branson’s Virgin brand took its case to the World IP Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center to dispute Virgin-Atlantic.cloud. WIPO’s three panelists in the case, William Towns, Andrew Lothian and Nicoletta Colombo, found that the […]

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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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Just announced: the .קום Sunrise Period

The Trademark Clearinghouse just announced a new Sunrise Period. The new gTLD concerned is a Transliteration of “com” in Hebrew, an IDN. The mission of this new gTLD Extracted from the application: “the primary mission of the Hebrew transliteration of .com is to improve the user experience by offering a fully internationalized domain name (IDN) […]

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Opting for UDRP Over URS

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) implemented the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) in 2013 together with three other rights protection mechanisms for trademarks. It “is not intended for use in any proceedings with open questions of fact, but only clear cases of trademark abuse” (URS Procedure 8.5). It was designed to […]

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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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Domain Sales Analysis – Day 2

Domain Sales Analysis Paybit.de : Sold for $ 28,100 :  There exist a newly funded startup in the online payments sector called  “PayBit” . You can now guess who might be the buyer of this domain. Beauty.io : Sold for $15,000 : Beauty lies in the name itself ! Great name for any cosmetics / […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling a Domain Name

Editors note: this guide was written for people that are not familiar with the domain name aftermarket. Many of us have the habit of registering a domain name whenever we have a great (or not so great) idea for a new startup company, product, project, blog or side-business. But those ideas often remain just that, […]

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Do you leave money on the table when you price your domains?

For years domain name marketplaces have been sharing data that shows a direct correlation between pricing domains and faster liquidity. This means, if you price your domain names, they will sell faster. I don’t think this is up for debate although I personally don’t have the data to corroborate this so have to trust the […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 6/26/2018

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 6/26/2018. 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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118 Domain Discoveries for June 26th

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 #UDRP process claims another aged #domain as #Wickes .com goes to Complainant

The domain Wickes.com is a 1995 registration; twenty-three years later, it was lost via the UDRP process. Wickes Limited of Northampton, United Kingdom filed the UDRP at the WIPO, asserting rights to a mark related to garden hardware. PPC ads appearing on Wickes.com were related to the Complainant’s products. The Respondent did not respond, and […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-26-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-26-18 Numerics, 3character and a .toys all took the top spots on Monday. Orgasm.toys sold for $5,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: 75678.com 11,161 USD 2018-06-25 DropCatch t59.com 5,500 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet orgasm.toys 5,000 USD 2018-06-25 Sedo nudy.com 4,100 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet a-k.com 3,950 USD 2018-06-25 NameJet innovativelandscapes.com 3,047 USD 2018-06-25 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 25, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 25, 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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Big spending continues: ICANN meetings 67, 68 & 69 will be at Mexico, Malaysia & Germany

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for the 2020 ICANN Public Meetings. Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the location in the Latin America and Caribbean region to host ICANN’s 67th Public Meeting, from 7–12 March 2020. The Community Forum will be held at the Cancun International Convention Center. Kuala […]

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Daily Poll: When Should a Domain Name be Reported as “Sold?”

Domain name deals can be complicated. Some deals are straight up cash for the domain name, some are based on a payment plan (either using an escrow service or owner holding the name), some deals are financed by a third party company (like Domain Capital), others involve an ownership stake or ongoing royalties that require […]

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Buyer of Vacation.Rentals believes the days of high priced .com sales are coming to an end

Mike Kugler is the gentleman that purchased Vacation.Rentals for $500,300. Currently the highest reported new gtld sale. Yes Gay.app has been touted as being sold for $1million. No confirmation by any source that industry participants rely on. A website by the name of AMAfeed.com did a Reddit style ask me anything with Mike. Some of […]

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Photos & Highlights from Opening Day at NamesCon Europe (Domaining Europe) 2018

The 10th anniversary edition of the Domaining Europe conference got underway today in Valencia, Spain under its new NamesCon Europe banner

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Understanding Domains As SEO & Marketing Tools – with Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin, founder of Moz.com and SparkToro.com, and one of the top 5 SEO experts in the world, explains the value of domains as marketing tools. We discuss EMDs and SEO today, SEO for new gTLDs, how to deal with blacklists or shadow banning, and how voice and mobile search may affect domain name values. […]

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ICANN heads to Cancun for Spring Break boondoggle

ICANN has named the three venues for its 2020 public meetings. They are Cancun, Kuala Lumpur and Hamburg. The first meeting of the year, the so-called Community Forum, will be held March 7 to 12 at the Cancun International Convention Center. Cancun is pretty horrific at the best of times, but the March dates place […]

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ICANN selects Cancun, Kuala Lumpur and Hamburg for 2020 meetings

Spring break in Mexico, anyone? The ICANN board has selected its meeting locations for the group’s 2020 meeting slate. The first stop will be the Cancun International Convention Center in Mexico for meeting #67 from March 7-12, 2020. You might notice that those dates coincide with some schools’ spring breaks. I predict a few snarky […]

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The Four Best Website Name Generator Tools

Your domain name is more than just the primary piece of your web address — it’s also your brand’s identity. To be successful, you have to choose a name that’s meaningful, representative of your brand, powerful, concise, and easy to remember.

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New gTLDs are political and religious assets

We often mention branding when referring to new gTLDs but since these also strongly refer to an identity (when comparing to “.com”), they can have a strong impact on the visibility of a specific community on Internet; no matter if some communities are sometimes not accepted, neither…liked, nor considered by their opponents. What a new […]

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It's About Whois Display And Access

The need for an access model for non-public Whois data has been apparent since GDPR became a major issue before the community well over a year ago. Now is the time to address it seriously, and not with half measures. We urgently need a temporary model for access to non-public Whois data for legitimate uses, […]

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