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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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Guthy-Renker Acquires Minority Interest In Mally Beauty, Acquires Mally.com Domain Name

Guthy-Renker is a direct marketing company. In March 2018, they acquired a minority interest in Mally Beauty for an undisclosed amount. The minority interest includes marketing and direct to consumer efforts via e-commerce for the Mally Beauty brand, according to the article. What approach will Guthy-Renker be taking? Well, they went for the jugular and […]

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Domain magazine Q & A – Do companies in India prefer .co.in or .in ?

Yesterday, I was asked this question by one of the Indian NamePros members about companies preferring .co.in or .in domains in India. The answer might as well help some more people in the community. So here in this post, I will try to answer this question. Looking at .in history ( which started back in […]

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Brandable domain name sales week 22: KeepCalm.com, Xuper.com, BaseCoin.com

It was another strong week for the brandables with seven sales breaking into the five-figure range.  Auction prices continue to climb with the difference between some end-user sales and a wholesale/reseller sale becoming increasingly less.  The top grossing sale was LawLeader which was almost certainly an end-user sale since the domain name was sold by Mike […]

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UDRP filed against Blue.app – and guess who filed it?

I was pretty surprised to learn this week that a UDRP was filed against Blue.app, the domain is owned by domain industry veteran and successful startup founder Bill Karamouzis who broke the news about the UDRP on Twitter earlier this week: Bill has a pretty snazzy site on Blue.app right now, and it seems pretty […]

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National Real Estate Business Domain Needed – Under $100K

Today: Buying aged “Performance” related .COM / Investing into a eCommerce domain (Arabic or English) / Buying unwanted Product & GEO .com’s (In Bulk) / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in stock and domains – Are you just investing into domain name assets […]

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170 Domain Discoveries for June 25th

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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Another Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking verdict, after #Verdant .com #UDRP fails

The UDRP brought against the aged domain, Verdant.com, has failed at the WIPO. Registered in 1996, the domain is in use by its registrant, along with a silent variant, VRDT.com. In fact, Verdant.com has been used as a forwarding domain to the four letter brand, and that’s the reason the Respondent acquired it in the […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-25-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-25-18 The top sale looks to be a Chinese IDN, 河北.com. PornHq.com closed at $5,100 on GoDaddy, nice price for the name. There are a lot of KeywordPornHq.com names in use for live websites. Top sales/closes from yesterday: xn--djrv90d.com 6,400 USD 2018-06-24 Dynadot pornhq.com 5,100 USD 2018-06-24 GoDaddy dbk.top 3,451 USD 2018-06-24 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JUNE 24, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on June 24, 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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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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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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Starting July 1 Google will be banning one of their most expensive keywords

Last year we published an article on the “Most expensive keywords in AdWords for 2017″ The report was courtesy of WordStream. Number 2 on that list was Bail Bonds at $58.00 + per click. Google decided to ban all ads for bail bonds services. This will go in effect starting July 1, From their blog: […]

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Photos & Highlights from the Closing Days at NamesCon Europe 2018 in Valencia, Spain

The 10th anniversary edition of DomainingEurope/NamesCon Europe ended with another full day of business Friday and a Tour of Valencia today.

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DomainSherpa Review – June 25: Pure.io BeWoke.com RacingTV.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: Pure.io BeWoke.com & RacingTV.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: FlightsASAP.com TokenLadder.com MortgageCosign.com…• Get your bids in soon for TruePay.com, HouseCall.com, CookieBox.com…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Adam Strong, Mark Levine […]

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After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003 gTLD application round (though it didn’t go live until 2011) and .porn, .adult […]

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