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#Neustar to acquire Verisign’s #Security Services Customer Contracts

Neustar, a DomainGang sponsor, has announced that they will acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts, consisting of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services. According to a press release we received from Neustar, this acquisition is a testament to the company’s steadfast commitment to its customers; it also differentiates the […]

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Why We Love to Hate those Domain Appraisal Tools

In order to profit we need to buy low and sell high. Sounds simple. But it’s not. Especially in the domain industry.  Why? Because there’s no standardized and regulated repository for valuations, acquisitions and sales. In other words, no measuring stick.  This leads to a lot of frustration for domainers, especially those that are new.  […]

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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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Seven Mile : Where the heck is Frank Schilling’s #domain blog?

A decade ago, Frank Schilling started blogging about domain names and life in general. His blog was based on the domain name SevenMile.com, a reference to the Seven Mile Beach on the Grand Cayman. Over the next seven years, Frank Schilling continued to blog occasionally at various intervals, sharing his thoughts on events that were […]

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NewsIsFree.com Sold for $7,700

Today: Taxes in India for selling a domain name overseas / Show off your .social domains / .FYI showcase / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Pro-sports.com – I think the hyphen hurts this one. Do you think there is any value in a hyphen domain […]

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Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream 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 […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, August 7th

Recently I switched a bunch  of names that didn’t have pricing to pricing based off the Godaddy formula. It’s not the valuation amount, but coordinated to it. I didn’t do this because I thought it was some super awesome system, I did it because I’m lazy and didn’t have time to do through 15K unpriced […]

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Buzzfeed threatens Mike Mann and his domain name Tasty.com

Buzzfeed is threatening Mike Mann and his Tasty.com. Seems like Buzzfeed, that is running Tasty.co, wants to upgrade from the .co to the .com by stealing a domain name that was registered and owned by Mike Mann since 2003. Mike Mann said on Twitter: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal http://Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive […]

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No waiting til the end of this auction

Usually the action gets hot toward the end of an auction, most don’t want to show their hand early. That’s not the case for 636.cc which hit GoDaddy auctions last night. The name is already at $30,000. Bid Date Bid Expires Bidder Bid Amount 2018/09/15 06:31 PM (PDT) 2018/09/26 11:29 AM (PDT) Bidder 9 $30 000 […]

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Boing Boing wrote an article that gives some pretty mediocre advice about domains and branding

I was a bit surprised to find an article in Boing Boing, a pretty darn popular blog, telling people that .COM is saturated so they should brand with .TECH. The article seems to completely gloss over the fact that people can still buy .COM domains even if they’re taken, let’s be honest, tons of names […]

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Zero posts from Rick Schwartz since Friday trigger #anxiety among #domainers

The lack of any posts by the Domain King, Rick Schwartz, since Friday, has generated large amounts of anxiety among domain investors. A recent barrage of empowering blog posts have infused Rick Schwartz’s daily dosage of wisdom to the minds of every domainer. Rick’s last post was made on Friday, with a prompt to plant […]

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Why some outbound domain email attempts fail

Today: How to find potential clients for the CCCC.com and .net domains / Potential Buyer Requesting for ICANN ownership proof / How to choose niche domains / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Do you judge people by their domains? – This is an interesting question. […]

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Despite Voice and AI Hype: the Domain Name Remains Crucial in Marketing

In the early days of the internet, companies only needed a simple web presence to be among the pioneers of digitization. Playfully animated hover buttons and electronically-synthesized background music were commonly accepted standards. To appear on a search engine, webmasters simply had to submit the URL of their website. To have a serious presence in […]

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DomainSherpa Review – Oct 22: Yardz.com, JLJ.com, Fishmongers.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: Yardz.com, JLJ.com, Fishmongers.com• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: eHop.com, GrassHero.com, Ovux.com…• Get your bids in soon for 864.com, GlobalCare.com, Grape.net…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Giuseppe Graziano, Shane Cultra & […]

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Happy National Selfie Day!

Today is National Selfie 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 prettygenes.com topselfiesticks.com […]

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How to make the actual domain transaction?

Sorry for the very noob question, but I would REALLY appreciate the answer. I've spent the past couple of days reading on domaining, browsing forums and collecting info. I spend about 8 hours (literally all my free time) on this daily. I think I'm ready to jump in to do sales. One thing I still […]

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New Zealand’s .NZ administrator sues DomainTools

Country code administrator says that DomainTools is violating its Whois Terms of Use. Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL), the group that oversees New Zealand’s .nz country code domain namespace, has sued (large pdf) DomainTools over its collection of .nz Whois records. The company claims that DomainTools’ bulk collection of .nz Whois records violates its terms […]

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Domain's six million dollar man

How much is the name ‘Google’ worth on your CV? For new Domain Holdings chief executive Jason Pellegrino, the answer appears to be $2.5m. Pellegrino starts at Domain in late August. Assuming the forme…

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Daily Domain Picks 7-17-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-17-18 Two half million dollar sales led the way on Monday with Sleeping.com and Snoring.com being sold by Buckley Media Group. A couple 4L.coms followed up for very solid prices at wholesale. Top sales/closes from yesterday: snoring.com 502,225 USD 2018-07-16 Buckley Media Group sleeping.com 502,225 USD 2018-07-16 Buckley Media Group atag.com 8,500 […]

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#Harrier .com : A 1992 #domain set to break #UDRP records in #Tata Motors filing

The domain name Harrier.com was registered in 1992, the pre-dawn of the commercial Internet. It’s a generic dictionary word, and its current registrant listed it for sale on the Uniregistry Market. Tata Motors of India, has filed a UDRP against the 26 year old domain, attempting to wrestle it away! Yes, it’s incredible. The reason: […]

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Cannaco.com Sold for $5,553

Today: Cannabis domains and a hot trend / Discuss & Showcase Your Vegan and Vegetarian Domains / Received a $2000 offer – Now what? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Buying HIGH QUALITY Brandable “Bit” or DAAP Domain – Be sure to check your domain […]

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Basketball Australia Switches Its Official Website to New Top-Level Domain .Basketball

As part of a plan to unify Australian basketball digital front, Basketball Australia is moving its official website to a new TLD-based domain name at www.australia.basketball. It is also switching its four national men’s and women’s teams to new domains at boomers.basketball, opals.basketball, gliders.basketball and rollers.basketball. The transition follows the world governing body’s move to […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on September 19, 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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DropCatch.com now offers Pre-Release domain auctions

DropCatch.com has started offering Pre-Release domain name auctions. All domain auctions will start at $10.00 USD and include the first year registration. A Pre-Release domain is a domain that has expired at the NameBright.com registrar and is being offered in auction BEFORE dropping. This offers you the opportunity to acquire the domain name before it […]

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Rob Monster explains why he accepted GAB.com domain at Epik

Most domain name registrars don’t like a hot potato, but Epik founder Rob Monster has decided to serve as the registrar for one–Gab.com. If you aren’t familiar with the site, the “free speech” social …

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AUCTION RECAP OF NOVEMBER 7, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 7, 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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Why Do I Do It? Because It’s The Right Thing To Do!

I started DotWeekly in 2008 because I love domain names! I also like helping people and doing the right thing. I don’t just help others “online”, it’s something I do daily in my life. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. Over the years, I have helped countless companies, individuals and every day people […]

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ICA Fires Back at Verisign

Verisign and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently reached a deal that will allow Verisign to raise the price on .com domain name registrations (and renewals). The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) which represents the interests of domain investors and domain industry companies, had previously organized a campaign in opposition of the price increase. The […]

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Daily Domain Picks 6-24-18

Daily Domain Picks 6-24-18 From the you never know what will sell department, oTec.us was the top sale on Saturday at $8,412. The domain has been owned for years by the same person out of Austin, Texas. There are a few potential end users when looking at Google. The name was parked at Sedo, so […]

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99 Domain Discoveries for June 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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