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ICANN Recognizes Community Leaders

BARCELONA, Spain – 25 October 2018 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recognized the contributions of 44 community leaders during the ICANN63 Annual General Meeting. The ICANN community develops and refines policies to ensure the security, stability, and resiliency of the global Internet. The ICANN organization is proud to facilitate […]

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Pillow.com Domain Name Acquired by Expedia

In June of 2017, I wrote about the Pillow.com domain name. At the time of the article, the startup using Pillow.com had not purchased the domain name but had the option to purchase it in the future. E…

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Law Enforcement Agencies WILL have authority on Registrars and Registries

This one is for European Law Enforcement Agencies only, and no matter what the GDPR says (this article was first published on CircleId). Introduction Accessing Whois information and acting on a litigious domain name is becoming a nightmare for law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement agencies must have an access to the information provided by registrants […]

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Google has found a pretty interesting use for .NEW domains

When it comes to office products, Google has me. I use Google Docs and Google Sheets instead of Microsoft Word or Excel, and email – yup, gMail, not Outlook. The only exception I make when it comes to office software is Keynote – I can’t imagine life without keynote…which means I need my Mac. Okay, […]

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144 Domain Discoveries for October 29th

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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#PEZO .com : A #domain registered in 1999 has been hit with a #UDRP

Pezo.com is a domain registered in 1999; its Cypriot-Greek owner, Michalis Pourgouris, has used the domain for personal and professional purposes since then. What does “pezo” mean? Phonetically, pezo represents the Greek verb “play” – as in play music, or games. There is no doubt that pezo.com was registered for that purpose, almost 20 years […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-29-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-29-18 CashBackCards.com closed at $14,500 at Flippa on Sunday, that was the top close followed by MMM.org at $8,988. Gigs.tv closed at $3,257 on Dynadot, it sold back in 2009 on GoDaddy for $555. Top sales/closes from yesterday: cashbackcards.com 14,500 USD 2018-10-28 Flippa mmm.org 8,988 USD 2018-10-28 GoDaddy gigs.tv 3,257 USD 2018-10-28 […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday October 29th, 2018

When I watched A Star is Born I feel like I was watching the story of Josh and I.  Except I was never a star, I an incredibly ugly version of Bradley Cooper and Josh has been successful from day one.  Just from a known commodity standpoint.  His lists are so much better than mine […]

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Radix shares latest premium New gTLD domain name sales

Radix announced that it has made one-time premium name sales of more than $137K since August 2018. These one-time sales were made through domain marketplace SEDO and via top registrar partners. Names that fetched maximum value were across .online, .space and .fun TLDs and included design.online for $57.5K; king.online for $17.25K, air.space for $17.5K; inner.space […]

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Daily Poll: Should Registrars Be Able to Force a Domain Transfer?

Gab has been in the news quite a bit the last few days. The social media platform acquired the matching Gab.com domain name via Flippa for $220,000 a month ago, according to NameBio. Apparently, Gab.com is registered at GoDaddy, and the registrar is requiring (Twitter link) that the company either transfer the domain name to […]

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Stop .COM Price Increase – with ICA’s Kamila Sekiewicz, Zak Muskowitz, Nat Cohen & Drew Rosener

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), the only trade organization advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers, discusses its current work to stop another potential VeriSign .COM pricing increase & its current focus on much-needed UDRP reform. Anyone invested in domain names whatsoever should be aware of the ICA’s […]

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Country Code Domains – DNW Podcast #208

Two guests shed light on ccTLDs. .Com is king in much of the world, but not in Europe. In many European countries, the country code domain name (ccTLD) is used more often than .com. On today’s show, I talk to two people who live and breathe ccTLDs. First, I talk with Peter Von Roste, who […]

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crow.club

crow.club on Flippa Auction: https://flippa.com/10007062-crow-club submitted by /u/Vetter1 [link] [comments]

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What to do when someone else owns your real name .com

Today:  Outbound domain marketing and it’s effectiveness / Shiwo.com sold for $4,500 / Buying Turkish Domain Names in All Extensions / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Wanted – Tech Domain ( High PA, DA ) – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of […]

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15 end user domain sales up to $75,000

A Chinese arts school, German audio software company and psychic all bought domain names last week. This week we have a good list of end user sales from Sedo, as well as a bonus sale that domain inves…

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The .AMAZON new gTLD

Extracted from the “just published” ICANN63 Barcelona GAC Communiqué: Colombia provided an update regarding the letter sent by the ACTO secretariat on 5 September 2018 in which the 8-countries Organization expressed its concerns on a possible assignment of the domain to the corporation Amazon Inc. without taking into consideration the cultural, economic, social and environmental interests of a

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Looking Back at 20 Years of ICANN

This essay is part of a series of posts CircleID will be hosting from the ICANN community to commemorate ICANN’s 20th anniversary. CircleID collaborated with ICANN to spread the word and to encourage participation. We invite you to submit your essays to us in consideration for posting. * * * I became interested in 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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Always research potential end-users before investing in a domain name

Today: Low-Ballers – Rejecting and Countering / AllianceGroup.com sold for $4,622 / Buying Pronounceable LLLL .com & Hunting Related .com’s / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Budget up to $500 – Lesser used 1 word .coms – Do you have an single dictionary word .com’s […]

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117 Domain Discoveries for October 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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#Shuhada Davitt : New name of Sinéad O’Connor squatted by #domain investor

The singer formerly known as Sinéad O’Connor, and later on named Magda Davitt, has announced her recent name change to Shuhada’ Davitt. When you’re a public figure, announcing such a name change should be accompanied by the securing of the matching dot .com domain name. In this case, Shuhada’ Davitt didn’t proactively register ShuhadaDavitt.com and […]

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Daily Domain Picks 10-28-18

Daily Domain Picks 10-28-18 Cai55.com was the top close on Saturday at $10,050. 6cai.com closed at $15,927 back in May on DropCatch. This is Chinese centric obviously and not recommended for those unfamiliar with the niche to just try to reg obscure combinations. Top sales/closes from yesterday: cai55.com 10,050 USD 2018-10-27 DropCatch shiwo.com 4,500 USD […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday October 28th, 2018

  What legacy are you leaving?  When all is said in done at the end of the day what did you do to make others around you better?  As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that is the true question one should ask themselves.  You have to start by taking care of yourself but then you […]

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Escrow.com launches Escrow Offer that allows negotiations

Escrow.com announced the launch of Escrow Offer, which allows sellers to negotiate a price for cars, boats, aircraft, domain names, jewellery, fine art and more through a Pay Now button. Escrow Offer is a tool that can be easily integrated into the checkout payment system of websites, online stores, mobile apps, classifieds sites, or just […]

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Daily Poll: For Domain Sales, Is 2018 Better Than 2017?

We are now more than 3/4 of the way through the year, and I want to see how things are going in terms of domain name sales compared to last year. In 2017, NameBio recorded 80.9k total domain names sold and $118.5 million worth of domain name sales. So far this year, NameBio has recorded […]

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Radix reports premium sales for H2 2018

Radix ( an advertiser on TheDomains) put out a press release announcing over $137,000 in one time premium domain name sales. Sedo was the venue for some of the biggest sales including: design.online for $57.5K; king.online for $17.25K, air.space for $17.5K; inner.space for $15K and have.fun for $11.5k. Full release 23rd October, Dubai. Radix, one […]

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Kim Komando on Domain Names

Popular tech writer/podcasts introduces her audience to domain investing. News stories and podcasts about domain investing that are geared to a mass audience can be hit or miss. Kim Komando, “America’s Tech Goddess”, just published a podcast that includes a segment about buying and selling domain names for profit. She has two guests who talk […]

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My Favorite Domain Name in Spain

I attended the ICANN Barcelona meeting and just returned home. It was nice to connect with friends and colleagues for a few days. We did a bit of touring while there, and as usual, I was on the lookou…

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How to earn extra cash selling your domain name

Have you started listening to podcasts regularly yet? If not, you should. They are perfect for staying informed and entertained. The best part is you can listen to them on your own schedule. It’s a gr…

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The .NEW new gTLD is here

Introducing a ✨ .new ✨ time-saving trick for users. Type any of these .new domains to instantly create Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms ↓ pic.twitter.com/erMTHOsdyH — Google Docs (@googledocs) October 25, 2018

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