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Got a lowball offer for your #domain name? Here’s how to respond internationally

There are many ways to respond to a lowball offer, when it arrives in the form of single or double digits. Even higher price ranges are considered lowball, when the amount offered in no way matches the quality of the domain, such as LLL .com domains or generics. A common approach would be to lash […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-7-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-7-18 Sekt.com was the top sale on Friday, the four letter .com sold for $26,415 on Sedo. Sekt looks to mean Champagne or sparkling wine in German https://www.dict.cc/german-english/Sekt.html Top sales/closes from yesterday: sekt.com 26,415 USD 2018-07-06 Sedo lapagina.com 5,199 USD 2018-07-06 NameJet weddingbycolor.com 4,550 USD 2018-07-06 GoDaddy maige.com 4,200 USD 2018-07-06 NameJet […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 6, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 6, 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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Donuts announces acquisition of .Fan new domain name extension

Donuts Inc. today announced it has re-acquired the .fan top-level domain (TLD), making it the 241st TLD in Donuts’ portfolio. .fan names are anticipated to be generally available in mid-September. “We are excited to add .fan to our portfolio,” said John Pollard, executive vice president and general manager of the Donuts registry. “Fans literally wear their allegiances […]

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Report: Crypto.com Was Sold

According to a report on TechCrunch, the “Highly-prized domain name Crypto.com has been sold!” As you may recall, there was an article in The Verge back in March discussing how Matt Blaze, the owner of the domain name, received many offers to buy Crypto.com but was not interested in selling the domain name. Apparently something changed, and the […]

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New .ICU Extension Became Latest New gTLD to Enter General Availability This Afternoon

With registration prices as lows as $1.49 (at places we checked) the new .ICU extension entered General Availability this afternoon.

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New gTLD fees could be kept artificially high

More windfalls for ICANN? It’s possible that application fees for new gTLDs could be artificially propped up in order to discourage gaming. In the newly published draft policy recommendations for the next new gTLD round, ICANN volunteers expressed support for keeping fees high “to deter speculation, warehousing of TLDs, and mitigating against the use of […]

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June’s top DNW stories

Here’s a rundown of the top stories and podcasts on DNW from last month: 1. Timing is everything: why .XXX dwarfs other adult top level domain names – The .XXX namespace and others recently sold by ICM Registry paint a picture of how difficult it is to market a new TLD in a crowded environment. […]

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alrightsir.com up for sale

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The dangers of domain trends

Today: 4 Letter Dot Com domains are still hot / Domain cost breakdowns / Cruisin.com sold for $3,230… / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking for .com domains in 3 Categories – Be sure to check your domain portfolio for one of these three categories. […]

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TechCrunch: The evolution of domain names

Alan Dunn of NameCorp published a piece on TechCrunch about an hour ago. The post looks at the new gtlds and how they are part of the evolution of the namespace. Dunn writes: An industry that is finally maturing What was once an industry comprised mainly of individual investors and service providers is now attracting […]

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1922.com auction final price ove $54k USD | Chinese Market Daily Report on 05-05-2017

DOMAIN SALES 1922.com was auctioned for ¥380,000 CNY (approximately $54,972 USD) at Jinpai.com. Jtw.com was auctioned for ¥312,000 CNY (approximately $45,134 USD)at Jinpai.com. Glb.com was auctioned for ¥262,000 CNY (approximately $37,901 USD)at Jinpai.com. Ffq.com was auctioned for ¥250,000 CNY (approximately $36,165 USD) at wanming.com. Tqd.com was auctioned for ¥221,000 CNY (approximately $31,970 USD). Pzy.com was […]

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Crypto.com, the multimillion-dollar cryptography domain whose owner refused to sell, has been sold

The valuable domain name Crypto.com, whose owner Matt Blaze has steadfastly refused to sell to cryptocurrency companies, is now owned by a cryptocurrency company. TechCrunch reported today that Monaco …

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WordPress Basics for Small Businesses: Choosing a Domain Name

WordPress is an excellent platform for small business websites for multiple reasons. So, in a series of blog posts, we’ll share reasons why it makes sense to select WordPress. In this first post, we’l…

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The April 2018 update: new gTLD reports

Once a month, new gTLD reports are updated: they allow to check which new domain name registration volumes increase or decrease in various categories of businesses. These numbers are a monthly snapshot of registries’ performance. They can also be an indicator as if a new domain name extension is successful or not. Note that some […]

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Most Abused TLDs Put Under Spotlight by Spamhaus

Partial list from Spamhaus’ The 10 Most Abused Top Level Domains as of 11 June 2018TLDs such as .men and .loan are listed as some of the most abused top-level domains in the world. Spamhaus which has been tracking spam and related cyber threats since 1998, says some domain name registrars and resellers knowingly sell […]

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PublicAuction.com is about to cross the $10,000 mark on Go Daddy Auctions

Go Daddy auctions has been one of the main places I look for expired domain names for some time now. Like most domain investors, this means I actually spend a lot more time looking at expired domains, the bidding activity, and prices, than I do buying them. I try to do as much homework as […]

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 7/6/2018

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop and Auction List for 7/6/2018. 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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149 Domain Discoveries for July 6th

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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“I have a life” : #UDRP respondent doesn’t give a damn about the #domain

The registrant of the domain Petplans.org wanted to create a memorial/cremation web site for pets, but Pet Plan Ltd. of Surrey, United Kingdom filed a UDRP. Asserting that the domain is infringing on their PETPLAN mark, the Complainant listed a bunch of British trademarks, going back more than 20 years. The Complainant shared its traffic […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-6-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-6-18 Thursday was nothing special, Loosen.com was the top close at $5,000 on Flippa. iGraph.com was the name I liked yesterday and it closed at $2,800. Top sales/closes from yesterday: loosen.com 5,000 USD 2018-07-05 Flippa cruisin.com 3,230 USD 2018-07-05 NameJet igraph.com 2,800 USD 2018-07-05 GoDaddy monthend.com 2,244 USD 2018-07-05 BuyDomains skyledger.com 2,073 […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 5, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 5, 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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Andrew Rosener goes on a domain name selling spree

Andrew Rosener, domain broker and CEO of Media Options, announced 5 big domain name sales today. Before doing so he talked about working while on vacations: “The best part about the domain industry is we make money even when we are on vacation! The internet never sleeps. Its a gift & a curse. The gift […]

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Daily Poll: What Was the Best Buy of the 2006 TRAFFIC Auction?

SexEducation.com recently sold via NameJet for $18,900. George Kirikos noted on Twitter that the sale price declined by 84.25% since it sold at the 2006 TRAFFIC domain name auction for $120,000. That auction resulted in $4.5 million worth of domain name sales, according to an article written by Andrew Allemann shortly after its conclusion. In looking through the sale list, […]

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3Letter Fireworks on the 4th as NBX.com sells for 6 figures

NBX.com sold for $130,000 on Wednesday at Sedo. The domain has made the rounds, as it looks like back in 2006, 11 years after it was registered, a company launched on NBX to do fantasy gaming. From a Press release in 2006: NBX.com Creates First-Ever World Sports Betting Championships With $10,000 Grand Prizes; Launches First […]

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Never Say Never! Crypto.com Owner Decides to Sell After All – Multi-Million $ Name Goes to Monaco

3 months ago the owner of Crypto.com declared the name was not for sale at any price. He must have had a change of heart – the domain has a new owner now.

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Euro-Whois advice still as clear as mud

European privacy chiefs have again weighed in to the ongoing debate about GDPR and Whois, offering another thin batch of vague advice to ICANN. The European Data Protection Board, in its latest missive (pdf), fails to provide much of the granular “clarity” ICANN has been looking for, in my view. It does offer a few […]

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Notable NameJet sales from June 2018

Here are the domain names that sold on NameJet last month. NameJet reported 101 domain names that it sold for at least $2,000 in June for a total of $472,000. Here are 7 of note: NetWellness.org $23,800 – Why so much? It was a website run by several universities. I imagine it has some nice […]

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Verisign patents “Methods and systems for creating new domains”

When companies started applying for new top level domain names, most of them reached out to existing registry services providers to handle the backend management of those domains. Companies like Centr…

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Daily Poll: Are One Word .coms “Brandable” Domain Names?

I wrote about this in the past, but I am curious to know whether people consider one word .com domain names to be considered “brandable.” In the past, I considered made up terms and words to be branda…

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