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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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How to Join Windows Server 2016 to an Active Directory Domain

Using Control Panel to perform AD domain join. In the System Properties dialog box, press Change. In the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog, switch from Workgroup to Domain, type the target domain na…

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Why you should build your brand with a .tech domain name

The web is vast, but real estate is limited even in this digital space. As such, there’s a major saturation of .com domains online, preventing new players from getting their first choice domain …

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TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 9/8/2018!

Here is TNT’s Handpicked Best of the Drop List for 9/8/2018. 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! Good Luck! SnapNames best of the Drop List! magfit.com clap.info sheerbliss.com tokyoto.com […]

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152 Domain Discoveries for September 9th

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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#ZWAN .com : Dropped #domain sold for five figures in the past!

Imagine spending five figures USD on a domain, and letting it drop. That’s what happened to ZWAN.com, which was registered in 2001. Zwan was an American alternative rock supergroup, formed by two former members of the Smashing Pumpkins, after they disbanded in 2000. ZWAN is also a popular luncheon meat in Europe, and a brand […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-9-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-9-18   Top sales/closes from yesterday: 07555.com 11,450 USD 2018-09-08 GoDaddy 00234.com 6,600 USD 2018-09-08 GoDaddy cyclingthealps.com 5,200 USD 2018-09-08 GoDaddy fibr.com 4,877 USD 2018-09-08 NameJet speedwagon.com 3,550 USD 2018-09-08 DropCatch osflash.org 2,755 USD 2018-09-08 NameJet *data courtesy of Namebio Become a better domain name investor with Efty. Sign up here Go […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday September 9th , 2018

There was a comment from a reader at Mr. Rick Schwartz’s blog yesterday.  “Unfortunately it’s a buddy system with some brokers and domain auction houses. If you’re not a buddy, you’re on the outside looking in”  I used to think the same thing.  Eventually realized it wasn’t them, it was me.  I didn’t have anything that helped […]

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What Will the FTC Do With Army.com?

According to reports on CNET and in AdAge that were published earlier this week it seems that the US government, via its Federal Trade Commission (FTC), could take possession of the valuable Army.com domain name as part of a legal settlement with the company that operated the domain name. Here’s an excerpt from the CNET article: “The […]

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Spamhaus chimes in on spam-after-GDPR claims

Group says there could be many reasons spam hasn’t increased after GDPR. Yes, spam is down since the date GDPR caused Whois records to go dark. But anti-spam group Spamhaus says there are many possible reasons for this, and not having Whois information is hampering its efforts. The back story is this: anti-spam and internet […]

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Before buying a domain look at the TLD Spam rating

Today: Hainei.com Sold for $22,501 / How to post, update, and announce your sold domains / Crypto Domain Email Scam / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: The future of LLLL .net – If you are investing in four letter .net domain assets and have some research […]

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XYZ: Ethereum Is Getting Another Popular Domain Name

Users of the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) can now claim .xyz domains to connect to their wallets, smart contracts or other services, ENS developer Nick Johnson announced Wednesday. Johnson wrote in a b…

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Parents look up domain names before naming their child: study

YOUNGER parents are naming their children based on available domain names to secure their online presence from an early age, a study commissioned by GoDaddy, Inc. showed. In a research on how the inte…

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Second UPDATE: Registries and Law Enforcement Agencies

It often requires a court order for an accredited registrar or a registry (ccTLDs, legacy and new gTLDs) to respond to a security threat and when going through an online procedure, it can take…months. Procedures to stop a phishing operation for example have to go through filling several online forms or sending an email to […]

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Team Behind Google Chrome Wants to Challenge How URLs are Displayed in the Browser

Google’s Chrome browser has turned 10 and to commemorate the occasion, the company is rolling out a revamped design along with a series of new features, including a more powerful omnibox. In an article today published in Wired, Chrome’s engineering Manager, Adrienne Porter Felt, is quoted saying “people have a really hard time understanding URLs.” […]

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Here’s the final design for my 11-year blogging anniversary shirt

I would like to thank everyone for all the great feedback and help designing my 11-year blogging anniversary shirt. This really was a team effort and I look forward to sending out shirts to everyone who helped in the effort. When I started blogging I honestly never thought I’d still be blogging 11-years later. My […]

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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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$129k in Sales on September 7th – GlutenFreeRegistry.com sold for $7,254 – Daily Market Report

The top sale of the day was GlutenFreeRegistry.com which sold for $7,254 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 268 sales for a total of $129,289 with an average sale price of $482. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 3% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased by 10%. […]

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The #Domain King’s D-I-A-M-O-N-D-S are forever

It’s no secret that the Domain King, Rick Schwartz, lets go of domain names that don’t serve his modus operandi any longer. By focusing on premium, generic domains, Rick’s domain portfolio is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. Rick cleans his palatial quarters often; the drop of a Macy’s domain is one such […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-8-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-8-18 A really interesting group of names that made the list on Friday. Licks.com and JetBot.com were the two best in my opinion. Top sales/closes from yesterday: glutenfreeregistry.com 7,254 USD 2018-09-07 GoDaddy pornleech.com 7,050 USD 2018-09-07 DropCatch aaamerica.com 7,000 USD 2018-09-07 Sedo licks.com 6,756 USD 2018-09-07 NameJet deltex.com 3,096 USD 2018-09-07 NameJet […]

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IKE’S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Tuesday, Saturday September 8th

I filed a response to the UDRP that I talked about a few weeks ago. It really didn’t take that long, I just used the form that was provided by the provider. If it was a more important or expensive name I probably would have taken more time, proof read and given more thought out […]

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How I Deal With Problems

Last week, I had what amounts to a billing issue with a company. The bank told me one thing that appeared to blame the company for the issue. I called the company, didn’t get an answer right away, and I quickly escalated the issue to the executive office. I let company President’s administrative assistant know […]

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Namecheap Reaches 10 Million Registrations – Ranks as World's 2nd Biggest Retail Registrar

Namecheap Founder Richard Kirkendall has had quite a ride since launching the company in 2000. NameCheap has now passed 10 million registrations to rank #2 among the world’s retail registrars.

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CentralNic acquired yet another company

Acquisitive registry/registrar CentralNic has picked up another company, paying up to €2.56 million ($2.95 million) for a small Delaware-based registrar. It will pay €1.5 million up-front for GlobeHosting, with the rest coming in two annual installments. GlobeHosting may have a US corporate address, but it plays primarily in the Romanian and Brazilian markets. It’s not […]

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August’s top domain name stories

Here’s a look back at August on Domain Name Wire. These were the top stories ranked by number of page views: 1. Betsy Riot trolls NRA Lobbyist’s wife with domain name – Anti-NRA gun control advocates successfully defended a domain name in a UDRP that they used to troll an NRA lobbyist’s wife. 2. Living […]

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Video game customer service: How to cater to your players

Designing, developing and publishing your own game is a lot of work. You invest time into the game’s story, mechanics, gameplay, artwork, marketing and so much more. But publishing your game is not the end of the game production cycle. In order to effectively cater to and interact with your players during pre- and post-game publishing, you […]

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Happy National Beer Lover’s Day!

Today is National Beer Lover’s 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 beersforlovers.com […]

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Participate Now in the Sunrise and Trademark Claims Survey

LOS ANGELES – 06 September 2018 – The Sunrise and Trademark Claims survey is now available for individuals interested in sharing their feedback about these Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs). The Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs were adopted as part of ICANN’s New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program. This feedback will be essential to the evaluation […]

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Domain name company Donuts Inc. is gobbled up by private equity firm

Kirkland-based domain name company Donuts Inc. has a deal to be acquired by Abry Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston. Terms and timing of the agreement were not disclosed. Donuts Inc. rais…

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Respondent Had Rights or Legitimate Interests in Domain Name by Using It to Promote Genuine Business

In the case of Avon Products, Inc. v. Jenika Mukoro, Heirs Holdings, a 3-member WIPO Panel denied the Complainant’s efforts to have the domain name transferred because the Complai…

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