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The .BEST new gTLD & SEO Whitepaper

This is a whitepaper published by the .BEST new gTLD registry. I particularly like the title used in the presentation: “The untold truth”. This is an extract of the content that you will find in this document: Why choose a .BEST domain name; What is the .BESt new gTLD; Examples of possible domains names on […]

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Donuts Holder of the Largest Portfolio of New TLDs Acquired by Abry Partners

Donuts Inc., a global leader in new top-level domains (TLDs), has announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a private equity firm. Terms and timing of the agreement are not disclosed. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of new TLDs, which includes a wide variety of names such […]

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3 tools I’m using to keep my domain portfolio more organized

I’m always looking for ways to be more organized, and often I find that new/innovative software is where I find the most opportunities for improvement. I went from taking paper notes to using the Notes app on the iPhone to using Evernote. Boom – now my notes are a lot more organized and I have […]

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$144k in Sales on September 6th – B4G.com sold for $6,975 – Daily Market Report

Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row, this time it was B4G.com which sold for $6,975. NameBio recorded 260 sales for a total of $143,771 with an average sale price of $553. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 10% in the number of sales […]

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#Domain Name Jargon : Dumbass #Domainer

Time to update one of the most important educational series about domaining: The magnificent Domain Name Jargon series – an endless resource of information, a true thesaurus of terms and trivia related to domaining. The purpose of Name Jargon is to help (re)define domaining and to clarify misconceptions about domain industry terms used in the […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-7-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-7-18 CannaCo.com and Bazoo.com were the two I liked the most from the top sales list on Thursday. Bazoo.com just that perfect, pronounceable 5L and I have always liked the 5L ending in oo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: b4g.com 6,975 USD 2018-09-06 Sedo cannaco.com 5,553 USD 2018-09-06 GoDaddy huntingtonbeach.org 5,105 USD 2018-09-06 […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday September 7th , 2018

  Sedo let me know that they accepted Coins.cc into the auction.  I’ve mentioned on twitter that I had it for sale and had a few offers but nothing was ever very good.   I bought the name pretty cheap back in the day before bitcoin was even a thing.  I bought it only because […]

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Diamond.com Wants to Be “The World’s #1 Cryptocurrency Exchange”

This afternoon, I received an email from Stefan Palios, who is responsible for Marketing and Communications at Coinsquare. He wanted to make me aware of an update to Diamond.com, a domain name that was sold earlier this year in a private transaction. If you visit Diamond.com, you can see a coming soon page announcing that […]

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NameJet August sales led by AMZ.com

NameJet reported their August sales and AMZ.com led the way at $57,000. 69 sales in total, only 2 three letter.coms sold in August. Only 2 .org sales and 4 .net sales. amz.com $57,000.00 dpn.com $32,200.00 xr.net $19,532.00 Youcar.com $9,100.00 fu8.com $8,200.00 genitalherpes.com $7,027.00 fede.com $6,500.00 hunchback.com $6,201.00 autolife.com $5,647.00 05c.com $5,610.00 ihea.com $5,200.00 dure.com $5,101.00 […]

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NameExperts & Sedo Divvy Up Four 6-Figure Domain Sales To Take Top Spots on DNJ Chart

The latest domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com and this one includes data from the last three weeks of aftermarket sales.

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Donuts gets bought by former ICANN CEO’s firm

Donuts is to be bought by a private equity firm that has a former ICANN CEO as a partner. The company, which holds the largest portfolio of new gTLDs, has agreed to be acquired by Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners for an undisclosed sum. Not much info about the deal has been released, but […]

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More companies should emulate Tucows’ new earnings call format

Format leads to higher quality questions and answers. Last month Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) held an unusual earnings conference call. Rather than a live call with analysts asking questions, the company pre-recorded the prepared remarks portion of the call. It then invited analysts and shareholders to submit questions in writing, to which Tucows would respond. I […]

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[WARNING] The Bitflyer Crypto Exchange Is Now a Scam!

Just a friendly warning from someone who has worked with a ton of crypto exchanges! Bitflyer may seem like a legitimate exchange on the surface and at one point, it was. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case and I can firmly state that at the moment of writing, Bitflyer is a scam. Frankly, Bitflyer went […]

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Domain name registry Donuts to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

Donuts, a domain name registry based in Kirkland, Wash., has agreed to be acquired by Abry Partners, a private equity firm based in Boston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2010, Donut…

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UPDATED: 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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GDPR Didn't Affect Spam? Not So Fast

I have recently become aware of a blog post from Recorded Future that attempts to analyze the effects of the GDPR on online security. Unfortunately, it starts by asking an irrelevant question and then goes on to use irrelevant metrics to come to a meaningless answer. The premise of Recorded Future’s article — that spammers […]

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Here’s a pretty slick solution for preventing credit card fraud

I’ve known the team over at Intelium for years now, and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ve probably heard me talk about one of their products quite a bit – EstiBot. Well I recently found-out about a new solution that Intelium initially started using internally, and, after seeing it work for […]

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SweetiePie.com sold for $5,050

Today: The Most Expensive Domain Hack Ever Sold / Showcase your new .tech domains here / Drop List Of .CA ccTLD’s Pending Delete / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Disposable Partyware/Tableware Domains Wanted – Be sure to check your portfolio for one of these partware/tableware domain […]

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138 Domain Discoveries for September 5th

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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#Yish .com #UDRP ends in Reverse #Domain Name Hijacking finding at the #WIPO

The UDRP against the aged domain, Yish.com, ended in a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking, on top of denying the Complainant’s request for a domain transfer. Note: ESQwire.com, the law firm representing the Respondent, is a premium sponsor of DomainGang. We obtained this information from a public resource. According to the UDRP that was […]

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Daily Domain Picks 9-6-18

Daily Domain Picks 9-6-18 Bad.de sold for $138,443 on Sedo. This was the 25th highest .de sale of all time. Ojv.com closed at $14,500 on Flippa. Top sales/closes from yesterday: bad.de 138,443 USD 2018-09-05 Sedo hainei.com 22,501 USD 2018-09-05 NameJet trade.co 17,451 USD 2018-09-05 Sedo ojv.com 14,500 USD 2018-09-05 Flippa webschmoeker.de 8,725 USD 2018-09-05 Sedo […]

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday September 6th , 2018

Based on Google’s recommendations I’ve decided to sell all my domains.  I will put them up for auction and see what I can get.   I’ll try and get out before its too late.  But wait.  Private equity buys out Donuts?  They want to pay hundreds of millions for domains.  Now I’m torn.  And I […]

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Donuts to be acquired by private equity firm Abry Partners

Donuts Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Abry Partners, a leading private equity firm. Terms and timing of the agreement were not disclosed. Donuts holds the world’s largest portfolio of new top-level domains (TLDs), which includes a wide variety of  names such as .LTD, .COMPANY, .CAREERS, .SUPPORT, […]

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Daily Poll: Does Google’s Desire to “Kill the URL” Concern You?

Wired published an article yesterday entitled, “Google Wants to Kill the URL.” As the title would indicate, Google is looking at ways to change URLs. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “People have a really hard time understanding URLs,” says Adrienne Porter Felt, Chrome’s engineering manager. “They’re hard to read, it’s hard to know which […]

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Bad.de sells for $138,443

The 25th highest .de sale of all time took place on Wednesday. Bad.de sold on Sedo for $138,443. Currently the domain does not resolve to a website. Here is the top 25 courtesy of Namebio kredit.de 1,169,175 USD 2008-12-02 Sedo poker.de 957,937 USD 2007-07-24 NICIT/DOMAINfest aktien.de 725,000 USD 2011-08-03 Sedo casino.de 625,060 USD 2008-03-19 Private […]

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Largest New gTLD Domain Registry Operator Donuts Inc. Acquired by Private Equity Firm

A major private equity firm, Abry Partners, has acquired Donuts Inc., operator of more than 200 new gTLDs. A former ICANN CEO is on Abry’s leadership team.

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Empty Whois a threat to the US elections?

Could a lack of Whois records thwart the fight against attempts to interfere in this year’s US elections? That’s the threat raised by DomainTools CEO Tim Chen in a blog post, and others, this week. Chen points to recent research by Facebook, based on an investigation by security company FireEye, that linked a large network […]

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Defunct app maker hit with reverse domain name hijacking

App maker files UDRP and then shuts down its business. The maker of a now-defunct app called Yish has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Yish.com. The company used various domain names including yishapp.com, yish.co, yish.app, yish.io and yish.menu. It understandably wanted Yish.com, but that domain was […]

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Tiny Island Atoll’s Domain Used in Widespread Ad Fraud

However, .tk domains are more than cheap … rotating between 72 fake blogging content sites with garbage site names like “braceletstartop”, “din9” or “jessica1”, all tied to the …

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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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