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What Types of Domain Names Are You Buying?

 Mark As Read    

I am almost always looking to buy domain names in the aftermarket. I send offers and inquiries daily, and I participate in domain auctions on a variety of auction platforms on a daily basis. Scott Rosenbaum suggested that I publish an article asking people to share what types of domain names they are buying these days, and I think that is a good id...

Domain Investing 20 minutes ago

Chinese domain market report : Cancer patients make their own meds!

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China‘s massive size presents challenges at a scale unknown to the West. Everything is spread across a land relatively small for the 1.4 billion people it accommodates. Despite its rise from a nation of rice farmers to a technological and manufacturing giant, China is still held back by bureaucracy. Lack of proper regulation, even in […...

DomainGang 2 hours, 36 min ago

DSAD.COM: IKE'S LIST OF DOMAINS AT AUCTION FOR Saturday, August 27th

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I started biking for exercise and I'm really enjoying it. I got a super deal on a street bike from a guy that volunteers where I work. It's maybe 5 years old with an MSRP of around $2500, he sold it to me for $100. Either he stole it, or he really felt bad for my lazyAs ass and wanted to help. Of course I'll ride a bike if you're gonna give me such...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 1 min ago

Losing 2,000 Bitcoins and the potential of $1.8 million

 Mark As Read    

As the J Geils Band said "Love Stinks" and sometimes it can cost you the potential for a lot of money. There was a post recently on Steemit by user "Store" in which he details how he lost 2,000 Bitcoins and the potential for $1.8 million at the peak of Bitcoin's run. I know who […] The post Losing 2,000 Bitcoins and the potential of $1.8 mill...

The Domains 15 hours, 11 min ago

Would you write for Adsense?

 Mark As Read    

Most of my friends and readers know I have been very busy travelling with my day job for the past 18 months, I'm still developing and brokering domains but I haven't had much time to...

Robbie's Blog 17 hours, 0 min ago

Chinese domain market : Have China’s PPC practices gone too far?

 Mark As Read    

The Chinese domain market has exploded in recent months, and attendance at the World Domain Conference is expected to triple next year. One company, that will remain anonymous for the time being, has crossed the line with regards to how it recruits domainers for its domain parking (PPC) program. An email is making the rounds, […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 17 hours, 7 min ago

Mini Baby Boom in the Domain Business! Two Families Celebrate the Arrival of New Sons

 Mark As Read    

This has been a week of special occasions with 3 widely known men in our industry celebrating days they will never forget. For Ammar Kubba it was the wedding day that I told you about earlier in the week. For two others, Andrew Rosener & Jay Westerdal, it was the birth of new sons!

DNJournal 17 hours, 27 min ago

7 Examples of First and Last Names Developed on the New gTLDs

 Mark As Read    

We're not focusing on a single gTLD this week; the commonality we're looking at is that each of the seven developed sites below are either a first or last name to the left of the dot. In six of the cases, the individuals are using their name to build their small businesses around, and in one case, they're using their last name to brand a site aroun...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 10 min ago

Top Topics: The Top 3 ccTLDs for Investors; Do New gTLDs Make .COMs More Valuable?...

 Mark As Read    

In this week's Top Topics, the community asks whether new gTLD extensions can ultimately make your own .COM domain names more valuable. We also find out what various investors think are the top three ccTLD extensions in terms of investment quality, and we have a fantastic list of five questions to ask yourself before registering a new domain name. ...

NamePros 18 hours, 44 min ago

Auction Recap Of August 25, 2016

 Mark As Read    

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 25, 2016.As  If there is an asterisk (*)As 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. As I'm only showing where the price was when the auction ended,...

Domain Shane 19 hours, 27 min ago

Lowballing investor : The hell with dot .Blog domains!

 Mark As Read    

The upcoming launch of .Blog domains by WordPress makers Automattic, is already creating some huge backlash within the domainer community. Jefferey LaDouche is an enterprising minimal risk domain investor, a title he prefers over the less complimenting "domain lowballer." The launch of dot .Blog throws one of LaDouche's most common arguments when h...

DomainGang 21 hours, 31 min ago

Domain Buying & Selling Process

 Mark As Read    

Today:As As As What is the largest number of domains you've ever had? /As Comebacks For Rude End Users /As TimeShares.ca Sold for $11,800; PIZZA.gr for As‚¬7,721 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain news that caught...

Robbie's Blog 22 hours, 36 min ago

How I Explain What I Do

 Mark As Read    

When people ask what I do and I tell them about my involvement in the domain business, many people ask me if it is similar to what GoDaddy does. I find the question interesting because it shows just how much name recognition the GoDaddy brand has. I also find it interesting because people seem to genuinely want to know what investing in domain name...

Domain Investing 23 hours, 35 min ago

RHD.com is Largest Great Domains Auction

 Mark As Read    

The August Great Domains auction on Sedo ended yesterday afternoon, and a total of 10 domain names sold. The total value of these auctions was around $40,000 USD, so it was a slow month compared to other Great Domains auctions. The largest auction of the month was RHD.com, which sold for $35,000. There were other 3 letter .com domain names up for a...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, August 26th

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Memorable and Represents. As That's all that matters when it comes to a domain name. As You want a name that people can remember and represents your company in the best way possible. As So it just doesn't matter what the ending is as long as it meets those criteria. As At this point in time dot com is the easiest to remember. As That is why it is w...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Corp Domain Movers: IncomeSavvy.com, Newable.com + More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of Domain Movers where we focus on domain names being registered and acquired, mainly all by large companies. These article put a pulse on domain name activity by companies around the world. I search thousands of domains a day and present you a very small sampling of the daily activity. Anheuser-Busch, LLC registered the do...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-26-16

 Mark As Read    

Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-26-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com BlueShirts.com certainly a popular shirt color, I would like the singular better for a brand. The name has over 40 bids and is currently over $800. IntelligentFilms.com has no bids currently, I like it. A couple 4N.nets on the list, 1568.net being the better of the two. […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

West.cn targets Engrish domainers with new .xyz site

 Mark As Read    

West.cn, the Chinese registrar that has quickly become the highest-volume seller of new gTLD domains, has turned its attention to the English-speaking market. The company has launched a new site at West.xyz, offering domains at some of the cheapest prices available, in English. A .com can be obtained for the equivalent of $8.25 a year, […] R...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

NameJet Auction Picks 8-26-16

 Mark As Read    

NameJet auction picks for 8/26/16 Powered by TLDpros.com These are all public auctions, so anyone can participate, no backorder needed. No reserve. jobtyping.com Bids: 22 High Bid: $69 groomer.xyz Bids: 14 High Bid: $69 hippotherapy.info Bids: 18 High Bid: $69 ebankruptcy.org Bids: 19 High Bid: $80 endorses.org Bids: 19 High Bid: $69 cityenvironmen...

TLD Investors 1 day ago

Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

 Mark As Read    

The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of "discrimination" and rival ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Learning from Chinese domain market data

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I collected and then presented data from CNNIC surveys on Chinese domain names. Now I'd like to look at the data and see if we can find some trends. While data on .cn is available since 1996, I have not found the same for other extensions until 2005. That's why the .cn chart is […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

The easiest, safest and least expensive way to get paid for domain name!

 Mark As Read    

Today:As As  What percentage of your portfolio consists of new gTLDs? / Difference between organic traffic and bot traffic /As If you bought a domain that's regged @ Domain.com, NetFirms, Dotster or MyDomain- Please Read This /...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

AutoNews.com: Amazon May Roll Out Its Car Portal Using a New gTLD

 Mark As Read    

According to AutoNews.com, Amazon launched  Amazon Vehicles, a "car research portal where consumers can view and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides." AutoNews.com went on to suggest that Amazon might migrate the service to a new gTLD or at least use […] The post AutoNe...

The Domains 1 day ago

Auction Recap Of August 24, 2016

 Mark As Read    

WCMP.com Great letters getting a good price JustWalkAway.com Great advice 98% of the time. Unless its an awesome contract $124 RSRX.net Already over $100. X is popular at the end of brands $116 Antibacterial.co Pretty much everything is about antibacterial right now. I liked it when your body had to learn t fight off the bad stuff Translating.co Su...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

NameCheap : Bugging domainers until two factor authentication is added!

 Mark As Read    

One's choice of domain registrar is quite personal. We rarely use NameCheap, as we consolidate our domains elsewhere. Still, NameCheap offers good value for domain investors and it provides an easy to manage domain platform. NameCheap also offers discount coupons and deals quite often, via Twitter. Having recently logged in to our NameCheap account...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Did P2P lending cause a Chinese bubble, and is it bursting?

 Mark As Read    

Another high-profile P2P lending scam should give pause to Chinese domain investors. Remember those videos of the Chinese super bus making the rounds on social media a few months ago? The bus was designed to travel above car traffic on the street below. Well, it turns out it might have been just one big peer-to-peer […] The post Did P2P lendi...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Qycell Corporation : UDRP denies transfer of domain Qycell.com

 Mark As Read    

Domain dispute 101 : The UDRP process is not the proper place to resolve contractual issues, or other disputes between disagreeing parties. Qycell Corporation filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain, Qycell.com. There was, however, an ongoing legal feud between the two parties, going back more than 10 years. The Respondent, Tom Schultz, [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

West.cn Launches West.xyz

 Mark As Read    

China-based domain registrar West.cn has launched West.xyz, a website that appears to target the English speaking audience. The company will continue to operate its West.cn website separately from West.xyz. It is unclear to me whether they are two separate domain registrars or if West.xyz is simply another website operated by West.cn. The news was ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Did Apple Sell Grail.com?

 Mark As Read    

Apple owns quite a few valuable keyword .com domain names that I have seen in many Whois look ups. The company owns great domain names like Apple.com (obviously), Me.com, Mac.com, Newton.com, Carbon.com, Next.com, and many others. Based on a recent changed I detected with the help of DomainTools, it seems like Grail.com has changed hands. Up until ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Salesforce Acquires Einstein.com For New AI Product

 Mark As Read    

Salesforce has acquired the premium domain name Einstein.com, ahead of announcing a new AI product called Salesforce Einstein. I had noticed some movement on August 20, 2016 but was not sure who the buyers were at that time, but it's Salesforce. Forbes.com broke the news yesterday about the new artificial intelligence product. Using the name in cur...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Chinese domain name investor getting out, dumps 70,000 .cc domains

 Mark As Read    

Booksir announces to WeChat group that he's exiting the domain name business. A prominent Chinese domain name investor has announced on WeChat that he's getting out of the domain name investing business. Zhuang Liangji (庄良基), known as Booksir, says he has gotten rid of 70,000 .cc domain names that he bought at an average CNY […] The pos...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Naming A Startup? Start With Domains

 Mark As Read    

I dislike nothing more than a company without a matching .com domain name! I think it's a distraction that is very costly and something that a startup can avoid when naming early on! So, where do you start your naming process? Domain names, really! Yes, you can come up with some words in general that you like but as soon as you have a couple in min...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-25-16

 Mark As Read    

Go Daddy Auction Picks 8-25-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Y25.com this one is already over $2.000. I always prefer LNN.com for 3 Character. 76736.com one of the better 5n.com on Go Daddy in awhile, over $3,400. I like CoffeeEveryday.com and EventWatch.com in the two word .com area. Full List 76736.com AnswerWanted.com AutomaticBlog.com BestDocum...

TLD Investors 2 days ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, August 25th

 Mark As Read    

The good and the bad is the interest in my domains is picking up again. As The good is I am getting a lot of emails and inquiries. As Mixed in them are some legit people that are genuinely interested in the domain. The bad is 95% of the inquiries are spam.As As  $500 orAs $1234. Occasionally $300,000. As But its all fishing. As Half the time the na...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

NameJet Auction Picks 8-25-16

 Mark As Read    

NameJet auction picks for 8/25/16 Powered by TLDpros.com These are all public auctions, so anyone can participate, no backorder needed. No reserve. appsorganizer.com Bids: 21 High Bid: $79 aquariusdaily.com Bids: 20 High Bid: $71 autoassemble.com Bids: 24 High Bid: $110 romaniawiki.com Bids: 18 High Bid: $79 automatedvoicemail.com Bids: 19 High Bid...

TLD Investors 2 days ago

Hillary.com : Domain for sale, if you have $2.5 million dollars!

 Mark As Read    

Eagle-eyed domain professional, Joe Alagna, caught an ad in the print version of the Wall Street Journal today. The 101Domain VP shared a photo of the newspaper, listing the domain Hillary.com for sale! At the tune of $2.5 million dollars or best offer, Hillary.com has one serious potential buyer at this point: Hillary Rodham Clinton, […] Cop...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Sedo’s Great Domains Auction Ends Soon, Headlined by LLL.com Domains

 Mark As Read    

The August Great Domains Auction at Sedo ends tomorrow morning, and as has been typical recently, the big ticket names are primarily the short domains. Although no high-value names have yet met reserve (the domain with the highest bidding with reserve met is Bios.co.uk at 999 GBP), several of the LLL.com have bidding within their reserve range, inc...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

George Kirikos Uncovers Another Huge Sale That Ranks Among the Year's Top Ten

 Mark As Read    

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. George Kirikos has uncovered yet another previously unreleased major sale - this one coming in at $420,000 to not only top this week’s chart but also take a place among the 10 biggest sales reported so far this year.

DNJournal 2 days ago

[POLL] – Do you invest in new gTLD’s or not?

 Mark As Read    

Today:As As As Can I use a domain for free? /As API for Checking Domain availability /As Tcaintl.com Sold for $4,155; AdobeDesign.com for $3,516 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye...

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Rightside during NamesCon : Music That Rocks Vol.1

 Mark As Read    

NamesCon 2016 was by far the largest domain conference ever, in terms of attendance. Attending a large domain industry conference, such as NamesCon, has its perks: lots and lots of freebies. Even to this date, seven months later, we're finding gems in the 2 bags of freebies that were given away by sponsors and exhibit […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Behind The Keyword - Spotlight on "Cloud"

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to Behind The Keyword, I will be taking a look at the most popular keywords that sell, get listed and get developed. Whether it be on big marketplaces like Sedo and Afternic or specialty sites like BrandBucket. [IMG] One of the most popular and best selling keywords out there - Cloud Some Tech related statistics: 961,000,000 results for ...

NamePros 2 days ago

Escrow.com handles over US$200 million in payments in H1, buys domain name for A$1 million

 Mark As Read    

Escrow.com's parent company recently reported financial results for the first half of 2016 and disclosed a major domain name purchase. This week I had Escrow.com GM Jackson Elsegood on the Domain Name Wire podcast to provide an update on what his company is doing. Jackson was careful about talking about the company's financials because its […...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Guru After Hitting a High of Almost 85K Domains is Now Under 60K

 Mark As Read    

.Guru which hit a high of over 84,000 domain names on April 1, 2015 now has less than 60,000 domains. .Guru was the first new gTLD to hit 50,000 registrations back in April 2014. .Guru was one of the first new gTLD's Donuts released launched in January 2014. However as you can see from its […] The post .Guru After Hitting a High of Almost 85K...

The Domains 2 days ago

LogicBoxes Launches the New Elite Reseller Program

 Mark As Read    

LogicBoxes has launched the Elite Reseller Program which focuses on high potential Web Hosts, Domain Resellers and ICANN Registrars. LogicBoxes according to a press release we just received, will now be made available to Web Hosts from all the segments of the industry. Furthermore, the localization features of OrderBox would enable them to leverage...

The Domains 2 days ago

Big Week for Turakhia Bros! Divyank Sells Company for $900 Million & Bhavin Wins TWO EOY Awards

 Mark As Read    

What a week for two of the nicest guys to ever come through our industry. Divyank Turakhia sold a company he built from scratch - Media.net - for $900 million and his brother Bhavin - in addition to helping close that deal - won TWO Entrepreneur of the Year Awards last night.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Expert Exchange: An Interview With Domain Broker McKay Taylor

 Mark As Read    

McKay Taylor isn't necessarily a name you will have heard of before, but this domain investor and broker has been quietly selling millions of dollars worth of domain names thanks to his connections all over the World. He's been responsible for some enormous bulk sales since the short domain craze that gripped the industry in 2015. In this intervie...

NamePros 2 days ago

One party UDRP : Alienware or NVIDIA – who gets the domain?

 Mark As Read    

An interesting situation surrounds the UDRP against the domain alienware-nvidia.xyz that was dealt with at the National Arbitration Forum. Alienware is a computer brand owned by Dell Inc., while NVIDIA is a cutting edge computer hardware manufacturer, including popular video cards. The domain's registration contains two marks, each managed by their...

DomainGang 2 days ago

This week’s end user domain name sales

 Mark As Read    

Here are some domain names that were purchased by end users on Sedo over the past week. It was a lot harder this week to find end user domain name sales within Sedo's sales list this week. The list was shorter than usual, but the bigger issue was that many of the top domain names […] The post This week's end user domain name sales appeared fi...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Auction Recap Of August 23, 2016

 Mark As Read    

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on August 23, 2016.As  If there is an asterisk (*)As 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. As I'm only showing where the price was when the auction ended,...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Chinese domain market report : Would you buy aftermarket domains from China?

 Mark As Read    

During the past 2 years, the Chinese domain market has exploded with activity. While self-sufficient, China's domain investors more often buy domains from Westerners liquidating their domain portfolios. This is particularly common with short, "coinage" domains, particularly the "Chip" kind. Chinese domainers then trade these domains among themselve...

DomainGang 2 days ago
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