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Golden Week: 4.CN closed in observance of China’s National Day

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The Chinese National Day begins October 1st, officially lasting three days, but people tag two more weekends for a grand total of 7 days – the Golden Week. It is the longest public holiday in China besides the Spring Festival holiday. With that in mind, many online businesses in China close for the holiday, including […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 1 hour, 56 min ago

Flippa Recap: NoPrivacy.com, Cloey.com, WI9.com, M.et, Bitcoin.do, Sailing.info

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Listed below are some notable domain and website sales last week at Flippa. Some domains that sold Sailing.info – $3,671 – Bidding was around $800 for two weeks of the listing, then the action heated up. Portfolio of 9 LLLL.com domains – $3,500 – YLOW.com, RYUZ.com, UYSH.com, IFDY.com and more. M.et – $2,250 Cloey.com ...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 48 min ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million

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Sedo reported 571 transactions that  took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: 5198.com at 20,000 USD · Top ccTLD: answers.tv at 22,500 EUR · Top “other” TLD: shou.net at 6,000 EUR   […]

The Domains 5 hours, 34 min ago

Halloween Masquerade Ball & Rick Schwartz Roast  to Highlight TRAFFIC's 10th Anniversary

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Just one month from today the 10th Anniversary edition of the pioneering TRAFFIC conference will get underway at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. The show, which will run through Halloween weekend, will have TWO special events on the big holiday October 31.

DNJournal 7 hours, 45 min ago

8 Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Afternoon

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I haven't had a lot of free time lately to write out my thoughts about activity in the domain world.  But I took the afternoon off to get some things done around the house (not going well).  Here are 10 things that have crossed my mind lately. 1.  The domain buyer FIRST is single handily effecting domain prices.   The buyer is Chinese and is buying...

Domain Shane 8 hours, 46 min ago

TeleSign Corporation Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking As Esqwire.com Wins 11 In Row

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TeleSign Corporation, of California was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name PhoneId.com which is owned by Vertical Axis Inc, which was represented as usual by Esqwire.com According to my records its the 11th win in row for Esqwire.com and the 5th finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking this […]

The Domains 9 hours, 43 min ago

63 Expired Domains

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The following 63 domain names are expired and available to register at the time of writing thisRead more ?Other posts you might like:DomainingLists Now Features .Org and .Net Domain NamesNew Lists and New Features At DomainingLists.com128 Expired Domain Names148 Expired Domain NamesToday's List of 171 Expired Domain Names Ready For…

DNXpert 10 hours, 46 min ago

Microsoft announced Windows 10 – Windows10.com owner hit jackpot?

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The owner of the domain name Windows10.com must be having serious palpitations right now, as Microsoft skipped version "9" of Windows, announcing Windows 10 instead. The announcement of Windows 10, to be made available in late 2015, is exciting news for the number of improvements it introduces over Windows 8. For those that missed the […] Cop...

DomainGang 11 hours, 33 min ago

Company pays $25k to resolve lawsuit stemming from UDRP

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Domain name owner that sued after losing UDRP settles for $25,000 (not including the domain). Companies that file long shot UDRPs with the hope of scoring a great domain name, take note. An Austin company has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against it after it initiated a UDRP case. And the […]

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 46 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-30-2014

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Another busy day, but I was able to compile the list. Hopefully you benefit from it! Enjoy! 04204.com 222783.com 411databases.com 90446.com 98over.com akagames.com biotecture.com borrowsource.com brainovation.com casinobutton.com casinocave.com celldivision.com citizenloan.com

Jason Thompson 12 hours, 1 min ago

The Rick Schwartz Roast: Here is Your Chance To Get Your Material Into My Presentation

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As the TRAFFIC organizers announced today, there will be a once in a lifetime roast of  Rick Schwartz at the TRAFFIC conference that will be held in Miami Beach next month. The idea for the roast came from Adam Dicker during last weeks DomainSherpa.com discussion, but it didn't take long for that idea to jump […]

The Domains 12 hours, 2 min ago

Perfect numbers revisited

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While there is a trend that treats every numeric domain as a coin of sorts, the truth is that not all numbers are created equal. In the course of a decade, I've invested in a limited amount of numeric domains in the original three TLDs, perhaps no more than 25 in total, maybe less. Selective […]

Acro.net 13 hours, 9 min ago

.Deals Has 400+ Registrations; Launches Tomorrow; Here are The More Interesting Domains

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.Deals which launches into general availability tomorrow has over 400 registrations including Sunrise registrations by trademark holders and those who paid an extra fee to get early access to the domain name (EAP). I think its a good extension. Of course some of the better domains are reserved or on the ICANN collision list. So […]

The Domains 13 hours, 19 min ago

TRAFFIC Prices Increase Soon

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The TRAFFIC conference in Miami in coming up in just a few weeks, and the prices for the conference pass and the hotel are going up soon. I received an email with some details about the price increase from Rick Schwartz, and I want to share it with you so you don't miss out on the current rate. Here's what Rick had to say about the conference price...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 0 min ago

How Uniregistry Can Put An End To Forgotten Domains

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If you own more than a handful of domains there's a good chance that they are spread across multiple registrars. As time goes by it is easy to lose track of where all your domains are registered and when each expires. Couple this with an old email address at one of your registrar accounts and […]

Domainvestors.tv 14 hours, 43 min ago

How to selectively assign sales leads on DomainNameSales.com

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DomainNameSales.com allows you to handle the sales inquiries you want and send the others to brokers. I use DomainNameSales.com (DNS) to park most of my domain names because I like using their sales platform. DNS' platform allows you to handle purchase inquiries on your own for no fee or assign a broker to handle your […]

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 58 min ago

TRAFFIC 2014 extravaganza enters its final phase before launch

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Start counting the days, because TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami, Florida is not too far away. The 10th anniversary of the original domain conference comes with a Halloween extravaganza, and a "Rick Schwartz Roast" that promises to remain in domainers' memory for years to come. The price is set to increase by end of day this […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 15 hours, 16 min ago

Mainstream media: Covering the issue of domain theft helps the domain industry

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When it comes down to coverage of any crime, media serve as the presenter of information; often, digging below the surface and acting as interrogators. Mainstream media covering the issue of domain theft have discovered untapped territory, and that's a good thing for the domain industry. The information presented in yesterday's Huffington Post arti...

DomainGang 15 hours, 37 min ago

News Corp Acquires Publicly Traded Move.com For $950M

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News Corp has agreed to acquire Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) "a leading online real estate business that brings consumers and Realtors together to facilitate the sale and rental of real estate in the United States." "The Move Network of websites, which also includes Move.com, reaches approximately 35 million people per month, who spend an average of [&...

The Domains 16 hours, 20 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 9/30

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Last day of the month.  And you know what that means.  It means tomorrow is next month.  I had a good month but only because I put a list of names at Namejet up for sale and every one hit reserve except two.   And the reserves were solid reserves. A few were right at reserve which means I didn't make a lot but there were a few names I bought at auc...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 25 min ago

Two Articles Every Founder Should Read About Burn Rate

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Startup burn rates are always a hot topic and over the last week some very big names in the startup world have weighed-in to share their opinions. Since I know my blog is read by more than just startup founders I guess now would be a good time to explain what burn rate is. Burn […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Watch out Silicon Valley – Washington, DC is the new high tech hotspot says DigitalDC.co

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Driving through DC, I noticed new maroon flags waving from lampposts promoting something called "DigitalDC". In small print on the flag was a web address. At first I couldn't tell if I was having trouble reading the domain name, but then I got a good look. Yes, the URL for innovation in DC is digitaldc.co. […]

DomainArts.com 1 day ago

HuffingtonPost highlights MLA.com stolen domain in story about the problem of domain theft

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Last year, I received an email offering MLA.com for sale. DomainTools showed that the domain had been held for years by Michael Lee and Associates in Illinois. Yet the seller was from Russia. I contacted Michael Lee who confirmed that the domain had been stolen. Today the Huffington Post published an article on the difficulties […]

DomainArts.com 1 day ago

How a Double Dose of Good News Made a Memorable Beach Vacation Even Better

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Last week my wife Diana and I were spending a week on vacation at one of our favorite places, Florida's Siesta Key, when we got a call about a big acquisition as well as word that one of our favorite people in the industry was moving to a new job in our hometown.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Frank Schilling has sold $12 million in domain names this year

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Schilling says his domain aftermarket sales have hit $12 million for the year. Frank Schilling has sold $12 million worth of his own domain names this year, already surpassing his total from 2013. Schilling disclosed this number in an update to DomainNameSales.com (DNS) clients. He said his sales platform has been the engine behind his […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Uniregistry: Lots of new domain features arriving in Q1 of 2015

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An email update from Frank Schilling's Domain Name Sales, hints of changes, updates and other improvements to take place on the popular domain parking platform and Registry. The intended timeline spans the present and into the first quarter of 2015. The email reads as follows, in part: Your friends at DomainNameSales.com would like to let […]...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Oroskopos: Horoscope war between two Greeks – Who won the UDRP ?

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A war of "horoscopes" erupted between two Greeks, over the domain name Oroskopos.tv. In rather dated Greek, the word "oroskopos" means "observer of the hours" and it's the source for modern day horoscopes. A UDRP filed at the WIPO by Newsphone Hellas SA of Greece, was targeting the ownership of the domain; Hercules Capritsas, of […] Copyright...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

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Domains in free and cheap ccTLDs are much more likely to host phishing attacks than new gTLDs. That's one of the conclusions of the latest report of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which found that Freenom's re-purposed African ccTLDs were particularly risky. The first-half 2014 report found 22,679 "maliciously registered" domains used in phishing...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Will Facebook Buy Atlas.com?

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Last year, Facebook acquired a company called Atlas, and according to the Wall Street Journal, the goal is for the company to "Challenge Google's Dominance of the Online Ad Space." With a mainstream advertising platform that will have extensive reach, I think it would be important for the company to own Atlas.com just as Google owns Adsense.com. Th...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

EscrowHill: Handled the Escrow + Agreed deal expertly

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The recent acquisition of domain escrow newcomers, Agreed.com, by industry giant Escrow.com generated an interesting situation. When two escrow companies "collide", who will manage the transaction in an expert, unbiased, and trust-worthy manner? Enter EscrowHill.com, the company formed by industry veteran, Andee Hill. Known for its environmental pr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Rise of the Dragon: Domain theft in China is gaining momentum

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China is a technological giant and a rapidly developing economy; the country is changing at unprecedented rates, unknown to most western economies. Facing this extreme financial growth, the Chinese have acquired a lethal attraction to consumerism and luxury. The ability to spend creates the desire to want and seek goods, services and digital assets...

DomainGang 1 day ago

This week’s new TLDs: .Bayern, .ovh and .deals

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A geo and an open .brand top level domain name launch this week. It's a slow week again for new top level domain names, and that will be the case going forward for awhile. On Tuesday, the geo domain .bayern (Bavaria) launches. On Wednesday, Donuts releases .deals in general availability. .City will enter the Early […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Berryhill: “Were Taking This to Court” As UDRP Rules Against Marchex’s Generic Banco24horas.com

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Tecnologia Bancaria S.A. of São Paulo, Brazil, just was awarded the generic domain names banco24horas.com and banco24horas.net Banco is Spanish for the word Bank and of course, "24 horas" translated from spanish is "24 hours" so the domains transferred we're "24 hour bank" in .com and .net Marchex Sales Inc. which was represented by John […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

Huffington Post Writes About Domain Name Theft

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There is an interesting article on the Huffington Post this morning that discusses the problems associated with domain name theft and the difficulty some owners encounter when trying to recover their stolen domain names. The writer interviewed "several recent victims" for the article, and DomainGang.com also received some positive acknowledgment as...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Sedo end user domain name sales

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An aviation company and a seller of hair extensions among end user domain name buyers. Sedo handled 591 domain name transactions the week before last for a total of about $1 million in sales. The list includes a startup in Texas, a bunch of .uk purchases, and a company buying a .berlin domain name to […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 9/29

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I just want to say that I could possibly be the worst pro football picker ever.  I'm thinking of fading myself.  As I type this, I am 2-7 in the DnForum fantasy football pick league for the day and that's not a bad week.  That's a typical week.  I know my football pretty well, I just don't know all the crazy shit that happens all the time in the NF...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Law Enforcement Is Not Happy With Apple’s New Privacy Policy

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Apple changed its privacy policy with iOS 8 and it has many in law enforcement up in arms. In an article on Mashable written by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, members of law enforcement expressed their displeasure with some saying that the new policy could cost lives. One even went so far as to say that the iPhone […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Yahoo! pulls the plug on its Directory, Yahoo Education and Qwiki services

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In the mid to late 90's, if you managed to get your web site listed in the Yahoo! Directory, you were king; take one last good look at it before it's gone forever. Yahoo! started almost 20 years ago, by introducing the categorization of Internet destinations; the Yahoo! Directory was the very essence of Yahoo! […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: Sadness.com, Organ.com, Down.com, Detect.com, BabyStore.com

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Sadness.com – 16 year old, one word domain with no reserve. Two weeks to go, and the price has plenty of room to run. .US portfolio – including Sapphire.us, Samples.us, Lady.us, February.us and 21 more. Most.ly – Neither hacks, nor random extensions are my thing, but that doesn't mean they won't sell for ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Father Domainicus: Do not let China steal all the good numeric domains for a piece of bread

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Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, on a busy, productive and exhilarating Sunday. It is my understanding that this very electronic publication has completed its 5th year of journey, and I would like to bless it and its operators, readers and other alumni and members of the Domain […] Co...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Safeway pulls all four new gTLD apps

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Retail giant Safeway has removed itself from the new gTLD program entirely, last week withdrawing all four of its applications. The $139-billion-a-year company had applied for the dot-brands .safeway, .vons, .justforu and the generic .grocery, but all four bids are now showing as withdrawn. Now that Safeway has withdrawn, the only remaining applica...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-28-2014

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On Friday we went to see The Equalizer. If you like action packed movies, then I suggest you go see this one. The movie was packed with non-stop action! It

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday 9/28

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A little late today.  I'm winding down my marathon training for the Chicago Marathon but work is heating up with fall planting season in full swing.  Aka just when one thing becomes easier there's something right behind it to take up your time.  Here are today's names.  A few good ones on the list today. I'll update it as I go today so keep coming ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Brief Tribute to Derek Jeter

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I tuned in to the New York Yankees game on Thursday night, just in time to see Derek Jeter drive in the go ahead runs against Baltimore. I continued watching, and I couldn't help but root for Jeter when he came to bat with the game on the line in the 9th. As a Red Sox fan, this feeling surprised me because I have rooted against Jeter and the Yankee...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Next Week’s New gTLD Launches

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There won't be a lot of action next week, only 6 new gTLDs will be in the spotlight: one landrush, three Early Access Programs and two General Availability phases. On Tuesday (September 30), Dot Bayern (German geo) will enter the General Availability period. The following day (Wednesday, October 1) will be a bit busier. There will be one...

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

Domain Flips and Flops: Supermobile.com, TheGolden.com, LoveHub.com, CaseFiles.com, IQIN.com

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips LoveHub.com – Sold recently for $14,985 at DomainNameSales, vs $1,021 in April this year at NameJet. Great profit in less than six months. They've got a log-in page live with their logo below…..so...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

The New York Times just called domainers ‘Cybersquatters’ in fear-mongering dot .NYC coverage

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Get your flags and picket lines ready, domainers; the "C" word is being used again, this time by the prestigious New York Times. In an article written to promote the launch of dot .NYC, staff writer Jim Dwyer plays the "Cybersquatter" tune time and again. Says Mr. Dwyer, in full fear-mongering parlance: "Until Oct. 7, […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 3 days ago

The Bash Bug Has No Easy Fix and Could Be More Problematic Than Heartbleed

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Earlier in the year it was Heartbleed and now there is another bug that has been uncovered, Shell Shock, which could be even more problematic. Many outlets have covered the topic and NPR did a good job breaking down, the who, what, where and what potential steps to take. From the article: Hundreds of millions […]

The Domains 3 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-27-2014

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It's my Monday and it is a slow one. Things are either very hectic during the weekend or extremely slow. This is allowing me to catch up on a few

Jason Thompson 3 days ago
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