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From 9 to 30 – how Keen IO has managed to scale without losing touch with the team

 Mark As Read    

I have written about Keen IO before, in case you missed some of my earlier posts about them, they are a fellow Techstars alum that recently raised 11.3M. As with most startups, as more money comes in, more people join the team. Most startups struggle to keep team cohesion as the team grows and startups […]

Domainvestors.tv 3 hours, 21 min ago

Too Cute! Heritage Auctions Sells Cute.com for Over 200K to Top This Week's Sales Chart

 Mark As Read    

I was away on vacation last week so I have a double dose of domain sales data for you this week. The biggest development was Heritage Auctions closing several big sales from their last domain auction - sales that filled five of the first 8 positions on our latest Top 20 Chart.

DNJournal 9 hours, 8 min ago

Google Entering the Domain Business May Have Less of an Impact on Web.com

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David Hernandez wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha that Google entering the domain business may not be as bad as thought for competitor Web.com. Web.com owns Register.com and Network Solutions. The stock is down 37.7 % year to date. Here is the summary of the article: Summary Web.com's stock has declined 36.4% year to date. […]

The Domains 10 hours, 18 min ago

OVH to give away 50,000 new gTLD names for free

 Mark As Read    

France-based registrar OVH is to make up to 50,000 domain names in its new gTLD .ovh available for free. According to its web site and a bulletin send to customers today, the regular price of £2.69 ($4.35) will be waived for the first year and renewal pricing will be discounted. The first 20,000 names registered […] Related posts: DotFree wa...

DomainIncite.com 11 hours, 42 min ago

Uniregistry drops price of dot .Link to $5.88 for 60 days

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A huge price break is being offered by Uniregistry, Frank Schilling's globally accessible domain registrar. For October and November only, all dot .Link domains are discounted and on sale for only $5.88. This is excellent news as this new gTLD has extreme potential for meaningful, developed web sites. For more information, head over to Uniregistry ...

DomainGang 12 hours, 8 min ago

Results of our Numeric Dot Com Readers Poll

 Mark As Read    

Our poll question for September was where you the reader, saw the value of numeric dot com domains going. We had 188 votes and the majority of voters see prices going higher. Where do you think values are going for Numeric .com domains ? Up (52%, 98 Votes) Down (29%, 54 Votes) Will stay approximately […]

The Domains 12 hours, 13 min ago

Warning: do you know where your parked domain traffic is going?

 Mark As Read    

Zero click traffic may lead to scam and installer sites. "Zero click" monetization for parked domains, in which domain traffic is forwarded to another site rather than landing on a page full of ads, is nothing new in the domain name industry. In recent years, though, more parking companies have integrated with zero click providers […]...

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 47 min ago

.bayern starts GA with almost 20,000 names

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Bayern Connect took its .bayern new gTLD into general availability yesterday and secured close to 20,000 registrations. This morning's zone file count shows that at least 19,121 domains were registered during .bayern's combined sunrise/landrush period, which ended a few weeks ago. GA kicked off at 1300 local time yesterday. There are no local prese...

DomainIncite.com 14 hours, 56 min ago

House.com Sold via Domain Holdings

 Mark As Read    

I just learned that House.com has been sold, with Domain Holdings serving as the domain name brokerage in this transaction. I am told the sale price is confidential, although I understand the original asking price had been $2.5 million, which was later reduced to $1.5 million. My guess is that this was a 7 figure transaction but that is really just...

Domain Investing 15 hours, 59 min ago

Toby Clements ‘passes the torch’ to brother David as domain brokerage business continues

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It's a tad awkward when the family name is linked to a mini scandal involving unpaid – or partially paid – proceeds from domain sales. Domain broker, David Clements, sent out an announcement email about the availability of domain brokerage services, using the already established "Brannans" brand. David also made reference to his brother...

DomainGang 16 hours, 2 min ago

Frank T. Schilling Registers 12K+ New gTLD In Addition to The 75K Owned By North Sound Names

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We noted last week that North Sound Names a company owned and.or controlled by Frank Schilling registered some 31,000 domain names in new gTLD's extensions owned by another Frank Schilling Company, Uniregistry. About 10,000 domain names were registered by North Sound Domains in .blackfriday; another 5,000 domain names under the new gTLD .Hiphop; an...

The Domains 16 hours, 10 min ago

SimpleBank.com Lost in UDRP To Common Law Trademark Holder of The Word “Simple”

 Mark As Read    

Simple Finance Technology Corp (“Complainant”), just won control of the domain name SimpleBank.com which is owned by CDN Properties Incorporated. Simple alleged that it had a common law trademark to the term "Simple" however the case seemed to turn on that the domain name in question SimpleBank.com which was first registered in 2003 is the […...

The Domains 16 hours, 47 min ago

Sahar Sarid: Pearl diving among domains

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Domain investor and entrepreneur, Sahar Sarid, might be spending most of his time inside large bodies of water, but he's definitely not vacationing. After taking a long sabbatical that involved such diverse thrill-seeking activities as diving in Phuket, or joining the Hare Krisna, Sahar is now actively looking for pearls. Literally. "Every day I ta...

DomainGang 16 hours, 49 min ago

Times have changed: GoDaddy CEO to speak at women in computing event

 Mark As Read    

CEO of company known for sexy commercials to speak on panel at women in computing conference. GoDaddy's CEO is speaking on the "Male Allies" panel at next week's Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event. Let that soak in for a moment. Such a role for a GoDaddy CEO would not […]

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 19 min ago

UDRP On Tasers.com Is Dropped, As Domain Name Is Now Owed By Tasers International

 Mark As Read    

A UDRP was filed on the domain name Tasers.com with WIPO, last month is showing as having been terminated. That means the Complainant of the UDRP, TASER International, Inc dropped the UDRP, however according to the whois record the domain name is now owned by JUSTIN CLARK,Esq, whose email address is JCLARKLAWFIRM.COM According to his […]

The Domains 17 hours, 49 min ago

TheHill.com: Post On 2016 Presidental Domain Names Doesn’t Even Mention New gTLD’s

 Mark As Read    

TheHill.com just published a post entitled "ElectHillary.com? RandPaul.com? Betting on 2016's hottest Web address" the artcile goes on to chat about "Election-year website squatters have dollar signs in their eyes, scooping up 2016-related domain names with the aim of cashing in on six-figure payouts — before any candidate has even thrown his or he...

The Domains 18 hours, 3 min ago

20 end user domain name sales

 Mark As Read    

A list of 20 end user domain name sales on Sedo last week. Sedo sold about $1 million worth of domain names last week and many of them were to end users. Some new TLDs changed hands, including .parts and .audio domains. The company that bought a .audio uses a .digital domain for its main […]

Domain Name Wire 18 hours, 28 min ago

50 Expired Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

The following 50 domain names are expired and available to register at the time of writing this.Read more ?Other posts you might like:DomainingLists Now Features .Org and .Net Domain Names63 Expired DomainsNew Lists and New Features At DomainingLists.com128 Expired Domain Names148 Expired Domain Names

DNXpert 19 hours, 26 min ago

GoDaddy HangOut to Discuss Aftermarket Purchases

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GoDaddy will be holding a Google Plus Hangout to discuss buying domain names on the company's aftermarket platform. The event will be held on the company's Google+ page on October 2, and it will begin at 7pm and last for one hour. There is no cost to attend the event, and the event is open to anyone interested in learning more about GoDaddy afterma...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 31 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

Just heard we have a case of Ebola here in the US so looks like I have one more thing to watch out for.  I've kept clean of Polio and Small Pox so I should be OK with Ebola.  But I'm headed to bed early as I write this just to make sure.  Here are today's names. TheTitleShop.com   No bidders.  I hear Title loan commercials all day.  I see Title and...

Domain Shane 20 hours, 50 min ago

Stars of Cybersecurity Rock Austin

 Mark As Read    

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, better known as IEEE, has developed a new series of shows with the theme of “Rock Stars.” These shows gather experts in the show’s topical area (Big Data, Mobile Cloud, Cybersecurity) for informational seminars and panel discussions, along with informal networking opportunities. And lest you fi...

DomainTools Blog 21 hours, 23 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

8 Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Afternoon

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

63 Expired Domains

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Company pays $25k to resolve lawsuit stemming from UDRP

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Perfect numbers revisited

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

.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 1 day ago

TRAFFIC Prices Increase Soon

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

How Uniregistry Can Put An End To Forgotten Domains

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

How to selectively assign sales leads on DomainNameSales.com

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

TRAFFIC 2014 extravaganza enters its final phase before launch

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Two Articles Every Founder Should Read About Burn Rate

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

Phishers prefer free ccTLDs to new gTLDs

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago
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