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Chinese domain sales : Short letters, short numbers for the win

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The Chinese stock market reopens on Monday, after a week-long closure due to celebrations for the arrival of the Year of the Monkey. Investors are getting nervous, as the other Asian stock markets closed on Friday with big losses. Domain investing in China has been the subject of much discussion lately; while Guta.com founder, George […] Copy...

DomainGang 27 minutes ago

LeBoeuf Corporation Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on Leboeuf.com

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LeBoeuf Corporation (“Complainant”), represented by Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld of KRONENBERGER ROSENFELD, LLP, California, USA, has just been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain Leboeuf.com ""The three member panel of the Honorable Karl V. Fink (Ret.) (Chair), David J. Steele Esq., and The Hon Neil Anthony Brown QC found that the ...

The Domains 43 minutes ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 2/13/2016!

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Welcome to today's 2/13/2016 edition of TNT's Best of the Drop list! As I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains my self. If you have any thoughts or comments please leave a comment below! Good Luck! … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 49 minutes ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-13-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-13-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Spokes.com is the one word standout on the day, 21 year old domain that is already over $5,000. XBX.net is over $3,000, very good pattern, Google pinyin translator works out to "OK" that may or may not be an accurate translation. TheWheels.com is currently at $130, for […]...

TLD Investors 2 hours, 37 min ago

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Clinton Department Of State Email’s Shows Interest In A Domain

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One of the unclassified emails from the Hillary Clinton fiasco shows she or someone at the Department of State had an interest in a domain name around the term "World We Want" but seemed to pass on buying the bang on domain which was priced at the time a whopping $1,195 at HugeDomains.com. The Memo […] The post Your Tax Dollars At Work: Clint...

The Domains 3 hours, 23 min ago

LeBoeuf.com owner wins UDRP case with a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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"Le boeuf" – the French word for "beef" is thus generic. The matching domain, LeBoeuf.com, was challenged in a UDRP by theAs LeBoeuf Corporation, who claimed to have common law rights since 2002. How convenient of a claim, as the domain was registered in 2003. A three member panel at the National Arbitration Forum had to […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 4 hours, 12 min ago

How to Sell a Domain Name

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Most domain investors from time to time go though their portfolio and decide which ones they do not want to hold onto anymore. Once they have identified they ones they do not want, they will sell them for cash to fund more domain purchases. Of course experienced domain investors know how the process of how... The post How to Sell a Domain Name appe...

NamePhase.com 6 hours, 25 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Saturday, Feb 13th

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RIP DnForum.com. As We are going to miss you dearly. Not the recent DNF but the old DNF. As Where everyone went to buy, sell, and talk domain. As  I spent hours there learning about domains. As Looking at sales, meeting new people, it was exciting. As In its heyday I imagine it was minting cash. As As Some businesses become bigger than their owners...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 32 min ago

Cab, Uber or camel? Don’t get stiffed during ICANN 55 in Marrakesh !

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ICANN 55 takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco. The event was postponed during the Ebola virus crisis of 2014. Since then, other issues have arisen in the African region, including terrorist activities by the ISIS, but ICANN appears determined to follow through with the event. There is, however, some concern about getting safely from the airport [̷...

DomainGang 17 hours, 26 min ago

NamePros Daily – Wise words from industry veterans / Tips on buying single word .info and .tv

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Today:As How Safe is ESCROW.com for sellers /As Immortal Domainers, Chapter 1 /As Why isnt there a .web? / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye: Fri. 02/12/2016 Why isnt there a .web?...

Robbie's Blog 18 hours, 28 min ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: SheIn.com, Dabba.com, Bao.tv, More

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Listed below are updates on the top 10 sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. SheIn.com sold for $95,000 That's not "Shein", it's "She In". The domain was acquired as part of a rebrand from SheInsider.com to SheIn.com. Traffic leader for the week, with a heck of an Alexa rank near 2,700. "SheIn.com is one of the leading online...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 41 min ago

Market Recap 2/12/16 Web.com up over 10% – Verisign up close to 4%

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Market Recap 2/12/16 Web.com (WWWW) was up over 10% today, the company posted earnings last night (Non-GAAP EPS were $0.66, three cents above estimates) and received several upgrades today. Verisign (VRSN) was up close to 4% today and closed at $76.97. The company reported earnings on Thursday. Tucows (TCX) was up over 5% on the […] The post ...

The Domains 19 hours, 20 min ago

Top Topics: Shocking .IN Stats; Not All Chips Are Created Equal; Spend $19 to Negotiate?...

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Last Monday saw the arrival of Chinese New Year, and whilst sales may have slowed slightly in light of the celebrations, the domain community have been extremely active in a number of different discussions. In this week's Top Topics we discover the reason why not all Chips are created equal and some shocking 4N .IN statistics are revealed. Not Al...

NamePros 20 hours, 11 min ago

Rightside Establishes Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China & Plans To Be Licensed in 2016

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Rightside (NAME) announced today its expanded operations in China by establishing a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE). Rightside says that there are almost 90,000 domains registered in the their portfolio of 39 new gTLD's in the Chinese market, with .LIVE, .NEWS, and .PUB being the most popular. There are currently 5.4 million new TLDs registe...

The Domains 22 hours, 11 min ago

.Pro Domain Extension Hits All Time High Number of Domain Registrations

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On November 15th the restrictions on the TLD .Pro were lifted. Since it was approved in 2000, .Pro domain names had been restricted to to three classes of professions; lawyers, doctors, and accountants. According to Domainincite.com, ".pro started this July with about 122,000 registrations." According to RegistrarStats.com, .Pro never hit 150,000 r...

The Domains 22 hours, 53 min ago

My Guess on Verisign .Com Renewal Rates

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Mike Berkens reported on the Verisign earnings call yesterday. In the article, Mike's takeaway was this: Bottom line Verisign expects those domain names registered in the 4th quarter, which those in the domain investor community, know consisted of a lot of numeric domain names NNNNNNNN.com going into the 8,9 and even 10 digits long, and domain name...

Domain Investing 22 hours, 56 min ago

Chinese Sales Trends For February 12, 2016

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There must have been one or more really nice 6N.com (No 0/4) sales yesterday to spike the average up to $880. As I can see most of the sales yesterday, and none of them are anywhere near that. As Unfortunately, the large sale or sales have already rolled off the page. As If anyone caught those, please post them in the comments. As 5N.cc (with 0/4) ...

Domain Shane 23 hours, 45 min ago

What domain names Mozilla and others bought last week

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Mozilla buys domain names for open web game. It used to be that domain name marketplaces saw a sales slowdown over major Western holidays, particularly Christmas. Now, there's another holiday that dials things back: Chinese New Year. Sedo handled about $1 million worth of domain name sales last week. This is in line with many […] The post Wha...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

DNForum.com Down Since Last Night

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DNForum.com the domain community owned by Adam Dicker is down and has been down since last night. No word on if the forum was sold. Namepros member NameYourself was the first to mention the website was not loading.

TLD Investors 1 day ago

TNT's HUGE Best of the Drop List for 2/12/2016!

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Welcome to today's 2/12/2016 edition of TNT's Best of the Drop list! As I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains my self. If you have any thoughts or comments please leave a comment below! Good Luck! … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

RightsideAs to Expand Popular Top-Level Domain Portfolio to Rapidly Growing Chinese Market

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China Expansion Driven by Strong Appetite for Rightside's Popular Short Domain Names Like .NEWS, .LIVE, .SOCIAL, and .PUB KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Underscoring its commitment to serving the rapidly-growing Chinese market for domain names, RightsideAs (Nasdaq:NAME) … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

How I Let Prospects Know About NameJet Auctions

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For a while now, I have been periodically auctioning domain names on NameJet. I like the reach of the platform in the domain investment space as well as the ability for people outside the domain business to participate. I want to share some advice about how I let end user prospects know about my NameJet auctions in case you have your own auctions. ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Chinese domain sales : Increased volume, while Verisign rings the alarms

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The Chinese stock market opens up again on Monday, so make sure you stock up on valium and other anti-anxiety medication. Friday was brutal for the Asian markets; Nikkei 400 was down by 5.6%, while the South Korean Kosdaq had to be shut down, after losses of 8.2%. With all that in mind, expect a […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Verisign: What goes up might come down

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Strong end of 2015 could make for a challenging end to 2016. .Com domain name registry Verisign reported Q4 results after the bell yesterday. Thanks to Chinese domain name investors, the company had 12.2 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net last quarter, as compared to 8.2 million for the same quarter in […] The post Verisi...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

ICANN and VeriSign Reach Deal for Ten Year .Com Agreement Extension

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On February 11th VeriSign held its Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Earnings Call with stock analysts. In the course of the call VeriSign revealed that it had reached tentative agreement with ICANN to extend the .Com Registry Agreement (RA) by ten years, with the extension's start coinciding with the effective date of the IANA contract... Read mor...

Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-12-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-12-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com There are a few 3Character.coms on the list today, 85a.com and 75i.com are both over $1,000 currently. There are a number of 4L.net Chips, gzxg.net would be my favorite of the group. GZ = As guangzhou. SandwichSquare.com might be useful for a brick and mortar shop. Not a […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

2016 Pan-Mass Challenge

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I am riding in the 2016 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Dana-Farber is one of the leading cancer research and treatment organizations in the world. Last year's Pan-Mass Challenge raised $45 million for Dana-Farber, and the graphic below illustrates how the money helps Dana-Farber an...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

$148k in Sales on February 11th – N5.net sold for $8,166 – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was n5.net which sold for $8,166 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 229 sales for a total of $148,080 with an average sale price of $647. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased by 11%. […]

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Friday, Feb 12th

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The NamesCon 2016 highlight reel came out yesterday and as expected, As the annual meeting of Aaron and I about the future offerings of DSAD, As was captured in its entirety on video. As You can click the photo below to see the whole video (after you go through my list) but I can pretty much tell you we dominated the thing. As The two seconds of re...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Domain Discoveries for February 12th

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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 list has 95 domains for sale with history. […]

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Realistic Domain Pricing Helps you Sell Domains

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Every domain name investor that has being buying and sell domain names for a while will have had this happen to them. They see a domain that they are interested in so they reach out to the owner, just to find the seller wants a ridiculous asking price for the domain. It’s understandable that you... The post Realistic Domain Pricing Helps you Sell D...

NamePhase.com 1 day ago

DNAcademy: The Shortest Path to Domain Name Investing

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After five plus years of interviewing the brightest Sherpas from around the world, you can now have all their expertise and insights condensed down into a single, carefully-crafted and professionally-published educational course.DNAcademy.com is an an accelerated learning course built for novice and intermediate domain name investors. It was develo...

DomainSherpa 1 day ago

Auction Recap, 11th of February 2016

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The Daily recap of Shane's Auction Picks, the 11thAs of February Auction Quick Recap Some really high prices for 5L pronounceable names today, I think they're more valuable than the 5L Chips just like 4L pronounceable's generally are. There's still some available for hand reg. Maybe they'll all be liquid soon. Who knows. A few Canna names that sold...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Verisign Working On Getting Contract To Operate .Com Registry For 10 More Years

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In the earnings call today, Verisign (VRSN) announced that it was in "in the final stages of drafting the new Root Zone Maintainer Agreement with ICANN "to perform this Root Zone Maintainer role as a commercial service for ICANN upon the successful transition of the IANA functions." "To ensure that root operations continue to perform […] The ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Verisign Expects Higher Non-Renewal Rates From Those 4th Q Domains Reg By Chinese Investors

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Verisign reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2015 and financial results for 2015. In the earnings call today, Verisign made some interesting comments about that huge volume of .Com domain name registration we saw from Asia the 4th quarter of 2015: Bottom line Verisign expects those domain names registered in the 4th quarter, […] The ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Web.com Buying Local Ad Co. Yodle for $342M Which Is About 40% of Its Market Cap

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Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB) announced today it's acquiring Yodle, a provider of local online ad/marketing services for 50K+ small businesses, for $300M in cash up-front + payments of $20M and $22M at the first and second anniversaries of the deal's closing date. Web.com closed today with an $826M market cap. At a $342 Million dollar purchase price […...

The Domains 1 day ago

Retard dot com : Domain auction suspended at $60,000+ dollars

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The Flippa auction for the domain name Retard.com flew past $60,000 dollars with 3 hours left until its end. Forty bids clearly show that the offensive domain attracts interest, and the current high bid stands at $61,936 dollars. There seems to be a problem, however, as the seller's account has been suspended. Despite being a […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Halle Berry wants her domain name

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Actress files complaint against owner of HalleBerry.com. Actress Halle Berry has filed a cybersquatting complaint in order to obtain the domain name HalleBerry.com. The case was filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with World Intellectual Property Organization. The domain name is owned by Alberta Hod Rods, a company ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Slower Week in the Domain Aftermarket - Chalk it Up to the Chinese New Year?

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The arrival of the Chinese New Year appears to have been accompanied by a slowdown in buying by Chinese buyers taking a holiday break. Only one domain on this week;s top 20 fits the profile of names that have been popular with hyperactive Chinese buyers in recent months.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Igloo.com Announces Exclusive Listing of Profile.com

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Premium One-Word Domain Name Perfect For Reputation Management, Public Relations, or Social Network Branding BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 11, 2016 Igloo.com, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites announced today that Profile.com is now listed exclusively for … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Domain Conference Highlights from NamesCon 2016 [Video]

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This year's NamesCon was the largest ever. Over the past three years, NamesCon has evolved from a conventional domain conference into a four-day powerhouse of entertainment and networking. NamesCon attendance has doubled in its three years of existence, from 600 in 2014, to approximately 1,200 this year. NamesCon and its partners managed to fit ma...

NamePros 1 day ago

Market Recap 2/11/16 Verisign Reports Earnings Down in After Hours

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Market Recap 2/11/16 Verisign (VRSN) reported earnings after the close, the stock was up on the day but is down in after hours. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $273 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 6.5 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of $102 million […] The post Ma...

The Domains 1 day ago

Chinese domain sales : Finally, some movement in the horizon

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The Chinese domain market has been crawling recently, but that's not an indication of changing trends. It seems that the Year of the Monkey has stopped everything in China, from the stock market, to the sales of knockoff Gucci and Hermes handbags. Today, however, we have a higher volume of short domain sales to report. […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Carman’s Fine Foods is a reverse domain name hijacker

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Australian company nailed for abusing cybersquatting dispute policy proceedings. An Australian seller of cereals and granola has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a .au Dispute Resolution Policy dispute. Carman's Fine Foods went after the owner of Carmans.com, whose name is Ross Wayne Carman. Mr. Carmen used the domain ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Carmans.com.au saved from UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

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Imagine using a brand since 1988, a domain since 1998 and being told to hand it over. The Registrant of Carmans.com.au was served with a UDRP at the WIPO by Carman's Fine Foods Pty Ltd. of Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. The Respondent is a resident of Australia as well, hence the apparent friction. According to the […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Two interesting GoDaddy patent applications

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Applications describe system for recommending different domain names for a website, and making it easy to transition. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published two interesting patent applications from GoDaddy related to search engine optimization and localization. Applications number 14/453415 and 14/453418 (pdf) are for "Optimized domain ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Choose a Baby’s Name Based on Domain Availability

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It's a good idea to register your child's name in a domain name if it is available. This advice is given by people within the domain name business and others, including the Wall St. Journal last year. See if the domain name for your child is still available. Click here to find out: https://t.co/DlkNqFL6sM — VERISIGN (@VERISIGN) February 10, 2...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Green domainer planet : Uniregistry joins the Clean Seas Foundation

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The Cayman Islands are surrounded by some of the most crystal clear waters in the Caribbean; Uniregistry is proud to call them home. Founder and CEO, Frank Schilling, spoke of a brand new initiative to keep those waters clean. "We're supporting the initiative of the the Clean Seas Foundation, an organization that will help sustain […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Not Quite What You’re Thinking: Tesila.com (Expired Domain Report)

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Here are expired domain names that sold within the past week. Here's something you're going to see more and more as brands contend with the vagariesAs of foreign pronunciation and transliteration: Tesila.com ($14.0k).As As you must have guessed, that price was basedAs on an electric car company. But it's not a typo. In Romania, there is a town [...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-11-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-11-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com There are a fair number of 5N.com today for those looking to add to their portfolio. 15619.com stands out the rest have a 0 or a 4. DealSoup.com not bad for the daily deal space, highly competitive niche but the name can work. ArtForce.com is an aged […]

TLD Investors 2 days ago
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