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Agar.io : The hottest game hosted on a ccTLD domain right now!

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Agar.io : The hottest game hosted on a ccTLD domain right now! Hours of endless fun, playing as a cell that consumes others. Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 3 hours, 44 min ago

AuctionsByCellular Rebrands As Gesture.com

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Back on January 7, 2015 I had detected that the generic domain name Gesture.com had sold and some five months later after keeping an eye on the domain to figure out who the buyers were, they have revealed! AuctionsByCellular rebrands to Gesture.com! AuctionsByCellular works with charities, non-profit organizations, schools, churches, and political...

Dot Weekly 4 hours, 3 min ago

.COM Losing Traffic To .CA? And Other Fun Domain Negotiation Responses

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Everyone has had their own experiences with wacky domain negotiation responses. Sometimes it's frustrating, but often they're worth a laugh. A few recent responses from prospective buyers are below. "I can't afford to pay that much for a .com, because I'll lose a ton of traffic to the .ca." "Your domain isn't a real word, so it can't be worth more ...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 21 min ago

Is Carly Fiorina Lying About a Domain Registration? Seems So

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We published a post earlier today about the domain name CarlyFiorina.org in response to 100+ stories published on how Carly failed to register the domain name CarlyFiorina.org and allowed a hater to get the domain and use it against her. Today in response to all the stories but not ours, Carly told the Wall Street […]

The Domains 6 hours, 36 min ago

Brannan’s domain list : Dictionary, LLL’s and numeric domains

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David Clements is brokering some great to hot domain names currently, through the Brannan's newsletter. What sets these lists apart from others, is the high quality/price ratio; domain investors seeking solid domain names should subscribe to the Brannan's newsletter. This time around, David's list includes generic dictionary domains, three and four...

DomainGang 7 hours, 26 min ago

Domain & Hosting Industry Experts to Converge Two Weeks from Today at WHD.usa

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Two weeks from today the first WorldlHostingDays conference ever held in America will open at the 7Springs Ski & Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania . WHD.usa is a big deal for both the hosting and domain industries as many companies operate in both spaces.

DNJournal 7 hours, 32 min ago

It’s Official: NameJet Will Only Report Pending Delete Domains With 3 Or More Bidders

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NameJet.com,  the domain auction platform, recently implemented a change to how they display backorder information for dropping domains;  i.e. domains in “pending delete” status. Since late-April NameJet is no longer displaying backorder or bid information for domains with less than 3 backorders on pending delete domains. This might make it more di...

The Domains 8 hours, 21 min ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.5 Million Led by Daikuan.cn At 75,000 Euros

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Over the past week, 583 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.5 Million 57% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. All sales were led by daikuan.cn for 75,000 Euro's which seems to mean "loan" or "make a loan" followed by Historia.com which sold for $60,000 Notable sales […]...

The Domains 10 hours, 10 min ago

Campaigns And Cybersquatters Register Domains up to Decades in Advance

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CNBC published an article an hour ago taking a look at the brisk action in candidate domain names. "They're the modern-day real estate," said Amichaim Abramson, an entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, New York, who bought a number of domains for future elections across the political spectrum. He said he hopes to help candidates he supports […]...

The Domains 10 hours, 30 min ago

Which new TLDs I’m renewing (and not)

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I've renewed most of my new TLDs so far, but that might change. New top level domain names have been out for over a year now, and that means those of us who registered them are facing renewal decisions. We already know early renewal results, at least from the biggest registry: for Donuts, early renewal […]

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 23 min ago

.NGO/.ONG Launches Today For Non-Profits: New gTLD’s Done Right: Here is What You Need To Know

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The Public Interest Registry (PIR) which operates the .Org domain name extension, is launching .NGO and .ONG today into general availability for Non-profit, non governmental organizations. The new gTLD domain name extension go live at 8pm EST tonight to be registered on a first come, first served basis. I had a chance to chat with […]

The Domains 12 hours, 55 min ago

Verisign wants patent for “Searchable Web Whois”

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Company files patent application for improved whois searching across multiple registries. Verisign has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a "searchable web whois". The application was filed in 2012 and just published today. The patent application suggests that current whois search, especially across multiple registries, is...

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 48 min ago

Carly Didn’t Fail To Secure CarlyFiorina.org; She let it drop

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Carly Fiorina didn't "fail to secure" the domain name CarlyFiorina.org, she owned it since at least March 2008 and the domain expired on June 23, 2014 and was released from the registry!

The Domains 15 hours, 15 min ago

CentralNic Adds NCC Group’s Domain Assured Service

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According to a press release, CentralNic, has partnered with global information assurance specialist NCC Group, in order to protect its growing list of clients from domain abuse. NCC Group’s Domain Assured service uses expert threat intelligence to deliver a complete picture of a domain’s threat landscape, which allows registry operators to monitor...

The Domains 16 hours, 16 min ago

Namejet.com Announces Over $630K in Domain Sales In April Led By NWN.com For $32K

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Namejet.com has reported over $630,000 in domain name sales in April. Only sales of $2,000 or more are reported and only for domain sold and paid for in April are included All sales were led by NWN.com which sold for $32,220 All the reported sales on NameJet.com  are the result of auctions.   Domain Name […]

The Domains 16 hours, 22 min ago

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Skx.Science Suspended in URS on 2nd Try

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I believe we have a first, a domain name has been order suspended by a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) examiner after a complain on the same domain was rejected by another examiner a month earlier In the first URS filed over the domain name SKX.science, Skechers U.S.A., lost its attempt to get the domain suspended […]

The Domains 16 hours, 36 min ago

.Com domain name winners and losers

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eNom and Uniregistry do well on transfers, GoDaddy and eNom lead in new registrations. ICANN just published the most recent .com transactions report, reflecting registrar results for .com from January. There were no major outliers from January in terms of .com transfers, but Google Domains made an appearance on the top gainers list. 9,770 domains [...

Domain Name Wire 16 hours, 49 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

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I've been mentioning the recent sales of LLL.cc and now everyone associates me with the dot cc market.  I originally watched it because I noticed the Chinese would occasionally dabble in the numeric side of it.  I really don't own that many but buy them when they are names that would sell for six figures in the dot com and they are $12.  I've waste...

Domain Shane 19 hours, 11 min ago

A Look At The Domain Sector in The Public Markets

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A member on Seeking Alpha put together a very detailed analysis of the domain name sector. Plexor took a look at several publicly traded companies on an individual basis. He then took a look at the sector as a whole. A few companies like Neustar and the smaller new gtld companies were left out. The […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domaining Europe Releases Photo Gallery from 2015 Conference in Valencia, Spain

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The 2015 Domaining Europe conference was held in Valencia, Spain April 23-25. Show organizers have now posted dozens of photos from the 7th edition of the popular event held at the Sorolla Palace Hotel on the conference's Facebook page. Here is a sampling for you.

DNJournal 1 day ago

CNNSi.com Sells for $4,500 Less Than The 1997 Purchase Price

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CNNSi.com was launched in 1997 as a collaboration between CNN and Sports Illustrated. At the time of the launch, CNN/Si Executive Producer Danny Greenberg said this of the fledgling website: "[w]ith more than 100,000 pages of content, ranging from real-time scores and statistics to the probing profiles of athletes for which SI is famous, CNNSI.com ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Flat, fast and furious : DNForum rolls out redesigned web portal

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Adam Dicker is on a roll, and we're not talking about the Chinese kind. Dicker was awarded the International Domainer of the Year 2015 by Domaining Europe, an annual industry conference held 23 – 25 April in Valencia, Spain. Just a few short weeks after hiring Simon Byrne as a full time administrator for DNForum, […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Most ICANN new gTLD breaches were over a year ago

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Almost three quarters of the security breaches logged against ICANN's new gTLD portal occurred over a three-month period in early 2014, DI can reveal. Almost every incident of a new gTLD applicant coming across data they weren't supposed to see — 322 of the 330 total — happened before the end of October last year, […] Related pos...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

JV.net still shows available to register but is actually reserved

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The domain name JV.net shows available when you do a whois look up, but when you go to register it the domain is not available. The domain dropped in 2013. The domain looks to have been owned by JVM out of Korea. These 1 and 2 charater .net names got reserved in 2005 and in […]

The Domains 1 day ago

ICA to ICANN: We’ll “Vigorously Oppose” Changing URS to Facilitate RDNH

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On Thursday, April 30th ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN regarding the “Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review” published earlier this year. This preliminary report paves the way for a more extensive issues report on the new gTLD RPMs that will be delivered to the GNSO Council this fall. That second report will not only... Read more

Flippa – A Look Forward: Gory.com, JiuJitsu.com, Boquets.com, Bedroom.com, More

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Portfolio of 30 Domains – Including InsaneDomains.com, iBecame.com, 1936.org, Overskilled.com, and more. Pled.com – Pronounceable LLLL.com. Even though it struggles with the radio test, it will do well. Gory.com – This LLLL.com doesn't have any issues with the radio test. Games or movie site? Fije.com ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

People wasting money on Princess Charlotte Domain Names

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I'm not sure why people are wasting money on these domain names. People register domain names whenever a celebrity baby is born, and the news of the latest British royal baby is Princess Charlotte is no exception. So far today, about 100 Charlotte-related domain names have been registered in .com and .net, according to Verisign's […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Company That Bought Brand.com For $500K Sells It For $300K & Files Bankruptcy

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According to technical.ly, after spending $500,000 for the domain name Brand.com, the company formerly known as Reputation Changer filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month. technical.ly says according to the filing, Brand.com sold its domain for $300,000 . The domain name is currently in escrow.com at Igloo.com Technical.ly  also reports that the ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Flippa, Sedo or GoDaddy ? How to identify which venue a domain is listed on!

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Last month we raved about the domain auction widget that Francois Carrillo has incorporated on the Domaining.com home page. The configurable widget can get you the latest information about auctions that end soon on three domain auction venues: Flippa, GoDaddy and Sedo. Not only you can find some great domain deals by using these options, […] ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

.porn and .adult sunrises net around 8,000 sales

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The sunrise periods for .porn and .adult netted just shy of 4,000 domains per TLD, according to ICM Registry. The company said .porn received 3,995 registrations while .adult trailed slightly with 3,902. Those numbers are a combination of sunrise registrations, which resolve, and "blocks", which do not. The ICANN-mandated sunrise periods ended Apri...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

The value of short domain names with Andrew Rosener – DNW Podcast #31

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Andrew Rosener discusses the value of short domain names and his brokerage Media Options. Andrew Rosener, founder of domain name brokerage Media Options, discusses the rapid price appreciation of short domain names including 2 and 3-character domains (and even longer). Why are they shooting up in value? How much are they worth? Andrew also explains...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domain Name Sales Tip: Ask for a Phone Number

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I want to share another tip that might be able to help you identify a prospective buyer of a domain name. People often try to acquire domain names covertly, and it is in the best interest of a domain name owner to know who is inquiring about a domain name for business and legal reasons. It is very easy to create an email address. It is as simple as...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

30 More Big Brand Fails: Bang On Trademarked Domains Continue To Drop To Third Parties

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This is another post in our continuing series of bang on trademarked domain names that drop and the continuing failure of brand holders to catch them on the drop allowing third parties to register them and control them. All of these domains were owned by someone other than the trademark holder then dropped and could […]

The Domains 1 day ago

.XYZ Featured on HBO’s Silicon Valley

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Tech company on show creates division using .xyz domain name. The .XYZ domain name was featured on HBO's Silicon Valley last night. A big tech company featured in the show, Hooli, creates a new experimental division for moonshot projects called Hooli XYZ, hosted at Hooli.xyz. The show created a website on Hooli.xyz. The site says: […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Skills.com, Nurse.com, CarClub.com and More Domains

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Domain Movers often detects many great domain names that would remain "hidden" that they changed ownership but we share all this valuable data with you! Enjoy the latest round of Domain Movers with domains like Skills.com, Nurse.com and much more!

The Domains 1 day ago

New gTLD .Sale Gets 165 EAP Day 5 Domain Name Registrations; .Video 125

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The new gTLD .Sale which launches into general availability (GA) on Wednesday got 165 registrations on the 5th day of the Early Access program which allows registrants to pay an extra fee to get to register domain names ahead of GA. The list of domain name registered yesterday for both .Sale and .Video comes from […]

The Domains 1 day ago

.Org Opens Nominations For 7 To Serve On The .Org Advisory Council

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Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, today opened the call for nominations to identify seven new members to serve on the .org Advisory Council. Today through June 5, 2015, individuals may submit nominations – including self-nominations – detailing the applicant's experience in leading a noncommercial organization, co...

The Domains 1 day ago

New TLDs (.XYZ?) boost Web.com’s bookings

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"Very aggressive" new TLD promotions paying off for Web.com. Many in the domain name community blasted Web.com and .xyz for the hundreds of thousands of free domain names Web.com gave away last year through Network Solutions. Was it, perhaps, a brilliant business move? Web.com reported a bookings boost this past quarter, and the company says [̷...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Here Are The Winners Of $5K For The 2nd Month #Internetofficial Verisign .Com Contest

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Verisign announced today the winners of the 2nd month of the Verisign .Com contest and has awarded $5,000 in prizes. KidsCookDinner.com Registered March 26th 2015 is an active site already a website is blog that encouraging kids to cook and eat healthy dinners. LastSecondFlights.com was registered February 3, 2015. SeniorBride.com was registered on...

The Domains 1 day ago

“Naked aggression” or genius? .sucks trolls trademark event

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.sucks registry Vox Populi has annoyed intellectual property interests by trolling a trademark conference with a .sucks mobile billboard. As tweeted by corporate registrar Marksmen, which described the move as "naked aggression", attendees to the International Trademark Association conference in San Diego, California saw this roaming the streets th...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, May 4th, 2015

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You can tell that Sedo opened up their auctions to everyone.  There are triple the number of names as usual at the Marketplace Auctions.  The quality of names increased quite a bit as well. Many of the names I've seen before at other auction houses but its probably because the sellers are testing to see if there is a different buying group for Sedo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Radio Control Club : Dot .CLUB added to roster of non-COM domain sightings!

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Ah, the excitement of seeing non-COM domains advertised on banners, signs, billboards and vehicle decals! ?? In April, we located the first dot .US domain that we've seen, and that was exciting news. It tool more than 10 years since dot .US was launched! No such delay for the up and coming gTLD, dot .CLUB, […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Flips (PAX.com, Historia.com) and Flops (LocalPubs.com, PCCare.com) from NameBio

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Running a little later than normal today with this post……I'm a little slow mentally after yesterday's 50 mile trail run in Buena Vista, CO. Beautiful scenery, as usual………a picture of last year's run is at this link, with a couple of us hamming it up for the photo. Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Beyonce; Britney Spears, Blake Shelton; Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez All Register Their .Porn Domain

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It looks like Taylor Swift was not by far the only celebrity to register a .Porn new gTLD domain name extension in the recently concluded Sunrise period. Lots of the biggest names in the music business joined Taylor Swift in registering their .porn domain including;  Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Cher,  […...

The Domains 2 days ago

Sunday Updates and Thoughts

 Mark As Read    

It has been the biggest sporting weekend in quite some time. We had the Kentucky Derby, Manny Pacquiao fight, and NFL Draft this weekend. We also have a Red Sox Yankees series at Fenway Park, and I'll be at the Sox game tonight. Here are some thoughts and updates. As always, you are invited to share your own thoughts and updates in the comment sect...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

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Some solid Godaddy names today.  Not a lot of time for chit chat.  Watching the fight and tired.  Here are today's names. AntiMonopoly.com   Only the person that has the monopoly likes a monopoly.  21 bidders DTRG.com   16 years old.  Don't Trade RG III PUHA.com   Great CVCV. IMO should go over $1000 very easily Debacles.com   Good fail blog name P...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

How to Bulk Delete Backorders at NameJet

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Lately I have heard a lot of complaints from domain investors who accidentally won a domain at NameJet through a backorder they had placed years ago and forgot to delete. In these situations NameJet refuses to refund the backorder price even for their large and long-time customers. Unfortunately they don't have a setting to automatically remove a b...

NameBio Blog 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: StyleBox.com, WeedShops.com, Zilli.com, Light.co, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. EveryDayCounts.com for $40,000 An upgrade from Every-Day-Counts.com. An online fashion shop with a bricks & mortar location in Amsterdam. Alexa rank near 1.3 million. "every.day.counts was created with one vision – to simplify our cluttered wa...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

Royal baby : Will domain squatters abduct the newborn baby’s name ?

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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby girl early today, thus delivering a Princess to the British Royal throne. With the birth of this second Royal child, the race to grab the matching .com domain of a potential heir to the throne begins. In 2013, the birth of a baby boy for […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 3 days ago
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