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A Survivor of The Dot Com Bubble – Cufflinks.com

 Mark As Read    

Maria Halkias of DallasNews.com wrote a piece on a survivor of the .com bubble of the late nineties. Cufflinks.com. Halkias did a good job conveying where the company is now and how it got there from those crazy bubble days of 1999 – 2000. From the article: Cufflinks.com was founded in 1999 during the dot-com […]

The Domains 1 hour, 10 min ago

Nearly 60% of Dot Com Domains in China Hijacked in 2014

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WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP's. From the article: Nearly 60% of dot-com domain names in China were […]

The Domains 6 hours, 2 min ago

Sunday Thoughts, Updates, and Tips

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We live about 20 minutes from where the New England Patriots play (not including traffic), and this afternoon I heard a really loud airplane flying over our house. I looked up into the sky, and I saw two fighter jets. I soon realized they were going to do a flyover for the Patriots game. A short time later I saw the flyover video on Twitter and it ...

Domain Investing 6 hours, 58 min ago

Nissan Motors acquires Nissan.com for $25,000,000 dollars

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After more than a decade of furious legal battles all the way to the Supreme Court, Nissan Motors has acquired the domain name Nissan.com. Infused with cold cash from the recent sale of Z.com for $6.8 million dollars, Nissan Motors ponied up the remainder, making an acquisition valued at $25 million dollars for Nissan.com. "We […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 8 hours, 49 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: IOJO.com, ITMagazine.com, 18468.com Hit Reserve. CUZ.com, Negatives.com, Hacked.com, more.

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Reserve Met and Will Sell ITMagazine.com – Upgrade name for a few domains/sites. IT = information technology, or the object….."making it", "review it" and "nail it" are all real magazines. Torrent.biz – Torrent.org sold for $11,000 in July of this year and Torrents.com sold for over $100,000 last year, but this is the .biz we're t...

Domain Shane 9 hours, 8 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 11-23-2014

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It's Sunday and I am going through my normal work routine. Fortunately things are fairly slow at work on Sundays and it allows me to catch up on life. Today,

Jason Thompson 10 hours, 46 min ago

Explain “Replacement Cost” in a Negotiation

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Getting to the right price in a domain name sale negotiation is often difficult. The buyer doesn't want to pay more than a certain amount to buy the domain name, and the seller is often asking more than the buyer is willing to spend for it. Convincing someone why a domain name is worth the asking price can be a challenge, but a domain seller might ...

Domain Investing 13 hours, 50 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday 11/23/14

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I was looking through a few stats on the site and one thing absolutely surprised me.  There have been over 250,000 comments placed on this site and 32,000 of them have been published.  That's nothing for some sites but that's still a hell of a lot of comments.  Aaron and I don't get a lot of comments lately because we really haven't written anythin...

Domain Shane 16 hours, 11 min ago

Z.com Sells for $6.8 Million, Tops YTD Sales Chart

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The sale of Z.com by Nissan Motors to GMO Internet (a massive Japanese ISP) for $6,784,000 is the largest domain sale recorded in 2014 as reported by DNJournal.  While the general public wraps its heads around the size of this domain name transaction, domain investors, brokers and folks involved in the domain space have to […]

NameTalent.com 1 day ago

SEO-For-Lawyers on the importance of .attorney names for marketing

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Luke Ciciliano did a post for Seo-for-lawyers.com on why he thinks .attorney and .lawyer will hold significance for lawyers in their marketing efforts. In the article he references a Dallas related name being used and showing in the search results, he also mentioned some lawyers he spoke with did not see the point of the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Flips (QEE.com, JS6.com, BMCapital.com) and Flops (Play.info)

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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 JS6.com – Sold recently for $2,800 at Sedo, vs $532 earlier this year at GoDaddy. The domain is parked, and owned by an individual in China. I love my CCC.com's, and if that is an investor sale and not ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Video: Name dot com employees strip down like it’s the 80’s

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Ah, the 80's! Music, clothes, hairstyles – everything was so different. Does anyone remember Jane Fonda and aerobics? Or break-dancing? These were the days of unisex skin tights, leg warmers and guys with hairy chests – think of the Bee Gees. Apparently, the Name.com employees want to relive the 80's, encouraged by a recent pop […...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domainer spamming: “Everyone is doing it”

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If you've been receiving email inquiries for your dictionary word domains from a range of Gmail addresses, you aren't alone. These "pings" harvest your email from the WHOIS, and mass-email domain owners with inquiries of questionable syntax, made by people with bogus names. I ended up receiving 30 such emails a week, and took a […]...

Acro.net 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 11-22-2014

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The biggest retail shopping day in the US is coming up! Will you be out there standing in line to get the latest bargains? I know I won't! I've gotten

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Amegy Bank lost UDRP over a domain with a different vowel

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Amegy, amogy: They are the same, right? Apparently, Amegy Bank National Association thought so, when they filed a UDRP with the WIPO against the owners of the domain Amogy.com. The Bank operates from Amegy.com and owns the trademark for AMEGY BANK. The Respondent, Wolfgang Moecklin of Germany, fought back, stating that the two are substantially [&#...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Last Call For Domain Submission For Namescon Live Domain Name Auction

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RightoftheDot.com which is running the Live and Online domain name auction at the Namescon conference on January 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM PST in Las Vegas, is putting out its final call for domains to be submitted to the auction. The live auction will have 100+ domain names. Online bidding will also be available  on […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 11/22/14

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Because I didn't take any days off this week I literally didn't have any idea what day it was.  When I'm in training I can tell the day by what type of run I have that day because my schedule is so specific.  But it's off season for that as well.  I also DVR all my shows so I can't even use TV to figure out what day it is.  You know you're going at...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Clio.com, Bitok.com, RentByOwner.com, OJR.org, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. RentByOwner.com for $29,000 Appears to want to go head-to-head with VRBO. "RentByOwner.com makes it easy to find and contact vacation rental owners from any mobile, tablet, or desktop device. Choose RentByOwner for Vacation Homes." Traffic lea...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Cache of domains stolen from an eNom account

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Yet another domain theft was unveiled: A group of domains that were pushed away from an eNom customer's account, were then transferred out to GoDaddy. Despite the Chinese owner's proof of ownership and other provided details about how these left his account, eNom deemed the transfers to be "legitimate" and has not acted upon requesting […] Co...

DomainGang 2 days ago

This Weeks “Black Friday” Domain Count: .Com 559; .Net 60; .Blackfriday 16

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A week from today actually marks the day know as "Black Friday" which is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States which traditionally is one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Like much else in life when retailers got a good thing, they try to extend it and maximize it. Now a […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Z Whiz! Z.com Sells for Nearly $6.8 Million in Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

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This is how you close out the year on a high note! With less than six weeks left to go in 2014, the year's biggest domain sale and one of the five highest cash sales reported since we started tracking and verifying domain sales 11 years ago was announced today.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Amazon Now Using Amazon.BlackFriday

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As Frank Schilling announced via Twitter this afternoon, Amazon is now using the Amazon.BlackFriday domain name.  .BlackFriday is a new gTLD extension that is operated by Uniregistry. The company is not using it as a standalone website, but they are forwarding the domain name to a 2014 Black Friday deals landing page within the Amazon.com website. ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

From Brussels With Love – Europe Wants Google Split Up

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Europe Wants Google Split Up We have seen countries in Europe propose a "Google Tax" we have seen several initiatives with regard to privacy and the right to be forgotten. Now Europe looks to be mulling a proposal to split the company up. Bill Gates can only be thinking to himself, "Larry, Sergey, Welcome to […]

The Domains 2 days ago

NamesCon: Spotlight on ICANNWiki

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This article is part of a series of interviews with NamesCon exhibitors and sponsors. NamesCon 2015 will be held January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 800 people are expected to attend this conference. Today’s interview is with Ray King, of ICANNWiki. Ray is the founder of AboutUs, Director of ICANNWiki, Co-founded S...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case

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A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name DateLikeaGrownUp.com in large part because; "fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding." Happy as Clams, Inc. of Long Beach, California brought the UDRP. Here […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

Insecam: Worldwide effort to take insecure camera mapper offline

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There is an ongoing effort by several government agencies to bring down Insecam.com, a web site that displays a database of insecure web cameras organized by location. Insecam.com is a domain registered with GoDaddy, using their WHOIS proxy service; the domain forwards to Insecam.cc and the content is hosted on a server in Russia. The […] Cop...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee

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According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called "Contributor" that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. "Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscriptions for $1, $2 or $3 […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

Interview: .Cloud top level domain winner Aruba

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Aruba, which defeated Google and Amazon to win the .cloud top level domain name, discusses why it applied for the domain name and what it plans to do with it. .Cloud was one of the most applied-for top level domain names, with big names like Amazon.com and Google throwing their hats in the ring. Which […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

ALERT: The domains 224.com, 452.com and 605.com are currently stolen

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Domain theft has been a hot topic this year; an increased appetite by Chinese domain investors has led to numerous incidents of stolen domains. Many of these domains end up at Chinese domain registrar and selling venue, Ename. Ename.com has generally been uncooperative in blatant cases of domain theft, and despite efforts of losing registrars [R...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My Three Favorite Startup Founder Blogs

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Early this week I did a post about my three favorite VC blogs, so I thought it would only make sense to talk about the other side of the table and share my three favorite startup founder blogs. As a startup founder myself who also blogs I have a ton of respect for founders who take […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 Introduced To Stop US From Giving Up Control Over ICANN

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A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives, yesterday the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 which would prevent the Obama administration, or that of any future president, from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until explicit, freedom-protecting req...

The Domains 2 days ago

Adam Dicker launches iBobble for custom made domainer bobbleheads!

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Adam Dicker, owner of DNForum, has announced the launch of iBobble – a customized bobblehead figure producer. Coming in two flavors, iBobble.com and iBobble.ca, the new web site aims to tap the Joe Domainer market, with affordable, one in a 7 billion bobble figures. "Every bobblehead should be as unique as you are, eh!" Adam […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Z.com Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars

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GMO Internet, Inc. is a  publicly traded company and one of Japan's largest ISP and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, today announced they acquired the domain name Z.com for JPY800 million which is at today exchange rates equals  $6,776,448 USD. GMO Internet a also an applicant for several new gTLD's/ "As one of […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

Wow: Nissan sells Z.com domain name to GMO for $6.8 million

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GMO to use Z.com domain name to fuel global expansion. GMO Internet, operator of Japan's largest domain name registrar, has acquired the one letter domain name Z.com for JPY800 million ($6.8 million), the company announced today. Japanese car manufacturer Nissa sold the domain name, which it previously used to promote its Nissan Z car. GMO […...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Report: Z.com Sold for Nearly $6.8 Million

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The 1 letter Z.com domain name has reportedly been sold for nearly $6.8 million, according to a press release that hit the wires today. The buyer is a company called the GMO Internet Group, and the domain name had previously been registered to Nissan North America, Inc. According to the press release distributed by the GMO Internet Group: "GMO Inte...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Staying on Track

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Robert Savage, CEO of Track.com agreed to talk to me about the company's keyword domain name. Prior to serving at Track.com, he served as Managing Director of FX Macro Sales at Goldman Sachs, where he published widely-read and insightful research focused on the foreign exchange markets and the macroeconomic environment. As well as twenty-three year...

SullysBlog.com 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 11/21/14

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Which certainly can't hurt co.com Here are today's names. Interprime.com 18 years old.  Sounds like a foreign country's secret service in the movies……..or a tech company CasinoBoat.com  No bidders.  18 years old.  You can have a casino boat on the Internet.  You can have ANYTHING on the Internet PornCollection.com  I wouldn't call it a ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Domainer in Buffalo, NY defeats all odds at domain auction

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A domainer from snow-covered Buffalo, NY, defeated all odds on Thursday afternoon, winning a premium domain auction on NameJet. Thomas Shovel, a native of Buffalo, invests in domain names and was expecting the final countdown of a NameJet auction, right as the first of several feet of snow came down through an opening in his […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 3 days ago

UDRP filed ON three letter domain RVK.com

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              A UDRP was filed today on the three letter domain name RVK.com The domain is owned by Gregory Ricks The domain name was registered under privacy for many years R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc is the Complainant who filed for a trademark on the term back on August […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Heritage Auctions “Now Accepting Premium Domain Submissions”

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According to an email sent to people on the company's domain industry mailing list, Heritage Auctions is "now accepting premium domain submissions for exclusive February auction." Judging by some of the domain names used as examples, they are truly looking for the best of the best when it comes to domain names for this auction. The email came from ...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

Frank Schilling changes strategy for .Click launch

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NothingHeldBack.click. 5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names. In previous launches, Schilling's companies have registered thousands — even tens out thousands — of names ahead of general...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Uniregistry: No Reserved Or Collision Domains Held Back Except For Single Characters

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              We just received this from Uniregistry which is launching .Click on November 25th. Pricing for a .Click domain will be $6.88 or less at retail. "We will no longer have a registry reserved list at the time of launch for any domain name beyond single-characters. If your registrar […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Rightside shares hit new low

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Domain name company isn't getting much love from Wall Street. Shares of domain name company Rightside have dropped 15% this week, and hit an all time low of $8.33 in trading yesterday. Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) is trading for $8.55 per share this afternoon. It's unclear what caused the sharp drop this week. Rightside reported earnings […]...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year

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According to the New York Post, GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping them […]

The Domains 3 days ago

DNForum launches member Chatroom; more upgrades expected

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DNForum owner, Adam Dicker, announced the launch of a live chatroom for its registered members today. The live chatroom, found at DNForum.com/chat is the first of several new additions and improvements scheduled for the coming weeks. After upgrading to the XenForo forum software, DNForum temporarily lost some of the features its users knew and love...

DomainGang 3 days ago

HuaGao.com at $20k and other expired domain name sales

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Once again, China tops our list of last week's expired domain auctions. This time it's GoDaddy with HuaGao.com ($20.3k), meaning … you tell me! Various working professionals share that name. (There's a certified public accountant using HuaGaoCPA.com, for instance.) Yet I suspect that coupling "Hua" (transform or blossom) + "Gao" (tall or abov...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

My First New gtld Domain Buys and Nov 19 .CA TBR Results

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DomainReport.ca I just received two emails from Godaddy that say they are offering .JUEGOS and .SEXY domains at 30% Off the regular price right now.  I'm not sure if this promotion is just for today or longer, but if you were thinking of registering one of these extensions you can compare their discount to other prices and see if you come out ahea...

DomainReport.ca 3 days ago

Why The Right Domain Name May Help In Landing You A Job

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AfterCollege.com did an interview with Predrag Lesic the CEO of .ME. The interview talks about his own career path and why he believes in today's current job market there is a need for a student to create a personal brand. From the article: Why do you feel a student’s personal brand is such an important […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Working With Domain Brokers

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Elliot's blog posting yesterday about conflicts of interest with domain brokers reminded me of what happened when I sold my Bored.com network of sites in 2008 for $4.5 million. I was not really looking to sell Bored.com, but a broker approached me and asked if he could shop it around (like to Google, Yahoo, etc.). I had never heard of this broker (...

Domain Investing 3 days ago
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