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Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Drips.com, LiveInColor.com, Filimo.com, More

 Mark As Read    

The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. UShareIt.com sold for $8,888 at Sedo, and the site is branded without the "U" — just the "Share It" part. "The world's fastest way...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 15 min ago

Top Topics: Prolific Sale of Beijing.com; Domain Dropping Criteria; Life Before Domaining...

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The most popular discussions this week include fun and exciting stories about the things that domainers did before they began domaining, GoDaddy's prolific domain sale of Beijing.com, the new gTLD .WEB and its outlook, domain investors' criteria on trimming their domain portfolios to improve their value, and what went wrong with .CO? Life Before D...

NamePros 10 hours, 51 min ago

Responsive design: Uniregistry rolls out new domain inquiry page

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Uniregistry has rolled out a new contact form for domains parked at Domain Name Sales. The new design is responsive, which means that it adapts to the width of the device it's displayed on. It's also visually far more pleasant, separating the three fields – name, email and phone number – that must be submitted […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 11 hours, 24 min ago

NamePros guide : How to find domain gems at the forums

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NamePros was formed by domain investor Ron James in 2003, after arguments with DNForum moderators erupted at the time; the forum initially operated on phpBB software but soon moved over to vBulletin and currently on xenForo. From the beginning, NamePros attracted the younger crowds, along with seasoned domainers who continued their participation on...

DomainGang 11 hours, 59 min ago

Forbes Produces a Must See Video of High Flying Domain Daredevil Divyank Turakhia

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Divyank Turakhia is a wildly successful serial entrepreneur who most recently founded Media.net after he and his brother Bhavin built and sold Directi for $110 million. Div is also a daredevil - a side of him that Forbes has documented in a great new video.

DNJournal 12 hours, 9 min ago

The Psychology of Pricing

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For many domain investors negotiation and pricing is some of the trickiest and hardest things to learn. While there is no exact science, experience and a ton of previous transactions help the most, there are strategies you can employ to help with your negotiation and pricing. Mike stumbled across a very extensive article from Nick […]

The Domains 12 hours, 57 min ago

BREAKING: Non-Chinese domainer bought domain full of “bad letters”!

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Quite possibly winning the award for the most shocking domain news of the week, a domain investor has acquired a domain name, in full knowledge of its "bad letters". Gino "Sharky" Quattro of Brooklyn, NY, spent a small fortune on the domain, comprising of X, J, C, Z and Q – in that order. "So […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 14 hours, 24 min ago

NameVault terminated by ICANN

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NameVault, a registrar that once had over 75,000 domains under management, has been terminated by ICANN over multiple alleged contract breaches. ICANN told (pdf) the Canadian company this week that its right to sell gTLD domain names will come to an end June 17. The breaches primarily relate to its failure to provide records relating […] Rel...

DomainIncite.com 15 hours, 14 min ago

After its’ Disastrous Super Bowl Commercial Godaddy Maybe Looking For New Ad Agency

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GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) seems to be looking for a new advertising agency in wake of the disastrous Super Bowl Commercial and the less than impressive, at least in my opinion,  of its Claude Van Dam commercials Godaddy has put out a global brand agency request for proposal (RFP) to help promote and personalize the […]

The Domains 15 hours, 33 min ago

Report: 143.com Sold for Undisclosed Sum

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Manmeet Singh of JUA.in is reporting that his company brokered the sale of 143.com for an undisclosed sum of money: Just sold http://t.co/0drGfX1onQ to a non-chinese domain name investor. #DomainNames #GoodStart @dnoai @DInvesting — Jua.in (@Jua_in) May 22, 2015 After receiving an email from Manmeet and seeing the tweet above and a post on Facebook...

Domain Investing 15 hours, 51 min ago

eNom Pulls Afternic Member Listing Page

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On May 18, 2015 I published an article on some investigation research that I did on eNom domain names that IMO contained warehoused domains based on whois records with many being listed on a Afternic.com marketplace member page "eNom" page. I guess saying "some" is an understatement because there were 204,036 domains listed on the page and climbing...

Dot Weekly 16 hours, 25 min ago

Report: 4 Million AdultFriendFinder.com Members Personal Information Stolen

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click2houston.com, is reporting that the personal information from as many as four million members of AdultFriendFinder.com may have been stolen. The information includes the sexual preference, marital status and other personal data, like dates of birth and email addresses. According to the story, the site boasts 64 million members, but it’s not kn...

The Domains 16 hours, 45 min ago

Koeln and CC : Two more additions to the roster of non-COM sightings!

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Domainers submitting ‘real life' sightings of domain names that aren't dot .com, are getting busier. After the dot .US by yours truly, and the dot .CLUB, we have two more additions to the roster of non-COM sightings today. The first one, is a dot .CC submitted by Angela St. Julien, who operates Brand.Bar. Dot .CC […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 17 hours, 23 min ago

Most of Us Missed The Boat… Again

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Over the years, I've heard people say things like, "I wish I knew about domain names back in the 1990s. I would have bought some of the best names and sold them for a lot of money." For some reason, people think that they had to be knowledgeable about domain names back in the 1990s or even early 2000s to make FU money. This is BS. If you are at you...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 50 min ago

Expired domain name report: 1280.com for $26k and more

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Joseph Peterson's weekly roundup of expired domain name sales. The sadist in me contemplates a cruel reality TV show in which some unsuspecting person answers a knock on the door to find a camera crew pointed right at him. "John Q. Public, you've just won $26,010!" Rubbing the sleep from his eyes, he sees a […]

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 51 min ago

GoMarch: Generic Marchex Domains w/ Buy Now

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Welcome to round #3 of GoMarch where I dig the GoDaddy acquired Marchex domain name portfolio and display 5 domains worthy of consideration. GoDaddy is very slowly pricing it's $28 Million dollar recent purchase so I am picking from a small portion of the 204K domains, but I have to do it manually because they are pricing in no pattern. Here we go ...

Dot Weekly 18 hours, 14 min ago

2 domain name owners don’t respond but win UDRPs

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Panelists do their job by evaluating cases on their merits. The owners of Marlboro.reviews and PoolFactory.com can keep their domain names, despite not responding to UDRPs. Although respondents can win a UDRP without responding, panelists typically give the benefit of the doubt to the complainant in these cases. In one recent case, a panelist even ...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 0 min ago

AlpNames.com Becomes 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World

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AlpNames.com has become the 2nd Largest New gTLD Registrar In The World  according to ntldstats.com. The domain name registrar which was little known and used before the new gTLD program has skyrocket into having the 2nd most new gTLD registrations with over 430K registration passing Network Solutions that has over 427,000 registrations. Alpnames.c...

The Domains 19 hours, 2 min ago

ICANN says “no impact” from TMCH downtime

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The 10-hour outage in the Trademark Clearinghouse's key database had no impact on domain registrations, ICANN says. We reported earlier this week that the TMCH's Trademark Database had been offline for much of last Friday, for reasons unknown. We'd heard concerns from some users that the downtime may have allowed registrants to register domain name...

DomainIncite.com 19 hours, 48 min ago

.GOP Video Promotes Use, But No Major Presidential Candidate Seems To Own One

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In a new video posted by the .GOP registry, they boast about it being the only new gTLD owned by a political party and of course that is true, as the other political domain names, .Democrat, .Republican. .Vote and .Voting are owned by for profit non-affiliated registries. The .GOP gTLD is owned by Republican State […]

The Domains 20 hours, 42 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Some good names on the list today and could have put a bunch more.  Sedo has a Great Domains Auction going on that is loaded with LLL.coms.   Aaron pointed out that the domainer to domainer prices have gotten so high that its almost not worth waiting for a enduser right now.  Might as well take the big gain and take your profits.  But somebody is o...

Domain Shane 21 hours, 29 min ago

ICA Sounds The Alarm: Tell ICANN No to URS at .Travel – Or It Will Travel to .Com

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Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (the "ICA)  just published a post,  sounding a very loud alarm, to head off what would be the first step that would make all .Com domain name subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) which allows "trademark holders" to go after domain names. To remind everyone the […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

Dot .KY : Uniregistry preparing for worldwide availability of Cayman domain names

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Uniregistry announced its direct managing of dot .KY domains in March; the ccTLD for the Cayman Islands will soon be available for anyone to register. About 4,000 individuals and businesses have signed up for the Sunrise period registrations, which gives local businesses ‘first dibs' to domains. Current domain registrants also have until Sept...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Name.com Domain Name Discounts During “Bottom’s Rupp”

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I wasn't aware of this until yesterday, but Name.com has a weekly promotion for two hours every Thursday afternoon. From 3-5pm MST on Thursdays, Name.com runs a promo called "Bottom's Rupp" (John Rupp is an account manager at the company). At this time each week, the company offers a variety of discounts and special offers on domain names and other...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Act Now — Just Say “No!” to URS at .Travel – Or It Will Travel to .Com

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  On May 12th ICANN posted the “Proposed Renewal of .TRAVEL Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement” for a period of public comment ending June 21st. You’d expect ICANN staff to be on their best behavior right now, during ongoing community efforts to fashion enhanced and binding accountability measures. But instead this proposed Registry Agreement (R...

Flippa : Relist your domain, app or web site “for Free”, until it sells!

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Flippa recently announced the acquisition of Domain Holdings as its domain brokerage branch, and today they followed up with yet another piece of great news. Until now, one would get a free second chance to relist their domain, if they didn't sell the first time. Going forward, all established web site, domain, and app auctions […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Divyank Turakhia is a “Thrillionaire Entrepreneur”

 Mark As Read    

There's a neat article on Forbes right now about Divyank Turakhia. Divyank and his brother Bhavin turned a $600 loan from their parents into a massive company (Directi) that was sold for a reported 9 figures back in 2013. According to the video embedded within the article, Div is now working on his seventh company, Media.net. In addition, Div has a...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

ICANN improvisation : Donuts, Inc. can offer ‘Combo gTLD’ strings

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ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé might be enjoying his final 10 months in office, but his ongoing efforts towards a unified multi-steak holder model are reaping results. The latest announcement from ICANN is related to gTLD string combining, a process that allows gTLD Registries such as Donuts, to offer domains in combined gTLDs. According to directive [R...

DomainGang 1 day ago

New TLD leaderboard dominated by dirt cheap domain names

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Leaderboard dominated by domains that cost a couple bucks or less. New top level domain name operators that want to be recognized as one of the biggest, here's a simple tip: offer your domains for free or close to it. Take a look at the top 10 domain names on nTLDStats, representing about 2.5 million […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Name.com: 50% Off Premium Priced Domains On 4 New gTLD’s Extension For 2 Hours Today

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The domain name registrar, Name.com is offering 50% of of premium registrations (first year only) for the following new gTLD  extensions today only for 2 hours: .CONSULTING .SOFTWARE .MARKET .REVIEWS. The Domain Happy Hour is from 3–5 p.m. MST today. "That includes some pretty great available premiums, like Colorado.market, StockMarket.consulting, ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain definitions: whois privacy vs. whois proxy

 Mark As Read    

What's the difference between whois privacy and whois proxy? With talk in Washington and policy circles about whois privacy, I think it would be good to define both whois privacy and whois proxy, and discussed how the terms are usually used. Traditionally, whois privacy has referred to a service in which the owner of a […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

STDCheck.com Wins Rights To STDChecks.com In UDRP Based On Common Law Trademark Rights

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FPK Services, LLC d/b/a STDCheck.com (“Complainant”), represented by Brett E. Lewis of Lewis & Lin LLC, New York, USA.  just won the rights to the domain name stdchecks.com in a UDRP based on a finding of common law trademark rights The domain name STDChecks.com was registered on April 11, 2014 The Domain name STDCheck.com was […]

The Domains 1 day ago

GoMarch: Great Domains With Buy Now Prices

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Welcome to the second round of "GoMarch" in which I highlight 5 domain names a day that were Marchex owned domain names that GoDaddy acquired for $28 Million Dollars and are now selling with Buy Now prices! The following are some great domain names that have been hard to nearly imposable to acquire in the past but are now being offered for sale in ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Domain Movers: eGrad.com, Glimpse.com and More Domains

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In today's Domain Movers we once again see some great domains being acquired by large companies! Some are rebranding, some are being acquired and even some new potential products, services and more!

The Domains 1 day ago

16 end user domain name sales

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A debt management company, fabric seller and modeling company bought domain names last week. Sedo handled $1.3 million of domain name transactions last week, and the .TV domain name Astrology.tv led the way at $25,000 for public sales. That domain name is protected by whois privacy and currently lands on a GoDaddy placeholder page, so […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Chehade quits as ICANN CEO

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ICANN president and CEO Fadi Chehade will step down from the post March 2016, he said in the last hour. The shock news means he will have served just three and a half years in the top job by the time he leaves. He started September 14, 2012. It sounds like he might already has […] Related posts: Chehade to face Congressional grilling this we...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Job Opening? ICANN CEO to “End His Tenure” in 2016

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I read a couple of tweets that mentioned that ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé will be stepping aside next year. A few moments ago, I received an ICANN News Alert confirming this news. According to the email I received from ICANN, "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that President and CEO Fadi Chehad...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Fadi Chehadé Stepping Down As ICANN President & CEO in March 2016

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            The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that President and CEO Fadi Chehadé has informed the Board he will be stepping down in  March 2016 to move into a new career in the private sector (outside the Domain Name Industry). At the request of the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .One 3,434; .Chat 1,826; .Style 1,033; .Tennis 733; .Bingo 472

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Five new gTLD new domain extensions launched into general availability (GA) yesterday. Including domain names registered during the Sunrise period by Trademark holders and those registered for an extra fee in the Early Access Program (RAP) here are the totals after the first day of GA. .One 3,434 .Chat 1,826 .Style 1,033 .Tennis 733 .Bingo […...

The Domains 1 day ago

BrandShelter Blunder

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BrandShelter is a domain name brand protection service provided by Key-Systems and provides services to corporations. On May 20, 2015 (yesterday) under the BrandShelter name and organization name of Yes To, Inc. registered the following domain names: YesToNatural.net YesToNatural.org YesToNatural.info See anything missing? Yes, the all important ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Google Launching InstaWeb Or Beat To The Punch?

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Is Google Inc. getting ready to launch InstaWeb or did they get beat to the punch? Here are some things that I have found and it all revolves around domain names.

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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All of us have our own personal causes and one of my friends Elliot Silver has just started his annual fundraising push.  Every year Elliot raises thousands for Cancer research and this year he and his wife Karen are riding in the Pan Mass Challenge to help raise awareness.  If you have flipped any domains off this list and made any money or just w...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

PayPal fined $25million Related to the Pay Later Button

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PayPal got hit with a $25 million fine for deceiving their customers. The pay later button is at the root of the problem, I know when I first started seeing it I thought it was annoying. I just want to pay for my domain registration, not looking to pay later for $10.99. Rob Beschizza wrote […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Closing Day Photos & Highlights from the 1st WHD.usa Conference Held in America

 Mark As Read    

The first WorldHostingDays conference ever held in America - WHD.usa - came to a close Wednesday night (May 20, 2015) at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in western Pennsylvania. WHD is known for holding their shows in gorgeous but remote locations that keep attendees close together - a strategy that produces a great networking environment.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Enom.com Informs Customers of “Very Sophisticated Attack” But No Domains Were Stolen

 Mark As Read    

In an email to tonight from Taryn Naidu CEO of Enom.com told its customers that they "recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack by a group that targets large internet infrastructure companies. Within hours of this attack, we were in contact with federal law enforcement and the affected parties. […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Domain Flips (NEEN.com, KMH.org, TaxShelter.com) and Flops (IIRC.com, ERSS.com) from NameBio

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips TaxShelter.com sold for 9,566 USD recently at NameJet, vs 6,500 USD on 2013-04-11 at NameJet. A simple placeholder is live (below) that promotes CheapLawyers.com and CheapAttorneys.com. Picked up by a 40,000+ domain portfolio holder — DHARSHINEE...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

In the auction recap I have included domains from on and off the list. Please keep in mind that each auction house will have different end times. Because of this there will be a delay in the results and some will not be listed. From Shane's List GoDaddy- DomainDistrict.com: Sold for $125. Nice brandable for someone is our business. I didnt pay much...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Enom’s DNS attacked; account info deemed safe

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The New York Times reported on Tuesday that The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which uses Enom as its domain name registrar, suffered a DNS attack. Later on, Enom sent out this email to its customers: I want to inform you that Enom recently became the subject of what appears to be a very sophisticated attack […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 5/20

 Mark As Read    

The weekly domain broker submitted sale listings have been published below. Contact the listing broker if you are interested in buying or discussing a domain name listed for sale here. Submissions came from Sedo, Outcome Brokerage, Domain Holdings, Media Options, and Igloo.com. Visitors are welcome to submit one of their own domain names for sale w...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

DNForum : Membership changes & banned member amnesty

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Simon Byrne, administrator for DNForum, has been very busy lately; the improvements and additions to the oldest domain name forum are increasing daily. Byrne's latest announcement reinforces the commitment Adam Dicker pledged, to ensure DNForum remains a top destination for domain professionals. Conducting sales on DNForum has become easier, as all...

DomainGang 2 days ago
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