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Antitrust lawsuit against ICANN dropped at the 9th Circuit

 Mark As Read    

An antitrust lawsuit against ICANN has been dropped, as the 9th Circuit declared that the plaintiff cannot proceed with antitrust claims. Name.space, a registry specializing in so-called "expressive" top-level domains such as .art and .food, opposed ICANN's new round of gTLD applications in California in 2012. In that lawsuit, Name.space claimed th...

DomainGang 1 hour, 6 min ago

Before adding ANY content to your website you must do this one thing…

 Mark As Read    

41% of marketers confirm a positive ROI with content marketing and was voted the top marketing activity to drive commercial results in 2015. Creating effective, targeted content is more important than ever. Any content works, right? Who are you writing to when you add content to your website? If your answer is ...

Domain conference : DomainX 2015 prepares for live streaming!

 Mark As Read    

DomainX 2015 is less than a week away; the premier Indian domain conference takes place in Bangalore, India, on August 7 and 8. DomainX is the first dedicated domain name conference to network, bring awareness and educate the general public about the domain industry in India. On August 8, 2015 the event will be webcast […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 4 hours, 58 min ago

The Problem is Not Just The New gTLD Program…

 Mark As Read    

Last month, a fake news report about Twitter appeared on a newly created website found on Bloomberg.Market. The website, created on a new gTLD domain name, had a design that apparently looked like the genuine Bloomberg website. The resulting confusion briefly caused a jump in the price of Twitter stock. Shortly after this made the news, some people...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 14 min ago

.Online Tops 550 Sunrise Registrations With 15 Days To Go

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Radix the owner of the new gTLD .Online told TheDomains.com today that the number of Sunrise domain name registrations for .Online by trademark holders have exceeded 550 with over 15 days to go. The .Online Sunrise period for trademark holders ends on 17th August, and will be followed by an Early Access Phase from 19th […]

The Domains 7 hours, 18 min ago

Sol Orwell and Examine.com Written About on Forbes.com

 Mark As Read    

It's not every day that I read an article on Forbes.com about someone I know personally! There's a great article that was published on Forbes.com late last week about Sol Orwell and his Examine.com business. Elaine Pofeldt's article is as much about Sol as it is about the burgeoning business he built on Examine.com. From the article: "Orwell, who l...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 50 min ago

Frank Schilling Sells MafiaGame.com To Maker of Grand Theft Auto For Launch This Week

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Take-Two Interactive Software (2K Games) has purchased the domain name MafiaGame.com and is readying an August 5, 2015 worldwide reveal of Mafia III game. The website is live on the new domain name prior to the reveal.

The Domains 11 hours, 17 min ago

Howard Schultz Has His Domain Name(s)

 Mark As Read    

Domain names frequently take center stage at various times during an election season. A politician running for President can be burned if he or she doesn't own the right domain names, especially if someone else owns them and uses them in a manner that goes against the campaign (for examples, see TedCruz.com, CarlyFiorina.org, JebBushForPresident.co...

Domain Investing 11 hours, 56 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: LLLL.com Portfolio, Cosmetics.net Hit Reserve. Dominican.com, TheHamptons.com, More

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell There are a handful LLLL.com domains that have hit reserve and end within the coming week, listed in order of how I think the pricing will shake out, from highest to lowest: YUST.com JRKF.com LLVF.com XOHY.com Portfolio of 15 LLLL.com Domains – Including VXUU.com, OFJF.com and more. Cosmetics.net – This one doe...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 12 min ago

Namejet.com Reports Over $1 Million In Domain Sales In July

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Namejet.com just reported over $1 Million in domain name sales in July led by SX.com which sold for $555,050 As usual, only sales of $2,000 or more are included in the report and only those domain names that were paid for by the end of July.   sx.com $555,050.00 jhm.com $30,429.00 ias.com $30,001.00 nuz.com $28,000.00 […]

The Domains 12 hours, 28 min ago

Domainer profile : Jose Augusto – From ccTLD and IDN domains to apps

 Mark As Read    

Portuguese domain investor, Jose Augusto, has been involved with the IDN and ccTLD domain markets for several years. When the dot .ES ccTLD became deregulated, he became infatuated with the opportunity to invest in "domain hacks", domains where the keyword and TLD combined form a single word. His recent sale of the domain Freebi.es for […] Co...

DomainGang 13 hours, 41 min ago

Hitting the Slopes with Rob Rozicki – DNW Podcast #44

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A first-hand perspective of launching new top level domain names. What better time to think about snow skiing than during the heat of the summer? On this episode, Starting Dot SVP Rob Rozicki joins us to discuss top level domain names, including his company's forthcoming .Ski. Rob is candid about the success of new TLDs […]

Domain Name Wire 13 hours, 51 min ago

XR.com Auction Surpasses $500k

 Mark As Read    

The bidding in the NameJet auction for XR.com just surpassed $500,000, although the reserve price has not yet been met. The high bid currently stands at $501,000. Because the XR.com auction is a public auction, all of the auction participant information is publicly available for anyone to see (even for people who don't have NameJet accounts). At th...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 3 min ago

Dot Coms and the Town I Was Born In

 Mark As Read    

I was born in a relatively small town and its two biggest hypermarkets had remarkably different strategies. The main difference between the two was this: one of them had a great location (within walking distance of most neighborhoods), whereas the other one was just outside town, pretty much impossible to get there by foot. The one

Domaining Tips 14 hours, 12 min ago

HelloDotMIAMI Announces Pre-registration of .MIAMI Domain Names

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MIAMI, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — HelloDotMIAMI – www.hellodotmiami.com – has announced the availability of pre-registrations of .MIAMI domain names. Starting today, anyone in Miami can apply for a .MIAMI domain name. .MIAMI domain names, websites with a ".MIAMI" ending … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 14 hours, 44 min ago

FoodMall.com Sells for $50,000

 Mark As Read    

We start the week with the news from Bhanu Prasad, the domain investor who sold 4G.com for a high six figure fee earlier this year. He's recorded another high value domain sale today, and that is the sale of FoodMall.com for $50,000. The buyers are (according to WhoIs) Fujian Intercontinental Agricultural Goods E-commerce LTD of China; a...

NamePros 14 hours, 48 min ago

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen education domain names

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Suit alleges a dozen domain names were stolen using compromised email address. Texas company CMN.com LLC has filed a lawsuit to recover 12 domain names it alleges were stolen from it. According to the suit, the thief gained access to one of its email addresses and was able to use this to transfer the domain […]

Domain Name Wire 15 hours, 10 min ago

SuperYachts.com Covers Y.CO Launch

 Mark As Read    

In September of 2013, a luxury yacht company announced that it had acquired the single letter Y.CO domain name from the .CO Registry. The firm had previously used ycoyacht.com for its url. The acquisition price Y.CO paid remains private. This morning, Ben Roberts of SuperYachts.com published an article about Y.CO and the launch of its website. In t...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 5 min ago

$82k in Sales on August 2nd – VanillaSky.com sold for $7,544 – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was vanillasky.com which sold for $7,544 at BuyDomains. NameBio recorded 163 sales for a total of $82,132 with an average sale price of $504. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 12% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 17%. Sales With History The domain vanillasky.com sold for $7,...

NameBio Blog 18 hours, 34 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, August 2nd 2015

 Mark As Read    

We are in the Trophy culture. I watched HBO sports and they talked about all this and it reminded me of the conversation I have constantly with my family.  We do not like the way society is now starting to raise people to think that effort and being better than someone else at something is wrong.  I'm not one of those people that thinks that my gen...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 42 min ago

Domain squatter registers LadbrokesCoral.com

 Mark As Read    

Ladbrokes left with the dotnet version of the new company's name. The post Domain squatter registers LadbrokesCoral.com appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Gambling Domains News 18 hours, 45 min ago

OddsCalculator.com has more than doubled its price in 18 months

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The domain name oddscalculator.com sold at the end of July on Sedo for $3000, 18 months after selling on GoDaddy for $1375. The post OddsCalculator.com has more than doubled its price in 18 months appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Gambling Domains News 22 hours, 1 min ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

This post will cover both of the 1st of August lists. I missed a name I really wanted at NameJet today. I know there is always more but I really wanted to get a bid in before it ended but time got away from me. In the end it's not a big deal, I believe that everything happens for a reason and maybe I needed the few hundred bucks for another name th...

Domain Shane 23 hours, 8 min ago

Indian government orders mass blocking of pornographic web sites

 Mark As Read    

The Department of Telecommunications in India, a government agency, ordered the immediate blocking of more than 800 web sites, most of which host or display pornography. Telecom operators in India complied with the request by the Indian government, as they have to operate under license. An ongoing lawsuit filed several years ago by conservative ant...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Full House Will Be on Hand for India's 2nd DomainX Conference - Final Agenda Now Set

 Mark As Read    

India's 2nd annual DomainX conference is coming up this week with the two-day event set to run Friday and Saturday in Bangalore. Registration was closed after the show hit full capacity. Organizers expect attendance to be 40% higher than last year's successful debut show.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Domain Flips (CoWorker.com, XM.tv) and Flops (Pizza.info, GiftCard.net)

 Mark As Read    

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips CoWorker.com sold for 27,500 USD on 2015-07-26 at Legal Brand Marketing / NameConnect, vs 5,100 USD on 2008-02-28 at Sedo. Picked up by entrepreneur Sam Marks of Florida, and you can see the placeholder below, highlighting the impending launch, "Tap i...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Finished!

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I finished my Pan-Mass Challenge ride today, and I want to thank the many people who supported my fundraising efforts for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. When all is said and done, you will have helped raise over $8,000 in funds that will go to a fantastic organization that is helping people fight cancer and doing vital research to find a c...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Trump Trademarked “Make America Great Again” in 2012 but Missed The .Com When Dropped in 2014

 Mark As Read    

Its pretty hard to find a picture of Donald Trump in the last few weeks not wearing a baseball cap with his now famous tag line of the his 2016 Presidential run of "Make America Great Again' You might be surprised to find out that The Donald filed a trademark on the term back in […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Fibs and Fibonacci : Father Domainicus on faux domain sales

 Mark As Read    

Greetings and salutations, my dear brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, celebrating Florida's wet and humid summer and our Domain Lord. It is the month of August, which brings us one step closer to popular activities such as THE Domain Conference, Thanksgiving, Christmas and eventually NamesCon. Often times, many a domain i...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Google Domains screw-up divulges 1,664 customers’ email addresses

 Mark As Read    

Google support sent an email to over 1,600 customers using the To: field instead of Bcc:. It's been a long weekend for someone working on Google's new domain name registrar. It began when the company sent out domain name renewal reminder emails to customers that already had their domains set to auto renew. This email […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Does Anyone Know How to Contact NameCheap’s Owner (Richard K)?

 Mark As Read    

… or one of the other higher ups? Their online chat support is usually very good but I had to contact them about an issue which needed to be escalated, as chat support staff members aren't allowed to handle it. The person in question created a ticket and I haven't head back from them since. Would

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday, August 2nd 2015

 Mark As Read    

A couple of big names on the board today.  Cuddle and Toby and they're both dot com.  I have been purchasing a few names a week and spending every penny this blog makes on domains.  I truly feel that dot com domains (the good dot com domains) grow significantly in value from here and I'm putting my money and my financial future in that thought.  No...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

$70k in Sales on August 1st – GeoDirectory.com sold for $4,200 – Daily Market Report

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy had the top two sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was geodirectory.com which sold for $4,200. NameBio recorded 145 sales for a total of $70,471 with an average sale price of $486. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 11% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased by 15%. Sales With History The domai...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

The Recap today will be from the July 30th list. I will hopefully catch up tomorrow by doing the Recap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I have had an interesting week. I was back east for like 28 hours for work. Had a great time but it threw off my hours and days in my brain. I guess Shane had the same problem. I have been so busy with work and the...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Your gateway to tomorrow : The future, as seen 32 years ago from a Bell System ad

 Mark As Read    

I was recently reading through the 50th anniversary issue of Newsweek, published in the spring of 1983, that I found in my dad's library. The articles spanned the events during the half century predating the issue, and are both educating and entertaining. Posting scans of automotive ads alone would be fun, but for now I'm […]

Acro.net 2 days ago

DomainX 2015 is Sold Out

 Mark As Read    

DomainX is taking place in Bangalore, India next week. The first DomainX event was held last year, and over 400 people attended. Deepak Daftari shared quite a bit of information in his conference recap, and it was clear that the event was a major success. This year, the event was announced far in advance, and I heard that there was going to be a bi...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Mobile Now Accounts for Close to Half of China’s Retail eCommerce Sales

 Mark As Read    

A new report from eMarketer.com shows that China is far more mobile than the U.S. when it comes to ecommerce. Over 87% of all users in China regularly access the Internet with a mobile phone vs 74.6% in the U.S. From the report: This estimate puts retail mcommerce sales in China at nearly 450% of […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Some Q2 Domain Acquisitions

 Mark As Read    

It was sloooooow, particularly compared to Q1 acquisitions. The primary reasons include (1) I consistently got outbid, and (2) my day job was crushing me, so I didn't take the time to focus nearly as much on domains. Below is a sample of my acquisitions from the second quarter of this year. Handful of CCC.com Domains Including a few NLL.com which I...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Tokyo Police Arrest Mark Karpeles of Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox

 Mark As Read    

Mark Karpeles the former CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been arrested in Tokyo. In a statement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police said that they believed 30-year-old French national Karpeles had “unjustly inflated the balance” of an account in his name by manipulating Mt. Gox transaction records. “He created false information that $1 million had [...

The Domains 2 days ago

Money Back Offer on Dirty Domains - Free Chinese Domaining Class - Entire TLD Up for Sale

 Mark As Read    

It has been a busy week making preparations for our trip to India to cover next week's DomainX conference.. As a result I didn't get a chance to share a few interesting items that came across my desk, so we wanted to do that this weekend before heading overseas.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Shocker : Domain industry controlled by the illuminati, says insider

 Mark As Read    

The domain industry is up in arms, as revelations about its very core have made the news. According to investigative resources, domain corporations, registrars, registries and ICANN itself, is controlled by the Illuminati – an elite group of enlightened brotherhood officials that dictates the course of things in domaining. "It could not have ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Some Reported Sales Are Bogus

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday Theo Develegas from Acroplex wrote a blog post about how some reported sales from GoDaddy are bogus and never actually completed. Rather than writing a long reply in the comments section of his blog I thought I would cover the topic in an article. I will discuss how data is collected from each venue and the issues faced with each one. I w...

NameBio Blog 2 days ago

Peach State Media : Web development for WordPress and beyond

 Mark As Read    

It's the month of August, and summer is the season for lovely peaches, particularly the Georgia kind. Peach State Media LLC is a web development studio, headquartered in beautiful Georgia. Founded and owned by Georgia native, Charlotte Gilbert, the freelance web design studio offers its services locally, nationally and beyond. Charlotte is a domain...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My Video Poker Story

 Mark As Read    

Around 15 years ago (when I was somewhere between 18-21) I went on a Caribbean cruise with my family. I've since been on several cruises, and one of my favorite aspects of a cruise is gambling in the Royal Caribbean casino. Before I got into playing blackjack, I played double down video poker in the casino. As I recall, you could play between one a...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Fed Court of Appeals Affirms Dismal Of Name.Space’s Claim Against ICANN’s New gTlD Program

 Mark As Read    

The United States' Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of antitrust and other claims against ICANN made by a company called name.space, related to ICANN's new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program, in an opinion published today In 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of name.space's claims, and today the Ninth [̷...

The Domains 2 days ago

Go Daddy Founder Bob Parson’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence

 Mark As Read    

In what is a very disturbing story the son of Go Daddy founder Bob Parsons was arrested on domestic violence charges. Fox10Phoenix reported: The son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is being accused of strangling and hitting his girlfriend in his Scottsdale home. Robert Sean Parsons turned himself into police and has been charged with […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, August 1st 2015

 Mark As Read    

Only on Domain Shane is it August 1st twice.  I got a little jet lag and made yesterday August 1st and we're going to celebrate it again today.  Most of my names on the list from yesterday were actually for today so you'll see them again today plus a few extra.  And I didn't push up the value of any names yesterday because I was off a day so You're...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

$83k in Sales on July 31st – ConvergeNow.com sold for $6,000 – Daily Market Report

 Mark As Read    

Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was convergenow.com which sold for $6,000. NameBio recorded 129 sales for a total of $83,062 with an average sale price of $644. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 28% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 27%. Sales With Hist...

NameBio Blog 2 days ago

Time to Say Goodbye to GoDaddy Discount Codes…

 Mark As Read    

… for now, at least. Unfortunately, GoDaddy is no longer being generous with coupons. Only managed to find two and even those might only work for new accounts rather than existing ones. Oh well, c'est la vie. Perhaps later on, GoDaddy will decide to once again offer discount codes. No idea. For now, here are the two

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

The July Southern California Domainers Meetup Was A Success!

 Mark As Read    

A big thanks goes to Uniregistry for providing the platform for an amazing evening full of education, networking and fun! The first Southern California Domainers Meetup of the year was a […]

Jason Thompson 3 days ago
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