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Fab.com and assorted business was sold for more than $15 million dollars

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Fab.com, an e-commerce portal once valued at up to $1 billion USD has been sold. PCH International, a design and manufacturing company, is extending its reach into direct to market sales, by acquiring Fab.com and its assorted business. The price was rumored to be "up to $15 million" initially, but it's expected to be much […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 1 hour, 2 min ago

The Walking Dead: Grantville city buildings for sale on eBay!

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If you're a huge fan of The Walking Dead series – hello, Tia Wood – and want to diversify your domain investments by grabbing a commercial piece of land used in Season 3 of the popular series, now it's your chance. Nine buildings in downtown Grantville, Georgia, are up for sale on eBay, with a […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 hour, 30 min ago

Infographic With All Domain Extensions

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Christopher Hofman Laursen, Managing Partner at European Domain Centre, shared this infographic below which shows a timeline of all available domain name extensions. This month marks the 30th anniversary of .com (March 15th to be exact), and you can see the domain endings that followed .com on this illustrated timeline. There are now over 800 domai...

Domain Investing 1 hour, 33 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

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 If you could have a million dollars cash or 25.com which one would you take?  For me it's an easy choice.  But you would have the million dollars in hand, ready to get working on the next investment.  Could you put it into a stock and triple it by the time you sell 25.com?  That's the question.  What's the value of cash vs potential.  I'll take th...

Domain Shane 3 hours, 0 min ago

Live gTLD .reise sold at auction

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The first auction of a live new gTLD resulted in a sale, I can reveal. Dotreise's .reise, which is German for ".travel", changed hands in an auction managed by Applicant Auction last Friday. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to identify the winning bidder or the winning bid, but the winner's identity will inevitably be revealed […] Related ...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 22 min ago

Tucows and Namecheap exit $14m .online deal

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Tucows and Namecheap have both pulled out of their joint venture with Radix to run the .online registry. Tucows revealed the move, which will see Radix run .online solo, in a press release yesterday. Both Tucows and Namecheap are registrars, whereas Radix is pretty much focused on being a registry nowadays. While financial terms have […] Rel...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 31 min ago

More security issues prang ICANN site

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ICANN has revealed details of a security problem on its web site that could have allowed new gTLD registries to view data belonging to their competitors. The bug affected its Global Domains Division customer relationship management portal, which registries use to communicate with ICANN on issues related to delegation and launch. ICANN took GDD down...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 45 min ago

3 Reasons Why I Am Attending NamesCon

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We need NamesCon and I am attending the conference for that very reason. Although the domain space is fairly small, in reality it really isn't that small. Yes, all of

Jason Thompson 8 hours, 33 min ago

Discount Tickets to THE Domain Conference Look Like a Great Deal After Our Visit to the Venue

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We just came back from South Florida where we thoroughly explored the Fort Lauderdale resort where the inaugural edition of THE Domain Conference will be held in September. It is a fabulous venue that makes the introductory $349 registration fee an absolute steal.

DNJournal 13 hours, 18 min ago

THE Domain Conference & NamesCon: Are You Attending?

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There are two US-based domain industry conferences taking place within the next 12 months, and both are offering special rates to entice attendees to sign up in advance. I am curious about whether you plan to attend one, both, or neither of these industry conferences. Howard Neu sent me an email this morning to announce a special price on conferenc...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 51 min ago

Purpose.ca Leads the Way at February 25 .CA TBR Drop

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DomainReport.ca The last .ca TBR drop in February featured a total of 116 domains that were caught.  That was a pretty average week for .ca drop catches, with a few good domains noted. There were also a couple of .ca domain sales reported last week, and those were: Foyers.ca  -  $2,000 US  -  sold at Sedo CCGR.ca  -  $730 US  -  sold at Sedo F...

DomainReport.ca 18 hours, 29 min ago

THE Domain Conference offers special pricing

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Discounted tickets available for two weeks. The inaugural THE Domain Conference, Howard Neu's follow up to TRAFFIC, takes place this coming September. Compared to TRAFFIC, the show is very inexpensive. And it's even less expensive if you buy a ticket now. THE Domain Conference is offering passes for only $349 until March 15. To get […]...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 13 min ago

2 panelists say RDNH, other says domain name should be transferred

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How did one panelist think a domain should be transferred when the other two say the case was brought in bad faith? It's fairly rare that a panelist files a dissenting opinion in a UDRP. Usually a three person panel comes to the same conclusion, although occasionally you'll see a dissent. But a recent decision […]

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 21 min ago

EasyGroup Owner of Easy Jet Found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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EasyGroup Limited of London which owns Easy Jet, was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RNDH) on the domain name easygroup.com from Easy Group Holdings Limited of Kowloon, Hong Kong, The three member UDRP panel split in its decision as panelist Jane Lambert did not agree in the finding of RDNH Here are […]

The Domains 20 hours, 38 min ago

Namescon & THE Domain Conference Discounting Tixs But just for a Little Bit

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Namescon 2016 special $199 registration rate ends at 4pm EST, or three hours from publication and is 80% off the price of a full priced ticket. So far more than 200 people have taken advantage of this special offer. NamesCon 2016 will be held on January 10 to January 13, 2016 at The Tropicana hotel […]

The Domains 20 hours, 49 min ago

Nigerian Senator wants to protect us from ‘419 scam’ fraudsters

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We all detest spam, and even if it supposedly arrives from multi-billionaire, Bill Gates, such scam emails are a waste of time. The fun side of it lies in the extent that such email fraudsters go, to devise legitimate-sounding situations. One such fun example is this email we received from a supposed Nigerian Senator. This […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 21 hours, 41 min ago

Donuts Beats Richemont To the New gTLD .Jewelry To Go With .Diamonds

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Donuts has won the new gTLD .Jewelry to go with its .Diamonds new gTLD beating Richemont Richemont DNS Inc. is the wholly owned subsidiary of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A, the prominent Swiss luxury goods holding company, submitted 14 applications for new gTLD's of which they now have now withdrawn 4 including .Love For those not […]...

The Domains 21 hours, 46 min ago

Wearables.com: Benefits of a great domain name with Luis Rincon – DNW Podcast #22

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How a category-defining domain name creates instant credibility. Domain name investors know that great domain names offer a number of benefits to the companies that use them. In this episode, Wearables.com co-founder Luis Rincon gives concrete examples of how using a category-defining domain name has helped his company get instant credibility plus ...

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 29 min ago

.PORN Comes To The Internet

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ICM Registry Announces Start of TMCH Sunrise Period for Trademark Holders to Register .PORN and .ADULT Names PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announces today .PORN and … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 22 hours, 55 min ago

.App and .Blog – a look at domain name registration numbers

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Both terms are popular in existing domain name registrations. Google bought rights to the .App top level domain name last week for a whopping $25 million. Also last month, .Blog sold for an unknown number that was certainly 8 figures. App and Blog are certainly very popular terms, and they're frequently found in newly-registered .com […]...

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 9 min ago

Domainer ‘sherpa’ Ian Clark plants dot .XYZ flag atop Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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Canadian domain investor Ian Clark might have two metal knees, but his psyche is made out of steel as well. If climbing a flight of stairs is a task to some, Ian ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. And he has the photos to prove […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 23 hours, 24 min ago

Publicly Traded BIMobject Acquires The Matching .Com Of Its Stock Symbol BIM.com

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Publicly traded company BIMobject announced today that the company have acquired the top level domain name BIM.COM. The company is traded on the NASDAQ OMX exchange as BIM "Acquiring BIM.COM is an exciting step toward increasing our market penetration. BIM.COM is an under utilised asset that we can unlock to reach its full potential", says, […...

The Domains 23 hours, 49 min ago

.Porn & .Adult new gTLD Sunrise Period Opened Today: Live Registrations Set For June 4th

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ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) announces today .PORN and .ADULT are now available for the next thirty days to trademark holders who are registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). Domain Names are available on a first come, first serve basis to those with validated marks in the TMCH. During […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Z.Com Trade Launches Today

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In November of 2014, it was announced that the one letter Z.com domain name was sold by Nissan North America for JPY800 million, which was worth just under $6.8 million USD at the time of the sale. The buyer was a Japanese company called GMO Internet Group. According to an article written by Avi Mizrahi and published this morning on ForexMagnates.c...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Yahoo Search Share Dips for February – Google Stands at 78.7% according to StatCounter

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Danny Sullivan discussed the February search share stats on Search Engine Land. Yahoo dipped after posting gains in the previous two months. The dip wasn't that big but the company had some good momentum going over the previous two months. The data from StatCounter shows: Google: 78.7% (+0.1%) Yahoo: 10.1% (-0.1%) Bing: 9.8% (+0.1%) From the [̷...

The Domains 1 day ago

NamesCon 2016 pre-registrations surpass 200 already!

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The discounted offer by NamesCon founder, Richard Lau produced some great results over the weekend. More than 200 people took advantage of the hefty discount, registering for NamesCon 2016 for only $199 dollars; a savings of $800 as compared to pricing at the door. For a domain conference that is scheduled for January 10th, 2016 […] Copyright...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Neatly.com + Company Domain Hand Reg’s

 Mark As Read    

A little bit of a special addition of domain movers on this Sunday evening. Weekends are a bit slower for domain movers by large companies. All my data is obtained "the day after" it actually happens due to the vast amount of data that needs to be obtained, so I am seeing "Saturday" movements today for an example. Monday's are really slow, as not m...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

ConnectingNYC.org releases some statistics on Dot Nyc – 72,103 Domains Sold

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ConnectingNyc.org posted an article on the status of how things are doing so far with the Dot Nyc extension. The article went on to say there were two ways to measure the success of an extension. The standard way of success using metric and statistical data, and the other was to look at how it […]

The Domains 1 day ago

My Sunday Funday

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A little over a week has gone by without me publishing a blog entry. I had a feeling this was going to happen. It is safe to say that I

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

How Many New gTLD Registrations Will There be by the End of 2015 ?

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The number of new gtld registrations stood at approximately 3.7 million to close out 2014. Our poll question for March is where do you see that number for 2015 ? The poll just went up and we did provide for choices that would show a contraction, so far half of the very small sample size […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Flips (FOJ.com, 6UN.com, Keyboards.net) and Flops (Faru.com, Hairsprays.com) from NameBio

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of the smart guys over at NameBio. Flips Keyboards.net sold for $4,500 USD recently at Flippa, vs $1,001 USD on a few weeks earlier at GoDaddy. This is an interesting one to see a tech-related domain being picked up and then immediately flipped for over 4x to the histo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Sunday Thoughts and Updates

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Now that we have a baby and an almost three year old, there aren't really anymore lazy Sundays for me anymore. I can't say that I miss those days all that much, but I wouldn't mind sleeping in once in a while Here are some thoughts, updates, and news for the weekend. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and/or news if you'd like to...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: VitaminOutlet.com, Wildly.com, Racing.info Hit Reserve. LOV.com, Scold.com

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Racing.info – The .com sold for an estimated "at least half a million dollars". The .info is currently at 0.03% of that price. VitaminOutlet.com – Other two-word vitamin domains that have sold include VitaminWarehouse.com for $5,900 and VitaminCenter.com for $35,000. Real bricks & mortar business use this n...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

My Internet Neutrality nightmare

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It must have been something I ate last night; either the filet mignon was from beef grown on GMO grains, or the sauteed mushrooms were not brushed clean properly. Now, I don't toss and turn during my sleep, the dawn finds me tucked in place the way I went to bed, like a wrapped candy […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday, March 1st, 2015

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 Here are today's names SuperGush.com  16 years old.  No bidders.  Not a bad brand for $12.  Passes radio test and is easy to type NYNY.net  No bids.  It's a dot net but it can be yours for $27 if nobody else bids.  Lunch or NYNY.net?  I'll take the name Obtrusive.com  Showed up with only one bid on my spread sheet but now is over $1500 and worth e...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

NamesCon 2016 : You have until Monday to save $800 dollars

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On Monday at 1PM Eastern, the price of tickets for NamesCon 2016 – the quintessential domain conference of the year – is going to $399. The price hike won't stop there; as time passes by, it will increase to $999 at the door! Nobody wants to pay more, right? Not only you'll save up to […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

UnCovered: A Post I Wrote While Drunk at NamesCon

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A few people can attest I drank alcohol at Namecon.  And one night at NamesCon after enjoying some festivities, I decided to write a post.  I actually posted it and let it stay up for a few hours and then took it down.  A few people saw it but most didn't.  But I figured its all in fun and so I'll post the unedited edition. This is an attempt at hu...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Jeffrey Sass Talks Dot Club and the results of our Dot App Poll

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In an article by Laurie Sullivan on Media Post which discussed Google paying $25 million for .app, there was also some commentary from Jeffrey Sass about .club. Sass explained how the pricing works at the wholesale and retail level. He gave a little shout out to Credit.club, the $10.99 hand registration that Bruce Marler was […]

The Domains 2 days ago

ShadesDaddy founder offers advice on Domain Name Hijacking recovery

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Our exclusive coverage of the brazen theft and subsequent recovery of ShadesDaddy.com has a pleasant follow-up. Pablo Palatnik, founder of ShadesDaddy, promised to return and has published an article that was picked up by Forbes. In this three-pager, Palatnik offers advice on how to proceed, if your domain has been hijacked. The key points that [&#...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: 37.com, FreshlyPicked.com, Josephine.com, 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. 37.com for $1,960,800 An upgrade from 37Wan.com. This games site is the traffic leader for the week, by a long shot, with an Alexa rank near 10,500. "From it’s origins in a small, unassuming office in Guangzhou, China, 37Games has quickly grown to becom...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Domain Movers: Freely.com, Expressly.com & More

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Here is the latest round of digging from DotWeekly on domain name movers that are connected with large companies. Amazon is once again a big player in today's list, as it often is, but really has been the past several days. Zynga is also a big player in today's once again HUGE list of domain movers! EchoMonitor.com has been acquired, likely by Amaz...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

After 6 Years Owner Of The Adult Site Brazzers Files UDRP Against Affiliate Brazers.com

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A UDRP has been filed against the domain name Brazers.com which is a typo of one of the most popular adult sites Brazzers.com which uses also uses the domain name Brazzersnetwork.com to which Brazers.com is actually forwarding to The complaint was filed by Licensing IP International S.à r.l which also owns pornhub.com, youtube.com and redtube.com [...

The Domains 2 days ago

10 Recent Hand Registrations

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At the end of last year, one of the goals I set for 2015 was to hand register more domain names. Unfortunately, I've slacked a bit in that area. I am still actively buying domain names in private and via auction, but I haven't registered as many domain names as I had hoped. Obviously there is still time for that. I thought I would share a selection...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Domain shocker: Google pulls out of the dot .APP auction citing honest mistake

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The much-advertised auction for the new gTLD dot .APP is apparently back in limbo; in a shocking statement, Google retracts its bid of $25 million dollars as an ‘unfortunate error.' "We are pulling out of that auction, good luck to the 2nd bidder, it was an honest mistake," said Mark Gabinski, VP of gTLD infrastructure […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 2 days ago

The MPAA Would Like to Help ICANN set policy in targeting Pirate Domains

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In an article on Torrent Freak it seems that the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) is in bed with ICANN and is trying to use that relationship to shape certain policies. These policies center on the handling of domain names used by sites that infringe intellectual property. From the article: The MPAA is one […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015

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Have a big day planned today.  I have two speeches to give next week and like normal haven't finished either.  Believe it or not, I enjoy speaking.  The bigger the crowd the better.  This crowd is only a few hundred but I take pride in the fact that they sell tickets and I sold out in the first day.  I think the title of the presentation is one of ...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

Sedo updates its Terms & Conditions for 2015

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Sedo has issued a lengthy list of revisions and updates to its Terms & Conditions. The popular domain marketplace seems to have updated several of its agreements and documents, to which clients must agree to, if they want to continue the venue's services. In particular, there are new versions of: The Sedo User Agreement The […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Top Topics of the Week: Best domain stories, the truth hurts, and .science is alive!

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CONTEST: 20 Free Domains - Win them here! @Ali Zandi challenges the community to share their best domain story. The discussion is going strong with over 2,500 views and nearly 100 stories and comments. The contest ends tonight, and the best story will win 20 domains from him. These stories are providing an eclectic overview of the ups and downs tha...

NamePros 3 days ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Joy.club, TheGenerator.com, Telegram.me, More

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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. Joy.club sold for $10,000 at Sedo, and the owner of JoyClub.de acquired it and redirected the .club to the .de. This club is not safe fo...

Domain Shane 3 days ago
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