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Sunday Updates and Thoughts

 Mark As Read    

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

Domain Investing 6 hours, 21 min ago

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

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

Domain Shane 9 hours, 21 min ago

How to Bulk Delete Backorders at NameJet

 Mark As Read    

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

NameBio Blog 14 hours, 6 min ago

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

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

Domain Shane 23 hours, 49 min ago

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

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

DomainGang 1 day ago

Behind the Story of Netnopolis

 Mark As Read    

You probably noticed the new banners on DomainInvesting.com advertising "The Story of Netnopolis." If you clicked through, you learned it was an advertising campaign created by new gTLD registry and applicant, Radix. I reached out to Namrata Arya, one of my contacts at Radix, and she shared more details about this new marketing campaign and what Ne...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

.XYZ Becomes 1st New gTLD To Top 900,000 Registrations

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.XYZ has become the first new gTLD new domain extension to have topped 900,000 registrations. According to new ntldstats.com .XYZ has 900,739, domain registered. There are only 6 new gTLD extension to have broken the six figure mark (excluding the IDN .?? (xn--ses554g) which are all registry owned) and here they are in order: .XYZ […]

The Domains 1 day ago

H.J. Heinz Offering 57.com Domain For Sale

 Mark As Read    

Today I had noticed that the H.J. Heinz Company is offering the two number premium domain name 57.com for sale. Digging into whois history records, this isn't "new" because sometime between April 29, 2014 and May 24, 2014 in whois records the terms "This Domain Is For Sale" were added for the Admin Name. But it was new to me now, so I wanted to sha...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

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Today is one of the biggest weekends of the year for me selling plants.  You can imagine why if you know Midwest weather. It's perfect this time of year.  Yesterday ended up being the biggest sales for a weekday we have ever had.  To put it in perspective.  We did 50% of the ANNUAL revenue from our first year 20 years ago in ONE day.  And we will d...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Why Namecoin never took off

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Namecoin has been an idea that has got some press in the past but never really totally caught on. The idea of a decentralized DNS system, kind of like domain names working on the same premise as Bitcoin. Coin Telegraph sat down with Michael Dean one of the biggest proponents of Namecoin. In the interview […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): ZAIH.com, RCKT.com, SD.se, PS.se, 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. RCKT.com sold for $7,695 at Sedo, and the domain is an upgrade from Rocket-Internet.de. "We are Rocket Communications. We create compell...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Online discount retailer buys former Leisure & Gaming bookmaker domain VIP.com

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Online discount retailer VipShop, a Chinese company trading on the New York stock exchange, has been since the summer of 2013 the owner of VIP.com, the URL once used by popular bookmaker VIP Sports. The post Online discount retailer buys former Leisure & Gaming bookmaker domain VIP.com appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Go Time : Did GoDaddy send a C&D letter to Ali Zandi’s domain brokering start-up ?

 Mark As Read    

Former Flippa phenom, Ali Zandi, started his own domain brokering company last month, choosing the name ‘Go Time Ventures.‘ Not a bad name, and we're fond of brandables when it comes down to providing online services. Today, Ali Zandi announced the domain re-branding of his company, from Go Time Ventures to Perception. The new company [...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Virtual Reality - Sex and Making Money on A handreg

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Virtual Reality has been a hot topic over the last year, it is one of the more popular trend threads on Namepros. The Virtual Reality thread was actually started almost exactly one year ago. The top sale on Sedo yesterday was VRxxx.com at $10,000. This was actually sold by a Namepros member Subjot. The domain was registered only 1 year ago, and sh...

NamePros 2 days ago

NameJet Removes Bid Indicators Lower Than 4

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NameJet.com has always displayed the amount of pre-order bids "Bidders" on PendingDelete domain names, which has been used by domain name investors as an easy tool to find domains they may have missed otherwise, so they can place a backorder on the domain. Well, the easy part just got a bit harder. NameJet is no longer showing "bidders" below 4. So...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

CNNSi.com in Pending Delete Status

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According to the CNNSi Wikipedia page, "CNN Sports Illustrated (CNNSI) was a 24-hour sports news channel. It was created by Time Warner, bringing together its CNN and Sports Illustrated brands and related resources." CNNSi.com was the domain name that was used for the channel's website. I was looking at NameJet this morning, and I saw that CNNSi.co...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Grooveshark RIP : Another great music repository bites the dust – Who gets the domain ?

 Mark As Read    

As I'm listening to Jango and its great, free streaming of searchable music from any era, I wonder if it's the next one to go. Grooveshark, my favorite music streamer for many months, is no more. I really liked its user interface, but it was the vast music collection that surpassed any other free music […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Name as a Page Title, Domain Not Owned By You?

 Mark As Read    

So lets say your company / website has some wishful thinking..  use the acronym of your company name but as a domain name you do not own as the page title. Case in point, Quality Dairy, owners of the domain name QualityDairy.com not QD.com! Ever do a search on Google for "QD.com"? I did for you: Out of nearly 500K results, Quality Dairy ranks #1 f...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Google Password Alert : Protect domain registrar accounts from phishing attacks

 Mark As Read    

The most common method of having your domains stolen, is by surrendering your registrar credentials in a phishing attack. Simply explained, phishing works by prompting one to click a link that appears to take them to a casual destination, such as a domain registrar. Once there, the unsuspected victim provides their user name and password, […]...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Marksmen and Com Laude, Launch MCL Domains To Be Based In Seattle

 Mark As Read    

Marksmen and Com Laude, announce the launch of MCL Domains "offering efficient, reliable corporate domain name management services for North America. MCL Domains opens for business this week at the 2015 International Trademark Association's annual meeting in San Diego. MCL Domains combines Marksmen's strategic and investigative acumen with Com Laud...

The Domains 2 days ago

After Launching New Direct Auction Sedo Closes Week with Support for .Irish at Netistrar Party

 Mark As Read    

It has been a busy week at Sedo, beginning with the launch of a new auction feature called Direct Auction that will be of interest to many domain sellers. They closed the week co-hosting a Netistrar party in London last night celebrating the new .irish TLD.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Northwest Austin is marketing Weebly like crazy

 Mark As Read    

Campaign to halt redevelopment is introducing people to website builder Weebly. Over a hundred of my neighbors in northwest Austin are advertising website builder Weebly. It's a case where a non-paying customer does more good than a paying one. How did Weebly pull this off? It didn't have to do anything at all. There's an […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

HolidayRentals.com Saved In UDRP For The 2nd Time

 Mark As Read    

HomeAway, Inc. of Austin, Texas lost its bid to grab the generic domain name holidayrentals.com in a UDRP. The domain name HolidayRentals.com was saved in a UDRP back in 2002. The domain holder Timothy Hall of the United Kingdom was represented by UDRP POLICE DBS, United Kingdom and was the domain holder for the 2002 […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Giuseppe Graziano Launches Domain Brokerage

 Mark As Read    

From June of 2012 until this past March, Giuseppe Graziano worked in a business development role and as a domain broker at Domain Holdings. According to his LinkedIn profile, Giuseppe "successfully negotiated over 7 digits in domain sales." Giuseppe recently went out on his own, and he just announced the launch of his domain name brokerage, GGRG.co...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Bitcoin Exchange PSCoin.com ReBrands to LZF.com

 Mark As Read    

According to CryptoCoinsNews.com (CCN), Bitcoin exchange PSCoin.com is re-branding to LZF.com. "The Co-founder of PS Coin Daniel Pusateri told CCN that LZF.com stands for Laissez Faire, which means the free market, a market without government interference. At present, LZF.com redirects users to pscoin.com. The replacement will become complete withi...

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, May 1st, 2015

 Mark As Read    

Another month, another dollar.  I didn't sell very many names in April but I priced things pretty high again.  I'm pretty comfortable with my domains and I'm in no hurry to give them away.  I bought quite a few names as well.  Speaking of which.  I am looking for fair priced Number Letter Letter.coms.  And only NLL.coms.  I am willing to buy some a...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Top Topics: Escrow.com Sold to Freelancer; Sedo Introduces Direct Auction; Biggest Flops...

 Mark As Read    

The most popular discussions this week include the sale of Escrow.com to Freelancer for $7.5 million; biggest domain flops from around the domain investing community; the feeling of excitement after completing your first sale; Sedo's introduction of Direct Auction; and the number of domains that investors have sold vs. how many they have owned. Es...

NamePros 2 days ago

RightoftheDot.com Gets Godaddy Its Stock Ticker Symbol; GDDY.com Before It Went Public

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY),  announced today it has bought the domain name GDDY.com through RightoftheDot.com who bought the domain name on behalf of Godaddy before it went public. When visited, GDDY.com takes individuals to GoDaddy's Investor Relations page, enabling anyone to quickly find out more about the company. Right of the Dot, LLC, a domain...

The Domains 2 days ago

Will Microsoft Buy Edge.com and Will They File A UDRP on MicrosoftEdge.com ?

 Mark As Read    

Microsoft has a new browser that they are calling Microsoft Edge, Mike was talking with me and wondered aloud if they would go after Edge.com ? Three years ago there was an existing business on Chrome.com and Google decided to make them an offer and purchased the domain. Mike wrote about that here. Now Edge.com […]

The Domains 2 days ago

ICM Just Made $1.2 Million On Sunrise Registrations For A $370K Investment

 Mark As Read    

The ICM registry,  which is the operator of .XXX, announced a short time ago that their two new extensions .porn and .adult each got around 4,000 registrations in the Sunrise Period which was opened to trademark holders. The wholesale cost for each sunrise registration was just $62,  which is quite a bargain considering that the […]

The Domains 3 days ago

RadioShack domain auction : May 6th deadline looms

 Mark As Read    

May 6th is the deadline for parties interested in submitting bids for the intellectual property of now defunct RadioShack. The auction includes numerous assets, including registered trademarks, patents, franchise relationships and even a database of 65 million customers! Let's not forget the domain portfolio, comprising of 295 domain names. There a...

DomainGang 3 days ago

.Porn and .Adult domain names break sunrise records

 Mark As Read    

Provocative domains, low pricing, marketing and promotion with Trademark Clearinghouse boost early numbers for new adult domains. ICM Registry announced today that its .Porn and .Adult domain names each received about 4,000 registrations during the sunrise trademark period. That's more than any other new top level domain names to date. The strong i...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Record Breaking: .Porn and .Adult Gets Around 4K Sunrise Registrations Each: 10X+ More Than Any Average

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ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT top-level domains (TLDs), announces the close of its .PORN and .ADULT Sunrise periods today with record setting numbers for new gTLD's The Sunrise periods, which allows  trademark owners the first opportunity to secure names in .PORN and .ADULT, resulted in around 4,000 domain name...

The Domains 3 days ago

.Me Passes 800K Registrations

 Mark As Read    

The .Me Registry announced today that they passed the 800,000 mark in the number of registered domain names. If .Me was a new gTLD and not a ccTLD it would be the 2nd most registered, however they have not offered to my knowledge free domain names at any point Here is the announcement: ""We Hit […]

The Domains 3 days ago

A reimagining of the new gtld program

 Mark As Read    

In looking at the past 16 months of new gtld launches, sales, registration numbers and debates, one wonders what might have been ? Now this article falls under Domain Name fan fiction. One day a man had a dream and in his dream he read the following: ICANN announces they will add 20 new extensions over the next 5 years. 1) Number of new string...

NamePros 3 days ago

Short domain names lead expired domain name sales

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson reviews the past week of expired domain name sales at NameJet. China and the USA take turns as king of the mountain. Last week, an English domain was perched on top of our pile of expired NameJet auctions. This week China occupies both the #1 and #3 positions with PQA.com ($17.1k) and 058.net ($5k) respectively, […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Canuck ingenuity : Canadian domainers open up domain space beyond .CA

 Mark As Read    

We love Canadians. Some of the top domain investors are Canucks; the land up north offers ample resources in oil, fish, hockey pucks, beavers, beer and of course domain names that end in .CA. With the domain name space expanding, there is no provision for Canadaphiles to register domain names in dot .CA, a ccTLD […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 3 days ago

How One Tweet Cost Twitter $8billion in Market Cap

 Mark As Read    

Twitter has been under pressure for the last couple days as a disappointing earning release caused the stock to take a dive. The dive started earlier than normal for a bad earnings report. Companies usually wait til after the close for release and full dissemination. A Tweet that went out Tuesday while the market was […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Dumb ICANN bug revealed secret financial data to new gTLD applicants

 Mark As Read    

Secret financial projections were among 330 pieces of confidential data revealed by an ICANN security bug. Over the last two years, a total of 19 new gTLD applicants used the bug to access data belonging to 96 applicants and 21 registry operators. That's according to ICANN, which released the results of a third-party audit this […] Related p...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

A name that failed the “radio test” was hurting this real estate business

 Mark As Read    

Old name led to a "word-of-mouth" issue for company. Technology-driven real estate startup TripleMint just raised $1.65 million from investors. It's also changing its name from one that caused it problems. TripleMint used to be called Suitey, a name that I don't know how to say, and if someone told me about it I wouldn't […]...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Maple App Upgrades to Maple.com

 Mark As Read    

I miss living in Manhattan, primarily because of all the food options that aren't available to me in the suburbs. I read an article in Wired about a new dining option in New York City called Maple, and it looks like the startup wisely secured the Maple.com domain name last month. Customers of Maple can order a meal via the app, and the high quality...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

ChinesePot.com owner can keep domain name despite not responding to UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Owner of ChinesePod.com loses case against ChinesePot.com. Language instruction service Chinesepod Limited, which uses the domain name ChinesePoD.com, has lost a UDRP against the owner of ChinesePoT.com. It's a case of a "typo" also being a common word. The owner of ChinesePot.com didn't respond to the UDRP, but ChinesePod didn't convince a World I...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

UDRP over domain ‘Chinese pot’ .com denied at the WIPO

 Mark As Read    

Talk of this UDRP as if the kettle is calling the pot black – or something like that. Chinesepod Limited of London, United Kingdom, got all pissy-headed and filed a UDRP against the owners of the domain ChinesePot.com. Now then, we aren't sure whether the registrant had the porcelain kind in mind, or the weed […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Recent Sales Data in Chinese Domain Market

 Mark As Read    

Recently, I've had many friends come to me inquiring about how to join the Chinese domain market. I don't think that I am an expert in it, but I may be able to share some of the wisdom that I do have. I objectively publish domain news to help those with enthusiasm in the Chinese market to have a better understanding of it. Here are recent domain sa...

NamePros 3 days ago

Domain Registrar MAFF.com Rebrands To XZ.com That They Bought For $138K in 2013

 Mark As Read    

                        The Chinese domain name registrar MAFF.com has re-branded to XZ.com We received an email from MAFF.com announcing the re-branding today. The domain name XZ.com was purchased at the Inaugural Heritage Domain Auction which was held in New York City in November 2013 fo...

The Domains 3 days ago

Who needs .Sucks? Microsoft registers Microsoft Edge Sucks domains in .com.

 Mark As Read    

Company registers multiple derogatory domain names related to its new browser. There's been a lot of chatter lately about the .Sucks domain name and how brands feel like they're being coerced into paying big bucks to protect themselves. At the same time, a lot of these companies aren't paying $10 to register BrandSucks.com. An exception […]...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

A look at Neustar’s domain name base

 Mark As Read    

Company is counting on new TLDs for growth in domain name business, but it's slow. Neustar reported earnings yesterday and released updated information on its base of domain names registered. .Co continues to perform well for the company, adding $5.2 million revenue in the first quarter. Additionally, the company has operating agreements with 122 n...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Domain Movers: Haus.com, Gifts.com, 00.com and More Domains

 Mark As Read    

In the latest Domain Movers series I detect several domain names that have been recent acquired by large companies, domain registrations and many more. Domains like Gifts.com, Haus.com, 00.com and more so stop in and check it out!

The Domains 3 days ago
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