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What’s Hot, Domainers? Weekly domain news recap ending 5/30/2015

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Lost track of the hottest domain news during the past week, as presented on DomainGang? No worries, this weekly recap will give you the chance to quickly get the summaries about what's hot in the wonderful world of domaining. Not everything makes this list, it's just long enough to give you the best domain news […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 3 hours, 8 min ago

Flippa Updates Their Bidding Certification Requirements

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On Thursday, Flippa announced an update to their bidding certification requirements, with premium certification now required for bids over $5,000. Flippa has had its share of completed auctions which ultimately didn't close due to non-paying bidders, but they continue to make strides to ensure the security and integrity of its marketplace The full ...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 8 min ago

GoMarch: Generic Domains W/ Paysite, Homegirl + More

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Welcome to GoMarch where I highlight recently acquired generic domains by GoDaddy.com from Marchex and GoDaddy has started to Buy Now price the domain names. These domains were nearly impossible to acquire in the past and GoDaddy is putting forth an effort to change that. I am highlighting 5 domain names a day from the domain portfolio acquisition ...

Dot Weekly 5 hours, 24 min ago

State of Washington Says Domain Registrations Are Subject To Sales Tax

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According to a ruling from the State of Washington this week "Internet domain name registration services are generally subject to retail sales or use tax. This article only addresses the initial sale of a domain name by a registrar. The Domain Name System helps users find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the […]

The Domains 5 hours, 57 min ago

Prudential Denied URS On Rocksolid.financial Despite Trademark & Parked Page

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The Prudential Insurance Company of America just lost the attempt to get the new gTLD domain name rocksolid.financial suspended through a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding. The domain owner is Mark Jeftovic of Toronto. The Examiner Antonina Pakharenko-Anderson, denied relief to Prudential despite having a trademark going back to 1986 for fi...

The Domains 6 hours, 33 min ago

PicMonkey Inc DENIED PickMonkey.com in WIPO Filing

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PicMonkey Inc. has been denied the domain name PickMonkey.com in a recent UDRP / WIPO filing.

The Domains 7 hours, 46 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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If you want to get in the LLLL.com market. TODAY is your day.  There are hundreds of LLLL.coms dropping today.  If you have a few hours available to go through the list there are certainly going to be some deals because there are so many. And I mean a lot.  Go ahead and take the day off. Here are today's names AOkay.com   I realize AOK is the best ...

Domain Shane 9 hours, 1 min ago

Exclusive: 4G.com Domain Sold for High Six Figures

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NamePros is able to reveal that the domain 4G.com has been sold very recently, with the news breaking on LinkedIn and in a NamePros thread on Thursday night. Bhanu Prasad - the owner of 4G.com - posted the news in a domain sellers group on LinkedIn but couldn't reveal the price paid for the domain, although he did say in a subsequent comment that ...

NamePros 9 hours, 12 min ago

Sahar Sarid : Deep diving for domain pearls

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Don't let Sahar Sarid‘s calm demeanor and smiling face fool you; there is an underlying energy and constructive furor behind the surface. The domain entrepreneur from Israel is working on several smoking hot projects, and we're not referring to the successful eJuice vape portal but to bigger, deeper ventures. These days, Sarid dives deep into...

DomainGang 16 hours, 16 min ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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Welcome to the DSAD Auction Recap. GoDaddy BOXI.com I knew it was going to do well but it looks like it could hit 5 figures BOXI.COM: 76 bids for $16,250. Love this domain name. Fantastic name for a brand.. or a box turtle. CityOfJasper.com There are a lot of Jaspers across the US. They won’t pay a lot to get the domain but with no bidders you won’...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 31 min ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Vroom.com, EZPR.com, Senator.com, 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. Vroom.com sold for $75,000 at DomainNameSales, and the domain is developed into a used car site, "VROOM is a whole new way to buy and se...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 55 min ago

Top Topics: Domain Owners Refusing to Sell; Seeking a New Registrar; Free Advertising of Auctions...

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The most popular discussion this week include domain investors that are fed up with their primary registrar, the route to take when domain owners refuse to sell their domain names, a strange story of a domain owner murdering their partner, and a promotional offer from NamePros to advertise your domain auctions -- for free! More details below. Fed ...

NamePros 22 hours, 23 min ago

A Peak Inside the Igloo: Publicly Reported Domain Sales Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg 

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Our latest weekly domain sales report was released last night and, as always there were some impressive sales at the top of the chart. Even so, the domain aftermarket is much bigger than those figures show because the majority of sales are never made public.

DNJournal 22 hours, 49 min ago

A Look At Sedo Sales From This Time Last Year

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I always find it interesting to look at previous domain sales to see what the new owners are actually doing with the domain names, so in this article I'll be looking at domain sales on Sedo.com from this time last year to see what's happening with the domains now. Zapping.com - $28,000: After spending $28000 on this domain, the owners (who look to...

NamePros 23 hours, 31 min ago

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen X3.com domain name

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Domain name was transferred to eName, a popular home for stolen domain names. The person who registered X3.com in 1995 has filed a lawsuit to recover the domain name, which he says was stolen from his DreamHost account. Anthony Alfieri-Crispin alleges (pdf) that the defendant managed to steal the domain name from his account and […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Facebook is Opposed to Designbook getting trademark

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Facebook opposes trademark of start up Designbook WPTZ is reporting that Facebook wants to block the trademark of Vermont based Designbook, Facebook seems to think they are the only one's entitled to use the word book. From the article: Designbook is a nearly year-old online community that connects startup businesses with investors and collaborator...

The Domains 1 day ago

Co-Founder Fred Krueger Sells Over 10% Of His Shares of Minds + Machines

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Minds + Machines announced today that Fred Krueger informed the company that he sold 14,000,000 shares on May 28, 2015. Based on his last disclosed interest, Fred Krueger now owns 114,481,604 ordinary shares representing approximately 13.7% of the issued shares capital of the Company. On May 26th Mr. Krueger announced he was leaving the company [&#...

The Domains 1 day ago

FIFA scandal dot .com : Who really needs dot .Sucks domain ?

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The grand FIFA scandal that was unveiled earlier this week is still expanding; latest revelations in this $150 million dollar corruption extravaganza claim that Germany paid its way to host the 2006 World Cup. Hardly surprising, when officials appointed get an extended stay at those positions of power, they tend to succumb to monetary temptations, ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

What Is Your Favorite Domain Name You Own?

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A regular reader and contributor named Todd offered a blog post suggestion that I thought was good. Todd suggested, "Why don't you have a post where each person submits one of their favorite domains and then let the readers give their thoughts on each one.  I think it would help many people understand what makes a good domain by letting people crit...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

GoMarch: Mouthwatering Generic Domains

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The bad thing about doing "series" articles is they get pretty repetitive so its hard writing the same thing over and over, but here is the gist of it. GoDaddy.com spent $28 Million and acquired 204K domain names from Marchex / Archeo. GoDaddy is now Buy Now Pricing these domain names, which they were not before and they were pretty hard to acquire...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

This week’s Expired Domain Report

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A weekly wrap of expired domain name sales. Roughly half a dozen auctions at NameJet outperformed LoveDay.com ($3.6k) during the past week – by as much as a factor of 10 in the case of DogCare.com ($37k). These included the usual crop of LLL.com's; an LL.tv; and another 5-figure NNNN.com, which was the category that topped our chart last time. In [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Dot .Music : Victory for Constantine Roussos as RIAA supports Community gTLD applicant

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The ongoing battle for the dot .Music gTLD, one of the most prestigious keywords in the new Internet namespace, has garnered an important victory for founder Constantine Roussos‘s team effort, to build a Community-led dot .Music. The dot .Music founder announced that RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America, is throwing its support...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Elequa’s LLL .com domain portfolio in Chinese hands – Part Trois

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Domain investor Elequa is selling or has sold a huge stash of LLL .com domains to the Chinese; when we covered the original domain portfolio, it contained NNNN .com domains as well. Part two was smaller, but only for a short while, as part three – or trois in French for dramatic emphasis – is […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

IamWire Creates Infographic of Future Of Domain Names

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IamWire.com writer Sujata Sangwan has created an infographic on the future of domain names and does a nice, well balanced look from start to current on domain names with Rick Schwartz, Paul Stahura and Monte Cahn highlighted in the article.

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, May 29th, 2015

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I had a great comment the other day say I was just guessing at my prices when it came to domain names.  And I am.  We all are.  Nobody has a clue what domains are going to sell for or not sell for.  All we can do is go on past sales history.  We can't analyze the pocketbooks or the ideas of other buyers.  One of, if not the biggest domain broker in...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

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The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN for public...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

.sucks extends controversial sunrise, delays GA

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Vox Populi has extended the pricey .sucks sunrise period for three weeks, saying trademark owners need more time to participate. Sunrise was due to end this week, with general availability kicking off today. But Vox Pop has extended the period to June 19, with GA starting two days later. In an email blast to fellow […] Related posts: .sucks ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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Trying out a new format for the post today due to popular demand. GoDaddy Agree.net Agree.com is owned by Escrow.com so I’d imagine they are going to be in this auction at this low price AGREE.NET: 50 bids for $2,025. Great name. over under 6mo flip on Flippa. LibertyBelle.com A DC comic character (so bound to be a movie) but could be a brand on it...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Short Domains Continue Dominance - 12 of Week's Top 20 Sales Are 4 Characters or Less

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3-letter .coms have been on a tear this year. Fewer than usual were reported this week with only two on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but brevity remained very highly valued. A dozen names on the Big Board ranged from just two to four characters to the left of the dot.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Lawyers For Human Beings – Patent trolls, trademark bullies, and cybersquatters need not apply

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Rick Schwartz's acquisition of the domain name Cybersquatter.com via Flippa for $3,000 led us to the obvious question: is the term ‘cybersquatter‘ generic or trademarked? These days, one never knows, and we just had to look the term up at the USPTO. As it turns out, there is no such trademark, but a related trademark […] Copyright...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sidekick Is About To Get So Much Better

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My favorite app to use when sending out domain sales emails is Sidekick by Hubspot. This app (formerly called Signals) is a simple email tracking service that lets you monitor when each email you send is opened, how many times it's been opened, and whether it's been opened on a mobile device or a desktop. Since discovering this app (which is a sim...

NamePros 1 day ago

TorrentFreak.com claims US Government lost control of seized Black Friday poker domains

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File sharing publication TorrentFreak.com claimed earlier today that the US Department of Justice lost control of various poker domains, including absolutepoker.com and ultimatebet.com, which were used to redirect traffic to malicious content. In the same article, TorrentFreak.com reported that Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com, domains seized durin...

Key-Systems Wins Control Of RRPproxy.me owned by Founder The of .TK Registry

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Key-Systems GmbH won control of the domain name rrpproxy.me in a UDRP The domain appears to be owned by Joost Zuurbier who is the Founder of Freedom Registry which operates the .TK registry the second largest domain name registry in the world with around 30 million registrations. We did an interview with Zoost in March […]

The Domains 1 day ago

.berlin CEO prime suspect in ICANN data breach

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dotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski is suspected of using a bug in ICANN's new gTLD portal to access hundreds of confidential documents, some containing sensitive financial planning data, belonging to competing gTLD applicants. That's according to ICANN documents sent by a source to DI today. Krischenowski, who has through his lawyer "denied acting im...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

May 2015 Great Domains Auction Results

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The Great Domains auction for the month of May ended on Sedo today, and the results are published below. The largest sale of the month was the three letter NKB.com domain name, which sold for $31,000 after some active bidding. The second highest sale of the month was Stock.co.uk, which sold for 4,102 EUR. Quite a few three letter .net domain names ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

All 32 NFL Teams Register a .Football Domain, But Only 10 Colleges Do

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All 32 NFL teams applied for its domain name in the new gTLD .Football that launches into general availability next week. Interestingly some applied with their city and team like the BaltimoreRavens.football and the AtlantaFalcons.football while other teams just went with their name like 49ers.football and Bengals.football. If your keeping track 15...

The Domains 2 days ago

Trademark Game Playing Results In Great Generic Domains Being Registered In .Casino Sunrise

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Wynn,the Bellagio,the Borgata, the MGM, the Mirage and the Aira are just a few of the famous Casino's which registered their name in the new gTLD .Casino extension during the Sunrise period. Each domain extension has to give first shot to trademark holders who have registered their global marks in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) […]

The Domains 2 days ago

GoMarch: Great Buy Now Generic .com Domain Names

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GoMarch is a series DotWeekly is doing that I pick 5 domain names a day to highlight domains recently acquired by GoDaddy.com from the Marchex domain name portfolio. These domains were very hard to acquire in the past but GoDaddy is changing that with buy now prices and and making them easy to purchase at a trusted source. Here we go with today's f...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

.ninja Turns 1 W/ 35% Domains Pointing To Active Websites

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New TLD .ninja has turned 1 year old! With the birthday, Rightside has announced some impressive numbers to go with the birthday celebration with 35% of domains pointing to active websites.

The Domains 2 days ago

Harvard sues frequent UDRP loser to have its domains disabled

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Company that lost four UDRP complaints if filed against others might be at risk of losing its own domain name. Harvard has sued a handful of companies it says have copied its trademarked exam questions. Among these companies is one that lost four UDRP cases in a single week — Certplex, Ltd. Certplex lost four […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […] Cop...

DomainGang 2 days ago

FTC to ICANN on .Sucks: Yeah, we told you this would happen

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FTC wants ICANN to address overarching issues with new TLDs rather than one-off cases. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN's request that it investigate the practices of top level domain name registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name. I'd summarize its response as: "yeah, we told you this […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Co. Invests €350,000 to “Disrupt Domain Industry”: 50 Million Registered But Unused Domains

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According to a press release out today, Axivate Capital a VC firm has "invested €350,000 to disrupt domain industry in "Undeveloped.com, a domain marketplace Undeveloped , says they have "crawled and indexed over 50 million registered but unused domain names. " Undeveloped's co-founder and CEO Reza Sardeha is quoted as saying: ""With over 288 milli...

The Domains 2 days ago

FTC slams new gTLDs but waffles over .sucks legality

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The US Federal Trade Commission has made some strong criticisms of the new gTLD program but has refused to answer the question of whether .sucks is behaving illegally. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), FTC chair Edith Ramirez took the opportunity to ask for a bunch of changes to the program. But she declined […] Related posts: Rockefeller sl...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Mike Berkens Was Right About FatTuesday.com

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A company called David Briggs Enterprises, Inc., operators of Fat Tuesday, filed a UDRP on FatTuesday.com. The National Arbitration Forum panel ruled in favor of the complainant, and the FatTuesday.com domain name will be transferred unless legal action is taken by the domain name registrant. Andrew Allemann published an article about the FatTuesda...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Domain Movers: InkTV.com, Jude.org, VirtualAds.com and More Domains

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In the latest series of Domain Movers, domain detective Jamie Zoch digs hard to find domain names recently acquired or registered by large companies and this often tips the hand into future moves by these companies. Come and discover with me and enjoy some unique domain data!

The Domains 2 days ago

NAF panel orders transfer of FatTuesday.com to owner of Fat-Tuesday.com

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Panel really screwed this one up. A three person National Arbitration Forum panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name FatTuesday.com to David Briggs Enterprises, Inc. The complainant operates bars under the name Fat Tuesday and uses the inferior domain name Fat-Tuesday.com. Of course, Fat Tuesday is also the name for what many of […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

ICANN fingers perps in new gTLD breach

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A small number of new gTLD registries and/or applicants deliberately exploited ICANN's new gTLD portal to obtain information on competitors. That's my take on ICANN's latest update about the exploitation of an error in its portal that laid confidential financial and technical data bare for two years. ICANN said last night: Based on the information ...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Microsoft Files TM For HoloPet, Expired Domain Auction Live

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Microsoft has been making a big push with its HoloLens and with HoloStudio and HoloTour and now…. HoloPet! Microsoft has filed a trademark for the matching term HoloPet on May 23, 2015. Interesting to note, I remembered the "name" when I had seen the trademark today because yesterday I had noticed the domain name HoloPet.com is currently an e...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago
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