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TSU.co gets 1 Million users in 5 weeks!

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According to this story over at ZDNET.com,  TSU.com gets its 1 millionth user for the new social media network in 5 weeks. Well I guess we have to see how it goes but that's some pretty big .co news! Here … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 6 hours, 28 min ago

After 6 Years, Aljazeera Wins Contorol of Aljazeera.Tv

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Al Jazeera Media Network of Doha, Qatar, was awarded the domain name Aljazeera.tv by a one member UDRP panel of Assen Alexiev The domain holder did not respond to the UDRP, nor did the domain seem to be in use in the 6+ years since it was registered. Here are the relevant facts and findings […]

The Domains 9 hours, 49 min ago

TRAFFIC East 2014: A Pictorial Review from an Unforgettable 10th Anniversary Show

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The 10th anniversary edition of the TRAFFIC conference that concluded earlier this month on Miami Beach marked the end of a era. Our wall to wall pictorial review documents Rick Schwartz's final ride with TRAFFIC. We haven't published ANY of the photos in this review in DNJ before.

DNJournal 10 hours, 6 min ago

New gTLD’s Pass 3.3 Million; .Club Passed 140K .NYC Tops 60K; .London Passes 50k

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We haven't done a update of the new gTLD program registrations in a while. According to nTLDStats.com the total number of new gTLD domain registrations just passed 3.3 million. .NYC has now passed 60,000 registrations and .London has now passed 50,000 registrations Rounding out the top 10 of all new gTLD's .XYZ has the most […]

The Domains 11 hours, 9 min ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Fix.com, 1001.com, Pizza.es, HealthAdvisor.com, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Fix.com for $850,000 I expected more of a commercial use, but a general interest type of blog is live, with articles about things like how to pick apples, or green pest management. The domain is under privacy protection, but they do list their...

Domain Shane 11 hours, 23 min ago

Domain Name Stocks walloped so far in 2014

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Most publicly traded domain name companies have had their stocks hit hard in 2014. The broader markets are up big time this year, but there's not much cheer at domain name companies that are publicly listed. With about a month left in the year, some publicly traded domain name companies will need a healthy rebound […]

Domain Name Wire 18 hours, 19 min ago

Someone Is Trying To Sell A Domain Still At Auction At Namejet.com

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                              Earlier this month OnlineDomain.com, wrote about someone trying to sell the domain name iWire.com which they apparently won at a SnapNames.com but had not yet paid for. Today I got an email from someone that is trying to sell a […]

The Domains 18 hours, 25 min ago

Share Your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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Now that Black Friday is here, I bet there are a lot of good domain industry deals to be had. I also presume there will be additional Cyber Monday deals and special offers from domain industry companies in a few days. I invite you to share your coupon and promo codes, special offers, and other Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals found at domain ind...

Domain Investing 18 hours, 44 min ago

Coffee.Club Launches: 40% Discount Black Friday-Cyber Monday & Free Membership To A Reader Of TheDomains

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                Coffee.club, a subscription-based coffee club that delivers among the freshest access to organic, launched its site today at Coffee.Club on Black Friday to appeal to the more than 54% of Americans who drink coffee on a daily basis. To celebrate the launch, in the tradition of Black […]

The Domains 19 hours, 25 min ago

Grateful Ventures Launches Thanksgiving.com on Thanksgiving

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Grateful Ventures, an online media and publishing company announced on Thanksgiving the launch of Thanksgiving.com. The holiday-themed website delivers a cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving, offering a blend of traditional and modern recipes, entertaining and décor, history, and fun. The daily operations of Thanksgiving.com are run by the Gratefu...

The Domains 19 hours, 52 min ago

TrendyHair.es owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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WIPO panel finds GIGS United S.L. guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. GIGS United S.L., the Barcelona company that owns TrendyHair.es, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name TrendyHair.com. The case was filed against SIE MANTIC, but it's a little unclear as to who actually owns the domain and […]...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 53 min ago

Namecheap: Runtime Error

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For the last week or so, popular domain registrar Namecheap has been promoting its special offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday via its blog and social media channels. A few hours ago on Twitter, the company cited heavy demand for an increase in the amount of special offers: Due to high demand will be increasing some of the deals we offer. We h...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 21 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday November 28th

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I have very minimal traditions in my life but spending Thanksgiving with family is one of them.  I prefer spending it at home with my wife and daughter but we usually end up going over to someone else's house and let them do all the cooking. You should really try it.  Spend an hour making a couple of pumpkin pies an...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 4 min ago

One of Our Readers Will Get Free Coffee for Six Months as Coffee.club Celebrates Their Launch

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When Bill McClure acquired Coffee.club in a $100,000 deal four weeks ago he said he would launch a new coffee subscription service on the domain by December 1.True to his word Coffee.club has gone live and they are allowing us to give one of our readers almost 20 pounds of gourmet coffee!

DNJournal 1 day ago

How Online Retailers Are Using New gTLDs in their Holiday Marketing

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Tucker Johns wrote an article on gtldstrategy.com, A FairWinds Blog about how new gtlds are affecting Black Friday marketing. Tucker gave mention to the new .blackfriday and .Christmas strings from Uniregistry and took a look at how the top 100 online retailers are using new gtlds. From the article: To check how the top 100 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Nov 26 .CA TBR Results, FF.ca Auction, and .Property domains

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DomainReport.ca First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the US!  Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, but I think it's a much bigger holiday in the States when you consider the excitement of Black Friday comes right after, then Cyber Monday.  For those who don't know, Black Friday is becoming big in Canada too because Ca...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Thankful This Thanksgiving

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We are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the US, and I am fortunate to be spending the holiday with my wife's family. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I am very thankful to you for visiting my blog, and I am especially thankful to those of you who share your thoughts and advice in the comment section. Even when we disagree about something,...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Symantec Wins .SECURITY Over Donuts and Defender Security

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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ;SYMC) has won the rights to operate the new gTLD .Security beating Donuts and Defender Security. You might recall that Defender Security, filed Legal Rights Objections to all other applicants in .Home which was subsequently knocked out by domain collision. .Security was one of 11 new gTLD's that are scheduled to be auct...

The Domains 1 day ago

Firefox will soon offer one-click buttons for all your search engines

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Venture Beat posted a story about Firefox unveiling a one click button solution for all your search engines. In the future release, when you type a search term into the Firefox search box, you will get a list of reorganized search suggestions from the default search provider. Better yet, a new array of buttons below these […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thanksgiving Edition

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I have very minimal traditions in my life but spending Thanksgiving with family is one of them.  I prefer spending it at home with my wife and daughter but we usually end up going over to someone else's house and let them do all the cooking. You should really try it.  Spend an hour making a couple of pumpkin pies an...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

The CEO Bookshelf

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While you are enjoying your Thanksgiving and perhaps engaging in conversation outside of domaining, the conversation may turn to books. CEO.com and DOMO put together an infographic that highlights what business leaders are reading.

The Domains 2 days ago

The Year's Biggest Sale to Date Towers Over This Week's Domain Sales Chart

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At the end of last week news broke that Japan's Nissan Corporation had sold Z.com to GMO Internet, Inc. for a whopping $6,784,000. That was, by far, the biggest domain sale reported so far this year, and it towers over all others on our latest weekly domain sales chart.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Even TechCrunch Doesn’t Know The Difference Between A TLD and a Subdomain

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I have talked about this a number of times before but today it was illustrated in a major way. Consumers and the mainstream media still have absolutely no idea what a TLD is. Today TechCrunch, one of the top tech publications in the world wrote an article about Google.co.uk and yes, they think that .co.uk is a […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Disaster Domaining

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For as long as domain speculation has existed, there have been investors in the name of gaining a penny off of tragic situations. From nearly every terrible incident that claimed one life to hundreds of thousands, there has been someone to claim the unspoken for money that they feel is rightfully theirs. Although the Japanese earthquake and procee...

NamePros 2 days ago

Win a Free 6 Month Membership to Coffee.club

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In October, I wrote about the $100,000 Coffee.club deal that was consummated at TRAFFIC. If you visit Coffee.Club today, you can see the business has already been launched. I want to share a special offer that was made to me that may interest you. Bill McClure of Coffee.Club and the .Club Registry are giving away a free 6 month subscription to Coff...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

.Green Release Launch Time Table: Founders Program Closes Dec 1; GA Set For March 24, 2015

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The .Green registry released its launch time table for the new gTLD. The Founders Program is now open but only to December 1, 2014 "The Founders Program is Limited to Friends & Supporters of DotGreen, and attendees of San Francisco Green Festival If your interested in acquiring a .Green Founders name you need to submit […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Berlin.co.com Sells For $1,109 on NameJet.com Leading 20 City .Co.Com Sales

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The domain name Berlin.co.com sold for $1,109 on NameJet.com leading 20 city .Co.com domain names that were auctioned off on Namejet.com yesterday. Dubai.co.com was a close second selling for $1,009 The only other domain name of the 20 selling for four figures was Barcelona.co.com which sold for an even $1K. Four of the domain names […]

The Domains 2 days ago

What I think about Donuts’ bold 80% renewal forecast

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Last Friday, Donuts CEO Paul Stahura posted on CircleID an argument for strong renewal rates in new top level domain names. He even put a number on it: "…we conservatively predict an initial renewal rate of greater than 80% for Donuts gTLDs." First of all, kuddos to Donuts for sticking its neck out there with […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Uniregistry: .Click new gTLD Generated Over 10,000 Registrations In First 24 Hours

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In a comment left by Frank Schilling on TheDomains.com, on our post about yesterday Uniregistry's new gTLD first day totals, more than 10,000 domain names were registered in the first 24 hours. The stats we published earlier today were based on the last zone file update which usually cuts off at midnight,  which showed the […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.2 Million; Rin.com & Everything.Org Sell For $35K; Show.Tv $20K

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Over the past week, 566 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.2 Million 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: rin.com at 35,000 USD · Top ccTLD: show.tv at 20,999 EUR · Top “other” TLD: everything.org at 35,000 USD […]

The Domains 2 days ago

.Click’s 3,800 domains: Good or bad?

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People spent about $25,000 on .click domains on the first day. Here's a riddle: how many domains will domainers register on the first day of a new TLD launch for a semi-decent generic domain during Thanksgiving week with super low registration fees and basically no domains held back? Answer: 3,800. That's about how many domain […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

MDon-line.com Loses UDRP Bid To Grab The Domain MDonline.com

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MD On-line, Inc. of Parsippany, New Jersey, just lost its bid to grab the domain name mdonline.com through a UDRP. The Sole panelist was Christopher S. Gibson Complainant provides background that it was founded in 1995 as a health care technology company working closely with providers, payers and others in the health care industry to […]

The Domains 2 days ago

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY from COFFEE.CLUB

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At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST 2014, Bill McClure made a deal with the .CLUB gang, Colin Campbell and Jeff Sass, to acquire the domain name www.Coffee.Club under their new Startup.Club program. Since that time, the .CLUB team and Coffee.org team have been working overtime together to build and launch a great subscription business around a great .CLUB [R...

Released From Collision Today: 120K .Host; 10k .Website & 5K .Press Domains

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Radix the registry for the new gTLD .Host, .Website and .Press is releasing 135,000 new gTLD domain names from that were on the ICANN collision  list today at 1400 UTC 20k .Host new gTLD domain names; 10k .Website domain names and 5k .Press domains will be released. All of these domains were held by by […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Robin Hood Films to Premiere Dirty Dealing

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Jon Schultz and Chris Hood are probably best known in domain investing circles for selling the Ebola.com domain name. They are also film makers and partners in a film company called Robin Hood Films, and the company is set to premiere its new film, Dirty Dealing 3D, starring actor Michael Madsen. Schultz is the Executive Producer on the film and Ho...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

1st New gTLD Totals: .Click 3,779; .Help 1,908; .Property 1,490; .Hosting 1,197: .Diet 787

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Five New gTLD of Uniregistry  launched into General Availability yesterday Here are the first day total including Sunrise registrations. None of these extensions had a Early Access Program or Landrush program: .Click 3,779 .Help 1,908 .Property 1,490 .Hosting 1,197 .Diet 787

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve 11/25/14

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Yesterday I had my own little Ferguson even yesterday. I got pulled over for going 50 in a 40 mph zone.  Every 2 years I seem to get this same ticket at the EXACT same place on the way from the nursery to my house.  It's a huge, four lane road that could safely be driven at 80 mph but its forty because the neighborhood entrances are off the road.  ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

A look at Bitcoin/Crypto Related Domain Sales

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CryptoNames.com is a site that specializes in domain names related to the Bitcoin/Crypto Currency Niche. They compiled a list of BitCoin, Crypto and Coin related sales. I have posted a partial list from each category. Check out the full list at CryptoNames.com. Bitcoin Related Bitcoin.com.au    $31,200    November 2014 BitcoinOption.com    $1,600  ...

The Domains 2 days ago

Difficult Offer to Accept

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When I agree to buy a domain name in the aftermarket, I typically have a value in my mind for that domain name. This value assumes the right buyer wants (or needs) to buy it, and they will be willing to pay what I believe is a fair price for the domain name. Oftentimes with my domain names, I will reach out to prospective buyers to gauge interest i...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

Do you own your own name? 10 People who do.

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I don't own the dot com version of my name, or any variation.  I do own MikeSullivan.org thanks to someone dropping it.  I was able to pick it up in a domain auction a couple years ago.  I've always told my friends and family that owning their name is important, even if they can't see it right […] The post Do you own your own name? 10 People ...

SullysBlog.com 3 days ago

Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

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If you’ve spent much time looking at domain records to hunt down or characterize cybercriminals, you have almost certainly encountered some clearly falsified domain registrations. We decided to have a little fun by digging into some (ahem) unlikely domain registrants showcased below, with some more serious points about domain registration and cyber...

DomainTools Blog 3 days ago

Headliners added to NamesCon: Atallah, Alexander

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Akram Atallah and Fiona Alexander have been added to the NamesCon agenda. NamesCon, taking place in Las Vegas January 11-14, has added a couple big names to its agenda for the first full day of the conference. On Monday, July 12, I will have a fireside chat with the president of ICANN's Global Domains Division, […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions Launching This Week

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Another exciting week of new domain extensions is upon us and this week six new extensions are going live five of which are from Frank Schilling's Uniregistry. One of the new extensions .CLICK is also breaking new ground as Uniregistry has decided not to push premium pricing on all but 100 domains which means that […]

Domainvestors.tv 3 days ago

HARO Publicity Can Help Your Website

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If you operate a website and have become an expert in a particular field, you should consider signing up for the HARO email newsletters. HARO, which stands for "Help A Reporter Out," is a daily newsletter that lists interview and comment requests from reporters and publications that cover just about every industry and field. HARO helps reporters co...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

Almost 20,000 .XYZ Collision Domains To Be Released On Dec 2nd: Here Is The List

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On December 2, 2014 at 2pm (London Time), .XYZ will be releasing thousands of domain names to the public to register which were held back due to ICANN's name collision list. The new domain name extension .XYZ, is the new gTLD's with the most domain name registrations with over 725,000 according to ntldstats.com Almost 20,000 […]

The Domains 3 days ago

HomeAdvisor’s costly name change is paying off

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HomeAdvisor spent a lot of money on its rebrand, and saw a sharp drop in traffic initially, but it has paid off. A couple weeks ago Quebec announced a decision to opt-out of switching its web presence over to the new .quebec domain name, citing a price tag north of $10 million. Just how much […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Uniregistry Launches 5 New gTLD’s Today

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Uniregistry is launching 5 new gTLD's today the 25th of November 2014: .click which will have no reserved domains except for the 100 domains registered by the registry and domain names on the ICANN collision list .Click is priced at $5.99 at Godaddy The other four extensions of  Uniregistry  have quite a few reserved domains […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Bitcoin.com.au sells for $31,200 as owner loses the domain due to bad registrant info

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DnTrade.com.au and a few others have been buzzing about Bitcoin.com.au being auctioned off on Netfleet. Cazalla at Qntra.net wrote the best explanation of what happened, this was the second time Bitcoin.com.au sold this year. Apparently it is a popular tactic to report domains with bad info in Australia, the author explains, "Australian domainers e...

The Domains 3 days ago
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