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GoDaddy : Hilarious response to overpriced domain inquiry!

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday, during some downtime, we had some innocent fun with the GoDaddy tech support. We checked the availability of the .game domain listed below, and had to ask GoDaddy about its pricing. As you'll see, they remained 100% professional during the brief exchange, and there is no doubt that they were just doing their job. […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 3 hours, 1 min ago

I enjoy dropping domain names. Is that crazy?

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Today:As [BUYING] Looking for .COM domain name with the word APP /As A little experiment with Chinese domains and the results /As Arran.com Sold for $25,250; WBFW.com for $5,100 / And more. Here are the new discussions and...

Robbie's Blog 4 hours, 40 min ago

Eight Companies That Switched to a New gTLD

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The first .COM domain name was registered in 1985 and since then, the .COM market has become a very crowded, with over 120mm .COM names currently registered. The emergence of new gTLDs gives companies another option when looking to either create or upgrade their web presence. Many businesses have opted to change to a new gTLD. Below, we have profil...

NamePros 7 hours, 47 min ago

Quick Poll: How Many .XYZ Domains Are You Going To Register at $.01

 Mark As Read    

Now that Uniregistry announced that it's offering .XYZ domain name registrations at just one penny now through June 2nd we thought we would run a quick poll to ask you how many domains you are planning on registering. Our answer range from none to over 10,000 so vote now on the right hand side of […] The post Quick Poll: How Many .XYZ Domains...

The Domains 8 hours, 31 min ago

AUCTION RECAP of the 29th of May 2016

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I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. As Personally, I love it when the market is closed for three days in a row. As Most of my investments are of the set it and forget it variety, but I do like to actively trade with a small part of my portfolio so I pay attention to some stuff nearly every day that the market is open. As It's nice when the...

Domain Shane 10 hours, 29 min ago

.XYZ domain names now cost one penny

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Uniregistry drops the price on .xyz domain names to one penny each. Apparently a dollar or two is just too expensive for some new TLDs these days. Uniregistry is currently selling .XYZ domain names for one penny. Yes, that's $.01. Someone is losing money on that deal in the way of ICANN fees. What's next? […] The post .XYZ domain names now co...

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 48 min ago

WTF? Ready to spend a penny for every .XYZ domain?

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As Daniel Negari disclosed in our parody post, the biggest .XYZ domain promotion in the universe is underway. For a limited time, until June 2nd, you can get .XYZ domains via Uniregistry for ONE CENT. You read that right, $0.01 dollars per .XYZ domain; that's 100 .XYZ domains for every dollar. :O Next year you'll […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 10 hours, 57 min ago

Video: A frank discussion about new top level domain names

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Watch the new TLD session from last week's WHD.usa. I thought the new TLD panel at last week's WHD.usa conference in Phoenix was one of the best I've seen on the topic. I give a lot of credit to Paul Mockapetris (inventor of DNS and SMTP) for asking tough questions in a non-defensive way. It […] The post Video: A frank discussion about new to...

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 50 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: SUX.com, FreeWebsite.com, OVU.com, POON.com, More

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Reserve Met and Will Sell 100+ Domain Portfolio – Including 95 .io domains, and 19 hacks with numerous domain extensions. Bidding is currently in the mid 4-figures. Lending.io – Lend.io recently sold for $3,050 on the Flippa platform. Lending.Club sold for $25,000 earlier this year, direct from the registry. IU.io – while on the ....

Domain Shane 11 hours, 59 min ago

Uniregistry : June 1st is your lucky day to kick off the domain Summer

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Uniregistry wants everyone to know that June 1st is their lucky day. Correction: June 1st to June 7th is every domainer's lucky week of the summer, as Uniregistry announced a hefty discount for their gTLDs. For $0.85 per domain you can grab many Uniregistry gTLDs. That's less than a dollar, and you save 15 cents […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 12 hours, 56 min ago

RIP : Today is the last day of the Internet

 Mark As Read    

Today is the very last day of the Internet as we know it. Back in April, we shared the bad news of how a bunch of scholars want to change the way the Internet is written. No more capitalization of the first letter, as if it were a lowly network unworthy of praise. And yet, […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 13 hours, 53 min ago

Pocahontas.com Forwarding to ElizabethWarren.com

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Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has referred to US Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas," and it looks like someone is playing a domain name prank on the Senator from Massachusetts. I find it offensive that Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, pretended to be Native American to get in Harvard. — D...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 11 min ago

Mike Navarini talks brandable domains and his marketplace

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An interview with Mike Navarini Namerific.com. Mike gives us some insight into why Namerific is better than their competitors and tells us the top sale so far on Namerific for 2016. 1) How long have you been buying and selling brandable names and how did you get involved with Namerific ? I bought my first […]

TLD Investors 14 hours, 24 min ago

Castello Brothers Sell Rate.com for $725,000 After Broker Kate Buckley Finds Perfect End User

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In one of the five biggest domain sales reported so far in 2016, the Castello Brothers have sold Rate.com for $725,000. The deal was brokered by Kate Buckley, Principal/Founder at the Buckley Media Group, who put the name and a perfect end user together to make it happen.

DNJournal 14 hours, 36 min ago

Study: Keyword-rich domains get more clicks

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Study shows that domains with keywords matching a search query get more clicks. Verisign has published the results of a study showing that keyword-rich domain names matching a search query are more likely to get clicked in search results. For example, if someone searches for "How do I create a personal brand online?" the domain […] The post S...

Domain Name Wire 15 hours, 14 min ago

Chinese domain market report : Tumblr blocked in China, Elequa sells more chips

 Mark As Read    

The Chinese government works like this: China's officials wake up every morning, determined to find something to censor, any online resource that seems to pose a cultural or political threat to them. And now, Tumblr is being blocked in China, despite belonging to Yahoo, that owns a large stake in Alibaba. The latter, is being […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 15 hours, 36 min ago

Domain investor Adam Strong – DNW Podcast #86

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Adam Strong discusses what type of domains he's currently investing in and his domain-related businesses. Domain name investor Adam Strong has been in the game for a long time. But some of his bigger successes aren't domains he bought 15 years ago. On today's show, he talks about his recent 6-to-7-figure flip, NameBio.com data for […] The pos...

Domain Name Wire 15 hours, 45 min ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 5/31/2016!

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to today's edition of TNT's Best of the Drop List! I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have been posting. … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 16 hours, 7 min ago

I Am Always on the Hunt for Domains

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With my business model, I need to regularly buy domain names on the aftermarket. I do this by making private purchases, buying via domain brokers, and winning auctions at various websites. I thought it would be interesting to share how I come up with domain names to target for private acquisition. I don't think there is anything revelatory here, bu...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 59 min ago

.VIP continues to roll, .Store has solid sunrise

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40,000 more .vip registrations, .store has over 500 sunrise applications. The .VIP domain name continues to rack up registrations and the .Store registry says it's off to a solid start. .VIP broke launch records when it was released earlier this month, and it continues to grow rapidly. According to data released by the registry: Another […] T...

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 1 min ago

This might be the best RDNH finding I’ve ever read

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Only one panelist finds RDNH, but he writes a scathing critique. Impossible BV, a company that makes film for old-school Polaroid cameras, has lost a UDRP it filed against the domain name ImpossibleProject.com. Impossible BV uses the domain name Impossible-Project.com. Joel Runyon of Impossible Ventures bought ImpossibleProject.com a couple years a...

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 29 min ago

Why Investors Love Internet Information Providers Stocks? – Alphabet, 58.com, VeriSign and MeetMe

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NEW YORK, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As a result of rapid developments in technology, more and more Internet Information Providers stocks are flourishing. Investors absolutely love equities in this space, and today ActiveWallSt.com assesses the performances of the following … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 17 hours, 34 min ago

‘.ART’, New Internet Real Estate Dedicated To The Art World, To Launch In 2016

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UKCI signs contract with ICANN authorizing the launch of .ART, the first top-level domain exclusively for the arts and culture sector LONDON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —As UK Creative Ideas Limited (UKCI) signed an agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 17 hours, 59 min ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-31-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-31-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com LL.co was the top close on Go Daddy on Sunday, more than likely will be renewed. The auction closed at $42,000. If you are looking for 4L.coms there are a bunch on the list today. In the two word .com space I like ActiveMagazine.com and MicroFunds.com. There […]

TLD Investors 22 hours, 38 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Tuesday, May 31st

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As  The art of the deal. As  The deal has been around since humans since the beginning of time. As One thing that hasn't changed is that one of the two people in the trade has the upper hand. As One of the two needs the deal more than the other. As In domain investing, either one person needs the money or the buyer needs the domain more than the ot...

Domain Shane 23 hours, 12 min ago

Is your domain name in their upgrade path?

 Mark As Read    

It's common to see companies in China upgrade their domain names. There can be many reasons, such as better name, prestige, publicity, expanded business line, and going global. .com is king in China's corporate world. We often see companies shortening their .com names. A good case is China-sss.com, which is an inferior name for the […]...

TLD Investors 1 day ago

Domaining Europe : Good things come in small packages – Conference photos

 Mark As Read    

Domaining Europe did not set new records in attendance, but provided rewarding sessions to those who were present. A European domain conference taking place in The Hague, The Netherlands, between May 29 and 31st, Domaining Europe 2016 closed its first day with an attendance of approximately 150 people. Dietmar Stefitz, founder of Domaining Europe, ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Templates for emailing an end user – Share and Compare

 Mark As Read    

Today:As Buying pronounceable 5L .com's /As Trademark Owner Wishes to "Acquire" my .org /As PopGold.com Sold for $3,800; TLV.cc for $2,830 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today:...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Five Ways to Develop Your Domaining Intuition

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The most successful people in the domaining industry have incredible instincts when it comes to domain names. Whether it's buying or selling, it seems that the pros have a talent for paying under the odds and selling high. Whilst some of this can be put down to salesmanship and business acumen, a lot has to be said for developing domain investing i...

NamePros 1 day ago

DNF.Game : Chinese giant Tencent grabs popular acronym domain

 Mark As Read    

The acronym "DNF" has been synonymous with DNForum for more than a dozen years. Canadian domain investor, Adam Dicker, sold DNF.com a few months ago, to a Chinese company that appears as "Domain Name Fund." There is a bigger buyer in the DNF letters, however: Chinese tech behemoth, Tencent. A controversial, 122 billion yuan company […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

The 2016 Domaining Europe Conference Gets Underway in the Netherlands with a .Com Day

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Most Americans were off work observing Memorial Day today. For the rest of the world it was the start of another work week and in the Netherlands it was the first business day at the 8th annual edition of the Domaining Europe conference.

DNJournal 1 day ago

.Store Passes 500+ Sunrise Registrations With 5 Days to Go

 Mark As Read    

The new gTLD .store which entered the sunrise phase on the 6th of April, is already slated to  make its mark in the Top 10 new gTLDs in terms of sunrise performance, standing at the 515 sunrise orders with 5 days of the sunrise remaining. As the first e-commerce focused domain, .store has seen an […] The post .Store Passes 500+ Sunrise Regist...

The Domains 1 day ago

Sedo sells domain Purple.co.uk for six figures!

 Mark As Read    

Sedo has just sold the domain Purple.co.uk for an astounding 108,000 GBP, or approximately $157,927 dollars. Senior domain broker at Sedo, Dave Evanson, announced the sale earlier today. There was no details about who the buyer might be, as the domain has yet to change hands. With the recent demise of mega-idol Prince, the color […] Copyright...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Internyet : Russian government eager to control online access in Russia

 Mark As Read    

I say Internet, you say Internyet. The Russian government is getting ready to police its citizens' Internet access, in a move aimed at controlling free speech within Russia. A new bill to be voted into a law will ensure that a "Russian Internet" will be filtered in ways the government decides. The Russian segment of […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Daniel Negari : Now a Buddhist, .XYZ CEO ready to visit Tibet

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Daniel Negari, .XYZ founder and CEO, was on a blitz trip to China last week, to establish extended relationships with the Chinese domain registrars. Eager to expand the .XYZ empire beyond the Great Firewall of China, Negari broke the big news on Memorial Day: "I've discovered a new faith recently, and it's not domain names. […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

FeetFirst.com UDRP denied

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Shoe company loses cyberquatting complaint. A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP for FeetFirst.com, with one panelist finding reverse domain name hijacking. Nilson Group AB filed the cybersquatting complaint. It owns a number of shoe brands, including a store that called Feet First. It owns the domain name...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Telepathy beats Turkish company’s UDRP against Fakir.com

 Mark As Read    

Telepathy, Inc. beat an aggressor's UDRP against the generic, aged domain Fakir.com. The Complainant is Fakir Elektrikli EV Aletleri DiÅŸ Ticaret Anonim Åžirketi of Istanbul, Turkey who claimed a number of trademarks for "FAKIR" dating back to the 1960s and in various countries. Despite a reasonable quote of $18,000 dollars, Mr Evli (who appears to...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-30-16

 Mark As Read    

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com With today being Memorial Day, a special thank you to all those who are serving in the military and to all those who have served. The top close on Go Daddy on Sunday was LoansPayday.com at $3,050. With Google now banning advertising for Payday loans it will […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday, May 30th

 Mark As Read    

As Happy Memorial Day. As War is anAs awful thing but I am thankful for those that put their lives at risk or gave their lives to their country. As So to them I say thank you. As  On a lighter note, today is the first day of the Josh and Shane combo list. As (I think it is, we talked about everything except the start date). As You'll see a lot more...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

West.cn to prop up .xyz renewals with $1.5 million subsidy

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Leading Chinese registrar West.cn has said it will subsidize .xyz renewals to the tune of $1.5 million. According to a West.cn press release, CEO He Xiaojiang made the announcement alongside XYZ.com counterpart Daniel Negari at meeting in Beijing on Friday. The registrar's .xyz customers "are going to get high rebate back from West.cn so that [R...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Chinese beer company grabs SnowBeer.com domain via UDRP

 Mark As Read    

A Chinese beer manufacturer that pertains to be the "largest in the world," produces a beer called "Snow Beer." The holder of the domain SnowBeer.com was hit with a UDRP, for a domain they registered in 2003. The Complainant, who operates from SnowBeer.com.cn, asserts that they produce the beer since 1960 under that brand. Wikipedia […] Copyr...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Did I just blow a $3k deal by countering?

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Today:As Are domain back orders public? / Searching most eye-catching Landing pages /As Looking to buy 100 LLLL.com chips / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: BarbellCurls.com...

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

AUCTION RECAP, the 27th and 28th of May 2016

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The Daily Recap of Shane's Auction Picks, the 27th and 28th of MayAs 2016 Auction Quick Recap The .us domains from the other day did pretty well, still waiting to see if the owner pays the $80 godaddy "redemption" fee or just transferrs the names to another registrar. I actually sold a .us the other day on Godaddy offer counter offer, It was only A...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

A Hand Reg Home Run and Why You Need Patience

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This week on Sedo the domain name InformationOfThings.com sold for $4,500. This domain was hand registered in October of 2015 and sold on May 18, 2016. Pretty crazy ROI on that one. This was a smart hand registration IMO, a cheap speculative play with the potential for a big payout. Playing off the hoopla around […]

TLD Investors 2 days ago

Domain Flips (FireSafety.com, Scentium.com) and Flops (UIO.com, DKKK.com, KGB.net)

 Mark As Read    

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips FireSafety.com sold for 36,200 USD recently at NameJet, vs 13,000 USD on 2013-12-19 at NameJet. Nice return for a keyword domain in 2 1/2 years considering the purchase and sale was on the same domainer marketplace. Picked up by Dharshinee Naidu, who ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Chinese domain market sales : China’s wives give good directions

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China never ceases to amaze, as the world's second largest economy expands on its unique "Communist Capitalism" in ways Cuba could not achieve for half a century. Instead of isolation, Chinese markets are thriving in volume, just about a year after the big stock market crash. China's consumerist society is hungry for wealth through financial [̷...

DomainGang 2 days ago

.XYZ Planning “biggest sale the domain world has ever seen”

 Mark As Read    

I saw the tweet below from .XYZ CEO Daniel Negari, and I reached out to him to see if he could share what he has planned for the company's anniversary. From the looks of it, we are going to hear a lot about .XYZ domain names via domain name registrar channels and perhaps other outlets. I have set aside several million dollars for our Birthday month...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday, May 29th

 Mark As Read    

I probably represent 95% of the people in this industry when I get jealous of some of the amazing sales by other domainers.As  When I see Michael Berkens selling a name for $30K that I can't even get a bid for $1000.As  But there are two key ingredients to the equation. One, a big portfolio.As  Michael had tens of thousands of names .As  Two, patie...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-29-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 5-29-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com Cash.us closed at $20,100 on Saturday, I am sure it will get renewed but interesting to see what names got bid up. Some good names today, CloudScore.com is currently at $155 but should find it's way north of $750 by the close. Cloud continues to be a […]

TLD Investors 2 days ago

Should a domain investor develop part of their portfolio?

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Today: What's the highest appraisal you've had? /As Trademark Issue? /As Spike in .TOP sales – More than 18 000 sold in last 24 hours – Why? / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain...

Robbie's Blog 3 days ago
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