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GoDaddy breaks new ground with ‘self-deleting domains’ in patent application

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GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world is having a blast of a month; after the April 1st IPO generated a multi-billion dollar valuation, new services are coming. Hot on the heels of a web site portal redesign comes the launch of "self-deleting domains".   A patent application (SN: 827822812-2015B) at the USPTO, shows […] Copy...

DomainGang 12 hours, 3 min ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Flashcards.com, Intensity.com, Modernize.com, More

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Listed below are updates on the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Flashcards.com for $250,000 You can see the simple placeholder below. The domain made 6-figures for the prior owner, discussed here. The Teaching.com website that is referenced states in part, "Slated for the 2nd quarter of 2015, FlashCards.co...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 6 min ago

Having Some .Fun? Oriental.com Beats Google & .Buzz to The New gTLD .Fun

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.Fun which was scheduled to go to an ICANN Last Resort Auction later this month has been resolved with Oriental Trading Company, Inc who owns the domain Oriental.com prevailing in a private auction beating Google and the company that owns and operates .Buzz .Fun will be the only new gTLD that Oriental Trading Company, Inc. […]

The Domains 13 hours, 42 min ago

Owned For At Least 14 Years Nat Cohen’s Telepathy, Inc Hit With UDRP on Boon.com

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Domain Investor Nat Cohen's company Telepathy, Inc, has been hit with a UDRP on the domain name Boon.com which according to DomainTools.com it has owned since at least 2001. The UDRP was filed by Wirecard AG, a "global financial services and technology company headquartered in Aschheim, Munich, Germany. Its internet payment service competes with Pa...

The Domains 16 hours, 13 min ago

What to do with Extra / Unused Domains

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Every once in a while, a family friend or friend of a friend gets in touch with me to ask about their unused domain names. Sometimes these domain names were bought for a project that was never launched or they were previously used and are no longer needed. I want to share the advice I generally give to people who own extra domain names but aren't i...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 19 min ago

NF.com Bought In 2014 Hit With UDRP By Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR)

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  The two letter domain name NF.com has been hit with a UDRP just a year after it was acquired from Anything.com. The domain name was owned by Anything.com back in June 2014 and since then has changed hands several times. 4.cn a Chinese based domain broker, owned the domain (possibly under escrow) until August […]

The Domains 16 hours, 27 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

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The big news yesterday was that Google is taking the domain name out of their search results.  I tend to agree with everyone else. Except for one thing. If you have a great domain you can use it as your brand to stand out.  Put it in your metatag and let the world see your awesome domain.  You'll get even more attention when nobody else shows their...

Domain Shane 20 hours, 49 min ago

Brown Shoe Co Rebranding to Caleres, Hand Reg’s Domain

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Brown Shoe Co. who had owned the ultra premium domain name Shoes.com and sold it and its online division in December 2014 for an undisclosed amount to Shoeme is going to rebrand the main company name to Caleres. Brown Shoe Company will become Caleres following its May 28, 2015 shareholding meeting. From a domain name aspect, the Brown Shoe Company ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Flippa welcomes new brokers as ‘superbroker’ Ali Zandi leaves to start own venture

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Flippa announced some changes to its domain broker lineup earlier today. Senior domain broker, Ali Zandi, is leaving Flippa to start his own domain business, Go Time Ventures. In a statement, Zandi acknowledges the move and emphasizes the support of Flippa throughout his employment: "The entire Flippa family has been nothing but supportive since da...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Chinese Domain Market update: DJ, ZTN, YM and more short domains

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The Chinese domain market has been consistent in recent months; dozens of short, memorable .CN or .COM domains – letter or numerics – are being sold to domain investors in China. At the same time, Chinese domainers are flipping such domain names among their peers, and we keep track of such changes. Here's the update […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Top Topics: First Parking Payout; $5,000 to Invest; and DropCatch is Ethical or Unethical?

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The most popular discussions this week include a heated debate about domain investors struggling with the decision of using DropCatch due to the competition that it promotes, the excitement behind receiving your first parking payout, investing wisely into domains with seed money, and how to determine a suitable price tag for your brandable domain n...

NamePros 1 day ago

Disco.ca Dances Near the Top of April 15 .CA TBR Drop

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DomainReport.ca In this week's .ca domain TBR drop, a total of 115 .ca domains were caught, which is about average for a TBR.  There were some nice domains available in this weeks drop. First, there were two .ca domain sales I'm aware of from the past week.  These were: SafetyGloves.ca  -  $1,649 US  -  sold at Flippa RichmondRealty.ca  -  $300...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Will There Be Trust Issues Without URLs Showing in Google Mobile?

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There have been quite a few reports about Google removing the domain name from search results in some Google searches. I performed one important search from my iPhone, and here's what I currently see: I did some research about this major change, and I found more information in a detailed blog post on Google's Webmaster Central blog. According to th...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Fashion 2,182; .Garden 388: Science Passes .XXX & .Pro

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Two new gTLD's were released this week by Minds + Machines After domain name registrations made in Sunrise by Trademark Holders .Fashion has 2,182 registrations. .Garden on the other hand only grew to 388 domain registrations. On another note .Science which was released about a month ago by Famous Four Media, now has skyrocketed to […]

The Domains 1 day ago

The history of Verisign’s Internet Official contest winners

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Verisign contest hits its goal in first round. Verisign has announced the first five winners in its Internet Official contest, a promotion designed to show that good .com domain names are still available. The domain names selected have interesting histories. The first five winners, who will each pick up $5,000, are: 1. ChooseYourTattoo.com: Registe...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Happy Birthday, Uniregistry

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It's been a year since Uniregistry opened up its gates, as a modern domain registrar; instead of relying on outdated technology, it was built from the ground up to provide efficient domain registrations. As part of the beta-testing team, I assisted with the improvement of UX functionality, and squashed a few bugs prior to the […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

Friday feast with lots of ‘moto’ offers via the Brannan’s domain newsletter

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First of all, where did the week go? It's already Friday! Many thanks to Cameron, an eagle-eyed reader, who spotted a typo of the Brannan's domain newsletter earlier in the week. David Clements has been brokering some solid domains in recent weeks, and he's closing this week with a some big names, and some reduced […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Google eliminating domains from search results

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Google has made another move to make domain names less relevant to internet users. The company will no longer display URLs in search results pages for any web site that adopts a certain technical standard. Instead, the name of the web site will be given. So instead of a DI post showing up with "domainincite.com" […] Related posts: Google thr...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Judge denies motion to strike UDRP cases from MySchool.com pleadings

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Plaintiff asked judge to forbid information about its two UDRP losses over the same domain to be used in pleadings. United States Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson has denied a motion to strike prior UDRPs from pleadings in a cybersquatting lawsuit filed over MySchool.com. Joseph Carpenter has lost two UDRPs against the domain name MySchool.com. [&...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Google nixing domain names in mobile search

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Search results replace domain name with site name. Google is making sweeping changes to its search rankings on mobile devices next week, but the search giant just introduced another pretty big change. Starting yesterday, Google began replacing the URL in search results with the site's name and breadcrumb. The site-name-instead-of-domain is rolling ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

GoDaddy Teams Up With MIT

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I have visited the Go Daddy and Afternic office in Cambridge, Massachusetts two times. One of the things I noticed when driving to the office was the close proximity to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. MIT is one of the leading engineering schools in the world, and it produces some talented graduates. The GoDaddy office is a stone'...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Not the greatest list today but there's always times when the names coming across aren't as strong. Today's one of those days.  And if you guys aren't getting your emails responded to as quickly as normal I aplogize.  I am at peak time in a lot of aspects of my businesses and I'm physically and mentally tired.  So people don't like to admit it but ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Rightside Looking To Cash in With .News

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Jacob Demmitt wrote a post on the Upstart section of BizJournals.com. The article led with the launch of the .news extension and how Rightside plans to cash in. Taryn Naidu the CEO of Rightside is interviewed and gives some commentary. In the article which I quoted below, Naidu says we are seeing five and six […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Envato Now Has Content Creation Services

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Envato Market, the company that runs ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, CodeCanyon and many others just released content and writing services.  This excites me greatly because I already use their network sites and web builders typically lack good content writing resources.  I see interesting listings such as ‘Guest Blog Post by Open Source Blogging S...

Hilarious : The web site of Matt Cutts fails mobile-friendly test!

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In a clear exertion of Big Brother force, Google is pushing for a ‘mobile-friendly' web across its millions of stored web sites. Bigger than any Panda update, the push to pass the mobile-friendly test even has a deadline: April 21st. Creating extra work for thousands of web masters and developers that scramble to tune up […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 2 days ago

eMarketer Report Says Success of New gTLDs May Depend on Promotion By Major Brands

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eMarketer, a major market research firm, has released a new study on the introduction of new gTLDs and their chances for success. They concluded that brands who operate their own "dot.brand" extension may make or break the program.

DNJournal 2 days ago

GoDaddy ‘Domain Buy Service’ revisited

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Late last year, I had a pleasant experience with the GoDaddy ‘Domain Buy Service', which I acknowledged in a post. As long as the offer that arrives matches your asking price, you are in good hands. If you are willing to counter-offer, the process isn't complicated either, and the GoDaddy representatives respond to your action […]...

Acro.net 2 days ago

Mike Mann releases vertical, yet educational domain video

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Domain investor and author, Mike Mann, is known for his unconventional approach to domaining. After registering thousands of domains, and selling thousands more, Mike Mann created a video called "Mike Mann on Domain Investment." There is one problem, however: it's a vertically shot video, something that can typically ruin a presentation due to its ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

FBet.com sold to Chinese buyer for $12099

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Brandable bet domain name FBet.com sold on Sedo.com last week for $12099. A quick whois research reveals the buyer to be a Chinese domain investor controlling a large portfolio of three character domains and NNNN.com domain names. The post FBet.com sold to Chinese buyer for $12099 appeared first on Gambling Invest.

.REALTOR Top-Level Domains Will Soon be Available to Realtor Associations and Brokerages

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WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors top-level domain .REALTOR will be available to local and state Realtor associations as well as brokerages in the U.S. and Canada starting May 7. NAR was one of the … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

Expekt.com confirmed as the buyer of expekt.gr for $22300

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The domain name expekt.gr was sold last month through Sedo for $22300 and it now successfully redirecting traffic to Expekt.com. The post Expekt.com confirmed as the buyer of expekt.gr for $22300 appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Afnic Report: “The Domain Market in 2014?

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Aftnic.fr the manager of the .fr (France) extension, published a pretty extensive report today. The report "The Domain Market in 2014″ takes a look back at 2014 and provides some interesting stats and graphs. I will highlight one topic in this post and read the full report here Legacy TLDs: highly contrasting performance in 2014 […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

WaterCoolers.com sells for $25.2k, and other expired domain name sales

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A look back at the past week in expired domain name sales. The gossip at the water cooler this week might be WaterCoolers.com itself, which was NameJet's top expired domain auction, selling for $25.2k. Not too far behind (at $15.1k) is the German word for "style": STIL.com. Or is it? Perhaps it's an acronym for people in […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Free .REALTOR Domains Expanded To Local & State Realtor Associations & Brokerages On May 7

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"The National Association of Realtors top-level domain .REALTOR will be available to local and state Realtor associations as well as brokerages in the U.S. and Canada starting May 7. State and Local REALTOR Member Boards, and REALTOR owned and operated MLSs have the opportunity to receive a FREE .REALTOR domain for up to 5 years" Since […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

20 End User Domain Name Sales

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Here are 20 end user domain name sales that took place over the past week. Sedo handled 593 domain name transactions last week for a total of $1.2 million in sales. End user buyers include a webhosting company that created a shorter domain with .ch, an air conditioning company in Arizona, and a bail bond […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Donuts Wins The New gTLD .Theater

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Donuts has won another private auction for a new gTLD, this time the right to operate the new domain extension . The only other applicant for .Theater, KBE gTLD Holding Inc. of Brooklyn New York, whose web address is broadwayacrossamerica.com, withdrew its application Some of the new gTLD's in that vertical include .broadway, .tickets and […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

Domain Movers: Chalk.com, Much.com and More

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In the exciting Domain Movers series on TheDomains, Jamie Zoch digs deep and finds interesting domain name acquisitions and domain name registrations by companies. Stop on in and see some great domain movers like Chalk.com, Much.com and more!

The Domains 2 days ago

Donuts new TLD renewal rates range from 55% to 72%

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Company releases updated figures for renewal rates. New top level domain name company Donuts has released updated renewal rates for the first 25 top level domain names it launched. Rates range from about 55% to 72%, well under the company's predicted 80% renewal rate. (The company now says it expects rates to trend toward 80% […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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I think one of the most undervalued part of a good domain name is its use an email.  An email is your lifeblood to communication.  Having a good email that you can give out verbally and have the other person remember it easily is valuable.  One could say that a good gmail address does the same thing and I don't disagree.  Gmail works because it is ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Flippa Recap: WEE.com, VUM.com, PianoMovers.com, Delusion.com, Vuzo.com, Sobr.com, More

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Some Domains That Sold Last Week WEE.com – $55,000 – Sold in conjunction with Brannans. For comparison, a couple recent repeating letter LLL.com's include PUU.com at $21,610, OXX.com at $40,000, FRR.com at $32,200, and QEE.com at $20,500. The LLL.com market is so hot and moving so quickly that the only truly comparable sales would need ...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

NamesCon 2016 : Dope ticket discount sale ends on 4/20

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They say, legalize it: the right to a dope ticket discount sale, that is! NamesCon 2016 is several months away, but pre-registrations have now exceeded the 400 mark, and the biggest domain conference of 2016 already looks like it will be a blast! To celebrate this milestone, NamesCon is offering a crazy discount, and tickets […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 3 days ago

.Coms Take 18 of 20 Positions on This Week's Sales Chart with 3-Letter .Coms Still Rocking

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No six-figure sales were reported this week but there were still a lot of solid sales to report, especially from the .com camp. The world's most popular TLD swept 18 of the 20 entries on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with six more 3-letter .coms hitting the elite list.

DNJournal 3 days ago

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 4/15

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The weekly domain broker submitted listings are below. Submissions this week came from Media Options, Breathe Luxury, Domain Holdings, Igloo.com, and Sedo. Contact the broker directly if you would like to buy a domain name that is listed for sale. Readers are welcome to submit one of their own domain names for sale. The domain name must have a pric...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

.US to Hold Inaugural Town Hall on April 22

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Last fall I was appointed to the first Stakeholder Council ever established for .US, the country code top level domain (ccTLD) of the United States. Now I am happy to announce that .US will hold its inaugural Town Hall meeting on April 22nd at 1 pm Eastern time (17:00 UTC).  As described by the Stakeholder... Read more

PowerCore : Dot .US added to roster of non-COM domain sightings!

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After locating a rare dot .MOBI domain last December on a vehicle's plates, we were out again, looking for more wild animals of the non-COM kingdom. Driving around in Orlando isn't fun, and there's lots of traffic and construction going on. In one of those slow-down-to-a-deadstill areas, we saw a vehicle with a dot .US […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Why Network Solutions Showed a $10k Price for an Unregistered Domain Name

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today in ripoffs, @netsolcares wanted $10k for http://t.co/vS5kHJHyj8, just bought it from @hover for $13 pic.twitter.com/pzGuXDtazs — Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) April 15, 2015 Sam Biddle, a Senior Writer at Gawker Media, posted this tweet about Network Solutions showing a price of $10,000 for the unregistered SamBiddle.com. Biddle opted to register ...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

UDRP Panel Finds Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on Fair Criticism Site & Its Not a .Sucks

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Loney John Hutchins (“Complainant”), of Tennessee, has just been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on his matching domain name LoneyHutchins.com The panel of Fernando Triana, Esq, found that the domain was being used as a fair criticism site of conduct of the person's name in the .com address So the domain holder […]

The Domains 3 days ago

McPherson Hospital let domain expire; Reports new Registrant to the FBI

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McPherson Hospital officials scrambled to provide the general public with an announcement over their former domain name, McPhersonMemorial.org. The Hospital allowed its former domain name to expire, since three years previously, the hospital name had changed and its official web domain name was updated to McPhersonHospital.org. According to the ann...

DomainGang 3 days ago
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