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Dot .Poor gTLD launch rewards tightwad domain investors

 Mark As Read    

Whether you are simply a tightwad, stingy domainer, or just "a poor boy from a poor family", the upcoming launch of dot .Poor is guaranteed to catch your attention. Priced aggressively, dot .Poor will convince even the most raging anti-gTLD crowd, according to the Registry, Poor Boy Domains LLC. "We've been reading all the lynch […] The post ...

DomainGang 56 minutes ago

.Marketing and .Holiday each pick up 2,000+ domains on first day

 Mark As Read    

First day .Marketing numbers seem rather low. Donuts launched .marketing and .holiday into general availability yesterday (post the Early Access phase), with both picking up over 2,000 registrations in the first partial day. .Marketing picked up 2,564 domains to hit 2,970 and .holiday added 2,125 to reach 2,341. These numbers are from the zone file...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 8 min ago

.rich promises new marketing after pitiful launch

 Mark As Read    

I-Registry's .rich may have taken the ignominious title of Worst New gTLD Launch Yet, but the company says it's not in any rush and is planning to start its marketing campaign in about a month. According to zone files, .rich has 22 registered names, despite the fact that it's been in general availability for a […] Related posts: Weirdest new...

DomainIncite.com 1 hour, 33 min ago

(Almost) Nobody Is Unbiased

 Mark As Read    

The debates are beginning to heat up when it comes to new gTLDs and during such debates, a lot of domainers are unfortunately using strong words without realizing that they're far from objective when it comes to the matter at hand. Let's be honest, almost nobody is unbiased. All of us have more or less hidden agendas,

Domaining Tips 2 hours, 52 min ago

Safari Won’t Directly Navigate to New gTLD Websites

 Mark As Read    

Let's say you want to visit a website built on one of the new gTLD domain names from your iPhone. If you type that domain name into your browser bar using Safari, the default Internet browser for the iPhone, you'll be taken to a Google search page instead of the website you intended to visit. According to a thread in the Apple Support Community sta...

Domain Investing 2 hours, 59 min ago

Google Glass Is Only The First Step – Next Step Six Million Dollar Man

 Mark As Read    

Google Glass may only be the first step as Google smart contact lenses could turn average human beings into the Six Million Dollar Man.  Adriana Lee on ReadWrite.com just published a story on some patents that Google filed with regard to their smart contact lense technology. From the article: Imagine the Google Glass headgear, which […]

The Domains 3 hours, 0 min ago

Bug takes out HostGator, BlueHost for a day

 Mark As Read    

Endurance International, the domain name registrar that owns some of the world's biggest web hosting brands, has been hit by a "network firmware" bug that took out one of its data centers. It's not currently clear how many many of the 10 million+ domains that EIG hosts were affected, but the outage seems to have […] Related posts: Directi jo...

DomainIncite.com 3 hours, 23 min ago

SHANE’S BIG LIST: Thursday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on April 17th, 2014

 Mark As Read    

Remember when I said yesterday was a good day.  Looks like we are even.  I have my nephew staying with me (and working at the nursery to earn some money) for Spring Break and since I work late he went home.  I get a text "Where do you keep your plunger?".   After various thoughts of Along Came Polly running through my head I tell him and 15 minutes...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 17 min ago

How one guy games new gTLD sunrise periods

 Mark As Read    

Wanna buy a SOCIAL brand pen for a dollar? No? How about social.web or cloud.guru or direct.flowers? One intellectual property lawyer closely associated with a number of new gTLD registries has been using a flimsy online pen-selling business in order to obtain potentially valuable domains during sunrise periods. Thomas Brackey of Beverley Hills law...

DomainIncite.com 5 hours, 6 min ago

dotBest cancels landrush

 Mark As Read    

PeopleBrowser has decided to cancel the landrush phase for its forthcoming .best new gTLD, citing "very little engagement" from registrants. The TLD is due to go to sunrise today. Two days after it ends on May 19, it will go directly to general availability. VP of operations Michael Deparini said in an email: Many of […] Related posts: .xxx ...

DomainIncite.com 6 hours, 5 min ago

3 Six-Figure Sales (2 That Rank Among the Year's Top 20) Lead This Week's Aftermarket Action

 Mark As Read    

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. The pace remained quick in the aftermarket with a trio of 6-figure sales at the front of the pack. In addition to leading this week's all extension Top 20 two newcomers cracked the first 20 on our Year to Date Top 100.

DNJournal 13 hours, 26 min ago

Google Reports: Paid Clicks Up 26%, Cost-Per-Click Drops 9% Stock Down After Hours

 Mark As Read    

Google reported it earnings after the market closed today for the quarter ending ending March 31 Google had $15.4 billion in revenue. Net income was $3.45 billion, which amounted to earnings of $5.04 a share, or $6.27 a share excluding one-time charges. While revenue rose 19% and profit was up 3%, that fell short of […]

The Domains 15 hours, 52 min ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 4/16

 Mark As Read    

There are quite a few domain brokerage listings this week, and they have been posted below. As always, I am not involved in any of the sale listings, so please contact the domain broker directly to discuss a domain name. You may list one domain name for sale. It has to be new to the market and have a buy it now price listed. If you post more than o...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 29 min ago

Neustar Reports Lower than expected earnings – Stock off 4% in After Hours Trading

 Mark As Read    

Neustar is down in after hours trading as the company reported lower than expected earnings. The stock is off close to 4 % in after hours trading at $27.15. Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and analytics, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, and affirmed its […]

The Domains 16 hours, 35 min ago

Facebook Getting into the e-Money Business in Europe

 Mark As Read    

Victoria Wagner Ross wrote a piece on  Examiner.com about Facebook getting into the money transfer business. One analyst stated that they see this as a potential boost to Bitcoin and crpyto currency in general down the line. Facebook is advancing its reach to provide a money transfer service in Europe from a base in Ireland. […]

The Domains 17 hours, 17 min ago

Google Cost-Per-Click Falls 9% in Q1 2014 – Is Facebook To Blame?

 Mark As Read    

Yes, the times they are a changing and while Google is still bringing in the big bucks with a whopping $15.42B in revenue in Q1 cost-per-click fell 9%. While CPC fell total paid clicks increased by 26% y/y which makes the 9% not look too bad, but still it's hard to ignore. The search giant […]

Domainvestors.tv 17 hours, 19 min ago

UDRP for gTLD: Heavy Duty or Harley Davidson?

 Mark As Read    

A UDRP against the domain name H-D.bike was decided recently, with the Complainant awarded the domain name from a non-responsive Respondent. Harley Davidson, world-famous for its motorcycles – affectionately called "bikes" – owns a trademark for "H-D" since 1984; that's 30 full years. The registrant of the domain, H-D.bike, wasn't shy a...

DomainGang 18 hours, 1 min ago

123-Reg.co.uk Alerts Customers to Fraudulent Email

 Mark As Read    

123 Reg – co.uk alerts customers to fraudulent emails. Please be aware these are NOT genuine emails from 123-reg so no action is required if you receive such an email. We advise you to not click on the links and to delete the email immediately. Emails such as this attempt to fraudulently get your account […]

The Domains 19 hours, 0 min ago

Power of Press: London Standard’s front page article about .London

 Mark As Read    

London Evening Standard dedicates half of front page to .london web address. .City domain names are popular with local press, and here's a great example. Michael Blend (formerly with Demand Media) snapped this photo in London today. It's the front page of London Evening Standard, and it looks like half of it is devoted to […]

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 58 min ago

With just 22 domains registered, .Rich is the biggest bomb in new TLDs. Or is it?

 Mark As Read    

.Rich zone file only has 22 names in it. Last week the .rich top level domain name quietly launched in general availability. And I mean quietly. .Rich registry I-Registry's website is still promoting the January launch of the .rich sunrise. There's no mention of registrars carrying the domain, either. I can only find a handful […]

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 41 min ago

Let Prospects Know About a Price Drop

 Mark As Read    

I was evaluating a domain name today, and I searched my email archive because it seemed familiar. The first email that mentioned it was from the owner who was asking if I'd broker his domain name and he provided his asking price because I was interested in buying it. I directed him to a domain broker since I don't broker names, and two emails later...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 45 min ago

Big data: Domainfest reveals key domain conference statistics

 Mark As Read    

Domainfest 2014 was a complete success; the established domain conference attracted several hundred participants, many of which were groupies of the megagroup, Stone Temple Pilots. Just how well did Domainfest do? Oversee released key domain statistics about the domain conference, that present a good analysis of the event's broad appeal to domain p...

DomainGang 22 hours, 6 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 4-16-2014 Aspiring Success, Better Beacause, Parlay

 Mark As Read    

My weekend starts tomorrow and I am looking forward to it! I can't wait to start blogging more. Having a full time job doesn't always allow me to blog as

Jason Thompson 23 hours, 3 min ago

18 end user domain name sales

 Mark As Read    

3D printing company among end user domain name buyers last week. Afternic and GoDaddy combined to sell over $2 million worth of domain names last week. Here are some that were sold to end users. You can view previous end user sales lists here. sa3at.com $14,000 – BinMadi Watches. As best I can tell this […]

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 16 min ago

TRAFFIC extends ‘free hotel nights’ at the Bellagio – Offer expires on Friday

 Mark As Read    

TRAFFIC 2014 in Las Vegas is approaching fast; Rick Schwartz has just sent out an update on extending the free nights at the Bellagio offer: Back by popular demand! Domainers like the Free Room nights at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and we have received dozens of requests to extend that offer because many of […] The post TRAFFIC extends ‘f...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DNW: First time gTLD registrant frames his dot .link domain

 Mark As Read    

There's always a first time, and there's no reason to be bashful or ashamed about it. Domain Name Wire editor, Andrew Allemann, registered his first gTLD domain ever, and it wasn't a donut, but a crispy rum cake instead. "I've always been a fan of Frank Schilling, so it was a non-brainer to register one […] The post DNW: First time gTLD regis...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Uniregistry activates thousands of reserved domains per TLD

 Mark As Read    

Company held back thousands of domains and has not activated and parked them. If you take a look at Uniregistry's zone files for its TLD launches so far, you might think yesterday was a huge day. After all, its previously launched .sexy domain jumped from 6,849 to 12,318 registrations. That's an 80% increase. .Tattoo jumped […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

A new TLD just canceled its landrush citing “little engagement”

 Mark As Read    

.Best says registrars suggested little benefit to holding a landrush. The applicant for the .best top level domain name has canceled the landrush phase of its new top level domain name launch. The company says that "registrars have given us feedback that there has been very little engagement with the TLD Landrush Phase". Indeed, with […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on parking spree

 Mark As Read    

The total number of new gTLD domains broke through half a million for the first time yesterday, but it seems to be due to Frank Schilling obtaining tens of thousands of names in his own TLDs. Uniregistry's .link became the fifth-largest new gTLD, moving almost 20,000 names, but it appears that the vast majority are […] Related posts: Schilli...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Story Behind the .CO Registry Sale to Neustar

 Mark As Read    

Neustar closed on its acquisition of the .CO Registry yesterday afternoon, and the $100+ million deal was wrapped up. The Miami Herald had an interesting story that covered the closing, and it also had some of the backstory about how the deal came about with .CO Registry founder Juan Diego Calle offering some comments. I think it's worth a read whe...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

After 50 ICANN Meetings, Its Amazing ICANN Never Held A Meeting In These 10 Places

 Mark As Read    

ICANN is about to hold its 50th meeting in London from June 21st. June 25, 2014. Looking back at the previous 49 ICANN general meetings and where they have been held.  I figured I would point out 10 spots around the globe that its pretty hard to believe ICANN has not held a meeting in. […]

The Domains 1 day ago

SHANE’S BIG LIST: Wednesday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on April 16th, 2014

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday was a good day.  I changed my domain sales strategy once again.  I started accepting offers under $1000 for names I paid less than $25.  Yesterday I sold MasonSand dot com for $500 to a company of the same name.   Could I have gotten more? maybe.  But I have sold three names this week for a total of $2K.  The total investment was under $1...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Promising Start for Dot Link – 19,954 Registrations Yesterday

 Mark As Read    

Not bad! According to RegistrarStats.com, there were 19,954 dot link registrations yesterday. Dot photo also did well, with 5,196 registrations and the same thing can be said about dot gift (4,392 registrations yesterday). Dot pics didn't do as well as dot photo but still, it got 2,210 registrations on the first day of general availability....

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Yahoo Beats Estimates and Stock Pops After Hours

 Mark As Read    

  Yahoo was up after hours as the company showed growth for the first time in a year. Yahoo posted earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion in the first quarter, just beating Wall Street estimates for earnings of $0.37 a share on revenue of $1.08 billion. The Wall Street Journal reported: […]

The Domains 1 day ago

New gTLDs Will Affect *All* Portfolio Owners

 Mark As Read    

Now sure, the "super premiums" probably won't be affected but let's be honest, not even the best domainers have portfolios that consist only of amazing domains. Pretty much everyone has "so-so" domains and it's precisely those domains that will be affected by new gTLDs. Let me explain why. Put yourself in an end user's position and let's...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Mr.Berkens Regs The First Uniregistry Domain of the Day on What Was A Busy Day

 Mark As Read    

It was a busy day today for Frank Schilling and his company Uniregistry, as five uncontested strings went live at around 12 noon Eastern time. The strings that went live today were the following: .Pics, .Photo, .Gift, .Link and .Guitars. Out the gate at 12:03 Frank tweeted: .photo past 1000 — Frank Schilling (@Frank_Schilling) April […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Hershey’s Files UDRP On 16 Year Old ChocolateWorld.com; 17 Year old NewBody.com Also Hit

 Mark As Read    

A couple of interesting UDRP filings today Hershey's just filed a UDRP on the domain name ChocolateWorld.com The domain name was registered in back in 1997 however it is going to a blank page and according to Screenshots the domain may never have resolved to any type of site or page, not even a parked […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Some First Impressions as Six More New gTLDs Entered General Availability Today

 Mark As Read    

New gTLDs continue to sprout in numbers that are threatening to put the spring flower population to shame. 6 more entered general availability today, with 5 of those coming from Frank Schilling's Uniregistry. Will they blossom or wilt in a very competitive environment?

DNJournal 1 day ago

ICA Tells ICANN to Pull the Plug on IGO/INGO Overreach

 Mark As Read    

For the third time in six months, ICA has told ICANN that the legally questionable and largely unnecessary attempts of International Governmental Agencies (IGOs) and International Nongovernmental Agencies (INGOs) to secure extraordinary protections for their organizational acronyms at second level domains should be met with a firm and resounding no...

Obama Administration Backpedals on Giving up ICANN Oversight

 Mark As Read    

Less than a month after announcing its plan to abandon U.S. protection of the open Internet in 2015, the White House has stepped back from the abyss. Following objections by Bill Clinton, a warning letter from 35 Republican senators, and critical congressional hearings, the administration now says the change won't happen for years, if ever. […...

DNS: “We May Have the Perfect Alternative For You”

 Mark As Read    

This afternoon, I received an email from DomainNameSales.com that said, "We may have the perfect alternative for you to [Redacted].com." The brief email continues, "Many great names, including those ending in .LINK, are available now!" Frank Schilling's Uniregistry operates the .Link domain registry, and the company began selling .Link domain names...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Afternic/GoDaddy Sells $2.06 Million In Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

Afternic/GoDaddy released its sales report for the week of 4/7/14 – 4/13/14. All sales for the week totalled $2,065,279. The top .com sale was lead by NGSN.com for $20,000 followed by AnyView.com for $17,000. The top non-com sale lead by Flavour.ca for $17,650. Below is the complete report: .COM Sales Price ngsn.com $20,000 anyview.com $17,000 [...

The Domains 1 day ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.3 Million Led By Gab.com For $200K

 Mark As Read    

Sedo just reported that 620 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars for the week. 46% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: - Top .coms: gab.com at 200,002 USD - Top ccTLD: mobile.com.co at 15,000 USD - Top “other” TLD: […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Above.com Lead Generation Auction Ends Tomorrow

 Mark As Read    

At the end of March I covered a "Lead Generation" themed auction that Above.com featuring a pretty extensive list of names. Well, like most good things, the auction is coming to an end tomorrow so I wanted to put out a quick reminder for anyone that may have put this on their to-do list. I […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Have a hand registered beer with Sevan and some chick pics with Darryl!

 Mark As Read    

Sevan Derderian, Director of Sales for Uniregistry, is a beer aficionado; the warm, sandy beaches of the Cayman islands is the best place to kick back and have a cold one. With Uniregistry launching five new gTLDs today, Sevan would not let the opportunity pass by, and he is the proud owner of Beers.link – a […] The post Have a hand reg...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Can New gTLDs Save Demand Media ?

 Mark As Read    

Scott Hopkins wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha today stating that the new gtlds were the last chance for Demand Media. Demand Media has been languishing in the stock market for awhile now. The stock is down 25 % this year and is down 46 % over a one year time period. Demand Media owns […]

The Domains 1 day ago

GoDaddy.com account management Goes Down

 Mark As Read    

Site won't let users log in. GoDaddy appears to be having technical difficulties right now. Users trying to log in are greeted with a message like this: Service Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later. Reference #6.c758acc6.1397587049.b44810 I was able to enter my login credentials, but when I [&...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Buzz May Have The Strangest List Of 100 Reserved Domains Of All New gTLD’s

 Mark As Read    

.Buzz goes live today and like all new gTLD registries they are entitled to keep 100 domains for their own use for marketing and other purposes, but going through the list of .Buzz reserved domains it maybe the strangest list of 100 (actually 85 by my count) that I have seen for any registry. Bill […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Go Daddy Going To Court in India over Copyright/Trademark Infringement

 Mark As Read    

Go Daddy is going to have to go to court in India regarding a claim by the National Stock Exchange and their online trading platform. It is hard to see how Go Daddy has liability in this case as they are not profiting from the sales of software, but I am not a lawyer and […]

The Domains 1 day ago
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