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Domain theft special: What the hell is going on at Ename?

 Mark As Read    

The Chinese domain registrar, Ename.com, also provides a domain name marketplace for the ever expanding Chinese market. All this growth comes at a price, as Ename is quickly becoming the domain venue of choice for laundering stolen domain names. Despite being an ICANN accredited registrar, Ename.com is resisting pressure from legitimate transfer re...

DomainGang 7 hours, 13 min ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago This Week: Hornet.com, Intranet.com, Sale.co.uk, Media.info, More

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Listed below are updates to the top ten domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Intranet.com for $160,000 Parked domain with an Alexa rank near 375,000. Owned by Original Web Ventures (at Original.com), which is based in Ottawa, Canada. "Our specialty is in domain names from the branding and investment perspective. We ow...

Domain Shane 8 hours, 47 min ago

Flippa Friday: Flipped.net, Sailing.info, OnlineStorage.com

 Mark As Read    

Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to another Flippa Friday here on MorganLinton.com. As usual I have scoured Flippa for what I think are some of the best domain deals. This week I've found some pretty solid non .COMs and while I think the past couple of weeks have been .COM heavy, this week I see […]

Domainvestors.tv 10 hours, 31 min ago

.CLUB 1st to Hit 100K - Hitfarm Says Farewell - Big Sale for .CA - Adam Strong Appreciated

 Mark As Read    

We have several interesting items to close the week with. Everything from .CLUB reaching a new gTLD landmark, to a well-known parking company closing down to news of a BIG two-word Canadian .ca sale to a new profile of veteran domain investor Adam Strong.

DNJournal 11 hours, 18 min ago

Californians: Get on Frank’s #BigSexyBus !

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A new campaign by Uniregistry involves a transportation bus with the link "www.areyou.sexy" emblazoned; the bus is also a chance for all California residents to enter a contest. By sharing your pictures using the #BigSexyBus hashtag on Instagram or Twitter, Californians can win stuff. Here are the rules: "The Areyou.Sexy Bus Campaign contest is ope...

DomainGang 12 hours, 21 min ago

Lightly.com – Saga of a stolen domain continues as bogus web site is set up

 Mark As Read    

The thieves of Lightly.com hiding behind unverifiable WHOIS information, have now set up a bogus web site about kids stories. George Hong of Guta.com pointed out that every domain hosted in China needs to be registered with the Chinese government; the ICP number at the bottom of Lightly.com is shared with other web sites. This […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 13 hours, 39 min ago

Bitcoin Could Become Legal Tender in Australia According To Official

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Australian official suggests making Bitcoin legal tender in Australia. In a talk earlier in the week Chris Jordan, the Australian tax commissioner said some would like to see Bitcoin as legal tender. Currently Bitcoin does not meet the definition under Australian law, but he said that could change. From the Guardian: The Australian tax commissioner...

The Domains 15 hours, 53 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-29-2014

 Mark As Read    

The big weekend in Vegas is coming up and we can't wait. My favorite table game is Craps, only because the odds for the house are lower than most of

Jason Thompson 16 hours, 58 min ago

Expired Domain Report: Carol.com, Pranksters.com and more

 Mark As Read    

Deck the halls! Carol.com, which GoDaddy sold for $20.8k this past week, may be one of the best brand names for the Christmas season. Either that or some woman named Carol ought to be immensely flattered! Another dictionary-word .COM, Pranksters.com reached $7.1k. It's not hard to imagine a "Pranksters" show based on the premise of pulling pranks [...

Domain Name Wire 18 hours, 50 min ago

Chinese registrant of .CLUB domains attempts to rationalize Cybersquatting in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

The Chinese registrant of dot .CLUB domains that match famous trademarks or corporate names, attempted to define alternate meanings, using the Chinese language. That very "clever" approach of an apparent cybersquatter was presented in a UDRP for the domain names Stregis.Club, Westin.Club and WHotels.Club. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, In...

DomainGang 19 hours, 10 min ago

Domain Movers Special Addition Part 2

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I covered a large portion of DomainNameSales.com Q2 sales as reported by DnJournal.com so if you didn't see that article, you can read it here. A lot of interesting stuff and I also added more info to the story since I posted it yesterday, so if you did read it, you may want to check it again. In this article, I will do the same thing as ...

Dot Weekly 19 hours, 15 min ago

Great Domains Auction Nets Over $275k

 Mark As Read    

Sedo's Great Domains auction for August closed yesterday, and Sedo recorded over $275,000 USD in sales. The largest sale was for Musik.de, which closed at 99999 EUR. In US dollars, that would be about $131,792.68 at today's EUR to USD exchange rate. Apps.de was the second highest sale of the auction, and it closed at 49999 EUR, or $65,874.18 at tod...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 26 min ago

Company Domain Movers From Staples, SC Johnson & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of company domain movers from large company in the series I call DotWeekly Discoveries Powered By DomainIQ.com . The following are domain names that were either registered or purchased by large companies that I happen to discover using several techniques. Facebook Has registered the domain names FacebookRooms.com .net .org ...

Dot Weekly 19 hours, 37 min ago

SC Johnson plays tricks to limit consequences of Off! Botanicals recall

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Information about recall is on a non-descript domain with a restricted robots.txt file. SC Johnson, maker of Off! bug sprays, is recalling certain 4 oz bottles of its OFF! Botanicals Insect Repellent. It's undertaking some website and search engine tricks to limit the long term consequences. Although SC Johnson is publicizing the recall, it is [...

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 25 min ago

Breaking; HitFarm.com Closing Up On October 1st

 Mark As Read    

HitFarm.com is closing up its operations effective October 1, 2014 Here is an email we just received: "We regret to inform you that Hitfarm will no longer be in service effectively from October 1st, 2014." "Accordingly, you will need to update your name servers for all domain names parked at Hitfarm.com by 11:59pm PST on […]

The Domains 20 hours, 27 min ago

.Club first new TLD to reach 100,000 paid registrations

 Mark As Read    

Marketing efforts pay off as .Club crosses milestone. .Club sent out a press release this morning touting that it has now sold 100,000 domain name registrations — the first new TLD to reach this milestone. .XYZ and .Berlin have more registrations, but most of their registrations were given away for free. What was .club's secret […]...

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 0 min ago

Did FH.com Sell?

 Mark As Read    

There has been considerable interest in 2 letter .com domain names of late. Alan Dunn of Domain Holdings recently published a two letter .com market overview, and I have published articles about sales and potential sales, including WW.com, MM.com, and CH.com among others. Because of this, I have been monitoring two letter .com domain names, and I n...

Domain Investing 21 hours, 4 min ago

.club first new gTLD to sell 100,000 domains

 Mark As Read    

.club hit a landmark this week with its 100,000th domain name registration, according to .CLUB Domains. It's the first new gTLD to get to this level of success without giving away names for free — .xyz and .berlin have over 460,000 and 130,000 names respectively but fall under 100k if you factor out the freebies. […] Related posts: .cl...

DomainIncite.com 21 hours, 15 min ago

.Club Sells Its 100,000th Domain

 Mark As Read    

CLUB Domains just announced that it has sold its 100,000th new domain name today, "setting a record as the first new generic top-level domain (gTLD) to sell 100,000 domains and continuing its streak as the best-selling new domain extension." Although two other new gTLD's have more domain registrations, no new gTLD has SOLD more domain […]...

The Domains 21 hours, 25 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 8/29

 Mark As Read    

I've been heavily trading the stock market the last few weeks. I am in and out all the time but it's hard to concentrate or do research when you have 50 other things to do as well.  But I've done well of late. Right now,  I am heavy in XONE and AAPL and short NAME.   I trade for the short term which is very difficult because it often goes against f...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 50 min ago

New gTLD Categories?

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the fact that in my opinion, geo new gTLD (especially city new gTLDs, as Christopher Hofman pointed out in a comment) are clearly outperforming niche new gTLDs (such as Dot Furniture) but wait a second… what's a niche new gTLD? Ok, in some cases, it's obvious that an extension can

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Google Authorship Comes To An End

 Mark As Read    

Eric Enge wrote a very detailed and lengthy post about the end of Google Authorship, I remember when this first came out and everyone was telling me how important this was and to get on it. Bill Hartzer wrote an excellent piece about it on DomainInvesting.com back in March of 2013. This is one of […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Name News: August 29 Week in Review

 Mark As Read    

Hand-curated, no-B.S., important domain name industry news, including:• Quickly Find The Top Websites Built On New TLDs• .HIV's Innovative, Dangerous Business Model• Domain Name Investor Sentenced to Jail for Tax Fraud• Apple Goes in Heavy On .DISCOUNT• $55,000 a Year for a Domain Registration: .ATTORNEY & .LAWYER• Why...

DomainSherpa 1 day ago

Let the Drone Wars Begin – Google vs. Amazon

 Mark As Read    

It's official, we are living in the future. Just when we thought the battle over Smart TV's was making us feel darn futuristic Google had to join Amazon in the battle for drone supremacy. Today Google announced what it is calling "Project Wing" in this post on Google Plus. Here's a video of Project Wing […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

4.cn Proves Yet Again: If You Want a Successful Auction, Have Numerics

 Mark As Read    

Here's another sales report that most likely isn't going to show up in DnJournal's weekly report despite the fact it was one of the most successful auctions of the year.  4.cn is wrapping up it's summer showcase auction and once again the prices didn't disappoint.  Here is a list of some of the most notable sales that I think will give you comps fo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Despite Competition from New gTLDs .ORG Continues to Grow with Registrations Passing the 10.4 Million Mark  

 Mark As Read    

When the new gTLDs began arriving in the first half of this year a lot of people predicted that the new competition would hurt the original non .com gTLDs, .net and .org more than .com. So, it was interesting to see that PIR reported continued .org growth in the first half of this year.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Google terminates Authorship Program in search results!

 Mark As Read    

The much hyped Google Authorship Program that promoted the use of personal Google+ credentials, is now officially over. The shocking news was delivered by John Mueller who spear-headed the project at Google Webmaster Tools, in an emotionally charged blog post: "We've gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we've [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Geo New gTLDs Are Clearly Outperforming

 Mark As Read    

The first results for the newly launched Dot Hamburg (large German city) are in and after the first day of General Availability, there are 13,793 domains. Solid results and all in all, I can't remember any geos about which you can say that they were a flop. In contrast, Dot Furniture for example only has 605

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Domain Movers Special Addition Domain Name Sales

 Mark As Read    

Ron Jackson of DnJournal.com posted DomainNameSales.com's Q2 reported domain name sales and these are always very interesting sales IMO, because DNS always maximizes domain name sales and will often produce domain sales prices many wouldn't ask for specific domain names. So, I spent a little time and did a little digging to provide something other ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Poll: What is Holiday.com Worth?

 Mark As Read    

This afternoon, I published an article about the upcoming Holiday.com domain name auction that will be held in November. In my opinion, this is one of the top travel domain names, and domain names of this caliber do not come on the market all that often. I thought it would be interesting to see how much readers believe this domain name is worth. I ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-28-2014

 Mark As Read    

This list is beyond late today! This is because I spent my morning trading GPRO. I did pretty well. I sold out of my complete position and now only have

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Holiday.com Hitting The Auction Block & “Experts” Predict It To Sell For More Than $30 Million

 Mark As Read    

According to Dailymail.co.uk, the domain name Holiday.com is going to be auctioned off at the World Travel Market, a conference for the international travel industry at London Excel on November 5. According to unnamed "experts" the domain is about to "become the priciest domain name in history as it is auctioned for an estimated £20 […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

Holiday.com Going Up for Auction

 Mark As Read    

Holiday.com, one of the most valuable travel domain names, is coming up for auction during the World Travel Market event in London. The auction for Holiday.com is being conducted by a company called Breathe Luxury, and it will be held on November 5, 2014 at London Excel hotel. World Travel Market is billed as "the leading global event for the trave...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Alert: Large cache of mostly Numeric Domains stolen from eNom account!

 Mark As Read    

A large cache of primarily numeric domain names were reported as stolen, earlier today. The stolen domains were taken out of an eNom account and transferred to GoDaddy; their owner is alerting anyone to avoid buying these stolen domains: "These domains were stolen before dawn today. I found the push confirmation email about one hour […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Yoyo Email Ltd shatters UDRP record with new trademark violations

 Mark As Read    

Yoyo Email Ltd. has been bouncing its UDRP record to new highs, with a 7th UDRP in 2 months' time. Having registered 4,000 dot .email domains that are mostly linked to trademarks and brands, the rain of UDRPs against the British company has turned into a storm. The situation is so bad, that panelists at […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

10 Places I’d Like to See a Domain Conference

 Mark As Read    

One of the best draws to attending an ICANN meeting is that they are held all over the globe to give everyone an opportunity to attend a meeting regardless of where they reside. In my opinion, as someone who has not yet been to an ICANN meeting, I think one major draw is being able to travel somewhere unique for a business conference. Domain name c...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company turns $180k domain investment into $1 billion dollars!

 Mark As Read    

Honest Co., actress Jessica Alba‘s environmentally-friendly baby care startup has an estimated worth of $1 billion dollars, according to the World Street Journal. After securing a $70 million investment, Jessica Alba and Honest Co., are busy promoting the sales of toxic-free, environmentally friendly products. The company's annual revenue is ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

The next 50 days will be important for new TLDs

 Mark As Read    

Big launches make the next 50 days a key period for new top level domain names. A lot of new top level domain names have come to market already. Some have flown out of the gate, others are growing modestly, and some have stalled. In my opinion, the next 50 days will be an important […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Host Announces 15 Pioneer Partners Including Godaddy’s MediaTemple

 Mark As Read    

Radix, announced 15 top players of the global hosting community as  Pioneers of the .host namespace, which rolled in to Landrush on August 26th. The Pioneer lineup includes big international names like MediaTemple, Bluehost, OVH, Arvixe, and the UK2 Group, in addition to regional leaders such as Natro (Turkey) and UOL (Brazil), HostPapa (Canada), B...

The Domains 1 day ago

Upcoming ICANN movie director in search of “good looking cast” of actors

 Mark As Read    

An upcoming movie about the history of ICANN and its impact to the global domain community, is currently in casting mode. San Francisco based film director, Alice Stamatopoulos, placed an ad on Craigslist, seeking "good looking" actors and extras. The ad reads in part: "For the role of young Fadi Chehadé: A young (23-27) good-looking, […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Nominet Handles 674 Domain Complaints Down 17%; 55% Result in Domain Transfer

 Mark As Read    

Nominet the company that operates the .co.uk and now the .uk domain name extension (ccTLD)  just released its report for its Dispute Resolution Service in 2013 (DRS). In 2013 Nominet handled 674 complaints down 17% from 2012 although the number of domain names registered increase 2,7% Brands using the DRS in 2013 included Lego, Swarovski, […]

The Domains 1 day ago

California: First divorce filed due to “new gTLD investments”

 Mark As Read    

Only in California: a divorce was filed in Orange county, California, by a woman whose domainer husband engaged aggressively in gTLD domain registrations and other activity that damaged their joint finances. This incredible case sets a new standard to the reasons someone raises, when divorcing their spouse. Milly R., of Escondido is divorcing her h...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Rightside Gets Two New Directors

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release issued by Rightside this morning, the company has added two people to its Board of Directors. Diane Irvine, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Blue Nile is one new member of the board, and Shawn Colo, co-founder of Demand Media, has also been added to the company's Board of Directors. You can read more back...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain Registrations & Purchases By Large Companies

 Mark As Read    

Here is the latest list of domain name registrations and purchases by large companies in a series I like to call DotWeekly Discoveries that is powered by DomainIQ.com . These are often very early discoveries that companies are registering and buying domain names for future products, services, advertising campaigns and countless other reasons. Here ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Minds + Machines Launching 1st Of Its String in September; Expects 25% Of All Landrush Domain To Go To Auction

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines (LON:MMX), is going to launch its first new gTLD's strings into General Availability in September, actually 9 in all. The following new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in which Minds + Machines has an interest will go on general availability (GA) to the public on the following launch dates in September: September […]

The Domains 1 day ago

This week’s new TLDs add between 50 and 10,000 domains on first day

 Mark As Read    

One domain is off to a quick start, the others not so much. Seven new top level domain names launched this week. By far, .Hamburg for the city of Hamburg was the most registered domain name. (Ironically, this is the one new TLD launch this week that I missed in my weekly preview.) There are […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.London Tops 15,000 Domain Registrations; General Availability Starts September 9th

 Mark As Read    

One of the most anticipated new gTLD domain extensions .London,  now has 15,038 domain names registered, counting Sunrise registrations and now registrations granted to companies with a .London presence who had priorty to register .London domains. .London is now in 23rd place in terms of number of registered new gTLD's domain names according to nTL...

The Domains 1 day ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals; .Hamburg 13.7K; Discount 1,819; .Fitness 1,271; .Furniture 605; .Schule 373

 Mark As Read    

Several new gTLD went into general availability yesterday and here are the total number of domain registrations including those domains registered in Sunrise by trademark holders and in any landrush or Early Access Program (EAP) which allows registrants to pay an additional fee for early access to new domains. .Hamburg had by far the biggest [̷...

The Domains 1 day ago

Wonderful.com Domain Purchased By POM Wonderful

 Mark As Read    

On August 12 ,2014 I detected some activity relating to Wonderful.com and that it potentially may have sold. Based on past whois history there could have been a lot of things happening with the domain name, but now I can confirm that Wonderful.com DID sell and I just discovered who the buyers were: POM Wonderful Although the current domain name wh...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 8/28

 Mark As Read    

I didn't get my list out yesterday for a reason that hasn't happened in years.  Our host server went down (no we don't share a server with Namejet).  I've been with MediaTemple for about 7 years and they have always been fantastic.  I started with them because they use to brag that they could take a "Digg".  My old site would get on the front page ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago
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