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Domainer in Buffalo, NY defeats all odds at domain auction

 Mark As Read    

A domainer from snow-covered Buffalo, NY, defeated all odds on Thursday afternoon, winning a premium domain auction on NameJet. Thomas Shovel, a native of Buffalo, invests in domain names and was expecting the final countdown of a NameJet auction, right as the first of several feet of snow came down through an opening in his […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 1 hour, 3 min ago

UDRP filed ON three letter domain RVK.com

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              A UDRP was filed today on the three letter domain name RVK.com The domain is owned by Gregory Ricks The domain name was registered under privacy for many years R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc is the Complainant who filed for a trademark on the term back on August […]

The Domains 2 hours, 55 min ago

Heritage Auctions “Now Accepting Premium Domain Submissions”

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According to an email sent to people on the company's domain industry mailing list, Heritage Auctions is "now accepting premium domain submissions for exclusive February auction." Judging by some of the domain names used as examples, they are truly looking for the best of the best when it comes to domain names for this auction. The email came from ...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 25 min ago

Frank Schilling changes strategy for .Click launch

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NothingHeldBack.click. 5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names. In previous launches, Schilling's companies have registered thousands — even tens out thousands — of names ahead of general...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 49 min ago

Uniregistry: No Reserved Or Collision Domains Held Back Except For Single Characters

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              We just received this from Uniregistry which is launching .Click on November 25th. Pricing for a .Click domain will be $6.88 or less at retail. "We will no longer have a registry reserved list at the time of launch for any domain name beyond single-characters. If your registrar […]

The Domains 5 hours, 3 min ago

Rightside shares hit new low

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Domain name company isn't getting much love from Wall Street. Shares of domain name company Rightside have dropped 15% this week, and hit an all time low of $8.33 in trading yesterday. Rightside (NASDAQ: NAME) is trading for $8.55 per share this afternoon. It's unclear what caused the sharp drop this week. Rightside reported earnings […]...

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 44 min ago

Godaddy Is Looking For a $4.5 Billion Dollar Valuation In Its IPO Rolling Out Next Year

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According to the New York Post, GoDaddy.com is pushing ahead with an initial public offering early next year that would value the world’s biggest domain registration service at roughly $4.5 billion GoDaddy is stressing its desire to diversify from a domain registrar to a business that builds out  Web sites for customers and helping them […]

The Domains 5 hours, 53 min ago

DNForum launches member Chatroom; more upgrades expected

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DNForum owner, Adam Dicker, announced the launch of a live chatroom for its registered members today. The live chatroom, found at DNForum.com/chat is the first of several new additions and improvements scheduled for the coming weeks. After upgrading to the XenForo forum software, DNForum temporarily lost some of the features its users knew and love...

DomainGang 6 hours, 7 min ago

HuaGao.com at $20k and other expired domain name sales

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Once again, China tops our list of last week's expired domain auctions. This time it's GoDaddy with HuaGao.com ($20.3k), meaning … you tell me! Various working professionals share that name. (There's a certified public accountant using HuaGaoCPA.com, for instance.) Yet I suspect that coupling "Hua" (transform or blossom) + "Gao" (tall or abov...

Domain Name Wire 6 hours, 26 min ago

My First New gtld Domain Buys and Nov 19 .CA TBR Results

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DomainReport.ca I just received two emails from Godaddy that say they are offering .JUEGOS and .SEXY domains at 30% Off the regular price right now.  I'm not sure if this promotion is just for today or longer, but if you were thinking of registering one of these extensions you can compare their discount to other prices and see if you come out ahea...

DomainReport.ca 7 hours, 29 min ago

Why The Right Domain Name May Help In Landing You A Job

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AfterCollege.com did an interview with Predrag Lesic the CEO of .ME. The interview talks about his own career path and why he believes in today's current job market there is a need for a student to create a personal brand. From the article: Why do you feel a student’s personal brand is such an important […]

The Domains 7 hours, 35 min ago

Working With Domain Brokers

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Elliot's blog posting yesterday about conflicts of interest with domain brokers reminded me of what happened when I sold my Bored.com network of sites in 2008 for $4.5 million. I was not really looking to sell Bored.com, but a broker approached me and asked if he could shop it around (like to Google, Yahoo, etc.). I had never heard of this broker (...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 6 min ago

Shocking report: 95% of all domains are parked

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Recent data from .com and .net managers, Verisign, unveil a shocking reality of the Internet: only 5% of all domain names are actual web sites. With parked or otherwise "for sale" domains representing 95% of all domain registrations, there's an important issue right there. "Every damn web site I visit, I see this stupid Sedo […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 9 hours, 0 min ago

Where to find new gTLD dropping domain lists

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With hundreds of thousands of currently blocked new gTLD domain names about to hit the market, many without premium pricing, some domain investors have been wondering where they can get hold of the lists of soon-to-be available names. Fortunately, ICANN freely publishes several lists that could prove useful. As we've been reporting this week, names...

DomainIncite.com 10 hours, 9 min ago

.Music LLC CPE Reconsideration Request Denied

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.Music LLC sought reconsideration for Community Priority Evaluation in an effort to be given priority over others who are interested in running .music. .Music LLC believed that when their application was looked at that the panel failed to comply with already established ICANN policies.  The board governance committee denied the reconsideration requ...

The Domains 10 hours, 34 min ago

Reflections on moving our startup from Los Angeles to Austin

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In May we got some very exciting news, we had been accepted into Techstars Austin. Given that Techstars has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard we were incredibly honored, packed our bags, and headed to Austin for the three month program. Our plan, like most companies going through the program was to return to Los Angeles […]

Domainvestors.tv 10 hours, 36 min ago

Nirvana gets domain names from Australian man who demanded $1.5 million

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Panels say it Smells Like B.S. Nirvana LLC — the company that owns the intellectual property from the late grunge band Nirvana — has won control of five domain names registered by an Australian man. The company filed UDRP and aUDRP disputes against Darren Wilcox (Willcox) for the domain names nirvanadrums.com.au, nirvanadrums.net.au, ni...

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 40 min ago

Bill Cosby ‘scandal’ leads to registration of ‘rape’ domain names

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It all started with comedian Bill Cosby asking his fans on twitter to create meme pictures in a display of affection to four decades of comedy shows. It escalated into the digging up of dirt from the comedian's past, making references to "rape" and drugging of women, from decade old allegations. Eventually, several women came […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 10 hours, 41 min ago

Domain Industry Connections Are Valuable

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Yesterday, I wrote an article giving advising people that they should ensure there aren't any conflicts of interest when choosing to work with a domain broker or consultant. Adam made a very good point in a comment, and I want to discuss it further. In the comment, Adam wrote, "someone seeking advice should likely look for an expert and that expert...

Domain Investing 10 hours, 47 min ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals: .Top 10,298; .Quebec 4,902: .ENGINEER 523

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We have numbers for the three new gTLD's that launched this week. .Top which launched on the November 18th has according to ntldstats.com 10,298 domains registered. The registry for .Top is "Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co.,Ltd." which is also the backend for the extension and is also a  domain name registrar Out of the […]...

The Domains 11 hours, 34 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 11/20/14

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Congrats to Braden Pollack and his company Legal Brand Marketing on their recent purchase of domain names from co.com.  It's a win win for Co.com and LBM because Braden knows this space better than anyone and will build out domains with the best keywords in the space. Co.com will be able to show their customers that co.com CAN be built out, make mo...

Domain Shane 14 hours, 35 min ago

Over 180,000 blocked new gTLD names to drop next week

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Several new gTLD registries will release hundreds of thousands of currently blocked domain names — some of them quite nice-looking — next Wednesday. It's one of the first big batches of name collisions to be released to market. The companies behind .xyz, .website, .press, .host, .ink, .wiki, .rest and .bar will release most of their [&#...

DomainIncite.com 14 hours, 41 min ago

Google beaten to .dot for a paltry $700k

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Dish DBS, a US satellite TV company, has beaten Google to the .dot new gTLD in an ICANN auction that fetched just $700,000. It's further proof, if any were needed, that you don't need to have the big bucks to beat Google at auction. Dish plans to use .dot as a single-registrant space, but unusually […] Related posts: Google beaten in new gTL...

DomainIncite.com 15 hours, 49 min ago

Mysterious refunds from GoDaddy explained

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There have been recent reports of unexpected payments issued to GoDaddy customers. We've just received word that these payments were the result of a glitch in GoDaddy's billing system, which has since been resolved. Previously, GoDaddy had been charging its customers the ICANN fee on certain domain names that were not subject to it. For example, c...

NamePros 19 hours, 44 min ago

Get a $200 discount coupon and book your hotel for NamesCon 2015 now!

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NamesCon 2015 is set for January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV and the room block for the conference rate is running low. Really low! So low, that they have blown through more than two-thirds of the block already! Of course, you can find other hotels to book during NamesCon, but […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 20 hours, 41 min ago

Dish DBS beats Google in .Dot auction, pays $700,000 for domain

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Dish won a two way race to operate the top level domain name .dot. Dish DBS, the satellite TV company and owner of Blockbuster, has beaten Google in a public auction for the top level domain .Dot. It paid $700,000 for the rights to the domain name. You're not misreading this – the domain name […]

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 45 min ago

A New gTLD Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart and 3 ccTLDs Hit the Top 10

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They say variety is the spice of life. If that's true you will love this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Several non .com domains found themselves at the VIP table alongside the .coms. In fact the biggest sale of all was a new gTLD and 3 ccTLDs crashed the top 10.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 11/19

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The domain name broker submitted listings for the week have been published below. To purchase or discuss one of the domain names, contact the listing broker directly. If you would like, you may post one domain name for sale in the comment section. The domain name must be new to the market, have a buy it now price, and you are not permitted to post ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Rin.com Sells for $35,000 on Sedo – Sold on Sedo for $14,000 in 2011

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Crossing the Sedo feed this afternoon is Rin.com at $35,000. Looks like it was the second time it sold on Sedo, DN Journal reported it sold for $14,000 in 2011. Affordable Webhosting Inc out of Oregon looks to be the seller and had the domain parked. Eli Shoval looks to be the buyer of the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Braden Pollock and Lisa Bloom Getting Married

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Big news! Braden & I are getting married. Love isn’t just the best thing in the world, it’s the whole point of everything #SevenYearHitch — Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) November 19, 2014 I am happy to share the news that Braden Pollock and Lisa Bloom are getting married. Braden and Lisa have been dating (and engaged) for quite some time, and t...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Will Whiskey.com sell for more than $3.1 million dollars?

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Good, aged whiskey is reserved for those special occasions that you want to celebrate a large domain sale. But don't take our word for it; the Castello brothers hit a home run with the $3.1 million dollar sale of Whisky.com a few months ago. Following on the footsteps of that sale, the alternately spelled Whiskey.com […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

This Holiday season, consider getting a Lammily

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and the usual shopping marathons are anticipated by adults and kids alike. This year, if you have young girls that play with "barbie" dolls, consider dropping that range of toys with unrealistic proportions made in China, for something more realistic. Enter, the Lammily doll – where average is beautiful. […...

DomainGang 1 day ago

17 end user domain name sales, including a big .Me

 Mark As Read    

An antiquated technology term in .me sells for five figures. Sedo sold $1 million worth of domain names last week. While this week's list doesn't include as many end user buyers as the last one (at least publicly), a lot of smaller businesses bought domain names. One of the most amusing ones is Telegram.me at […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Beware of Conflicts of Interest With Consultants & Brokers

 Mark As Read    

I am neither a domain consultant nor a domain broker, but I receive quite a few requests from people to help them with their domain investment decisions and businesses. One such request came last week, and when the domain name intrigued me, I saw that I knew the owner of the domain name. Despite the fact that I would not help the person who inquire...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Legal Brand Marketing Lands Best Law-Related .co .com Domains in Win-Win Deal with Registry

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It is widely believed that the success of new registry operators rests on end user adoption and development in their namespace. That's why operators of the .co.com registry are happy about a deal they just announced with Legal Brand Marketing for 14 top law-related .co.com domains

DNJournal 1 day ago

Forwarding inquiries to the Domain Name Sales platform

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The introduction of the Domain Name Sales platform, two years ago during TRAFFIC in Ft. Lauderdale, was an industry game-changer. The DNS platform and assorted app - for iOS, currently – have provided a solid, expandable tool that offers a myriad of options for active domain sellers. Domain inquiries that arrive via direct email or […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

Nigerian '419' Scams and Fraud

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On November 14th, the included email was received from Mr. Jeff Pear from the Office of Inspection Unit and the United Nations Agency divisions at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It's important to bring this to the attention NamePros members as Nigerian scams haven't presented themselves in this nonchalant manner before and they're slowly tr...

NamePros 1 day ago

GoDaddy’s DomainFinder App advances domain name selection

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App makes it easier to narrow in on the best domain name. GoDaddy recently released an iOS app for finding and registering domain names called GoDaddy DomainFinder. Many of its features are similar to what you find on GoDaddy.com and other registrar sites. For example, the app lets you filter by price, TLD, and length. […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

My 3 Favorite VC Blogs

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Over the last five years more and more Venture Capitalists have given entrepreneurs a window into their world through their own personal blogs. I'm pretty sure Fred Wilson takes the cake for starting this trend and now it's easier than ever to know what a certain VC thinks about a topic because there's a good chance they've […]...

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Big names listed at Brannan’s latest domain newsletter

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David Clements, manager of the Brannan's Domain Newsletter, has rolled out a huge list of geographical and generic domains. Ranging in price from just under $1,000 to low six figures, the latest group of exclusive domains for sale include some major geo's: Vancouver.com Melbourne.com NY.org HongKong.tv Other names listed in the newsletter include C...

DomainGang 1 day ago

NamesCon: Spotlight on RightOfTheDot

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This article is part of a series of interviews with NamesCon exhibitors and sponsors. NamesCon is the largest commercial domain name conference and is held every January in Las Vegas. The NamesCon 2015 dates are January 11-14, 2015 at the Tropicana Hotel on the famous Las Vegas strip. Today's interview is with Monte Cahn, President of RightOfTheDot...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Bank of Scotland wins Halifax.Email gTLD in UDRP against Yoyo Email Ltd

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The Bank of Scotland Plc uses the HALIFAX trademark in commerce for several decades; it comes as no surprise that they filed a UDRP against WIPO regulars, Yoyo Email Ltd. In this case, the domain Halifax.Email was contested as a match to the Bank's trademark; the Complainant made a scalding statement, challenging the business model […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Braden Pollock’s Legal Brand Marketing Acquires 14 Premium Law-related .Co.com Domains

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    According to a press release we received, co.com LLC, announced today that Legal Brand Marketing, LLC which was founded by Braden Pollock, acquired a premium portfolio of law-related .co.com domain names, including Law.co.com and Attorney.co.com. Legal Brand Marketing, plans to develop and launch websites for each domain. Financial te...

The Domains 1 day ago

.NYC Releases Numbers On Landrush: 145 Domains Sell For $1K-$9,999: 10 Sell For $10K+

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New York City released some numbers on the recently concluded Landrush period for the new gTLD .NYC, in which residents and businesses located in New York City were given the opportunity to apply for a domain for any extra fee before general availability started. TheDomains.com published a couple of posts on some unofficial sales here […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Keyword Domains – Testimonials

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A while back, I posted some quotes from keyword domain owners that created a business on their domain names.  I decided to recapture those quotes along with some new ones.  They all come from interviews I have done in the past and I will continue to add to them in the future.  I've saved them off […]

SullysBlog.com 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 11/19/14

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Namejet has a little bit of a problem.  There is starting to be a lot of bidders like "deep pockets" that are people that are using their accounts to mostly track sales prices.  You have to be a bidder to see the end prices and there are a lot of people that like data.  I don't have exact numbers but I know who the tracking names are now and I imag...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

“Domain King” is a registered trademark

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For those who have been living under a rock, or in a coma for the past 15 years, the moniker "Domain King" is synonymous with domain investor, Rick Schwartz. In a recent article for The Washington Post, its author attributed the title "Domain King" to domain investor, Mike Mann, despite his response that this "title" […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Notes from the field: SecureWorld Seattle

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SecureWorld puts on several shows throughout the year, but everyone says the Seattle show is “the one to be at.” And after attending our second straight SecureWorld Seattle conference, we thought we’d share with you a few notes on the event. DomainTools was well-represented with a new booth and an energetic delegation. There was no way you could [&...

DomainTools Blog 2 days ago

TLD Registry Takes Home The Gold In China

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You've probably seen TLD Registry in the news a lot lately and that's because they have been making news all over the world as they make waves in the Chinese domain market. Given that 20% of the world is Chinese they are hitting a massive market and they just took home the Best Marketing Award […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago
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