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EDR: Puka.com + 200 other expired domain name sales

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Joseph Peterson reviews the past week of expired domain name sales in this Expired Domain Report. Some time passed without China topping our list of expired domain auctions; first Insurance1.com and then DataTrack.com took 1st place – both English and U.S.-focused. This week China once again snags the tape at NameJet's finish line, coming in 1st wi...

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 0 min ago

THE Domain Conference Week Just Got Busier - Major 2-Day Meet Up for Business Women Added

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There was already considerable excitement surrounding the debut edition of THE Domain Conference (TDC), coming up in Florida this fall. A one-day DOMAINfest event was added to the show schedule last month and today we learned a major event for women will precede TDC.

DNJournal 3 hours, 6 min ago

ICANN .WTF ? New web site on WHOIS privacy reform issues

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ICANN is about to taste some of its own medicine, after opponents of a pending WHOIS privacy reform launched a protest web site. Operating from ICANN.WTF, the web site contains a letter addressing ICANN on the issue of privacy, mirroring the public letter drafted by civil rights groups. Naturally, the WHOIS info of ICANN.WTF is […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 3 hours, 49 min ago

Three Month Recap of End User Domain Name Sales

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If you haven't taken notice, NamePros has been reporting the top domain sales from various marketplaces on a daily basis. I thought that it would be fun, and educational to some, to report on who purchased the domain names and how they are using them. Hopefully, this will provide readers with a sneak peek into the minds of end-users. While there w...

NamePros 4 hours, 37 min ago

WorkBetter.com owner fights back against ACPA lawsuit

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Jason Kneen fights motion for preliminary injunction and points out plaintiff's apparent shenanigans. Earlier this week I wrote about how New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. had filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against Jason Kneen of the UK over the domain name WorkBetter.com. Kneen registered the domain name in 1999, well before Office Spa...

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 48 min ago

Greece Woes Impacting Domain Names?

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I have been following the news about the economy of Greece over the last couple of weeks. I am not an economics expert by any stretch, but I am sure the ongoing issues in Greece will impact people and economies throughout the world, regardless of the outcome. An interesting op-ed article was published this morning in the New York Times. Greece’s So...

Domain Investing 6 hours, 10 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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Do you take a profit or do you press on?  It's a question domain investors ask us all the time.  While you can't look back and think about how much more you could have made if you kept the names you sold, you certainly can make a decision whether or not you HAVE to sell.  I had to sell because I used the profit to buy more names.  That certainly wa...

Domain Shane 8 hours, 39 min ago

Gambling companies attempted to reverse hijack bet domain names

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Partial list of gambling companies that attempted to reverse hijack "bet" domains, including Unibet, UK Betting and Sun International. The post Gambling companies attempted to reverse hijack bet domain names appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Gambling Domains News 9 hours, 4 min ago

We.com Sales Price Between $8m-$10m

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I have more information regarding the recent sale of We.com that you may all find interesting. As I reported last week, We.com recently changed hands, and at the time I speculated that the buyer was probably Chinese. I can now confirm that the buyer is Chinese, and Sedo did broker the deal using a Chinese broker (according to a source familiar with...

NamePros 9 hours, 18 min ago

New musical named after (and uses) new gTLD domain

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How's this for a high-profile registrant? A new stage musical, co-written by Blur front-man Damon Albarn, has opened in the UK this week, and it's named after a new gTLD domain name. wonder.land is a take on Alice in Wonderland that reportedly "tells the story of a 21st Century teen who immerses herself in a […] Related posts: First .london ...

DomainIncite.com 9 hours, 40 min ago

$208k in Sales on July 2nd – Projects.com sold for $87,550 – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was projects.com which sold for $87,550 at SnapNames. NameBio recorded 162 sales for a total of $208,257 with an average sale price of $1,286. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 11% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by 28%. Sales With History The domain workplacepension.com sold f...

NameBio Blog 11 hours, 58 min ago

Pool.com “Hotlist” email contains a pair of despicable domains!

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An eagle-eyed DomainGang reader spotted something truly shocking in today's "Hotlist" email from Pool.com. The domain drop-catching service, sends out a daily list with domains that are deleting, and a link to backorder them on Pool.com. So far so good. Perusing today's email one finds some questionable domains such as ultraxxpasswords.com and dail...

DomainGang 15 hours, 37 min ago

Get.Club: First New gTLD Vanity License Plate?

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Abdu Tarabichi uploaded a photograph of his new vanity license plate this afternoon, and it is advertising a new gTLD domain name. The license plate is from the state of North Carolina, and it says "Get.Club." Got my car a vanity plate for @getDotClub! 1st #NewgTLD plate in the world? Visit http://t.co/bbqKE0SzkW today!! pic.twitter.com/XZ9EGJ8Cu4 ...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 57 min ago

Indian domain market and start ups : Do you really own your domains?

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Indian start-ups are enjoying an increased availability of angel investment capital, in an emerging market. Many seize this opportunity to spend money on brand development, including the acquisitions of premium domain names. While numbers differ in India in terms of absolute numbers, spending 30% of one's budget to achieve brand awareness and secur...

DomainGang 20 hours, 52 min ago

.Org Wholesale Price To Top $9 At The End of July

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I just received a notice from enom.com informing me that the wholesale cost of that the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Registry Operator for the .ORG domain, will be increasing its annual registration price by $0.80 USD. As a result of this, eNom will raise pricing for the .ORG domain name extension by $0.80 USD […]

The Domains 21 hours, 25 min ago

Walmart Files UDRP For Walmart.vodka & Walmart.beer; Beyonce For BeyonceShop.com & Beyonceshopping.com

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A bunch of UDRP have been filed in the last couple of days Walmart which previously filed and won a UDRP on the domain name Walmart.horse just filed  a UDRP on the domain name Walmart.beer and Walmart.vodka. Google filed a UDRP on the 11-year-old domain name GoogleArt.com Beyonce filed two separate UDRP for the domain […]

The Domains 23 hours, 37 min ago

Projects.com Sells for $87,550 On SnapNames.com

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The expired domain name auction for Projects.com just ended at Snapnames with  the domain name selling for $87,550. The winner bidder has the ID of: qursan There were 5 bidders at $80,000 or more including the winning bidder. We wrote about the auction when it started on Monday. There were 196 bidders in the domain […]

The Domains 1 day ago

ICANN dragged into Gamergate as Whois reform cast as misogynist threat

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What do ICANN's current Whois privacy reform proposals have to do with the "Gamergate" controversy? Quite a lot, according to the latest group to slam the proposals as an enabler for "doxing… harassment… swatting… stalking… rape and death threats." The Online Abuse Prevention Initiative was formed in March by female software...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Presidential Candidate & Governor Of Wisc Scott Walker Gets SW.Gop Domain

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The Republican Presidential Candidate & Governor Of Wisconsin,  Scott Walker has gotten a new gTLD domain name SW.Gop. The domain name is currently resolving to the Governor's instagram account. The Governor already owns the domain name ScottWalker.com so it will be interesting to see what he does with SW.gop. According to the Governor's Twitte...

The Domains 1 day ago

eNom adds 2-factor authentication

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Make your eNom account more secure. Domain name investors who use eNom can now turn on two-factor authentication to secure their accounts. Setting up two-factor authentication is fairly simple. Once you log into your account, look for "Two Step Verfication" (sic) under the Account Overview: Click edit to start the process. eNom uses the Google [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Lens.com fails in cybersquatting complaint over Lens.in

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Lens.com not seeing so clearly. Online contact lens retailer Lens.com has failed to win a cybersquatting claim (pdf) against the domain name Lens.in. Lens.com filed the dispute under the .IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (INDRP). The panelist determined that Lens.com doesn't have any rights in the term "lens", just lens.com. That would not ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Free .cloud domains on offer to pioneer brands

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Aruba, the recently anointed .cloud gTLD registry, plans to give away up to 100 free .cloud domains to trademark owners as part of its launch program. The Italian company also today revealed a rough launch schedule that will see sunrise begin mid-way through the fourth quarter. Participating in Aruba's "Pioneer" program will be free for […] ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

New gTLDs : 5 Things social media marketers should know

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The impact of dot brands on social media and digital marketing, is an important analysis for professionals and end-users alike. Wolfe Domain, via its founder Jennifer Wolfe, has been analyzing current data, trends and industry shifts as they apply to the marketing and branding communities. A new two minute video video that animates Jennifer Wolfe's...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Sales Tip: Be Aware of Public Holidays

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If you're in the USA, you'll be spending the weekend celebrating the 4th of July, and if you're not then it's a good time to monitor the auction sites for some bargain domains! Which brings me nicely on to today's post based around public holidays - this may be stating the obvious, but I think some may benefit from this. It's one simple piece of ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Poker.net, Benders.com And More Domains

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Domain Movers detects recently purchased and registered domain names by large companies. Some of those companies in today's series include Dex Media, Coca Cola, Ford, Google, Rainbow Media and Nintendo to mention a few.

The Domains 1 day ago

SX.com Up for Auction on NameJet

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One of the most valuable domain names to hit the auction block on NameJet is coming up for sale. SX.com is listed as the top NameJet "Hot Pick," and it currently has a bid of $20,000 with 115 bidders already participating. There is a reserve price on the auction, although the reserve is not known. I asked NameJet GM Jonathan Tenenbaum about the auc...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

BearingPoint pays $100k+ for Net.Work domain name

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New TLD sells for $100,000 plus premium renewal rates. Consulting firm BearingPoint has paid $100,000 to Minds + Machines for the domain name Net.work, and that's just for the first year. It will pay an undisclosed premium renewal to continue using it after the first year. Minds + Machines took a different tack with .work, […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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SX.com  Nobody seems to have mentioned it but it is at auction at Namejet.  Yes a two letter dot com that is perfect for the Chinese market has sparked merely a whisper.  There are less than 4 days left and it hadn't even reached 100 bidders at press time.  I realize that 95%, heck 99% of the people in the industry can't afford or want to spend thi...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Time To Look at Online Education names as University of Phoenix Sees Drop off

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The University of Phoenix is owned by Apollo Education Group which trades publicly under the symbol of APOL. The company reported dismal earnings and is now laying off 900 employees. The company has watched half of their enrollment drop in 5 years. Online Education, Classes and Degree have always been high paying keywords, back in […]

The Domains 1 day ago

New gTLD sales miss ICANN estimates by a mile

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New gTLD registration volumes failed to live up to ICANN's expectations by a long, long way in its fiscal 2015. When ICANN's FY15 ended on Tuesday, new gTLDs had fewer than 6 million domains in their collective zone files. That's just 18% of ICANN's original early 2014 estimate of 33 million domains and just 39% […] Related posts: ICANN slas...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

M+M sells net.work for $100,000

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Minds + Machines has made its first six-figure new gTLD domain sale. The domain net.work was sold in a private deal to business consultancy BearingPoint for $100,000, the company said today. It added that a "significant annual renewal fee" applies. It's one of 430 premium domains to have been sold in .work, M+M said, since […] Related posts:...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

$160,526 in Sales on July 1st – Quads.com sold for $21,100 – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was quads.com which sold for $21,100 at Flippa. NameBio recorded 180 sales for a total of $160,526 with an average sale price of $892. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 29% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 8%. Sales With History The domain commanding.com sold for $1,051 at F...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

.Coms Retake the Driver's Seat Dominating This Week's Chart With a 150K Sale Setting the Pace

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After seeing new gTLDs take the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart for the last two weeks in a row, the .coms re-asserted themselves this week, sweeping 16 of the 21 chart entries with a nice $150,000 sale leading the way.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Greenberg & Lieberman acquires EscrowHill online escrow application

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Domain escrow veteran, Andee Hill, announced that her company, Escrow Hill Limited has moved forward with some corporate changes. In particular, Escrow Hill Limited and EscrowHill.com have announced that the law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman has acquired their online escrow application. Andee Hill stated to DomainGang: "I am excited that the la...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Flippa Recap: Soundboard.com for $112,000 (website), 1095.com, DOBI.com, DropCatcher.com, More

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Some Domains That Sold 1095.com @ $17,566 (Domain Holdings Exclusive) Dobi.com @ $9,750 (Domain Holdings Exclusive) Imasecure.com @ $6,000 (via Flippa Portfolio Section) // [Confirmation Pending] Aspin.com @ $5,500 (via Buy It Now) // [Confirmation Pending] DropCatcher.com @ $5,000 (Editors’ Choice via Post-Auction Negotiation) TopTwenty.com @ $4,5...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 7/1

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There are quite a few domain broker submitted listings this week. Domain names were submitted by brokers from Outcome Brokerage, Sedo, Domain Holdings, and eNaming.com. If any of the domain names are of interest to you, contact the broker directly. Visitors are permitted to list one of their own domain names for sale in the comment section. The lis...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Hear.com in Escrow at Sedo

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I learned that Hear.com has been sold via Sedo. The domain name registrant is currently listed as Sedo, and the registrant email address is the one the company uses for its domain brokerage escrow service. The price for the domain name is not going to be shared due to a non-disclosure agreement. The seller of the domain name is a domain investment ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Sex.com Lawsuit: company demands domain name over copyright and trademark claims

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Company demands ownership of Sex.com to settle claims of trademark and copyright infringement. Sex.com is one of the most valuable and storied domain names of all time. A battle over its ownership has resulted in multiple lawsuits, a fugitive hunt and millions of dollars in transactions. The domain name most recently sold for $13 million […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

You might be surprised how many new gTLDs have changed hands already

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At least 86 new gTLD registry contracts have changed hands since the end of 2013, I have discovered. ICANN calls the transfer of a Registry Agreement from one company to another an "assignment". Global Domains Division staff said in Buenos Aires last week that it's one of the more complex and time-consuming tasks they have […] Related posts:...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

AlpNames.com Starts Selling Premium .Science, .Party and .Cricket Domains Starting At $230

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AlpNames.com just send out an email announcing they are starting to sell the premium domain names of three Famous Four Domain extension .Science, .Party and .Cricket and launched Premium.AlpNames.com. These are domain name reserved by the registry and were not available for registration. There are several price points for the premium domains: $230 ...

The Domains 2 days ago

Lawsuit filed over stolen numeric domain 256.com

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An "in rem" lawsuit has been filed in Virginia to recover the domain name 256.com, alleging that it was stolen in December 2014. The lawsuit, details of which were uncovered by domain investor George Kirikos, is filed against the property itself. According to Wikipedia: "In rem jurisdiction (Latin, "power about or against ‘the thing'"[1]) is ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Filament.com for $89,000 and 18 other end user domain name sales

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Company buys Filament.com for new product line. Sedo's top public end user sale for the past week was Filament.com, which was purchased by a company changing its name and introducing a new product line called Filament Network. The company had some other notable end user sales, including an IOT domain name purchased by a company […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Plumber’s special : Two out of three NAF panelists root for RooterRooter in UDRP

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If you ever ended up using the services of a plumbing company, you might be familiar with Roto-Rooter. The company has been around since the early half of the 20th century, providing plumbing services in America under the Roto-Rooter brand. Roto-Rooter is also a trademark, having been registered in 1954, or over 60 years ago, […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Impact of Falling Chinese Stock Market on Domain Names

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There is quite a bit of instability in the world markets right now. Outside of the US, one of the biggest markets for domain names during the past several years has been China. The Chinese stock market has grown at a tremendous rate, and similarly, the value of Chinese-favored domain names like short numeric and acronym .com domain names have grown...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

510PacificAve.com An Interesting UDRP

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I noticed that an interesting UDRP was recently filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization for the 510pacificave.com domain name. It appears that the domain name is referencing a street address, 510 Pacific Ave. The UDRP is WIPO Case D2015-1105, and the complainant is listed as Lindeva Living Trust / Kim W. Lu Trustee. The domain name wa...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Khloe Kardashian Files UDRP TO Get The Domain Name KhloeKardashian.com

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Khloe Kardashian has filed a UDRP TO Get her matching .Com Domain Name KhloeKardashian.com The actual complainant is listed as Khloe Kardashian; Khlomoney, Inc;  Whalerock Celebrity Subscription, LLC. The domain name was registered back in 2007. The domain registered under privacy at publicdomainregistry.com The last time the domain name wasn't und...

The Domains 2 days ago

Khloe Kardashian demands her .com domain name

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Better late than never, a Kardashian files request for her .com domain name. Khloe Kardashian, reality TV star and sister of Kim Kardashian, has filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of KhloeKardashian.com, demanding that the domain name be turned over to her. The case was just filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. T...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Bulgaria looking for an IDN registry operator

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The Bulgarian government is looking for a company to run the registry for its recently awarded .?? internationalized domain name. .?? is the Cyrillic equivalent of .bg, the nation's existing ccTLD. After a tortuous battle through ICANN's IDN ccTLD Fast Track process — where it was repeatedly rejected for looking too much like Brazil's .br [&#...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

CentralNic sells $1 million domain name portfolio

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CentralNic sells more domain names from its domain trading business. CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) announced today that it has sold a group of domain names for US $1 million, to be paid over the coming months. The sale comes from CentralNic's portfolio of over 20,000 domain names. The company started buying and selling domain names in […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

CentralNic Sells $1 Million Dollars In “Domains” Was It GB.com?

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CentralNic stated they have sold a premium domain name that is very likely GB.com

The Domains 2 days ago
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