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Cayman Islands open up .ky domains with the help of Uniregistry

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The Cayman Islands Government is opening the dot .ky ccTLD to the entire world, thanks to new regulations and with the assistance of Uniregistry. From September 2nd, the entire world will have the opportunity to register all available names with a .ky ending. There is a Sunrise period, during which local businesses, residents and individuals, [R...

DomainGang 3 hours, 8 min ago

Domaining Europe Provides First Peak at the Agenda for Next Month's Conference in Spain

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The 2015 Domaining Europe conference is coming up April 23-25 in Valencia, Spain and show founder Dietmar Stefitz has just posted the first draft of the agenda for the event that will be held at the Sorolla Palace Hotel.

DNJournal 3 hours, 16 min ago

24 Hour Fitness – Carlsbad, CA Review

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I've been going to 24 Hour Fitness centers for YEARs now.  I really like being a member.  I've been going now to the one in Carlsbad, CA for about two years.  It's a flagship club because they have an executive … Continue reading →

Domain News and Views 3 hours, 36 min ago

Facebook Warns Page Owners Their Number of Likes May Drop on March 12

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Venture Beat post an article that Facebook will be removing inactive accounts from a Facebook pages' like stats and that page owners will see a dip in the number of likes on their page. From the article: In a blog post this morning, Facebook said, “To make audience data even more meaningful for businesses, we’re […]

The Domains 3 hours, 54 min ago

Google Domains joins Afternic

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Domains listed on Afternic will show up for searches on Google Domains. Google's new domain name registrar is now part of AfternicDLS and its fast transfer network, according to an announcement on the Afternic.com website: Google Domains has joined Afternic DLS and will be part of our Fast Transfer network. Afternic domains that are opted […]...

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 17 min ago

Leonardo da Vinci : Italian painter’s descendant pays Adam Strong a visit over domain name

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A old, bearded man knocked on the door of domain investor, Adam Strong, this past Tuesday, his balding head barely covered in long, grey hair. Initially, Adam thought the man was a poor beggar and was getting ready to give him some money, when the man interrupted him abruptly. "I don't want your money, I […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 6 hours, 59 min ago

GoDaddy names Chief Customer Officer, new CMO

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One of GoDaddy's original employees moves to new position. GoDaddy announced today that long time Chief Marketing Office Barb Rechterman will be the company's Chief Customer Officer, a newly-formed position. According to a press release, this new position is "responsible for aligning the company’s products, services and engagement models with strat...

Domain Name Wire 7 hours, 33 min ago

Why I Set Minimum Offer to $100,000

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For quite some time, I set what I believe is a fairly generous minimum offer requirement of $1,500 on my DomainNameSales.com account. The thinking was that someone willing to spend 4 figures on a domain name is a better qualified prospect than someone who would only offer registration fee. After trying this for quite some time, I decided to set the...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 5 min ago

OpenDNS Working On A System To Quickly Detect Cyber Crime

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Interesting article on ComputerWorld.com about a new system for detecting domain names and websites used for cyber crime. The company OpenDNS has been around since 2005 and has created something they call Natural Processing Language. From the article: A security system undergoing testing by a San-Francisco-based company aims to speed up the detecti...

The Domains 8 hours, 14 min ago

GoDaddy Names Chief Customer Officer & New Chief Marketing Officer

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Barb Rechterman to Drive Customer Initiatives – Phil Bienert Moves to Marketing Chief March 05, 2015 10:42 AM Eastern Standard Time SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has appointed Barb Rechterman as its Chief … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 8 hours, 29 min ago

Gamil.com : World’s best Google ‘Gmail’ anagram is a real business

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After an inquiry on Domain Name Sales arrived from a gamil.com address, we pondered at the easy to make typo. Gmail has been a service of Google since its beta launched on April 1st, 2004. Although the email service was opened to the public in 2007, there was already a lot of typo traffic to […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 8 hours, 51 min ago

Password Managers can save you from phishing attempts

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Software makes it difficult to enter passwords on illegitimate sites. Domain theft is rampant, and a key way domain names get stolen is when domain name registrar login credentials are phished. I'm vigilant about monitoring emails for suspicious links and alerts. But with so many emails and accounts to manage, avoiding phishing schemes is a […...

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 12 min ago

Survey: domain name registrars must focus on security and price

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Domain name registrars must offer strong security and price to attract customers. There are some questions I've asked on the Domain Name Wire Survey over the past ten years that have predictable answers year after year. One of these is "Rank the importance of these items when choosing a domain registrar." Just about every year, […]...

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 59 min ago

Josh Metnick: How Should Illinois.com Be Used?

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Josh Metnick is an Internet entrepreneur who sold Chicago.com to the Chicago Sun-Times for an undisclosed figure. Yesterday, Josh posted a tweet with a link to a Quora page he created soliciting opinions on what to put on Illinois.com, a domain name his company owns. What to put on http://t.co/wwYoBq9IFl? ideas appreciated! http://t.co/zvAOn3qPEo @...

Domain Investing 11 hours, 33 min ago

After Almost 8 Years Twitter.com Finally Files UDRP To Get Typo Domain Twiiter.com

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                            I have no idea why, but it took Twitter.com almost 8 years to file a UDRP over a very popular misspelling of its domain name. The domain name Twiiter.com was registered under privacy in March 11, 2007. The domain since at […]

The Domains 12 hours, 39 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, March 5th, 2015

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 One of the most nerve racking part of life is when it comes time to be measured.  That time when your effort is going to be analyzed and measured by others.  I face it quite a bit in my running.  I train for eight months.  Every morning, some nights, I push myself to the point of uncomfortable in order to get to another level of uncomfortable the ...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 59 min ago

Donuts bought .reise

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Donuts has been confirmed by a German news site as the new owner of .reise, which was auctioned by its previous owner last week. The deal, which is believed to have cost Donuts at least $400,000, means the company now owns .reise and .reisen. Both mean ".travel". According to my GCSE German skillz, last exercised […] Related posts: .reise to...

DomainIncite.com 14 hours, 40 min ago

ICANN wins .hotels/.hoteis confusion appeal but has to pay up anyway

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The proposed new gTLDs .hotels and .hoteis are too confusingly similar to coexist on the internet. That's the result of an Independent Review Process decision this week, which denied .hotels applicant Booking.com's demand to have ICANN's string confusion decision overturned. But the IRP panel, while handing ICANN a decisive victory, characterized t...

DomainIncite.com 15 hours, 39 min ago

Domain Sales Data Website SimilarSales.com Launches – Site Will Show You Recent Domain Flips and Flops

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Rudin Web Solutions out of Switzerland has a new site up on SimilarSales.com. The site provides historical sales data and I don't know if they are just using NameBio.com to collect their data or if they have their own proprietary system for gathering sales data. The site is not as up to date yet as […]

The Domains 16 hours, 49 min ago

Neustar set to lose contract that provides HALF its revenue

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Neustar has been devastated by the news that it is likely to lose a US government contract that provides almost half of its annual revenue. The US Federal Communications Commission yesterday recommended that Telcordia Technologies take over the Local Number Portability Administrator contract, which Neustar has held since 1997. The service is basica...

DomainIncite.com 16 hours, 52 min ago

Universal Foldable Keyboard: Microsoft re-invents the keyboard

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Microsoft has announced the upcoming availability of a $99.95 "universal foldable keyboard", that is aimed at users of smart phones and tablets. Not only does it fold like an ultrathin notepad, but it's water resistant and communicates with your device via Bluetooth. It looks amazing in the video below, but why didn't Microsoft register UniversalFo...

DomainGang 20 hours, 29 min ago

4L.com / LLLL.com Domain Prices

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I was recently doing some research on LLLL.com sales when evaluating a potential portfolio acquisition, and came across a great chart at LLLLSales.com, which is shown below with the permission of the site owner. It shows pricing for quad premium 4L.com's back to 2007, with a huge spike up to around $350 in 2008, a dip to between mostly $100 –...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Forbes Chats About Google’s New gTLD’s & Mucks It All Up

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Forbes just published a post about Google's new gTLD initiative and well basically mucked it all up. The story covered Google's acquisition of .App for $25 Million but a quick read through the 1st paragraph of the story and you can see the author hasn't really kept up with developments of the new gTLD program […]

The Domains 1 day ago

AgeSpots.ca Earns a Spot in a Spotty March 4 .CA domain TBR Drop

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DomainReport.ca The TBR drop results are in for today, and a total of 126 .ca domains were caught in the drop.  That is about an average number of catches for recent times.  There were no stellar names available this week, as there have been in recent drops, at least nothing that I would call excellent (which is why I called this a 'spotty' TBR in...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Trio of Six-Figure Sales (one Topping 500K) Headline This Week's Domain Sales Report

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Spring is still a couple of weeks away but impressive domain sales continue to blossom at a variety of venues. Three more six-figure sales were finalized this week including one that ranks as the year's 3rd biggest sale to date . Another is 2015's 2nd biggest cTLD sale.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 3/4

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The broker submitted domain names for sale are listed below. If you want to buy one of these domain names or have questions, please be in touch with the broker who listed the domain name. Visitors may list one of their own domain names for sale. The domain name must have a price and contact information listed. If other information is added besides ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Chinese Pinyin and Number Domain Names Offered at No Reserve on NameJet

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NameJet in partnership with .co.com Registry are bringing over 200 of some of the very best Chinese pinyin and number names to the domain name aftermarket. Kirkland, WA. USA (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 In celebration of the Chinese New Year, … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

The Story Behind Loser.com

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If you visit Loser.com right now, you can see it forwards to the Wikipedia page for Kanye West. After noticing this forward, USA Today, The Washington Post and MTV published articles about Loser.com. Both articles cited the Whois privacy on the domain name, but I was able to use DomainTools' Whois History Tool to get in touch with the owner of the ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

You wanna get Fired (dot com) ?

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Let's face it, some people in this world aren't cut for work and are just asking to get fired. Just like in the movie Office Space, budgetary cuts and other corporate downsizing will take care of the "glitch". On that note, Fired.com is offered for sale, unless you want to chat up a Blonde.com and […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Daniel Tosh Sparks A Domain Regging Frenzy

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I watch the Tosh.o show every Tuesday on Comedy Central, last night was the third new episode for this season. Daniel ended the show on a note that domain investors would take an interest in. Daniel promised to make domain recommendations that would help you get rich. Daniel recommended some hilarious domains and the power […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Radix serving up Grilled Cheese at SXSW

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New top level domain name company hopes to reach tech audience at SXSW this month. People love free food, especially during a busy conference. I recently wrote about Sedo's Froyo truck at SXSW; new TLD company Radix is also giving away free food at the event in Austin later this month. The company will have […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Worst gTLD Like Ever, Ever: .Whoswho Has 21 Registrations 2 Days After Launch

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      .Whoswho a new gTLD went into general availability on March 2nd. Today on March 4th. According to ntldstats.com there are a whopping 21 registrations two days into GA, including any domain names registered by trademark holders in the Sunrise period. A .whoswho domain name registration is priced at $90 at 101domain.com and [R...

The Domains 1 day ago

Loser.com Owner Has a Problem With Kanye West

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Sometimes owners of short, generic .coms use those domains for a different purpose. The domain name Loser.com currently redirects to the Wikipedia page for rapper/entertainer Kanye West. The story is getting plenty of coverage even though it is a simple redirect with not much else going on. USA Today Which pointed out that Kanye did […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Miami chef alleges web designer is holding domain name hostage

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Personal chef claims he can't get his domain name back and former web marketing firm is sabotaging his new website. A Miami personal chef has sued the owner of a web design/marketing company, alleging (pdf) that the company held his domain name hostage after he canceled services. Stuart Shaw says he contracted with Need Marketing […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

InternetTraffic.com & Parked Pages Down?

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I got a couple of emails overnight from people that have domain names parked at  InternetTraffic.com that says both their parked pages and IT are down since early last night I just checked some of my domain names and they appear to be down as well. I've been in contact with InternetTraffic.com who tells me […]

The Domains 1 day ago

UDRP expenses count as injury in TM Dispute

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Rebecca Tushnet wrote on her blog about a case that included UDRP expenses being counted as injury in a recent TM case between Migliore & Associates, LLC v. Kentuckiana Reporters, LLC. From the article: Intro: “The court reporter game is a tough racket. It’s tougher still when a competitor registers an internet domain name that […]

The Domains 1 day ago

2015 Domain Name Wire Survey: By the Numbers

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Here's who took this year's survey. The submission period for this year's Domain Name Wire Survey, the tenth annual version of the survey, is now closed. You may recall that I changed the format of the survey last year. The topics are no longer "stuff the ballot box" questions; they focus on overall trends in […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Stolen Domains Not Only GoDaddy Phishing Threat

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I've written a number of articles about phishing attempts made to induce GoDaddy customers into giving up their login credentials. I think phishing is one of the leading causes of domain name theft, and it appears to have reached a crescendo in the last year. It seems that domain theft isn't the only objective of phishing attackers. Jeremy Kirk pub...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain shadowing: Several hundred GoDaddy accounts were compromised by cybercriminals

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A technique referred to as "domain shadowing" is leveraging weak account passwords at GoDaddy, to infiltrate user accounts of domain holders. The perpetrators then create hundreds, even thousands of subdomains, and use them to launch spam, malware and to perform other illegal activity. By leaving the primary domains alone, the owners do not realize...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, March 4th, 2015

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 My whole life I have wanted a Ferrari.  When I was younger I worked extra and put money into my "Ferrari Fund" . As I get older I still want and will buy a Ferrari but the amount of money I need to have in the bank before I buy one has increased as the years past.  I realize what a luxury a car like that is and I need to secure so many other thing...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

No Water. Cheryl’s Home Repair Fund

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Note: This is my Mom. It would mean a lot to me if you could share this story. As long as I can remember my Mom, Cheryl, has never had a break in life. After surviving domestic violence, Cheryl found herself raising 5 kids on her own with no help. She worked hard for us

Flippa Recap: Sell.org, Entitlement.com, Leoh.com, Keyboards.net, Tips.ca, Ga.gs, More

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Some Domains That Sold Last Week Sell.org – $20,000 – Sold via post-auction negotiation, after bidding got up to $15,000 in the auction. RedRoom.com – $5,050 – The listing states the domain was previously developed and still gets 4,900 visitors per month. A screenshot from July 2014 is shown to the right, courtesy of Archive...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

BrandBar features attorney Karen J. Bernstein on today’s show

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Angela St. Julien continues to interview important people from the domain community, in a an hour long feature called "HappyHour Chat." This week, the BrandBar owner discusses domains and the law, with IP attorney Karen J. Bernstein, Bernstein IP Based in New York City, Karen Bernstein talks about her career and background as an attorney, the [R...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My Thoughts on Michael Rosenblum’s “Biggest Mistake”

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Michael Rosenblum has had a successful career as a television producer, and he shared a story in the Huffington Post to which many of us over the age of 30 (or so) can relate. In the article, Rosenblum recalls some of the domain names he could have owned back in 1992. An intern working with Rosenblum discussed how he could have a domain name for a ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Sedo Sales Total $1.4 million for the week, led by Ezpr.com

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Over the past week, 581 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.     Highlights of public sales are: Top .com: ezpr.com at 14,500 USD Top ccTLD: moon.co at 6,000 GBP Top “other” TLD: legend.net at 13,000 USD   .COMs ezpr.com 14,500 USD […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Namejet & Sedo Weekly And Monthly Sales YRY.com $25K, NVL.com $7.5K

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Sedo and Namejet have released their weekly sales.     Namejet has released their February sales results of names over $2K and Sedo their weekly sales.  At Sedo, somebody got a good buy on NVL.com and a lot of people got some great sales.  Namejet had some great names come through with Buying.com taking the top spot and a whole lot of LLL...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Mark of Excellence: Internet Top Level Domain .WhosWho Launches Today

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NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty years ago, with the Internet in its infancy, it was understandable for high-achievers dedicated to their callings and immersed in vital endeavors to have a simple Hotmail account for personal use.  Today, nothing … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

Radix Adds .Online to Growing Portfolio of New gTLDs - .CO.COM Happy With Year One Results

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Radix Registry is celebrating the addition of .online to their portfolio of solely owned new gTLDs that already includes .website and .host among others. Meanwhile, the .CO.COM registry reports growing momentum after ending their 1st year with over 10,000 registrations.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Timeline of Domain Extension Launch Dates, an Infographic

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Here's an awesome illustration of domain extensions and the timeline of their launch years… from .COM to many of the new TLDs.

DNSelect 2 days ago

GoDaddy Wins Top Honors in 2015 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

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GoDaddy Recognized for Service Excellence in the U.S. and International Markets March 02, 2015 05:36 PM Eastern Standard Time LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business, was presented with a Gold Stevie Award in the … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago
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