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The Daily Roundup for 6-30-16

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to the Daily Roundup a look back at the day that was in domains and other tech. Dick's Sporting Goods wins the intellectual property of Sports Authority. Reported by Reuters Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N), the largest U.S. sporting goods retailer, said on Thursday it was the successful bidder in the auction for the […] The post The...

The Domains 1 hour, 5 min ago

Approaching Other Domain Investors – Tips

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Today:As Do you see new gTLDs being used? /As Hyphenated domain names /As .Store marketing strategy / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: Fastfood.restaurant – What kind of...

Robbie's Blog 4 hours, 9 min ago

Six Tattoo Shops in Six Countries Using .Tattoo Domains

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This week we're taking a look at a few examples of end users who have migrated over to their new .Tattoo domain names. Specifically, it's six different tattoo shops residing in six different countries. Screenshots are linked if you'd like to check them out for yourselves. PaintKillers.Tattoo, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia BigBadWolf.Tattoo, ba...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 42 min ago

Chinese domain market report : Big Brother will be watching you

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China‘s financial growth from a nation of rice farmers, to the world's 2nd largest economy, took a lot of effort. The Communist government controls many aspects of life, although things aren't as bad as in the 70's and 80's. Technology has propelled the Chinese economy ahead of many western nations, but the "Communist Capitalism" is […]...

DomainGang 9 hours, 26 min ago

IANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract

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Department of Commerce will still have a say over .com prices. Today, ICANN posted proposed contracts with Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) for the Root Zone Management Agreement (RZMA) and an extension of the .com registry contract. The RZMA is a necessary step for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to step out of its role in the [...

Domain Name Wire 9 hours, 33 min ago

Famous Four Media is now the second largest ngTLD operator in the world

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Famous Four Media team celebrates reaching an historic milestone Famous Four Media is delighted to announce that they have reached an extraordinary milestone. Since their launch in 2014, the Company has sold over 3,000,000 domain names, with unprecedented growth seen … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 10 hours, 31 min ago

Is The .Party Over? The Domain Extension Loses Over 50% of it’s Registrations In Past Month

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The domain name extension .Party has been losing thousands of domain name registrations a day over the last few weeks. The new gTLD domain extension .party launched in February 2015. However in May 2015, after just 5,600 domain names had been registered, Alpnames.com offered free .party domain name registrations, then offered deeply discounted .$49...

The Domains 12 hours, 6 min ago

Vape Magazine nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

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Company filed UDRP for domain name that was registered before it existed. Starpixel Marketing LLC dba Vape Magazine has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain name VapeMagazine.com. VapeMagazine.com was registered in 2011. The complainant founded Vape Magazine about a year later and launched a site at vapenewsmag...

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 22 min ago

TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 6/30/3016!

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 6/30/2016.As I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have been … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 12 hours, 25 min ago

Auction Recap Of June 29, 2016

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A look at the final prices from the auction list posted on June 29, 2016. DealHunt.com Everyone is looking for a deal. Mostly because they can't spell bargain $3,550 TheSmokeStop.com Upgrade name for quite a few places WhyMenSuck.com Going to be plenty of content for this site Football.cc Big keyword. Big value, even in the dot cc VelvetHoney.com N...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 36 min ago

Care.com raises $46M from Google Capital

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Google Capital Invests in Care.com “ Transaction Marks First Investment in Public Company by Google Capital “ 06/29/2016 Waltham, MA, June 29, 2016 “ Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM), the world's largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care, today … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 12 hours, 43 min ago

Domain Valuation: The Length

 Mark As Read    

A cursory glance at the domain market will suggest that shorter domains sell for more money than longer names. So, I examined the connection between domain name length - meaning the number of characters in the name - and domain name value to see if there is in fact a relationship between the two, and if so, why? Here are the results. Does the Num...

NamePros 13 hours, 18 min ago

.Com contract extension shorter than Verisign expected

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Extension will add six years to existing agreement. ICANN has published a proposed extension to its contract with Verisign (NYSE:VRSN) for .com. While the existing contract doesn't expire until 2018, the parties are extending the agreement so that its end date matches that of the new Root Zone Management Agreement. The Root Zone Management Agreemen...

Domain Name Wire 13 hours, 48 min ago

Jodi Chamberlain Launches iSugar.live with Debut Event Set for New York City July 30

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Jodi Chamberlain is well-known in the domain world after helping stage major industry conferences around the world. Now she is taking a big leap into new territory with the launch of iSugar.live, a new speaker's showcase that will debut live from New York with free streaming July 30.

DNJournal 14 hours, 5 min ago

My Domains That Get the Most Interest

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Yesterday, I shared the 10 most common geographic locations of prospective buyers for my company's domain names. I thought I would share the ten domain names that receive the most interest from prospective buyers. The list below are the ten domain names that receive the most clicks on the inquiry link on their respective landing pages since May (I ...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 6 min ago

Mid Season Domain Portfolio Review

 Mark As Read    

With 2016 practically at the half way mark, now might be a good time to do a quick inventory of your portfolio. It's also a good time to reflect on what your goals were for these names and if that has changed. There are internal factors such as your family, budgetary conditions, employment, etc... There are also external factors such as markets cha...

NamePros 15 hours, 39 min ago

Domaining : Francois bids “au revoir” to Twitter

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French domain entrepreneur, Francois Carrillo, left a cryptic message on Twitter yesterday. The one liner read: "The End." Today, Francois announced that he's leaving Twitter behind, after it failed to deliver any marketable conversion. Although the @DomainingCom account was established way back in 2009, it has only 124 tweets. That's half as many ...

DomainGang 16 hours, 54 min ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-30-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com DealHunt.com was the top closing auction on Wednesday, my favorite pick from yesterday's list closed at $3,550. Snapbacks.com seems to be getting a lot of interest today, the 19 year old domain is already over $3,000. BestRugs.com seems like a decent play today, currently only two bids. [...

TLD Investors 17 hours, 41 min ago

Bootler.com : UDRP denied after trademark was filed 12 years too late

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While some research finds that UDRP cases filed against .com domains are becoming less common, the amount of chutzpah is definitely increasing. Take, for example, the UDRP filed against the domain Bootler.com, which was registered in 2003. Bootler LLC, a company that provides "searchable websites featuring goods and services of other vendors," file...

DomainGang 17 hours, 43 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, June 30th

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As Konstantinos at OnlineDomain has had some good info in his recent articles about Sedo lately. As His data isn't wrong, where he and I differ is what it means. As Undoubtedly they haven't been aggressive in their push to acquire new sellers and buyers. As But they know their profit and loss numbers better than anyone and I can guarantee you they ...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 7 min ago

Shocking! Stolen domain 5285.com fails to be reclaimed via UDRP

 Mark As Read    

In February we covered the news of yet another brazen domain theft, involving the domain 5285.com. A Chinese cybercriminal stole the domain, unlawfully transferring it away from eNom to Ename in China. The domain's legitimate owner, Donald Williams, is an experienced domain investor. He filed a UDRP and a "wangyan hong" is listed as the […] C...

DomainGang 19 hours, 6 min ago

The Brandosphere – A look at Sedo sales and Michael Krell’s latest registrations

 Mark As Read    

Today we are looking at the brandable sales that took place on Sedo this past week. We also found some recent regs of Michael Krell from BrandBucket. VeCom.com was sold for 6,800 Euros, registered in 1997, this domain has been around the world. It was owned by a Brazilian company for many years, they were […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

It’s time to renew. What should you do? 5 questions to ask first.

 Mark As Read    

Today:As Anyone else been seeing a huge increase in ad rev? /As AYO.com STOLEN /As Are misspelled words still valuable? / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my eye today: PraiseGod.co.uk...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Domain investor’s ingenious trick to register .CA domains

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If you're not a Canadian, forget about registering a .CA domain, eh. Hundreds of domain investors to the north of America's borders enjoy the privilege of getting hold of the .CA extension, whenever they want. Some of the biggest domain sales reported by DNJournal in 2016, have been in the .CA extension; the lucrative ccTLD […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Internet of Things : Billions of new .XYZ domains to be registered

 Mark As Read    

The Internet of Things is upon us, and with it arrive 50 billion devices that are expected to be connected by the year 2020. Naturally, every device needs its own domain, and what a better domain to use than a cheap .XYZ. "We're looking into designating .XYZ domains to every coffee maker, temperature alarm, electric […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainTools Launches Threat Hunting App and Search Add-On for Splunk

 Mark As Read    

New App and Search Add-On Allows Security Teams to Leverage Proxy and DNS Logs for Threat Hunting, Incident Response and Triage 09:00 ET from DomainTools SEATTLE, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Chinese domain market report : Chinese newborn is 18 years old

 Mark As Read    

China has been advancing by leaps and bounds in technology, particularly biotech. The world's second largest economy is also known for its controversial approach to cloning and embryo research. In one such demonstration of crossing ethical boundaries, a Chinese woman gave birth to a healthy child, from an embryo that was frozen 18 years ago. [̷...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Auction Recap Of June 28, 2016

 Mark As Read    

A look at the final prices of the auction list posted on June 28, 2016. Osicom.com 20 years old. I don't usually like words with com in there on the dot com but sounds techy and has age $155 Fussy.com Nice short brand. I have a pretty good bid in but I always get beat out so here it is for you Senden.com Getting the bids because of the last name $9...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Top Spot on This Week's Domain Sales Chart Goes to a Dutch ccTLD

 Mark As Read    

While it was a relatively quiet week on the aftermarket overall, the ccTLDs had plenty to celebrate, including the 6th biggest sale year to date in that category and 6 entries on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. 11 spots went to .coms and 3 to non .com gTLDS.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Where My Prospects Come From

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I wanted to share some stats with you regarding the location of people who are interested in buying my domain names. The information is from the last few months, and it counts the location of the people who click on the inquiry link at the top of my parked domain names. Top 10 locations of people who express interest in buying one of my company's d...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Should You Take a Break From Domaining?

 Mark As Read    

Domain investing is a 24/7 industry, with deals being made around the clock in many different time zones. With the attraction of making vast amounts of money, we can easily spend all our free time in front of a screen. If you're struggling to think clearly about your investments or your strategy and you're struggling to "switch off", then perhaps y...

NamePros 1 day ago

17 end user domain name sales up to $30,000

 Mark As Read    

These businesses bought domain names on Sedo last week. Sedo handled about 468 domain name transactions last week for a total of about $1 million in sales. While a number of domain names are still in escrow, I discovered 17 that appear to be sales to end users. These include a couple brand owners that […] The post 17 end user domain name sale...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Company guilty of reverse domain hijacking after refiling case

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Domain owner forced to defend himself twice despite unchanged facts. A company that sells an organic fertilizer has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking after filing a UDRP for the second time. GBI Prosperities Pty Ltd. and Dr Grow It All Sales Pty Ltd. filed the UDRP against the owner of doctorgrowitall.com and […] The post Com...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

NameJet Auction Picks For The Holiday Weekend

 Mark As Read    

As America closes in on the 4th of July weekend, a major holiday, many will be out enjoying family, events, fireworks, beer, and barbecue.As  This could be a good opportunity for those across either side of the pond to steal some names at auction with less competition.As  Here are some picks for upcoming NameJet auctions […]Related Posts:Why ...

DomainAnimal 1 day ago

Political domain art : Democrat.And.Republican – or – Republican.And.Democrat

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Domain developer, Adolfo Grego, is the creator of intriguing digital linguistic art, in the form of interactive domain names, and a founding partner of Punto 2012, the Mexican company behind the launch of .Rest and .Bar. Last year, we covered his online project, Simulating.Life, which he further shared with the public during NamesCon 2016 in [̷...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Flippa Turns 7 and offers 2 for 1 listings

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Kevin Fink posted on the Flippa Blog a buy one listing, get one listing free offer. Flippa turns 7 this week so they are giving members this opportunity to celebrate turning 7. Flippa turns 7 years old this week, and we are celebrating with 2-for-1 Auctions! For this week only, when you pay to launch any Flippa auction […] The post Flippa Tur...

The Domains 1 day ago

Oracle Corporation grabs Oracl.com domain via UDRP

 Mark As Read    

The domain Oracl.com was registered in 1998, and it has just now been ordered into the lap of Oracle International Corporation, Complainant in a UDRP. Despite claims that they owned the domain for 18 years, a panelist at the National Arbitration Forum stated that ownership is "unverifiable." On top of that, findings of use for […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1million led by Serres.com

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 468 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 60% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.  Highlights of public sales are:    Top .com: serres.com at 30,000 USD Top ccTLD: cars.pt at 20,000 EUR Top “other” TLD: wishlist.net at 15,000 EUR .COMs  serres.com    30,000   […] The p...

The Domains 1 day ago

Head to India for DomainX 2016 – Get a free lunch pass

 Mark As Read    

DomainX 2016 is getting closer; the domain networking event for professionals will be hosted in New Delhi, India, between August 5th and 7th. Hundreds of domain investors are expected to arrive for educating sessions full of networking opportunities. Among the speakers are popular domain investors, such as Frank Schilling, Ron Jackson, Samiran Gupt...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Brexit probably no big deal for UK domain owners

 Mark As Read    

The UK may have suffered the most serious self-inflicted wound since the deep-fried Mars bar when it voted to leave the European Union last week, but it seems unlikely to have a huge effect on domain name registrants. Most EU ccTLD registries do not require registrants to be based in the EU, and those that […] Related posts: With Cayman deal...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Strickling responds to Marco Rubio et al about IANA transition

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A well-reasoned response to a poorly reasoned concern. NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling has responded to Senator Marco Rubio and four other members of Congress who questioned plans to remove the U.S. government's direct role in the IANA functions. Strickling explains why the fears are unfounded, and how the new structure actually reduce...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Babies Need Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

Do you: only name your child if the domain name is available and secure the domain name even before its born Then you are parenting just like a domainer! Everyone needs food, shelter and water to survive but a domainer baby also needs a domain. Be a good parent. Secure your child's domain name today! The post Babies Need Domain Names appeared first...

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, June 29th

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Yesterday I met a young lady on the plane that was a brand builder.As  She specialized in helping restaurants build their brands through menu, location, advertising, and pretty much anything that would help grow a restaurant.As  She was peeking over and watching me write yesterday's list.As As  She eventually asked me what I was doing and we got to...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-29-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 6-29-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com PBYJ.com was the top closing auction on Tuesday, the four letter .com closed at $1,380. DealHunt.com is my favorite name on the list today, currently over $780. RealEstateSpace.com it's a little long but I think there are end user's for the name. Full List 4i7.com 72940.net abrc.net [R...

TLD Investors 1 day ago

Survey: more people know about new gTLDs but fewer trust them

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People are becoming more aware that new gTLDs exist, but there's less trust in them that there was a year ago, according to an ICANN-sponsored survey. The second annual Global Consumer Survey, which was published late last week, shows that 16% of respondents had heard of specific new gTLDs, on average. That's up 2% on […] Related posts: ICAN...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

ICANN Ombudsman let go as role comes up for review

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ICANN's Ombudsman, Chris LaHatte, has been told his services are no longer needed. His first five-year contract expires July 27, but he's been informed that it will not be renewed. No reason has been given for the move. Herb Weye, who took the role on an interim basis in 2011 after the departure of former […] Related posts: ICANN appoints ne...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Benefit of renewing domains several years in advance vs. one year at a time

 Mark As Read    

Today:As Buying 3L and 4L .io /As Showcase your best Gold & Silver domains / DallasTexas.io – Please appraise this geo domain / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that caught my...

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Lawyer fell for DomainGang story about eNom Backpack Girl

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More UDRP hilarity. Yesterday, I wrote about how an Australian company argued in a UDRP that the famous Backpack Girl was planted by the owner of Patricks.com because the complainant's (a company called Patricks) CEO looked like Backpack Girl. It was hilarious. It gets even funnier. Once the respondent's attorney John Berryhill explained in the [&#...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Can’t get away from Network Solutions!

 Mark As Read    

Network Solutions might be the original domain registrar, but these days they maintain a different relationship with domain investors. Keeping one's domains at one registrar versus another, is a matter of personal choice. NetSol is owned by Web.com along with Register.com. I don't register domains at Network Solutions, and that's because there are ...

Acro.net 2 days ago

Auction Recap Of June 27, 2016

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A look at the final prices of the auction list posted on June 27, 2016. Namejet OldWorld.net Where they make the good sauce TreeDesign.com Sculpt your trees the way you like them PrincessOfDarkness.com Sounds evil UrbanCenter.com Downtown CallTheAttorney.com A lot of attorney's out there with crappy domains Secondhand.org A charity ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago
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