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Google Rolls Out “Contributor” Which Allows Users To Block Adsense Ads For A Fee

 Mark As Read    

According to CBS News,  Google is rolling out a new service called "Contributor" that will allow users to block seeing AdSense ads on site  users visit for a charge. "Working with a handful of websites, including Mashable, the Onion, Science Daily, wikiHow, Imgur and Urban Dictionary, Google is offering subscriptions for $1, $2 or $3 […]...

The Domains 41 minutes ago

Interview: .Cloud top level domain winner Aruba

 Mark As Read    

Aruba, which defeated Google and Amazon to win the .cloud top level domain name, discusses why it applied for the domain name and what it plans to do with it. .Cloud was one of the most applied-for top level domain names, with big names like Amazon.com and Google throwing their hats in the ring. Which […]

Domain Name Wire 2 hours, 7 min ago

ALERT: The domains 224.com, 452.com and 605.com are currently stolen

 Mark As Read    

Domain theft has been a hot topic this year; an increased appetite by Chinese domain investors has led to numerous incidents of stolen domains. Many of these domains end up at Chinese domain registrar and selling venue, Ename. Ename.com has generally been uncooperative in blatant cases of domain theft, and despite efforts of losing registrars [R...

DomainGang 3 hours, 18 min ago

My Three Favorite Startup Founder Blogs

 Mark As Read    

Early this week I did a post about my three favorite VC blogs, so I thought it would only make sense to talk about the other side of the table and share my three favorite startup founder blogs. As a startup founder myself who also blogs I have a ton of respect for founders who take […]

Domainvestors.tv 3 hours, 24 min ago

Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 Introduced To Stop US From Giving Up Control Over ICANN

 Mark As Read    

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives, yesterday the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 which would prevent the Obama administration, or that of any future president, from relinquishing the critical functions of the Internet to any other entity without enhanced congressional oversight and until explicit, freedom-protecting req...

The Domains 3 hours, 46 min ago

Adam Dicker launches iBobble for custom made domainer bobbleheads!

 Mark As Read    

Adam Dicker, owner of DNForum, has announced the launch of iBobble – a customized bobblehead figure producer. Coming in two flavors, iBobble.com and iBobble.ca, the new web site aims to tap the Joe Domainer market, with affordable, one in a 7 billion bobble figures. "Every bobblehead should be as unique as you are, eh!" Adam […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 4 hours, 29 min ago

Z.com Sold For $6.8 Million Dollars

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GMO Internet, Inc. is a  publicly traded company and one of Japan's largest ISP and operator of the country’s largest domain registrar, today announced they acquired the domain name Z.com for JPY800 million which is at today exchange rates equals  $6,776,448 USD. GMO Internet a also an applicant for several new gTLD's/ "As one of […]...

The Domains 4 hours, 35 min ago

Wow: Nissan sells Z.com domain name to GMO for $6.8 million

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GMO to use Z.com domain name to fuel global expansion. GMO Internet, operator of Japan's largest domain name registrar, has acquired the one letter domain name Z.com for JPY800 million ($6.8 million), the company announced today. Japanese car manufacturer Nissa sold the domain name, which it previously used to promote its Nissan Z car. GMO […...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 51 min ago

Report: Z.com Sold for Nearly $6.8 Million

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The 1 letter Z.com domain name has reportedly been sold for nearly $6.8 million, according to a press release that hit the wires today. The buyer is a company called the GMO Internet Group, and the domain name had previously been registered to Nissan North America, Inc. According to the press release distributed by the GMO Internet Group: "GMO Inte...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 53 min ago

Staying on Track

 Mark As Read    

Robert Savage, CEO of Track.com agreed to talk to me about the company's keyword domain name. Prior to serving at Track.com, he served as Managing Director of FX Macro Sales at Goldman Sachs, where he published widely-read and insightful research focused on the foreign exchange markets and the macroeconomic environment. As well as twenty-three year...

SullysBlog.com 5 hours, 1 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 11/21/14

 Mark As Read    

Which certainly can't hurt co.com Here are today's names. Interprime.com 18 years old.  Sounds like a foreign country's secret service in the movies……..or a tech company CasinoBoat.com  No bidders.  18 years old.  You can have a casino boat on the Internet.  You can have ANYTHING on the Internet PornCollection.com  I wouldn't call it a ...

Domain Shane 7 hours, 16 min ago

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 17 hours, 42 min ago

UDRP filed ON three letter domain RVK.com

 Mark As Read    

              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 19 hours, 34 min ago

Heritage Auctions “Now Accepting Premium Domain Submissions”

 Mark As Read    

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 21 hours, 4 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 21 hours, 28 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

              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 21 hours, 42 min ago

Rightside shares hit new low

 Mark As Read    

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 22 hours, 22 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 22 hours, 32 min ago

DNForum launches member Chatroom; more upgrades expected

 Mark As Read    

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 22 hours, 46 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 23 hours, 5 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Working With Domain Brokers

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Shocking report: 95% of all domains are parked

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Where to find new gTLD dropping domain lists

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

.Music LLC CPE Reconsideration Request Denied

 Mark As Read    

.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 1 day ago

Reflections on moving our startup from Los Angeles to Austin

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Domain Industry Connections Are Valuable

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Google beaten to .dot for a paltry $700k

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

Mysterious refunds from GoDaddy explained

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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

 Mark As Read    

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

 Mark As Read    

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

 Mark As Read    

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?

 Mark As Read    

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

Forwarding inquiries to the Domain Name Sales platform

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago

Nigerian '419' Scams and Fraud

 Mark As Read    

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 2 days ago
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