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GoMarch: Mouthwatering Generic Domains

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The bad thing about doing "series" articles is they get pretty repetitive so its hard writing the same thing over and over, but here is the gist of it. GoDaddy.com spent $28 Million and acquired 204K domain names from Marchex / Archeo. GoDaddy is now Buy Now Pricing these domain names, which they were not before and they were pretty hard to acquire...

Dot Weekly 52 minutes ago

This week’s Expired Domain Report

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A weekly wrap of expired domain name sales. Roughly half a dozen auctions at NameJet outperformed LoveDay.com ($3.6k) during the past week – by as much as a factor of 10 in the case of DogCare.com ($37k). These included the usual crop of LLL.com's; an LL.tv; and another 5-figure NNNN.com, which was the category that topped our chart last time. In [...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 29 min ago

Dot .Music : Victory for Constantine Roussos as RIAA supports Community gTLD applicant

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The ongoing battle for the dot .Music gTLD, one of the most prestigious keywords in the new Internet namespace, has garnered an important victory for founder Constantine Roussos‘s team effort, to build a Community-led dot .Music. The dot .Music founder announced that RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America, is throwing its support...

DomainGang 1 hour, 38 min ago

Elequa’s LLL .com domain portfolio in Chinese hands – Part Trois

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Domain investor Elequa is selling or has sold a huge stash of LLL .com domains to the Chinese; when we covered the original domain portfolio, it contained NNNN .com domains as well. Part two was smaller, but only for a short while, as part three – or trois in French for dramatic emphasis – is […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 hours, 1 min ago

IamWire Creates Infographic of Future Of Domain Names

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IamWire.com writer Sujata Sangwan has created an infographic on the future of domain names and does a nice, well balanced look from start to current on domain names with Rick Schwartz, Paul Stahura and Monte Cahn highlighted in the article.

The Domains 2 hours, 52 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, May 29th, 2015

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I had a great comment the other day say I was just guessing at my prices when it came to domain names.  And I am.  We all are.  Nobody has a clue what domains are going to sell for or not sell for.  All we can do is go on past sales history.  We can't analyze the pocketbooks or the ideas of other buyers.  One of, if not the biggest domain broker in...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 40 min ago

Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

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The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN for public...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 47 min ago

.sucks extends controversial sunrise, delays GA

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Vox Populi has extended the pricey .sucks sunrise period for three weeks, saying trademark owners need more time to participate. Sunrise was due to end this week, with general availability kicking off today. But Vox Pop has extended the period to June 19, with GA starting two days later. In an email blast to fellow […] Related posts: .sucks ...

DomainIncite.com 6 hours, 19 min ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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Trying out a new format for the post today due to popular demand. GoDaddy Agree.net Agree.com is owned by Escrow.com so I’d imagine they are going to be in this auction at this low price AGREE.NET: 50 bids for $2,025. Great name. over under 6mo flip on Flippa. LibertyBelle.com A DC comic character (so bound to be a movie) but could be a brand on it...

Domain Shane 9 hours, 43 min ago

Short Domains Continue Dominance - 12 of Week's Top 20 Sales Are 4 Characters or Less

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3-letter .coms have been on a tear this year. Fewer than usual were reported this week with only two on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, but brevity remained very highly valued. A dozen names on the Big Board ranged from just two to four characters to the left of the dot.

DNJournal 13 hours, 41 min ago

Lawyers For Human Beings – Patent trolls, trademark bullies, and cybersquatters need not apply

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Rick Schwartz's acquisition of the domain name Cybersquatter.com via Flippa for $3,000 led us to the obvious question: is the term ‘cybersquatter‘ generic or trademarked? These days, one never knows, and we just had to look the term up at the USPTO. As it turns out, there is no such trademark, but a related trademark […] Copyright...

DomainGang 15 hours, 51 min ago

Sidekick Is About To Get So Much Better

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My favorite app to use when sending out domain sales emails is Sidekick by Hubspot. This app (formerly called Signals) is a simple email tracking service that lets you monitor when each email you send is opened, how many times it's been opened, and whether it's been opened on a mobile device or a desktop. Since discovering this app (which is a sim...

NamePros 16 hours, 42 min ago

TorrentFreak.com claims US Government lost control of seized Black Friday poker domains

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File sharing publication TorrentFreak.com claimed earlier today that the US Department of Justice lost control of various poker domains, including absolutepoker.com and ultimatebet.com, which were used to redirect traffic to malicious content. In the same article, TorrentFreak.com reported that Megaupload.com and Megavideo.com, domains seized durin...

Gambling Domains News 17 hours, 15 min ago

Key-Systems Wins Control Of RRPproxy.me owned by Founder The of .TK Registry

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Key-Systems GmbH won control of the domain name rrpproxy.me in a UDRP The domain appears to be owned by Joost Zuurbier who is the Founder of Freedom Registry which operates the .TK registry the second largest domain name registry in the world with around 30 million registrations. We did an interview with Zoost in March […]

The Domains 18 hours, 8 min ago

.berlin CEO prime suspect in ICANN data breach

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dotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski is suspected of using a bug in ICANN's new gTLD portal to access hundreds of confidential documents, some containing sensitive financial planning data, belonging to competing gTLD applicants. That's according to ICANN documents sent by a source to DI today. Krischenowski, who has through his lawyer "denied acting im...

DomainIncite.com 20 hours, 59 min ago

May 2015 Great Domains Auction Results

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The Great Domains auction for the month of May ended on Sedo today, and the results are published below. The largest sale of the month was the three letter NKB.com domain name, which sold for $31,000 after some active bidding. The second highest sale of the month was Stock.co.uk, which sold for 4,102 EUR. Quite a few three letter .net domain names ...

Domain Investing 21 hours, 14 min ago

All 32 NFL Teams Register a .Football Domain, But Only 10 Colleges Do

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All 32 NFL teams applied for its domain name in the new gTLD .Football that launches into general availability next week. Interestingly some applied with their city and team like the BaltimoreRavens.football and the AtlantaFalcons.football while other teams just went with their name like 49ers.football and Bengals.football. If your keeping track 15...

The Domains 21 hours, 33 min ago

Trademark Game Playing Results In Great Generic Domains Being Registered In .Casino Sunrise

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Wynn,the Bellagio,the Borgata, the MGM, the Mirage and the Aira are just a few of the famous Casino's which registered their name in the new gTLD .Casino extension during the Sunrise period. Each domain extension has to give first shot to trademark holders who have registered their global marks in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) […]

The Domains 22 hours, 7 min ago

GoMarch: Great Buy Now Generic .com Domain Names

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GoMarch is a series DotWeekly is doing that I pick 5 domain names a day to highlight domains recently acquired by GoDaddy.com from the Marchex domain name portfolio. These domains were very hard to acquire in the past but GoDaddy is changing that with buy now prices and and making them easy to purchase at a trusted source. Here we go with today's f...

Dot Weekly 22 hours, 13 min ago

.ninja Turns 1 W/ 35% Domains Pointing To Active Websites

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New TLD .ninja has turned 1 year old! With the birthday, Rightside has announced some impressive numbers to go with the birthday celebration with 35% of domains pointing to active websites.

The Domains 23 hours, 48 min ago

Harvard sues frequent UDRP loser to have its domains disabled

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Company that lost four UDRP complaints if filed against others might be at risk of losing its own domain name. Harvard has sued a handful of companies it says have copied its trademarked exam questions. Among these companies is one that lost four UDRP cases in a single week — Certplex, Ltd. Certplex lost four […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

FBI Cyber Division forgot to renew key domain used in domain seizures

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is very busy dealing with cybercriminals, and often invite capable individuals to apply for the job. In a case of remarkable bureaucratic slip-up, they lost control of a key domain used in federal seizures. CIRFU.net, a domain that stood as an acronym for the FBI Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

FTC to ICANN on .Sucks: Yeah, we told you this would happen

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FTC wants ICANN to address overarching issues with new TLDs rather than one-off cases. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN's request that it investigate the practices of top level domain name registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name. I'd summarize its response as: "yeah, we told you this […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Co. Invests €350,000 to “Disrupt Domain Industry”: 50 Million Registered But Unused Domains

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According to a press release out today, Axivate Capital a VC firm has "invested €350,000 to disrupt domain industry in "Undeveloped.com, a domain marketplace Undeveloped , says they have "crawled and indexed over 50 million registered but unused domain names. " Undeveloped's co-founder and CEO Reza Sardeha is quoted as saying: ""With over 288 milli...

The Domains 1 day ago

FTC slams new gTLDs but waffles over .sucks legality

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The US Federal Trade Commission has made some strong criticisms of the new gTLD program but has refused to answer the question of whether .sucks is behaving illegally. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), FTC chair Edith Ramirez took the opportunity to ask for a bunch of changes to the program. But she declined […] Related posts: Rockefeller sl...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Mike Berkens Was Right About FatTuesday.com

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A company called David Briggs Enterprises, Inc., operators of Fat Tuesday, filed a UDRP on FatTuesday.com. The National Arbitration Forum panel ruled in favor of the complainant, and the FatTuesday.com domain name will be transferred unless legal action is taken by the domain name registrant. Andrew Allemann published an article about the FatTuesda...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain Movers: InkTV.com, Jude.org, VirtualAds.com and More Domains

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In the latest series of Domain Movers, domain detective Jamie Zoch digs hard to find domain names recently acquired or registered by large companies and this often tips the hand into future moves by these companies. Come and discover with me and enjoy some unique domain data!

The Domains 1 day ago

NAF panel orders transfer of FatTuesday.com to owner of Fat-Tuesday.com

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Panel really screwed this one up. A three person National Arbitration Forum panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name FatTuesday.com to David Briggs Enterprises, Inc. The complainant operates bars under the name Fat Tuesday and uses the inferior domain name Fat-Tuesday.com. Of course, Fat Tuesday is also the name for what many of […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

ICANN fingers perps in new gTLD breach

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A small number of new gTLD registries and/or applicants deliberately exploited ICANN's new gTLD portal to obtain information on competitors. That's my take on ICANN's latest update about the exploitation of an error in its portal that laid confidential financial and technical data bare for two years. ICANN said last night: Based on the information ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Microsoft Files TM For HoloPet, Expired Domain Auction Live

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Microsoft has been making a big push with its HoloLens and with HoloStudio and HoloTour and now…. HoloPet! Microsoft has filed a trademark for the matching term HoloPet on May 23, 2015. Interesting to note, I remembered the "name" when I had seen the trademark today because yesterday I had noticed the domain name HoloPet.com is currently an e...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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2000 times.  That's how many times I've written this Daily Listing.  Some things have changed, some haven't.  A few notes and refreshers about the list.  One, if your domain is ending at auction and is a good domain, I am probably going to find it and list it here regardless of whether you let me know it up for auction. If it is good I will find it...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

GoDaddy Domain Discount Club IS Still Worth It!

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Last year around this time I wrote about GoDaddy Domain Discount Club and how I thought it was a good deal. Well, I still think it's a good deal and even more now than it was last year! In last years Domain Discount Club article I mentioned if you use a 35% off discount code, you got DDC for about $55 bucks. Well, the service has nearly doubled in ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

LLL Rule — Both .COM and .NET — at Sedo’s Great Domains Auction

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LLL.com and LLL.net rule at the Sedo Great Domains auction ending tomorrow morning. All the LLL.net have hit reserve, while only one of the twelve LLL.com has met reserve. Of course, the $31,000 in LLL.com bids that have hit reserve (1 domain) surpasses the $5,000 in LLL.net bids that have hit reserve (8 domains). The LLL.net domains have recently ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 5/27

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The weekly domain brokerage listings have been published below. This week, submissions came from Sedo, NameConnect.com, and Media Options. Contact the listing broker directly to inquire about a domain name or to buy a listed domain name. This post will be listed on Domaining.com for additional exposure to people who submit their domain names for sa...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Rick Schwartz acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa

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It was a wild guess, but it turned out to be 100% accurate: Rick Schwartz, the Domain King, has acquired the domain Cybersquatter.com on Flippa. Exactly as we predicted yesterday, Rick's acquisition of Cybersquatter.com is an instant pointing of the domain to Hall Of Shame, a repository of shameful UDRP cases involving Reverse Domain Name […]...

DomainGang 1 day ago

ICANN Reports On Security Breach Of New gTLD Applicant Portal: 60 Searches: 200+ Records

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today provided an update on its investigation into a data exposure issue in the New gTLD Applicant and GDD (Global Domains Division) portals, first reported on 1 March 2015 In its 30 April announcement, ICANN noted its intention to disclose to affected users the identity of […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domains Should Be Removed From Marketplaces Pending UDRP

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Yesterday, I wrote about the PHHH.com UDRP that is currently being mediated at the World Intellectual Property Organization. One of the interesting aspects of the case is that PHHH.com is listed for sale at Afternic with a $7k BIN price. I think domain names should temporarily be removed from domain marketplaces pending the outcome of the UDRP. Fro...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Technology.ie Interviews Jothan Frakes and they are giving away free tickets to DomainFest

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Technology.ie is giving away 20 free tickets to DomainFest. Their website posted today, Technology.ie has got twenty tickets to give away to DomainFest Bulgaria next week. It’s just one of the events which form part of Bulgarian Internet Week, in a country which ranks second in the world for Internet use (average: 16 hours per person per […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Top 10 Odd Locations domainers might sell domains via Domain Name Sales

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Since its public launch in 2012, Domain Name Sales has made it easy for domain investors to provide quotes and sell their domain names. The use of templated messages provide sellers with extraordinary capabilities to respond in the shortest amount of time. Negotiating and closing domain deals is easy peasy. Thanks, Frank! ?? Here are […] Copy...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain definitions: Registrar and Registry

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The definition of registry is becoming fuzzy. Two of the most commonly misused words in mainstream articles about domain names are registrar and registry. Many publications use one when it should be the other. A registrar is the company where you register a domain name, such as GoDaddy or Name.com. A registry is the company […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Elequa LLL .com domain sales Part Deux

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Yesterday we published a large stash of LLL .com and NNNN .com domains being sold by legendary domain investor Thunayan K. AL-Ghanim, also known as Elequa. Future Media Architects, Elequa's domain asset holding company, was known for holding domain names for years without selling. Apparently, now it's time to cash in those gems at a […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

THE Domain Conference Rolls Out New Website, Additions to Agenda & Discount Ticket Offer

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With the inaugural edition of THE Domain Conference now just four months away the organizers (Howard, Barbara and Ray Neu of TRAFFIC conference fame) have moved preparations for their maiden voyage at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Hotel in Fort Lauderdale into high gear.

DNJournal 1 day ago

What Fadi Chehadé should do in his last year as ICANN’s CEO

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Here's what companies and people want to see ICANN's outgoing CEO accomplish before he leaves the post. ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé made the surprise announcement last week that he would step down from his role as CEO of the organization next March. I reached out to a number of companies and people in the ICANN […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

GoMarch: Buy Now Good Generic Domains

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GoMarch is a series where I research the recently acquired Marchex domain name portfolio that GoDaddy.com very recently acquired for $28 Million and it has a lot of generic domains that they have very slowly started Buy Now pricing and I highlight some good ones in the group here. Each domain is directly linked to the buy now page for the domains l...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

New gTLD phishing still tiny, but .xyz sees most of it

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New gTLDs are not yet being widely used to carry out phishing runs, but most such attacks are concentrated in .xyz. That's one of the conclusion of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which today published its report for the second half of 2014. Phishing was basically flat in the second half of the year, with 123,972 […] Related posts: Phishing...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

15 end user domain name purchases

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An accessories company, law firm and trade publisher bought domain names last week. Sedo had 598 domain name transactions last week for a total of $1.1 million. Two likely end user sales aren't on this list because they have whois privacy or are still in transfer: MyFood.com at $33,500 and FBet.com at €50,000. Neither domain […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Three Local Websites Not Functioning Due to Non-Renewal

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Yesterday, Google Alerts made me aware of three local websites that ceased to function due to non-renewal. This is a pretty common occurrence, but I thought it was interesting to read the local coverage because these websites are fairly high profile in their respective communities. On WHEC Rochester website, there is an article headlined Domain pro...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Draconian Chinese crackdown puts domain industry at risk

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The vast majority of top-level domain registries could soon be banned from selling domains into China due to a reported crackdown under a decade-old law. That's according to Allegrevita, a company that helps registries with their go-to-market strategies in the country. Allegrevita released a report last week claiming that Chinese registrars will be...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Krueger removed as chair as M+M finally starts seeing some revenue

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Minds + Machines co-founder Fred Krueger has been kicked out of his job as executive chairman of the company. The news came as the new gTLD registry reported its first full year of results as a proper, revenue-generating company. The company reported revenue of $1.9 million for 2014, compared to $56,000 in 2013. Its report […] Related posts:...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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It's been fun to watch all the names getting bids over at Sedo.  They are seeing a resurgence in push to auctions because the LLLL.com and CCC.com markets are so hot.  Its obvious people are searching through the database and putting out bids and hitting Buy it Nows.  All leading to more sales and more auctions.  A lot of the initial bids are high ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago
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