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.Cash and .Fund each get fewer than 1,000 registrations

 Mark As Read    

Slow start for the two new TLDs that launched yesterday (for which we have data.) Five top level domain names launched yesterday. Unfortunately, ICANN's centralized zone file system only has updated zone files for two of them. .Cash gained 725 registrations to end the day with 909 in the zone file. .Fund picked up just […]

Domain Name Wire 37 minutes ago

Biggest dot-brand? .realtor to give away half a million domains

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Up to 500,000 card-carrying members of North American real estate associations will be given a free one-year .realtor domains, according to the registry. The National Association of Realtors said its members and members of the Canadian Real Estate Association will be able to claim their names at claim.realtor. The offer will become active October 2...

DomainIncite.com 44 minutes ago

ANA: “Hard to Imagine That Most of The Already-Launched TLDs Will Be Around in 2 Years

 Mark As Read    

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) an opponent of the new gTLD program wrote a post on its corporate blog today asking "Already Launched New gTLD's : Is Anyone Out There?" The post is a "report" written by their general counsel Reed Smith LLP, and Brad R. Newberg of the firm wrote the piece which […]

The Domains 46 minutes ago

How Many Domain Investors Are There? JustDropped Newsletter Hits 100K Subscribers

 Mark As Read    

 We have often wondered just how many people are domainers or domain investors, well today  the deleted domain names data provider Justdropped.com announced today that it has reached 100,000 subscribers to it popular domain name newsletter. "The newsletter which offers high quality domain names at low reseller prices is published daily." The newsle...

The Domains 1 hour, 2 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 8/21

 Mark As Read    

While Aaron and I have no illusion that we are one of the top domain blogs we feel we have finally secured our ranking as best 3rd tier domain blog.  And while Aaron and I could certainly could force the kidnapped children that we usually use to write the site (so we can get in our 20 miles running a day) to feed the ballot box with votes, it would...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 33 min ago

A New Way To Blog?

 Mark As Read    

Since 2007 I have been writing my blog in a browser. Back then I was using Firefox now I use Chrome, but still it's all happened via a web interface which honestly has seemed a bit archaic to me. Well, as they say, the times they are a changing and now it looks like there […]

Domainvestors.tv 12 hours, 13 min ago

The Aftermarket Took a Breather This Week But News About an Uncharted Blockbuster Bubbled Up

 Mark As Read    

OK, who accidentally hit the snooze button? Someone must have because the past week was the slowest we've seen in the aftermarket so far this year. Among the sales that qualified for our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, only eight managed to reach even five figures.

DNJournal 12 hours, 28 min ago

Flippa Recap: FileBackup.com, Internally.com, NameBuyers.com, Basketball.today, V.et, SOI.org, More

 Mark As Read    

Some domains that sold FileBackup.com – $11,300 – Nice 16 year old domain, with 2,000 searches per month and a big $19 CPC, per Estibot. Internally.com – $3,045 CeremonyMusic.com – $2,100 – At 1,100 searches per month with $1.50 CPC, it seems like a great deal for the seller. Bought at the BIN. PrivateJetFlights.com &#...

Domain Shane 13 hours, 37 min ago

NameJet: One more reason to become a verified domain bidder

 Mark As Read    

NameJet attracts many domain bidders for its exclusive stash of domains from Network Solutions; these aged domains are inherently more valuable than domains that dropped. Competition among bidders on NameJet can vary, but typically it goes into the upper hundreds and well into the thousands. At that level, one must be a verified bidder in […]...

DomainGang 15 hours, 53 min ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 8/20

 Mark As Read    

This week’s domain name broker submissions listed below came from Sedo, Media Options, NameConnect.com, and Outcome Brokerage. If you are interested in purchasing or inquiring about one of the domain names that is listed, please contact the broker. As always, these are broker submitted, and I am not a party to any deal. Visitors are permitted to li...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 15 min ago

.XYZ Claims Its The Most Used New gTLD Extension

 Mark As Read    

In a blog post Daniel Negari the CEO of the .XYZ registry claims that .XYZ its the most used new gTLD extension. The post uses the numbers furnished by ntldstats.com that we disclosed  in our post the other day that looks at the percentage of registered new gTLD domain names that are parked by extension. ""Let’s […]

The Domains 17 hours, 17 min ago

Why Do You Bid So Early On Go Daddy Expired Domain Auctions?

 Mark As Read    

There are a lot of reasons I can think of that one might want to bid on a Go Daddy expiring auction more than 7 to 10 days in advance of the end date, and absolutely none of them make sense. Following is a poll to see if we can get to the bottom of […]Related Posts:The Minimum Price On Go Daddy Expiring Domain Auctions Is…Are Go Daddy ...

DomainAnimal 17 hours, 31 min ago

Did You Register Any .Investments, .Fund, .Tax, .Cash or .Haus Domains?

 Mark As Read    

Only Dot Investments caught my attention but the registry has chosen a registration fee that's let's say on the high side (you can get a dot com for 10 years at that price) and as a domainer, I for one don't see enough upside. For this reason, I didn't register any domains today. As far as

Domaining Tips 18 hours, 57 min ago

The Results Are in Frank Schilling Tops our Poll “Greatest Domain Investor of All Time”

 Mark As Read    

One month ago we asked you to vote on who you thought was the greatest domain investor of all time. Frank Schilling took 31% of the vote and won the title. Yun Ye who sold his portfolio to Marchex for $164 million came in second with 17% of the vote. Rick Schwartz came in third […]

The Domains 19 hours, 12 min ago

After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it

 Mark As Read    

India has become the newest member of ICANN's country-code Supporting Organization, the ccNSO, just one month after the local registry slammed the group for not representing its interests. The National Internet Exchange (NIXI), which runs .in, became the 152nd ccNSO member yesterday, according to a note on its website. I haven't reported on the fir...

DomainIncite.com 19 hours, 16 min ago

Words with Friends: Howard Neu sends complaint letter to Zynga

 Mark As Read    

Seasoned IP attorney and domain aficionado, Howard Neu, does not mince his words when it comes down to two things: Domain names and Words with Friends. The TRAFFIC partner is an avid player of the Zynga blockbuster game, playing against as many as 20 opponents at a time. This time around, Zynga was the recipient […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 19 hours, 16 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-20-2014

 Mark As Read    

I've been receiving more offers lately. Has this been the case for you? One of the offers I received was a person that initially stepped away from a potential deal.

Jason Thompson 20 hours, 31 min ago

Registry launches “Chinese Domain Ambassador Program”

 Mark As Read    

Registry engages with customers with ambassador program. Here's another example of a registry reaching out directly to its registrants to help promote their new top level domain name. TLD Registry, the company behind Dot Chinese Online (.??) and Dot Chinese Website (.???), has launched a its Chinese Domain Ambassador Program. The company noticed a ...

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 36 min ago

Cybersquatting claim among Spokane roofers leads to bitter lawsuit

 Mark As Read    

Two roofing companies from Spokane are involved in a bitter legal battle, after one registered the exact match .com domain of the other. According to The Spokesman Review, Les Ludtke, owner of Spokane Commercial Roofing, filed a lawsuit against his competitor Jeffrey Sitton, alleging that Sitton "cybersquatted" on SpokaneCommercialRoofing.com, caus...

DomainGang 20 hours, 39 min ago

What’s better than the world’s best Whois data? The world’s best PARSED Whois data!

 Mark As Read    

DomainTools has worked tirelessly to build the world’s best database of Whois records, with coverage spanning all of the ccTLDs and each new gTLD as it comes online—not to mention the “big six” TLDs: com, net, org, biz, info, and us. We believe we have reason to claim that our coverage is unparalleled. But now […]

DomainTools Blog 21 hours, 7 min ago

Company Domain Movers From Home Depot, Verizon & More

 Mark As Read    

Here is the latest company domain movers from DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com of company domain name purchases, registrations and movers by some of the largest companies on the web. As always, these are "very fresh" findings. I do some research into each domain, but not in a heavy detailed form. Some more info likely can be added with...

Dot Weekly 21 hours, 40 min ago

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: The American Association of the Order of St. Lazarus

 Mark As Read    

As the Complainant in a UDRP, The American Association of the Order of St. Lazarus attempted to take away the domain name SaintLazarusUSA.com from its Registrant, Thierry Villejust of Sunnyvale, California. Previously, the same Complainant filed and lost a UDRP for the dot .org, in an apparent attempt to set a precedent against the current […...

DomainGang 22 hours, 0 min ago

ICANN Names 4 Initial Members of Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group

 Mark As Read    

ICANN has named the first four members of the  Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group. ICANN's President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, will be responsible for the selection of up to seven Advisers to sit on the Coordination Group to assure that best practices are brought from the larger global community. Once selected by the Public […]...

The Domains 22 hours, 5 min ago

Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com

 Mark As Read    

WIPO panelist hands down RDNH ruling. Every once in a while I read a UDRP involving organizations in a world I simply didn't know existed. Such is the case in The American Association of the Order of St. Lazarus, Inc. v. Thierry Villejust over the domain name SaintLazarusUSA.com. The complainant was found guilty of reverse […]

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 7 min ago

Make a Connection, Not a Pitch

 Mark As Read    

Quite frequently, I meet people who buy domain names for their business and/or invest in domain names. Some of these people introduce themselves to me after finding my blog, some are met at conferences and other events, and some are met by happenstance. Whenever I meet someone for the first time, my thought is to make a connection with them rather ...

Domain Investing 22 hours, 30 min ago

Be Warned: WIPO Taking Screenshots When A UDRP Is Filed & Giving It To Panel & Why Its A Problem

 Mark As Read    

WIPO has been taking Screenshots of whatever is on a domain name as soon as a UDRP Is filed and they have been furnishing the screenshot to the UDRP panel who has been taking the screenshot into account as evidence in making their determination. This revelation came to light by  John Berryhill who read the […]

The Domains 23 hours, 9 min ago

What domain names NASCAR and others bought at Sedo last week

 Mark As Read    

NASCAR among end users buying domain names last week. Sedo sold $1.1 million worth of domain names last week, including one to NASCAR. Details of these end user domain name sales are below. You can view previous lists like this here. If you'd like to learn how to sell your domain names like these on […]

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 10 min ago

Did Google Sell GrandCentral.com Domain Name?

 Mark As Read    

I noticed some action on GrandCentral.com a domain name that has been owned by Google Inc. . The domain was with domain name registrar MarkMonitor and has just transferred OUT to GoDaddy.com and includes the email address craig@firespotter.com in whois. Google is still shown in whois records as the "owner" of the domain and the only change besides ...

Dot Weekly 23 hours, 29 min ago

Tech Publications In China Giving Postive Coverage to .XYZ

 Mark As Read    

Techweb.com.cn, gave a pretty good endorsement to the .XYZ registry. We had to use Google Translate to turn this into broken English but you get the general idea, that they are recommending to their readers they try .XYZ as an investment: 2014 has been in the past half more, this time in the domain name […]

The Domains 23 hours, 43 min ago

.Cash & .Tax Launch Today Here Are The Registered Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

We have chatted earlier this week about the domain names registered in two of the 5 new gTLD's going live today, .Fund and .Investments and thought we would let you know what domain names were not going to be available when General Registration opens today for .Cash and .Tax. We think .Tax is going to […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Visa Gold Card Coming? Related GoldCard.com Domain Action

 Mark As Read    

Based on whois information, it appears that Visa is likely getting ready to make a play with "Gold Card". I did a little digging and it appears that Visa likely purchased the domain names GoldCard.com and GoldCards.com for around $125,000. Media Options had the domains under contract and listed in a newsletter on September 10, 2013. A whois record ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

BW.com May Have Sold

 Mark As Read    

On August 6, the BW.com domain name was listed for sale on DNForum in the offers wanted section for domain names that have four characters or less. On August 12, the person who started the thread edited it, and the only thing remaining in the original post is the word "SOLD." As such, the BW.com domain name sale is unconfirmed, and I do not know wh...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Ask.com Buys Ask.Fm

 Mark As Read    

According to a story in the NewYorkTimes.com, Ask.com has acquired Ask.Fm. The deal was announced last week  by IAC/InterActiveCorp, the owners of Ask.com Ask.Fm is not just a domain name, but a popular site 180 million regular monthly users . Forty percent of Ask.fm’s users are younger than 18, according to Doug Leeds, chief executive […]

The Domains 1 day ago

INTA Issues 6 Month Bulletin on Results of URS Cases

 Mark As Read    

The International Trademark Association (INTA) issued what it called a 6 month  Bulletin on the results of cases filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) procedure. INTA says that a total of 92 URS cases have been filed to date 88 with the National Arbitration Forum in the United States (NAF) and four with the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 8/20

 Mark As Read    

Evidently I have been all wrong about who the largest domain registrar is.  I was flipping through ads and came across OurDomains.com and right at the top of the page it states "Worlds Largest Registrar" .  I always thought Godaddy was the largest.  Because they also state that they are the largest.  I don't know anything about OurDomains but I was...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Twitter Wants To Mess With Your Timeline

 Mark As Read    

Selena Larson wrote a piece on Read Write that Twitter is now going to selectively put tweets in your timeline from accounts you don't follow. Selena points out that this may be being done to make Twitter easier for newcomers as they can see things they might have missed. On the flipside it is sure […]

The Domains 1 day ago

For How Many Years Are You Willing to Keep Renewing?

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday, I posted about the fact that in the absence of end user new gTLD adoption and of course sales, domainers will not keep renewing inventory. An interesting comment to that post is worth reflecting on however: I think domainers tend to renew for several years before dropping. It is emotionally easier to pay a renewal

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

A warm welcome to my newest sponsor – Uniregistry

 Mark As Read    

So I think that every single domain investor who reads my blog knows who Frank Schilling is, he's one of the leaders of our industry and a major innovator in the domain name space. When Frank does something, he goes big and he innovates, also in big ways. I have been a loyal Domain Name […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Domainer George Verdugo selected as the new ‘Trivago Guy’

 Mark As Read    

Domain investor and VisitSpace operator, George Verdugo, is now officially the new ‘Trivago‘ guy. Selected among 1,200 applicants, George will substitute scruffy Trivago actor, Tim Williams, who is retiring after making a fortune for Trivago. Verdugo was chosen for his outgoing personality, good taste in plaid shirts and knowledge of th...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward – Sponsored.com, DroppedNames.com, Approved.org, Salad.info All Hit Reserve and Will Sell

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell Sponsored.com – $24,000 with 2 days to go. As I mentioned last week, the current price level looks cheap when you compare it to SponsoredBy.com, which sold for $12,000 last year. Looking forward to seeing how high this will run. DroppedNames.com – $3,050 – this one is already a hit with domainers….2...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

10 For 10! The 10th Annual TRAFFIC Awards Will Honor 10 Winners - Nominations Now Open

 Mark As Read    

The 10th anniversary edition of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain conference will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami's South Beach October 30 - November 2, 2014 and for the 10th straight year the annual T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards recognizing industry excellence will be handed out.

DNJournal 1 day ago

North.CO on Auction at GoDaddy

 Mark As Read    

Last week, I wrote about Kevin Rose's startup called North (or North Technologies). Specifically, the business appears to be built on N-o-r-t-h.com, a domain name that contains four hyphens! I don't recall seeing such a high hyphen to letter ratio in a domain name before! Ironically, it appears that the North.CO domain name expired on July 20, 2014...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million

 Mark As Read    

Sedo just listed its transactions report for the past week and in all 502 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.1 Million. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: dtp.com at 35,000 USD · Top ccTLD: eldebate.com.mx at 10,000 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

The state of the domain name industry

 Mark As Read    

My views on domain parking, domain sales, registrars and registries. I've been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it's time to put them down in writing. Here's what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014. Domain parking is down. Way down. But […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Rick Schwartz unveils new TRAFFIC logo

 Mark As Read    

In a quiet ceremony in South Florida, Rick Schwartz revealed today the new TRAFFIC logo, which replaces the one used for the past decade. A visibly emotional Domain King, revealed his plans for TRAFFIC Miami 2014, marking ten years of the successful domain conference. "Folks, today we're looking upwards and onwards, it's been a remarkable […]...

DomainGang 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-19-2014

 Mark As Read    

There's not much to talk about today! So, let's get right to it. Here is the list for today! Enjoy! 123beta.com 71014.com 83482.com 91949.com aezp.com auroralights.com axwl.com babylistings.com beeyourself.com boltlessshelvinglosangeles.com

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

ICANN Collision New gTLD Domains Start The Process of Being Freed As They Are “Registered”

 Mark As Read    

There are a ton of new gTLD's being "registered" today. Many reader have written and commented that about the volume of domain "registered" today and that these registrations may screw up the  new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow. However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Collision list and appears […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

South Florida Business Journal covers dot .CLUB and its lead among gTLDs

 Mark As Read    

Numbers can hide the truth – especially when they contain freebies. New gTLD registrar, dot .CLUB gave away no free domains, and that's why it's actually #1 on the charts. Both .XYZ and .Berlin gave away thousands of free domains, with .XYZ being notorious for robo-registrations for the majority of its claimed domains. They simply […] C...

DomainGang 1 day ago

.Club Registry Gets Some Love From The South Florida Business Journal

 Mark As Read    

The .Club registry got some love from the South Florida Business Journal today. "The Fort Lauderdale-based domain .club is leading a pack of newly established alternatives to the familiar .com, .net and .org. Users have registered more than 96,000 .club websites, outranking all but two of 361 new “top-level” domains launched this year to create [&#...

The Domains 1 day ago
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