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Firefox will soon offer one-click buttons for all your search engines

 Mark As Read    

Venture Beat posted a story about Firefox unveiling a one click button solution for all your search engines. In the future release, when you type a search term into the Firefox search box, you will get a list of reorganized search suggestions from the default search provider. Better yet, a new array of buttons below these […]

The Domains 1 hour, 25 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thanksgiving Edition

 Mark As Read    

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  I have very minimal traditions in my life but spending Thanksgiving with family is one of them.  I prefer spending it at home with my wife and daughter but we usually end up going over to someone else's house and let them do all the cooking. You should really try it.  Spend an hour making a couple of pumpkin pies an...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 39 min ago

The CEO Bookshelf

 Mark As Read    

While you are enjoying your Thanksgiving and perhaps engaging in conversation outside of domaining, the conversation may turn to books. CEO.com and DOMO put together an infographic that highlights what business leaders are reading.

The Domains 4 hours, 45 min ago

The Year's Biggest Sale to Date Towers Over This Week's Domain Sales Chart

 Mark As Read    

At the end of last week news broke that Japan's Nissan Corporation had sold Z.com to GMO Internet, Inc. for a whopping $6,784,000. That was, by far, the biggest domain sale reported so far this year, and it towers over all others on our latest weekly domain sales chart.

DNJournal 13 hours, 11 min ago

Even TechCrunch Doesn’t Know The Difference Between A TLD and a Subdomain

 Mark As Read    

I have talked about this a number of times before but today it was illustrated in a major way. Consumers and the mainstream media still have absolutely no idea what a TLD is. Today TechCrunch, one of the top tech publications in the world wrote an article about Google.co.uk and yes, they think that .co.uk is a […]

Domainvestors.tv 13 hours, 31 min ago

Disaster Domaining

 Mark As Read    

For as long as domain speculation has existed, there have been investors in the name of gaining a penny off of tragic situations. From nearly every terrible incident that claimed one life to hundreds of thousands, there has been someone to claim the unspoken for money that they feel is rightfully theirs. Although the Japanese earthquake and procee...

NamePros 19 hours, 54 min ago

Win a Free 6 Month Membership to Coffee.club

 Mark As Read    

In October, I wrote about the $100,000 Coffee.club deal that was consummated at TRAFFIC. If you visit Coffee.Club today, you can see the business has already been launched. I want to share a special offer that was made to me that may interest you. Bill McClure of Coffee.Club and the .Club Registry are giving away a free 6 month subscription to Coff...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 59 min ago

.Green Release Launch Time Table: Founders Program Closes Dec 1; GA Set For March 24, 2015

 Mark As Read    

The .Green registry released its launch time table for the new gTLD. The Founders Program is now open but only to December 1, 2014 "The Founders Program is Limited to Friends & Supporters of DotGreen, and attendees of San Francisco Green Festival If your interested in acquiring a .Green Founders name you need to submit […]

The Domains 20 hours, 40 min ago

Berlin.co.com Sells For $1,109 on NameJet.com Leading 20 City .Co.Com Sales

 Mark As Read    

The domain name Berlin.co.com sold for $1,109 on NameJet.com leading 20 city .Co.com domain names that were auctioned off on Namejet.com yesterday. Dubai.co.com was a close second selling for $1,009 The only other domain name of the 20 selling for four figures was Barcelona.co.com which sold for an even $1K. Four of the domain names […]

The Domains 21 hours, 3 min ago

What I think about Donuts’ bold 80% renewal forecast

 Mark As Read    

Last Friday, Donuts CEO Paul Stahura posted on CircleID an argument for strong renewal rates in new top level domain names. He even put a number on it: "…we conservatively predict an initial renewal rate of greater than 80% for Donuts gTLDs." First of all, kuddos to Donuts for sticking its neck out there with […]

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 15 min ago

Uniregistry: .Click new gTLD Generated Over 10,000 Registrations In First 24 Hours

 Mark As Read    

In a comment left by Frank Schilling on TheDomains.com, on our post about yesterday Uniregistry's new gTLD first day totals, more than 10,000 domain names were registered in the first 24 hours. The stats we published earlier today were based on the last zone file update which usually cuts off at midnight,  which showed the […]

The Domains 21 hours, 36 min ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.2 Million; Rin.com & Everything.Org Sell For $35K; Show.Tv $20K

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 566 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.2 Million 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: rin.com at 35,000 USD · Top ccTLD: show.tv at 20,999 EUR · Top “other” TLD: everything.org at 35,000 USD […]

The Domains 22 hours, 23 min ago

.Click’s 3,800 domains: Good or bad?

 Mark As Read    

People spent about $25,000 on .click domains on the first day. Here's a riddle: how many domains will domainers register on the first day of a new TLD launch for a semi-decent generic domain during Thanksgiving week with super low registration fees and basically no domains held back? Answer: 3,800. That's about how many domain […]

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 27 min ago

MDon-line.com Loses UDRP Bid To Grab The Domain MDonline.com

 Mark As Read    

MD On-line, Inc. of Parsippany, New Jersey, just lost its bid to grab the domain name mdonline.com through a UDRP. The Sole panelist was Christopher S. Gibson Complainant provides background that it was founded in 1995 as a health care technology company working closely with providers, payers and others in the health care industry to […]

The Domains 22 hours, 41 min ago

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY from COFFEE.CLUB

 Mark As Read    

At T.R.A.F.F.I.C. EAST 2014, Bill McClure made a deal with the .CLUB gang, Colin Campbell and Jeff Sass, to acquire the domain name www.Coffee.Club under their new Startup.Club program. Since that time, the .CLUB team and Coffee.org team have been working overtime together to build and launch a great subscription business around a great .CLUB [R...

Howard Neu, The Internet Lawyer 22 hours, 57 min ago

Released From Collision Today: 120K .Host; 10k .Website & 5K .Press Domains

 Mark As Read    

Radix the registry for the new gTLD .Host, .Website and .Press is releasing 135,000 new gTLD domain names from that were on the ICANN collision  list today at 1400 UTC 20k .Host new gTLD domain names; 10k .Website domain names and 5k .Press domains will be released. All of these domains were held by by […]

The Domains 23 hours, 12 min ago

Robin Hood Films to Premiere Dirty Dealing

 Mark As Read    

Jon Schultz and Chris Hood are probably best known in domain investing circles for selling the Ebola.com domain name. They are also film makers and partners in a film company called Robin Hood Films, and the company is set to premiere its new film, Dirty Dealing 3D, starring actor Michael Madsen. Schultz is the Executive Producer on the film and Ho...

Domain Investing 23 hours, 17 min ago

1st New gTLD Totals: .Click 3,779; .Help 1,908; .Property 1,490; .Hosting 1,197: .Diet 787

 Mark As Read    

Five New gTLD of Uniregistry  launched into General Availability yesterday Here are the first day total including Sunrise registrations. None of these extensions had a Early Access Program or Landrush program: .Click 3,779 .Help 1,908 .Property 1,490 .Hosting 1,197 .Diet 787

The Domains 23 hours, 19 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve 11/25/14

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I had my own little Ferguson even yesterday. I got pulled over for going 50 in a 40 mph zone.  Every 2 years I seem to get this same ticket at the EXACT same place on the way from the nursery to my house.  It's a huge, four lane road that could safely be driven at 80 mph but its forty because the neighborhood entrances are off the road.  ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

A look at Bitcoin/Crypto Related Domain Sales

 Mark As Read    

CryptoNames.com is a site that specializes in domain names related to the Bitcoin/Crypto Currency Niche. They compiled a list of BitCoin, Crypto and Coin related sales. I have posted a partial list from each category. Check out the full list at CryptoNames.com. Bitcoin Related Bitcoin.com.au    $31,200    November 2014 BitcoinOption.com    $1,600  ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Difficult Offer to Accept

 Mark As Read    

When I agree to buy a domain name in the aftermarket, I typically have a value in my mind for that domain name. This value assumes the right buyer wants (or needs) to buy it, and they will be willing to pay what I believe is a fair price for the domain name. Oftentimes with my domain names, I will reach out to prospective buyers to gauge interest i...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Do you own your own name? 10 People who do.

 Mark As Read    

I don't own the dot com version of my name, or any variation.  I do own MikeSullivan.org thanks to someone dropping it.  I was able to pick it up in a domain auction a couple years ago.  I've always told my friends and family that owning their name is important, even if they can't see it right […] The post Do you own your own name? 10 People ...

SullysBlog.com 1 day ago

Holy Whois, Batman! Beware Phony Domain Registrants

 Mark As Read    

If you’ve spent much time looking at domain records to hunt down or characterize cybercriminals, you have almost certainly encountered some clearly falsified domain registrations. We decided to have a little fun by digging into some (ahem) unlikely domain registrants showcased below, with some more serious points about domain registration and cyber...

DomainTools Blog 1 day ago

Headliners added to NamesCon: Atallah, Alexander

 Mark As Read    

Akram Atallah and Fiona Alexander have been added to the NamesCon agenda. NamesCon, taking place in Las Vegas January 11-14, has added a couple big names to its agenda for the first full day of the conference. On Monday, July 12, I will have a fireside chat with the president of ICANN's Global Domains Division, […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Morgan’s Top 3 Domain Extensions Launching This Week

 Mark As Read    

Another exciting week of new domain extensions is upon us and this week six new extensions are going live five of which are from Frank Schilling's Uniregistry. One of the new extensions .CLICK is also breaking new ground as Uniregistry has decided not to push premium pricing on all but 100 domains which means that […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

HARO Publicity Can Help Your Website

 Mark As Read    

If you operate a website and have become an expert in a particular field, you should consider signing up for the HARO email newsletters. HARO, which stands for "Help A Reporter Out," is a daily newsletter that lists interview and comment requests from reporters and publications that cover just about every industry and field. HARO helps reporters co...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Almost 20,000 .XYZ Collision Domains To Be Released On Dec 2nd: Here Is The List

 Mark As Read    

On December 2, 2014 at 2pm (London Time), .XYZ will be releasing thousands of domain names to the public to register which were held back due to ICANN's name collision list. The new domain name extension .XYZ, is the new gTLD's with the most domain name registrations with over 725,000 according to ntldstats.com Almost 20,000 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

HomeAdvisor’s costly name change is paying off

 Mark As Read    

HomeAdvisor spent a lot of money on its rebrand, and saw a sharp drop in traffic initially, but it has paid off. A couple weeks ago Quebec announced a decision to opt-out of switching its web presence over to the new .quebec domain name, citing a price tag north of $10 million. Just how much […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Uniregistry Launches 5 New gTLD’s Today

 Mark As Read    

Uniregistry is launching 5 new gTLD's today the 25th of November 2014: .click which will have no reserved domains except for the 100 domains registered by the registry and domain names on the ICANN collision list .Click is priced at $5.99 at Godaddy The other four extensions of  Uniregistry  have quite a few reserved domains […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Bitcoin.com.au sells for $31,200 as owner loses the domain due to bad registrant info

 Mark As Read    

DnTrade.com.au and a few others have been buzzing about Bitcoin.com.au being auctioned off on Netfleet. Cazalla at Qntra.net wrote the best explanation of what happened, this was the second time Bitcoin.com.au sold this year. Apparently it is a popular tactic to report domains with bad info in Australia, the author explains, "Australian domainers e...

The Domains 2 days ago

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

 Mark As Read    

It's travel season for millions of Americans, as they reunite with their families for the customary Thanksgiving gathering. Our best wishes for a safe trip to your destinations and back, if you're traveling. Thanksgiving is a special day of expressing one's gratitude for what they have, and for the people that made it happen. We'll […] Copyri...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Symantec Discovers “Regin” A Sophisticated Piece of Malware

 Mark As Read    

Symantec has discovered a piece of malware that has been used to spy on ISP's and telecom companies that they say was most likely by a government agency. They did not say which government. The malware looks to have been created back in 2008, paused and then started back up. Recode wrote about the news: […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 11/25/14

 Mark As Read    

I haven't been buying very many names lately.  I've been saving money for some buildouts (not going well at all) and to purchase a one word premium domain at some point. But every once in a while I buy a name if the price is cheap. Some examples of some of the names I've picked up are IWontTell.com, FeedYourFish.com, StepRightIn.com, and 70.biz.   ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Flippa Recap: Fouls.com, BestWebsite.com, NSFW.net, RVP.net, MakeASexTape.com, More

 Mark As Read    

Some Domains That Sold Last Week Publi.sh – $5,650 – Heck of a price for a hack. The .sh is for the island of Saint Helena, population 4,500. Publish.io sold for $1,300 last year, and Publish.info sold for $759 in 2012. BestWebsite.com – $4,000 NSFW.net – $3,650 Fouls.com – $2,500 Deli.org – $2,500 PopularVacatio...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

LogicBoxes Webinar to Unveil Automated System to Help ccTLD Registries Sell More Domains

 Mark As Read    

While new gTLDs are getting the lion's share of attention since they started going live earlier this year, LogicBoxes believes there is also a great growth opportunity for ccTLD registry operators thanks to a new automated system designed to help them sell more domains. Also today - a stolen domain alert.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Mike Mann is Hiring

 Mark As Read    

Mike Mann is looking to hire people to help his company sell domain names, according to a tweet he posted earlier today. As he mentioned, this is a commission based opportunity, so the better salespeople have the greater chance to make money selling domain names. Looking to hire salespeople or marketing companies to make outbound sales of domains v...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

ICANN meetings in for big shake-up, more dancing

 Mark As Read    

Could you tolerate an eight-day ICANN meeting? Could you get all your work done in just four days? Would you be happy to wait up to nine months between Public Forums? Do you want to see more regional dancing during ICANN opening ceremonies? These are question you're going to have to start asking yourself, because […] Related posts: No more C...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Crazy Country Code Domains with Daniel Greenberg – DNW Podcast #8

 Mark As Read    

Learn about domain name registries that charge $4,000+ per domain or require hand delivered registration applications. Can you imagine having to send a Western Union payment in order to register a domain name? How about hand delivering an application for a domain name? Or spending $4,000+ per year for registration? Daniel Greenberg of Lexsynergy ha...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

UDRP Panel Throws Case Out But Doesn’t Find RDNH On Domain Registered 9 Years Before TM

 Mark As Read    

Jobetty LLC, dba Mudpuppy’s Tub & Scrub lost its attempt to grab the domain name mudpuppies.com The three member panel of Nathalie Dreyfus, Sandra J. Franklin and Diane Thilly Cabell basically threw the case out finding the Complainant's trademark was filed some 9 years after the domain name was registered. However on the issue of […]...

The Domains 2 days ago

This week’s new TLDs: 5 from Frank Schilling

 Mark As Read    

Schilling's company releases another five top level domain names. Apparently only one company thought it wise to release new top level domain names during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday week: Frank Schilling's Uniregistry. Uniregistry is releasing five top level domain names in general availability on Tuesday: .hosting, .property, .diet, .help and ....

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Who is Winning Black Friday This Year in Google?

 Mark As Read    

When it comes to Black Friday, I presume a great deal of traffic to various retailer websites comes from Google. Having top rankings for Black Friday keywords is likely a driving of significant traffic. With Black Friday coming up at the end of this week, I thought it would be interesting to see what websites are doing best for Black Friday searche...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

GoDaddy announces Super Bowl ad plans

 Mark As Read    

Danica Patrick to once again star in GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial. GoDaddy announced plans today for its 11th consecutive appearance in the Super Bowl. GoDaddy’s 2015 Super Bowl ad is called “Journey Home”, and will focus on GoDaddy's small business offerings. Patrick, who already holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances by a celebrity, [&...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Godaddy Is Back In The Super Bowl …..With A Puppy

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy announced today that it will be back advertising for its eleventh consecutive Super Bowl, in the 2015 Super Bowl with a thirty-second spot encouraging business owners to put their businesses online with a domain name and website. "For the first-time ever, GoDaddy will cast an adorable puppy to make its point about empowering business [̷...

The Domains 3 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 11/24/14

 Mark As Read    

We're going to do a Black Friday Book of 10 this week so if you'd like to submit a name for sale or at auction email me.  Our theme this week is Domain Names so if you fit that theme and want to sell your names for more than you could on your own maybe we can help.  Special of 2 names for $30 . If your domain name is like your child and you need re...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

Looks Like Craigslist Got Hacked

 Mark As Read    

In trying to get to Craigslist it looks like the site was hacked by Digital Gangster. A You Tuber put up a video showing what happened. I am now getting just a timeout when I check on my laptop.

The Domains 3 days ago

A Survivor of The Dot Com Bubble – Cufflinks.com

 Mark As Read    

Maria Halkias of DallasNews.com wrote a piece on a survivor of the .com bubble of the late nineties. Cufflinks.com. Halkias did a good job conveying where the company is now and how it got there from those crazy bubble days of 1999 – 2000. From the article: Cufflinks.com was founded in 1999 during the dot-com […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Nearly 60% of Dot Com Domains in China Hijacked in 2014

 Mark As Read    

WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP's. From the article: Nearly 60% of dot-com domain names in China were […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Nearly 60% Domains in China Hijacked in 2014 Ended in .Com

 Mark As Read    

WantChinaTimes.com published an article about the number of .Com domains that have been hijacked in China in 2014. The number is pretty big if the report is accurate, close to 60 %. The report claims close to half are controlled by overseas IP's. From the article: Nearly 60% of domain names in China that were […]

The Domains 3 days ago
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