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What is a First Name Domain Worth

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I originally published this article almost two years ago on DN Media and I thought it was time for an update. I checked for new first name domain sales since the article was first written and discovered 27 additions including,,, and We all know first name domains are hot sellers, but how much are they rea...

NameBio Blog 49 minutes ago

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 4/1

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The weekly domain broker listings are below. If you want to buy a domain name, contact the broker directly to discuss. Listings this week came from Sedo, Breathe Luxury, and Media Options. Visitors are permitted to share one domain name for sale. The domain name must have a buy it now price and contact info. Please only post the name, price, and co...

Domain Investing 9 hours, 10 min ago Takes the Checkered Flag with Biggest Domain Sale Reported This Week

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The new weekly domain sales report is out at It's not often that we see a .info domain on our weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and almost unheard of to see one beat all comers, but that happened this week. Still, the .coms swept 16 of 21 chart entries overall.

DNJournal 10 hours, 9 min ago

CIRA Removes Canadian Presence Requirement for .CA & April 1 .CA TBR Drop Results

 Mark As Read Today's .ca TBR Drop returned a higher than average number of .ca names, with 145 domains taken.  There were a few good names available this week. There were no reported .ca domain sales in the past week that I'm aware of. I received an email today from CIRA that the 2015 .CA Factbook is now out and available to see online.  The ... 10 hours, 57 min ago

1&1 Launches Innovative ListLocal Tool for Small Businesses

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Companies with local relevance are found considerably easier on the Internet with 1&1 ListLocal by getting listed on more than 55 leading online directories. PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, 1 &1 Internet ( introduces its new 1 … Continue reading → 11 hours, 23 min ago domain is being auctioned …on Flippa!

 Mark As Read, a great, brandable domain, is being auctioned on Flippa. The catch: the reserve is most likely in the tens of trillions of dollars, but that should not stop you from bidding on the auction. Currently at $333,333 with several dozen bids, this unique auction includes everything: the domain, the web site, its listed domains, […] Copy...

DomainGang 12 hours, 9 min ago

.CLUB Reaches 200,000 Domain Name Registrations in Less Than One Year

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Most Popular New Web Extension Resonates Across Many Business Sectors FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwired – April 01, 2015) – From the US to Germany to Japan, and dozens of countries in between, website owners old and new have been adopting a … Continue reading → 12 hours, 24 min ago

Verisign to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

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RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – April 01, 2015) – VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and Internet security, announced that its earnings call for the first quarter 2015 will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 4:30 … Continue reading → 13 hours, 24 min ago

Is This What Google Thinks Of The New GTLD’s

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The following link most likely will only work today, April Fools day. It may be an indication that Google thinks that the new GTLD's are somewhat backwards. Try a search […] Related posts: listed 2nd in Google for "Auto Insurance" – How Did They Beat Google? Google Instant Predicts What Your Thinking. Whats So Special...

Direct Navigation 13 hours, 40 min ago

Domaining and April Fool’s Day : True or False?

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Here at DomainGang we cover real news and parody stories about domain names any given day. Those of you who have been around since the beginning of our 5 1/2 year journey, will know by now that whenever an article has the "100% True" image at the bottom, the news is true. Parody articles, fictional […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 15 hours, 18 min ago Is Back For Sale With & 7 Trademark: Starting Bid: $30M

 Mark As Read is back for sale. According to a press release just out the domain name, are being sold with 7 U.S. registered trademarks with bidding starting at $30 Million Dollars. is an active website not just a domain name. was the first publicly reported domain name to sell for more...

The Domains 15 hours, 22 min ago

CrowdGather, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Digital Assets Including Online Community

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April 01, 2015 07:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Specialty social media and gaming network, CrowdGather, Inc. (OTCQB:CRWG), today announced the acquisition of digital assets including the domain name and online community. Other included assets included domain … Continue reading &... 16 hours, 0 min ago

Video: GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving on CNBC

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As you already know, GoDaddy went public this morning, trading on the NYSE under the GDDY ticker symbol. GDDY stock is off to a solid start, and it is now trading well above its $20 opening price at around $26/share. After watching CNBC for a while this morning, it seems that most people agree that this was a great start for GoDaddy. Shortly after ...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 10 min ago

March’s Top 5 Stories on Domain Name Wire

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A look back at March 2015 in the domain name business. Was March a slow news month? Looking over the top stories from last month, there wasn't a lot of breaking, hard-hitting news. But there were some interesting domain name sales and other developments. Here's a rundown of the top stories from last month: 1. […]

Domain Name Wire 16 hours, 26 min ago

.XYZ Daniel Negari Appears To Have Acquired The New gTLD .Rent

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It appears Daniel Negari of  .XYZ has acquired another new gTLD .Rent. It appears that .XYZ bought the new gTLD .Rent application that was originally filed by  DERRent, LLC which was owned by Dominion Enterprises The applicant for .Rent is still currently listed as DERRent, LLC, which won the extension in a two-way battle with […]

The Domains 16 hours, 27 min ago

.guru renewals at 63%

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Ten days into its series of renewal rate disclosures, Donuts has revealed that .guru's rate currently stands at 63.4%. In a blog post yesterday, COO Richard Tindal said that the registry's overall renewal figure for the first 81,569 domains it sold was 68.4%. The other two large TLDs in the batch — .photography and .clothing […] Relate... 16 hours, 51 min ago

Go Daddy Off to the Races With Fast IPO Start - .CLUB Registry Reaches 200,000 Registrations

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One of the biggest stories not just in the domain world, but the mainstream business world as well, is Go Daddy's first day as a publicly traded company today. The stock got off to fast start - jumping 30% at the opening bell. Today was also a landmark day for the .CLUB Registry.

DNJournal 16 hours, 55 min ago

Lou Andreozzi to Lead New .Law Top-Level Domain

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Registration for .law limited to accredited lawyers and law firms SANTA MONICA, California, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Minds + Machines (LSE: MMX), the owner of the new .law top-level domain, today announced the appointment of Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman … Continue reading → 17 hours, 2 min ago

World’s Most Iconic Financial Name Goes Up for Sale – First Time in History “” to be sold as a Financial Website

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NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In an epic online sale that's expected to result in one of the highest amounts paid to date for a domain name, the world's most famous and iconic financial name is now up for … Continue reading → 17 hours, 4 min ago

Top 5 Domain companies that we’d like to see go public

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GoDaddy's big day finally arrived today; the much-anticipated IPO took several years to materialize, and the biggest domain registrar in the world should be happy with the results. There are several companies in the domain industry that should do well if they went public. The process of having an initial public offering is complex, and […] Co...

DomainGang 17 hours, 42 min ago

Godaddy Is Up Over $6 a Share In Early Trading

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Godaddy (GDDY) which went public today at $20 IPO price is trading as of publication at $26.30, up $6.30 Godaddy's first trade was at $26.18 then slipped as low as $25.49 before bouncing to its inter-day high of $26.84. Over 10,500,000 shares of Godaddy were traded in less than the 1st hour of trading. Godaddy […]

The Domains 18 hours, 59 min ago

After Shares Hit An All Time Low, CentralNic Issues an Update On Their gTLD’s

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After its shares hit an all time low yesterday, CentralNic Group plc (AIM:CNIC) issued an update on "CentralNic gTLDs" CentralNic is a back-end provider for new gTLD's Shares rose today 1p to 24p. " CentralNic is pleased to report that following successful completion of auction processes, the gTLDs .online, .site, .tech, .love, .forum, .fan, .rent,...

The Domains 19 hours, 8 min ago

GoDaddy shares pop 30% at open

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So far, so good for GoDaddy's IPO. It's not an April Fool joke — GoDaddy is off to a great start in the public markets. Shares began trading at about $26 today, 30% over where the IPO priced. The $20 pricing was itself above the expected range of $17-$19. At $26 a share, the company […]

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 15 min ago

IBM’s Softlayer hit with ICANN breach notice

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Notice appears to be triggered by customer complaint. ICANN has sent a breach notice (pdf) to Everyones Internet, Ltd. dba SoftLayer, citing multiple contract infractions. Softlayer was acquired by IBM in 2013. According to the most recent .com registry report from November, Softlayer's domain business is meaningful. It had about 90,000 .com regist...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 41 min ago

Minds + Machines Names Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman of Bloomberg Law CEO of .Law

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Minds + Machines (LSE: MMX), the owner of the new .Law top-level domain, today announced the appointment of Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman of Bloomberg Law and CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets, Martindale Hubbell and, as CEO of .Law. Carl Jaeckel, founder of Lawyer Central and CMO of Morgan & Morgan will also […]

The Domains 19 hours, 43 min ago

.Club Tops 200K Domains Is Godaddy’s #1 Selling New Domain Extension

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In less than a year from its launch,  .CLUB has sold more than 200,000 domain names. .Club is still one of just a handful of new gTLD's that are adding hundreds of registrations a day. According to a Press Release out today by the .Club registry, .CLUB is recognized globally as a meaningful, memorable word […]

The Domains 19 hours, 49 min ago

.Club tops 200,000 domain name registrations

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.Club domain marks big milestone. The .Club team is celebrating after crossing the 200,000 registration barrier less than a year after launch. The numbers can be attributed to a good domain, low pricing, broad distribution and aggressive marketing. Although officially #3 in the zone file rankings, I believe .Club is #2 in arms-length registrations,...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 53 min ago

Are You Bullish or Bearish on Go Daddy Stock ?

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With Go Daddy shares set to start trading today, are you going to buy stock or are you negative on the offering ? James Gellert from Rapid Ratings told CNN he is not high on the stock. ‘Elevated' financial risk: Investors want to know: Will GoDaddy shares be off to the races like Patrick's No. […]

The Domains 20 hours, 15 min ago

GoDaddy : Stock breaks new record at $367.22 dollars

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GoDaddy, the biggest domain registrar in the world, went public today, in a much-discussed initial public offering that set new records in the domain community. The stock sky-rocketed past $20, then past $100, then all the way to $367.22 dollars a share, where it's currently trading. Millions of investors, mostly domainers, rushed to buy the [̷...

DomainGang 20 hours, 15 min ago

GoDaddy Goes Public

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I woke up to many more emails than normal this morning. A large percentage of those were Google Alerts and other emails about GoDaddy's initial public offering. GoDaddy stock is set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the GDDY stock ticker symbol. This is a major milestone for the company, which is valued "at around $4.5 bil...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 35 min ago

GoDaddy goes public today, raises $460 million

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Company prices above expected range, valuing company at over $3 billion. GoDaddy will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today under the symbol "GDDY". The company priced at $20 per share and sold 23 million shares, raising $460 million. This was above its planned price range of $17-$19, and values the company at […]

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 15 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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April Fools Day is done.  It has become stupid and therefore I am canceling it.  If all you got left in your comedy repertoire is to write something that is not true and then let everyone know at the end that it is not true then you really need to find a new bit.  The only thing that is worse are the companies who release real news on that day. Bec...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 37 min ago

Google launches

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Google has launched, one of its batch of 2015 April Fool's Day jokes. Visiting the domain today will reveal a reversed perspective on the usual Google home page. Even the results pages are reversed. It's probably the most inventive use of a dot-brand new gTLD to date. Related posts: Google threatens domain names with Direct Connect Goo... 1 day ago

That mystery $1 million .sucks fee explained, and it’s probably not what you thought

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Vox Populi has agreed to pay ICANN up to $1 million in extra fees in order to pay off the debts of affiliated deadbeat registrars, I can reveal. The formerly mysterious fees, which comprise a $100,000 start-up payment and $1 for each of its first 900,000 .sucks transactions, were discovered by ICANN's Intellectual Property Constituency, […] ... 1 day ago

Flippa Recap: for $130,000,,,, More

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Some Domains That Sold Last Week - $130,000 – Lots of uses….bills are due, babies are due, any type of task/assignment has a due date. Due process, due diligence, etc. – $12,300 – I see this one having crossed the sales wire for $8,600 earlier this year, which makes for a nice quick, profitable flip.

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Chinese domain market update – Part 2

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There were too many domain acquisitions that were made by Chinese domain investors during the past 30 days; domain investor, George Hong, of described our previous coverage to be the "tip of an iceberg." Fair enough, so this is Part two of the most recent Chinese domain market report. Starting off with the latest […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Soap.Club Sells for $5K, for $76K Sedo’s Weekly Sales Results

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Dot io seems to have replaced dot info as the new "it" ending but returned dot info to the spotlight with the big sale on Sedo.  A few new Gs are starting to slip in each week as well.  Here are this week's sales for you to use as comps.   You can go HERE to see all of Sedo's recent activity Domain name Price Currency     &#...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

The Cost of Protecting Your Brand and Domains

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If a company wants to protect their brand, they may have to consider paying the price of $2,499 in order to register .sucks in their own name to prevent the domain from being registered and inappropriately used by others.

Traverse Legal 1 day ago

Matt Cutts Announces SEO.Ninja

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Matt Cutts has been the head of Google's Webspam team for quite some time, and he is currently on leave from the company. Cutts is seemingly the goto guy when it comes to SEO questions pertaining to Google, and he is pretty much the face of the company for many webmasters and SEOs. In a tweet this evening, Cutts announced that his next project is c...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domains for Cheryl Auction Now Live. + More

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These domains have been donated for the Domains for Cheryl campaign. Please see this post and this post for more details. Go to NamePros to Bid >> (donated by Daniel) Similar domain sold: AnonymousFeedback $2,788 on AfternicDLS (donated by Tia Wood) Similar domain sold: SurvivalTube $2,000 on Sedo br.s...

National Association of Realtors and Move, Inc. Reach Agreement Over Use Of New gTLD’s Outside The US

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Move, Inc. (Move) announced today that they reached agreement over the use of top level domains outside of the United States. Accordingly, the complaint filed by NAR with the Chancery Court in Delaware on November 10, 2014 seeking clarification on this matter has been dismissed. Move was acquired by [&...

The Domains 1 day ago

Highest Reported .info Sale Since 2007; at $76K Leads Sedo’s $1.3 Million Week

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Over the past week, 669 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.3 Million dollars. 56% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .com: at 22,500 USD · Top ccTLD: at 10,700 USD · Top “other” TLD: at 76,000 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Latest Report From the Public Interest Registry Shows .ORG Growth Continued in 2014

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Public Interest Registry, the operator of the .org domain, released their latest bi-annual domain name report covering the second half of 2014 today. With the final numbers from last year now tabulated, the PIR report showed another year of growth for the TLD.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Club or Bar… We’ve Got Your Perfect Domain Name for Great Online Marketing

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.CLUB and .BAR Domains Team Up at Nightclub & Bar Show to Bring Meaningful New Web Addresses to the Industry LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – March 31, 2015) – There's a new, better way for nightclubs and bars to market and … Continue reading → 1 day ago

.Org Domains Rose 1.3% in 2014

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Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report “The Dashboard,” detailing the worldwide growth of .org in 2014. The report reveals that the number of .org domain names registered in 2014 rose 1.3 percent, bringing the total domains under management (DUM) to mo...

The Domains 1 day ago

Impress Labs Exclusively Brokering the Sale of the Domain

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2015) – Impress Labs, a brand-driven communication agency specializing in the life science, semiconductor and solar industries, today announced it is exclusively brokering the sale of With over 2 million monthly searches for … Continue reading → 1 day ago Partners with to Sell Notable Domain Portfolio

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One of The World’s Largest Portfolios of Three-Letter .CO Domain Names Now For Sale (PRWEB) March 31, 2015, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites announced today that they have entered an exclusive relationship with TLDtraders … Continue reading → 1 day ago

Dot .CLUB reveals ‘phallic’ fan at the NCB Show among other news

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Dot .CLUB officers revealed a rather phallic fan bearing the corporate insignia, during the NCB Show in Las Vegas. The blue, pulsating gizmo was carefully handled by an unknown Dot .CLUB employee, and can be won at the event. See photo below. In other news, Dot .CLUB announced the joint venture of the dot .CLUB […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

The Best Day for Your Domain Name Auction to Close On

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In this article we examine more than 175,000 domain name auction results to reveal the best day of the week for your auction to close on. In much the same way that email marketers consider the best day of the week to optimize for opens, the day your auction ends on can have a dramatic impact on the closing price. People are busy on Mondays catching...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Sedo increasing minimum offers and commissions

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Low-ball offers now must be a bit higher. Domain name marketplace Sedo is increasing the minimum offer people have to make on a domain name as well as the minimum commission sellers pay. Effective April 9, the minimum offer for most domains will increase from $60 to $90 (or EUR) or 75 GBP. Sellers will […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago
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