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Is .NYC Giving Us A Preview Of What’s To Come?

 Mark As Read    

.NYC has posted some pretty amazing landrush sales numbers out of the gate with TheDomains.com reporting today a monster sale, Marijuana.nyc selling for $60,000. There were a lot of other pretty impressive sales and while the auctions apparently were small, there are a few people out there who already see very real value in .NYC domains. Of […...

Domainvestors.tv 4 hours, 57 min ago

Igloo reveals numerous premium domain sales in latest announcement

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Premium domain brokers Igloo announced via a press release the sale of numerous top tier domains, but did not disclose any prices. Citing privacy agreements signed between Igloo and the parties involved, CEO Tessa Holcomb revealed that "Igloo’s Domain Advisors have closed upwards of $120 million dollars in domain name transactions and is pleased to...

DomainGang 4 hours, 59 min ago

ICANN restores access to improved CZDS panel

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ICANN has restored access to its Centralized Zone Data Service (CZDS) improving or adding features. The system is used for monitoring the zone files across TLDs and gTLDs: As previously communicated, ICANN has deployed several updates to the CZDS today. The updates haves been successfully completed and CZDS is ready for your use again. The […...

DomainGang 5 hours, 23 min ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from Two Years Ago: LHN.com, Exporters.com, SixPackAbs.com, Sobriety.com, More

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We're looking two years back again this week, in order to get realigned with DN Journal. 1. LHN.com for $80,000 An upgrade from LookHotNaked.com, but they haven't fully launched yet….they say spring 2015. "LHN IS A REVOLUTIONARY RANGE OF PRODUCTS SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED TO MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL SEXIER. LHN IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GE...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 8 min ago

ICANN Pays Over $2 Million Dollars For Its Directors + CEO Fadi Gets Almost $1.4 Million

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ICANN published its compensation paid to or on behalf of 23 people who servered on its Board of Directors ending June 30, 2014. In all 23 people received over $2,000,000 combined in "any payments made by ICANN to Directors (including reimbursements of expenses).” "This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid directly to Board Members,...

The Domains 8 hours, 45 min ago

Start Spreading The News: Marijuana.NYC Sells For Over $60,000 In Landrush Domain Auction

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The second of three rounds of .NYC landrush auctions closed today with the highest (yes pun intended) .NYC sale to date. The domain name Marijuana.NYC sold today for a whopping $60,920 Earlier this week the domain name cannabis.nyc" sold for just $3,600 in the first of three landrush auction rounds. You can read our report […]

The Domains 9 hours, 13 min ago

ICANN posts annual report on payments to its directors

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ICANN has published its annual report for the Fiscal Year 2014, covering the expense reimbursements and other payments made to its directors between July 1st, 2013 and June 30th, 2014: During FY14, there were seven face-to-face meetings for Board members, including four regular ICANN Meetings (Durban in July 2013, Buenos Aires in November 2013, Sin...

DomainGang 9 hours, 57 min ago

Halloween special domain Discount Coupon from Minds+Machines!

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The folks over at Minds+Machines are losing their heads for Halloween! Minds+Machines is offering a special Halloween discount coupon today – the offer is good until midnight tonight, Pacific US Time. The discount coupon takes 25% off for all domain registrations for the following gTLDs: .Beer .Cooking .Country .Fishing .Horse .Rodeo .Surf .V...

DomainGang 11 hours, 3 min ago

WIPO: Infotrax.com was denied transfer in UDRP but no RDNH finding

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Citing first use of the mark "InfoTrax" in 1999, InfoTrax Systems waited 13 years to pursuit a trademark. When the mark was registered with the USPTO in 2013, the company decided to go after InfoTrax.com – a domain registered in 1995 – by filing a UDRP at the WIPO. Despite having a registered trademark for […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 12 hours, 57 min ago

Breathe Luxury Publishes Auction List With Starting Prices

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Breathe Luxury is holding a live domain name auction during the World Travel Market event in London next week. I believe Holiday.com is the most notable domain name that is up for sale in the auction, and there are 35 domain names that will be up for bid during the auction. A large group of .TV domain names are also up for auction. This afternoon, ...

Domain Investing 13 hours, 28 min ago

Namecheap to offer web hosting for $10 bucks per year and cPanel

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After going off on a tirade on Facebook about not getting any love or media coverage from domain bloggers, domain registrar Namecheap announced the availability of discounted web hosting services. The price: a paltry $10 annually, or less than the average cost of a dot .com registration. There are several tiers of web hosting, however, […] Co...

DomainGang 14 hours, 20 min ago

TRAFFIC 2014 in full blast – First Halloween party pics emerge!

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TRAFFIC parties are legendary, and TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami marks the 10th anniversary of the original domain conference founded by Rick Schwartz. With dozens of costumed participants, the TRAFFIC Halloween party proved to be worthy of its reputation. All the big cheese domainers were there, including dozens more that attended for the first time. The ...

DomainGang 15 hours, 52 min ago

WordPress Plugin Request: Shadow Ban Comments

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On occasion, I will think of a neat plugin that can be used for one of my websites that uses WordPress, and when I search for the idea, I usually find an existing plugin to use. Last week, I thought of a plugin idea, and I could not find one available, so I thought I would blog about the idea. On websites like Reddit, they have what are called "sha...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 16 min ago

Domain Holdings Announces $9.5M in Q3 Sales, 97.7% Sold Were .COM

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Domain Holdings announced their 2014 Q3 sales yesterday.  Total Q3 sales tallied up to $9,554,983 of which a staggering $9,337,626 (97.7%) sold were .COM domains.  Other highlights to note about the Q3 sales from DH sales report: Average weekly sales $796,249 Average sale $29,932 End user sales accounted for 73.84% of all sales Deals closed by emai...

NameTalent.com 16 hours, 19 min ago

Report: 8 .NYC Sites Are Already In Alexa Top 1 Million

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The launch of domain names ending with .NYC about a month ago have just 47,000 .NYC domains have been claimed and will become internet websites from and for New York City. Sites are following suit. Eight sites are already in Alexa´s top One million count. Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on […]

The Domains 16 hours, 45 min ago

Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes

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Listen to the Domain Name Wire Podcast on your iOS or Android device. The Domain Name Wire Podcast is now on iTunes, giving you one more way to listen to the show each week. You can find the podcast by visiting this link on your Apple device. iOS users can subscribe to the podcast and […]

Domain Name Wire 17 hours, 2 min ago

IBM takes the .Buzz domain via UDRP

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Despite the new URS process that allows for trademark holders, particularly those of famous marks, to disable an offending gTLD domain, IBM took the UDRP route. In a case filed at the WIPO against the domain IBM.buzz, the Complainant was International Business Machines Corporation. The UDRP was filed 4 months after the domain IBM.buzz was […]...

DomainGang 17 hours, 9 min ago

Startup.club Launches to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domains

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The .Club registry announced today the Startup.club which is designed to Help Entrepreneurs Get Access to Great .CLUB Premium Domain Names with the purchase price financed up to over 10 years with no interest.   The Startup.Club will be rolled out today  T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East Conference in Miami. The new program for entrepreneurs which includes ...

The Domains 17 hours, 52 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 10/31

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It looks like everyone is having a great start to TRAFFIC.  Judging by the clothing, the weather has to be better than it is here in Central IL. It's absolutely miserable here.  I'm glad my daughter is too old to trick or treat because I'd have to put on ski outfit to go out in this cold wet weather.  I'd much rather have beautiful young ladies bri...

Domain Shane 19 hours, 10 min ago

Photos & Highlights from Opening Night at the 2014 TRAFFIC East Conference in Miami Beach

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The 10th anniversary edition of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference got underway tonight with a scintillating opening night outdoor welcoming party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. We have photos & highlights from the entire day in South Florida for you.

DNJournal 1 day ago

The FTC issues hefty fine to the manager of 18 dating sites for ‘fake profiles’

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued a fine to the British dating services company JDI Dating,  for using computer generated user profiles, referred to as "virtual cupids". These fake profiles were used as a bait, tricking users into upgrading their own accounts to paid memberships. Upon creating their profile, the users would receive messages f...

DomainGang 1 day ago

5 Easy Web Development Ideas to Jumpstart Your Domain Names

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Have a great domain name and wondering what to do with it? Here are five type of web development sites you can easily employ to jump start your domain names. Community + Social Engagement Wondering what to do with your GEO domain names? Look no further for inspiration than blogger, Tracey Record. Tracey and her

Neustar reports earnings, .Co grossed $4.4 million last quarter

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.Co acquisition helps boost revenue at Neustar. Neustar reported third quarter earnings after the bell today. The company, which operates .us, .biz and .co, reported a 7% lift in revenue and a 1% increase in net income compared to the third quarter of 2013. A big growth driver was the addition of .Co, which the […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.CA Domain Drop comes up Aces on October 29

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DomainReport.ca I don't know about you, but October has been a busy month for .ca and .com domain inquiries for me.  It seems like everyone is on the hunt to get a good domain name for their website presence.  Most of 2014 has been average for me, but in August things started picking up and October has been great.  I hope 2014 finishes the same wa...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Does auctioning off a new TLD to the highest bidder set up failure?

 Mark As Read    

Why did losers not value the domain name as high as the winner? Let me start by saying I'm not a big fan of the idea of community priority and similar mechanisms for determining which applicant gets a particular top level domain name. But I've also been thinking lately about the auction process and its […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Ashton Kutcher is not the only one registering domain names related to his baby Wyatt

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Yesterday we wrote about Ashton Kutcher on Conan discussing that he got all the domain names for his new daughter Wyatt Isabelle, “We immediately went home and we reserved all the domain names. " It seems like he did not get all the domain names, it looks like someone other than Ashton got WyattIsabelleKutcher.com registered […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Duane Forrester is up for grabs

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Meeting Duane Forrester, Bing's search engine guru, during NamesCon was an empowering moment. Duane's not just a remarkably intelligent professional, he also possesses the interpersonal skills to deliver his knowledge and wisdom, in powerful blasts of information. As the closing speaker at NamesCon, he delivered the facts with a charming eloquence ...

Acro.net 1 day ago

UDRP for TheAA.email adds to the Yoyo pile

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Another day, another UDRP for Yoyo Email, Ltd. – a UK corporation that has had a record number of UDRP cases filed against it this year. The reason: registrations of corporate names, brands and trademarks in the dot .Email gTLD, a practice that Yoyo Email refers to as a "business model", asserting that it has […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Expired Domain Report: a strong .net sale and more

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Joseph Peterson takes a look at the past week in the expired domain name market. There has been some discussion this past year among domain investors about the market outlook for .NET domains. Traditionally, .NET has played second fiddle to .COM for the most part, and some predict that wave after wave of new TLD […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Google Voice Alternative Vonjour.com Release Exclusive Perk for GoDaddy Members

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In a press release Vonjour.com announced a program for Go Daddy customers called, "Vonjour for Go Daddy" Go Daddy members will receive a discount of 15 % on Vonjour related services. As Go Daddy continues to focus on small business under Blake Irving this is another step in providing a comprehensive small business suite of […]

The Domains 1 day ago

.ooo owner Infinibeam isn’t just crazy, it’s a misinformation machine

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Company is spreading a lot of incorrect information about domain names. I was rather amused when Infibeam, the Indian ecommerce company behind .ooo, announced its bold ambitions for the domain name last month. I figured it was just a publicity stunt. Kevin Murphy called the company's sales targets including millions of first year registrations "bat...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Cyber-catcall: Shoshana B. Roberts missed out on the dot .com

 Mark As Read    

We've said it before: if you plan to be part of a viral campaign, make sure you already own your name as a dot .com, maybe even a variation of it. Shoshana B. Roberts, a New York based actress, made national news recently over her role as a naturally beautiful, casually dressed female walking in […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

“Creepy” .Com videos get 600k watches, here are 2 more [Watch]

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If you thought "Fish on a Bus" was weird, wait until you see "Bee in a Bar". Last week Verisign released videos under its new marketing campaign "Make Your Idea Internet Official". The videos have been described in a number of ways, with "creepy" being one of them. Yeah, "Fish on a Bus" is certainly […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Poll: .Net vs. New gTLD

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Yesterday, I read Kevin Murphy's article, "Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?" In the article, cited comments from Verisign CEO Jim Bidzos and Verisign CFO George Kilguss regarding the current state of .net domain names and their future. After sharing public comments made by Bidzos and Kilguss, Murphy wrote, "As .com buyers start to see mor...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Real Estate agent does not want to be a dot .Realtor

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In a brutally honest essay on the dot .Realtor availability, Real Estate agent, Teresa Boardman, states that she will stick to dot .com for now. "I think I’ll just stick with my .com domains. I can have domain names like StPaulRealEstateBlog.com and StPaulCondolife.com and StPaulPhotos.com and several others that don’t include my name, or the [R...

DomainGang 1 day ago

New gTLD’s Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78K Free Registrations

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New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today. According to ntldstats.com, the total number of new gTLD domain name registrations sits at 3,026,376. The good news is that in less than 8 months new gTLD registrations went from zero to over 3 Millihttps://www.thedomains.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=60681&actio n=edit&message...

The Domains 1 day ago

DigikaPart: Iranian domain lost in UDRP due to copycat content

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When your brand copies off another business's name, making claims about the name's origin won't work if you also copy their content. A UDRP filed at the WIPO against the domain name DigikaPart.com by DigiKey Electronics, was met by a surprising claim by the Respondent. DigikaPart was registered in Iran and appears to be providing […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 10/30

 Mark As Read    

Today is a special day in the Cultra household.  My daughter turns 15 years old.  She starts working on her permit in a few months. I say it only so all those of you who live or pass through Illinois can stay off the roads for a few years to save yourself.  Also Aaron and I have an ad spot available on the top right.  We'll give you a pretty good d...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Photos & Highlights from the First Day of Pre-Show Networking at TRAFFIC East on Miami Beach

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On a picture perfect day on Florida's Miami Beach the 10th anniversary edition of the pioneering T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference unofficially opened today when early birds enjoyed the first of two days of pre-show cabana networking at the fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Agari and Neustar Partner To Provide Domain Protection Solution

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According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection sol...

The Domains 2 days ago

.OOO CEO Predicts over 2M registrations in first year

 Mark As Read    

Today The Economic Times did a story about .OOO with some pretty interesting quotes from the CEO. I wrote about .OOO last week and I definitely don't want to look like I'm picking on them. I'm all for anyone who wants to take a new gTLD and make it something big, at the same time, […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 10/29

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This week's domain broker submitted domain names for sale are posted below. Please contact the domain broker that listed the domain name if you are interested in purchasing or discussing one of the submissions. Visitors are permitted to post one domain name for sale in the comment section if they would like with their contact information. The listi...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Same, but different: Sedo gets a redesign

 Mark As Read    

Sedo has redesigned its homepage and content pages, giving them a much-needed "facelift." The new design is not responsive, and the homepage places emphasis on the new direction in the domain industry, that of gTLDs. Below the masthead, domain listings are displayed, which refresh every few seconds - a nice touch. Inner pages more or […] Copy...

DomainGang 2 days ago

A World Without ICANN - Part 1: A Monopoly By Definition

 Mark As Read    

ICANN doesn?t get much love these days; that?s hardly a secret. We?d be much better off without such a greedy organization milking the domaining industry at every turn. But how do you change something that is such an integral part of the Internet? The entire problem isn?t immediately apparent. Before we can begin to fix the problem, we have to ...

NamePros 2 days ago

HP Launches Sprout After Likely Acquiring Sprout.com

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On October 17, Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly.com wrote this about the Sprout.com domain name: "Something is up with the domain. It was owned by Sprout Software of Boston and the domain was registered with Pairnic but has moved to the domain name registrar MarkMonitor and put under generic whois data. The domain currently does not resolve… so it may have ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

UDRP for Banksy.com dropped after Complainant was revealed to be an impostor!

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A UDRP that was filed against the owner of the domain name Banksy.com, was dropped by the arbitrator at the WIPO, who issued a partial reimbursement of the UDRP fees. While no details were revealed by the UDRP documents, the sleuths at The Register contacted the owner of the domain, who shared some shocking info. […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Juan Diego Calle: LinkedIn profile status ‘unemployed’

 Mark As Read    

After founding and selling .CO Internet S.A.S. to Neustar for several million dollars, Juan Diego Calle is currently in dire straits. Despite the huge success of dot .CO domain names, Juan Diego Calle's personal story is heart-breaking; his LinkedIn profile clearly states "Unemployed". We ran across Juan Diego in a house for the poor and […] ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Holdings sold nearly $10 million in domain names last quarter

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…and 98% of sales were .com. Domain Holdings' outbound domain name sales machine continued to churn last quarter, with the company selling $9.55 million worth of domains in Q3. That's down slightly from the $9.9 million it sold in Q2, but that quarter included a $5.0 million sale. The biggest transaction in Q3 was $2.7 […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

21 end user domain name sales at Sedo

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A sex toy company, pet food seller and Big Blue bought domain names last week. Sedo sold $1 million worth of domain names last week, including some to big name buyers. It looks like IBM even got into the mix. Here's a list of 21 end user sales at the marketplace last week: (You can […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago
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