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Compete.com Takes A look at Football From an Online Traffic POV

 Mark As Read    

Compete took a look at the popularity of Football from an online traffic viewpoint. I kind of think their findings make sense and its not really a surprise to see a downward trend going into January as most fans don't have a horse in the race. There is more excitement around which ad is going […]

The Domains 3 hours, 55 min ago

Super Bowl Sunday Thoughts and Updates

 Mark As Read    

It's Super Bowl Sunday, and I am excited for the big game. The wing sauce has been made, the chili is on the stovetop, and the champagne is ready to celebrate the Patriots' victory (or drowning sorrows). I think it will be a close game, but I am confident the Patriots will pull it off. It looks like people who read this blog are pretty split on who...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 26 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: eParis.com, Bagz.com Meet Reserve. NJI.com, Pedal.com, Clix.com, more

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell HostRater.com – Decent name for a web hosting review and lead gen site. Big bucks in the business….CPC of ‘web hosting' is over $20. SafeDataStorage.com – The ‘safe' part should go without saying…..but this domain would allow you to save 6-figures in the domain acquisition price, when co...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 49 min ago

Is This The Domain With The Longest Registration Date? SMITHSONIAN.US Expires 2102

 Mark As Read    

Here is new one on me. A domain name that doesn't expire until the next century. The domain name is Smithsonian.us and it is as you would expect owned by the Smithsonian Institution of Washington. The domain is not registered through a registrar, but instead is still showing as being registered through NeuStar the company […]

The Domains 6 hours, 13 min ago

Domain Movers: SippyCups.com, CarbControl.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of domain name movers presented by DotWeekly where I dig around and find domain names that purchased, sold and simply moving for one reason or another by large companies. These are often early discoveries and the first time the announced publicly in some fashion. Here we go: CarbControl.com has been purchased by Abbott Labo...

Dot Weekly 7 hours, 40 min ago

Warning: Enom Phishing Email Making the Rounds

 Mark As Read    

I want to share a warning that I received from a reader about an apparent phishing email that seems to be targeting domain names registered at Enom. The domain name that was used has Enom in it, but it was not Enom.com. The person who reported the email to me said, "I received 4 today for different domains. All CCC,com domains." This may indicate t...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 22 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 2-1-2015

 Mark As Read    

The Seahawks will win the Super Bowl and if they don't, well then they should of won! They are my favorite team and although I haven't had a chance to

Jason Thompson 8 hours, 22 min ago

Riots in China over ‘Punch a Domain Thief’ day

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Violent riots erupted in China this morning, as Americans observe the 1st annual National Punch A Domain Thief Day. Thousands of protesters, many of them affiliates of rogue domain registrars, took to the streets, smashing windows and settings cars on fire. "We no like punch face, call no thief!" yelled a protester, while another one […] Copy...

DomainGang 10 hours, 19 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Super Bowl Sunday Edition

 Mark As Read    

It's a special day here in the US.  A day when everyone eats way too much, pretends like they care about a football game despite many not having a clue who any of the players are.  But its all about getting together with friends and eating a lot of food.  I actually have to go out and plow snow but I'll stop during the super bowl and come home to w...

Domain Shane 11 hours, 34 min ago

Legal Marijuana is The Fastest Growing Industry in the U.S.

 Mark As Read    

The Marijuana discussion/showcase thread on Namepros is one of the most read and liveliest conversations on the forum. There was a bit of news out a couple days ago that should have those invested in the niche enthusiastic. I want to put right up front, I own 0 marijuana,hemp related names and have never held in any in the past. The article publis...

NamePros 22 hours, 19 min ago

New Dot Media, LLC launches TheNotComRevolution.Guide

 Mark As Read    

A frequent commenter on TheDomains Tom Gilles is the founder of New Dot Media, LLC, his company published a press release relating to an educational website TheNotComRevolution.Guide. An educational website, http://TheNotcomRevolution.Guide, has been launched by New Dot Media, LLC to help internet users better understand and navigate the new "Not C...

The Domains 22 hours, 40 min ago

‘The Domain’ trademark application denied; Popular domain blog is safe

 Mark As Read    

The trademark application for ‘The Domain' has been denied, after it was deemed to cause confusion.   According to the USPTO: "Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or deceived as to the source [̷...

DomainGang 23 hours, 53 min ago

Domain Flips (Minorities.com, Overbet.com, 34000.com) and Flops (StateInsurance.com)

 Mark As Read    

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips Minorities.com – Sold recently for $5,000 on Flippa, vs $2,100 in 2012 at NameJet. The makings of a website are live (below). "Minorities.com is owned by D. C. Cowan Authors, LLC. Our mission is to prom...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Super Bowl Sunday and its impact on Online Sales

 Mark As Read    

The Super Bowl and eCommerce Abbe Miller wrote a piece on Business2Community that looked at how big television events impact online sales both during and after the event. The article mentioned some stats from the previous two years culled from a couple different sources. Hashtags included  in ad spots jumped to 57%. Go Daddy decided […]

The Domains 1 day ago

How To Hide That You Own A Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

As a person who does a lot of digging on domain names, I often run into several factors that prevent me from knowing who owns a domain name, so I thought I would provide some tips on how to hide domain ownership. So why would you want to hide the fact that you or your company owns a domain? Why you shouldn't hide? Why you shouldn't hide that you ow...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

It’s alive: No ccTLD change for The Pirate Bay

 Mark As Read    

The Pirate Bay, a repository of torrent links that point to material that often infringes on the copyright of its publishers, is back alive. After more than two months of downtime and a chase by the Swedish police that shut down its servers, ThePirateBay.se is still the official home page. For now, the pirate galley […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-31-2015 (Check Out My Link To Auction Tool!)

 Mark As Read    

For those of you who want to deep link to domain auctions at GoDaddy auctions, feel free to use the tool I developed www.linktoauction.com. The tool itself was created for

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Trolling the trolls of domaining

 Mark As Read    

When we delivered the story about Credit.Club and its amazing hand registration, we were not prepared for the trollfest that'd follow. Eager to spew venom, dozens of uneducated newbies questioned the validity of the registration, urging each other to dig deeper into the story. The problem was, the story delivered the facts: it was indeed […] ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Jazz At Lincoln Center Acquires & Re-brands To Jazz.org & Some Fans Are Not Happy

 Mark As Read    

Thejazzline.com, reports that the organization that operates Jazz at Lincoln Center, recently aand re-branded the organization to Jazz.org from it former address, jalc.org which is owned and operated under since it started in the early 2000's Although the story does not say how much the organization paid for the domain, it says that the domain [...

The Domains 1 day ago

Poll: Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

 Mark As Read    

I haven't mentioned anything about the Super Bowl yet, and I want to see who readers think will win the Super Bowl (being played on Sunday). I live about 30 minutes from Foxboro (where the New England Patriots play), and I am a big Pats fan. I root for all of the Boston sports teams, but I only closely follow the Red Sox and Patriots. I know there ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?

 Mark As Read    

On the one year anniversary of the rollout of new gtlds to the public, our January poll question was, "Would you have applied for a new GTLD if you knew what you know now ?" We had 110 votes and 62 people voted no while 48 voted yes. This may have been a tricky question […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Bodis Acquires TrafficZ

 Mark As Read    

During the last week of December, TrafficZ announced that the parking service was shutting down at the end of 2014. I was a bit surprised that they chose to shut down rather than be acquired, especially after a commenter reported that there were still quite a few domain names using TrafficZ DNS. According to an email I received this morning, Bodis ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, January 31st, 2015

 Mark As Read    

If you noticed lately, Aaron and I have started tweeting more often and actually using Twitter like it supposed to be.  Putting up some things, commenting on others, and retweeting the things we like.  We'd love to hit 5000 followers and we're not too far away.  If you are interested in what we have to say, please follow DomainShane HERE.  Our goal...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

CNN: “Is this the Super Bowl’s next GoDaddy?”

 Mark As Read    

CNN asked if Wix Is this the Super Bowl's next GoDaddy? A company mostly unknown to the public that went public over a year ago, in the article they actually compare and contrast Wix to Apple. From the article: But while tech companies like Wix aren't quite household names, they've been betting big on Super […]

The Domains 1 day ago

State of the Industry: After a Big Leap Forward in 2014 Experts Think 2015 Will Be Even Better

 Mark As Read    

Here it is - our 11th annual State of the Industry Cover Story! We have once again called upon leading experts from across the domain industry to give us their perspective on the most important developments of the past year and their forecast for the year ahead. 

DNJournal 1 day ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: Malls.com, DL.com, Elevated.com, BitcoinWallet.com, More

 Mark As Read    

Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Malls.com for $320,000 "Malls.com is an international B2B project and our aim to cover commercial real estate and retail markets all around the world." Owner is under privacy protection. Offices in San Francisco and London. Alexa rank near 1.3...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

The Royal Treatment: Many thanks, Domain Queen!

 Mark As Read    

It's early Valentine‘s here at DomainGang, as a very thoughtful Domain Queen sent us a sweet and whimsical gift. Taking a break from her busy day, Charlotte Gilbert mailed us an official "royal bobblehead" figure of herself, along with a heart full of chocolates, and a card filled with nice words. This clearly made our […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Replicating The High: An Entrepreneur’s Lifelong Battle

 Mark As Read    

I've been running a business in one form or another since 1991.  Since I've been an adult I have not had a boss.  I've had partners and investors that I have to answer to, but none of them has been as tough to compete against as myself.  My own personal drive to do better.  After all these years there is one thing that has haunted, driven, and dist...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Give a Deal to Blog Readers

 Mark As Read    

I noticed that Enom gave a special offer to buy .Rocks domain names in support of the team my New England Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. I replied to them and jokingly asked about a offer code for Pats fans, too. Enom obliged and you can get a .Rocks domain name for $5.00 using the coupon code: GOPATS. That Twitter exchange got m...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

The truth is out there: How Credit.Club didn’t sell for $200,000 dollars

 Mark As Read    

Bruce Marler was visibly excited about the biggest gathering of domainers, that was about to put TRAFFIC to shame. "Tiffany, get your luggage ready, we're going to NamesCon." Tiffany put her beer down, another empty bottle in a row of four, next to an empty box of Kobayashi sushi. It was getting chilly in Missouri, […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

MySQL trademark prevails in yet another Yoyo Email Ltd. UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Right on course for setting a new world record for being served with the most UDRP cases in a year, the British company Yoyo Email Ltd. lost yet another UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, MySQL AB, challenged the Respondent's registration of the domain MySQL.email. The MySQL trademark has been registered since 2003 and it's […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-30-2015

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I Ubered to the Inglewood DMV. I am surprised that I never did this before! One of the biggest frustrations for me about going to the DMV is not

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Domain Movers: xTv.com, DoMore.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another domain name movers that includes domain name that have been purchased by large companies, registered, sold and or moving for some reason. Here is today's list: Research In Motion Limited registered a couple Android domain names and those were SecuringAndroid.com and ManageAndroid.com . Google is the owner of the Android trademark...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

NameJet Expired Domain Name Review

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson looks back at the past week in expired domain name sales at NameJet. NameJet's top expired domain sale during the past week was Lucie.com at only $5.6k. Last week, that same domain would have been #7 – far behind the $29.1k leader. That isn't to say that Lucie.com was NameJet's biggest auction; actually I […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Club Reports Credit.Club on Page 1

 Mark As Read    

The story about how Bruce Marler got Credit.Club is interesting, and it has been covered in a variety of news outlets, blogs, and forums. Marler already built a website on the domain name, and it appears to be doing well in Google already. According to a tweet from .Club Registry CEO Colin Campbell, the Credit.Club website "hits first page of Googl...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Amazon staffing up for new gTLD launches

 Mark As Read    

Amazon is one of the biggest portfolio applicants for new gTLDs, but to date we haven't heard much from the e-commerce giant about how it intends to use its new assets. That could change soon, however. The company is currently looking to bulk up its registry services staff, according to two job ads posted to […] Related posts: Amazon and Goo...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

Business Insider Interview With Bidtellect – Co founded by John Ferber of Domain Holdings

 Mark As Read    

Business Insider did an interview with Lon Otremba the CEO of Bidtellect an advertising company that was co founded by John Ferber of Domain Holdings. Bidtellect is the first open native ad exchange. Native advertising is becoming more popular, I have been playing around with some concepts for publications I own or co – manage. […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, January 30th, 2015

 Mark As Read    

I am one of the few people that is making good money on the new gTLDs.  I've made a few thousand just in the last few days on many of the new Gs as they are called.  I realize it can change but this week has been great and I hope that the good luck continues.  My secret?  Buy Rightside when it dropped into the 6s. Here are today's names. GiftMugs.c...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Domain Movers: Duels.com, NightlyShow.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of domain movers in a series where I search tens of thousands of domains that secretly move around and unless somebody is digging, likely wouldn't notice them. Some of these domains have been sold (to a large company or by a large company) some are just moving for a reason or unknown reason. I try to find sales prices if I ...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Disposable Email Services Product to be rolled out on Discard.Email

 Mark As Read    

Appfield.net is a German technology services provider that is rolling out a new product, Discard.email. The product is a disposable email service that will let users use their own domain name if they wish. Of course it is hard business out there competing with the likes of Gmail and Yahoo. The service claims to be […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Bitt.com, PartyKing.com, BiotechStocks.com, More

 Mark As Read    

The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. FullGear.com sold for $10,000 at Sedo. It's a smart upgrade from GoFullGear.com. A maker of custom sportswear, based in Utah. "Create am...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Owner of Airlineonline.aero Files UDRP On Airlineonline.com

 Mark As Read    

      The owner of the domain name airlineonline.com just got hit with a UDRP by the owner of the domain name Airlineonline.aero It doesn't look like the ownership of the .com has changed since at least January 2013. Obviously in my opinion as generic a domain as you can get The Complainant was […]

The Domains 3 days ago

NamePros video from NamesCon 2015 does not include Richard Lau!

 Mark As Read    

A Very Important Person that was instrumental for putting NamesCon 2015 together, is missing from a NamePros video making the rounds. Shocked by the non inclusion of founder Richard Lau in the 4 and 1/2 minute, condensed version of the NamesCon experience, we decided to protest this. So we created an All Richard Lau NamesCon […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Puppy dogs for sale on GoDaddy parody site

 Mark As Read    

Someone is having fun with GoDaddy's withdrawn commercial…and doing it with GoDaddy services. GoDaddy won't run its controversial Journey Home commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad featured a site called Gabby's Goldens that sold dogs online. It drew the ire of pet lovers and advocates everywhere. Yet someone is having some fun [...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Oreos! Greek registrant wins domain at auction

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago we indicated the roots of the word "Oreos" to be a phonetic representation of the Greek word for "handsome" or "beautiful", ??????. The domain Oreos.com was auctioned off yesterday, and the winner paid $1,650 to acquire the domain, which – depending on use – might have some issues with the famous […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Domaining.com : Francois pulls the plug at midnight on Friday

 Mark As Read    

It's often a good idea to refresh one's business, and Domaining.com, the active project of French domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo, is not an exception. Despite recent rumors on a sale, the buyer disappeared into thin air, sending Francois off in a quest for a business partner. As of today, there has been no official announcement […] Cop...

DomainGang 3 days ago

LeadPages is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

 Mark As Read    

WIPO panel finds that lead generation technology company abused UDRP. A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found the company behind LeadPages.net to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting complaint. Avenue 81, Inc., which offers lead generation software and tools at LeadPages.net, filed a cybe...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Lego Buddies: KickStarter project owner loses LEGO UDRP

 Mark As Read    

A KickStarter project owner has just lost a UDRP over the domain LegoBuddies.com, after the toy maker took them to the WIPO over the use of the domain. Blessed Factory of Deland, Florida, used the domain to forward to the company's KickStarter project, titled "Blessed Buddies". According to the project, "Blessed Buddies is a cartoon […] Copyr...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Revision Legal: Law Firm recovered $3.5 million in stolen domain assets in 12 months

 Mark As Read    

Revision Legal, a law firm based in Michigan, has announced its track record for the past 12 months, regarding the recovery of stolen domains. Acknowledging that domain theft has become rampant, the statement opens thus: "Domain name theft is an ever-increasing reality for any individual or business that owns a domain name. And combating this [R...

DomainGang 3 days ago
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