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TheDomains.com Welcomes Jamie Zoch and His Domain Movers Series

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TheDomains.com is pleased to announce that Jamie Zoch from Dot Weekly will be moving his Domain Movers series to TheDomains.com. Jamie will be providing the same research and behind the scenes access that made the Domain Movers series so popular on Dot Weekly. Jamie will continue to operate Dot Weekly and blog about other things […]

The Domains 4 hours, 10 min ago

Andreas Lubitz, “Flight 9525? domains get registered

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The drama unfolding over the loss of life resulting from the air crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, is devastating. According to the latest reports, Flight 9525 descended from 38,000 ft to ground level in 8 minutes; its co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, was most likely the culprit behind this suicidal final flight. Naturally, some sick opportunists register...

DomainGang 4 hours, 46 min ago

HSE.com is Largest Great Domains Sale

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Sedo's monthly Great Domains auction concluded today, and I have published the results of the sale below. The auction netted close to $150,000 USD in sales, with 13 domain names selling today. The largest sale in today's auction was the three letter HSE.com domain name, which sold for $34,000 USD. UWK.com, PUU.com, UUL.com, and UEU.com all sold for...

Domain Investing 9 hours, 33 min ago

Domain Movers is Moving to TheDomains.com

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I am very happy to finally announce that my Domain Movers series is moving over to the very popular publication TheDomains.com, which is owned by Michael Berkens. I will also be the one writing the series on TheDomains! A lot of people have come to love the series as it provides a lot of unique content relating to domain names and what corporations...

Dot Weekly 10 hours, 7 min ago

Aiming to Increase Appetite for New gTLDs Free Sedo Food Truck Served 1000s at SXSW

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We're used to getting sales reports from Sedo, but the data that came in today was different with frozen yogurt and coffee replacing domains! The change stemmed from a successful food truck promotion Sedo ran at the recently concluded SXSW extravaganza in Austin, Texas.

DNJournal 10 hours, 20 min ago

BillCollection.com – $11.8k to $1.8k

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I don't generally report the prices I pay for my domain names. There is no incentive to do something that can only harm my business when I am looking to sell a domain name. That said, I thought my company's acqusition of BillCollection.com was interesting. As reported by Raymond, I bought BillCollection.com at auction on NameJet for $1,801. I would...

Domain Investing 10 hours, 46 min ago

Move Over Cybersquatting Here Comes Soundsquatting

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Tim Lince published an article on WorldTrademarkReview.com that has found a new kind of domain infringement. It is being called soundsquatting and the victims are the visually impaired. From the article: Recent research has revealed the extent of a newly discovered type of domain name abuse. Dubbed ‘soundsquatting’, it is based on homophone confusi...

The Domains 11 hours, 11 min ago

Telegraph.co.uk Interviews .XYZ Daniel Negari “Who Has Already Made $6.4 Million” on .XYZ

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The telegraph.co.uk has published a featured story on an interview of .XYZ CEO Daniel Negari in a story entitled "Fierce struggle for internet's future is like Wild West" with the subtitle: "The floodgates have opened for billions of new domain names to rival the iconic dot-coms, prompting a ‘Wild West' land grab. One successful speculator, [...

The Domains 13 hours, 4 min ago

Soundsquatting : Homophone domain name registrations the next big thing?

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Cybersquatting is so 20th century. Welcome to the new trend in domain registrations: soundsquatting. Defined as the use of similar sounding letters to seemingly circumvent the direct issues arising from the registration of trademarks, soundsquatting utilizes homophones for that purpose. For example: YewTube, EweTube and the classic MikeRoweSoft, ar...

DomainGang 13 hours, 7 min ago

The Telegraph Writes About Daniel Negari

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Daniel Negari is the entrepreneur behind the .XYZ and .College domain registries. This morning, I learned that he also owns additional new gTLD registries. The Telegraph published an article about the new gTLD domain extensions, and Daniel Negari's business was written about fairly extensively. I found two pieces of information particularly interes...

Domain Investing 13 hours, 40 min ago

Ali Baba : Descendent of Arab story hero wants his domain back!

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Ali Houssein Ishmael Baba comes from a long lineage of shepherds, raising them at the oases of Saudi Arabia. Wind-blown for centuries, the Arab sands have sang the stories of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and how it all became part of the One Thousand and One Nights folklore. In a recent trip to […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 13 hours, 49 min ago

Google Testing No Divider Between Paid and Organic Listings

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Barry Schwartz is out this morning with a post on Search Engine Land that Google will be testing removing the divider between paid and organic listings. From the article: Google is testing not displaying the line break or line separator between the search ads at the top of the search results and the organic/free listings […]

The Domains 14 hours, 35 min ago

Well Cosmo Kramer This is Why Radio Shack asked for your Phone Number

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For years on Christmas Eve I would buy a last minute gift at Radio Shack, it was across the street from the mall and it was open later than other stores. I always couldn't stand them asking for my phone number or email address when I was just trying to get out of there. For […]

The Domains 15 hours, 9 min ago

GRR HOG LED MAD SMF : All codes explained in “domain hack”

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If you fly a lot around the world, you're probably familiar with codes such as these: GRR, MCO, SMF, LED. Airport codes can be hard to memorize; they are three letter acronyms that not always match the city they represent. Even within the US, these airport codes can be cryptic. Take for example Orlando International […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 15 hours, 11 min ago

.Ping fetches $1.5M at auction, .Srl goes for $400,000

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Two two-way races for new top level domain names have been settled. Two top level domain name contention sets were settled in auctions yesterday. Golf company Ping (Karsten) won .Ping for $1,501,000. It was in contention with Radix. Thus, .Ping will become a .brand instead of a generic domain name. InternetX won the auction for […]

Domain Name Wire 15 hours, 19 min ago

Kraft & Heinz Company Domain Names

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Yesterdays big news was that Kraft & Heinz were merging! I had mentioned the new domain registrations for the new company and there is some mystery as to how an individual was able to register KraftHeinz.com and HeinzKraft.com prior to the company registering them! That just likely created a bit of a headache for the new company.. but they will...

Dot Weekly 15 hours, 23 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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Elliot announced Ryan Colby sold a domain for $1.4 million.  Problem is, he didn't tell anyone the name.  Said it was a 4-8 letter generic. Aka one of a million different names.  In my opinion, these types of announcements really don't serve a purpose.  Ryan is undoubtedly one of the best domain brokers in the world but his announcement doesn't not...

Domain Shane 16 hours, 28 min ago

Another Case of Cybersquatting Paying off

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This transaction takes us all around the globe and shows just how magical the Internet can be. So a Chinese registrant gets a domain that represents a major U.S. brand, in the South African extension. NBAstore.co.za sold yesterday on Sedo for $5,500. The NBA Store is a series of officially licensed retailers which sell merchandise […]

The Domains 18 hours, 50 min ago

Call For Domains and Websites

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This is a call for domains and websites you may want to get rid of and donate to help raise funds for Cheryl’s Home Repair Fund. She and my brothers have been without working water for over 25 days. We are at $581 and need to raise $10k. Proceeds will go directly to Cheryl. Together

Pickles and Dicks : Flippa hump day special

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I almost bid on Shane Cultra's domain auction of BigPickle.com earlier today; but I got distracted by some late evening BBQ'ing. It's a great brandable domain, and I just might have a potential buyer for Shane – if only he picked up the phone to return my calls. Making $6k versus $600 should be a […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

Ping.com Beats Radix To .Ping For $1.5M; InterNetX Wins .SRL For Just $400K Beating Google

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ICANN held two Last Resort Auctions today. Ping.com the golf club manufacturer won the rights to operate .Ping by outbidding Radix at $1,501,000. The .Ping auction went into the 4th round until Radix dropped out. mySRL GmbH beat Google to the new gTLD .SLR which is a corporate designation used in Spain like .LLC is […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Liquid Domains Dominate At This Month’s Great Domains Auction

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LLL.com and other short, liquid domains are dominating again this month at Sedo's Great Domains auction. I count 20 LLL.com out of the total of 43 domains for this month, two of which have already met reserve. As I type this, five domains in total have met reserve: HSE.com at $23,500 – Great letters and loads and loads of meanings. VKZ.com at...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Ryan Colby Announces $1.4 Million Domain Name Sale

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This evening, Ryan Colby announced a major domain name sale for Outcome Brokerage, the domain name brokerage he founded in 2013. Although he is unable to share the domain name that sold, he was able to say it was a $1,400,000 deal. Outcome Brokerage is pleased to announce that we have completed a successful domain divestment for $1,400,000…. ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

ICANN CEO Responds to ICA Concerns Regarding Davos “Cybersquatting” Remarks

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Early last month ICA President Jeremiah Johnston wrote to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade to express concerns regarding remarks that he had made during an interview at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. In the course of those remarks the CEO was perceived to characterize domain portfolio owners of “hogging names”, as well as... Read more

Pair of 6-Figure Sales and More 3-Letter .Coms Highlight This Week's Domain Sales Chart

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This week's Top 20 Sales Chart looks a lot like last week's chart with .coms taking nine of the top 10 spots and 16 places overall including five 3-letter .coms. Also like last week, five ccTLDs made the list while no non .com gTLDs could do so.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Messenger Platform : Facebook rolls out new technology, ‘forgets’ the .com

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Facebook announced the introduction of Messenger Platform today, during its F8 conference. In a nutshell, Messenger Platform is the underlying technology that allows apps to share components and deliver content via the Facebook Messenger, providing an improved user experience. Without leaving the communication thread via Messenger, apps using the M...

DomainGang 1 day ago

GoDaddy Goodies: Expired Auctions Of Past Sold Domains

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I like to post information that is different! Well, here is another unique format that contains a list of expired auctions domain names currently taking place at GoDaddy Auctions, that sold before for at places like Sedo, Afternic, GoDaddy etc. but are now expired! Included is a direct link to the auction and what the domain name sold for before! (...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 3/25

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Listed below are the domain broker submitted listings. If you want to purchase or discuss a domain name, contact the listing broker directly. Visitors may submit one of their own domain names for sale in the comment section. Please only list the domain name, price, and contact info. If there's any other info, the comment will be deleted. Keep in mi...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Is This Really the Golden Age of Domain Trolling ?

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Caitlin Dewey of The Washington Post wrote an article that centered around the recent Taylor Swift and Ted Cruz domain registrations. Caitlin decided to use the words domain trolling instead of the often used cyber squatting. The lone commenter in the article told Caitlin that it is called cybersquatting. From the article: What is domain […]

The Domains 1 day ago

ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data

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ICANN's projection that new gTLDs will see renewals of between 25% and 50% is not based on empirical data from new gTLD registries. The predictions, which come in under industry standard expectations, are "conservative and somewhat subjective", ICANN said. The organization last week revealed that its 2016 budget is partly based on a high estimate [...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Domain conference : NamesCon 2016 already selling big!

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How do you prepare for the biggest domain conference in 2016? By planning for it 12 months in advance, of course. NamesCon 2015 was an absolute success, and a record-setter in terms of pure attendance. Next year's event is scheduled for January 10, 2016 to January 13, 2016 and tickets for the event are already […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Bizarre Apartments.com commercial features Jeff Goldblum’s eerie voice

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Legendary actor Jeff Goldblum takes the center stage as "Brad Bellflower", Silicon Valley maverick, in a new commercial for Apartments.com. "Connected. Synergistic. Thought leading." It's all here. Goldblum's voice and stage presence serves as an eerie invitation to explore the newly redesigned Apartments.com web site. The new Apartments.com offers...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Top Ten Tips on how not to be a Dick!

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Most of us aren't surprised to read about DicksByMail.com already hitting $100K on Flippa. There Buy It Now price is $135K and to be fair that isn't a bad price if they can keep the revenue model going having now over $200K in sales in their first month, Yes I know they will be lucky […] The post Top Ten Tips on how not to be a Dick! appeared...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Kraft-Heinz.com, Ladybug.com & More Domain Movers

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Here is the last Domain Movers I will be doing on DotWeekly! It's simply an amazing series (I think) but reality is heavily setting in for me! I have been making $1 per hour for my work. It often takes me about 3-6 hours to dig information for these articles every day! It simply takes a lot of time and resources to get the data, provide it etc and ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Miami Heat Guard Tyler Real T Johnson Launches His Site on a .Club

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Miami Heat Shooting guard Tyler Real T Johnson just launched his official website on a .club domain The site is at Realtjohnson.club Tyler is averaging 6 points a game and 1.3 assists so far this season and wear number 8 for the Heat Here is some information about Tyler from his site: Hometown: Mountain View, […]

The Domains 1 day ago

HealthCare.com – it easily grew to be worth multiples what we paid for the domain

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Howard Yeh is Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of HealthCare, Inc., and oversees product strategy, revenue, online marketing, user acquisition, operations and technology for the company. He has been an owner and operator of the HealthCare.com web business since 2007, and has 10+ years of overall experience as an investor, entrepreneur and o...

SullysBlog.com 1 day ago

Are you surprised by Donuts’ renewal rates?

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Latest day was 61%, but it might be too early to draw conclusions. New top level domain name mega-registry Donuts has been blogging daily renewal rate data for its first domain names released nearly 14 months ago. The most recent data show a 71% renewal rate for the 37,857 Donuts domain names that have exited […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Bodis adds new domain parking templates for PPC advertising

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Bodis, the domain monetization platform that was redesigned not too long ago, announced the availability of several new domain parking templates to its members. Adding to the existing pool of PPC landers, Bodis incresed its available options, following up on feedback from its user base. Bodis founder, Matt Wegrzyn, stated: "We understand that certa...

DomainGang 1 day ago

17 End User Domain Name Sales

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ccTLD owners, a bank and plastic company all make purchases at Sedo. Sedo handled 674 domain name transactions last week for $1.2 million in sales. 56% of sales were buy-now prices, which is a bit higher than usual. There were a number of good sales, including a handful of ccTLD owners that bought the matching […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

CSC Corporate Domains List 51 1 Word .US Domains

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This morning I had noticed that CSC Corporate Domains has listed 51, 1 word English dictionary .us domain names for sale, all on Sedo.com. The domains that I checked, all have a buy it now price! Domains like Bold.us has a $500 BIN price tag for an example. Sound.us has a $1,000 BIN. Reward.us (which is a Great hack IMO) $500 BIN. If you buy any, p...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Efzed Pty Ltd. & Simulate Pty Ltd. Of Australia Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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Efzed Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Efzed”), Simulate Pty Ltd. of North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (“Simulate”), and Mr. Frank Zimmermann of Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia (“Zimmerman”), were just all found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on the domain airlineonline.com. The domain is owned by AviaDesign Ky, Sam...

The Domains 1 day ago

.Green Windups with 771 Registrations After 1st Day Of General Availability

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.Green went though a long and winding road leading up to the  launch of .Green and yesterday was the first day a .Green could be registered on a first come, first served basis otherwise known general availability. After the first day of GA including those domain names registered by trademark holders in Sunrise and those […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Heritage Auctions accepting submissions for summer domain name auction

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Auction house will hold another exclusive auction this summer. Heritage Auctions is planning another live domain name auction for early this summer. The format will be similar to one it held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in February. It will be limited to about 30 high value domain names, primarily .com. It […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

KraftHeinz.com Registered by Someone in South Korea

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The biggest story in the world of business today will likely be the merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz, two of the largest food companies in the world. According to a CNBC article that was published this morning, the new company will be known as The Kraft Heinz Co. This company will become the third largest food company in North America, as...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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You've heard me say it before but Frank Schilling is buying dot com and high quality dot nets at Namejet at heavy levels.  Between him and FIRST it is getting difficult to buy names right now.  I haven't gotten a name in months because I am constantly being outbid.  You will not outbid First but you can outbid Frank (or Frank's employees) but it's ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Flippa Recap: Yurn.com, Dubliner.com, Wuah.com, B45.com, TheGraph.com, Fax.to, More

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Some Domains That Sold Last Week Yurn.com – $6,750 – Nice pickup a couple months ago by the seller — Whois shows a December 12, 2014 registration date — and a nice price for a brandable 4L.com that doesn't pass the radio test. Dubliner.com – $3,250 – I feel like I've had beers in a few different bars with this na...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Forbes Says Compatibility Issues Could Be Bigger Threat to New gTLDs Than Lack of Awareness

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A Forbes Magazine article published Tuesday pointed out a New gTLD roadblock that could be an even bigger threat to adoption of some new extensions than low public recognition - a lack of universal compatibility with key components of the web itself.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Survey says .Com performs better than new TLDs

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Survey says that people more likely to click and recall .com domain names. Interbrand, ostensibly on behalf of Verisign, has released an infographic showing results from a 1,000 person survey about the power of .com. The survey shows that people click on domain names ending in .com more than those in new TLDs. Consumers were […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.2 Million: Record 56% of Sales Were Buy It Now

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Sedo just reported that over the past week, 674 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.2 Million 56% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings which I think is the all time high Highlights of public sales are: · Top .com: buymyhouse.com at 45,000 USD · Top ccTLD: […]

The Domains 2 days ago
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