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 Mark As Read    

So I think that every single domain investor who reads my blog knows who Frank Schilling is, he's one of the leaders of our industry and a major innovator in the domain name space. When Frank does something, he goes big and he innovates, also in big ways. I have been a loyal Domain Name […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 hours, 37 min ago

Domainer George Verdugo selected as the new ‘Trivago Guy’

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Domain investor and VisitSpace operator, George Verdugo, is now officially the new ‘Trivago‘ guy. Selected among 1,200 applicants, George will substitute scruffy Trivago actor, Tim Williams, who is retiring after making a fortune for Trivago. Verdugo was chosen for his outgoing personality, good taste in plaid shirts and knowledge of th...

DomainGang 3 hours, 10 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward – Sponsored.com, DroppedNames.com, Approved.org, Salad.info All Hit Reserve and Will Sell

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Sponsored.com – $24,000 with 2 days to go. As I mentioned last week, the current price level looks cheap when you compare it to SponsoredBy.com, which sold for $12,000 last year. Looking forward to seeing how high this will run. DroppedNames.com – $3,050 – this one is already a hit with domainers….2...

Domain Shane 3 hours, 53 min ago

10 For 10! The 10th Annual TRAFFIC Awards Will Honor 10 Winners - Nominations Now Open

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The 10th anniversary edition of the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. domain conference will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami's South Beach October 30 - November 2, 2014 and for the 10th straight year the annual T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards recognizing industry excellence will be handed out.

DNJournal 7 hours, 16 min ago

North.CO on Auction at GoDaddy

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Last week, I wrote about Kevin Rose's startup called North (or North Technologies). Specifically, the business appears to be built on N-o-r-t-h.com, a domain name that contains four hyphens! I don't recall seeing such a high hyphen to letter ratio in a domain name before! Ironically, it appears that the North.CO domain name expired on July 20, 2014...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 1 min ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million

 Mark As Read    

Sedo just listed its transactions report for the past week and in all 502 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.1 Million. 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: dtp.com at 35,000 USD · Top ccTLD: eldebate.com.mx at 10,000 […]

The Domains 8 hours, 41 min ago

The state of the domain name industry

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My views on domain parking, domain sales, registrars and registries. I've been collecting my thoughts on the domain name business over the past month, and it's time to put them down in writing. Here's what I think about the state of the domain name industry in August, 2014. Domain parking is down. Way down. But […]

Domain Name Wire 9 hours, 7 min ago

Rick Schwartz unveils new TRAFFIC logo

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In a quiet ceremony in South Florida, Rick Schwartz revealed today the new TRAFFIC logo, which replaces the one used for the past decade. A visibly emotional Domain King, revealed his plans for TRAFFIC Miami 2014, marking ten years of the successful domain conference. "Folks, today we're looking upwards and onwards, it's been a remarkable […]...

DomainGang 10 hours, 45 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-19-2014

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There's not much to talk about today! So, let's get right to it. Here is the list for today! Enjoy! 123beta.com 71014.com 83482.com 91949.com aezp.com auroralights.com axwl.com babylistings.com beeyourself.com boltlessshelvinglosangeles.com

Jason Thompson 10 hours, 52 min ago

ICANN Collision New gTLD Domains Start The Process of Being Freed As They Are “Registered”

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There are a ton of new gTLD's being "registered" today. Many reader have written and commented that about the volume of domain "registered" today and that these registrations may screw up the  new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow. However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Collision list and appears […]...

The Domains 11 hours, 23 min ago

South Florida Business Journal covers dot .CLUB and its lead among gTLDs

 Mark As Read    

Numbers can hide the truth – especially when they contain freebies. New gTLD registrar, dot .CLUB gave away no free domains, and that's why it's actually #1 on the charts. Both .XYZ and .Berlin gave away thousands of free domains, with .XYZ being notorious for robo-registrations for the majority of its claimed domains. They simply […] C...

DomainGang 11 hours, 42 min ago

.Club Registry Gets Some Love From The South Florida Business Journal

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The .Club registry got some love from the South Florida Business Journal today. "The Fort Lauderdale-based domain .club is leading a pack of newly established alternatives to the familiar .com, .net and .org. Users have registered more than 96,000 .club websites, outranking all but two of 361 new “top-level” domains launched this year to create [&#...

The Domains 11 hours, 45 min ago

The Hidden Domain

 Mark As Read    

Since I do a lot of research on domain names, it is often I start discovering patterns. These patterns layout after time of and become more clear simply seeing certain things. Well, I am about to share some of these patterns and who is using them. Domain Buying Services Mainly corporate domain buying services, I'm sure have been doing this for some...

Dot Weekly 12 hours, 7 min ago

My TRAFFIC Awards Ballot

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I've never done this before, but I want to share the 2014 TRAFFIC Awards ballot I plan to submit at some point this afternoon, with a bit of commentary. Most of these selections were difficult choices to make because there are many deserving people and companies in the domain space. The nomination period is open today through this Friday, August 22...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 39 min ago

‘Godaddy screwed me!’ Domainer account sent to collections agency over $8.50

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Fresh from the yes!wtf department comes this news about GoDaddy sending to collections a domainer who didn't keep an active credit card on record. Although the "Godaddy Screwed Me" title might have been overkill, so was the GoDaddy act, that involved an amount of $8.50 for the domain and $25 for the collection agency: "After […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 13 hours, 8 min ago

Registrant of 4,000+ .email domain names faces mounting legal problems

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Yoyo.email claims it registered trademark-matching .email domain names for a legitimate fair use. Most National Arbitration Forum panels have disagreed. You've probably never heard of Yoyo.email before, but it is one of the biggest individual registrants of new top level domain names in a single TLD. The company registered over 4,000 .email domain ...

Domain Name Wire 13 hours, 11 min ago

Are industry-specific resellers the future of domain name registration?

 Mark As Read    

Niche resellers and registrars are key for selling industry-specific domain names. Many of the new top level domain names coming to market are targeted to particular industries: .photography for photographers, .plumbing for plumbers, .solar for the solar industry. Selling these domain names through mass market domain name registrars is tricky. The ...

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 18 min ago

.Investments Launches Today Here Are The Domains Taken In Sunrise & EAP

 Mark As Read    

The new gTLD .investments goes into general availability today meaning it can be registered on a first come first serve basis. Here are the more interesting domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders and in the Early Access Program for a higher one time fee. Either way these domain names are no longer available: […]

The Domains 15 hours, 1 min ago

Add Your LinkedIn Profile to Landing Pages

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I am not very active on LinkedIn, but I do use it to share articles, read articles, and see who is looking at my profile. While checking out LinkedIn this morning, I saw that a prospective buyer for one of my domain names had viewed my profile, and it gave me an idea for my "for sale" landing pages: add a link to my LinkedIn profile. When a logged ...

Domain Investing 15 hours, 26 min ago

Nominations Are Open For 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS

 Mark As Read    

According to an email we received the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARD Nominations for 2014 are now open Nominations will remain open until Friday, August 22nd at 6 P.M. EDT. "Only those persons or companies that receive 3 nominations from 3 different individuals will be included on the ballot." "The T.R.A.F.F.I.C. AWARDS have become the most sought-after and ...

The Domains 15 hours, 43 min ago

.London Gets Over 600 Trademark New gTLD Registrations Here Are The Most Interesting

 Mark As Read    

.London just updated its Zone file today and is reporting 677 new gTLD registrations which all seem to be domain names registered in Sunrise for trademark holders. Some interesting no shows include a lot of US tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Twitter just to name a few. BuyDomains.London was not applied for buy Name […]

The Domains 15 hours, 59 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 8/19

 Mark As Read    

Over the last few weeks something has been noticeable.  No domain investors are talking about actually registering the new gTLDs.  There is plenty of coverage of the new endings coming out each week but I'm not hearing much banter about what names they are buying.  There are a lot of people I admire in this industry and I'm not getting much feedbac...

Domain Shane 17 hours, 15 min ago

Company Domain Movers From Riot Games, AMEX & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome the first company domain movers series, powered by DomainIQ.com on the new DotWeekly theme! Today's list isn't huge (which happens after a weekend) but several interesting domain name purchases, registrations and movers from large companies that I was able to dig up. TAYLOR MADE GOLF COMPANY, INC. Registered the domain name MissHitsHappen.c...

Dot Weekly 17 hours, 37 min ago

BBC Experiment Demonstrates The Risks of The Internet of Things

 Mark As Read    

The BBC set up a smart home and showed how as more things become connected, hackers can gain access and cause problems. The video that accompanies the article is very good, you will need to view the site as the video was not embeddable. I firmly believe the more I read over the last year […]

The Domains 18 hours, 33 min ago

The best decision I ever made

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Today is a very special day, it marks the two year anniversary of the best decision I ever made in my life. That's right, two years ago I asked my best friend in the entire world to become my wife. We just got back from a wonderful dinner and now it's time for some Star Trek. […]

Domainvestors.tv 23 hours, 32 min ago

World Domain Day – Dont Miss It

 Mark As Read    

I don't often talk about conferences, but when I found out about World Domain Day, I just had to get involved. Here's the deal. If you are living in/around India, you just have to be there. In 4 days the Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad is going to be transformed. There are speakers on: Global markets; ... The post World Domain Day – Dont Miss It app...

Domainer Income 1 day ago

DotWeekly Gets Responsive! New Theme

 Mark As Read    

If you haven't been to DotWeekly today, then you are likely seeing the new DotWeekly WordPress theme for the first time! Pretty white, but I think we will all get use to it. It was a very stressful day for myself, because doing these things cost money (which I don't have much of) and I really do not consider myself a developer of any kind, so small...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Susan Lawrence Proves Baseball Isn't the Only Business That Has All-Star Free Agents!

 Mark As Read    

With baseball season winding down several big name free agents will be hitting the market this fall. However, if you run a domain company that could use a new power hitter, one is available now!

DNJournal 1 day ago

17 Year Old TVS.com Saved in UDRP Against $4 Billion Company That’s Going Into Domain Hall Of Shame

 Mark As Read    

TV Sundram Iyengar and Sons Limited of Madurai of India represented by DePenning & DePenning, just lost its attempt to grab the 17 year old domain name TVS.com The domain owner P.A. Gordon was represented by ESQwire.com which won its second UDRP of the day, Congrats to Ari and Jason. The panel had a very […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Porsche loses Porsche.social URS to planned fan site

 Mark As Read    

Porsche.social is just a parked page, but its owners claim to be creating a free site for Porsche enthusiasts. Car company Porsche has lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension cybersquatting case it brought against the San Jose, California owner of Porsche.social. Interactiv Corporation told the URS panel that it plans to use the domain name for […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domain Guardians of the Galaxy: Andee Hill joins special league of Avengers

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Alpha Cygni – Stardate 68094.7 – For immediate release: Domain escrow officer, Andee Hill, has joined the special league of avengers, Domain Guardians of the Galaxy. The officer of EscrowHill.com joins fellow officer Gregg McNair in an expert unit that will fight galactic cybercrime. Along with Mike Robertson and Ammar Kubba, they are p...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Video: King Panks takes the domainer ice bucket challenge!

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Domain investor and entrepreneur, Pankaj Sharma, recently took the ice bucket challenge. Just like Name.com's Jared Ewy before him, Pankaj – whose online brand is King Panks – filled up a nicely sized bucket with cold water and ice cubes, then proceeded with pouring it over his head. The seemingly silly act of self icing […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Donuts promoting its TLDs at Vegas fashion show (photo)

 Mark As Read    

Company goes direct to customers to promote its niche domain names. "If you build it, they will come." Not if they don't know you've built it! Although there are close to 200 new top level domain names on the market, dozens of them niche domains for particular industries, very few people know about them. I'd […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

The Winklevoss Twins Look to Spider Woman to bring their Bitcoin ETF to Market

 Mark As Read    

The Winklevoss Twins of Facebook fame are still working on bringing out the first ever Bitcoin ETF. They have hired the lady known as Spider Woman, Kathleen Moriarty. Moriarty worked on the very first ETF back in 1993 and has a treasure trove of experience. The Economic Times wrote: Kathleen Moriarty is the lawyer attempting […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Three Tools That Make Website Social Media Management Easier

 Mark As Read    

I'm always looking for great tools to make managing my network of websites easier. There are many tasks like promoting content, and scheduling posts that can be automated with a few easy to use tools. Revive Old Posts Do you wish there was an easy way to share your older post with your followers? I […]

BrianDiener.com 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-18-2014

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Two more weeks until we head out on another mini-vacation in Vegas. I'm looking forward to it as we both need sometime away from work. It should be a fun

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

The mysticism of the new World Trade Center logo

 Mark As Read    

When designing the logotype of a brand, it is important to define some limits to how much information it delivers. Brand redesign is a task that can lead to inadvertently stuffing too many hidden messages into a logo, leading to what I call ‘brand mysticism.‘ Airbnb fell prey to that recently, with a redesign that […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

Where Are the End Users?

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To be fair, now is *not* the time to start asking that question. This post's objective is simply pointing out that the "it's too early to ask that" argument can only work for so long. At this point yes, it works because it actually is quite early in the game but we will eventually have

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Outcome Brokerage puts CryptoCurrency.com up for sale

 Mark As Read    

Outcome Brokerage, the domain brokering outfit led by seasoned domain broker, Ryan Colby, has taken up the domain CryptoCurrency.com exclusively. The domain arrives at a time when BTC.com – the domain matching the bitcoin symbol – sold for $1,000,000 dollars. Definitely a great name, and the current asking price is only $100,000. One hu...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Poker Tilt: a pro poker player (and sometimes domainer) tells his life story

 Mark As Read    

Professional poker player and domain investor Dutch Boyd publishes Poker Tilt. A key reason I like the domain name industry is that I get to meet people from very different backgrounds. One of these people is Dutch Boyd, a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner who also dabbles in domain names. I met Boyd […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Alexandra Stan – Romanian “Mr. Saxobeat” hitmaker lost UDRP of official domain

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Romanian dance music idol, Alexandra Stan hit it big in 2010 with "Mr. Saxobeat" – a single that sold more than 10,000,000 copies worldwide. Alexandra Stan's stratospheric success continued until 2013, when she was hospitalized; the initial statement of being involved in a car accident was followed up by accusations of a physical assault by [...

DomainGang 1 day ago

To Highlight Typo’s Bathrooms.com Registers BathroomSweets.com: Price £80,000 (9.4 million calories)

 Mark As Read    

We just received a pretty amusing email from Bathrooms.com and its all about typo's. In this case "to highlight Brits mistakenly misspelling and searching for ‘bathroom sweets’ instead of ‘bathroom suites’, Bathrooms.com have partnered with Choccywoccydoodah to sell the world’s most indulgent bathroom, a life-size, 100% Belgian chocolate bathroom s...

The Domains 1 day ago

Getting The Right Contact is Key

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When trying to sell a domain name, I believe the most important thing is getting in touch with the right person at a particular company. If you call or email the wrong person at a company, you might not receive a reply when that company might be willing to spend the most money of any prospect for a domain name. I've seen and used a few lead generat...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Vertical Axis Beats Back UDRP On Ritchey.com

 Mark As Read    

Vertical Axis Inc. represented by Ari and Jason at ESQwire.com, just beat back a UDRP on the domain name Ritchey.com The complaint was brought by Ritchey Design, Inc. of Nevada which is a "company specializing in bicycle components established in 1974 which has registrations for RITCHEY in the US, Canada and the European Community for […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

Leading This Weeks New gTLD’s .Fund, Here Are The Taken Domains

 Mark As Read    

According to ntldstats.com,  .Fund is leading the other new gTLD's that go launch into general availability on Wednesday which includes .investments, .Cash and.Tax in terms of domain registrations through Sunrise and EAP Here are some of the more interesting .Fund registrations taken in the Sunrise period by trademark holders and through the Early ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Attention Los Angeles : Hire Susan Lawrence as your Senior Account Manager!

 Mark As Read    

Corporate mergers aren't fun, they lead to the acquisition of assets and subsequent layoffs of even experienced talent. Susan Lawrence falls in that category of "rockstar" professionals, and she's currently available for hire in the tech industry. With more than 10 years of experience with companies such as Low.com, DomainSponsor, Above.com and Nam...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case

 Mark As Read    

A panel of arbitrators had some stern words for ICANN as it handed controversial .africa gTLD applicant DotConnectAfrica another win in its Independent Review Process case. In a 33-page procedural ruling (pdf) published by ICANN late Friday, the IRP panel disagreed with ICANN's lawyers on almost every argument they made, siding with DCA instead. Th...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

New TLDs this week: .Bio, .Haus and an expensive Donuts domain

 Mark As Read    

StartingDot and Rightside join Donuts with new top level domain name releases this week. Last week was a Donuts-only week for new TLDs. This week the mega-registry is joined by Rightside and StartingDot. On Wednesday, Rightside will launch .haus. That's German for "house". Expect to pay anywhere from $25-$40 for .haus domains. Also on Wednesday, [&...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

City of Melbourne Promotes .Melbourne

 Mark As Read    

I think geographic new gTLD extensions will be among the most successful new gTLD extensions. I believe local businesses will want their new gTLD (either to use or for defensive reasons), and there will be many others who speculate on them for investment purposes, both domain investors and city dwellers. One of the reasons I believe this is going t...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

ntldstats: 80% Of All New gTLD’s Are Parked & Has Stats For Each Extension; .Buzz Has The Least

 Mark As Read    

ntldstats.com, has added parking stats to its system, both overall and by each new gTLD extension. Overall ntldstats says that just over 80% of all new gTLD domain names are parked. Last week Verisign announced as of June 29th only 3% of all new gTLD resolved to "business websites"  which I assume by definition excludes […]

The Domains 1 day ago
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