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Network Solutions rolls out ‘XYZ’ tool to help delete free dot .XYZ domain names

 Mark As Read    

As part of its redesigned domain services, Network Solutions has rolled out a new tool that allows domain owners to get rid of all free, unwanted dot .XYZ domain names they never asked for. At the click of a button, the XYZ Omega tool terminates all free domains that were added as part of an […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 4 hours, 17 min ago

One of the Worst Weeks for New gTLDs Thus Far

 Mark As Read    

As mentioned yesterday, 8 new gTLDs had the start of their GA phase scheduled for today and the results are downright awful. Painfully bad. Konstantinos noticed that 6 of them have less than 2,000 domains combined after the first day of General Availability: .cooking .country .fishing .horse .rodeo .vodka Another one, Dot Vegas, has 3,902 domains a...

Domaining Tips 5 hours, 16 min ago

Sedo Transactions Total Just $1M As Baltic.Cruises Tops The List at $25,000

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 543 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 Million 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: kiel.com at 19,500 EUR · Top ccTLD: bs.tv at 15,000 USD · Top “other” TLD: baltic.cruises at 25,000 USD […]

The Domains 5 hours, 45 min ago

Afilias Puts the DotGreen Community Back on the Field with Kathy Nielsen Also Joining the Team

 Mark As Read    

Afilias, who last February won the rights to operate one of the best new gTLDs, .green, has made some major moves to bolster the prized TLD's prospects. Management has been turned over to the widely respected DotGreen Community with Kathy Nielsen added to the Executive Team.

DNJournal 6 hours, 20 min ago

What new domain name extension do you think has been the biggest success so far?

 Mark As Read    

I thought now would be as good a good time to get a pulse on what the industry sees as a success and failure in the new domain name extension space. First let me just say, it's still early, very early, and this will undoubtedly change over time. Also what metrics are important? We all know that […]

Domainvestors.tv 6 hours, 31 min ago

DotGreen is back from the dead

 Mark As Read    

DotGreen Community, a popular but unsuccessful applicants for the .green gTLD, has been resurrected to manage the marketing for the successful applicant, Afilias. It appears that Afilias, which won .green at auction against two other applicants in late February, is essentially outsourcing the marketing of .green to DotGreen. DotGreen withdrew its b...

DomainIncite.com 6 hours, 32 min ago

Domain Obituary: Carlos González is a dead(beat) domainer

 Mark As Read    

This is a Domain Obituary for Carlos González, with an email address of  carlitos.music@hotmail.com and a phone number in Mexico +5215534115001, from the IP 189.208.28.4 On September 1st, 2014, after placing an offer of $2,500 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Carlos González unfortunately did not follow up with payment at Escrow.com. It is ...

DomainGang 6 hours, 59 min ago

DotGreen Community is back!

 Mark As Read    

Group that promoted .green domain name for years is back at the table, and Kathy Nielson has joined the team. Remember DotGreen Community, the company that wanted to run the .green top level domain name but gave up in the face of competition? The company never really went away, but it famously gave up its […]

Domain Name Wire 7 hours, 14 min ago

Kathy Nielsen Leaves Sedo to Join Dot Green

 Mark As Read    

Kathy Nielsen worked at Sedo for nearly seven years in a variety of roles, most recently as VP Business Development in Sedo's Registry Services group. I noticed a change on Kathy's LinkedIn page, and she is now listed as Executive Director of Registry Operations and Channel Relations at Dot Green Community, Inc. I reached out to Kathy to get more i...

Domain Investing 7 hours, 30 min ago

$25,000 new TLD sale among this week’s end user domain name sales

 Mark As Read    

Travel company is among at least four end users who bought new TLDs at Sedo this past week. There is an aftermarket for new top level domain names. It's not huge, and few people are getting rich from it. But there is a market. Take this week's $25,000 sale of Baltic.cruises by Viking River Cruises. […]

Domain Name Wire 8 hours, 22 min ago

DotWeekly Switches To GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting

 Mark As Read    

As many of you know, I wrote a post about DotWeekly needing new hosting and I really wasn't looking forward to the change! I hosted with HostGator since 2008, which was a pretty long time and everything was pretty good until more recently. I wasn't aware of it, but Hostgator ownership had changed, data center changed etc. Well, I did a fair amount ...

Dot Weekly 8 hours, 23 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-16-2014

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I consider myself lucky today because I was actually able to put this list together. We had so many fires to put out at work the last few days that

Jason Thompson 8 hours, 36 min ago

Baltic.cruises Sells for $25,000 and other Sedo sales

 Mark As Read    

Is this the start of higher GTLD resale prices? In one of the largest resale of a GTLD, Baltic.cruises was sold for $25,000. other high sales for the week include […] Related posts: Sedo Weekly Sales – Omusic.com sells for $45,000, homeequityloan.net at $38000, Shoes.tv 18000K SelfEmployed.com Leads Sedo's Sales at $58,000. Rome.net se...

Direct Navigation 9 hours, 55 min ago

Handy.com Sells: New Owner Says “it wasn’t Cheap” & Has A Lesson For Domain Owners

 Mark As Read    

TechCrunch.com just covered a company that acquired the domain name Handy.com which quotes the buyer saying “it wasn’t cheap.” The domain name was owned by Neue Medien GmbH of Germany. which may have been formerly  known as Media Empire and Benjamin Pitzer as that was what the domain was registered under a couple of years […]

The Domains 10 hours, 21 min ago

Time sensitive: Official TRAFFIC ballot sent to domainers

 Mark As Read    

It's time to vote for your favorite domainers and domain companies at TRAFFIC. The official ballot was sent out to registered voters only, and it's time sensitive; all votes must be cast by replying to the email by September 19th. Here are the categories and nominees for the official TRAFFIC 2014 Awards: Developer of the […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 10 hours, 50 min ago

Company Domain Movers From Sony, Red Bull & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by our friends at DomainIQ.com . In this series, I do some digging and find some domain names that have been recently registered or purchased by large companies. Some domains may be moving for other reasons as well. These domain names are often early indicators to new products, services and ...

Dot Weekly 11 hours, 7 min ago

Global Internet Domain Name Association : Part time domaining is illegal

 Mark As Read    

The Global Internet Domain Name Association (GIDNA) that supervises domainer activity across the Internet, is one layer below ICANN. Established in 2004, the quasi-government agency is responsible for the definition of rules and regulations pertaining to domain buying and selling activity. In its most recent meeting in Los Angeles, California, the ...

DomainGang 11 hours, 44 min ago

.Guide Going Live Wed Has More Registrations Than 4 M + M gTLD’s Have After 1st Day Of GA

 Mark As Read    

.Guide which goes into general availability tomorrow, Wednesday September 17th already has more registrations than four strings of Minds + Machines after their first day of GA yesterday. .Guide is sitting at 403 domain name all registered in Sunrise by trademark holders and in the Early Access Program (EAP), while .fishing after its first day [R...

The Domains 11 hours, 54 min ago

.Com Versus New gTLDs: Real World Test Results

 Mark As Read    

Are .Com domain names truly better than the new gTLDs? Well, I have had my suspicions, but there was no way I was going to base my opinions. I decided to put some newly acquired domain names to the test, and use Google AdWords to reveal the results. While there's no really easy way to test the organic search results, using Google AdWords to drive t...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 35 min ago

No gala at ICANN 51

 Mark As Read    

One thing ICANN's thrice-yearly public meetings never lack is free booze, but there's going to be a little bit less of it at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles next month. ICANN said yesterday that the gala event, which is typically held on the Wednesday night, will not happen in LA. ICANN veep Christopher Mondini blogged: […] Related posts: Clinton co...

DomainIncite.com 12 hours, 42 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 9/16

 Mark As Read    

Here are today's names. GSV.com   Don't see a lot of LLL.coms on Godaddy but this one is flying.  Could hit $25K JuiceFly.com 14 years old.  No bidders. IMO great brand for under $25 AlmostAlways.com  Love this one as well. You hear it often.  But no bidders OrganicStreet.com  One bidder.  Organic names usually have some value.  10 years old YRDA.c...

Domain Shane 13 hours, 55 min ago

Minds + Machines’ new domain names off to slow start

 Mark As Read    

Demand appears to have been low at launch. Minds + Machines launched its first six owned and operated top level domain names yesterday. The results can only be described as weak, at least based on overnight zone file numbers. Here's the activity in the zone files: .Vodka 421 to 469 .Cooking 378 to 439 .Fishing […]

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 21 min ago

.xyz tops 500,000 names

 Mark As Read    

XYZ.com's new gTLD .xyz has become the first in this round to accrue over half a million domains in its zone file. This morning I count 500,050 domains in the zone, up 3,485 on yesterday. The registry has added over 60,000 domains in the last 30 days. It's well-known that the large majority of .xyz […] Related posts: .club tops 25,000 names ...

DomainIncite.com 15 hours, 55 min ago

FCC Receives Over 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday was the last day to get comments into the FCC with regards to Net Neutrality. Tech Crunch noted that there were over 3 million comments with a few hours left, this was double the number reported last week. There were several websites that asked for the public to speak up. Name Cheap has been […]

The Domains 16 hours, 28 min ago

.vegas beats all six new M+M gTLDs combined

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines' first day of general availability for its first six wholly owned new gTLDs has produced some very disappointing numbers. The company managed to net just 1,694 new domains across .country, .cooking, .vodka, .rodeo, .horse and .fishing yesterday, according to this morning's zone files. It has fewer than 2,000 names across all six [&...

DomainIncite.com 16 hours, 58 min ago

Maxthon: The World’s fastest web browser!

 Mark As Read    

If you're after speedy web browsing, you can't go wrong with MxNitro, the latest version of the Maxthon browser. Not only it's a mere 23 Mb to install, it sports a memory footprint smaller than both Firefox and Chrome. The Maxthon web browser loads insanely fast, but that's only the beginning; it's almost 30% faster […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 22 hours, 5 min ago

Flippa Recap: Babes.net and Yabai.com for 5 figures, ClickThis.com, Flipped.net, ReggaeSongs.com

 Mark As Read    

Some nice sales again at Flippa last week. Two 5-figure sales, and over ten 4-figure sales by my count. One notable sale was FreeInstrumentals.com. As a domain listing two weeks ago, it got a high bid of $1,000. As a website listing last week, it sold at the buy-it-now price of $4,000. All appears totally legit…..the website was mentioned in ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

LINDT Loses UDRP Bid To Grab ExcellenceChocolate.com Based On Its EXCELLENCE TM

 Mark As Read    

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG (“Complainant”), just lost its attempt to grab the domain name excellencechocolate.com based on a trademark on the term EXCELLENCE. Although the panelist James A. Carmody, Esq. found that "Complainant rights in EXCELLENCE are suspect", "that the underlying the mark is a clearly generic phrase neither coine...

The Domains 1 day ago

NameCheap & Fight for the Future Protesting in Front of FCC Building

 Mark As Read    

NameCheap has been one of the leading Internet companies behind the fight for Net Neutrality. NameCheap has been advocating for Net Neutrality in a variety of ways on its website as well as on its NetNeutrality.com portal. This afternoon, I saw a Facebook post from NameCheap CEO Rick Kirkendall with a photo of a video billboard advocating for Net N...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Owner of CountryGirlStore.com guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

 Mark As Read    

Company abused policy to try to deprive rightful owner of CountryGirl.com domain name. LML Investments, owner of Country Girl branded clothing sold at CountryGirlStore.com, has been admonished by a panel for abusing the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The company filed a cybersquatting complaint against PA Gordon, owner of Cou...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Holy gTLDs! The day Pope Francis met Angela Merkel

 Mark As Read    

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, met with Pope Francis recently; the German head of state discussed many important issues related to today's society. Pope Francis, who often blesses the faithful from the official twitter account at the Vatican, had a few words to say about technology, as well as domain names. Here's a snapshot of […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Esqwire.com Gets Another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Ruling: CountryGirl.com

 Mark As Read    

LML Investments LLC (LML) represented by Jeremiah A. Pastrick of Continental Enterprises, Indiana was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name CountryGirl.com The domain holder P.A. Gordon represented by Ari Goldberger of Esqwire.com, New Jersey, USA. The three member panel of Paul M. DeCicco, Esq., The Honourabl...

The Domains 1 day ago

Cabs.com Sells On Sedo For $50K

 Mark As Read    

The domain name Cabs.com just sold on Sedo for $50,000 The domain name was owned by Enterprise Solutions Holdings Inc, of Alpharetta Georgia The new owner is William Berry of London, England which he acquired in 2013 from Softbrands who seemed to acquire the domain in 2004. The domain name was first registered on September […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Offers made around a domain’s expiration date

 Mark As Read    

Over the course of more than a decade in active domain investing, I've experienced that a lot of inquiries are made around a domain's expiration date. There are several reasons why this happens, and here's what I've found the most important ones to be: The inquiries are made by end users unaware of the domain's […]...

Acro.net 1 day ago

DOPA continues to spam domainers without discrimination

 Mark As Read    

Time and again, the relentless spamming from Chinese parking outfit, DOPA.com continues. Snatching email contacts from the WHOIS database, the DOPA spammers mass-email accounts that are meant to only receive system information from the Registrars. Every time we complained about DOPA.com and their spamming tactics, two things happened: They apologiz...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Tattoo U: Learning a Thing or Two from a Local Tattoo Convention (There are Still Riches in Niches)

 Mark As Read    

I learn about a lot of niche opportunities that I didn't know existed by reading the local newspaper every morning. Such was the case when I read a piece today about a big event held at our city's convention center over the weekend - The Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention.

DNJournal 1 day ago

8 New gTLDs Entered the GA Phase Today – Did You Get Anything?

 Mark As Read    

The following extensions are available on a first come, first served basis as of today (in other words, the General Availability phase started today): Dot Cooking Dot Country Dot Fishing Dot Horse Dot Organic Dot Rodeo Dot Vodka Dot Vegas Did you register any? Since I'm somewhat of a nutrition fanatic, Dot Organic piqued my interest but realistica...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Give Us This Day Our Daily Domain!  Young Entrepreneur Jacob Fedosky Aims to Do It With New Site

 Mark As Read    

The last time we caught up with fast moving young entrepreneur Jacob Fedosky he was off to college at Texas Tech where he also continued the domain related endeavors he began while still in his teens. Now 21, Jacob launched his latest project today at DailyDomains.com. 

DNJournal 1 day ago

Domainer interview: Richard Lau on NamesCon 2015 and the future of domain conferences

 Mark As Read    

In four months, NamesCon 2015 will be opening its welcoming gates to domain investors, registrars, registries and other professionals of the domain industry. As with NamesCon 2014, we reached out to Richard Lau, founder of NamesCon and the Water School project – a non-profit organization that brings clean water to underprivileged areas of the...

DomainGang 1 day ago

GoDaddy Announces New Marketing Campaign

 Mark As Read    

In a press release today, GoDaddy announced that the company has launched a new marketing and advertising campaign. As part of this new campaign, the company also released two new television commercials, which I have embedded below for you to watch. I think the majority of domain name buyers and inquirers know about GoDaddy, and many of them likely...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

This is the biggest week yet for new TLDs (16 domains!)

 Mark As Read    

16 domains hit the market this week. At the end of last month, I wrote about how the next 50 days would be important for new TLDs. Within that 50 days, this week is perhaps the biggest: 16 domain names will enter general availability. Call it Launch Week, and it's really big for two of […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

At Least One Registrar is Offering A Free .Webcam Domain Registration

 Mark As Read    

Courtesy  of our new gTLD blogging friend Jean Guillion comes word that at least one domain name registrar is offering a  free .Webcam registration through the end of the year though one registrar. According to Jean you can register a free .Webcam domain names can be registered at the domain name registrar AlpNames.com  for one […]

The Domains 1 day ago

No End User’s Registering New gTLD’s? Check Out The First .Church Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

.Church is landing into General Availability on Wednesday September 17th and has almost 400 domain names registered in its Sunrise Period open to trademark holders and through the Early Access Program (EAP) for which registrants paid an extra fee. Looking thought the zone file for .Church there are what may come as a surprise to […]

The Domains 1 day ago

A Step-By-Step Guide to Moving your GoDaddy Premium Listings to Afternic

 Mark As Read    

Here's how to move your domain names to Afternic Premium to take advantage of GoDaddy's new integration with the service. Last week I shared the good news that GoDaddy is now fully integrated with the Afternic Premium network with fast transfer. This means that you can list domain names registered with GoDaddy on Afternic Premium, […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Q3 Estimated Tax Deadline

 Mark As Read    

Today is September 15, and if you are a US taxpayer who pays quarterly estimated taxes, today is the day 2014 third quarter estimated taxes are due (they can be postmarked 9/15). Since many individuals who are in the domain space pay estimated taxes, I wanted to give you a reminder about today's deadline. I have mailed in my federal estimated quart...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

T.r.a.f.f.i.c. Awards Ballots Go Out Tomorrow

 Mark As Read    

On Tuesday, September 16th, ballots for the 10th Anniversary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards will be distributed to all who are on the master list and have "subscribed" to the list since the nominations were made. All those who received notice to nominate candidates for the Awards are on the list as well as all those who "subscribed" […]...

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 9/15

 Mark As Read    

Looking over my website affiliate results for the weekend on Saturday I typed in my name and password and the daily totals were $2600. I usually make $100 or so a day this time of year so as you can imagine I was a little giddy.  I had to know where in the world I had made the money.  The sale total posts about a half hour before the details but I ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

“Yes” vote would be good for .scot

 Mark As Read    

The prospect of a healthy .scot gTLD would be improved if this week's Scottish independence referendum produces a majority "Yes" vote. People living in Scotland this Thursday get the opportunity to vote to split the country from the United Kingdom after over 300 years together. While the No campaign seems to have been winning most […] Relate...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Yeehaw! Bumper crop of new gTLD launches

 Mark As Read    

There's a definite wild west flavor to today's crop of new gTLD launches, in a week which sees no fewer than 16 strings hit general availability. Kicking off the week, today Minds + Machines brings its first wholly-owned TLDs to market. Following the successful launch of .london, for which M+M acts as the back-end, last […] Related posts: Fo...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago
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