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Top Topics: GoDaddy Sells Personal Information; Trademark Infringement; Automated Appraisals...

 Mark As Read    

The most popular discussions last week include speculation on whether GoDaddy is selling your personal information; the true value of automated appraisals; trademark infringement explained for plural names; a buyout of 30,000 Chinese LLLL.net domains in one hour; and investors share when and why they made their first domain purchase. GoDaddy Selli...

NamePros 21 minutes ago

Most governments keep restrictions on country names in new gTLDs

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Just one out of every 10 governments in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee is happy for people to register its country name in new gTLDs. That's according to a new GAC database detailing which countries want to keep tabs on how their names are being used. Out of 80 GAC members contributing to the database, […] Related posts: Governmen...

DomainIncite.com 42 minutes ago

Domain Names Wanted Weekly Post

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Hello Everyone! I wanted to get some feedback on doing a weekly post about what buyers are looking for. I am looking for buyers to submit a domain request and I will add it to a weekly post requesting sellers … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 44 minutes ago

Give.com Acquired by HostGator Founder

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Earlier this week, Give.com was sold for $500,000 in a sale transacted via Sedo. The Whois record for Give.com updated yesterday, and I learned that the domain name was acquired by Brent Oxley, the founder of HostGator (who sold the company to Endurance International Group for over $200 million). After seeing the Whois change, I reached out to Bren...

Domain Investing 50 minutes ago

ICG Seeking Public Input on Key Internet Governance Proposal

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Public feedback on highly anticipated proposal sought by 8 September The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today released for public comment the proposal [IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal [PDF, 2.2 MB]] for the transition of the stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions … Continue reading &...

TNTNames.com 1 hour, 25 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, August 1st 2015

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Yesterday was one of those days.  Come back to work and find things a little worse than you left them.  Everyone works hard and I try to make sure everyone can keep the company running smoothly but there are always a few things you take granted as little things but they aren't shared.  The other people try and be nice and not bother you and it ends...

Domain Shane 1 hour, 26 min ago

Brokers QLQ Brokers QT.com To Cap Off A Fantastic Summer of Sales

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  Another two letter dot com was sold yesterday for $615,000.   Jason McArdie, President of sales for QLQ.com  let me know yesterday that they had officially brokered the sale of the LL.com.  Jason said July and August were record month for the brokerage firm and of course I'll have details on those sales in the near future.  In the mean time ...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 16 min ago

KraftHeinz.com Registered The Same Day the Merger Was Announced Lost in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

A one member UDRP panel awarded the domain name kraftheinz.com was registered on March 25, 2015, the same day the merger between Kraft Foods Group, and H.J. Heinz Company was announced. The decision was published in Korean and we used Google translate. The panel said: "Registering a domain name that combines the names of the […]

The Domains 2 hours, 24 min ago

Interview with Fred Mercaldo of City Brand Media

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In 2012 we interviewed Fred Mercaldo on RobbiesBlog.com, It was a great interview so we decided to go back and... The post Interview with Fred Mercaldo of City Brand Media appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 2 hours, 36 min ago

Five UDRP wins in July : Domainers, time to clean up your domain portfolios

 Mark As Read    

ESQwire achieved a remarkable feat in the month of July: in 30 days, five UDRP cases were successfully defended by the domainer-friendly law firm. What we have here, are 5 cases involving generic dictionary word domains, two word domains, "e" generic word domains and a four letter domain. That's almost like a typical variety of […] Copyright ...

DomainGang 4 hours, 25 min ago

Sharp wants dot-brand Whois requirement relaxed

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Electronics firm Sharp wants to remove part of its new gTLD registry contract relating to Whois. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request to get its requirement to offer "searchable Whois" dropped. RSEP is the mechanism registries use to amend their contracts. ICANN's initial review has not found any security, stability ...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 34 min ago

Neustar becomes “world’s largest registry” with $87m ARI buy

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Consolidation in the domain name industry continued last night with Neustar's $87 million acquisition of Bombora Technologies, the holding group for ARI Registry Services and AusRegistry. Bombora CEO Adrian Kinderis told DI that the deal makes Neustar the "biggest registry services back-end provider on the market", as measured by the number of TLDs...

DomainIncite.com 5 hours, 11 min ago

Unhealthy Habits Domain Investors Need to Get Rid Of

 Mark As Read    

Certain habits inhibit your progress as a domainer and if you don't identify them in order to address the issues you are dealing with, you will end up being disappointed by your results and worst of all, won't know where to start in order to fix things. Today, I would like to refer to some of

Domaining Tips 5 hours, 29 min ago

$114k in Sales on July 30th – RealtyMarket.com sold for $7,000 – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was realtymarket.com which sold for $7,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 177 sales for a total of $113,792 with an average sale price of $643. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 26% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 36%. Sales With History The domain comsouth.com sold for $510 at ...

NameBio Blog 6 hours, 51 min ago

Linking Directly to Search Results

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Since we re-launched the site in February it hasn't been possible to link directly to search results. The reason is that the advanced search page does its work in the background without the page reloading or the URL changing. We received several requests to add this functionality and today I am happy to announce that it is live. There is now a box ...

NameBio Blog 8 hours, 23 min ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310; .Jewelry 961

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Three new gTLD's went into General Availability (GA) on Wednesday. Including domain names registered in the Sunrise Period by trademark holders and domain names registered in the Early Access Program (EAP) for an extra fee, here are the totals after the first day of GA: .Team 2,643 .Show 1,310 .Jewelry 961 Another new gTLD extension […]

The Domains 10 hours, 23 min ago

Rightside Announces Record-Setting Demand for Its .NEWS Web Addresses

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Leading Domain Name Service Provider Helps High-Profile Global Businesses and Organizations Build Their Brands While Harnessing the Vast Power of the Personalized Web Latest Purchasers of .NEWS Web Addresses Include — Amazon, Apple, Chrysler, Dow Jones, Fox, Gannett, Goldman Sachs, … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 14 hours, 6 min ago

Boom! Neustar Acquires Bombora Technologies in $86.9 Million Deal

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Neustar, the tech services giant that operates the .biz, .us and .co registries and provides backend services to many others has acquired Australia's Bombora Technologies for nearly $87 Million in a deal that expands the number of TLDs Neustar services to over 300.

DNJournal 17 hours, 48 min ago

Neustar acquires .AU registry and ARI

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Neustar continues to grow its top level domain name services business with acquisition. Neustar has acquired Australia-based Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd, the registry services provider of the .au top-level domain and numerous other top-level domains, for approximately AUD $118.5 million, or approximately USD $86.9 million in cash. This includes it...

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 0 min ago

Neustar acquires Bombora Technologies for $86.9 million dollars

 Mark As Read    

Neustar announced the acquisition of Bombora Technologies Pty Ltd (Bombora) for approximately $86.9 million dollars USD. Australia based Bombora and its subsidiaries, which include ARI Registry Services, provide registry services for a number of top-level domains (TLDs) including .au, .melbourne, .sydney, and over 100 new TLDs, including several in...

DomainGang 19 hours, 5 min ago

TNTNames.com is Back and Better Than Ever!

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Well its been a while guys. I have been out of the country for over a year and really didn't do much with TNTNames.com while I was gone. I appreciate all the loyal readers that keep coming back to TNT. … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 19 hours, 14 min ago

Drone attorney: Enrico Schaefer & partners embrace the future with new service

 Mark As Read    

Drone technology is a wonderful thing, and while it creates new exciting services such as drone delivery, many things are awaiting to be addressed. Flying unmanned drones for commercial purposes is still a prohibited activity in the US. The airspace will eventually be zoned in areas of altitude in order to ensure safety and privacy […] Copyri...

DomainGang 19 hours, 31 min ago

Seven Types of Domain Investors

 Mark As Read    

I thought it would be fun to write about some of the particularities and patterns I've noticed over the years. Now, of course, this list is by no means definitive, feel free to contribute. Nor is it meant to make anyone feel bad or embarrassed. Here they are: The future trend investor. This is a person who

Domaining Tips 20 hours, 2 min ago

Rightside Happy With .News Registration Levels

 Mark As Read    

The .News domain extension has been available for people to hand register for just two weeks, and it is already selling more in that time period than other Rightside domain extensions in the same period of time. I was told that 8,790 .News domain names were registered on its first day of general availability. This afternoon, the company announced t...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 2 min ago

Alligators.com : The early domainer catches the proverbial worm

 Mark As Read    

Domain investor, George Verdugo, is always busy; his real estate business, Casas Baratas keeps him occupied with the world of house flipping. With EastLA.com, Verdugo has built a 5,000-strong online community that delivers news and happenings to the Hispanic community of Los Angeles. His out-of-this-world project, VisitSpace.com, is awaiting the ri...

DomainGang 22 hours, 25 min ago

Sedo adds automated ownership verification

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Feature lets you add domains for sale without delay. There's a delay between the time you submit a domain name for sale on Sedo and when it shows up on the site. This delay is due to Sedo verifying that the person who submitted the domain name is actually the owner. Now Sedo has released […]

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 30 min ago

NameJet to Auction Premium Numeric .Asia Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

NameJet, in partnership with RightOfTheDot and DotAsia, is offering a stand-out group of premium 3-4 digit numeric .asia domain names. KIRKLAND, WA (PRWEB) JULY 30, 2015 NameJet, the leading aftermarket domain name auction platform, in partnership with RightOfTheDot, a company … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 22 hours, 49 min ago

.Trust Announces Advisory Board

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NCC Group has announced the line-up of its new .trust Advisory Board, "an elite panel of renowned security experts responsible for supporting NCC Group’s .trust Technical Policy, in a bid to create the world's first secure community on the Internet". Six renowned security experts currently sit on the board alongside Gunter Ollmann, CTO of the [R...

The Domains 22 hours, 53 min ago

ButcherShop.ca Makes the Cut in July 29 .CA TBR drop

 Mark As Read    

DomainReport.ca In yesterday's .ca domain drop there were 171 names taken. There wasn't a high number of great generics, but there were a few good ones, such as butchershop.ca, chews.ca, cyberworld.ca, vintageclothes.ca, hater.ca, and lespace.ca (space or 'the space' in French). One .ca domain sale was reported at Sedo in the past week: ...

DomainReport.ca 23 hours, 1 min ago

Minds + Machines: layoffs, plan for cash and more

 Mark As Read    

Big updates from one of the biggest new top level domain name companies. Publicly traded Minds + Machines (London AIM: MMX) released a corporate update today, and it's big. The company has close to $50 million in cash in the bank, which gives it plenty of time to wait out the hoped-for surge in acceptance […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

60 End User Domain Name Sales

 Mark As Read    

Here's are 60+ domain names that sold on Sedo this past week. Sedo sales from the past week totaled more than $1 million with some 495 reported transactions, the highest of which was Float.com at $50k. Of these, I've tracked down about 60 end-user buyers. Acquiro.com (€3900) – Sold to Selling Simplified, a lead-gen / marketing firm that already own...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Willing.com, Evolve.com, Zeros.com And More Domain Movers

 Mark As Read    

In today's Domain Movers series we detected that Gap Appear purchased the domain name WinningTalent.com. Independent Journal Review purchased ij.com, Paypal acquired Zeros.com and many more domain movers.

The Domains 1 day ago

Minds + Machines To Register Up To 30K New gTLD Premium Domains Under Emerald Names

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines announced they are going through the process of registering up to 30,000 Premium Names from across its wholly-owned portfolio of TLDs through its wholly-owned entity, Emerald Names, "so as to raise the visibility of its inventory amongst the broker and registrar channel, as well as with consumers". "As a result, these Premium [R...

The Domains 1 day ago

Domains Transferred: DomainMarket.com – What has Mike Mann been selling?

 Mark As Read    

DomainMarket.com – Is the domain selling platform owned by Mike Mann, Mike is credited with starting a number of successful... The post Domains Transferred: DomainMarket.com – What has Mike Mann been selling? appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Report shows 15% of America is still not using the Internet

 Mark As Read    

BizReport.com broke down some stats that came out of the Pew Research Center that looked at Internet usage in the U.S. The research showed that Asian – Americans had only 5% not using the Internet, in contrast Blacks were at the high end of the scale with 20% not using the Internet. From the article: […]

The Domains 1 day ago

A Chat With DomainMarket.com Owner Mike Mann

 Mark As Read    

One of our most popular topics on NamePros Blog is the regular sales updates from Mike Mann. Our articles about his sales figures regularly attract a lot of discussion, and also a lot of speculation as to how much money Mike makes from domain names. For those who aren't familiar, Mike Mann is an extremely accomplished domain investor and has foun...

NamePros 1 day ago

Bally Technologies wins dispute for texas-holdem-bonus.com and 5 other poker domains

 Mark As Read    

The original registrant of the disputed poker domains falsely claimed of making no commercial gain from them, a circumstance that ultimately ruined his credibility and had the WIPO panel rule in favour of Bally Technologies. The post Bally Technologies wins dispute for texas-holdem-bonus.com and 5 other poker domains appeared first on Gambling Inve...

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, July 30th 2015

 Mark As Read    

I consider myself a pretty "on it" kind of person but yesterday I got taken.  I was taken by the Budget Rental Car at the airport in Kona Hawaii .  I know that most rental car companies try and tack on fees and insurance and I am usually looking out for them.  They heard what I said and had prepaid for but they decided to tack it all on the contrac...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Million Dollar Listing – Guess who didn’t own there Dot Com!

 Mark As Read    

Million Dollar Listing is a show on Bravo TV that has been popular for a number of years now and... The post Million Dollar Listing – Guess who didn't own there Dot Com! appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

$84k in Sales on July 29th – WorldSpirituality.com sold for $4,188 – Daily Market Report

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BuyDomains had the top two sales yesterday. The top sale of the day was worldspirituality.com which sold for $4,188. NameBio recorded 141 sales for a total of $83,732 with an average sale price of $594. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 1% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 86%. Sales With History The...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

So tomorrow and Friday I will be out of town and I will not have time to do the Recap. I will catch up on the missing days when I get back. I will be flying back east on a business trip. The only time other I was out there was spent in Virginia but I didn't have a lot of free time to go site seeing. This trip will be short so I wont be exploring to...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Thank You Whoisology our New Advertiser

 Mark As Read    

I just wanted to personally thank Whoisology for becoming the latest advertiser on RobbiesBlog.com, I greatly appreciate the advertising space being... The post Thank You Whoisology our New Advertiser appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

18 Year Old Generic Domain eWomen.com Saved in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

eWomenNetwork, Inc. lost its bid to grab the 18 year old domain eWomen.com in a UDRP The three member panel of the Honorable Richard DiSalle, the Honorable Karl V. Fink, (Ret.) and The Honourable Neil Anthony Brown found the 18 year old domain was registered in good faith by the registrant but refused to find […]

The Domains 1 day ago

NAF could use a proofreader – Published Panelist Findings contradict Decision

 Mark As Read    

In the SpringwoodsRealty.com decision, issued July 16th, sole panelist Houston Putnam Lowry denied the Complaint finding that the domain owner had a legitimate interest in the domain and had not acted in bad faith. Yet the summary Findings section in the published decision tells a different story: FINDINGS (1) the domain name registered by Responde...

DomainArts.com 1 day ago

Frank Schilling’s birthday video turns viral

 Mark As Read    

Frank Schilling‘s birthday is celebrated by Google, that knows "when is Frank Schilling's birthday". Such a special day for the founder of Uniregistry demands a display of adoration from the Uniregistry employees. A birthday video was thus put together, and all the Uniregistry employees took turns wishing Frank Schilling a happy birthday, in ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Mezoura tailored menswear : Move over, Fashion Metric!

 Mark As Read    

There is absolutely no way to order custom-made clothing, particularly shirts, without professional measurements. By that, we mean an actual, qualified tailor that takes your personal measures for your 100% perfect, custom-fit shirt. Mezoura is a Greek tailored menswear start-up that combines the know-how of custom-fit, tailored clothing, with the ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

For the Second Week in a Row the Top Domain Sale Reaches a Half Million Dollars

 Mark As Read    

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. Even though the domain aftermarket is enjoying a solid year, half million dollar sales aren't something you see every day.. Still, just a week after QE.com changed hands for $554,000, another sale has hit the half million mark.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Handreg and expired domains

 Mark As Read    

Man, I just love to go through list of old expired domains or even domains from years ago that are available now. Some domains are great I love looking at cheap auctions and finding something I can use or want to use for a project. I think I have more projects then I do anything. […] The post Handreg and expired domains appeared first on Doma...

NamePhase.com 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 7/29

 Mark As Read    

There were 3 domain names and one domain name package submitted in this week's domain brokerage listings. The submissions came from Sedo and Media Options. Contact the listing broker directly to discuss. Visitors are welcome to submit one of their own domain names for sale. The domain name must have a buy it now price, and the submission must only ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago
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