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Give her inches or chocolate? Two Flippa domains for Valentine’s Day

 Mark As Read    

For Valentine's Day, she might appreciate one of these two fine gifts: inches, or chocolate. Many a domainer wife loves to receive those gifts, and you might drag your mind out of the gutter right now! 😀 We're talking about two premium domain names, that for one reason or another, failed to sell at Flippa […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 hour, 59 min ago

3 Interesting Auctions at NamePros

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There are more and more daily posts popping up that focus on domain auctions. As Maybe the first and most consistent isAs Shane'sAs DSAD.comAs List of Auctions. As I read his post every morning along with my first cup of coffee. As Shane does a great job of researching and putting together relevant lists and then adding a bit of commentary […...

NameTalent.com 2 hours, 51 min ago

Happy 15th Birthday, Directnic!

 Mark As Read    

It's Mardi Gras today, and New Orleans-based domain registrar Directnic is also celebrating its 15th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, my friends at Directnic sent us a King Cake, Mardi Gras beads, crowns, and festive masks (which my daughter refuses to take off). Happy birthday, Directnic! Wishing you many more happy occasions to celebrate. Tha...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 27 min ago

Domain crime : 5285.com has been stolen from eNom

 Mark As Read    

The domain 5285.com has been reported as stolen by its owner, who became aware of the theft today. According to our research, a cybercriminal unlawfully removed the domain from an eNom account, and transferred it to the Chinese domain registrar Ename. The theft of 5285.com appears to have taken place in early December; the domain […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 5 hours, 48 min ago

Chinese Sales Trends For February 9, 2016

 Mark As Read    

I've included the running volume and dollars spent chart to highlight the pre Chinese New Year flurry of activity that quickly dissipated. FYI – I've got some requests that I would like to get to and a lot of enhancements / modifications that I would like to make to this data, but that will take some development time on my part, and I'm focus...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 23 min ago

.Movie Registry Donuts Strengthens Film Industry Relationship With New Anti-Piracy Agreement

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If you were paying attention to the Super Bowl ads in Sunday's big game you saw a new gTLD featured in one of the spots seen by the 3rd largest audience in TV history. The domain was a .movie name from Donuts who continues to build a solid relationship with the film industry.

DNJournal 6 hours, 47 min ago

Chinese domain sales : Chips and crickets taste great roasted

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Have you ever had roasted crickets? We have, and they are insanely delicious, not to mention full of high quality protein. You can add sriracha on them, and crunch them down with chips. Speaking of the latter, that fine category of "Chinese premium letter" LLLL .com domains have taken a nosedive. Joseph Peterson posted a […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 6 hours, 55 min ago

Market Recap 2/9/16 Godaddy down close to 5% – Verisign up 1.1%

 Mark As Read    

Market Recap 2/9/16 Godaddy (GDDY) had another rough day down close to 5%. The stock was as low as $23.88. Uptick Analyst published where analysts stand on the stock currently. Sell-side analysts on Wall Street covering shares of Godaddy Inc (NYSE:GDDY) have handed the stock a one year target price of $35.555. This is the […] The post Market ...

The Domains 7 hours, 8 min ago

Inside Interview: An Exclusive Look at a $76,000 .INFO Acquisition

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Just under a year ago, Swedish entrepreneur Jonas Bonde acquired the $76,000 domain name Car.info in one of the largest .INFO domain name sales of all time. As the name suggests, Jonas and his team are building a data website for cars. It looks to be a big project, but Jonas is no stranger to online business. During the early days of the Internet...

NamePros 7 hours, 33 min ago

Domain Mardi Gras : Directnic celebrates 15 years as a domain registrar

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Today is Mardi Gras, baby! 😀 So get your masks, fancy outfit and beads out, because Louisiana-based Directnic celebrates its 15 year anniversary as a domain registrar, Mardi Gras style. That's a lifetime in Internet years, and the domain registrar is sharing the love, so they sent us a nice bag of goodies, check out […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 8 hours, 24 min ago

NamePros Daily – High-value .coms vs. current real-world demand.

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Today:As Email Tracking and Custom Business Email /As Buy Now v Make Offer? /As Not all CHIPS are equal. Buy and sell better / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye: dotgsm.com –...

Robbie's Blog 9 hours, 14 min ago

Donuts Running BestName.Business Contest

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Donuts is running a brand naming contest for entities that are using a new gTLD domain name extension. The winner of the BestName.Business contest will receive a $5,000 advertising budget courtesy of the registry. The contest is being run by Name.Kitchen, which is a name creation website operated by Donuts. Here's how the contest is described on th...

Domain Investing 9 hours, 31 min ago

ICA Welcomes New ICANN CEO Göran Marby

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The domain investment community represented by the Internet Commerce Association extends a warm welcome to incoming ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby. Mr. Marby's selection was announced by ICANN on February 8th. He presently serves as Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority and has more than 20 years of experience in the Inte...

Internet Commerce Association 10 hours, 3 min ago

AfterNic Expands List of Premium Resellers With the Addition of Aplus.net

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Today, we're welcoming Aplus.net to our growing network of Afternic Premium Resellers. This means that buyers looking to register a domain on Aplus.net will be able to choose from Afternic's list of premium domains through our Fast-transfer Network, giving buyers … Continue reading → The post AfterNic Expands List of Premium Resellers W...

Afternic DLS 10 hours, 7 min ago

XYZ Registry to sell domains via the Apple Store

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Big news from the XYZ Registry, managers of quality new gTLDs: Apple corporation will offer XYZ domains on its store. XYZ Registry founder and CEO, Daniel Negari, sent out a statement in English and Chinese via his official blog: "Today we are making history, first Google and now Apple, and who knows what the future […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 10 hours, 48 min ago

CSC Issues “New gTLD Utilization Report” .Global Enters “Alternative Top 10” List

 Mark As Read    

Brand protection and domain registrar, Corporate Service Company (CSC) issued its latest "New gTLD Utilization Report" which is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how new gTLDs are being adopted. The report also examines how .brand domains are being used and how effectively the new generic TLDs are […] ...

The Domains 11 hours, 45 min ago

Keep Alternate Spellings in Mind

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Last week, I was bidding on an auction at Godaddy and ended up losing. The name could be worth more than the winning bid, and I want to share why I stopped bidding without revealing the name, since that might not be nice for the winning bidder. The reason I stopped bidding was there is an alternative way to spell the domain name. It may have been g...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 26 min ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 2/9/2016!

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to today's 2/9/2016 edition of TNT's Best of the Drop list! As I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains my self. If you have any thoughts or comments please leave a comment below! Good Luck! … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 12 hours, 37 min ago

January domain name sales in-depth

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Joseph Peterson takes an in-depth look at January's domain name sales on NameJet. January 2016 was a busy month for NameJet. Not only did the auction platform deliverAs its customary mix of expired domains and seller-managed inventory; it alsoAs handled the NamesCon auctions in conjunction with Right Of The Dot and (in many cases) a live auctioneer...

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 50 min ago

Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal

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Donuts has made a deal with the American movie industry that will make it easier to take down piracy domains. The Motion Picture Association of America has been given a "Trusted Notifier" status, and the two companies have agreed upon a domain take-down framework. The agreement targets "large-scale pirate websites", Donuts said. It's the first [...

DomainIncite.com 13 hours, 26 min ago

New Lot of Premium Domain Names Including ValentineQuotes.org, FaceLotion.com, Negate.com and others Just Released To Market as Represented By Domain Media

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Domain Media releases another round of premium domain names including FaceLotion.com, ValentineQuotes.org, and NewKitchens.com amongst others that are now available for sale. Premium domain names offer companies an unfair advantage when it comes to online marketing and branding by way … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 13 hours, 49 min ago

Donuts signs piracy deal with MPAA

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Agreement says Donuts will investigate piracy claims as a last resort. New top level domain name company Donuts has inked a deal with Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in which Donuts will investigate cases of large-scale piracy on the domain names it operates. The deal isn't a rapid takedown sort of agreement. It only […] The post...

Domain Name Wire 13 hours, 54 min ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-9-16

 Mark As Read    

Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-9-16 Zylus.com is one I like today, a BrandBucket type name that is currently around $76. 97123.net is currently around $200, I am interested to see where this closes as the one 5N.net I have left ends in 123 which I think is a decent closing pattern. Zpaz.com while not a […]

TLD Investors 14 hours, 15 min ago

$117k in Sales on February 8th – 1G.net sold for $9,900 – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was 1g.net which sold for $9,900 at GoDaddy. NameBio recorded 229 sales for a total of $116,922 with an average sale price of $511. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 4% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 6%. […]

NameBio Blog 14 hours, 48 min ago

New gTLDs top 12 million domains

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The new gTLD universe passed 12 million domains for the first time today, according to zone files. Today, we counting 12,001,346 domains across all the 2012-round gTLD zones, up by just under 60,000 names on the day. Over 50,000 of the new names were split fairly evenly between .xyz and .club, which seem to be […] Related posts: .xyz passed ...

DomainIncite.com 14 hours, 58 min ago

.xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy

 Mark As Read    

The .xyz gTLD at the weekend became the first new gTLD to pass the two million domains mark, as it experiences ridiculously fast growth. Its zone file has grown by 274,315 domains in the last seven days, hitting 2,092,346 yesterday. It added 130,000 names on Saturday alone. That's the kind of growth more usually associated […] Related posts:...

DomainIncite.com 17 hours, 18 min ago

Domain Discoveries for February 9th

 Mark As Read    

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today's list has 102 domains for sale with history. […]

NameBio Blog 17 hours, 39 min ago

ICANN names Göran Marby new CEO

 Mark As Read    

ICANN has its sixth CEO in its 18-year history. Swedish telecoms regulator Göran Marby will take on the job in May, two months after incumbent Fadi Chehade leaves. Marby is currently director-general of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, which regulates telecommunications and the internet in Sweden. It's a government job. He's been in that [&#...

DomainIncite.com 17 hours, 53 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Tuesday, Feb 9th

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Some people have no clue. As If you plan on getting top dollar for your Chinese name the ONE day you don't have the auction finish is yesterday. As Chinese New Year. As The Bears were screaming the falling market when WWTT.com sold for $8100 yesterday but the only reason it went below $10K was that it ended yesterday. As OK, maybe the market for th...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 11 min ago

Auction Recap, 8th of February 2016

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The Daily recap of Shane's Auction Picks, the 8thAs of February Auction Quick Recap They said the 4's were evil, they said they'd never amount to anything, the 4's were abused and hated themselves. Low 4 self esteem led to addiction, other social problems and ultimately a self fulfilling prophecy of destruction and chaos. The 4's have gone to rehab...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 48 min ago

New gTLD Development: Sun.Flowers, Rise.Global, THM.Help

 Mark As Read    

Below is another look at a few developed sites on the new gTLDs. Screenshots are linked to the sites if you'd like to check them out for yourself. Sun.Flowers What better name for this California-based company that focuses on sunflowers. The company picked up the domain through the Uniregistry Pioneers Program last year, and they said in part, When...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

8 Things to Check Before You Buy a Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

In the past few of months, I've bought more domain names than I have in the past two years. These have been through marketplaces, via private deals and of course on NamePros. Throughout all of these deals, there are a few rules that I try to follow to minimize the risks involved with acquiring new domains. I wanted to pass on this little checklist...

NamePros 1 day ago

Ajax Dremel : Investor’s new book on the Chinese domain chips

 Mark As Read    

Ajax Dremel, CEO and author of the highly successful book "Domain Investing: Like a Boss" needs very little introduction. The master domainer has been generating residual income from his domain investments for years, always remaining at the sidelines, quiet and composed but always controversial. Until it's time to announce his new book, that is. "L...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Get Slack help : Using a gTLD the right way

 Mark As Read    

Slack, operating from Slack.com, is team communication, file sharing and more, for the needs of the 21st century. All tools are managed in one central location, making the work of teams and corporate channels easy. The company recently switched its FAQ/Help section into a new gTLD, transitioning everything to Slack.help. The exact URL is get.slack....

DomainGang 1 day ago

Market Recap 2/8/16 Verisign down 5% – Sedo’s Parent off 7.4%

 Mark As Read    

Market Recap 2/8/16 Another down day in the markets overall, Godaddy (GDDY) managed to finish up .14 after being down over 15% the previous two trading days. Verisign (VRSN) was down over 5% today, the stock traded as low as $70.84 before closing at $71.77. Earnings are due out this week. United Internet (UTDI) The […] The post Market Recap 2...

The Domains 1 day ago

Chinese Sales Trends For February 8, 2016

 Mark As Read    

I didn't even pay attention yesterday, but it was a really big day for fixed price sales of 4i.com names. As There were 79 of them listed as sold yesterday and 12 more today. As The average and floor prices today are also nice at $2,432 and $2,381 respectively. The post CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2016 appeared first on Domain Shane and ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

NamePros Daily – Showing Number of Previous Offers / Good domain words for city portal sites

 Mark As Read    

Today: [Buying]As LLL.xyz – NNN.xyz – NNNN.xyz – LLL.club – NNN.club – NNNN.club /As LLLL.org and LLLL.biz on a rise /As SolarCharger.com Sold for $9,150; XMG.net for $3,400 / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 2/8/2016

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to today's 2/8/2016 edition of TNT's Best of the Drop list! As I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains my self. If you have any thoughts or comments please leave a comment below! Good Luck! … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Non-COM sightings : Dot .Church makes its first public appearance!

 Mark As Read    

The list of non-com sightings, domains that make a public appearance "in the wild" grew bigger today. For the first time ever, we have a dot .Church domain captured on digital film, courtesy of eagle-eyed domain investor, Bruce Marler. Bruce was driving around in his hometown – a rare occurrence as he flies a lot […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 1 day ago

GoDaddy and eNaming.com Broker the Sale of SV.com

 Mark As Read    

In September of last year, GoDaddy was brokering both SV.com and LA.com on behalf of the owner of the domain names, a media company called MediaNews Group. A few days ago, I noticed a Whois update occurred on the SV.com domain name, and the domain name appears to have been unlocked for a transfer. I can now confirm that SV.com has sold. According t...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Automated Domain Appraisal Pros and Cons

 Mark As Read    

Many domineers are skeptical of valuations that arise from automated domain appraisal websites. If they are talking with someone and the other person mentions that the domain appraisal is from an automatic program, then they are less likely to accept the domain valuation. After many years combing through forums and website with information by exper...

NamePhase.com 1 day ago

ICANN Names a New President & CEO - Sweden's Göran Marby Will Take Over in May

 Mark As Read    

ICANN has found the new President & CEO they have been seeking to succeed Fadi Chehadé who will leave those positions effective March 15. Leadership of the domain name system's oversight body will pass to Sweden's Göran Marby who will take charge in May.

DNJournal 1 day ago

.Club Sells Over $140K in Premium Domains In January: Over $3.5 Since Launch

 Mark As Read    

.Club reported on its blog that it sold $142,470.52 in Premium Name Sales in January bringing the total cumulative premium name sales for .CLUB to $3,540,637.79. During the month of January 2016 there were 408 premium names sold. 5 names (Athletic.club, Night.club, Pot.club, Space.club and Strip.club) were sold in the NamesCon auction. The bulk of ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Göran Marby : New ICANN CEO’s name .com registered today

 Mark As Read    

A few days after canceling its Panama meeting, ICANN announced a new CEO: Göran Marby. The Swedish technocrat has an impressive professional career, that includes working for the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency. He's also serving on the Swedish E-identification Board. Despite heading a body that formulates regulations related to the Internet name ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

What domain names to buy this week

 Mark As Read    

Here are some good domain names you can order this week. Back in the day, I did posts about what upcoming expired domain names to backorder. I haven't done these in a while, but my recent post about selling domains on NameJet sent about 400 clicks to NameJet in 24 hours. That, along with some […] The post What domain names to buy this week ap...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Benin and St Helena Need to Think About Getting in the China Game

 Mark As Read    

There are a few countries that should change how they do things and get in the game of repurposing their cctld. I am talking about Benin and the island ofAs  St Helena. These two countries are fortunate enough to possess the .BJ and .SH country codes. With .Ws looking to refresh their brand and focus […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

First New Domain Extension Used in Super Bowl Commercial

 Mark As Read    

Future trivia question: what was the first new gTLD domain name extension used in a Super Bowl commercial? Answer: .Movie. On Saturday, I asked if you thought a new domain extension would be advertised during the Super Bowl. Around 40% of you said yes and about 60% of you said no. It looks like those who said yes were correct, as a domain name with...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

ICANN taps Göran Marby as new CEO

 Mark As Read    

ICANN names new Chief Executive Officer to replace outgoing head Fadi Chehadé. ICANN announced this morning that it has hired Göran Marby as its new CEO. Marby is currently the Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority. Prior to that, he co-founded security software company AppGate Network Security, where he served as CEO between...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domain crime : Sometimes, the owner does not want to be found

 Mark As Read    

Fifteen years ago, a Network Solutions flaw cost me a domain, albeit temporarily. That domain theft incident led me to research the proliferation of domain crime, and its processes. For the past dozen years I've been following, reporting, exposing and assisting with the return of domains that have been stolen. Many cases involved corporate domain [...

Acro.net 1 day ago

Changing Your Website’s Domain Name – DNW Podcast #70

 Mark As Read    

Here's how one company switched its domain name. Changing your website's domain name is scary. How will everyone find your website? What will happen to your Google search rankings? On today's episode, we talk to someone who has successfully made this change, Jeff Gapinksi. Jeff's company Huemor switched from a .com domain to Huemor.rocks. Even [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago
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