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DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, August 28th 2015

 Mark As Read    

Some pretty good names on today's list.  One type of name hasn't been coming up at auction very often lately and that is the 5N.com.  I think 5 letter brands are the next pop and will all be in the four figures in the next two years.  When I say all I mean names like Fazzy and Weeba that are short, pass the radio test and would make a good brand.  ...

Domain Shane 1 hour, 56 min ago

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding in ProgressiveSpecialty.com UDRP

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Apparently, Progressive Specialty Glass Company, Inc. did not research its target well before filing a UDRP for the domain name ProgressiveSpecialty.com. For starters, the domain was registered in 1999, predating the Complainant's registration of a similar mark in 2011 by a full 12 years. Secondly, the mark registration in question was not for "Pro...

DomainGang 4 hours, 47 min ago

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I played ping pong at the office today, (If my boss is reading this it was only one game! Okay like 3) and I realized how bad I was. I use to have a table way back when and use to play quite a bit. You always assume that if you are good at something you will always be good but as I learned today in a crushing defeat, you have to keep up on your ski...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 57 min ago

$159k in Sales on August 27th – SBX.com Sold for $32,599 – Daily Market Report

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NameJet had the top three sales yesterday and all of them were five figures. The top sale of the day was sbx.com which sold for $32,599. NameBio recorded 172 sales for a total of $158,590 with an average sale price of $922. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 25% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 79%....

NameBio Blog 7 hours, 42 min ago

Domain affluence : Minds+Machines reveals new corporate logo

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Minds+Machines, the new gTLD powerhorse has added several million dollars to its cash reserves, thanks to an ICANN policy on gTLD auctions. Adding $3.5 million dollars for the mere act of abandoning their bids for the .ART andAs  .DATA gTLDs, the publicly traded company is now loaded with cash in the $50 million dollar ange. […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 15 hours, 26 min ago

Can The FTC Sue You For Lax CyberSecurity ?

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A couple years ago after some famous website hack, I was sitting in a Chipolte and said to a friend that somewhere down the road companies are going to get sued big time for getting hacked if they were lax in their security. My friend told me I was an absolute moron. His take was […]

The Domains 16 hours, 2 min ago

.Online Sets New High Water Mark for Day 1 New TLD Registrations - MediaOptions Moves PX.com for $1 Million+

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Radix Registry had high hopes for their latest new gTLD - .online - that entered General Availability Wednesday. Their dreams came true when it took just 30 minutes to blow past 28,000 registrations, setting a new record for opening day new gTLD regs. Elsewhere, MediaOptions moved PX.com in the year's 2nd highest sale to date.

DNJournal 16 hours, 9 min ago

Hot potato : Spud domain service reaches five figures at Flippa

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The Internet, apparently, is not meant for just watching cat videos. These days, people will actually pay for a potato delivery, inscribed with a personalized message. PotatoParcel, a potato-by-mail prank service its assorted domain, PotatoParcel.com, made several thousand dollars during its debut months, all thanks to going viral on several media ...

DomainGang 16 hours, 21 min ago

FashionLabel.com Changes Name to IndieApparel.us and Announces New Tagline

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This is an interesting press release. Why would they change a pretty good .com like FashionLabel.com to IndieApparel.us? It doesn't appear that FashionLabel.com forwards to InjdieApparel.us yet but it does have the title IndieApparel.us. Why not use AllAmerican.Fashion which is … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 17 hours, 15 min ago

Meet The Owners of The Domain Name Twins.com & It’s Not MLB But Actual Twins

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Major League Baseball owns 27 of 30 team names as "domain names" and one of them not owned by MLB is Twins.com, that is actually owned by real twins.

The Domains 17 hours, 16 min ago

ReviMedia Acquires PX.com From Media Options

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Online Lead Generation Powerhouse ReviMedia Poised For International Roll Out of Its Lead Exchange Platform NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) AUGUST 26, 2015 ReviMedia, a lead generation company, announced today that it has acquired ultra premium domain PX.com fromMedia Options, the … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 17 hours, 59 min ago

Lawyer Trust Account : A great alternative to escrow

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Experienced domain investors actively engaging in sizable sales and acquisitions utilize the services of an established escrow service, such as Escrow.com. The use of an escrow service ensures that both parties engage in and fulfill their part of the agreement – exchanging domains for money. There are times when using the services of an escro...

Acro.net 18 hours, 3 min ago

GoDaddy Now Offering International 2 Factor Authentication

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One of the best ways domain name owners can secure their registrar accounts is to enable two factor authentication within their domain registrar accounts. GoDaddy is one of the major registrars that offers 2 factor authentication for its customers, although the company has not offered it to international clients until today. I was informed that GoD...

Domain Investing 18 hours, 28 min ago

GoDaddy introduces two factor authentication outside U.S.

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Security tool expanded to 185 countries. Non-U.S. customers of GoDaddy can now activate two-factor authentication to add security to their accounts. The service has been available in the U.S. for several years, and international customers have been asking for it. The SMS-based system sends a text message to customers after they enter their standard...

Domain Name Wire 18 hours, 42 min ago

Brannan’s domain newsletter goodies : Stickshift, stipulation, supernovas and more!

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David Clements and his Brannan's outfit have been brokering some great domains in recent months. Somehow, Clements gets hold of premium domain inventory at prices that are definitely affordable, even if one isn't an end user. We've been following the Brannan's newsletter and quite often pick the best domains to highlight. Here are today's domain [&...

DomainGang 18 hours, 45 min ago

August Great Domains Auction Results

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Sedo just shared the Great Domains auction results, and I have published them below. The auction totaled a little more than $75,000 in domain sales. Two 3 letter com domain names were the largest sales of the month. SGJ.com sold for $31,500 an UTT.com sold for $21,500. BB.org was the third largest sale of the month, closing at 15,500 EUR. Since the...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 5 min ago

Boostnames.com Provides Relevant And Brandable Domain Names For Businesses

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They even offer logos that match with the product type and domain For any online business to flourish, domain name and logo are important aspects to be considered. All those who are looking for quality domains, https://boostnames.com is one of … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 19 hours, 10 min ago

Donuts Inc. Chooses Upshot to Market “Not Com” Domain Names

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CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) AUGUST 26, 2015 Chicago-based Marketing Agency, Upshot, was recently retained by Donuts Inc, the company that’s pioneering and powering the world’s largest and most diverse group of descriptive “not com” domain names. “Upshot shares that game changing … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 19 hours, 34 min ago

One Guys Registered 15 Domains At $12,500 On .Loans/.Credit

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.Loans and .Credit went into the 1st day of the Early Access Program for collision domain names (EAP) Period yesterday and one guy, Ken Bramon of KB Productions Kirkland Canada spent around $180,000 registering new gTLD domain names. The wholesale cost to registrars was $10,000 for a day one registration in EAP. I'm not sure […]

The Domains 19 hours, 40 min ago

.Online domain name registrations by the numbers

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A look inside .Online's strong debut. By all accounts, .Online had a great first day yesterday. It got over 30,000 registrations. Its overnight zone file now sits at about 35,000 names. I dug through the zone file to look for patterns. Here's what I found… Here are three companies that registered a lot of domains. […]

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 58 min ago

Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

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Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years. "We're at 37,170 names as of an hour ago," Radix CEO Bhavin Turakhia told DI at about 1000 UTC this morning. That represents less than a full day of […] Related posts: Radix targets 25,000 na...

DomainIncite.com 20 hours, 27 min ago

Security Pros Concerned Their Organization Lacks A “Healthy Paranoia” About Cyber Threats According To DomainTools Survey

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Survey Conducted During BSides Conference at Black Hat Includes Responses from Senior Security Executives at Fortune 1000 Companies SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS research, today released its first annual BSides survey revealing … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 20 hours, 36 min ago

A $1 million investment in Racing.com: Was it all worth it?

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Racing Victoria acquired the domain name Racing.com a year ago for an amount that Gambling Invest believes to be over $1 million. The post A $1 million investment in Racing.com: Was it all worth it? appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Gambling Domains News 21 hours, 36 min ago

Progressive Specialty Glass Company nailed for RDNH

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Company fails to even make a prima facie of lack of rights or legitimate interest. Specialty drinkware company Progressive Specialty Glass Company has engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. National Arbitration Forum panelist Darryl C. Wilson came to this determination after the glass company filed a UDRP against Progressive Specialty Co Inc, a ...

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 44 min ago

Cha-ching: Minds + Machines picks up another $3.5 million from losing auctions

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New TLD company reaps millions from losing .art and .data auctions. New top level domain name company Minds + Machines has padded its bank account with another $3.5 million as a result of losing two more top level domain auctions. The company got the money from losing private auctions for .art and .data. Minds + […]

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 24 min ago

RightoftheDot/4.CN Domain Auction from DOMAINfest.asia is Live & Over 30% Have Bids

 Mark As Read    

The online auction that RightoftheDot.com along with 4.CN are holding, in conjunction with DOMAINfest.asia, went live yesterday  afternoon and out of the 531 domain names in the auction, as of publication 165 of them have  bids which over 30% of the domains in the auction. Moreover 50 of the 165 domain names with bids have […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, August 27th 2015

 Mark As Read    

Congrats to Drew Rosener and Media Options on their sale of PX.com.  I had known that it sold for a lot but he is very tight lipped on his prices when he has to be.  Yesterday he didn't have to be anymore and he announced it was sold for more than a million dollars.  Media Options and his team are the best in the biz and yesterday they added yet an...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Thomson Reuters Acquires Premium Domain Name TR.com

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Publicly traded company Thomson Reuters, parent company of corporate domain name registrar MarkMonitor, has purchased the premium two letter domain name TR.com according to whois records.

The Domains 1 day ago

Free speech banned from .bible

 Mark As Read    

The Bible may be a piece of literature that belongs to the world, but in .bible it's going to be a propaganda tool for Christians. The just-published Acceptable Use Policy (pdf) bans any content that the American Bible Society, acting as registry, deems unsuitable. Specifically prohibited: Pointing to any content that may, as determined in […...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Flashback Websites: Instagram.com

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Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos,... The post Flashback Websites: Instagram.com appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions

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Minds + Machines secured loser fees totaling $3.5 million from its participation in .art and .data new gTLD auctions, the company disclosed today. It seems .data was auctioned recently. It was a three-applicant string and none of the applicants have yet withdrawn their applications. It seems either Donuts or brand applicant Dish DBS won the […...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

ICANN will post more uncensored .africa info

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ICANN has committed to post more unredacted documents from its Independent Review Process case with DotConnectAfrica, following a request from DI. The organization told DI today that it will publish the documents on its web site by August 31, in response to our July 27 Documentary Information Disclosure Request. I'd asked ICANN to publish, unredact...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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I am not sure all of you readers out there filled out your ballots for the conference coming up. Under best blog I voted for shane because his blog makes me laugh and because I write for it. I would encourage all of you to vote, There are so many good blogs and people out there who are should be given recognition. Go here and you can find the form ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Minds + Machines Picks Up $3.5 Million For Withdrawing New gTLD Apps For .Art & .Data

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Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), today announced the Company has gained, in aggregate, net proceeds of over $3.5 million (approximately £2.3 million) for withdrawing its applications for .data and .art. The new gTLD .Art was won by UK Creative Ideas beating 9 other applicants in a private auction including Minds + Machines .Data is still showing […...

The Domains 1 day ago

Sedo’s August GreatDomains Auctions Ending Today

 Mark As Read    

Some ok-ish inventory this month, not bad but not spectacular either. On the one hand, there are good domains for sure but the inventory seems a bit on the thin side (only 46 domains). Several short domains, which makes sense because every auction house/broker loves selling what's currently hot. The auctions will end today, approximately...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

$89k in Sales on August 26th – Two NNNNN.com Sell for Four Figures – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was rentajet.com which sold for $10,550 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 138 sales for a total of $88,811 with an average sale price of $644. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 35% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 50%. Sales With History The domain 5844.net sold for $555 at GoDa...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Sedo’s Great Domains Auction Ends Soon: SGJ.com, BB.org, and More Hit Reserve

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At this month's Sedo Great Domains auction, nine domains with nearly $50,000 in bids have hit reserve at the time of this writing, and I expect UTT.com and a couple other domains to hit reserve before the end of the auction, pushing total sales much higher. Listed below are the domains that have hit reserve and will sell: SGJ.com – $29,500 at...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Hot Summer Domain Sales Pace Slows a Bit Though Non .Coms Continue to Make Their Presence Known

 Mark As Read    

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. The past week was a relatively slow one with only ten reported sales reached five figures and none breaking the six-figure barrier. Still non .com domains enjoyed another solid week filling nine more slots on this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. Five of those were ccTLDs and four ...

DNJournal 1 day ago

Iomega.com: Pending Delete and Ready for Auction

 Mark As Read    

I remember many years ago when Iomega was one of the most well known Internet companies. Iomega.com was the domain name the company used for its website, and Iomega.com was originally registered on July 8, 1991. Iomega.com is certainly one of the first domain names ever registered. According to Wikipedia, Iomega is now known as LenovoEMC, and it pr...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Blue Monday domains change ownership

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Seven of the online gambling domains seized by the US Department of Justice in 2011 and later acquired by Las Vegas-based US Poker Marketing Affiliate LLC have recently changed ownership. The post Blue Monday domains change ownership appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #3 – GoDaddy Auctions

 Mark As Read    

We've been comparing five big domain marketplaces – Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy, NameJet and Sedo – to gauge their ability for ease of navigation and content presentation. User experience (UX) design is a fundamental element of any web site that aspires to attract and maintain the loyalty of its visitors. After Afternic and Flippa, today ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

NamePros Daily: Is unsolicited emails to end users SPAM? Poll, DontBuy.xyz & more

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A new feature that I shall start running today on RobbiesBlog.com is a Namepros Daily, Namepros.com is one of the... The post NamePros Daily: Is unsolicited emails to end users SPAM? Poll, DontBuy.xyz & more appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

6 Degrees to Frank Schilling

 Mark As Read    

Can you connect yourself with Frank Schilling in 6 degrees or less? It's fairly easy thanks to his wide domain portfolio.  Tia Wood resides in Plant City but she used to live in Tampa. Tampa is home of 98 rock's personality Jesse Kage. Jesse Kage is a radio dj RadioDJs.com owned by FRANK SCHILLING! Chef Patrick ...

How Do You Plan to Generate Cash Flow?

 Mark As Read    

I've explained this on more than one occasion over the years: don't make the mistake of assuming that those who currently own amazing domains and registered them back in the let's say 90s used a simple buy-and-hold strategy. In other words, don't assume they simply bought a bunch of domains, held on to them for 20

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

.Online gets 28,000 registrations in first 30 minutes

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New domain name likely sets launch record for new domain names. The new .online top level domain name received over 28,000 registrations in the first 30 minutes of general availability today. It now has over 30,000 registrations, including 1,130 high priced registrations during the early access period. In addition to being a very popular word [R...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Online Breaks All New gTLD Records With 28,000 Registrations in 1st 30 Minutes

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Radix the registry behind .Online entered General Availability earlier today announced that .Online has smashed the record for a new gTLD launch by registering 28,000+ domains in the first 30 minutes itself. After a stellar Sunrise performance, .online closed with 1,130 Early Access Program (EAP) orders, the highest number of EAP registrations reco...

The Domains 1 day ago

PX.com Sells for More Than $1 Million

 Mark As Read    

Last week, I detected a change in the Whois registration details for PX.com, a domain name owned by Media Options. I reached out to Media Options CEO Andrew Rosener for details. He confirmed that the domain name was sold, and he told me that more information about the sale would be forthcoming. This morning, I received a press release announcing th...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

.Online Off to a Fast Start

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.Online domain names became available to hand register for the standard registration fee this morning. Radix, the company that operates the .Online registry, is reporting that they are off to a fast start. Shortly after general availability began today, the company posted a tweet announcing that over 15,000 domain names were registered within the f...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Above.com hires Aaron Kvitek to lead marketing

 Mark As Read    

Former Oversee.net VP will lead marketing for domain investing tools provider. Former Oversee.net VP of Marketing and Communications Aaron Kvitek has joined Above.com, which is best known for its domain name parking optimization service. Kvitek was most visible in the domain name business for his work on Oversee.net's DomainFEST conferences. He is ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

August 2015 domain disputes: Blackjack.com and more

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A complaint for Blackjack.com was filed on August 10 and remains pending. Blackjack.com last sold in a private sale in 2003 for a reported $460k and is now owned by a company based in Uruguay. The post August 2015 domain disputes: Blackjack.com and more appeared first on Gambling Invest.

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