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Reports: New gTLDs rank as ‘exact match domains’ in Google searches

 Mark As Read    

A pair of new independent reports on search engine – read: Google – rankings, claim that gTLDs give a boost to your web site, raising it several spots in searches, over traditional TLDs. German SEO specialist firm, Searchmetrics, examined the effect that dot .Berlin domains had on local searches. The study claims that dot .Berlin [̷...

DomainGang 1 hour, 41 min ago

Amazon.com buys .spot domain name for $2.2 million, .Realty sells for $5.6 million

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Amazon wins another new top level domain, but it's the cheapest of the day. The latest round of new top level domain name "auctions of last resort" at ICANN took place today. Three auctions closed for prices ranging from $2.2 million to $5.6 million: Amazon.com won .spot for $2,200,000, beating applicants Google and Dotspot, LLC. […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 42 min ago

New York City drama over “welcome to the Bronx” dot .NYC domains

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The dot .NYC gTLD launched with much fanfare, and a direct order for non New Yorkers to stay the hell out. New York City is bigger in population than many small nations, so there's always a chance that some friction will occur among its numerous, multi-cultural inhabitants. An incident involving threats on Facebook, appears to […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 3 hours, 27 min ago

A Super .CA Domain Drop!

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DomainReport.ca This is my first post in almost 6 months but now I'm back!  I stopped blogging around the end of April because I got so busy with work, family and fun things (like coaching soccer) that I literally had no time to post.  I've still been fairly active on Twitter on my @Domains and @DomainMedia accounts, but that was the extent of my ...

DomainReport.ca 3 hours, 43 min ago

TRAFFIC's 10th Anniversary Conference Opens With Cabana Networking One Week from Today

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TRAFFIC East opens one week from today when Cabana Networking will get underway at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. The popular poolside networking days began at the 2010 TRAFFIC East conference and proved to be an immediate hit.

DNJournal 4 hours, 1 min ago

Having My Hair Start to Grow Back and 9 Other Things That Would End 2014 on a Good Note

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2014  has been a great year for me.  Financially but more importantly personal.  For some making money is difficult.  Others have no problem making money but seem to battle vices and/or family.  I was blessed to have all go well   No it's not flying all over the world, lavish parties, and great food.  Sounds great, but if you want to keep a 14 year...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 33 min ago

Bob Parsons: We’ll undo the gTLD injustice against the Marines!

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Outspoken GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, is very passionate about the US Marine Corps, where he enlisted fresh out of high school. In 1969, Parsons served as a rifleman in the Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, during a tour of duty in Vietnam. The latest launch of the military gTLDs, .Army, .Navy and […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 4 hours, 57 min ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 10/22

 Mark As Read    

Today's domain name broker and brokerage submitted listings are published below. If you want to buy or inquire about one of the domain names that was submitted, please contact the broker directly. I am not involved in any of these listings. You may submit one domain name for sale in the comment section. The domain name must have a buy now price and...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 1 min ago

Domain Sales Have Rebounded Strongly This Year But Past Week was Weak

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In compiling 2014 domain sales data for a report I will give at next week's TRAFFIC. conference, I found that total domain sales $ volume for the first three quarters of 2014 was up almost 20% from the same period last year. Still, this past week was a weak one with no reported sales topping $40,000.

DNJournal 6 hours, 55 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 10-22-2014

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Here is the list for today! Enjoy! 233322.com 26381.com 672288.com baltimoremma.com californiaweddingvideos.com daycoin.com discountecodes.com eipw.com elitefarming.com ffwr.com fqev.com fundraisingforkids.com merrydating.com nerdity.com nlnf.com oglm.com purpose213.com renewjuicery.com rentlabels.com shiftuniversity.com shippingmonkey.com shydatin...

Jason Thompson 7 hours, 42 min ago

UK Charity “Homeless International” With an annual budget £20 million Rebrands To An .XYZ

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        Homeless International a .UK based charity with an annual budget £20 million announced today they were re-branding from Homeless-International.org to Reall.xyz The NGO has been around since 1989 "focusing on urban poverty issues (including slums and social housing) in the developing world" The charity has its own Wikiped...

The Domains 8 hours, 30 min ago

A million domain names have been suspended, and law enforcement is AWOL

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Domain registrars plead for data as websites go dark thanks to whois verification requirements. It has been almost a year since most large domain name registrars have been required to verify certain elements of domain name whois information. For now, it's pretty simple. Your registrar sends an email to the whois contact on your domain […]...

Domain Name Wire 8 hours, 33 min ago

VirnetX Gets Patent For “Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names”

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VirnetX™ Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that on October 21, 2014, it was granted a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); Patent no. 8,868,705, entitled "Agile Network Protocol for Secure Communications Using Secure Domain Names." Multiple ap...

The Domains 9 hours, 46 min ago

Domain Masters Radio Show Relaunches Tonight

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The Domain Masters radio show on Webmaster Radio is set to relaunch this evening at 5pm (Eastern timezone). Hosting the show will be NameJet Marketing Manager Scott Pruitt and NameJet General Manager Jonathan Tenenbaum. Domain Masters was initially created in December of 2004, and its broadcasts have featured some of the most successful domain inve...

Domain Investing 9 hours, 48 min ago

Loose Lips Sink Ships: are new military domain names dangerous?

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In this post, Joseph Peterson questions if new .navy, .army and .airforce domain names could be a security issue for the U.S. military. This little article of mine may make me some enemies at Rightside, the registry behind the recently released TLDs .ARMY, .AIRFORCE, and .NAVY. However, I have no ax to grind. Far from […]

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 5 min ago

Verisign’s new videos: Make your Idea Official [watch]

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Clever video series promotes registering a domain name as the first step in a business idea. Verisign released a couple videos today as part of its "Make your Idea Official" campaign. The videos remind me a bit of more recent humorous ads from GoDaddy. Although the videos promote .com and .net, they're good overall for […]

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 10 min ago

Verisign Launches “Eureka” Campaign To Promote .Com/.Net Domains; Here the 1st Video

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Verisign, the registry operator for .com, .net  announced today it was launching a new campaign to promote .Com and .Net domain names including a series of ""short, humorous videos this month" "As any aspiring entrepreneur knows, great business ideas can come from anywhere, at any time. The Verisign video spots are part of a new […]...

The Domains 11 hours, 14 min ago

Was your domain name stolen? Be vocal about it!

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Domain theft is a ‘hot potato‘ among domain investors and business owners currently; recent mass breaches and hijackings of domains reaffirm one thing: When your domain gets stolen, don't keep quiet about it. Several great to premium domains are currently in the hands of cyber thieves, who employ a variety of techniques, mostly via phis...

DomainGang 11 hours, 24 min ago

GoDaddy paid up to $45 million for Mad Mimi, amends S-1

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy's amended s-1 filing shows that it paid $42 million plus up to $3 million in bonuses for email marketing firm. GoDaddy filed an amended S-1 with the SEC yesterday. Most of the changes from the previous S-1, filed in August, are subtle. The latest filing does not include third quarter results. The most notable […]

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 25 min ago

First Rakuten dropped Buy.com, now it plans to nix Play.com

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Company to nix the Play.com brand in favor of Rakuten.co.uk. Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten is doing something rather unusual: it is dropping the use of great, generic domain names in favor of its own brand Rakuten. Last year the company dropped the Buy.com brand from the company of the same name it bought in 2010, […]

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 2 min ago

Uniregistry Domain Names Now at GoDaddy

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Uniregistry has been selling its new gTLD domain names since the end of February of this year, but they have not been selling them via GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar in the world. According to a tweet from Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling, as of yesterday, new gTLD domain names managed by Uniregistry are now available for purchase by...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 13 min ago

Baltimore.com up for sale at Heritage Auctions; Positive media coverage!

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Finally, some positive coverage about domain sales, by the Baltimore Sun. In an article titled "Here's your chance to buy Baltimore.com", writer Julie Scharper alerts the local business community about the availability of Baltimore.com, a premium geodomain. The domain is being auctioned via Heritage Auctions, under the expert management of Aron Mey...

DomainGang 12 hours, 18 min ago

Hilarious! Charles Esten domain cybersquatted by ‘elderly couple’

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This is one for the UDRP books. American actor, comedian and musician Charles Esten is famous for his participation in the successful TV series, Nashville. In 2011, someone from China registered CharlesEsten.com and set up a web site on it, displaying the photo of an elderly couple and the note: "Welcome to the homepage of […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 13 hours, 11 min ago

Houston We Have A Problem: 2 URS Examiners Can’t Agree If The Same Company Owns A Trademark

 Mark As Read    

My man Raymond Hackney who writes posts for thedomains.com, as well as his own blog at tldinvestors.com, pointed out two diametrically opposed URS decisions filed by the same complainant Aeropostale Procurement Company, Inc. of New York, one of which concludes they own the trademark to the clothing line of Aeropostale and the other examiner finding...

The Domains 13 hours, 14 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 10/22

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I noticed something a little unusual over at Namejet yesterday.  There was A LOT more bidding than normal on names.  Usually there are 5 or so pages worth of bids but yesterday there were twice that many. And it was just on yesterdays names.  It wouldn't be unusual if the lists were deep with quality names but the names were of usual quality but th...

Domain Shane 14 hours, 44 min ago

Will Demand from *Europe* Make LLL.coms Go Up in Value?

 Mark As Read    

You probably thought it was a typo and that I meant China, didn't you? Well, it's not and I didn't. Europe might be in huge trouble, its economy might be in bad shape but make no mistake: there are a *lot* of savers and there's a lot of money on the table (most people don't believe me

Domaining Tips 15 hours, 1 min ago

Afilias floats and raises $100m

 Mark As Read    

Afilias as many of you know are the Registry Operator for the .INFO, .MOBI and .PRO – They have also picked up some new GTLD's including .Organic, .Black and are handling the backend for the likes of .Vegas and others. There revenue were $77 Million in 2013 – That's a decent chuck of change & operate with a margin […] The post...

Robbie's Blog 18 hours, 9 min ago

86% Of Lawyers Not “Eager” to Get a .Lawyer/.Attorney Name? That Only Leave 200K That Want One

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My fellow domain Blogger Konstantinos Zournas of OnlineDomain.com cited a poll on his site today in a post entitled: "83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains" Konstantinos which is doing a great job this year on his blog, seemed to have fallen for a poll whose results are statically fatally faulted. […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain upselling? Name.com takes a jab at … Godaddy

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GoDaddy has been targeted on several occasions – tastefully, of course - by Name.com; the latest jab is about domain upselling. Known for offering a myriad options before allowing a final order to go through – anything from SSL certificates to web hosting and other add-on services – GoDaddy isn't named, but implied in a […] ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.4 Million

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Sedo.com Released its sale report and  over the past week, 484 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.4m. 51% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: localgenius.com at 14,000 USD · Top ccTLD: slv.fr at 5,000 EUR · Top “other” […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Sedo’s Weekly Sales Hit $1.4 million: Weedy.com $9200, Bitt.com $6995

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Half the names were Buy it Now.  The big sale of the week turned out to be a dot net.  Designs.net   Congrats to the seller, good luck to the buyers and here are the names Domain name Price Currency       .COMs     localgenius.com 14000 USD workspacesuite.com 12500 USD sharing24.com 12500 USD 0199.com 12000 EUR inkospor.com...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

AusRegistry Issues the 1st in a Series of Quarterly Reports Analyzing Performance of the .AU ccTLD

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AusRegistry, the Melbourne based organization that provides the technology that powers Australia's popular .AU ccTLD (in all of its flavors, .com.au, net.au, etc.) has just issued the first of what will be a quarterly series of reports providing the latest information on how the extension is performing.

DNJournal 1 day ago

ICANN slashes new TLD forecast, but is it enough?

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ICANN is forecasting 15 million new TLD registrations during the current fiscal year. ICANN has slashed the number of new top level domain name registrations it expects during this fiscal year for budgeting purposes, but is its picture still too rosy? That's a question that members of the Registrar Stakeholders group asked ICANN's board last [̷...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

I will setup an ecom site for you for FREE!

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The domain community has been excellent to me and I would like to give something back to it. I'm not an expert in ecom sites and don't proclaim to be an ecom guru however, I get emails and fb messages often asking me how do I setup my site own wordpress or woo commerce site […] The post I will setup an ecom site for you for FREE! appeared fir...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Domain registrars: The good, the bad and the ugly

 Mark As Read    

ICANN accreditation of domain registrars requires both a strict adherence to the standards mandated by ICANN, and a business approach that understands the complexities of the market. With that in mind, not all domain registrars are created equal. This is not a registrar ranking diatribe, however; I'm not judging registrars by anything other than th...

Acro.net 1 day ago

Array of Domain Registrars prepare for NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas

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An impressive array of domain registrars are already booked for NamesCon, the 2015 domain conference that takes place in Las Vegas in January. Some domain registrars include: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Endurance, Key-Systems, Web/NSI, Radix, Directnic, Eurodns, Epik, InternetX, and DynaDot. Definitely a great business move by these registrars, and more ar...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

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Since Dotgay's application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there's been some unrest among its supporters and in the media. An effort to get #ICANNisBroken trending hasn't exactly set the Twittersphere alight, but there have been a handful of news stories that attack the CPE decision for failing to represent the […...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Flippa Announces “Website Classifieds”

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Flippa is known as a domain name and website marketplace where people can buy and sell domain names via auction. Flippa boasts that there are over 500,000 buyers, and it seems like there are often some pretty solid domain names listed for sale. This morning, the company announced a new offering called "website classifieds," which allows owners to l...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Sedo GreatDomains Auctions Ending on Thursday

 Mark As Read    

This month's GreatDomains event (which ends in less than 48 hours) has some decent inventory, short domain enthusiasts will love the fact that there are several juicy LLL dot coms for sale (LLL dot coms seem to be doing better and better these days). Aside from the previously mentioned LLL.coms, there are other interesting domains as

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

.Vet, .Army, .Navy & .Airforce Launching Tomorrow Have a Total Of Less Than 250 Domains

 Mark As Read    

In addition to .Healthcare, four other new gTLD's are launching tomorrow into General Availability; three are focused on the military,  .Army, .Navy & .Airforce & then there is .Vet which could mean Veterans as in those who served in the military or Veterinarians those doctors who treat animals Thought the Sunrise period for trademark holde...

The Domains 1 day ago

ICANN struggles to beat echo chamber after .Gay decision

 Mark As Read    

Many responses to .gay community application decision are oversimplifying what happened…and getting it wrong. In headlines and tweets, it's pretty easy to knock ICANN for a recent decision not granting .gay applicant dotgay llc community status for the domain name. The reality, for anyone who takes the time to understand it, is that ICANN did...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Countdown to NamesCon Las Vegas – Including a Premium Domain Name Auction

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NamesCon, the domain name industry conference, held from January 11-14 2015 in Las Vegas, has partnered with Right of the Dot to feature a premium domain name auction. PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With 90 days remaining until NamesCon in Las … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Escrow.com Chosen to Handle Sale of Ultra-Premium Domain Holiday.com

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34 other exceptional domains, including Paradise.com, Journey.com and Kuwait.com, to be auctioned at World Travel Market 2014, November 3 – 6, London Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Escrow.com, the pioneer of online escrow services, today announces that Breathe … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Sixteen years of “cyberbullying”: Monica Lewinsky still does not own her dot .com

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Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern that became the source of a spicy scandal in 1998 involving then US President, Bill Clinton, is back on the news. In an emotional speech against cyberbullying, the 41 year old author, speaker and former fashionista described herself as the "patient zero" of online harassment. While that last […] ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Paradise.com, Holiday.com and Iraq.com hit auction block next month

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Valuable domain names go up for sale next month. For a company I hadn't heard of before it announced it was auctioning Holiday.com a couple months ago, Breathe Luxury has assembled an impressive list of domain names for its auction next month. The company will auction off dozens of domain names in conjunction with the […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia

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Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network. Ceglia’s claim was dismissed earlier this year after Facebook and Zuckerberg alleged that Ceglia forged the documents he used as evidence of […]

AnnualCreditReport.com goes after a big typosquatter

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Company behind government-mandated free annual credit report site demands control of 227 typos. Central Source, a company created by the three major U.S. consumer credit bureaus, has filed an in rem lawsuit against 227 typos of its AnnualCreditReport.com domain name. This is the sixth cybersquatting lawsuit the company has filed this year to crack ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Video: DNPost launches domain news section with dedicated RSS feeds

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DNPost, the newcomer in domain forums, promised lots of new features to be delivered by the end of the year, and beyond. In an exclusive interview to DomainGang, Gerard Michael, founder of DNPost.com, made it clear that the domain forum is simply the facilitator of several future services for the domain industry, including a domain […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

 Mark As Read    

Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") to raise $100 Million dollars. The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition [R...

The Domains 1 day ago
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