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Blast from the past: The Kids’ Guide to the Internet

 Mark As Read    

In the 1990‘s things were definitely simpler; the Internet was something that one "installed" on their home computer. Parents and kids gathered around, to "surf the Internet" and knowledge had an advantage over entertainment. The Internet was touted as a learning tool to improve school grades, and parents used it to follow stocks and pay [...

DomainGang 4 hours, 52 min ago

MorganLinton.com Was Down, Then Up, Then Down Again, And We’re Back!

 Mark As Read    

I wanted to take a minute to thank all of the people who reached-out to me over twitter, email and text. Suffice it to say that I was reminded quite a few times that the blog was down and Pressable was definitely burning the midnight oil getting things fixed. When you deliver an exceptional service […]

Domainvestors.tv 7 hours, 49 min ago

Thanks To Our 12k+ Followers – 6 Years On Twitter

 Mark As Read    

One of the things I'm proud of is our "quality of quantity" approach to publishing. You only read something on DomainerIncome when we have something tangible, helpful and constructive to say. The post Thanks To Our 12k+ Followers – 6 Years On Twitter appeared first on Domaining - Whois History - Reverse IP - Domain Sales.

Domainer Income 8 hours, 12 min ago

.GOP To Launch On July 7th

 Mark As Read    

The new gTLD .GOP will go live for registrations on July 7th 2014 according to a email we received from the registry .GOP new gTLD was applied for by The Republican State Leadership Committee, (RSLC)  a group that seeks to elect Republicans to state-level offices not the National Party. ".GOP will be major factor in […]

The Domains 9 hours, 53 min ago

Facebook Reports Better Than Expected Earnings, $2.5 Billion in Revenue & Has Over 1 Billion Mobile Users

 Mark As Read    

Facebook reported first quarter earnings after the close today.  Earnings beat expectations coming in at $0.34 cents a share.  The company now has 802 million daily users with 609 million of those being mobile. The company was trading down on Wednesday but is up in after hours. 61.36 -1.67 (-2.65%) After Hours: 63.69 +2.33 (3.80%) Apr […]

The Domains 10 hours, 29 min ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 4/23

 Mark As Read    

The new domain broker listings that were submitted to me today are posted below. If you want to buy a domain name, contact the listing broker directly. I am not involved in any of the sales. You may post one domain name for sale in the comment section. It must be priced and new to the market. Please keep it to one comment (no, "oops, I forgot…...

Domain Investing 10 hours, 47 min ago

The Results Are In – 59% Of Facebook’s Ad Revenue Comes From Mobile

 Mark As Read    

How quickly the world changes. It was only a couple of years ago that people touted the importance of having a mobile-friendly site. Now I think we're going to see a switch to making desktop-friendly sites because you can't deny it any more, the world has gone mobile. Today Facebook announced their Q1 2014 earnings […]

Domainvestors.tv 11 hours, 7 min ago

Land Rush for Chinese .Online and .Website TLDs Ends Thursday - General Availability Begins Monday

 Mark As Read    

Two new Chinese language TLDs - .?? (.online in Chinese) and .??? (.website in Chinese) will open general availability Monday, April 28. Their Land Rush phase ends tonight just before midnight in the Eastern U.S. but Thursday in most parts of the world.

DNJournal 11 hours, 22 min ago

Overseeing the overseer: Can ICANN be trusted?

 Mark As Read    

With NetMundial – the global meeting on the future of Internet Governance – kicking off in Brazil today, a question, aimed at ICANN emerges: "Can the overseers be trusted with overseeing the Internet, should the US government hand over control?" Political pressure is building up, according to Peter Roff, former Senior Political Writer f...

DomainGang 12 hours, 11 min ago

Apple Reports Second Quarter Earnings – Stock up in After Hours Trading

 Mark As Read    

Apple just reported second quarter earnings and the stock is up in after hours trading. The stock closed down 1.31 % to $524.75 on the trading day but is up $43 in after hours trading. Apple Inc. NASDAQ: AAPL – Apr 23 5:25 PM ET 524.75-6.95 (-1.31%) After Hours: 568.20+43.45 (8.28%)   Apple just announced […]

The Domains 12 hours, 12 min ago

Name.com closing affiliate programme

 Mark As Read    

I just got an email through from Name.com announcing that they are closing down there affiliate programme while I never really earned much from Name.com it is sad to hear another domain industry company cutting back on possible cash into the industry via domain blogger and other affiliate marketers. See the email below. Dear Name.com […] The ...

Robbie's Blog 12 hours, 26 min ago

2014 Domain Sales Chart Gets a New Leader With 7-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter .Com

 Mark As Read    

The new weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. A blockbuster $3.6 million sale that we reported in our Lowdown section Tuesday tops both the new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart and the 2014 Year to Date Top 100 Sales Chart.

DNJournal 12 hours, 35 min ago

Guy hit with $1,600 bill a month after registering “premium” name for $12.99

 Mark As Read    

101domain has sent out almost 50 invoices, believed to total many thousands of dollars, to customers who had bought "premium" domain names for $12.99 well over a month ago. One DI reader, who said he'd rather not be named, received a bill from the registrar today for $1587.01 for a .??? domain name he hand-registered […] Related posts: Regis...

DomainIncite.com 14 hours, 12 min ago

Ubuntu: Helpful installation video gets downvoted on YouTube!

 Mark As Read    

Ubuntu 14.04 has been recently released to much acclaim, and it's being touted as a Windows alternative for Linux fans. A helpful video showing how to successfully boot from an older flavor of Ubuntu Linux and an encrypted partition, does not seem to receive many likes on YouTube. Its publisher, Tobias Johansson, posted the video […] The post...

DomainGang 14 hours, 45 min ago

2014 Domain Name Wire Survey: By the Numbers

 Mark As Read    

251 people from 36 countries participated in this year's survey. Over the next week or two I'll be posting stories with the results from this year's Domain Name Wire survey. I'd like to start by thanking each and every person who took the survey. 251 people from 36 countries responded this year. That's fewer than […]...

Domain Name Wire 15 hours, 21 min ago

Domain investor & author Sean Stafford joins Bounce.io

 Mark As Read    

Sean Stafford, a veteran domain investor and author of the book Domain Graduate, has joined the Bounce.io team of professionals. Following on his successful career with DNS by Comodo, Stafford will be responsible for Domain Services at this well-funded startup that generates revenue from bounced emails. Said Stafford: "I'm proud to formally announc...

DomainGang 16 hours, 45 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 4-23-2014 Driveology, Very Curious, Wedding Resort

 Mark As Read    

Domain Of The Day: WeddingResort.com The domain of the day is WeddingResort.com. This is a solid domain which taps directly into the multi-billion dollar wedding venue market. Who wouldn't want

Jason Thompson 17 hours, 22 min ago

Ninja descendants oppose new dot ninja domains in Japan

 Mark As Read    

The descendants of legendary ninja warriors are having a strong reaction in Japan, where the average person lives more than 80 years. Dumbfounded by the new release of dot .Ninja domains, the grandson of the last known ninja warrior, Takahashi Arigato Yamamoto, spoke to Tokyo TV: "American insult to Japan, after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, now […...

DomainGang 17 hours, 50 min ago

How many GTLD’s have you sold?

 Mark As Read    

I personally haven't purchased any GTLD's, however I do believe there is money to be made from them, heck money can be made from anything if you buy low and sell high at the right time. I know some people have registered hundred of GTLD's and while I congratulate many on taking the risk or the […] The post How many GTLD's have you sold? appea...

Robbie's Blog 17 hours, 52 min ago

UPDATED: The Rise and Fall Of Oversee.net

 Mark As Read    

With the news that Oversee.net sold DomainSponsor.com as well as their owned and operated domain portfolio which reportedly numbered between 700K and 1M domains, to Rook Media, it marks the end of to a 14 year run of one of the biggest companies to ever exist in the domain space. It's important to point out […]

The Domains 18 hours, 0 min ago

Dot Chinese Online & Dot Chinese Website’s Landrush Period Closes at 3:55AM UTC

 Mark As Read    

The land rush period for Dot Chinese Online (.??) & Dot Chinese Website (.???) TLDs  Closes at 3:55AM UTC According to an email we just received  Dot Chinese Online (.??) & Dot Chinese Website (.???) TLDs have "been amonsgt the most successful in the history of ICANN's New gTLD Program." Landrush for Dot Chinese Online […]...

The Domains 18 hours, 2 min ago

It looks like the Apple Smartwatch will be called the iWatch

 Mark As Read    

It looks like Apple is going to name their smart watch the "iWatch" In an article written by Chris Smith for BGR.com, it seems that a trademark registration filed by Brightflash USA LLC  has the same address that Apple has used in the past when trademarking iSlate. The same address was used to register the […]

The Domains 18 hours, 2 min ago

The Reasonable Offer is the Worst Kind

 Mark As Read    

Just about everyone likes to receive offers for their domain names, and I think there are basically three types of offers: lowball, reasonable, and great. You can probably re-name these categories however you wish, but these are pretty much the only types of offers. From my perspective, the worst kind of offer is the reasonable offer. We've all rec...

Domain Investing 18 hours, 53 min ago

Godaddy Partners With SiteLock

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release out today, GoDaddy, has partnered with SiteLock to bring complete protection to websites. SiteLock proactively protects websites using the latest scanning techniques, giving customer peace-of-mind their website is safe. SiteLock scans websites for the latest malware, viruses, suspicious code, back doors and many other v...

The Domains 19 hours, 1 min ago

15 end user domain name sales up to $42,500

 Mark As Read    

Trade360.com leads list of end user domain name sales. GoDaddy and Afternic sold nearly $2 million worth of domain names last week. Here's a list of 15 that were sold to end users. You can view previous end user sales lists here. Trade360.com $42,500 – A New York firm called Trade360. JSA.com $25,000 – Jackson […]

Domain Name Wire 19 hours, 23 min ago

Meet The 1st New gTLD Serial Cybersquatter, As Farris Nawas of Austin Loses His 3rd URS

 Mark As Read    

The National Arbitration  Forum has suspended the domain name registration for Spandex.clothing after an examiner in a Uniform Rapid Suspension proceeding  (URS) found the registrant,  Farris Nawas of Austin Texas infringed on the trademark of Spandex. Since the only business line Spandex is involved in is clothing, it is the no-brainer type of reg...

The Domains 20 hours, 55 min ago

.Club Explains Landrush in Infographic

 Mark As Read    

If you're like me, you may have been a bit confused when you first heard about what a "domain landrush" is. I have to assume that most people in the general public don't have any idea what a domain landrush is, and I think domain registrars could probably do a better job explaining what the term means. For example, it doesn't seem like registrars a...

Domain Investing 21 hours, 10 min ago

ICANN Seeks Provider To Conduct A Review of The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

 Mark As Read    

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") is seeking a provider to conduct an independent review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), as mandated by ICANN's Bylaws. The GNSO is the policy-making body responsible for generic top-level domains, such as .COM, .NET, and .ORG. Its members include representatives f...

The Domains 21 hours, 42 min ago

Should You Develop Domains Yourself?

 Mark As Read    

In my opinion, there are two possibilities. If development is something you're good at or passionate about then sure, go ahead. If not however, then you're better off letting those who are do it for you. At the end of the day, it's all a matter of crunching some numbers. For example, a 500-word article costs

Domaining Tips 23 hours, 43 min ago

Where’s Robbie?

 Mark As Read    

I have had several emails recently asking where are you? Are you still domaining? etc The short answer is I am alive and well and still domaining however, I have been really busy with the launch of my wife's new business MrsAccessories.com as well as my day job. I haven't had the opportunity to blog […] The post Where's Robbie? appeared first...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Go Daddy/Afternic Sells $1.9 million in domains for the week

 Mark As Read    

Go Daddy/Afternic reportable weekly domain sales for the week of 4/14/14 – 4/20/14 The top sale for the week was Trade360.com at $42,500, registered in 2004. Rad360.com also sold for $3,500. Cod.co was the top country code sale at $8,250 Resell.net sold for $7,000. I thought scripter.com for $2,000 was a great buy and a […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Just Because Godaddy Auction Price Was Unusually High Don’t Assume Fraud

 Mark As Read    

Over the past number of months, actually years, people have become suspicious of unusually high prices paid for some names over at Godaddy Auctions.  Names that jump quickly or have high prices and low bidders draw the most attention.  All the banter in the forums and comments is bashing the system for lack of policing what they deem is fraud.  But...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Update: Extinct.com shockingly low sale, Through.com success

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago we covered the sale of Extinct.com – a premium domain name – by domain investor, Conan Pravasi. Despite some extensive sleuthing, the editing of a sales thread at DNForum failed to disclose the exact price, which was presumed to be in the five figure range. The ever-busy Pravasi contacted us with […] The post Update...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1 Million And 10% Are .Club Domains

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 513 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1 million of which  .Club domains sales totaled  $98,750. Certainly by far the biggest week of sales by any new gTLD. Disclaimer Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: fun8.com at 25,000 USD · Top ccTLD: gewerbeflächen.de at 16,500 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

[SOLVED] Download failed.: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK

 Mark As Read    

If you're currently facing problems updating your WordPress plugins, you are not alone. Several users that tried to update WordPress, or WordPress plugins, experienced this error: "Download failed.: SSL peer certificate or SSH remote key was not OK" A lot of information pointed to the use of self-signed SSL certificates, apache installations with C...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Blake Irving to Do Reddit AMA

 Mark As Read    

According to a tweet posted this afternoon, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving will be participating in a Reddit AMA session later on this week. If you are unfamiliar with what this means, AMA stands for "Ask Me Anything," and participants can ask Irving any questions they may have. Over the years a variety of executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, and other f...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

“I’ll Just Contact the End User Later On If I Change My Mind”

 Mark As Read    

This is a dangerous approach in my opinion and at least based on my experience, one with relatively poor results. A lot of domainers make the mistake of thinking that an end user who is motivated to buy today will still be interested in the future. In other words, they end up thinking that since they're

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Neustar is Holding A Live Event In NYC To Discuss Rights Protections in .NYC Tomorrow

 Mark As Read    

Neustar the company operating the .NYC domain name extension on behalf of the city of New York is holding a Breakfast seminar in New York Tomorrow April 23rd at 8:30 Am to discuss ICANN’s rights protection mechanisms, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), general brand protection strategies and the .NYC launch program The event is free and […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Has the gTLD domain market plateaued?

 Mark As Read    

I will be the first to admit it: I haven't registered a considerable number of gTLD domains in weeks. With the exception of Uniregistry domains, and .link, .photo in particular, I have not registered any other new gTLDs in recent memory. When I developed a strategy for the launch of gTLDs and brands, my expectations […] The post Has the gTLD ...

Acro.net 1 day ago

Network Solutions patents domain purchasing system

 Mark As Read    

Patent for domain purchasing system granted ten years after application was filed. Network Solutions, now part of Web.com, has received a patent for its Certified Offer service…ten years after applying for it. Network Solutions applied for the patent titled "Certified Offer Service for Domain Names" back in 2004. It was rejected multiple time...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 4-22-2014 Daily Benefits, Mr Flyer, Puppy Wraps

 Mark As Read    

Domain Of The Day: MrFlyer.com Great name with great brand potential. The flip potential is average, but the development potential is huge. Partner with a local printing company and build

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Toby Clements: Mission to Mars

 Mark As Read    

Toby Clements, manager of the popular domain newsletter by the same name, has fallen off the face of the earth in recent months. Despite numerous attempts by curious domainers, seeking to locate him for a variety of purposes, no response has arrived – and for a good reason. According to the latest Wikileaks report that […] The post Toby...

DomainGang 1 day ago

MI.com Changes Hands for $3.6 Million in the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

 Mark As Read    

We have a new leader in the 2014 domain sales race! Xiaomi Inc., a major privately owned consumer electronics manufacturer based in Beijing, China, announced today that they have acquired MI.com for $3.6 million.

DNJournal 1 day ago

New gTLDs: Any Purchase Inquiries Yet?

 Mark As Read    

I know the new gTLD domain names haven't been available for that long, but I am curious if you've had any end user buyer inquiries for any of them yet. Although end user inquiries would obviously be more desirable than inquiries from other domain investors, I think any inquiry would be a good sign. I still only own four new gTLD domain names, altho...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Three domain name blogs rebrand

 Mark As Read    

Two blogs combine in merger and another changes its name. Three domain name industry blogs have rebranded over the past week. Two are accounted for in a merger between Shane Cultra's blog Domain Shane and Aaron Wilkin's Accidental Domainer. The new blog is officially called Domain Shane + Accidental Domainer, but you can access the […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

My-Art.com owner gets MyArt.com in second attempt UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Domain transfer resets the clock for registration date. My Art, a French company that operates the website My-Art.com, has convinced a Czech Arbitration Court UDRP panelist to order the transfer of the domain name MyArt.com. This is the second time My Art has filed a UDRP against the domain name. My Art lost a case […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Mi.com Bought By Xiaomi of China For $3.6 Million

 Mark As Read    

According to TechCrunch Chinese Android devices startup, Xiaomi has acquired the two letter domain name Mi.com to rebrand its company outside China from Xiaomi.com to Mi.com. Xiaomi translates literally as ‘little rice’. "The ‘Mi’ in Xiaomi also functions as an acronym for ‘mobile Internet" The domain name was owned by "Aunis LLC" According to then...

The Domains 1 day ago

MyArt.com Lost in UDRP On 2nd Try

 Mark As Read    

The On-line ADR Center of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) has just handed over the domain name MyArt.com to the My-Art Company which was just formed on September 10th, 2010 The domain was subject to a previous UDRP which the complainant lost. In the first case the panel ruled in favor of the then domain […]

The Domains 1 day ago
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