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MicrosoftZoom.com, T0.com & More Domain Movers

 Mark As Read    

Corporate domain movers has once again detected several new domain acquisitions by large companies! Is Microsoft Zoom the new browser name?

The Domains 1 hour, 52 min ago

The Client, the Buyer, the Broker and his Seller

 Mark As Read    

It's a complex domaining world that we live in; many roles are interconnected, and quite often byzantine plots enrich its very foundations. While anyone can proclaim to be a domain investor overnight, it takes years of hard work to set the foundation leading to success. These days, the domaining microcosm involves buyers, sellers, domain brokers, [...

Acro.net 3 hours, 58 min ago

Nice to See Donuts Sharing

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Despite not having much of a financial stake with the new domain extensions at this point, I've been reading the Donuts blog with great interest as the company shares renewal data and insight. Since the vast majority of companies in the space are private, I did not expect to learn much aside from observations made using data from nTLDStats (or Name...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 27 min ago

Five Questions : An interview with domain investor and developer, Brian Gilbert

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Brian Gilbert works equally well behind the scenes negotiating domain deals, or in the front lines along with other professional domainers. His long, happy marriage to Charlotte Gilbert, the Domain Queen, makes him the Royal Consort of domaining! We had a rare opportunity to interview Brian, as he was taking a break from his busy […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 4 hours, 47 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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I'm not sure if I can call myself a part time domain investor anymore.  With all the time I put in I probably just no officially work two jobs. The nursery is 60 hours a week and domaining  probably 20.  After 6 years I've gotten to the point domain investing has become a significant part of my income.  Between family, nursery, domain investing, an...

Domain Shane 7 hours, 13 min ago

Buzz.com Domain Acquired by Domo Inc. From YP.com

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The ultra premium domain name Buzz.com has been acquired by Domo Inc. from Yellowpages.com LLC. Buzz.net has also transferred ownership to Domo Inc.

The Domains 7 hours, 16 min ago

Hello world!

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[…] The post Hello world! appeared first on NameBio.com.

NameBio Blog 10 hours, 40 min ago

No winner for ‘Dicks by Mail’ domain at Flippa auction

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The auction of DicksByMail.com flopped at Flippa earlier today. Despite a stiff headstart that propelled the viral domain past the $100,000 dollar plateau, Flippa determined that the top bidder was just ‘jerking‘ around. The auction was given an extra day to climax, and the final bid - or, money shot – was put in at […] Copy...

DomainGang 16 hours, 38 min ago

Brand.Bar launches; Site features brandable domains

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Domain investor Angela St. Julien launched Brand.Bar today, as a web site to rate, critique and discuss brandable domain names. A newcomer to domain names, Angela had an impressive presence at NamesCon and until now had pointed Brand.Bar to her Facebook discussion group. "Here we all have a place where we can bring our brandable […] Copyright...

DomainGang 17 hours, 49 min ago

Some People Have The Golden Touch

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I didn‘t need any additional reminders that Frank Schilling has the golden touch when it comes to investing in domains…..but I just got another one today, and it made me chuckle at the end of a long week. I've been selling a few domains at NameJet this month, many of which are LLLL.com I recently picked up in a portfolio. Wouldn't you k...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 49 min ago

Broadcasting War As FashionTV.com Hit With UDRP By FashionTelevision.com

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Fashion Television International Limited which owns the domain name FashionTelevision.com has filed a UDRP against FashionTV.com The domain name has been registered to Fashiontv.com GmbH since at least January 2007. It appears the parties have been in litigation or at least threatened litigation for many years according to a page on FashionTV.com A...

The Domains 21 hours, 11 min ago

March 2015 Dot Brand/New gTLD Trends

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Vincent D'Angelo is Director, Global Brand Advisors at CSC Digital Brand Services. He put up some info on LinkedIn that were headlines from a report at newgtld.report Here are a few headlines: There are 800+ dotbrand registrations registered to date Within the dotbrand registrations, some of the most-used terms to the left of the dot […]...

The Domains 21 hours, 26 min ago

IPC asks ICANN to halt controversial .Sucks domain name roll out

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Calls it "predatory, exploitative and coercive" and points out bizarre contract with ICANN. The Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) is asking (pdf) ICANN to halt Vox Populi's roll out of the .sucks top level domain name, calling the registry's unique pricing "predatory, exploitative and coercive". The group is upset that Vox Populi plans to ch...

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 45 min ago

“Halt perverted .sucks shakedown now!” demands IPC

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Intellectual property interests have asked ICANN to put an immediate stop to the roll-out of the .sucks new gTLD. A letter to Global Domains Division president Akram Atallah, sent by the Intellectual Property Constituency this evening and seen by DI, calls the registry's plans, which include an "exorbitant" $2,500 sunrise fee, a "shakedown scheme"....

DomainIncite.com 23 hours, 12 min ago

Learning By Doing ~ Sedo Discrepancy

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Learning by doing is something I love to do. The other day I did a list of nice .us domain names that were freshly listed on Sedo with Buy It Now prices. The article was enjoyed by many and several people purchased domain names directly from my list using the affiliate links provided by me. Here are some things I learned. 284 outbound clicks were d...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Clam.ca Fished Out of March 25 .CA Domain TBR Drop Results

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DomainReport.ca This week's .ca domain TBR Drop returned more grabs than average, with 144 domains taken on March 25.  There were some good names available this week but nothing extraordinary. First, there were a couple of .ca domain sales reported at Sedo in the last week.  Those were: Whimsy.ca  -  $1299 USD  -  sold at Sedo CheapestFlights.c...

DomainReport.ca 1 day ago

Realtor Shares Advice About Real Estate Domain Names

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Publisher's note: Bill Hauck shared an insightful comment earlier this week about real estate domain names, and I asked him if he would be willing to expound on it in a blog post. Bill was kind enough to write the article below sharing some of his advice. I’ve been a residential real estate agent for nearly 20 years and a domain name investor/enthu...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Evaluating domain names on ValPak coupons

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The majority of advertisers in a ValPak coupon mailer include a web address on their ad. I recently analyzed a coupon mailer I received to see if local businesses are promoting their websites in advertisements. Today I tore open a ValPak mailer to see if the results would be similar. They were, with some slight […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

First Decline Reported on nTLDStats.com

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I was looking at nTLDStats.com this morning, and I noticed what appears to be the first decline in the number of new gTLD domain name registrations. I looked through the chart since the website began tracking the number of domain registrations, and it appears that March 25 – 26, 2015 showed the first decline in registrations. On March 25, nTL...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Top Topics of the Week: Reach end-users, Freemarket spams Flippa users, and Marketplace extortion?

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How to reach end-users A rare dilemma faces a NamePros member that has owned an LL.com for years. @NickSE wishes to know how he can reach out to corporate end-users to purchase his name for the desired amount of 7 figures. There may be others out there with LLL.com's or other valuable domain names, which were initially bought for unknown reasons an...

NamePros 1 day ago

Optilead Ltd. engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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WIPO panel determined UK company filed domain name dispute in bad faith. UK company Optilead Ltd has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Optilead.com. Optilead Ltd uses the domain name Optilead.co.uk for its shopping cart abandonment services. According the the World Intellectual Property Organization de...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

MrWho : Instant domain gratification for only $99 dollars!

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Many web sites promise to sell you the perfect domain brand, and charge thousands of dollars for it. By using MrWho, you'll be cutting through badly made logos that come from most other services, and skip to what matters most: the domain name itself. MrWho offers a large inventory of quality brandables, at wholesale prices. […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Yesterday I was in an auction that had the most annoying seller I have ever experienced.  To the point that I actually would have paid more money but stopped bidding because it was so annoying. The auction was Wincoin.com on Flippa.  It went for $1700 and I liked the name but the seller tweeted every single hour "Five more hours"  "Two more hours" ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Liftware.com, OrderPro.com & More

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Welcome to the first ever Domain Movers series on TheDomains! If this is the first time you are seeing the series, this is what it's all about: Domain Movers are domain names that I dig hard to find that have been acquired by some of the largest companies in the world. These discoveries are often […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Donuts: “We’ve priced the product higher quite simply because we think it’s significantly superior,”

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Xconomy.com did an article on the new gtlds and had a focus on Donuts and they got quotes from Richard Tindal a co-founder and COO. Again I think some of the quotes are way off base. Tindal talks about Donuts pricing being higher because it is a superior product. No new gtld currently is superior […]

The Domains 1 day ago

How to Find a Quality Web Developer in 8 Simple Steps

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If you feel overwhelmed at the daunting task of assembling the proper web talent for your web project then allow these simple tips to help narrow down the candidate list. There are two parts to this guide. Part One gives a quick run down through each process. Part Two is a brainstorm checklist that you

TheDomains.com Welcomes Jamie Zoch and His Domain Movers Series

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TheDomains.com is pleased to announce that Jamie Zoch from Dot Weekly will be moving his Domain Movers series to TheDomains.com. Jamie will be providing the same research and behind the scenes access that made the Domain Movers series so popular on Dot Weekly. Jamie will continue to operate Dot Weekly and blog about other things […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Andreas Lubitz, “Flight 9525? domains get registered

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The drama unfolding over the loss of life resulting from the air crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, is devastating. According to the latest reports, Flight 9525 descended from 38,000 ft to ground level in 8 minutes; its co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, was most likely the culprit behind this suicidal final flight. Naturally, some sick opportunists register...

DomainGang 1 day ago

HSE.com is Largest Great Domains Sale

 Mark As Read    

Sedo's monthly Great Domains auction concluded today, and I have published the results of the sale below. The auction netted close to $150,000 USD in sales, with 13 domain names selling today. The largest sale in today's auction was the three letter HSE.com domain name, which sold for $34,000 USD. UWK.com, PUU.com, UUL.com, and UEU.com all sold for...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Domain Movers is Moving to TheDomains.com

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I am very happy to finally announce that my Domain Movers series is moving over to the very popular publication TheDomains.com, which is owned by Michael Berkens. I will also be the one writing the series on TheDomains! A lot of people have come to love the series as it provides a lot of unique content relating to domain names and what corporations...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Aiming to Increase Appetite for New gTLDs Free Sedo Food Truck Served 1000s at SXSW

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We're used to getting sales reports from Sedo, but the data that came in today was different with frozen yogurt and coffee replacing domains! The change stemmed from a successful food truck promotion Sedo ran at the recently concluded SXSW extravaganza in Austin, Texas.

DNJournal 2 days ago

BillCollection.com – $11.8k to $1.8k

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I don't generally report the prices I pay for my domain names. There is no incentive to do something that can only harm my business when I am looking to sell a domain name. That said, I thought my company's acqusition of BillCollection.com was interesting. As reported by Raymond, I bought BillCollection.com at auction on NameJet for $1,801. I would...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Move Over Cybersquatting Here Comes Soundsquatting

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Tim Lince published an article on WorldTrademarkReview.com that has found a new kind of domain infringement. It is being called soundsquatting and the victims are the visually impaired. From the article: Recent research has revealed the extent of a newly discovered type of domain name abuse. Dubbed ‘soundsquatting’, it is based on homophone confusi...

The Domains 2 days ago

Telegraph.co.uk Interviews .XYZ Daniel Negari “Who Has Already Made $6.4 Million” on .XYZ

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The telegraph.co.uk has published a featured story on an interview of .XYZ CEO Daniel Negari in a story entitled "Fierce struggle for internet's future is like Wild West" with the subtitle: "The floodgates have opened for billions of new domain names to rival the iconic dot-coms, prompting a ‘Wild West' land grab. One successful speculator, [...

The Domains 2 days ago

Soundsquatting : Homophone domain name registrations the next big thing?

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Cybersquatting is so 20th century. Welcome to the new trend in domain registrations: soundsquatting. Defined as the use of similar sounding letters to seemingly circumvent the direct issues arising from the registration of trademarks, soundsquatting utilizes homophones for that purpose. For example: YewTube, EweTube and the classic MikeRoweSoft, ar...

DomainGang 2 days ago

The Telegraph Writes About Daniel Negari

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Daniel Negari is the entrepreneur behind the .XYZ and .College domain registries. This morning, I learned that he also owns additional new gTLD registries. The Telegraph published an article about the new gTLD domain extensions, and Daniel Negari's business was written about fairly extensively. I found two pieces of information particularly interes...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Ali Baba : Descendent of Arab story hero wants his domain back!

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Ali Houssein Ishmael Baba comes from a long lineage of shepherds, raising them at the oases of Saudi Arabia. Wind-blown for centuries, the Arab sands have sang the stories of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and how it all became part of the One Thousand and One Nights folklore. In a recent trip to […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Google Testing No Divider Between Paid and Organic Listings

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Barry Schwartz is out this morning with a post on Search Engine Land that Google will be testing removing the divider between paid and organic listings. From the article: Google is testing not displaying the line break or line separator between the search ads at the top of the search results and the organic/free listings […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Well Cosmo Kramer This is Why Radio Shack asked for your Phone Number

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For years on Christmas Eve I would buy a last minute gift at Radio Shack, it was across the street from the mall and it was open later than other stores. I always couldn't stand them asking for my phone number or email address when I was just trying to get out of there. For […]

The Domains 2 days ago

GRR HOG LED MAD SMF : All codes explained in “domain hack”

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If you fly a lot around the world, you're probably familiar with codes such as these: GRR, MCO, SMF, LED. Airport codes can be hard to memorize; they are three letter acronyms that not always match the city they represent. Even within the US, these airport codes can be cryptic. Take for example Orlando International […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

.Ping fetches $1.5M at auction, .Srl goes for $400,000

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Two two-way races for new top level domain names have been settled. Two top level domain name contention sets were settled in auctions yesterday. Golf company Ping (Karsten) won .Ping for $1,501,000. It was in contention with Radix. Thus, .Ping will become a .brand instead of a generic domain name. InternetX won the auction for […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Kraft & Heinz Company Domain Names

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Yesterdays big news was that Kraft & Heinz were merging! I had mentioned the new domain registrations for the new company and there is some mystery as to how an individual was able to register KraftHeinz.com and HeinzKraft.com prior to the company registering them! That just likely created a bit of a headache for the new company.. but they will...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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Elliot announced Ryan Colby sold a domain for $1.4 million.  Problem is, he didn't tell anyone the name.  Said it was a 4-8 letter generic. Aka one of a million different names.  In my opinion, these types of announcements really don't serve a purpose.  Ryan is undoubtedly one of the best domain brokers in the world but his announcement doesn't not...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Another Case of Cybersquatting Paying off

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This transaction takes us all around the globe and shows just how magical the Internet can be. So a Chinese registrant gets a domain that represents a major U.S. brand, in the South African extension. NBAstore.co.za sold yesterday on Sedo for $5,500. The NBA Store is a series of officially licensed retailers which sell merchandise […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Call For Domains and Websites

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This is a call for domains and websites you may want to get rid of and donate to help raise funds for Cheryl’s Home Repair Fund. She and my brothers have been without working water for over 25 days. We are at $581 and need to raise $10k. Proceeds will go directly to Cheryl. Together

Pickles and Dicks : Flippa hump day special

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I almost bid on Shane Cultra's domain auction of BigPickle.com earlier today; but I got distracted by some late evening BBQ'ing. It's a great brandable domain, and I just might have a potential buyer for Shane – if only he picked up the phone to return my calls. Making $6k versus $600 should be a […]

Acro.net 2 days ago

Ping.com Beats Radix To .Ping For $1.5M; InterNetX Wins .SRL For Just $400K Beating Google

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ICANN held two Last Resort Auctions today. Ping.com the golf club manufacturer won the rights to operate .Ping by outbidding Radix at $1,501,000. The .Ping auction went into the 4th round until Radix dropped out. mySRL GmbH beat Google to the new gTLD .SLR which is a corporate designation used in Spain like .LLC is […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Liquid Domains Dominate At This Month’s Great Domains Auction

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LLL.com and other short, liquid domains are dominating again this month at Sedo's Great Domains auction. I count 20 LLL.com out of the total of 43 domains for this month, two of which have already met reserve. As I type this, five domains in total have met reserve: HSE.com at $23,500 – Great letters and loads and loads of meanings. VKZ.com at...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Ryan Colby Announces $1.4 Million Domain Name Sale

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This evening, Ryan Colby announced a major domain name sale for Outcome Brokerage, the domain name brokerage he founded in 2013. Although he is unable to share the domain name that sold, he was able to say it was a $1,400,000 deal. Outcome Brokerage is pleased to announce that we have completed a successful domain divestment for $1,400,000…. ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago
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