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DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 10/24

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Yesterday I was one of the final bidders of drone.net .  I like the name.  I like drones. My wife's company makes drones and other radio controlled things and I was going to put up a site and sell drones.  But I turned into a business person and thought I might be better off just buying a cheaper drone name on a dot com and use the money to build a...

Domain Shane 1 hour, 10 min ago

GoDaddy Revamps Advanced Hosting Products & Support

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New Server Offerings, Website & Customer Care Designed for Web Developers & Designers October 23, 2014 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced the launch of its latest … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 hour, 29 min ago

WebmasterRadio.FM and NameJet Bring “Domain Masters” Back into Broadcast Altitude

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Scott Pruitt and Jonathan Tenenbaum host “Domain Masters” with new episodes every Wednesday at 5pm EDT/ 2pm PDT. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 On the cusp of the show’s 10th anniversary on air and on demand, WebmasterRadio.FM’s heritage … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 hours, 38 min ago

The 100 People Who Will Shape The Future of The Internet

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Kieren McCarthy wrote a piece on TheRegister.co.uk about the 100 people who will shape the future of the Internet. The article takes a look at the Cross Community Working Group who will set out to propose the right transition plan for IANA. From the article: Unfortunately, despite having had nearly 14 years to think about […]

The Domains 5 hours, 25 min ago

Bad news for IDN.com investors

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Verisign still negotiating with ICANN over .com transliteration domain names. Owners of IDN.com domain names that are patiently waiting for .com transliterations are going to have to keep waiting. In an SEC filing today, and on its investor conference call, Verisign said it has received an extension to the deadline for negotiating its contracts for...

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 36 min ago

Social media newcomer Ello: We’ll never show ads and here’s why

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Social media newcomer, Ello, launched on the principle of not storing personal data and displaying no ads. Operating from Ello.co, the company appears to have taken the noble cause of its existence rather seriously, and converted into a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), in the state of Delaware. Here's the full announcement: Ello is a simple, [R...

DomainGang 14 hours, 9 min ago

Wiley Rein Files Suit Over 14 Stolen Domain Names: 9 Are 3 Letter .com’s

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The law firm of Wiley Rein this week filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an e-commerce company that had 14 domain names stolen by computer hackers based in China from a Godaddy Account. The case, Acme Billing Company v. John Doe, was filed on October 21, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the […]

The Domains 14 hours, 26 min ago

Ebola.com Sells for $50K and Stock in Company that Use To Be a Tanning Salon Business

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It was reported today by Domain Investing that the owner of Ebola, Jon Schultz, has struck a deal to sell the domain to the Weed Growth Fund, for $50,000 in cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa, a Mesquite, Nevada-based recreational and medical marijuana company that trades on the OTC market at $8.50 a share.  That brings the total price in to...

Domain Shane 14 hours, 34 min ago

Verisign Reports: .Com/Net Over 130 Million Domains; Revenue Up 4.7%; $1.5 Billion In The Bank

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VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported its results for the third quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $255 millionup 4.7% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted […]

The Domains 14 hours, 42 min ago

Les Brown: No one gets out of the game of life alive.

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"No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and have a good time." Les Brown

Should the Ebola.com sale be recorded at $50,000 dollars instead?

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Today's big news was covered by Elliot, in a post about the sale of Ebola.com; the valuable tip came from Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos. The domain name received plenty of – mostly negative – coverage recently, from higher-than-thou reporters with obvious personal agendas. Mr. Jon Schultz is probably laughing all the way to t...

DomainGang 15 hours, 28 min ago

Did Facebook.com Just Acquire Messenger.com? Looks Like They Did

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We have about 1,000 domain names we track on DomainTools.com and we just noticed that the Whois on the domain name Messenger.com has just changed. The new owner of the domain is the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP of Paris which may not mean too much to you but as we at Thedomains.com follow and […]

The Domains 15 hours, 51 min ago

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter domain names

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Suit alleges 35 domain names were stolen from a GoDaddy account. Acme Billing Company filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) in U.S. District Court this week to recover 14 stolen domain names, including 9 three letter domain names. The suit alleges that an unknown person stole 35 domain names from Acme Billing Company's GoDaddy account. The […]

Domain Name Wire 16 hours, 13 min ago

.Com rebound: Verisign adds 1.15 million domain names to hit 130.0 million

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After slow second quarter, Verisign returns to health growth in net-adds in third quarter. Verisign just reported third quarter earnings, and it appears to have been a pretty good quarter in terms of .com and .net registrations compared to the previous quarter. The registration base for .com and .net increased by 1.15 million domain names […]

Domain Name Wire 16 hours, 23 min ago

Acme Billing Company files federal lawsuit for 14 stolen domains

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A federal lawsuit has been filed by Wiley Rein, a law firm specializing in intellectual property matters, on behalf of Acme Billing Company of Florida. The lawsuit is brought against several Defendants, for a total of 14 domain names that have been stolen, and are being monetized by individuals in China; the lawsuit is seeking […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 16 hours, 27 min ago

Shark Tank ‘spinoff’ to go live without securing the dot .com

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The highly entertaining TV show, Shark Tank, utilizes the different personalities of five angel investors, judging the viability of entrepreneurs seeking capital. Yesterday, ABC that it was moving forward with a spin-off titled Beyond the Tank, which will follow up on the results those that received investments by the show. Beyond the Tank is a gre...

DomainGang 16 hours, 52 min ago

October 2014 Great Domains Auction Results

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Sedo shared the results of its October Great Domains auction, and there were 11 domain names that met the reserve price and sold. The sales were both in USD and EUR, and over $100,000 worth of domain names were sold during this month's auction. A trio of three letter .com domain names were the largest sales at this auction, and several ccTLD domain...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 41 min ago

.NYC Landrush Auctions Are Underway

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The landrush auctions for .NYC domain names are underway at SnapNames.com according to someone who is involved in the auctions. We previously announced that the auctions would start today on a staggered 3 stage basis going through November 6th. We understand that not everyone who submitted a landrush application went ahead and established a valid [...

The Domains 18 hours, 37 min ago

How you can (and can’t) justify recent Top Level Domain auction prices

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In this post, DOT TBA founder Christa Taylor considers the payback period for new TLDs based on recent auction prices and current registration volumes. The October 22nd ICANN new top level domain name auction resulted in the resolution of several TLDs selling for substantial amounts of money: .Realty $5.6 million .Salon $5.1 million .Spot $2.2 [...

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 11 min ago

Ebola.com Domain Name Sold for Over $200k

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A week ago, many mainstream news articles were quite critical of Blue String Ventures and its owners for trying to sell the Ebola.com domain name. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, a company called Weed Growth Fund, Inc. (formerly Ovation Research, Inc.) has acquired the Ebola.com domain name "for $50,000 cash and 19,192 sha...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 22 min ago

Media.net founder Divyank Turakhia learned how to pilot helicopters in a week!

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A new article in the economic section of The Times of India describes Divyank Turakhia‘s passion for flying airplanes and helicopters. The founder of Directi and Media.net has a passion for flying which materialized in 2008, when he bought a Cessna172 plane and learned how to fly for that very reason: "I didn't know how […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 20 hours, 38 min ago

A Rumble in the Bronx over a Couple .Nyc Domains

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The Daily News has an interesting story today about two .nyc domains are at the heart of an online turf war in The Bronx. Welcome2thebronx.nyc and welcometothebronx.nyc. are being used as digital bargaining chips as one Bronx blogger wants another to retract statements and stop harassing her in a dispute that seems to be about […]

The Domains 21 hours, 3 min ago

Dot .Crap LLC to bring equilibrium in the Domain industry as a new, affordable gTLD

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The apparent collective failure of gTLDs to deliver meaningful domains for end-user web sites, is leading to the creation of even more gTLDs. Despite the huge success of dot .XYZ – a top level domain with more than a billion active web sites – the total numbers of all other gTLDs combined are quite paltry. […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 22 hours, 13 min ago

$5.6 Million A Good Buy For .Realty To Compete with .Realestate, Realtor, .Property., .MLS & .IMMO?

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Last night the highest priced paid for a new gTLD of the three that were at the ICANN last resort auction yesterday was .Realty at $5.6 million purchased by domain industry veteran Jay Westerdal's company. (The exact price paid was $5,588,888) .Realty joins .Realestate; .Realtor; .Property, .MLS,  .Immo, (which is short for immobilier  which means ...

The Domains 22 hours, 24 min ago

Breaking: The Register – Building your site on a new gTLD may provide SEO benefits

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One of the big questions in everyone's mind surrounding the new gTLDs is how they will fare in search engines like Google and Bing. Yesterday The Register took a deep dive into two SEO studies that were done on the new gTLDs that show there could be some meaningful SEO benefits to putting a site on a […]

Domainvestors.tv 22 hours, 26 min ago

17 more end user domain name sales

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Here's a list of some of the end users that bought domain names last week. Sedo handled a total of 484 transactions last week, representing $1.4 million in total sales. Yes the most expensive sale they reported was just $16,200, suggesting there was at least one big sale that is not public. Before I run […]

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 29 min ago

Yesterday’s 5 new TLD launches total about 2,500 registrations

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Five new top level domain names launched yesterday, and they combined for a total registration base of just 2,500 after the end of the "zone day". This includes sunrise and landrush, plus the initial hours of general availability. Donuts' .healthcare ended the day with about 1,400 registrations (all stats from nTLDstats). I'm a bit curious […...

Domain Name Wire 22 hours, 54 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 10/23

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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 1 day ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals Are .Brutal: .Healthcare 1,406; .Vet 649; .Army 202; .Navy 122 .Airforce 116

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5 new gTLD went into their first day of General Availability (GA) yesterday where they could be registered on a first come, first served basis and the 5 combined for just over 2,500 registrations. Including registrations by trademark holders in Sunrise and those who paid extra during the Early Access Program (EAP) to register domains […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Hello, My Name is Awesome

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Founder of naming firm Eat My Words, Alexandra Watkins is a recognized expert on brand names with buzz. An animated guest on TV news shows, she is frequently quoted in the press and has been featured in leading business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Entrepreneur. Alexandra graciously provided me with permission to [R...

SullysBlog.com 1 day ago

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

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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 day 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 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 10/22

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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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago
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