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DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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I have decided that nobody actually works any more. I say this because our retail store is as busy during "working hours" as it is on weekends.  Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy to have all the customers.  It's staffing that is getting difficult.  Before it was early morning, lunch time, and after work were the busy times.  Now its all the time. ...

Domain Shane 35 minutes ago

.xyz helps CentralNic double its revenue

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CentralNic's revenue almost doubled in 2014, helped by the launch of new gTLDs. The UK-based registry today reported annual operating profit of £497,000 ($759,000), down from £694,000 ($1.05 million) in 2013, on the back of revenue up 99% at £6.06 million ($9.25 million). Billings– money taken but not yet recorded as revenue — was up [&...

DomainIncite.com 48 minutes ago

NoMoreRack.com rebrands to Choxi.com

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Internet retailer NoMoreRack.com has rebranded, the name they chose is Choxi, according to the company it is hybrid of "Chock Full" and Choice. I can say I don't get it. I don't think the name is easily spelled when one customer may tell a potential new shopper. On top of that Target used to sell […]

The Domains 3 hours, 0 min ago

Pax.com Sold for $200k at Sedo

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According to a tweet posted a few moments ago, Sedo domain broker Dave Evanson brokered the sale of Pax.com for $200,000. Just sold PAX(.)com for $200,000!! Congrats to buyer and seller!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) April 27, 2015 Current Whois record shows Sedo's escrow service as the registrant of Pax.com. Prior to this account change...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 45 min ago

Domain poll : Was Escrow.com sold for a fair amount or for ‘chump change’ ?

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The news of the Escrow.com sale for $7.5 million dollars came down as a shock to many, on a Sunday, no less; it was Monday in Australia, where the buyer, Freelancer.com, is located. Numerous domain investors – eponymous and anonymous – chipped in, some congratulating the Escrow.com principals for the sale, and others scratching their [&...

DomainGang 12 hours, 55 min ago

Pax.com Sells on Sedo.com For $200,000

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The three letter .com market has been on fire this year and today the domain name Pax.com sold for $200,000 on Sedo. The domain name has been under privacy at Moniker since at least 2006. The last listed owner before the domain went under privacy was Kim Site-Development Enterprises of Beverly Hills, CA in 2006. […]

The Domains 13 hours, 12 min ago

Coca Cola is Doin’ Good, well #doingood Not DoinGood.com

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A little intro: The Coca-Cola Company is in the process of launching an ad campaign that parents are doing good! Since Minute Maid's tag line is: Put good in. Get good out. they are doing an ad push with the hashtag #doingood to let parents know that they are doing good. So, just being me.. what am I suppose to do when I see the hashtag (I'm good s...

Dot Weekly 13 hours, 18 min ago

New TLDs this week: .Video, .Fit and .Sale

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Minds + Machines and Rightside introduce new domain names this week. A few domain names hit general availability or Early Access this Wednesday. Minds + Machines will launch .Fit with retail pricing of about $25 or so. .Fit is one of the company's wholly owned domain names, and is the last domain name the group […]

Domain Name Wire 16 hours, 21 min ago

Even at Grassroots Level Trademark Disputes Can Get Ugly

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Trademark disputes and bad blood just don't happen on the big corporate stage. It happens at the grassroots level where people tend to romanticize that everything is done on a purer footing. Mike stumbled across an article in the LA Times, the story is about a lady who tried to help others and later one […]

The Domains 17 hours, 20 min ago

TLD List: Domain Name Price Comparison Tool

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I received an email over the weekend from Tim White announcing the launch of TLD-List.com. I am not familiar with Mr. White or his website, but it looks like TLD-List.com is a domain name price comparison tool. According to the email I received, TLD-List "is a free listing of all top level domains, including each TLD's pricing and free features off...

Domain Investing 17 hours, 30 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: Commanding.com, Feir.com Hit Reserve. Cuddle.com, MJY.com, Peppermint.com, More

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Commanding.com – Seller Federer is back with another one word .com domain with no reserve. Feir.com – An acronym or a last name. It won't hit the $10k BIN, but it will move up in price from the low $xxx where it's currently at. Menz.com – I've said it before that the "Z" at the end isn't my thing, but the...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 26 min ago

Sales Tip: Look at the Left Side of the Email Address

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It is important to know who is inquiring about one of your domain names. There are many good ways to track down the identity of a prospective buyer or someone who inquired about a domain name, and I want to share what might be a less intuitive method in case you don't have luck using other methods. Look at the left side of the email address and per...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 43 min ago

Responding to Domain Name Offers with Bill Sweetman – DNW Podcast #30

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Name Ninja Bill Sweetman talks about his role as a domain buyer broker, and how domain name owners should respond to offers to buy their domain names. Domain name consultant Bill Sweetman of Name Ninja helps companies find and buy the right domain name for their business. In this episode, he discusses how he helps […]

Domain Name Wire 20 hours, 20 min ago

Australian Firm Freelancer.com Buys Escrow.com - No Changes Planned for U.S. Based Business

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Sundays are usually pretty quiet in the domain world, but Australia's Freelancer.com dropped a bombshell as the weekend came to a close by announcing they have purchased California based escrow business giant Escrow.com for $7.5 million in cash.

DNJournal 21 hours, 12 min ago

Domain Movers: Game.com, Meetings.com, Say.com and More

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In this series of Domain Movers I once again have detected many great domain names on the move with most being acquired by large companies. Game.com, Meetings.com, Say.com and many more domain movers.

The Domains 21 hours, 28 min ago

A look at Escrow.com’s revenue growth

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Company's topline is up over 50% in past five years. Australian company Freelancer.com has acquired Escrow.com for US $7.5M. This is 6.25x Escrow.com's 2014 EBITDA. The transaction reveals, for the first time, Escrow.com's growth in recent years. The company's 2014 revenue was nearly 55% higher than 2010, representing a 9.1% CAGR since then. 2010: ...

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 47 min ago

What is Freelancer.com and why did it buy Escrow.com?

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Publicly traded freelance marketplace owns a number of businesses, including a website and domain name marketplace. Yesterday (United States time), Freelancer.com announced that it acquired Escrow.com for US $7.5 million. Freelancer.com is a publicly traded company in Australia with a market cap of about $450 million, but many people probably aren'...

Domain Name Wire 21 hours, 58 min ago

Singbet skin HG888 acquires Bet789.com for 8000 euros

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Asian bookmaker Singbet skin HG888 was revealed as the buyer of domain name Bet789.com The post Singbet skin HG888 acquires Bet789.com for 8000 euros appeared first on Gambling Invest.

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, April 27th, 2015

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The big news around the domain space was the sale of Escrow.com.  Everyone seems surprised that it sold for $7.5 million.  Only $7.5 million.   None of know the financials and I don't think there is any way the guy that owns the company would have taken anything but a good price considering the financials.  But again, we don't know anything because...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Critical Security Vulnerability in Windows - Protect Your Domains!

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With all the recent web-related security vulnerabilities in Mac and Linux, it's finally Microsoft's turn to take the blame. Make sure you protect your computer so you don't lose any domains! A patch for Windows 7 and higher released April 14, 2015 fixed a vulnerability known as as HTTP.sys.vuln, or more formally MS15-034. The vulnerability most ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Hey, Tia: What is a Website Improvement Specialist?

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In short, I take an existing website and make it better […]

Escrow.com acquired for $7.5 million

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Company known for securing domain name transactions is acquired by Australian company. Freelancer.com, an online marketplace for freelance services, has acquired escrow service Escrow.com for $7.5 million. Escrow.com is a popular service among domain name investors and has handled over $2.2 billion worth of transactions to date. Margins for escrow ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Escrow.com Purchased for $7.5million

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Freelancer.com announces the acquisition of Escrow.com and completion of capital raising SYDNEY, April 27, 2015: Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace,today announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escrow.com from a private investor for US$7.5 million in cash, and completed a AUD$1...

The Domains 1 day ago

Breaking: Escrow.com to be Acquired by Freelancer.com

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A few moments ago, I received an email from Escrow.com President Brandon Abbey announcing that Escrow.com was acquired by Freelancer.com. According to a press release (published in its entirety below), Freelancer.com "announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escrow.com from a private investor for US$7.5 million in cash."...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Escrow.com Has Been Acquired by Freelancer.com

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I just received an email for Brandon Abbey announcing the sale of Escrow.com to Freelancer.com.  Mr. Abbey put it best   "Earlier today Freelancer.com announced the acquisition of Escrow.com, subject to regulatory approval.  Needless to say, this is very exciting for us to be joining the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing ma...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Majority of our poll respondents see new gtld registrations ending 2015 on a sour note

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We started a poll two months ago that asked, "How Many New gTLD Registrations Will There Be By The End of 2015?" Currently there are over 5 million new gtld registrations according to multiple sources such as ntldstats.com. The majority of respondents see the numbers going down. 27% of readers who participated see 2015 ending […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain name Wifi.com appears to have been sold for 7 figures USD

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The domain name Wifi.com appears to have been sold or moved to new ownership in China. First notable sale of the domain was for $225,000 dollars in 2006 via Sedo, according to Namebio. Wifi.com is a premium, short .com matching a very common, popular technology term, widely used in communications; the latter, is properly spelled […] Copyright...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domains Flips (Jumpo.com, Zuxy.com) and Flops (NWN.com, BCIG.com) from NameBio

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips PowerInvesting.com sold for 1,505 USD recently at NameJet, vs 520 USD on 2013-04-20 at NameJet. Looks like Frank Schilling's Name Administration was the buyer……if anyone qualifies as a power domain investor, he does. Jumpo.com sold recentl...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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Well, the list is pretty good again today.  Had a little more time to run through the list because it rained all day on Saturday and I actually took the day off.  First one in a month and it was fantastic.  We lose $20,000 in sales by getting rained out but I can't control the weather so I never lose any sleep over it.  I worry about the things tha...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Chinese Domain Market report: QQT, 7312, 688 and which letter is bad in China

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The domain market in China is erupting, all thanks to a booming economy and the availability of capital. Legitimate Chinese domain investors roll their money into short two or three letter domains, an two, three or four number ones. We follow the status changes of such domain names and generate a Chinese Domain Market report […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 2 days ago

.Green Turns Earth Day into Earth Month - Celebration Continuing This Weekend in New York City

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While Earth Day was held on Wednesday, the .green registry has been holding a month-long celebration around the event. In fact this weekend DotGreen is sponsoring the GreenFestivalExpo in New York City, a 3-day event that continues through Sunday .

DNJournal 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from a Year Ago: RDH.com, Lolly.com, FreeHookups.com, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Autos.de for $166,800 Domain is parked, and it's owned by DAY Investments GmbH. According to a translation of their site at Day.eu, they  own over 10,000 domains, including Charts.com, Fotos.de and WebDesign.de. 2. Maimaiche.com for $80,000 No site reso...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

German Court Rules in Favor of AdBlock Plus

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A German Court has determined AdBlock Plus is not illegal. AdBlock Plus – which is owned by the Cologne-based firm Eyeo – faces three separate but related cases involving the media groups, ProSiebenSat.1, RTL Interactive and Axel Springer. The publishers plan to appeal the ruling. AdBlock Plus does allow for publishers to get their ads ...

The Domains 2 days ago

Crowdrise Founder Buys NepalEarthquakeRelief.com

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There was a catastrophic earthquake in Nepal today. The death toll is in the hundreds and rapidly rising, and the number of injured is in the thousands. This tragic situation continues to unfold, as aftershocks hit the region and more information is shared. It seems that every time there is a major disaster or tragedy, there are people who try to c...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Associations not allowed to display listings under .realtor domain

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There is a rift between Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors, Inman.com reports that associations will not be able to display or even link to property listings on a .Realtor domain. So far there are about 96,000 .Realtor registrations. From the article: Come May 7, U.S. and Canadian brokerages and associations who want […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday, April 25th, 2015

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Have to keep the chit chat short today as I'm trying to squeeze in a quick half marathon before work today.  I usually do the 5K the night before the race but got caught at work and missed it.  My legs will probably thank me later.  I can't get in too good of shape this time of year because I work so much but hoping to at least break 1 hour 30 minu...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

52.com sells for $1.775 Million

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According to a post on Namepros by member Vicho, The Second Beijing Domain Auction was successfully held in Beijing, China on April 24, 2015. The auction resulted in seven figures worth of domain sales. He included some pics in his post which you can check out here 52.com was the star of the show selling […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Domain Auction in Beijing: 52.com sold for $1,775,400 USD; 32.cn for $274,380...

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The Second Beijing Domain Auction was successfully held in Beijing on April 24, 2015. The auction resulted in seven figures worth of domain sales. We've included pictures from the event including some results from the domain auction. For those who are interested in the Chinese market but were unable to attend the event, we hope you enjoy this brie...

NamePros 3 days ago

Top Topics: Why We Like Domaining; Our Biggest Flips; Our Dream Drop Catching Company...

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The most popular discussions this week include the many reasons why investors like domaining, their biggest and quickest domain flips, trademark issues regarding word forms, the buzz surrounding the Marchex and GoDaddy deal, and what would the best domain drop catching company look like to you? Stop by and let your opinion be heard! Why Investors ...

NamePros 3 days ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): eChecks.com, Boozl.com, Grad.ca, More

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The screenshots below are examples of buyers of domains from the last few months that have either developed their sites, or purchased an upgrade domain and have redirected their acquisition to an existing website. eChecks.com sold for $15,800 at Sedo, and the domain is redirected to the eChecks portion of the Deluxe.com website. "Deluxe eChecks are...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

Domains Acquired: GoDaddy Domain Buy Service

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I was looking into a new startup named Headout and noticed they had acquired the domain Headout.com fairly recently and noticed something in whois I haven't seen: DBS Holding Buyer Unreachable with the email address dbsteam@godaddy.com as the registrant. This told me the startup used GoDaddy.com's Domain Buy Service aka DBS. The domain buy service ...

Dot Weekly 3 days ago

3 Letter .Coms Hit a 2015 High With $290,000 Sale That Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart

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We've been talking a lot about a boom in 3-letter .com sales this year and yet more fuel was added to the fire this week when broker George Hong closed the biggest sale of the year to date in that category. Get the details on all of the week's top sales in our latest report.

DNJournal 3 days ago

Sell Your LLL.com Domain Name

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Do you have a 3 letter .com domain name for sale? I am always on the lookout to buy LLL.com domains at good / reasonable prices. Over the years, I have privately and publicly bought and sold quite a few three letter .com domain names. I currently own at least one LLL.com domain name in my portfolio, and I am looking to add more of them to my invent...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

Activist Buys Up Domain Names of Politicians who voted for Indiana Anti-Gay Law

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PinkNews.com reported that an activist Konrad Juengling bought up domains related to politicians who voted for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana, the law caught a lot of heat during the NCAA Tournament as the final four was held in Indianapolis. Lawmakers in Indiana scrambled to amend the bill which many saw as a […]

The Domains 3 days ago

How the blockchain could change the domain business

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Mike Ward wrote a very interesting piece on Coin Telegraph with regards to the Blockchain and domain names. Ward takes a look at how the DNS can run on a decentralized platform, he talks about the flexibility this would provide and how it would create greater freedom, reduce costs and provide less exposure to risk. […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Digging into .xyz’s domain name registrations

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A look at how .xyz domain names are being used. .xyz is big — about 900,000 domains — but it's also controversial since many of the domains were given away for free. Even stripping away the freebies, .xyz is still big. I called upon dataprovider.com to run some numbers. (Earlier this week I used dataprovider […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

.hiv reserve set at $200,000, profits so far $83,000

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The soon-to-be-auctioned new gTLD .hiv has a reserve price of $200,000, but the registry reckons it's worth as much as $700,000. That's according to auction documents provided by dotHIV Registry to DI today. The documents also reveal that .hiv has made a profit of $83,000 in its first seven months. Earlier today we reported that […] Related ...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

Orient Express Travel Group engaged in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

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Australian company didn't disclose prior purchase attempt and its rights post-dated domain registration. A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Australian travel company Orient Express Travel Group to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. The travel company filed an aUDRP against the domain name etg.com.au....

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago
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