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New TLDs this week: Schilling launches .hiphop, Donuts charges your .creditcard

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Frank Schilling's Uniregistry joins Donuts with new TLD releases this week. Shortened holiday week be damned: new TLD operators are launching a bunch of domain names this week. And by this week, I really mean this Wednesday. Frank Schilling's Uniregistry and Donuts all get in on the action on September 3. Uniregistry Uniregistry launches .hiphop, [...

Domain Name Wire 21 minutes ago

.Credit; .CreditCard In General Availability Wednesday, Here Are The Taken Domain Names

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Two new gTLD's launching this week are pretty closely related, .Credit and .CreditCard and as of publication they have 182 and 130 domains registered respectively, through Sunrise period by trademark holders and through the Early Access Porgram (EAP) which allow registrants to pay a premium for early registrations prior to general availability  (GA...

The Domains 1 hour, 8 min ago

Taser International Files UDRP on Tasers.com

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According to the World Intellectual Property (WIPO) website, a UDRP was recently filed on the Tasers.com domain name. The UDRP is listed in the database as WIPO Case D2014-1492. It appears that the domain name is registered to a domain investor, and the UDRP was filed by TASER International, Inc. The Tasers.com domain name was acquired for quite a ...

Domain Investing 1 hour, 55 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 9/2

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Like most of us, I spend most of my time working.  Even when I'm home I probably don't give full attention to things because it's in work mode.  But this weekend end I dropped it all and spent the holiday weekend visiting with my parents.   I spent the day with my Dad on Friday and my Mom came by for the rest of the weekend.  It's always nice when ...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 22 min ago

We Have Been Nominated … So Vote For Us!

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I'm pleased to announce that DomainerIncome has been nominated for the 2014 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Awards. Here are a few thoughts: There's no doubt we are the underdog; we're quiet achievers that just get on with it. It takes a lot of commitment to run a good blog. That's why I avoid reading blogs with those crazy ... The post We Have Been Nominated ̷...

Domainer Income 10 hours, 30 min ago

Update: Uniregistry announces Domain Tracker

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There has now been an official announcement by Uniregistry, about the Domain Tracker product we covered today. The product was launched silently last week. The announcement follows: Friends, While you’ve been enjoying your Northern summer, our team at Uniregistry have been working diligently on the first phase of integration between our DomainNameS...

DomainGang 10 hours, 48 min ago

Nude bowling players: Frank’s got the perfect domain for you!

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Facebook has a strange way of connecting people's locales and sports they like, to truly bizarre combinations of these. Here in central Florida, for example, there's plenty of bowling activity and we like to hit a strike or two; but we do so fully dressed. That's right: no shirt, no shoes, no bowling. Except if […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 12 hours, 23 min ago

Apple May Be Getting Into Mobile Payments & We Just May Have The Perfect Domain For Them

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There were a couple of stories out today on Apple getting into the mobile payments business. Apple has a big day coming up on September 9 a  news event day where many expect to see the new iPhone 6, there has also been talk of a wearable device. Now there is the possibility according to […]

The Domains 12 hours, 53 min ago

Flippa Recap: Tutorly.com, A0B.com, Hard-Drive.com, Fire.glass, Tipster.tips, Salad.info

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Some domains that sold Fire.glass – $5,000 – Confirmed sale. 33,000 per month search volume and a $2.50 CPC, per SEMRush. An example pictured to the right. Per Wikipedia, "Fire glass is tempered glass manufactured in pebble-sized fragments used as a medium to retain and direct heat, usually in gas fireplaces and fire pits." FilipinoDoma...

Domain Shane 14 hours, 59 min ago

Company Domain Movers From WWE, Gucci & More

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Although today is a holiday in the US and I pretty much took the weekend off to relax and get some things done, I was collecting some domain data from time to time and have a list of company domain movers from large companies. So, welcome to a holiday addition of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com . World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Li...

Dot Weekly 15 hours, 36 min ago

Domain Tracker: Uniregistry’s new tool as a tracker of stolen domain names

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Uniregistry launched "Domain Tracker" quietly last week, a new domain tool currently in beta, that allows domain investors to keep track of their domains. The tool is straightforward: enter one or more domain names and keep track of their vital parameters, such as registrant email, expiration date and lock status. The idea is to utilize […] C...

DomainGang 16 hours, 15 min ago

Pinterest Wins Control PinSex.com With 49 Million Visitors Based On Common Law TM of “Pin”

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Pinterest, Inc. just won control over two domain names PinSex.com and PinGay.com which are active sites driving a huge numbers of members and traffic based off a finding that Pinterest had common law rights to the word "pin" The disputed domain name was registered on June 5, 2008. The disputed domain name was registered on […]

The Domains 18 hours, 28 min ago

Namecheap Issues “Urgent Security Warning”

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It's Labor Day here in the US, so it's not a great day for companies to share important news, but it is important that you see this Namecheap security warning, even if you do not use the company as your domain name registrar. This issue seems like it has the potential to impact domain investors as well as others who own domain names. It may also be...

Domain Investing 19 hours, 19 min ago

A Quick $2.5k Profit Flip in a Couple Hours of Work

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Some of my readers and subscribers saw my earlier flippa sale for steamprofile.com and asked about it. Where did I get that site? how did it sell so high with such low revenues? What did I initially pay for it? Read on to find the answers! I initially acquired the website earlier this year from another […]

Domain Magnate 19 hours, 39 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-1-2014

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I didn't get a chance to put together a list yesterday because we have been busy enjoying Las Vegas. Before I came to Vegas I ended up selling a name

Jason Thompson 19 hours, 47 min ago

NameCheap Finds & Issues Urgent Security Warning That May Affect All Internet Users

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In a post on its corporate blog, NameCheap.com, the domain name registrar, announced it found an attack overnight and blocked over 30,000 IP's that were attempting to  gather the "username and password data gathered from third party sites, likely the data identified by The Register (i.e. not Namecheap) is being used to try and gain […]...

The Domains 20 hours, 10 min ago

Bulk Whois Lookups – #1 on My “Wish List”

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I am frequently asked what types of tools I would want to help make my business life easier and more efficient. The one response that has stayed the same for years is a bulk Whois look up tool. I would like to be able to do Whois searches in bulk so I can analyze large lists of domain names. I believe there is at least one website that offers bulk ...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 17 min ago

Father Domainicus and a Labor Day eulogy for all hard-working domainers

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Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus with a special eulogy on this Labor Day, to all domainers. Quite often, I am being asked, Father Domainicus – what is the amount of work and effort I should put into domain investing? This question, however naive and plain it might […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 20 hours, 27 min ago

1st Asset Backed Crypto Currency: Sync Coin Secured By Domains Trading At Same Price As Bitcoin

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    Sync coin is the first asset-backed, profit-sharing currency and the asset the currency is back by is domain names. According to a press release, Sync Foundation and SyncFund.com co-founder, Mike Fiol, who has been in the domain industry for many years. is quoted in a press release, that the total supply of Sync […]

The Domains 22 hours, 10 min ago

Two Easy Ways To Setup A Directory Website

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Directory Websites can be a great way to generate passive income, especially if you have a good domain name to go along with it. At the same time, it's important to understand that unless you already have a steady stream of traffic just putting up a directory won't suddenly send people to your site – […]

Domainvestors.tv 23 hours, 15 min ago

Share Your Success Story

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I frequently write about large domain name sales and smart domain name acquisitions. One thing that I would like to write more about is success stories involving descriptive keyword domain names. I am sure there are people who are doing well with business development on keyword domain names, and I would be happy to share your story. I'll give you a...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 9/1

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Raymond Hackney of TheDomains.com had a nice article asking what his reader's opinions of whether numerics are going up from here.  I tried to post a comment but didn't make it through so I'll say it here.   The answer in my opinion is Yes.  Posted were the top numeric sales from 4.cn and after only a few months old they are already outdated.   Jus...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

This Week’s New gTLD Launches

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Another busy week for new gTLDs: one landrush phase, four Early Access Program phases and nine General Availability phase. The days we should keep an eye on are Wednesday (September 03) and Friday (September 05). First of all, there will be one landrush on Wednesday: Dot Republican Next, the Early Access Program will start for the following new gTL...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Sedo Numeric Auction Starts Wednesday 49 extensions represented

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On Wednesday Sedo will start its numeric auction of 265 domain names that run the gamut of super quality to wait what ? There will be 49 different extensions represented including .mobi, .enterprises and .name. Here is the list of extensions: asia be berlin bg bid bike biz cab cards ch club cn co co.com […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainSherpa Review – September 1, 2014: Untouched.com, Snooping.com, Flipped.net…

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What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• An investor's portfolio is appraised: FreeInstrumentals.com, BobberMotorcycles.com, FlooringOptions.com, Flipped.net...• Get your bids in soon for Untouched.com, Snooping.com, CounterAttack.com, DormRoom.com...• Page Howe is the top Sherpa on t...

DomainSherpa 1 day ago

Exclusive interview with Peter Kay, owner of Twitch.com

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When we broke the news of the huge purchase of Twitch by Amazon to the domainer community, some appeared shocked by our statement that Twitch .com has become a seven figure domain name. The $970 million dollar all-cash purchase of Twitch and Twitch.tv is indisputably a punch in the face of Google, that was also […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Weekend Musings – Techstars Demo Day

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The last two weeks have probably been the busiest weeks of our entire lives as we prepare for what's coming on Wednesday – Techstars Demo Day. As many of you know, we have been going through the Techstars startup accelerator here in Austin. Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world and has a […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: ScubaTank.com, Deterred.com, PrivateSchools.org, DroppedNames.com All Meet Reserve

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Reserve Met and Will Sell ScubaTank.com – Nice product domain with good search volume – 2,400 searches per month per SEMRush. Frank Schilling owns the plural, so when an end user comes knocking, his high asking price on the plural may increase the value of the singular. PrivateSchools.org – The .org extension can work quite well w...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

So When Does Amazon Buy Twitch.com ?

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Twitch.tv was purchased this week by Amazon for $970 million, the little experiment that grew out of Justin.tv has become a major player in online video. For a long it was rumored that  Google would acquire Twitch. Now we know it is Amazon and two questions remain, 1) When will Amazon buy Twitch.com ? and […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Stolen at GoDaddy and sold at Ename: TX2.com is a stolen domain – Part 2

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Yesterday we unveiled how TX2.com is a stolen domain name, currently in the hands of a China based registrant. After contacting its legitimate owner, Mr. Sean O'Carroll, he explained to us how despite being a neighbor to GoDaddy's HQ in Arizona, little was done since he filed a report late last year. TX2.com was sold […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

22 GoDaddy Discount Codes

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I'll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today, 10 of them should work worldwide (as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada) and as far as the remaining 12 are concerned, I'm not sure. Didn't use any of them myself, so I can't guarantee they'll work. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Exclusive: GoDaddy Rubber Chicken “hands on” review

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We recently saw a Facebook offer from GoDaddy advertising a 99 cent .COM domain, or the option to get a quality rubber chicken for the same price. Such novel offerings are quite rare, and we could not turn down the opportunity to get the GoDaddy rubber chicken instead. After we placed the order at GoDaddy.com […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Will There Be Plural / Singular New gTLDs in Round 2

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I think it's pretty safe to assume that ICANN will eventually approve a second round of new gTLD applications. I don't know when round 2 will happen, but if I was going to place a wager, I would bet there will be at least one subsequent round of applications. I was thinking about what types of new extensions might make up the applications since mos...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

It’s David Vs Goliaths For Control of .Music

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Harley Brown wrote an article for Billboard.com about the upcoming battle for .music. The indies vs Google and Amazon. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has announced its support for the  music industry to control .music. A2IM believes that if Google or Amazon win the .music extension that they will obviously put profits ahead [&...

The Domains 2 days ago

From GoDaddy to Ename: TX2.com is a stolen domain – Part 1

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When the theft of Lightly.com came up, only the very tip of the iceberg was visible, so we started digging; with every layer, we found more clues about organized crime targeting domain owners. Stolen at GoDaddy and then transferred to the Chinese registrar, Ename, Lightly.com shares the same path as 8si.com, a domain whose owner […] Copyright...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Flips (PDN.com, MegaBackup.com, LocalVibe.com) and Flops ($400,000 loss on Chat.de)

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips PDN.com – Sold recently for $27,900 at Sedo, vs $12,000 in 2007. Picked up by Paula Deen Ventures, which recently announced it was launching Paula Deen Network, "a subscription-based digital network ava...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

How Will Legacy TLDs Be Affected by New gTLDs?

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Do I think legacy TLDs (Dot Info, Dot Biz and so on) will be affected by new gTLDs in a negative manner? Yes, I do. Do I think legacy TLDs will be affected by new gTLDs in a positive manner? Yes, I do. Now that everyone's confused, it's time to explain why my answer to both questions

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

Where Do You See The Value of Numeric.com Domains Going ?

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Our latest poll takes a look at Numeric.com values. Numerics have continued to be one of the strongest categories for domain investors, fetching excellent prices and also being a very liquid category within the space. Top 5 reported to DN Journal in 2014 37.com      $1,960,800 100.com     $950,000 0060.com    $120,848 106.com     $107,000 1905.com ...

The Domains 2 days ago

PIR Facebook ad: Do people really trust dot .ORG domains?

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A new online campaign by PIR – the domain Registry behind the dot .ORG domain extension – appears to be focusing on "trust". Stating, "With .org domains, organizations instill trust and credibility – sometimes even inspiration",  the Facebook campaign presents a photo of mountain climbers that are apparently "inspired" to climb th...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Watch this video and tell me you don’t want an Amiga

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So this morning I discovered a video that is honestly too good not to share with the rest of you. If you go back in time to the 1980′s, 1985 to be exact, a revolutionary computer hit the market – the Amiga. Following a number of Amiga computers with descriptive names like 500, 500+ and […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Helpful Meta Description On For Sale Domains

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The other day when I was digging some information on the DomainNameSales.com's Q2 sales reports I ran into a meta description on one of the sold domain names and it really grabbed my eye! I didnt' think much of it at the time, but later in the day while I was sipping on a bottle of Miller Lite, that little bulb got brighter in my head and made me r...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Central Park Raccoon

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I thought I would share a unique photo I took in Central Park in New York City. It's not every day that you see a raccoon walking around in Central Park in the middle of the day. In fact, in the ten years I lived in Manhattan, I can only recall seeing a raccoon a handful of times. It's a bit disconcerting to see this because I hear that these noctu...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Domainers flock to Ron Jackson’s 40th birthday party in Florida

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Domainers from all over the world gathered outside Ron Jackson‘s newly rebuilt mansion in Florida today, to wish him a happy birthday. The popular domain investor and publisher is turning 40 years old today, an important number in every man's life. Speaking to the gathered crowds of domainers and local random people who joined the […] C...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-30-2014

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We're headed to Las Vegas today for a much needed vacation. I'm exhausted from the work week so now it is time to be lazy. In my book if you

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

.Bio Generates $250K in Revenue In Its First Week

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Starting Dot Ltd. the registry operator for new generic top-level domains (new gTLD) .BIO, .ARCHI & .SKI, , put out a press release today announcing that over 4,100 .BIO domain names have been registered at the end of the first week generating over a $250,000 USD in revenue. "The .BIO launch ranks in the top […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Adam Strong Acquires Strong.com from Wells Fargo

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I was reading the profile of Adam Strong on Donna Mahony's blog, and I saw that Adam mentioned he acquired the Strong.com domain name. Obviously this domain name is perfect for him because it is his last name, but as a one word .com, it's a valuable domain name asset as well. Although Adam doesn't want to share the sale price, he let me know that h...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Domain theft special: What the hell is going on at Ename?

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The Chinese domain registrar, Ename.com, also provides a domain name marketplace for the ever expanding Chinese market. All this growth comes at a price, as Ename is quickly becoming the domain venue of choice for laundering stolen domain names. Despite being an ICANN accredited registrar, Ename.com is resisting pressure from legitimate transfer re...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago This Week: Hornet.com, Intranet.com, Sale.co.uk, Media.info, More

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Listed below are updates to the top ten domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Intranet.com for $160,000 Parked domain with an Alexa rank near 375,000. Owned by Original Web Ventures (at Original.com), which is based in Ottawa, Canada. "Our specialty is in domain names from the branding and investment perspective. We ow...

Domain Shane 3 days ago
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