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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 5 hours, 58 min ago

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

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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 7 hours, 5 min 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 9 hours, 22 min 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 9 hours, 35 min 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 9 hours, 52 min 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 11 hours, 40 min 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 12 hours, 54 min 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 14 hours, 27 min 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 14 hours, 53 min ago

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

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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 15 hours, 53 min ago

Toby Clements: Mission to Mars

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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 15 hours, 55 min ago

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

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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 16 hours, 0 min 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 16 hours, 7 min 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 16 hours, 10 min ago

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

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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 16 hours, 59 min 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 17 hours, 7 min 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 17 hours, 15 min ago

Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor

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Oversee.net surprised many in the domainer community yesterday when it announced the sale of its flagship parking service, DomainSponsor, to upstart rival Rook Media. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, means Oversee, once the parent to brands such as Moniker and SnapNames, now barely has a presence in the domain name industry at all. Switzerland-bas...

DomainIncite.com 19 hours, 47 min ago

Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry’s premium names

 Mark As Read    

A would-be new gTLD registrant has appealed to ICANN over the domain name moviestar.photo, which she was unable to register because Uniregistry had reserved it as a premium name. Danielle Watson filed a formal Request for Reconsideration (pdf) with ICANN last week, in the mistaken belief that ICANN had placed the domain she wanted on […] Rel...

DomainIncite.com 20 hours, 29 min ago

.nokia — a dot-brand without a brand?

 Mark As Read    

Will .nokia be the next withdrawal from the new gTLD program? It seems possible, if reports about the death of the Nokia brand are to be believed. The news blog Nokia Power User reported yesterday that Nokia the company will be renamed Microsoft Mobile following the close of the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia by […] Related posts: Nokia c...

DomainIncite.com 21 hours, 23 min ago

HowStuffWorks.com To Be Sold for 18 % of its 2007 Purchase Price

 Mark As Read    

The Wall Street Journal reported that Discover Communications is selling the popular website, HowStuffWorks.com.  They will be taking a loss on the sale as they are only realizing 18% of their 2007 purchase price. From the article: For Discovery Communications Inc., DISCA -0.49% the website HowStuffWorks.com proved to be one investment in digital m...

The Domains 21 hours, 24 min ago

Domain Availability Notice Or Spam ?

 Mark As Read    

Having been on the receiving end of many unsolicited emails over the years, you could say I have a finely tuned BS radar. The same cannot be said for newcomers to the domain name industry (or new Internet users), who fall victim to these scams. Here is one I received this morning: ————- Domain Availability ... The post Domai...

Domainer Income 1 day ago

Election.com Sells at NameJet for $65,100

 Mark As Read    

ELECTION·COM sold at auction for $65,100. Congrats to the winning bidder! pic.twitter.com/DNhJ6krC4z — NameJet (@namejet) April 21, 2014   The auction for Election.com on NameJet ended this afternoon, and after quite a long extended auction, the domain name sold for $65,100. There were 448 bids from 323 bidders in this public auction. The winn...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Matt Cutts Answers How To Research A Domain Before Buying

 Mark As Read    

Matt Cutts got a question today from someone who purchased a domain name and then found out the domain had been in trouble with Google. The domain is not currently indexed and the new owner has to do a reconsideration request. Matt points out steps to check to see if the domain had problems in […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Game of Domain Thrones: 10 Unlikely domain mergers

 Mark As Read    

With RookMedia acquiring DomainSponsor from Oversee on Friday, the game of "domain thrones" is getting warmer. After much deliberation, we came up with a list of 10 unlikely domain mergers, producing hybrid brands for the resulting joint ventures. Enjoy! Sedo Daddy – This mega corporation will converge the strong German ethics of Sedo with th...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Oh My! Rook Media Buys DomainSponsor in a MAJOR Shakeup of Domain Monetization

 Mark As Read    

Consolidation continues to change the domain world as we knew it. In one of the biggest mashups to date, Rook Media acquired Oversee.net's seminal domain monetization business, DomainSponsor, today at an undisclosed price. Here's the back story behind the BIG Deal.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Uniregistry joins Minds+Machines today

 Mark As Read    

Only a few hours remain until the Silicon Beach TLD Fest, sponsored jointly by Uniregistry and Minds+Machines. The joint conference, focuses on the new gTLDs and the expansion of the Internet name space, a revolution in the making. The conference takes place in Santa Monica, California, at 6:00pm PDT today and all guests had to […] The post U...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Rook Media Acquires DomainSponsor.com

 Mark As Read    

Oversee.net, announced today that Rook Media, has acquired its DomainSponsor monetization business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Oversee.net which once owned the domain name registrar, Moniker.com, the auction platform snapnames.com and DomainSponsor.com is now left with hundreds of thousands of domain names as well as some develope...

The Domains 1 day ago

Rook Media Acquires DomainSponsor from Oversee

 Mark As Read    

I just received a press release announcing the Rook Media has acquired DomainSponsor from Oversee.net. The terms of the transaction were not released. Founded in 2002, DomainSponsor is one of the oldest domain name parking companies, and according to DailyChanges.com, its nameservers have nearly one million domain names resolving to them. During th...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor

 Mark As Read    

One of the largest domain name parking companies has been acquired. Rook Media has acquired domain name parking company DomainSponsor from Oversee.net, the companies confirmed today. DomainSponsor is one of the oldest domain parking companies, serving customers since 2002. Rook was launched just a few years ago. Rook was founded by employees of Nam...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Pricing the latest new TLDs: NameCheap is Cheap

 Mark As Read    

NameCheap's pricing for new TLDs is low. Two months ago I ran a price comparison of new top level domain name options at various top registrars. The prices were for the three tiers of domains offered by registry Donuts. Many more domains have come out since then, often offered by registries other than Donuts. Today […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Launched – Grown – Sold The Miami Herald Discusses What’s Next for .CO Founders

 Mark As Read    

The Miami Herald did a piece today on the .CO Registry acquisition by Neustar. They spoke with Juan Diego Calle to find out what's next for everyone now that the comapny is sold. Calle mentioned a better job and better benefits for employees. The article also mentions that Neustar did not get Pop.co in the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 4-21-2014 Better Support, OG3, Online Supplies

 Mark As Read    

Domain Of The Day: BetterSupport.com Because you don't want to just settle for good support. I don't have much time today so I will have to keep this short! Here

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Facebook to Launch Mobile Ad Network

 Mark As Read    

Mike Isaac wrote on Recode that Facebook will be launching their own mobile ad network. Lots of people have wanted Facebook to build an ad network for a long time. Here it comes. Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8? developer conference in San Francisco at […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Just how many NNN .photo domains are left to register at Uniregistry?

 Mark As Read    

There are plenty of three number (NNN) .Photo domains left to register, but not as many as you would have imagined. Let's face it: Three number domains are sought after because they can represent phone area codes in the US and abroad. For a photography business, owning a three-number .Photo domain can be quite useful, […] The post Just how ma...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Must-Read Mondays: Snow Crash

 Mark As Read    

Hello, happy Monday, and welcome to Must-Read Mondays! With Facebook's recent acquisition of Oculus the concept of the Metaverse becomes closer to reality. What is the Metaverse you ask? Let's talk about Snow Crash. First things first. Snow Crash is honestly one of the books that really got me into reading when I was younger. […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Top 10 Perks that Domain Conferences need to offer

 Mark As Read    

Domain conference organizers take note: It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and competition is bigger than ever. The agenda is full for the entire 2014; the proliferation of gTLDs and the expansion of new Internet business models have raised the threshold by which domain conferences are deemed successful. These days, it's not enough to have […...

DomainGang 1 day ago

The “Legendary Domainer Portfolio” Paradox

 Mark As Read    

As we all know, "legendary domainers" or in other words the domain investors everyone knows about own some amazing gems, no question about that. However, I've noticed an interesting paradox when it comes to their portfolios. Yes, they own some truly amazing gems but on the other hand, they have considerably more low to very

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Dot London and Dot NYC taking two different approaches

 Mark As Read    

Dot NYC much more restricted than Dot London. Two .city domain names are getting ready to enter their first phase of rollout: .London and .NYC. This will be a big moment in the new top level domain name program. Many people, including myself, think .city domain names have the biggest chance for success. Despite being […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Massachusetts Businesses Closed for Patriots’ Day

 Mark As Read    

I am sure you already know that the Boston Marathon is being run this morning. Today marks the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. You might not know that today is a holiday in Massachusetts called Patriots Day, and many Massachusetts companies and businesses are closed. There are several domain name and associated companies located in Massachuse...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

THE BIG AFTERMARKET LIST: Saturday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on April 21St, 2014

 Mark As Read    

  Aaron and I got the new theme up over the weekend.  We came up with the look and many thanks to Tia for customizing it and putting up with our constant questions and changes.  I imagine there will be a few more to come.  All new sites have quite a few flaws and bugs.  We'll be adding features over the next few weeks.  Some will be neat, some...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

PiedPiper.com – HBO shows savvy in acquiring domain for its new comedy, “Silicon Valley”

 Mark As Read    

HBO is the proud new owner of the piedpiper.com domain name.  PiedPiper.com is now the home of the faux corporate website for Pied Piper, the fictional start-up company in HBO's new comedy, "Silicon Valley".  Last night's episode has the team brainstorming ridiculous names as they try to come up with an alternative to the Pied […]...

DomainArts.com 2 days ago

Should Business Fear Google ?

 Mark As Read    

Media company admits to being afraid of Google Olivia Solon wrote on Ars Technica that a major European media company has concerns about the growing power of Google. From the article: The chief executive of Axel Springer, one of Europe's largest media publishers, has said that his company is afraid of the power that Google […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Flippa Recap: D2.ca, LH6.com, Secure.today sell. Draw.net, AKU.com Don’t Hit Reserve.

 Mark As Read    

Listed below are some notable domain and website sales over the past week at Flippa. With no four figure domain sales this week, the real action was in the domains that didn't sell. Lots of bids, but not alot of reserves met on names such as Draw.net and AKU.com. Several domains that didn't hit reserve had already made the rounds at Flippa previous...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Has the time come for mandatory two factor authentication ?

 Mark As Read    

I was already thinking about the topic of  mandatory two factor authentication before Heartbleed. It was actually the story about Naoki Hiroshima and his post on Medium detailing the account hack at Go Daddy and Paypal, in order to gain access to the Twitter handle @N. Minda Zetlin of Inc Magazine recently published an article, […]

The Domains 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 4-20-2014 Copy Work, Dinner My Way, iConsumers

 Mark As Read    

Domain Of The Day: CopyWork.com CopyWork.com is today's domain of the day. For some reason this domain reminds me of Kinkos. Although it is a generic keyword phrase, it could

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Aaron and Shane Are Doing It Right

 Mark As Read    

I am sure you read the news about the merger of DomainShane.com and AccidentalDomainer.com. The two blogs are run by friends Shane Cultra and Aaron Wilkin, both of whom have "real" jobs. Aaron and Shane have both done a very good job of building their individual blog brands. Running a blog is challenging for a variety of reasons, and I think the me...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Happy Easter to all Domainers!

 Mark As Read    

Easter is the Christian equivalent of Passover: families and friends get together to converse and eventually argue over excessive portions of food and wine. It is a tradition to take a break from most other activities, in order to partake in the festive nature of the day. That, includes domaining, domain investing, querying DomainTools for […...

DomainGang 2 days ago
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