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Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago This Week: IG.com, 3C.com, DPC.com, Deco.com, Fork.com, More

 Mark As Read    

Below is an update to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. IG.com for $4,700,000 An upgrade from IGGroup.com for the London-based firm, though distinct sites are currently live at each URL. The domain was owned and utilized by a Brazilian internet service provider at the time of sale, and that company now u...

Domain Shane 38 minutes ago

Rival Promoters Square Off in India With 2 Domain Conferences Scheduled 2 Weeks Apart

 Mark As Read    

Two rival domain conference promoters will be going head to head in Hyderabad, India over the next two weeks with each putting on an event in the same city with just 14 days separating them. Is that too close for comfort? We're about to find out - the first one is coming up Sunday.

DNJournal 4 hours, 7 min ago

Domainers and Registry Operators, A Short-Term Paradox?

 Mark As Read    

The Dot Investments new gTLD has 877 registrations after the first day of General Availability and while that number is not exactly impressive, the registry did reasonably well financially. Why? Because a .investments domain costs about 2x – 3x more than most new gTLDs. The cheapest price I found Dot Investments domains at was 80 bucks

Domaining Tips 6 hours, 55 min ago

Blast from the Domainer past: Skenzo, DNZoom and Moniker at TRAFFIC

 Mark As Read    

It's strange what one finds while opening some old boxes in the garage Accidentally, we opened a box of memorabilia from previous domain conferences; this particular one was from TRAFFIC 2008 in Orlando, Florida. It was a great experience! Some great people attended the conference, among which Monte Cahn, founder and then still CEO of […] Cop...

DomainGang 7 hours, 27 min ago

Google Gains Victory in German Publisher Dispute

 Mark As Read    

Back in June, Jeff Jarvis wrote on Buzz Machine about German publishers banding together to go after Google for linking to their content. As Jarvis pointed out Google News does not show ads so the desire to get 11 % of something, would be 11% of nothing. From the article: German publishers are not just […]

The Domains 7 hours, 36 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-22-2014

 Mark As Read    

My list is today because I sealed the deal on a domain sale. I'll discuss more about it later, but I made my biggest sale of the year. It wasn't

Jason Thompson 8 hours, 34 min ago

Bob Brewsinski ready to hunt down and fight gTLD ‘wussy’ domainers

 Mark As Read    

Bob Brewsinski was barely 19 when he got drafted for Vietnam; the Wisconsin farmer, war veteran and domain investor still carries his military experience within. "Fought for 96 hours straight one time, the commies were coming onto us in waves, shot every god**** vietcong twice, those were the days man!" says Brewsinski, polishing his replica [̷...

DomainGang 9 hours, 19 min ago

Should Google or Amazon rule the dot .Music gTLD ?

 Mark As Read    

The battle for the control of the premium money-maker of a gTLD, dot .Music rages on, with Google and Amazon being two of the applicants. Constantine Roussos, CEO of Music.us is another dot .Music applicant, pushing for the characterization of the gTLD as a community application. Roussos has been fighting the giants like David against […] Cop...

DomainGang 11 hours, 10 min ago

Corporate Domain Movers From WalMart, Google & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to the latest round of DotWeekly Discoveries powered by DomainIQ.com of corporate domain name purchases, company domain registrations and simply domain movers by some of the largest companies on the internet. I spend countless hours digging up the following information that you are going to read in a few minutes, so enjoy! Wal-Mart Stores, ...

Dot Weekly 11 hours, 39 min ago

.Sexy Domains Marketing and Usage

 Mark As Read    

Frank Schilling posted the photograph of the bus above, which is promoting the .Sexy domain name extension. As you can see from the photo, the bus is on the streets in Hollywood, California. There are currently two buses with the .Sexy advertisement driving through Hollywood and West Los Angeles between Downtown LA and the beach in Santa Monica. Th...

Domain Investing 11 hours, 53 min ago

New TLDs: is it an awareness, acceptance or demand issue?

 Mark As Read    

Are domain registrants not aware of new TLD options or do they just not accept them? Or is there just low demand for each .com alternative? My initial reaction to the underwhelming "out of the gate" registration numbers for new top level domain names this year was that it's an awareness issue. 99.99% of people […]

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 15 min ago

UDRP Panel Refused To Find RDNH Despite Finding TM Holder Failed To Disclose & Misrepresented

 Mark As Read    

The majority of a three member UDRP refused to find Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) despite the fact they found the complainant failed to disclose a previous relationship between  the parties and a previous UDRP between the domain holder and the former company that the trademark holder acquired. The domain names at issue were Fleischmann.com [...

The Domains 13 hours, 37 min ago

Flippa Friday: Tasks.com, DomainInvesting.tv, WPMarket.com

 Mark As Read    

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to Flippa Friday here on MorganLinton.com! Some pretty stellar names were added to Flippa over the last week and I think it is very safe to say that with the addition of the Domain Catalog Flippa is now one of the most active domain marketplaces. One thing I've really liked seeing […]

Domainvestors.tv 13 hours, 37 min ago

Exact Match .com Domains in Inc. 5000 List

 Mark As Read    

The 2104 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States was released this week, and I thought it would be interesting to have a look at the exact match domains (EMD) in .com that are on the list. I was able to search using ".com" as the keyword, and listed below are the companies that I consider exact match .com domain...

Domain Investing 14 hours, 14 min ago

Why Frank Schilling’s new bus ad uses http://

 Mark As Read    

Otherwise, lots of people might not get to the website. Yesterday Frank Schilling tweeted this picture of a bus ad for his .sexy top level domain name: Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry, responded asking about why the ad includes https://, and Frank Schilling explained: That lots of cell phone users need to type in […]

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 23 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 8/22

 Mark As Read    

Aaron and I were talking (I think it was Aaron) the other day about the real estate market and have noticed that the Chinese not only are pouring huge money into the domain market, but they have really driven up the commercial real estate market throughout the United States.  Most Americans have no idea of the billions that are being put into Ameri...

Domain Shane 15 hours, 59 min ago

The Future of Google Glass Lies in Health Care According to its Inventor

 Mark As Read    

Mark Sullivan of Venture Beat did a story on the inventor of Google Glass and his belief that the future of the wearable lies in health care. From the article: Google didn’t design its Glass wearable for medicine, but that use continues to be a hot topic of conversation among medical technologists and the investors […]

The Domains 18 hours, 29 min ago

This Weeks New gTLD 1st Day Totals: .Haus 1,261; .Tax 1,135; .Cash 1,026; .Investments 876; .Fund 772

 Mark As Read    

The zone files for the new gTLD that launched on Wednesday updated later than usual this week but here are the 1st day totals for the new gTLD's that launched this week. The totals include domain names registered in the Sunrise period by trademark holders as well as those registered in the Early Access Program […]

The Domains 19 hours, 47 min ago

Registry For New gTLD IDN .?? (Network) Registers & Reserves Over 23K Domains

 Mark As Read    

A new gTLD IDN .?? which means network in Chinese (xn--io0a7i) registered and reserved over 23,500 domain names yesterday increasing the overall number of new gTLD registered to 1.96 million according to ntldstats.com. The registry of the IDN new gTLD is Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences ?China Internet Network Info...

The Domains 21 hours, 47 min ago

High New gTLD Registration/Renwal Fees – Let’s Crunch Some Numbers

 Mark As Read    

As mentioned yesterday, I liked the Dot Investments extension but at 80+ bucks a pop, I decided to pass because I just don't see how there can be any money in it for domainers at these price levels. Let's crunch some numbers and start with some basic considerations. First and foremost, the very best domains will not

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

DomainNameSales Had a Banner 2Q That Included Two 7-Figure Sales and Seven in 6 Figures

 Mark As Read    

DomainNameSales.com had a blowout 2nd quarter that included one sale over $2 million and another above $1 million. Unfortunately, those names were subject to NDAs but the company was able to share seven other sales that broke the six-figure barrier and dozens in five figures.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Video: Bob Parsons gets squeaky clean for ALS ice bucket challenge

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy founder, Bob Parsons, took on a full 10 buckets of ice water, for the ALS ice bucket challenge. Totaling several gallons of ice water, the feat was recorded on video, particularly as every bucket represented $10,000 dollars for a grand total of $100,000 dollars donated. Wow. That's a lot of wasted water, Bob! Just […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Bodis expands support by adding more staff, implements new ticket system

 Mark As Read    

Bodis, the domain parking and monetization company announced today the implementation of a new, custom-made support system to handle its expanding customer base. The addition of new staff should help the company achieve ticket resolution significantly faster as well. Bodis CEO, Matt Wegrzyn, recently announced the upcoming changes. According to the...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain name search is much improved (at some registrars)

 Mark As Read    

A look at how major domain registrars are handling domain search in the wake of new TLDs. I've written a couple times about the state of registrar search as registrars grapple with an onslaught of new TLDs, most recently at the end of February. There's good news for TLD registries: search is getting a lot […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

See the .Realtor Launch Video

 Mark As Read    

Earlier today, I published my thoughts about .Realtor domain names and why I believe the .Realtor extension is going to be a money maker for the National Association of Realtors that will be managing the extension. I want to share the promotional video below that discusses .Realtor domain names, and you can get an idea of how the extension will be ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Beiersdorf AG, Hamburg, Germany Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

 Mark As Read    

Beiersdorf AG, which is located in Hamburg, Germany has just been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name BeiersdorfChina.com They were represented by in-house counsel In this case the Respondent is Beiersdorf (Tianjin) Petrochemical Co., Ltd., which is located in Tianjin, China. The decision was issued in Chinese an...

The Domains 1 day ago

Domainer Coffins : Customize your final home with your favorite TLD

 Mark As Read    

Who says you can't take it with you? When it comes down to that final destination, most of us definitely wish it never happened, but like taxes, death is unavoidable. A new service, Domainer Coffins, wants to make light of this otherwise serious situation, and it does so with gusto. Formed in 2013 by Alfonso […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 8-21-2014

 Mark As Read    

I'm still waiting to close on that deal I mentioned the other day. As of right now it seems that the buyer is stalling a bit. They had some concerns

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

SnapNames Holding 4 Themed Auctions, All Ending On September 4th + 2 More

 Mark As Read    

Snapnames.com is holding 4 themed domain auctions all of which are live and all of which end on  September 4th. The verticals at auction are Insurance, Legal Service, Real Estate, and Accounting. As of publication of the hundreds of domains in these auction only 2 have bids. All auctions close on September 4th at 3:15Pm […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Take The Start Up Names Quiz

 Mark As Read    

For those that specialize in the brandable niche of domaining, you know you have seen some funky names get picked by start ups and some go on to get pretty sizable funding. It is the subjective nature of domain names and branding. You will always think I got names much better and they never get […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Where to Find The Best Sites to Buy?

 Mark As Read    

I get asked this question a lot, as everyone wants to know where to pick up the best deals. Most of my best acquisitions actually came from contacts in the industry. Webmasters who had quality websites and wanted to sell them knew that I as buying websites and turned to me for a quick hustle free […]

Domain Magnate 1 day ago

TRAFFIC ballot: Let women take the lead

 Mark As Read    

There is no doubt that every industry is male dominated due to an artificial imbalance caused by our very own society. This does not mean women professionals aren't as good, it means they aren't given equal opportunities to show their skills in a professional setting that respects and emphasizes their contribution. It's as simple as […]...

Acro.net 1 day ago

Get a Reality Check on Pricing via BuyDomains

 Mark As Read    

I believe that BuyDomains owns hundreds of thousands of domain names, and quite possibly more than that. Because of the size of the company's domain portfolio, I believe the company uses custom algorithms to determine pricing for many of its domain names, and a great deal of their domain names have buy it now prices. I assume the pricing takes many...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Update: GoDaddy sent account to collections over $8.50

 Mark As Read    

A disgruntled GoDaddy customer who received a collections notice over a failed charge for $8.50 insists that GoDaddy initiated the process with payment processor Certegy. GoDaddy has denied that they initiated any collections process. The GoDaddy customer clarified that the automatic renewal triggered a charge to a checking account that had been cl...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Would you sell domain names for Bitcoins?

 Mark As Read    

It's a question I'm getting more and more and something that I am now seriously considering, selling domain names for Bitcoin. Rewind two years and I would never in a million years think of selling domain names, something that I understand very well, for Bitcoins, something that seemed volatile, unpredictable, and potentially gone in a […]...

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

This week’s expired domain report: Got .info?

 Mark As Read    

"Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink." That would be Coleridge — his ill fated sailor thirstily contemplating the vast seawater. But I doubt "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was the Rime.com that just sold at GoDaddy Auctions for $12.8k. Aside from that archaic spelling of "rhyme", we have "rime" as the […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Realtor May Prove to be Popular

 Mark As Read    

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has around 1 million members who sell real estate. The NAR applied for and will be managing the .Realtor new gTLD extension. According to a press release, "NAR is offering a free one-year license to the first 500,000 members who register for a .REALTOR domain." In my opinion, this could become a pretty luc...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Facebook Secures Oculus.com Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

According to whois records, Facebook Inc. has secured the Oculus.com domain name that was owned by Tim Appnel. I did not see a connection with Appnel and Oculus VR  prior. Based on whois history records, my educated guess would be that Facebook / Oculus VR, LLC acquired Oculus.com between 10/29/2013 and 12/13/2013. Oculus.com and OculusVR.com domai...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Straat-backed bidder beats Donuts and Afilias to .health

 Mark As Read    

DotHealth has won the four-way contention set for the controversial new gTLD .health. Afilias and Donuts both withdrew their competing applications this week. Famous Four withdrew its application over a month ago. DotHealth is backed by Straat Investments, the investment vehicle chaired by .CO Internet's Juan Calle. The new gTLD will run on a Neust...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

.Cash and .Fund each get fewer than 1,000 registrations

 Mark As Read    

Slow start for the two new TLDs that launched yesterday (for which we have data.) Five top level domain names launched yesterday. Unfortunately, ICANN's centralized zone file system only has updated zone files for two of them. .Cash gained 725 registrations to end the day with 909 in the zone file. .Fund picked up just […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Biggest dot-brand? .realtor to give away half a million domains

 Mark As Read    

Up to 500,000 card-carrying members of North American real estate associations will be given a free one-year .realtor domains, according to the registry. The National Association of Realtors said its members and members of the Canadian Real Estate Association will be able to claim their names at claim.realtor. The offer will become active October 2...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

ANA: “Hard to Imagine That Most of The Already-Launched TLDs Will Be Around in 2 Years

 Mark As Read    

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) an opponent of the new gTLD program wrote a post on its corporate blog today asking "Already Launched New gTLD's : Is Anyone Out There?" The post is a "report" written by their general counsel Reed Smith LLP, and Brad R. Newberg of the firm wrote the piece which […]

The Domains 1 day ago

How Many Domain Investors Are There? JustDropped Newsletter Hits 100K Subscribers

 Mark As Read    

 We have often wondered just how many people are domainers or domain investors, well today  the deleted domain names data provider Justdropped.com announced today that it has reached 100,000 subscribers to it popular domain name newsletter. "The newsletter which offers high quality domain names at low reseller prices is published daily." The newsle...

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 8/21

 Mark As Read    

While Aaron and I have no illusion that we are one of the top domain blogs we feel we have finally secured our ranking as best 3rd tier domain blog.  And while Aaron and I could certainly could force the kidnapped children that we usually use to write the site (so we can get in our 20 miles running a day) to feed the ballot box with votes, it would...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

A New Way To Blog?

 Mark As Read    

Since 2007 I have been writing my blog in a browser. Back then I was using Firefox now I use Chrome, but still it's all happened via a web interface which honestly has seemed a bit archaic to me. Well, as they say, the times they are a changing and now it looks like there […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

The Aftermarket Took a Breather This Week But News About an Uncharted Blockbuster Bubbled Up

 Mark As Read    

OK, who accidentally hit the snooze button? Someone must have because the past week was the slowest we've seen in the aftermarket so far this year. Among the sales that qualified for our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, only eight managed to reach even five figures.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Flippa Recap: FileBackup.com, Internally.com, NameBuyers.com, Basketball.today, V.et, SOI.org, More

 Mark As Read    

Some domains that sold FileBackup.com – $11,300 – Nice 16 year old domain, with 2,000 searches per month and a big $19 CPC, per Estibot. Internally.com – $3,045 CeremonyMusic.com – $2,100 – At 1,100 searches per month with $1.50 CPC, it seems like a great deal for the seller. Bought at the BIN. PrivateJetFlights.com &#...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

NameJet: One more reason to become a verified domain bidder

 Mark As Read    

NameJet attracts many domain bidders for its exclusive stash of domains from Network Solutions; these aged domains are inherently more valuable than domains that dropped. Competition among bidders on NameJet can vary, but typically it goes into the upper hundreds and well into the thousands. At that level, one must be a verified bidder in […]...

DomainGang 2 days ago
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