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

 Mark As Read    

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 1 hour, 17 min 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 hours, 21 min 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 hours, 24 min 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 hours, 51 min 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 5 hours, 29 min 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 6 hours, 8 min 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 12 hours, 12 min 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 18 hours, 55 min 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 20 hours, 57 min 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 23 hours, 12 min 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Digging into .xyz’s domain name registrations

 Mark As Read    

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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Expired Domain Report: Breaking down Chinese buyers

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Joseph Peterson reviews recent expired domain name sales on NameJet, including which short domains were picked up by Chinese buyers. Anyone who reads these weekly reports on the expired domain market (or, rather, NameJet's share of it) will have noticed that the chart can be divided into Chinese purchases and non-Chinese purchases. The split is [&#...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

KickAssTorrents continues world tour after latest ccTLD ban

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One of the most popular sites for finding copyright-infringing BitTorrent files is reportedly heading to Costa Rica after its latest choice of ccTLD banned it. KickAssTorrents, which is about the 100th most-popular site on the web, had moved to kickasstorrents.im yesterday, but found its new domain deleted by the Isle of Man registry in a […]...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Another decent list today.  The person that is selling their NNNN.com portfolio is picking up hundreds of thousands of dollars.  I have to admit I get jealous.  I had the same portfolio but sold way too early.  It was hard not to when you are offered triple your money in less than a year.  Looking at these sales I could have had 20 times.  But that...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

.hiv to auction with “no profiting” catch

 Mark As Read    

Don't all rush to your checkbooks at once. The live TLD .hiv is going to be among the next batch of new gTLDs auctioned off by Innovative Auctions, but the contract comes with a no-profit clause. Innovative and dotHIV Registry announced the sale yesterday. .hiv is an unsuccessful gTLD so far. It had just over […] Related posts: Next new gTLD...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Web.com Awarded Netsol.Domains in UDRP

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A one member panel ruled in favor of Web.com with regards to the domain name Netsol.domains. The registrant was based out of Spain and it seems tried to sell the domain for $5,000. The registrant did say that the name along with other infringing domains were registered  as part of an automated list generated from […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Walmart Files UDRP on New gTLD Domain Walmart.LGBT

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      Walmart has filed a UDRP on the new gTLD domain Walmart.lgbt. The new domain extension .LGBT,  for those that may not know,  "is the first internet address created specifically for connecting with the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender community." and is operated by Afilias. Interestedly just a couple of months ago Walmart [...

The Domains 1 day ago

C73.com : Another stolen domain moved to Chinese registrar Ename

 Mark As Read    

The domain name C73.com was stolen from its legitimate owner, who reached out to us. Just like many other victims of domain theft, Nazih witnessed his 16 year old domain asset getting stolen from GoDaddy and was moved to the Chinese domain registrar Ename. The latter, is particularly popular with domain thieves in China, according […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Day 1 is Done at the 2015 Domaining Europe Conference in Valencia, Spain

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The 2015 Domaining Europe conference got underway today at the Sorolla Palace Hotel in Valencia, Spain where show founder Dietmar Stefitz welcomed guests from around the world to the 7th edition of the popular event.

DNJournal 2 days ago

Google Reports: Paid Clicks up 13% but Cost Per Click Down 7%: Revenue up 12%

 Mark As Read    

Google reported its earnings for the 1st Quarter of 2015 after the market closed today. Google reported revenue in the three months ended in March 31st, rose 12%, year over year, to $17.26 billion “Paid Clicks” rose 13%, year over year, but was down 1% from Q4?s level. Average cost per click was down 7% […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Sedo Great Domains April Auction Results

 Mark As Read    

The Great Domains monthly auction for April concluded today, and the sales results are below. In total, eight domain names were sold in this auction. Veilingen.nl was the largest sale at 31000 EUR (approximately $33,575 USD). I believe Veilingen means something related to auctions in Dutch. There were four 3 letter domain names sold in this auction...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Verisign reports earnings, 1.51 million net adds

 Mark As Read    

Company reports continued growth in domain name registrations and base. Verisign reported first quarter earnings after the bell today, including some fairly solid numbers for new registrations and net additions in .com/.net. 8.7 million new .com and .net registrations occurred in the first quarter, up from 8.6 million in the same quarter last year....

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Verisign Reports: Revenue up 4%; .Com/.Net Increase 3.1%: Has 1.9 Billion In The Bank

 Mark As Read    

VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN), today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2015 after the market closed. Verisign Registry Services added 1.51 million net new names during the first quarter, ending with 133.0 million .com and .net domain names in the domain name base, which represents a 3.1% increase over the base at the end […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Will New gTLDs be to the Internet what Cable was to Television ?

 Mark As Read    

Jennifer Wolfe published an article on ClickZ that used an analogy that I myself have thought about to a certain degree when it comes to the new gtlds. Will the new gtlds be to the Internet what Cable TV was to Television ? There is something there, COM, NET and ORG would play the roles […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Hockey teams own 9 of 30 NHL team domain names

 Mark As Read    

NHL lags MLB, but teams still own a good number of direct match domain names. In my book, there's nothing more exciting and intense in sport than NHL playoff hockey. With the playoffs in full swing, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at which NHL team names domain names are owned […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Second Draft CWG-IANA Stewardship Proposal Out for Public Comment — April 24th Explanatory Webinar Scheduled

 Mark As Read    

Late on the evening on April 22nd the CWG-Stewardship on the IANA Naming Functions issued its second Draft Proposal for a 28-day public comment period that closes on May 20th. Information about the Proposal can be found in a news announcement and at the public comment page. ICANN has scheduled a 90-minute explanatory webinar on... Read more

How I Reach Out to a Domain Owner

 Mark As Read    

Just about every day, I send emails to domain owners with the hope of buying their domain names. This morning on Twitter, someone asked me about approaching a domain owner to buy a domain name without coming across as a scammer: "How do you reach out to a domain owner, looking to purchase his/her domain without coming off as a valuation scammer," I...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Afilias .POKER to reach out to 80,000+ poker websites and domain owners

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On April 21st, domain registry Afilias announced to have opened for public registration .POKER, a new GTLD targeting the poker community at large. The post Afilias .POKER to reach out to 80,000+ poker websites and domain owners appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Another fake TLD sighting: .Calm

 Mark As Read    

Corona displays .calm on a billboard. .Calm isn't a top level domain. Marketers have long used dots in marketing, making phrases look like domain names. Consider Sony's make.believe campaign: Patrick McCleery at Hexonet was strolling around his neighborhood the other day when he came across this Corona ad: It's cute and clever. But I have […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

14 Year Old 4 Letter .Com Lost in UDRP To Trademark Filed in 2012: GECU.com

 Mark As Read    

A one member UDRP panel has just handed over a 14 year old, four letter .com domain, GECU.com to GECU of Texas The domain holder registered the domain gecu.com on June 29, 2001. Terry F. Peppard the Panelist found the credit union had common law trademark rights going back to 1998 even though the trademark […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Domain Movers: Blocker.com, MaxGrip.com and More

 Mark As Read    

Large companies are acquiring, registering and moving domain name all the time but these domains often go undetected until I do the deep digging and find them! In Domain Movers, I present you what I find!

The Domains 2 days ago

Help.com Founder in Inc’s 30 Under 30

 Mark As Read    

The founder of Help.com was listed in this year's Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 list composed of the "best and brightest young entrepreneurs" under the age of 30. Doug Hanna is a 24 year old who founded Help.com in 2014. According to the company's twitter profile, Help.com is "building the next generation of customer service software." Help.com is an i...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

More Amazon new TLD reg’s and Google’s odd domain names

 Mark As Read    

I don't understand what Amazon is doing with these new TLDs, and some curious Google domain registrations. Earlier this week I wrote about Amazon.com's many generic/descriptive domains registered under new TLDs that it is forwarding to particular pages on its site. Many of these domains were registered when the TLDs launched but just recently had [...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Controversial Bill To Fight Piracy Passes in Florida Senate

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The Florida state Senate has passed a bill that would require websites who distribute commercial movies and music to give out the identity of their owners. Bradenton.com posted the news from the Associated Press: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Websites that distribute commercial movies and music online would be required to identify their owners under legislat...

The Domains 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

 Mark As Read    

Man, there are some great names on the list today.  Now that I have your attention I'll admit today is a good list but I've had better. I noticed that yesterday I had my day wrong on my title for the 455th time. I copy and paste the title and contents and fill it each night and some times I forget to change the date.  I also really don't know what ...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Domains.com Moving To A Couple New Web Addresses

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Domains.com is moving to a new name, not a .domains name or a .website, but rather to a .net, for existing customers and GetYour.com for new customers. When going to Domains.com you will see the following: It will be interesting to see what happens with Domains.com. Tip of the cap to Christopher Hofman

The Domains 2 days ago

Sedo’s Great Domains Auction Ends Tomorrow: JVA.com, JUR.com, CLM.net Hit Reserve

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April's Great Domains auction at Sedo ends tomorrow, with five names already hitting reserve, and several others with bidding in their reserve range. No surprise to see the short domains ruling the roost again this month. Last month's results totaled nearly $150,000, while this month's names that have already hit reserve (below) total about $35,000...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

New gTLD zones top five million names

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There are now more than five million new gTLD domain names live in the DNS. That's according to zone files collated by ICANN, which I'm told show 5,002,252 names across the 597 new gTLD registries providing data. That works out to a mean of 8,378 domains per TLD, a median of 1,254. The largest zone […] Related posts: .net zone back above 15 ...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

Weekly Brokerage Listings – 4/22

 Mark As Read    

The brokerage listings submitted this week are posted below. Domain name submissions came from brokers at Sedo, Media Options, and Flippa. To discuss or buy one of the domain names, contact the broker directly. Visitors are invited to post one of their own domain names for sale in the comment section. The domain name must have a buy it now price. P...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

New gTLD’s Hit The Big Screen As The Official Site For The New Ryan Reynolds Movie Self/Less

 Mark As Read    

The new gTLD's have made it to the big screen. Big Screen, as in a Movie trailer that a reader of  TheDomains.com was nice enough to send me. The movie is Self/Less, opening July 10th and stars Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kinsley. It looks like a pretty good movie by the way. Here is the […]

The Domains 3 days ago
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