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Verisign Expects Higher Non-Renewal Rates From Those 4th Q Domains Reg By Chinese Investors

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Verisign reported its earnings for the 4th quarter of 2015 and financial results for 2015. In the earnings call today, Verisign made some interesting comments about that huge volume of .Com domain name registration we saw from Asia the 4th quarter of 2015: Bottom line Verisign expects those domain names registered in the 4th quarter, […] The ...

The Domains 1 hour, 7 min ago

Web.com Buying Local Ad Co. Yodle for $342M Which Is About 40% of Its Market Cap

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Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB) announced today it's acquiring Yodle, a provider of local online ad/marketing services for 50K+ small businesses, for $300M in cash up-front + payments of $20M and $22M at the first and second anniversaries of the deal's closing date. Web.com closed today with an $826M market cap. At a $342 Million dollar purchase price […...

The Domains 2 hours, 2 min ago

Retard dot com : Domain auction suspended at $60,000+ dollars

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The Flippa auction for the domain name Retard.com flew past $60,000 dollars with 3 hours left until its end. Forty bids clearly show that the offensive domain attracts interest, and the current high bid stands at $61,936 dollars. There seems to be a problem, however, as the seller's account has been suspended. Despite being a […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 2 hours, 33 min ago

Halle Berry wants her domain name

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Actress files complaint against owner of HalleBerry.com. Actress Halle Berry has filed a cybersquatting complaint in order to obtain the domain name HalleBerry.com. The case was filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with World Intellectual Property Organization. The domain name is owned by Alberta Hod Rods, a company ...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 18 min ago

Slower Week in the Domain Aftermarket - Chalk it Up to the Chinese New Year?

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The arrival of the Chinese New Year appears to have been accompanied by a slowdown in buying by Chinese buyers taking a holiday break. Only one domain on this week;s top 20 fits the profile of names that have been popular with hyperactive Chinese buyers in recent months.

DNJournal 4 hours, 45 min ago

Igloo.com Announces Exclusive Listing of Profile.com

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Premium One-Word Domain Name Perfect For Reputation Management, Public Relations, or Social Network Branding BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 11, 2016 Igloo.com, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites announced today that Profile.com is now listed exclusively for … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 5 hours, 13 min ago

Domain Conference Highlights from NamesCon 2016 [Video]

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This year's NamesCon was the largest ever. Over the past three years, NamesCon has evolved from a conventional domain conference into a four-day powerhouse of entertainment and networking. NamesCon attendance has doubled in its three years of existence, from 600 in 2014, to approximately 1,200 this year. NamesCon and its partners managed to fit ma...

NamePros 5 hours, 31 min ago

Market Recap 2/11/16 Verisign Reports Earnings Down in After Hours

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Market Recap 2/11/16 Verisign (VRSN) reported earnings after the close, the stock was up on the day but is down in after hours. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $273 million for the fourth quarter of 2015, up 6.5 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Verisign reported net income of $102 million […] The post Ma...

The Domains 6 hours, 17 min ago

Chinese domain sales : Finally, some movement in the horizon

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The Chinese domain market has been crawling recently, but that's not an indication of changing trends. It seems that the Year of the Monkey has stopped everything in China, from the stock market, to the sales of knockoff Gucci and Hermes handbags. Today, however, we have a higher volume of short domain sales to report. […] Copyright DomainGan...

DomainGang 6 hours, 24 min ago

Carman’s Fine Foods is a reverse domain name hijacker

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Australian company nailed for abusing cybersquatting dispute policy proceedings. An Australian seller of cereals and granola has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a .au Dispute Resolution Policy dispute. Carman's Fine Foods went after the owner of Carmans.com, whose name is Ross Wayne Carman. Mr. Carmen used the domain ...

Domain Name Wire 8 hours, 31 min ago

Carmans.com.au saved from UDRP with Reverse Domain Name Hijacking finding

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Imagine using a brand since 1988, a domain since 1998 and being told to hand it over. The Registrant of Carmans.com.au was served with a UDRP at the WIPO by Carman's Fine Foods Pty Ltd. of Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. The Respondent is a resident of Australia as well, hence the apparent friction. According to the […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 8 hours, 39 min ago

Two interesting GoDaddy patent applications

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Applications describe system for recommending different domain names for a website, and making it easy to transition. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published two interesting patent applications from GoDaddy related to search engine optimization and localization. Applications number 14/453415 and 14/453418 (pdf) are for "Optimized domain ...

Domain Name Wire 9 hours, 38 min ago

Choose a Baby’s Name Based on Domain Availability

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It's a good idea to register your child's name in a domain name if it is available. This advice is given by people within the domain name business and others, including the Wall St. Journal last year. See if the domain name for your child is still available. Click here to find out: https://t.co/DlkNqFL6sM — VERISIGN (@VERISIGN) February 10, 2...

Domain Investing 11 hours, 51 min ago

Green domainer planet : Uniregistry joins the Clean Seas Foundation

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The Cayman Islands are surrounded by some of the most crystal clear waters in the Caribbean; Uniregistry is proud to call them home. Founder and CEO, Frank Schilling, spoke of a brand new initiative to keep those waters clean. "We're supporting the initiative of the the Clean Seas Foundation, an organization that will help sustain […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 11 hours, 53 min ago

Not Quite What You’re Thinking: Tesila.com (Expired Domain Report)

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Here are expired domain names that sold within the past week. Here's something you're going to see more and more as brands contend with the vagariesAs of foreign pronunciation and transliteration: Tesila.com ($14.0k).As As you must have guessed, that price was basedAs on an electric car company. But it's not a typo. In Romania, there is a town [...

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 30 min ago

Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-11-16

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Go Daddy Auction Picks 2-11-16 Powered by ExpiredDomains.com There are a fair number of 5N.com today for those looking to add to their portfolio. 15619.com stands out the rest have a 0 or a 4. DealSoup.com not bad for the daily deal space, highly competitive niche but the name can work. ArtForce.com is an aged […]

TLD Investors 12 hours, 59 min ago

Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1million led by VacationUSA.com

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Over the past week, 534 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m.  57% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: Top .com: vacationusa.com at 20,000 USD Top ccTLD: bestbaby.de at 3,900 EUR Top “other” TLD: blt.net at 4,800 USD Domain name Price Currency […] The post ...

The Domains 13 hours, 18 min ago

$167k in Sales on February 10th – Leasing.co.uk sold for $9,999 – Daily Market Report

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Sedo had the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was leasing.co.uk which sold for $9,999. NameBio recorded 221 sales for a total of $167,300 with an average sale price of $757. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 20% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 3%. […]

NameBio Blog 13 hours, 46 min ago

Burger King GrilledDogs.com On A Bun For $1.99, Woof

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BK, aka "Burger" King has announced they will be offering Grilled Dogs, a first in its 62 year history! It's not often a huge "burger" chain is reaching at people's hearts and offers a beloved item that so many love, GrilledDogs.com! Burger King announced on February 10, 2015 about the new menu item. That same day, the Burger King Corporation also ...

Dot Weekly 15 hours, 47 min ago

DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test

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DotMusic's Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published last night, the company score 10 of the available 16 points, four points shy of a passing score. […] Related posts: Music ...

DomainIncite.com 16 hours, 25 min ago

Domain Discoveries for February 11th

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Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today's list has 88 domains for sale with history. […]

NameBio Blog 16 hours, 37 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, Feb 11th

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Quite a few names on Namejet today. As  It was a little slower with a number of people skipping the last week for Chinese New Year but its now coming back. As Too many to list which is a nice change. On a non domain investing but kind of a domain investing note. As I had to use my domain name buying negotiating skills during a negotiation last week...

Domain Shane 17 hours, 27 min ago

Bad Domain Names That Will Make You Laugh

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WARNING Some of the words used in this article about bad domain names are naughty words and some of the descriptions deal with subjects that are not nice, so if you are easily offended you may not want to read on. So you are still reading so I guess you want to find a really... The post Bad Domain Names That Will Make You Laugh appeared first on Do...

NamePhase.com 17 hours, 31 min ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): CardX.com, LandSurvey.com, Offset.de, 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. LandSurvey.com sold for $26,471 at NameJet, and a land surveyor directory is in the works. When I checked Colorado, five options came up...

Domain Shane 23 hours, 16 min ago

Auction Recap, 10th of February 2016

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The Daily recap of Shane's Auction Picks, the 10thAs of February Auction Quick Recap We all worry about "leaving money on the table" every time we sell a name. Some people lose sleep over it, others have trouble pulling the trigger to even sell a name. With that said, I understand the models of selling that requires you to have faith and confidence...

Domain Shane 23 hours, 28 min ago

We are back for 2016

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After a very long break of a bit over 2 years, I am happy to say that we are back for 2016 doing our blog & podcast interviewing some of the best Domainers on the planet. Our first podcast interview will be live within the next week with my good friend Ned O'Meara from www.domainer.com.au.... The post We are back for 2016 appeared first on Oz D...

OzDomainer 1 day ago

Chinese domain sales : Drunk as a monkey for the week

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The Chinese stock market is closed for the week-long celebrations of the Year of the Monkey. As such, domain sales activity has slowed down to a painful trickle. To compensate for this lack of Chinese domain sales here's a quick Chinese joke: "Three Chinese brothers, Bu, Chu, and Fu, wanted to illegally live in America. […] Copyright DomainGa...

DomainGang 1 day ago

.Music domain name applicant fails in community bid

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A second applicant fails to get community status for .music top level domain name. DotMusic Limited, an applicant for the .music top level domain name, has failed to pass its Community Priority Evaluation. Had it passed, the group would have automatically been awarded .music. Now an auction will be held to determine who gets to […] The post ....

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Charging Someone Upfront to make a domain inquiry – Fair or Foul ?

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Some domain investors own a lot of domain names and get a lot of inquiries, some are desirable, some are lowball and some are just a snarky comment about why they don't deserve to own the domain name. There are services out there such as Domain Agents which provide a secured offer service where if […]

TLD Investors 1 day ago

Persil.com VS PersilProClean.com Super Oops

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I'm not even sure where to go with this, because I'm confused but here we go. I had seen the Persil ad during the Super Bowl as I'm sure most did that watched the game. I do not recall seeing the brand before, nor was I aware of it in general. So, today I wanted to look into it. I mean, they did spend about $4.5 Million for the ad. Since Persil was...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

NamePros Daily – How much would you expect to sell a keyword .nTLD vs equivalent .COM?

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Today:As % of users that type the exact domain? /As DomainingEurope Special 50% Discount for Namepros /As which is the most secure domain registrar company? / And more. Here are the new NamePros.com threads that caught my eye:...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Market Recap 2/10/16 Tucows up 8.2% – Verisign up 1% ahead of earnings tomorrow

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Market Recap 2/10/16 Tucows (TCX) was the top performer on the day, after announcing a $40 million stock buyback the stock closed up 8.2%. Verisign (VRSN) was up over 1% today, earnings are out tomorrow. Alphabet Inc GOOGL 706.85 +5.83 (0.83%) Godaddy Inc GDDY 24.71 +0.02 (0.08%) Rightside Group Ltd NAME 8.37 +0.11 (1.33%) Minds […] The post ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Chinese Sales Trends For February 10, 2016

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I've included a chart showing the last 30 days of 6N.com (No 0/4), because there has been so much activity in that space. As On top of the volume spikes, the data shows a nice increase in average prices for this category of names. The post CHINESE SALES TRENDS FOR FEBRUARY 10, 2016 appeared first on Domain Shane and Accidental Domainer.

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Verisign files opening brief in appeal against .XYZ

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David v. Goliath battle continues in appeals court. Verisign has filed its opening brief (pdf) with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, in its dispute with new top level domain name company XYZ. In October 2015, a federal district judge dismissed Verisign's lawsuit against the operator of the .xyz domain name. Verisign subsequently appealed....

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Remove your domain acquisition from “for sale” venues

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As a domain investor, I often acquire domains after a considerable amount of negotiation. My goal is to maintain the privacy of the terms and the associated price. Although a non-disclosure agreement can take care of the general terms of an exchange, there is a weak point that is not always controlled by me or […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

10 New Domainer Mistakes We All Made

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All new domainers start out with passion and dreams of the quick money that can be made from buying and selling domains because of what they read on the internet. The problem is that just like any new thing there is a learning curve and you will make mistakes. Just ask any domainer that has... The post 10 New Domainer Mistakes We All Made appeared ...

NamePhase.com 1 day ago

TNT's Best of the Drop List for 2/10/2016!

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Welcome to today's 2/9/2016 edition of TNT's Best of the Drop list! As I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains my self. If you have any thoughts or comments please leave a comment below! Good Luck! … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

FundMe.com and GoFundMe.com in trademark spat

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Two similarly-named companies are on a collision course. The owner of FundMe.com has filed a lawsuit against personal fundraising site GoFundMe.com over the similarity of their names and trademarks, and a bit of nuance around types of crowfunding. FundMe.com has a trademark related to business funding. GoFundMe is a site for personal or charitable ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Big companies recently registered these domain names

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Here are some interesting domain name registrations undertaken by large companies in recent days. Companies made a bunch of hand registrations and domain acquisitions the past couple days. Although none of them rise to the level of writing a dedicated article about them, I think it's worth combining them into a single article… I don't […...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

OneMinuteEconomics.com Case Study – Part 6

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I've published my 7th YouTube video about two hours ago and for the first time, I've explained two things rather than just one: the Gross Domestic Product (aka GDP) on the one hand and government revenue on the other. I've done this because people veeeeeeeeeeeery frequently confuse these two terms. Therefore, explaining one without referring to th...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Domainers : You have 7 months to get married!

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If you're currently involved and indecisive about getting hitched, now it's the time to get married. The reason: a two-for-the-price-of-one promotion for THE Domain Conference, $399 dollars + tax for a married couple. Domain investors that plan to attend THE Domain Conference in September, have just 7 months to get married to get that discount. [&#...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Expert Exchange: An Interview With Investor and Developer Braden Pollock

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This week, I've had the great pleasure of interviewing the successful domain investor and developer Braden Pollock. As the founder of Legal Brand Marketing, Braden has created a national brand with thousands of clients. As a domainer, he has made many profitable domain sales including the $140,000 sale of Statement.com, after acquiring it just 9 ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Mobile phone service continues to lift Tucows

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Domain names are the base, but mobile phone service contributes the most gross margin. Tucows, one of the largest domain name registrars, released fourth quarter and full year financial results yesterday. Fourth quarter revenue hit $45 million, with annual revenue of $173 million, up 17% from the prior year. While the company's domain name business...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Lady Gaga Foundation .com fails to sell for $1,000,000 dollars

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Lady Gaga‘s performance during Super Bowl 50 and her singing of the National Anthem was outstanding. Some domain opportunists make the assumption that due to her fame and success she can be extorted out of $1,000,000 dollars. That was the asking price for the domain name, LadyGagaFoundation.com. According to a UDRP that was filed by […]...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Valentine's Day Special from THE Domain Conference in Florida Offers Free Tickets for Spouses

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Sunday is Valentine's Day and in the spirit of the holiday THE Domain Conference has come up with a special offer that will allow you to bring your spouse to their 2nd annual show in Florida next September at no extra charge - and a week at the beach is way better than a box of chocolates!

DNJournal 1 day ago

China dominates new .com registration trends

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Chinese names are a big hit in .com. Verisign has released its monthly trending keywords report, and words tied to China dominated last month. The list considers which keywords made the biggest jump in registrations from one month to the next. Here are the top ten for last month: 1. Jin 2. Fang 3. Yun […] The post China dominates new .com reg...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Tucows Announces $40 Million Stock Buyback Program

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TORONTO, Feb. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSX:TC) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program to repurchase from time to time up to $40 million of its common stock in the … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Tucows Announces $40 Million Stock BuyBack Program & Is Up Over 8% To $20 A Share

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Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) announced after the market closed yesterday "that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program to repurchase from time to time up to $40 million of its common stock in the open market." "The new $40 million buyback program will commence February 10, 2016 and will terminate on or […] The post Tuc...

The Domains 1 day ago

PokerStars forgets to redirect spinandbet.com to BetStars

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PokerStars forgets to redirect spinandbet.com domain name to the new BetStars product of the same name. The post PokerStars forgets to redirect spinandbet.com to BetStars appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Domain Name VS PPC Advertising

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Domain names are vital in the fight for the first page on search engines! Search isn't everything, but consider that 89% of customers begin the buying process at a search engine, it can not be ignored!As  Domain names are key to branding AND cost savings to those expensive PPC ad campaigns and greatly help with organic rankings! How is your website...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago
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