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As deadline looms, over 100 dot-brands still in contract limbo

 Mark As Read    

With the minutes ticking down to the deadline for scores of dot-brands to sign registry agreements with ICANN, over 100 have not, according to ICANN's web site. New gTLD applicants had until July 29 to sign their contracts or risk losing their deposits. I reported a week ago that roughly 170 would-be dot-brands had yet […] Related posts: Fat...

DomainIncite.com 1 hour, 12 min ago

Windows 10 launch : How to download it right now!

 Mark As Read    

Windows 10, the latest and greatest OS from Microsoft went live today; millions of computers and compatible tablets will be able to upgrade. Owners of existing copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.x will be able to upgrade for free, as long as they do so in the next 365 days. Microsoft is rolling out […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 hour, 40 min ago

Down to the Wire… Thank You!

 Mark As Read    

My Pan-Mass Challenge ride to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is happening this coming Sunday! My wife and I will saddle up to ride the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with 6,000 fellow cyclists to raise money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). We are riding together as Team Silver. You can f...

Domain Investing 2 hours, 23 min ago

GoDaddy loses first UDRP from Marchex portfolio acquisition

 Mark As Read    

No one responded to the dispute. GoDaddy has lost its first UDRP from the portfolio it acquired from Marchex in April. The company didn't respond to a UDRP filed by Dairyland Midwest, Inc. d/b/a AgVision for the domain name AgVision.com. When the UDRP was filed last month, World Intellectual Property Organization sent a notice of […]

Domain Name Wire 2 hours, 35 min ago

Video: Afternic Integration With GoDaddy

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday afternoon, GoDaddy hosted a Google Hangout where team members discussed the Afternic integration. Afternic team members shared some thoughts on listings, best practices, and they offered other information about how to sell domain names on Afternic. After concluding, GoDaddy posted the 40 minute Google Hangout on YouTube, and I have embedd...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 28 min ago

Domains Transferred: Mark.com – What has Kevin Ham Sold / Leased?

 Mark As Read    

Mark.com for those of you who don't know is the platform that Kevin Ham the legendary domain name investor owns... The post Domains Transferred: Mark.com – What has Kevin Ham Sold / Leased? appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 5 hours, 6 min ago

Frank Schilling’s North Sound Names Loses 1st Uniform Rapid Suspension on EOS.Blackfriday

 Mark As Read    

Frank Schilling North Sound Names has lost its first Uniform Rapid Suspension on the domain name eos.blackfriday. North Sound Names registered almost 208,000 domain names Uniregistry new gTLD's and marks the first time North Sound has lost a domain name in a URS or a UDRP. The term EOS was in the trademark Clearinghouse. The […]

The Domains 5 hours, 35 min ago

IDN .com hits the root

 Mark As Read    

Eleven variants of .com and .net in non-Latin scripts joined the internet today. Verisign's whole portfolio of internationalized domain name new gTLDs were added to the DNS root at some point in the last 24 hours, and the company is planning to start launching them before the end of the year. But the company has […] Related posts: Google's f...

DomainIncite.com 6 hours, 4 min ago

Trust Your Instincts, Part Two

 Mark As Read    

You may have read an article I wrote a couple of months ago about two NamePros members - @Omar Negron and @Willox Perez. The article, which was given the unofficial moniker of "Trust Your Instincts" showed why you should sometimes trust your instincts when it comes to a good domain name. In the initial article, I told you how Omar and Will placed ...

NamePros 6 hours, 7 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, July 29th 2015

 Mark As Read    

We're certainly seeing an LLLL.com take over of the auction houses in the last few months.  I think it dies off before the end of the year because the people that want to sell will have sold. Two,  they won't be dropping because people will catch on to their value.  Three, the good ones will cross the $1000 mark which starts to take out the average...

Domain Shane 7 hours, 24 min ago

GoDaddy opens up shop in Australia

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Domain Name Registration & Hosting company GoDaddy.com has opened up shop in Australia. This adds yet another arm to the... The post GoDaddy opens up shop in Australia appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 7 hours, 46 min ago

A Terrible UDRP Case Decision covered on the National Law Review.

 Mark As Read    

An article in the National Law Review covers the domain UDRP case of Milly LLC vs Mrs Jello LLC, It... The post A Terrible UDRP Case Decision covered on the National Law Review. appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 7 hours, 55 min ago

$587k in Sales on July 28th – Give.com sold for $500,000 – Daily Market Report

 Mark As Read    

The top sale of the day was give.com which sold for $500,000 at Sedo. NameBio recorded 142 sales for a total of $586,703 with an average sale price of $4,132. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 13% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by 235%. Sales With History The domain alnd.com sold for $599 at NameJet ...

NameBio Blog 11 hours, 2 min ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

I have been experimenting with sending out emails to endusers with an email marketing tool. I am doing this because it can give me so much more info. This is important because I can better format the emails to get greater results. So many different variables to take into account. The other thing is I at least know that I look like a professional in...

Domain Shane 12 hours, 48 min ago

7 costly mistakes small business owners make with company websites and what to do about it.

 Mark As Read    

Websites are supposed to help improve your business and bottom line. Unfortunately, too many small business owners typically make these 7 mistakes while developing their websites. 7. Being Stuck on Tools and Languages Technology is constantly changing and web tools are constantly evolving. Web developers typically choose a set of niche skills along...

Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1million – Float.com sells for $50,000

 Mark As Read    

Sedo saw 495 transactions over the last week on their marketplace and via SedoMLS. Sales totaled  $1m. 53% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.   .CO, .US and .TV had multiple showings on the cctld list. Top .com: float.com at 50,000 USD Top ccTLD: check.co at 10,099 USD Top "other" TLD: cornhole.org at 4,400 […]

The Domains 20 hours, 55 min ago

Verified Domains to Provide Domain Name Background Checks

 Mark As Read    

Bill Hartzer emailed me to announce the launch of Verified Domains, a business that was created to provide "extensive background checks on domains." The purpose of the business is to give domain buyers reassurances about the history of domain names that are being considered for acquisition. Verified Domains launched today, and I have not had an opp...

Domain Investing 21 hours, 12 min ago

Portfolio manager : The best domain name ever goes on sale for $1000 dollars!

 Mark As Read    

Domainers ask us all the time: what is the best domain name to showcase my portfolio? Let's face it, we aren't close to being Rick Schwartz or Frank Schilling; their domain portfolios are hand-curated over the course of nearly two millennia. OK, twenty and fifteen years respectively, to be exact. ?? So what is the […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 21 hours, 25 min ago

Court order : Germans can use a “fake name” on Facebook

 Mark As Read    

Facebook attracts more than a billion people from around the world, and it demands everyone uses their real name. There are times when using an alias, a pseudonym, or a "fake name" makes more sense. After all, you never know when your ex will come stalking you on Facebook. A court order in Germany, is […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 21 hours, 56 min ago

Give.com Sold for $500,000

 Mark As Read    

Dave Evanson super broker at Sedo tweeted he just sold Give.com for $500,000 Just sold Give(.)com for $500,000. Congrats to seller and buyer!! — dave evanson (@SedoDaveEvanson) July 28, 2015  

The Domains 22 hours, 37 min ago

Marksmen : How brand and domain investigation is conducted

 Mark As Read    

Marksmen is a company offering brand protection services to major corporations around the world. Their motto is "Discreet, Confidential, Relentless." One of the Marksmen clients is Microsoft. Marksmen acquired the domain HoloLens.com on behalf of Microsoft, acting as a "middleman" in the transaction. This approach ensured that HoloLens.com was sold...

DomainGang 23 hours, 23 min ago

Thank You Acroplex LLC Our New Advertiser

 Mark As Read    

I just wanted to personally thank Acroplex LLC for becoming a new advertiser on RobbiesBlog.com, I greatly appreciate the advertising space... The post Thank You Acroplex LLC Our New Advertiser appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

GoDaddy auctions : When the owner renews the domain

 Mark As Read    

A lot of resources publish domain expiration lists and some are curated by hand. By using these resources, one then spends time identifying domains with a great potential, for development or resale at a later time. On the secondary market, I focus on aged, brandable com/net/org domains and GoDaddy domains that are expired often meet […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

118500 : Numeric domain lost in UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Who says numbers are always a safe and sound investment as domain names? For the most part they are – unless they are trademarked. Take for example the number 118500, it represents a mark of British Telecom, and a search engine making money to the telco. Not only they own BT118500.com but 118500.com as well; […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Verisign gets patent for predicting domain name renewal rates

 Mark As Read    

A crystal ball for estimating domain name renewal rates. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has granted patent number 9,094,467 to Verisign for "Method and system for predicting domain name registration renewal probability". Simply: take a number of factors about the domain name and its history to calculate the chances of it being renewed. Verisi...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Flashback Websites: Amazon.com

 Mark As Read    

As part of my Flashback website series where I covered off domain name registration companies, domain name parking companies and... The post Flashback Websites: Amazon.com appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Give.com Sells via Sedo

 Mark As Read    

It appears that Give.com has sold via Sedo. According to Whois records, the current domain registrant of Give.com is Sedo LLC Transfer Service, which is generally the account domain names are placed in during the sales escrow process. I looked through my email, and I saw that Dave Evanson was recently brokering Give.com. In fact, Dave listed Give.c...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Afternic domain selling Hangout is today

 Mark As Read    

Learn how to sell your domain names with Afternic in a Hangout today. GoDaddy is hosting a Hangout today to explain how Afternic works with GoDaddy. The hangout takes places at 11 am PDT (1 PM EDT). GoDaddy will discuss how Afternic works and integrates with GoDaddy. Representatives will also explain domain listing best practices. […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Inside Interview: Behind The $700,000 Nuts.com Acquisition

 Mark As Read    

In 2011, the domain name Nuts.com (http://nuts.com) was acquired by Jeff Braverman; the CEO of a family nut shop first set up in 1929. As a college freshman, Jeff created Nutsonline.com which helped Nuts.com become what it is today. Since 2002, the company has grown revenue from $1.5million to $35million. Jeff Braverman and Nuts.com have received ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Do you use WordPress? This is one of the best Free Plugins I use for Security

 Mark As Read    

WordPress as most people know is a free blogging platform that millions of domain owners from around the globe use... The post Do you use WordPress? This is one of the best Free Plugins I use for Security appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Donald Trump Wins Control of Trumppalace.com

 Mark As Read    

Donald Trump has won another UDRP this time on the domain name Trumppalace.com which was purchased by the domain holder for $800 tto sell units in Trump's condo in Sunny Isle Beach in South Florida Here are the facts: ""Complainant Donald Trump is a household name in the United States and in many other parts […]

The Domains 1 day ago

RightoftheDot.com Opens Submission For Auction At Domainfest.Asia With 4.CN

 Mark As Read    

RightoftheDot.com (ROTD) will be conducting a Premium Online Domain Auction in cooperation with the leading Chinese Domain auction company 4.CN and in association with DomainFest.asia which will be held in Macau China, September 4th through 7th, 2015. ROTD has officially opened up submissions for the auction which will run from September 2 through ...

The Domains 1 day ago

NamesCon Introduces New Team Member Terri Potratz & Rolls Out Show's 1st Affiliate Program

 Mark As Read    

NamesCon Producer Richard Lau has geared up for another growth spurt by adding a key new member to the full-time show staff. Marketing and Communications whiz Terri Potratz has come on board and her duties will include overseeing a new NamesCon affiliate program.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Maltese iGaming company buys Finnish gambling domains

 Mark As Read    

Game Lounge announced to have acquired a number of gambling domains and affiliate websites with a strong presence in Finland, including nettikasinovertailu.info, netticasino.eu, onlinecasinofindr.com, nettipokeri.eu, nettiveikkaus.eu and nettibingo.eu, for €1.2 million. The post Maltese iGaming company buys Finnish gambling domains appeared first o...

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, July 28th 2015

 Mark As Read    

Before I get to things domain related I want to say publicly that I can't stand the little buttons on the top of baseball hats.  When you hit your head on that spot it is one of the most painful things in the world.  I have been four wheeling over the last week and my head has hit the top of the jeep 10 or 50 times and I think I've suffered brain d...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

$175k in Sales on July 27th – NUZ.com sold for $28,000 – Daily Market Report

 Mark As Read    

The top sale of the day was nuz.com which sold for $28,000 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 163 sales for a total of $174,521 with an average sale price of $1,071. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 29% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 115%. It was an unusual day towards the top of the chart with nine o...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

Should I Try Selling Stocks.XYZ to End Users via Outbound Marketing?

 Mark As Read    

As I've mentioned yesterday as well, while I am not excited about the idea of investing in new gTLDs (which is why I only own a few), I do believe the "best of the best" have potential. I got Stocks.XYZ with the intention of developing it for my case study, as I consider it a

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

 Mark As Read    

At the end of the recap sometimes I include the top 5 domains in terms of Estibot value. This is not to say that these figures are foolproof but I think it is interesting to see what something appraises for vs sells for at wholesale. I wanted to ask if there were any other suggestions for that section instead of appraisals I could do top 5 CPC or s...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Did OnlineEducation.com Sell for $3.3 million ?

 Mark As Read    

I want to point out the tip for this article came courtesy of JS Lascary, he noticed some info related to QuinStreet a publicly traded company (QNST (NASDAQ) $6.03 -0.15 (-2.43%) that is an online performance marketing company providing technologies for businesses to identify their targeted audiences. They have purchased a number of high profile [&...

The Domains 1 day ago

16 Ways to Not Go Crazy Working From Home

 Mark As Read    

Anyone who has worked from home longer than a year knows there comes a time when the entrepreneurial honeymoon wears off. Days blend together. Work is always staring at you in the face. You finally know the real meaning of the term ‘cabin fever'.  Why get dressed because, meh, who is ...

Yassou! Anthos Chrysanthou launches enterprise translation tools on Translate.com

 Mark As Read    

Chicago entrepreneur and domain investor, Anthos Chrysanthou, is quiet and diminutive. But don't confuse his silence and stature with any lack of focus; the CEO of Emerge Media launched Translate.com four years ago, and the company's web platform boasts 3 million members. The company is headquartered in the Greektown neighborhood of Chicago. Transl...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Donuts Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

 Mark As Read    

Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member. The ICA is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers. Although Donuts is also a member of the DNA (As is a company I'm a Director of,  […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Afternic Integration GoDaddy Hangout on Google+

 Mark As Read    

If you are a domain name seller, you might be interested in attending GoDaddy's Google+ Hangout tomorrow. Representatives from GoDaddy will discuss Afternic's integration with GoDaddy and answer some questions at the conclusion of the Hangout. The free event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 at 1:00 PM EST (tomorrow). I exchanged emails with Joe St...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: RDQN.com and 2 Portfolios Hit Reserve. LQI.com, ECQ.com, Katie.net, More

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell 250 Domain Portfolio – Domains include MedicalListing.com, TerrificFind.com, SafetyRopes.com, CoughTreatments.com, PsychologyLicense.com, and more. 85 Domain Portfolio – Domains include AffiliateLesson.com, Dock.info, HawaiiFAQs.com, Outbuilding.net and more. Under $1k at press time. RDQN.com – This follo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Google Making Changes To Google +

 Mark As Read    

In a blog post today Google announced some changes upcoming to Google + and how users can use just a Google account to create accounts and share info. There have been complaints over the last couple of years that you needed a Google + profile to act as your identity. Your Google + profile for […]

The Domains 2 days ago

WeddingWire and Minds + Machines Say ‘I Do’ to a ‘.Wedding’ Partnership

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines to power new ‘.wedding' domains for WeddingWire LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is delighted to announce that WeddingWire, the wedding industry's … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

Crazy Greek Bitch : Smitten foreigner shares his love via domain name!

 Mark As Read    

Greece has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately, but the truth is that its people are full of passion and zest for life; it must be due to the unique Greek light shining down on the endless shores. To anyone who has had the privilege to know a Greek woman, they are […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 2 days ago

Good to See Brokers Working Together

 Mark As Read    

I don't think it happens frequently, but it's nice to see domain brokers working together to get deals closed. I wrote about an example of this a little over a week ago when I reported about the QE.com sale, which was co-brokered by Media Options and eNaming.com. Heritage Auctions and Right of the Dot are also working together to auction the .Versi...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Another 7 Figure Domain Name Sale? Futbol.com is Sold

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy.com has sold the domain name Futbol.com in another potential 7 figures sale? The domain name was part of the Marchex domain portfolio purchase for $28.1 Million in April 2015.

The Domains 2 days ago

Unbiased.com saved in UDRP but no RDNH

 Mark As Read    

UDRP panel is unbiased, finds in favor of domain name owner. The owner of Unbiased.co.uk has failed to win rights to the Unbiased.com domain name in a UDRP. Unbiased.co.uk helps people find financial advisers, mortgage brokers, solicitors and accountants. The company filed its cybersquatting claim on the basis of a trademark for unbiased.co.uk. Whi...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago
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