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Auction Recap Of July 27, 2016

 Mark As Read    

A As look at the final auction prices from the auction list posted on July 27, 2016.As  848888.com Getting some incredible bids. One 8 short of being a six figure name $9,089 82275.com Can't compare with the above but only 5 numbers $1,950 Megabud.com This should do really really well NoTimeLikeNow.com Pretty memorable saying name for $12. No bidde...

Domain Shane 16 minutes ago

Domain offers : It’s a can-have, not a must-have

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Domain inquiries arrive in all types of colorful examples of how people approach domain ownership. Having been an active domain investor for more than 15 years, I can honestly write a book about the myriads of inquiries that often lack common sense. It's not that a particular offer arrives with a price that is unreasonable. […]

Acro.net 1 hour, 47 min ago

Brannan’s : Latest domain mega-sale is all about .me

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Domain brokerage outfit, Brannan's, is having a grand domain sale, and it's all about .me domains. Used by many companies and individuals alike, the Montenegro ccTLD domains are recognized both as brands and as "Generic Country Code Top Level Domains" by Google. Domain broker David Clements, Brannan's founder, is currently seeking buyers for such ....

DomainGang 2 hours, 10 min ago

Kim Kardashian behind the massive .Web auction, according to Domain Live Wire

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Hollywood celebrity fans, rejoice! Serial entrepreneur, fashionista and domain aficionado, Kim Kardashian, has reportedly ponied up the $135 million dollars for the dot .Web auction. Citing sources close to the family, Domain Live Wire editor, Andrejus Allman stated: "We believe it was Kim Kardashian who won the ICANN-mandated auction for dot .Web,...

DomainGang 2 hours, 50 min ago

I Don’t Get .Web Domain Names

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Earlier this morning, Andrew Allemann broke the news that the auction for the .Web new gTLD extension "has concluded with a $135 million price." I really don't understand why .Web is so appealing that an entity reportedly paid 9 figures for the rights to operate the extension. In my opinion, Internet-related terms such as "web" and "world wide web"...

Domain Investing 3 hours, 16 min ago

Ticketstub.com offers premium Ticketing domains for new business start ups

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Ticketstub.com is offering for sale premium Ticketing domains for new business start ups. They have made available a large number of premium ticket domains including Entertains.com and EventPromoters.com. TicketStub.com owner Ira Zoot also has offered to offer some assistance in … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 3 hours, 39 min ago

Breaking: .Web top level domain name auction ends for $135 million

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.Web domain sets a record. The auction to determine who gets to run the .web top level domain name has concluded with a $135 million price. This is by far the most paid to run a top level domain name. Prior to this auction, the highest public price for a new top level domain was […] The post Breaking: .Web top level domain name auction ends f...

Domain Name Wire 3 hours, 47 min ago

TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/28/2016

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/28/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 4 hours, 35 min ago

MMX records over $8 million billings in first half of year

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2016 looking much rosier than 2015 for new TLD company. New top level domain name company Minds + Machines (MMX) recorded $8.05 million in billings in the first half of 2016, the company announced today. That's four times as much as it recorded in the same period of 2015. The gain was largely driven by […] The post MMX records over $8 million...

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 14 min ago

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Thursday, July 28th

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Maybe I'm just not that good of a salesperson.As  But I have exactly a zero percent sell rate when the "offers" come through my landing page with full data but no offer.As  I also have zero percent sale rate when the info is from anywhere in the Middle East or India.As  That doesn't mean I ignore them.As  It merely means I don't get too excited whe...

Domain Shane 8 hours, 7 min ago

.web could already be a record-breaker as auction enters day two

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It seems likely that .web has already smashed through the $41.5 million record sale price for a new gTLD at ICANN auction. The auction, which kicked off properly at 1300 UTC yesterday, seems to have ended its first day of bidding at around 2300 UTC last night without a winner. That suggests, based on the […] Related posts: Second last-resort...

DomainIncite.com 9 hours, 49 min ago

M+M billings quadruple on China .vip surge

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Minds + Machines this morning said that its billings increased to $8.05 million in the first half of 2016. That's a 300% increase on the comparable year-ago period, the company said in a preliminary statement to the markets. It added that its domains under management grew from 217,200 at the end of June 2015 to […] Related posts: China confe...

DomainIncite.com 10 hours, 40 min ago

The Chinese domain market exploded today!

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Today:As Alternative ways to Earn Revenue on names /As why are some country ccTLD's reserved by the registry /As Transporting.com Sold for $6,500; Immunio.com for $5,000 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news...

Robbie's Blog 17 hours, 17 min ago

May-June Numbers from Uniregistry Gives Them 15 Entries on This Week's Top 20 Sales Chart

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We finished charting Uniregistry’s previously unreleased 2016 domain sales this week. The latest batch of data gave them 15 of the 20 entries on our all extension leader board with one of those hitting six figures. 3 ccTLDs also made the elite list - one ranking among the year's top 10.

DNJournal 17 hours, 41 min ago

Sedo Great Domains Auction Ends Soon – Over $100,000 in Bids Have Hit Reserve

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This month's Sedo Great Domains auction is shaping up to be a solid event, as 17 of the 61 domains have already hit reserve, representing over $100,000 in domains which will sell. Leading the pack at over $50,000 is TIN.com, which is a metal, an acronym, or a nice short brandable domain. The term has 682,000 searches per month, per Estibot. Followi...

Domain Shane 18 hours, 4 min ago

UDRP Filed Against KGP.com

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When I was looking at UDRPSearch.com this afternoon, I noticed that a UDRP was filed against KGP.com, a valuable three letter .com domain name. Because the UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum, the complainant is not publicly known and likely won't be known until a decision is published. This is case #1685573. According to Whois records...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 56 min ago

Facebook posts record earnings and user numbers, stock hits all-time high

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Social networks were never before as successful as Facebook is. The small project founded by Mark Zuckerberg has become a behemoth, commanding more than 1.7 billion users worldwide. Even with China's Great Firewall blocking it, the global reach of Facebook is astounding. Facebook reported $2.05 billion in profit for Q2 /2016, compared to $719 milli...

DomainGang 20 hours, 59 min ago

PokemonGo.net : Domain ended up unpaid – New auction at DropCatch

 Mark As Read    

The recent auction for the domain name PokemonGo.net, ended at DropCatch on 7/16/2016. PokemonGo.net was apparently not paid for, as the top bid of $20,950 dollars seemed to be way out of touch. Pokemon Go is a trademark and the popular game is gaining fans around the world that chase Augmented Reality "monsters." DropCatch is […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 22 hours, 40 min ago

Uniregistry and gTLDs : Domain registrations surpass the 2 million mark

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Uniregistry, and its domain registrar, Uniregistrar, have more reasons to celebrate. Frank Schilling's company has officially surpassed 2 million domain names under management, as far as new gTLDs go. The milestone was crossed last week, according to ntldstats that keeps track of such domain data. More than 1.5 million registrations are for .XYZ do...

DomainGang 23 hours, 29 min ago

TNT’s Best of the Drop List for 7/27/2016

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/27/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

17 end user domain name sales up to $25,000

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CodeFactory.com, IdealSleep.com and TrueStory.com all sell for $20,000 or more. Sedo handled 450 domain name transactions last week for a total of about $1 million in sales. It was a somewhat slow sales week but there are plenty of end user sales to report. Some of them are still in escrow or have whois privacy, […] The post 17 end user domai...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Chinese domain market report : Crazy guy kicks down part of China’s Great Wall!

 Mark As Read    

The Great Wall of China is a national monument spanning thousands of miles across the Chinese mainland. Construction started as early as the 7th century BC, and although not every part of it is in good shape, tourists are definitely given a tour of the best renovated parts. It's shocking seeing a video of an […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Results of our .WEB Poll – Most Voters Expect $50 million plus

 Mark As Read    

The .web auction will conclude today and this is going to be one expensive string. In a poll posted on TheDomains we asked readers what they thought the price would be ? The results are below, the most votes went to $50 – $60 million, with $100 million plus coming in second. Now this is […] The post Results of our .WEB Poll – Most...

The Domains 1 day ago

Domainer attitude : “You can’t afford it!”

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Many direct inquiries about domains ignore the fact that the domain is already listed in a domain marketplace, such as Sedo, Afternic or GoDaddy. Instead of making an offer, these emails ask how much it's for sale. As savvy domain investors know, the first one to quote a price, loses. 😀 We received the following […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

What’s all the buzz about this domain?

 Mark As Read    

There are many new TLDs floating around out there with people and businesses registering countless domains each day.  The whole concept is great, and opens up tremendous opportunities.  Some names and TLDs just don't fit well together and require a certain niche.  Others, fit together like they were made for each other.  Jordan Lavin is […] T...

SullysBlog.com 1 day ago

Domain Data: Surnames, Part Two. What Is a Last Name Worth?

 Mark As Read    

In part one of our report on surnames, we looked into the most popular surnames with corresponding domain name sales. In part two, we see what a last name is really worth. Thanks to NameBio, we have a comprehensive list of data that should help us to determine what a surname might be worth, calculated by the cost of the domain and the frequency of ...

NamePros 1 day ago

Auction Recap Of July 26, 2016

 Mark As Read    

A As look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 26, 2016. I had a little mishap with something yesterday so the GoDaddy results are very incomplete. As I didn't start tracking the names until around 2PM so I missed a lot of stuff and a lot of prices will be missing from the list today (shown a...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

DomainTools to Exhibit at Industry Leading InfoSec Conference, Black Hat USA 2016, August 3-4

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Leading Cyber Threat Intelligence Company to Provide Demonstrations of Investigative Platform of Iris on Exhibition Floor SEATTLE, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —As DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the team will be on hand … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

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

 Mark As Read    

Over the past week, 450 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 58% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.  Highlights of public sales are:   Top .com: jean.com at 48,000 USD Top ccTLD: amor.es at 7,000 EUR Top “other” TLD: autark.net at 2,500 EUR .COMs   jean.com    48,000   […] The post Sedo...

The Domains 1 day ago

Court denies Donuts’ request to delay .web auction

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Judge faults Donuts on procedural grounds and the merits, so auction will go ahead today as planned. An auction to resolve the .web top level domain name contention set will go forward today as originally planned. United States District Judge Percy Anderson denied (pdf) Donuts' request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) to postpone the […...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Indian Government to Give a Boost to .IN Domain Names?

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Sedo's Albert Schimmel tweeted a link to an interesting article from India's Economic Times about the Indian government's effort to give a boost to .IN domain names. As you probably know, .IN is the ccTLD for the country of India. For Indian companies and entities, .IN domain names are already fairly popular, although .com is apparently even more p...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

What is the difference between traffic and targeted traffic?

 Mark As Read    

Some believe that any website traffic is good traffic. They write scatterbrained content. They purchase website visitors. They aimlessly advertise their websites and wonder why they receive so many clicks yet no sign ups or conversions or revenue. To make any website successful it must produce not just traffic but targeted traffic. This is like a b...

DSAD.com: Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday, July 27th

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I posted my nominations for the Domain Name Awards this year. As It's not to take away anything from the hard work that everyone else is doing but I'm pretty sure they will all win. As I take that back, I KNOW that I will get at worst two wrong. As That's not cockiness. As Its merely that certain companies and people have excelled this ye...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

“Ditch .com!” government to tell Indians

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The Indian government is to urge citizens to register .in domain names instead of .com, according to local reports. The Economic Times reports today that the Ministry of Economy and IT is to launch a "massive advertising campaign aimed at companies, individuals and startups" promoting .in. Rajiv Bansal, MEIT joint secretary, is reported as saying [...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Donuts denied! .web auction to go ahead today

 Mark As Read    

A California judge had denied Donuts' eleventh-hour attempt to delay today's .web gTLD auction. In a ruling late yesterday, Judge Percy Anderson rejected the company's request for an emergency temporary restraining order preventing ICANN from selling off the premium gTLD. This means the auction is pretty much certain to go ahead starting at 1400 UT...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

GoDaddy Releases Summer 2016 Updates

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GoDaddy released their summer updates for 2016. A look at all the projects, services and products that have either been released, updated or expanded upon. The new features and enhancements include: Domains Launched new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including: .SALON, .GROUP, .GMBH, .LTD, .MOM, .BARCELONA, .PROMO, .GAME, .JETZT, .STREAM, addin...

The Domains 1 day ago

What to look out for when searching for good parking domains?

 Mark As Read    

Today:As What's the ideal number to hit for domain traffic to be valuable? /As Domain Startup Summit /As 87798.com Sold for $4,416; Zokobo.com for $3,001 / And more. Here are the new discussions and domain name news that...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

Shane for Sheriff

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We appreciate your support! Write in Vote Shane for Sheriff wherever you live! The post Shane for Sheriff appeared first on Domain Shane and Accidental Domainer.

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Domain lawsuit holding other parties’ domains “hostage”

 Mark As Read    

A lawsuit that was filed to reverse a court-mandated domain portfolio auction, has somehow taken over the domains of 3rd parties, who are unrelated to the original dispute. In an article at Domain Name Wire, the unfolding story mentions some well-known domainers, "including Adam Strong, Nat Cohen, Merlin Kauffman and Andrew Rosener, who either boug...

DomainGang 1 day ago

I’ll Go Ahead And Tell You the Winners of the 2016 Domain Industry Awards

 Mark As Read    

I'm not sure we even need to have the awards this year. As I'm not even sure we should have them after last year. As I can't tell you who the winners will be but I think I can tell you who the winners SHOULD be. As Mostly because its a no contest for most categories. As Here you go DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR Michael Sumner Michael single handily took Na...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

One of World's 10 Most Popular TLDs - Netherlands ccTLD .NL - Continued to Grow in 2Q-2016

 Mark As Read    

With new gTLDs pushing the number of domain extensions available worldwide well past the 1,000 mark, it is getting harder to stand out in the crowd. Even some extensions that rank among the world's top 10 TLDs - like .NL - don't always get the recognition their status warrants.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Nominations For The 2016 Domain Industry Awards Now Open

 Mark As Read    

DOMAIN INDUSTRY AWARD Nominations for 2016 are now open. Nominations will remain open until Thursday, July 28th at 6 P.M. EDT. This year all nominations will be sent to: NOMINATIONS@THEDomainConference.com The DOMAIN INDUSTRY AWARDS are the most sought-after and prestigious awards presented annually. This year marks the 12th Annual Domain Industry ...

A smart brokerage pitch from Afternic

 Mark As Read    

Better lead follow up is worth the commission. Domainers tend to gripe about paying commissions to marketplaces, especially when the lead was generated from a link on their own parking page. This makes sense. If you, the domainer, generated the lead, why should you pay a marketplace a fat commission? I think there are two […] The post A smart...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

TNTNames Best of the Drop List for 7/26/2016

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Thanks for coming back to TNTNames.com Best of the Drop List for 7/26/2016. I will not be back-ordering or bidding on any of these domains myself. I have been getting a lot of positive comments about the lists I have … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 2 days ago

The sad history of Yahoo! from beginning to the end

 Mark As Read    

Internet search engine and news portal Yahoo! has been acquired by Verizon, to the tune of $4.83 billion dollars. The former number one Internet portal keeps its Alibaba shares, Yahoo! Japan, and as many as 4,000 patents and other intellectual property. The rest, goes to Verizon that already owns another Internet relic, AOL. As hindsight […] ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Auction Recap Of July 25, 2016

 Mark As Read    

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeout purchases and more from the auction list posted on July 25, 2016.As  If there is an asterisk (*)As next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve. As I'm only showing where the price was when the auction...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Chinese domain market report : China is silencing the Internet media

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China‘s current conflicting image to the world, is the byproduct of more than a decade of "Communist Capitalism." The world's 2nd largest economy embraces innovation, investment and technology, all while it often stifles free speech and individualism. It comes as no surprise that by an "executive decision," the China's top internet regulator ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Interview with The Man Behind The Data at Namebio – Michael Sumner

 Mark As Read    

Today we are talking with Michael Sumner programmer extraordinaire at Namebio. In addition to his duties at Namebio, Michael works with Nat Cohen at Telepathy and manages his own domain portfolio. Q1) What got you started in the domain industry? I’ve been programming since my early teens, and I joined NamePros in 2007 hoping to […] The post I...

The Domains 2 days ago

Poll: How much will .web domain name sell for?

 Mark As Read    

How much money will the .web contention set be settled for? Barring a last-minute court decision, the highly-anticipated auction to settle the .web top level domain contention set will take place on Wednesday. Thankfully for industry watchers, the final price will be made public after the auction concludes. How much do you think the final […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Do newer TLDs have keyword search value?

 Mark As Read    

If you purchase domains based on the SEO keyword value in the TLD then you might want to reconsider your strategy. TLDs such as .dating, .live and others may have the potential to create rememberable, easy to spell domains but how much does the extension really matter when optimizing for search engines? It may surprise the biggest dot com fans to k...

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