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Replicating The High: An Entrepreneur’s Lifelong Battle

 Mark As Read    

I've been running a business in one form or another since 1991.  Since I've been an adult I have not had a boss.  I've had partners and investors that I have to answer to, but none of them has been as tough to compete against as myself.  My own personal drive to do better.  After all these years there is one thing that has haunted, driven, and dist...

Domain Shane 1 hour, 42 min ago

Give a Deal to Blog Readers

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I noticed that Enom gave a special offer to buy .Rocks domain names in support of the team my New England Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday. I replied to them and jokingly asked about a offer code for Pats fans, too. Enom obliged and you can get a .Rocks domain name for $5.00 using the coupon code: GOPATS. That Twitter exchange got m...

Domain Investing 2 hours, 36 min ago

The truth is out there: How Credit.Club didn’t sell for $200,000 dollars

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Bruce Marler was visibly excited about the biggest gathering of domainers, that was about to put TRAFFIC to shame. "Tiffany, get your luggage ready, we're going to NamesCon." Tiffany put her beer down, another empty bottle in a row of four, next to an empty box of Kobayashi sushi. It was getting chilly in Missouri, […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 hours, 38 min ago

MySQL trademark prevails in yet another Yoyo Email Ltd. UDRP

 Mark As Read    

Right on course for setting a new world record for being served with the most UDRP cases in a year, the British company Yoyo Email Ltd. lost yet another UDRP at the WIPO. The Complainant, MySQL AB, challenged the Respondent's registration of the domain MySQL.email. The MySQL trademark has been registered since 2003 and it's […] Copyright Doma...

DomainGang 4 hours, 20 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-30-2015

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I Ubered to the Inglewood DMV. I am surprised that I never did this before! One of the biggest frustrations for me about going to the DMV is not

Jason Thompson 4 hours, 54 min ago

Domain Movers: xTv.com, DoMore.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another domain name movers that includes domain name that have been purchased by large companies, registered, sold and or moving for some reason. Here is today's list: Research In Motion Limited registered a couple Android domain names and those were SecuringAndroid.com and ManageAndroid.com . Google is the owner of the Android trademark...

Dot Weekly 5 hours, 17 min ago

NameJet Expired Domain Name Review

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson looks back at the past week in expired domain name sales at NameJet. NameJet's top expired domain sale during the past week was Lucie.com at only $5.6k. Last week, that same domain would have been #7 – far behind the $29.1k leader. That isn't to say that Lucie.com was NameJet's biggest auction; actually I […]

Domain Name Wire 7 hours, 13 min ago

.Club Reports Credit.Club on Page 1

 Mark As Read    

The story about how Bruce Marler got Credit.Club is interesting, and it has been covered in a variety of news outlets, blogs, and forums. Marler already built a website on the domain name, and it appears to be doing well in Google already. According to a tweet from .Club Registry CEO Colin Campbell, the Credit.Club website "hits first page of Googl...

Domain Investing 7 hours, 21 min ago

Amazon staffing up for new gTLD launches

 Mark As Read    

Amazon is one of the biggest portfolio applicants for new gTLDs, but to date we haven't heard much from the e-commerce giant about how it intends to use its new assets. That could change soon, however. The company is currently looking to bulk up its registry services staff, according to two job ads posted to […] Related posts: Amazon and Goo...

DomainIncite.com 7 hours, 57 min ago

Business Insider Interview With Bidtellect – Co founded by John Ferber of Domain Holdings

 Mark As Read    

Business Insider did an interview with Lon Otremba the CEO of Bidtellect an advertising company that was co founded by John Ferber of Domain Holdings. Bidtellect is the first open native ad exchange. Native advertising is becoming more popular, I have been playing around with some concepts for publications I own or co – manage. […]

The Domains 8 hours, 54 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday, January 30th, 2015

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I am one of the few people that is making good money on the new gTLDs.  I've made a few thousand just in the last few days on many of the new Gs as they are called.  I realize it can change but this week has been great and I hope that the good luck continues.  My secret?  Buy Rightside when it dropped into the 6s. Here are today's names. GiftMugs.c...

Domain Shane 9 hours, 55 min ago

Domain Movers: Duels.com, NightlyShow.com & More

 Mark As Read    

Welcome to another round of domain movers in a series where I search tens of thousands of domains that secretly move around and unless somebody is digging, likely wouldn't notice them. Some of these domains have been sold (to a large company or by a large company) some are just moving for a reason or unknown reason. I try to find sales prices if I ...

Dot Weekly 19 hours, 6 min ago

Disposable Email Services Product to be rolled out on Discard.Email

 Mark As Read    

Appfield.net is a German technology services provider that is rolling out a new product, Discard.email. The product is a disposable email service that will let users use their own domain name if they wish. Of course it is hard business out there competing with the likes of Gmail and Yahoo. The service claims to be […]

The Domains 20 hours, 12 min ago

Recent Domain Sales That Have Been Developed (pics): Bitt.com, PartyKing.com, BiotechStocks.com, More

 Mark As Read    

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. FullGear.com sold for $10,000 at Sedo. It's a smart upgrade from GoFullGear.com. A maker of custom sportswear, based in Utah. "Create am...

Domain Shane 21 hours, 3 min ago

Owner of Airlineonline.aero Files UDRP On Airlineonline.com

 Mark As Read    

      The owner of the domain name airlineonline.com just got hit with a UDRP by the owner of the domain name Airlineonline.aero It doesn't look like the ownership of the .com has changed since at least January 2013. Obviously in my opinion as generic a domain as you can get The Complainant was […]

The Domains 21 hours, 40 min ago

NamePros video from NamesCon 2015 does not include Richard Lau!

 Mark As Read    

A Very Important Person that was instrumental for putting NamesCon 2015 together, is missing from a NamePros video making the rounds. Shocked by the non inclusion of founder Richard Lau in the 4 and 1/2 minute, condensed version of the NamesCon experience, we decided to protest this. So we created an All Richard Lau NamesCon […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 22 hours, 6 min ago

Puppy dogs for sale on GoDaddy parody site

 Mark As Read    

Someone is having fun with GoDaddy's withdrawn commercial…and doing it with GoDaddy services. GoDaddy won't run its controversial Journey Home commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad featured a site called Gabby's Goldens that sold dogs online. It drew the ire of pet lovers and advocates everywhere. Yet someone is having some fun [...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Oreos! Greek registrant wins domain at auction

 Mark As Read    

A few days ago we indicated the roots of the word "Oreos" to be a phonetic representation of the Greek word for "handsome" or "beautiful", ??????. The domain Oreos.com was auctioned off yesterday, and the winner paid $1,650 to acquire the domain, which – depending on use – might have some issues with the famous […] Copyright Domai...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domaining.com : Francois pulls the plug at midnight on Friday

 Mark As Read    

It's often a good idea to refresh one's business, and Domaining.com, the active project of French domain entrepreneur Francois Carrillo, is not an exception. Despite recent rumors on a sale, the buyer disappeared into thin air, sending Francois off in a quest for a business partner. As of today, there has been no official announcement […] Cop...

DomainGang 1 day ago

LeadPages is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

 Mark As Read    

WIPO panel finds that lead generation technology company abused UDRP. A three person World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found the company behind LeadPages.net to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting complaint. Avenue 81, Inc., which offers lead generation software and tools at LeadPages.net, filed a cybe...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Lego Buddies: KickStarter project owner loses LEGO UDRP

 Mark As Read    

A KickStarter project owner has just lost a UDRP over the domain LegoBuddies.com, after the toy maker took them to the WIPO over the use of the domain. Blessed Factory of Deland, Florida, used the domain to forward to the company's KickStarter project, titled "Blessed Buddies". According to the project, "Blessed Buddies is a cartoon […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Revision Legal: Law Firm recovered $3.5 million in stolen domain assets in 12 months

 Mark As Read    

Revision Legal, a law firm based in Michigan, has announced its track record for the past 12 months, regarding the recovery of stolen domains. Acknowledging that domain theft has become rampant, the statement opens thus: "Domain name theft is an ever-increasing reality for any individual or business that owns a domain name. And combating this [R...

DomainGang 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-29-2015

 Mark As Read    

We celbebrated Dominique's birthday yesterday by treating ourselves to a great steak dinner at STK Steakhouse here in Los Angeles. I haven't been to that place in years and they

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Five figures: One of Sedo’s largest sales is a .CO domain

 Mark As Read    

Sedo reports of domain sales have been averaging $2,000 to $3,000 over the course of more than a year; the domain venue generates its sizable revenue by selling vast quantities of domains. Then again, exceptions do happen; yesterday, domain broker Dave Evanson revealed the brokerage of KHC.com for $120,000 dollars. Surprisingly, one of the largest ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Verisign Celebrates .COM’s 30th Anniversary with #InternetOfficial Giveaway

 Mark As Read    

This is pretty cool.  Verisign is giving away $100,000 in cash prizes in the next three months for contestants that: * Register the most descriptive, memorable and original .COM domain name(s) * Submit your newly registered .COM name(s) HERE with a description of why it's so awesome * Promote the new domain on your social […]

NameTalent.com 1 day ago

27 End User Domain Name Sales

 Mark As Read    

A weekly run-down of end user domain name sales at Sedo. Sedo's top reported sale last week was SuperSeats.com, which Michael Berkens sold for a staggering $48,888. With Sedo still in possession of the domain, I can't confirm my hunch that SuperSeats.net was the buyer. Some other large sales are in the same boat, including RBU.com ($27,500) and 200...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Champs.com Domain Acquired By Foot Locker

 Mark As Read    

Foot Locker has acquired the premium domain name Champs.com from P. A. Gordon, who has owned the domain name since at least 2001 (oldest whois history record) but likely longer. The domain name has been registered  since June 26, 1997. Foot Locker Retail Inc. owns Champs Sports, which is a sports retail company and uses the domain name ChampsSports...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Poll: What is 8.CO Worth?

 Mark As Read    

Tech Cocktail published an extensive article about the 8.CO domain name that is now up for auction via Heritage Auctions. You'll notice that Tech Cocktail uses Tech.CO for its website, so it isn't a surprise that the author wrote that 8.CO "may just be the luckiest domain on the Web." I think the auction is going to do well, and the article cites q...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Whoops: Mayor Of New York Fails To Register His Own .NYC Domain: Billdeblasio.NYC

 Mark As Read    

This goes right to the you can't make this stuff up file. Crainsnewyork.com,  published a post today chatting about how the the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, who has been touting "the new .nyc domain names as "a unique opportunity" for New Yorkers "to own who they are online," did not buy […]

The Domains 1 day ago

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl ad switcheroo: planned or not?

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy, once again, is getting a lot of press for its Super Bowl ad. How much of it was planned? If you pay for a Super Bowl commercial and no one talks about it before or after the big game, you got ripped off. GoDaddy discovered this many years ago and has mastered the art […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

.Space wins this week’s new TLD releases

 Mark As Read    

.Space tops in registrations with about 1,700 on first day. When it comes to most registrations, .space appears to have topped the list of this week's new top level domain name launches. That doesn't come as a big surprise since it's the most generic (and lowest priced) domain of the lot. Here's a run down […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

1st Day New gTLD Totals .Space 1,784; .Band 776: .Rip 348; .How 250; .Ryukyu 143

 Mark As Read    

Five new gTLD's had their first day of general availability yesterday. Here the total number of domain registrations after the first day. These total all domains registered in Sunrise by trademark holders as well as any domains registered during an Early Access Program or Landrush where people paid extra money to get early access to […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday, January 29th, 2015

 Mark As Read    

Looking through Ron's weekly sales list it's hard not to get excited about the state of domains.  Sure there are tons of classes of domains who's values have dropped to almost nothing. New gTLDs don't have an aftermarket yet but the top quality names are flying. Numbers, short, and dictionary words are just starting to take off.  Just starting to t...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Want Your Baby To Have A Unique Name ? Do you have an extra $31,000 lying around to pay for it ?

 Mark As Read    

Huffington Post did a story on Erfolgwelle a firm that focuses on giving your baby a unique name. They do all this for $31,000. The article lays out the process and who they bring to the table as far as their staff. From the article: Erfolgswelle is firm devoted entirely to generating unique baby names. […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Big Sale of HomeCare.com & Tidal Wave of ccTLDs Flood This Week's Domain Sales Chart

 Mark As Read    

The weekly domain sales report is out at DNJournal.com. While HomeCare.com stole the show with an impressive sale in the NamesCon conference's live domain auction, the ccTLDs also made waves by piling up nine entries on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart,

DNJournal 1 day ago

Evanson and Wang team brokered KHC dot com for $120 Grand

 Mark As Read    

A solid three letter .com sale was announced earlier today, by Dave Evanson, senior sales & brokerage consultant at Sedo. Along with one of the China-based Sedo brokers, Lijuan Wang, the dynamic duo achieved the sale of KHC.com for $120,000 dollars. That is one heck of a price for the three letter .com domain, and […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

Death threat via Domain Name Sales results in FBI report over domain pricing

 Mark As Read    

Just like statements of impending suicide, death threats should always be taken very seriously. A person inquiring about a domain name on Frank Schilling's Domain Name Sales, did not like the domain owner's pricing, and threatened him with physical harm: "Likewise regarding attitude. The default message from the service you're using/set up to sell ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

.CLUB sells $200,000 domain for $10.99

 Mark As Read    

.CLUB Domains has honored the $10.99 registration of credit.club, a premium domain it had hoped to sell for a record-busting $200,000. The registry this week said it would allow registrant Bruce Marler to keep hold of the domain he bought at the base registration fee, even though it was due to be sold as a […] Related posts: Vegas.club sells...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 1/28

 Mark As Read    

The domain broker submitted listings have been published below. Submissions this week come from Breathe Luxury, Domain Holdings, Sedo, and Media Options. Contact the listing broker if you wish to purchase or discuss a domain name. Visitors are welcome to submit one of their own domain names for sale in the comment section as long as it has a buy it...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Dot Vegas sells $2m of premiums

 Mark As Read    

New gTLD registry operator Dot Vegas says it has sold over $2 million worth of "premium" .vegas domain names to date. The registry, which went to general availability in September, has also registered 1,000 additional premiums to itself in an effort to drum up more sales. The list is available at the registry's web site […] Related posts: Ve...

DomainIncite.com 2 days ago

WorkMail: Amazon new service arrives without first securing the dot .com

 Mark As Read    

Amazon announced WorkMail today, a hosted email service for corporations that aims at competing against Microsoft Office 365. Presented as Amazon WorkMail, the service is a secure, managed email and calendaring solution that would also compete against similar Google offerings. Naturally, Amazon secured AmazonWorkMail.com – a domain registered...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Oreos.com auction ended; who will win the UDRP?

 Mark As Read    

Several risk-takers participated in a last minute battle over the domain name Oreos.com, which was being auctioned publicly at DropCatch. During the final 10 minutes of the auction, a bidding war erupted, sending the price of Oreos.com from $210 to the final bid of $1,650. That bid, placed by someone using the username "afxxy5", was […] Copyr...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Alert: Stolen domains 8KP.com, 3T6.com, A6Z.com were moved to Ename

 Mark As Read    

No sooner did we announce the declaration of February 1st as National Punch a Domain Thief Day, and a group of domains was reported as stolen. The domains 8KP.com, 3T6.com and A6Z.com were removed unlawfully from their owner's GoDaddy account, and were transferred to the usual destination: the Chinese domain registrar and auction market place, [...

DomainGang 2 days ago

NamesCon Extended Auction Heads Into Final Week With Bids on 2 Names Totaling Over $1 Million

 Mark As Read    

The RightOfTheDot Live Domain Auction staged at the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas Jan. 13 generated just under a million dollars in sales. Now the extended online auction is heading into its final week with a chance to add over $1 million more to the total.

DNJournal 2 days ago

BREAKING: GoDaddy reveals the REAL Superbowl XLIX commercial!

 Mark As Read    

GoDaddy generated a lot of controversy yesterday, by revealing its Super Bowl ™ XLIX video that featured a lost puppy that gets sold online via a GoDaddy customer's puppy mill business. Soon after, allegedly succumbing to negative backlash from animal lovers, PETA and Michele Obama, the GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving, called the video a "failed [&#...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Namecheap Move Your Domain Day Raises Over $50k

 Mark As Read    

Namecheap held its annual Move Your Domain Day (MYDD) yesterday. While the event is used by Namecheap to bolster its registration numbers, it also raises funds for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Since 2011, the company has reportedly donated over $250,000 to the EFF as a result of this marketing effort. During yesterday's event, 33,428 d...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 1-28-2015

 Mark As Read    

I read an article in the October 2014 edition of FeedFront yesterday. It discussed new gTLDs and how the Affiliate Marketing community frowns upon domain investors. That's funny because a

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Politicians Reinventing What Cybersquatting Is

 Mark As Read    

Cybersquatting on trademarks is nothing new in the domain name industry. You're even likely find yourself on a parked page if you mistype your favorite brand, which is likely owned by someone trying to make a quick dollar, regardless of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) or a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) t...

NamePros 2 days ago

Alan Sullivan Interview at NamesCon 2015 [Video]

 Mark As Read    

Alan Sullivan is a Big Data Specialist with DomainDiction. On the company's website, his biography reads that Alan is an "innovator, technologist and businessman who has been directly involved in the technology of the Internet since 1997, right at the inception of the domain name system. He built the registry systems for .biz and .us during his tim...

NamePros 2 days ago
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