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List of 6 cities where ICANN won’t be holding its conference any time soon

 Mark As Read    

A long, long time ago we published a list of cities that ICANN should not be holding a meeting at. The list, published before the ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, made light of crime in various locations; some participants were eventually mugged or otherwise scammed at the time. Four years later, we're now publishing an […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 1 hour, 42 min ago

10 Opinionated Jumblings on a Tuesday Afternoon

 Mark As Read    

It's Tuesday.  Since I work the weekends at the nursery I try and get some stuff done at home but I never actually do.  I usually catch up on my sleep do a little pondering.  Here are a few of those thoughts 1. Sahar Sarid believes his portfolio has grown in value over the last 5 years and is now worth over $100 million.  I haven't seen the portfol...

Domain Shane 2 hours, 34 min ago

Domain Sales Heat Up - Domain Holdings Reports 2Q-2014 Sales 3X Higher Than Previous Quarter:

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After a long recession, we've been seeing reported domain sales rebound nicely in 2014 and further evidence came today when Domain Holdings reported their 2Q-2014 domain sales nearly tripled from the previous quarter.

DNJournal 2 hours, 43 min ago

My Business is Always Evolving

 Mark As Read    

I've been writing this blog for over seven years, and nearly 5,000 articles have been published in that time. Many of the articles would be considered "news" rather than opinion, but there is a large percentage of articles that would be considered personal opinion or advice. These articles are generally based on learnings from my own business and o...

Domain Investing 7 hours, 25 min ago

Company wants to trademark the term “Domain Auction”

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New domain listings site wants a trademark on descriptive term. From the merely descriptive file… A Florida company has filed two trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for "Domain Auction" and "Domains Auction". The applications, filed by Coracao LLC, claim a first use date of earlier this month. Coracao's trademark...

Domain Name Wire 7 hours, 30 min ago

Wikipedia domain UDRP respondent cites Valuate.com

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The Respondent to a recently decided UDRP at the WIPO used a novel way to attempt to extract unreasonable fees from the Complainant. In a UDRP case involving the domain name OnWikipedia.com, the Complainant – Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. – was sent back this response from the domain's registrant: "What is this email requesting I do? [R...

DomainGang 7 hours, 40 min ago

Founder of Diapers.com Buys Jet.com From Chernoff, Backed By $55 Million To Take On Amazon

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            Recode.net, just published a post entitled "The CEO Who Sold Diapers.com to Amazon Raises $55 Million to Challenge Amazon Again" Marc Lore, the former CEO and founder of Diapers.com, which the parent company Quidsi, was sold to Amazon in 2011 for $550 million, has raised $55 million to build […]...

The Domains 7 hours, 49 min ago

Escrow.com fixes glitch related to gTLD email compatibility

 Mark As Read    

Escrow.com has confirmed the fix of a strange glitch that affected the use of gTLD email addresses. As we discovered late last week, when the email address of the parties was based on a new gTLD domain, for example dot .email, the escrow would not initiate. It's a good thing seeing that there is email […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 8 hours, 40 min ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1.9M But Only 5 .Com’s Sell For 5 Figures

 Mark As Read    

  Over the past week, 569 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1.9 Million 52% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: · Top .coms: lurk.com at 18,000 GBP · Top ccTLD: liberty.ch at 21,000 EUR · Top “other” TLD: europe.org at 23,000 […]

The Domains 9 hours, 9 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 7-29-2014

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I'm in a bit of a rush today, so here is the list without any bells and whistles. Here is the list today! Enjoy! 27236.com 69910.com 84826.com agingtastefully.com atractivetube.com bloggingempires.com

Jason Thompson 9 hours, 20 min ago

Finally, well-targeted new top level domain name marketing

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Network Solutions' pitches .republican domain names to owners of political domain names. A couple weeks ago I wrote about how Sedo did a new TLD promotion that registrars should be doing. Sedo looked at its existing customer base for people interested in buying and selling domain names with "club" in them and marketed .club to […]...

Domain Name Wire 9 hours, 35 min ago

.XYZ now has over 400,000 domain name registrations

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Freebies and deep discounts add up to a big figure. The .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports. Of course, the majority of these registrations were given away free to Network Solutions customers on an opt-out basis. nTLDStats.com shows that about 353,000 .xyz domain names were registered at Network [R...

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 6 min ago

Engineering360.com Sold For $19,500

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures In my morning discoveries for DotWeekly Discoveries, I ran into the domain name Engineering360.com that was likely purchased by CSC Corporate Domains, on behalf of a client. I often reach out to the sellers but sadly do not hear back that often or they simply do not wish to share the story on the purchase...

Dot Weekly 10 hours, 17 min ago

Domain Holdings nearly triples sales in second quarter

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Company sells close to $10 million worth of domain names. Domain name brokerage Domain Holdings had a big second quarter, turning in almost 3x the sales of its first quarter. The company reported today that it sold $9.9M worth of domain names in the second quarter of this year. That compares to just $3.4 million […]

Domain Name Wire 10 hours, 21 min ago

How TMZ Acquired TMZ.com

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Buzzfeed published an article about the history of TMZ, the celebrity news website and media network. If you follow TMZ, you'll probably find the article fascinating. In my opinion, the most interesting aspect of the article pertains to how the company (and its founder Harvey Levin) was able to acquire the TMZ.com domain name and for how much. Here...

Domain Investing 10 hours, 23 min ago

.Toys Launches Wed: O.Toys; Educational.Toys; Pool.Toys, Christmas.Toys Already Registered

 Mark As Read    

.Toys which goes into general availability tomorrow Wednesday July 30th A .Toys non-premium domain registration is priced at $39.95 at Godaddy. We went through the zone file for .Toys and found the more interesting domain names taken in Sunrise (for trademark holders) and during the Early Access Program (EAP) where people can get early access [R...

The Domains 10 hours, 25 min ago

DomainHoldings.com Reports Amost $10M in Domain Name Sales In Q2

 Mark As Read    

Domain Holdings issued its domain sales report for the second quarter of 2014 reporting  almost $10,000,000 USD in sales and a average sale throwing out the 5 highest and lowest sales, the average sales price was $29,019 However if those top 5 domain sales and the bottom 5 sales were included the average price would […]

The Domains 10 hours, 52 min ago

Company Domain Movers From Disney, Discovery & More

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Welcome to another round of company domain movers with recent domain registrations, domain purchases and simply movers from large companies. If domain owners are paying attention, they could maximize some future sales with today's article, mainly because of my discoveries relating to Discovery Communicati...

Dot Weekly 10 hours, 54 min ago

The Village Voice Covers .NYC: Landrush Auctions Will Be in 5 & 6 Figures

 Mark As Read    

The Village Voice just covered the new .NYC domain names and quotes Gerardo Aristizabal who runs the domain registrar Hello NYC who predicts that Landrush auctions will produce bids at least to the tens of thousands of dollars," "Two or three might reach six figures." The blog post is entitled:"Lost Out on Sex.com? Sex.NYC Will […]...

The Domains 11 hours, 23 min ago

Celebrate Broadway celebrates .Broadway win

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Contention set for .broadway top level domain name won by trade association. Celebrate Broadway, Inc., a subsidiary of The Broadway League Inc., has won the contention set for the .Broadway top level domain name. Other applicants included Donuts and Key GTLD Holding Inc. One of the larger shareholders in Celebrate Broadway is a subsidiary of [̷...

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 54 min ago

Key-Systems To Donate 30 Euro For 1st 1,000 .Hiv Domain Registrations

 Mark As Read    

Key-Systems GmbH announced today that it will support the dotHIV initiative with a fundraising for the start of .hiv. The domain registrar will donate 30 Euro to the dotHIV association for each of the first 1,000 .hiv domains that is registered in the first six months after the Sunrise starts via the in-house retail portal […]

The Domains 12 hours, 14 min ago

DSAD: Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 7/29

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Over the last two months I've been saving for a NNN.com  Unfortunately the prices are climbing faster than I can raise money.  It's crazy to think that you can buy a new Porsche or a non 4 NNN.com.   But your Porsche goes down in value the minute you buy it.  But you can't drive your NNN.com.   I'm not quite there yet so I really haven't been looki...

Domain Shane 13 hours, 42 min ago

Spain Passes The “Google” Tax – How it will work no one is really sure

 Mark As Read    

Spain Passes The Google Tax Spain passed a law that will give Spanish newspaper publishers the right to get paid from any site that links to them with what they deem a " meaningful " description of the content. It is important to note that this law does not apply to all publishers in Spain, […]

The Domains 15 hours, 38 min ago

Captain Kirk is not high on the new Celebrity only Facebook App

 Mark As Read    

William Shatner of Star Trek and Priceline fame, is a big social media user, Shatner runs a popular blog on Tumblr and is active in a lot of places. He recently put together a review of the new Facebook Mentions app, our readers probably have not been able to use this app because it is […]

The Domains 19 hours, 41 min ago

Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names

 Mark As Read    

Video explains some of the benefits of a good domain name. Heritage Auctions had another solid domain name auction last week, selling about $775k in domain names during bidding. The company is doing a good job educating collectibles investors and business owners about the value of good domain names. It recently published a video featuring […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

What's a Better Domain for a Blueberry Farm - Blueberries.link or HowsMyPicking.com?

 Mark As Read    

When I picked up a couple of fresh pints of blueberries at my grocery this week I couldn't help noticing the domain name on the label. Instead of the company's name it was an odd URL - HowsMyPicking.com. There is a story behind that name and how it relates to new gTLDs.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Benefits of Premium Domain Names Video by Heritage Auctions

 Mark As Read    

Aron Meystedt shared this video with me, and I want to share it with you. The video that was created by Heritage Auctions to educate its clientele about domain names and why they might be interested in spending significant sums of money to buy the best domain names. I would imagine a good portion of HA's clients are well-educated and savvy investor...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain Queen: Bringing royal flair to domain blogging!

 Mark As Read    

Rick, take notice: The Domain Queen is about to enter the palace, delivering a hand of royal flush. Promising to be "a different kind of domain blog", DomainQueen.com is operated by developer Charlotte Gilbert. The scheduled roll out will be in just over two days, per the web site's countdown, that promises the following: Interviews […] Copyr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

The other Click Fraud

 Mark As Read    

Krebs On Security took a look at the practice of click fraud that depletes a competitors ad budget. The practice is to run up the costs and maybe get them to blow their wad early in the day. I have spoken to people over the years who certainly felt their AdWords campaign was a waste […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Vertical Axis Hit With UDRP on 8 Year Old Domain GlobeWay.com

 Mark As Read    

Vertical Axis has just been  Hit With a UDRP on the domain name GlobeWay.com The domain according to DomainTools.com has been owned since at least 2007 and possibly 2006 by Vertical Axis. The domain name is parked to a very generic parking page. The Complainant is not yet listed. I don't see any federal trademark […]

The Domains 1 day ago

A Few Thoughts About End User Research

 Mark As Read    

If a random person and Bill Gates go to the supermarket, they will both pay the exact amount of money for let's say bottled water. In other words, it's not a "You're Bill Gates and have a lot of money, so you have to pay more" situation. Domains are different and I'll try to explain why. First

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

I Disagree With Boston Business Journal Cybersquatter Characterization

 Mark As Read    

David Harris, Tech Editor at the Boston Business Journal, published an article about Boston-related domain names up for sale on Afternic. The article is brief, but I disagree with two areas: Harris wrote of listings on Afternic that contain the "Boston" search term, "Many of these sites have been registered by cybersquatters." In looking through th...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 7-28-2014

 Mark As Read    

It feels good to be back from vacation. If you haven't taken one in a while then you should really look into doing it. My energy is back and I

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Domainer getting ‘heart palpitations’ thanks to Network Solutions

 Mark As Read    

A frustrated domainer over at DNForum, is getting palpitations by the way Network Solutions treats its customers. Despite the apparent chest pains, the domain investor maintains his sense of humor and offers Network Solutions some sound advice regarding domain names, using the following three-pointer: Please update your computers so that when I hav...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Company Domain Movers From Mattel, Overstock & More

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Not the biggest list I have provided in my company domain movers from large companies that have registered, purchased or moved domain names lately but not all the much activity happens on the weekend, so things will pick back up! I have been finding a lot of great data lately, so I hope you are continuing...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

27 of top 50 websites protecting their brands on new Donuts domain names

 Mark As Read    

How are brands protecting themselves with new top level domain names? Many are, but there are some surprises. I just checked how the top 50 websites are protecting their brands on Donuts top level domain names. I took the top 50 (public) sites from Quantcast and ran them through whois for their matching .gripe domain […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

DNPost domain forum launches with hot chick video

 Mark As Read    

Domain forum newcomer, DNPost, made its quiet launch last week, announcing its existence over Twitter and through our "Share a domain tip" hotlink. Using XenForo, the same forum software as industry giants DNForum and NamePros, DNPost aspires to be better than both forums, attracting their combined readership under one roof. The layout is clean and...

DomainGang 1 day ago

As Rightside (futures) Starts Trading Its Market Cap Is 260M Of Demand’s $465M

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                Rightside, the spin off of Demand Media which begins formal trading on August 1, started to trade on Friday on a pre-issue basis on the symbol NAMEV. Although shares are lightly traded the price is $14.30 which is up from an opening of $14 a share. Interestingly […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Attended Webfair Virtual? Don’t forget your bag of goodies!

 Mark As Read    

At every domain conference, there's a bag of goodies to take with you at the end of the conference. Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first immersive multi-industry event – is not an exception; the difference, is that both your bag and the goodies are all digital. If you attended Webfair Virtual 2014, you have until […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 1 day ago

GoDaddy Testing Not Promoting .com on Home Page

 Mark As Read    

It appears that GoDaddy may be testing out not promoting .com domain names on its GoDaddy.com home page. First spotted in a tweet by George Kirikos yesterday, it appears that GoDaddy is continuing to test not promoting .com domain names, which seems unusual to me considering the vast majority of domain buyers are looking to buy .coms. Here's a look...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Zillow swallows Trulia for $3.5 billion dollars

 Mark As Read    

Are all the huge news always reserved to be released on Mondays? Online real estate listings titan, Zillow, announced plans to acquire Trulia, its primary competitor of equal statue and value. The merger will materialize in an all-stock transaction worth $3.5 billion dollars, creating a giant conglomerate of epic proportions. Both companies will co...

DomainGang 1 day ago

A “slow” week for new TLD launches

 Mark As Read    

More Donuts, but not much else. There's not much on the docket this week for new top level domain name launches. According to the Calzone.org calendar, the only TLDs hitting general availability this week are a handful from Donuts on Wednesday. Four Donuts domain names enter regularly-priced general availability: .reisen (travel in German), .Toys, ...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

DSAD: Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 7/28

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I added my first names to Brand Bucket.  At first I was like everyone else and thought I could do my own version of Brand Bucket. But the more and more I thought about it I realized that they have built a business that startups and domain searchers go to for names. They also offer buy it now prices which is much more comfortable for many ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

FreeGames.com Domain Purchased By Flora ICT

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures The domain name FreeGames.com has been purchased by gaming site provider Flora ICT as announced in this TalkArcades.com forum posting from 7/25/2014. Based on whois records, it appears the transaction likely closed and ownership of the domain name took place on 7/1/2014. Paul Keever was the seller accord...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush

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The world's insatiable appetite for property in London is being reflected in applications for domain names during .london's landrush, according to the registry. Just a few days before the landrush ends, over 30 applications have been filed for properties.london, Dot London said, and apartments.london and houses.london "are among the most sought aft...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Chain.com Domain Purchased By Block Chain Start-Up

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Chain.com domain has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by block chain start-up Chain.com Inc. and sold by SOJCOM, LLC according to whois records. Based on some research, the company behind the Chain.com domain purchase is Albumatic who later changed its name to Koa.la but still is using the name Al...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

3D Search Engine Launching to Protect 3D Content

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The longest comment thread in the history of domaining is the post that Michael wrote four years ago about 3D, it has 5,371 comments. So for those interested in the topic of 3D there is a new search engine launching on a .es domain is all about 3D content, the engine will be using the […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: RHK.com, TopReview.com, Internally.com, SOI.org Hit Reserve.

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell RHK.com – $9,500 – LLL.com domains are on fire, and I expect the price to move up based on the most recent LLL sales per NameBio, including HCK.com at $20,000 (two of the same three letters, for whatever that's worth), MRQ.com at $12,100, SDH.com at $18,600 and IFK.com at $10,600. TopReview.com – $1,800 &...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Tech Radar: “The new domain name system is causing problems for brands”

 Mark As Read    

Tech Radar published an article todayon new gtlds and the problems brands are already having with protecting their brand. The article references a study from Brad Newberg at Reed Smith, the sample study took a look at 20 brands in the bicycle industry and how fast some of their names were taken by those not […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Next Week’s New gTLD Launches

 Mark As Read    

If I'm not mistaken, 4 new gTLDs will enter the General Availability phase next week and the Early Access Program will start for another 4 extensions. As always, please take everything I say with a grain of salt because since most new gTLDs are extremely poorly promoted, I might have missed some. I do my best

Domaining Tips 2 days ago
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