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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 3 hours, 15 min 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 5 hours, 10 min 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 7 hours, 41 min ago

Interview with Christine Willett, VP of gTLD Operations - YouTube Video

 Mark As Read    

September 2013 Interview with Christine Willett, VP of gTLD Operations on the new gTLD domain name root extensions.

Traverse Legal 8 hours, 16 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 7-27-2014 Gluten Free Food, Realestate Geek, Remove Tint

 Mark As Read    

Our hotel is in Palm Desert and I'm amazed at the amount of people that are out here. There are so many people that it feels like Vegas. Yesterday evening

Jason Thompson 11 hours, 13 min ago

Actress Blake Lively Launches New Lifestyle Brand on a .US

 Mark As Read    

Actress Blake Lively launched her new lifestyle website on a .US rather than say going the Blake.Luxury route or Lively.social. The Gossip Girl star is going with the name Preserve.Us. The Huffington Post covered the launch and the feedback from all over the Twitterverse, Blake Lively's new lifestyle brand Preserve launched this week and it's [R...

The Domains 11 hours, 57 min ago

Sunday Observations & Updates

 Mark As Read    

I am enjoying a nice weekend in New York City. I went to the Arsenal v. NY Red Bulls soccer game yesterday with my brother. It was the first professional game I've been to in about 10 years. Although it was clear the game was just an exhibition, I had a great time. My brother is a big Arsenal fan, and I've been following them for a couple of years....

Domain Investing 12 hours, 27 min ago

Domain brands: It’s that “C word” once again!

 Mark As Read    

It's no secret that domain brand owners have taken a rather slow approach to protecting their brands online, more than six months after the new gTLDs started popping out. Part of the first batch was the dot .Bike gTLD and it's exactly that one that Emma Lenthall, partner with law firm Reed Smith, chose to […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 12 hours, 48 min ago

THE BIG AFTERMARKET LIST: Sunday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on July 27th

 Mark As Read    

Here are today's names GulfCoast.com  Huge name.  Some of the best vacation cities in the US are on the Gulf Coast PlanoHomes.com  Plano Texas is one of the biggest and wealthiest areas of Texas.  And man do they love football  iEducation.com   Online education is big money….and CPC.  A lot of bidders agree ChineseWok.com   A lot of these are...

Domain Shane 16 hours, 41 min ago

Ammar Kubba: Domainer Deal or no Deal?

 Mark As Read    

And now for some exclusive domainer news: Popular Thought Convergence entrepreneur, Ammar Kubba, is testing the TV network waters, with a new show based off the popular "Deal or No Deal" series. Titled, "Domainer Deal or no Deal?" the networked licensed show will feature prominent domainers that attempt to close a domain sale, all while […] C...

DomainGang 1 day ago

e-Commerce may be the sizzle, but brick and mortar remains the steak

 Mark As Read    

e-Commerce is certainly one of the largest trends to affect business and culture over the past 25 years. In 2013 Amazon did $74.45 billion in revenue, but when compared to Walmart that number looks small. The Arkansas based retailer is close to half a trillion in sales. Find more statistics at Statista Barbara Thau wrote […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain Flips (Cloud.be, SVJ.com, DNShow.com) and Flops (Oar.com)

 Mark As Read    

Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with recent data courtesy of DN Journal and historical data from NameBio. Flips LocalSpot.com – sold recently for $7,250 at Indus Domains, vs only $638 two months ago at NameJet. A tidy $6,600 profit before commissions in a short timeframe. An acquisition by smart guy currently enr...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Dot Equis: New .Co.com promotion aimed at beer enthusiasts

 Mark As Read    

If you enjoy beer as we do, you're going to love the new .Co.com marketing campaign. Aimed at domain investors with a taste for zythum, the marketing campaign utilizes the resemblance of Ken Hansen, CEO of the .Co.Com Registry, to the popular Dos Equis guy. "It started off as a prank, but we thought it'd […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

22 GoDaddy Discount Codes

 Mark As Read    

Yet another good week for GoDaddy coupon enthusiasts! I'll be sharing 22 discount codes with you guys today: 6 of them *should* work worldwide as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I'm not sure. Didn't use any of them myself, so I can't guarantee they'll...

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Company Domain Movers From Redbull, Aol & More

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Welcome to another round of DotWeekly Discoveries and related company domain movers with recent registrations and purchasing of domain names. Often, DotWeekly's findings are some of the earliest public knowledge of upcoming brands, products or services… so if I can't find and or provide data with a ...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

Weekend Musings – Vancouver Edition

 Mark As Read    

Hello, Happy Saturday and welcome to my weekend musings. We have been in Vancouver since Wednesday night for Fashion Metric meetings and now have our first day of downtime before we head back to Austin tomorrow. Never a dull moment but as someone that has done business in Vancouver for many years (I ran Sonos […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 7-26-2014

 Mark As Read    

We are headed to Palm Springs, so I have to keep this short! Hopefully I can take some pictures out there! Here is the list for today! Enjoy! esvh.com hackdark.com

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Oops! Can’t start Escrow if your buyer’s email is on a new gTLD

 Mark As Read    

The expansion of the Internet name lanes is like the Y2k bug at times: gTLD domains introduce challenges daily to functions where regular TLDs do just fine. An apparent glitch that we found yesterday, affects the API between Domain Name Sales and Escrow.com, and it's something that produced an hour of "fun" attempting to complete […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Roundup: this week in the Domain Name Business

 Mark As Read    

It was another exciting week in the domain name industry. Here's a look back. Domain Registry of America may finally get cut off from ICANN. The notorious company that sends misleading domain renewal notices to domain owners has been suspended by ICANN and a full termination may be coming. Sedo is planning a big new […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Protrada Offering a “Domain Shop” for Clients

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday afternoon, Protrada announced the soft launch of NameInvestors.com, a platform that allows users to create a "domain shop" to help sell their domain names. According to the newsletter email I received, "this new platform offers domain investors a ‘domain shop' and ‘tools' for marketing and selling of domain names, faster." Acc...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Did Google Buy Glass Opposers Border Stylo?

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures I ran into something interesting this morning while digging around. According to whois records, Google Inc. has just taken ownership of the domain name WriteOnGlass.com . Big deal right? Well, the past owner of the domain name is where things get interesting. Border Stylo, LLC owned the domain name and th...

Dot Weekly 1 day ago

THE BIG AFTERMARKET LIST: Saturday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on July 26th

 Mark As Read    

I'm not sure if it's my luck, my timing, or my offers.  Over the last three days I've had people reach out to me with a price on a name that I've had interest in. I usually take 24 hours to think over decisions but in that time the name has sold to someone else.  I know you're saying "should've just bought it and you would have the names".  But the...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Amazon and Google deal on .talk, .play, .drive and others

 Mark As Read    

Google and Amazon have started making deals to settle their new gTLD contention sets. Google won three contention sets against Amazon this week, judging by the latest withdrawals, while Amazon won two. Amazon won .talk and .you after Google, the only other applicant, withdrew. Neither company appears to have a "You" brand, unless you count […...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Exclusive – Interview with the Buyer of Digital.com, Richard Kershaw

 Mark As Read    

Digital.com sold in the Heritage Auction for $325,000 and with the buyer's premium the total price to the buyer came to $373,750. After the auction we communicated with the gentleman who purchased the domain name, Richard Kershaw. We decided to ask Richard a few questions about what he does, why he purchased the name and […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Flippa Friday: Freakish.com, 99Clicks.com, Sponsored.com

 Mark As Read    

Hello, Happy Friday, and welcome to Flippa Friday here on MorganLinton.com! There are some very solid names that were added to Flippa this week, this is definitely one of my best lists this year, enjoy! Freakish.com – 15 year-old one-word .COM that could be a good one for someone who is doing something Halloween-related. Domains like […...

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago This Week: MathGames.com, Ed.co, HJX.com, KT.org, More

 Mark As Read    

Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. MathGames.com for $725,000 A big purchase by Bill Kara, domainer and developer extraordinaire. Traffic leader for the week, with an Alexa rank near 1.1 million. "For all the time they spend on it, parents and teachers still can’t get every stu...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Digital assets are worth less without a brick and mortar business

 Mark As Read    

One of my clients has strong ties with the former DEC/Digital in Maynard, Massachusetts. The recent auctioning of several digital assets of the former company, that was absorbed by Compaq and eventually Hewlett-Packard, adds a sad epitaph to the region's tech sector. My client is a corporate veteran that has lived the 70′s and 80′s [...

Acro.net 2 days ago

Redskins Naming Controversy Domain Action

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures The power of a name! Domain names are playing a part in the Washington Redskins naming controversy and things appear to be heating up once again with the NFL season just around the corner. In fact, on June 30, 2014 the domain name RedskinsFacts.com was registered at Network Solutions under whois privacy a...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

It’s All About Branding

 Mark As Read    

Nathan Safran wrote a piece on Search Engine Land that had to do with the branding benefits of search. In his piece entitled, It’s Time For Marketers To Attend To The Branding Benefits Of Search, Safran cited a Google study that concluded, “Search Ads Lift Brand Awareness.” The study tested brand recall for searchers who […]

The Domains 2 days ago

New gTLD Scarcity Perspectives

 Mark As Read    

I asked you guys how many end user offers you've received for your new gTLDs thus far yesterday and Frank Schilling posted an interesting comment: "This is a lot like that time in the early to mid 1990’s when many good names were gone but the com zone file was quite small. You would approach sellers

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

Statoil strike #2: What was the registrant of this dot .email gTLD domain thinking?

 Mark As Read    

Two weeks ago, we covered the first recorded UDRP for a dot .Company domain name; Statoil, a Norwegian oil company undertook the task of protecting its trademark. In this case, the same company filed a UDRP against the registrant of the domain name, Statoil.email. The Respondent, Giovanni Laporta of UK, asserted that the domain is […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Donuts deal: Mega Church acquires Jesus.Saves for $2.4 million dollars

 Mark As Read    

For the past decade, so-called "mega churches" in the US have accumulated both large followships and extreme financial prominence that regular parishes do not possess. In a clear display of such combined power, the Church of Jesus Christ Savior Soter (JCSS) has made a large domain acquisition. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas the mega church paid [&#...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Minds + Machines Issues 350K Shares To Employee at 9P Stock trading At 11.50P

 Mark As Read    

According to a regulatory filing, Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, announces that it has issued 350,000 new Ordinary Shares following exercise by an employee of 350,000 share options at an exercise price of 9p per share. The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu [R...

The Domains 2 days ago

10 Things we gathered at Webfair Virtual

 Mark As Read    

Webfair Virtual 2014 was an one day virtual conference for domain investors, SEO specialists and web hosts; we covered the even extensively, before, during and reviewed it after it completed. If you attended, that's great; chances are that we bumped into each other at some point. Or rather, due to the code's particulars, we might […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Company Domain Movers From Aldi, Kellogg & More

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures Here is the latest company domain movers with new registrations and domain name purchases by large companies. Several interesting stories along with some of these domains today, so enjoy. Penguin Books Limited Purchased the domain name HappyReader.com, likely from Sedo. The domain was registered 3/11/2014...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

Verisign stock jumps after earnings report

 Mark As Read    

Stock investors still think .com is king. Verisign reported earnings yesterday and shares in the company are up 12% in trading so far today. Why the jump in share price after a dismal quarter for net domain name adds? Well, Citigroup upgraded the company from sell to neutral today saying "fundamentals have likely bottomed". Financials […]...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Broadway Resolved as 2 of 3 Apps are Withdrawn

 Mark As Read    

Another new gTLD string has apparently been resolved, .Broadway The surviving applicant is Celebrate Broadway, Inc which is a Minds + Machines backed applicant. Those withdrawing their applications are broadwayacrossamerica.com and Donuts. We do not have any information regarding how the contention set was settle or what the terms were. We only kno...

The Domains 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 7-25-2014

 Mark As Read    

There are a lot of interesting 4 letter combinations in today's list. I've never been a big investor in 4 letter domains, but I could see why someone would pick

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Paula Deen spends $27,900 on domain name for new venture (end user sales)

 Mark As Read    

Celebrity chef among end users who bought domain names last week. Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who experienced a spectacular fall from grace last year over her prior use of racial slurs, is making a comeback with Paul Deen Ventures. She's launching a subscription service called Paula Deen Network (PDN). She just made a smart move […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

World Domain Day Uploads “Teaser” Videos

 Mark As Read    

World Domain Day (WDD) is a domain investing event that will be held in India in one month from yesterday. According to its website, "Indian Domain Owners Association, (IDOA), a newly-formed consortium of domain owners, web entrepreneurs and service providers in India, is organizing WDD for the first time in India on 24th August 2014 at Hyderabad."...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Who Is SOJCOM, LLC Owners of Pen.com, Great.com & More?

 Mark As Read    

DotWeekly.com - DotWeekly Internet Ventures SOJCOM, LLC Hand registered the domain name LustMustNeed.com yesterday using CSC Corporate Domains. This is interesting to me, because not much is known about SOJCOM from my understanding. I wrote about them appearing to have purchased LuxuaryWeddings.com here  and "Charley" commented that SOJCOM, LLC was...

Dot Weekly 2 days ago

2 Chat Names Sell for Over $220k

 Mark As Read    

Sedo reported its sales from this month's Great Domains auction, and there are a few notable sales to report. Chat.fr was reportedly sold for 99,999 EUR and Chat.de was reportedly sold for 65,000. The total of these two domain name sales was 164,999 EUR. At today's exchange rate, this is approximately $221,872.51 USD. Several of the other domain na...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

THE BIG AFTERMARKET LIST: Thursday’s Domains at Auction or Dropping on July 24th

 Mark As Read    

If you hadn't read Mark's article yesterday about Donuts not refunding his money for a mistake they made then you need to.  These are the types of things that Registries can not get away with.  Mistakes will be made by plenty.  Especially us domain investors buying too many of the new gTLDs but we certainly don't need to be paying for names purchas...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Is The U.S. Lagging Behind China in Domain Savvy ?

 Mark As Read    

Kathy Nielsen did an article for Wired that took a look at the U.S. lagging behind China when it comes to gTLD awareness. From the article: The IDN movement is significant in China, which has 21.97% of the world’s Internet users, compared to just 9.58% of the world’s Internet users coming from the U.S. In […]

The Domains 2 days ago

DS + AD : Book of 10… HDMovies.info, Lawyers.cc, 50Y.com, RNR.com

 Mark As Read    

  Here is this weeks 10 names up for sale or at auction.       HDMovies.info (auction)   The sale of Movie.info for $24,000 shows the value of this one.  In the last two years, monthly searches for HD movies has gone 49K to 200K 38832.com (auction)  16880.com went at auction last week for over $3K.  The double 8s on both of them are ...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

Domain Sale #Fails

 Mark As Read    

There is no substitute for experience. When I was starting out, there were no websites, wikis or blogs to read. Those words didn't even exist. It came to a combination of hard work and trial and error. Here are just a few tips that have served me well over the years. 1. Ignore Low Ball ... The post Domain Sale #Fails appeared first on Domaining - W...

Domainer Income 3 days ago

Webfair Virtual 2014: The 1st Virtual Domain Conference reviewed

 Mark As Read    

After spending more than 5 hours at Webfair Virtual 2014 – the first virtual domain conference ever – it's time for a review. Phew. Our virtual legs, dressed in casual jeans and sneakers are definitely hurting. Exploring the entire area takes some time, even when one is speed walking by holding down the SHIFT key. […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 3 days ago

How Many New gTLD End User Offers Have You Received Thus Far?

 Mark As Read    

In my case, there is absolutely nothing to report when it comes to end user offers but then again, my new gTLD portfolio is quite small. Therefore, I'm hoping those of you with larger portfolios can chime in and let us know how things stand up until this point. If possible, let us know how many

Domaining Tips 3 days ago

Verisign Goes Rouge: New gTLD’s: “Registration Numbers on Par With .Co” & .Net is Like One

 Mark As Read    

During ts earnings call today Verisign (VRSN) brushed away the new gTLD's saying "Gross registrations for new gTLD's are at 1.6 million which puts them on Par with .Co" Ouch Verisign's Representative went further to say that no one should build a conclusion on the new gTLD program until we go through a re-billing cycle […]...

The Domains 3 days ago
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