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ICANN slashes new TLD forecast, but is it enough?

 Mark As Read    

ICANN is forecasting 15 million new TLD registrations during the current fiscal year. ICANN has slashed the number of new top level domain name registrations it expects during this fiscal year for budgeting purposes, but is its picture still too rosy? That's a question that members of the Registrar Stakeholders group asked ICANN's board last [̷...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 13 min ago

I will setup an ecom site for you for FREE!

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The domain community has been excellent to me and I would like to give something back to it. I'm not an expert in ecom sites and don't proclaim to be an ecom guru however, I get emails and fb messages often asking me how do I setup my site own wordpress or woo commerce site […] The post I will setup an ecom site for you for FREE! appeared fir...

Robbie's Blog 1 hour, 17 min ago

Domain registrars: The good, the bad and the ugly

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ICANN accreditation of domain registrars requires both a strict adherence to the standards mandated by ICANN, and a business approach that understands the complexities of the market. With that in mind, not all domain registrars are created equal. This is not a registrar ranking diatribe, however; I'm not judging registrars by anything other than th...

Acro.net 1 hour, 28 min ago

Array of Domain Registrars prepare for NamesCon 2015 in Las Vegas

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An impressive array of domain registrars are already booked for NamesCon, the 2015 domain conference that takes place in Las Vegas in January. Some domain registrars include: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Endurance, Key-Systems, Web/NSI, Radix, Directnic, Eurodns, Epik, InternetX, and DynaDot. Definitely a great business move by these registrars, and more ar...

DomainGang 2 hours, 40 min ago

Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

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Since Dotgay's application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there's been some unrest among its supporters and in the media. An effort to get #ICANNisBroken trending hasn't exactly set the Twittersphere alight, but there have been a handful of news stories that attack the CPE decision for failing to represent the […...

DomainIncite.com 3 hours, 29 min ago

Flippa Announces “Website Classifieds”

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Flippa is known as a domain name and website marketplace where people can buy and sell domain names via auction. Flippa boasts that there are over 500,000 buyers, and it seems like there are often some pretty solid domain names listed for sale. This morning, the company announced a new offering called "website classifieds," which allows owners to l...

Domain Investing 3 hours, 36 min ago

Sedo GreatDomains Auctions Ending on Thursday

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This month's GreatDomains event (which ends in less than 48 hours) has some decent inventory, short domain enthusiasts will love the fact that there are several juicy LLL dot coms for sale (LLL dot coms seem to be doing better and better these days). Aside from the previously mentioned LLL.coms, there are other interesting domains as

Domaining Tips 3 hours, 37 min ago

.Vet, .Army, .Navy & .Airforce Launching Tomorrow Have a Total Of Less Than 250 Domains

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In addition to .Healthcare, four other new gTLD's are launching tomorrow into General Availability; three are focused on the military,  .Army, .Navy & .Airforce & then there is .Vet which could mean Veterans as in those who served in the military or Veterinarians those doctors who treat animals Thought the Sunrise period for trademark holde...

The Domains 4 hours, 15 min ago

ICANN struggles to beat echo chamber after .Gay decision

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Many responses to .gay community application decision are oversimplifying what happened…and getting it wrong. In headlines and tweets, it's pretty easy to knock ICANN for a recent decision not granting .gay applicant dotgay llc community status for the domain name. The reality, for anyone who takes the time to understand it, is that ICANN did...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 17 min ago

Countdown to NamesCon Las Vegas – Including a Premium Domain Name Auction

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NamesCon, the domain name industry conference, held from January 11-14 2015 in Las Vegas, has partnered with Right of the Dot to feature a premium domain name auction. PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With 90 days remaining until NamesCon in Las … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 4 hours, 45 min ago

Escrow.com Chosen to Handle Sale of Ultra-Premium Domain Holiday.com

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34 other exceptional domains, including Paradise.com, Journey.com and Kuwait.com, to be auctioned at World Travel Market 2014, November 3 – 6, London Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Escrow.com, the pioneer of online escrow services, today announces that Breathe … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 4 hours, 47 min ago

Sixteen years of “cyberbullying”: Monica Lewinsky still does not own her dot .com

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Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern that became the source of a spicy scandal in 1998 involving then US President, Bill Clinton, is back on the news. In an emotional speech against cyberbullying, the 41 year old author, speaker and former fashionista described herself as the "patient zero" of online harassment. While that last […] ...

DomainGang 4 hours, 49 min ago

Paradise.com, Holiday.com and Iraq.com hit auction block next month

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Valuable domain names go up for sale next month. For a company I hadn't heard of before it announced it was auctioning Holiday.com a couple months ago, Breathe Luxury has assembled an impressive list of domain names for its auction next month. The company will auction off dozens of domain names in conjunction with the […]

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 56 min ago

Facebook Sues Lawyers of Discredited “Co-Founder” Paul Ceglia

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Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sued a handful of lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia in a 2010 case in which Ceglia claimed he was entitled to 84 percent ownership of the social network. Ceglia’s claim was dismissed earlier this year after Facebook and Zuckerberg alleged that Ceglia forged the documents he used as evidence of […]

Howard Neu, The Internet Lawyer 5 hours, 14 min ago

AnnualCreditReport.com goes after a big typosquatter

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Company behind government-mandated free annual credit report site demands control of 227 typos. Central Source, a company created by the three major U.S. consumer credit bureaus, has filed an in rem lawsuit against 227 typos of its AnnualCreditReport.com domain name. This is the sixth cybersquatting lawsuit the company has filed this year to crack ...

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 20 min ago

Video: DNPost launches domain news section with dedicated RSS feeds

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DNPost, the newcomer in domain forums, promised lots of new features to be delivered by the end of the year, and beyond. In an exclusive interview to DomainGang, Gerard Michael, founder of DNPost.com, made it clear that the domain forum is simply the facilitator of several future services for the domain industry, including a domain […] Copyri...

DomainGang 5 hours, 37 min ago

Afilias: Joins Minds + Machines & Centralnic To London AIM Exchange To Raise $100 Million

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Afilias today announces its intention to apply for admission of its issued and to be issued Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") to raise $100 Million dollars. The $100 million will be used to: ·      Acquire contested nTLDs in the upcoming auctions; ·      Fund attractive acquisition [R...

The Domains 5 hours, 44 min ago

Afilias set for $100m London IPO

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London's Alternative Investment Market is fast becoming the stock market of choice for new gTLD registries, with .info mainstay Afilias today announcing an upcoming IPO. The Ireland-based company hopes to raise $100 million by selling off about 30% of the company, giving it a growth war-chest and giving its investors a shot at getting some […...

DomainIncite.com 5 hours, 52 min ago

Can someone tell me what .OOO was thinking?

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This week has some new domain extensions hitting the market that I think will see solid adoption over the next few years. Extensions like .airforce, .army, .vet, and .navy are being launched by Rightside this week and it's pretty easy to understand who their target market is and why they would be interested in one of […]

Domainvestors.tv 6 hours, 0 min ago

Afilias plans to raise $100 million, warchest will help in new top level domain auctions

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Afilias will float its shares on the AIM next month, and use proceeds in part to fund upcoming new TLD auctions. Domain name registry Afilias announced today that it intends to trade on the London Stock Exchange's AIM, raising $100 million. In doing so, Afilias will join fellow registries Minds + Machines and CentralNic on […]

Domain Name Wire 6 hours, 2 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 10/21

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Here are today's names. LagunaLaw.com   I plan on retiring in Laguna Beach so I can confirm there are lawyers there.  18 years old, on bidder Viral.cc   Ebola is the headline but it's also the goal of everyone who posts something online, they want it to go viral.  And as you know I think .cc are undervalued  MakeBillions.com  16 years old.  And yes...

Domain Shane 8 hours, 20 min ago

Cowley, one foot out of the industry, joins Architelos

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Former Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley has become a consultant for Architelos, as part of a raft of domain and non-domain industry positions she's taken on. Primarily, Cowley has become chair of the UK's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency — a public-sector role with a vague conceptual relationship with domain names (ie, managing lots of unique [&#...

DomainIncite.com 9 hours, 25 min ago

Chinese Government Launches Attack Against iCloud Users

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According to Ars Technica it seems that China is running a man-in-the-middle attack on iCloud users. They have a screenshot of this on their website, this was discovered by a group called GreatFire.org. From the article: GreatFire.org, a group that monitors censorship by the Chinese government’s national firewall system (often referred to as the “G...

The Domains 9 hours, 53 min ago

Google Trying New Ways to Stifle Piracy

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Google is looking to fight piracy with links to legitimate websites if they want to pay to play. They are also playing around with the auto-complete, they will demote  the predictions that link to illegal sites. Stephanie Mlot covered the story for PC Mag In an effort to fight piracy, Google is testing new ad […]

The Domains 11 hours, 29 min ago

Domain questions: Do I have Ebola ? Do you have Ebola?

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Half the news these days is about the Ebola virus, a deadly disease that has killed several thousand in Africa. Despite the negativity that mainstream media attempted to present the owner of Ebola.com with, one thing is certain: people will find ways to turn negative overtones into something useful, or plain fun. Two such web […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 18 hours, 20 min ago

Flippa Recap: LowCarb.com for $45k, Anonymity.com, Sadness.com, Inches.com, Commuters.com, Hitler.info

 Mark As Read    

Another solid week at Flippa, with three domains in the 5-figures, and eight domains in the 4-figures, by my count. Even .co got into the action, with three sales at $250 or greater. Some Domains That Sold LowCarb.com – $45,000 – "Low carb" doesn't have a huge amount of search volume (6,600 per month), but related terms certainly do: "l...

Domain Shane 20 hours, 15 min ago

With Final Countdown to TRAFFIC East Underway Verisign Named Premier Sponsor

 Mark As Read    

We have barely a week left before heading out for the 10th anniversary edition of TRAFFIC. at Miami Beach. Over the weekend the show announced that industry giant Verisign will be the Premier Sponsor for the landmark event. Also today, why did BlueHost turn to Pink.host?

DNJournal 22 hours, 58 min ago

GetFixed.me upgrades to Fixed.com for $40k and other end user domain name sales

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Fixed app fixes its domain name problem. I'm behind on last week's end user domain name sales list since I was at the ICANN conference last week. This list is for sales taking place the week before last. The top reported sale was GoldPay.com at $50,000. It's still in escrow, but I suspect the buyer […]

Domain Name Wire 23 hours, 34 min ago

Project C.Y.B.O.R.G. aims at putting Microsoft back on the “glass” wearable market

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With interest in Google's tightly-controlled Glass turning lukewarm, Microsoft corporation announced the existence of Project C.Y.B.O.R.G. Allegedly standing for Control Your Bing Operating Rendering Glass, the project takes over where it last left more than a decade ago, when Microsoft founder Bill Gates was still the CEO. "Cybernetic deep meta-pr...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Breast Cancer Awareness by Bluehost.com Using Pink.Host & Gets Blue.Host As a Founder

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              According to a press release we received today, "Bluehost, an elite player in the industry, was selected as a Pioneer of the .Host namespace. As part of the program, Bluehost is keen on using and promote their primary brand on the blue.host domain after the name, part of […]

The Domains 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 10-20-2014

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My new favorite show is The Profit on CNBC. Check it out if you haven't already. I like the show even better than Shark Tank! Nothing better than someone who

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Bluehost “Rebrands” as Pink.Host for Breast Cancer Awareness

 Mark As Read    

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the United States, and many businesses and organizations are hosting special events to generate awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for organizations that do breast cancer research. Most famously, the National Football League dons pink gear to raise awareness. I learned that hosting provider ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Do Your Homework Before Making an Offer

 Mark As Read    

When I am interested in buying a particular domain name, I often do research to learn about the history of the domain name. Using insight I can glean from public and private sources, I may be able to learn something that will guide my offer. When I make an offer, I want to be reasonable, but I also don't want to look uninformed. There are several t...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

If You Lie About Your Trademark, That Should Automatically Be Reverse Domain Hijacking?

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Eric Levy of New York just lost his attempt to grab the generic domain name yourneighborhood.com in a UDRP, based off a trademark for YOURNEIGHBORHOOD LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE, registered on December 10, 2013. The domain name YourNeighborhood.com was first registered on November 25, 1998 The one member panelist should have found Reverse Domain Name [...

The Domains 1 day ago

YourNeighborhood.co owner tries to “pull a fast one” in UDRP

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Trademark disclaims rights to "YourNeighborhood". Eric Levy, who runs the neighborhood information site YourNeighborhood.co, has lost a UDRP against the domain name YourNeighborhood.com. He's lucky the panelist didn't bother to find him guilty of reverse domain name hijacking, too. The panelist determined that he was "trying to pull a fast one", th...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Your Neighborhood: Exclaimed words in a mark won’t land a successful UDRP, panelist says

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A panelist at the WIPO has made a great observation, after deciding to deny a UDRP for the Complainant, despite a lack of response by the Respondent. In a case involving the domain name, YourNeighborhood.com, the Complainant brought forth his registered trademark as part of the UDRP particulars. Conveniently, however, he omitted the part involving ...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Name Wire Podcast #3: Tessa Holcomb on Igloo’s big domain name sales

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Listen to Domain Name Wire Podcast #3. Every week, you read about domain name sales here on Domain Name Wire and on sites like DNJournal. These public sales just scratch the surface of total transactions taking place each week. Most sales, including most sales by domain broker Igloo.com, remain private. On this week's podcast, Igloo […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Mike Robertson: From Down Under to Down South!

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The domain industry's financial growth brings wonderful new opportunities to talented individuals; Mike Robertson, co-founder of Domain Guardians is one such talent. Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Mike's successful career includes more than 8 years with Deep Blue Sea / Fabulous, overseeing large accounts for clients. As director of Domai...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Smart Luggage Is (Almost) Here Thanks To Bluesmart

 Mark As Read    

So there's a good chance you have a Smart TV sitting in your living room, and your car, well it's probably pretty smart too, oh and that phone in your pocket, Smartphone right? Yes, we are living in a world of "smart" things and the next innovation is something that as a frequent traveler I […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Can you make money developing your domains & dropshipping?

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I cant believe my last post was back on the 3rd of July, 4 months have gone past like it was only yesterday. The domain industry appears to be busier than ever with all the new GTLD's – There seems to be more and more opportunities everyday to make money online. I have not purchased a […] The post Can you make money developing your doma...

Robbie's Blog 1 day ago

2 character domains get green light under new TLDs

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ICANN Board approves resolution paving way for two character second level domains. Last week's ICANN meeting started with good news for new top level domain name applicants: governments said they weren't concerned about two letter second level domain names under new top level domain names. It got better as the week went on, with the […]...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

132 .Healthcare Domains Registered in EAP 5: Cancer.Healthcare; Ebola.Healthcare

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According to Registered.Today 132 domain names in the new gTLD .Healthcare were registered on day 5 of the Early Access Program. Under the EAP for an extra fee, domain names can be registered ahead of General Available (GA) and some of those domain names carried a premium registration and renewal. Many of the domain names […]

The Domains 1 day ago

This week’s new tlds: Military, .Realtor and sooome other domain

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Rightside launches three military-themed domains, NAR launches .realtor, and a strange generic goes live. Here's a run down of this week's new top level domain name launches. On Wednesday, Rightside releases three military-themed domain names: .navy, .army and .airforce. Pricing runs from about $25-$35. Also on Wednesday, Donuts' releases .healthca...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Neustar Rings NYSE Opening Bell

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Neustar is one of a handful of domain industry publicly traded companies (stock symbol NSR on the NYSE), and representatives from Neustar rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning to open the trading day. The focus of the event was on the new .NYC domain names, and representatives from the Office of the Mayor of New York Cit...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

High Court in the UK: ISP Must Block Sites Selling Counterfeit Goods

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According to Theguardian.com, The High Court in the UK has ruled that Internet Service Providers (ISP) must try to block sites selling counterfeit goods at their own cost. "The case was brought by luxury brands in the Richemont/Cartier group, demanding that the UK’s five major ISPs – BSkyB, BT, EE, TalkTalk, and VirginMedia – block […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Rightside Partners With CloudCannon.com

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According to a press release out today Rightside (NAME) has partnered with CloudCannon.com which just received $500,000 in funding from "some leading New Zealand investors including Sam Morgan, Phil McCaw, Stephen Tindall and Simon Holdsworth" "On a technical level, the partnership also allows CloudCannon to streamline one of the trickiest parts of...

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 10/20

 Mark As Read    

It's a regular day in the domain world but big day for my portfolio which is way way overly weighted in Apple and Chipotle stock which announces earnings today.  They are long term holds so it doesn't really matter too much but I do want to see positive things in the numbers. We'll see what happens.  As for domains I have not sold a domain on Domai...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

This Week’s New gTLD Launches

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Very quiet week in terms of new gTLDs. All of the action will take place on Wednesday (October 22) and only 5 General Availability phases will be in the spotlight. Other than that, nothing. No landrush phases and no Early Access Programs either. Here are the 5 new gTLDs which will enter the GA phase on

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs

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New gTLD registries will be able to release all two-character strings in their zones, following an ICANN decision last week. The ICANN board of directors voted on Thursday to instruct ICANN's executive to develop and implement an efficient procedure for the release of two-character domains currently required to be reserved in the New gTLD Registry ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Another ICANN director mysteriously quits

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ICANN director Olga Madruga-Forti unexpectedly quit the board last week. ICANN did not give an explanation for her sudden departure, which came toward the end of the ICANN 51 public meeting in Los Angeles. The Argentinian telco lawyer's resignation means she will miss the third and final year of her appointed three-year term. Her decision […]...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago
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