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Domainers: The ultimate guide to Chinese culture, names and numbers

 Mark As Read    

To make it or break it into the lucrative Chinese domain market, savvy domain investors must understand the Chinese culture a little better. Our very own Attila Steven, who spent several years in China and other Asian countries, knows quite well the mechanics of Chinese business. It's not a secret that many Chinese do not […] Copyright Domain...

DomainGang 38 minutes ago

How I Fixed Messages on My iPhone 5S

 Mark As Read    

When Apple sends out an update for my iPhone, I typically wait a few days to install it in case there are bugs that are noticed after the update is released. When I noticed the red icon indicating a software update, I decided to install iOS 8 for my iPhone 5S right away. I don't typically send many text messages, so it wasn't until several hours af...

Domain Investing 1 hour, 5 min ago

This Week’s New gTLD Launches

 Mark As Read    

Ten new gTLDs will be in the spotlight this week, a respectable number but given the fact that there aren't any "blockbuster" extensions among them, I'm not expecting exciting results. Tomorrow (September 23), two new gTLDs will receive attention. One landrush: Dot Saarland (German Geo) … and one General Availability phase: Dot Scot On Wedne...

Domaining Tips 2 hours, 45 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-22-2014

 Mark As Read    

I'm a little late with today's list, but here it goes! Hope everyone is having a great day! 247textbook.com 39935.com 687878.com 977313.com actionspeaks.com asliceofcheese.com automatedstorefront.com bestfunnyjokes.com blackprofessionalsmeet.com brooklynnynews.com carrepairanaheim.com childsupportutah.com

Jason Thompson 3 hours, 44 min ago

Technical.ly: “Meet Mike Mann DC’s Pioneering Domain Squatter”: “I Practically Started the Industry

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Technical.ly, just covered ledgency domain investor Mike Mann In a story entitled "Meet Mike Mann DC’s Pioneering Domain Squatter" "Before him, there was cybersquatting. Now, there is domain speculation." "When the business went mainstream, driving up the competition, he developed a new technology to make domain searches more efficient called Whois...

The Domains 4 hours, 11 min ago

Domain Investor Prakhar Bindal Featured: How To Make Millions Trading Domains”

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Thehindubusinessline.com, just published a story entitled "How To Make Millions Trading Domains. The story features Domain Investor Prakhar Bindal which must have come out of the recent domain conferences held in India. ""It is not just bullion and shares that can be traded to make millions. Now, trading Internet domain names is becoming big busine...

The Domains 4 hours, 43 min ago

10 Churches Using .Church Domain Name

 Mark As Read    

I've seen some press regarding the recently introduced .Church domain names. This morning, Hover reported that .Church "has debuted at no.8 on this week's Top 20 gTLDs." I wanted to have a look to see if any .Church domain names were being used by churches, and I shared some of what I found below. Based on a Google search of "site:.church," I want ...

Domain Investing 5 hours, 23 min ago

Over 80% of 2 number .com ( NN.com) under Chinese control

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Due to the rising NN.com pricing, yesterday I took a look at all 2 Number .com domains form 01.com all the way up to 99.com. From the whois information, I […] Related posts: The Best Generic Domain Portfolio Sale in Years – The Multi-Million Domain Auction That No One Knew About – Part 5 The Reason Why Poker.org Sold For $1,000,000 Sel...

Direct Navigation 5 hours, 54 min ago

A much slower week ahead for new TLDs

 Mark As Read    

A slower week, but still a lot of TLDs will hit the market. After an incredibly busy week with 16 new TLD launches last week, this week slows down quite a bit. Scotland didn't vote to break off from the United Kingdom, but it does launch its .scot domain name on Tuesday. So ‘yes' voters […]

Domain Name Wire 6 hours, 17 min ago

HuntingMoon’s Auction Is Live: 675 Domains: Adult, Dating, Gambling & New gTLD’s

 Mark As Read    

HuntingMoon.com is holding an online auction of over 675 domain names including in conjunction with the Webmaster Access conference which is being held in Amsterdam. The auction ends Oct 1, 2014 in staggered fashion starting around 4PM EST/1PM PST There are also couple of small portfolios and two businesses for sale. While the domain auction [̷...

The Domains 6 hours, 23 min ago

Domain Obituary: Nepali Kusal Shrestha is a dead(beat) domainer – RIP

 Mark As Read    

This is a Domain Obituary for Kusal Shrestha, using the email addresses himalaya.kusal@gmail.com and kusalstha@gmail.com and a phone number from Japan 080-4334-7288, logging in from the IP 126.15.245.230 in Tokyo, Japan. On September 1st, after placing an offer of $2,100 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Kusal Shrestha agreed to the EscrowHi...

DomainGang 6 hours, 24 min ago

CentralNic invests in .Tickets TLD winner, valuing it at $13.5 million

 Mark As Read    

Registry pumps money into .tickets auction victor. Domain name registry CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) has invested $1.62 million in Accent Media Ltd, which the latter used to help acquired the .Tickets TLD in a private auction. Accent Media Ltd beat Donuts, Famous Four Media, Tickets TLD LLC and Shubert Internet in the auction. CentralNic's investment wil...

Domain Name Wire 7 hours, 52 min ago

Bahamas bound: Elliot celebrates birthday with ‘Silver Airways’ sponsorship!

 Mark As Read    

It's domain investor Elliot Silver's birthday today, and the big news isn't that Elliot finally turned 30 years old. "The big three-oh is an important milestone for all domain investors, but I have better news today," said Elliot Silver, unveiling his sponsorship agreement with a major airline, Silver Airways. For the next 5 years, Elliot […]...

DomainGang 7 hours, 57 min ago

SeekingAlpha: Even After Its Stock Dropped 45% Last Week Marchex Is Still Overvalued

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SeekingAlpha.com just covered Marchex and noted even though shares were down 45% last week and is down over 66% since July since July its still overvalued. The post was written by Ariana Research: "On September 18th, 2014, Marchex Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHX) ("Marchex", "MCHX", or the "Company") released an 8K, which subsequently resulted in a decline in [&...

The Domains 8 hours, 23 min ago

Koko.com Sells for $100k

 Mark As Read    

I recently learned about an excellent domain name sale that I am permitted to share publicly. Last week, Koko.com was sold privately for a little over $100,000. The deal did not include a non disclosure agreement, so the seller was willing to share news of the sale as well as the sale price. I understand that the buyer contacted the seller via the ...

Domain Investing 8 hours, 51 min ago

Accent Media Limited Win Private Auction For .Tickets Beating Donuts, Famous Four 2 Others

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release we received overnight, a British company, Accent Media Limited, won the private auction for the new gTLD .Tickets beating Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet, Inc., and Afilias According to the PR, "The company will offer domain names to approved organisations to provide safer online ticket sales with the intent...

The Domains 9 hours, 31 min ago

Verisign plans TLD standards group

 Mark As Read    

Verisign is trying to form a new industry standards-setting association for domain name registries and registrars. To be called the Registration Operations AssociationTM (yes, according to its web site it is apparently already trademarked), Verisign wants potential members of the group to meeting in October to figure out whether such an association...

DomainIncite.com 10 hours, 28 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 9/22

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Want to buy Girl.com ?  It's for sale over at 4.cn for just under $700K at BIN price.  I am going to admit it.  I don't have $700K to spend on a domain name but for those companies that have huge marketing budgets this is just a drop in the bucket and is one of the best names in the world.  All for under a million.  Anyone want to go havsies?   And...

Domain Shane 10 hours, 47 min ago

Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment

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Accent Media, one of four applicants for .tickets, has won the new gTLD at auction after receiving a $1.62 million investment from CentralNic. As part of the deal, Accent has dumped Afilias as its back-end provider and will switch to CentralNic instead. Competing applicants Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet and Tickets TLD are now […...

DomainIncite.com 13 hours, 52 min ago

.BUILD Internet Domain Registry Announces It is Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments from Its Customers

 Mark As Read    

The new top level domain is the first registry in the domain name ecosystem to accept a crypto-currency. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 .Build, the new Top Level Domain (TLD) for internet domain names announced it will now … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 14 hours, 0 min ago

Blog Updates and Housekeeping Issues

 Mark As Read    

I hope that you are finishing up a nice weekend. I spent mine with friends, family, and football :-). I want to share a couple of blog updates with you. For some reason, I have been noticing a TON of spam over the course of the past couple of months. It seems like a massive influx lately. Luckily, the spam filter seems to catch most of the spam, bu...

Domain Investing 22 hours, 21 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: RNR.com, UZO.com, YZI.com, Organ.com, ItalianRestaurants.com, LLLL.com Packages

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell Package of 9 LLLL.com Domains – Including YLOW.com, QBBL.com, YRAU.com, IFDY.com, and KJIX.com. Package of 17 LLLL.com Domains – A fraction of the price of the portfolio listed above. Includes ZIBH.com, OGTK.com, KEQY.com, OFJF.com, QYBO.com, and XUCS.com. Tiffiney.com – A more popular spelling of the fir...

Domain Shane 22 hours, 31 min ago

Dot .CN domain names : Less control by the Chinese government

 Mark As Read    

Apparently, the Chinese government has once again eliminated the need for special paperwork in order to register dot .CN domain names. Confused? So are we. Here's a timeline of events: Several years ago, when the dot .CN ccTLD opened up for business, only Chinese registrants could register .CN domains. Later on, these restrictions were lifted, [...

DomainGang 23 hours, 13 min ago

DomainTools planned downtime causes stress, anxiety to domainers

 Mark As Read    

The planned downtime of the popular destination for domain investors, DomainTools, is causing unnecessary duress on a Sunday. Thousands of visitors to DomainTools.com receive a message citing the planned downtime, and clearly this notice isn't enough to calm down the spirits. "It's suffocating me, I cannot breathe, the DomainTools.com homepage isn'...

DomainGang 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-21-2014

 Mark As Read    

I was looking at my CJ stats earlier this morning and I noticed that on September 18th I had $4,904.93 in sales. It looks like three domains were purchased. This

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Domain Brokers: Make Me an Offer

 Mark As Read    

I received an email from a domain broker I do not know (and have never even heard of before) asking me if a domain name I own is for sale, and if so, what the price is. The broker indicated she was inquiring on behalf of a client who wanted to buy my domain name. My message to her was make an offer and she said she would need to get back to me. I w...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Verisign Ranked #1 By Z-Score Which Predicts Companies Heading Into Serious Financial Distress”

 Mark As Read    

USA Today.com, just covered something called The Altman Z-Score " a financial indicator that predicts when companies are careening toward serious financial distress, which the article says  is commonly used by investment professionals. "The Z-Score is a single number that summarizes the financial strength of companies in five dimensions. " "The Z-S...

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday 9/21

 Mark As Read    

No chit chat today.  At some point I actually have to pay attention to the family and since I'm working all day, I'm going to have to move quickly through the lists. Enjoy the day. Here are today's names. GoodWife.com   I'm smart enough to not say anything about what makes a good wife.  I'll just say it's getting lots of bids and action UMDN.com  1...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

4chan crashed as Domainfest keynote speaker’s nude pics were leaked

 Mark As Read    

The scandal-hounding web site 4chan.com has been down for the past couple of hours, following the alleged release of stolen pictures, depicting Kim Kardashian in the nude. A former Domainfest keynote speaker, Kim Kardashian appears to be the target of the same hacking incident that took advantage of an iCloud vulnerability to expose other celebriti...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Flips (KND.com, 25x on AdScript.com, 30x on GeekToMe.com) and Flops (Discoteca.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 Motorsport24.com – Sold recently for $3,250 at Sedo, vs $370 in 2008 at Sedo. Developed screenshot below. They're building a "24 Sport Network", with Soccer24.com, Tennis24.com, Cricket24.com and more. ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

iOS 8 and iPhone 6 work with new TLDs

 Mark As Read    

New operating system (that comes pre-installed on iPhone 6) makes it easier to access websites using new top level domains. One of the big challenges with new top level domain names is getting them to work with various devices and software programs. This took a big leap forward on the mobile side with Apple's release […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-20-2014

 Mark As Read    

It's been one hectic week. I can't believe I went so many days without updating my blog. That's what happens when you have a ton of fires to put out

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

17 GoDaddy Discount Codes

 Mark As Read    

Solid week for coupon enthusiasts, I'll be sharing 17 discount codes with you guys today. At least 3 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. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work if you copy/paste

Domaining Tips 2 days ago

General Nutrition Loses Bid To Grab GNC.Asia; Domain Holder Represented By Zak Muscovitch

 Mark As Read    

We don't cover to many .Asia UDRP's but this one caught our eye because the Complainant General Nutrition Investment Company owns and operates vitamin and supplement stores all over the United States simply know as GNC. The domain holder, The Web Group of Washington, D.C., Uwas represented by Zak Muscovitch of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The […...

The Domains 2 days ago

Domain Obituary: Christo Georg or “Georgiev” is a dead(beat) domainer

 Mark As Read    

This is a Domain Obituary for Christo Georg, or "Georgiev" with an email address of christo.georg@icloud.com and a phone number from Bulgaria +359888613795, logging in from the IP 84.127.249.117 in Alicante, Spain. On April 23rd, 2014, after placing an offer of $2,000 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Christo Georg agreed to the Escrow.com [...

DomainGang 2 days ago

NamesCon: Domainer lost 45 lbs with the “gTLD diet”

 Mark As Read    

If you're a domain investor and a fan of the Adkins diet, there's a new king in town: the gTLD diet. Most domainers struggling with weight issues can attribute their extreme gain to the food served during domain conferences. Jacob Spudowski, a domainer from Seattle witnessed his weight yoyo between 180 to 325 lbs. "Every […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 9/20

 Mark As Read    

I get a few emails (or a lot) asking what I think about names.  I think I understand the numeric market as well as anyone in the world but admit I struggle with the 5N.com values.  Nine times out of ten the names that people present me are really bad and have no resale.  They are names purchased as a result of some sale they saw and they try and ge...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Why get an .XYZ or a .Website when you can get a great .Link ?

 Mark As Read    

The recent launch of dot .Website domains left us unimpressed; the longer version of .Web has an appeal to content creators with an obsession for this archaic term. But web sites aren't the only destinations on the Internet, which is utilizing mobiles to tap the potential of apps and other interactive content. With pricing starting […] Copyri...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Waitress.com, Datacenters.com, 3DParts.com, Wreckers.com, 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. Datacenters.com for $190,000 A lead-gen site, with the owner under privacy protection. Alexa rank near 550,000. The singular sold earlier this year for $500,000. "Founded in 2010, the concept for the website originated from an internal spreads...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

ICANN Publishes Beginner’s Guide To ICANN Meetings

 Mark As Read    

The ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California will be taking place October 12-16, 2014. The conference event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. I've spoken with quite a few people in the domain space, and it seems like the event will see quite a considerable attendance from people and companies in the domain investment space. ...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

Morgan’s Flippa Five – eClick.com, Cellphone.ca, ItalianRestaurants.com

 Mark As Read    

Hello, happy Friday and welcome to Morgan's Flippa five. In case you missed last week's post I've changed things around from the "Flippa Friday" I've been doing for some time now and have now decided to stick with five picks in three different categories. If you want to read more about this new weekly feature […]...

Domainvestors.tv 3 days ago

Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry

 Mark As Read    

Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed, we […] C...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Cisco Spots, Snags Spoofing Spammer

 Mark As Read    

Spammers are wily, but guess what? So are the good folks fighting this digital scourge. In a recent blog post, the Talos team from Sourcefire (now part of Cisco) documents a recent successful investigation of a spammer. The article focuses on the rather arcane crime of IP hijacking, but the hijacking in this case is really […]

DomainTools Blog 3 days ago

WIPO panelist scolds Yoyo Email Ltd: Cannot build a business on the back of another’s rights!

 Mark As Read    

The executive summary: A British company, Yoyo Email Ltd., has attempted to launch a business venture by registering almost 4,000 dot .Email domain names, matching brands, products and corporate names of famous companies. By doing so, Yoyo Email Ltd. exclaims that it has legitimate rights, to provide certification of delivery and receipt of emails....

DomainGang 3 days ago

Fifth anniversary domain retro news: Party like it’s 2009

 Mark As Read    

DomainGang will be celebrating its 5th anniversary next Friday; with that in mind, we'll be taking a stroll down memory lane, to revisit some of the domain news and incredible stories of that time. We begin with 2009 and select articles that stood out for their initial, raw content. Keep in mind, that although from […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 3 days ago

My .website results: Hexonet wins the day

 Mark As Read    

Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders. On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars. I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after th...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Country ccTLD furor: Seychelles won’t be losing .SC to Scotland

 Mark As Read    

Officials from the tiny nation and island cluster of the Seychelles breathed with relief today, after the Scottish independence poll yielded a resounding "NO". Facing a forceful change from the dot .SC ccTLD, the Seychelles will now be able to keep it – at least, until the next referendum for Scotland takes place. "Thanks to […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Susan Lawrence joins Minds + Machines

 Mark As Read    

Former Oversee.net and Above employee to work for registry. Ron Jackson's job placement service has just placed a new candidate. Susan Lawrence, who has worked at several domain name companies, has joined Minds + Machines as Senior Director of Affiliate Marketing. Most people in the domain industry know Lawrence from when she worked at Oversee.net ...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Purva.com Lost In UDRP After Winning Last Year: Brokers Email To TM Holder Changes Everything

 Mark As Read    

A  UDRP panel order the transfer of the domain name Purva.com to Puravankara Projects Limited after another UDRP panel almost one year to the date denied a UDRP. The ownership of the domain did not change from last year. Its a very long decision but an important one that I think all domainers should read, […]

The Domains 3 days ago
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