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5 Reasons Why Domain Brokers Are Losing Sales

 Mark As Read    

Over the past few months I've been acquiring names in specific niche markets. On multiple occasions I've received emails from aftermarkets and brokers who represent the owners. 99% of those have not resulted in a sale. Here's why: 1. Brokers often have a "qualifying price". All too often I hear: "The minimum offer is $x,xxx. ... The post 5 Reasons ...

Domainer Income 5 hours, 31 min ago

Breaking: Report Says ICANN Is “Postponing” Meeting in Marrakech in February

 Mark As Read    

According to a report in Moroccoworldnews.com, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has decided to postpone its 52nd meeting scheduled to take place in Marrakech from February 8-12. "ICANN is an international entity that coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services...

The Domains 5 hours, 51 min ago

Domain Flips and Flops: iBud.com, KXR.com, ThirdEstate.com, 10x on Hypnotherapy.net in a month

 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 iBud.com – Sold recently for $5,099 at NameJet, vs $1,600 only two months earlier at NameJet. This one also shows up in a 2011 DN Journal sales report at $25,000, so this name is certainly making the ro...

Domain Shane 6 hours, 26 min ago

Till Domains do us part: Divorced couple in dispute over domains

 Mark As Read    

A former couple from Cleveland, is fighting over the fallout caused by their apparently bitter divorce. The man accuses his now ex wife of stealing his personal "web sites". According to an article covering the police report, the domains under dispute were registered in the couple's names, and there was a debate about how they'd […] Copyright...

DomainGang 9 hours, 23 min ago

Breaking: Verisign CEO Predicts New gTLDs Will Impact .NET

 Mark As Read    

Online publication Datamation just published an article about the new gTLDs and they paint a picture of confusion that seems to be spurred by Verisign. The CFO of Verisign was quoted as saying: "There is quite a bit of confusion in the marketplace, and I think it's having some effects on the industry as a total […]

Domainvestors.tv 9 hours, 58 min ago

Alert: See.com is currently a stolen domain – Do not buy

 Mark As Read    

Mike Loucks is familiar with the headaches arising from domain theft; his business domain, See.com, was stolen in the mid-2000's by an Iranian hacker. Back then, See.com was hijacked while at Network Solutions, using a bit of social engineering. Loucks, whose immediate family are lawyers, used these resources to quickly reclaim the domain. He moved...

DomainGang 14 hours, 29 min ago

ICANN’s Haul From Just 7 Last Resort New gTLD Auctions Tops $26 Million

 Mark As Read    

ICANN just released a report showing that it has received over $26 Million dollars from last resort new gTLD auctions. The total amount received by ICANN from the last resort auctions is $26,172,919. That amount is net of auction set up guarantees, set up and cancellation auction fees paid to Power Auctions the provider of […]

The Domains 14 hours, 33 min ago

Richard Lau: Conference badge design – The 2015 Edition is here!

 Mark As Read    

An intuitive article on conference badge design, by Richard Lau, founder of NamesCon. Last year about this time I wrote an article about designing a great conference badge. I have been to many conferences since, and thought it would be useful to discuss some of the larger conferences that have, in my personal opinion, failed […] Copyright Dom...

DomainGang 16 hours, 10 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 10/23

 Mark As Read    

Here are today's names. GotMoney.com  17 years old.  GotMilk is very protective of their brand but I think you'll be OK.  NOT legal advice, just opinion PRME.com  Acronym or page rank business.  If there is such a thing.  Let's pretend its a thing for the sake of this description.  As I write this I'm also starting to see the word Prime 92818.com  ...

Domain Shane 17 hours, 37 min ago

Bye Domains – A Dose Of Reality

 Mark As Read    

Ignorance is the #1 reason why domainers fail. What's the #2 reason? They don't build real businesses. That's it. End of story. Hey I know it's harsh, but sometimes you need a good dose of reality. What's Going On? A few interesting things happened this year. Mobile Internet use overtook the desktop. People are spending ... The post Bye Domains ...

Domainer Income 1 day ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from Two Year Ago: MyWed.com, Doctor.co.uk, OO.tv, WithMe.com, More

 Mark As Read    

We're going two years back in time this week…..we lost alignment with DN Journal's list somewhere along the line….. 1. Vogel.com for $75,000 An upgrade from Vogel.de. "Vogel Business Media, Germany's major specialist media publisher, provides high-quality specialist media for established and up-and-coming professionals." 2. MyWed.com fo...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Facebook copied its Rooms from Room, a private social network app

 Mark As Read    

Launched to much fanfare, Facebook Rooms attempts to bring back the 90's, introducing "chatrooms" where users interact presumably anonymously, using nicknames instead of their real names. Facebook is using the domain Rooms.me to promote its product, and the Montenegrin ccTLD Registry saw this as a great endorsement of their product. Apparently Face...

DomainGang 1 day ago

TGIF! DNPost Pumps Domain Bloggers!

 Mark As Read    

It's Phriday! Congratulations, you've made it to the end of yet another exciting week, but with the weekend ahead, it's time to reward yourself. DNPost, the "baby" of all domain forums, rolled out yet another colorful video. This time around, it's not about the DNPost Twins, but about domain bloggers. It's great seeing that we're […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Dramatic Comeback for Domain Sales Reached a Crescendo With Huge Gains in 1Q-2014

 Mark As Read    

After a long, debilitating recession sales in the domain aftermarket finally started a comeback in 2013. The rally continued with some astounding gains in the first quarter of 2014 and after quarters 2 and 3, sales are still running far ahead of where they were at the same point last year.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Yoyo Email Ltd loses UDRP over Maplin.email domain

 Mark As Read    

Yoyo Email, Ltd. is a British company that somehow managed to break all records for the total number of UDRPs filed against, in a given year. Frankly, we have lost count, as the company has registered thousands of dot .Email domains, matching company names, trademarks and products. In the case of Sanofi.email, some stern commentary […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Over 200 expired domain name sales [results]

 Mark As Read    

Joseph Peterson reviews the past week of expired domain name auctions. It will surprise some people that the country responsible for last week's #2 Namejet expired auction is Turkey. Kemer.com ($11.4k) describes a seaside resort region. No, Italy, Greece, and Spain are not the only countries on the Mediterranean. ICANN has offices in Turkey, and so...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Analyst ups forecast for new TLDs, $900MM bookings by 2016

 Mark As Read    

Analyst becomes more bullish on new top level domain name potential. B. Riley analyst Sameet Sinha has increased his forecast for new top level domain name registrations after attending last week's ICANN conference in Los Angeles. Previously, he was calling for about 20 million new TLD registrations from 2014-2016, now he's pegging it at 29 […...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

FoxNews Reports On Media Org’s Calling Google’s .Soy new gTLD “Segregation” For Latinos

 Mark As Read    

According to a story out in FoxNews.com, Google’s recent announcement of its new .SOY domain, meant to appeal to Latinos, has drawn criticism and jest from a number of places. .Soy (Spanish for "I am") according to Google "offers Hispanic consumers, brands and publishers "a place to build, create and share culturally relevant Web content." […...

The Domains 1 day ago

Emall.ca and GoDaddy Team Up to Launch Premium .CA Sales Platform at DomainExchange.ca

 Mark As Read    

Emall.ca Inc. (who owns what many consider the best portfolio of premier .CA Canadian ccTLD domains) has teamed up with GoDaddy.com to launch a new website dedicated to selling high-quality .CA domain names at DomainExchange.ca.

DNJournal 1 day ago

.LUXURY Announces Partnership With Partners Trust With The Launch Of PartnersTrust.Luxury

 Mark As Read    

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Partners Trust, Los Angeles' most selective real estate brokerage specializing in luxury properties, has partnered with .LUXURY, the first Internet top-level domain dedicated to bringing together the luxury industry online, to create custom-tailored … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Flippa to Host “Exclusive One Day Masterclass”

 Mark As Read    

I want to share the content of an email I just received from Flippa announcing "an Exclusive One Day Masterclass." The class promises to give students "access to never-before-seen data, tips and insights into how you can make more money from the web in 2015!" The class will be held at Flippa's San Francisco office on Saturday, November 22, 2014 fro...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Facebook Launches “Rooms” on Rooms.ME

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday afternoon, various tech publications including TechCrunch wrote about a new Facebook app called "Rooms." According to the Rooms page in the iTunes Store, "Rooms lets you create places for the things you're passionate about. Pick a topic, customize the look and feel, be whoever you want to be and share with others. It's perfect for the thi...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Partners Trust “LA Real Estate Broker Specializing in Luxury Properties” Partners with .LUXURY

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release out today Partners Trust, Los Angeles' most selective real estate brokerage specializing in luxury properties, has partnered with .LUXURY, to create custom-tailored marketing experiences for luxury properties. PartnersTrust.Luxury is the first destination website built to highlight luxury properties exclusively represen...

The Domains 1 day ago

Why .com had a good quarter (and .net didn’t )

 Mark As Read    

Thank the Chinese and discount pricing for continued demand for .com domain names. Verisign handled 8.7 million new registrations in .com and .net in the third quarter this year, the most ever in a third quarter. That amounted to 1.15 million domain names added to the namespace. The addition was basically all in .com, as […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

After Suspended 2,359 Domains, London’s Police IP Crime Unit Gets £3 million in Funding

 Mark As Read    

According to a press release out overnight, The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given £3 million in funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017. The IP Crime Group report 2013/2014 notes PIPCU has already investigated more than £29 million worth of IP crime and has suspended 2,359 […]

The Domains 1 day ago

UDRP Filed To Recover Another Stolen 3 Letter .Com From Godaddy: CIN.com

 Mark As Read    

A UDRP has been filed on a 3 letter .com and seems to be an attempt by the previous owner, CIN-CORPORACAO INDUSTRIAL DO NORTE, S.A. to recover the domain name CIN.com which appears to have recently stolen from CIN's Godaddy account The domain name was owned by CIN-CORPORACAO until October 17th when it was transferred […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 10/24

 Mark As Read    

Yesterday I was one of the final bidders of drone.net .  I like the name.  I like drones. My wife's company makes drones and other radio controlled things and I was going to put up a site and sell drones.  But I turned into a business person and thought I might be better off just buying a cheaper drone name on a dot com and use the money to build a...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

GoDaddy Revamps Advanced Hosting Products & Support

 Mark As Read    

New Server Offerings, Website & Customer Care Designed for Web Developers & Designers October 23, 2014 12:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced the launch of its latest … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

WebmasterRadio.FM and NameJet Bring “Domain Masters” Back into Broadcast Altitude

 Mark As Read    

Scott Pruitt and Jonathan Tenenbaum host “Domain Masters” with new episodes every Wednesday at 5pm EDT/ 2pm PDT. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 On the cusp of the show’s 10th anniversary on air and on demand, WebmasterRadio.FM’s heritage … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

The 100 People Who Will Shape The Future of The Internet

 Mark As Read    

Kieren McCarthy wrote a piece on TheRegister.co.uk about the 100 people who will shape the future of the Internet. The article takes a look at the Cross Community Working Group who will set out to propose the right transition plan for IANA. From the article: Unfortunately, despite having had nearly 14 years to think about […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Bad news for IDN.com investors

 Mark As Read    

Verisign still negotiating with ICANN over .com transliteration domain names. Owners of IDN.com domain names that are patiently waiting for .com transliterations are going to have to keep waiting. In an SEC filing today, and on its investor conference call, Verisign said it has received an extension to the deadline for negotiating its contracts for...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Social media newcomer Ello: We’ll never show ads and here’s why

 Mark As Read    

Social media newcomer, Ello, launched on the principle of not storing personal data and displaying no ads. Operating from Ello.co, the company appears to have taken the noble cause of its existence rather seriously, and converted into a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), in the state of Delaware. Here's the full announcement: Ello is a simple, [R...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Wiley Rein Files Suit Over 14 Stolen Domain Names: 9 Are 3 Letter .com’s

 Mark As Read    

The law firm of Wiley Rein this week filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an e-commerce company that had 14 domain names stolen by computer hackers based in China from a Godaddy Account. The case, Acme Billing Company v. John Doe, was filed on October 21, 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Ebola.com Sells for $50K and Stock in Company that Use To Be a Tanning Salon Business

 Mark As Read    

It was reported today by Domain Investing that the owner of Ebola, Jon Schultz, has struck a deal to sell the domain to the Weed Growth Fund, for $50,000 in cash and 19,192 shares of Cannabis Sativa, a Mesquite, Nevada-based recreational and medical marijuana company that trades on the OTC market at $8.50 a share.  That brings the total price in to...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Verisign Reports: .Com/Net Over 130 Million Domains; Revenue Up 4.7%; $1.5 Billion In The Bank

 Mark As Read    

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) reported its results for the third quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $255 millionup 4.7% from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $95 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the third quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $81 million and diluted […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Les Brown: No one gets out of the game of life alive.

 Mark As Read    

"No one gets out of the game of life alive. You either die in the bleachers, or on the field. So, you might as well play out on the field, and have a good time." Les Brown

Should the Ebola.com sale be recorded at $50,000 dollars instead?

 Mark As Read    

Today's big news was covered by Elliot, in a post about the sale of Ebola.com; the valuable tip came from Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos. The domain name received plenty of – mostly negative – coverage recently, from higher-than-thou reporters with obvious personal agendas. Mr. Jon Schultz is probably laughing all the way to t...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Did Facebook.com Just Acquire Messenger.com? Looks Like They Did

 Mark As Read    

We have about 1,000 domain names we track on DomainTools.com and we just noticed that the Whois on the domain name Messenger.com has just changed. The new owner of the domain is the law firm Hogan Lovells LLP of Paris which may not mean too much to you but as we at Thedomains.com follow and […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter domain names

 Mark As Read    

Suit alleges 35 domain names were stolen from a GoDaddy account. Acme Billing Company filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) in U.S. District Court this week to recover 14 stolen domain names, including 9 three letter domain names. The suit alleges that an unknown person stole 35 domain names from Acme Billing Company's GoDaddy account. The […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

.Com rebound: Verisign adds 1.15 million domain names to hit 130.0 million

 Mark As Read    

After slow second quarter, Verisign returns to health growth in net-adds in third quarter. Verisign just reported third quarter earnings, and it appears to have been a pretty good quarter in terms of .com and .net registrations compared to the previous quarter. The registration base for .com and .net increased by 1.15 million domain names […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Acme Billing Company files federal lawsuit for 14 stolen domains

 Mark As Read    

A federal lawsuit has been filed by Wiley Rein, a law firm specializing in intellectual property matters, on behalf of Acme Billing Company of Florida. The lawsuit is brought against several Defendants, for a total of 14 domain names that have been stolen, and are being monetized by individuals in China; the lawsuit is seeking […] Copyright D...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Shark Tank ‘spinoff’ to go live without securing the dot .com

 Mark As Read    

The highly entertaining TV show, Shark Tank, utilizes the different personalities of five angel investors, judging the viability of entrepreneurs seeking capital. Yesterday, ABC that it was moving forward with a spin-off titled Beyond the Tank, which will follow up on the results those that received investments by the show. Beyond the Tank is a gre...

DomainGang 2 days ago

October 2014 Great Domains Auction Results

 Mark As Read    

Sedo shared the results of its October Great Domains auction, and there were 11 domain names that met the reserve price and sold. The sales were both in USD and EUR, and over $100,000 worth of domain names were sold during this month's auction. A trio of three letter .com domain names were the largest sales at this auction, and several ccTLD domain...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

.NYC Landrush Auctions Are Underway

 Mark As Read    

The landrush auctions for .NYC domain names are underway at SnapNames.com according to someone who is involved in the auctions. We previously announced that the auctions would start today on a staggered 3 stage basis going through November 6th. We understand that not everyone who submitted a landrush application went ahead and established a valid [...

The Domains 2 days ago

How you can (and can’t) justify recent Top Level Domain auction prices

 Mark As Read    

In this post, DOT TBA founder Christa Taylor considers the payback period for new TLDs based on recent auction prices and current registration volumes. The October 22nd ICANN new top level domain name auction resulted in the resolution of several TLDs selling for substantial amounts of money: .Realty $5.6 million .Salon $5.1 million .Spot $2.2 [...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Ebola.com Domain Name Sold for Over $200k

 Mark As Read    

A week ago, many mainstream news articles were quite critical of Blue String Ventures and its owners for trying to sell the Ebola.com domain name. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, a company called Weed Growth Fund, Inc. (formerly Ovation Research, Inc.) has acquired the Ebola.com domain name "for $50,000 cash and 19,192 sha...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Media.net founder Divyank Turakhia learned how to pilot helicopters in a week!

 Mark As Read    

A new article in the economic section of The Times of India describes Divyank Turakhia‘s passion for flying airplanes and helicopters. The founder of Directi and Media.net has a passion for flying which materialized in 2008, when he bought a Cessna172 plane and learned how to fly for that very reason: "I didn't know how […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 2 days ago
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