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

 Mark As Read    

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 3 hours, 49 min ago

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

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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 5 hours, 44 min ago

With Final Countdown to TRAFFIC East Underway Verisign Named Premier Sponsor

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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 8 hours, 27 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 9 hours, 4 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 12 hours, 6 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

              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 12 hours, 12 min 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 12 hours, 40 min ago

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

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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 12 hours, 43 min ago

Do Your Homework Before Making an Offer

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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 13 hours, 25 min 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 14 hours, 5 min 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 14 hours, 6 min 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 14 hours, 7 min 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 14 hours, 40 min 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 14 hours, 59 min ago

Smart Luggage Is (Almost) Here Thanks To Bluesmart

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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 15 hours, 4 min 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 15 hours, 12 min 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 15 hours, 15 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 15 hours, 35 min ago

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

 Mark As Read    

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 15 hours, 52 min 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 16 hours, 1 min 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 16 hours, 17 min 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 16 hours, 24 min 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 17 hours, 49 min ago

This Week’s New gTLD Launches

 Mark As Read    

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 17 hours, 57 min 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 18 hours, 23 min 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 19 hours, 12 min ago

EU IDN not banned after all

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The European Union request for the Greek-script ccTLD .?? has not been thrown out, according to ICANN. Last week DI reported that .?? was the only one of three IDN ccTLD requests — the other two being Bulgaria's .?? and Greece's .?? — to fail a test for confusing similarity on appeal. .?? was found […] Related posts: Bulgaria and...

DomainIncite.com 20 hours, 33 min ago

Sudden Ebola Sedo? Domain broker money win Capitalist ICANN51 success, not beer

 Mark As Read    

Week last, show counter panic domain market, and Ebola.com fact break multiple PPC revenue. Stating parking, Ebola virus preference, XYZ reach top nTLDstats – really? Many investors domains, counter-offer on NameJet 120% better, but Sedo return revenue Q4 at euro 5.4 million German economy not failed. ICANN51: Success, if bureaucracy new achi...

DomainGang 1 day ago

England Turning Up The Heat on Internet Trolls

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England is getting tougher on Internet trolls it seems, the BBC is out along with a host of other publications, that the most serious offenders could now see their sentence quadrupled from 6 months in jail to 24 months in jail. I remember last year reading an article about a British boxer, The Guardian covered […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Loser of WWE.Org UDRP Tells World Wrestling Entertainment He Is Not Happy

 Mark As Read    

After losing a UDRP on the domain name WWE.org the owner of the domain has a message for the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who won the National Arbitration Forum decision, and its fair to say the domain holder is not too pleased. Although the decision was handed down on October 13th and today is October 18th,  […]

The Domains 1 day ago

After losing UDRP, WWE.org registrant posts ‘manifesto’ against the World Wrestling Entertainment

 Mark As Read    

Recently, the registrant of WWE.org lost the domain in a UDRP filed by the World Wrestling Entartainment (formerly WWF). The UDRP was filed at the National Arbitration Forum. The transfer was ordered on October 13th, which prompted the wrath of the domain's registrant, who went ballistic against WWE. On the homepage of WWE.org, the Respondent [R...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Reforms Needed Before U.S. Hands Over Control of ICANN

 Mark As Read    

Senator Mark Warren (D-Va) wrote a piece on Information Week that discusses the reforms that need to be addressed before the keys to ICANN are handed over. He touches upon things like, Who will hold ICANN accountable, transparency with the public and the sanctity of the DNS. From the article: The FCC recently received more […]

The Domains 1 day ago

I Would Never Sell Ebola.com For $150K. It’s a Steal at That Price

 Mark As Read    

Jon Schultz has been all over the news for putting a price tag on Ebola.com.  Every talk show, news program, online site, and domain blogger has given their opinion on the name. What nobody else has said?  It's ridiculously cheap at $150,000. The media as usual, has put on their blinders and chosen stories that garner reaction rather than dig deepe...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: Truthful.com, iPhone.info, Quarters.org, Meet Reserve. KAQ.com, RUJ.com, more.

 Mark As Read    

Reserve Met and Will Sell Truthful.com – 16 year old, one word dictionary .com. Another sale by ‘Federer‘, who has surpassed $315,000 in sales on the platform. SafariTravel.com – There is a little search volume….140 per month per SEMRush, along with a healthy CPC above $8. iPhone.info - I'm no attorney, but there are w...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 10-19-2014

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I'm an entrepreneur at heart. My mind is always full of great ideas. Some of the ideas make sense and some simply intrigue me. The intriguing ideas are ones that

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

Sunday Updates

 Mark As Read    

I'm in the middle of a daddy-daughter weekend, as my wife went out of town for a baby shower. I think we'll do a little apple picking, apple pie making, and maybe spend some time outside depending on the weather. I hope you have as much fun as I have! I want to share some thoughts and updates that I have been compiling from the past week. You are a...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Dot .CLUB : A ‘big chunk’ of the Internet controlled by Canadian entrepreneur, Colin Campbell

 Mark As Read    

An article in the South Florida Business Journal praises the entrepreneurial spirit of Colin Campbell, CEO of dot .CLUB. After beating Donuts, Inc. to the race for the .CLUB gTLD, Campbell oversaw the launch of what appears to be the most successful new gTLD – after removing freebie givers .Berlin and robo-registrations Olympian, .XYZ from [&...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Father Domainicus and the viral spread of the gTLD disease

 Mark As Read    

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus, currently on a conference call with other Domainers Without Frontiers. Recently, our humble Domain Church has been flooded by questions, most of them related to the infectious rise and spread of a particular, unmentionable gTLD. One of these questions asked,...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Flips and Flops: HR.tv, LoyaltyMedia.com, RExchange.com, SkiLikeAGirl.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 SkiLikeAGirl.com – Sold recently for $2,500 at Sedo, vs $1,500 in 2011 at Sedo. They have a Facebook page live (screenshot below), but their future Shopify site isn't populated with products yet. "Ski L...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Yahoo Tech Thinks .COM Will Be “just one fish in the sea”

 Mark As Read    

This is a debate that has been front-and-center in the domain community and will only continue to get more intensely debated as time goes by. Will .COM rise in value and remain the gold standard or will it get lost in the sea of new top level domains? The reason this is such a hot […]

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Newsweek lied? Dorian Nakamoto takes on the publisher over Bitcoin allegations

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In March 2014, Newsweek published a story alleging that a man named Dorian Nakamoto was the creator of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, the infamous Satoshi Nakamoto. For several days following the article, Nakamoto's house and family were stalked by reporters, paparazzi and other curious people that bombarded Nakamoto with questions. His home's photos ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 10-18-2014

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I love compiling lists together on Saturday and Sunday. It generally tends to be quiet at the office and I can really focus on putting a solid list together. I

Jason Thompson 2 days ago

Monte Cahn Back in the Domain Auction Business

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I received a press release from NamesCon and domain name consulting firm RightOfTheDot, LLC announcing that there will be a live domain auction at the NamesCon conference. From my perspective, the most interesting aspect of this news is that it means Monte Cahn, founder of Moniker and its popular domain auctions, is back in the business of domain c...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

JD.com With A $30 Billion Market Cap Registers 3 .Rich Domain At Up To $3K Per

 Mark As Read    

              .Rich picked up 3 registrations yesterday which is notable since it represented an addition of 8% to its registration based which increased from 46 to 49. .Rich has the highest cost of any new gTLD with a regular, non-premium registration fee as high as $3,000 per domain name […]

The Domains 2 days ago

TRAFFIC Announces Winners of The How Attending TRAFFIC Has Helped Change My Life Contest

 Mark As Read    

The organizers of the TRAFFIC conference have just announced the three winners of the  "How attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. has helped to change my life." contest. The winner gets a free ticket to the Miami show, or a free ticket to next year's show or a refund of the ticket if they already paid. Plus the first […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Verisign To Be The Premier Sponsor At TRAFFIC

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According to an announcement out today, Verisign (Nasdaq-VSRN) the registry for .Com, .Net and .Tv will be the Premier Sponsor of T.R.A.F.F.I.C. 2014 conference which will be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, October 30- November 2. Verisign will host the biggest Welcome Party since 2004 on Thursday, October 30th at the LaCote Restaurant overlooking...

The Domains 2 days ago

Fred Krueger Exercises Option To Acquire 5 Million Shares Of Minds + Machines For 4p

 Mark As Read    

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), announced today, that Frederick Krueger, a director of the Company, has today exercised options to subscribe for 5,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a price of 4p per new Ordinary Share. Shares of Minds + Machines closed in trading today at 9.63p, having a 52 week high of 19.38p and […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Breathe Luxury to Auction 14 Geo .TV Domain Names

 Mark As Read    

I received a press release last night announcing that Breathe Luxury will be auctioning 14 geographic .TV domain names at the upcoming World Travel Market in November. The auction will be held in conjunction with the Holiday.com auction that was announced at the end of August. World Travel Market is billed as "the leading global event for the trave...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 10/18

 Mark As Read    

Man did I ever screw up the list yesterday. Most of the Godaddy names finished today not yesterday, I called 6L.coms 5Ls, all kinds of crazy.  I was trying to fit in two posts and a little extra work and it didn't work out.   Since I will not have a list on Sunday I am going to put both Saturday's and Sunday's names on today's list. Enjoy the weeke...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Going viral: Ebola.com strikes back with web site upgrades

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For the best part of last week, Ebola.com and its owner received plenty of unwarranted negative coverage by mainstream media, that blasted its "for sale" status. Jon Schultz, owner of the domain he lawfully acquired for $13,500 in 2008, was verbally assaulted in a series of sensationalist posts that reeked of anti-entrepreneurial bias: The Washingt...

DomainGang 3 days ago
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