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Duane Forrester is up for grabs

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Meeting Duane Forrester, Bing's search engine guru, during NamesCon was an empowering moment. Duane's not just a remarkably intelligent professional, he also possesses the interpersonal skills to deliver his knowledge and wisdom, in powerful blasts of information. As the closing speaker at NamesCon, he delivered the facts with a charming eloquence ...

Acro.net 52 minutes ago

UDRP for TheAA.email adds to the Yoyo pile

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Another day, another UDRP for Yoyo Email, Ltd. – a UK corporation that has had a record number of UDRP cases filed against it this year. The reason: registrations of corporate names, brands and trademarks in the dot .Email gTLD, a practice that Yoyo Email refers to as a "business model", asserting that it has […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 hour, 8 min ago

Expired Domain Report: a strong .net sale and more

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Joseph Peterson takes a look at the past week in the expired domain name market. There has been some discussion this past year among domain investors about the market outlook for .NET domains. Traditionally, .NET has played second fiddle to .COM for the most part, and some predict that wave after wave of new TLD […]

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 46 min ago

Google Voice Alternative Vonjour.com Release Exclusive Perk for GoDaddy Members

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In a press release Vonjour.com announced a program for Go Daddy customers called, "Vonjour for Go Daddy" Go Daddy members will receive a discount of 15 % on Vonjour related services. As Go Daddy continues to focus on small business under Blake Irving this is another step in providing a comprehensive small business suite of […]

The Domains 2 hours, 3 min ago

.ooo owner Infinibeam isn’t just crazy, it’s a misinformation machine

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Company is spreading a lot of incorrect information about domain names. I was rather amused when Infibeam, the Indian ecommerce company behind .ooo, announced its bold ambitions for the domain name last month. I figured it was just a publicity stunt. Kevin Murphy called the company's sales targets including millions of first year registrations "bat...

Domain Name Wire 2 hours, 55 min ago

Cyber-catcall: Shoshana B. Roberts missed out on the dot .com

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We've said it before: if you plan to be part of a viral campaign, make sure you already own your name as a dot .com, maybe even a variation of it. Shoshana B. Roberts, a New York based actress, made national news recently over her role as a naturally beautiful, casually dressed female walking in […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 3 hours, 17 min ago

“Creepy” .Com videos get 600k watches, here are 2 more [Watch]

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If you thought "Fish on a Bus" was weird, wait until you see "Bee in a Bar". Last week Verisign released videos under its new marketing campaign "Make Your Idea Internet Official". The videos have been described in a number of ways, with "creepy" being one of them. Yeah, "Fish on a Bus" is certainly […]...

Domain Name Wire 4 hours, 8 min ago

Poll: .Net vs. New gTLD

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Yesterday, I read Kevin Murphy's article, "Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?" In the article, cited comments from Verisign CEO Jim Bidzos and Verisign CFO George Kilguss regarding the current state of .net domain names and their future. After sharing public comments made by Bidzos and Kilguss, Murphy wrote, "As .com buyers start to see mor...

Domain Investing 4 hours, 9 min ago

Real Estate agent does not want to be a dot .Realtor

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In a brutally honest essay on the dot .Realtor availability, Real Estate agent, Teresa Boardman, states that she will stick to dot .com for now. "I think I’ll just stick with my .com domains. I can have domain names like StPaulRealEstateBlog.com and StPaulCondolife.com and StPaulPhotos.com and several others that don’t include my name, or the [R...

DomainGang 5 hours, 12 min ago

New gTLD’s Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78K Free Registrations

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New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today. According to ntldstats.com, the total number of new gTLD domain name registrations sits at 3,026,376. The good news is that in less than 8 months new gTLD registrations went from zero to over 3 Millihttps://www.thedomains.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=60681&actio n=edit&message...

The Domains 5 hours, 23 min ago

DigikaPart: Iranian domain lost in UDRP due to copycat content

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When your brand copies off another business's name, making claims about the name's origin won't work if you also copy their content. A UDRP filed at the WIPO against the domain name DigikaPart.com by DigiKey Electronics, was met by a surprising claim by the Respondent. DigikaPart was registered in Iran and appears to be providing […] Copyrigh...

DomainGang 5 hours, 43 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Thursday 10/30

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Today is a special day in the Cultra household.  My daughter turns 15 years old.  She starts working on her permit in a few months. I say it only so all those of you who live or pass through Illinois can stay off the roads for a few years to save yourself.  Also Aaron and I have an ad spot available on the top right.  We'll give you a pretty good d...

Domain Shane 5 hours, 59 min ago

Photos & Highlights from the First Day of Pre-Show Networking at TRAFFIC East on Miami Beach

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On a picture perfect day on Florida's Miami Beach the 10th anniversary edition of the pioneering T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference unofficially opened today when early birds enjoyed the first of two days of pre-show cabana networking at the fabulous Fontainebleau Hotel.

DNJournal 15 hours, 46 min ago

Agari and Neustar Partner To Provide Domain Protection Solution

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According to a press release today Agari and Neustar are partnering to today announced the two leading security firms are partnering to give customers the highest level of domain security possible in the current climate of targeted and sophisticated cyberattacks. The partnership provides the industry’s first-ever collaborative domain protection sol...

The Domains 17 hours, 6 min ago

.OOO CEO Predicts over 2M registrations in first year

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Today The Economic Times did a story about .OOO with some pretty interesting quotes from the CEO. I wrote about .OOO last week and I definitely don't want to look like I'm picking on them. I'm all for anyone who wants to take a new gTLD and make it something big, at the same time, […]

Domainvestors.tv 17 hours, 15 min ago

Weekly Domain Broker Listings – 10/29

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This week's domain broker submitted domain names for sale are posted below. Please contact the domain broker that listed the domain name if you are interested in purchasing or discussing one of the submissions. Visitors are permitted to post one domain name for sale in the comment section if they would like with their contact information. The listi...

Domain Investing 20 hours, 22 min ago

Same, but different: Sedo gets a redesign

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Sedo has redesigned its homepage and content pages, giving them a much-needed "facelift." The new design is not responsive, and the homepage places emphasis on the new direction in the domain industry, that of gTLDs. Below the masthead, domain listings are displayed, which refresh every few seconds - a nice touch. Inner pages more or […] Copy...

DomainGang 20 hours, 45 min ago

A World Without ICANN - Part 1: A Monopoly By Definition

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ICANN doesn?t get much love these days; that?s hardly a secret. We?d be much better off without such a greedy organization milking the domaining industry at every turn. But how do you change something that is such an integral part of the Internet? The entire problem isn?t immediately apparent. Before we can begin to fix the problem, we have to ...

NamePros 21 hours, 10 min ago

HP Launches Sprout After Likely Acquiring Sprout.com

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On October 17, Jamie Zoch of DotWeekly.com wrote this about the Sprout.com domain name: "Something is up with the domain. It was owned by Sprout Software of Boston and the domain was registered with Pairnic but has moved to the domain name registrar MarkMonitor and put under generic whois data. The domain currently does not resolve… so it may have ...

Domain Investing 22 hours, 36 min ago

UDRP for Banksy.com dropped after Complainant was revealed to be an impostor!

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A UDRP that was filed against the owner of the domain name Banksy.com, was dropped by the arbitrator at the WIPO, who issued a partial reimbursement of the UDRP fees. While no details were revealed by the UDRP documents, the sleuths at The Register contacted the owner of the domain, who shared some shocking info. […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 23 hours, 0 min ago

Juan Diego Calle: LinkedIn profile status ‘unemployed’

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After founding and selling .CO Internet S.A.S. to Neustar for several million dollars, Juan Diego Calle is currently in dire straits. Despite the huge success of dot .CO domain names, Juan Diego Calle's personal story is heart-breaking; his LinkedIn profile clearly states "Unemployed". We ran across Juan Diego in a house for the poor and […] ...

DomainGang 23 hours, 38 min ago

Domain Holdings sold nearly $10 million in domain names last quarter

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…and 98% of sales were .com. Domain Holdings' outbound domain name sales machine continued to churn last quarter, with the company selling $9.55 million worth of domains in Q3. That's down slightly from the $9.9 million it sold in Q2, but that quarter included a $5.0 million sale. The biggest transaction in Q3 was $2.7 […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

21 end user domain name sales at Sedo

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A sex toy company, pet food seller and Big Blue bought domain names last week. Sedo sold $1 million worth of domain names last week, including some to big name buyers. It looks like IBM even got into the mix. Here's a list of 21 end user sales at the marketplace last week: (You can […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domain Holdings Sells $10M In Domain Names In 3rd Quarter: Transactions Up 7.8%

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According to its Third Quarter sales report,  Domain Holdings reported almost $10,000,000 USD in domain name sales. The total amount of sales was  down from 3.8% from the second quarter however the number of transactions were up 7.8%. Domain Holdings reported their biggest domain sale for the quarter was $2.7 Million versus $5.0 Million in Q2 [R...

The Domains 1 day ago

Ashton Kutcher reveals he’s reserved domain names for his daughter Wyatt

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Ashton Kutcher who is one of the more prominent celebs to adapt to social media and has over 16 million Twitter followers, has secured the domain for his new baby daughter.  There is talk the one month old could have her own Twitter and Instagram accounts too. The names Kutcher registered included: WyattKutcher.com WyattIsabelle.com.  The […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Find a Domain Buyer via Google ccTLD

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I like to do my own research to find prospective buyers for some of my domain names, and I thought of a way that might be useful to find new leads. Typically, I use Google.com to search for companies that use the keywords of the domain name I am selling. I thought perhaps using a ccTLD where Google operates could bring additional prospective buyer ...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Critics say Google is “Hispandering” with new .Soy domain name

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If the company is Hispandering, it's also mompandering and corporationpandering. New top level domain name registries offering regional, niche, or cultural domains, take note: the people you're targeting might take it the wrong way. That's apparently the case with .soy. Google's new domain name isn't targeted to yuppies who don't like cow's milk. I...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

UDRP Panelist Screws Up Name Of TM 3 Times Transfering 7 Domain Names

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A UDRP was decided by a one member panel of the the National Arbitration Forum on the domain names: highrollerdates.com highrollerwheelweddings.com highrollerweddingslv.com highrollerdate.com highrollerdatelv.com winfreehighrollertickets.com highrollerride.com Awarding all of them to Caesars License Company, LLC Eduardo Magalhães Machado, the sole ...

The Domains 1 day ago

Insomniacs: Sedo, Afternic and NameJet domain sales listings make great bed time reads

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If you suffer from insomnia, you are not alone; about 22% of all American adults suffer from a chronic bout of lack of sleep. A shocking 48% reports having insomnia occasionally, and the number goes up as the use of tablets and smart phones at bed time increases. What can domain investors do in order […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 10/27

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Here are today's names. LoveManager.com   Sounds like a cheesy online dating site.  But they're all cheesy compared to Tinder TileWork.com   16 years old.  If you've had a bathroom or kitchen you've had some of it done PortlandLobster.com  There are people that specialize in Lobster in Portland.  Upgrade name for a few companies as well. LiveInterp...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Nominet hires venture capitalist as new CEO

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Nominet has named Lesley Cowley's replacement as CEO as Russell Haworth, a Thomson Reuters alum who's spent much of 2014 working as a venture capitalist. Russell was previously managing director of Thomson Reuters' Middle East & Africa division. Since January, he's been a co-founder and partner at Saya Ventures, an investment company focused o...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Quitted ICANN director gets old job back

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Olga Madruga-Forti, who quit ICANN's board of directors earlier this month, has gone back to work for the US Federal Communications Commission. I gather that while ICANN was aware of her new job, it was unable to announce the move at the time of her resignation. The FCC said Madruga-Forti will be chief of Strategic […] Related posts: Satelli...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Flippa Recap: Drones.net, Truthful.com, Socialight.com, SmallBusiness.loans, Blockchain.com.au

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Another solid week from Flippa last week, with one domain sale in the 5-figures, twelve in the 4-figures, and then three more that were just a buck off at $999. Some domains that sold last week Drones.net – $17,500 – Imagine seeing packages delivered to your door as pictured to the right. In my day job, we're a couple months from starti...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Class action lawsuit: Get $15 for your antique Pentium 4 PC

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More than a decade ago, Intel Corporation apparently manipulated the performance claims of its Pentium 4 processor; the charges brought against the chip manufacturing giant also name Hewlett-Packard as a "conspirator". In other words, HP and Intel agreed to hype up the performance of Pentium 4 chips, between November 20, 2000 and June 30, 2002. [&#...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo Transactions Total $1million led by Angel.in

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Over the past week, 554 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 49% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.     Highlights of public sales are:   Top .coms: cupofjo.com at 18,888 USD Top ccTLD: angel.in at 30,000 USD Top “other” TLD: joy.club at 10,000 USD Angel.in was […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Domain thieves continue to provoke while Registrars deny the owners basic rights!

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A brazen Russian thief stole the domain name MLA.com and then fabricated an electronic exchange of a supposed Bitcoin sale. Despite owning this domain since the 90's, Chicago professional Michael Lee has gone to extreme lengths, trying to prove this is his property. Internet BS, the registrar where the domain was moved to, refused to […] Copy...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo’s Weekly Sales of $1 Million. Yes CupOfJo.com in Second Spot With An $18,888 Sale

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Sedo kept the $1 million a week in sales streak alive this week but the list was led with some great sales for the owners. I have to admit that most of the names that sold for $5K plus wouldn't have been on my list for those price but that's the beauty of domain names. They are worth what someone is willing to pay for them and all these people were...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

TLD Registry opens Chinese headquarters and names GM

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Chinese IDN registry opens office in "China’s Silicon Valley". TLD Registry, the company behind the Chinese IDNs Dot Chinese Online (.??) and Dot Chinese Website (.???), has opened a Chinese headquarters and named a new General Manager for China. The company's China headquarters is in Beijing’s Zhongguancun, commonly known as “China’s Silicon Valle...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Is there really a rush for .LUXURY domains? The New York Post seems to think so.

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I'm not sure if the New York Post just isn't plugged-into the domain space or if they are just good buddies with someone over at .LUXURY but over the weekend they shared a story that I really just have to call BS on. Now I want to be clear, I'm not coming out against .LUXURY, I […]

Domainvestors.tv 1 day ago

Choosing a Domain Registrar

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Choosing a domain name registrar is an important decision every domain owner needs to make. I've been asked many times about domain registrars, and I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my thoughts on what goes into choosing a registrar. I presume most domain investors weigh things differently than small business owners and non-commerc...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Two Social Media Powerhouses With Over 7 Million Followers Re-brand to An .XYZ Domain

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A couple of social media trendsetters have gone with an .XYZ domain name for their internet domain name presence. Tasia Alexis is by any measure a social media powerhouse with a total of 3.85 million followers has registered and proudly promoting her new domain name Tasia.xyz If you haven't heard of Alexis, well she has […]

The Domains 1 day ago

TLD Appoints its First China GM & Open Its HQ In “China’s Silicon Valley”

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                    TLD Registry Ltd, who operates two of the most successful new gTLD's, had two big announcements  today. They announced their first ever China GM and the opening of their office in the "China's Silicon Valley" TLD announced the appointment of the company’s first ever China […...

The Domains 1 day ago

Amazon.com trademark might tip off plans for new top level domain names

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Trademark application covers registry services related to selling domain names to the public. What does Amazon.com plan to do with top level domain names it is the registry for? Does it still plan to earmark them for just Amazon.com's use? Is it just for defensive purposes? Or will it promote them to consumers? We don't […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Miami club bouncers will safeguard the entrance to TRAFFIC

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After ten years as the pioneering domain conference, TRAFFIC 2014 in Miami, Florida defines the end of an era, and the beginning of another. Co-founder Rick Schwartz, started TRAFFIC in 2004 and it soon became the de facto domain conference, attended by thousands of domain professionals over the course of a decade. TRAFFIC parties are […] Cop...

DomainGang 2 days ago

ICANN’s bureaucracy leaves Moroccan delegates hanging

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If you want to achieve things excruciatingly slow, then form a committee. Several days after the rumors about ICANN52 in Marrakesh in Morocco being canceled, and two days after its initial announcement of "reconsideration", ICANN has not issued a decision. Ebola virus fears, perhaps overblown by recent media ‘fever‘ over the potential f...

DomainGang 2 days ago

.Feedback plans to bundle feedback platform with domain names

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.Feedback domain names will come with a full-fledged feedback system. Jay Westerdal's company Top Level Spectrum has submitted a request to ICANN to offer a feedback platform combined with its forthcoming .feedback top level domain name. The platform would mean that .feedback registrants could almost instantaneously launch a site on their domain na...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Forbes: Verisign Becomes #1 Most Shorted Stock in S&P 500

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According to Forbes.com, Verisign Inc (NASD: VRSN) is now Most Shorted Stock in S&P 500 based on most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 10.15.2014 settlement date. According to nasdaq.com there are 19,441,435 shares of Verisign Stock being shorted as of 10.15.14 but more shares have been shorted in […]

The Domains 2 days ago

Domain Registrar Account Phishing: Who is at Responsible?

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I would imagine that just about every domain name owner has received an email that purports to be a domain registrar. Typically, these phishing emails request that the recipient click a link within the email and then provide private account information, which would give the sender access to the domain owner's registrar account. Some of these emails...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Radix gets .site as Google participates in a private auction

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Radix tops Google and three others to win .site domain name. New top level domain name company Radix has secured the .site domain name, the company announced on social media this morning. That means the company has .website, .site and is still in the running to complete the trifecta with .web. Particularly interesting is that […]

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday 10/26

 Mark As Read    

I want to apologize for being a little sloppy over the last few days.  I was trying to move too fast and messed up more links and words than normal. It seems like I go through this phase a couple a couple times a year when I start going through the motions and not paying close enough attention. That will change starting today……hopefully...

Domain Shane 2 days ago
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