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Dr. Chris Hartnett : The Google logo is a family business!

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Whether you like the new Google logo, or you don't, that's irrelevant. Google, the 800 pound search engine gorilla, decided to redesign its brand, just as they did with the acquisition and use of ABC.XYZ – and that's all that matters. In a surprising twist to this story, it appears that a member of the […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 4 hours, 2 min ago

Aged web sites arrive at the Flippa market in droves!

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If you love ultra-aged domain names as we do, Flippa is the domain aftermarket of choice, currently. Generally speaking, aged domains are those registered at least 10 years ago, and when they come with an active web site – preferably, generating money – so much the better. Flippa announced a select few aged web sites […] Copyright...

DomainGang 6 hours, 1 min ago

Be Cautious of “Common” Words That are Trademarks

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Registering or purchasing a domain name that contains a commonly used word is a bad idea. It can lead to litigation or a UDRP, and it would severely limit a person's ability to use the domain name. The io9.com website had an interesting article about common English words that are actually trademarks, and I think it's something domain investors shou...

Domain Investing 7 hours, 26 min ago

Most end user buyers have no clue what an “aftermarket domain” is

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If I could have a dollar for every email I sent, educating prospective buyers about aftermarket domains, I'd be at least one thousand bucks richer. The fact is, end user buyers – as opposed to domain investors – are for the most part unfamiliar with the value and pricing of domain names. This comes as […]

Acro.net 9 hours, 20 min ago

The One Thing You Need to Be a Good Domain Investor

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If I were to name just one thing that is needed for you to be a good domain investor, I wouldn't pick one of the traits you'd expect me to choose. I wouldn't choose intelligence, I would not go with determination, nor would I pick something like eagerness to learn. What what I

Domaining Tips 11 hours, 1 min ago

Domain Marketplace 5-way comparison : Part #5 “ Sedo

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It's the final battle of the domain venue giants to determine who's doing the job right; User experience (UX) design is the quintessential element that can make or break a web site for its users. So far we covered Afternic, Flippa, GoDaddy Auctions and NameJet; today's the turn of Sedo, the German company with offices […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 11 hours, 25 min ago

.Online is fastest to 50,000 registrations

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New domain name hits 50,000 registration milestone in record time. People continue to register .online domain names in droves. According to .Online registry Radix, .online is the fastest new domain to reach 50,000 registrations (excluding registries that gave away free domains). It took just 7 days to reach the milestone. According to the company, ...

Domain Name Wire 11 hours, 46 min ago

10 Recent Domain Acquisitions

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It's been a busy few weeks for me, and I thought I would share 10 recent domain name acquisitions my company made. Some were bought privately from their former owners and others were bought at auction at NameJet. These are just an assortment of names that were purchased lately. Purchase prices for the domain names below range from under $100 to 5 f...

Domain Investing 12 hours, 3 min ago

What domains Under Armour and other companies bought last week

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Under Armour wants you to Rule Yourself. Under Armour is getting ready to move into its new Austin office. It also has a new domain name in its portfolio. The company was one of many that bought domain names at Sedo this past week, led by Zoff.com at $25,000. Read about these domain name purchases […]

Domain Name Wire 12 hours, 4 min ago

Apple Inc. Registers 4 .org “Apple News” Domains 87 Days AFTER Announcing It’s News App

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Apple Inc. has registered 4 new .org domain names relating to the new "News app" they publicly announced on June 8, 2015... some 87 days AFTER they announced and now others own the .com domain names according to whois records.

The Domains 12 hours, 13 min ago

Web.com: Verisign did a “blatant bait-and-switch”

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Company doesn't want to provide accounting information to Verisign. Web.com is fighting back against a Verisign request for more information about how the registrar accounted for .xyz domain name registrations. Verisign is suing .XYZ for false advertising after .XYZ boasted about its registration volume — which Verisign alleges was inflated b...

Domain Name Wire 14 hours, 9 min ago

Flutter.com, WallStreet.com and other premium domains owned by gambling companies

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Gambling Invest searched the domain portfolios of 32Red, 5Dimes, 888, Bet365, Betfair, BetFred, Betsson, BetVictor, Bodog, Boylesports, Bwin, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Pinnacle Sports, SBObet, Skybet, Sportingbet, Unibet and William Hill, looking for premium domains. Check out what we found. The post Flutter.com, WallStreet.com and other premi...

Gambling Domains News 14 hours, 15 min ago

Paypal Launches New Branded Site on Paypal.Me: Get Your Vanity Address Now

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According to Gizmodo.co.uk, Paypal wants "Paypal.Me to Become a Catchphrase" Paypal has launched a site on Paypal.me to allows users to set up a vanity address on Paypal.me so instead of giving someone an email address to send you money you can tell them to send money to paypal.me/blogs (which is what I just set […]

The Domains 14 hours, 31 min ago

Here comes .Sex

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Trademark holders can now claim domain names ending in .sex. ICM Registry has started the sunrise for its latest adult-themed domain name, .sex. .Sex joins .xxx, .adult and .porn in the company's stable of top level domain names. As with .adult and .porn, there will be a unique Sunrise B and Domain Matching period. The […]

Domain Name Wire 15 hours, 6 min ago

New .fans Domain Extension Launches September 2nd, Creates Gold Standard Destination for Fan Content Online

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LONDON, September 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — .fans domain names have been registered by hundreds of brands including NFL (National Football League), NHL (National Hockey League), MLB (Major League Baseball), Manchester United, FC Barcelona, FIFA, WWE, Audi, BMW, Apple, Google, Xbox, … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 15 hours, 18 min ago

Diana Jackson Painting for The Water School to Be Auctioned Off at THE Domain Conference

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Many of you who know my wife Diana know that she is a gifted oil painter. As a fan of The Water School Diana was inspired to do an original painting for the life saving charity that captures the spirit of the organization's mission. That painting will be auctioned off at THE Domain Conference this month with all proceeds going to the Water School. ...

DNJournal 15 hours, 25 min ago

Third ICM windfall due as .sex hits sunrise

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If we've learned one thing about new gTLD sunrise periods, it's that adult-oriented TLDs sell quite well. ICM Registry started its third such period yesterday, as .sex went into its "TMCH Sunrise" phase. Until October 1, any company with a trademark in the Trademark Clearinghouse will be able to buy a matching .sex domain on […] Related post...

DomainIncite.com 15 hours, 30 min ago

.SEX is Now Available: .XXX, .Porn & .Sex Premiums Go Tiered-Pricing on Registrars

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ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT domain names announced that the new gTLD .SEX opened up yesterday for Trademark holders. .SEX launched on September 1, with three distinct phases. The first phase is the TMCH Sunrise phase for trademark owners (Sept 1-Oct 1). The next is a combined Sunrise B/Domain […]

The Domains 16 hours, 41 min ago

$119k in Sales on September 1st – Daily Market Report

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NameJet had the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was britton.com which sold for $8,237. NameBio recorded 185 sales for a total of $118,572 with an average sale price of $641. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 12% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount increased by 3%. Sales With Histo...

NameBio Blog 17 hours, 24 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

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Looking through Namebio to gather info on the sales over the last few weeks and its hard to not get excited.  Sure there are millions of domains but the names that are selling are the kinds of names I have.  Names that I thought would go up in value have.  Short was kind and is king.  The 5N.com have taken a little longer to move up that I would li...

Domain Shane 17 hours, 44 min ago

More dirty tricks questions raised in .africa saga

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DotConnectAfrica leaned on a former employee and used suspected astroturf in an unsuccessful attempt to have the Kenyan government support its .africa bid, newly published documents reveal. Evidence to the .africa Independent Review Process case published for the first time by ICANN Monday night shows how DCA CEO Sophia Bekele attempted to secure K...

DomainIncite.com 19 hours, 30 min ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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I am excited to see who the winners are for the different categories this year. DomainShane didn't make the list for Blogger of the year even though he brought out the big guns (Me, Im the big guns!) this year. There is some incredible competition on that list. For anyone that doesn't read too many blogs I would recommend every single one. You can ...

Domain Shane 20 hours, 11 min ago

XYZ Registry unveils new corporate logo!

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The XYZ Registry unveiled its new corporate logo earlier today, in a quiet ceremony among employees and associates of the company. Daniel Negari, founder and CEO of the Generation X Registry movement presented the new creative, inspired by none other than Google. "We are excited to present the new XYZ logo, and the good folks […] Copyright Do...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Sedo Weekly Transactions Total $1million led by Zoff.com

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There were 480 transactions on Sedo's marketplace and SedoMLS, totaling $1m. 55% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings. Highlights of public sales are: Top .com: zoff.com at 25,000 USD Top ccTLD:  easy.eu at 6,500 EUR Top "other" TLD: anzeigen.info at 6,000 EUR It was a slow week for other gtlds, no new […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Elertify : 17 year old coder creates top-notch business domain generator!

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For businesses looking to create a brand, the task of coming up with a meaningful name that is available as a dot .com, can be daunting. The process of generating domain names from keywords in order to produce a brandable composite, can be a hit or miss. Justin Leung, a 17 year old programmer from […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 1 day ago

GJ.com on Auction at NameJet

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The two letter GJ.com is now up for public auction on NameJet. At present, the high bid is $425,000 and the reserve price has not yet been met. There are 209 bidders involved in the auction, but since it is a public auction, other bidders may jump in and participate. This is the third 2 letter .com domain name that has come up for auction at NameJe...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Blue Coat Reveals the Web’s Shadiest Neighborhoods

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Report Shows That More Than 95 Percent of Websites in 10 New Top-Level Domains Are Suspicious; .zip and .review Ranked as Worst Offenders SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 1, 2015) – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Hilco Streambank To Sell Santa.com

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NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hilco Streambank has been retained to sell the Santa.com trademarks and domain name. Interested parties will be invited to submit their bids privately prior to the 2015 holiday season. An auction date … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

GoDaddy Inc. To Present At Citi’s Global Technology Conference

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced that Scott Wagner, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will present at Citi's Global Technology Conference on Wednesday, … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 1 day ago

Google : New logo gets rid of the serifs

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Shocking news this morning, as Google revealed its new corporate logo. The new Google logo inherits the same colors per letter, and gets rid of the serifs it used for years. It also changes its little "g" icon, replacing with a four color "G". The font family appears to be Relish Pro, according to a […]

Acro.net 1 day ago

Hot in August: Top 5 Stories on Domain Name Wire

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A look back at the past month in the domain name biz. It's back to school, cooler weather and domain name conference season… But before that, August was a news-making month for the domain name industry, in particular the .xyz domain name. I wrote multiple stories on some of the hotter topics, so I've grouped […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

FireHost Rebrands As Armor After Purchasing The Domain Name Armor.com

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FireHost is rebranding to Armor after securing the exact match premium domain name Armor.com and Armour.com. Armor is a cyber security service with a fully integrated secure managed cloud.

The Domains 1 day ago

Kylie Jenner & Kendall Jenner Both Get Their Matching .Com Domains

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Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner just got control of their matching .Com domain names from a UDRP panel, kyliejenner.com and kendalljenner.com respectively Although the UDRP's were filed separately for each domain and the owner of both domain names are different the UDRP panel of Tony Willoughby consolidated the cases at the Complainants request wh...

The Domains 1 day ago

Kylie and Kendall Jenner get their .com domains via UDRP proceedings

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Two separate UDRP cases filed on behalf of Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner's daughters, Kylie and Kendall, resulted as expected. The domain names KylieJenner.com and KendallJenner.com were ordered to be transferred, in UDRPs filed at the WIPO last month. Earlier this year, both Kim and Khloe Kardashian won their respective UDRP cases as well, so the [&#...

DomainGang 1 day ago

.food could be heading for limbo after closed generic applicant wins auction

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The future of the .food gTLD is up in the air after single-registrant applicant Lifestyle Domain Holdings won its contention set. The applicant, a subsidiary of Scripps Networks, is the sole remaining .food applicant after withdrawals from Donuts and Dot Food LLC. It's also a recalcitrant "closed generic" applicant, which continues to insist it has...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

Understand the Nature of Your Sales Method

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One of the most interesting aspects I've noticed after starting the domain sales newsletter has been the fact that despite making it crystal clear just how important it is to price your inventory in the way that makes it attractive to other investors, a lot of people still submit unrealistically priced inventory. In my opinion, one

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

4.CN/RightoftheDot Auction Gets A 7 Figure Bid & 7 More Domains Have Bids Over $100K

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The RightoftheDot.com domain name auction that is running on 4.CN that is part of the DOMAINfest.asia conference has gotten a seven figure bid and seven more domain names have bids in the 6 figures. You can see all the domain names in the auction here The domain name 73.com has a currently high bid of […]

The Domains 1 day ago

6 domain name company stocks are up so far this year

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A good year for domain name stocks, especially compared to the broader market. Down market? Not for many domain name companies that have seen their stock prices jump quite a bit so far this year. As of the close of trading yesterday, six of the domain stocks I track are up. Just three are down, […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Laughable security report labels Google Registry “shady”

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A report by security company Blue Coat Systems today denounced new gTLDs as "shady" and recommended organizations think about blocking the "shadiest" ones entirely. The study classified "tens of millions" of domains requested by users of its censorware service according to whether they had content that posed a security risk. It found that nine new ...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

BlueCoat Study: Top 10 Shady Sites in New gTLD’s Is Severely Flawed as Unlaunched .Zip is #1

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Blue Coat Systems, Inc, an enterprise security company, issued a report today of the 10 new gTLD's that have the most "Shady Sites" (pdf) concluding that "more than 95% of websites in 10 new Top Level Domains (TLDs) are suspicious" The report is already getting a lot of coverage in the mainstream media but there […]...

The Domains 1 day ago

AutismAwareness.com Launched by Alan Dunn

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Alan Dunn, who earlier this year launched his domain name advisory company NameCorp, has announced the launch of a more personal project, AutismAwareness.com. According to the website, AutismAwareness.com was created by Alan "to help share resources, inspirational stores and yes, even some personal moments." Although the website was launched recent...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

$116k in Sales on August 31st – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was limegreen.com which sold for $6,100 at NameJet. NameBio recorded 211 sales for a total of $115,565 with an average sale price of $548. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 17% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount increased by 43%. Sales With History The domain thestepfather.com sold for $1,...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look like an idiot

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ICANN has finally published the letter it controversially drafted for the African Union Commission in order to help it express support for ZA Central Registry's .africa bid. Having now read the draft letter for the first time, on balance I'd have to say my previous opinions on its contents were more wrong than right. The […] Related posts: R...

DomainIncite.com 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Tuesday, September 1st 2015

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Ahh September, when the domain market (and the stock) starts to heat up.  Vacations are over, kids in school, and in many places the colder weather sends you back inside.  This summer was not nearly as slow as past years so either fall is going to be huge, or the gun powder is all spent.  If I have to bet, I'm going to say its going to be a great f...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

Dsad Daily Auction Recap

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Another desert thunderstorm rolled in tonight. Huge micro burst hit about 2 miles down the street from us last night and it took out a few telephone poles, a street light and a few hundred feet of brick wall. We may not have a big storm cells often but when they do come in they are pretty incredible. Hopefully you actually get to read this and the ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to do 2nd Reddit AMA

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Shortly after becoming CEO of GoDaddy, Blake Irving participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion. Following Blake Irving's AMA, I posted a recap of the event with the questions I felt were relevant as someone who buys and sells domain names. This evening, Blake took to Twitter to announce that he will participate in a second AMA sessio...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

NamePros Daily: Afternic Password issue – Current value of pronounceable LLLL.coms – newbie doubts – This month we are going to sell some of our top domains on Flippa

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Did you register any domain names from the 77 LLL.CA or the 236 LLL.TV domain names that I shared that... The post NamePros Daily: Afternic Password issue – Current value of pronounceable LLLL.coms – newbie doubts – This month we are going to sell some of our top domains on Flippa appeared first on Robbie's Blog.

Robbie's Blog 2 days ago

Luxus.com : 19 year old domain saved from the claws of a UDRP

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Luxus.com, a domain registered in 1996 – the golden era of the commercial Internet for domain registrations – was challenged in a UDRP at the National Arbitration Forum. A Canadian company, Luxus Management Co. Ltd., asserted rights to the domain, although they acquired a Canadian trademark in 2011 – more than 16 years since the [...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Over 100 Kanye West President Domains Registered Today In Many Extensions Even .XYZ

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Since announcing he is running for President of the United States in 2020 at the MTV Music Video Awards last night,  people have been registering domain names related to the hip-hop artist promised presidential run. From PresidentKanyeWest.com to Kanye2020.com to people who are really looking down the road registering kanyewestforpresident2024.com ...

The Domains 2 days ago
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