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Save Domain Privacy Campaign Supported by Industry Companies

 Mark As Read    

Last week, I wrote about Namecheap's effort to save domain name privacy. The domain registrar and hosting company teamed up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight for the Future to launch RespectOurPrivacy.com. Via a tweet from GoDaddy, I learned that there are quite a few domain industry companies that are backing the Save Domain ...

Domain Investing 35 minutes ago

Verisign Domain Report: There Are Now 294 Million Domains As Of March 31, 2015

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VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), released its quarterly Domain Name Industry Brief today for the first quarter of 2015 6 million domain names were added to the Internet in the in Q1, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 294 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of March 31, 2015. The increase […]

The Domains 52 minutes ago

Sedo Weekly Sales Total $1million led by Filament.com

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Sedo did $1million in sales this week, 508 transactions took place on Sedo’s marketplace and via SedoMLS, 50% of total sales were the result of Buy Now listings.    Top .com: filament.com at 89,000 USD Top ccTLD: s1.tv at 8,400 USD Top “other” TLD: ccc.net at 17,888 USD Number 3 on the .com charts was HotMiami.com for […]

The Domains 55 minutes ago

Filament.com Sold for $89,000: Sedo Weekly Sales Top $1 Million

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Sedo had a nice week with 50% of all sales being through Buy It Now. The typical mix of names. Numerics, one word, CVCV.com and some you never would have guessed would have reached that price. Take a look through this week's sales list. .COMs filament.com 89,000 USD ipek.com 40,000 USD hotmiami.com 15,000 USD tradingidea.com 14,000 USD vn99.com 10,...

Domain Shane 1 hour, 13 min ago

Paypal Tells Sellers to Provide Compelling Evidence to Fight Buyer Dispute

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Paypal is getting ready to be set free from Ebay and be a public entity again. This will be the second IPO for the company. Back in 2002 the company went public under the symbol PYPL. Here is a look at the terms back in 2002 courtesy of Nasdaq.com Company Overview Company Name PAYPAL INC […]

The Domains 1 hour, 24 min ago

How to turn an unsuccessful domain sale to your benefit

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On a given day of the week, I receive numerous inquiries for domains in my portfolio, even on weekends; the needs of people and companies for a domain representing their brand never stops. Not every inquiry turns into a sale, and conversion rates fluctuate during the year, depending on various parameters. There is one thing […]

Acro.net 3 hours, 48 min ago

Mike Mann Does It Again: $12,000 Sale From a Domain Acquired For $7.50

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I love to follow Mike Mann's incredible sales figures. Last week, he announced the sales of HumanEdge.com, Fun.co and IndustrialHeat.com for a combined $132,500. This week, Mike has announced yet another sale; IncredibleWomen.com - a domain name he registered in 2009 for $7.50. Yes, an incredibly low purchase price and an excellent Return on Inve...

NamePros 4 hours, 29 min ago

8,000 Premium .Club domains available through registrars tomorrow

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.Club to begin selling premium domain names through domain name registrars. Starting July 1, you'll be able to buy premium .Club domain names through the registrar channel. Much like premium domain names offered by other registries, customers will see that the .Club domain name is available but will have to pay a higher price. There's […]...

Domain Name Wire 5 hours, 8 min ago

Go Daddy advertising privacy petition on Facebook

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Go Daddy appears to be putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to arguments about domain privacy. The company is paying for "sponsored" posts on Facebook that promote the ongoing petition against proposed changes to Whois policy at ICANN. Clicking the ad takes you directly to the Save Domain Privacy petition, rather […] Related po...

DomainIncite.com 5 hours, 53 min ago

CompanyName.com: New Domain Marketplace Launched

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CompanyName.com made a very generous contribution to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a part of my Pan-Mass Challenge fundraising campaign in exchange for the publication of this article. One of the biggest challenges facing business owners is finding the perfect brand name. This is evidenced by all of the business publication articles discussing br...

Domain Investing 6 hours, 16 min ago

Slotting fees and supplier rebates in the domain name industry

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The domain name registration business has some similarities to rebate policies in the grocery business. I read an article in The Economist over the weekend about grocery chains and supplier rebates, and it had a number of parallels to the domain name industry. Grocery stores make profits in two ways other than from the margin […]

Domain Name Wire 6 hours, 17 min ago

Flippa to the rescue : Lazy domainer an example of slothfulness and negativity

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When it's time to renew his domains, Jimmy Henry Bollux sighs, then closes the reminder email. To avoid losing his most precious domain assets, Bollux pays a friend $25 dollars a month to remind him when 30 days have passed since expiration. Many times, he finds great domain names at Flippa with hours left on […] Copyright DomainGang

DomainGang 6 hours, 20 min ago

.LGBT Pride Program Launched: $20 Per Domain Registration Will Be Contributed To The “It Gets Better Project”

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The .LGBT domain registry operator Afilias announced the launch of the .LGBT Pride Program in celebration of two recent victories for LGBT equality: the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the right to marriage equality in the US, and Ireland’s legalization of same-sex civil marriage. From today through October 11, 2015, National Coming Out Day, ...

The Domains 6 hours, 47 min ago

Afilias promises cash for LGBT cause with .lgbt sales

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Afilias has promised to donate a slice of .lgbt registrations fees to a LGBT organization for the next few months. The company, which acts as registry for .lgbt, said it will give $20 to the It Gets Better Project for every name registered through October 11. It Gets Better is a US-based non-profit devoted to […] Related posts: Afilias opens...

DomainIncite.com 6 hours, 48 min ago

By A 2-1 Vote Plumbing Site RooterRooter.com Is Saved From Roto-Rooter in UDRP

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Roto-Rooter Corporation just lost its bid to grain control of the domain name rooterrooter.com by a 2-1 vote of a three member UDRP panel. Panelists Richard Hill and David P. Miranda, Esq voted in favor of the domain holder while G. Gervaise Davis, Esq. would have transferred the domain name to the trademark holder. A […]

The Domains 7 hours, 44 min ago

UPDATED: Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS For $635 Million

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According to a post on its company blog, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is buying OpenDNS. According to VentureBeat.com, the deal is valued at $635 Million.  OpenDNS has raised north of $50 million in funding to date, including a $35 million round last May." This is from the Cisco blog post: I am pleased to announce our […]

The Domains 8 hours, 4 min ago

Inside Interview: The Owners of $320,000 Domain Malls.com

 Mark As Read    

In my second "Inside Interview", I chat to the owners of Malls.com; a domain name they purchased in 2014 for $320,000. 1. For some of our readers who aren't aware of your company background, could you give us a brief overview of your company? We are web-development company, specializing at B2B areas of the real estate and retail. One of our ver...

NamePros 9 hours, 1 min ago

Home.Barclays: “Is This the Tipping Point?”

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Back in May, Barclays announced that it would be moving to a .Barclays domain name from .com "[i]n a move aimed at streamlining customer experience." It looks like the company made the change very recently, and the financial services company website home page is now found on Home.Barclays. If you visit Google this morning and perform a search for "...

Domain Investing 9 hours, 54 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Ten thousand hours. You've heard the saying that you need to do something 10,000 hours to be good at something.  I'm not there yet but I guesstimate that I am half way there in domain investing.  I've spent 3 hours a day, 7 days a week, since 2009 with very few days skipped. I'm still learning but I know that if you want to be successful at somethi...

Domain Shane 9 hours, 57 min ago

First example of .sucks cybersquatting?

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The .sucks domain has been generally available for a little over a week now, and I've found what may be the first example of somebody attempting to sell one to a brand owner. amherstcollege.sucks is one of only a handful on non-registry-owned .sucks domains to have a web site already indexed by Google. The site […] Related posts: AIDS.sucks ...

DomainIncite.com 11 hours, 45 min ago

Barclays has a home at Home.Barclays – Dot Com Redirects but not the .Co.uk

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Barclays has found a home now at Home.Barclays, back in May they said they would be transitioning away from the .com and the .co.uk. They said they would be adding a layer of security for customers and clients by allowing only Barclays and Barclaycard to set up websites ending in .barclays and .barclaycard. So now […]

The Domains 14 hours, 39 min ago

$105,923 in Sales on June 29th – Daily Market Report

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DropCatch had the top sale of the day for two days in a row. The top sale of the day was epassport.com which sold for $10,550. NameBio recorded 145 sales for a total of $105,923 with an average sale price of $731. Compared to the previous day there was an increase of 28% in the number of sales but the total dollar amount decreased by 46%. Sales Wit...

NameBio Blog 14 hours, 56 min ago

The DNA Promotes New gTLDs By Documenting Sightings at InTheWild.domains Website

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The Domain Name Asoociation has taken a novel approach for promoting the use of new gTLDs. A DNA site at InTheWild.domains documents user submitted photos & videos of websites - built on both new extensions & old - being advertised by businesses around the world.

DNJournal 22 hours, 8 min ago

New Betsson bookmaker Europe-Bet completes acquisition of europebet.com

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Europe-Bet acquired the domain EuropeBet.com in a private transaction, after the name went unsold in a Flippa auction. The post New Betsson bookmaker Europe-Bet completes acquisition of europebet.com appeared first on Gambling Invest.

Gambling Domains News 23 hours, 10 min ago

UDRP Filed To Gain Control of The 15 Year Old Domain Name SharkTank.com

 Mark As Read    

A UDRP has been filed to gain control of the domain name SharkTank.com The domain, SharkTank.com is registered to a Jeff Thomas of North Carolina. According to DomainTools.com the domain was registered in 2000 by Legal Solutions, Inc In 2003 the domain name ownership changed to LeaveLaw.com, Inc. with Jeff Thomas showing as the contact […]

The Domains 23 hours, 42 min ago

Projects.com Drops To SnapNames & Is Over $20K Only 1 Hour Into The Auction

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The domain name Projects.com just dropped and went to Snapnames.com closed auction about an hour ago and already has already topped $20,000. The domain name expired on April 11, 2015. The domain was registered under privacy at Fabulous.com. The last registered owner of the domain was Merlin Kauffman of True Magic in 2014. I cannot […]

The Domains 1 day ago

Projects.com : Who caught Merlin Kauffman’s dropped domain jewel?

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The domain Projects.com, registered in 1995 was mysteriously allowed to expire and drop. Its former registrant, domain investor Merlin Kauffman and his company, True Magic LLC, owned it since 2008, having acquired it for an undisclosed amount. Somehow, Projects.com appears to have escaped Kauffman's group of renewals; the domain was registered with...

DomainGang 1 day ago

TldOperator.Help to Host Two Webinars on June 30

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There will be two webinars tomorrow that will look to help new gtld applicants and registries to find ways to spread the word on the new gtlds. Registering for the webinars takes place at TldOperator.help Speakers have just been added Ingrid Baele (Head of Operations, Philips) and Ken Nishida (Manager, Internet & Domain Strategies, Hitachi). [&...

The Domains 1 day ago

Problem With Buying via Domain Broker

 Mark As Read    

There are quite a few exceptional domain name brokers. In fact, I believe there are several who have sold at least eight figures ($10+ million) worth of domain names. I like seeing what domain brokers have for sale, but as a domain investor who often tries to quickly re-sell domain acquisitions, there is an inherent problem with buying a domain nam...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Weekly loss for dot .XYZ domains slows down to 22,000 names

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Since last week's report, the rate of expired .XYZ domains has slowed down. Our previous report showed a loss of about 35,000 domains, but this week the total drop was at 21,794 .XYZ domains. The number represents a 2.71% loss week-to-week, down from 3.96% of the week prior. According to data provided by gTLD tallying […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 1 day ago

How Mountain Climbing Multi-Tasking Super Mom Tessa Holcomb Achieves Peak Performance at Work & Play

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New Cover Story at DNJournal.com: The domain brokerage company Tessa Holcomb launched at DomainAdvisors.com adopted a new brand name - Igloo.com - a couple of years ago. While that is a cool name it is a bit ironic considering the personable Founder & CEO is such a ball of fire.

DNJournal 1 day ago

Spamming owners of newly registered domain names

 Mark As Read    

Just one example of spam based on whois records. We all know that people mine whois databases to sell stuff. It's incredibly cheap and easy to do these days: compare the zone files, get the new registrations, and then run whois lookups. There are even people selling the entire .com whois database for a few […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: VYC.com and Quads.com Hit Reserve. 877.net, Koalas.com, Portfolios, More

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Reserve Met and Will Sell VYC.com - It's always interesting to see how these will end. When I look at NameBio's last 50 LLL.com sales, there is only one sale with a price below VYC.com's current bidding, and that was XVZ.com at $11,000 in April at NameJet. Quads.com – Bidding is higher than I would have expected. Quads = muscles, a type of AT...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

This week’s new TLDs: .Golf, .Gold and .Date

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Famous Four Media releases three domain names this week and Donuts sends four to Early Access. Famous Four Media launches three top level domain names in general availability on Wednesday. All of the domain names can be registered for about $25-$30. .Date: This domain name will compete with two from Donuts: .Dating (3,000 registrations) and […...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Follow All Sedo Auctions via RSS

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Sedo recently instituted "Direct Auctions," allowing domain owners to start auctions at any time. This tool can help domain owners sell domain names, but it can also be good for domain investors looking for deals. One way for a domain investor to take advantage of these auctions is to track the current auctions on Sedo via RSS feed. The feed can be...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Domain Investing Success Story with Lonnie Borck – DNW Podcast #39

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The man who sold Scores.com for $1.2 million discusses domain name investing. Domain name investor Lonnie Borck has a lot of great stories, like the time he sold Scores.com for $1.2 million. And the day he thought he was just taking a day trip to NYC but ended up buying e.co for $81,000 in an […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Cybersquatting lawsuit filed over domain name registered 16 years before plaintiff’s use

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Office Space Solutions wants a domain name registered 16 years before it started using the corresponding term in commerce. It's taking the legal route to get it. New York company Office Space Solutions, Inc. has filed a cybersquatting lawsuit (pdf) against Jason Kneen of Great Britain over the domain name WorkBetter.com. Office Space Solutions file...

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

Domainers need to know : Where in the world is Matt Cutts?

 Mark As Read    

Matt Cutts, head of search spam at Google, is on a long sabbatical that many SEO specialists perceive as permanent. During the tenure of Matt Cutts, Google launched Penguin and Panda; these updates turned the world of search engine optimization and discoverability of domains and web sites upside down. It's true: The Google Wolf 1.0 […] Copyri...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Movers: Hum.com, Orlando.com and More Domains

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Here are domain names that have been registered or bought by large companies recently that often reveal new brands, products or services. This is Domain Movers!

The Domains 1 day ago

Click Fraud Malware Can Lead To Bigger Problems

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Ashley Carman published an article today on SCMagazine.com that deals with click fraud malware and how it can lead to bigger problems. In her article she referenced a report by Damballa.com that was basically a overview of all potential infections going around the web. The report points out that click fraud malware is usually deemed […]

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday, June 29th, 2015

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Today is another edition of the DomainSherpa show with Adam, Michael, myself and a new member of the crew, Ali Zandi.  Ali and I are eventually going to be neighbors but that's for another post.  But I wanted to clarify what might not be clarified on the show.   I talk about two word exact match domains having lost some value of the last few years....

Domain Shane 1 day ago

OOMI.com Sells for $130,650 on DropCatch.com

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Does this mean that vowels are popular again? The domain name OOMI.com (oomi.com) expired recently, and was caught by DropCatch.com. In the subsequent auction (of which I was a part of until early 4 figures), the price reached an incredible $130,650, and was won by DropCatch.com user "eagleon". As of writing this article, the domain has yet to be...

NamePros 1 day ago

$194,333 in Sales on June 28th – Daily Market Report

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The top sale of the day was oomi.com which sold for $130,650 at DropCatch. NameBio recorded 112 sales for a total of $194,333 with an average sale price of $1,735. Compared to the previous day there was a decrease of 22% in the number of sales and the total dollar amount decreased by 47%. Sales With History The domain oomi.com sold for $130,650 at ...

NameBio Blog 1 day ago

DomainSherpa Review – June 29: Deadbolt.com, Aerowheel.com, Extraction.ca, ColoradoDivorce.com, SportsUniforms.com, DirectLoan.com…

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What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names?In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Deadbolt.com, Aerowheel.com, Extraction.ca• An investor's portfolio is appraised: ColoradoDivorce.com, SportsUniforms.com, AffordableStorage.com...• Get your bids in soon for DirectLoan.com, Sp...

DomainSherpa 1 day ago

Numbers and figures : The psychology of domain bidding

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Bidding on domain names in public – or private – auctions, is a process that requires certain elements to be present, as part of a successful strategy. To begin with, domains that are promoted extensively or prominently, most often don't fall in the "great deal" category. They are simply chosen per the interest of their […]...

Acro.net 2 days ago

Domainer buying guide: How to buy domains from BuyDomains

 Mark As Read    

Earlier this month we covered the subject of how to acquire domain names owned by Mike Mann's DomainMarket.com. Another important venue that maintains a strong inventory of domains, is BuyDomains.com. The company is a division of NameMedia; Since 1999, BuyDomains has been assisting business owners and entrepreneurs create their online presence and ...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Domain Flips (WIY.com, CreditExperts.com) and Flops (DropCatcher.com, 44220.com) from NameBio

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Below is another look at a few recent domain flips and flops, with data courtesy of NameBio. Flips DeskLine.com recently sold for 10,000 USD at Sedo, vs 379 USD on 2015-06-01 at NameJet. This is what we all dream of….pick up a name for a few hundred at NameJet, then an end user buys it a month later. Whois shows (a) the domain has a registrat...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Sunday Thoughts and Updates

 Mark As Read    

We're almost half way through the year, and I hope your business is doing well. My sales numbers are up significantly over the first half of last year. As a result, I have continued making strategic acquisitions in the domain aftermarket. Here are some thoughts and updates for the weekend. Your comments and updates are invited as well. There are a ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago
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