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CentralNic invests in .Tickets TLD winner, valuing it at $13.5 million

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Registry pumps money into .tickets auction victor. Domain name registry CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) has invested $1.62 million in Accent Media Ltd, which the latter used to help acquired the .Tickets TLD in a private auction. Accent Media Ltd beat Donuts, Famous Four Media, Tickets TLD LLC and Shubert Internet in the auction. CentralNic's investment wil...

Domain Name Wire 1 hour, 47 min ago

Bahamas bound: Elliot celebrates birthday with ‘Silver Airways’ sponsorship!

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It's domain investor Elliot Silver's birthday today, and the big news isn't that Elliot finally turned 30 years old. "The big three-oh is an important milestone for all domain investors, but I have better news today," said Elliot Silver, unveiling his sponsorship agreement with a major airline, Silver Airways. For the next 5 years, Elliot […]...

DomainGang 1 hour, 53 min ago

SeekingAlpha: Even After Its Stock Dropped 45% Last Week Marchex Is Still Overvalued

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SeekingAlpha.com just covered Marchex and noted even though shares were down 45% last week and is down over 66% since July since July its still overvalued. The post was written by Ariana Research: "On September 18th, 2014, Marchex Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHX) ("Marchex", "MCHX", or the "Company") released an 8K, which subsequently resulted in a decline in [&...

The Domains 2 hours, 19 min ago

Koko.com Sells for $100k

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I recently learned about an excellent domain name sale that I am permitted to share publicly. Last week, Koko.com was sold privately for a little over $100,000. The deal did not include a non disclosure agreement, so the seller was willing to share news of the sale as well as the sale price. I understand that the buyer contacted the seller via the ...

Domain Investing 2 hours, 47 min ago

Accent Media Limited Win Private Auction For .Tickets Beating Donuts, Famous Four 2 Others

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According to a press release we received overnight, a British company, Accent Media Limited, won the private auction for the new gTLD .Tickets beating Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet, Inc., and Afilias According to the PR, "The company will offer domain names to approved organisations to provide safer online ticket sales with the intent...

The Domains 3 hours, 26 min ago

Verisign plans TLD standards group

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Verisign is trying to form a new industry standards-setting association for domain name registries and registrars. To be called the Registration Operations AssociationTM (yes, according to its web site it is apparently already trademarked), Verisign wants potential members of the group to meeting in October to figure out whether such an association...

DomainIncite.com 4 hours, 24 min ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Monday 9/22

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Want to buy Girl.com ?  It's for sale over at 4.cn for just under $700K at BIN price.  I am going to admit it.  I don't have $700K to spend on a domain name but for those companies that have huge marketing budgets this is just a drop in the bucket and is one of the best names in the world.  All for under a million.  Anyone want to go havsies?   And...

Domain Shane 4 hours, 43 min ago

Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment

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Accent Media, one of four applicants for .tickets, has won the new gTLD at auction after receiving a $1.62 million investment from CentralNic. As part of the deal, Accent has dumped Afilias as its back-end provider and will switch to CentralNic instead. Competing applicants Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet and Tickets TLD are now […...

DomainIncite.com 7 hours, 47 min ago

.BUILD Internet Domain Registry Announces It is Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments from Its Customers

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The new top level domain is the first registry in the domain name ecosystem to accept a crypto-currency. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 .Build, the new Top Level Domain (TLD) for internet domain names announced it will now … Continue reading →

TNTNames.com 7 hours, 55 min ago

Blog Updates and Housekeeping Issues

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I hope that you are finishing up a nice weekend. I spent mine with friends, family, and football :-). I want to share a couple of blog updates with you. For some reason, I have been noticing a TON of spam over the course of the past couple of months. It seems like a massive influx lately. Luckily, the spam filter seems to catch most of the spam, bu...

Domain Investing 16 hours, 17 min ago

Flippa – A Look Forward: RNR.com, UZO.com, YZI.com, Organ.com, ItalianRestaurants.com, LLLL.com Packages

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Reserve Met and Will Sell Package of 9 LLLL.com Domains – Including YLOW.com, QBBL.com, YRAU.com, IFDY.com, and KJIX.com. Package of 17 LLLL.com Domains – A fraction of the price of the portfolio listed above. Includes ZIBH.com, OGTK.com, KEQY.com, OFJF.com, QYBO.com, and XUCS.com. Tiffiney.com – A more popular spelling of the fir...

Domain Shane 16 hours, 27 min ago

Dot .CN domain names : Less control by the Chinese government

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Apparently, the Chinese government has once again eliminated the need for special paperwork in order to register dot .CN domain names. Confused? So are we. Here's a timeline of events: Several years ago, when the dot .CN ccTLD opened up for business, only Chinese registrants could register .CN domains. Later on, these restrictions were lifted, [...

DomainGang 17 hours, 9 min ago

DomainTools planned downtime causes stress, anxiety to domainers

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The planned downtime of the popular destination for domain investors, DomainTools, is causing unnecessary duress on a Sunday. Thousands of visitors to DomainTools.com receive a message citing the planned downtime, and clearly this notice isn't enough to calm down the spirits. "It's suffocating me, I cannot breathe, the DomainTools.com homepage isn'...

DomainGang 20 hours, 23 min ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-21-2014

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I was looking at my CJ stats earlier this morning and I noticed that on September 18th I had $4,904.93 in sales. It looks like three domains were purchased. This

Jason Thompson 23 hours, 50 min ago

Domain Brokers: Make Me an Offer

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I received an email from a domain broker I do not know (and have never even heard of before) asking me if a domain name I own is for sale, and if so, what the price is. The broker indicated she was inquiring on behalf of a client who wanted to buy my domain name. My message to her was make an offer and she said she would need to get back to me. I w...

Domain Investing 1 day ago

Verisign Ranked #1 By Z-Score Which Predicts Companies Heading Into Serious Financial Distress”

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USA Today.com, just covered something called The Altman Z-Score " a financial indicator that predicts when companies are careening toward serious financial distress, which the article says  is commonly used by investment professionals. "The Z-Score is a single number that summarizes the financial strength of companies in five dimensions. " "The Z-S...

The Domains 1 day ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Sunday 9/21

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No chit chat today.  At some point I actually have to pay attention to the family and since I'm working all day, I'm going to have to move quickly through the lists. Enjoy the day. Here are today's names. GoodWife.com   I'm smart enough to not say anything about what makes a good wife.  I'll just say it's getting lots of bids and action UMDN.com  1...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

4chan crashed as Domainfest keynote speaker’s nude pics were leaked

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The scandal-hounding web site 4chan.com has been down for the past couple of hours, following the alleged release of stolen pictures, depicting Kim Kardashian in the nude. A former Domainfest keynote speaker, Kim Kardashian appears to be the target of the same hacking incident that took advantage of an iCloud vulnerability to expose other celebriti...

DomainGang 1 day ago

Domain Flips (KND.com, 25x on AdScript.com, 30x on GeekToMe.com) and Flops (Discoteca.com)

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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 Motorsport24.com – Sold recently for $3,250 at Sedo, vs $370 in 2008 at Sedo. Developed screenshot below. They're building a "24 Sport Network", with Soccer24.com, Tennis24.com, Cricket24.com and more. ...

Domain Shane 1 day ago

iOS 8 and iPhone 6 work with new TLDs

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New operating system (that comes pre-installed on iPhone 6) makes it easier to access websites using new top level domains. One of the big challenges with new top level domain names is getting them to work with various devices and software programs. This took a big leap forward on the mobile side with Apple's release […]

Domain Name Wire 1 day ago

My GoDaddy Domain Name Aftermarket List 9-20-2014

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It's been one hectic week. I can't believe I went so many days without updating my blog. That's what happens when you have a ton of fires to put out

Jason Thompson 1 day ago

17 GoDaddy Discount Codes

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Solid week for coupon enthusiasts, I'll be sharing 17 discount codes with you guys today. At least 3 of them should work worldwide as opposed to only for customers from the US/Canada and as far as the remaining ones are concerned, I'm not sure. Some people are reporting that certain coupons don’t work if you copy/paste

Domaining Tips 1 day ago

General Nutrition Loses Bid To Grab GNC.Asia; Domain Holder Represented By Zak Muscovitch

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We don't cover to many .Asia UDRP's but this one caught our eye because the Complainant General Nutrition Investment Company owns and operates vitamin and supplement stores all over the United States simply know as GNC. The domain holder, The Web Group of Washington, D.C., Uwas represented by Zak Muscovitch of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The […...

The Domains 2 days ago

Domain Obituary: Christo Georg or “Georgiev” is a dead(beat) domainer

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This is a Domain Obituary for Christo Georg, or "Georgiev" with an email address of christo.georg@icloud.com and a phone number from Bulgaria +359888613795, logging in from the IP 84.127.249.117 in Alicante, Spain. On April 23rd, 2014, after placing an offer of $2,000 which was accepted on Domain Name Sales, Christo Georg agreed to the Escrow.com [...

DomainGang 2 days ago

NamesCon: Domainer lost 45 lbs with the “gTLD diet”

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If you're a domain investor and a fan of the Adkins diet, there's a new king in town: the gTLD diet. Most domainers struggling with weight issues can attribute their extreme gain to the food served during domain conferences. Jacob Spudowski, a domainer from Seattle witnessed his weight yoyo between 180 to 325 lbs. "Every […] Copyright DomainG...

DomainGang 2 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Saturday 9/20

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I get a few emails (or a lot) asking what I think about names.  I think I understand the numeric market as well as anyone in the world but admit I struggle with the 5N.com values.  Nine times out of ten the names that people present me are really bad and have no resale.  They are names purchased as a result of some sale they saw and they try and ge...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

Why get an .XYZ or a .Website when you can get a great .Link ?

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The recent launch of dot .Website domains left us unimpressed; the longer version of .Web has an appeal to content creators with an obsession for this archaic term. But web sites aren't the only destinations on the Internet, which is utilizing mobiles to tap the potential of apps and other interactive content. With pricing starting […] Copyri...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Update on Top 10 Sales from A Year Ago: Waitress.com, Datacenters.com, 3DParts.com, Wreckers.com, More

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Listed below are updates to the top 10 domain sales from a year ago this week, as ranked by DN Journal. 1. Datacenters.com for $190,000 A lead-gen site, with the owner under privacy protection. Alexa rank near 550,000. The singular sold earlier this year for $500,000. "Founded in 2010, the concept for the website originated from an internal spreads...

Domain Shane 2 days ago

ICANN Publishes Beginner’s Guide To ICANN Meetings

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The ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California will be taking place October 12-16, 2014. The conference event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. I've spoken with quite a few people in the domain space, and it seems like the event will see quite a considerable attendance from people and companies in the domain investment space. ...

Domain Investing 2 days ago

Morgan’s Flippa Five – eClick.com, Cellphone.ca, ItalianRestaurants.com

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Hello, happy Friday and welcome to Morgan's Flippa five. In case you missed last week's post I've changed things around from the "Flippa Friday" I've been doing for some time now and have now decided to stick with five picks in three different categories. If you want to read more about this new weekly feature […]...

Domainvestors.tv 2 days ago

Invest in Greece: Ron Jackson’s retirement .Link goes through Uniregistry

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Domain reporter and investor, Ron Jackson, is very fond of Greece. A couple of years ago, we wished Ron a happy birthday, overlaying his jovial image onto popular Greek destinations. That photo album of Ron Jackson became the trigger apparently, for some recent domain investments, on the dot .Link gTLD managed by Uniregistry. Indeed, we […] C...

DomainGang 2 days ago

Cisco Spots, Snags Spoofing Spammer

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Spammers are wily, but guess what? So are the good folks fighting this digital scourge. In a recent blog post, the Talos team from Sourcefire (now part of Cisco) documents a recent successful investigation of a spammer. The article focuses on the rather arcane crime of IP hijacking, but the hijacking in this case is really […]

DomainTools Blog 2 days ago

WIPO panelist scolds Yoyo Email Ltd: Cannot build a business on the back of another’s rights!

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The executive summary: A British company, Yoyo Email Ltd., has attempted to launch a business venture by registering almost 4,000 dot .Email domain names, matching brands, products and corporate names of famous companies. By doing so, Yoyo Email Ltd. exclaims that it has legitimate rights, to provide certification of delivery and receipt of emails....

DomainGang 2 days ago

Fifth anniversary domain retro news: Party like it’s 2009

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DomainGang will be celebrating its 5th anniversary next Friday; with that in mind, we'll be taking a stroll down memory lane, to revisit some of the domain news and incredible stories of that time. We begin with 2009 and select articles that stood out for their initial, raw content. Keep in mind, that although from […] Copyright DomainGang...

DomainGang 2 days ago

My .website results: Hexonet wins the day

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Hexonet did remarkably well with my .website pre-orders. On Wednesday, I wrote about the challenges I had pre-registering domain names at various registrars. I was specifically trying to pre-register .website domains. .Website was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed a day for technical reasons. This gave me another 24 hours to go after th...

Domain Name Wire 2 days ago

Country ccTLD furor: Seychelles won’t be losing .SC to Scotland

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Officials from the tiny nation and island cluster of the Seychelles breathed with relief today, after the Scottish independence poll yielded a resounding "NO". Facing a forceful change from the dot .SC ccTLD, the Seychelles will now be able to keep it – at least, until the next referendum for Scotland takes place. "Thanks to […] Copyrig...

DomainGang 3 days ago

Susan Lawrence joins Minds + Machines

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Former Oversee.net and Above employee to work for registry. Ron Jackson's job placement service has just placed a new candidate. Susan Lawrence, who has worked at several domain name companies, has joined Minds + Machines as Senior Director of Affiliate Marketing. Most people in the domain industry know Lawrence from when she worked at Oversee.net ...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Purva.com Lost In UDRP After Winning Last Year: Brokers Email To TM Holder Changes Everything

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A  UDRP panel order the transfer of the domain name Purva.com to Puravankara Projects Limited after another UDRP panel almost one year to the date denied a UDRP. The ownership of the domain did not change from last year. Its a very long decision but an important one that I think all domainers should read, […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Verisign would like to remind you that plenty of .com’s are still available

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…but it paints availability in the best possible light. Ever since new top level domains started rolling out, Verisign has been pushing the idea that plenty of high quality .com domain names are still available. It's sort of right. Take a look at this infographic the company just put out. The company has some interesting […]

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

Business Insider: Freelancer.com Cost $325,000

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Thanks to an article on Business Insider's Australian website, we now know that the company now known as Freelancer.com acquired its exact match domain name for $325,000. Prior to the acquisition of this domain name, the company went by the name GetAFreelancer.com. Because a great exact match domain name can easily become a brand, the company rebra...

Domain Investing 3 days ago

Expired Domain Report: 4 letter domain sells for $31.5k

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Chinese container shipping — which is to say global freight –  must account for last week's $22.6k sale of QianWan.com. The Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal Co., Ltd. manages one of the world's busiest ports. Namejet's top expired auction, on the other hand, isn't so easy to I.D.: IDAI.com for $31.5k. Is it Irish? Then it's "The Inter...

Domain Name Wire 3 days ago

.Com Is Rocking

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                            As someone who watches the numbers of domain name registrations across all TLD's everyday I have to say .Com is rocking and seems to be getting stronger by the day. Back on March 31, there were 113.2 Million .Com registered according […]

The Domains 3 days ago

Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains

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Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names. According to a report in the local Vedomosti newspaper, the nation's Security Council is to meet Monday to discuss contingency plans for the possibility of being hit by internet-based sanctions. Part of [̷...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

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Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day's numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD. Based on zone file numbers, .website was the clear winner. It had 6,340 names in its zone at the end of the day, […] Related posts: Radix's first gTLD landrushes only...

DomainIncite.com 3 days ago

1st Day New gTLD Radix Totals: .Website 6,342; .Press 800; .Host 780 & Updated Totals on This Week’s Launches

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Three new gTLD's went into general availability (GA) yesterday all operated by Radix and the totals after the first day of general availability including domain names registered during the Sunrise period for Trademark holders and during Landrush a period where registrant could pay more money for early access to the domain names are as follows: [...

The Domains 3 days ago

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Friday 9/19

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It was hard to miss yesterday's news that Igloo is buying Aftermarket.com and their assets.  It looks to be a good deal for both sides.  Ammar obviously got enough to approve the sale and Igloo gets the needed platform to sell their assets.  I also know that if Tess Holcolm is involved it will go well.  Congrats to both sides. Here are today's name...

Domain Shane 3 days ago

MacRumors.com Owner Owns AppleWatch.com

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Apple Inc. doesn't show a lot of "love" towards domain names as they often launch products without the matching domain name. iPad.com is a clear example of this. It's a domain they very likely could have purchased prior to launching the iPad but did not and have not purchased it since either! In general, Apple mainly puts its focus on Apple.com and...

Dot Weekly 3 days ago

Backing from City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch

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Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.

DNJournal 3 days ago
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